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Best Virginia Adventure Camps Summer 2019-20 Directory

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Over 28 Virginia Adventure Summer Camps Listed Below with In-Depth Camp Info, including: Videos, Photos, Maps & Detailed Descriptions


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Winter & Winter Break Adventure Camps, Programs, Workshops, & Classes in Virginia are Starting in November, 2019

Many of our Virginia Adventure Camps offer Winter & Winter Break Adventure Programs, Activities, Workshops & Classes starting in November, 2019.

Be sure to check the "Year-Round Programs and Other Camp Info" headings of each camp listing for specifics, or give any Adventure Camp you're interested in a call to check on Winter & Winter Break dates, times and availability.

Winter & Winter Break 2019-20 Adventure Camp Open Houses & Reunions

Many of our Adventure Camps will be hosting Winter & Winter Break Reunions for their previous campers, and Winter & Winter Break Open Houses for interested new campers and families. Each camp is different, and some offer activities for the entire family.

Contact the camp(s) directly to see if there are any Camp Reunion or Open House Plans for November, 2019.

Best Virginia Winter & Winter Break Adventure Day Camps Starting in November, 2019

Looking for a Great Virginia Adventure Day Camp? Look at each camp's TYPE OF CAMP description. Many of our Best Virginia Day Adventure Camps also list their exact hours, and if they offer before and after camp activities.

Best Virginia Year-Round
Adventure Camps, Classes & Adventure Programs

Many of our Best Virginia Summer Adventure Camps also offer Year Round Adventure Camp Programs, Classes, and Activities. You should contact the camps you are interested in to see if they offer Fall, Winter and/or Spring Adventure Programs, too.

Best Virginia Winter & Winter Break Adventure Camp Jobs

Searching for Virginia Adventure Camp Jobs? Many of our Best Adventure Camps are now listing their 2019-20 Winter & Winter Break Camp Jobs, too. Look for the heading "Summer Camp Jobs" in each camp listing. You can also check any camp's website for their "Work at Camp" or "Winter & Winter Break Employment Opportunities" pages.

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FEATURED ADVENTURE CAMP

Camp Tall Timbers
Locations: West Virginia. Just 5 miles from VA
800-862-2678

Ages: 7 - 16 . Coed Campers. Overnight Camp.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: At Camp Tall Timbers, we’ve been serving up fun and rewarding camp experiences every summer for almost 50 years. Located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our camp offers a wide variety of entertaining, engaging, and inspiring activities for boys and girls from ages 7 to 16. Our camp experience promotes independence, decision-making, socialization, skill building, confidence, creativity, and self-discovery in a safe, nurturing environment. Campers are encouraged to be themselves, try something new, unplug and have fun! We know what parents expect and what kids enjoy.

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Roaring Brook Camp for Boys
Bradford, Vermont
800-832-4295

Ages: 9-14 . All Boy Campers. Overnight Camp.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: For 50 years, Roaring Brook Camp has been dedicated to the principle that a boy's growth is stimulated through wilderness living and adventure. We believe confidence and satisfaction with life come through personal achievement. Our intent is to build self-reliance, resourcefulness, will-to-achieve and service to others, primarily through a program of outdoor education, adventure while keeping the fun in camping.

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Camp Tall Timbers
Virginia Location(s)

Visit Our Camp Tall Timbers Website
1-800-862-2678
glenn[AT]camptalltimbers.com
info[AT]camptalltimbers.com
1115 Reflection Lane
High View, WV 26808

Find the Best Adventure Camp in High View, Virginia

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
West Virginia. Just 5 miles from VA

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
3735 Spicebush Drive
Urbana, MD  21704

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Camp Tall Timbers Video

CAMPER AGES: 7 - 16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: At Camp Tall Timbers, we’ve been serving up fun and rewarding camp experiences every summer for almost 50 years. Located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our camp offers a wide variety of entertaining, engaging, and inspiring activities for boys and girls from ages 7 to 16. Our camp experience promotes independence, decision-making, socialization, skill building, confidence, creativity, and self-discovery in a safe, nurturing environment. Campers are encouraged to be themselves, try something new, unplug and have fun! We know what parents expect and what kids enjoy.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Waterfront/Aquatics, Wilderness/Nature, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Swimming, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Basketball, Baseball, Martial Arts, Football, Team Sports, and more. Frisbee Golf Course, Paddle Boarding, Tubing Behind Jetski, Private Lake Activities

Camp Tall Timbers is a Top Adventure Summer Camp located in High View Virginia offering many fun and educational Adventure and other activities, including: Dance, Waterfront/Aquatics, Football and more. Camp Tall Timbers is a top Adventure Camp for ages: 7 - 16.
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CAMP LOCATION: Camp Tall Timbers is situated on 120 privately owned acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of 15 miles west of Winchester, VA and serves children aged 7 to 16.

CAMP FACILITIES: New for 2019 - Aerial Adventure Course!!
Lake & pool on site, challenge course, climbing wall, 360 ft zip wire, horseback riding, gymnasium, rec/dance hall, art shack, driving range, putting green, base ball diamond, 3 newly re-turfed full size soccer fields, tennis, hockey, basketball courts, frisbee golf course, riflery & archery range, modern cabins - bathrooms inside. Photos at Our Camp Website Link: www.camptalltimbers.com

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Tall Timbers is proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association, which has 50 years of trust behind it. To earn accreditation, we undergo a thorough review of our operations, from staff qualifications and training, to emergency management. There are more than 300 standards in all! Camp Tall Timbers and the ACA have a partnership that promotes individual growth and fun in an environment committed to safety. In addition, we take extra steps to seek counsel from the American Academy of Pediatrics, The American Red Cross, and others, to ensure quality and safety.

We are rated one of the 50 most amazing summer camps in the U.S. by Early Childhood Education Zone and by Top Education Degrees.org. We have also earned top ratings in Bethesda Magazine’s Best Overnight Camps issue.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership Programs.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family Weekend: Our Camp Website Link: www.camptalltimbers.com

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
RATES & DATES: Our Camp Website Link: www.camptalltimbers.com

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Camp Tall Timbers has a 4 -1 ratio of campers to staff.

Each summer much of our staff is made up of returning employees or former campers who are now in college.

The entire team at Camp Tall Timbers is a wonderful mix of teachers, coaches and college students. Each staff member is carefully selected for their teaching expertise in a given activity area, their personality, as well as their interest in working with children.

All staff members report to camp several days ahead of our campers so that they may go through our Counselor Institute. At Counselor Institute we thoroughly review daily responsibilities, situations that may arise, expectations for staff conduct and emergency procedures. Additionally, by the time our campers arrive, our staff has reviewed all the information about their individually assigned campers as provided by their parents. This is one more way we strive to ensure a safe, fun and personalized camp experience.

Apply at Our Camp Website Link: camptalltimbers.campintouch.com

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Virginia Adventure Camps

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Summit Camp & Travel
Virginia Location(s)

Visit Our Summit Camp & Travel Website
(973) 732-3230, (570) 253-4381
leahl[AT]summitcamp.com
info[AT]summitcamp.com
168 Duck Harbor Road
Honesdale, Pennsylvania 18341

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Weekend Programs in NY, NJ, CT, (NY Metro), DC, VA, (DC Metro Area), PA

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
322 Route 46 West Suite 210 Parsippany, NJ 07054

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Summit Camp & Travel Video

CAMPER AGES: 8-19

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Summer, Weekender, Teen Travel

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Our dining facilities are Kosher. We are accepting of all faiths. Summit is an ACA accredited program.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Summit Camp & Travel is an awesome experience for our kids to enjoy camp, teen travel, and weekend retreats in a supportive environment that 'gets' them. Our kids march to the beat of their own drum, and when those drums come together, they create what we call "The Magic on the Hill"!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Summit Camp & Travel provides traditional recreational programs for youth aged 8-19 years with needs such as AD/HD, Asperger's/HFA, learning differences, and/or mild emotional challenges.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Waterfront/Aquatics, Wilderness/Nature, Horses/Equestrian, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Musical Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Volleyball, Science, Academics, Computers, Math, Technology, Gymnastics, Soccer, Tennis, Weightloss, Basketball, Baseball, Martial Arts, Football, Team Sports, and more. Trampolining, Nature Program/Small Farm/Gardening, Swim Instruction, "Glee" Choir & Dance Program, Independence (Executive Function/ Independent Living Skills) Course, Tribes Social Skills Program, Banana Boating, Activities In Daily Living (Cooking, Budgeting, Etc), Jewelry Making, Ceramics, Woodshop, Karate/Martial Arts, GAGA, Go-Karting, & Archery.

Summit Camp & Travel is a Top Adventure Summer Camp located in Honesdale Virginia offering many fun and educational Adventure and other activities, including: Academics, Weightloss, Swimming and more. Summit Camp & Travel is a top Adventure Camp for ages: 8-19.
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CAMP LOCATION: Summit is located approximately 3 hours from New York City in the far Northeast corner of Pennsylvania (45 miles northeast of Scranton, PA), in the lovely rural setting of Honesdale, Pennsylvania.

CAMP FACILITIES: Summit has approx. 30 traditional wooden cabins with electric and private facilities in each cabin. Our main buildings include our newly refinished dining hall, air-conditioned recreational hall, our medical facility, and a newly built outdoor pavilion. Summit utilizes three A frame buildings for our arts programs, a wilderness treehouse with camp fire area for cookouts, newly resurfaced basketball/tennis courts, high/low ropes course with climbing wall, heated pool, private lake, nature fields with a farm area, martial arts dojo, go-kart track with 3 karts. Summit has a small amphitheatre adjacent to our lake, with a miraculous view of our beautiful setting where we enjoy swimming, canoeing, and riding our banana boats. Our camp resides on a gently rising hillside, thus providing us with the physical basis for our motto, "The Magic on the Hill."

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Summit Camp is a co-ed sleepaway camp for ages 8-19 years with issues of attention: AD/HD, HFA/Asperger’s Disorder, and/or learning differences. Using the frame of a traditional sleepaway camp, we create platforms of success where our campers can experience outcomes such as improved self-esteem, lasting friendships, and increased independence. This is accomplished through a well-orchestrated and expertly staffed backdrop to a largely traditional camp experience- guided challenges, waterfront, adventure course, and more. It is our goal and desire to take our campers from observing peer interactions to engaging in them, to learn and celebrate their own strengths and successes, and to feel a sense of belonging and shared community with those around them while they are with us.

