We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to thrive. We believe that nature is one of the best places to accomplish this. At Camp Alkulana, children and youth have the opportunity to get out of the city and explore the natural world in the Allegheny mountains and the beautiful George Washington forest.
Our summer camp program is the heart of our work; we believe a good camping program provides a ripe opportunity for life-changing experiences. Each summer we serve approximately 200 campers, ages 9-14, in a traditional overnight summer camp setting. Our four summer sessions are divided by age and gender. Campers attend Alkulana for either an 8 day session (9-11 year old campers) or a 12 day session (12-14 year old campers).
Our aim is to provide a camp experience for campers who would not otherwise be able to afford it. Therefore, the majority of our camper spots go to children and youth who are eligible for the USDA free or reduced lunch programs in their schools. Our campers are from the greater Richmond area, including Richmond city, Henrico, Hanover, Chesterfield, and Petersburg.