Calleva Adventure is not in the guidebooks
& beauty is not on the maps. Outdoor Education Non-Profit in the DC area. Calleva Outdoor Adventures introduces kids and adults to gorgeous wilderness areas in the DC area, including beautiful rivers and nearby parks & campgrounds.

For nearly 20 years, we have built a reputation for excellence and innovation in outdoor education and adventure programming, including camps, kayak instruction, raft trips, horseback riding, agricultural education, ropes courses, and so much more. Our mission is to get people of all ages outdoors in order to promote personal growth, group cooperation, and environmental stewardship through educati

For nearly 20 years, we have built a reputation for excellence and innovation in outdoor education and adventure programming, including camps, kayak instruction, raft trips, horseback riding, agricultural education, ropes courses, and so much more. Our mission is to get people of all ages outdoors in order to promote personal growth, group cooperation, and environmental stewardship through educati

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Our Fall Season at Calleva is off to an AMAZING start! 🍃🍁🍂There’s nothing we love more than getting the incredible schoo...
09/07/2021

Our Fall Season at Calleva is off to an AMAZING start! 🍃🍁🍂

There’s nothing we love more than getting the incredible schools we work with to have adventures and explore outdoors. These programs are all about teamwork, building relationships, & just having fun!

Our Fall Season at Calleva is off to an AMAZING start! 🍃🍁🍂

There’s nothing we love more than getting the incredible schools we work with to have adventures and explore outdoors. These programs are all about teamwork, building relationships, & just having fun!

It’s been quite a hot week ☀️🔥But that hasn’t stopped our campers from having the best time every day!
08/13/2021

It’s been quite a hot week ☀️🔥But that hasn’t stopped our campers from having the best time every day!

It’s been quite a hot week ☀️🔥But that hasn’t stopped our campers from having the best time every day!

There’s a very good chance at least 1️⃣ of our many kayaking campers is a future Olympian. Don’t you think? #2032 #2036
08/10/2021

There’s a very good chance at least 1️⃣ of our many kayaking campers is a future Olympian. Don’t you think? #2032 #2036

There’s a very good chance at least 1️⃣ of our many kayaking campers is a future Olympian. Don’t you think? #2032 #2036

As the summer slowly comes to a close, many of our staff begin to go their separate ways 😢 This is one of the last weeks...
08/06/2021

As the summer slowly comes to a close, many of our staff begin to go their separate ways 😢 This is one of the last weeks that (most) of our Gresko’s Sampler Team will be together.

We couldn’t be more proud of this team and the so many others that help make each summer so memorable for all our campers ❤️

As the summer slowly comes to a close, many of our staff begin to go their separate ways 😢 This is one of the last weeks that (most) of our Gresko’s Sampler Team will be together.

We couldn’t be more proud of this team and the so many others that help make each summer so memorable for all our campers ❤️

Our Dirty Dinner this past weekend was such a success!There are plenty more pictures to come later but we wanted to show...
08/03/2021

Our Dirty Dinner this past weekend was such a success!

There are plenty more pictures to come later but we wanted to show you a couple of “behind-the-scenes” moments in the meantime ☺️🍽

All smiles when in West Virginia 😁😁
07/27/2021

All smiles when in West Virginia 😁😁

All smiles when in West Virginia 😁😁

As featured by Montgomery County, MD Tourism ... Calleva's Pizza Night is one of the top Things to Do this summer! Have ...
07/23/2021

As featured by Montgomery County, MD Tourism ... Calleva's Pizza Night is one of the top Things to Do this summer! Have you been out to the farm yet this year?

https://calleva.org/family-nights-on-the-farm/

Pizza Night at the Farm | Sunset Picking | Boardwalk Bash | Lakefront Live... and more in the MoCo Weekend Round-Up of Events and Activities

Things to Do 👉 Events.visitmontgomery.com/weekend_events

It’s the little moments 📸
07/22/2021

It’s the little moments 📸

It’s the little moments 📸

Are you wishing for a sweet summertime escape? Calleva has weekend options:- Dirty Dinner is BACK for one night only in ...
07/15/2021

Are you wishing for a sweet summertime escape? Calleva has weekend options:

- Dirty Dinner is BACK for one night only in 2021 — July 31 — and a few spaces remain 🍽

- Pizza Night at Calleva Farm — Fridays & Saturdays thru October 🍕🎃

- River School weekend excursions on the Potomac 🛶🌊

Visit calleva.org for information on all these programs!

