About us

Somewhere along the line each member of our staff received a gift, the gift of being introduced to the outdoors.

It might have occurred at a farm pond with a grandparent, fishing for bluegill. It might have occurred on a single track fighting to keep up with a parent on a mountain bike, or it might have occurred at Summer camp.

Regardless, we were changed and would never be the same.

Those experiences steered the direction of our lives, and we recognize that life would never have been the same if someone hadn’t taken the time to introduce us to the outdoor pursuits that we cherish.

With that knowledge comes the responsibility of passing on our passions for the outdoors to the next generation. It’s why we do what we do.

Tee Clarkson


After starting Virginia Fishing Adventures summer camp in 2005, Tee Clarkson has spent the summers guiding youngsters into countless fish, and more importantly many enjoyable days outside. Virginia Outside seemed a natural progression based on his love of the James River Park and desire for children to have the opportunity to spend quality time outdoors. Tee has written more than 500 articles on fishing, hunting, and conservation in Virginia for publications like, The Richmond Times Dispatch, Virginia Wildlife, and The Virginia Sportsman. He also owns and operates a conservation consulting business, Atoka Conservation Exchange, where he works with landowners to protect properties throughout the state.

Brittany Deleon

Summer Camp Operations Manager

Brittany grew up in Northern Virginia, fishing in her backyard and spending as much time outside as possible! She loves anything outdoors and has a passion for sharing the experience with as many people as she can! In her free time she enjoys being active around Richmond; rock climbing biking, fishing and paddling the river whenever she can! Brittany is the Summer Camp Operations Manager for all of the camps that run through Virginia Outside She lives for the sunshine and hot Summer months!

For information about programs in Richmond, contact brittany@virginiaoutside.com or Company Phone Number: 8042726362

Ben Garden

After working with Virginia Outside in Richmond for 6 years, Ben moved back to Roanoke where he grew up and now operates Virginia Outside- Roanoke.  He spent his summers fishing the streams of Southwest Virginia as a kid and now is excited to help young people discover the abundance of outdoor opportunities in the area.  Ben also works in land conservation and eco-asset management with First Earth 2030 and Broad Water Innovations.

For information about programs in Roanoke, contact Ben at: Ben@virginiaoutside.com