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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Boating
  • Camp
  • Fishing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Various Recreational Activities
  • Various Sports
Participants Served
  • Age range of participants: 5 years (Day Camp) / 7 years (Residential Camp) to 99 years

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


Camp Virginia Jaycee is a year round residential outdoor recreation and educational facility for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Camp, a 501 (c) 3 organization, is located on 90 acres in Bedford, Virginia. Originally sponsored jointly by The Virginia Jaycees and the Virginia Association for Retarded Children, the Camp now functions as a separate non-profit corporation.

Children and adults with special needs can be helped physically, mentally, and emotionally by an outdoor education and recreation experience. Yet the National Association for Retarded Children has pointed out that only a small percentage of the citizens with these disabilities have actually been involved in existing tax supported public recreational facilities and programs. Camp Virginia Jaycee brings these special people such an experience.

The programs at Camp Virginia Jaycee are designed to give campers new outdoor experiences that provide opportunities for socialization and recreation. Current activity areas provided by the Camp include swimming, arts and crafts, barn and horseback riding, music, sports and recreation, rock wall, and tent camping and nature. In addition, each evening, campers enjoy various programs such as dances, hayrides, talent and skit shows, campfire programs, scavenger hunts, puppet shows, singing, and carnivals, outside bands, magicians, and horse shows. These programs give enjoyment and foster socialization skills.

Camp Activities Include:

  • Swimming
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Fishing & Paddleboat at the Pond
  • Music
  • Horseback Riding
  • Playground
  • Camping & Nature