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“CAMP PEARL” is a summer camp for boys and girls ages 7 to 15 with an emphasis on sports and the Russian language.

Dates: June 25 – June 30, 2017  &  August 6-11, 2017 

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Give your son or daughter a summer experience they will never forget! CAMP PEARL offers fun, adventure, and learning in a beautiful Retreat Center!

Registration is open! Please fill out and send in the registration form on the bottom of this page.

We offer an incredible natural environment, wonderful facilities, spectacular programs and activities, and most importantly, a loving and caring staff comprised of experienced, talented people.

Camp Pearl is located at Highland Retreat in Bergton, VA. To attend camp, the child should understand at least basic Russian.

In Camp Pearl, campers can expect:

• Great home-style food
• Swimming
• Arts and Crafts
• Sport competitions
• A challenge course
• Russian language classes
• A warm and friendly atmosphere
• Soccer, volleyball, capture the flag, water polo, and many other fun games

Registration Form

The 2017 Camp Pearl Registration form can be downloaded here: Word or PDF

You can pay by clicking the button below




Comments from Parents of Previous Campers

Thank you for giving our kids such a great opportunity to experience the summer camp just like we remember it from our childhood. Sasha had so much fun and was telling us how amazing the food was and how different this camp and children were from the other camps he’d been to. He can’t wait to go back in August and is super excited about it. Regards, Olga


When we picked up Andrew from camp he was so happy, I just wanted to express my appreciation for all of your attention and love to the kids!! You will be seeing Andrew again since he is so excited to go again in August 🙂 I will send you the registration soon.  Natalie


Dear Camp Pearl Team,
Everything looks and sounds just wonderful. Thank you very much!
What a great job! So thoughtful of you. Very nice! Looking forward to the next session already!:-)
Regards,  Anna (Michael’s mom) Thanks so very much for everything!


Frequently Asked Questions

How can we stay in touch with our children?
You can call any time directly to the retreat center where everyone will be staying.  The number is 540-852-3412

Can I come to camp to see my child?

No problem, you can come see your child any day.  We recommend that you appoint a time and day with our director or group leader.

What kind of food should we expect?

Our Russian chefs cook and bake delicious food! There is a professional kitchen in the center and the food will be natural and homemade.  A few items on the menu: borscht, Uzbek plov, pelimeni, many different salads, homemade cakes, among many others.

What is a day in the life of a Camp pearl camper?
8:00 Campers wake-up
8:15 Morning exercise, cleaning and brushing teeth (There is a daily prize for the cleanest room so everyone tries to win the prize.  This is a great opportunity to train children to maintain cleanliness.)
9:00 Breakfast
10:00 Children’s hour
11:00 Arts and Crafts and Games
1:00 Lunch
2:00 Quiet Hour
3:00 Sports, Pool, Horseback riding, canoeing, and hiking
6:00 Dinner
7:00 Camp meeting, Award ceremony, theatre, etc.
9:00 Bedtime Snack, Slideshow of pictures
9:30 Prepare for Bed
10:00 Bedtime

Why is camp so inexpensive?

All of the leaders and counselors are parents of the children and volunteers.  The goal of the camp is not to make money, but to give children and parents a wonderful opportunity to rest and rejuvenate and also to maintain the Russian language.  For a small cost, you can give your child a chance for vacation before the beginning of the next school year.

What to Bring/What not to Bring to Camp

What to Bring to Camp:

  • Sleeping bag and pillow (or bedding sheets and blanket)
  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)
  • Towel for pool
  • Towel for shower
  • Bathing suit (One piece or tankini for girls)
  • Sunscreen and Bugspray
  • Water bottle
  • Clothes for 6 days
  • Hat
  • Sneakers
  • Warm clothes
  • Flashlights

What Not to Bring:

  • Electronic Devices
  • Fireworks
  • Weapons, knives
  • Tobacco, Alcohol
  • Pets

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please call: 571-594-4658, or write to: RussianCampPearl@gmail.com

Send off to camp is on Sunday, return on Friday.
From: 10830 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22030

We will be glad to see your child in our camp!