French Broad RiverCamp

This summer, learn about the river on the river!

Registration is CLOSED for all weeks. Please fill out this form if you would like to be added to a camp interest list for next year.

French Broad RiverCamp Parent Packet

If you have already registered and still need to pay your camp fee, please email Melinda Lequin,


French Broad RiverCamp seeks to educate and empower the next generation of watershed stewards. FBRC provides a week of river and watershed exploration for rising 3rd-8th grade students. Led by RiverLink’s education coordinator, campers will engage in hands-on environmental education, river recreation, and service-learning projects.

Want an engaging, educational, and active summer camp?

Investigate a local stream’s water quality by looking for aquatic insects. Build your own watershed model and find out how human activities impact the river. Create river-inspired art and poetry. Volunteer for our Clean Stream Team. And of course, explore the river by kayak, canoe, raft, or tube!

At our summer camp we are…

Ecologists: we learn about clean water and collect macroinvertebrates to detect pollution

Naturalists: we take time daily to sketch and write in our nature notebooks

Adventurers: we raft and swim and hike throughout the watershed

Wildlife biologists: we explore places like the Pisgah Education Center, Fish Hatchery and the UNCA Botanical Gardens

Environmental stewards: we discuss soil erosion and invasive species and help restore habitat


  • The fee for camp is $225 for RiverLink members or $250 for non members of RiverLink*
  • Camp runs M-F, 9 am – 4 pm
  • We have a 6:1 minimum camper:counselor ratio
  • Drop-off and pickup point will be in the West Asheville area
  • Pre- and post-care can be available to assist working parents beginning at 7:30 am and ending at 6:00 pm
  • Our education coordinator and camp counselors drive to field trips in a 15-passenger van
  • More details available here: French Broad RiverCamp Parent Packet

Group of RiverLink Summer Camp campers after caring for their watershed

Session Dates:

Session 1: June 12-16 rising 3rd-5th graders

Session 2: June 19-23 rising 3rd-5th graders

Session 3: June 26-30 rising 5th-8th graders

Session 4: July 10-14 rising 5th-8th graders


Interested in working with RiverLink this summer? Click here for information on being a camp counselor!

RiverLink’s Summer Camp program is coordinated by Education Coordinator Micaela Hyams. Micaela holds a  B.S. in Environmental Science and Political Science from the UniverEducation Coordinator and Summer Camp Director Micaela Hyamssity of Oregon. Micaela developed and facilitated a place-based environmental education curriculum for 6th through 8th grade students, and continues teaching watershed education lessons at RiverLink. Her summer camp experience includes day and overnight camps as a child and serving as trips director at Kingsley Pines Camp. Micaela is a certified Wilderness First Responder through NOLS WMI.

For more information about RiverLink’s French Broad RiverCamp program, contact Micaela at 828-252-8474, ext. 18, or via email at

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