Places That Connect Archives

Camp Kum-Ba-Yah, City of Lynchburg

Camp Kum-Ba-Yah’s swimming pools and outdoor spaces have been welcoming all kids since 1961. The property is now protected with an easement held by VOF and made possible through funding from the Virginia Land Conservation Fund.

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Uncas Trail, City of Lexington

With perseverance and some help from partners, landowner Andrew McThenia has protected 39 acres of forested land from development and created a river access trail in East Lexington.

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Hull Springs, Westmoreland County

Elementary school students in Westmoreland County Public Schools and undergraduates from Longwood University are coming back to bigger and better educational possibilities on Hull Springs’ 662 acres of forest and wetlands.

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Belle Meade, Rappahannock County

Kids have been enjoying the outdoor spaces at Belle Meade Farm since 1994. Day and swim camps and a Montessori School closely tied to the farm’s Community Supported Agriculture Program means there is a lot to do and explore.

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Phillips Farm, Loudoun County

The 144-acre Phillips Farm provides more than just the viewshed for the historic village of Waterford. It is also the site of a nature trail, a monarch butterfly way station, and an outdoor classroom for Loudoun County K-12 students.

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