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Celebration for the Life of Gus Deeds on May 3

Please join us for a celebration of the life of Gus Deeds on Saturday, 3 May 2014, at Nature Camp.  We will gather in the Reeves Memorial Chapel at 3:00 PM to share stories, memories, and music.  A reception and … Continue reading

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Nature Camper to compete in international science fair

A current Nature Camper won the grand prize at the regional science fair at James Madison University in Harrisonburg in March.  This honor qualified her to participate in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles in May. … Continue reading

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Nature Camp Announces New Caretaker

Nature Camp is pleased to announce its new residential caretaker, Gary Barker. Gary arrived in October 2013 from North Dakota and quickly got to work settling in and getting the facilities ready for the winter. His interesting and diverse background … Continue reading

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Former Nature Camper Explains Research on Capitol Hill

As a geology major at James Madison University, former Nature Camper Hannah Shepherd conducted research on volcanism in Yellowstone National Park. Two years ago Hannah, who graduated in 2010, was selected as Virginia’s representative to present her findings at the … Continue reading

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Nature Camper wins Young Naturalist Award

In 2008 a Nature Camp camper received one of 13 Young Naturalist Awards sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History. Read about her research project here. For more information about the Young Naturalist Awards science competition click here. The … Continue reading

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Nature Camp featured in Southern Living article

Nature’s Classroom By James T. Black, photography Cary Jobe The caterpillar could crawl—but he couldn’t hide. “Here’s another one!” Chris Chamberlin calls out. Campers hurry to examine the bush as Chris pulls back a branch. “It’s a monarch butterfly caterpillar,” … Continue reading

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Nature Camp counselor & former Nature Camp camper wins essay contest!

Summer of the Rattlesnake By Lucy Adams It had been a battle keeping the kid’s flashlights off, but we thought that it had been worth the effort. We had wanted them to have the full experience of the woods at … Continue reading

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