Traditional Summer Camp

Ages 6-16

Specialty Camps

Ages 9-17

Partnership Camps

Ages 8-17

Spring and Fall

Outdoor Learning & Retreats


Swap Shop Plans Are Here!

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Session 1 Virtual Horse Show

Please enjoy this virtual horse show from summer 2022 session 1, where our equestrian campers get to display their skills and the fruits of all of their hard work while at camp.

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Types of Camps for Kids

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We Are Many, We Are One.

Everyone is welcome at Camp Horizons regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, or nationality. Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Camp Horizons is an American Camp Association (ACA) accredited, coed sleep-away summer camp in Virginia that is consistently ranked as one of the best residential summer camps in Virginia for campers ages 6-16 years old. 

Camp Horizons is dedicated to encouraging campers to be creative and independent individuals, to develop strong teamwork skills, and, most importantly, to have fun. Our overnight camp provides campers with a safe, supportive community in which they can feel comfortable trying new things, embarking on new adventures, and developing camp friendships that will last a lifetime. 

Camp Horizons leadership campers view the Virginia sunset on a canoe trip.

Coed Sleep-Away Camp for All Ages

From youngsters to the most mature adolescents, our specially designed programs ensure campers ages 6 to 16 have an unforgettable experience. Each program is geared toward three distinct age groups, providing activities and oversight unique for that age.

  • Discover program: Our Discover program provides a nurturing environment and lots of personal attention for our littlest campers, ages 6 to 8, many of whom may be enjoying a residential summer camp for the first time.
  • Journey program: During their time in our Journey program, campers ages 9 to 11 can spread their wings as they practice self-expression, discover new interests, and develop leadership skills.
  • Explorer program: Let your preteens and teens build the summer of their dreams with our Explorer program. This program is geared toward ages 12 to 16, and campers will pursue their passions with a variety of on- and off-site activities.

Why Choose Us?

For over 40 years, our sleep-away camp has welcomed thousands of campers from all across the East Coast, the United States, and the world to experience just how thrilling one summer can be. However, one summer won’t be enough. After a few weeks of freedom, friendship, and fun, your camper will be hooked. Here are just a few of the reasons you should choose our coed residential summer camp in the lovely Shenandoah Valley.

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over 50 programs, activities, and magical moments 

Whether your camper loves sports, going outside, art, or is more the thoughtful type, we’ve got something for everyone. At Camp Horizons, we offer over 50 diverse activities, from your standard camp fares such as swimming and high ropes courses to unique offerings such as movie making and farm.

We Are an ACA Accredited Camp

When it comes to your children, their safety means everything to us. That’s why we always strive to create the best possible environment for every child that stays at our sleep-away camp. Our American Camp Association accreditation means we meet or exceed health and safety standards to ensure our campers can enjoy a carefree summer of fun.

Exceptional Camp Staff

At Camp Horizons, our staff to camper ratio is always age appropriate. So, you can rest assured that there will always be a staff member nearby to address your child’s concerns. We recruit only the most qualified staff members, both regionally and from around the world. After a thorough screening process, our team undergoes rigorous training to prepare them to serve, teach, guide, and care for each and every camper.


We are diverse by design. Although our summer camp is in the Shenandoah Valley, many of our campers and staff members travel to Camp Horizons from around the world, allowing children to learn about different cultures and celebrate the uniqueness of each individual. Our camp is a short drive from Charlottesville, Richmond, and Washington, D.C., but campers and staff come from all over the world!

Equestrian camper smiling with her horse as she prepares for a riding lesson.

Off-site Trips, and Horseback Add-Ons!

The most adventurous campers have more options than ever with our off-site trips and horseback options. Our Explorer campers (ages 12-16) can choose to explore underground caves or spend the day zip-lining at our NROCKS facility in West Virginia. Campers don’t have to travel far for extra excitement — we offer horseback lessons and trail rides on site. Visit our Explorer page to learn about all our off-site trips and add one when you enroll!


Benefits of Sending Your Camper to the Best Sleep-Away Camp in Virginia

Camp is a safe environment where your child will grow and learn in boundless ways. By choosing Camp Horizons, you’re providing your child with an opportunity to enrich their life, gain incredible new skills, and set out on an adventure they’ll never forget. Here are just a few of the benefits your child will have when you choose our overnight summer camp in VA:

Have Fun

Whether they’re splashing around in the water, kayaking, eating some great meals, or singing songs, our campers have fun. Every day, they wake up with a sense of excitement and anticipation about what new adventures they’ll experience.

Gain Confidence and Independence

Camp activities challenge campers to reach their full potential, both as individuals and members of a close-knit community. While missing home is natural at an overnight summer camp, campers learn to overcome those feelings in a caring and compassionate environment.

Spending Time Outside

Camp is an incredible opportunity to connect children with nature. From hiking and biking through our 300-acre property to learning practical wilderness skills, campers gain a new appreciation for the great outdoors.

Try New Things

Camp is the perfect place to learn new skills. In this environment of encouragement and growth, your child can try things they’ve never encountered before. From hitting the stage in a camp theater production to reaching new heights on our rock climbing wall to the basics of outdoor survival, they’ll have tons of stories to share when their time here is done.

Make New Friends

Countless campers have created bonds that extend well past their summer together. By the time their program comes to a close, their new camp friends will feel more like their family.

Camp Horizons campers smiling for a photo while they sit and watch the talent show.

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An Unforgettable Summer Camp Experience in the Breathtaking Shenandoah Valley

Nestled in the heart of the serene and wondrous Shenandoah Valley, Camp Horizons offers campers a truly nature-inspired adventure. We take full advantage of our beautiful location by getting children into a more natural landscape than what they may be used to. Your child will enjoy breathtaking views each day as they breathe the fresh air of this remarkable setting.

While feeling remote, our convenient location is just one more reason we’re the best sleep-away camp in the Northeast. Our Virginia summer camp is just a short drive from Charlottesville, Richmond, and Washington, D.C. We’re also easily accessible from major cities throughout the Northeast, such as Philadelphia and New York City.

Contact Our Overnight Summer Camp to Learn About Our Programs

If you’re looking for the best sleep-away camp on the East Coast, look no further than Camp Horizons. While there are many cheap summer camps in Virginia, none compare to our wide array of exciting activities, caring staff, and unforgettable experiences.

So, pay us a visit, give us a call, or contact us online. We can’t wait to welcome your campers to their best summer ever and their new home away from home.

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