Father-Son Camp Out Application
PLEASE EMAIL APPLICATION TO:
Woodberry Forest Summer Programs
Attn: Janet Lewis
378 Woodberry Station
Woodberry Forest, VA 22989
Campers: Boys, ages 5-14 years old
Cost: $300 and $25 for each additional child
Although we are not about to offer our Father-Son Weekend in the traditional format, we are excited about providing an opportunity for fathers and sons to spend some quality time together during a camp out weekend. For those who have attended the Father-Son Weekend previously, please be aware that this year’s offering is significantly different. For those new to the Woodberry experience, we hope to provide you with a unique, and fun filled weekend.
The Father-Son Campout can only be held if Virginia moves to Phase 3 of the COVID-19 reopening plan. Should you have concerns with COVID-19 conditions, or the weather forecast, you have the option to cancel your reservation for a full refund prior to 9:00 am on Thursday July 9th.
Woodberry Forest School is one of the nation’s leading college preparatory boarding schools for boys in grades nine through twelve. We’re located in central Virginia, an easy drive from Richmond, Charlottesville, and Washington, DC. The school is situated on a safe and beautiful 1,200-acre campus. Although you will not have access to the residential and academic part of the campus, there is still plenty of space to enjoy many outdoor activities.
Upon arrival at the camp, you will be provided a campsite in one of our open fields. The campsites are not in a shaded area. There will be four or five campsites appropriately spaced, situated around a central fire pit. If you desire to be together with friends you should make arrangements with the friend that will arrive the earliest to hold spots.
We anticipate having a maximum of fifty families be able to register, so there will be possibly ten to twelve campsites set up near the lower athletic fields. Woodberry will not provide camping equipment, so campers must bring all their own gear. Woodberry will provide kindling and firewood.
Woodberry will provide dinner Friday, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday. The meals will be prepared by our food service team and delivered to the camping areas. Meals for campers with special dietary needs will be prepared and marked accordingly. The camp will also provide all the fixing for S’mores each evening, a snack Saturday afternoon, and plenty of bottled water. We will also provide bags of ice for your coolers throughout the weekend. Coffee will also be available each morning. If you bring your own thermos, we will be happy to fill it for you.
A short walk from the camping area, campers will have access to bathrooms in the Barbee Center. The facilities will include toilets, sinks, and showers. Bathrooms will be closed periodically during the day to enable the staff to clean and sanitize the area. The Barbee Center will also serve only as an emergency backup location should the weather make it unsafe to camp outdoors.
During the day, all participants will have access to the driving range and our nine-hole golf course. Tennis courts will also be available for use. Hiking and mountain biking trails of various lengths will be well marked. Campers are welcome to fish and canoe at Robinson Lake, and fish along the Rapidan River. There will also be a nine-hole disc golf course set up with different tee boxes for various levels of ability. Please be sure to see what gear you will need to bring to enjoy these activities.
Saturday afternoon we offer two options led by our staff. 1) You can build your own water rocket and see how high you can launch it. There may be additional engineering activities offered. 2) A staff member to take you down to the Rapidan River to show you some of their favorite fishing areas.
Weather permitting, an outdoor movie will be shown both Friday and Saturday evenings.
WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP:
In order to be in compliance with the CDC guidelines, guests will be required to bring much of their own gear. Please bring all your camping gear, including tents, pillows, sleeping bags or mats, flashlights, lawn chairs, cooler, battery operated fan, bug repellent, sunscreen, thermos for coffee, etc. You should bring your own set of golf clubs, tennis rackets and balls, bikes and helmets, and fishing equipment. In order to canoe, you will also need to bring your own life jackets. The camp will provide discs for disc golf, but you are encouraged to bring your own equipment.
Other services provided:
There will be a nurse on campus during the day, and an athletic trainer will be on call throughout the weekend.
Facilities not available this year:
For families returning to Woodberry this summer, it is important that you are aware that many facilities will not be available this year. All buildings, other than areas of the Barbee Center for bathrooms, are not open for access. The outdoor pool will not be available. The Terry Dining Room will be closed.
Contact Information for Father-Son Campout
or email Janet Lewis at