Summer Camps

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Woodberry Compass

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  • Woodberry Compass Details and Registration


    Woodberry Compass will take place June 19 -  26, 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, boys will work in teams as they learn to code and fly drones through obstacle courses, and explore video journalism as they write, film, and edit their own vlog about their camp experience.

    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.

    Total COST: $1,300* 
    >> You will be billed in full. No deposit required.
    *Discount tuition by $100 if committed to the camp by March 15, 2021 
    *Discount tuition by $50 if committed by April 15, 2021

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

    PLEASE EMAIL APPLICATION AND MEDICAL FORM TO:
    wfs.camp@woodberry.org

    CAMPERS
    Rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders
     
    STRONG MENTORS:
    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

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

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

    COMPASS DIRECTOR
    Natalie Rodriguez-Nelson
    natalie.rodrigueznelson@woodberry.org
    School phone: 540-672-3900
    woodberry.org/camps
    instagram.com/woodberrycompass

Sports Camp

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  • Sports Camp Details and Registration

    Sports Camp will be held June 20 - July 9, 2021. 
    Applications for 2021 are now being accepted.

    14-year-old boys need to be rising 8th graders
    10-year-old boys have to be 10 by the start of camp

    Application for Sports Camp 2021

    Medical Form 

    PLEASE EMAIL APPLICATION AND MEDICAL FORM TO:
    wfs.camp@woodberry.org

     
    COST: $3990
    >> You will be billed in full in March 2021. No deposit required.


    EXPERIENCE SPORTS CAMP: We Make Summertime Fun!
    Woodberry Forest Sports Camp offers sports-loving boys between the ages of 10 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 – 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. 
     
    OTHER ITEMS PROHIBITED ON DORM: 
    spray deodorant and shaving cream
    expensive cameras (disposable cameras work great, though!)
    flashlights
    laundry bags (We have bags used by the school, additional bags may confuse the laundry procedure.)
    knives
    footlockers
    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

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    LETTERS
    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 
     
    PACKAGES
    Camper's Name and Team
    Woodberry Forest Sports Camp

    CAMP DIRECTORS
    Amy Blundin and Matt Blundin have served as co-directors of Sports Camp for the last 4 years.  

    Amy has helped coach and condition elementary and middle school boys and girls in a variety of sports for the last ten years.  She has led community boot camps, or interval training and bodyweight strength and conditioning, for adults for about ten years in Crozet and at Woodberry. In the last two years, Amy has coached a JV tennis season and worked with Woodberry's head strength and conditioning coach, Tyler Knight, to create and teach a basic physical fitness program to 5th and 6th formers.

    Matt serves as athletic director and co-director of Sports camp, and teaches mathematics.  He was appointed in 2016 after working for Albemarle County Public Schools as a mathematics teacher and as lead instructional coach and liaison for the school district’s athletic directors.  He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Virginia where he played quarterback and co-captain of the football team and forward and co-captain of the basketball team.  He played for two NFL teams: the Kansas City Chiefs and the Detroit Lions.  
     
    The Sports Camp experience is three weeks of fun, competitive energy, and team building. Our coaching philosophy is in the "AND", we want our athletes to excel in sports AND develop excellent character. We view Sports Camp as an opportunity for campers to enjoy the excitement of athletic games, gain confidence while being apart of a supportive team, and grow in character by adhering to sportsmanship values during the highs and lows of competition.  We ask campers to demonstrate sportsmanship on and off the playing fields by showing respect and gratitude to their parents, fellow campers, and the community of people who make the Sports Camp experience possible. Campers enjoy the mentorship and support of counselors as well as teammates during evening team meetings around values.

  • Sports Camp Media and Website

New! Competitive Swim Camp

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  • Competitive Swim Camp Details and Registration


    Competitive Swim Camp is tentatively scheduled for July 9 -  12, 2021. 

    View the Competitive Swim Camp Flyer

    FORMS
    Competitive Swim Camp Application

     Competitive Swim Camp Medical Form

    PLEASE EMAIL THE APPLICATION AND MEDICAL FORM TO:
    wfs.camp@woodberry.org

    CAMPERS
    Ages 9-13

    COST: $650
    >> You will be billed in full in March 2021. No deposit required.

