"The starter trip" for summer camp and camping trips!

Find out what a week in a positive, adventurous, outdoor environment can do for your 3rd to 5th grader!  


Cabin Program July 9 - July 15

Camping Program July 30 - August 5

Ages 8-10

One Week program


Designed for campers ages 8-10, our Outdoor Discovery program is led by two of our best Leaders and a gentle yet exciting introduction to the great outdoors.

This 1-week trip will teach your young camper all the basics of camp life, while also engaging them in adventure activities suited to their skill level.

This adventure is design as a introduction to our Classic Adventure.  By having a "home base" in one of our Base Camp cabins, your child will be able to experience the wilderness without being fully immersed in the back-country.  Each day he or she will learn new skills like canoeing, rock climbing, and fire-by-friction, alongside a group of up to 11 other 8-10 year-olds.  Our Outdoor Discovery leaders are fun, experienced, and engaging teachers who will be sure that each participant is able to face challenges appropriate to his or her own sense of self-confidence and skill level.

Near the end of the week the campers will move out of the cabin and set camp on our Base Camp.  This allows participants time to build up excitement for their overnight immersion in the outdoors.  

On the traditional last day, the campers will join the other groups of in your session to participate in our WAlympics, ride our 900' Zip Line, eat a home cooked spaghetti dinner, and enjoy our closing campfire.

This trip fosters independence, confidence, and the campers make new friends while enjoying the beautiful surroundings of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Most gear is provided for the Outdoor Discovery trips. We provide linens, backpacking, camping, and activity gear. You need to provide clothes and hygiene items for the trips. If you have your own gear you are welcome to bring what you have. You can check out our Packing List to see what gear or clothes you might need to bring for the trip.