July 8, 2019

Summer Camps with The EDGE!

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The EDGE is not holding summer camp programs in 2020. We hope to see everyone back next summer! 


Leading EDGE Camp (Ages 11-15)

Pricing: Full Day

8:30 am – 4:30 pm: $310

  • Location Drop Off & Pick Up – Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center

Climb and leap to new heights this summer at The EDGE. As you and fellow adventurers tackle a multitude of great team challenges, campers will form friendships, grow as leaders, develop outdoor recreation skills, and have tons of fun.  Some of the activities campers may participate in include balancing the tilting Whale Watch, navigating the Blind Maze, climbing the Alpine Tower, and leaping off the Power Pole.  As individuals, you can push to your best limits, and as a group, you can build a terrific team to overcome all the obstacles thrown your way. Toward the end of camp, we’ll enjoy an action-packed day on the Total Team Challenge.

The types of activities and time of them may vary according to the weather and group progress, but campers should expect to have fun rain or shine! Campers will have swim time at the Freedom Center pool or will participate in outdoor water activities.

Full Day Campers should have:     Partial Day Campers:
Lunch & Snacks   Lunch & Snacks
Sunscreen   Sunscreen
Refillable Water bottle   Refillable Water bottle
Hat   Hat
Rain Gear for Inclement Weather   Rain Gear for Inclement Weather
Closed Toe Shoes   Closed Toe Shoes
Swimsuit & Towel    

 


Junior Nature Camp (Ages 6-9)

Week themes listed below!

Pricing Options: (Location Drop Off & Pick Up –Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center)

  • Full Day: $250 
    • 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 
  • Partial Day: $150
    • 8:30 am – 1:00 pm 

The EDGE Jr. Nature Camp offers a half-day program for campers to experience nature hands-on, exploring the Piedmont Trail right outside the Freedom Center’s backdoor. Mason’s Science & Technology Campus has 10 acres of beautiful green space with a trail that winds through forest, wetlands, and grassland, providing the perfect setting for growing minds to explore, get their hands dirty, and learn about nature. All Jr. Nature programs are designed for learning new things through hands-on activities and games that incorporate fun STEAM-based projects. Campers will participate in scavenger hunts, building projects, arts and crafts, and a whole lot of fun! The types of activities and time of them may vary according to the weather and group progress, but campers should expect to have fun rain or shine!

Full day campers will spend the morning session outdoors with Jr. Nature Camp experts. At 12:30pm, campers will continue their day with swimming, recreational games, and crafts.

Weekly Themes:

Weeks 4 & 8: Nature Explorers

Campers will explore a variety of topics during their action-packed week. Topics covered include Forest Wildlife, Leave No Trace, and insects and other small critters. Activities include building solar ovens, designing a fort all out of natural materials, and creating sun art masterpieces.

Weeks 5 & 10: Nature’s Superheroes

Come and learn about the forest’s creepy crawly creatures, plants, and animals that possess super skills that often go unnoticed by people. Just some of the super activities include creating spider web slime, engineering a butterfly catapult, and constructing an Earth Worm shelter.

Week 7: EDGE Outdoor Engineers

Campers will discover how to use elements from nature and recycled supplies to create something brand new. Projects include Lego figure zip-lines, water balloon drops, and flood barriers.

Full Day Campers should have:     Partial Day Campers:
Lunch & Snacks   Lunch & Snacks
Sunscreen   Sunscreen
Refillable Water bottle   Refillable Water bottle
Hat   Hat
Rain Gear for Inclement Weather   Rain Gear for Inclement Weather
Closed Toe Shoes   Closed Toe Shoes
Swimsuit & Towel    

 


Nature Camp (Ages 10-13)

Full Day: $295

    •  8:30 am – 4:30 pm   
  • Location Drop Off & Pick Up –Freedom Center

The EDGE Nature Camp offers a full day program for campers to experience more in-depth, hands-on activities with nature right outside the Freedom Center’s backdoor on George Mason University’s Science & Technology Campus. The campus has 10 acres of beautiful green space with a trail that winds through forest, wetlands, a pond, and grasslands, providing the perfect setting for growing minds to explore, get their hands dirty, and learn about nature. All Nature programs are designed for learning new things through hands-on activities and games that incorporate fun STEAM-based projects. Campers will have the opportunity to climb on the 50-foot Alpine Tower to test out some of their flight-themed creations. The types of activities and their timing may vary according to the weather and group progress, but campers should expect to have fun rain or shine!

Full Day Campers should have:     Partial Day Campers:
Lunch & Snacks   Lunch & Snacks
Sunscreen   Sunscreen
Refillable Water bottle   Refillable Water bottle
Hat   Hat
Rain Gear for Inclement Weather   Rain Gear for Inclement Weather
Closed Toe Shoes   Closed Toe Shoes
Swimsuit & Towel    

 


Rock Climbing Camp (Ages 10-15)

Pricing: $475

  • Full Day:
    • 8:00 am – 5:00pm 
  • Location Drop Off & Pick Up – Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center 

Learn how to climb at The EDGE and on outdoor rock walls!  Campers will spend their first day of camp learning the basics of safety, equipment, and technique onsite at The EDGE course.  The rest of the week will be spent outdoors, weather permitting.  All trips will be led by qualified instructors, as quality and safety are important for this exciting adventure.  The instructor holds AMGA Single Pitch Instructor and Wilderness First Responder certifications and has more than 10 years in the field in a variety of areas, from Virginia and West Virginia to Utah and New Hampshire.

Campers should expect to learn decision-making skills and problem solving through the physical and mental challenges of climbing. Based on weather, the camp may visit SportRock Climbing Center, one of the area’s largest indoor climbing gym in Sterling, Virginia, as an alternative to Great Falls National Park. Swimwear is also advised, as some days campers will have swim time at the Freedom Center pool when they return from their climbing trip. Climbing shoes will be available for campers for the week.

Transportation to the offsite locations will be leaving promptly at 8:15 am each camp morning. Campers are transported in mini vans.

Full Day Campers should have:  
Lunch & Snacks               
Sunscreen
Refillable Water bottle
Hat
Rain Gear for inclement weather
Closed Toe Shoes
Swimsuit & Towel