Summer Camps

NEW! Compass Camp

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  • Compass Camp Details and Registration

    Woodberry Compass asks middle school boys to dive deep into new challenges on our picturesque 1,200-acre Virginia campus.

    Each day, campers take on two primary activities that capture their interest, one from the intellect category and one from the adventure category. They get to choose: Will they jump into journalism and climb the Alpine Tower? Or will they design a toothpick bridge and hike the Perimeter Trail?

    View the program brochure

    DATES
    JUNE 15–22, 2019

    Compass Camp Application  - Coming Soon!
    Compass Camp Medical Form - Coming Soon! 

    PLEASE MAIL APPLICATION AND MEDICAL FORM TO:
    Woodberry Forest Compass Program
    c/o David Mabe
    148 Woodberry Station
    Woodberry Forest, VA 22989

    FORMS
    Please mail your medical forms and payment in with your application.

    CAMPERS
    Rising sixth, seventh, and eighth grade boys.

    COST

    Coming Soon!

    CAMP HIGHLIGHTS
    Full-time Woodberry faculty members — innovative and exciting teachers — will guide participants through experiences that connect them to nature, to their peers, and to the wider world.

    Your son will:
    • Learn about watershed ecosystems while fly-fishing.
    • Work with a team to create solutions to epic design problems.
    • Develop his approach to leadership and decide what kind of impact he’d like to have on his community back home.
  • Contact Information for Compass Camp

    LETTERS
    Camper's Name
    Woodberry Forest Compass Program
    148 Woodberry Station
    Woodberry Forest, VA 22989

    PACKAGES
    Camper's Name and Team
    Woodberry Forest Compass Camp
    898 Woodberry Forest Road
    Woodberry Forest VA  22989


    Office phone: 540-672-6007
    School phone" 540-672-3900
    woodberry/org/camps
  • What to Bring to Compass Camp

    WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP:
    • Sneakers
    • Shorts
    • T-shirts
    • Swimsuit
    • Towel

Sports Camp

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  • Sports Camp Details and Registration

    GET READY FOR SPORTS CAMP NEXT YEAR!
     
    Sports Camp Dates for 2019
    Sunday, June 16 - Friday, July 5

    14-year-old boys need to be rising 8th graders
    11-year-old boys have to be 11 by the start of camp

    Program Overview

    Application for Sports Camp 2019 

    Medical Form 


    PLEASE MAIL APPLICATION AND MEDICAL FORM TO:
    Woodberry Forest Sports Camp
    378 Woodberry Station
    Woodberry Forest, VA 22989

    CAMP COSTS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    $3.950

    EXPERIENCE SPORTS CAMP: We Make Summertime Fun!
    Woodberry Forest Sports Camp offers sports-loving boys between the ages of 11 and 14 a special experience. Boys of all levels of skill and ability who are interested in learning a variety of team and individual sports will enjoy the three-week camp. The camp works on developing skills in a friendly, supportive atmosphere where everyone finds encouragement. The camp covers most summer sports, and small-group instruction ensures individual attention for each boy. This camp is for the boy who wants to play sports all day long! Keen interest in sports is the key to enjoying the lively atmosphere of Woodberry Forest Sports Camp.
  • What to Bring to Sports Camp

     
    Clothing and Equipment List
     
    Campers must bring the following articles of clothing and equipment to camp:
    1. 1 backpack (an old one that goes over the shoulder – nothing new)
    2. 1 pair athletic shoes with molded cleats (no detachable cleats)
    3. 2 pair non‑marking basketball shoes (in case one gets wet or causes blisters)
    4. 1 pair of sandals (for swimming and water park – Teva-type sandals work the best)
    5. 2 pair cheap flip flops (helps in showers)
    6. 1 pair of pajamas (which they never wear  boxers are fine)
    7. 1 sweatshirt or warm jacket (in case it gets cool or rains)
    8. 2 or 3 swimsuits (one for Barbee, one for outdoor pool, and one left on dorm)
    9. 1 dozen athletic socks
    10. 1 pair shorts (w/pockets)  The pair they wear opening day will be great.
    11. 1 dozen. under shorts 
    12. (suggestion:  athletic compression shorts helps with any chafing during an athletic day)
    13. 1 blanket (linens are provided)
    14. 1 pillow 
    15. bathroom articles (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.) 
    16. stamps, postcards, pens
    17. towels
     
     
    Athletic Shoes
     
    Boys must bring a well-fitted athletic shoe with molded cleats. It is extremely important that shoes (cleated and basketball) must be well broken in before camp. Please do not make the mistake of purchasing shoes right before camp. Blisters are painful and your son could have several bad days ahead of him.  
     
