2020 Summer Program Schedule

Registration will open on Monday, December 16th at 6am.

Questions? Please email George Mackaronis at gmackaronis@blueridgeschool.com

Program Descriptions:

“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

More info about our camps:

  • Campers of all outdoor experience levels are eligible for these welcoming camps.
  • 2020 Sessions include options for ages 6 to 18
  • Limit of 14 campers per session
  • Senior-level instructor leads each camp.
  • Snacks provided each day, plus dinner, breakfast, and lunch for overnights (Thursday evening and Friday of RiverRats and River Runners camps and all days of Backpacking Trips. Campers will bring packed lunches for Monday-Thursday.)
  • Quality gear and equipment provided, including kayaks, standup paddleboards, PFDs, paddles, tents, backpacks, camp kitchen equipment, and rock climbing equipment.
  • Convenient in-town Drop-Off and Pick-up at RRC Headquarters just off E High Street near the 250 Bypass
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.