Summer Teen River Trips

Come spend a magical week on a wild river in Virginia!
Get Lost in Adventure & Find Yourself!

Living Earth Teen Expeditions are the perfect blend of deep wilderness immersion, leadership lessons, team building and personal development. Teens are growing up fast, LES expeditions get teens outside and immersed meaningful experiences in the beautiful world and steeped in something much bigger than themselves.

Our special week on the beautiful and wild upper James River follows a wonderful flow. We will carry all our belongings in our canoes, explore, swim, and immerse in the beauty of nature. We will cover expedition planning, canoe stroke techniques, water safety, wilderness travel, low impact camping and how to cook in the wilderness. We will navigate our way through rapids, paddle between the mountains, cook for ourselves in small teams, practice survival skills, tell stories, play games, and laugh a whole lot. We will also explore how the river can teach us to be our best selves.

Come alive with adventure and discover the beauties of nature accessible only by river travel. We will leave behind the modern world and use only what we carry in our boats, our own resourcefulness, and gifts that that nature provides. Campers will learn to depend on themselves as they paddle their boats from one camp to the next. They will also learn to depend on the whole group, make decisions cooperatively and build communication skills.

Teens come out renewed and with an enlivened sense of being alive!

Please don’t delay in registering as spaces are limited and fill fast.

Please read our COVID-19 Protocols Document HERE before registering.

Details & Registration – River Expeditions

  • Ages 13 – 17

  • 2023 Dates:

    River Trip 1: June 11 – 16

    River Trip 2: June 18 – 23

    River Trip 3: June 25 – 30

    River Trip 4: July 8 – 13 (this trip runs Saturday to Thursday)

    River Trip 5: August 6 – 11 (NEW Potomac River Trip)

  • Sunday drop-off at 9:30 am, Friday pick up at 11:30 am.

  • Location: James River, Potomac River

  • Cost: $795 per session

    Financial Assistance: We do have a growing Scholarship Fund for campers this summer thanks to generous donors! Please fill out this APPLICATION FORM to be considered for financial assistance. Decisions are made on a first-come first-serve basis and applicants will hear back within 3 weeks. We recommend applying before Jan 16, 2023. The application period ends March 20th, 2023.

  • No Prerequisites

    All group gear and supplies will be included, other than basic camping and clothing needs. We will send a what-to-bring list and details upon your registration.

  • Free T-shirt included