Summer Camps

 
If you have questions about future programing or general questions please contact:
Director of Summer Programs Ansel Sanders at ansel_sanders@woodberry.org.
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Father-Son Weekend

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  • Father-Son Camp Out Details and Registration

    CANCELED

    Father-Son Camp Out Application


    PLEASE EMAIL APPLICATION TO:
    wfs.camp@woodberry.org
    MAIL PAYMENT 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.


    Important Notes:
    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.


    Location:
    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.


    Campsites:
    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.


    Meals:
    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.


    Facilities:
    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.


    Activities:
    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
     
    CONTACT INFORMATION
    Janet Lewis
    Call 540-672-6044 
    or email Janet Lewis at
  • What To Bring to Father-Son Camp Out Weekend

    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 Weekend

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Janet Lewis
    Call 540-672-6044 
    or email Janet Lewis at
  • Father-Son Weekend Photos

New! Swim Camp

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  • Swim Camp Details and Registration

    UPDATED: May 23, 2020

    We look forward to hosting you in the summer of 2021!


    Swim Camp Application

    Swim Camp 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 9-13

    COST
    $650

    COACH
    Greg Guldin, Director of Swim Camp


    CAMP PHILOSOPHY 
    The Woodberry Forest Competitive Swim Camp aims to improve the quality of a boy's swimming technique and training tenacity through a team-values based approach. Boys will discuss and put into practice Leadership, Accountability, Sportsmanship, Sacrifice, and Rallying amongst a supportive group of coaches, many of whom have lived into these values as members of the Woodberry Forest Swim Team. These values will provide the foundation for the week of camp, where boys will receive individual instruction and feedback on their stroke mechanics.  Upon completion of the camp, swimmers should have pointers to improve their swimming form and speed as well as skills to help build a positive team culture.
     
    CAMP HIGHLIGHTS
    • Knowledgeable, Positive and Committed Coaching Staff comprised of Woodberry graduates and Coaches
    • Indoor 6 lane, 25-yard pool and Outdoor 4 lane, 25-meter pool
    • Multi-angle, underwater video recording and analysis equipment
    • Air-conditioned dormitories
    • 1,300 acre campus with access to a wide-range of athletic and academic facilities

  • What to Bring to Swim Camp

    WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP:
    • Blanket, pillow and sheets for a twin bed
    • toiletries and towels for personal hygiene; 
    • towels and suits for training (Speedo or Jammer); 
    • swim fins, paddles, pull buoy, and goggles for practices
    • gym shorts, t-shirt, socks, and athletic shoes for dryland bathing suit for recreation
  • Contact Information for Swim Camp

    Please contact Greg Guldin at gregory.guldin@woodberry.org or call 540-672-6706 for additional information. You can also email us at wfs.camps@woodberry.org.


    MEET COACH GULDIN
    Gregory Guldin has been coaching at Woodberry for the past eleven years and has been voted VISAA Coach of the Year three times by his peers. During his tenure, the Tigers have earned the VISAA Sportsmanship Award ten times, won the 2012 state championship, broken numerous school and state records, earned NISCA All-American rankings, and qualified swimmers to the Junior National level. Joining Coach Guldin is Coach Kristyn Wilson, who joined the Woodberry faculty and coaching staff in 2016. Kristyn has been named VISAA Coach of the Year twice and brings with her years of experience in the swimming world. Coaches Guldin and Wilson will be joined by several aquatic Tigers, all of whom are living examples of what it truly means to be a Tiger swimmer and several of whom have gone on to swim at various levels in college.


Sports Camp

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  • Sports Camp Details and Registration

    UPDATED: May 23, 2020

    We look forward to hosting you in the summer of 2021!

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


    Application for Sports Camp 2020 

    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
    2020 Sports Camp cost is $2,660

    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 Media and Website

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Woodberry Compass

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  • Woodberry Compass Details and Registration

    UPDATED: May 23, 2020

    We look forward to hosting you in the summer of 2021!



    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 main activities, one from the Adventure category and one from the Intellect category. In the morning, they'll either hike the Perimeter Trail, romp in the Rapidan River, or scale our Climbing Tower. After lunch, they'll work in teams to build drones that operate on the code that they've learned and written themselves.

    In the evening, the whole camp comes together for a Leadership Simulation. Boys immerse themselves in roles that interact—and sometimes conflict—with one another. With help from counselors and camp faculty, they'll learn how to work together to overcome these conflicts and accomplish team goals.


    COSTS:
    Registration before June 1 - $1300


    Woodberry Compass Registration
    Woodberry Compass Medical Form
    Follow us on Instagram @woodberrycompass

    PLEASE MAIL APPLICATION AND MEDICAL FORM TO:
    Woodberry Forest Compass Program
    c/o Natalie Rodriguez-Nelson
    148 Woodberry Station
    Woodberry Forest, VA 22989

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

    CAMPERS
    Rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders

     
    STRONG MENTORS:
    Full-time Woodberry faculty members—innovative and exciting teachers—will lead participants through experiences that connect them to nature, to their peers, and to the wider world.

    Our counselors are exclusively young Woodberry alumni and high-performing seniors known for their deep engagement and leadership ability. These young men of character will guide campers through their time at Compass, showing them what it means to lead with empathy and honor.

    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.
  • What to Bring to Woodberry Compass

    Each camper should bring:
    • Shampoo and bath soap
    • Toothbrush and toothpaste
    • Socks and underwear for seven days
    • Shorts, including a few pairs of athletic shorts
    • T-shirts
    • Sturdy shoes for walking and running
    • One pair of long pants for hiking
    • Swimsuit
    • Closed-toed shoes that can be worn in water
    • A beach towel
    • A light rain jacket
    • A baseball hat
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunblock
    • Insect repellant

  • Contact Information for Woodberry Compass

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

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

    Natalie Rodreguez-Nelson, Director of Woodberry Compass 
    natalie.rodriguez-nelson@woodberry.org
    School phone: 540-672-3900
    woodberry.org/camps
    instagram.com/woodberrycompass

Lacrosse Camp

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  • Lacrosse Camp Details and Registration

    UPDATED: May 23, 2020

    We look forward to hosting you in the summer of 2021!


    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
    $520

    COACH
    Michael Leahy, 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 Michael Leahy at michael.leahey@woodberry.org or call 540-672-6044 
    for additional information, or email us at wfs.camp@woodberry.org.
  • Lacrosse Camp Photos

Basketball Camp

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  • Basketball Camp Details and Registration

    UPDATED: May 23, 2020

    We look forward to hosting you in the summer of 2021!


    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
    $520
  • 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

Football Camp

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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.