Are you wishing for a sweet summertime escape? Calleva has weekend options:

- Dirty Dinner is BACK for one night only in 2021 — July 31 — and a few spaces remain 🍽

- Pizza Night at Calleva Farm — Fridays & Saturdays thru October 🍕🎃

- River School weekend excursions on the Potomac 🛶🌊

Visit calleva.org for information on all these programs!

Our explorers know how to have the best time with all the animals out at the farm 🐓🐓
07/13/2021

Our explorers know how to have the best time with all the animals out at the farm 🐓🐓

Our explorers know how to have the best time with all the animals out at the farm 🐓🐓

Gather up some family/friends and join us TONIGHT for Calleva’s Pizza Nights on the Farm! 🍕 We’ve got entertainment for ...
07/09/2021

Gather up some family/friends and join us TONIGHT for Calleva’s Pizza Nights on the Farm! 🍕

We’ve got entertainment for kids of all ages and our farm is yours to explore! Not to mention the delicious pizza, farm fresh salads, and refreshing beverage options available.

Use the link below reserve a spot tonight or for any other upcoming weekend ☺️ SEE YOU THERE!

https://calleva.org/family-nights-on-the-farm/

Gather up some family/friends and join us TONIGHT for Calleva’s Pizza Nights on the Farm! 🍕

We’ve got entertainment for kids of all ages and our farm is yours to explore! Not to mention the delicious pizza, farm fresh salads, and refreshing beverage options available.

Use the link below reserve a spot tonight or for any other upcoming weekend ☺️ SEE YOU THERE!

https://calleva.org/family-nights-on-the-farm/

One young woman's gap year story ... This is inspirational and a good reminder that a gap experience can be great pre-co...
07/06/2021
My Experience as a Black Participant-Turned-Leader of the Rising Earth Immersion

One young woman's gap year story ...
This is inspirational and a good reminder that a gap experience can be great pre-college, post-college, or any time.

My Experience as a Black Participant-Turned-Leader of the Rising Earth Immersion by Psalms White, originally published under the same title on the Eco Institute Blog. Posted with permission from the author.  As I do believe in a higher power, it feels like divine intervention that my path has c

There’s no better way to spend a week than at the BEACH! 🏖☀️Next week, we are bringing back our North Carolina Surfing C...
07/06/2021

There’s no better way to spend a week than at the BEACH! 🏖☀️

Next week, we are bringing back our North Carolina Surfing Camp.

Spots are limited so be sure to check out the link in our bio to join us on this adventure!

There’s no better way to spend a week than at the BEACH! 🏖☀️Next week, we are bringing back our North Carolina Surfing C...
07/06/2021

There’s no better way to spend a week than at the BEACH! 🏖☀️

Next week, we are bringing back our North Carolina Surfing Camp.

Spots are limited so be sure to check out the link in our bio to join us on this adventure!

https://calleva.org/camps/surf-nc-high-adventure/

There’s no better way to spend a week than at the BEACH! 🏖☀️

Next week, we are bringing back our North Carolina Surfing Camp.

Spots are limited so be sure to check out the link in our bio to join us on this adventure!

https://calleva.org/camps/surf-nc-high-adventure/

Staying home for the weekend? You can still make a reservation for PIZZA NIGHT this Friday or Saturday night -- OR just ...
07/02/2021

Staying home for the weekend?

You can still make a reservation for PIZZA NIGHT this Friday or Saturday night -- OR just drop in at Calleva Farm between 7-8pm.

We've got woodfired pizza, farm-fresh salads, local beers & wines, fresh squeezed lemonade & South Mountain Creamery ice cream!

Kick off your July 4th celebration with a brilliant night out!

https://calleva.org/family-nights-on-the-farm/

Did you know? Calleva's weekend adventures are for grown ups too! - July 31 Dirty Dinner- Kayaking Lessons & River Tours...
07/01/2021

Did you know? Calleva's weekend adventures are for grown ups too!
- July 31 Dirty Dinner
- Kayaking Lessons & River Tours for adult beginners!
- Calleva Trough Outfitters

We're back & want to be sure you're up-to-date on weekends with Calleva this summer!

There will be ONE incredible Dirty Dinner this summer (July 31), and the team at Calleva Farm have truly out-done themselves with a whole new vision of this farm to table event. Check it out: www.calleva.org/farm/

Why is @christianhellwig so happy? Because he was a guest expert at Calleva Summer Camp all day on Monday.  Kicking off ...
06/29/2021

Why is @christianhellwig so happy? Because he was a guest expert at Calleva Summer Camp all day on Monday. Kicking off the workweek with a camp day of Island fun is the best #mondaymotivation 💥. #haveagoodday

Jumping for joy is the best kind of exercise 🤗
06/24/2021

Jumping for joy is the best kind of exercise 🤗

Jumping for joy is the best kind of exercise 🤗

This past week was our BIGGEST week of camp in over a year! We are so excited to be back outdoors with our campers. Week...
06/20/2021

This past week was our BIGGEST week of camp in over a year!

