Skill Level:

No experience necessary.


Boys & Girls Ages 10-14

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Outside Adventure

(Ages 10-14)

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 Outdoor Adventure Camp is designed for the adventurous kiddos who are looking for variety! This camp offers a taste of all the wonderful outdoor recreation activities that Charlottesville has to offer! 

Through the week, campers will enjoy different activities that can all be done along The Rivanna River and other area parks. Campers will spend a fair amount of time on or near water while fishing, paddling, and lazy river style tubing. One morning, campers will get a brief break from the heat while indoor rock climbing at Rocky Top Climbing Gym for a few hours. They will also spend a day hiking and exploring nature by foot!

Before participating in activities, campers will receive safety talks to prepare them to have the most fun they can in a safe capacity. These safety talks will include topics like: Basic Environmental Hazards, River Conditions, River Hazards, River Safety, Rock Climbing Rules and Regulations, Tips and Tricks for Safe Hiking, and more! 

Our programs provide meaningful experiences in the outdoors where kids learn, play, and grow their confidence!

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, climbing gear, boats, and good times! (Campers are welcome to bring personal gear, 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!

Pick up/ Drop Off Location

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Session Schedule

2024 Summer Camp Registration will begin January 1, 2024

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Registration through Virginia Outside

Meeting Location: Rivanna River Co

Register July 8-12

Register July 22-26

Register July 29-August 2

What to Bring/Wear

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

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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.