Our Teen Travel program extends the Summit community to provide a safe yet exciting adventure to one of our many attractive national and international destination tours offering 14 day and 19 day excursions. Summit Weekenders provide a youth-group style social retreat for adolescents to have an oasis of independence, enjoyment, and success during the school year months. Regardless of the specific program, Summit provides an expertly staffed, highly structured, and truly fun experience for our youth, and has been doing so since 1969. Summit is accredited by the American Camp Association and takes pride in our long term commitment to and successes in working with special needs youth.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Our Transitions to Adult Living Skills program for youth aged 15-19 provides learning and vocational opportunities for our teens. We also have vocational programs for upper camp including, big brother/big sister, waiter/waitressing, working in a specialty area or as UL assistant, photography, and more. Our SUPER TEEN program focuses on building the executive function and daily living skills OUR kids needs to succeed as independently as possible.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Summit provides weekender programs in metropolitan areas throughout the country which run from Friday evening until Sunday mid-day that provide an oasis of social involvement for our youth. NY/NJ and DC/VA weekenders meet on a monthly basis.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Summit has the following resident summer staff in addition to our dual layer of counselors and specialists. • Team of senior directorship including a Master's of Education, licensed social worker, counseling psychologist, and school psychologist. • On site Physician and group of RN's for excellent medication management and treatment on site. • Head counselor who has been a proud member of the Summit community since 1983. We pride ourselves on our ongoing support and training of our staff and our phenomenal return rate of excellent seasonal staff who help us orchestrate and bring the magic to our youth year after year.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Ongoing information can be found on our website at: Our Camp Website Link: www.summitcamp.com
Travel Tours 2018: Southeast Theme Parks; San Francisco and Hawaii; Disney Alaskan Cruise

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
We would love to hear from interested applicants! We are looking for staff 20+ years of age. Counselors have prior experience working with our populations and are looking for a unique opportunity to develop skills and experience in the best setting, with the best supervision, available!

Our specialty teams include waterfront, arts, performing arts, adventure, nature, science, computers, athletics, and go-karting.

We are looking for specialty teachers that have experience leading youth and instructing others in their given area.

Please contact Leah Love, MS, leahl[AT]summitcamp.com, with interest in working for us. You may have never considered a special needs camp program- but let us show you why working for us may be the summer of a lifetime!

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Adventure Camps in VA
Offer Day & Overnight Options

Some Virginia Adventure Camps offer BOTH Day and Overnight Camp options. Be sure to check each camp's description under "TYPE OF CAMP" for complete information, and exact hours.

Some Virginia Adventure Day Camps also offer Extended Camp Hours for Early Camper Drop-Off and Pick Up. If you need these services, you should contact the camp to confirm availability.


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Chanco on the James
Spring Grove, VA

Visit Our Chanco on the James Website
1-888-7CHANCO (888-724-2626)
director[AT]chanco.org
hospitality[AT]chanco.org
394 Floods Drive
Spring Grove, VA 23881

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Chanco on the James Video

CAMPER AGES: 8 - 16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Sessions range from 5-12 nights.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian. ECCC, ACA

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Waterfront/Aquatics, Wilderness/Nature, Sailing, Fine Arts/Crafts, Music/Band, Swimming, Soccer, Team Sports, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Chanco on the James is an easy drive from most of eastern, central and southern Virginia. Across the James River from Williamsburg, Chanco lies just an hour from Richmond or Hampton Roads. We are on over 100 acres of woods on the James River. To plan a visit, call 1-888-7CHANCO or visit our website at Our Camp Website Link: www.chanco.org for more information.

CAMP FACILITIES: 32 cabins; outdoor junior olympic sized swimming pool; recreation/dining hall; outdoor basketball court; volleyball court; GA-GA pit; tether ball; low and high ropes course; zip lines; rustic amphitheater; river for swimming, sailing, canoeing, and kayaking; aquaglide inflatable river slide; archery range.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Chanco offers swimming in our pool and in the James River, high and low elements Ropes Course for team building and challenging oneself, archery, arts and crafts, nature education, canoeing and kayaking, zip lines, sailing, skits, singing and competitions, chaplain program. Through a wonderfully diverse program schedule, the counselors help campers develop self-esteem, a sense of independence, make new friends, learn new skills, and have fun in one of the most beautiful spots in Virginia.

Chanco is ACA (American Camp Association) accredited and earned the distinction of "Best Summer Camp" in eastern Virginia in the May 2012 "Best Of" edition of Virginia Living Magazine. Chanco on the James is a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia and welcomes all campers and staff of any race, creed or religion.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: CIT program for individuals ages 16-17.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Yes, email hospitality[AT]chanco.org to inquire.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family Camp offers campers of all ages a chance to attend Camp Chanco together. Come enjoy the beautiful grounds, hearty meals, and delightful community. A sampling of favorite camp activities such as archery, boating, crafts and zip lines will be offered along with daily worship and singing. Choose to stay active all day or simply enjoy the rest, relaxation and quiet time in God’s beautiful creation in the woods along the banks of the James River. Family Camp is a perfect way to spend quality time as a family without the distractions of electronic gadgets and is a very affordable way to get away without the expense of a major vacation.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Year-round retreat facilities for youth and adult groups.

OTHER CAMP INFO: We host an open house free of charge to the public each spring. Come meet our Executive Director, staff, take a tour of the property and fly along a zip line if you dare! We hope to see you there! Call 1-888-7CHANCO with any questions. Easy on line registration for Camp Chanco can be found at our website Our Camp Website Link: www.chanco.org. We also have a Facebook page with plenty of photos and updates at Our Camp Website Link: www.facebook.com. We hope to see you this summer!

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Chanco on the James is a fun and rewarding work environment. A commitment to the summer staff begins with a training week in mid June and extends through mid August. If you feel a summer position at Chanco is good fit for you, apply today.

Download the application and email it to director[AT]chanco.org, fax it to 757-294-0727 or mail it to 394 Floods Dr Spring Grove, Virginia 23881. Preference will be given to applications received before March 15th.

Camp Chanco staff members serve as mentors in counselor and instructor positions. These staff positions are the foundation for the entire camping program. A positive and enthusiastic camp staff is essential for a fun and rewarding camper experience. All staff positions will meet American Camp Association (ACA) standards and include a full professional background check. Camper safety is our number one priority and this goal depends on a diligent and competent staff.

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Teen Adventure Camps in Virginia

Virginia Adventure Camps for Teens sometimes include more 'intense' or immersive adventure activities, and can be much more rigorous. Teen Adventure Camps in VA tend to have more focus on adventure skills development, sometimes involving intense activities or experiences, with limited down-time, and include age-appropriate special camp events designed for teens.

Be sure to speak with each camp you are interested in, so you know exactly what to expect.


Westview on the James
Goochland, Virginia

Visit Our Westview on the James Website
(804) 457-4210
1231 West View Rd.
Goochland, Virginia 23063

CAMPER AGES: 6-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Sunday 3:00pm-Friday 7pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Waterfront/Aquatics, Wilderness/Nature, Horses/Equestrian, Sailing, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Swimming, Soccer, Basketball, Team Sports, and more. We Also Offer Archery, Blow Darting, Disc Golf, Low Ropes, High Ropes, A Zipline Into Our Lake, Flag Football, Kickball, Canoeing, Kayaking, Tubing, Ultimate Frisbee, & Fishing. We Also Have The Largest Travel Adventure Program For Teens In Virginia, With A Different Program Every Week. We Use Professional Outfitters With Our Staff To Lead Activities Like Horseback Riding, Paintball, Sailing, Hang Gliding, Surfing, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness First Aid Instruction, & Many More.

CAMP LOCATION: We have 780 acres located on the James River in Goochland County Virginia, 45 minutes west of Richmond and 1 hour east of Charlottesville off of Interstate 64.

CAMP FACILITIES: Summer campers sleep in our 12 cabin style buildings called "hogans" equipped with electricity, air conditioning, and bunk beds. A dining hall complex, infirmary (where an RN stays on site all summer), two large open air outdoor shelters, 18 acre lake, 1 mile of river front, outdoor swimming pool, nature hut, amphitheater, fishing dock, 5 acre farm, 3 lodges, a platform tent area, and 9 hole disc golf course are among the other features of our facility.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The Westview summer camp program has been carefully designed to meet the following goals:

-The appreciation for the Bible and how it affects our daily existence
-The appreciation and love for the outdoors
-The development of knowledge and skills in various camp activities
-The development and improvement of personal skills
-The respect for the property of others, including camp equipment

Westview is proud to be an American Camp Association Accredited camp. Our counselor staff go through a rigorous training schedule of 14 days of certifications and orientation. This philosophy of investing in the people taking care of your children has helped us be named the #1 Favorite Sleep Away Camp by Style Weekly Magazine, Best Summer Camp in the Central Virginia Region by Virginia Living Magazine, and a Summer Residential Camp Family Favorite by CharlottesvilleFamily Magazine.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Young adults that are at least 15 years old by January 1st of a given summer can apply to be a junior counselor. These staff work 2-4 weeks over the course of the summer, and participate in staff training to gain experience and skill. Each summer these staff return they are given more responsibility until they turn 18 and are ready to become a full time group counselor.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Scholarships are available to families with demonstrated financial need, based on funds available.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: All camp facilities are available for rent throughout the year for retreat purposes. Food services and activities led by Westview staff are also available. For more information, please check out our Retreats page at Our Camp Website Link: www.westviewonthejames.org

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
6-day, 5-night resident programs from 7-15 year olds: $475
3-day, 2 night resident programs for 6-9 year olds: $235
6-day, 5-night adventure programs for 13-17 year olds:
$300-$600

For full availability information, please visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.westviewonthejames.org

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Individuals at least 18 years old with at least 1 year of college experience are wanted for summer long employment. Full details available at: Our Camp Website Link: www.westviewonthejames.org

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Teen Treks
Virginia Location(s)

Visit Our Teen Treks Website
716-566-7908
biketrips[AT]teentreks.com
396 Porter Ave
Buffalo, New York 14201

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia, New Hampshire, New York

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Teen Treks Video

CAMPER AGES: 11-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Teen Treks gives teenagers the chance to discover the excitement and fun of bike touring with a bunch of like-minded people, seeing beautiful natural landscapes and world-class cities while gaining independence and travel skills.

Teenagers from all 50 states, plus Canada, Europe, and Asia join our trips – and everyone gets a lot of say in what the group does each day, from planning the details of the route to picking out what’s for dinner. If everyone wants to bike hard and get to the beach faster, you can do that. If you want to spend a little more time taking pictures at a breathtaking waterfall or a picturesque waterfront, you can do that.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, Travel, and more. Teen Bike Treks

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Teen Treks has been a leader in bike touring summer programs for 18 years. At Teen Treks we offer fun and not competitive biking experiences. Our Moderate rated trips are geared towards first time bicyclists, appropriate for most 14-18 year olds in average or better physical health. Our Easy treks are extremely easy in terms of daily mileage and terrain and will attract slower riders. For our Challenging treks you need to be in good shape and enjoy bicycling. We have had many first time riders do challenging treks and this is for those eager for a challenge.

Any teenager can enjoy one of our summer bike trips. We love a good challenge and we encourage teens to be ambitious, but we keep things fun, too – there’s always time to stop for ice cream, enjoy the scenery, or check out an awesome local restaurant or historical site.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Check our website for the latest trip offerings.

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International Adventure Camps in Virginia

Some of our Virginia Adventure Camps accept International Campers from all around the world. Some camps could offer special Summer International Programs, scholarships, or other incentives to international campers.

International Campers and Parents: Be sure to contact each Virginia Adventure Camp you are interested in to see if they accept campers from other Countries, if they hire any international staff, or if they offer any Special Summer Adventure Programs for International Campers.


