Kids Kayaking

James River Camp

Discover the environmental and geological features of the historic James River as Powhatans and the Colonial settlers would have encountered it 400 years ago.

Ages: 9-12

Dates: August 1-3

Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Registration: Registration will open on March 1, 2023. Please call 804-318-8797 or email Henricus Education to register.

Cost: :$170/child

Henricus Members: $145/child

Registration Cancellations: Full refunds are available for canceled registration until July 4, 2023. Half-refunds are available July 5 – July18, 2023. No refunds for cancelations after July 19, 2023.


  • Paddle a kayak and identify how the plants and animals of the river were hunted, gathered, and used throughout history (weather permitting)
  • Understand the course changes made at Dutch Gap during the Civil War and see how it is used today
  • Conduct science experiments relating to water purification
  • Meet the historic peoples who lived along the banks of the James River and see how they used the river to meet their daily needs