The Claude Moore Colonial farm launched its 2016 Junior Interpreter Program for youths interested in experiencing work and life on an colonial 18th-century living history farm.
Junior interpreters engage in the everyday activities and chores that young colonists in Virginia performed just prior to the American Revolution.
The Claude Moore Colonial Farm Junior Interpreter Program is open to children and youths from 10 to 17 years of age. Those interested will volunteer with a parent or guardian in behind the scenes work and activities for a specified period before applying for the program. Following that, an application may be submitted to become a Junior Interpreter. Once approved, Junior Interpreters are required to attend an orientation and training session as well as participate at the Farm for a minimum of one day each month during the Farm’s 2016 season (April 1 through Dec. 11).
Junior Interpreters wear late 18th-century period costumes and take part in activities and chores that young Virginia colonists performed, such as planting, weeding, tending and harvesting field crops, tending Farmhouse kitchen garden, assisting with cooking mid-day meal as well as clean up, cleaning animal pens and other activities and chores
The Claude Moore Colonial Farm’s junior interpreters also engage with visitors to explain their tasks. More information including fees and application instructions are available at http://new.1771.org/juniorinterpreters. Interested youths should contact the Farm’s Youth Volunteer program manager, Lisa Berray at email@example.com for more information.