Makemie Woods
Lanexa, Virginia

Visit Our Makemie Woods Website
800-566-1496 (office)
office[AT]makwoods.org
3700 Ropers Church Road
Lanexa, Virginia 23089

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 39
Barhamsville, Va 23011

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Makemie Woods Video

CAMPER AGES: 6-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers. All Boy Campers. All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian. Makemie Woods is owned and operated by the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (PCUSA) within the Presbytery of Eastern Virginia.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Camp Jordan for Children with Diabetes:

Camp Jordan is a great adventure featuring traditional camp activities while making friends with other children who understand the challenges of having diabetes. Established in 1966 by the West Central Richmond Optimist Club and Dr. William R. Jordan, Camp Jordan continues to provide a fun and exciting camp experience for children learning to manage their diabetes, with the supervision of trained counselors, nurses and doctors. Financial Assistance available, based on need. Visit our website or call the camp office for program specifics.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Waterfront/Aquatics, Wilderness/Nature, Horses/Equestrian, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Music/Band, Theater, Musical Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Academics, Soccer, Team Sports, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Located 40 miles Southeast Richmond, Virginia and 20 miles Northwest Williamsburg, Virginia, on 275 stunning acres, Makemie Woods is perfectly situated for an authentic outdoor experience with all of the necessities of home.

CAMP FACILITIES: Through our diverse array of buildings and spaces, we can accommodate up to 130 overnight guests in winterized facilities, and house indoor meetings for up to 160. Your group can take advantage of our great hiking trails, boating on the reservoir, swimming pool, ball-fields, archery range, ziplines and observatory. Or have the whole event outside, at our picnic shelters, family campsites, or outdoor chapel!

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Founded in 1964 by the Presbyterian Church of the United States of America, Makemie Woods teaches essential relationship skills in a radically accepting Christian community. In the context of both traditional overnight camps or high-adventure trip camps, campers discover the joy of making friends that can last a lifetime. Traditional activities include swimming, canoeing, campfires, crafts, Bible study, and other recreation. There are focus camps for music and drama, and high adventure for rafting, rock climbing, caving, and more.

Makemie Woods teaches essential relationship skills in a radically accepting Christian community. In the context of both traditional overnight camps or high-adventure trip camps, campers discover the joy of making friends that can last a lifetime. Traditional activities include swimming, canoeing, archery, zip-lining, campfires, crafts, Bible study, and other recreation. There are focus camps for music and drama, and high adventure for rafting, rock climbing, caving, and more.

Our staff is made up of approximately 30 dedicated, Christ-loving, fun individuals, recruited from the US and from all over the world. Counselors are at least 18 years old and in most cases have finished at least one year of college. Every staff member is certified in first aid and CPR at a minimum. Many staff members have more extensive certification such as lifeguarding, canoe instruction, water safety instruction, wilderness first aid, etc. We have an EMT and several First Aid instructors on our staff. Each staff member submits an application, participates in an extensive interview, and undergoes a criminal background history check. References are required, and checked. Nothing is more important to us than your camper's safety!

As a certified member of the American Camp Association, Makemie Woods voluntarily adheres to over 600 standards for camping health and safety to ensure that your children receive the care and attention that they deserve. Makemie Woods is also part of the Christian Camp and Conference Association.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: YES campers (rising 11th and 12th graders) enjoy Makemie Woods fun and participate in group building, faith, and leadership development. Spend the first 10 days engaging in service projects and learning skills for working with children. In the last week, they'll see what's it's like to be a counselor, living and working with a younger camper group. Encouraged for campers who in the future seek to serve on the MW staff.

The DOVE program. This program (for anyone age 16 and rising from 11th grade) recruits and trains persons who are interested in serving as Volunteer Staff during the summer camp program at Makemie Woods. DOVEs are trained to specific tasks within the camp program, especially helping with campers with special needs.

Visit our website for additional application and/or call the camp office for program specifics.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We offer a tiered pricing model for individual camp sessions and full scholarships for needy families that wish to send their kids to camp. Visit our website or call the camp office for these specifics.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Located between Williamsburg and Richmond VA, Makemie Woods offers an attractive setting for your next conference or retreat. We can serve up to 130 guests in seven winterized buildings, with flexible and functional meeting spaces, great dining, and 275 acres of hardwood forest, a reservoir, and many recreation opportunities to explore and enjoy!

Our facilities are available mid-August to mid-June to all groups without regard to race, sex, age or national origin for the following events:retreats, meetings, conferences, picnics, school trips, quilting groups, silent retreats, wilderness camping, nature study, family reunions, training events, environmental education, home school outings, scrapbooking retreats, , We offer a diverse range of programming activities which includes swimming, canoeing, archery, zip-lining and using our observatory to view stars and planets.

Visit our website for additional application and/or call the camp office for program specifics.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Makemie Woods also serves as an EcoEternity Forest site. For additional information, please consult our website or call our office.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
For a complete list of our various camp sessions, dates and fees, please consult our website at the following links:

Camp Descriptions: Our Camp Website Link: www.makwoods.org

Camp Schedule: Our Camp Website Link: www.makwoods.org

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Counselors:
At least 18 years old and one year out of high school. Serve as leaders and Christian role models to 4-7 campers per session, responsible for their welfare and guiding them through their daily routine. Salary: $220/wk

*Additional remuneration for lifeguard certification ($10/wk) and 21 or older with a clean driving record acceptable to our insurance company ($20/wk)

Cooperation Coach:
At least 18 years old and one year out of high school. Works one-on-one with campers who need additional attention to help them work through behavior issues or help them learn to contribute their group. This position is well-suited for someone studying psychology or child development, and can be used to fulfill internship requirements. Salary $230/week.

Lifeguards:
At least 18 years old and one year out of high school, Lifeguard certification required, WSI preferred. Serve as lifeguard at the pool, assist with other camp programs as assigned. Salary: $230/week

Medical Professional:
At least 21 years old, RN or EMT certification preferred, will consider someone with a BSN waiting for boards. Oversees medical care for campers and staff. Salary negotiable and dependent upon experience. Contact us for details.

Pool Manager:
At least 21 years old, Lifeguard certification required, WSI preferred. Responsible for maintaining the pool facility as well as lifeguarding, swim instruction. Salary: $240/week

Waterfront Director/Trip Manager:
At least 21 years old preferred, younger applicants (18+) can be considered. Lifeguard certification and whitewater canoeing experience required, canoe instruction certification preferred. Directs and maintains the boating program (canoes and rowboats), leads and/or packs off-site trips. Salary: $240/week

Recreation and Crafts Director:
At least 18 years old and one year out of high school. Directs daily program of crafts and recreation for campers of various ages, maintains supplies and inventory. Salary: $220/week

Digital Media:
At least 18 years old and one year out of high school. Responsible for taking daily photographs and video footage of camp, including group pictures for the week, compiling and editing footage for weekly dvd/cd's. Salary: $220/week

For all positions at Makemie Woods, room and board is valued at $180/week. Applicants with Makemie Woods Summer Staff experience receive additional remuneration. All staff will be required to have Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR Certification prior to the start of the staff training. Travel reimbursement for persons who come from more than 65 miles away up to $75.

For more specifics about the Makemie Woods Summer Camp Program, visit our website at the link below or call our camp office!

Please visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.makwoods.org

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Virginia Adventure Camps Offer Scholarships & Financial Aid

Some Virginia Adventure Camps offer Camperships, Scholarships, and other forms of full or partial financial assistance to deserving campers.

Be sure to check each camp's description under "CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE" for complete information, including exactly how to apply.


Hampton YC
Hampton, Virginia

Visit Our Hampton YC Website
arielle[AT]hamptonyc.com
4707 Victoria Blvd
Hampton, Virginia 23669

CAMPER AGES: 6-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Half Day or Full Day, 2 weeks long

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Come sailing with us! We incorporate how to sail with marine science and fun, in a safe learning environment. We also partner with VA Air & Space Center to provide a STEM & sailing adventure. Scholarships available.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Sailing, Science, Math, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Located behind the Virginia Air and Space Center, about 10 minutes off I64

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 2 classrooms with a bathroom and boy/girl changing rooms. We have a well-kept floating dock for all our boats to launch off. We are on Sunset Creek, so we have nice sheltered waters to sail on if the Chesapeake Bay is too rough to sail on.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: All of our instructors are US Sailing certified. We run classes for kids from ages 6-18 on our club-owned Optimists, club 420s, Open Bics, Sonar keelboats and canoes. Once you have mastered the basics of sailing, you may move up through our intermediate and advanced classes. We also offer classes for kids who just want to mess around in boats.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Scholarships are available for those needing financial aid.

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Summer Adventure Program
Emory, Virginia

Visit Our Summer Adventure Program Website
276-698-7121
30461 Garnand Drive
Emory, Virginia 24327

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Emory & Henry College
Summer Adventure Program
ATTN: Jim Harrision
P.O. Box 947,
Emory, VA 24327

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Summer Adventure Program Video

CAMPER AGES: 14-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. June 11 - July 7, 2016

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian. Outdoor Program at Emory & Henry College

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Emory & Henry College offers the Summer Adventure Program which extends the College’s popular outdoor experiences to high school students, engaging adventures on the area’s lakes, rivers, cliffs and trails during four week-long camps. Ultimately, participants will experience the freedom and wonder of the beautiful and ancient Appalachian Mountains – all while building backcountry expertise, self-confidence and independence.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Medical Form required with application, to be filled out and signed off by participant's doctor. This is required because we cannot go out into the field not knowing, for example, if someone is allergic to bee stings.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, Travel, Team Sports, and more. Hiking & Backpacking Camp (June 11-16 & July 2-7, 2016)
Whitewater Kayaking, Rafting, & Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (June 18-23, 2016)
Rock Climbing & Bouldering (June 25-30, 2016)

CAMP LOCATION: Located northeast of the Tri-Cities (Bristol TN/VA, Johnson City, TN, and Kingsport, TN) and approximately 42 miles northeast of Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI), nested in the heart of the rugged, ancient, and beautiful Appalachia Mountains of Southwestern Virginia. Visit our website for more details and to apply.

CAMP FACILITIES: Participants will have the benefit of Emory & Henry College campus as basecamp for outdoor excursions—which includes a gym, swimming pool, climbing wall, and many other amenities. When not on campus, we'll be in the surrounding backcountry exploring the free natural wonders that southwestern Virginia has to offer.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Visit Our Camp Website Link: www.ehc.edu for complete information, pictures, videos and application. 4 consecutive week-long camps to choose from. Participants can choose one or more camps to attend:

Hiking & Backpacking Camp (June 11-16 and July 2-7, 2016)

Whitewater Kayaking, Rafting, and Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (June 18-23, 2016)

Rock Climbing & Bouldering (June 25-30, 2016)

* Cost is $750/per camp.

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TRIPLE C CAMP
Charlottesville, Virginia

Visit Our TRIPLE C CAMP Website
434-293-2529
fun[AT]tripleccamp.com
920 Camp Road
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our TRIPLE C CAMP Video

CAMPER AGES: 5-15

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Staff are the key to the success at TRIPLE C CAMP! Horse Back Riding, Swimming, Ropes Course, sports, arts and crafts, nature, science, drama, etc. Never boring. Always voted Charlottesville's #1 summer day camp by the local community. Come visit us to see what it is all about. Tours after school and on weekends: fun[AT]tripleccamp.com or 434.293.2529

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Theater, Musical Theater, Swimming, Science, Soccer, Golf, Weightloss, Basketball, Baseball, Football, and more. Instructional Swim & Recreational Swim.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located 5 miles south of Interstate 64 off Rt. 20 in southern Albemarle County. Charlottesville, VA

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 20 modern builidings as a home base for the children and many programs. Most of our programming is outside and we interact and learn about our environment, how to be a better friend and grow character!

