Skill Level:

Beginner to intermediate. No experience necessary.


Boys & Girls Age 9-14

Pick up Drop Off Time:


Adventure Fishing

(Ages 9-14)

For over 15 years, Virginia Outside has been running summer camps, teaching youth about the great outdoors and creating lifelong memories for both campers and staff members. Our Adventure Fishing Camp for 9-14 years olds was the very first camp we ran and has been one of our leading camps in popularity ever since. This camp is great for beginners looking to get a taste for fishing as well as slightly more advanced young anglers who can fish more independently.

We have designed this camp to teach the entire process of fishing from rigging rods and tying knots to identifying fish species and choosing the right tackle. They will have the opportunity to fish from land, wade in the river and fish from watercraft. Campers will learn about the different waterways in Virginia as well as our local river, The Rivanna River. Throughout the week, campers will visit different locations, both public and private as they search for the fish of a lifetime! We hope to spark a lifelong interest in our new anglers and help returning anglers build on their skills, all while introducing campers to the great wealth of fishing opportunities the area has to offer. 

We have access to some great private farm ponds, where campers will enjoy the water(and fish) all to themselves! In past years, we have had success catching fish along The Rivanna River, The James River, and other locals rivers. 

Our target fish at camp are Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Sunfish/Bluegill varieties, Catfish. Crappie, and more!

Safety is our number one priority, so all campers will wear life jackets when in the water or on a boat. We maintain a 1-to-5 counselor-to-camper ratio to ensure every camper gets some one on one time throughout the week to advance his or her skills. 

Virginia Outside provides all supplies and gear needed to participate in our daily activities. This includes all bait and tackle, fishing rods, life jackets, and good times! (Campers are welcome to bring personal rods, but please be cognizant of the risks in bringing items on the river and on boats in deep lakes or ponds) *Virginia Outside is not responsible for any lost or broken personal items brought to camp*

Pre-Camp Emails will be sent out to parents one week prior to the start date of the camp you registered for. This email will confirm camp type, time, meeting location, what to bring/what to wear and more! 

Session Schedule

2024 Summer Camp Registration will begin January 1, 2024

|Virginia Outside Camps|

Registration through Virginia Outside

Meeting Location: Rivanna River Co

Register June 3-7

June 10-14 | FULL – Register for Waitlist 

July 22-26 | FULL – Register for Waitlist

Register August 5-9


|St. Anne’s-Belfield Camps|

Registration through St. Anne’s-Belfield

Meeting Location: The St. Anne’s-Belfield School

Register June 24-28

What to Bring/Wear

Please download and read through carefully, it is very important that your camper comes prepared!

Click to Download What to Bring/Wear PDF

Refund Policy

All deposits for camps and any programs or trips are non-refundable. We understand that things happen and we do make exceptions in cases of physical injury that will not allow a camper to attend camp. When working with other programs, we adhere to their refund policies. Please contact us directly if you need to withdraw from any camp, program, or trip.