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Rapp Nature Camp enrolls up to 48 boys and girls per summer season. We currently serve children 8-16 years of age in 2 sessions (8-12 year olds and 12-16 year olds.) Most of the campers are Rappahannock County residents; some come each year from far away and are visiting grandparents or other relatives who live in the county. Our mission is “to allow individuals, especially children, to discover for themselves the wonder and beauty of the natural world, and to understand what it means to be a part of a community of living things.” The camp’s motto is “Nature lessons are life lessons.” Our activities are almost all outdoors and are focused on community building, nature observation, and respect for the natural environment and its inhabitants. Everything we do is oriented towards such “life lessons” as developing listening, confidence in public speaking, vocabulary, working cooperatively, art and music, and imagination. Each camper has a special “Quiet Spot” and spends “Quiet Time” alone, just observing nature. Every year, the campers write and draw for our 12-page annual newsletter.

Rapp Nature Camp enrolls up to 48 boys and girls per summer season. We currently serve children 8-16 years of age in 2 sessions (8-12 year olds and 12-16 year olds.) Most of the campers are Rappahannock County residents; some come each year from…

Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Education
  • Environment & Sustainability

Location

  • PO Box 145, Sperryville, VA 22740, United States

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