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A Facility Of:

Roanoke

County Parks, Recreation and Tourism A Facility Of:

Roanoke

County Parks, Recreation and Tourism

www.CampRoanoke.com

Just off I-81, exit 132 •• (540) 387-6114


Camp Roanoke

is nestled within 700 acres of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in western Roanoke County, conveniently located just off Interstate 81 exit 132. Since 1925, Camp Roanoke’s programs have shaped the character and lives of thousands of youth and adults. Participants learn to embrace many environmental and cultural values while at camp, from the stewardship principles of “Leave No Trace” to self-confidence and esteem building ideals from “Character Counts.” These concepts are incorporated into the activities, special events and daily routine of camp life. Focusing on character helps campers develop both emotionally and socially by promoting respect for diversity, personal and peer responsibility, and the ability to fail or succeed in an encouraging environment.

Zip Line

Yoga

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Whitewater Rafting

Swimming

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Surfing

Rock Climbing Wall

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Rock Climbing

River Canoeing

Paintball (ages 9 and up)

Overnight Camping

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Outdoor Living Skills

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Orienteering

Organized Sports

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Mountain Boarding

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Leave No Trace Program

Low Ropes Course

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Kayaking

Horseback Riding

Hiking

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High Ropes Course

Field Games

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Environmental Education

Summer 2017

Dutch Oven Cooking

Disc Golf

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Canoeing (ages 9 and up)

Campfire Programs

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Tr e k

A dve n t u r e Out p o st

Basketball

Voyage r

Backpacking

Arts and Crafts

P ion e e r

Expl o r e r

Disc ove r y

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Archery (ages 7 and up)

Camp Roanoke is owned and operated by the County of Roanoke’s Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism. Our department is southwest Virginia’s leading source of outdoor and summer programming for youth, families and adults. Our full-time staff members are graduates of universities and colleges with accredited outdoor recreation programs. Additionally, staff members are certified Wilderness First Responders, and have extensive experience in working with children and youth in outdoor settings. Our food services are managed by a ServSafe certified camp food service professional. Camp counselors have completed an intensive 14-day training program which includes First Aid/CPR/AED Training, defensive driving, conflict management, group dynamics, supervision roles, etc. Health care professionals meet with each child and family at check-in to discuss each camper’s individual needs. Staff members also administer medications, monitor special diets, and apply first aid during the camp session. All camp staff are carefully screened, interviewed and approved through background checks prior to employment.


Discovery

Day program for campers entering K - 5th grades.

Looking for a day camp experience focused on outdoor adventure and fun? The Discovery program introduces campers to a wide range of activities that include: archery (ages 7+), arts and crafts, field games, climbing tower, hiking, creeking, special events, a trip to Splash Valley Water Park and much more! A hot lunch and snacks are provided daily. Free satellite transportation is available from Tanglewood Mall with camper drop-off from 8AM-8:20AM and pick-up from 4:40PM-4:50PM. Program runs Monday through Friday 9AM-4PM.

Explorer

Residential program for campers entering 3rd & 4th grades.

Want to create the memories of a lifetime while enjoying a pristine outdoor environment? The Explorer program provides a safe and fun co-ed, residential experience for campers entering 3rd and 4th grades. Your days will be spent: canoeing, hiking, climbing our rock wall, playing field games, making arts and crafts projects, learning about the environment, archery, and many more exciting camp activities! Registration is limited to 12 campers per week. Tuition includes all meals and lodging.

Pioneer

Residential program for campers entering 5th & 6th grades.

Designed for kids with a passion for the natural world, this program takes a hands-on approach to learning and fun! Experience what it is like to venture through the woods, enjoying all that nature has to offer. Learn how people interact with the environment, focusing on sustainability. Your days will also be filled with exciting camp activities like canoeing, orienteering, archery, field games, campfires, climbing tower, arts and crafts, and much more. Whether you’re a budding scientist or just want to have fun with new friends, this program is for you! Registration is limited to 12 campers per week. Tuition includes all meals and lodging.

Voyager

Residential program for campers entering 6th & 7th grades.

Looking for real summer adventure? The Voyager program is an exhilarating co-ed residential experience that engages youth, entering grades 6 and 7, in activities ranging from canoeing to rock climbing. The campers will also participate in: arts and crafts, environmental education, high ropes course and zip line, mountain boarding, creeking, hiking, horseback riding (optional for an additional fee), the climbing tower, and more! Registration is limited to 14 campers per week. Tuition includes all meals, lodging, and activity transportation.