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Team Building/Ropes Course, Facility Rental, Nature and Science with Green Adventure Project.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Dates and rates at: Our Camp Website Link: www.tripleccamp.com.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Staff must have at least a year of college to their credit and loads of experience working with children.  We have high expectations, however are very fair to our staff family that are the key to the success of the camp.

No better summer job ANYWHERE!

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Sail Nauticus
Norfolk, Virginia

Visit Our Sail Nauticus Website
(757) 823-4242
info[AT]sailnauticus.org
Nauticus
One Waterside Drive
Norfolk, Virginia 23510

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Sail Nauticus Video

CAMPER AGES: Sail Quest (beginner): 8-15; Sail Voyagers (advanced): 10-15

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Week-long Camp: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Sail Quest (ages 8-15) teaches the basics of sailing using on-the-water instruction and land-based maritime sciences.

Sail Voyagers (ages 10-15) transforms your child into a budding mariner by teaching advanced sailing skills and various navigation techniques. Prior completion of Sail Quest or basic sailing experience is required for Sail Voyagers camp.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Sailing, Science, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: On the Downtown Norfolk waterfront behind the Nauticus Museum (National Maritime Center).

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 10 Harbor 20s for sailing and up to four campers will be on a sailboat together with one of our certified instructors to provide a more personalized learning experience.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Sail Nauticus is a Norfolk based non-profit organization committed to positively inspiring, instructing, and impacting Hampton Roads kids through the use of sailing and maritime sciences.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
June 17-21
June 24-28
July 8-12
July 15-19
July 22-26
July 29-August 2
August 5-9

Sail Quest: $275/week
Sail Voyagers: $325/week

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Fun Bot Lab
McLean, Virginia

Visit Our Fun Bot Lab Website
703-831-7747
admin[AT]funbotlab.com
3 Locations, including
7005 Georgetown Pike
McLean, Virginia 22101

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
716 N Barton St. Arlington, VA 22201

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Fun Bot Lab Video

CAMPER AGES: Rising K through 8th grades

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Daily 8am - 3pm; Before and Aftercare Available

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: At Fun Bot Lab, we have a formula for FUN! Our labs use the coolest technology, featuring LEGO® Robotics, LEGO® Engineering, and LEGO® Storytelling to give your kids an exciting and educational summer experience they will never forget!

We offer a great mix of programs for kids from rising to Kindergarten through 8th grade in a safe, nurturing environment with an well-trained, outstanding staff.

Creative expression and problem solving has never been this fun!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Science, Academics, Computers, Math, Technology, and more. LEGO Mindstorms Programming, WeDo, NXT, & EV3 Robotics, Stop Motion Movies, Outdoor Adventures & Waterplay.

CAMP LOCATION: Fun Bot Lab has three locations: McLean, Arlington, and Annandale.
McLean's campus is located on Georgetown Pike right off the beltway at the beautiful park-like campus of St. Luke School (7005 Georgetown Pike McLean, VA 22101).
Arlington's campus is located right off of Wilson Boulevard at St. Charles School (3299 N. Fairfax Drive Arlington, VA 22201).
Annandale's campus is located off the beltway on Braddock Road at Holy Spirit School (8800 Braddock Road Annandale, VA 22003)

Please visit our website for a map and detailed directions!
www.funbotlab.com

CAMP FACILITIES: In each of our labs (Programming, Building, and Digital Media), each camper will have a computer and LEGO building kit. This one-to-one ratio allows for campers to take ownership over their projects, or collaborate with other campers on more elaborate endeavors.

Fun Bot Lab uses LEGO WeDo, NXT, and EV3 building kits with Mindstorms and Scratch programming software. Our Digital Media lab is set up with iPads for campers to make their own stop motion movies.

Each campus ample space for daily outdoor games and adventures. This includes special equipment for water activities, including a large inflatable slip&slide so our campers can take a break from computers and cool off in summer sun!

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Fun Bot Lab is the place where the rhythms of your child’s technical and creative potential will be harnessed for maximum growth in a technology camp experience they will never forget!

We use LEGO® Robotics for their unique ability to excite and motivate kids to grasp programming and engineering concepts, and place equal emphasis on celebrating the digital arts and creativity, all with fun themes like LEGO® Star Wars and LEGO® Super Heroes.

Fun Bot Lab is a Child Day Center licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services, which means we adhere to the highest standards of childcare set by the Code of Virginia. Fun Bot Lab is also accredited by the American Camp Association.

We keep our facility clean and safe, and train our staff to safely administer medication and First Aid. If necessary, we make all necessary preparations for emergencies. We want you to feel secure knowing that your camper(s) are in good hands when they're in our care!

OTHER CAMP INFO: Fun Bot Lab has three program groups in 2016:

Micro Bots (rising K-1st grades)

Our youngest campers have a special program just for them, with a nurturing environment and tons of fun activities to promote programming and engineering skills, and foster creativity and storytelling!

Fun Bots - Mini Bots (rising 2nd grade) Big Bots (rising 3rd grade), Mega Bots (rising 4th Grade), and Giga Bots (rising 5th-8th Grade)

This is a great place for campers to explore a huge range of robotics and digital media activities and meet lots of new friends! Our skilled, welcoming, fun-loving staff can't wait to greet campers new and returning for another summer of Fun Bot Lab!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
2-Week (10-Day) Sessions - $950
1-Week (5-Day) Sessions - $475
Monday-Friday - 8am-3pm
Extended Day is available 7:30am-6:00pm

Multiple Session & Sibling Discounts apply.
Space is limited.

Annandale: June 26-July 21
Arlington: June 26-August 11
McLean: June 26-August 18

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Traveling Players Ensemble
Virginia Location(s)

Visit Our Traveling Players Ensemble Website
703-987-1712
jeharrison[AT]travelingplayers.org
info[AT]travelingplayers.org
The Madeira School
8328 Georgetown Pike
McLean, Virginia 22102

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Annandale, Virginia
Arlington, Virginia
Falls Church, Virginia
Dulles, Virginia
Reston, Virginia
Washington, DC
Silver Spring, MD
Bethesda, MD

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 1315
Great Falls, VA 22066

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Traveling Players Ensemble Video

CAMPER AGES: 8-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Day Camp with Thursday Night Campouts

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: “Little known summer gem for the budding actor.” –The Washington Post. Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced acting training in small, supportive groups of 13 actors. Campers receive professional direction and designs; campers perform 2-9 times. 1:4 faculty-to-student ratio. Transportation included in tuition. Bus stops throughout DC-metro area. Selected by the National Endowment for the Arts as 1 of 25 model summer arts programs in the nation! Need-based scholarships available. Parents say: "No program has been more meaningful to my daughter!"

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Wilderness/Nature, Theater, Technology, and more. Technical Theatre, Too: Scenic Painting, Costume Creation, Lights & Sound

Traveling Players Ensemble is a Top Adventure Summer Camp located in McLean Virginia offering many fun and educational Adventure and other activities, including: Technology, Theater, Wilderness/Nature and more. Traveling Players Ensemble is a top Adventure Camp for ages: 8-18.
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CAMP LOCATION: We are located on the campus of The Madeira School, overlooking the Potomac River. On Thursday nights, we camp out at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston, VA.

Daily transportation is provided by our fleet of purple buses, with stops at Bailey's Crossroads, Yorktown High School, West Falls Church metro, Dulles Town Center, Reston's Plaza America, Wolftrap, Friendship Heights metro, McLean Shopping Center, Forest Glen metro, and Pyle Middle School.

CAMP FACILITIES: Camp takes place outside, with a break for lunch overlooking the river. Indoor classrooms are available as rain/heat spaces. Thursday night campouts take place at a local lakeside campsite; we pitch tents and cook over a fire. Performances take place in a variety of theaters, camps, schools, and other venues, culminating in a final performance festival in our own amphitheater.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: At Traveling Players Ensemble’s camp, small troupes of actors are carefully guided by professional theatre artists to perform in outdoor amphitheaters. Our program reflects the origins of theatre, when troupes of actors roamed the ancient and medieval countryside, relying on the barest props and boldest imagination to convey their art. Each session culminates in a fully mounted and designed performance which tours to several locations, thereby cultivating stronger, more adaptable and capable artists and individuals.

Traveling Players emphasizes a meaningful engagement with nature. Our unique day camp (Monday-Friday) features a campout every Thursday—when performers learn Leave No Trace camping techniques, to pitch tents and cook outdoors. In their final week, teens camp out close to their performance site—giving them the experience of wandering entertainers who carry their dinner, tent and props in their trusty pack. As artists and backpackers, campers learn self-reliance and creative problem solving, and gain an appreciation of challenges and beauty.

Founding Artistic Director Jeanne Harrison has taught for The Folger Shakespeare Library, Catholic University, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Loyola University (MD), The Chapin School (NYC) and Interlochen Center for the Arts (MI), where she directed the Shakespeare program. Jeanne has worked in camping for 28 years, directed two other camps, is a certified Camp Director (American Camping Association), Wilderness First Responder (SOLO), and an Instructor with the American Red Cross. Jeanne has also served as a judge for the Helen Hayes Awards.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Traveling Players Ensemble offers need-based scholarships for all programs, with awards up to 100% of tuition, and no yearly or lifetime cap on awards. Please visit our scholarships page for more information.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Traveling Players offers acting classes, field trips, and special events during the school year.

Our popular Winter Performance Classes mount full productions, which tour to local schools, hospitals, and retirement communities before culminating in a final performance festival.

Our Fall and Spring Classes include improv, movement, and monologue classes.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Camps run June 18 - August 10. Please see our website for full dates and prices.

Types of Sessions:

Acting Sampler (grades 3-5): 1 week
A week of theatrical fun.

Mythology Ensemble (grades 4-6): 2 weeks
Perform a short play based on world mythology.

Middle School Ensemble (grades 5-8): 4 weeks
Rehearse a full play, then take it on tour to perform.

High School Ensemble (grades 8-12): 4 weeks
Perform "Shakespeare in the Park" on the Appalachian Trail.

Commedia Troupe (grades 8-12, by audition only): 5 weeks
Create an original play using masks, improv and physical comedy.

Traveling Troupe (grades 9-12, by audition only): 7 weeks
Experience a professional-level two-week performance tour while still in high school! Perform Shakespeare throughout Virginia.

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Camp Piankatank
Virginia Location(s)

Visit Our Camp Piankatank Website
804-776-9552
matt.hunt[AT]camppiankatank.org
PO Box 435
1586 Stampers Bay Road
Hartfield, Virginia 23071

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Virginia

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Camp Piankatank Video

CAMPER AGES: 6-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Weekend Family Camps

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers. All Boy Campers. All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian. Virginia Baptist Mission Board
Baptist General Association of Virginia

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: We realize how few events there are for families affected by autism. As a result, we wanted to offer a family friendly, Christian environment for the entire family. During our Autism Family Camp, parents have time to network with other families, siblings have activities just for them, and more. Overall the whole family has a great opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, socially, and emotionally.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Waterfront/Aquatics, Wilderness/Nature, Horses/Equestrian, Sailing, Travel, Swimming, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are 1 1/2 hours East of Richmond on the Piankatank River on 100 acres of wooded/waterfront property. Our location makes us ideal for land and water based activities. Currently, we have a popular sailing program and an adventurous outdoor education program. One of the highlights of our property is a 30 acre island just off of our waterfront. Some of our tracks canoe out to the island and spend a night during the week (weather permitting).

