Kids Kayaking

James River Camp (Ages 9-12)

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

*Registration deadline is July 29, 2022*

Ages: 9-12

Dates: August 2-4

Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Registration: *Registration is currently full for 2022, if you are interested in being placed on the waitlist please contact Education Manager Rebecca Owen at*

Cost: :$170/child

Henricus Members: $145/child

Registration Cancellations: Full refunds are available for canceled registrations until July 5, 2022. Half refunds are available from July 5 – July 19 , 2022. No refunds after July 19, 2022.


  • 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


The event is finished.