Give your kids a week of adventures that they’ll never forget! Our goal with RO camps is to foster friendship, confidence, creativity, and an appreciation for Richmond’s urban river and forest. Our adventure camps have been helping kids do just that since 2007. Sapling, Oak, and Old Growth are all rooted in recreational tree climbing, high ropes elements, and exploring the James River. Our Whitewater Camps leverage the leadership and expertise of our most senior river guides…they provide an opportunity for kids to reach a new level of confidence with their paddling and river safety abilities. We’re excited to show you the amazing natural resources that we have in Richmond. The James River and the surrounding park systems are a large part of our city’s culture and history. Come join us in exploring this wonderful place we call home!
Our camps historically fill up early, so register soon to better ensure your pick of dates for this summer.
Our outdoor adventure camps are designed by Scott Ross – Camp Director and International Society of Arboriculture Climber Specialist.
Our White Water Camps are designed and led by aca-certified instructor, avid paddler and environmentalist Rosa Roncales.
Please keep in mind that we do not issue refunds for cancellations and that transferring between weeks may not be possible.
**Cancellation/Refund Policy: All payments are non-refundable except for the discretion of our staff. If we are able to fill your camper’s spot through the waitlist, we will refund you all but a $30 per instance processing fee. See our waitlist policy below.**
** Wait List Policy: If we are filling spaces in a camp more than 1 month out from the start of that camp week, we will call one family at a time from the wait list and give them 48 hrs to accept the spot. After 48 hrs we will call the next family on the list.
If we are calling within a month of a camp session, we will call everyone on the wait list concurrently and follow a first come first served policy.**
Riverside Outfitters 2019 Summer Camps
Sapling camp is designed for 6-9 year olds to introduce them to exploring the natural world around them through adventuring and learning about their environment. …
OAK, our super popular riverside camp, is for 9-12 year olds with a focus on upping the ante on our adventure challenges…
Old Growth (O.G.) camp is suited for participants from 12-16 years old. Here’s where we really turn up the heat with even tougher challenges and deeper skill development!…
RO Whitewater Camps
River Shredders Camp is designed for kids 12-15 years old.
Junior Guide Camp is built for kids 15-17 years old…