In 1932, R. Beecher Butts started a camp for boys in “rural” Maryland, just outside of Washington, D.C at the corner of Old Georgetown Road and Democracy Blvd. Moving to Laytonsville, MD in 1953, the camp transitioned to a co-educational residential camp and has been in the same great location since. That camp was known as Camp Waredaca(WAshington REcreational DAy CAmp), and in those decades of service, hosted thousands of area campers. The farm slowly transitioned away from camp life to become what is presently one of the area’s best equestrian eventing barns and riding lesson facilities. Today, the descendants of Beecher and his family have continued this tradition of kids, horses, and family.
Waredaca Farm recently received recognition by the Maryland Farm Stewardship Certification and Assessment Program (FSCAP) certifying the farm and its current manager’s, Robert & Gretchen Butts, as agricultural stewards. Since its inception in 2010, FSCAP has certified 91 agricultural conservation stewards protecting over 27,000 acres in 16 counties within the State. Waredaca is one of 20 horse farms in the state to receive this distinction.
Waredaca Brewing Company shares these same ideals and as part of our plan, we will always strive to maintain or enhance this same stewardship mindset. Join the Waredaca Farm and Brewing Company for a unique experience! Enjoy an escorted trailride on our 230 acre farm and then join us for a flight of beers from our on-farm brewery.
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