About Us

Welcome to a unique summer camp, one of the first nature camps for children in the nation, about to embark on its 55th season.

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Amongst summer camps, the Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies stands out for its small size, for being a semi-academic program that supports a friendly, non-competitive community, and for living on the land according the standards we profess. BCWS is also the mountain campus of the Burgundy Farm Country Day School in Alexandria, VA.

We count among our strongest assets the beautiful wildlife sanctuary that we call home, the energetic, knowledgeable, imaginative, caring staff who set the tone, and the traditions that have withstood the test of time.  Our camp inspires creativity, respect and growth, bringing campers back year after year.

Within this website, you will find plenty of information about the place, the programs, and the people who make it happen.  You will also find many opportunities to contact us: please feel free to do so with any questions or comments. We look forward to hearing from you, and hope you will join us soon in the hills of West Virginia.

Vini Schoene, Director