    COACH
    Greg Guldin, Director of Competitive Swim Camp
    Kristyn Wilson, Assistant Director of Competitive Swim Camp
    Jack Stelter, Assistant Director of Competitive Swim Camp

    CAMP PHILOSOPHY 
    At Woodberry Forest CompetitiveSwim Camp, the experienced and committed coaching staff will work closely with boys to teach them to be better teammates through the sport of swimming.  This entails a focus on improving their technique, power and speed in the water, developing their understanding and practice of key team values such as accountability, sacrifice, and rallying, and cultivating their self-awareness and skills as leaders on their teams at home.
     
    CAMP HIGHLIGHTS
    • 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
    • Swimmers will take home multi-angle, underwater video footage of their swimming.
  • What to Bring to Competitive Swim Camp

    WHAT TO BRING TO 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 and goggles for practices
    • gym shorts, t-shirt, socks, and athletic shoes for dryland bathing suit for recreation
  • Contact Information for Competitive Swim Camp

    Please contact Greg Guldin at gregory.guldin@woodberry.org or call 540-672-6706 for additional information. You can also email us at wfs.camps@woodberry.org.


    Greg Guldin, director of competitive swim camp
    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.

    Kristyn Wilson, assistant director of competitive swim camp
    Kristyn Wilson is in her fifth year as the assistant coach for the Woodberry Forest Swim Team. During her time with the team, she has coached swimmers whose goals range from learning a new stroke to national-level aspirations. Prior to joining the Woodberry coaching staff, Coach Wilson enjoyed many years coaching swimmers of all ages on summer league teams and learn-to-swim programs. Beyond her role on the swim team, Coach Wilson also teaches English and lives in a junior dormitory at Woodberry. She is a certified Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguard, and USA Swimming Coach. 

    Jack Stelter, assistant director of competitive swim camp
    Jack Stelter graduated in the Woodberry Class of 2020 and currently serves as a volunteer assistant coach for the swim team while taking a gap year. During his time with the team, he served as a captain for two years and garnered accolades as a four time NISCA All-American, six-time VISAA All State swimmer, two-time All-Prep swimmer and was recognized as the Male Swimmer of the Year for the VISAA in 2020.  Jack will be swimming at The University of Tennessee next fall. 
  • Team History

    The Woodberry Forest swim team is currently in its thirty-fifth year as a team. The Tigers have been a program centered around team values and culture. Sportsmanship, accountability, sacrifice, rally, and leadership are the values that permeate through every race, practice, and team trip that the Tigers experience during the season. 
     
    In the pool, Woodberry has won eight state titles, and produced several NCAA Division I, II, and III swimmers. At the VISAA state championships, Tigers have won several state titles, as well as broken and re-broken state records. Currently, the Tigers hold the state record in the 200-yard medley relay, along with the 100-yard backstroke. On four different occasions, a Tiger has won the “outstanding performer” of the meet, and several Woodberry coaches have won numerous “coach of the year” awards. Most importantly to the program, the Tigers have won the Sportsmanship Award eighteen times, including the last consecutive 9 straight.  Swimmers from Woodberry have competed in several state, regional, and national competitions outside of the VISAA including Sponsored Pro Swim Series events, the US Open, and USA Swimming National Championships. Graduates of the Woodberry Swimming program have gone on to compete at the US Olympic Trials, NCAA Championships, and collegiate conference championships.
     
    Woodberry continues to place a strong emphasis on its culture. Year in and year out, the Tigers have a goal of being the best team on the pool deck no matter how big or small they are. To the Tigers this means not only pushing themselves in the pool, but becoming better teammates as well as better leaders within their communities. 

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    2020 States Recap:
  • FAQ

    Who should attend Woodberry Forest Competitive Swim Camp?
    • This camp is aimed at boys who have experience in summer league or club swimming; a base knowledge of all 4 competitive strokes is expected. Above all, this camp is for boys that possess a true desire to improve as teammates and swimmers. 

