Welcome to Camp Under the Stars! Founded in 2017, Camp Under the Stars is an overnight summer camp for ages 5-13 with a leadership program for ages 14-17. We are located in the Prince William Forest National Park in Dumfries, Virginia.
Our camp program is outside in nature in the National Park. Camp activities include art, hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding, mindfulness & yoga, waterfall walks, cooking nutritious campfire meals, library, STEM, and outdoor 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.
Overnight camp: ages 5-13
Overnight camp for ages 5-13 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 14-17
The Culinary CIT program is a one-week, overnight camp-volunteer-in-training program for ages 14-17. 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, kayaking, paddleboarding, waterfall walks, yoga, and more!
One-week overnight camp
July 10-16, ages 6-13, $925
July 17-23, ages 9-13, $925
Two-night overnight camp
July 17-19, ages 5-8, $485
July 21-23, ages 5-8, $485
One-week Culinary CIT
July 10-16, ages 14-17, $425
July 17-23, ages 14-17, $425
At Camp Under the Stars, we are committed to creating a safe camp environment for all campers and staff. Campers are expected to behave in ways that are safe for themselves and others (emotionally and physically).
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.
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.
SUPPORTS & ACCOMMODATIONS
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 learning disabilities, anxiety, ADHD, sensory needs, autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, and speech, hearing or visual impairments. Please contact us before registering for camp to discuss your child's needs and whether Camp Under the Stars would be a great fit.
Campers are dropped off and picked up at camp, located in Prince William Forest National Park in Dumfries, VA. We look forward to providing additional drop-off/pick-up locations and transportation options in future summers.