Forest Camp is a 4 day outdoor adventure summer day camp. Children spend their days at camp in the beautiful mountains of Catawba guided by our year-round forest school instructors. The natural world comes alive in the summer for the most diverse experience combining imaginative games and play, nature-based crafts, and outdoor education. The tree canopy, mountain top breeze, mud kitchen, tree swings, and puddle jumping keeps the children comfortable in the heat of the summer. Forest Camp is guided by the same philosophy as our other programs and is child-led. 

Forest Camp is for ages 3-13. All age groups are in the same location.  

All camps run Monday-Thursday


June 22-25

July 13-16

August 3-6

Camp rhythm:

9 am- drop off

9:30- morning circle(camp songs, theme of the day)

9:45- snack

10:15- forest exploration/hike

11:45- lunch

12:45- relax time in hammocks

1:15- craft

1:45- forest games 

2:30- pick up

Cost: $110 per week

Make a summer evening come even more alive with camp friends with an overnight campout option for ages 7-13 on each Wednesday night of camp. Camp out is an additional $30 and is on site. Camp out includes camp games, cooking dinner and breakfast over a fire, flashlight tag, stargazing(telescope available), s'mores, storytelling, and sleeping under the stars. Overnight campers need to provide their own sleeping bag. Hammocks and sleeping pads are provided.

Camp is from 9 am to 2:30 pm and is located in Catawba, VA. 


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