In 2004, Travis & Angie Critzer had a crazy vision. To drop everything that was going on and build a christian camp for young people so that they could experience Jesus. Since that day, we have been praying and following God and that vision has become a reality. Since 2004, Watermarks has been a place of refuge, peace, and rest for students all over the country. We are a year-round, 501(c)(3) non-profit camp that is dedicated to seeing lives changed by Jesus and people getting an experience to get to know him more. Located in the quiet town of Scottsville, Va, Watermarks is a peaceful place where you can enjoy all that God has created, but not be too far removed from the world around. From 2004, we've come from tent camping to now, we have 18 fully heated and A/C cabins, 4 meeting spaces for sessions, a full kitchen and dining hall, 4 challenge courses, a high ropes course, shooting/driving range, campfires, the blob, water slides, ziplines & trampolines, custom Watermarks games, and so much more!

Our vision here at Watermarks is to make your stay with us unforgettable. From our top-notch staff that want to be apart of your students lives, to the crazy games and activities, moments of worship and time with God, and to our tasty food, we want you to be completely taken care of. We provide you with the highest caliber of service during your stay and you to leave fully refreshed and ready to go back into your reality. Here at Watermarks, there isn't a set way of doing things, we want you to have the experience you want for your students and we want to help you in any way possible!



Click each meeting space for more information and pictures of each option!




There are many land based activities here at camp. Whether you're looking for team building, individual growth, or just fun, we have something for you.

Land Activities:

Chillville Hammock Village, Skate park, Obstacle Course, Golf Driving Range, Rifle/Shotgun Range, Fishing Lake, Archery Range,, Basketball Court, Campfires, Paintball, Soccer, Volleyball,  2 GagaBall Pits, Wiffleball Field, Baggo, Corn Maze (seasonal), Hungry Hungry Hippos, Color Me Rad, Volleysquare, Camp Challenge, Field Games, Mind Games


Watermarks has plenty to offer in the air!

Air Activities:

MegaSpin, Cyclone Spin, 600 ft Zipline, Low Ropes Course, Low Ropes II Course, High Ropes Adventure Course & Leap of Faith, Connect Course, Rock Climbing Wall, Blanket Toss


Watermarks has a 13 acre lake for swimming and a 3 acre lake for fishing, canoing, and kayaking.  (Fishing/boating available full-time, swimming/activities are seasonal)

Water Activities:

800 ft Water Zipline, Fishing Lake, Canoing, Kayaking & Fishing, 120 ft Waterslide  & 150 ft Waterslides, The Blob, 2 Water Trampolines, Sugar Shack (Sno-kones, pretzels, pizzas, etc.), Mud Tug of War




Want to be a part of something bigger than yourself? Do you enjoy the camp life and serving others? Then being on staff at Watermarks could interest you. There are many positions open for you, including counselor, maintenance, and media!

Age Requirement: Graduated High School

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This is for someone who has already completed the SIT Program for at least one year or are in the 11-12 grade. If you are feeling called to learn what it takes to become a Watermarks Staff member, this is the route you should take! You get first hand experience with the staff, shadowing what they do. Whether you want to be a counselor, maintenance, media, etc. the junior counselor option teaches you what it takes to be at Watermarks!

Age Requirement: Rising 11-12 Grade

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Can’t get enough of attending camp? Want to serve this summer? Watermarks Camp’s Servant In Training (SIT) program may be just what you need! Our SIT program is a one week volunteer experience. Before becoming a camp staff member, one must learn what it looks like to lead by serving. Our goal is that by the end of your week you will have a better understanding of what it is like to be a servant and how you can possibly use that in being a staff member and in your life.

Age Requirement: Rising 9-10 grade

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The Steward House is a 2-year internship program implemented at Watermarks Camp in order to help college students discover their true, God given calling for their life. Through serving, gaining a higher education from a local or online college and living in a community of believers, this opportunity does exactly this. We want to develop Christian leadership qualities, servanthood, and teamwork in order to send our students into a world that is desperately needing it.


what is the steward house?

The Steward House gives you the opportunity to serve at camp, and in a local church all while living in a community pursuing where God has called you and giving you the tools to successfully accomplish those dreams that God has placed on your heart. This will provide you a window to see the heartbeat of how camp and church operates and your role in that. You live on camp property along with other interns and will grow together, building a bond that will last a lifetime. No matter where you feel called, there is a place for you here.

serving requirements

One thing we really believe in order to build a solid future is through serving. We believe that the local church has the power to change lives and our communities, so with that we have developed a system of serving times where you can serve at camp and in many areas of the local church. You get to serve for three hours at camp in a chosen areas and at a local church in a chosen department.

serving at watermarks

The students at the Steward House are the hands and feet of the daily operation at Watermarks. You get to serve and learn the ends at outs of what it takes to keep Watermarks running. You will also get a job, working weekends and when Watermarks is in operation. This will provide you with monetary support and experience in life. With doing the internship and working at Watermarks, the Steward House also prepares you to be on the summer staff at Watermarks.

serving at local churches

You get to serve in some of the many departments in the church and really get plugged into what God is doing in the church. You get to learn the ins and outs of how the church functions and your role in that.

Here are the areas you can choose from to serve in:

  • Multimedia, Sound and Lighting

  • Worship              

  • Youth                    

  • Church Planting

  • Children                

  • Missions and Outreach

  • Finance                  

  • Pastoral Care and Prayer

  • Marketing




Watermarks is everything you think a summer camp is and more! Come for the week and have the time of your life.

We offer a 5 day, 14 meal (Sunday-Friday) all inclusive retreat package. This package includes all activities, meals, and lodging during your stay with us!


With all of the nature at it's beauty, you can enjoy a full weekend, having the time of your life. We hope that you join with us this fall or spring season! Use the link below to book now!

We offer a 3 day (Friday-Sunday), 5 meal all inclusive retreat package. This package includes all activities, meals, and lodging during your stay with us!


We are conveniently located about 45 minutes away from Wintergreen Resort and about an hour away from Massanutten Resort. You stay at camp for the weekend, enjoy the great food, sessions, & activities, then you can go to a resort for the day and return that night for more fun! Use the link below to book now!

We offer a 3 day (Friday-Sunday), 5 meal all inclusive retreat package. This package includes all activities, meals, and lodging during your stay with us!


We offer Men's, Women's, Youth, Corporate, Staff, School or any other form of group trips to camp, so whatever you're feeling, we'd love for you to join us!

Don’t see what you’re looking for? We'd love to hear your idea if you've got another crazy thought! Use the link below to book now!


Use the form below to contact us at Watermarks. Please make sure to follow us on all social media feeds to keep up to date on all that happens here at camp!



1145 James River Rd

Scottsville, Va 24590


434.286.4403 Office

434.286.3549 Fax

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