2024 Summer Day Camp

Rapp Nature Camp is set in southern Rappahannock County, Virginia.  The 2023 Summer Session was our 38th year!  Read about it the Rappahannock News.  Below are the 2024 dates for summer day camp.  Please revisit this webpage this winter for enrollment information.
SESSION 1:  JUNE 10-14
SESSION 2:  JUNE 17-21
SESSION 3:  JUNE 24-28
SESSION 4:  JULY 1-5 (Note:  July 4 will be a regular camp day)
Please note the following:
  • Every session is open to campers age 8 to 16, and any camper may attend any number of sessions. No two weeks are alike, and we hope you will consider signing up for more than one!  Note that campers must be 8 to 16 years old as of the first day of camp, no exceptions.
  • Contact Camp at [email protected] or call Director Rachel Bynum at 540-252-6308 before enrolling regarding tuition assistance.  It’s easy to apply, and nobody should miss Camp due to financial need.
  • Rappahannock Nature Camp will take appropriate measures consistent with current Public Health practices to do what we can to keep campers safe and healthy.
  • Local Residence is not required for registration.


Rapp Nature Camp is a summertime day camp in the mountains of Rappahannock County, Virginia. Established in 1986, the 2023 summer marked our 38th year.  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. 
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.