What parents & participants are saying

This camp will exceed your expectations. It is truly as good as it sounds. This camp provides a caring, nurturing environment where kids learn about themselves and about nature. Counselors and other kids are great. This is a wonderful place for a first time experience with sleep away camp. This was truly a life changing experience for our son. I think he described it best….”Before coming to camp, I didn’t have any personal connection with nature. This camp taught me that every human has their place in nature.” He really looks at nature with a completely different perspective and looks forward to more opportunities to emerge himself in the natural world. He also gained a lot of self-confidence and did things he didn’t think were possible. It helped to shape his self-definition. Additionally, he really enjoyed the amount of things that he learned, about plants, bugs, starting fires,etc….
Danielle B.
My daughter cried on the last day because she didn’t want to leave the woods.
Jennifer E.
It is the best camp ever for your kids.  Mine are older and they really loved the choice of activities. When my kids come home and tell me that they got up at 4:00am to sit for a few hours in silence and watch the dawn and be one with their surroundings, and that that was the best experience ever…how great is that!  It can’t be any better.
Pam G.
This experience is what living life fully means to me
Laura, Adult Survival Skills
My son had the best week of his summer, if not his life. This was his first experience away from home and he absolutely loved it. He raved about all the activities and the staff. Thank you all so much for providing him with such a nurturing, fun, educational, fun, and especially fun week of camp. We have nothing but praise for a great program and wonderful, attentive, caring staff.
David K.
The work you do is incredible. It is not just a fun week for our son, but an important part of shaping who he is, and an incredible support for the values and way of being that we care about. You make our work as parents easier – he wants to live off the land, he see greater possibilities, and cares more about connection to people than technology etc. (things that are unfortunately not so common for a 11 yr old american boy) This is an incredible camp, where our son feels at home in nature, is genuinely cared for and inspired by the great staff.
Caroline P.
My son comes home each day from your camp “wiser”, more mature and proud of his accomplishments and “grounded” as a result of being in nature and with you and your amazing staff of counselors. It’s a place where I feel like my son doesn’t just have a good time, but he learns things from the earth, your staff and others that will be useful and stay with him for a lifetime!
Kevin Q.
The wilderness backpacking trek was the highlight of Will’s life so far
Sarah, backpacking camper parent Charlottesville, VA
Thank you for making my girls outdoor experience such a wonderful one, in addition to one they will always remember. They had lots of praise for your counselors. Your camp was more than I hoped for. Thank you again for taking such good care of my girls.
Leonora, Earth Roots camper parent
For the families that have an appreciation for the earth and nature, they will absolutely love this camp. Its so nice to remove the kids from their hectic (and sometimes “plugged-in”) lives for a week of nature. We love the camp and will continue to send our kids there.
Daphne H.
Your camp seems to be what kids need but haven’t gotten.
Greg, Earth Roots camper parent