Outdoor Summer Camp

​2018 Outdoor Summer Camps

Outdoor camps will focus on team building, learning nature through educational activities and having fun outside playing games and doing activities such as hiking and zip lining. Safety is also of utmost importance to us and we aim to ensure that each camper has the opportunity to take on outdoor activities in a safe environment with trained staff assisting them.

There are four outdoor camp opportunities offered this summer:

Kids Outdoor Camp
June 18-22

This is a week long day camp, which provides at risk youth with opportunities to develop friendships while learning leadership, coping, and teamwork skills. Activities will include games, kayaking and canoeing, challenge course and zip line rides, creek crawls, water games, nature hikes, and camp and nature crafts.
This camp is for ages 6 to 12. Register by June 9. Cost: $115/ week

Nature Camp
July 9-13

This week long day camp focuses on nature hikes, environmental education, games and outdoor adventure experiences. Campers will learn about the interesting animals that live in and around Danville, explore creeks, search for insects, and make nature crafts.
This camp is for ages 6 to 12. Register by July 1. Cost: $115/ week

Adventure Camp 
July 16-20

Join Parks and Recreation for an exciting week of hiking, zip lining, high ropes adventures and climbing wall challenges during this fast paced week long camp.
This camp is for children ages 8 to 14. Register by July 14. Cost: $115/ week

Kayak Camp 
July 23-27

During this week long camp, teens will learn kayaking skills and explore the Dan River by kayak. Participants will kayak each day and will be taught paddling techniques and kayak safety. End the week with a fun out of town trip to the Staunton River. 
This camp is for ages 10 to 16. Register by July 24. Cost: $125/ week

Snacks are provided during each camp week but lunch is not, please be sure to pack a lunch! Maximum of 12 participants per camp. Camp runs from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m and meets at Ballou Park, Shelter 6. You can drop off your child as early as 7:30 a.m. and pick up no later than 6 p.m. 
Call (434) 799-5150 for more information.

Rules to remember for outdoor fun:
1. Do not forget to bring sunscreen and bug spray!
2. Have an extra water bottle with your name on it!
3. Respect your fellow campers, animals and their environment!

Contact Us

  1. Kyle Autrey

    Outdoor Program Coordinator

    (434) 799-5150

    Danville City Auditorium
    Community Recreation
    125 N. Floyd Street
    4th Floor
    Danville, VA 24543

    Office Hours
    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Summer Camp Location

    Ballou Park, Shelter # 6
    760 West Main Street
    Danville, VA 24541
    Camp Hours: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

    HEPA Standards
    2018 Outdoor Summer Camp Registration