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 3 large, very comfortable cabins with indoor plumbing and central heat and a/c. We also have a swimming pool, pavilion, dining hall, activity hall, boathouse,and large fields for sports.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: “Camp Piankatank Summer Camp and Retreat center seeks to be a place where children, youth, and adults can enjoy God’s creation along the Piankatank River in a Christian retreat environment that encourages physical, spiritual, social, and emotional growth..”

Our goal is to glorify God by pointing others to Him, whether that’s through our summer camp program, or through the retreats that we plan or host. Camp Piankatank is a Christian summer camp and retreat center owned by the Baptist General Association of Virginia, and located on the beautiful Piankatank River.

During the summer, Camp Piankatank becomes what it was meant to be from the beginning, a summer camp. For many years, Camp Piankatank was operated as just a summer camp. This is our passion, this is why Camp Piankatank exists, and this is why so many people love this place – they have experienced the live-changing power of Christ at Camp Piankatank, and can point to the very place at camp that they first accepted him as their Lord and Savior.

Meet the Directors

Steve and Niki Gourley have been Directors at Camp Piankatank since 2006. They both have a long history at the camp, and have a passion for camp ministry. They understand the impact that camp can and does have on a child’s life, and that’s why they continue to serve here.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We offer a CIT training program for students ages 15-17. After being accepted through the application process, CIT's come for a week of training alongside our counseling staff. During the summer, they attend two weeks of camp as a CIT. Each week costs $150, which is considerably lower than a typical week of camp. However, the training week is free of charge. CIT's will learn responsibility, professionalism, how to lead a group, how to lead a Bible study, and more. For more information, please contact our camp office.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We do offer financial assistance for families in need. Those interested can contact the camp for a scholarship application.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): In addition to our Autism Family Camp, we also offer two weekend family camps. We have a Mother/Daughter weekend and a Father/Son weekend. It's a great time for parents to get away with their kids and experience God's creation together!

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Outside of our summer programming, we rent out our facilities to all types of user groups. We are a great location to host your church or company retreat, whether it be for a day, weekend, or week. We can offer lodging, meals, high and low ropes activities, water based activities, meeting space with a/v equipment (subject to availability) and more.

Throughout the year Camp Piankatank is available for many different kinds of retreats, and hosts events for all non-profit groups, not just Baptist groups. We offer custom quotes to fit your needs, and we can do as little or as much as you would like us to do. From simply giving your Boy Scout troop a place to pitch some tents, or helping you plan your weekend retreat (with food, lodging, activities, and even a speaker) we are available to help.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Schedule and Prices:

Week 1 – Boys Only Week: ($270 base price) June 22 – June 27,
Tracks Offered: Amazing Adventure, Reel Fish Real Fun, True North Land, Beginning/Intermediate Sailing

Mini-Week 2 - Coed Mini Camp (7-9 year olds): ($130 base price) June 28 – June 30, Amazing Adventure is offered

Week 3 – Girls Only Week: ($270 base price)July 6 – July 11,
Tracks: Amazing Adventure, Saddle Sisters, True North Water, Beginning/Intermediate Sailing

Week 4 – Coed Week: ($325 base price) July 13 – July 18,
Tracks: Amazing Adventure, True North Land, Advanced Sailing

Week 5 – Coed : ($325 base price) July 20 – July 25, Tracks: Amazing Adventure, True North Water, Beginning/Intermediate Sailing, Sailing Excursion

Week 6 – Coed Youth (13+): ($325 base price) July 27 – August 1, Tracks: Extreme Escape, Reel Fish Real Fun, True North Land, Beginning/Intermediate Sailing

Week 7 – Coed Week: ($325 base price) August 3 – August 8,
Tracks: Amazing Adventure, Reel Fish Real Fun, True North Water, Beginning/Intermediate Sailing

The base price automatically registers you for Amazing Adventure/Extreme Escape.

Extra Fees for some tracks:
True North - $60- this covers the use of the camps outdoor equipment.
Sailing – $80 extra- this covers boat use and maintenance.
Sailing Excursion- $110 extra fee, covers boat use and maintenance
Reel Fish Real Fun – $50 extra covers a professionally chartered ½ day fishing trip. Rod/Reel kits are provided for campers who do not have them. Please bring your own if possible.
Saddle Sisters- $160 extra fee, covers daily trips to the horse farm.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
We are currently looking for male counselors to be Christian role models for our amazing campers. Our positions are paid and the contract dates for 2014 are June 8-August 10. We require our staff to be at least 18 years old and one year removed from high school.

If you're interested, please visit our site or contact the camp office. 

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HYC Summer Sailing Camp
Hampton, Virginia

Visit Our HYC Summer Sailing Camp Website
(757)409-0170
ADarrow.HamptonYC[AT]gmail.com
4707 Victoria Blvd.
Hampton, Virginia 23669

CAMPER AGES: 6-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Send your child to a summer camp he/she will not forget! This is not your typical sailing camp.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Sailing, Science, Math, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Hampton Yacht Club.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We incorporate sailing with marine science and fun; play on-the-water games like Quidditch, Tennis Ball Tag, Turbo Basketball, Highway, and more! For 2016, we have partnered with the Virginia Air & Space Museum to provide a math, science and sailing adventure for children ages 8 to 12. Every first Friday we will host a Pirate Day, where campers get to dress like pirates and do various pirate activities, including a treasure hunt. During each session, we will have a Parent Day where parents are encouraged to come watch what their child has learned throughout the camp, and of course take pictures! After completing each course, sailors are sent home with a card showing which objectives and goals they have accomplished throughout the course.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please see website.

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Camp Hanover
Mechanicsville, VA

Visit Our Camp Hanover Website
804-779-2811
info[AT]camphanover.org
3163 Parsleys Mill Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

CAMPER AGES: 7 to 17 (entering grades 2 through 12)

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. 2 nights, 3 nights, 1 week and 2 week camps.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Waterfront/Aquatics, Wilderness/Nature, Horses/Equestrian, Sailing, Fine Arts/Crafts, Music/Band, Theater, Swimming, Soccer, Team Sports, and more. Horseback Riding, Sailing, Leadership Training, Parent & Child, Grandparent & Child

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Hanover is a short 30 minute drive northeast from Richmond, VA easily accessible from I-295 and I-64. Situated on nearly 600 acres of forests and fields, with miles of hiking trails and a 14 acre lake, Camp Hanover is a sanctuary of natural beauty that many a wild critter calls home.

CAMP FACILITIES: 600 acres, 40 cabins and longhouses, outdoor swimming pool, dining hall, 14-acre lake with fishing, canoeing, paddle boats, volley ball court, ball field, campfire areas, hiking trails, high ropes course, challenge course, climbing wall, arts and crafts, 4-square, garden, farm animals, platform tent area, and The Mud Slide (a camper favorite!)

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our programs are designed to foster small group experiences. Two counselors and 10 to 12 coed campers live in "family groups" where they plan, play, laugh, worship and grow together, working to build a Christ-centered community of trust, openness, sharing and forgiveness.

Opportunities abound for making new friends, meeting people from around the world and round the corner, learning and practicing outdoor living skills, developing individual talents and leadership abilities, taking responsibility for and care of God's world, and having barrels of fun.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership program.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family Camp. Parent & Child, Grandparent & Child.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Established in 1957, Camp Hanover has offered residential Christian camp programs for elementary, middle and high school youth for over 55 years as the outdoor ministry of the Presbytery of the James. A fully accredited member of the American Camp Association, Camp Hanover continues to meet or exceed the camping industry's standards for safe operation, employing best practices to maintain a summer camping program of the highest quality.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Visit Our Camp Website Link: www.CampHanover.org for full program details. 2-night, 3-night, 1-week, and 2-week camps are offered weekly beginning June 16 through August 21. Traditional residential camps, as well as offsite adventure trips, horseback camps, music, drama & art camps, sailing camps and Leadership Training camps are offered throughout the summer.

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Camp Carysbrook
Riner, VA

Visit Our Camp Carysbrook Website
540-382-1670
info[AT]campcarysbrook.com
3500 Camp Carysbrook Rd.
Riner, VA 24149

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 6 - 16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Waterfront/Aquatics, Wilderness/Nature, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Swimming, Soccer, Tennis, Team Sports, and more. Horseback Riding, Archery, Fencing, Caving, & Rock Climbing.

CAMP LOCATION: Located in the New River Valley just south of Roanoke, Virginia, Camp Carysbrook for Girls is a traditional overnight camp for girls celebrating our 91st summer in 2014. Please visit our website for more information and a video taking you through a day at Carysbrook.

CAMP FACILITIES: We at Camp Carysbrook have proudly and deliberately kept our facilities rustic and simple. Girls live in cabins located near the bathhouse. There is a centrally located dining hall for family style meals. Activities make use of the beautiful landscape including a lake for swimming, canoeing and nature study as well as the Little River for canoeing and tubing trips.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Carysbrook is accredited by the ACA and offers a variety of activities including but not limited to English horseback riding, swimming, caving, rock climbing, rappelling, hiking, canoeing, archery, riflery, canoeing, fencing, arts & crafts, drama, dance, music, tennis, tumbling, synchronized swimming, team sports, recreational sports as well as nature study and ecology. Please see our website for more info.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: CIT Leadership program.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Because summer is about a simpler way of life... Step outside. Adventures await. Horseback riding, archery, canoeing... Unplug. Slow Down. Relax. Count the stars. Try something you always dreamed of or never imagined. Discover your own resilience. Build lifelong friendships. Make this a summer to remember. Camp Carysbrook since 1923.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Carysbrook offers a range of sessions from 1-7 weeks. For updated session and payment information, please check our website: Our Camp Website Link: www.campcarysbrook.com

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Camp Carysbrook for Girls is hiring staff for the upcoming summer. If you are a female age 17+ with experience in the activities we offer and a passion for working with girls and empowering them with life skills for the future, please check the jobs posted on our website for the opportunity to make a real difference in the life of young girls while enjoying the best summer of your life.

Please visit Our Camp Website Link: www.campcarysbrook.com or contact the office at info[AT]campcarysbrook.com.

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Endview Plantation Civil War Kids' Camp
Newport News, Virginia

Visit Our Endview Plantation Civil War Kids' Camp Website
(757) 887-1862
endview[AT]nnva.gov
362 Yorktown Rd.
Newport News, Virginia 23603

CAMPER AGES: 8-13

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Monday-Friday 9am-4pm plus available before and after-camp care

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Academics, and more. History

CAMP LOCATION: We are located on the property of historic Endview Plantation. The property includes, fields, woods, recreated Civil War fortifications, and a stream. This is a great location for kids to be outside and explore while learning about the Civil War.

CAMP FACILITIES: The centerpiece of the property is the 1769 plantation house known as "Endview." The house is surrounded by the fields and woods used by the Harwood family since the 1630's. It has now been restored to reflect the Civil War time period.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Children’s Civil War Summer Camp
“War in the West”
1863

This fun and educational camp is for boys and girls ages 8-13. Participants will get the chance to “join the army” for the week and experience life as a Civil War soldier. Experiences include camp life, drills and battles. This year’s theme will focus on the western battles in 1863.

