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Best Virginia Travel Camps Summer 2022 Directory

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Over 13 Virginia Travel Summer Camps Listed Below with In-Depth Camp Info, including: Videos, Photos, Maps & Detailed Descriptions


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Best 2022 Travel Summer Camps in Virginia

Many of our Virginia Travel Camps are still adding to their info on their 2022 Summer Camps, Programs, Activities & Classes.

You can contact each camp you are interested in to get the latest info on all their 2022 Summer Travel Programs for Teens and Kids.

Early-Bird & Multiple Camper Discounts at Virginia Travel Camps for Summer 2022

Some of the Best 2022 Travel Camps in Virginia offer "Early Bird" and/or Multiple Camper Discounts if you enroll in camp before a certain date, or if you are enrolling more than one camper -- check each camp's listing & website for more info, and for info on any available Travel Camp Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Summer Travel Camps, Programs, Workshops, & Classes in Virginia are Starting in June, 2022

Many of our Virginia Travel Camps offer Summer Travel Programs, Activities, Workshops & Classes starting in June, 2022.

Be sure to check the "Year-Round Programs and Other Camp Info" headings of each camp listing for specifics, or give any Travel Camp you're interested in a call to check on Summer dates, times and availability.

Summer 2022 Travel Camp Open Houses & Reunions

Many of our Travel Camps will be hosting Summer Reunions for their previous campers, and Summer Open Houses for interested new campers and families. Each camp is different, and some offer activities for the entire family.

Contact the camp(s) directly to see if there are any Camp Reunion or Open House Plans for June, 2022.

Best Virginia Summer Travel Day Camps Starting in June, 2022

Looking for a Great Virginia Travel Day Camp? Look at each camp's TYPE OF CAMP description. Many of our Best Virginia Day Travel Camps also list their exact hours, and if they offer before and after camp activities.

Best Virginia Year-Round
Travel Camps, Classes & Travel Programs

Many of our Best Virginia Summer Travel Camps also offer Year Round Travel Camp Programs, Classes, and Activities. You should contact the camps you are interested in to see if they offer Fall, Winter and/or Spring Travel Programs, too.

Best Virginia Summer Travel Camp Jobs

Searching for Virginia Travel Camp Jobs? Many of our Best Travel Camps are now listing their 2022 Summer Camp Jobs, too. Look for the heading "Summer Camp Jobs" in each camp listing. You can also check any camp's website for their "Work at Camp" or "Summer Employment Opportunities" pages.

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Some of the Best Travel Camps on the East Coast are here in Virginia.

Summer 2022 COVID-19 Update, Please Read: Many Travel camps may be changing their schedules and plans because of COVID-19. For the most current information, please contact each camp individually.

Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center
Toano, Virginia

Visit Our Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center Website
(757) 566-2256
wcrc[AT]wcrc.info
9275 Barnes Road
Toano, Virginia 23168

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Call or text after hours when the office is closed -- 757-810-5795

CAMPER AGES: 5+

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Christian retreat center and overnight summer camp offering conference space, lodging, food, and activities to retreat groups and families.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Travel, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, Fine Arts/Crafts, Science, Academics, Math, Technology, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Swimming, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Basketball, Baseball, Football, Team Sports, and more. Archery, Disc Golf

Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center is a Top Travel Summer Camp located in Toano Virginia offering many fun and educational Travel and other activities, including: Wilderness/Nature, Soccer, Gymnastics and more. Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center is a top Travel Camp for ages: 5+.
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CAMP LOCATION: Located 20 minutes northwest of Colonial Williamsburg in southeastern Virginia

CAMP FACILITIES: See Our Camp Website Link: www.wcrc.info for more info

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Virginia Travel Camps

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Teen Treks
Virginia Location(s)

Visit Our Teen Treks Website
716-566-7908
biketrips[AT]teentreks.com
396 Porter Ave
Buffalo, New York 14201

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia, New Hampshire, New York

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Teen Treks Video

CAMPER AGES: 11-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Teen Treks gives teenagers the chance to discover the excitement and fun of bike touring with a bunch of like-minded people, seeing beautiful natural landscapes and world-class cities while gaining independence and travel skills.

Teenagers from all 50 states, plus Canada, Europe, and Asia join our trips – and everyone gets a lot of say in what the group does each day, from planning the details of the route to picking out what’s for dinner. If everyone wants to bike hard and get to the beach faster, you can do that. If you want to spend a little more time taking pictures at a breathtaking waterfall or a picturesque waterfront, you can do that.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Travel, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Teen Bike Treks

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Teen Treks has been a leader in bike touring summer programs for 18 years. At Teen Treks we offer fun and not competitive biking experiences. Our Moderate rated trips are geared towards first time bicyclists, appropriate for most 14-18 year olds in average or better physical health. Our Easy treks are extremely easy in terms of daily mileage and terrain and will attract slower riders. For our Challenging treks you need to be in good shape and enjoy bicycling. We have had many first time riders do challenging treks and this is for those eager for a challenge.

Any teenager can enjoy one of our summer bike trips. We love a good challenge and we encourage teens to be ambitious, but we keep things fun, too – there’s always time to stop for ice cream, enjoy the scenery, or check out an awesome local restaurant or historical site.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Check our website for the latest trip offerings.

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Travel Camps in VA
Offer Day & Overnight Options

Some Virginia Travel Camps offer BOTH Day and Overnight Camp options. Be sure to check each camp's description under "TYPE OF CAMP" for complete information, and exact hours.

Some Virginia Travel Day Camps also offer Extended Camp Hours for Early Camper Drop-Off and Pick Up. If you need these services, you should contact the camp to confirm availability.


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Camp DNA
Richmond, Virginia

Visit Our Camp DNA Website
(804)301-7879
educationdept[AT]dwps.us
2950 Walmsley Blvd
Richmond, Virginia 23234

CAMPER AGES: elementary school

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp D.N.A. is a summer camp that is tailor made for students in elementary school. Our goal is to provide a safe space for children to learn, grow, and have fun over the summer. Camp runs for 10 weeks and is located in the Richmond/North Chesterfield area of Virginia. Our curriculum has been designed for students to engage in learning in creative and interactive ways. Our overall desire for students who attend our camp is that they are empowered to be confident in themselves and dream BIG!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Fine Arts/Crafts, Music/Band, Theater, Science, Technology, Soccer, Weightloss, Basketball, and more. Field Trips

CAMP LOCATION: We are located in Richmond, Virginia, approximately 7 miles from downtown.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Dates: June 22, 2020 - August 28, 2020
Sessions: We offer daily, half-day sessions
Morning Session: 8:30am - 12:30
Afternoon Session: 1:30pm - 5:30pm

