Arcadia Farm Camp

Please note, this post is by our youngest Review Team member – our almost 8yo son Cole. He had such a wonderful time learning about the lifecycle of growing real foods then cooking with them this summer at Arcadia summer camp that he wanted to share a review on the blog with you all. He can’t wait to go back next year, when his younger brother Finian will also be able to go with him… not that that prevented Finn from going to all the open house events held because he “loves bugs and getting dirty”.

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My mom and I were looking for camps before school ended and we found Arcadia Farm Camp. We went to the open house and I really liked it because I could pick vegetables and be a chef there. I discovered a new favorite vegetable there, a lettuce called Sorrel that is really sour. I also learned about “bad bugs” that eat plants and got to feed those bugs to the chickens. Then I tried a vegetable burrito that I was surprised was yummy, we used sunflower seed butter. After the tour, I decided that I wanted to sign up for the week called Small Chefs.

Arcadia Farm Camp by PaleoParents

We misread our calendar and showed up for camp a week early. But they had an open spot anyway so we got to sign up for the Green Growers week as well! So I got to go two weeks in a row!

Welcome to Arcadia Farm Camp by PaleoParents

The first week was fun. We got to play with water squirters and sponges as well weeding the gardens, feeding the chickens, catching bugs and harvesting the vegetables. I really loved to pick the vegetables when they were ready! Goats came to visit that week, too. They were from a different farm, but one was named Arcadia. Goats love to eat lots of different things. Then we got to meet a beekeeper who took care of the bees on the farm. We tried the honey, it was delicious! It was fun to chew on the beeswax like gum, too!

Farm Camp by PaleoParents

The second week was called Small Chefs. I wanted to go that week because I like cooking with my dad and I hoped they would teach me to use a knife. And guess what? They let me use a knife! I got to meet two real chefs. One chef taught me to make confetti salad with zucchini and carrots. The other one helped us make bruschetta and tomato garlic sauce. It was really cool to cook with ingredients that I helped to grow.

Arcadia Farm Camp Counselors by PaleoParents

I really enjoyed Farm Camp and I’m really excited to go again next year with my brother!

 

About Cole

Cole has written 6 post in this blog.

Cole is our oldest son, born in 2005. He is very smart and loves to try new things. He likes crossfit kids, swimming, snakes, Pokemon, Minecraft, Skylanders and paleo treats. He loves bunless burgers with mushrooms and pickles wrapped in lettuce. His favorite foods are black olives, pineapple and prosciutto.

  • Everyday Maven

    That is so freaking adorable I can hardly stand it! What a cool adventure!

  • Chris

    Nicely done Cole! Sounds like a fun camp. I think I’d enjoy that myself.

  • Matilda Iglesias

    Thanks for your perspective Cole. Sometimes as a parent you forget your kids perspective, so thanks for your thoughts on what looks like a truly amazing camp. My kids would get a kick out of a camp like this for sure.

  • http://jollygreenmommy.blogspot.com Erica @ Jolly Green Mommy

    Cole, it sounds like you had a lot of fun. I think that is a camp my daughter would like to go too. I’ll have to try and find one!

  • Janis Coyle

    Very nice Cole! I’m glad you had a great time, that sounds like a really fun camp. I will have to look for one locally for my son to enjoy

  • Shannon

    Cole, that looks like a great way to spend summer vacation!! Glad you had a blast!! So nice to see that you are bringing your brother next year, families are everything :)

  • A

    Great post, Cole! Maybe if we can get our act together, my son can go with you next year! :)

  • Zach

    Hi Cole, it’s Zach from Springfield, PA and I am excited seeing you at the Acadia camp. I hope you’re having lots of fun this summer!

  • Kristin @HerbannMomma.com

    Cole, this looks like so much fun! I hope that we can find something similar to this up here in Philly for when my little guy is old enough – I just might tag along too!

  • Mary

    How fun, cole! Thanks for sharing!