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Garden Weekend & Construction Camp
Help us open A.R.E. Camp for the 2018 season!
May 25 - June 7, 2018
Each year, we open the Camp for the summer season with a fun-filled, two-week session when volunteers can come for FREE in exchange for some work.
May 25, 2018 - June 7, 2018
Rural Retreat , VA

Each year, we open the Camp for the summer season with a fun-filled hard-working two-weeks when volunteers can come for FREE in exchange for assisting us with gardening and/or construction.

During this session, we welcome participants of all skill levels to help clean up the buildings, make minor repairs, and get our summer off to a good start with their love, service, and elbow grease.

The garden must be planted!

Garden Weekend lasts from May 25 - 28 (Memorial Day Weekend!). Come help us plant the garden that will supply many a happy camper in the 2018 season! Enjoy a weekend of fun and fellowship for FREE as you volunteer your time in the garden!

Cabins and Elbow Grease and Composting Toilets, Oh My!

Construction Camp lasts from May 28 - June 7. Come for a few days or stay the whole time! If you should happen to have carpentry or construction skills, we almost always have a project underway that needs your help! Laugh the day away with like-minded friends while really being of service to A.R.E. Camp!

Please note: Construction Camp is generally geared toward adults, but we welcome young campers (those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult guardian), who want to pitch in to help beautify Camp for the coming season! Come one, come all!

Remember, the setting is rustic, bring apparel for all kinds of mountain weather -- rain or shine!
Online Registration Coming Soon!
Additional Info and Schedule
May 25 - June 7, 2018
A.R.E. Camp
283 White Rock Furnace Road
Rural Retreat, VA 24368
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