Please visit our website for specific details about fees

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
For anyone interested in working with our summer camp or before/after school program, they should email their resume to educationdept[AT]dwps.us

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Summit Camp & Travel
Virginia Location(s)

Visit Our Summit Camp & Travel Website
(973) 732-3230, (570) 253-4381
leahl[AT]summitcamp.com
info[AT]summitcamp.com
168 Duck Harbor Road
Honesdale, Pennsylvania 18341

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Weekend Programs in NY, NJ, CT, (NY Metro), DC, VA, (DC Metro Area), PA

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
322 Route 46 West Suite 210 Parsippany, NJ 07054

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Summit Camp & Travel Video

CAMPER AGES: 8-19

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Summer, Weekender, Teen Travel

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Our dining facilities are Kosher. We are accepting of all faiths. Summit is an ACA accredited program.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Summit Camp & Travel is an awesome experience for our kids to enjoy camp, teen travel, and weekend retreats in a supportive environment that 'gets' them. Our kids march to the beat of their own drum, and when those drums come together, they create what we call "The Magic on the Hill"!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Summit Camp & Travel provides traditional recreational programs for youth aged 8-19 years with needs such as AD/HD, Asperger's/HFA, learning differences, and/or mild emotional challenges.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Travel, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Horses/Equestrian, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Musical Theater, Science, Academics, Computers, Math, Technology, Soccer, Tennis, Swimming, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Weightloss, Basketball, Baseball, Martial Arts, Football, Team Sports, and more. Trampolining, Nature Program/Small Farm/Gardening, Swim Instruction, "Glee" Choir & Dance Program, Independence (Executive Function/ Independent Living Skills) Course, Tribes Social Skills Program, Banana Boating, Activities In Daily Living (Cooking, Budgeting, Etc), Jewelry Making, Ceramics, Woodshop, Karate/Martial Arts, GAGA, Go-Karting, & Archery.

Summit Camp & Travel is a Top Travel Summer Camp located in Honesdale Virginia offering many fun and educational Travel and other activities, including: Theater, Adventure, Swimming and more. Summit Camp & Travel is a top Travel Camp for ages: 8-19.
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CAMP LOCATION: Summit is located approximately 3 hours from New York City in the far Northeast corner of Pennsylvania (45 miles northeast of Scranton, PA), in the lovely rural setting of Honesdale, Pennsylvania.

CAMP FACILITIES: Summit has approx. 30 traditional wooden cabins with electric and private facilities in each cabin. Our main buildings include our newly refinished dining hall, air-conditioned recreational hall, our medical facility, and a newly built outdoor pavilion. Summit utilizes three A frame buildings for our arts programs, a wilderness treehouse with camp fire area for cookouts, newly resurfaced basketball/tennis courts, high/low ropes course with climbing wall, heated pool, private lake, nature fields with a farm area, martial arts dojo, go-kart track with 3 karts. Summit has a small amphitheatre adjacent to our lake, with a miraculous view of our beautiful setting where we enjoy swimming, canoeing, and riding our banana boats. Our camp resides on a gently rising hillside, thus providing us with the physical basis for our motto, "The Magic on the Hill."

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Summit Camp is a co-ed sleepaway camp for ages 8-19 years with issues of attention: AD/HD, HFA/Asperger’s Disorder, and/or learning differences. Using the frame of a traditional sleepaway camp, we create platforms of success where our campers can experience outcomes such as improved self-esteem, lasting friendships, and increased independence. This is accomplished through a well-orchestrated and expertly staffed backdrop to a largely traditional camp experience- guided challenges, waterfront, adventure course, and more. It is our goal and desire to take our campers from observing peer interactions to engaging in them, to learn and celebrate their own strengths and successes, and to feel a sense of belonging and shared community with those around them while they are with us.

Our Teen Travel program extends the Summit community to provide a safe yet exciting adventure to one of our many attractive national and international destination tours offering 14 day and 19 day excursions. Summit Weekenders provide a youth-group style social retreat for adolescents to have an oasis of independence, enjoyment, and success during the school year months. Regardless of the specific program, Summit provides an expertly staffed, highly structured, and truly fun experience for our youth, and has been doing so since 1969. Summit is accredited by the American Camp Association and takes pride in our long term commitment to and successes in working with special needs youth.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Our Transitions to Adult Living Skills program for youth aged 15-19 provides learning and vocational opportunities for our teens. We also have vocational programs for upper camp including, big brother/big sister, waiter/waitressing, working in a specialty area or as UL assistant, photography, and more. Our SUPER TEEN program focuses on building the executive function and daily living skills OUR kids needs to succeed as independently as possible.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Summit provides weekender programs in metropolitan areas throughout the country which run from Friday evening until Sunday mid-day that provide an oasis of social involvement for our youth. NY/NJ and DC/VA weekenders meet on a monthly basis.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Summit has the following resident summer staff in addition to our dual layer of counselors and specialists. • Team of senior directorship including a Master's of Education, licensed social worker, counseling psychologist, and school psychologist. • On site Physician and group of RN's for excellent medication management and treatment on site. • Head counselor who has been a proud member of the Summit community since 1983. We pride ourselves on our ongoing support and training of our staff and our phenomenal return rate of excellent seasonal staff who help us orchestrate and bring the magic to our youth year after year.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Ongoing information can be found on our website at: Our Camp Website Link: www.summitcamp.com
Travel Tours 2018: Southeast Theme Parks; San Francisco and Hawaii; Disney Alaskan Cruise

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
We would love to hear from interested applicants! We are looking for staff 20+ years of age. Counselors have prior experience working with our populations and are looking for a unique opportunity to develop skills and experience in the best setting, with the best supervision, available!

Our specialty teams include waterfront, arts, performing arts, adventure, nature, science, computers, athletics, and go-karting.

We are looking for specialty teachers that have experience leading youth and instructing others in their given area.

Please contact Leah Love, MS, leahl[AT]summitcamp.com, with interest in working for us. You may have never considered a special needs camp program- but let us show you why working for us may be the summer of a lifetime!

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Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing
New Castle, Virginia

Visit Our Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing Website
1-800-782-0779 540-864-6792
info[AT]wilderness-adventure.com
11176 Peaceful Valley Road
New Castle, Virginia 24127

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing Video

CAMPER AGES: 8 - 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. 1-, 2- and 3- week overnight sessions

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: An expedition program for youth to build confidence, leadership skills, and teamwork through adventure activities. Participants backpack, canoe, rock climb, mountain bike, zip line, and more during the days and camp out under the stars at night. Leaders are outdoor professionals in their mid-twenties. All gear is provided and no experience is necessary!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, Academics, Team Sports, and more. Adventure Sports Offered: Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Caving, Kayaking, Canoeing, Backpacking, Hiking, Camping

Specialty Trips Offered: Go With The Flow (river Trip); Mountain Biking; Rock Climbing; Rock, Roll & Flow (rock Climbing, Mountain Biking & River Trip) & Wilderness Leadership Course.

Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing is a Top Travel Summer Camp located in New Castle Virginia offering many fun and educational Travel and other activities, including: Team Sports, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature and more. Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing is a top Travel Camp for ages: 8 - 17.
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CAMP LOCATION: We are located 45 Minutes northwest of Roanoke, Virginia in the Beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. We have a 500 Acre Base Camp that shares a property line with the Thomas Jefferson National Forest. Please visit our website for more information at Our Camp Website Link: www.wilderness-adventure.com.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our Base Camp Has 10 Campsites for our summer youth program, a pond for swimming and Kayaking, 900 foot Zipline, 50' climbing wall, high ropes course, 2 low ropes courses, a bathhouse, bike & boat shop, and a creek that runs around the property. Please visit our website for more information at Our Camp Website Link: www.wilderness-adventure.com

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our camp offers single and multiple week excursions into the wilderness. The trips are backpacking based, so you will live out of your backpack, sleep in a tent, cook your own meals, and also get to do a lot of amazing activities like backpacking, climbing, canoeing, kayaking, zip-lining, high ropes, caving, fun games and much more. Please check out our summer program at Our Camp Website Link: www.wilderness-adventure.com. We also strive to have the best staff. Our staff comes from a year-round professionally trained core group, Since we are open all year long and we do these jobs all year. Our company has also been on Outside magazines "Best Places to Work" for the last four years. Learn more about our staff and what motivates them at Our Camp Website Link: www.wilderness-adventure.com.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: LEADERSHIP TRAINING COURSE -(7 day training + summer apprenticeship) Many of our participants come back year after year as campers, aspiring to one day join the ranks of the amazing Wilderness Adventure staff. The leadership training course provides participants ages 17 and up the chance to transition with this apprenticeship program. Participants will go through a thorough one week training where they will be evaluated on their dedication and motivation. If they are deemed ready for our apprentice program then they will have the opportunity to shadow activity instructors of their choice and even potentially co-lead a summer trip.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Wilderness Advenure at Eagle Landing operates a year-round camp, conference and retreat center with a focus on team building and adventure experiences. Our elegantly rustic lodges are equally suited to host weeklong field trips and/or Corporate groups. Food service and adventure experiences are available, contact us today to plan your next adventure! 540-864-6792

OTHER CAMP INFO: Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing designed specialty trips for our campers who were looking for the next challenge. Many of our participants had started out getting comfortable with camping on our Outdoor Discovery and worked their way up to the more challenging Classic Adventure. Our specialty trips allow participants to focus on their favorite adventure activity. These trips allow them to really focus in on learning more technique, improving their knowledge, and gaining strength and ability. All of our specialty trips are taught from a beginner level, however, if you do have prior experience, our instructors and leaders can provide special challenges just for you. With a new lower rate they are more affordable than ever. Check them out here Our Camp Website Link: www.wilderness-adventure.com.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please check out our dates, tuition, and trips on our website at Our Camp Website Link: www.wilderness-adventure.com.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Accepting applications for trip leaders (18+, 21+ preferred).  Please email info[AT]wilderness-adventure.com for more information.

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Summer Adventure Program
Emory, Virginia

Visit Our Summer Adventure Program Website
276-698-7121
30461 Garnand Drive
Emory, Virginia 24327

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Emory & Henry College
Summer Adventure Program
ATTN: Jim Harrision
P.O. Box 947,
Emory, VA 24327

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Summer Adventure Program Video

CAMPER AGES: 14-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. June 11 - July 7, 2016

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian. Outdoor Program at Emory & Henry College

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Emory & Henry College offers the Summer Adventure Program which extends the College’s popular outdoor experiences to high school students, engaging adventures on the area’s lakes, rivers, cliffs and trails during four week-long camps. Ultimately, participants will experience the freedom and wonder of the beautiful and ancient Appalachian Mountains – all while building backcountry expertise, self-confidence and independence.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Medical Form required with application, to be filled out and signed off by participant's doctor. This is required because we cannot go out into the field not knowing, for example, if someone is allergic to bee stings.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Travel, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, Team Sports, and more. Hiking & Backpacking Camp (June 11-16 & July 2-7, 2016)
Whitewater Kayaking, Rafting, & Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (June 18-23, 2016)
Rock Climbing & Bouldering (June 25-30, 2016)

CAMP LOCATION: Located northeast of the Tri-Cities (Bristol TN/VA, Johnson City, TN, and Kingsport, TN) and approximately 42 miles northeast of Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI), nested in the heart of the rugged, ancient, and beautiful Appalachia Mountains of Southwestern Virginia. Visit our website for more details and to apply.

CAMP FACILITIES: Participants will have the benefit of Emory & Henry College campus as basecamp for outdoor excursions—which includes a gym, swimming pool, climbing wall, and many other amenities. When not on campus, we'll be in the surrounding backcountry exploring the free natural wonders that southwestern Virginia has to offer.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Visit Our Camp Website Link: www.ehc.edu for complete information, pictures, videos and application. 4 consecutive week-long camps to choose from. Participants can choose one or more camps to attend:

Hiking & Backpacking Camp (June 11-16 and July 2-7, 2016)

Whitewater Kayaking, Rafting, and Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (June 18-23, 2016)

Rock Climbing & Bouldering (June 25-30, 2016)

* Cost is $750/per camp.

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Camp Piankatank
Virginia Location(s)

Visit Our Camp Piankatank Website
804-776-9552
matt.hunt[AT]camppiankatank.org
PO Box 435
1586 Stampers Bay Road
Hartfield, Virginia 23071

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Virginia

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Camp Piankatank Video

CAMPER AGES: 6-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Weekend Family Camps

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers. All Boy Campers. All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian. Virginia Baptist Mission Board
Baptist General Association of Virginia

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: We realize how few events there are for families affected by autism. As a result, we wanted to offer a family friendly, Christian environment for the entire family. During our Autism Family Camp, parents have time to network with other families, siblings have activities just for them, and more. Overall the whole family has a great opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, socially, and emotionally.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Travel, Sailing, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are 1 1/2 hours East of Richmond on the Piankatank River on 100 acres of wooded/waterfront property. Our location makes us ideal for land and water based activities. Currently, we have a popular sailing program and an adventurous outdoor education program. One of the highlights of our property is a 30 acre island just off of our waterfront. Some of our tracks canoe out to the island and spend a night during the week (weather permitting).

