Connections Youth Camp

On the WireConnections Youth Camp is an adventure-learning camp for active girls and boys. At Connections Youth Camp, we provide elementary and middle school children with a quality camp experience. We combine traditional camp activities with challenging exercise, project building, science, creative play, individual and team challenges, special events, skits, field games, hobbies, and TaekwonDo. Our mission is helping children to understand the complex connections between themselves and their world through exercising both body and mind. We teach individual and community responsibility in a fun and engaging environment.

Every summer, our themes change and new activities are added. Activities include, Adventure Pirates and Cannons week: we will play dirty dogs on Pirates Isle, fire a real Pirate Cannon, and storm the Pirate’s fort with water bombs and swords! It’s a week full of fun, games, swimming, and also some Pirate martial arts. Outdoor activities like, treasure hunting, tree climbing, an obstacles course, archery, natural art, and the upside down forest are also enjoyed by the campers!

During Adventure Hobbies, Science Hacks & the Natural World week, we present the real world off-line with special guest appearances and activities by Adventure Hobbies of Christiansburg, the Robotics Club, and the Chemistry Club. Adventure – Boot Camp is our Flagship session and a week that makes me extra proud of our kids. Campers can expect to be happy and tired by the end of the day because we have a Monster Obstacle Course which is twice the size of the one in 2014! By the end of the week, campers will be stronger, faster, smarter, and more confident. Throughout the year, the majority of a child’s time is spent in passive thrall of a computer or video screen.

We believe it is important to stimulate children to think critically, creatively, and to get them up and moving. Connections Youth Camp is a safe place for a child to test him or herself, to connect with others, and to discover just how amazing they really are! Connections Youth Camp has 26 acres in which to roam and play, with access to nearly 350 more acres. The camp includes a solar heated endless pool, 20’x25’ climbing wall, huge climbing trees, hanging tree-house, solar powered electric cart, solar hot dog cooker, SEAL inspired obstacle course, pirates isle, rocket sled, zip line, wood and metal shop, and the volvo tractor-trailer double-decker-cab club house with certified teachers, amazing guests, special events, and more…

Our staff includes licensed highly qualified teachers, a special educator, certified medical staff, Black Belt instructors, and special event leaders who are distinguished in their fields. Also, we are an American Camping Association member. About the Director Camp Connections was founded by Skip King who has 25 years of experience working with children of all ages. Mr. King is a Post Graduate licensed Special Education Teacher, Master of Special Education, Wilson Reading Instructor, TaekwonDo Black Belt instructor, and former industrial and exhibit designer. He founded and directed a highly successful adventure learning camp in Massachusetts where his skill at making learning fun brought profound results. Connections Youth Camp is located in Pilot, Virginia. Our camp day runs from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm with extended hours from 7:30 am and until 5:00 pm. For more information on our summer camps, party weekends or field trips, contact Skip King, 540.745.5075 or visit