Summer Camps

We continue to monitor the public health situation in hopes that we might be able to hold a modified camps program later in the summer. We recently surveyed all registered families about the dates listed below for each camp. If you have not registered but are interested in one of the camps on these new dates, please contact Director of Summer Programs Ansel Sanders at Please also contact Ansel if you have any other questions about Woodberry summer camps.
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Father-Son Weekend

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  • Father-Son Weekend Details and Registration

    UPDATED on May 23, 2020

    New Tentative Dates: Father-Son Weekend 2020
    Friday, July 10 - Sunday, July 12, 2020
    Friday, July 17 - Sunday, July 19, 2020

    Father-Son  Application

    Woodberry Forest Summer Programs
    Attn: Ansel Sanders 
    378 Woodberry Station
    Woodberry Forest, VA 22989

    Campers: Boys, ages 5-10 years old

    Cost: $525 and $25 for each additional child 

    Want quality time with your son? Enjoy playing and relaxing together? Then make plans to attend the Father-Son Weekend at Woodberry Forest School, one of the nation’s leading college preparatory boarding schools for boys in grades 9 through 12. We’re located in central Virginia, an easy drive from Richmond, Charlottesville, and Washington, D.C.

    Camp Highlights

    » Safe and beautiful 1,200-acre campus
    » Sports and activities led by Woodberry’s highly skilled and experienced staff
    » Opportunity to refine skills or try a new sport
    » Athletic facilities that rival those at many small colleges
    » Comfortable lodging in air-conditioned dorms
    » Buffet meals served in Terry Dining Hall
    » Time to meet and get to know other families

    Camp Activities

    Ropes Course and Alpine Climbing Tower
    Please help us determine which sports and activities to offer by indicating your favorites on the registration form. We cannot guarantee that all requests will be honored.

    Check in from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday. You are welcome to arrive early and enjoy an afternoon of swimming or golf, but you will not be able to go to dorm until 4:00 p.m. The weekend concludes Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. (after breakfast), but you are invited to stay afterwards to swim or play golf.

  • What To Bring to Father-Son Weekend

    • Sneakers
    • Shorts
    • T-shirts
    • Swimsuit
    • Towel
    Please bring your own clubs.

    All other sports equipment will be provided. Please feel free to bring your bicycles to explore the campus. 
  • Contact Information for Father-Son Weekend


    Ansel Sanders
    Call 804-436-3639 
    or email Ansel Sanders at
  • Father-Son Weekend Photos

New! Swim Camp

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  • Swim Camp Details and Registration

    UPDATED: May 23, 2020

    We look forward to hosting you in the summer of 2021!

    Swim Camp Application

    Swim Camp Medical Form

    Woodberry Forest Summer Programs
    378 Woodberry Station
    Woodberry Forest, VA 22989

    Please mail your medical forms and payment in with your application.

    Ages 9-13


    Greg Guldin, Director of Swim Camp

    The Woodberry Forest Competitive Swim Camp aims to improve the quality of a boy's swimming technique and training tenacity through a team-values based approach. Boys will discuss and put into practice Leadership, Accountability, Sportsmanship, Sacrifice, and Rallying amongst a supportive group of coaches, many of whom have lived into these values as members of the Woodberry Forest Swim Team. These values will provide the foundation for the week of camp, where boys will receive individual instruction and feedback on their stroke mechanics.  Upon completion of the camp, swimmers should have pointers to improve their swimming form and speed as well as skills to help build a positive team culture.
    • Knowledgeable, Positive and Committed Coaching Staff comprised of Woodberry graduates and Coaches
    • Indoor 6 lane, 25-yard pool and Outdoor 4 lane, 25-meter pool
    • Multi-angle, underwater video recording and analysis equipment
    • Air-conditioned dormitories
    • 1,300 acre campus with access to a wide-range of athletic and academic facilities

  • What to Bring to Swim Camp

    • Blanket, pillow and sheets for a twin bed
    • toiletries and towels for personal hygiene; 
    • towels and suits for training (Speedo or Jammer); 
    • swim fins, paddles, pull buoy, and goggles for practices
    • gym shorts, t-shirt, socks, and athletic shoes for dryland bathing suit for recreation
  • Contact Information for Swim Camp

