Residential / Overnight Nature Camps for Kids
Voted the #1 Residential Camp in Charlottesville!
Imagine a place where the modern fast-paced world is left behind…
A journey back into the natural world… Slow down, swim in a mountain stream, build things with your hands, all within a new circle of friends.
The campfire Welcomes You!
At Living Earth Camps, we give each camper the attention they need to follow their passions, to connect with nature and each other. We have some of the best staff on the planet. The campers come first because they should. We serve mostly organic kid-friendly food, that the kids rave about. We buy from our local farms when ever we can. At our mountain camp, we try to keep life simple, natural, full of learning and laughter.
Our residential / overnight camps include:
- Tracking Wild Animals
- Making Fire By Friction
- Awareness Skills / Games
- Learning Edible & Medicinal Plants
- Safe Water Gathering
- Spoon & Bowl Making
- Adventuring / Exploring
- Building Natural Shelters
- Wilderness Philosophy
- Discovering the Language of the Forest
- Natural History
- Learning Earth Based Crafts
- Stories / Songs / Community Building / Campfire Cooking
- Team building / Communication
- and so much more!
Living Earth Camps are in the shadows of Shenandoah National Park, nestled in the mountains amongst forest, field, and river. A natural paradise with a lifetime worth of learning and exploration. The Living Earth Summer Camps are conveniently located in Sugar Hollow, just 20 minutes outside of Charlottesville, VA. The overnight camps begin at 2PM and end at noon the final day.
We offer several different overnight camps for boys and girls, ages 8-17 years old. Earth Roots is our foundation overnight camp, emphasizing connection with nature thru earth skills, like shelter building, making fire by rubbing sticks and harvesting wild edible plants.
Earth Roots is a prerequisite for the other overnight camps. Fire Tenders requires one year of Earth Roots, and Way of the Scout requires two years. Teen River Expedition requires one year.