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4 Star Camps at UVA

Phone: 800-334-7827 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Academic and athletic summer programs at University of Virginia for students aged 10-17 since 1975. Our academic camps incluse intensive SAT Prep; The College Advantage- helping students achieve the perfect college match; and Enrichmond Classes, all are designed and led by distinguished educators to prepare students for the next level. Our renowned Golf and Tennis camps, led by certified professionals, college coaches and players, feature low student/teacher ratios, video analysis, and match play. Or choose from among or popular “PLUS” programs combining a 1/2 day of academics, golf or tennis with soccer, basketball, fitness or fine arts workshops.

A Sabot Summer at Sabot at Stony Point

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A Sabot Summer is a series of one-week camps driven by the natural curiosity of children. Each summer camp provides children with engaging opportunities for exploring and developing skills, sparking new ideas and interests as well as fostering imagination and enthusiasm for the world around them. For ages 4 – 7. Camps include: Like Summers Used to Be, Tinkering/Studio Camp, and Forest camp.

Academy of Kung Fu

Phone: 804-346-3478 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Explore the training techniques that made Kung Fu fighters legendary. Camps will focus on teaching your child the tools they need to improve strength and endurance while learning about Kung Fu culture and even practicing some rarely seen Shaolin Temple techniques. Both camps will be fun, information-packed and leave your child with better fitness, discipline and overall strength. Offering two camps this summer, Kung Fu Strength Camp and Kung Fu Endurance Camp.

All Star Baseball Camp

Phone: 804-289-8391 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Baseball camp at Huguenot Little League complex. The objective of the Local League (HLL) shall be to implant firmly in the children of the community the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage, and respect for authority so that they may be well adjusted, stronger and happier children and will grow up to be good, decent, healthy and trustworthy citizens.

Apalatchi Hikes

Phone: 434-295-8859 | Email: wicks@oldmeadowsfarm.com | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Experience the beauty of the Appalachians on our hiking adventures for girls. Join our experienced leaders for weeklong camping trips in the backcountry. Learn the essentials of Leave-No-Trace backpacking and camping while enjoying the calm beauty of the Southern Appalachians and learning about this distinctive environment. We will typically hike between five and ten miles each day, and in addition to time set aside for reflection and writing, we will also practice the art of navigation and orienteering, with introductory lessons on the unique ecology and geology of the Appalachians. This hiking adventure is a wonderful way for young women to gain self-confidence in an outdoor setting while in the company of enthusiastic leaders who are knowledgeable, accomplished thru-hikers and skilled backcountry travelers.

Arts Camp (Velocity Kids)

Phone: 804.273.6001 | Email: donna@velocitychurch.com | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Children will experience great music and movement as a form of praise, create art, eat great snacks and gain tools for resolving conflict and building a safe place in God referred to in Psalm 62:1-2.
Who: Rising K-4th graders When: June 23-26, 6:30-9PM Cost: $25 for 1 child, $45 for 2, $60 for 3 or more. Bring: 2 rocks approximately 5”x5”, and canned food. Please register by June 15, 2014.

ArtVenture Summer Camp at Visual Arts Center

Phone: 804-353-0094 | Email: sallykemp@visarts.org | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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The one week classes for age 5-16 give kids a unique opportunity to work directly with professional artists who will teach new skills and encourage individual expression. Morning and afternoon classes available, bring a lunch and stay for both. Check out cartooning, animation, digital drawing, fiber monsters, photography, art lab, creature feature, digital 3D worlds, T-shirt design, stained glass, painting, zines, and more.

Black Dog Paddling SUP Camp

Phone: 804-577-8263 | Email: blackdogpaddle@gmail.com | Visit their website for more info | Location: ,
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This camp is designed for beginners and beyond. Learn the fundamental skills, improve on existing skills, and grow your advanced skills. Proper technique, advanced moves, and endurance will be focused on, not to mention just swimming and having a blast on the water. Minimum age is 12.

