• sun setting over the gorge

    New River Gorge

    National River West Virginia

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Science Youth Nature Camp

ranger with students

SYNCing Youth With Nature is a day camp that engages 5th and 6th grade students in a series of hands-on activities to explore and learn about the natural world.

students with a ranger examining aquatic organisms

Where: Grandveiw at the New River Gorge National River

When: Sign up for one week:
April 15, 16 & 17 (spring break)
June 17, 18 & 19 (summer)

Time: 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. daily

Who: 5th and 6th grade students (first 60 students/camp accepted)

Pick up/Drop off: A FREE bus will pick students up each day at a local school in Raleigh County.

Lunch: Students need to pack their own lunch and snacks each day. Water and lemonade will be provided.

Clothing: Students will be outside all day.
* Bring sunscreen
* Dress for the weather.
* Closed-toed shoes required
* No flip flops or sandles

This program is FREE. There is no cost for students to attend!

For more information contact Mark Bollinger at 304-640-8731; e-mail us

Download an application


Did You Know?

Historic Logging Railroad at Garden Ground

The New River Gorge was logged extensively thoughout the past century. The landscape is now recovering, with the park ecosystem returning to its more natural state, but there are still plenty of signs of the past activities.