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 all Riverside has to offer – rappelling, whitewater rafting, kayaking, downriver stand up paddleboarding, and advanced tree climbing techniques 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. Camp is held in Forest Hill Park and the James River Park System, and runs Monday through Friday.
The camp capacities listed below were last updated on 7/30/22. For real-time capacities, please click “Register Now” to enter the enrollment portal.
June 20 – 24 – Waitlist only
June 27 – July 1 – Waitlist only
July 4 – 8 – Waitlist only
July 11 – 15 – Waitlist only
July 18 – 22 – Waitlist only
July 25 – 29 – Waitlist only
August 1 – 5 – Waitlist only
August 8 – 12 – Waitlist only
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.
If none of the sliding scale options are affordable to you, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask about our scholarship program.
**Cancellation/Refund Policy: All payments are non-refundable. Exceptions made at the discretion of our staff. If we are able to fill your camper’s spot through the waitlist, we will refund you all but a $30 per instance processing fee. See our waitlist policy below.**
** Wait List Policy: If we are filling spaces in a camp more than 1 month out from the start of that camp week, we will call one family at a time from the wait list and give them 48 hrs to accept the spot. After 48 hrs we will call the next family on the list. If we are calling within a month of a camp session, we will call everyone on the wait list concurrently and follow a first come first served policy.**