Bogey’s Junior Golf Camp

Phone: 804-784-1544 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Golf lessons for all levels of golfers. Whether you are just starting out, or need a quick tune-up before your next tournament, Bogeys’ qualified instructors can help you with any aspect of your game from putting, bunker play and short game, to irons, woods and drivers. Our instructors can put your swing on our JCVideo computer instruction system to show you exactly which aspects of your game are working and which ones need improvement. Private and Group lessons are available for ages 6 and up and junior camps are available for ages 6 to 13.

Camp Accomplish

Phone: 301-870-3326 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Camp Accomplish is a fully inclusive program for youth and teens aged 5-18. Campers enjoy a variety of different activities including swimming, climbing wall and ropes courses, archery, creative arts, sports, canoeing, horseback riding, campfires, talent shows, and much more. Camp Accomplish offers options for day and overnight camp in addition to a two-week teen program. Activities and schedules are designed in a way that all campers get to spend extra time doing what is most interesting and exciting to them. Coupled with a qualified and person-centered group of staff members, a summer at Camp Accomplish will surely be nonstop fun in the sun!

Camp AmFam

Phone: 804-364-1200 | Email: jcutright@amfamfit.com | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Week-long camps offer a daily variety of games, sports and activities designed to stimulate and activate your kids for a cure to a long, dull summer. Kids trying out for basketball or football at the High School level? Learn the fundamental skills, improve on existing skills, and grow your advanced skills with local coaches, designed to have you ready by next season.

Camp Blue Sky

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Camp Blue Sky is a fast and furious summer camp program where kids can do all they want and learn all the things you want them to learn. Led by highly trained, experienced, and committed counselors, our programs provide a carefully designed summer long growth experience. Our campers will make new friends, learn to respect the strengths and differences of their peers, and together with our staff, develop leadership skills and pride for their community. Camp Blue is your choice this summer for an away camp experience in a day camp setting. CampBlueSky@RainbowStation.org (Multiple locations)

Camp Can-I-Cook

Phone: 804-360-9797 | Email: richmond@youngchefsacademy.com | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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We are a real cooking school for children between the ages of three and ninety-three. Providing a unique learning opportunity for your child to develop a life skill that they will use every day. Through hands-on participation and an open environment for discovery and knowledge, children are able to use food and cooking techniques to build practical life skills knowledge, increase self-confidence and gain independence.

Camp Carysbrook

Phone: 540-382-1670 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Overnight Summer Camp in Virginia for Girls 6-16 and the Oldest Sleepaway Camp in VA. Located in the New River Valley just south of Roanoke, Virginia, Carysbrook is a traditional overnight camp for girls. Horseback Riding, Archery, Rockclimbing, Canoeing and More…Camp Carysbrook offers a variety of activities including but not limited to English horseback riding, swimming, caving, rock climbing, rappelling, hiking, canoeing, archery, riflery, canoeing, fencing, arts & crafts, drama, dance, music, tennis, tumbling, synchronized swimming, team sports, recreational sports as well as nature study and ecology.

Camp Courage

Phone: 804-353-4461 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Camp Courage is a seven-week summer day camp for rising juniors, seniors and recent high school graduates with Asperger’s Syndrome or high-functioning autism. The camp helps students develop social skills and expand their job skills.

“Those with Asperger’s Syndrome struggle with social skills such as learning body language, knowing when to start and stop a conversation and understanding the nuances and interpretations of speech,” said Sasha Yazdegerdi, Associate Clinical Director of Educational Services at Charterhouse School. “Things like Camp Courage give these teens a chance to practice these social skills and to make friends with others who have similar interests.”

The camp begins on June 24 and runs through August 8, Monday through Thursday.

Camp Easter Seals UCP

Phone: (800) 365-1656 | Email: alex.barge@eastersealsucp.com | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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For 55 years, Camp Easter Seals UCP has offered children and adults with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy fun and challenging indoor and outdoor camp activities in a supportive and cooperative atmosphere. From campfire sing-a-longs and talent shows to canoeing, nature walks, swimming, zip-lining, rock climbing and arts and crafts, the Easter Seals UCP camping program provides the excitement and activity of a traditional summer camp program in a beautiful, accessible setting.

