Nick, Alex & Matt Markoff dreamed up Calleva back in 1997, and the last 30 years have taken our team to a wide world of adventure that’s way beyond their original vision!
Originally founded as a small summer camp, Calleva is now nationally known as an innovative force in outdoor adventure & education.
For nearly three decades, Calleva has built a reputation for excellence.
Our mission is to get all people outdoors, providing safe, educational, and challenging experiences that promote personal growth, group cooperation, and leadership skills.
The growth of our community has been fueled by the passion and skills brought over the years as Calleva has attracted the best of the best to support our mission. Olympic kayakers, top tier wilderness professionals, seasoned educators, high energy camp leaders, committed conservationists, and creative trades people and artists – all have contributed to our organization’s success.
That said, remembering where we’ve been is important for understanding who we are and where we are going.
We are mindful that our collective success is built upon the passion of our founders, who love introducing people to the outdoors and teaching them to achieve their very best in every activity. We embrace this ethic in everything we do!
Calleva’s unique brand of outdoor adventure is expressed through summer camp, a full service kayaking school, outdoor educational experiences, community building, and small-scale sustainable farming.
Calleva’s dynamic & mobile programming introduces participants to the best parks, trails, rivers, and rocks in our region, providing challenging outdoor experiences that expand comfort zones and foster teamwork.