Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies

Academic Camp:
Environmental Education/Science, Gifted & Talented, Nature, Zoology

Overnight Camp

Camp Address
660 Margaret Sullivan Lane
Capon Bridge, West Virginia 26711
USA
(304) 856-3758

Off-Season Address
3700 Burgundy Rd.
Alexandria, Virginia 22303
USA
(703) 842-0470

Nature camp! Hike, swim, and hunt for butterflies, warblers, salamanders and foxes in a secluded 500-acre WV wildlife sanctuary.

We incorporate laughter, games, arts, music and active fun into exploration of the natural world. Dynamic, knowledgeable staff create a memorable program of workshops, whole group activities and family-style meals. The group also honors quiet reflection and a sense of wonder.

Forest and meadow shelter a great diversity of wildlife. The spring-fed stream and pond support a rich ecosystem and good swimming. The night sky is speckled with stars.

This unique program, healthy combination of structure and freedom, and high staff: camper ratio build a community that brings campers back year after year.

Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies Camp Picture
Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies Camp Picture

Camp Facilities

Main lodge, 2 sleeping porches, canopy walkway, freshwater pond, 500-acre wildlife sanctuary in West Virginia Appalachians.

Camp Staff

High school, college and college graduates, staff:camper ratio of 1:3

Camp Sessions

Camp Season: June 24, 2018 to August 25, 2018
Financial assistance available

  • SessionDates# CampersTuition
  • Senior Nature Camp Session 1 (SOLD OUT)
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    6/24/2018 to 7/7/201834 Campers$1,735.00
    • Nature camp! Hike, swim, and hunt for butterflies, warblers, salamanders, and foxes in a secluded 500-acre WV wildlife sanctuary. We incorporate laughter, games, arts, music and active fun into exploration of the natural world. Dynamic, knowledgeable staff create a memorable program of workshops, whole group activities and family-style meals. The group also honors quiet reflection and a sense of wonder. Forest and meadow shelter a great diversity of wildlife. The spring-fed stream and pond support a rich ecosystem and good swimming. The night sky is speckled with stars. This unique program, healthy combination of structure and freedom, and high staff: camper ratio build a community that brings campers back year after year.
  • Senior Nature Camp Advanced Session
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    7/10/2018 to 7/24/201834 Campers$1,735.00
    • Nature camp! Hike, swim, and hunt for butterflies, warblers, salamanders, and foxes in a secluded 500-acre WV wildlife sanctuary. We incorporate laughter, games, arts, music and active fun into exploration of the natural world. Dynamic, knowledgeable staff create a memorable program of workshops, whole group activities and family-style meals. The group also honors quiet reflection and a sense of wonder. This session is designed for campers aged 13 - 15, who already have camp experience, at BCWS or elsewhere. Forest and meadow shelter a great diversity of wildlife. The spring-fed stream and pond support a rich ecosystem and good swimming. The night sky is speckled with stars. This unique program, healthy combination of structure and freedom, and high staff: camper ratio build a community that brings campers back year after year.
  • Senior Nature Camp Session 3
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    8/1/2018 to 8/14/201834 Campers$1,735.00
    • Nature camp! Hike, swim, and hunt for butterflies, warblers, salamanders, and foxes in a secluded 500-acre WV wildlife sanctuary. We incorporate laughter, games, arts, music and active fun into exploration of the natural world. Dynamic, knowledgeable staff create a memorable program of workshops, whole group activities and family-style meals. The group also honors quiet reflection and a sense of wonder. Forest and meadow shelter a great diversity of wildlife. The spring-fed stream and pond support a rich ecosystem and good swimming. The night sky is speckled with stars. This unique program, healthy combination of structure and freedom, and high staff: camper ratio build a community that brings campers back year after year.
  • Junior Nature Camp Program
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    8/19/2018 to 8/25/201834 Campers$995.00
    • Explore the natural world of the West Virginia mountains! Just 2 ½ hours from Washington DC, the Burgundy Center is tucked away in a secluded 500-acre wildlife sanctuary in the Appalachians. In small groups with dynamic, knowledgeable, caring staff in small groups, campers are likely to see warblers, hear foxes, and find salamanders. The spring- fed stream and pond support a rich aquatic ecosystem and provide good swimming. The night sky is speckled with stars. The short session, structured days, small camp size and specially trained staff make this program an ideal first overnight camp for 8-10 year olds interested in nature. This nature and science camp incorporates laughter, games, arts, music, hiking, outdoor skills, gardening and swimming into a relaxed but high quality program in which campers learn about animals, plants, geology, astronomy, ecology and conservation. Through the direct, entertaining activities, campers explore the area, its habitats and wildlife, and are set at ease with the natural world. Organized in small groups, campers move through a series of workshops each morning, introduced to topics in the natural world. The activities are largely hands-on, so that by lunchtime, campers may have waded in the pond, chased butterflies, caught salamanders, planted a row of lettuce, or predicted the day’s weather. Each afternoon the staff present a fresh set of choices among hikes, games and arts, all of which integrate the natural world in creative ways, and incorporate further outdoor skills. Evenings are sometimes whole group activities such as a round of games, a folklore night, or a sleep-out on top of our mountain. Other evenings the campers choose among small-group options that celebrate the crepuscular hour. Meals are served family style, with several staff presiding at each table, assuring that eating and conversation promote good health along with hilarity. Campers are supervised throughout the bedtime process by the staff who manage the dormitories. Bedtime is a ritual of toothbrushing, sharing thoughts, and reading aloud. Campers soon settle down to sleep. This session currently has room left for girls only.
  • Adult Nature Camp Weekend
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    7/27/2018 to 7/29/201832 Campers$235.00
    • Nature camp for grown-ups! This weekend was created by demand of parents who felt it was their turn to explore the natural world of the West Virginia mountains. Just 2 ½ hours from Washington DC, the Burgundy Center is tucked away in a secluded 500-acre wildlife sanctuary in the Appalachians. Knowledgeable, dynamic, creative staff offer a wide range of workshops, walks and hikes, incorporating arts, outdoor skills and laughter into activities -- but all everything is optional. The group also honors quiet reflection for relaxation and re-awakening one’s sense of wonder. The menu is specially planned for adult palates. Discount for couples: $415. The forest and meadows shelter a wide diversity of plant and animal life. The spring- fed stream and pond support a rich aquatic ecosystem and provide good swimming. The night sky is speckled with stars.