The Foundation

Our Mission Statement

VFF seeks to empower young people of all backgrounds to foster a connection with the natural world in an environment that promotes healthy physical and mental development, leadership, respect, and a lifelong appreciation for nature.

Our History

Venture Free was founded in 2014 by Emily Dellinger. In 2016, we decided to make the transition to non profit status – and we could not be happier! 2017 brings the start of this new chapter filled with new friends, new opportunities to serve our community, and of course, new adventures!

Our Values

We value integrity, environmental responsibility, kindness and camaraderie. We foster an open, non-competitive environment for our campers. We do our best to encourage individual growth while promoting the values of teamwork and collaboration – and of course, we love to have fun!