    Where will campers eat?
    • All meals will be held in the Terry Dining Room (an occasional meal may be held outdoors - pizza!).

    Where will campers sleep?
    • Campers will reside in school dormitories (generally 2 boys per room).

    Can campers request a roommate?
    • Yes, campers may request roommates.* Please indicate your request on the registration form. 

    Is the camp strictly overnight?
    • Yes, camp is strictly overnight.

    Why all boys? 
    • We know boys best. This being the inaugural year for Woodberry’s competitive swim camp, we are focusing on what we know with hopes of expanding to both genders in the future. 

    How many hours will they be in the water?
    • Campers will have wet practice for a minimum of three and a maximum of four hours per day; half of the time will be focused on technique. Campers will have additional activities throughout the day such as dryland exercise, small group discussions, team building, and free time.

    What will they be doing in their free time? 
    • Each day there will be built in rest periods where campers can hang out in their dorm rooms, dorm common areas, or go to the outdoor pool, and/or the Walker Building game room.

    Will they be supervised? 
    • Yes, campers will be with their counselors during most periods throughout the day.

    Will there be Medical Staff on hand? 
    • Yes, we will have both the infirmary and athletic training staff on hand for the duration of the camp.

    How can I reach a camper during the camp session?
    • The Woodberry Forest switchboard will be open, contact information for camp directors will be available, and campers will have access to their phones during free times.

Basketball Camp

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  • Basketball Camp Details and Registration

    Basketball Camp will take place July 17 - 20, 2021

    FORMS
    Basketball Camp Application 

    Basketball Medical Form 


    PLEASE EMAIL APPLICATION AND MEDICAL FORM TO:
    wfs.camp@woodberry.org



    CAMPERS

    Boys, ages 9-16

    COST: $520
    >> You will be billed in full in March 2021. No deposit required.
  • What To Bring to Basketball Camp

    WHAT TO BRING TO 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

    CONTACT INFORMATION
    Please contact craig.dawson@woodberry.org or phone 540-672-6044 or email us at wfs.camp@woodberry.org.

    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. 

    WOODBERRY FOREST BASKETBALL CAMP: We Make Summertime Fun!
    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.
  • Basketball Camp Photos

Football Camp

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  • Football Camp Details and Registration

    The Woodberry Forest School Football Camp is a great opportunity for boys that love playing football or are interested in improving their skill levels as well as knowledge of the game. The boys will have an opportunity to be coached and learn from our school's football coaching staff with NFL, college and high school playing and coaching experience. The boys will also have access to Woodberry's facilities including grass and turf fields, indoor track and municipal training facility, as well as outdoor pool for cooling off on a hot afternoon. Our goal as a coaching staff during this camp is to coach and teach the boys football techniques and schemes, as well as facilitate the building of friendships to last for years to come between our campers. Go Tigers!  

    Football Camp will take place July 13- 16, 2021

    CAMPERS
    Boys who will be ages 12-16

    FORMS
    Football Camp Application

    Football Medical Form 

    PLEASE EMAIL APPLICATION AND MEDICAL FORM TO:
    wfs.camp@woodberry.org


    COST 
    $520
    >> You will be billed in full in March 2021. No deposit required.

    CAMP HIGHLIGHTS
    • Low camper-to-coach ratio
    • Turf fields
    • Air-conditioned dorms
    • Indoor and outdoor pools

  • What to Bring to Football Camp

    WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP:
    • Cleats
    • Tennis Shoes
    • Any other personal items used during practice
    • Blanket, pillow, and sheets for a twin bed
    • Towel 
    Please do not bring helmets or pads.
  • Contact Information for Football Camp

    CONTACT INFORMATION
    Woodberry Forest Summer Programs
    378 Woodberry Station
    Woodberry Forest, VA 22989 
    Office phone: 540-672-6044 
    School phone: 540-672-3900 

    FOOTBALL CAMP DIRECTOR
    Coach Scott Braswell
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.