Adventure

Residential program for campers entering 8th & 9th grades.

Take your summer excitement to the next level with this program designed for new and veteran campers alike. Throughout the week, campers will experience activities such as: high and low ropes course, zip line, kayaking, environmental education, rock climbing, hiking and more. The session will begin at Camp Roanoke and then travel to West Virginia for a three day, two night camping trip. Registration is limited to 12 campers per week. Tuition includes all meals, camping fees, certain equipment, and activity transportation.

Outpost

Residential program for campers entering 9th & 10th grades.

Geared toward campers looking for a backcountry wilderness experience, Outpost is guaranteed to be rewarding and fun! Campers will start the week at Camp Roanoke participating on the high and low ropes courses and then travel off-site to experience two nights of tent camping, a day on the river, two nights backpacking, outdoor living skills, and more! Leave no trace principles and environmental awareness are incorporated into all aspects of this program. Registration is limited to 10 campers per week. Tuition includes all meals, camping fees, certain equipment and activity transportation.

Trek

Choose from TWO off-site trips for campers entering 9th - 11th grades.

This year, choose between two exciting off-site adventures. Travel to the New River Gorge in West Virginia for an extreme experience not to be missed. Experience tent style living, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, hiking and environmental education deep in the mountains. If the ocean suits you better, try our Beach & Surfing Trek, where you’ll travel to the east coast and set up camp right next to the beach; making new friends as you explore local habitats while learning the basics of surfing, sea kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding. There will also be plenty of beach play, swimming, and evening sunsets. No experience needed. Registration is limited to 10 campers. Tuition includes all meals, camping fees, certain equipment and activity transportation.


Camp Roanoke Camp

Rising Grades

Dates

Days

Boys#

Girls #

Early (60 days+)

Regular Fee

Discovery

K to 5th

June 12-16

Mon. to Fri.

50001

50002

$215

$240

Discovery

K to 5

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June 26-30

Mon. to Fri.

50003

50004

$215

$240

Discovery

K to 5th

July 10-14

Mon. to Fri.

50005

50006

$215

$240

Discovery

K to 5th

July 17-21

Mon. to Fri.

50007

50008

$215

$240

Discovery

K to 5

July 24-28

Mon. to Fri.

50009

50010

$215

$240

Discovery

K to 5th

July 31-August 4

Mon. to Fri.

50011

50012

$215

$240

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Discovery

K to 5

August 7-11

Mon. to Fri.

50013

50014

$215

$240

Discovery

K to 5th

August 14-18

Mon. to Fri.

50015

50016

$215

$240

Explorer

3rd to 4th

June 11-16

Sun. to Fri.

50017

50018

$420

$445

Explorer

3rd to 4th

June 25-30

Sun. to Fri.

50019

50020

$420

$445

Explorer

3rd to 4th

July 9-14

Sun. to Fri.

50021

50022

$420

$445

Explorer

3rd to 4th

July 16-21

Sun. to Fri.

50023

50024

$420

$445

Explorer

3rd to 4th

July 23-28

Sun. to Fri.

50025

50026

$420

$445

Explorer

3rd to 4th

July 30-August 4

Sun. to Fri.

50027

50028

$420

$445

Explorer

3 to 4

August 6-11

Sun. to Fri.

50029

50030

$420

$445

Pioneer

5th to 6th

June 11-16

Sun. to Fri.

50031

50032

$430

$455

Pioneer

5 to 6

June 25-30

Sun. to Fri.

50033

50034

$430

$455

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Pioneer

5 to 6

July 9-14

Sun. to Fri.

50035

50036

$430

$455

Pioneer

5th to 6th

July 16-21

Sun. to Fri.

50037

50038

$430

$455

Pioneer

5th to 6th

July 23-28

Sun. to Fri.

50039

50040

$430

$455

Pioneer

5th to 6th

July 30-August 4

Sun. to Fri.

50041

50042

$430

$455

Pioneer

5th to 6th

August 6-11

Sun. to Fri.

50043

50044

$430

$455

Voyager

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6 to 7

June 11-16

Sun. to Fri.

50045

50046

$450

$475

Voyager

6th to 7th

June 25-30

Sun. to Fri.

50047

50048

$450

$475

Voyager

6th to 7th

July 9-14

Sun. to Fri.

50049

50050

$450

$475

Voyager

6th to 7th

July 16-21

Sun. to Fri.

50051

50052

$450

$475

Voyager

6th to 7th

July 23-28

Sun. to Fri.

