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Nestled in the rolling hills of south-central Virginia near the North Carolina border, Camp Selah has a rich history of serving children and youth for over 25 years. With 37 acres of forests, meadows and creeks, Camp Selah is an ideal place to connect with nature, experience God's presence, build lasting friendships and make lifelong memories. 

SUMMER CAMPS

We love kids—and kids love Camp Selah! Our goal is to provide a special place where kids are free to be themselves, explore, try new things, and grow in mind, body and spirit. Whether it's creek-walking, climbing in a treehouse, toasting marshmallows, gazing at the stars, playing games or hiking in the woods, we want to give every child an unforgettable experience that develops creativity, confidence and character. MORE

SUMMER SWIM LESSONS

We are taking registrations for summer swim lessons for beginner swimmers. Group lessons will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, with private lessons available in the afternoon. For more information about swim lessons, call Camp Selah at (434) 822-5628.

CAMP RENTALS

Need a location for a family reunion, church retreat, company picnic, youth weekend or other private event? Your group is welcome at Camp Selah. Our facilities include an ark-shaped bunkhouse, large meeting room/dining hall, outdoor swimming pool, outdoor chapel, picnic shelter, treehouse village, volleyball court and playground. The wooded grounds include walking trails, a creek and acres of unspoiled nature to enjoy. MORE

 

 

VISIT US

Camp Selah
620 East Hightower Road
Sutherlin, VA 24594

 

Phone: (434) 822-5628

Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 10184
Danville, VA 24543

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there's room for you.

Summer Camps

Combining nature, the expressive arts, recreation and stories of Scripture, children’s bodies, minds and spirits are nurtured and encouraged at Camp Selah. Our goal is to allow God's creation and the unconditional, creative environment of camp help children have fun, form new friendships and experience God's love in new ways. Selah's professional camp staff prepares and leads camp activities designed to encourage children’s individual creativity and offer opportunities for collaboration and shared experiences. 

Summer 2016 includes a Primary camp, Elementary camp and three "Carry On" camps for children with special personal/family situations. Regardless of background, family circumstances, religious affiliation, race or national origin, we are committed to providing a place where every camper will feel welcomed, respected and loved. We invite your child to join us at Camp Selah for an unforgettable weekend!

camp activities

Every camp includes nature hikescreek-walkingswimming, amazing art activities, archeryvolleyball—and four-square is everywhere. We catapault all kinds of things (well, not the kids). Campers love the nightly campfires with s'mores, crazy skits and grand storytelling. This year we are thrilled to have guest staff from the Virginia Museum of Natural History to help us explore natural springs and even a real beaver den. On Saturday nights, Southside Wildlife Rescue will release formerly-injured animals into our habitats. 

CAMP STAFF

Camper safety is a top priority at Camp Selah. We maintain a 1:6 staff-to-child ratio and all children’s camps are limited to 24 campers, allowing for lots of individual attention. Children are supervised at all times by professional adult staff members; each group of three campers is also assigned a super-cool high school "camp buddy" for the weekend. 

All staff members are screened with a careful process which includes personal interviews, references and a national criminal background check. Camp sleeping quarters are separated by gender; camp buddies and at least two non-related adults sleep in The Ark with the campers.  All bath and shower facilities are private for individual use. 

 

 

2016 SUMMER CAMPS

Primary Camp: July 8-10
Open to all kids entering grades K-2

Elementary Camp: July 15-17, 2016
Open to all kids entering grades 3-5


"Carry on" camps

These camps are for kids who must "carry on" with increased stress due to family situations. Camp staff includes trained clinicians and other professional staff readily available to all the children. 

Camp Inside Out: July 1-3, 2016
Open to K-5th graders with a parent who has been incarcerated any time since Jan. 2015. 

Camp Friends: July 29-31, 2016
Open to K-5th graders who are living in the Virginia foster care system. 

Camp Home Front: August 5-8, 2016
Open to K-5th graders with a military parent who has been deployed in the last five years. 


CAMP COST & SCHEDULE

COST: $135 per camper. Includes lodging, meals, activities and t-shirt; some scholarships available. 

SCHEDULE: Check-in is Friday morning, 8:30–9:30 am. The closing ceremony is Sunday at 2:00 pm; friends and families are welcome!

 

 

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Thank you so very much for allowing me to stay at Camp Selah on my recent spiritual retreat. It was just what the doctor ordered! Again, thanks!
— Rev. Harvey Joyner

Camp Facilities

 

ARK BUNKHOUSE

The ark-shaped bunkhouse sleeps up to 44 people, with separate sleeping areas for males and females. Each sleeping area has a bathroom with showers. On each end of the ark are decks which are perfect for small group meetings, star-gazing and relaxing. Equipped with heat and air-conditioning, the ark is available for year-round rentals.


 

THE LODGE

The meeting room/dining hall is on a hilltop above the creek. With seating for up to 120 guests, the Lodge is the ideal place for your group to come together for a meal or inside activity. The Lodge also features a large wraparound porch, complete with rocking chairs, for guests to relax and enjoy a quiet moment. In cooler weather, the fireplace becomes the perfect gathering place.


 

BETHEL OUTDOOR CHAPEL

The beautiful setting for the outdoor chapel is a majestic stand of eastern hardwoods. With seating for 100 guests, the chapel is equipped with a stage and electricity.

 

 

AMENITIES

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Walking trails

Treehouse village

Fire pits

Picnic shelters

Retreat cabin

Children's labyrinth

COMING SOON

Music wall


CAMP RENTALS

For pricing and information about booking Camp Selah for your family reunion, church retreat, company picnic, youth weekend or other private event, please inquire below.