Camp Strawderman’s mission is to provide girls ages 6-17 with a joyful summer experience that will leave a positive lasting impression and cultivate in each a love of, respect for, and commitment to self, family, friends, community, and nature. We offer horseback riding, swimming, archery, tennis, arts and crafts, dance, theater, and lifelong friendship–all in the middle of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. We have been providing unforgettable summers for girls since 1929.
There are no TV’s, laptops, or video games at Camp Strawderman and no one has ever complained! We’re not ‘state-of-the-art,’ plugged in, connected, or hard-wired. What we are is: engaging, challenging, thrilling, exciting, fun, nurturing, authentically rustic, and wonderfully traditional. Nestled in 300 secluded acres of pristine Shenandoah Valley and Allegheny Mountains, there is a timelessness to Strawderman that brings out the best in our campers and keeps them coming back year after year, generation after generation. It’s a place where fears are overcome, challenges are faced, and confidence is developed; where nature is respected with healthy appreciation, and friendships are born that last a lifetime.
In addition to all the scheduled activities in a typical day, Strawderman allows free time during the day to just let kids be kids: to play, to explore, to hang out in a hammock on a hot day, play cards in the cabin on a rainy day, to lean over a fence and pat a favorite horse, to curl up and read a good book, or finally get around to writing a letter home That’s right! An actual letter! We’ll even show them how to address an envelope!