Camp Under the Stars is a nonprofit, overnight summer camp for ages 5-12 with a leadership program for ages 15-17. We are located in the Prince William Forest National Park in Dumfries, Virginia.
Our mission is to provide a supportive, inclusive camp community that values each child’s uniqueness, celebrates our differences, and respects nature and the planet.
Our camp program is outside in nature in the National Park. Camp activities include mindfulness & yoga, hiking, waterfall walks, cooking nutritious campfire meals, library, art, STEM, and outside play.
The one-week overnight camp program for ages 5-12 is designed for first-time campers and those who have camped before. Campers live in cabins with cots and electric lights, with flush toilets very close by. Some meals take place in the dining hall and others are prepared over a campfire.
The Culinary CIT program is a one-week, overnight camp-volunteer-in-training program for ages 15-17. This unique program includes learning to be a camp volunteer as well as culinary education in the kitchen and over the campfire. CITs will learn about child development and positive ways to interact with younger children. In the kitchen, CITs will improve their cooking and baking skills and help to prepare and cook camp meals. There will also be time for camp fun like art, hiking, waterfall walks, yoga, and more!
More information can be found on our website. http://www.underthestarsinc.org