This annual Civil War themed kids' summer camp has been running for over 20 years. The camp allows children to choose to be a Union or Confederate soldier. They are given a cap gun, caps, Civil War replica hat, canteen, and haversack. Children are taught about the lives of Civil War soldiers and "join" the army themselves. They learn how to march and fight like Civil War soldiers and recreate historic battles through the week while interacting with costumed interpreters.
The focus of this year's camps will be the battles fought in the "Western" theater of the war in 1863. Children will learn about the armies, the lives of the soldiers who participated, and the battles fought during this historic campaign. This camp brings kids back year after year and is a hit with parents and kids!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
2 sessions: June 25-29 and July 23-27: 9am-4pm daily (Note: camp hours have changed)
Registration and pre-payment, $175 per child, are required and included cap gun, canteen, and other gear that participants will keep.
Camps can fill quickly so register as soon as possible! For more information, please see our website or give us a call.

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Hat Creek Camps & Conferences
Brookneal, Virginia

Visit Our Hat Creek Camps & Conferences Website
434-376-1250
434-376-1251

info[AT]hatcreekcamps.org
7141 Hat Creek Rd.
Brookneal, Virginia 24528

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CAMPER AGES: Rising 3rd-12th grades

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Family Camp

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Waterfront/Aquatics, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Swimming, and more. We Offer A High & Low Challenge Course Along With A 200 Foot Zip Line & A 35' Climbing Wall. We Also Offer An Aqua Zip As Well As Many Of The Traditional Activities Associated With Camp Such As: Archery, Riflery, Crafts, Horseback Riding, Lakefront Swimming, Canoeing, Hiking, Tubing, Hayrides, The Monsoon Mudpit, & River Walking, Along With Many Other Exciting Opportunities & Experiences.

CAMP LOCATION: We are conveniently located 15 minutes north of Brookneal, VA and about 35 south of Lynchburg. We are only 1 1/2 hours from Danville and Roanoke, 2 hours from Richmond and just 3 hours from Norfolk and Virginia Beach right in the heart of central Virginia located on 343 acres of scenic beauty.

We have a 9 acre and a 2 acre lake with the Little Falling River that encompasses the property to the north and west. Hat Creek is located right on the "Road to the Revolution" with Patrick Henry's summer home and final resting place just 15 minutes away. Please visit our website for more information and directions.

CAMP FACILITIES: From modern amenities to rustic and wilderness settings we are sure to fit your needs. For our campers we have rustic hogans and cabins, pristine Lake Shalom for our waterfront activities, two outdoor amphitheaters, two dining facilities and over 6 miles of groomed trails to discover.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Hat Creek Camps & Conferences offers both traditional overnight (residential) camp, family camp and day camps.

Our staff members are fully trained to include American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard Certifications as well as ARC First Aid and CPR. Our Ropes Course Instructors are trained by certified ACCT Instructors and obtain Site Specific Certifications. Our staff go through an extensive two week and three week training course designed to meet the needs of our campers. We have on staff licensed medical personnel as well as LSW and Professional Counselors if needed. The Camp Director has over 18 years in the camping profession and holds the American Camping Association Camp Directors Course Certificate.

Although we serve ALL children and families, our primary mission of Hat Creek Camps and Conferences – A Ministry of Patrick Henry Family Services is to provide disadvantaged children with an opportunity to experience Christian camp, and to act as an identifier of family issues facing our culture today.

One of the the great things about Hat Creek Camps and Conferences is our vision is to glorify Jesus Christ while honoring the traditions and values of Patrick Henry, exemplifying the great virtues of Christianity through the ministries of camping and conferences in a modern context. We desire to be one of the top summer camps in VA, providing team building venues such as our ropes course, rock climbing wall and canoeing. - See more at: Our Camp Website Link: www.hatcreekcamps.org

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Camp Scholarships are available for those in financial need. Please contact our main office for more information of visit Our Camp Website Link: www.hatcreekcamps.org to download a camp scholarship form.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family Camp
June 30- July 5, 2014

Daily Programs and Activities for you and your family to choose from like: Swimming, High and Low Ropes Course, 35’ Climbing Wall, Horseback Riding, Field Games, Arts & Crafts, Wilderness Activities and Skills, Archery, Air Rifles, The Monsoon Mud Pit, Camp Fires, Gaga, Beach Volleyball, Hay Rides, The Aqua Zip Line, Fishing and Canoeing and much, much more!

Opportunities for early morning devotions overlooking the lake or to enjoy an evening program with a Guest Speaker who will challenge you and your family in many ways or just sit around the fire and relax.

Enjoy July 4 at Red Hill (The final resting place of Patrick Henry) which will include a pass for your family to see the awesome fireworks show and more.*
You can even select a day at Hat Creek Golf Course.*
You can also enjoy the peace and quiet of hiking six miles of trails and along the Little Falling River during your stay exploring the many areas of solitude and reflection.

Or you can just sit back and relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings that Hat Creek is blessed to have, all the while meeting new friends and other families.

All meals are included (snacks are not included, but will be available in our camp store).

Price varies with choice of lodging:
Screened In Hogans (Sleeps 7) 4 Available w/bath house $425.00. Winter Hogans (Sleeps 7) 4 Available w/bath house $450.00. Cabins (Sleeps 12) 2 Available w/bath house $475.00. Tree Houses (Sleeps 12-15) 2 Available – No bath house $325.00. Tenting Areas With Bath House $350.00. Retreat Center (2&3 Bed Rooms) Private Rooms/Shared Bath $525.00.

These prices are for a family of four. Additional cost of $25 per person for food and $10 per person per week for lodging. *There is an additional cost for these options. TBD. HCCC will not meet dietary needs; however our food selections are healthy choices and are of the utmost quality. You and your family will enjoy line service and eat in our Dining Hall.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We are a year round facility available for retreats, conferences, family reunions, corporate usage, weddings and any other type of gatherings you can imagine. We are here to serve you.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
For complete information please visit Our Camp Website Link: www.hatcreekcamps.org for more information and visit our "camp" side.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
We are always looking for qualified staff to come alongside and to help us serve these children.  Please visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.hatcreekcamps.org for more information.

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Virginia Bible Camp
Keezletown, Virginia

Visit Our Virginia Bible Camp Website
703-309-9057
vabiblecamp[AT]gmail.com
4896 Armentrout Path
Keezletown, Virginia 22832

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
13101 Fox Shadow Ln 
Clifton, VA  20124

CAMPER AGES: 8-18 and graduating seniors

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. July 2nd-8th, 2017 Camp begins at 3:00 pm. Camp ends at 10:00 am.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian. Non-denominational bible camp.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Virginia Bible Camp is a week long residential youth camp for ages 8-18 and graduating seniors. At camp, campers will participate in daily bible studies, devotions, and evening campfires. Recreational activities include swimming, paddle boating, canoeing, High Ropes Challenge Course, and a tubing adventure on the Shenandoah River. Every year a theme is chosen. Campers participate in sports, team games and competitions. The highlight of the week is our "Friday Night Live" and "VBC's Got Talent" Show.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: VBC will attempt to make accommodations if possible.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Waterfront/Aquatics, Swimming, Basketball, Team Sports, and more. Aerial Zipline, Paddle Boating, Canoeing, & Tubing On The Shenandoah River

CAMP LOCATION: Virginia Bible Camp rents the facilities at Brethren Woods Camp and Retreat Center in Keezletown, VA. Brethren Woods encompasses 135 beautiful acres of beautiful woodlands and rolling hills adjoining George Washington National Forest, 12 miles northeast of Harrisonburg in the Shenandoah Valley. Please visit our website for our exciting photos!

CAMP FACILITIES: "We have modern cabins, some with air conditioning, an outdoor pool, recreation/dining hall, outdoor basketball courts, indoor meeting lodge, and a pristine lake for paddle boating and swimming. Brethren Woods is an American Camp Association accredited camp, holding them to the highest standard of quality.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Virginia Bible Camp is run by a group of local Christian volunteers, comprised of parents and counselors (mostly college students or recent graduates) who are dedicated to the spiritual growth and development of our campers. In 2006, the current camps administrators began operating another camp as part of a larger camp organization. Since 2016, we are no longer affiliated with that organization and are now operating as an independent, non-denominational camp, overseen by members of the church of Christ.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Our Counselor-in-Training program allows our campers to return as counselors once they reach the age limitation as campers. CIT is open to high school juniors and seniors.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Financial aid is offered on an individual basis according to need. Preference is given to lower income families whenever possible.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We offer a fall retreat called Virginia Bible Retreat and a Spring picnic called Virginia Bible Camp Picnic. Please call for more info on these programs.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Camp is one week per summer. This year camp runs July 2nd to 8th, 2017.

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Sail Quest
Norfolk, Virginia

Visit Our Sail Quest Website
(757) 823-4242
info[AT]sailnauticus.org
Nauticus
One Waterside Drive
Norfolk, Virginia 23510

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 8-11 (beginner); 12-15 (beginner); 10-15 (advanced)

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Weekly camps

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Our fun, hands-on camps include water and shore-based activities led by certified instructors. Your child will experience the water in a whole new way while learning the principles of sailing and water safety. Our Harbor 20s are safe and ideal performance sailboats that are perfect for any type of sailor, and can hold up to 5 campers. Each boat will have a certified instructor on board to provide more personalized training for each student.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Sailing, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located on the downtown Norfolk waterfront behind Nauticus, a maritime science museum.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our mission is to impact the academic and leadership achievement of Hampton Roads youth through sailing and maritime sciences.

OTHER CAMP INFO: fun, hands-on camps include water and shore-based activities led by certified instructors. Your child will experience the water in a whole new way while learning the principles of sailing and water safety! Whether it's our Sail Quest beginner's camp for 10-14 year olds, our Sail Voyagers intermediate camp, or our Sail Tech camp for teenagers, there's plenty of opportunities for young people to get out on the water with us.

Our Harbor 20s are safe and ideal performance sailboats that are perfect for beginners, and can hold up to 4 campers. Each boat will have a certified instructor on board to provide more personalized training for each student.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
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WorldStrides Summer Programs
Virginia Location(s)

Visit Our WorldStrides Summer Programs Website
434.284.9224, 1.885.812.8219
danielled[AT]worldstrides.org
info[AT]worldstridessummer.com
218 West Water Street
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Florida, California, New York, Austria, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Scotland, South Africa, Spain

CAMPER AGES: Middle School and High School programs

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, Horses/Equestrian, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Music/Band, Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Science, Academics, Computers, Math, Technology, Soccer, Golf, and more. Business Entrepreneurship Pre-college Program, Fashion, Writing, Art History, Investing Pre-college Program, Service Learning, Game Design, Law & Leadership, Digital Media, Business Of Sports.

CAMP LOCATION: Our programs are located both domestically and internationally including at UCLA,and New York City. Our abroad destinations include Austria, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Scotland, and Spain.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our programs host students in college residence halls, hotels, and lodges.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: WorldStrides is the largest and most trusted educational travel organization in the nation. WorldStrides was founded nearly 50 years ago by an educator committed to enriching students’ lives through experiential travel, and has since grown to an international organization providing unique experiences to more than five million participants.

WorldStrides Summer programs offers students the opportunity to earn college credit through unique, educational, life changing experiences. With a diverse array of programs focusing on adventure and service, language, cultural, and science immersion, and university-based programs, we challenge students to gain new perspectives and expand their knowledge.

