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Welcome to Adventure Walkers!

 

Adventure Walkers is a Richmond, VA community organization that advocates for getting children into wild outdoor spaces where they encourage children to lead the way in their own outdoor expeditions. 

 

Driven by their innate impulse to play, children can influence the direction of their travel and prompt opportunities to stop and explore the natural environment.  We give them time and permission to play, allowing them to explore, imagine, support each other, and take healthy risks.

 

Though we do go on walks, we are dedicated to the art of stopping, lingering and immersing ourselves in nature with no agenda other than being there.

 

And we love stories and storytelling!!!

Testimonial

"As kids, my husband and I  spent our days exploring the woods, but our kids don't have that luxury. We believe that kids need this experience. The safe but unstructured philosophy of Adventure Walkers allows them this gift." 

- Rian Chandler-Dovis

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Larus Park

Multiple dates available

Imaginations run wild in this "100 Acre Woods" of a forest. A city park on the Chesterfield County line near Bon Air, Larus was the birthplace of our motto "celebrating the lost art of stopping".From tiny creeks, to huge rocks to large mounds of dirt, Larus is a wonderful shady spot to play for a day or a week.

Ages: Preschool and up.

Larus Dates (available):

 

Winter 2022:

Fiddlesticks Forest Story

 

Summer 2022

June 13-17

June 20-24

June 27-July 01

Aug 8-12

 

Year Round:

Adventure Walker Birthday Parties

Five Half Days

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Reedy Creek

at Forest Hill Park (FHP)

Reedy Creek (Lower) - Birthplace of our motto, "Adventure Walkers exsist between the concrete and the imagination", the lower Reedy boasts an ankle deep stream, a deep water hole, and concrete tunnels which stir the imaginer and explorer alike. And that is just the first 300 feet of this creek. Also, we never tell about the secret tunnel but it is usually found. Ages 5 and up.

 

Reedy Creek (upper) - A small bit of the Shenandoahs in RVA, this huge stream cascades over large rocks round and flat, often into water holes into which  kids can wade. Unlike other walks with water, the Siren Call of wetness has left even the most stubborn "dry nick" soaked to the bone. Turns out that lunch near the sliding rock drys them out.

 

Ages 5 and up.

Reedy Creek Dates (available):

Summer 2022: 

June 27-July 01

July 18-22

July 25-29

Aug 8-12
Year Round:

Adventure Walker Birthday Parties

Five Half Days

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James River Parks System

Multiple dates available

James River Park System - Too vast to explore in a day or a week, Adventure Walkers picks the untouched corners in the channels to explore and play in the currents. Floating in the currents and sitting in the tiny rapids has never felt so alive. And we are always in water that even the young ones can stand up in. (since we always put safety first, we reserve the right to move to FHP in the event that the James is too high to walk in)

Ages: 6 and up.

JRPS (available):

 

Summer 2022: 

July 18-22

July 25-29

 

Year Round:

Adventure Walker Birthday Parties

Five Half Days

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