Meet our Director
Leading our 2023 Summer Camp is Aylett Country Day School's
science teacher and Rappahannock River steward Richard Moncure. A native of our region, he is well known for his hands-on and innovative teaching practices. His 8th-grade students at ACDS have built a boat, kayaked our local tributaries, and helped restore oyster beds. Richard was named 2022-23 Innovative Teacher of the Year by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, reflecting the respect of his independent school colleagues across the Commonwealth.
The camp's mission expresses Richards's enthusiasm for our noble Rappahannock River and the Chesapeake watershed. The camp's unique setting on St. Margaret's
riverfront campus includes over 1000 feet of the river bank, a beach, two docks, and a river laboratory. As much as students will enjoy various river activities, they also learn about the river and how to restore and protect it.
Campers will learn team building and achieve collective goals in the stewardship of the river. The camp is a learning environment and will spark each camper's imagination with the science and poetry of the river. Aylett Country Day School and St. Margaret's School are excited to host this camp that compliments each school's mission to educate the whole child.