Discover a Home Away from Home!
There’s something truly magical about a traditional camp experience. At Camp Horizons, we offer even the youngest campers an opportunity to experience the wonder of camp.
Our Discover program meets the needs of 6 year olds to 8 year olds. It offers safety, confidence, and the promise of many fun-filled memories to our youngest campers, many of whom may be enjoying camp for the first time.
The Discover program provides a nurturing environment in which campers feel comfortable and cared for while participating in a variety of camp activities with a close-knit cabin group that ensures lots of individual attention from counselors.Daily Schedule Discover Brochure
We team up our youngest campers with highly attentive camp counselors for the entire day who walk them through a wide variety of activities and offerings. Within this positive and supportive atmosphere, your child will embark on one adventure after another. Here are some of the activities our Discover program campers can try:
Splash ‘N Skills
A great introduction to our Aquatic based activities. Campers will learn the basics of swimmer safety and get to practice their skills while playing games in the pool. Classes designed for beginner and experienced young swimmers.
Arts and Crafts
A true camp classic, this activity touches all the different art media styles we offer in one art-filled week!
4th period) Campers will have free time to read a book they bring with them or one from our collection. They may also have group discussions about books or write their own. This is a great class for campers who want to have time to relax and read a book or for campers who enjoy talking with friends about their favorite reads.
Join us in the garden here at camp! Learn all about what it takes to grow plants, determine what soil is needed, discover what bugs are good or bad for the plants, and harvest and try different herbs and vegetables.
At Grampy’s Farm, our experienced and passionate farm team will give our campers the chance to get up close and personal with a variety of farm animals and learn how to safely handle and care for them while making more than a few furry and feathered friends along the way.
Camp gives kids a chance to experience nature in a newfound way. Our 300-acre property is the perfect environment to explore the wonders of the natural world.
Explore the great outdoors right here on camp. Campers will get to walk around our beautiful site, using our many nature trails, learning all about the world around them. Nature art, animal I.D., shelter building, and more are all packed into this great introduction on how to enjoy the world around us in a fun and safe way.
It's time to take center stage. Whether your child was born to perform or has a bit of stage fright, our performing arts class will give them a chance to shine in a supportive setting where fellow campers and counselors are their biggest fans.
Tie up your laces and cut a rug, it’s time to dance! Campers will explore different styles of dance while learning the fundamentals and adding their own style.
Calling all aspiring actors who want their moment on the stage! Our drama class allows our campers to hone their acting and stage skills from musical theater to improv. What the campers produce will be presented at the camp wide talent show at the end of the session.
Learning the fundamentals of teamwork and good sportsmanship are far more important than winning. Counselors will guide children through a variety of sports experiences, such as basketball, volleyball, soccer, frisbee, and more.
Learning the fundamentals of teamwork and good sportsmanship are far more important than winning. Counselors will guide children through a variety of team sports experiences, such as basketball, volleyball, soccer, ultimate frisbee, and more.
Camp Extras for Discover Campers
Camp Horizons owns its own horses and provides English horseback riding lessons. Campers will learn basic horse care and riding skills, including both ring and trail riding. All necessary equipment — helmets and boots — are provided. Campers must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes with heels while riding.
Benefits of Sleep-Away Camp for Young Kids
Whether your child is a first-time camper or they’re taking the leap from day to sleep-away camp, we want you to feel comfortable entrusting us with their care. We’re confident that once your child experiences the fun, friendship, and fabulous activities at our sleep-away camp program for 6- to 8-year-olds, they’ll anxiously wait for next summer’s adventure.
Here are just a few benefits your child will gain from overnight camp this summer:
- Nature: Our beautiful 300-acre property nestled in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley offers a wild, wonderful, and safe taste of the great outdoors.
- Nurture: Our highly trained and caring team understand the needs of our youngest campers and provide attentive encouragement throughout the day.
- Friendship: The friends your child makes at sleep-away camp are more than just buddies — they become your child’s camp family.
- Variety of activities: From the basics of swimming or taking center stage in a show to fascinating science experiments, your child can try a variety of activities and learn new skills.
- Cultural exposure: We’re proud to welcome campers and staff from around the world, giving your child exposure to diverse cultures.
Contact Us to Learn More About Our Discover Program
Whether you know your 6- to 8-year-old is ready for overnight camp or the idea of sleep-away camp makes you a bit nervous, contact us today to learn more. We want to fill you in on all the wonderful experiences your children will have at Camp Horizons.