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Camping at Carysbrook

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Hey, Camp Folks!

Spring is directly around the corner which means that it’s a great time to start thinking about what camp you’re going to in the upcoming summer season! Get a glimpse of a great Virginia camp, featured right here, right now! Today, we’re shining our summer camp spotlight over to the east coast where we find Camp Carysbrook.

Carysbrook sits on 200 acres of rural Virginia woodland, nestled in the New River Valley and prides itself as the oldest overnight camp for girls. It was founded in 1923 by one Miss Sarah Caperton Preston who ran the camp for the remainder of her life until the very year she passed in 1965.Camp Carysbrook shows girls a great time every season!

Carysbrook campers get their choice of activities and they’re encouraged to try out new activities and set goals for themselves based on their own interests. Girls at Carysbrook are offered instructions in five skill levels from ‘beginner’ to ‘advanced’ in the following activities: Horseback Riding, Archery, Rock Climbing, Canoeing, and Swimming. The daily structure at Carysbrook allows for spontaneous adventures like going blackberry picking, enjoying a hike, or tubing down the Little River.

The folks at Camp Carysbrook are proud to have carefully preserved their facilities since they were first created in a successful attempt to maintain a rustic appearance that complement the natural beauty of the surrounding campgrounds.

Carysbrook’s cabins blend into the natural environment nicely as well. They’re set up with electricity and four bunkbeds in each. A tradition among campers at Carysbrook encourages campers to join the names written on the inside of cabins from previous camp stays to rediscover upon future visits!

Join the generations of campers that have come before you at Carysbrook and become a camper there yourself so you can enjoy the learning environment, tight bonds, and flat-out fun at this extraordinary summer camp. If this camp sounds like a good fit for you, look into it more by checking out their website sometime and, as always, thanks for reading!


- John

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