SIGN UP FOR SUMMER CAMP: Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office Youth Sports Camps

Campers test their skills in a variety of challenge courses at Verdun Adventure Bound in Rixeyville.
Photo courtesy of VAB

Registration is now open for the 2017 CCSO Youth Sports Camps.

The Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office summer sports camps are designed to bring the community and law enforcement officers together to instruct children and teenagers in the community

In 2012, the Sheriff’s Office offered a football camp and a baseball camp at no cost to participants. In 2013 – 2016 and 2017 they are offering a football camp, soccer camp, baseball/softball camp and new for 2017, a cheerleading camp, again at no cost.

In each camp the basic fundamentals of each sport are taught to children aged 5 to 16. Each player will have the opportunity to learn new skills and to improve existing skills. There is a strong emphasis on sportsmanship, respect, and teamwork. The goal for each camp is to have participants use lessons related to good sportsmanship and respect on the field and in their everyday lives as they continue to grow and mature.

For more information and registration, visit

Shenandoah Springs Summer Camps


Doug Farmer’s Shenandoah Springs Summer Camps are now entering their 37th year with a consistent theme, “Truth…4…U-TH” taken from John 8:32, “When you know the truth, the truth will set you free.”

“In an era drowning in deceit and lies it is imperative that we mentor our children and youth to have discerning spirits that help them know the Truth,” says Farmer of their camps designed to blend inspiration with recreation.

June 25-30: Teen Adventure/Jr. Camp

Six days of inspiration/recreation with a Biblical and character building perspective

July 2-5: Family Vacation Camp

Make reservations for a family room by June 25. Fees negotiated by number in family (donations)

Three nights/four days experience the power of camp

July 10-14: One parent with one camper choose one day ‘Making a day to remember.’

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (donation only)

Register by July 1

Each exciting day offers balanced meals, worship and Bible study, fun and upbeat songs, swimming, fishing, field games, fundamentals in your favorite sport, canoeing, horseback riding, hiking, campfires, ropes and zipline, mature and caring staff.

Day Campers may also register for any of above weeks. Call for reservations at 540-923-4300. Visit

Verdun Adventure Bound Summer Camps


Verdun Adventure Bound is proud to offer new and exciting 2017 off-campus and on-campus summer camps. Located at 17044 Adventure Bound Trail in Rixeyville. Registration is open.

Verdun Adventure Bound (VAB) summer camp offers a variety of programs for rising 5th to 12th graders. For the younger campers, we offer the Young Explorers Camp for rising 3rd to 4th graders. Daily Camp hours are 8 to 4 p.m. There is an early drop-off between 7:45 and 8 a.m. for no additional fee.  Any camper dropped off earlier than 7:45 a.m. will be charged.  We do offer an after camp care program for an additional fee.

While on the VAB campus, each summer camp day includes two daily camp activities. As the camp morning begins and the camp afternoon comes to an end, all campers sit and learn from “Doc Talks” by Dr. David Snyder.  Each day builds on the “ME to the WE to the ONE” concept.  The campers also enjoy water activities in our pool and/or pond.

VAB’s primary focal points of its programs include the exploration of self, group dynamics and community service. Our curriculum reflects a wide range of life skills and subjects designed to broaden the outlook and education of our youth and adults.

At Verdun Adventure Bound, the outdoors is our classroom. All exercises emphasize safety first and contain educational components that help create a strong sense of environmental conservation and stewardship.

Offering several camps, here are a few descriptions.

Challenge Camp

VAB’s Challenge Camp is an exciting way for campers to experience the thrill of testing their own abilities while developing their team for the week. Campers play games and face the low and high rope elements, including one of the longest zip-lines in Virginia. Swimming in the pool or pond every day is a must for all on those hot summer days.

Survival Camp

Survivors will learn practical and useful skills, including basic fire starting, finding and storing potable water, shelter building, orientating, hiking and basic first aid (no certification). Campers will spend the week learning and being mindful of the environmental friendly, “Leave No Trace” philosophy. This Camp includes a Thursday overnight campout on campus with a Staged Emergency Scenario. Aquatics will be included each day.

Visit  or contact the office for questions at 540-937-4920.