Play, Learn, and Grow Together on the Mountain!
The Treehouse Facility is now home to Camp Wintergreen for Campers ages 3 to 12 years old!
“Camp Wintergreen” was designed by our Camp Director, Pierce Byrd. She earned a Master's in Early Childhood Education from James Madison University, and has been teaching in adventurous capacities ever since! A veteran ski instructor for 17 seasons, and currently our Snow Sports School Director here at Wintergreen Resort, she has all the knowledge, enthusiasm, and skills to deliver a fun, educational Summer Camp.
Children ages 5-12 are eligible for “Camp Wintergreen!” Designed to encourage creativity, exploration and adventure, all while enjoying the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Based on classic summertime fun, we will focus on different weekly themes to enlighten, engage and entertain each camper. Every afternoon will be spent either swimming at the Aquatics and Fitness Center on the top of the Mountain or at Lake Monocan! With a sandy beach and a wide range of activities both in the water and on the shore, Campers will love their time at our Lake in the valley. All weeks of camp incorporate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math), so Campers get to explore literally and mentally!
Younger children ages 3-4 are eligible for our “Little Campers Program!” Little Campers will follow a similar schedule to Camp Wintergreen, but with age-appropriate activities and adventures, and a rest time in the afternoon. We know they want to keep up with the big kids, which is why they have their own special adventures planned just for them! "Little Campers" will also enjoy participating in STEAM oriented camp activities!
Weekly & Daily camps starting Monday, June 13th, through August 19th.
Parents and guardians are encouraged to drop off their campers at the Treehouse Facility between 8:30am and 9:00am so that camp programs can begin on time. Pick up is at 4:00pm. Please see full schedule below.
If you are interested in joining our Summer Camp Counselor Team, please email: [email protected] “Camp 2022 Counselor” in the subject line, and with a copy of your resume!
Adventure Week: June 13-15 (Monday-Wednesday daily camp only); July 18-22;
What a way to start off Summer Camp! Let’s explore everything Wintergreen has to offer! We will go on several hikes to different waterfalls, overlooks, while also learning some important skills on outdoor survival, like setting up shelter and building a fire. The trails our Camper’s will be exploring showcase the wide diversity of terrain, natural gardens and animal life in our beautiful mountain setting. Our adventure week campers who are ages 7+ will also get to learn and master their skills in archery!
Science Week: June 20-24;
(August 1-5 - Sold Out)
Campers will focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) during our scientific experiments. This camp is for every Camper who loves slime, curious questions, chemical reactions and how things work! This camp has a lot of physical science experiments every day that cater to our camper’s creativity and problem solving, while testing our imaginations. Camper’s build core science skills that explore the fundamental questions they want to know, while having fun with hands-on science!
Nature Week: June 27-July 1; July 25-29
We will spend Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings with The Nature Foundation staff leading our activities, campers will also learn about how STEAM and Nature interact! Educational outreach is a significant element of TNFW’s mission, striving to encourage understanding, appreciation, and conservation of the natural and cultural resources of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.
Nature Week “May the Forest Be with You: An Adventure in The Woods” June 27-July 1
Campers, let’s take a walk and discover the wonders of Wintergreen’s forests! Join the Nature Foundation at Wintergreen’s staff for mornings of exploration and activities. We will take a look at the trees species throughout the forest and discover their important role as natural resources, habitats for critters and the keepers of unforgettable sounds of their stories of the past.
Nature Week “Geology: Rocks Rock!” July 25-29
Campers will discover there is more to a rock than a pretty “face,” as they uncover the true ingredients of rocks. There will be hands-on scientific experiments studying the geology of Wintergreen, followed by rock hounding and mineral collecting. This is for those campers who like to get their hands and boots dirty!
Culinary Week: July 6-8 (Wednesday - Friday Daily camp only); August 8-12
Our young chefs will focus on different culinary cuisines from countries around the globe! Each day, we will experience a new culture and learn to prepare and cook dishes from that part of the world. Be prepared for some surprise cooking challenges, championships, and new friendships too! These hands-on, fun, cooking programs in The Blue Ridge Mountains are for Junior Chefs of all skill levels. Campers will learn to follow both simple and complex recipes while working as a team, STEAM applies to cooking too!
