Who: Rising 10th and 11th graders
What: A freedom-oriented program that takes the magic of being an Eden Village camper to the next level. Our 10th and 11th graders will live our EVW values with a special Farm journey embedded into their 3 week camp session.
When: July 10-28, 2024
Why? The Keter Experience allows our oldest campers to enjoy everything they know and love about a summer at EVW, while also providing a unique experience created just for them. Our teens are ready to experience a wild-adventurous-joyful-grounding-culmination-of-all-their-summers-at-camp summer!
- Program Pillars
- Sample Itinerary
Jewish Food Justice: The Jewish people has a long history as farmers & keepers of the land, in addition to a robust and deeply spiritual relationship with the food we eat. Participants will have opportunities to explore this relationship through the lens of food justice.
Food Systems in Action: Participants will venture throughout Sonoma County to learn more about different farms & food justice organizations doing crucial work to feed their communities.
Do-it-yourself food production: Farm Journey participants will have the opportunity to learn how to make their own line of EVW farm-to-table products.
Celebrate the Harvest: For many of the fruits & veggies growing on the Eden Village West farm, summer is a time of shefa, abundance, that we actively aim to celebrate. Participants will have the chance to dive deep into the bounties of the farm.
Day 1: What is Food Justice? Explore the topic of Food Justice & make a plan for an EVW produced farmstand!
Day 2 Visit to Front Porch Farm: Learn about what it takes to manage Front Porch Farm, a farm in our community, and how it is integrated into the wider community (and sample some of their delicious home grown produce!).
Day 3: Glean with Farm to Pantry: Farm to Pantry partners with food organizations to deliver excess produce to food insecure communities. Together, we’ll help with the process of gleaning extra produce and deliver what we’ve harvested to those in need.
Days 4 & 5: Let’s Build a Farmstand: From pickles, to flowers, to homemade baked goods and more, prep what we sell at a farmstand completely curated by you & your friends!
Day 6: Banquet by the River Celebration: In celebration of this journey, we’ll prepare a delicious banquet of farm-to-table treats by the river.
Frequently Asked Questions
There is no extra cost for the journey! The cost is built into your camp tuition.
Camp will partner with you to get all of the right materials you need for the Forest Journey. We ask that you bring a pair of sturdy hiking shoes and a sleeping bag to camp with you, and you are encourage to bring a hiking backpack that fits you but it is not required- camp can loan you a pack if you need. We will also provide tents, sleeping pads, cooking stoves, and other necessary supplies for the trip.
In addition to your counselors, we will be bringing in some amazing special guest facilitators to lead you on your journeys. These folks are masters of experiential education and are gearing up to create incredible experiences for you. More info to come soon!
Give us a call at (510) 560 5610 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have!