It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to cancel all of our RiverCamp sessions for this summer. Due to the nature of our camp we feel that we do not have the resources or capacity to host campers in a safe and socially responsible manner. Guidance from the CDC and American Camp Association recommends that camps like ours implement strict sanitation, testing, and social distancing practices. Our camps limited staff and reliance on field trips in a 15 passenger van make these recommendations very difficult to execute. We hope that you’ll join us next summer when we can hopefully get back on the river.

Want an engaging, educational, and active summer camp?

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. Guided by RiverLink staff, campers will engage in hands-on environmental education, river recreation, and service-learning projects. By the end of the week campers will have a new found appreciation and love for their watershed.

We want our camp to be available for everyone, so we offer a limited number of scholarships for campers each year. These scholarships will take 90% off the price of a session. To qualify your child must be part of the free and reduced lunch program, or you must be able to prove financial need. Please check back later for the scholarship application.

We do roughly the same activities at each week of camp, so we recommend only signing up for one session. Aftercare is available until 5:30 each day, it’s free of charge for any campers that need it. Make sure to check out the 2020 Parent Packet for more information.

At our summer camp we are…

Ecologists: We learn about what makes our stream and river ecosystems tick.

Naturalists: We take time every day to make observations and appreciate our surroundings.

Adventurers: We raft, swim and hike throughout the watershed.

Wildlife biologists: We search for life in our forests, rivers, and urban communities.

Environmental stewards: We work to make a positive change in our environment, and spread love for nature.