Spring Break Camp!

Catawba Riverkeeper will offer two Spring Break Camps for 3rd-8th Grade students at our new Boathouse in McAdenville, NC (119 Willow Dr).

The two, 3-day camps will run the week of April 5.

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

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

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

Camp fees are $150 and include all educational materials plus kayaking equipment and instruction. Students will need to bring their own lunch, snack, and water bottle each day. Camps run from 9 AM – 4 PM.

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.

Photo by Cheryl Hoke

Summer Camps – 2 Sessions!

Conservation Camp: June 21-25

Catawba Riverkeeper’s Conservation Camp, exclusively for rising 6-8 graders, will focus on the interconnectedness of the ecosystems that make up the Catawba River Basin. Campers will explore all parts the ecosystem – from the micro to the macro – no stone will be left unturned!

Conservation Camp will also feature some special guests (rehabilitated wildlife)! Together, we’ll learn about why what we as humans do matters to the environment and how to conserve and take care of the nature around us.

Dates: June 21-25 (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.

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.