50053

50054

$450

$475

Voyager

6th to 7th

July 30-August 4

Sun. to Fri.

50055

50056

$450

$475

Voyager

6th to 7th

August 6-11

Sun. to Fri.

50057

50058

$450

$475

Adventure

8 to 9

June 11-16

Sun. to Fri.

50059

50060

$480

$505

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Adventure

8 to 9

July 9-14

Sun. to Fri.

50061

50062

$480

$505

Adventure

8th to 9th

July 23-28

Sun. to Fri.

50063

50064

$480

$505

Adventure

8 to 9

August 6-11

Sun. to Fri.

50065

50066

$480

$505

Outpost

9th to 10th

July 16-21

Sun. to Fri.

50067

50068

$500

$525

Trek- New River

9th to 11th

July 30-August 4

Sun. to Fri.

50069

50070

$570

$595

Trek- Beach & Surfing

9th to 11th

June 25-30

Sun. to Fri.

50071

50072

$595

$620

Regular Fee

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Explore Park Day Camps Camp

Rising Grades

Dates

Days

Course #

Early (60 days+)

Nature Quest

2nd to 5th

July 24-28

Mon. to Fri.

51073

$180

$205

Summits

2 to 5

August 14-18

Mon. to Fri.

51074

$180

$205

Paddling

6th to 8th

June 12-16

Mon. to Fri.

51075

$305

$330

nd

th

Paddling

th

6 to 8

July 17-21

Mon. to Fri.

51076

$305

$330

Mountain Biking

6th to 8th

June 19-23

Mon. to Fri.

51077

$280

$305

Outdoor Archery

6th to 8th

August 7-11

Mon. to Fri.

51078

$180

$205

Mountain Quest

6th to 8th

June 26-30

Mon. to Fri.

51079

$180

$205

Ridge Ramblers

6 to 8

July 31-August 4

Mon. to Fri.

51080

$180

$205

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Contact & Sig

For registration or questions about pro Roanoke and Explore Park, please don’t hes ADDRESS: 6498 Dry Hollow Road Salem, Virginia 24153

E-MAIL: CampRoanoke@RoanokeCountyVA TELEPHONE: (540) 387-6114 FAX: (540) 387-6043

Please be aware that registration and healt camp program must be submitted at least to the program’s first day. Failure to comp cancellation. Forms for each program can and completed online at www.CampRoano

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Camper registration and drop off for Explor Voyager, Adventure, Outpost and Trek prog on Sundays from 3:00 PM-4:00 PM at Camp Campers should be picked up on Fridays be hours of 4:00 PM-5:00 PM.

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• MEETING SPACES - Camp Roanoke’s dinin Camp is also home to the area’s largest picnic Taubman Center, Mountain Union Church a to our visitors for a nominal fee.

• OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS - Camp R nearby shower access. Up to 80 individuals

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• OFF-SITE ADVENTURES - Schedule a guid climbing, kayaking, caving or just enjoying t to the best experiences.

• CATERING - The facilities at Camp Roanoke have over 20 years experience in the catering lunch, dinner, boxed meals and snacks.


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Camper enrollment is determined on a first come/first serve basis. A 50% deposit is required immediately when sending payment by check, cash, or over the phone by credit card. • Visa, Mastercard or Discover Card using the secure online registration portal within www.CampRoanoke.com. Online registration requires 100% payment at time of registration. • Visa, Mastercard or Discover Card by calling Camp Roanoke at (540) 387-6114. Phone registration requires 50% payment at time of registration. • Mail check or money order to the address above

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Roanoke County’s newest outdoor recreation programs can be found at Explore Park, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, milepost 115. If you’re looking for a full-day outdoor adventure based experience for a youth or teen, check out the descriptions inside this publication.

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Explore Park

contains over 1,100 acres of rolling hills, pristine woodland, hiking trails, and historical buildings. Located directly on the Blue Ridge Parkway, it’s the perfect setting for Roanoke County’s adventure based summer day programs. Our instructors include naturalists, biologists, wilderness first responders, and whitewater pros with decades of experience in outdoor recreation. Each program focuses on outdoor skills development, while promoting character growth through positive personal interactions.

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Free Transportation!

Worried about the distance? Tuition for each Explore Park program shown above includes satellite transportation from Tanglewood Mall in Roanoke! • Drop-off - 8AM-8:20AM • Pick-up from 4:30PM-4:50PM


Summer 2017

Nature Quest

Day program for campers entering 2nd & 5th grades.