Camp Friendship

Phone: 800-873-3223 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Camp Friendship is a residential summer camp in Virginia, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains on 520 acres of rolling hills and scenic woods. Since 1966 Camp Friendship has offered boys and girls, ages 7-16, an opportunity to experience the best summer possible. Increased self-esteem, making new friendships and gaining social competence, learning to work as part of a team, responsibility and building positive values are just some of the life skills gained from participating in Camp Friendship programs… and it’s fun! Summer Activities and Year Round Programs ranging from equestrian camp, Sports Clinics, field trips, and teen camp offer our camp families a well- rounded summer camp experience. Camp Friendship has been privately owned by the Ackenbom family since its founding.

Camp Ganim at Weinstein JCC (Preschool)

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For children ages 2-5
Camp Ganim at the Weinstein JCC is a well-regarded, long-standing, accredited preschool summer day camp. For more than thirty years, this program has treated thousands of enthusiastic campers (and parents) to some of the best moments of the summer.

Daily Swim instruction in one of our beautiful indoor pools is a major source of fun for the toilet-trained children three to five years old. The two year olds have water play outdoors everyday too! Art, music, creative movement, field games and more are made available, often with specialists in each area. Other activities which include flag raising, puppet shows and special performances by guest artists and musicians. Counselors work directly with campers to help them learn the socialization skills necessary for success in a preschool setting. All this is done in the fun, active and mostly outdoor environment of “summer camp” for little ones.


Camp GooseChase at Old Meadows Farm

Phone: 434-295-8859 | Email: wicks@oldmeadowsfarm.com | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Camp GooseChase is a summer day camp for girls who want to experience the joy and satisfaction of spending unrushed summer days on the farm. Our days are spent on horseback, in the barn, and exploring the farm’s fields and forests. There are also opportunities for farmstead crafts, nature studies, the creative arts, gardening and cooking. Each girl will be able to participate in the daily care of our horses and explore all that the farm has to offer. Old Meadows farm is a great place to grow, with girls coming back year after year to be a part of our farm family.

Camp Hanover

Phone: 804-779-2811 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Learning skills for a lifetime of service and caring. Grades 2-12.

Goals of Camp Hanover’s summer residential and day camping program are to:

Challenge each camper to explore, grow in, and act on her/his Christian faith.
Strive to build a Christ-centered community.
Live in and care for God’s Creation.
Develop skills in outdoor living.
Understand and practice servant leadership.

Camp Hidden Meadows

Phone: 800-600-4752 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Co-ed for ages 7-16 in the Alleghany Mountains. Rafting, zip line, rock climbing, arts, horses.

Camp Hidden Meadows is committed to providing young people with a fun, safe, and positive summer camp experience where they can learn about themselves, others, and the environment. The design of each program is based on the belief that learning comes most naturally in a fun, supportive, and non-competitive environment.

Camp Hilbert

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The Weinstein JCC’s Camp Hilbert is one of few local summer day camps that offer canoeing, archery, swim lessons, arts & crafts, pottery, 8 different sports, along with field trips, overnights, camping trips, and special performers every session. Camp Hilbert resides on a peaceful 110 acres in a rustic camp setting. We have a beautiful lake for canoeing, an archery range, hiking trails, and a sparkling pool for lessons and free swim. Camp Hilbert is an established camp with great camp traditions and an outstanding staff. Visit us just once, and you will wish you had brought your tent!

Camp Hilbert prides itself on safety and quality programming. Our child-to-staff ratio is 8:1, and our staff are CPR and First-Aid certified through the American Red Cross. In addition, our pool and lake are under the direction of a certified Water Safety Instructor who supervises our lifeguards. If that’s not enough, we also have a full-time EMT on staff who is always on campus to take care of all of our little bumps, bites and bruises. Furthermore, Camp Hilbert provides transportation at no additional cost. Parents love the convenience of our “pick-up spots” across Richmond, Southside and the West End. We will take their children directly to and from Camp Hilbert daily. Nowhere else in Richmond can you find such outstanding daily programming, special events, special performers, and a trained staff with our level of energy, enthusiasm, and passion.

