Land Sampler

Too much screentime? We are offering a variety of early spring land adventures for your students from 4-6pm.

Sampler activities for grades 1-5, Climbing ONLY for grade 2 and above.

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Horseback Riding

After a long day in front of a computer; learn, connect, and bond with our horse as you develop skills and self confidence in our Saddle Club!

12 week sessions for Grades 1-8

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What’s your After School sport ~ Why not make it Kayaking? Build skills that take advantage of the mighty Potomac.

6 week sessions for Grades 6-12

M-F options based by skill level

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“Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the mountains and the stars up above. Let them look at the beauty of the waters and the trees and flowers on earth. They will then begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education.”

~ David Polis

After School SPRING Land Activities.

6 weeks from week of March 15th to week of April 19th.

12 students to 2 Calleva staff (12 max/8 min students)

4pm-6pm: $270 for 1 session per wk for 6 weeks

No Transportation

Carderock Climb & Land Sampler Monday, Tuesday & Thursday (Grades 2-8)  *All currently FULL
Calleva Farm Land Sampler Tuesday & Wednesday (Grades 1-5) 
Virginia Land Sampler Thursday (Grades 1-5)
Virginia Land Sampler Monday (Grades 1-5) *3:30-6pm: $300

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After School Land Activities Spring 2021

After a long day on-line, we are excited to offer a variety of options to meet your adventuring needs. Layer up and get on your hiking boots for some fun winter Calleva Land adventures!

Climbing & Land Sampler @ Carderock is based at one of our favorite spots along the C&O. It is an ideal spot for many of our popular activities; hiking the Billy Goat trail, setting rappels, climbing routes and working bouldering problems are all activities that we do best* ~ Join the team and thrive in the outdoors. (Students have to be in Grade 2 or above to participate in this activity)  

Land Sampler @ the Calleva Farm: Activities on the farm include our wooded challenge course with high and low elements, plus hiking, scavenger hunts and shelter & fire building… And of course always time to visit & pet our farm animals – pigs, sheep, chickens, turkeys and horses!*

Land Sampler @ Virginia includes our incredible team building challenge course as well as a state of the art Arial Course. Our private hiking trails and climbs make this the perfect spot to step into the outdoors!*

*All land activities will be chosen by the instructor each week to suit the age/interest level of the group and weather conditions.

 Parents will need to transport their children to and from their chosen activity.

  • After School Land @ Carderock: Carderock Recreation Area
  • After School Land @ Calleva Farm: Calleva Farm in Dickerson, MD
  • After School Land @ Virginia: Madeira Campus, VA

Social Distancing: We know how much safer it is to be outside than inside, but we also know we cannot eliminate all the risks. This Fall, we are continuing to follow extensive advice from the CDC, American Camp Association joint guidance and local county health guidelines. While our staff constantly remind children to keep their distance from each other (discouraging physical contact), they will not be required to keep a strict 6 ft physical distance from each other or wear masks when engaged in physical activities such as when ‘on belay’ or on/in the water.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: As with every Calleva program, we will be outdoors in all weather. 

  • Children should be ready to spend their entire program out in sometimes cold, damp Mid-Atlantic winter weather. 
  • They MUST arrive dressed for the outdoors, in suitable layers, footwear (waterproof winter boots), winter outerwear, gloves, hats, etc. 
  • Covered “open air” barns & pavilions provide shelter from precipitation, but they are NOT heated. We will warm up around outdoor campfires whenever possible. 
  • Despite proper clothing and these other “warming” measures, there will be times when groups will need to warm up INDOORS on the farm or shelter from severe weather. This means we may utilize a few heated rooms – where we can retreat for short indoor activities. Children and adults will be wearing masks at all times when in these areas, but we do not have additional measures such as spaced out tables or air filtration systems in place. 

Refunds, Cancellations & Staying Safe

In the case of cancellation on the part of Calleva or the client (including mandated closures due to Coronavirus), you will be offered a pro-rated refund minus 10% non-refundable registration fee per transaction, or you can choose to keep the pro-rated remaining amount with Calleva as credit towards a future program. 

The nonrefundable portion of your tuition helps Calleva to cover admin and COVID cleaning protocols in addition to credit card processing fees.

Any medical related refund requests will be considered on an individual basis.

If you cancel on or after 14 days before your program start date, you are obligated to pay for your child(ren’s) spot in the semester.

If Calleva cancels one or more sessions due to a positive case within the group, we will offer parents the option of a refund for up to 2 weeks worth of sessions or a credit towards a future Calleva program.