From the ridges to the river, we have some exploring to do! Quiet observation and energizing challenges combine for an experience that includes Leave No Trace practices, scientific discoveries, art, and hands-on investigation. Join this naturalist-led camp and discover Explore Park’s forests, meadows, and streams in a new way. Snacks provided daily. Please bring a bag lunch and a water bottle.

Summits

Day program for campers entering 2nd & 5th grades.

Reach new heights in adventure and fun with the Summits Day Camp held at Explore Park. Throughout the week campers will engage in a wide range of experiences designed specifically for their age. Some of these activities include field games, archery, arts and crafts, hiking, and environmental exploration! Snacks are provided daily. Please bring a bag lunch and water bottle

Paddling

Day program for campers entering 6th-8th grades

Campers, brace yourselves for an exhilarating week on the water! From stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) to kayaking and canoeing, this week long program will take your river adventures to the next level! Each day will include watercraft instruction, skill development, river safety and awareness, and loads of paddle time. Other camp activities will include teambuilding, games and initiatives, hiking, and much more! Instruction and equipment provided by trained and certified professionals. No paddling experience necessary. Must be able to swim. Snacks provided daily. Please bring a bag lunch and water bottle.

Mountain Biking Day program for campers entering 6th-8th grades

Pedal your way to summer fun! Dedicated to honing mountain biking skills, this week long day camp program will get campers trail ready with professional mountain bike instruction and plenty of ride time. Days will be spent learning and practicing new skills as well as many camp activities such as teambuilding, games and initiatives, hiking, and much more! Must be able to ride a bike. Bringing a personal mountain bike and helmet is recommended. Mountain bikes and helmets are available for an extra fee. Snacks provided daily. Please bring a bag lunch and water bottle.

Outdoor Archery Day program for campers entering 6th-8th grades

Come experience archery in the great outdoors at Explore park this summer. All instructors are certified by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and have undergone a certification program referred to as BAI, ‘Basic Archery Instructor’. The camp’s core content includes archery history, safety, technique, equipment, mental concentration and self-improvement. Other activities include teambuilding, games and initiatives, hiking and much more! No experience necessary. Snacks provided daily. Please bring a bag lunch and water bottle.

Ridge Ramblers

Day program for campers entering 6th-8th grades

Ramble on over to Explore Park for a week long day camp where you will be immersed in exhilarating adventures. Cruise the mountain bike trails and explore the diverse terrain while hiking, cross country running, and orienteering. Campers will also participate in archery, teambuilding, nature crafts, wilderness survival skills, and paddle boarding for those who can swim. Snacks are provided daily. Participants must bring their own bikes and helmets. Please bring a bag lunch and water bottle.

Mountain Quest Day program for campers entering 6th-8th grades

Get ahead of the game with this week long day camp dedicated to the world of outdoor sports. Learn skills of the trade from experienced staff with an emphasis on education, ethics, and fun! Nail bull’s-eyes at the archery range, practice wilderness survival, hook a trout from the Roanoke River, orienteer the diverse terrain, and gain experience in hunter education, wildlife conservation, leave no trace, and animal track identification. Paddleboarding will also be offered during this program for participants who can swim. Snacks are provided daily. Please bring a bag lunch and water bottle.


Campus Map Driving Directions Manager’s Residence Cabins

Campfire Circle

Outdoor Classroom

Crafts Canoeing Dining Hall

Shelter Activity Field

1. Follow Interstate 81 to Exit 132 (Toward Dixie Caverns). 2. At the end of the exit ramp, follow signs to Route 11/460 (approximately 1/4 mile). 3. Turn right onto Route 11 South/ 460 West. 4. Pass Dixie Caverns and take the first left onto West River Road (approximately 1/2 mile). 5. Cross the railroad tracks and take the second paved road on your right (Dry Hollow Road), approximately 1/2 mile. 6. Follow Dry Hollow Road approximately 2 miles until the road ends and turn left into Camp Roanoke.

Distances Activity Lodge

Basketball Court

Archery Range

• Climbing Tower • High Ropes • ZipLine

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Open House!

Saturday April 8

Contact Information ADDRESS: 6498 Dry Hollow Road Salem, Virginia 24153 E-MAIL: CampRoanoke@RoanokeCountyVA.gov TELEPHONE: (540) 387-6114 FAX: (540) 387-6043

Visit us from 10am to 3pm! Meet the staff, get a guided tour, try out camp activities, and enjoy lunch on us. No reservations needed.

A Facility Of:

Roanoke

County Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Camp Roanoke is operated by the County of Roanoke Virginia’s Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism

www.CampRoanoke.com

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