    Please contact Greg Guldin at or call 540-672-6706 for additional information. You can also email us at

    Gregory Guldin has been coaching at Woodberry for the past eleven years and has been voted VISAA Coach of the Year three times by his peers. During his tenure, the Tigers have earned the VISAA Sportsmanship Award ten times, won the 2012 state championship, broken numerous school and state records, earned NISCA All-American rankings, and qualified swimmers to the Junior National level. Joining Coach Guldin is Coach Kristyn Wilson, who joined the Woodberry faculty and coaching staff in 2016. Kristyn has been named VISAA Coach of the Year twice and brings with her years of experience in the swimming world. Coaches Guldin and Wilson will be joined by several aquatic Tigers, all of whom are living examples of what it truly means to be a Tiger swimmer and several of whom have gone on to swim at various levels in college.

Sports Camp

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  • Sports Camp Details and Registration

    UPDATED: May 23, 2020

    We look forward to hosting you in the summer of 2021!

    14-year-old boys need to be rising 8th graders
    11-year-old boys have to be 11 by the start of camp

    Application for Sports Camp 2020 

    Medical Form 

    Woodberry Forest Sports Camp
    378 Woodberry Station
    Woodberry Forest, VA 22989

    2020 Sports Camp cost is $2,660

    EXPERIENCE SPORTS CAMP: We Make Summertime Fun!
    Woodberry Forest Sports Camp offers sports-loving boys between the ages of 11 and 14 a special experience. Boys of all levels of skill and ability who are interested in learning a variety of team and individual sports will enjoy the three-week camp. The camp works on developing skills in a friendly, supportive atmosphere where everyone finds encouragement. The camp covers most summer sports, and small-group instruction ensures individual attention for each boy. This camp is for the boy who wants to play sports all day long! Keen interest in sports is the key to enjoying the lively atmosphere of Woodberry Forest Sports Camp.
  • What to Bring to Sports Camp

    Clothing and Equipment List
    Campers must bring the following articles of clothing and equipment to camp:
    1. 1 backpack (an old one that goes over the shoulder – nothing new)
    2. 1 pair athletic shoes with molded cleats (no detachable cleats)
    3. 2 pair non‑marking basketball shoes (in case one gets wet or causes blisters)
    4. 1 pair of sandals (for swimming and water park – Teva-type sandals work the best)
    5. 2 pair cheap flip flops (helps in showers)
    6. 1 pair of pajamas (which they never wear  boxers are fine)
    7. 1 sweatshirt or warm jacket (in case it gets cool or rains)
    8. 2 or 3 swimsuits (one for Barbee, one for outdoor pool, and one left on dorm)
    9. 1 dozen athletic socks
    10. 1 pair shorts (w/pockets)  The pair they wear opening day will be great.
    11. 1 dozen. under shorts 
    12. (suggestion:  athletic compression shorts helps with any chafing during an athletic day)
    13. 1 blanket (linens are provided)
    14. 1 pillow 
    15. bathroom articles (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.) 
    16. stamps, postcards, pens
    17. towels
    Athletic Shoes
    Boys must bring a well-fitted athletic shoe with molded cleats. It is extremely important that shoes (cleated and basketball) must be well broken in before camp. Please do not make the mistake of purchasing shoes right before camp. Blisters are painful and your son could have several bad days ahead of him.  
    Send two pairs of good basketball shoes. Again, these must be well broken in. A dry pair should be available to avoid blisters. Be certain they are well marked! Should your son have an old pair that can be worn in the rain if necessary, please send them.
    Special Notes on Clothing and Laundry Facilities
    Small articles of clothing such as underwear, socks, pajamas, etc. will be washed here each week. We do not send clothing to an outside laundry  therefore; campers will be required to bring very little personal clothing. Campers wear their camp uniform throughout the day and evening, including meals. Campers generally change their uniform two or three times a day.
    It is absolutely essential that each piece of clothing and equipment be marked! Nametags are the only reliable method of marking clothing. Athletic shoes must also be marked with magic marker.  Please do not neglect to do this; shoes and baseball caps are the items most frequently lost or misplaced. You will not need to pack shorts or shirts for him. He will be in a camp uniform the entire camp. He will go home in the personal shorts he wears to camp opening day and a camp shirt.
    We do provide equipment, but many campers have a favorite glove or lacrosse stick they will want to bring.
    What not to send:
    Cell phones
    If your son travel travels to camp with one, have him return it to you before you depart campus or turn it in to his counselor on opening day. Possession of these devices is not permitted during camp as they detract from a key aspect of camp  building meaningful relationships with the other boys at camp.
    Food and Gum
    We provide campers with two snacks and three meals a day and a visit to the Fir Tree most evenings. They have plenty of food. We want to encourage healthy eating along with fitness so we remove sodas from the Fir Tree. Please do not send a lot of junk food. Last year, there was an excessive amount of food in the dorm rooms, which remained uneaten and in many cases created a big mess.  If food packages become a problem, we reserve the right to deal with it how we see fit. Care packages can be a link to home and fun, but please keep it to a reasonable quantity.
    FOOD ITEMS THAT WILL BE DISCARDED IMMEDIATELY: Soda, gum, sunflower seeds, or anything with peanuts. These items have caused problems in the past. 
    spray deodorant and shaving cream
    expensive cameras (disposable cameras work great, though!)
    laundry bags (We have bags used by the school, additional bags may confuse the laundry procedure.)
    anything with wheels (rollerblades, skateboards, etc.)
    water balloons
    water guns
    We urge you to avoid sending items of great value. The campers/counselors are out of the dorms most of the day and evening. 
  • Contact Information for Sports Camp


