River Shredders camp is designed for participants 12-16 years old, and appeals to both experienced and new river lovers alike. Kids will get the opportunity to try out all kinds of river activities – whitewater rafting, sit-on-top kayaking, and stand up paddleboarding to name a few!
Our goal is to foster a love of the river, and help kids develop the skills and confidence to paddle it safely. Along with hydrology, river ecology, environmental stewardship, and whitewater safety, camp will be rounded out with lots of swimming, river island exploration, and good old-fashioned camp shenanigans. These activities can be relatively strenuous and require a moderate level of physical fitness. Previous river experience is not required, but participants must be comfortable swimming in moving currents.
At an age where it’s hard to keep these young adventurers entertained, a week with us will teach them to enjoy the giant natural playground in our backyard – the James River!
River Shredders Camp is held on and around RVA’s awesome, award-winning river and urban forest. Camp is led by ACA certified instructors who are also professional river guides.
The camp capacities listed below were last updated on 7/6/22. 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 – 2 female spots left! email firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll
July 25 – 29 – 1 female spot left! email email@example.com to enroll
August 1 – 5 – 1 female spot left! email firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll
August 8 – 12 – 2 female spots left! email email@example.com to enroll
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.**