Camp Under the Stars 2021

Welcome to Camp Under the Stars!  Founded in 2017, Camp Under the Stars is an overnight summer camp for ages 5-12 with a leadership program for ages 15-17.  We are located in the Prince William Forest National Park in Dumfries, Virginia.

Camp program


Our camp program is outside in nature in the National Park.

Camp activities include mindfulness & yoga, hiking, waterfall walks, cooking nutritious campfire meals, library, art, STEM, and outside play.

Throughout all our camp programming, campers learn to treat each other with kindness, use empathy, include others, and take care of the natural world.

Summer 2021 programs

One-week overnight camp: ages 5-12

The one-week overnight camp program for ages 5-12 is designed for first-time campers and those who have camped before.  Campers live in cabins with cots and electric lights, with flush toilets very close by.  Some meals take place in the dining hall and others are prepared over a campfire.  More information.

Culinary CIT: one-week overnight camp-volunteer-in-training program: ages 15-17

The Culinary CIT program is a one-week, overnight camp-volunteer-in-training program for ages 15-17.  This unique program includes learning to be a camp volunteer as well as culinary education in the kitchen and over the campfire.  CITs will learn about child development and positive ways to interact with younger children.  In the kitchen, CITs will improve their cooking and baking skills and help to prepare and cook camp meals.  There will also be time for camp fun like art, hiking, waterfall walks, yoga, and more!

Dates and fees

Dates: Sunday, July 11 to Saturday, July 17, 2021

Camper fee (ages 5-12): $875 per week

CIT fee (ages 15-17): $425 per week

Fee schedule and refund policy


Camper and CIT registration is open!

Camp Under the Stars FAQ

Find answers to commonly asked questions in the overnight camp FAQ or contact us with any additional questions you may have.

Learn more about what makes Camp Under the Stars unique!

COVID precautions

At Camp Under the Stars, safety has always been our first priority.  We are taking COVID-19 and the safety of our campers and volunteers very seriously.


As a small, volunteer-run camp, we have the flexibility to make the necessary changes to keep campers and volunteers safe.  Our small group sizes and increased volunteer to camper ratio along with many acres of outdoor space allow us to easily adapt to the most current COVID guidelines.


More information about our summer 2021 COVID precautions.

Financial assistance

Camp Under the Stars is committed to providing a camp experience to all campers, regardless of their family's ability to pay the camp fee.  Apply for partial or full financial assistance.



We will work with campers to make accommodations, including but not limited to, providing nutritious food alternatives for dietary restrictions and food allergies, accommodating campers with service animals, accommodating campers and staff with learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, anxiety, ADHD, sensory needs, and speech, hearing or visual impairment.


Campers are dropped off and picked up at camp, located in Prince William Forest National Park.

We look forward to providing additional drop off/pick up locations and transportation

options in future summers.