We are so excited to be back outdoors with our campers. Week 2 is down and we have 10 more AMAZING weeks to go!

This past week was our BIGGEST week of camp in over a year!

We are so excited to be back outdoors with our campers. Week 2 is down and we have 10 more AMAZING weeks to go!

It’s a beautiful day for some sailing ⛵️Look at the amazing time our adventure campers are having today out on the water...
06/15/2021

It’s a beautiful day for some sailing ⛵️

Look at the amazing time our adventure campers are having today out on the water!

It’s a beautiful day for some sailing ⛵️

Look at the amazing time our adventure campers are having today out on the water!

We’ve got a PHENOMENAL summer team 😎Swipe through to check out the whole squad! Lots of familiar faces but also plenty o...
06/09/2021

We’ve got a PHENOMENAL summer team 😎

Swipe through to check out the whole squad! Lots of familiar faces but also plenty of new ones 👀

Can you believe these students traveled to the DMV all the way from Chicago?! We have had so much fun this week with the...
05/27/2021

Can you believe these students traveled to the DMV all the way from Chicago?!

We have had so much fun this week with the Chicago Waldorf School 8th graders. Can’t wait to make the most of their last day here with us!

Can you believe these students traveled to the DMV all the way from Chicago?!

We have had so much fun this week with the Chicago Waldorf School 8th graders. Can’t wait to make the most of their last day here with us!

We hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine this week ☀️Only 19 days until summer camp BEGINS!
05/19/2021

We hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine this week ☀️Only 19 days until summer camp BEGINS!

We hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine this week ☀️Only 19 days until summer camp BEGINS!

Experience adventure in your backyard from a kayak. We are offering adult beginner lessons, river tours, and family raft...
05/15/2021

Experience adventure in your backyard from a kayak. We are offering adult beginner lessons, river tours, and family rafting trips every weekend.

Experience adventure in your backyard from a kayak. We are offering adult beginner lessons, river tours, and family rafting trips every weekend.

These are just a few of the benefits Gap Year students shared in a recent survey by Temple University. Calleva’s Gap Yea...
05/13/2021

These are just a few of the benefits Gap Year students shared in a recent survey by Temple University.

Calleva’s Gap Year program allows high school grads to gain life experience, develop new skills, and grow personally as they begin to focus on adult life.

Join our upcoming virtual info session to learn more! Link in bio to register ☺️

Our incredible interns from this past year took a trip to celebrate all their hard work and dedication. We have been so ...
05/07/2021

Our incredible interns from this past year took a trip to celebrate all their hard work and dedication. We have been so lucky to have them be a part of our community and cannot wait to see all the amazing things they continue to do.

Thank you Maddie, Kat, Olivia, & Logan! We couldn’t be more thankful for you 💚

Our incredible interns from this past year took a trip to celebrate all their hard work and dedication. We have been so lucky to have them be a part of our community and cannot wait to see all the amazing things they continue to do.

Thank you Maddie, Kat, Olivia, & Logan! We couldn’t be more thankful for you 💚

05/06/2021
Dirty Dinners - Calleva

We are SO EXCITED to be bringing back Dirty Dinners this year.

Be sure to check out our event happening this summer

Calleva's farm-to-table dinners feature ingredients from our farm and others in Montgomery County's Agricultural Reserve.

Special this week at the Store: Fresh-picked lettuce ($2.50/bag) + the prettiest Mother’s Day cookies you’ll ever see!! ...
05/05/2021

Special this week at the Store: Fresh-picked lettuce ($2.50/bag) + the prettiest Mother’s Day cookies you’ll ever see!! See you soon🌸🌞🌎

The Markoff/Hanson/McEwan family had quite an adventure this weekend! Check out their exclusive “family only” photo 📸
05/04/2021

The Markoff/Hanson/McEwan family had quite an adventure this weekend!

Check out their exclusive “family only” photo 📸

The Markoff/Hanson/McEwan family had quite an adventure this weekend!

Check out their exclusive “family only” photo 📸

Today's the day for jalapeno-cheddar bread, fresh from the Calleva Farm kitchen. See you soon!
04/30/2021

Today's the day for jalapeno-cheddar bread, fresh from the Calleva Farm kitchen. See you soon!

