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Morning Glory Homestead Farm

Family Camping Weekend

This will be a weekend on Morning Glory Homestead Farm making discoveries about the life of Dr. George Washington Carver, his love of God and the Bible.

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Time & Location

Jul 22, 2022, 2:00 PM – Jul 24, 2022, 2:00 PM

Morning Glory Homestead Farm, 42 Robert And Clara Trail, St Helena Island, SC 29920, USA

About the event

This will be a weekend on Morning Glory Homestead Farm making discoveries about the life of Dr. George Washington Carver, his love of God and the Bible.  During the weekend families will spend two nights on the farm, feed farm animals,  gather eggs, pick fruits and vegetables, and participate in S.T. E. A. M. activities. There will be a special field trip to the nature center and beach at nearby Hunting Island State Park.   In the evenings, we will build campfires,  tell stories, and sing songs together.

Families join us for a time of Bible study about creation and nature on our farm. Dig deep in God’s word, looking at biblical agricultural and farming practices as you explore the farm property, the animals, and the crops growing. Stay on the farm at one of our campsites or commute each day.

A special part of the camp will be learning the importance of God’s word to many Gullah people.  We’ll read passages from the Gullah Bible and sing songs from the community.  You may also participate in games and activities,sit around the campfire for evening devotions and singing, help prepare meals in the Gullah tradition.

See our demonstration plots dedicated to the African diaspora and the plots inspired by the teaching of Dr. George Washington Carver.

Schedule (Subject to change)

Friday

Arrival/Check in  2:00-4:00 pm

Discussion and Eat Together  5:00--7:30  Groundnut Stew My Way recipe by Michael W. Twitty We will look at the recipe and the blog post by Michael W. Twitty to see the similarities to our foodways and those taught by Dr. Carver.

Clean Up   7:30-8:15 pm

Campfire Devotions and Dessert  8:30-10:00 pm 

Saturday

Farm Chores-  7:30-8:30Join in chores with Tony and Belinda

Breakfast 

Morning Session 10:00-11:15  Who was Dr. Carver?  Introduction to Science Lab Equipment 

(Microscope, slides etc.)

Table top and pocket microscopes.

Collect data.

Nature Walk & Beach Time 11:30-2:30 (Pack and carry your lunch)  Hike in the park and along the beach. Collect items to show back at the farm. Use the pocket microscope to view things closer. Enjoy time in the water. Buy a postcard to send to a family member or friend. Write a note and mail it.

Carver Sessions  Adults with Tony,   Kids with Belinda   3:00-4:00

Craft Time  4:00-5:00 Make a craft to take home. 

Sow and Grow in the Garden  5:00-6:00 Plant in cups to take home and tend.  

Evening meals 7:00-9:30  (Meals on your own or the Carver Cookout).  There is also a food truck that you can order from. There are tickets for the Carver Cookout.  Please indicate if you want to order.)

Campfire and Dessert  

Quiet Time 11:00 pm-7:30 am

Sunday

Farm Chores  7:30-8:30

Breakfast

Morning Session-Carver Study 10:00-11:15

Activity (Journal, Art, etc.) 11:30-12:30  

Closing

Sessions will include various STEAM activities.

There will be opportunities for participants to make a slide and use a microscope to look at specimen.

Instruction about gardening techniques taught by Dr. Carver will be introduced.

Arts and craft projects will be a included, campers will be introduced textile art that Dr. Carver enjoyed. 

Thursday (Precamp)

Pre-camp session, Thursday, June 23

Penn Center tour 2:00-4:00 pm

Tony and Belinda Jones will lead a tour of the Penn Center campus to include the York W. Bailey Museum, the Reconstruction Era Monument and Gullah Geechee Room of the St. Helena Island local library. Tour cost Adults $20   Children $12

The Farm will provide:

Gullah Campfire Supper with Stories and Songs Meal (1)

Group First Aid Kit

Camping Toilet/Shower Tents

One large campstove with 3 eyes

One large grill

Firewood

Campers bring:

Tent(s), Mallet or hammer  (We do have a few RV spots.  No electricity. Limited spigots.)

Sleeping bags or mattresses

Pillows

Linen

Camp chairs

Flashlight/head lamp

Comfortable clothing

Toiletries

Sunblock/Sunscreen

Insect Repellent 

Swimwear, towel and beach gear

The campsites will be booked through our Friendly Fowl Farm listing on Hipcamp.  We are reserving spots there.  Please contact us when you're ready to book your site and we'll provide further instructions.  

Commuters bring:

Sunblock/Sunscreen

Camp chair

Insect Repellent

Lunch

Towels for Hike and Beach fieldtrip

Tickets

  • Family Camp Adult

    The ticket includes one Carver Campfire Supper with stories and songs meal, materials (handouts, science equipment), firewood, and a camp souvenir.

    $200.00
    +$5.00 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Children ages 9-12

    The ticket includes one Carver Campfire Supper with stories and songs meal, materials (handouts, science equipment), and a camp souvenir.

    $75.00
    +$1.88 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Children 5-8

    The ticket includes one Gullah Campfire Supper with stories and songs meal, materials (handouts, science equipment), and a camp souvenir.

    $60.00
    +$1.50 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Pre-Camp Thursday Adult

    Penn Center tour 2:00-4:00 pm Tony and Belinda Jones will lead a tour of the Penn Center campus to include the York W. Bailey Museum, the Reconstruction Era Monument and Gullah Geechee Room of the St. Helena Island local library. This ticket will apply to the Thursday pre-camp session for the weekend you select.

    $20.00
    +$0.50 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Pre-Camp Child

    Penn Center tour 2:00-4:00 pm Tony and Belinda Jones will lead a tour of the Penn Center campus to include the York W. Bailey Museum, the Reconstruction Era Monument and Gullah Geechee Room of the St. Helena Island local library. This ticket will apply to the Thursday pre-camp session for the weekend you select.

    $12.00
    +$0.30 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Commuter + Carver Supper Adult

    This ticket includes the Carver Campfire Supper Meal, all activities on site, materials and souvenir.

    $100.00
    +$2.50 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Commuter Child

    This ticket includes the Carver Supper, all activities on site, materials and souvenir. For child 5-8 .

    $40.00
    +$1.00 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Commuter 9-12 y/o

    This ticket includes the Carver Campfire Supper Meal, all activities on site, materials and souvenir.

    $55.00
    +$1.38 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Additional Camping Adult

    The ticket is for a second adult and includes one Carver Campfire Supper with stories and songs meal, materials (handouts, science equipment), firewood, and a camp souvenir.

    $100.00
    +$2.50 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Adult Carver Cookout Saturday

    This ticket allows an adult guest to attend the Carver Cookout. It will be a mixture of a traditional southern cookout with a Carver recipe found in the African American Cookbook from Tuskegee University.

    $15.00
    +$0.38 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Child Carver Cookout Saturday

    This ticket allows a child guest to attend the Carver Cookout. It will be a mixture of a traditional southern cookout with a Carver recipe found in the African American Cookbook from Tuskegee University.

    $10.00
    +$0.25 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Saturday Only Adult

    Attend event for Saturday only. Includes all activities for Saturday and the Carver Cookout.

    $60.00
    +$1.50 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Saturday Only Child

    Attend event for Saturday only. Includes all activities for Saturday and the Carver Cookout.

    $30.00
    +$0.75 service fee
    Sale ended

Total

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