Multi-Sport Camp
“My son and daughter just finished a week of Watershed Adventures. They spent their time kayaking, paddle boarding and rock climbing and having a blast! Everything was well organized, the kids were really happy and eager to get to camp the next day. This is a super opportunity for kids in this area and I definitely recommend it!”      
-Parent of Campers, 2018 season
  • Campers of all outdoor experience levels are eligible for these welcoming camps.
  • 2019 Sessions:
    • ***NEW Program*** June 19th-21st….Special THREE DAY Watershed Adventures program based at the Blue Ridge School (6-11 year olds). Contact George at for details.
    • June 24th-28th (8-10 year olds) SESSION FULL….please email your information to be added to the waitlist. Thank you.
    • July 8th-12th (8-10 year olds) SESSION FULL….please email your information to be added to the waitlist. Thank you.
    • July 22nd-26th (11-14 year olds) SESSION FULL…please email your information to be added to the waitlist. Thank you.
    • July 29th-August 2nd (11-14 year olds) SESSION FULL….please email your information to be added to the waitlist. Thank you.
  • Limit of 14 campers per session.
  • Snacks provided each day, plus dinner, breakfast, and lunch for the campout and Friday. Campers will bring packed lunches for Monday-Thursday.
  • Drop-Off and Pick-up at RRC Headquarters: 8:15-8:30 AM and 4:15 to 4:30 PM (except Thursday, which is an overnight campout)
  • Cost: $495 for registrations on or before February 14th; $550 after February 14th
  • For 3-Day Program at Blue Ridge School, cost is $225 for registrations on or before February 14th; $265 after February 14th. Registration and deposit process is the same as for other programs. 

To register, please follow these steps:

  1. Read full program information below.
  2. Click Here to fill out Online Registration Form.  (Update 2/12/19 – Due to limited space available, please email before registering to ensure that there is space in the session you are interested in)
  3. Click Here to pay $150 deposit to secure place.
  4. Pay full cost of trip by May 1st (Details will be emailed)
Camp Description

Camp participants explore the great outdoors through kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, hiking, and rock climbing. Every day the campers head out to a new destination. They will discover the natural wonders that central Virginia has to offer, from the Rivanna River to the rocky crags atop the Blue Ridge Mountains. Watershed Adventures meets participants at any experience level and builds solid skills and know-how, giving each camper newfound confidence in outdoor adventure.

In addition to kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and hiking, the camp includes an overnight campout on Thursday atop the Blue Ridge Mountains, followed by a day of rock climbing led by professional climbing guides.

Campers take a break from the digital age to experience both meanings of watersheds. First, they explore our local geography and ecology in a hands-on way, cultivating wonder for the natural world. Second, they experience personal watershed moments, developing new perspective and independence. Through Watershed Adventures camp, they gain awareness of activities that can become lifelong sources of inspiration, camaraderie, and good health.

About Watershed Adventures

Watershed Adventures is the Rivanna River Company’s outdoor exploration program for young people. The program is directed by local educator George Mackaronis, who co-founder Watershed Adventures along with Gabe and Sonya Silver in 2017. This leadership team designs and administers the program. George, RRC paddling guides, and assistant counselors staff the camps.

George has been an avid backpacker and climber for over 10 years, and he has taught those skills in various guide and teaching positions since 2011. George taught Physical and Environmental Education  at Free Union Country School from 2012-2018. He also developed Free Union’s Naturalist curriculum and led nature and sports camps in the summer. Currently, George is the Assistant Director of Advancement and Special Programs and teaches 11th grade English at The Blue Ridge School in St. George, Virginia.  He received a BA in psychology from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, and has held a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification since 2012.