Summer Camps and Youth Programs

Building the next generation of stewards.

Our mission is to inspire curiosity, discovery and stewardship through the wonders of the Blue Ridge. Through that mission we envision a world with a deep understanding and appreciation of place. 

We accomplish this by connecting people to nature through immersion programming. Our camps are led by highly skilled guides who understand how to develop curiosity, foster autonomy and be model citizens. With a focus on interest-driven and hands-on learning, and a low staff to child ratio, our campers develop skills and life-enriching hobbies that will pay dividends for years to come.  We utilize a scientific investigative approach to develop critical thinking skills and inspire further engagement. 

"Adventure is not the end, but rather a gateway to developing deeper connections with your surroundings. The farther you push the closer you get to discovery." - Aaron Floyd, Executive Director, Blue Ridge Discovery Center

* Scholarships are a key part of our camps and are given for both MERIT and NEED. If your kid has a drive to attend one of our camps, we encourage you to fill out the Scholarship Application: Digital Application or Printable Application