Upper Rappahannock Summer Camps

Friends of the Rappahannock offers unforgettable Summer Camp experiences from the river’s headwaters to its tidal marshes. We offer youth day camps for many ages that fuse environmental education and river recreation for an unforgettable nature experience. We hope you will join us for one of our Upper Rappahannock Summer Camps in Culpeper and Fauquier Counties! 

RIVERSIDE PRESERVE

Rising 1st and 2nd Graders – Half-Day
June 10-14 & July 8-12
9 AM to 1 PM
$295/participant

Located at Fauquier Parks and Recreation’s tranquil Riverside Preserve, rising 1st and 2nd graders spend mornings exploring the banks of the Rappahannock River in our Junior River Rangers Summer Camp. Learning through investigating, we will ask and answer questions about the plants and animals that make the river their home. Together, we will play games, meet new friends, hike, make rock castles, and much more! If you don’t mind getting dirty and want to spend time outdoors, this camp is for you! Your little river steward will float down the river and jump into swimming holes. To ensure safety on and off the river, our camps have less than 15 campers each week and provide life jackets that your camper will wear anytime in the river.

Junior River Rangers is a half-day camp from 9:00 am-1:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Pick up and drop off are at Riverside Preserve, 8150 Leeds Manor Rd Marshall, VA 20115

FLOAT ON FARMS

Rising 3rd through 5th Graders – Full Day
June 17-21 and July 15-19
9 AM to 4 PM
$550/participant

Located at the beautiful Float on Farms, rising 3rd through 5th graders spend the day exploring the banks of the Robinson River in our River Rangers Summer Camp. Campers will learn about native wildlife, complete projects that support our native ecosystems, and enjoy many river activities, including tubing, hiking, and a morning of paddling at Mountain Run Lake Park! We will be on the river every day, recreating while becoming stewards of one of the Rappahannock River’s favored tributaries. If you love jumping into rivers and having fun while learning about our natural world, we hope you’ll join us for our inaugural full-day summer camp! To ensure safety on and off the river, our camps have less than 15 campers each week and provide life jackets that your camper will wear anytime in the river.

River Rangers is a full-day camp from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Pick up and drop off are at Float on Farms (38.348672, -78.116564) across from the Inn and Tavern at Meander (2333 N James Madison Hwy, Locust Dale, VA 22948).

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