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.
There’s never a dull moment at FBRC, our campers investigate local stream ecosystems, hike to waterfalls and headwaters, explore state and national parks and fish hatcheries, create river-inspired art and poetry, work on volunteer service projects, and of course have adventures on the river by canoe, kayak, raft and tube!
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, and will include lunches and snacks. 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.
Ecologists: we learn about clean water. collect macroinvertebrates, and test for pollution.
Naturalists: we take time every day to sketch and write in our nature notebooks.
Adventurers: we raft, swim and hike throughout the watershed.
Wildlife biologists: we explore places like the Pisgah Education Center, Fish Hatchery and the NC Arboretum.
Environmental stewards: we discuss soil erosion and invasive species and help restore habitat.