Arctic Dip


Join Us for the VAIL Arctic Dip!

~ Held each year on the Third Saturday in February
at Shenandoah Acres Family Campground ~
348 Lake Road, Stuarts Draft

Registration for the 7th Annual VAIL Arctic Dip is now open!

Join us on Saturday, February 20, 2021!

Click here to register or donate

There will be no on-site registration this year due to the pandemic.
Please register by 5 PM on Friday, February 19, 2021 to participate.

Iconic summer destination, Shenandoah Acres Family Campground, invites the Valley community for an off-season dip in the lake to benefit VAIL. Pledge fundraising is encouraged and prizes will be awarded to top fundraisers. There is a minimum pledge of $25 to participate – Dippers who raise $75 or more will receive a souvenir t-shirt! It’s VAIL’s most exhilarating fundraiser of the year.


The following precautions will be put into place for your safety while participating in the 7th Annual VAIL Arctic Dip:

  • Only 10 dippers at a time will be allowed.
  • Each dipper will have their own lane, 10 feet away from other dippers (family members may use the same lane if so desired).
  • Dippers will have designated arrival and departure times.  It is important that you be prompt but not enter the beach area until your designated time and also to leave at your designated departure time.  Each timeslot will be 30 minutes long.
  • Each dipper will be allowed to bring 1-2 spectators, who will be allowed to stand at the back of that dipper’s beach-front property.
  • Each “heat” will be live-streamed onto the VAIL Arctic Dip Facebook page so your friends and family can cheer you on virtually.
  • Prizes will be announced Monday, February 22, 2021.
2020 Arctic Dip group photo
Dynamic Aviation’s team, the Arctic Pandas, participating in the 2020 Arctic Dip.
VAIL staff and interns do the dip at the 2018 Arctic Dip.
Former Board President, Seth Whitten, gets a little help from another dipper in the First Annual Arctic Dip.

Would your business be interested in sponsoring this event? Contact our office for details.

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