Getting ready for next year…

We’ve put away the scoop nets and binoculars, the picnic benches and bug tents, the pencils and paints. We’re enjoying the fruits of our labors–lots of new knowledge, some beautiful artwork, and some fine observations and stories – getting ready to document them in our 2018 Singing Creek Newsletter. We’ll be sending that out later this winter when we can all use a little breath of summer.


We have set our 2019 Summer Day Camp schedule:

  • Session 1 for 8-12 year olds will run from June 17th – June 28th.
  • Session 2 for 12-16 year olds will run from July 1st – July 12th


We will be holding a special enrollment day on February 1st, 2019, 8-10am at the RCES auxiliary gym along with a number of other summer camps. Prior Rapp Nature Camp campers will receive early enrollment forms in January. Be on the lookout early next year!

Now’s the time to start building our nest egg to grow next year’s programs. You can help by making a donation through our online donation link here, or by mailing a check made out to Rapp Nature Camp and mail to:

Rapp Nature Camp
PO Box 145
Sperryville, VA 22719

We value and appreciate your support and wish for your participation. We hope to see you at our Summer Day Camps for kids, our Day Camp Open Houses, or our Perennial Camper events!


Rapp Nature Camp is a summertime day camp in the mountains of Rappahannock County, Virginia. Established in 1986, the 2019 summer will be our 34th year and we could not be more excited! This site gives you information about Rapp Nature Camp, Summer Sessions and Events, Tuition and Registration, our Non-Profit Organization, and Ways to Donate – to help keep our beloved camp running for many more years to come!

Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire.
–W.B. Yeats
We are deeply thankful again this year to the Emily Jane Hilscher Passion Award Fund, the people who contribute to the fund, and the Hilscher family for their continued support both for Rapp Nature Camp and the many children for whom they have provided scholarships over the years. Emily’s passion and love of nature lives on in the wonderful and profound experiences of our campers year after year.