    Camper's Name and Team
    Woodberry Forest Sports Camp 
    378 Woodberry Station
    Woodberry Forest, VA 22989 
    Office phone: 540-672-6044 
    School phone: 540-672-3900 
    Camper's Name and Team
    Woodberry Forest Sports Camp

  • Sports Camp Media and Website

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Woodberry Compass

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  • Woodberry Compass Details and Registration

    UPDATED: May 23, 2020

    We look forward to hosting you in the summer of 2021!

    Woodberry Compass asks middle school boys to dive deep into new challenges on our picturesque 1,200-acre Virginia campus.

    Each day, campers take on two main activities, one from the Adventure category and one from the Intellect category. In the morning, they'll either hike the Perimeter Trail, romp in the Rapidan River, or scale our Climbing Tower. After lunch, they'll work in teams to build drones that operate on the code that they've learned and written themselves.

    In the evening, the whole camp comes together for a Leadership Simulation. Boys immerse themselves in roles that interact—and sometimes conflict—with one another. With help from counselors and camp faculty, they'll learn how to work together to overcome these conflicts and accomplish team goals.

    Registration before June 1 - $1300

    Woodberry Compass Registration
    Woodberry Compass Medical Form
    Follow us on Instagram @woodberrycompass

    Woodberry Forest Compass Program
    c/o Natalie Rodriguez-Nelson
    148 Woodberry Station
    Woodberry Forest, VA 22989

    Please mail your medical forms and payment in with your application.

    Rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders

    Full-time Woodberry faculty members—innovative and exciting teachers—will lead participants through experiences that connect them to nature, to their peers, and to the wider world.

    Our counselors are exclusively young Woodberry alumni and high-performing seniors known for their deep engagement and leadership ability. These young men of character will guide campers through their time at Compass, showing them what it means to lead with empathy and honor.

