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Nature Camp Foundation Board Development

     At a recent meeting of NCI and NCF boards, members discussed the exciting developments of the past few years, notably that Nature Camp is in sound condition on many fronts. Our membership is vast and growing annually, and interest in Camp by families across the state remains relatively consistent from year to year. […]

New Virtual “Nature Camp Canteen”

New Virtual “Nature Camp Canteen”

Ten T-shirts Designs now available!! Ten NEW Designs Coming Soon!! You can now order T-shirts, sweatshirts, onesies, kids wear, mugs, etc. from our new online “canteen”  We have 10 of the most requested designs available in our shop or you can purchase the designs for use on a  huge variety of items. Please visit our […]

Fall Service Weekend 2016

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 […]

Education Building Renovation Updates

     The Education Building Task Force (EBTF) received four strong proposals in response to the Request For Proposals (RFP) sent out late this winter. In alphabetical order, the four firms that submitted bids are Glavé & Holmes Architecture (Richmond, VA); Riggs Ward (Richmond, VA); Steve Feldman Design, LLC (Bethesda, MD); and Studio Ammons (Petersburg, […]

Adult Session 2017

This year Adult Session moves back to August. From August 18 to 22 we will explore the theme of “Then and Now: 75 Years of Nature Camp—How Our Understanding of and Relationship to the Natural World Have Changed Since 1942.”  In conjunction with Nature Camp’s 75th anniversary, we will take a retrospective look at how […]

Member Profile – Steve Vargo

Member Profile – Steve Vargo

     “Oh, I didn’t want to go to Nature Camp at all,” laughs Steve Vargo, reminiscing about how he first arrived. “Basically, I was a middle school jerk. I thought Camp was all Garden Club Ladies doing flower arrangements. But my science teacher got me a scholarship, and my parents made me go. They […]

Remembering Josephine “Jo” Allyn Johnson Casler

     Josephine “Jo”Allyn Johnson Casler died June 17, 2016 in Richmond, Va. Jo was born June 14, 1930 in Rocky Mount N.C. Her husband, DeWitt Bellinger Casler, Jr. “Casey,” predeceased her. She was the daughter of the late Eula Faison Johnson and Gleamous Joseph Johnson of Franklin, Virginia. She received her  bachelor’s degree in […]

Remembering Terry Wingfield Pomeroy

     Terry Wingfield Pomeroy, 63, died July 15, 2016 while snorkeling in Hawaii with her husband, Bob. Terry was born in Charlottesville, VA, raised in Lynchburg VA, and attended Centre College in KY before moving to Denver CO in 1976.  She attended Nature Camp with her twin sister, Amy Wingfield Clark, in the mid […]

Remembering H. Fenton Day

     Henry Fenton Day, III, 60, of Bon Air, unexpectedly passed away on Friday, June 17, 2016. Fenton is survived by Cathy, his wife who dearly misses him, with June 19th their 23rd wedding anniversary. Also surviving is his beloved aunt, Mary Day Clark Downey, of Charleston, WV; and Elsie Day Mack of Annapolis, […]

8th Almost Annual Fall Hike Day 2016

8th Almost Annual Fall Hike Day 2016

     I’d pulled into Nature Camp dozens of times during the summer, first as a camper in the 90s and more recently as a parent. But Fall Hike Day 2016, a fundraiser for the Nature Camp Foundation, was my first time visiting Camp outside of the summer. It turns out I’d been missing out. […]


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 […]