Check Out BRDC's Summer Camp Lineup!

Check out our great line-up of Summer Camps for 2017!

Our camps are led by highly skilled guides who understand how to develop curiosity, foster autonomy and be model citizens. 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.

Discounted camp rates with family membership- Join Today!

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Blue Ridge Discovery Center offers a wide variety of camps aimed at connecting the next generation to the Blue Ridge mountains and rivers. 


Discover what makes the Blue Ridge such a special place, from salamanders to astronomy, butterflies, botany, birds, fish and more!
Discovery Day Camp  
June 26-30, Ages 5-8 & 9-12
Discovery Camp 
July 31-August 5, Ages 9-12 & 13-15


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Explore new skills, expand your knowledge, and discover the Blue Ridge.
Ornithology Camp  
June 7-10, Ages 9-12
June 12-17, Ages 12-15
Primitive Technology 
June 19-24, Ages 12-15
Natural History Illustration  
July 12-15, Ages 13-17
Archaeology Camp  
July 17-22, Ages 13-17
Fly Fishing  
July 24-29, Ages 12-15
Advanced Fly Fishing Weekend  
August 11-13, Ages 13-17

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One of the most rewarding opportunities of the summer is discovering more of the Blue Ridge in the company of our exceptional guides.
Wilderness Backpacking 
June 26-July1, Ages 13-17
New River Expedition  
July 19-22, Ages 12-15


Surround your family with the magic of the mountains as you explore, discover and share together.
Family Discovery Weekend  
September 29-October 1
Fly Fishing Weekend  
September 15-17


An intense hands-on introduction to a variety of Natural History topics.
Women’s Fly Fishing Weekend  
Friday-Sunday, April 21-23


BRDC offers a variety of guiding services focused on the Blue Ridge including: Fly Fishing, Mushrooms & Edible Wild Plants, Birding and more. Contact Us for more information

"Now I know the secret of making the best person; it is to grow in the open air and eat and sleep with the earth” ~ Walt Whitman