Camp is a great way to befriend one another and the Earth. Every summer, Boxerwood offers day camps for children from ages 4 to 14.

Our camps all share core traits that we think are essential for kids: an emphasis on community-making, adventures, creativity, service, wildness, wonder, scientific investigations, and play. 

We’re also providing several contractual camps for Rockbridge and surrounding county children.  Please contact us if you are interested in taking part in these programs.



Contact Boxerwood Camp Coordinator Hannah West ( for additional information about our camps and/or our scholarship fund (limited availability)

Camp enrollment is limited. Children will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis.

Application and payment must be postmarked or submitted electronically by May 14, 2019.

Make checks payable to Boxerwood Nature Center and return by mail to 963 Ross Road, Lexington, VA 24450

Families will receive more information upon registration.

Discounts given to Boxerwood members. Click here to join today.

June 3-7

Nature Explorers Camp
Pre-K (4 and 5 year olds)
Director: Hannah West

Outdoor adventures with the youngest, including hands-on fun plus Play Trail.

max. 20 campers
8:30 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.


June 10-14

Nature Explorers Camp
(Rising 1st – 3rd Grades)
Director: Hannah West

Investigate, design, build, create, and discover patterns all around us plus Play Trail.

max. 30 campers
8:30 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.


June 17-21

Wild Side Arts Camp
(Rising 6th – 10th Grades)
Director: Elise Sheffield

How can we use our creative wild side to invent public art that inspires others to care for the Earth? Sculptures, murals, and/or? Let’s figure it out!  Includes a mix of solo and group art-making using natural and recycled materials…and?

min. 7, max. 15 campers
9:00 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.


June 24-28

Boxerwood Adventure Camp
(Rising 3rd – 6th Grades)
Director: Elise Sheffield

This year’s theme: Outdoor Treasure Hunters! Create nature-treasure, make tricky clues & hunts, find hidden wonders and enjoy outdoor play with fellow adventurers.

max. 30 campers
8:30 a.m.– 1:00 p.m


August 5-9

Nature Detectives Camp
(current preK – rising 3rd graders)
Director: Hannah West

We’re all connected! We’ll discover these connections through natural wonders, inventive crafts, and supervised play.

max. 30 campers
8:30 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.


camp details

  • Boxerwood Nature Camps are directed and supervised by our education staff and summer counselors.
  • All activities are conducted on the Boxerwood Nature Center property.
  • Each day of camp features outdoor nature investigations and projects as well as supervised free play.
  • Campers are grouped in small, similar-aged clans and engage in age-appropriate activities.
  • All campers should bring their own water bottle, a morning snack, and lunch.
  • Campers should come dressed for outdoor activities (even on rainy days!). On some days they will need a bathing suit, towels, and waterproof shoes, if they have them.
  • Parents are responsible for transporting their campers to and from camp (carpooling is encouraged).
  • Scholarships are available for campers who would otherwise be unable to attend camp.

camp questions?

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding camps. We would be happy to help. Either fill out the form to the right or send an email to Camp Coordinator Hannah West (