Welcome

We are excited for you to experience the 2020 Virtual Academic Summer Camp experience! Each week campers will have the opportunity to engage in educational projects in your own home, experience visits and development from the farm, participate in virtual tours to museums and colleges, community visits from camp director Jordan Bell, and more! 

Virtual academic summer camp program content will be posted on this website. Videos will be hosted on our YouTube channel.

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Virtual Camp at a Glance:

Camp Start Date: Monday, June 22

Week 1 (June 22): Planting and the Life Cycle of a Seed, with virtual field trips to the Zilker Botanical Garden and The University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Week 2 (June 29): Photosynthesis, with field trips to Space and George Washington University

Week 3 (July 6): Weathering and Erosion, with virtual field trips to the Grand Canyon and Virginia Western Community College

Week 4 (July 13): Life Cycle of a Frog, with virtual field trips to the Amazon Rainforest and Vanderbilt University

Week 5 (July 20): Life Cycle of a Butterfly, with virtual field trips to Butterfly World, Butterfly Conservatory, Monarch Farm, and Johnson and Wales University – Charlotte Campus 

Week 6 (July 27): Harvest and Collecting / Chemical Mixing, with a virtual field to to The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, Georgia

Week 2: Photosynthesis & Community Gardens

      

Hello Campers! Welcome to Week Two! This week we will examine Photosynthesis. Join Mrs. Brittany as she designs a cool Photosynthesis Poster. Join Ms. T as she explores the Photosynthesis occurring at our beautiful Apple Ridge Farm in the forest. She will also show you about the George Washington Carver Community Garden in Roanoke. Engage with Mr. Jordan while he visits communities in Roanoke. Join us on a Virtual Field Trip to Space and George Washington University.
Weekly Message From Mr. Jordan Bell
Apple Ridge Farm, Summer Camp, Youth Education
Project & Experiment Videos with Mrs. Brittany Penn

Photosynthesis Poster – This video demonstrates how to use a poster board and art supplies to make the Cycle of Photosynthesis.

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Additional Videos

Photosynthesis from SpaceThis video provides the viewer with a glimpse of the photosynthesis process from outer space. Take a look from  an out of this world perspective! https://www.calacademy.org/educators/timelapse-photosynthesis-seen-from-space

How to Make Oxygen at Home – Watch this video to learn how to make oxygen at home! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uiuct-2yAxA

Community Gardens with Ms. T

Additional Content Available Soon!

George Washington Carver Community Garden (GWCCG) Tour – Now that we have seen what the Apple Ridge Farm Greenhouse #1 Garden looks like (in Week 1), let’s take a look at an example of a community garden in the City of Roanoke, the George

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What is a Food Desert? – Watch this video to learn about Food Deserts: https://youtu.be/wAu8Noo8CxA

Community Gardens: Different Types – Watch this video to find out about different types of community gardens that people can create: https://youtu.be/OeHgrIIPF9M 

Virtual Tours

This week will we take a field trip to The George Washington University! This virtual tour is for our older campers exploring colleges and universities!

Virtual College Tour, The George Washington University, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxoaQbS3ZQc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEIJK4aHgm0&list=PL5FruWZkAOjcBJVQEKEpMfnRMdQPH6jIE

Our campus sits at the virtual pulse-point of world affairs, in a high-energy city where people from across the country and around the world live and work side by side. Our students get a front-row seat to democracy in action, with internships on Capitol Hill, presidential town halls held on campus and numerous inauguration events taking place at GW and down the street. Not only does this foster unparalleled networking and learning opportunities, but it also creates a lively demand for the best in culture and entertainment, with concerts, gallery openings, book-signings, plays and exhibitions filling every day of the year. There are thousands of acres of park space and hundreds of athletic facilities that span the District, offering an abundance of sports, recreation and fitness opportunities. GW also plays an active role in shaping life in the city we call home, hosting renowned guests and events that inform national dialogues. There’s always something fun to do in the nation’s capital and, best of all, it is all accessible by metro, bus, bike or on foot.

Week 1: Planting and the Life Cycle of a Seed

      

Hello Campers!! Welcome to week one of virtual camp. Come with us this week as we explore plants and gardening. This week Ms. T will take us to the garden at Apple Ridge Farm and show us how to begin a garden outdoors. Mrs. Brittany will explore how we can garden from home. While Mr. Jordan will engage us with an empowering meditation and exciting TikTok Video. Don’t forget to attend the virtual field trip to Zilker Botanical Garden and The University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

You can go through the camp materials at your own pace! Please click on the links to access materials. Younger campers may need the assistance and support of family members.

Weekly Message From Mr. Jordan Bell

 

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Project & Experiment Videos with Mrs. Brittany Penn

Planting with Seeds  – This video explains the process for planting using store bought seeds.

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Visits from Apple Ridge Farm & Other Gardens with Ms. T

ARF Videos

Tour of the Apple Ridge Farm GreenhousesThis video introduces the campers to ARF’s two greenhouses and what is growing in Greenhouse #1 in late spring.

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Additional Videos

Community Gardens: Different Types – Watch this video to find out about different types of community gardens that people can create: https://youtu.be/OeHgrIIPF9M

What is a Food Desert? – Watch this video to learn about Food Deserts: https://youtu.be/wAu8Noo8CxA

Fun Sheets

Take a look at the Community Garden Fun Sheet and answer the Furthering Thought questions. (Available Soon!)

Virtual Tours

Week 1 virtual field trips to the Zilker Botancial Garden and The University of Maryland Eastern Shore 

Virtual Field Trip to the Zilker Botanical Garden   – This is a virtual tour of a beautiful garden. Please explore and see what your Garden could look like after your start planting.

Virtual College Tour, The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUnYpw3y39A

This virtual tour is for our older campers exploring colleges and universities!

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore. A beautiful campus, an impressive array of academic programs, an environment rich with talented faculty, staff and students. Enjoy getting to know our campus and the UMES family in this video called Become a Hawk 4 Life. Hawk Pride! www.umes.edu

Co-Camp Directors

Mr. Jordan Bell

Mrs. Brittany Penn

Camp Staff

Inge Terrill (Ms. T), Camp Educator