During the Outdoor Education Center’s summer camp sessions, our West Virginia and DC students have the opportunity to come together and experience something exciting in their 350 acre summer backyard. With free camps filled with engaging, hands on activities, adventure programming and occasional field trips, we strive to reduce the barriers to recreating outdoors that exist for our students in their everyday lives.
Between June and August, our middle school students from our West Virginia Leaders in Action program and our DC City Leaders program come for one or two weeks. Throughout their stay at camp, they are given many opportunities to enhance their overall quality of life. Relationships between the students are formed, stereotypes are shattered, fears are overcome, and incredible experiences are gained.
Even though the students’ time at camp may be short, friendships still carry on after the campers leave. Even today, many of our students carry on those friendships with their peers, even though they live an hour and a half apart. In addition to our four weeks of middle school camp, we also offer FLOC Leadership Explorers camp to DC students and WV alumni, as well as our introductory FLOC Adventurers camp for FLOC Neighborhood Tutoring Program (NTP) 4th and 5th grade students. Please click on the following links to explore each camp.
We encourage FLOC post-secondary students to apply to spend their summers working for us. For information on the positions we are hiring for, visit our employment page.
Risk Management Statement:
All adventure activities offered by FLOC are led by trained staff, following industry guidelines, and are subject to weather cancellations. Our field team includes at least one staff member with advanced wilderness first aid skills and all other staff are American First Aid/CPR & AED certified. All canoeing is done with an American Canoe Association certified staff member and all challenge course activities are led by trained and certified facilitators through Vestal Gap Ventures, LLC. FLOC take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of all participants and maintains quarterly inspection reports. All adventure activities will have a certain level of risk involved and participants should fully understand the risks of such activities. For a better description of such risks, please see the individual activity pages.