2018 Humanities Summer Enrichment Experiences
Both Campuses)

Creative Writing Magical Mystery Tour (July 25, 2018)

Details are in short supply for this trip, because its locations are a surprise to be revealed the day of our trip! (Parents, of course, can be made aware of our destinations and itinerary, but are asked to keep them secret from our students!)

Be prepared to sit outside, sit inside, laugh, chortle, giggle, have fun with a thesaurus, walk through historic buildings or tromp over wooded hillsides.  We just don’t know where the day will take us...We should be prepared, our favorite journals and mightier-than-swords at our sides, to engage in whatever exploration, cerebral or otherwise, with which we are confronted.  

We will depart from the Middletown campus at approximately 8:30 a.m. and return at approximately 5:00 p.m. on July 25th. I promise a yummy lunch somewhere and stops for snacks/slurpees throughout the day.  We will be traveling within a two or three hour radius of the Middletown campus.

The cost for this trip is $35.  This cost covers entry fees and ticket prices.  

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Join us for an adventure in beautiful Rappahannock County.  Learn about the properties of native medicinal plants and seasonal wildcrafting at Wild Roots Apothecary followed by a short hike through the woodlands to see if we can spot any of the wild herbs we’ve learned to identify.

Plan on spending the majority of the day outdoors exploring the wilds of Virginia.

We will depart from the Warrenton campus at 9:00 a.m. and return by 4:30 p.m.

James Madison’s home Montpelier- Orange, Virginia

Spend the day on the spectacular 2,650 acre grounds of James Madison’s Montpelier. Grade level appropriate 60-minute tour of house. Three educational programs on constitution, slavery and archeology. Beautiful meadows, woodlands and stream to be explored and enjoyed. We will communicate regarding lunch. We will stop for Moo-thru ice cream on the way home.  For more information visit: https://www.montpelier.org/visit/students-families/field-trips

Pamplin Historical Park Civil War Museum