New River Expedition

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$355 (Members) / $395 (Non-members) 
* Scholarships Available
July 10-13 - SOLD OUT!
4 days / 3 nights
Ages 11-15
Location: New River, VA & NC

Want to experience a true river expedition? Join our crew and travel down the rapids of the pristine New River while pitching camp on remote islands! In four days, we will camp at three different sites, cover over 30 miles, and explore one of the oldest rivers in the world! This kayak expedition is a chance to build leadership skills and learn potential life-long enriching hobbies. Each camper will paddle their own weight independently but work as a team to portage dams and strike camp. Along the way you will learn about water safety while exploring the riches of the riparian corridor. 

There is no grander journey than pushing off from shore in a kayak on a one-way trip to wherever the current carries you. Get ready to take a leap into an adventure of a lifetime!

Highlight Activities:

  • Kayaking the New River

  • Building campfires (learn traditional fire building techniques)

  • Bald Eagle Nest Search

  • Island Exploration and Camping

  • Hammocking

  • Ancient Geology of the New River

  • Swimming Holes

  • Water Quality Sampling

  • Snorkeling for fish and hellbenders

  • Portaging Field’s Dam

  • Basic Fly Fishing for Smallmouth Bass

  • Ultimate Frisbee at New River State Park

  • Kayak Battleship

  • Owl Prowls

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

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*Payment can be made online through the sign-up button above or through the mail. Please make checks payable to Blue Ridge Discovery Center, 6402 Whitetop Rd, Troutdale, VA 24378

**To complete registration please download and complete the Camp Registration Form and mail to: Blue Ridge Discovery Center, 6402 Whitetop Rd, Troutdale, VA 24378