More Than A Summer Camp!
Why should you give to Apple Ridge Farm?
Apple Ridge Farm... Over 40 Years of
"Helping Kids Grow!"
We need donors like you to support our youth programs so that we can continue to provide excellence in education for 40 more years!
Since 1978, Apple Ridge Farm has offered a variety of unparalleled educational opportunities for more than 80,000 youth from around the Roanoke and New River valleys. These youth participate in our dynamic curriculum which includes reinforcement in reading, language arts and creative writing; improvement of proficiency in written and oral communication skills; STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math) instruction; computer programming; instruction in physical education; healthy lifestyle choices and character building; and an introduction to college preparation and career focus for middle school and high school students. Our focus on Project-based Learning seamlessly integrates core competencies and academic skills into fun hands-on activities. We prioritize building Socio-emotional health and character building skills, including practice in Mindfulness, Creative Art, Communication, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving techniques. Youth also participate in organic gardening, aquatic and forest studies, and our new EBase USA - Blue Ridge lessons in sustainability program.
In the summer, our facility in Copper Hill comes ALIVE as hundreds of children from the Roanoke and New River Valleys attend Academic Summer Camp. This camp is offered to children ages 6 to 16 years old – free of charge to qualifying families. 2018 was the 30th year for the camp and about 180 campers benefitted from attending our camp.
Our campers our depending on you! Donate now to help Apple Ridge Farm carry out its mission to “Transform the lives of our community’s underserved children and the families through engagement in unparalleled educational, cultural & outdoor experiences!”