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 3-5

Time: 9am-4pm

Registration Deadline: Registration is closed.  Call 318-8797 to join the waitlist.

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

Henricus Members: $110/child

Registration Cancellations: Full refunds are available for canceled registrations until July 6, 2021.  Half refunds are available from July 6- July 20, 2021.  No refunds after July 20, 2021.


  • 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