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Nature Camp to Celebrate 75th Anniversary 1942-2017

Nature Camp to Celebrate 75th Anniversary 1942-2017

     Did you know Nature Camp has existed for 75 years?? 1942 was a very good year, certainly for us! We invite you to join us for our Diamond Anniversary Celebration on September 16, 2017. Come to Nature Camp to connect, reconnect, and visit this place in the George Washington National Forest along the […]

Prospective Camper Day – July 22, 2017

     We are pleased to again be holding what has become our annual “sneak-peek’ opportunity for prospective Nature Campers on the middle Saturday of 3rd Session this year.      Last year’s event was well-received, with nearly 50 visitors joining us. The benefit of hindsight as well as notes of thanks received from attendees […]

News from Nature Camp, Inc. – May, 2017

     Greetings, Nature Camp Lovers! Another spring has sprung! Our board had a productive and successful meeting last November. At that gathering, we elected two new directors to their positions: Nina Chew Anderson is the Education Director and Joe Garvin is the Financial Assistance Director. We are fortunate to have such great folks to […]

Nature Camp Receives $100,000 Endowment to Support Financial Assistance

     LEXINGTON, VA (December 12, 2016)—Nature Camp is pleased to announce the receipt of a grant from the Community Foundation of Rockbridge, Bath and Alleghany. This grant, the first of what will become an annual disbursement from a permanently endowed fund, will be used to support Nature Camp’s financial aid program by providing scholarship […]

News From Nature Camp. Inc. – Spring, 2017

     Registration for this summer’s sessions began in late January, a couple of weeks earlier than last year, and within minutes online applications quickly poured in. We implemented a slight shift in the grade ranges for some of the sessions in an effort to achieve greater balance, and while that change largely achieved its […]

News from Nature Camp, Inc. – Fall, 2016

     Check out Flip Coulling’s update for more details on how the summer of 2016 fared at Nature Camp, but we at NCI are pleased with how well-attended the sessions were and the quality of the experience provided by our superb staff members.      And check out what Stacy Luks has written about […]

Great Mushroom Tournament of 2016 Standings – Third Session

Agarics that are Fly 0 points Boys 2 Men 9 Fatal Four 79 Guardians of the Mushroom Galaxy 170 Braces & Company 196 Unfortunately, Braces & Company came just four points short of earning them the privilege of braiding Alex’s hair, so they had to settle for tea instead.

Yours & Mine – Original song from 1st Session

Yours & Mine – Original song from 1st Session

By Emmett C., Isabel B., Sarah R., Jane F., Phillip H., & Nora O. Driving into Camp Best part of my day thus far Everybody knows that we’ll see each other soon Looking all around, only seeing smiling faces Everybody knows we are home today Counting down the days, ‘til we’re back in this place […]

Lichenology Major (4th Session)

What is lichen? Where does it grow? How does it reproduce? These were all questions I had when I signed up for Lichenology. I, along with Marshall D., Jack C., Margaret C., and Davi R., and led by Max and Ryan, was in for the adventure of a lifetime. We started slowly by learning the […]

News from Nature Camp, Inc.

News from Nature Camp, Inc.

     This past summer Nature Camp welcomed to the Big Mary’s Creek valley 342 campers representing 21 states, the District of Columbia, and the Russian Federation.      We offered Meteorology for the first time in more than a dozen years and introduced Lichenology to the curriculum.  Campers in the latter class enjoyed using […]

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Fall Service Weekend 2016

     Fall Service Weekend 2016 was a resounding success with milestones achieved and grand, new projects announced. All of the buildings in Camp have been re-roofed during a recent Service Weekend and are now better protected from the elements. Those tireless laborers who have shucked old roofing, hefted heavy packs of new shingles on […]