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summer camp special promotion for campers coming to summer camp at wilderness adventure

UNTIL MARCH 15

$200 OFF

CAMP SPECIAL

CLASSIC
SUMMER CAMPS

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Our classic summer camps are the perfect mix of our outdoor adventure camps. Campers will participate in a range of outdoor activities, learn backpacking essentials, outdoor living skills, and build leadership along the way.

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CAMP PRICING

We offer payment plans at discounts throughout the year. Contact us if you have any questions!

CLASSIC CAMPS

ONE-WEEK OUTDOOR DISCOVERY: $1,650

ONE-WEEK CLASSIC ADVENTURE: $1,750

TWO-WEEK CLASSIC EXPEDITION: $2,860

SPECIALTY CAMPS

TWO-WEEK GO WITH THE FLOW: $3,600

ONE-WEEK MOUNTAIN BIKING 101: $1,800

ONE-WEEK MOUNTAIN BIKING 201: $1,800

TWO-WEEK ULTIMATE MOUNTAIN BIKING: $3,600

ONE-WEEK ROCK CLIMBING: $1,800

TWO-WEEK OVER AND UNDER: $3,600

THREE-WEEK LEADERSHIP COURSE: $4,950

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OUTDOOR
DISCOVERY

ONE-WEEK SUMMER CAMP | AGES 9 - 10 | $1,650

JUNE 9 - JUNE 15 | JUNE 23 - JUNE 29 | JULY 7 - JULY 13 | JULY 28 - AUGUST 3 | AUGUST 4 - AUGUST 10

Activities Include:

  • Outdoor Living Skills: Learn essential skills like shelter building, knot tying, fire building, and backcountry cooking.

  • Ropes Team Building: Navigate low and high ropes elements, fostering teamwork and camaraderie.

  • Rock Climbing and Caving: Experience the thrill of scaling rocks and exploring caves.

  • Canoeing on Craig’s Creek: Glide through the water, taking in the scenic beauty of Craig’s Creek.

 

Camping/Backpacking Adventure: Participants camp under the stars and engage in daily adventure activities. Each evening, they return to their camp to prepare backcountry meals and enjoy campfires. The program culminates in an overnight backpacking trip in the Jefferson National Forest.​

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Leadership Development: The Outdoor Discovery program empowers participants to unleash their full potential by providing opportunities to take on different leadership roles, such as team leader, navigator, or strategist. This experience teaches individuals to communicate effectively, make decisions in challenging situations, and support their peers. By fostering a culture of growth and collaboration, Outdoor Discovery inspires everyone to work together towards a common goal and achieve greatness as a team.

As the week comes to a close, the Outdoor Discovery campers eagerly anticipate the end-of-week celebration. They look forward to participating in the thrilling WA Olympics, where they compete in various outdoor activities and games. As evening approaches, they gather around the table for a delicious spaghetti dinner, sharing stories and laughs with their fellow campers. Finally, they end the day with the Closing Campfire ceremony, where they listen to inspiring tales and reflect on their experiences at camp.

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Adventure Activities: Our Classic Adventure program offers various exciting activities throughout the week. Campers have the opportunity to learn and grow every day, starting with team-building exercises that test their communication, trust, and problem-solving skills. Campers rock climb, canoe, kayak, caving, and participate in low and high ropes activities. 

 

Leadership Development: As part of the program, each participant has the opportunity to rotate through different leadership positions, allowing them to experience the challenges and responsibilities that come with each role. This not only develops their leadership skills, but also promotes personal growth in areas such as respect for others, positive attitude, strong work ethic, and effective communication. By engaging in these experiential learning opportunities, participants gain valuable insights into their own strengths and weaknesses, and are better equipped to lead and collaborate with others in any setting.


Camp Life and Traditions: The adventure kicks off with campers receiving their backpacking gear and honing practical skills such as cooking outdoors, setting up tents, and Leave No Trace principles. Beyond our property, participants explore the national forest, moving from campsite to campsite.

 

Last Day of Camp: On Fridays, the One-Week Classic crew along with the rest of the camp community, participate in the traditional Wilderness Adventure festivities. These include exciting activities like riding our Giant Swing, WA-Olympics, and a communal spaghetti dinner. The night culminates with storytelling around the Closing Campfire.

*Mountain biking is reserved for our older age groups.

CLASSIC
ADVENTURE

ONE-WEEK SUMMER CAMP | AGES 11 - 17 | $1,750

This outdoor adventure camp is designed for campers aged 11 to 17 and is divided into ages 11-12, 13-14, and 15-17. Campers participate in exciting activities such as rock climbing, canoeing, caving, and mountain biking throughout the week. They will learn essential backpacking techniques and Leave No Trace principles and develop self-sufficiency in the wilderness. Hands-on experiences include preparing backcountry meals, mastering camp stove operations, and navigating the terrain by foot, bike, and boat. This makes it an ideal Virginia summer camp for young people who seek outdoor exploration and leadership development.

 

Outdoor Living Skills: At camp, campers learn outdoor skills like building shelters, starting fires, navigating with a compass, and more. With day hikes into the nearby national forest, campers witness the beauty of nature up close and personal and learn about the flora and fauna that inhabit the area. This boosts their confidence in exploring the outdoors safely and responsibly while also instilling a greater appreciation for nature and encouraging them to protect the environment.

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  • Camp Life: The journey begins with campers receiving their backpacking gear and engaging in hands-on activities like cooking outdoors, tent setup, and Leave No Trace principles. Beyond our property, participants venture into the national forest, utilizing their own steam or occasional transport for diverse experiences.​

 

  • Skill Development: In addition to adventure activities, participants receive introductory lessons in shelter building, knot tying, fire building, animal and plant identification, backcountry cooking, and Leave No Trace principles. Leadership development is woven into the experience, with participants rotating through various roles to cultivate respect, attitude, work ethic, and communication.

  • Return to Base Camp: On the final day, the two-week Expedition Crew returns to Base Camp and joins the other summer campers for a Friday filled with traditional Wilderness Adventure festivities. The day includes a thrilling Giant Swing ride, WA-Olympics, a communal spaghetti dinner, and a memorable night of storytelling around the Closing Campfire.

 

*Note: Mountain biking is reserved for older age groups