Join us, think more. WorldStrides Summer consists of a dedicated base team in addition to the support of many WorldStrides team members within the United States and internationally. During programs students experience the world’s best leaders through our Destination Directors and Specialists, and course leaders. Meet our team at Our Camp Website Link: www.worldstridessummer.com.

WorldStrides is a fully accredited travel study program. We maintain both school accreditation, which verifies the high academic quality of our programs, and corporate accreditation, which assures our organization’s commitment to safety, security, and financial stability. Our accredited status attests to our high academic standards. Traveling with an accredited travel study program means that your program is centered on a structured curriculum that is aligned with state standards.

Destination Directors and Specialists, who undergo continuous training in methods for delivering content to students, bring this curriculum to life through interactive activities and engaging lessons. Our designation as an accredited travel study program and our relationship with highly ranked colleges and universities allows WorldStrides Summer programs to offer students the opportunity for college credit.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: FLAG Scholarships One million dollars in FLAG Scholarship funding is available for WorldStrides programs for families with an annual adjusted gross income (AGI) up to $85,000. Last year, thousands of families benefited from the FLAG Scholarship program. Families are invited to complete a confidential, simple application to receive travel assistance funds. Contact the WorldStrides Summer team for a confidential application. Applications must be completed within 45 days of registration. SYTA Youth Foundation: The Student and Youth Travel Association (SYTA) offers need and merit-based scholarships for student travel. Visit Our Camp Website Link: www.sytayouthfoundation.org for more information on how to apply. Contact the WorldStrides Summer Team for fundraising activities and tips. Contact a WSS team member for a fundraising information sheet.

OTHER CAMP INFO: WorldStrides Summer programs also focus on future career opportunities. Many programs offer hands-on experience in the field that exposes students to specific industries and working professionals. These valuable experiences support both career preparation as well as college achievement. According to CNBC (2013), recruiters recommend adding six types of college courses to your schedule in order to stand out in future job interviews: STEM classes, Internship-driven picks, Business and economics, Theater Arts, Professional Writing, and Leadership Studies. It can be beneficial, no matter your interest, to have a strong foundation in public speaking, writing, leadership, and business. Get a head start with WorldStrides Summer programs as you promote a well-rounded and qualified you!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Our dates and fees vary per program, please visit Our Camp Website Link: www.worldstridessummer.com to find the information for your program of interest.

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Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp & Retreat Center
Fort Valley, Virginia

Visit Our Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp & Retreat Center Website
(540) 449-0012
julie[AT]carolinefurnace.org
2239 Camp Roosevelt Road
Fort Valley, Virginia 22652

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CAMPER AGES: rising 1st to 12th grade

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. two night sessions for Buddies in Christ/Special Needs Camp

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp & Retreat Center sits on 257 acres in the Shenandoah Valley. We offer eight weeks of Summer Camp to rising 1st through 12th graders. Campers experience daily worship and Bible study, plus a large range of activities. Campers can expect a week packed with fun! They'll get to swim, canoe, fish, creek walk, play small and large group games, challenge themselves on our low ropes course, hike, cook over a campfire, create crafts, learn archery, gain culinary skills, and explore the furnace ruins on camp property. Each week, Chaplains from supporting congregations join us in leading the campers in morning worship, Bible study, and campfire and evening devotion. Caroline Furnace combines small and large group -style camping in an outdoor, faith-filled setting, all to create an unforgettable summer camp experience for your camper.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Come experience camp together! Buddies in Christ camp is June 30-July 2 and July 2-4, and is designed for campers rising 1st to 12th grade who may not be able to come to camp on their own. We recognize that traditional summer camp has inherent demands that can make it difficult for campers with special needs - to include a busy schedule, high levels of activity, and uneven terrain. For Special Needs Camp, we work with each family to meet the needs of each individual.

Each camper comes for two nights with at least one parent. Buddies in Christ Camp is based in the Cabin Village. Group size is intentionally small (15 campers per session) to maximize individualized attention. Every camper has a high school or college aged "buddy" to guide them throughout the day. Parents are given optional free time on the second day of camp (July 1 or July 3, depending on session), and we will have parent activities and local business discounts available.

All camper activities are challenge by choice and include campfires, canoeing, fishing, swimming, yoga and play-based worship. Camp concludes with an optional family outing on the third day. The entire schedule is adapted to allow for longer transition times, flexibility, and more down time.

We feel it is important to discuss the realities of camp with each family, and what we can do to help each camper. The Cabin Village is wheelchair accessible, with two wheelchair accessible Cabins and accessibility to all common areas. There will most likely be two or three families per Cabin. The Cabins do not have air conditioning but we provide fans. The Cabin Village is wooded and nearly all activities will be accessed via trails. It can be humid and buggy during the day in the summer, with cool, dark nights.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Waterfront/Aquatics, Wilderness/Nature, Horses/Equestrian, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Music/Band, Theater, Academics, Team Sports, and more. Canoeing, Fishing, Archery, Hiking, Culinary, History, Caving, Rock Climbing,

CAMP LOCATION: Serving the community since 1957, we sit on 257 acres in the Shenandoah Valley and are situated northwest of Washington DC. We are supported by three local Synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) - Virginia, Metro DC, and West Virginia-Western Maryland. Our mission is to provide unforgettable faith, education and renewal experiences in God’s creation for all God’s people.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our Cabin Village has eight modern-rustic cabins that sleep a total of 100, with an adjacent dining hall, large modern bathhouse, and modern air-conditioned/heated meeting facility. Our Sukkah Village sleeps up to 48 in 6 Sukkahs. Sukkahs are roofed platforms with screened half-walls and 8 beds each. We have a low ropes course, a 5 acre lake for swimming, canoeing and fishing, a prayer labyrinth, an extensive trail system, 8 large group fire circles, National Forest access, and incredible stargazing.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Serving the community since 1957, our mission is to provide unforgettable faith, education and renewal experiences in God’s creation for all God’s people. As a separate non-profit incorporated entity of the ELCA we provide opportunities to a wide variety of public and private schools, churches, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. We partner with local businesses and organizations to provide valuable services that develop current and future leaders for our community and the world.

Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp & Retreat Center has a small year-round staff of 3 full time and 4 part time/seasonal full time. We hire 15-20 counselors for our Summer Camp program. All are certified in First Aid and CPR, with additional opportunities for Wilderness First Aid, Lifeguard, American Canoe Association Instructor, Archery Instructor, ServSafe Food Handler/Manager, Leave No Trace Trainer, and more.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Do you dream of serving on the Caroline Furnace staff or becoming a stronger leader in your community? Our LITs are challenged to grow in their faith and leadership, and are equipped with skills and tools to continue learning and growing after camp is over. LITs are chosen for their faith maturity, desire to become a better leader, and motivated personality.

During your LIT! training week (Part One), you will develop skills, awareness and experience that will put you into action as a quality leader and team member. Throughout your training week, you will study and practice the art of leading others with the help of our Leadership Team. Following successful completion of your first week, you may choose a second week (Part Two) to return to camp and co-lead a cabin under the leadership of one of our counselors. Part Two weeks are offered weeks three through seven of summer camp.

Our Leaders In Training program is application based. Learn more at Our Camp Website Link: www.CarolineFurnace.org.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: At Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp & Retreat Center, scholarships are determined on a case-by-case basis. About 30% of our campers come on partial or full scholarship or sponsorship. Contact us for more information at Our Camp Website Link: www.CarolineFurnace.org.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): We offer one week of Family Camp with a half-week or full-week option, as well as a Family Camp Out-Trip - an overnight canoeing trip on the Shenandoah River. Out-Trip participants must be potty-trained and able to sleep in a tent at a primitive site (composting toilets available).

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp & Retreat Center is a year-round retreat center and summer camp. Our main property is in Fort Valley VA and we also operate an adult retreat center in Strasburg VA. We are busy year round with rental groups and planned programming in faith, education, and renewal - youth retreats, campus ministries, men’s and women’s groups, school groups, conference meetings, scouting trips, family reunions, and special events. Our group minimum is 10, and we can accommodate large groups of 200+. For eight weeks of the year Caroline Furnace is filled with the excitement of Summer Camp, available for rising 1st to 12th grade campers.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please see Our Camp Website Link: www.CarolineFurnace.org for more information.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Summer Staff positions at Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp & Retreat Center - You'll be signing up for two weeks of staff training and eight weeks of varied outdoor adventure - May 31 to August 9. There are opportunities for select applicants to begin a couple weeks early and stay a week or two later.

You can expect a new adventure each week, to gain new skills and experiences, and to make friendships that will last a lifetime.

Do you have what it takes to be a Camp Counselor? You'll need an endless supply of energy, love, enthusiasm, patience, and kindness. You must be able to share your faith story and encourage young people to grow in their own relationship with Jesus Christ. You must embrace the adventure of the outdoors and work well in a team. You must be willing to unplug from technology and focus on your relationship with God, nature, and the people around you.

​Academic Internships are available. Pay is based on experience and certifications. Contact us for more information or apply online at Our Camp Website Link: www.CarolineFurnace.org

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Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing
New Castle, Virginia

Visit Our Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing Website
1-800-782-0779 540-864-6792
info[AT]wilderness-adventure.com
11176 Peaceful Valley Road
New Castle, Virginia 24127

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CAMPER AGES: 8 - 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. 1-, 2- and 3- week overnight sessions

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: An expedition program for youth to build confidence, leadership skills, and teamwork through adventure activities. Participants backpack, canoe, rock climb, mountain bike, zip line, and more during the days and camp out under the stars at night. Leaders are outdoor professionals in their mid-twenties. All gear is provided and no experience is necessary!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, Academics, Team Sports, and more. Adventure Sports Offered: Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Caving, Kayaking, Canoeing, Backpacking, Hiking, Camping

Specialty Trips Offered: Go With The Flow (river Trip); Mountain Biking; Rock Climbing; Rock, Roll & Flow (rock Climbing, Mountain Biking & River Trip) & Wilderness Leadership Course.

Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing is a Top Adventure Summer Camp located in New Castle Virginia offering many fun and educational Adventure and other activities, including: Team Sports, Wilderness/Nature, Academics and more. Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing is a top Adventure Camp for ages: 8 - 17.
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CAMP LOCATION: We are located 45 Minutes northwest of Roanoke, Virginia in the Beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. We have a 500 Acre Base Camp that shares a property line with the Thomas Jefferson National Forest. Please visit our website for more information at Our Camp Website Link: www.wilderness-adventure.com.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our Base Camp Has 10 Campsites for our summer youth program, a pond for swimming and Kayaking, 900 foot Zipline, 50' climbing wall, high ropes course, 2 low ropes courses, a bathhouse, bike & boat shop, and a creek that runs around the property. Please visit our website for more information at Our Camp Website Link: www.wilderness-adventure.com

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our camp offers single and multiple week excursions into the wilderness. The trips are backpacking based, so you will live out of your backpack, sleep in a tent, cook your own meals, and also get to do a lot of amazing activities like backpacking, climbing, canoeing, kayaking, zip-lining, high ropes, caving, fun games and much more. Please check out our summer program at Our Camp Website Link: www.wilderness-adventure.com. We also strive to have the best staff. Our staff comes from a year-round professionally trained core group, Since we are open all year long and we do these jobs all year. Our company has also been on Outside magazines "Best Places to Work" for the last four years. Learn more about our staff and what motivates them at Our Camp Website Link: www.wilderness-adventure.com.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: LEADERSHIP TRAINING COURSE -(7 day training + summer apprenticeship) Many of our participants come back year after year as campers, aspiring to one day join the ranks of the amazing Wilderness Adventure staff. The leadership training course provides participants ages 17 and up the chance to transition with this apprenticeship program. Participants will go through a thorough one week training where they will be evaluated on their dedication and motivation. If they are deemed ready for our apprentice program then they will have the opportunity to shadow activity instructors of their choice and even potentially co-lead a summer trip.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Wilderness Advenure at Eagle Landing operates a year-round camp, conference and retreat center with a focus on team building and adventure experiences. Our elegantly rustic lodges are equally suited to host weeklong field trips and/or Corporate groups. Food service and adventure experiences are available, contact us today to plan your next adventure! 540-864-6792

OTHER CAMP INFO: Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing designed specialty trips for our campers who were looking for the next challenge. Many of our participants had started out getting comfortable with camping on our Outdoor Discovery and worked their way up to the more challenging Classic Adventure. Our specialty trips allow participants to focus on their favorite adventure activity. These trips allow them to really focus in on learning more technique, improving their knowledge, and gaining strength and ability. All of our specialty trips are taught from a beginner level, however, if you do have prior experience, our instructors and leaders can provide special challenges just for you. With a new lower rate they are more affordable than ever. Check them out here Our Camp Website Link: www.wilderness-adventure.com.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please check out our dates, tuition, and trips on our website at Our Camp Website Link: www.wilderness-adventure.com.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Accepting applications for trip leaders (18+, 21+ preferred).  Please email info[AT]wilderness-adventure.com for more information.

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Adventure Amputee Camp (AAC)
Winchester, VA

Visit Our Adventure Amputee Camp (AAC) Website
adventureamputeecamp[AT]gmail.com
176 Saddleback Lane
Winchester, VA 22602

CAMPER AGES: 8 - 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. 4 nights

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Adventure Amputee Camp (AAC) is a non-profit organization that offers a traditional overnight camp experience to young amputees ranging from ages 8 to 17. We host a summer camp in North Carolina and a winter camp in Virginia each year.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Adventure Amputee Camp (AAC) is a camp designed for young amputees. Adaptive equipment and special needs are considered for each activity.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Waterfront/Aquatics, Wilderness/Nature, Swimming, Tennis, Basketball, Team Sports, and more. White Water Rafting, Climbing, Water Skiing (summer Camp). Skiing, Snowboarding, Tubing, Ice Skating (winter Camp).

CAMP LOCATION: We are nestled along the Nathalaha river approximately 12 miles west of Bryson City. We are on the south side of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and use facilities provided by the Nantahala Outdoor Center. See Our Camp Website Link: www.noc.com and our website Our Camp Website Link: www.adventureamputeecamp.org for additional information and photographs.

Our winter camp is located in Wintergreen, Virginia.

CAMP FACILITIES: For summer camp, we have approximately 10 cabins, a recreation/dining hall, and access to tennis courts, a river, and a lake.

For winter camp, we have one large cabin in which approximately 10 campers and 5 counselors are housed for the week.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The History. Established in 1995, Adventure Amputee Camp (AAC) is a non-profit organization that offers a traditional overnight camp experience to young amputees ranging from ages 8 to 17. Campers and volunteers across the Midwest and Southeast travel to participate each year. Held at the Nantahala Outdoor Center in Bryson City, North Carolina, the camp provides space for young amputees to gain confidence and explore their potential in an environment of encouragement and acceptance. The Camp. The activities offered at camp further the objectives by stretching a camper's physical and mental capacities.

AAC offers a spectrum of activities that range from physically and mentally challenging to relaxing and entertaining. Activities such as river rafting, high ropes and waterskiing are physically demanding and introduced to broaden the physical, mental and emotional resources of the camper. Activities such as bowling, crafts, and swimming may be less physically demanding, yet, force campers to cognitively re-assess what is obtainable or imaginable.

Recently, in 2013, we began a winter camp to complement our summer activities and continue to stretch the potential of our campers.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: AAC is a low-cost camp that only requires a $25 application fee.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Our next camp will be held in July of 2015. Our next winter camp will be held January of 2015. For additional information, see Our Camp Website Link: www.adventureamputeecamp.org

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Camp Wego
Virginia Location(s)

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352-445-2044
352-249-6783

info[AT]campwego.com
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Florida, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

CAMPER AGES: 14-65

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Travel Tours Camp

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Wego offers high-quality tours for teen and adults with special needs year around. Our travel programs are unforgettable adventures. We are not your ordinary travel Camp! On our exciting, supervised educational travel programs, individuals learn new skills, make lifelong friends and explore extraordinary cultures in United States and abroad.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Camp Wego is a Travel camp serving teens and adult with special needs ages 14-65. We are a small travel special needs camp that travel in the United States and abroad. We are able to provide low staffing ratios, 1 to 4. (1:1 if needed) We have highly credentialed and experienced staff so each individuals needs are met. We add new and innovative travel and activities each year.

Our travel is designed to enhance social, friendship, culture, and other vital life skills that promote independence. Camp Wego helps travelers make new friends while traveling in a safe, fun and educational environment.

We offer high-quality supervised tours for teens and adults with special needs year around. Our travel programs are specialized for individuals with Developmental Disabilities, Autism, Learning Disabilities, ADHD and Asperger's syndrome.

Individuals must be ambulatory and be able to take care of personal hygiene needs.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Travel, Swimming, Team Sports, and more. Travel, Travel Abroad, Cruises, Camping, Sightseeing, Theme Parks, Culture

CAMP LOCATION: Our year-round office is located in Florida. Our trips depart and operate from many of domestic and international locations. Our staff training is held every year in Florida.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Wego is fully committed to developing life and social skills for individuals with special needs ages 14 and up. We believe that our travel trips are a great way to experience independence, improve social skills, and increase self-esteem in a secure, safe and also an exciting environment. Our primary goals are to help travelers build self-esteem, develop better social skills and self-expression, make and maintain friendships, improve fine motor skills, gross motor skills, and sensory integration.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Camp Wego travels year around.

OTHER CAMP INFO: No Financial aid offered.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Most trips cost $1000 and up

For complete info visit Our Camp Website Link: www.campwego.com

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Passages Adventure Camp
Richmond, Virginia

Visit Our Passages Adventure Camp Website
804-897-8283 x310
Julie[AT]PeakExperiences.com
Belle Isle
Richmond, Virginia 23219

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
11421 Polo Circle Midlothian, VA 23113

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CAMPER AGES: 5-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Monday to Friday 8am-5pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers. All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: We are beginning our 26th year as Richmond's premiere summer day camp focusing on helping young people foster lifelong outdoor skills in a fun and challenging environment. We are consistently selected as Richmond's "Favorite Day Camp."

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Waterfront/Aquatics, Wilderness/Nature, Team Sports, and more. Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Rappelling, Zip-Line, Mountain Biking, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Primitive Survival Skills, Trail Running

CAMP LOCATION: We are located on beautiful Belle Isle on the James River in downtown Richmond, VA. Please visit our website for a complete description of all of our camps, plus a video and secure on line Registration at: Our Camp Website Link: www.PassagesRVA.com

CAMP FACILITIES: We provide all necessary equipment including kayaks, helmets, life jackets, climbing harnesses and shoes, mountain bikes and stand up paddle boards. We also provide lunch, drinks and snacks every day. We spend all day on the James River enjoying adventure based activities supervised by our outstanding Counselors, all of whom have been Passages campers at one time.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Passages Adventure Camp's mission is to help young people foster lifelong outdoor skills in a fun and challenging environment. Our focus is to help each camper build leadership skills, develop teamwork and improve their confidence and self-esteem. We maintain a 4:1 Camper to Counselor ratio.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Counselor in Training Program available for returning, qualified campers in climbing, kayaking, primitive survival skills, mountain biking and paddle boarding.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Passages Adventure Camps teach boys and girls ages 8-17 the fun of outdoor adventure which includes kayaking, rock climbing, rappelling, wilderness survival, zip-lining, mountain biking and stand up paddle boarding. We’ve designed the "Rock and River Master Program" which confidently teaches campers fundamentals to advanced methods of kayaking, rock climbing and rappelling. Our "Dirt and Air Program" teaches the fundamentals of mountain biking. Our newest Trail Running camp is for middle school students who want to prepare for the Fall Season of Cross Country. For our youngest campers ages 5-7, we offer both Full and Half Day Base camps which introduces kids to adventure and fun and our very own bouncy house!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
We begin June 11th and continue weekly camp programs until August 24. Please visit our website at: Our Camp Website Link: www.PassagesRVA.com for a complete summer schedule of all of our camp offerings. You may also call Julie at 804-897-8283x310 to speak directly with our Camp Registrar. We are here to help!

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Global Youth Village
Bedford, VA

Visit Our Global Youth Village Website
540-871-0882
gyv[AT]legacyintl.org
1020 Legacy Drive
Bedford, VA 24523

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 14-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Overnight/Residential

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: The Global Youth Village started 37 years ago, with a need and a dream. A group of parents noticed their kids had never met anyone from a different country or culture– something they knew was important for young people growing up in a quickly “globalizing” world. They dreamed of a way to bring together young people from around the world to live and learn alongside one another.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, Travel, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Science, Academics, Soccer, Basketball, Team Sports, and more. International Summer Program, Leadership.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located about four hours south of Washington D.C., 2.5 hours west iof Richmond, VA and two hours north of Raleigh, NC. We are in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains on 50 acres of land with a stream, hiking trails, pond and vegetable gardens. Visit our site to learn more.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 10 cabins, outdoor pool, dining hall, outdoor basketball court, outdoor stage, and a big top tent.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We offer a unique, practical, hands-on leadership training program that is a blend of dynamic workshops and summer fun activities. Participants from around the world take discussion-based workshops in dialogue/peace building, global issues, environmental action and public health and learn about how they can 'BE the change'. We also offer the opportunity to try new foods, and enjoy traditional summer fun activities like swimming, ping pong, pottery, rock climbing etc. It's so much fun to live and learn with teens from around the world!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We offer a unique, practical, hands-on leadership training program that is a blend of dynamic workshops and summer fun activities.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Please visit Our Camp Website Link: www.globalyouthvillage.org for more information.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
2016 Dates
Session One: July 13 - 26
Session Two: July 31 - August 13

More information at Our Camp Website Link: www.globalyouthvillage.org.

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Nauticus Explorer Camp 1
Norfolk, Virginia

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(757) 664-1041
rebecca.hill[AT]norfolk.gov
One Waterside Drive
Norfolk, Virginia 23510

CAMPER AGES: July 13-17 ages 6-9; July 20-24 Ages 9-12

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Come join us for a fun-filled week of exploring the world of Science! We’ll forecast the weather, build an underwater SeaBot ROV, make slime, enjoy a 3-D Ocean movie, tour the Battleship Wisconsin, play in the water fountains at Town Point Park, and more!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Science, Technology, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: On the downtown Norfolk waterfront.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Explore Science All Around Us

July 13-17 Ages 6-9

July 20-24- Ages 9-12

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. both weeks

$225 Members; $245 Non-Members

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804-556-3633

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540-886-7513

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540-997-5773

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Gore, Virginia 22637
540-858-2551

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Bay Port Road
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804-758-5140

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57 Pipsico Road
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757-294-3116

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