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 3 large, very comfortable cabins with indoor plumbing and central heat and a/c. We also have a swimming pool, pavilion, dining hall, activity hall, boathouse,and large fields for sports.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: “Camp Piankatank Summer Camp and Retreat center seeks to be a place where children, youth, and adults can enjoy God’s creation along the Piankatank River in a Christian retreat environment that encourages physical, spiritual, social, and emotional growth..”

Our goal is to glorify God by pointing others to Him, whether that’s through our summer camp program, or through the retreats that we plan or host. Camp Piankatank is a Christian summer camp and retreat center owned by the Baptist General Association of Virginia, and located on the beautiful Piankatank River.

During the summer, Camp Piankatank becomes what it was meant to be from the beginning, a summer camp. For many years, Camp Piankatank was operated as just a summer camp. This is our passion, this is why Camp Piankatank exists, and this is why so many people love this place – they have experienced the live-changing power of Christ at Camp Piankatank, and can point to the very place at camp that they first accepted him as their Lord and Savior.

Meet the Directors

Steve and Niki Gourley have been Directors at Camp Piankatank since 2006. They both have a long history at the camp, and have a passion for camp ministry. They understand the impact that camp can and does have on a child’s life, and that’s why they continue to serve here.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We offer a CIT training program for students ages 15-17. After being accepted through the application process, CIT's come for a week of training alongside our counseling staff. During the summer, they attend two weeks of camp as a CIT. Each week costs $150, which is considerably lower than a typical week of camp. However, the training week is free of charge. CIT's will learn responsibility, professionalism, how to lead a group, how to lead a Bible study, and more. For more information, please contact our camp office.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We do offer financial assistance for families in need. Those interested can contact the camp for a scholarship application.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): In addition to our Autism Family Camp, we also offer two weekend family camps. We have a Mother/Daughter weekend and a Father/Son weekend. It's a great time for parents to get away with their kids and experience God's creation together!

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Outside of our summer programming, we rent out our facilities to all types of user groups. We are a great location to host your church or company retreat, whether it be for a day, weekend, or week. We can offer lodging, meals, high and low ropes activities, water based activities, meeting space with a/v equipment (subject to availability) and more.

Throughout the year Camp Piankatank is available for many different kinds of retreats, and hosts events for all non-profit groups, not just Baptist groups. We offer custom quotes to fit your needs, and we can do as little or as much as you would like us to do. From simply giving your Boy Scout troop a place to pitch some tents, or helping you plan your weekend retreat (with food, lodging, activities, and even a speaker) we are available to help.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Schedule and Prices:

Week 1 – Boys Only Week: ($270 base price) June 22 – June 27,
Tracks Offered: Amazing Adventure, Reel Fish Real Fun, True North Land, Beginning/Intermediate Sailing

Mini-Week 2 - Coed Mini Camp (7-9 year olds): ($130 base price) June 28 – June 30, Amazing Adventure is offered

Week 3 – Girls Only Week: ($270 base price)July 6 – July 11,
Tracks: Amazing Adventure, Saddle Sisters, True North Water, Beginning/Intermediate Sailing

Week 4 – Coed Week: ($325 base price) July 13 – July 18,
Tracks: Amazing Adventure, True North Land, Advanced Sailing

Week 5 – Coed : ($325 base price) July 20 – July 25, Tracks: Amazing Adventure, True North Water, Beginning/Intermediate Sailing, Sailing Excursion

Week 6 – Coed Youth (13+): ($325 base price) July 27 – August 1, Tracks: Extreme Escape, Reel Fish Real Fun, True North Land, Beginning/Intermediate Sailing

Week 7 – Coed Week: ($325 base price) August 3 – August 8,
Tracks: Amazing Adventure, Reel Fish Real Fun, True North Water, Beginning/Intermediate Sailing

The base price automatically registers you for Amazing Adventure/Extreme Escape.

Extra Fees for some tracks:
True North - $60- this covers the use of the camps outdoor equipment.
Sailing – $80 extra- this covers boat use and maintenance.
Sailing Excursion- $110 extra fee, covers boat use and maintenance
Reel Fish Real Fun – $50 extra covers a professionally chartered ½ day fishing trip. Rod/Reel kits are provided for campers who do not have them. Please bring your own if possible.
Saddle Sisters- $160 extra fee, covers daily trips to the horse farm.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
We are currently looking for male counselors to be Christian role models for our amazing campers. Our positions are paid and the contract dates for 2014 are June 8-August 10. We require our staff to be at least 18 years old and one year removed from high school.

If you're interested, please visit our site or contact the camp office. 

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Westview on the James
Goochland, Virginia

Visit Our Westview on the James Website
(804) 457-4210
1231 West View Rd.
Goochland, Virginia 23063

CAMPER AGES: 6-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Sunday 3:00pm-Friday 7pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Travel, Sailing, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Soccer, Swimming, Basketball, Team Sports, and more. We Also Offer Archery, Blow Darting, Disc Golf, Low Ropes, High Ropes, A Zipline Into Our Lake, Flag Football, Kickball, Canoeing, Kayaking, Tubing, Ultimate Frisbee, & Fishing. We Also Have The Largest Travel Adventure Program For Teens In Virginia, With A Different Program Every Week. We Use Professional Outfitters With Our Staff To Lead Activities Like Horseback Riding, Paintball, Sailing, Hang Gliding, Surfing, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness First Aid Instruction, & Many More.

CAMP LOCATION: We have 780 acres located on the James River in Goochland County Virginia, 45 minutes west of Richmond and 1 hour east of Charlottesville off of Interstate 64.

CAMP FACILITIES: Summer campers sleep in our 12 cabin style buildings called "hogans" equipped with electricity, air conditioning, and bunk beds. A dining hall complex, infirmary (where an RN stays on site all summer), two large open air outdoor shelters, 18 acre lake, 1 mile of river front, outdoor swimming pool, nature hut, amphitheater, fishing dock, 5 acre farm, 3 lodges, a platform tent area, and 9 hole disc golf course are among the other features of our facility.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The Westview summer camp program has been carefully designed to meet the following goals:

-The appreciation for the Bible and how it affects our daily existence
-The appreciation and love for the outdoors
-The development of knowledge and skills in various camp activities
-The development and improvement of personal skills
-The respect for the property of others, including camp equipment