Every summer, campers come back and look forward to improving their archery skills, taking a relaxing canoe trip on beautiful Lake Rosalie, creating arts and crafts, learning about nature on our hiking trails, and competing in our structured athletic program that teaches skill development, sportsmanship, and team participation.

Camp Holiday Trails

Phone: 434-977-3781 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Summer program for children with chronic health problems.

Since 1973, Camp Holiday Trails has been committed to
providinga positive camp experience for children with special
medical needs and chronic illnesses and their families.

Among our offerings:
1 and 2-week residential summer camp sessions
3 and 4-day family camp weekends for parents and caregivers
respite and networking opportunities for families and caregivers
experiential learning opportunities for future healthcare professionals

Camp Horizons

Phone: 540-896-9947 x111 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Camp Horizons is a coed residential summer camp in Virginia for boys and girls ages 6-17 years old. Located just outside of Harrisonburg in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, Camp Horizons is one of the best residential summer camps in Virginia. Our overnight sleep-away camp provides campers a safe, supportive community in which they can feel comfortable trying new things, learning about themselves and their peers, and developing camp friendships that last a lifetime. Camp Horizons campers and staff are a diverse group of people from around the region and the world. Our VA summer camp is just a short drive from Charlottesville, northern Virginia, and Washington D.C. Sleepaway camp activities include aquatics, sports, outdoors, adventure, campfires, equestrian/horseback, performing arts, visual arts, and more. We are an American Camp Association (ACA) accredited camp.

Camp Merrick

Phone: 301-645-5616 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Traditional camp activities offered for children who are deaf, blind or have other special needs.

MISSION: “Our summer camp programs promote the education, creative expression and social growth of special needs youth. Lions Camp Merrick fosters friendships between children facing similar challenges and provides the community and Lions with opportunities for service, philanthropy and leadership.”

The camp has provided thousands of youth with special needs a loving and caring environment where everyone can participate. The children participate in outdoor activities such as canoeing, a challenge course, archery, fishing, nature walks, swimming, story telling by the campfire, basketball, baseball/softball and various arts and crafts. A staff of specially trained counselors and medical personnel are always available at the camp during the camping season. Most children have over a hundred camps to choose from in Maryland, however, there is only one such camp for these special children, Lions Camp Merrick. The children that attend the camp come mostly from Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia but several come from other States. The camp also annually hosts, at the end of the camping season, a special camp for blind adults.

Camp Motorsport

Phone: 434-822-2999 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Go karts, driving, and racecars for ages 8-16 at VA International Raceway in Danville.

This is as close to driving a real race car as you can get – our cars are sized for kids and teens. At Camp Motorsport, you get to drive yourself, and drive every day. Drive a 1/2 scale race car, dirt kart, and racing go-kart yourself…and then top your day off with a ride in the awesome Vexton Mark 1 Ride Car on a real racetrack! Then, just when you didn’t think camp could get any better, head off to your next cool camp activity, like taking a dip in the pool, fishing, playing sports & games…and a whole lot more.

Camp Motorsport is a unique sports specialty camp where campers participate in hands-on driving education at a real racetrack, as well as enjoy all of the fun of a traditional summer camp!

Camp Motorsport is for girls & boys at ALL driving experience levels, from never-evers to those with many hours behind the wheel, including kids who are competitive drivers. No drivers license or prior experience is required. Campers are placed on age level teams so that driving activities are appropriate for each driver.

Camp Primrose Explorers

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Multiple Richmond-area locations provide camps that build active minds and healthy bodies.

With new explorations every day, this summer is full of fun and excitement. Passport to Adventure!, offers a new theme for Explorers to enjoy each week! Schools offer various activities, guest speakers and field trips based on local attractions and resources. From the great outdoors to science and food fun, Camp Primrose has something for everyone. Customize your adventure by selecting specific camp weeks or join us for a whole summer of fun! Find a school near you to learn about specific weekly themes and register for camp. At Camp Primrose, we give you the passport to fun!

