Sapling is designed for participants 6-9 years old. Our camps are based on arborist-style tree climbing and high ropes type activities. Kids are always harnessed in and belayed by an instructor while climbing. Some of the activities that Sapling kids will do include a vertical climb into the canopy of a tree, a limbwalk (walking out on a branch balance-beam style), giant swings, and many river adventures!
All of our climbing elements are challenge by choice – we encourage kids to set goals for themselves and meet them, but we never force a child to complete a climbing element. Sapling kids will also be swimming in some of the tamer areas of the James river (life jackets are worn in the water), and exploring the parks in Richmond. Add in some creative outdoor games, knot tying, tree identification, and friendship, and you’ve got an awesome week of summer fun!
Due to this camp’s popularity, we have created another Sapling section to accommodate that demand! We now offer both Maple Sapling and Birch Sapling! The two groups will be separate for the majority of the camp day, so if you have campers that would like to be together, be sure to sign them up for the same group. These programs are identical aside from a different set of campers and counselors. They will both be held in the park systems and by the James River.
Both Sapling groups will be from 8:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. Sapling camps are held in Forest Hill Park and the James River Park System and run Monday through Friday.
Maple and Birch Sapling are 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
*Waitlisted weeks updated as of 1/15/21 – subject to change (we try to update the website regularly, but this list is not a guarantee of availability)
June 21-25 *waitlist only
June 28-July 2 *waitlist only
July 12-16 *waitlist only
July 19-23 *1 spot left!
June 21-25 *1 spot left!
June 28-July 2