Westview is proud to be an American Camp Association Accredited camp. Our counselor staff go through a rigorous training schedule of 14 days of certifications and orientation. This philosophy of investing in the people taking care of your children has helped us be named the #1 Favorite Sleep Away Camp by Style Weekly Magazine, Best Summer Camp in the Central Virginia Region by Virginia Living Magazine, and a Summer Residential Camp Family Favorite by CharlottesvilleFamily Magazine.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Young adults that are at least 15 years old by January 1st of a given summer can apply to be a junior counselor. These staff work 2-4 weeks over the course of the summer, and participate in staff training to gain experience and skill. Each summer these staff return they are given more responsibility until they turn 18 and are ready to become a full time group counselor.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Scholarships are available to families with demonstrated financial need, based on funds available.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: All camp facilities are available for rent throughout the year for retreat purposes. Food services and activities led by Westview staff are also available. For more information, please check out our Retreats page at Our Camp Website Link: www.westviewonthejames.org

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
6-day, 5-night resident programs from 7-15 year olds: $475
3-day, 2 night resident programs for 6-9 year olds: $235
6-day, 5-night adventure programs for 13-17 year olds:
$300-$600

For full availability information, please visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.westviewonthejames.org

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Individuals at least 18 years old with at least 1 year of college experience are wanted for summer long employment. Full details available at: Our Camp Website Link: www.westviewonthejames.org

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Global Youth Village
Bedford, VA

Visit Our Global Youth Village Website
540-871-0882
gyv[AT]legacyintl.org
1020 Legacy Drive
Bedford, VA 24523

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Global Youth Village Video

CAMPER AGES: 14-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Overnight/Residential

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: The Global Youth Village started 37 years ago, with a need and a dream. A group of parents noticed their kids had never met anyone from a different country or culture– something they knew was important for young people growing up in a quickly “globalizing” world. They dreamed of a way to bring together young people from around the world to live and learn alongside one another.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Travel, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Science, Academics, Soccer, Swimming, Basketball, Team Sports, and more. International Summer Program, Leadership.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located about four hours south of Washington D.C., 2.5 hours west iof Richmond, VA and two hours north of Raleigh, NC. We are in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains on 50 acres of land with a stream, hiking trails, pond and vegetable gardens. Visit our site to learn more.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 10 cabins, outdoor pool, dining hall, outdoor basketball court, outdoor stage, and a big top tent.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We offer a unique, practical, hands-on leadership training program that is a blend of dynamic workshops and summer fun activities. Participants from around the world take discussion-based workshops in dialogue/peace building, global issues, environmental action and public health and learn about how they can 'BE the change'. We also offer the opportunity to try new foods, and enjoy traditional summer fun activities like swimming, ping pong, pottery, rock climbing etc. It's so much fun to live and learn with teens from around the world!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We offer a unique, practical, hands-on leadership training program that is a blend of dynamic workshops and summer fun activities.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Please visit Our Camp Website Link: www.globalyouthvillage.org for more information.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
2016 Dates
Session One: July 13 - 26
Session Two: July 31 - August 13

More information at Our Camp Website Link: www.globalyouthvillage.org.

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Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp & Retreat Center
Fort Valley, Virginia

Visit Our Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp & Retreat Center Website
(540) 449-0012
julie[AT]carolinefurnace.org
2239 Camp Roosevelt Road
Fort Valley, Virginia 22652

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp & Retreat Center Video

CAMPER AGES: rising 1st to 12th grade

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. two night sessions for Buddies in Christ/Special Needs Camp

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp & Retreat Center sits on 257 acres in the Shenandoah Valley. We offer eight weeks of Summer Camp to rising 1st through 12th graders. Campers experience daily worship and Bible study, plus a large range of activities. Campers can expect a week packed with fun! They'll get to swim, canoe, fish, creek walk, play small and large group games, challenge themselves on our low ropes course, hike, cook over a campfire, create crafts, learn archery, gain culinary skills, and explore the furnace ruins on camp property. Each week, Chaplains from supporting congregations join us in leading the campers in morning worship, Bible study, and campfire and evening devotion. Caroline Furnace combines small and large group -style camping in an outdoor, faith-filled setting, all to create an unforgettable summer camp experience for your camper.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Come experience camp together! Buddies in Christ camp is June 30-July 2 and July 2-4, and is designed for campers rising 1st to 12th grade who may not be able to come to camp on their own. We recognize that traditional summer camp has inherent demands that can make it difficult for campers with special needs - to include a busy schedule, high levels of activity, and uneven terrain. For Special Needs Camp, we work with each family to meet the needs of each individual.

Each camper comes for two nights with at least one parent. Buddies in Christ Camp is based in the Cabin Village. Group size is intentionally small (15 campers per session) to maximize individualized attention. Every camper has a high school or college aged "buddy" to guide them throughout the day. Parents are given optional free time on the second day of camp (July 1 or July 3, depending on session), and we will have parent activities and local business discounts available.

All camper activities are challenge by choice and include campfires, canoeing, fishing, swimming, yoga and play-based worship. Camp concludes with an optional family outing on the third day. The entire schedule is adapted to allow for longer transition times, flexibility, and more down time.

We feel it is important to discuss the realities of camp with each family, and what we can do to help each camper. The Cabin Village is wheelchair accessible, with two wheelchair accessible Cabins and accessibility to all common areas. There will most likely be two or three families per Cabin. The Cabins do not have air conditioning but we provide fans. The Cabin Village is wooded and nearly all activities will be accessed via trails. It can be humid and buggy during the day in the summer, with cool, dark nights.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Travel, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Music/Band, Theater, Academics, Team Sports, and more. Canoeing, Fishing, Archery, Hiking, Culinary, History, Caving, Rock Climbing,

CAMP LOCATION: Serving the community since 1957, we sit on 257 acres in the Shenandoah Valley and are situated northwest of Washington DC. We are supported by three local Synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) - Virginia, Metro DC, and West Virginia-Western Maryland. Our mission is to provide unforgettable faith, education and renewal experiences in God’s creation for all God’s people.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our Cabin Village has eight modern-rustic cabins that sleep a total of 100, with an adjacent dining hall, large modern bathhouse, and modern air-conditioned/heated meeting facility. Our Sukkah Village sleeps up to 48 in 6 Sukkahs. Sukkahs are roofed platforms with screened half-walls and 8 beds each. We have a low ropes course, a 5 acre lake for swimming, canoeing and fishing, a prayer labyrinth, an extensive trail system, 8 large group fire circles, National Forest access, and incredible stargazing.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Serving the community since 1957, our mission is to provide unforgettable faith, education and renewal experiences in God’s creation for all God’s people. As a separate non-profit incorporated entity of the ELCA we provide opportunities to a wide variety of public and private schools, churches, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. We partner with local businesses and organizations to provide valuable services that develop current and future leaders for our community and the world.

Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp & Retreat Center has a small year-round staff of 3 full time and 4 part time/seasonal full time. We hire 15-20 counselors for our Summer Camp program. All are certified in First Aid and CPR, with additional opportunities for Wilderness First Aid, Lifeguard, American Canoe Association Instructor, Archery Instructor, ServSafe Food Handler/Manager, Leave No Trace Trainer, and more.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Do you dream of serving on the Caroline Furnace staff or becoming a stronger leader in your community? Our LITs are challenged to grow in their faith and leadership, and are equipped with skills and tools to continue learning and growing after camp is over. LITs are chosen for their faith maturity, desire to become a better leader, and motivated personality.

During your LIT! training week (Part One), you will develop skills, awareness and experience that will put you into action as a quality leader and team member. Throughout your training week, you will study and practice the art of leading others with the help of our Leadership Team. Following successful completion of your first week, you may choose a second week (Part Two) to return to camp and co-lead a cabin under the leadership of one of our counselors. Part Two weeks are offered weeks three through seven of summer camp.

Our Leaders In Training program is application based. Learn more at Our Camp Website Link: www.CarolineFurnace.org.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: At Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp & Retreat Center, scholarships are determined on a case-by-case basis. About 30% of our campers come on partial or full scholarship or sponsorship. Contact us for more information at Our Camp Website Link: www.CarolineFurnace.org.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): We offer one week of Family Camp with a half-week or full-week option, as well as a Family Camp Out-Trip - an overnight canoeing trip on the Shenandoah River. Out-Trip participants must be potty-trained and able to sleep in a tent at a primitive site (composting toilets available).

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp & Retreat Center is a year-round retreat center and summer camp. Our main property is in Fort Valley VA and we also operate an adult retreat center in Strasburg VA. We are busy year round with rental groups and planned programming in faith, education, and renewal - youth retreats, campus ministries, men’s and women’s groups, school groups, conference meetings, scouting trips, family reunions, and special events. Our group minimum is 10, and we can accommodate large groups of 200+. For eight weeks of the year Caroline Furnace is filled with the excitement of Summer Camp, available for rising 1st to 12th grade campers.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please see Our Camp Website Link: www.CarolineFurnace.org for more information.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Summer Staff positions at Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp & Retreat Center - You'll be signing up for two weeks of staff training and eight weeks of varied outdoor adventure - May 31 to August 9. There are opportunities for select applicants to begin a couple weeks early and stay a week or two later.

You can expect a new adventure each week, to gain new skills and experiences, and to make friendships that will last a lifetime.

Do you have what it takes to be a Camp Counselor? You'll need an endless supply of energy, love, enthusiasm, patience, and kindness. You must be able to share your faith story and encourage young people to grow in their own relationship with Jesus Christ. You must embrace the adventure of the outdoors and work well in a team. You must be willing to unplug from technology and focus on your relationship with God, nature, and the people around you.

​Academic Internships are available. Pay is based on experience and certifications. Contact us for more information or apply online at Our Camp Website Link: www.CarolineFurnace.org

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Makemie Woods
Lanexa, Virginia

Visit Our Makemie Woods Website
800-566-1496 (office)
office[AT]makwoods.org
3700 Ropers Church Road
Lanexa, Virginia 23089

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 39
Barhamsville, Va 23011

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Makemie Woods Video

CAMPER AGES: 6-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers. All Boy Campers. All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian. Makemie Woods is owned and operated by the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (PCUSA) within the Presbytery of Eastern Virginia.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Camp Jordan for Children with Diabetes:

Camp Jordan is a great adventure featuring traditional camp activities while making friends with other children who understand the challenges of having diabetes. Established in 1966 by the West Central Richmond Optimist Club and Dr. William R. Jordan, Camp Jordan continues to provide a fun and exciting camp experience for children learning to manage their diabetes, with the supervision of trained counselors, nurses and doctors. Financial Assistance available, based on need. Visit our website or call the camp office for program specifics.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Travel, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Horses/Equestrian, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Fine Arts/Crafts, Music/Band, Theater, Musical Theater, Academics, Soccer, Swimming, Team Sports, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Located 40 miles Southeast Richmond, Virginia and 20 miles Northwest Williamsburg, Virginia, on 275 stunning acres, Makemie Woods is perfectly situated for an authentic outdoor experience with all of the necessities of home.

CAMP FACILITIES: Through our diverse array of buildings and spaces, we can accommodate up to 130 overnight guests in winterized facilities, and house indoor meetings for up to 160. Your group can take advantage of our great hiking trails, boating on the reservoir, swimming pool, ball-fields, archery range, ziplines and observatory. Or have the whole event outside, at our picnic shelters, family campsites, or outdoor chapel!

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Founded in 1964 by the Presbyterian Church of the United States of America, Makemie Woods teaches essential relationship skills in a radically accepting Christian community. In the context of both traditional overnight camps or high-adventure trip camps, campers discover the joy of making friends that can last a lifetime. Traditional activities include swimming, canoeing, campfires, crafts, Bible study, and other recreation. There are focus camps for music and drama, and high adventure for rafting, rock climbing, caving, and more.

Makemie Woods teaches essential relationship skills in a radically accepting Christian community. In the context of both traditional overnight camps or high-adventure trip camps, campers discover the joy of making friends that can last a lifetime. Traditional activities include swimming, canoeing, archery, zip-lining, campfires, crafts, Bible study, and other recreation. There are focus camps for music and drama, and high adventure for rafting, rock climbing, caving, and more.

Our staff is made up of approximately 30 dedicated, Christ-loving, fun individuals, recruited from the US and from all over the world. Counselors are at least 18 years old and in most cases have finished at least one year of college. Every staff member is certified in first aid and CPR at a minimum. Many staff members have more extensive certification such as lifeguarding, canoe instruction, water safety instruction, wilderness first aid, etc. We have an EMT and several First Aid instructors on our staff. Each staff member submits an application, participates in an extensive interview, and undergoes a criminal background history check. References are required, and checked. Nothing is more important to us than your camper's safety!

As a certified member of the American Camp Association, Makemie Woods voluntarily adheres to over 600 standards for camping health and safety to ensure that your children receive the care and attention that they deserve. Makemie Woods is also part of the Christian Camp and Conference Association.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: YES campers (rising 11th and 12th graders) enjoy Makemie Woods fun and participate in group building, faith, and leadership development. Spend the first 10 days engaging in service projects and learning skills for working with children. In the last week, they'll see what's it's like to be a counselor, living and working with a younger camper group. Encouraged for campers who in the future seek to serve on the MW staff.

The DOVE program. This program (for anyone age 16 and rising from 11th grade) recruits and trains persons who are interested in serving as Volunteer Staff during the summer camp program at Makemie Woods. DOVEs are trained to specific tasks within the camp program, especially helping with campers with special needs.

