Camper Program - ages 4-16 (four 2-week sessions):
Campers of all ages spend the days how they like—each
day, there are many exciting activities to choose from,
ranging from hikes through the 230-acre woods to
natural crafts to challenge courses. The second
Wednesday of each session, campers and their families
are invited to the Family Overnight.
Explorer Program - ages 11-13 (four 2-week sessions):
Explorers participate in two explorer-only overnights each session in addition to normal day camp. On overnights, they get to explore the woods, cook outdoors, and whatever else the group chooses to do. Find out more about the explorer program here.
Teen Adventure Program - ages 13-16 (four 2-week sessions):
TA participants spend one week of the session on a TA trip: backpacking on the Appalachian Trail, bike-packing on the C&O Canal Towpath, and working on the nearby Spoutwood farm. The other week of the session is spent at camp, where they participate in activities and act as counselors-in-training. Find out more about our Teen Adventure trips here.
Teen Adventure/Junior Counselor Program - age 16, Application Required (4 week session):
In this new program, 16-year-olds who have previously participated in the Teen Adventure Program can combine the experiences of Teen Adventure with those of being a junior counselor. In this four week session, TA/JCs will spend the first two weeks as a TA and the last two weeks as a junior counselor, working alongside Nature Camps staff. Find out more about the TA/JC Program here.
Appalachian Journey Program - ages 10-16 (one 7-day session):
Children and teens spend seven days exploring the woods and community around Spruce Point Knob Mountain Center, on the highest peak in West Virginia. We partner with Experience Learning to hike, camp, and learn survival skills, as well as to gain knowledge and appreciation of Appalachian culture. Find out more about Appalachian Journey here.
Find detailed information about our Extended Day program and Van Service here.