Wild Carolina Camp: August 9-13

For the first time ever, local environmental nonprofits are coming together to bring local rising 5th and 6th graders an action-packed outdoor adventure camp!

Each day will be a unique experience with visits from nature and wildlife experts!

Participating partners include: Carolina Raptor CenterAnne Springs Close GreenwayCatawba Lands Conservancy, and TreesCharlotte.

Dates: August 9-13 (Monday-Friday)
Times: 8:45 AM Dropoff – 4 PM Pickup
Location: The Boathouse (115 Willow Dr, McAdenville, NC)
BYO lunch and weather appropriate clothing – rain or shine!

Registration Fee: $250

Space is limited to 20 campers. Email morgan@catawbariverkeeper.org to be added to the waitlist.

COVID-19 Safety

Catawba Riverkeeper’s Spring Break Camps will follow COVID-19 Safety guidelines. Registration will be limited to 20 campers per session. Spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis. To be put on the waitlist, email morgan@catawbariverkeeper.org.

In the event of the cancellation of in-person camp for safety reasons, we will offer a virtual option that we hope to still include a kayaking opportunity with! This decision will be made at least a month in advance of the first camp.

Refund Policy
Families are eligible for full refund if camp is moved to online only and they do not want to participate. If you still want your student to participate virtually, you will be eligible for a 50% refund.


Exploration Mondays – Every 3rd Monday June-August

Kids ages 9-15 are invited to spend half a day on the water and half on land while focusing on a different topic each Monday.

June 21 – Explore the history of the South Fork River
July 19 – Explore the ecosystems of the South Fork River
August 16 – Explore the wildlife of the Catawba River Basin

9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
$50 per session
Drop-off and pick-up at The Boathouse in McAdenville (115 Willow Dr)


Saturday Morning Kids’ Workshop

Kids ages 6-13 are invited to spend Saturday mornings building hands-on projects, exploring nature, and learning more about the wildlife in our basin! 

  • June 12 – Blue Bird Box
  • June 26 – Bat Nursery
  • July 10 – Blue Bird Box
  • July 17 – Bat Nursery
  • August 21 – TBA

*Blue bird boxes and bat nurseries will be installed at the Interpretive Trail at the Outdoor Classroom.

9 AM – 12 PM
$25 per session

Drop-off and pick-up at The Boathouse in McAdenville (115 Willow Dr)


Spring Break Camps!

Catawba Riverkeeper ran two Spring Break Camps in 2021.

April 5-7 (3rd-5th Graders)
April 7-9 (6th-8th Graders)

Camps focused on environmental education topics related to water quality, water eco-systems, conservation, plastics/pollution, and wildlife.

All activities were outside rain or shine! Campers got dirty, wet, and excited about the environment and taking care of their planet. One day for each session was an on-the-water kayaking day!