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2021 Summer Camps – BACK IN PERSON!

Registration for Friends of the North Fork camps will be done in conjunction with Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation and will open on May 1, 2021. Fill out the interest form for the camps below for a reminder to register when the form becomes available.

Shenandoah River Players Summer Camp

When: June 21 – 25, 2021; Time: 9am to 3pm (field trip days may be longer)

Who: Rising 1st-3rd graders (approximate ages 5-9)

Where: TBD in the Shenandoah Valley

Cost: $60/participant

Description: 

This summer enrichment environmental education day camp is offered by Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River for rising 1st-3rd graders (approximate ages 5-9). It is designed to instill a love of nature and outdoor play while teaching stewardship and caring for the environment. Based around the theme of “From Forest to Faucet”, students will follow the journey of water from where it reaches the earth’s surface to the place from which they consume it. Along the way they will learn in-person about animals, trees, soil, plants, and water through place-based education and outdoor play. On field trip days campers will connect with the river through recreation and science activities. COVID-19 safety measures will be implemented and all campers will be expected to adhere to them so as to make our 2021 camps safe and a success. Need-based scholarships to cover costs of the camp are available; please contact our Program Coordinator for more information.

Use Activity #330860 when signing up for the River Players camp through Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation.

Shenandoah River Rangers Summer Camp

When: June 14 – 18, 2021; Time: 9am to 3pm (field trip days may be longer)

Who: Rising 4th -8th graders (approximate ages 10-13)

Where: TBD in the Shenandoah Valley

Cost: $60/participant

Description: 

This summer enrichment environmental education day camp is offered by Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River for rising 4th -8th graders (approximate ages 10-13). Based around the theme of “From Forest to Faucet”, students will follow the journey of water from where it reaches the earth’s surface to the place from which they consume it. During the week campers will learn in-person about large-scale earth processes (concepts relating to watersheds, life and earth processes, ecosystems and interconnectivity) along with more specific topics relating to trees, soil, agriculture, and water. During field trip days students will connect with the river through science, fishing and paddling on the water. COVID-19 safety measures will be implemented and all campers will be expected to adhere to them so as to make our 2021 camps safe and a success. Need-based scholarships to cover costs of the camp are available; please contact our Program Coordinator for more information.

Use Activity #330861 when signing up for the River Rangers camp through Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation.

Please share the word about Friends of the North Fork summer camp programming far and wide, and we look forward to seeing you or the kids in your life this summer!