James River Camp Kids on Dock

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 4-6

Time: 9am-4pm

Registration Deadline: July 29, call 804-318-8797

Cost: :$145/child, $135/multiple children (same family)

Henricus Members: $110/child


  • Paddle a kayak and identify how the plants and animals of the river were hunted, gathered, and used throughout history
  • 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