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 2-4

Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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

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