Catawba Riverkeeper has decided to cancel Summer 2020 day camps in response to the COVID-19 crisis. We hope you’ll join us next summer!

In the meantime, you can still provide a little bit of camp for your kids by purchasing CAMP IN A BOX!

Without gathering in large groups, your kids can do the same fun activities from home! CAMP IN A BOX is a home edition of the Catawba Riverkeeper’s H2O: Hydro Hands-On! summer camp experience.

Your “CAMP IN A BOX” includes 6 age-appropriate science, nature, and outdoor recreation activities that campers can do from home. All instructions and supplies included. You’ll also get access to engaging videos that explain and set your camper up to complete each activity. All activities will be taught by our 2020 summer counselors Ryan and Morgan!

Price: $50 (per child) + $20 for each additional sibling*

Some of what’s included:

  • 6 science and nature activities (supplies and instructions)
  • Daily lesson videos from Camp Counselors Ryan and Morgan
  • Summer 2020 Water bottle for each camper
  • Family hiking/paddling guide
  • Much More!

Box ships within 2 business days, beginning June 19.


*To order a box for a sibling, use the above link AND email Haley@catawbariverkeeper.org to tell her which age group boxes you need.

Camps Offered (Summer 2021)

River Researchers – Rising 9-12 Graders

River Researchers will dive into the water quality challenges and issues that face the Catawba River.  Researchers will take on the role of analytical scientists by taking a close look at our water quality testing & standards when they tag along on a virtual Swim Guide experience with the Catawba Riverkeeper.

Through scientific observation and research, our high school camp will design ideas about current and future solutions to improve water quality and the overall health of the river.

River Trackers | Rising 6-8 Graders

Where science, history, and fun converge.

Our middle school program is focused on engaging campers by exploring how the Catawba River has been used over time to benefit humans.  They will explore the vital ecosystem services that the Catawba River provides as a natural resource and how we can also make positive changes to ensure we will have plentiful, clean drinking water for generations to come.

From transportation needs to restaurant and energy needs, River Trackers will dig into how changing  population and industry have altered our reliance and use of the Catawba River. Campers will learn of the river’s cultural significance from the view point of the people of the Catawba Nation and those who regularly seek out the river’s recreational opportunities.

Catawba Critters – | Rising K-2 & 3-5 Graders

This camp designed to ignite the interest of our young campers to engage with the Catawba River Basin and its inhabitants. Campers will have fun while exploring what lives in and around the Catawba River Basin as they build and understand the food webs in our region.  This intricate world will begin with the animals flying highest up on the food chain and will end at the lowest level of microscopic plants and animals that we all depend on.

Catawba Critters will get the chance to practice being good stewards of our basin through a hands-on lab and service learning activity.

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