2020 Summer Day Camp UPDATE


Rappahannock Nature Camp staff and Board of Directors are very sad to announce that, despite our best efforts, we have little choice but to cancel this summer’s camp sessions. During the past few months we have been working hard to find a way to offer our summer day camp sessions as we have every year since 1986. But we no longer feel confident of safety of our campers and staff, nor can we reasonably comply with anticipated restrictions and guidelines.
For campers who have already enrolled, you will receive a full refund of payments. We are still exploring the possibility of different options for Rapp Nature Camp events later in the summer. Most likely these would be individual half-day events. We will certainly keep you informed and we will heartily welcome any suggestions.  
Special thanks to everyone in our camp family who has helped us during the past months. Those efforts will bear fruit in the months and years ahead. And be assured that financial contributions will be put to good use as well. We have a lot of work to do.
Even though we aren’t getting close to each other very often these days, I do hope that everyone, every day, is finding ways to get close to Nature! That is more important than ever, and I will always love to hear your stories of time spent amongst our leafy, slimy, scaly, furry, feathery friends.
Once again, we send our best wishes to everyone. We very much hope to see you at camp next year if not sooner!
Lyt Wood, Camp Director 
May 19, 2020
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Rapp Nature Camp is a summertime day camp in the mountains of Rappahannock County, Virginia. Established in 1986, the 2020 summer will be our 35th 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!

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.