    Send two pairs of good basketball shoes. Again, these must be well broken in. A dry pair should be available to avoid blisters. Be certain they are well marked! Should your son have an old pair that can be worn in the rain if necessary, please send them.
     
    Special Notes on Clothing and Laundry Facilities
     
    Small articles of clothing such as underwear, socks, pajamas, etc. will be washed here each week. We do not send clothing to an outside laundry  therefore; campers will be required to bring very little personal clothing. Campers wear their camp uniform throughout the day and evening, including meals. Campers generally change their uniform two or three times a day.
     
    It is absolutely essential that each piece of clothing and equipment be marked! Nametags are the only reliable method of marking clothing. Athletic shoes must also be marked with magic marker.  Please do not neglect to do this; shoes and baseball caps are the items most frequently lost or misplaced. You will not need to pack shorts or shirts for him. He will be in a camp uniform the entire camp. He will go home in the personal shorts he wears to camp opening day and a camp shirt.
     
    We do provide equipment, but many campers have a favorite glove or lacrosse stick they will want to bring.
     
     
    What not to send:
     
    Cell phones
    If your son travel travels to camp with one, have him return it to you before you depart campus or turn it in to his counselor on opening day. Possession of these devices is not permitted during camp as they detract from a key aspect of camp  building meaningful relationships with the other boys at camp.
     
    Food and Gum
    We provide campers with two snacks and three meals a day and a visit to the Fir Tree most evenings. They have plenty of food. We want to encourage healthy eating along with fitness so we remove sodas from the Fir Tree. Please do not send a lot of junk food. Last year, there was an excessive amount of food in the dorm rooms, which remained uneaten and in many cases created a big mess.  If food packages become a problem, we reserve the right to deal with it how we see fit. Care packages can be a link to home and fun, but please keep it to a reasonable quantity.
     
    FOOD ITEMS THAT WILL BE DISCARDED IMMEDIATELY: Soda, gum, sunflower seeds, or anything with peanuts. These items have caused problems in the past. 
     
    OTHER ITEMS PROHIBITED ON DORM: 
    spray deodorant and shaving cream
    expensive cameras (disposable cameras work great, though!)
    flashlights
    laundry bags (We have bags used by the school, additional bags may confuse the laundry procedure.)
    knives
    footlockers
    anything with wheels (rollerblades, skateboards, etc.)
    water balloons
    water guns
     
    We urge you to avoid sending items of great value. The campers/counselors are out of the dorms most of the day and evening. 
  • Contact Information for Sports Camp

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    LETTERS
    Camper's Name and Team
    Woodberry Forest Sports Camp 
    378 Woodberry Station
    Woodberry Forest, VA 22989 
    Office phone: 540-672-6044 
    School phone: 540-672-3900 
     
    PACKAGES
    Camper's Name and Team
    Woodberry Forest Sports Camp

  • Sports Camp Blog

Father-Son Weekend

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  • Father-Son Weekend Details and Registration

    Father-Son  Application

    Father-Son Weekend 2019 
    Friday, June 7 - Sunday, June 9 
       
     
    PLEASE MAIL APPLICATION TO:
    Woodberry Forest Summer Programs
    378 Woodberry Station
    Woodberry Forest, VA 22989


    Cost: $500 and $25 for each additional child 

    Want quality time with your son? Enjoy playing and relaxing together? Then make plans to attend the Father-Son Weekend at Woodberry Forest School, one of the nation’s leading college preparatory boarding schools for boys in grades 9 through 12. We’re located in central Virginia, an easy drive from Richmond, Charlottesville, and Washington, D.C.

    Camp Highlights

    » Safe and beautiful 1,200-acre campus
    » Sports and activities led by Woodberry’s highly skilled and experienced staff
    » Opportunity to refine skills or try a new sport
    » Athletic facilities that rival those at many small colleges
    » Comfortable lodging in air-conditioned dorms
    » Buffet meals served in Terry Dining Hall
    » Time to meet and get to know other families

    Camp Activities

    Art
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Football
    Golf
    Hiking
    Lacrosse
    Ropes Course and Alpine Climbing Tower
    Science
    Soccer
    Squash
    Swimming
    Tennis
    Please help us determine which sports and activities to offer by indicating your favorites on the registration form. We cannot guarantee that all requests will be honored.

    Check-In/Departure
    Check in from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday. You are welcome to arrive early and enjoy an afternoon of swimming or golf, but you will not be able to go to dorm until 4:00 p.m. The weekend concludes Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. (after breakfast), but you are invited to stay afterwards to swim or play golf.


