We’re looking for a select group of people to spend an extended Labor Day Weekend with us as we test out our residential curriculum. Ideally, our Test Run participants will come from diverse places – urban, suburban, and rural – and have varying degrees of knowledge about sustainability. Most importantly, we need people who will come with an open mind and give us honest feedback about the Tenderfoot experience. Check out the details below to better understand what’s involved. This is more like summer camp than vacation, and we ask that participants fully participate in all planned activities. If this sounds like a worthwhile trade-off for a free weekend away with locally-sourced meals included, request a spot at the bottom of this page.
The Fine Print: We have limited space and bed configurations that require mindful room assignments, so when you submit a request below to participate, you are not reserving a spot. We’ll reply to let you know if there’s still space available and what your rooming options are. If you’re still interested, you can reserve your spot by paying a $25 refundable registration deposit. Your deposit can be refunded at check-out or you can choose to donate it. Must be 18 to participate.
(All times are in Eastern Time.)
4 pm: Check-in begins.
6 pm: Dinner (optional)
7:30 pm: Orientation
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
8 am: Breakfast
9 am – 12 pm: Work Team Rotations*
12 pm – 2pm: Lunch & Break
2 pm – 5 pm: Sustainable Living Class (experiential & classroom activities)
5 pm – 7 pm: Dinner & Break
7 pm – : Reflection, Recreation, & Relaxation
10 am: Brunch
11:30 am: Wrap-up Reflection & Feedback Session
12:30 – 4 pm: Optional Recreation & Relaxation – Check out by 4 pm.
*There are 3 work teams: Garden, Kitchen, & Infrastructure. Everyone will rotate through all three over the course of the Test Run. The Garden Team will tend the veggie beds, the Kitchen Team will prepare lunch and dinner, and the Infrastructure Team will work on building and/or maintenance projects.
What to Bring
What to Leave at Home
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Excited and ready to sign up? Request your spot below!