Thank you for your interest in Craig Springs. We can serve you best if you make your requests early and give us the most current information you have about your needs, activities, and number of people in your group. We have a responsibility to be good stewards of our facilities, so we ask for your cooperation in making plans so that we can fill the camp to capacity and serve as many people as possible.
The following information should be helpful in planning your event at Craig Springs.
Craig Springs is located in the heart of the Jefferson National Forest, approximately 20 miles from New Castle, Virginia. It is approximately one hour’s drive from both Roanoke and Blacksburg.
Craig Springs is a camping facility during the summer season of June-August, however, we rent the facility to groups from May to October. Our current year’s camp dates are available online at CraigSprings.com. Please ask the camp office about availability of facilities and staff at (540) 864-5768. You may also call this number to schedule a tour.
Activities and Equipment
There are many things to do at Craig Springs. We encourage you to use the facilities to their fullest. In some cases, prior arrangements are necessary.
- Sports equipment – basketball, volleyball, 4-square, and kickball equipment are available.
- Hiking trails – Ranging from beginner to advanced, trail maps are available in the office.
- Work Projects – Feel free to provide some service to Craig Springs! There are always work projects to be done. Prior arrangement is necessary.
- Swimming – A swimming pool is available for reservation during the summer camping season. Swim times must be arranged ahead of schedule so that lifeguards can be on duty.
Craig Springs can provide tables and chairs. A television with VCR/DVD is also available. A gas grill and a charcoal grill are available for rental. Please make your need for these items known before arrival.
Craig Springs will provide meals and snacks upon request. Arrangements must be made a minimum of two weeks prior to arrival. Sample menus and pricing are available upon request.
There is a pay phone available for your personal use. For emergencies dial 911. There is no cell phone reception or internet connection available.
Please direct any questions to the camp office at (540) 864-5768.
Thank you for supporting Craig Springs Camp and Retreat Center.