Camp Saint Charles

Phone: 301-934-8799 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Nestled on a peninsula on the shores of the Charleston Creek and Wicomico River is a little piece of heaven called Camp St. Charles. Our rustic cabins provide the ideal setting for personal growth, connecting with God and His Creation and unplugging from the busyness of modern life. Camp St. Charles is a place to take a break from cell phones and other electronics and get dirty in the great outdoors!

Camp St. Charles, sponsored by the Society of the Divine Savior (Salvatorians) a Roman Catholic order, was established in 1952 as a summer camp for boys. Over the years, some things have changed. We’ve added cabins, built a pool, began a horseback riding program, added a ropes course and girls were invited to join the adventure. Through the changes, the values and mission of Camp St. Charles remain unchanged. Our goal is to create an environment, which expresses Christian values in how we treat each other in our everyday activities.

Camp Sandy Cove

Phone: 443-674-9454 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Camp Sandy Cove has a long history of offering exciting, life-changing programs for our campers. We offer many program elements that make us thrilling, unique and effective…great day trips, unique activities, weekly cookouts, awesome cabin nights, and incredible theme week programs. Most of all, Jesus Christ is the focus of our program. We have chapels, cabin Bible studies, and all-camp times of worship, singing and spiritual growth. It’s awesome!

Camp Sandy Cove is a non-profit, non-denominational, Christian camp for boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 15 – dedicated to sharing the message of salvation through Jesus Christ and to helping young people develop a relationship with their Creator. Located 25 minutes west of Winchester, Virginia in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of West Virginia, Camp Sandy Cove is proud of our tradition of offering “Christian camping at its best.” Our accreditation by the American Camp Association (ACA) and our membership with the Christian Camp and Conference Association (CCCA) demonstrate our commitment to excellence. Camp Sandy Cove welcomes all children, regardless of race, religion or national origin.

Camp Sandy Cove is the youth camp of Sandy Cove Ministries.

Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer

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Campers become more confident by being away from home at an overnight camp; it’s an opportunity to learn and grow.

At Camp Sea Gull for boys & Camp Seafarer for girls, we provide a well-supervised setting for campers to make choices and meet new friends, to try new activities and get better at others. We place an emphasis on hiring excellent role models, so that your child will have a positive, safe and fun experience while at Camp.

Our days are structured so that campers come together for meals, cabin time and campwide events. The rest of the day, campers are free to choose their own activities – and the choices are seemingly endless!

Seamanship is our focus. We offer an extensive fleet of sailboats and powerboats to teach campers of all ages and boating experience. Our other water activities include swimming, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, waterskiing, tubing, wakeboarding and windsurfing.

Land activities are abundant at both Camp Sea Gull & Camp Seafarer. Campers enjoy golf, tennis, archery, climbing, volleyball, soccer, basketball, softball/ baseball and creative arts. Camp Sea Gull features an 18-hole golf course, and Camp Seafarer offers horseback riding.

We strive to go beyond skill development and have a positive influence on each camper’s character development. We hope the Camp adventure will be marked by growth in self-confidence and independence, consideration of others, heightened respect for a fragile environment, and a spirit of cooperation that can make the world a better place. Such an attitude is the mark of a Camp Sea Gull & Camp Seafarer “Good Sport.”

Camp Skiminio

Phone: 757-547-4405 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Williamsburg Girl Scout camp, day and resident programs.

We serve over 16,000 girls throughout southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. With the guidance of more than 6,500 dedicated and trained volunteers, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. From exploring science, technology and the environment to learning about healthy living, anti-bullying and financial literacy, girls are given opportunities to be challenged and learn new skills. Girl Scouting has been helping girls develop personal leadership skills for generations.

Camp Strawderman

Phone: 301-868-1905 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Girls ages 6-17 participate in riding, drama, outdoor activities, music and dance.

