Old Growth camp is designed for participants 12-16 years old. Here’s where we really turn up the heat! This camp is an amazing deal – your kids will get a sampling of what Riverside has to offer – rappelling, whitewater rafting, unique tree climbing elements, and swimming through rapids are just some of the experiences your kids can expect from this camp. We will also go further in depth with wilderness discovery, including tree identification and river hydrology. All this excitement is rounded out with goofy games and good old fashioned fun! These activities can be relatively strenuous and require a moderate level of physical fitness.
Our goal is to create a passion for adventure, stewardship for the environment, and a higher level of self-efficacy. This is an experience that participants will be proud of and remember. Although we love to see graduating Oak campers in Old Growth, previous experience is not required.
Old Growth will be from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., with a flexible pickup window between 3:30 and 4:00. Camp is held in Forest Hill Park and the James River Park System, Monday through Friday.
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
For real-time capacities, please click “Register Now” to enter the enrollment portal.
July 29 – Aug 2
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.
We want to give a huge thank you to those who were able to opt for our highest sliding scale tier last year; you helped 38 kids attend camp at a lower rate in 2023!
If you do not wish to pay in full upon registration, we offer 2 payment plans:
Donations: There is an option to donate to the scholarship fund during the registration process. All scholarship funds go directly towards camp spots for scholarship recipients. In 2023, the money raised through these donations funded 8 additional completely free camp spots! Thank you to everyone who donated!
Recipients: If none of the sliding scale choices are affordable to you, please email us at email@example.com to ask about our scholarship program. In order to offer assistance without increasing barriers, we do not require proof of income, but ask that you only request scholarship funds if you’re not able to attend otherwise.