  • What To Bring to Father-Son Weekend

    WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP:
    • Sneakers
    • Shorts
    • T-shirts
    • Swimsuit
    • Towel
    GOLFERS
    Please bring your own clubs.

    OTHER
    All other sports equipment will be provided. Please feel free to bring your bicycles to explore the campus. 
  • Contact Information for Father-Son Weekend

    CONTACT INFORMATION
    Call 540-672-6044 or email us at
    wfs.camp@woodberry.org.
  • Father-Son Weekend Photos

Football Camp

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Basketball Camp

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  • Basketball Camp Details and Registration

    DATES
    July 14 - July 17, 2019


    BASKETBALL CAMP Application 

    Basketball Medical Form 




    PLEASE MAIL APPLICATION AND MEDICAL FORM TO:
    Woodberry Forest Summer Programs
    378 Woodberry Station
    Woodberry Forest, VA 22989


    FORMS
    Please mail your medical forms and payment in with your application.

    CAMPERS

    Boys, ages 9-16

    COSTS
    $495
  • What To Bring to Basketball Camp

    WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP:
    • Shorts, T-shirts, and socks
    • Blanket, pillow, and sheets for a twin bed
    • Basketball Shoes
    • Bathing Suit
    • Towels and washcloth
    • Toiletries
    • Book for down time on dorm
  • Contact Information for Basketball Camp

    CONTACT INFORMATION
    Please contact craig.dawson@woodberry.org or phone 540-672-6044 or email us at wfs.camp@woodberry.org.


    Woodberry Forest School is a highly selective, independent boarding school in Madison County, Va., for 400 boys in grades 9-12 from 33 states, the District of Columbia, and many other countries. Founded in 1889, it emphasizes an education based on intellectual thoroughness, moral integrity, and good sportsmanship.

    Meet Coach Craig Dawson
    “A good coach can make his players see what they can be rather than what they are.”
     
    Coach Dawson has a long pedigree with his playing days at Wake Forest and his coaching days at Forsyth Country Day.

    He graduated from Wake Forest in 2002 after a stellar career for the Demon Deacons. He became the fortieth member of the Wake Forest 1,000 Point Club and finished his career with 1,342 points. He tied the ACC record for the most three-pointers in one game with elevent against Clemson University, which set a Wake Forest individual record. 

    WOODBERRY FOREST BASKETBALL CAMP: We Make Summertime Fun!
    The goal of Woodberry Forest Basketball Camp is to help each individual improve his skill level and enjoyment of the game. We focus on developing a player's offensive game with an emphasis on shooting the basketball.

    At the same time, our environment fosters enthusiasm and a positive attitude. Any player will improve with hard work and a good attitude, and we look forward to working with campers of all experience levels.
  • Basketball Camp Photos

Lacrosse Camp

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  • Lacrosse Camp Details and Registration

    DATES
    July 10 - July 13, 2019


    Lacrosse Camp Application 


    Lacrosse Medical Form 


    PLEASE MAIL APPLICATION AND MEDICAL FORM TO:
    Woodberry Forest Summer Programs
    378 Woodberry Station
    Woodberry Forest, VA 22989

    FORMS
    Please mail your medical forms and payment in with your application.

    CAMPERS
    Ages 12-16

    COST
    $495

    COACH
    Spotty Robins, Director of Lacrosse Camp


    CAMP PHILOSOPHY
    The purpose of the Woodberry Forest Lacrosse Camp is to develop the
    individual skills of each player and to teach team concepts. The Camp is
    designed for lacrosse players of all levels. The Woodberry Forest
    Lacrosse Camp will make beginning players better and average players
    great while emphasizing the fundamentals of the sport and a team-first
    style of play.

    CAMP FEATURES
    • Three sessions a day
    • Half-field and full-field games
    • Specialized instruction for attack, defense, midfield, and goalie positions
    • Excellent coaching
  • What To Bring to Lacrosse Camp

    WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP:
    • Lacrosse stick and full equipment
    • Blanket, pillow, and sheets for a twin bed
    • Cleats and tennis shoes
    • Bathing Suit
    • Towels, washcloth, and toiletries
    • Book for down time on dorm
    • Plenty of practice clothes  no laundry service is available during camp!
  • Contact Information for Lacrosse Camp

    CONTACT INFORMATION
    Please contact Spotty Robins at  spotty.robins@woodberry.org or call 540-672-6044 
    for additional information, or email us at wfs.camp@woodberry.org.
  • Lacrosse Camp Photos

Woodberry Forest admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, disability, religious belief, and national or ethnic origin to all of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, disability, religious belief, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs. The school is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.