Summer Camps

Catawba Riverkeeper is excited to offer 4 weeks of day camp for summer 2020!

Registration coming soon!

Members receive priority registration and discounts.
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River Researchers | High School (Rising 9, 10, 11, 12 Graders*) | June 15 – 19

*Must be under 18 through June 19, 2020

Campers will investigate current water health on the Catawba River through hands-on water quality tests. As River Researchers, campers will learn from experts about the potential threats to water quality and propose solutions to improve the health of our river basin. Some topics campers will explore: urban runoff, stormwater, BMPs, and wastewater treatment.

Campers will enjoy one day of research through observation while kayaking down the river.  Researchers will design an interactive kayaking 101 safety/fundamentals class to be taught to community members looking to explore the river.

Member Rate: $300
Non-member Rate: $350

River Trackers | Middle School (Rising 6, 7, 8 Graders) | June 22-26

Where science, history, and fun converge.

Our middle school program is focused on engaging campers through service-learning lessons.  River Trackers will explore how the Catawba River has been used over time to benefit humans and how we can, in turn, positively impact it today.

River Trackers will learn the history of the Catawba Nation, the namesake of the Catawba River.  Campers will also monitor water quality on portions of the Catawba River throughout the week as they identify potential sources of pollution and create innovative solutions to these threats.

The last day, campers will meander down the river on kayaks and take part in a kayaking 101 safety/fundamentals class.

Member Rate: $275
Non-member Rate: $325

River Critters – GIRLS ONLY | Elementary School (Rising 3, 4, 5 Graders) | June 29 – July 2 (4 days)

A hands-on camp designed to ignite interest and engage young campers with the Catawba River Basin. 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. Catawba Critters will also learn and practice how to be good stewards of our basin through hands-on labs and service learning.

Campers will learn about the health of our river, focusing on a different level of the food web each day.

The last day will be a fun-filled kayaking day with a kayaking 101 safety/fundamentals class will be taught.

Member Rate: $200
Non-member Rate: $250

River Critters – CO-ED | Elementary School (Rising 3, 4, 5 Graders) | July 6 – July 10 (5 days)

A hands-on camp designed to ignite interest and engage young campers with the Catawba River Basin. 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. Catawba Critters will also learn and practice how to be good stewards of our basin through hands-on labs and service learning.

Campers will learn about the health of our river, focusing on a different level of the food web each day.

The last day will be a fun-filled kayaking day with a kayaking 101 safety/fundamentals class will be taught.

Member Rate: $275
Non-member Rate: $325