Camp season is winding down. Planning season is starting up…

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 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


Rapp Nature Camp is a summertime day camp in the mountains of Rappahannock County, Virginia. Established in 1986, the 2018 summer will be our 33rd 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.