Christ the King Erdkinder Program
Summer Enrichment Farm Camps for Ages 6-18
Mount Solon, VA
Full Day Program – 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
There are no summer camps for 2014. Due to cancellation of homeowners policy because of farm activities, school did not meet for the 2013-2014 school year, but will resume Fall 2014. A local insurance company who understands farmers has agreed to provide farm coverage.
**Farm Crazy: Experience real farm life learning about horses, cows, poultry. Campers will learn how to raise, care for, and identify animal breeds. They will do a craft, learn about different types of feed, and interact with the animals. After learning farm safety, they will play games and hike.
Blue Berry Blast: Learn what is needed to run a blueberry farm. Pick berries, can them like Sal did, and make preserves. Use a refractometer to compare sweetness of different varieties. Bring home a quart of fresh picked berries!
**In keeping with the mission statement of the Program, these classes are prepared and presented by the students themselves with teacher supervision. The students regularly interact with the animals and prepare lunch several times a week. Students will assist with other classes.
$19.50/day covers all lunches, materials, and farm safety briefing.
$71.50/4-day Canning & Processing Camp
$21.50/1-day Canning & Processing Camp
Classes are limited to 10 students each.
Make checks payable to Heerschap Family Farm. Mail to 87 Reeve’s Rd., Mt. Solon, VA 22843.
About the Director:
Mary Ann Heerschap is a dietitian, farmer, and educator who has completed the prerequisite reading for the 2013 AMI Montessori Orientation course on Adolescent Studies and is a member of NAMTA (North American Montessori Teachers Association).
Note: Christ the King Erdkinder Program is not sanctioned by any church, religion, or creed at this time
but uses materials that are based on the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and readily admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, or gender. All rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded are made available to all students where the school conducts its classes and applies to educational and administrative decision-making.
The aim of the Montessori adolescent program is to provide an educational environment that enables students to
- Build peace and a sense of community in the world by interacting with various cultural and religious groups and yet defining a core spirituality based on time tested truths.
- Transform themselves into independent, self-regulating, resourceful and adaptable adults.
- Become interested observers, listeners, and collaborators, critical thinkers and engaged citizens.
- Express their own opinions, develop their own talents, make decisions and solve problems,
on their own or collaboratively with a confidence grounded in the practical, social, and intellectual knowledge, skills, and values in a prepared environment.
- Contribute productively, with enthusiasm and integrity to family, school, and community life and to become better citizens of this world and the next.
- Fill the minds of our youth with everything that is true, noble, good, pure, everything we love and honor, everything thought virtuous or worthy of praise academically, affordably.