Summer Camps

2020 SUMMER DISCOVERY CAMPS AT MAYMONT ARE CANCELED. We are disappointed that we won’t be able to share an adventure-filled summer with your young nature explorers, and are planning new ways to offer programs and looking forward to the best camps ever in 2021!

Nature calls! Maymont’s wildly popular summer camps offer outdoor adventures, animal encounters, games, crafts and hands-on activities for nature explorers, ages 3-rising 8th graders. There’s no better place to spend the summer than amongst Maymont’s giant trees, rolling hills, winding waterways and wide open spaces. In a world full of electronic gadgets, nurture your kids with nature!

Become a Maymont member and you can sign up early for summer camps and receive a discount. Additional membership benefits include free admission to The Robins Nature Center, discounts on programs and events, and more!

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information, or call 804-358-7168.

Ages 3-4

CUB CAMP

Explore nature with your favorite pre-schooler in this exciting camp! You and your cub will learn about wildlife through games, hikes, crafts, stories and visits with Maymont’s friendly animals. $90/$76 members; second child: $55/$48 members. Please note: Session 2 has a different theme than Sessions 1 & 3.

Tuesday-Thursday, 9:15-11:45am

Ages 4-5

SEUSS SCIENCE

One fish, two fish! Fox in sox! This camp at Maymont really rocks! Dr. Seuss stories lead the way, with animals, crafts, and games to play! $185/$156 members.

Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm


LIVING ALPHABET

From alligators to zebra swallowtail butterflies, we have a lot of awesome wildlife here in Virginia! Learn about the plants and animals around us one letter at a time. $185/$156 members.

Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm


RHYTHMS AND RHYMES

It’s time to buzz, croak and roar as we move to the beat of nature’s symphony. Sing and dance along to discover the rhythms of the natural world! $185/$156 members.

Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm

Rising 1st Graders

THAT’S GROSS

It’s not all rainbows and butterflies in the wild! Come check out the stinky, the slimy, and even the creepy to discover the nasty side of the nature that helps both plants and animals survive. $185/$156 members.

Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm


DODGING DANGER

How would you survive as a bear or a rabbit? Imagine what it takes to live in the wild as we uncover fun facts about animal habitats and adaptations. $185/$156 members.

Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm


TALES FROM THE 100-ACRE WOODS

Follow the stories of bear, rabbit, pig and donkey and discover friendships within the animal world. During outdoor adventures, we will explore Maymont’s 100 acres and all of its magical secrets. $185/$156 members.

Monday-Friday, 9:15am-12:15pm

Rising 2nd-3rd Graders

MAYMONT EXPLORERS

Explore the mansion, gardens, Nature Center and grounds through geocaching and scavenger hunts as we decode secret messages, solve mysteries, and discover hidden treasures! $185/$156 members.

Monday-Friday, 9:15am-12:15pm


LIFE ON THE WILD SIDE

Practice your survival skills as you learn about maps and compasses, first aid, extreme weather, and dangers in nature. Compare your survival skills to some of the world’s wildest animals, and investigate how much is learned or how much is instinct. $290/$244 members.

Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm

Rising 4th-5th Graders

JUNIOR ANIMAL KEEPER CAMP

Discover what it takes to care for the animals at Maymont. Join aquarists and animal keepers during daily tasks like feeding and making enrichment treats. $185/$156 members.

Monday-Friday, 9:15am-12:15pm


WILD WATER EXPLORERS

Dive into this wet and wonderful camp filled with experiments, crafts, and animal encounters! Explore rivers, oceans and wetlands while learning about the amazing properties of water and the wildlife that depends on it. $290/$244 members.

Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm

Rising 6th-8th Graders

ADVENTURES IN STEM

Explore gardens, wetlands, animal habitats, and Gilded Age structures all in one camp! This learning-intensive program delves into the worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics with connections to Maymont’s modern amenities and historic tech. $290/$244 members.

Monday-Friday, 9:15am-3:15pm


SENIOR ANIMAL KEEPER CAMP

Dream of working with animals? This is your chance to shadow aquarists and animal keepers during their daily tasks. Make treats, train animals, feed fish, and meet animal care specialists. $290/$244 members.

Monday-Friday, 9:15am-3:15pm

Ages 15-18

CAMP VOLUNTEERS

Junior Naturalists assist in teaching younger campers about our natural environment while gaining great experience in the environmental science field! Email our Volunteer Coordinator or call 804-358-7166, ext. 327.

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