Thank you! To all who contributed to Rapp Nature Camp during


Summer Day Camp

Session 1 for 8-12 year olds is NOW FULL! We are accepting applications for waiting list. 

Session 2 for 12-16 year olds still has openings.

  • 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

Perennial Campers

NEW DATE – We are postponing our orientation meeting until March 10, 4pm, (DST) to avoid sleet and snow. Meet at the Rapp Co Library.

Rapp Nature Camp is happy once again to announce a series of nature education outings for adults – our “Perennial Campers!” We will have a special orientation meeting March 3, 4pm, at the Rappahannock County library, to be followed by six excursions to interesting habitats in Rappahannock and surrounding counties. Some of our topics for study and observation will be: tree identification, butterflies and dragonflies, migrating birds, and sky phenomena. Attendance at all events will be optional, and all Perennial Campers will be able to bring along a guest! Minimum age is 18, but guests may be any age if accompanied by an adult. You can download a registration form here, or call (540) 987-9530 for details.

Rapp Nature Camp
PO Box 145
Sperryville, VA 22740

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.