Camp Rappahannock

Adventure into creation and discover the outdoor playground God has given us!

Camp Rappahannock Lake


657 acres of lush woodland scenery
Camp Rappahannock Cross


physically, socially, educationally, and spiritually
Camp Rappahannock Campers


with self, friends, family, nature, and God



Located in the scenic heart of Virginia, Camp Rappahannock is a beloved summer camp that has been providing unforgettable experiences to children of all ages for generations. With a wide range of activities that emphasize outdoor exploration, skill-building, and team-building, Camp Rappahannock is a place where children can disconnect from technology and immerse themselves in nature and connect with God.

From hiking and canoeing to rock climbing and archery, there is something for everyone at Camp Rappahannock. With exceptional staff who are dedicated to creating a supportive and caring environment for all campers, Camp Rappahannock is a place where children can make lasting memories, build new friendships, and develop important life skills.



Camp Tomahawk and Camp Happyland are equally important in The Salvation Army Potomac Division’s rich history of camp ministry. Moving forward, we need a camp that can carry that legacy and be a camp ready to face the future. Our Potomac divisional leadership has listened, discerned, and sought God’s voice in this challenge.

We know how important these two camps have been to the people and communities we serve. The Potomac Division wants a divisional camp that is a place of unity, peace, and God’s love. As we move forward, we are excited to share a new name for our Potomac Division camp – The Salvation Army Rappahannock Camp and Retreat Center.




Caring for your camper is a responsibility that we do not take lightly. With our extensive safety measures, carefully selected staff, nutritionally prepared menu, and incredible activities, you can rest easy knowing your child is in good hands!

"Camp Rappahannock is simply the best! My child had an amazing time, made new friends, and experienced so many fun activities. We will definitely be back next summer!"

- Camper Parent

"My daughter had an incredible time at Camp Rappahannock this summer! She made so many new friends and tried so many new activities. The staff was so caring and attentive, and I was impressed by the wide range of programs available. I highly recommend Camp Rappahannock to any parent looking for a fun and enriching summer camp experience for their child."

- Camper Parent

"As a first-time camper, my son was a little nervous about going away to Camp Rappahannock. But the staff made him feel so welcome and comfortable from the moment we arrived. He loved every minute of his time there and can't wait to go back next summer. I'm so grateful to the staff for creating such a positive and supportive environment for him."

- Camper Parent