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Adventure is not in the guidebooks and beauty is not on the maps

Calleva’s mission is to get people of all ages outdoors, promoting personal growth, group cooperation & environmental stewardship through educational & challenging experiences on the river, trail & farm.

Benefit Performance in October

For 22 Years the Markoff's have been leading the Washington DC area (and the nation) with our annual Haunted Forest! Come show your support, get chased through our woods and enjoy a beautiful autumn night. Tickets are only $22/night until October 1st when the price goes up- so hurry and get them!

Calleva Programs


Calleva leaders understand the essential connections between past, present & future. We emphasize tradition and strong community connections in everything we do, from sustainable farming to teambuilding.

Calleva Programs


Resource conservation is an essential component in Calleva programs. We build Leave No Trace ethics into every wilderness program and practice environmental sustainability in our farming, equestrian & green building programs.

Calleva Programs


Adventure & exploration are at the heart of our work. Every day, Calleva introduces people to new places & new experiences, encourages risk taking, empowers leaders, and teaches new skills.

Calleva Blog

Its Not Just A Summer Job...

There is something incredibly special about working at Calleva. Our staff comes from all over the state, country and world to spend time learning through working in the great outdoors.  Many of us wish we could stay and work year-round, but most of us head off in our separate directions at...

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9 Lessons Learned at Council

Council is an integral part of Camp Calleva. Every morning and afternoon, we put aside everything that separates us. Whether we like to kayak or cave, are into riding horses or growing green, yell Laceval or Vellaca, at council we come together as one to reflect on our time at camp and...

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