Camp Kum-Ba-Yah offers year-round personalized education programs for Pre-School through Middle School. If it’s academic integration outside the four walls of the classroom you are after, we can meet your needs. Our 40+ acres serve as our outdoor classroom. We have large working garden to teach children about composting and plant life cycle.

Programs can also include Archery, Hiking, Canoeing, Climbing Wall, and Zip-line Experiences. Grounded in experiential education, students gain a feeling of accomplishment from having completed things themselves. In addition, self-reliance and confidence soar from achieving new skills and experiences. 



We offer team building for co-workers, students, athletics teams, or other groups. We will customize each experience based on your goals and needs. We utilize tools such as our high ropes course, low ropes course, climbing wall, and other initiatives to bring about desired outcomes for your group. Come experience a day with Camp Kum-Ba-Yah and leave refreshed and energized for the work ahead. Programs can be half-day or full-day.



Families and Lynchburg Adventuring (FILA) is a new outreach program of Camp Kum-Ba-Yah. The club was inspired by the book How to Raise a Wild Child by Scott D. Sampson. The club is part of the Children and Nature Network, which has about 200 registered family nature clubs. The mission of the club is to provide opportunities for families to enjoy outdoor activities together as well as meet other families who enjoy doing the same thing. Outings generally take place on a monthly basis. Most outings are FREE, except in the case where a fee is charged by an outside organization with whom we are partnering with. For example; park entrance fees, rental fees, camping fees, etc. would be the responsibility of the family.

Sample outings include: walks on Blackwater Creek trails, hikes, campfire cookouts at Camp Kum-Ba-Yah, exploring the corn maze at Yoder’s farm, fishing and canoeing on Long Lake at Camp Kum-Ba-Yah, and so much more.


Enrich your child's sense of wonder in a unique, interactive, natural setting.  Each program explores a different nature theme through stories, outdoor exploration, games, songs, movement and crafts.  These story times will introduce your child to the natural world and nurture their curiosity.  Young Buds is intended for children between 3 and 5 years old, and is open to the public.  Click here to register.