Visit our website for additional application and/or call the camp office for program specifics.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We offer a tiered pricing model for individual camp sessions and full scholarships for needy families that wish to send their kids to camp. Visit our website or call the camp office for these specifics.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Located between Williamsburg and Richmond VA, Makemie Woods offers an attractive setting for your next conference or retreat. We can serve up to 130 guests in seven winterized buildings, with flexible and functional meeting spaces, great dining, and 275 acres of hardwood forest, a reservoir, and many recreation opportunities to explore and enjoy!

Our facilities are available mid-August to mid-June to all groups without regard to race, sex, age or national origin for the following events:retreats, meetings, conferences, picnics, school trips, quilting groups, silent retreats, wilderness camping, nature study, family reunions, training events, environmental education, home school outings, scrapbooking retreats, , We offer a diverse range of programming activities which includes swimming, canoeing, archery, zip-lining and using our observatory to view stars and planets.

Visit our website for additional application and/or call the camp office for program specifics.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Makemie Woods also serves as an EcoEternity Forest site. For additional information, please consult our website or call our office.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
For a complete list of our various camp sessions, dates and fees, please consult our website at the following links:

Camp Descriptions: Our Camp Website Link: www.makwoods.org

Camp Schedule: Our Camp Website Link: www.makwoods.org

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Counselors:
At least 18 years old and one year out of high school. Serve as leaders and Christian role models to 4-7 campers per session, responsible for their welfare and guiding them through their daily routine. Salary: $220/wk

*Additional remuneration for lifeguard certification ($10/wk) and 21 or older with a clean driving record acceptable to our insurance company ($20/wk)

Cooperation Coach:
At least 18 years old and one year out of high school. Works one-on-one with campers who need additional attention to help them work through behavior issues or help them learn to contribute their group. This position is well-suited for someone studying psychology or child development, and can be used to fulfill internship requirements. Salary $230/week.

Lifeguards:
At least 18 years old and one year out of high school, Lifeguard certification required, WSI preferred. Serve as lifeguard at the pool, assist with other camp programs as assigned. Salary: $230/week

Medical Professional:
At least 21 years old, RN or EMT certification preferred, will consider someone with a BSN waiting for boards. Oversees medical care for campers and staff. Salary negotiable and dependent upon experience. Contact us for details.

Pool Manager:
At least 21 years old, Lifeguard certification required, WSI preferred. Responsible for maintaining the pool facility as well as lifeguarding, swim instruction. Salary: $240/week

Waterfront Director/Trip Manager:
At least 21 years old preferred, younger applicants (18+) can be considered. Lifeguard certification and whitewater canoeing experience required, canoe instruction certification preferred. Directs and maintains the boating program (canoes and rowboats), leads and/or packs off-site trips. Salary: $240/week

Recreation and Crafts Director:
At least 18 years old and one year out of high school. Directs daily program of crafts and recreation for campers of various ages, maintains supplies and inventory. Salary: $220/week

Digital Media:
At least 18 years old and one year out of high school. Responsible for taking daily photographs and video footage of camp, including group pictures for the week, compiling and editing footage for weekly dvd/cd's. Salary: $220/week

For all positions at Makemie Woods, room and board is valued at $180/week. Applicants with Makemie Woods Summer Staff experience receive additional remuneration. All staff will be required to have Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR Certification prior to the start of the staff training. Travel reimbursement for persons who come from more than 65 miles away up to $75.

For more specifics about the Makemie Woods Summer Camp Program, visit our website at the link below or call our camp office!

Please visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.makwoods.org

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The Road Less Traveled
Virginia Location(s)

Visit Our The Road Less Traveled Website
773-342-5200
info[AT]theroadlesstraveled.com
2331 N Elston Court
Chicago, Illinois 60614

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Iceland, Norway, Azores, British Columbia, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Michigan, Maine, Tennessee, Virginia, Wyoming, New Zealand, Ecuador and the Galapagos.

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
See listed above - primary address

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our The Road Less Traveled Video

CAMPER AGES: 11-17 (approximately)

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Two-four week long community service, wilderness adventure, and language/cultural immersion programs, Gap Year and Family Programs.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: The Road Less Traveled is a life-changing educational travel experience - an extraordinary opportunity to join with others, explore humanity, and build deep relationships and an appreciation for our world’s vast adventurous scenery. RLT offers domestic and international community service, language, and multi-sport adventure travel programs all over the world. We engage in the service of presence and active listening. We support young people to get outside, seek adventure, experience challenge, make new friends, build community, and understand the world in a new way. We encourage involvement, cultivate leadership and sensitivity, develop personal initiative and communal participation skills, and inspire a sense of social activism and environmentalism.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Travel, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Academics, and more. PADI Scuba Diving, White-water Rafting, Rock-climbing, Hiking, Backpacking, Safari, Camping, Zip-lining, Surfing, Snorkeling, Marine Biology Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Organic Farming, Teaching English, Cooking Classes, Yoga Classes, Animal Conservation, Music Classes, Art Classes, Black History Education, Cultural Immersion, Community Service

CAMP LOCATION: Our year-round office is located in the heart of Chicago, in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Our trips are run in a multitude of domestic and international locations. Our staff training is held every year in the Midwest, several weeks before trips are scheduled to depart.

CAMP FACILITIES: Facilities and accommodations vary from trip to trip.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The Road Less Traveled as an organization was founded by Jim and Donna Stein in 1991, and has been successfully running safe, exciting, life-changing trips for teens ever since. Both Jim and Donna are still the current directors, and are integrally involved in every single aspect of the company. In the summer, they are on call 24/7, available both to parents as well as to our leaders in the field.

We are an ACA accredited organization with an impeccable track record. We believe in the process of accreditation. It allows us to compare our standards to other professionals in the industry. Our accreditation allows us to follow specific standards related to leader screening including use of application forms, reference checks, personal interviews, work history review, and background checks.

Many years ago, we were the first company serving young adults to require that all leaders have a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) medical certification. WFR training is far more advanced than standard first aid or wilderness first aid. In addition to this certification, we carry extensive first aid kits on all of our programs that include antibiotics and epinephrine. Contents, protocols, and standing orders are reviewed and updated every year by our Medical Director who is an MD.

