Fall camps, rafting trips and after school programs now open – check our Youth Programs page for details!
Give your kids a week of adventures that they’ll never forget! Our goal with RO camps is to foster friendship, confidence, creativity, and an appreciation for Richmond’s urban river, trails, and forest. Our adventure camps have been helping kids do just that since 2007.
Sapling, Oak, and Old Growth are all rooted in recreational tree climbing, high-ropes elements, and exploring the James River. River Shredders whitewater camp provides an opportunity for kids to reach a new level of confidence with their paddling and river safety abilities.
Our newest additions to camp are Earth Heroes and Mountain Biking. In Earth Heroes, kids will explore the natural world around them in an environmental education camp that fosters curiosity and creativity. Our Mountain Biking camp is a fun loving, Riverside-style approach to the sport.
We’re excited to show you the amazing natural resources that we have in Richmond. The James River and the surrounding parks are a huge part of our city’s culture and history. Come join us in exploring this wonderful place we call home!
Our camps historically fill up early, so register soon to better ensure your pick of dates for this summer.
All campers and staff will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before attending camp. You may complete the registration process prior to being vaccinated as long as proof of vaccination is submitted by May 25th, 2022.
Our camp staff are some of the most talented, dedicated, and hard-working ever. Maintaining a balance between paying our staff well and keeping our camps affordable has always been a challenge. We believe that camp should be accessible to everyone. As such, we have always tried to keep our prices low enough to be reasonable for our camp families.
In order to give our staff meaningful pay increases this year without pricing out many of our campers, we are implementing a sliding scale for camp payments.
Here’s how it works:
A sliding scale is a tool to help increase access to experiences like summer camp, while acknowledging differences in financial resources. We ask for your active participation in deciding your contribution. We do not require proof of income but ask that you take a moment to thoughtfully reflect and choose the option that best represents your situation.
If none of the sliding scale options are affordable to you, please email us at email@example.com to ask about our scholarship program.
There will be an option to donate to the scholarship fund during the registration process. All scholarship funds go directly towards camp spots for scholarship recipients.