9-12 year oldsRegister Here!
Oak, our super popular riverside camp, is for 9-12 year olds and is based on arborist style tree climbing and high ropes type activities. Kids are always harnessed in and belayed by an instructor while climbing. Some of the activities that Oak kids will do include a vertical climb into the canopy of a tree, a limbwalk (walking out on a branch balance-beam style), and giant swings. All of our climbing elements are challenge by choice – we encourage kids to set goals for themselves and meet them, but we never force a child to complete a climbing element. Oak kids will also be spending time adventuring and swimming in the James river (life jackets are worn in the water), and exploring the parks in Richmond. Add in some creative outdoor games, knot tying, tree identification, and friendship, and you’ve got an awesome week of summer fun! Our goal is for your kids to come away with practical adventuring skills and a deeper appreciation for the outdoors. These activities can be relatively strenuous and require a moderate level of physical fitness.
Due to this camp’s popularity, we have created another Oak team to accommodate that demand! We now offer both White Oak and Red Oak! These programs are identical aside from pick up and drop off times. They will both be held by the river and other areas of the park systems.
Although we love to see graduating Saplings in Oak, previous experience is not required.
*Waitlisted weeks updated as of 6/13 – subject to change
(we try to update the website regularly, but this list is not a guarantee of availability)
Due to popular demand, we have added an additional week of Red Oak – week 9 (Aug 13-17)
Week 1 June 4-8 *Waitlist only
Week 2 June 18-22 *Waitlist only
Week 3 June 25-29 *Waitlist only
Week 4 July 2-6 *Waitlist only
Week 5 July 9-13 *Waitlist only
Week 6 July 16-20 *Waitlist only
Week 7 July 23-27 *Waitlist only
Week 8 July 30-Aug 3 *Waitlist only
Week 9 Aug 6-10 *Waitlist only
Week 10 Aug 13-17 *Waitlist only
Week 11 Aug 27-31 *Waitlist only
Week 1 June 18-22 *Waitlist only
Week 2 June 25-29 *Waitlist only
Week 3 July 2-6 * 4 spots left
Week 4 July 9-13 *Waitlist only
Week 5 July 16-20 *Waitlist only
Week 6 July 23-27 *Waitlist only
Week 7 July 30-Aug 3 *Waitlist only
Week 8 Aug 6-10 *Waitlist only
Week 9 Aug 13-17 *3 spots left!
We will be holding camp as normal on July 4th – probably with some extra festivities and craziness!
White Oak will be from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Red Oak will be from 9:15 A.M. to 4:15 P.M. Both Oak camps are held in the James River Park System and run Monday through Friday. Cost: $425 per week.
** 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.**