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Members of the Leadership Patrick County Class of 2020 attempt to balance the Whale Watch element on the Reynolds Homestead Adventure Course, led by a facilitator of the Branching Out program.

The whale watch element on the Reynolds Homestead Adventure Course is one of the many activities offered by the Branching Out program.

Education and Program Intern

Reynolds Homestead is seeking a motivated, detail oriented, and passionate intern to assist with programming planning and implementation. 

Work could include a combination of the following, based on skills and program needs:

  • Assist in planning, marketing, administering, and implementing  programs, events and summer camps
  • Coordinate summer field trips 
  • Collaborate with coworkers to design and compile an educational programming guide
  • Develop lesson plans incorporating historic home, African American enslaved community, and additional educational experiences incorporating VA SOLs
  • Assist in scheduling and leading teambuilding and leadership development programs
  • Creating an on-line archive of photos and documents
  • Assist with social media management 
  • Administrative and other duties as assigned


 A successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to equitable educational outreach and creative approaches to program planning and implementation. 

Reynolds Homestead is willing to host a college-level intern for this paid civic internship. This program requires that selected interns contribute between 150-200 hours between June-August. 

If you would like to know more information about this available position, email a copy of your resume and cover letter to Sarah Wray at 


Branching Out

Branching Out provides custom experiential learning experiences to unite groups, build trust, and instill leadership skills. Through expert facilitation, our programs and activities provide the opportunity for individuals and groups to practice creative and effective ways to solve problems; learn to improve channels of communication; understand strengths and weaknesses in self and others; and recognize how capitalizing on each others’ strengths can lead to greater achievement for all. Individuals will learn to take appropriate risks, use logical reasoning, improve reflective thinking skills and build greater self confidence. By connecting, experiencing, sharing and processing activities together, groups can apply what they have learned in their day-to-day activities.

Bring your team for a unique experience at the Reynolds Homestead, or let us bring our program to you. Whether your group is a dozen or less, or more than 100, we can design a program to meet your organization’s training needs. At Reynolds Homestead, your team can learn while experiencing a series of challenges on our low ropes adventure course. Our staff can also facilitate activities for a team retreat including strategic planning, goal setting, conflict management, and working with different personalities.

Half-day or full-day programs can be custom designed to meet your organization’s needs. Meeting room space is available and boxed lunches or a buffet meal can be included as part of your program.

Call today to set up a challenging growth experience for your team, 276-694-7181.

The Reynolds Homestead Challenge Course was designed and constructed as an Eagle Scout project by Cameron Tatum and was supervised by Wesley Tatum.