DUSKY MAJORS

Let your imagination delight in making new artistic creations and nature crafts such as beading, tie-dying, candle making, painting, pottery, and more!

ARTS  & CRAFTS

Dusky Sessions: 3,6,7,9

Day $385 / Resident $705

Dusky Sessions: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8

Day $385 / Resident $705

This camp features group teambuilding activities like initiative games and the low challenge course, and more individual challenges with the high challenge course and zipline.

CHALLENGE

Dusky Sessions: 6,8,10

Day $385 / Resident $705

Feed and care for the goats, pigs, chickens, and cows. Plant crops, gather eggs, pick vegetables, cook dishes using fresh food from the farm!

COMMUNITY FARM

Dusky Sessions: 5,8

Day $385 / Resident $705

This hands-on camp focuses on cooking from scratch using fresh, local ingredients. Campers will gain an appreciation for new foods and learn a variety of cooking skills in a fun atmosphere.

COOKING

Dusky Sessions: 2,4,5,8,9,10

Day $320 / Resident $635

Team up to play many sports such as soccer, basketball, ultimate frisbee, gaga, human foosball, kickball, touch footbal, cricket, beach volleyball, and more. 

GROUP SPORTS

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.

HANDS OHERPETOLOGY

Dusky Sessions: 4

Day $385 / Resident $705

Campers will care for and ride the horses each day. 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. 

HORSEBACK RIDING

Dusky Sessions: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11

Day $515 / Resident $810

For Duskie 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.

ADVANCED HORSEBACK RIDING

Dusky Sessions: 3,5,8,10

Day $515 / Resident $810

Ready to take on the elements? Learn survival skills like firebuilding, outdoor cooking, fishing, whittling, orienteering, raft building and more!

Survivor Camp

Dusky Sessions: 3,5,6,7

Day $320 / Resident $635

Race down hills and through 362 acres of woods at Chestnut Ridge. Build jumps and learn basic bike maintenance. Campers must bring their own mountain bike, helmet, and replacement bike tubes. Some experience biking is recommended.

MOUNTAIN BIKING

Dusky Sessions: 2,3,6,7

Day $320 / Resident $635

Dusky Sessions: 9

Day $385 / Resident $705

Meet native and non-native plants and animals that make Chestnut Ridge their home. Learn about predator/prey relationships, track casting, and the aquatic ecosystem of our own lake. 

Outdoor Wildlife Learning

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 George. These activities are lead by trained guides who provide all specialized equipment. No experience is necessary.  

ROCK & RAFT

Dusky Sessions: 2,4,5,8,9

Day $515/ Resident $810

 

Dusky Sessions: 3,7,9

Day $320 / Resident $635

Campers will participate and receive instruction in archery, slingshots, marshmallow launching, catapults, waterballoon launching, and more! This camp does not include firearms.

TARGET SPORTS

WATERFRONT

Ready to get wet? This camp is all about water! Campers will have a blast swimming, canoeing, kayaking, zooming down the slip-n-slide, playing water games, and of course jumping and sliding on our giant inflatable lake toys. 

Dusky Sessions: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

Day $385 / Resident $705

Best of Camp

Experience some of the best options that camp has to offer! Campers will spend each morning and afternoon session choosing from our most popular camp electives. Options might include: lake toys, zipline, hayride to the farm, gagaball, archery and so much more!

Dusky Sessions: 1 and 11

Day $320

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