Today's the day for jalapeno-cheddar bread, fresh from the Calleva Farm kitchen. See you soon!

The sun is out, temperatures are rising, and we are getting back on the water! Our Tuesday Enrichment group got the chan...
04/27/2021

The sun is out, temperatures are rising, and we are getting back on the water!

Our Tuesday Enrichment group got the chance to explore the Potomac today and enjoy the beautiful weather. Summer is quickly approaching and we couldn’t be more excited! 🛶

The sun is out, temperatures are rising, and we are getting back on the water!

Our Tuesday Enrichment group got the chance to explore the Potomac today and enjoy the beautiful weather. Summer is quickly approaching and we couldn’t be more excited! 🛶

An amazing opportunity to help out Calleva Staff and participate in Calleva's River School classes! We have a fresh batc...
04/23/2021
Upcoming events - Booking by Bookwhen

An amazing opportunity to help out Calleva Staff and participate in Calleva's River School classes!

We have a fresh batch of instructors finishing up the ACA certification course Friday. We are looking for test subjects for them to teach to. If you or anyone you know is interested please register, it’s a free registration. First timers, beginners, and intermediate level paddlers are invited pass this opportunity on to friends and family who might be interested. Class is 10-12 at rileys lock. Volunteers will be rewarded with a voucher for a free class with Calleva's River School.

https://bookwhen.com/calleva#focus=ev-sd9v-20210423100000

River School

Happy Earth Day Everyone!!! 🌎🍃As an organization, we couldn’t be more thankful for our opportunity to get people of all ...
04/22/2021

Happy Earth Day Everyone!!! 🌎🍃

As an organization, we couldn’t be more thankful for our opportunity to get people of all ages to learn about and explore our beautiful planet.

How will you be celebrating Earth today?Are there steps you want to take to help the environment more this year?

#earthday2021 #earthday #earth #savetheplanet #savetheearth #calleva #callevaoutdoors #potomacriver #rafting #teaching #education #outdooradventure

Happy Earth Day Everyone!!! 🌎🍃

As an organization, we couldn’t be more thankful for our opportunity to get people of all ages to learn about and explore our beautiful planet.

How will you be celebrating Earth today?Are there steps you want to take to help the environment more this year?

#earthday2021 #earthday #earth #savetheplanet #savetheearth #calleva #callevaoutdoors #potomacriver #rafting #teaching #education #outdooradventure

Did you hear the news?!?! Calleva just expanded to West Virginia!!!!! Our incredible team spent most of last week buildi...
04/19/2021

Did you hear the news?!?! Calleva just expanded to West Virginia!!!!!

Our incredible team spent most of last week building, renovating, and setting up our new @callevatroughoutfitters

This location features canoe and kayak rentals, beautiful campsite options and gorgeous scenery all located right on the South Branch of the Potomac River!

Check out our website here: https://calleva.org/trough-wv/

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13015 Rileys Lock Rd
Poolesville, MD
20837

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Anyone know how I go about cancelling a week of camp in time for today's deadline for a 50% refund?
Today, a Caleva kayak class passed me at the put-in below Seneca Breaks and I got this nice photo of them. I liked how the instructor was encouraging and guiding the participants in the class. Every one seemed to be having a grand time. I have wonderful memories from when our children attended summer camp at Caleva They came home singing fun summer camp songs.
New Family Registration is now Live!
Please shut down your returning camper registration until you fix the paypal problem. This is insanity to expect us to try over and over again for hours to get into programs because of the paypal issue, as we repeatedly lose our reservations online and try again. Please.
One of the green buses was just coming toward us on 109 as we were going toward 28 and they were WAY over the yellow line and almost hit us head on!! Please be careful!!
Is someone on vacation? There haven't been any posts for weeks! It's weird...
Flooding is a bummer! I hope the stranded staff vehicles (e.g., my daughter's) aren't flooding away!
Calleva students are welcome at our $10 jumper schooling day Sept 8th at the Frederick Pony Club Jumper Schooling & Tack Sale!
Banged out my first rolls yesterday in the Rollin' on the River class. Epic! Fun class, great teaching, will be back for more. Worth every penny to take these classes as opposed to watching videos online. Calleva rocks.
This is such a great article by the American Camp Association to read and share with business leaders, parents, friends, potential new staff, family....
Happy almost friday Fam
I work at great falls VA and saw Calleva take off on a rafting trip a few days ago.