    Your son will:
    • Learn about watershed ecosystems while fly-fishing.
    • Work with a team to create solutions to epic design problems.
    • Develop his approach to leadership and decide what kind of impact he’d like to have on his community back home.
  • What to Bring to Woodberry Compass

    Each camper should bring:
    • Shampoo and bath soap
    • Toothbrush and toothpaste
    • Socks and underwear for seven days
    • Shorts, including a few pairs of athletic shorts
    • T-shirts
    • Sturdy shoes for walking and running
    • One pair of long pants for hiking
    • Swimsuit
    • Closed-toed shoes that can be worn in water
    • A beach towel
    • A light rain jacket
    • A baseball hat
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunblock
    • Insect repellant

  • Contact Information for Woodberry Compass

    Camper's Name
    Woodberry Forest School 
    Woodberry Compass Program
    148 Woodberry Station
    Woodberry Forest, VA 22989

    Camper's Name and Team
    Woodberry Forest School 
    Woodberry Compass Program 
    898 Woodberry Forest Road
    Woodberry Forest VA  22989

    Natalie Rodreguez-Nelson, Director of Woodberry Compass
    School phone: 540-672-3900

Lacrosse Camp

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  • Lacrosse Camp Details and Registration

    UPDATED: May 23, 2020

    We look forward to hosting you in the summer of 2021!

    Lacrosse Camp Application 

    Lacrosse Medical Form 

    Woodberry Forest Summer Programs
    378 Woodberry Station
    Woodberry Forest, VA 22989

    Please mail your medical forms and payment in with your application.

    Ages 12-16


    Michael Leahy, Director of Lacrosse Camp

    The purpose of the Woodberry Forest Lacrosse Camp is to develop the
    individual skills of each player and to teach team concepts. The Camp is
    designed for lacrosse players of all levels. The Woodberry Forest
    Lacrosse Camp will make beginning players better and average players
    great while emphasizing the fundamentals of the sport and a team-first
    style of play.

    • Three sessions a day
    • Half-field and full-field games
    • Specialized instruction for attack, defense, midfield, and goalie positions
    • Excellent coaching
  • What To Bring to Lacrosse Camp

    • Lacrosse stick and full equipment
    • Blanket, pillow, and sheets for a twin bed
    • Cleats and tennis shoes
    • Bathing Suit
    • Towels, washcloth, and toiletries
    • Book for down time on dorm
    • Plenty of practice clothes  no laundry service is available during camp!
  • Contact Information for Lacrosse Camp

    Please contact Michael Leahy at or call 540-672-6044 
    for additional information, or email us at
  • Lacrosse Camp Photos

Basketball Camp

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  • Basketball Camp Details and Registration

    UPDATED: May 23, 2020

    We look forward to hosting you in the summer of 2021!

    Basketball Camp Application 

    Basketball Medical Form 

    Woodberry Forest Summer Programs
    378 Woodberry Station
    Woodberry Forest, VA 22989

    Please mail your medical forms and payment in with your application.


    Boys, ages 9-16

  • What To Bring to Basketball Camp

    • Shorts, T-shirts, and socks
    • Blanket, pillow, and sheets for a twin bed
    • Basketball Shoes
    • Bathing Suit
    • Towels and washcloth
    • Toiletries
    • Book for down time on dorm
  • Contact Information for Basketball Camp

    Please contact or phone 540-672-6044 or email us at

    Woodberry Forest School is a highly selective, independent boarding school in Madison County, Va., for 400 boys in grades 9-12 from 33 states, the District of Columbia, and many other countries. Founded in 1889, it emphasizes an education based on intellectual thoroughness, moral integrity, and good sportsmanship.

    Meet Coach Craig Dawson
    “A good coach can make his players see what they can be rather than what they are.”
    Coach Dawson has a long pedigree with his playing days at Wake Forest and his coaching days at Forsyth Country Day.

    He graduated from Wake Forest in 2002 after a stellar career for the Demon Deacons. He became the fortieth member of the Wake Forest 1,000 Point Club and finished his career with 1,342 points. He tied the ACC record for the most three-pointers in one game with elevent against Clemson University, which set a Wake Forest individual record. 

    The goal of Woodberry Forest Basketball Camp is to help each individual improve his skill level and enjoyment of the game. We focus on developing a player's offensive game with an emphasis on shooting the basketball.

    At the same time, our environment fosters enthusiasm and a positive attitude. Any player will improve with hard work and a good attitude, and we look forward to working with campers of all experience levels.
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Football Camp

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Woodberry Forest admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, disability, religious belief, and national or ethnic origin to all of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, disability, religious belief, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs. The school is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.