Rappahannock Nature Camp’s Mission

“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.”

2020 Program Highlights and 2021 Plans

Despite multiple cancellations and false starts in spring and summer 2020, we had a very short but very successful “Nature Immersion” session in August. We also produced a 35th Anniversary issue of News from Singing Creek (please contact us here if you would like a copy). This year more than ever, we (and many community members) have perceived the increasing importance of our mission, so we are planning to offer our complete camp program in 2021 as follows:
Session 1: (ages 8 to 12) June 21 – July 2, 2021

Session 2: (ages 12 – 16) July 5 – July 16, 2021

We will post enrollment information as soon as we are able to confirm our schedule.  You may contact us here to receive email notification.


Also stay tuned for our schedule of “Perennial Campers” outings for adults!


Rapp Nature Camp is a summertime day camp in the mountains of Rappahannock County, Virginia. Established in 1986, the 2020 summer marked our 35th year. 
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.