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Remembering Friedrick “Fritz” Shilling

Schilling, Friedrich (Fritz) age 82, died in the hospital in Knoxville on July 20, 2017 of complications associated with an infection. He was the minister of Westminster Presbyterian Church for 19 years (1985- 2004), interim at First Presbyterian of Knoxville (2006-2007), formerly of Providence Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, NC (1968-1974) and Beckley Presbyterian Church in […]

Education Building Renovation Updates

Education Building Renovation Updates

On August 17th , a small but enthusiastic group of community members gathered at Camp for a charrette led by Glavé & Holmes Architecture (G&H), the firm selected by the Education Building Task Force (EBTF). We engaged Glavé & Homes to lead us through the pro-cess of planning the renovation. This charrette further focused our […]

Congratulations Sarah Francisco – Conservator of the Year

     Each year Valley Conservation Council works to recognize someone in our community that has provided a substantial impact on conservation in our region. At the annual meeting on September 10, we were proud to recognize Sarah Francisco, Director of the Virginia Office of the Southern Environmental Law Center. In Sarah we recognized a […]

Prospective Camper Day Summary – July 22, 2017

Prospective Camper Day Summary – July 22, 2017

     The middle Saturday of this year’s 3rd Session presented glorious weather for our gathering of 30 visitors from throughout Virginia and beyond, who came to participate in Camp’s third annual Prospective Camper Day. As in past years, most attendees were families preparing to send children to Nature Camp for the first time, either […]

News from Nature Camp, Inc. -Fall, 2017

I was fortunate to be able to sit down with this summer’s staff at the beginning of the season and again at the end. As I spend time with them, I am amazed at what wonderful people they are. These young men and women are our ambassadors for Nature Camp. It’s their job to mentor […]

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 […]

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Spring Service Weekend 2017

The past Spring Service Weekend, which took place the third weekend of May (as it does each year), resulted in the completion of many smaller projects as well as progress on those continuing from weekends prior. Service weekend is an opportunity for those who believe in Camp’s mission to gather there, enjoy the company of […]