Kid’s Nature Summer Camps in Charlottesville, VA

Living Earth summer camps are a unique opportunity for children to truly connect with nature in a safe, nurturing environment.

We have been voted a favorite summer day camp for over 10 years! Your child will spend the week exploring the mountains, streams and wild places of Charlottesville, Virginia. Campers work together in small groups learning about the natural world, plants, mammals, tracking, birds, wilderness survival, awareness, and so much more. We do this with hands-on activities, games, adventures, and fun challenges. Our instructors are “Nature Connection Mentors” and guide campers into experiences that nurture their connection to the earth and allow them to feel at home in the natural world.

We now have several options for different age groups!

group of summer campers and their instructors pose at a summer camp in Charlottesville
two kids sit on rocks playing the water, part of our nature-based education programming
Ages 5 – 6
1 Location: Batesville
a group of kids sit on a fallen tree log
Ages 7 – 14
2 Locations: Free Union, Batesville
a group of kids sit around a campfire circle
Ages 10 – 17
1 Location: Montfair