SEEDlings Summer Camp and The Mayapple School Adventure Camp

In 2018, we will be offering two Summer Camp programs: one for ages 3-6, and one for ages 6-9. (Six-year- olds may attend either or both camps.) Scroll below to find out more about each program.

In 2018, we will be offering our Adventure Camp for the first time, one session only. Enrollment is offered on a first come, first-served basis and applications will be collected until camp is full.

The Mayapple School Adventure Camp

Dates: July 2, 3, and 4 (Monday – Wednesday) Time: 9 am – 2 pm
Cost: $105 Theme: Outdoor Adventure
For ages: 6 – 9 Maximum Group Size: 14
Where: The Newport Recreation Center
434 Blue Grass Trail, Newport VA 24128
E-mail for the summer camp application or: 2018 Summer Camps
Details: Are you ready to take rock hopping and creek hikes to the next level? Take forest explorations off-trail? Spend hours in the Great Outdoors, testing your daring, ingenuity, and craftsmanship? On the list: fort building, wilderness games, and the muddiest obstacle course you ever built. Our adventure camp for kids ages 6 – 9 is an all-outdoors camp led by two camp counselors for up to 14 campers. It’s the perfect way to create summertime memories you will never forget.This camp is held in the forest above the Mayapple School, and in the creek and fields on our grounds. It is appropriate for children who have previously spent time and are comfortable in natural environments and are able to take advantage of all that a group setting has to offer.  If you have questions, please ask!A healthy mid-morning snack is provided daily. You are requested to provide your own lunch.


In 2018, for our third year of The Mayapple School’s SEEDlings Summer Camp program, we will be offering two sessions for preschoolers. Enrollment is offered on a lottery basis. Applications will be collected starting March 1st, and all applicants will be entered into a lottery pool. If any spots remain open after the lottery date on April 1, spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Last year we were able to accommodate all campers who turned in their applications on time, so I encourage you to do just that!

SEEDlings at Mayapple

Dates:  June 18 – 22 (M – F; session one) and June 25 – 29 ( M – F; session two) Time: 8:45 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: $125 per session Theme:  Nature Sampler
For ages: 3 – 6 years Maximum Group Size: 14
Where:  The Newport Recreation Center
434 Blue Grass Trail, Newport VA 24128
E-mail for the summer camp application or: 2018 Summer Camps
Details: Our all-outdoors SEEDlings Summer Camp sessions offer a sampler of art, adventure, literacy, and more, all with a focus on nature.  Each day, campers will learn about a different nature topic and participate in related activities. In previous years, we’ve learned about ants and made an art farm, learned about bears and found a good home for a hibernating bear in the forest, learned about streams and made boats, and much more. Each week, campers will enjoy a campfire and have at least one adventure up into the forest above the school building. Of course, each day will also provide plenty of your child’s favorite: PLAY! Campers can “cook” in our mud kitchen, build with sticks and loose parts, and cool down in Greenbrier Creek with friends daily. If your child thrives outside, with plenty of creative, hands-on experience, this is her camp!Each year, SEEDlings offers something different than the previous year, although this year our two weeks of SEEDlings will offer the same programming. Campers are encouraged to sign up for one week only so as not to repeat programming. For different themes and hands-on activities, as well as different dates, consider signing up for a week at the original SEEDlings at the Price House Nature Center in Blacksburg as well. SEEDlings is appropriate for children who are fully self-toileting and are ready to benefit from a group experience. If you have questions please ask!A healthy snack is provided for your child daily.

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