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Duskies

 Due to COVID-19, Campers for Summer 2021 will stay in small groups according to their age group for the week. To read more about how camp will run click here.

5th - 8th Grade
(Rising 6th-9th Grade)

Session Dates

Week 1: June 6 - 11

Week 2: June 13 - 18

Week 3: June 20 - 25

Week 4: June 27 - July 2

Week 5: July 4 - 9

Week 6: July 11 - 16

Week 7: July 18 - 23

Week 8: July 25 - 30

Week 9: August 1 - 6

Week 10: August 10 - 13 (Day Only)

Week 11: August 16 - 20 (Day Only)

Day Camp: Monday - Friday

Resident Camp: Sunday - Friday

Summer 2021 campers will stay in small groups all day and participate in camp activities together. Small group options include:

  • Best of Camp

  • Horseback Riding

  • Farm (Day Camp Only) 

  • Herpetology (Day Camp Only)

  • Rock & Raft (Resident Camp Only)

To learn more about how camp will run Click Here

Best of Camp

Experience some of the best options that camp has to offer! Campers will spend each morning and afternoon participating as a small group in some of our most popular camp activities. 

 

Options might include: lake toys, zipline, hayride to the farm, gagaball, archery and so much more!

Day: $385
Resident Camp: $705
Dusky Sessions: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11

Farm

Best of Camp with a concentration at the farm. Part of the day campers will spend time feeding and caring for the goats, pigs, chickens, and cows. Plant crops, gather eggs, pick vegetables, cook dishes using fresh food from the farm! The rest of the day campers will stay in their small group participating in Best of Camp activities such as zipline, lake toys, gaga ball and more!

Day Camp: $385
Dusky Session: 6
Only offered for day campers

Horseback Riding

Campers will spend a portion of each day caring for and riding the horses. They will learn about tack, grooming, and horse husbandry as they develop skills in the Western riding tradition. Riders of all skill levels are welcome. Campers may ride in the arena and on trails. 

During activity periods when they are not horseback riding, campers will be in small groups participating in general camp activities. Activities may include: lake toys, zipline, hayride to the farm, archery, and more!

Campers who have mastered cantering and have a letter of recommendation from a riding instructor can sign up for advanced riding when available.

Day: $515 
Resident Camp: $810
Sessions: 1,2*,3*,4,5,6*,7,8,9,10,11
*Resident horseback riding full these weeks. Join the waitlist here
Male horseback riders wishing to do overnight camp email: info@campchestnutridge.org

Advanced Horseback Riding

For Dusky campers who want to advance their technique with the help of knowledgeable staff and a fun camp environment. Campers must have mastered cantering and have a recommendation from a riding instructor.

Campers wishing to do advanced horseback riding camp should sign up for regular horseback riding, then send a letter from a riding instructor noting that you have mastered cantering to info@campchestnutridge.org to move into advanced horseback riding

Male horseback riders wishing to do overnight camp email: info@campchestnutridge.org

Day: $515 
Resident Camp: $810
Advanced Horseback sessions: 3*,5,8,10
*Resident horseback riding full these weeks. Join the waitlist here

Herpetology

Best of Camp with a concentration in critters that live at Chestnut Ridge. Herpetology (the study of reptiles and amphibians) is for campers interested in hands-on ecological fieldwork and exploring the hardwood forest around Chestnut Ridge! Campers will collect, process, and learn about the salamanders, frogs, snakes, turtles, and lizards at Chestnut Ridge. The rest of the day campers will stay in their small group participating in Best of Camp activities such as zipline, lake toys, gaga ball and more!

Day Camp: $385
Dusky Session: 4
Only offered for day campers

Dusky Rock & Raft

In one of our most popular camps for Duskies, campers will travel on Tuesday with experienced counselors to the mountains of West Virginia to spend 3 days and 2 nights rafting the Upper New River and rock climbing in the New River Gorge. These activities are lead by trained guides who provide all specialized equipment. No experience is necessary.  

When campers are not in West Virginia they will campout outside at camp. 

Resident Camp: $865
Dusky Sessions: 2*,4*,5*,8,9
*Female spots full these weeks. Join the waitlist here