Blue Ridge Discovery Center

Below is a list of our most popular summer camps for youth aged 9-15! (Ages vary by camp; see individual camp descriptions.)

Do you know a budding birder? If so, check out our Ornithology Camp where participants will have the opportunity to discover the birds of the Blue Ridge with expert birders.

Does a child you know like to ride the rapids? Our New River Expedition covers 30 miles of the New River over the course of 4 days, with new experiences around every bend!

If fly fishing is more their forte, youth aged 11-15 are encouraged to join our Fly Fishing Camp, where our seasoned guides can help all skill levels develop their techniques.

Does your novice naturalist have a variety of interests? If so, our Wilderness Discovery Camp is the place for them!

For camp descriptions and other important details, visit our website or click on the titles above.

Space is limited for each camp, so reserve your child’s spot early!

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Looking to save some green? 

We are now offering two incentive programs for the overnight camps:

Friend Referral

With our Friend Referral, you receive a $50 refund for each family you refer who registers a child for one of our overnight camps! Refer two families and get a $100 refund! And so on . . .

You may receive referral refunds up to the full amount of your child’s camp registration fee, so invite as many friends as you wish to register for Ornithology Camp, New River Expedition, Fly Fishing Camp, or Wilderness Discovery.
  1. Register your child for one of the camps listed.
  2. Invite your friends to register, and have them mention your name during the registration process.
  3. Receive your refund(s) within 3 business days of referral registration. It’s that easy!
Camp Family
Have more than one child between 9-15 interested in experiencing our overnight camps? Use discount code CAMPFAM19 to save 5% off each registration fee!

This discount applies to siblings for overnight camps only. Siblings do not have to register for the same camp; simply enter the discount code during each registration.

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Our mailing address is:

Blue Ridge Discovery Center

6402 Whitetop Rd

TroutdaleVA 24378