VCU Junior Journey on the James

3701 John Tyler Memorial Highway, Charles City, VA, United States
3400 Eastbury Lane Charles City Virginia 23030 US

The VCU Outdoor Adventure Program and the VCU Rice Rivers Center present the Junior Journey on the James! An exciting overnight camp that will follow a portion of the VCU course Footprints on the James. During this five day, four night camp we will be paddle from Osborne Park to Shirley Plantation, staying at Dutch Gap Conservation Area, Presquile National Wildlife Refuge, and the Rice Rivers Center.

We will travel by sea kayaks down a mellow tidal section of the James River and get to experience the wildlife first hand, explore tidal creeks, and stay in a national wildlife refuge!


Note: for this children must be able to swim but no previous paddling experience is required. Please contact Katie Schmidt for additional requirements and information.

Food, transportation, instruction, and most equipment provided

If you are interested in a day camp, please check out our Rice Center Nature Camp!

For ages 10-13

Sleep-Away Camps
Academic, Multi-Activity, Outdoors
Richmond City
Grade Level
Middle School