Since our inception, RLT has been on the cutting edge of technological advances in communication. We began carrying Iridium satellite phones on all of our programs as soon as they were available. Today we continue to carry the latest in emergency communication systems. According to geographic location, programs are equipped with satellite phones, ground-to-air radios, and/or cellular phones providing the possibility of 24-hour access to medical help in case of emergency.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We offer many need-based scholarships and financial aid packages. Visit Geography of Hope's website to learn more: Our Camp Website Link: www.geographyofhope.org

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): We offer Gap Year, custom trips as well as family programs in the winter, spring, and at the end of the summer. Please contact us at 773-342-5200 with any questions.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Flights, travel arrangements, and other trip-specific information is available on our website.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Visit our Program Chart to see all trips, dates, and prices: Our Camp Website Link: www.theroadlesstraveled.com

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Trip Leader/Co-Leader

Travel domestically and/or internationally with a group of high-school and/or middle-school students, monitoring and facilitating community service, language/cultural immersion, and/or wilderness adventure trips

Minimum Qualifications
• Minimum of 21 years of age
• Minimum of a bachelor's degree or in the process of completing a degree. Equivalent experience working with teenagers in related field will be considered if not currently enrolled in school
• Experience Previous program leader experience working with and or teaching young people age ranging in age between 12-19. Knowledge of and experience with group dynamics, teaching or facilitating groups, supervision of meal planning, food preparation and cooking, managing logistics. Ability to teach program specific skills, environmental awareness, and related scientific, cultural, and historical knowledge pertaining to the regions through which you will travel and their relationship to each other.
• Strong Physical Condition
• Current CPR for the professional rescuer
• Current Wilderness First Responder, WEMT or EMT certification
• Current Red Cross lifeguard or Swiftwater rescue certifications preferred but not mandatory
• Current unrestricted valid drivers license with no major convictions during the previous three year period; driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, reckless driving, hit and run, homicide or assault with a motor vehicle, drag racing, operating a motor vehicle without the owner's consent, license suspended or revoked within the previous three year period for accidents and or moving violations. Driving record should reflect no more than three moving violations and/or chargeable accidents during the previous three years

• For Adventure Programs: Knowledge of three or more wilderness travel methods. Whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, international trekking, biking, backpacking, technical rock or ice climbing and mountaineering. Mandatory requirements for adventure trips include: the ability to lead groups of students on backpacking trips of three to eight days, ability to comfortably lead through remote wilderness areas. This includes, but is not limited to, backpacking preparations, backcountry travel, route finding, campsite selection, equipment maintenance, Leave No Trace camping techniques in desert and alpine terrain and proper protocol in dense bear country.

All leaders must possess the ability to make prudent decisions in adverse conditions. International Service Learning and Language Immersion Programs: Leaders and must be highly proficient or fluent in the spoken language of the program country (Spanish, etc.) and have extensive experience with community service, international travel, managing multiple responsibilities abroad, experience and/or living abroad, cultural immersion. Knowledge of the following is helpful but not mandatory: Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Trekking, Surfing, and Snorkeling

• International Service learning and Language Exposure Programs: Leaders to have extensive experience with community service, international travel, managing multiple responsibilities abroad, experience and/or living abroad, cultural immersion. Knowledge of the following is helpful but not mandatory: Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Trekking, Surfing, Snorkeling

• Service Learning Programs: Leaders to have extensive experience with community service, experience managing multiple responsibilities, construction experience preferred. Knowledge of the following is helpful but not mandatory: Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Rock Climbing, Hiking, PADI Scuba certified
• Ability and experience supervising co-instructors and participants
• Valid Passport
• Ability to drive a standard transmission vehicle
• Ability to communicate and work with teenagers and co-instructors, and provide necessary instruction
• Ability to creatively schedule programs, facilities, and co-instructors
• Ability to observe participant behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques
• Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity
• Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid
• Good character, integrity, and adaptability
• Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self -control
• Ability to follow written procedures as outlined in the leader-training manual
• Ability to support program philosophy and implement procedures
• Ability to work long hours
• Ability and experience in facilitating groups

Specific Responsibilities/Job Description
1. Plan, coordinate and execute daily activities and trip logistics
2. Monitor co-instructor and participant assignments for the day
3. Monitor groups and supervise co-instructors' responsibilities
4. Act as a positive role model for participants
5. Responsible for the relationships with general public, people of the land, and subcontractors
6. Monitor ongoing safety and provide education for co-instructor and participants
7. Supervise the health and safety of the participants and environment
8. Together with co-instructor and participant, plan and execute the evening program
9. Identify and address inappropriate behavior with participant or with other co-instructor, for actions that put health and safety of a participant at risk
10. Together with co-instructor, plan and implement evening program as needed
11. Management of financials and accounting including monitoring of expenditures, record keeping, advances, bookkeeping and end of trip summary of information
12. Management of gear, vehicles, inventory, storage, documentation and end of trip summary information
13. Evaluate co-instructor and perform reviews and summer end evaluations
14. Evaluate program and current season and make suggestions for following season

Dates of Employment
June through August seasonally - recommend early application.

Remuneration
Salary is commensurate with experience/certifications/qualifications. Your salary with The Road Less Traveled includes all food, lodging and transportation from the beginning through close of your trip. We also offer pro-deals on outdoor equipment from a variety of well-known manufacturers.

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED
Laura Dunmire-Director
2331 N Elston Court
Chicago, IL 60614
employment[AT]theroadlesstraveled.com

Please visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.theroadlesstraveled.com

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352-445-2044
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CAMPER AGES: 14-65

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Travel Tours Camp

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BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Wego offers high-quality tours for teen and adults with special needs year around. Our travel programs are unforgettable adventures. We are not your ordinary travel Camp! On our exciting, supervised educational travel programs, individuals learn new skills, make lifelong friends and explore extraordinary cultures in United States and abroad.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Camp Wego is a Travel camp serving teens and adult with special needs ages 14-65. We are a small travel special needs camp that travel in the United States and abroad. We are able to provide low staffing ratios, 1 to 4. (1:1 if needed) We have highly credentialed and experienced staff so each individuals needs are met. We add new and innovative travel and activities each year.

Our travel is designed to enhance social, friendship, culture, and other vital life skills that promote independence. Camp Wego helps travelers make new friends while traveling in a safe, fun and educational environment.

We offer high-quality supervised tours for teens and adults with special needs year around. Our travel programs are specialized for individuals with Developmental Disabilities, Autism, Learning Disabilities, ADHD and Asperger's syndrome.

Individuals must be ambulatory and be able to take care of personal hygiene needs.

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CAMP LOCATION: Our year-round office is located in Florida. Our trips depart and operate from many of domestic and international locations. Our staff training is held every year in Florida.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Wego is fully committed to developing life and social skills for individuals with special needs ages 14 and up. We believe that our travel trips are a great way to experience independence, improve social skills, and increase self-esteem in a secure, safe and also an exciting environment. Our primary goals are to help travelers build self-esteem, develop better social skills and self-expression, make and maintain friendships, improve fine motor skills, gross motor skills, and sensory integration.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Camp Wego travels year around.

OTHER CAMP INFO: No Financial aid offered.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Most trips cost $1000 and up

For complete info visit Our Camp Website Link: www.campwego.com

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