Harpers Ferry, WV Summer Camps

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Outdoor Adventure Camp
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425  

Join our family owned & operated adventure camp in Harpers Ferry WV for incredible outdoor experiences your child will never forget! Activities include rafting, kayaking, tubing, zip-lining and more!...

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Day Camp
Backpacking, Bicycling/Biking, Camping Skills/Outdoor Living, Canoeing, Challenge/Rope Courses, Hiking, Kayaking, Nature/Environmental Studies, Rafting, Team Building, Wilderness Trips

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About Harpers Ferry, WV

Harpers Ferry is a historic town in Jefferson County, West Virginia, United States. It was formerly Harper's Ferry with an apostrophe and that form continues to appear in some references. It is situated at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers where the U.S. states of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia meet. The town is located on a low-lying flood plain created by the two rivers and surrounded by higher ground. Historically, Harpers Ferry is best known for John Brown's raid on the Armory in 1859 and its role in the American Civil War. As of the 2010 United States Census, the town had a population of 286.

Earlier years

In about 1750 the English colonist Robert Harper was given a patent on 125 acres at the present location of the town. In 1761 Harper established a ferry across the Potomac, making the town a starting point for European-American settlers moving into the Shenandoah Valley and further west. In 1763 the Virginia General Assembly established the town of "Shenandoah Falls at Mr. Harper's Ferry." View of Harpers Ferry from Jefferson Rock in 1854. The same view in 2004. On October 25, 1783, Thomas Jefferson visited Harpers Ferry. He viewed "the passage of the Potomac through the Blue Ridge" from a rock which is now named for him. This stop took place as Jefferson was...