Art Week: July 11-15;
(August 15-19 - Sold Out)
Your Camper's creativity is very important to us! Our Campers will explore their artistic abilities while learning different drawing techniques, painting skills and the art history behind it all. Children will explore their creative sides, get inspired by famous artworks, and learn to express themselves with watercolor, clay, pastels and more. Focused on balancing technical instruction with freedom of self-expression, be ready for an art exhibition at the end of the week for parents to enjoy!
||Drop Off & Table Games/Activities|
|9:00am-9:30am||Morning Meeting to discuss the day’s activities and meet our camp friends|
|9:30am-10:30am||Activity 1 (a fun activity or adventure that matches our weekly theme!)|
|10:30am-11:30am||Activity 2 (a fun activity or adventure that matches our weekly theme!)
|12:30pm-1:00pm||Prepare for swimming!|
|1:00pm-3:30pm||Swimming @ Lake Monocan or Aquatics and Fitness Center|
|3:30pm||Pack up and prepare for pick up, free time.|
|Nature Week||Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings will be spent at The Nature Foundation, please be sure to arrive by 9!|
|Fridays||Friday Mornings will be spent at Discovery Ridge Adventure Center enjoying: Rock Climbing, Summer Tubing, Ninja Warrior Course, Miniature Golf, and more! Then we have a pizza party for the campers to enjoy!|
|Lake Monocan Activities||Swimming, Paddle boarding, Kayaking, Canoeing, Fishing, and Inflatables. *If transportation is not available to Lake Monocan, we will swim at The Wintergarden Aquatics and Fitness Center indoor or outdoor pools.|
All camp programs and activities are subject to change without notice due to weather conditions or participation levels. Please call ahead for confirmation.
Camp Wintergreen (ages 5-12): Weekly Rate: $449; Daily Rate: $114
Little Campers (ages 3-4): Weekly Rate: $549; Daily Rate: $124
Nature Week: Weekly Rate: $524, or additional $25 fee for daily camps on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of Nature Week. For Camp Wintergreen only, not available for Little Campers.
* Wintergreen Club Members please contact Camp Wintergreen for special pricing
All Camp Wintergreen programs require advance reservations. Please sign up early as programs fill up fast. Registration for Summer 2022 programming begins April 1st, 2022. For information contact the Camp Wintergreen Office at 434-325-8179 or email [email protected]
Registration Form- download, print, and fill out before your visit.
Written Medical Consent Form - required for children taking medication.
With our activities, fun and exploration, your campers will need to bring: snacks, lunch, drinks, sunscreen, towels and comfortable walking shoes daily.
•Early registration is appreciated and strongly encouraged so we can cater the activities around our specific campers for the week, anticipate your campers needs, and be sure we have enough supplies. Walk in availability might not be available depending on registration levels.
•Daily activities include: hiking, scavenger hunts, playground time, group games, and free play.
•Campers ages 5-12 will be swimming DAILY, every afternoon, so please pack their bathing suits, towels, sunscreen and any other pool supplies for your children. If your camper is not an independent swimmer, please pack an approved personal flotation device. *We encourage the use of USCG approved PFDs during all water activities for Campers who aren’t as comfortable in the water*
•Please pack lunch and snacks for your camper daily. Please refrain from using any nut or tree nut food items so we can be sensitive to any camper with food allergies.
• During culinary week, campers will be preparing some of their own snacks and food items, so you don’t need to pack as many snacks.
• During one day of Adventure Week, we roast hot dogs and s’mores over an open fire.
•Each camper is assigned a locker during their time at camp and can keep all of their belongings in there throughout the week. Feel free to decorate it how they want!
•Each camper will receive a complimentary Camp WTG t-shirt that we will tie dye during our camp activities.
•We spend every Friday morning at Discovery Ridge Adventure Center. All activities are included during our visit, except for gem mining. If your camper would enjoy that, please send cash for that activity.
•We have a pizza party every Friday afternoon, so no need to pack a lunch on that day, but please pack snacks and drinks for your Camper.
•Additional activity fees are necessary during Nature Week for attending The Nature Foundation Programming.
•All camp programs and activities are subject to change without notice due to weather or participation levels.
Little Camper Special Requirements
•Little Campers, ages 3-4, are required to have an afternoon rest time, so please provide a blanket and favorite rest time essentials for your child. Mats are provided.
•If your Little Camper is not fully potty-trained, please send extra clothes, pull-ups or diapers as needed for them.