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: July 30 – August 1

Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: :$170/child

Henricus Members: $145/child

Refunds: Full refunds through 7/1; Half refunds through 7/16; No refunds after 7/16


  • 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

Camp registration is now open! Please email Henricus Education or call the Education Department to register your campers!