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, creek stomping, bird watching, 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

June 29-July 2

July 6-9

July 13-16

August 3-6

August 10-13

Camp rhythm:

9 am- drop off

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

9:45- snack

10:15- forest and creek exploration/hike

11:45- lunch

12:30- creek exploration

1:45- story time/relaxation/nature sounds

2:00- forest games 

2:30- pick up

Cost: $110 per week. 50%($55) is due at registration and is non-refundable unless VFS must cancel camp. 

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

Overnight campout for older children is CANCELLED due to Covid-19 restrictions

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.​


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