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:
Summer and swimming go hand in hand. We provide ample opportunities for our little campers to get wet and wild under the watchful eye of our highly trained team.
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.
(4th period only) Great for all experience levels, we provide all the equipment necessary to enjoy a class period fishing at our lake!
Get outdoors and hike our many wooded trails in our 300 acre property adjoining the Washington National forest.
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.
Science and Technology
These diverse classes give campers a variety of endeavors to choose from, including caring for animals to experimenting with slime.
While at the garden campers will learn about growing plants, what soil is needed, what bugs are good or bad for the plants, how to harvest, and will get to try different herbs and vegetables. They will also make their own tea!
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.
(4th period only) Two teams take on the diamond in this recess classic!
When it comes to creativity, the sky is the limit. Kids can dive into a variety of arts and crafts, from learning the basics of drawing to making their own tie-dye creation.
Knitting and Weaving
(4th period only) From scarfs and mittens to decorative hangings, campers love learning how fun and versatile knitting and weaving can be.
Campers will be taught many ways stage makeup is used. They will spend the week practicing their skills on themselves and others in the class transforming from fairies to zombies and more by learning the application of stage makeup
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.