Skill Level:

Beginner to Intermediate. No experience necessary.


Boys & Girls Age 12-16

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Chesapeake Bay Adventure Fishing

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 overnight adventure fishing camp provides the opportunity to learn more about spending time outdoors. Dive into a week filled with fishing, camping, boating, and more!

Our base camp will be located in White Marsh, VA at the Machicomoco State Park Campground. This is a new campground with a bathhouse, a kayak launch .5 mile from the campsite, and various nature trails to explore and experience wildlife.

After arriving at the campground on Sunday afternoon, campers will set up their tents and help to prepare our basecamp for the week. 

We will spend the week fishing the best waters the area has to offer. Our conveniently located campground allows for the unique opportunity to split time fishing both fresh and saltwater!
Campers fish a combination of scenic local rivers for panfish, bass, and catfish, shallow saltwater flats for redfish, speckled trout, and flounder. 

We will have the chance to fish both private and public waters throughout the week, providing the optimal fishing experience! 

We will spend 2 seperate days fishing near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel on a charter boat targeting species such as Flounder, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, and Cobia with Captain Jorj Head. Captain Jorj and his crew will clean our catch and we will take it back to camp for the ultimate fish fry.

This camp is great for those who aren’t quite ready to venture into the depths of the backcountry camping, but will enjoy being outside for a week. We will spend the majority of each day fishing, with some beach time, and trail exploration mixed in. 

Campers will also participate in a few educational lessons throughout the week. (More info to come upon registration)

Lodging/Food: We will spend the week tent camping at a beautiful Campground in Machicomoco State Park. Campers will either sleep alone in a tent or choose a buddy to share a tent with. Staff members will sleep in personal tents. All meals will be cooked and provided by Virginia Outside. Campers will be asked to help with food prep when needed and will be responsible for washing their personal dishes after each meal.

The bathhouse at Machicomoco has private bathrooms and showers.

Transportation: Transportation to the campground is provided by VA Outside from Richmond. The group van and gear trailer will leave from Richmond, Virginia on Sunday Afternoon and return on Saturday Afternoon.
Families are also more than welcome to meet the group at the campground if Richmond is not a convenient meeting location.

Camp Info: This is a small group camp open to only 8 campers per week with 2-3 Counselors

Gear Provided By Virginia Outside: Tents, Cots, Fishing Rods and Tackle, Kayaks and Lifejackets

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Session Schedule

2024 Overnight Camp Registration is open!

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Meeting Location: Virginia Outside Shop or Base Camp

Register June 23-29 | 3 Spots Left!

July 14-20 | FULL – Register for Waitlist

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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.