Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies

The Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies is a wildlife sanctuary in an open Appalachian valley near Capon Bridge, West Virginia.

During the school year the facility is used primarily by the school, and classes love their overnight trips to "the Cove." During the summer, children and teens from all over the country attend the BCWS residential nature camp.

Founded in 1963, the purpose of BCWS is to nurture in children and teens a respect and sensitivity to the natural world through greater knowledge of nature and self. Campers develop this through direct interactions with nature and the staff, through learning scientific information, and through gaining experiences as part of a community.

The camp is comprised of three senior programs (ages 11-15), one junior program (ages 8 -10) and one adult weekend (ages 21+).


Check out more photos in the BCWS photo gallery.
Check out more photos in the BCWS photo gallery.


Registration is now open!

2017 BCWS summer camp dates

Junior Program (ages 8-10) •  $975  

  • Sunday, August 20 – Saturday, August 26

Senior Program (ages 11-15)  •  $1675

  • Session 1:  Sunday, June 25 – Saturday, July 8
  • Session 2: Tuesday, July 11 – Tuesday, July 25*
  • Session 3: Wednesday, August 2 – Tuesday, August 15

*Note: Senior Session 2 is designed for campers who have  already attended our Senior Program, or another similar experience. It i s intellectually and physically more rigorous.

Adult Weekend (ages 21+) •  $235 / $415

  • Friday, July 28 – Sunday, July 30