St. Margaret's School is proud to partner with Aylett Country Day School to provide summer camps that are fun educational learning experiences. Aylett Country Day School's Mr. Richard Moncure leads the camps, honored as the Innovative Teacher of the Year among the Virginia Association of Independent Schools in the fall of 2022.  Mr. Moncure embraces St. Margaret's signature S.T.R.E.A.M. program "to learn by doing," bringing river studies to new heights and wonderful experiences on the water.  
  • Price: $550 per one-week session
  • The four one-week sessions are limited to 20 campers.
  • Campers pack their lunch.
  • Shuttles provided from Fredericksburg, Mechanicsville, and Kilmarnock, VA; fees apply
All about the river and ample access:
  • Two Docks on Main Campus
  • Floating Dock on Hoskins Creek Athletic Facility
  • Sunfish Sailboats
  • Motor Boats
  • Pontoon Boats
  • Jet Skis
  • Kayaks
  • Canoes
  • Swimming Pool
  • Skiff

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.
St. Margaret's School
P.O. Box 158
Tappahannock, VA 22560
T: 804-443-3357
Episcopal girls' school for boarding and day, grades 8-PG, on the banks of the Rappahannock River in Virginia.