Camp Strawderman is about riding horseback, swimming in fresh water streams and hiking on mountain trails. It’s about belly laughs and Indian stories, sitting by roaring campfires and igniting lifelong friendships. It’s about cuddling with four-legged friends, climbing mountains, and singing at the top of your lungs. It’s about being who you are and liking who that is. Camp Strawderman is a place you look forward to going every summer and once you visit, your heart never leaves.

See for yourself. Take a leisurely hike through our site and you’ll start to understand why Camp Strawderman is such a special place. You’ll see why we love it so much and why so many of our mothers, grandmothers and great grandmothers loved it when they came as young girls. If you’re already a Strawderman girl, be sure to check out the photo section. You’re certain to see a few familiar faces and we should warn you, there might even be a few embarrassing ones of yourself.

Camp Tall Timbers

Phone: 800-862-2678 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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For boys and girls ages 7 to 16 (grades 1-10), Camp Tall Timbers is the perfect opportunity to enjoy life on their own. For parents, it is the worry-free answer to the question, “How will I entertain them all summer long?”

Camp Tall Timbers, located in High View, West Virginia, is truly a family affair. Founded in 1970 by Executive Director Jerry Smith, today, his son Glenn serves as Camp Director and manages all aspects of the operation year round. Together they bring over 50 years of camp experience to Camp Tall Timbers.

Accredited by the American Camp Association, Camp Tall Timbers is picky about the quality of its counselors. We are extremely proud of our 4 to 1 camper to staff ratio always focusing on your child’s diet, health and well being.

Most of all, we’re here to have fun. Because that’s what summer camp should be!

Camp Willow Run

Phone: 252-586-4665 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Camp Willow Run is an interdenominational Christian camp located on Lake Gaston in northeastern North Carolina. The camp is built on a unique railroad theme using actual boxcars that have been converted into heated and air-conditioned dormitories. An authentic 1911 steam engine and caboose complete the train.

The three-fold purpose of Camp Willow Run is to win youth to Christ, help mature those who are already Christians and demonstrate that you can be a Christian and have fun. Every effort is made to ensure a safe, action-filled experience for each camper. The Christian lifestyle is demonstrated by a carefully selected staff and taught through Bible study, devotions, music, and times of personal interaction.

Our program is available to rising 3rd grade through 12th grade students without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, limited disabilities, or religious preference.

Canterbury Nursery School

Phone: 804-741-4118 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Looking for a summer camp your children will love? It is easy at Canterbury’s Camp Sunshine with 8 weeks of exciting camps to choose from. Campers will explore a new theme each week through art, movement, water play, music and much more. We strive to help children grow in all aspects of their development through the power of play. We help each child develop a positive self-image, and independence. During our 5-day camps children will build on their fine and gross motor skills and develop higher-level thinking skills. Camps are designed especially for children ages 3 to 5 1/2 years old.

Each session of camp will include art, music, science, and water play. Campers should bring a nutritious lunch and drink each day. A mid-morning snack will be provided.

Afternoon Enrichment will be provided from 12:30 – 2 or 12:30 – 4:00

Cedarhouse School Summer Camp

Phone: 804-639-8078 | Email: sarah@cedarhouseschool.com | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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We have filled our Summer Camp schedule with fun, excitement, and learning in mind. In addition to field trips each day, including a weekly visit to the pool, we’ll play silly group games with a focus on teamwork, create fun works of art, and do tasty cooking projects. Keeping our thrilling themes each week in mind, Discovery Campers (rising 1st through 3rd graders) will make their way to the zoo, bowling alley, Maymont Park, a play at the VA Rep Theatre, and more. Older Adventure Campers (rising 4th through 6th graders) will stay busy with trips including horseback riding, visits to trampoline parks, ice skating, and rock wall climbing.

Center for Creative Arts Camps

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Located in Richmond’s far West End, children and teens can choose from Dance Camps, Art Camps, Robotics Camps,Chess Camps, and Musical Theatre Camps. Most camps are half-day camps in a safe and nurturing environment where small classes ensure individual attention from professional artists and musicians. Camps fill up early.

Chanco on the James

Phone: 757-294-3126 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Camp Chanco is about making friends, having fun and trying new things in a safe environment. During residential camp, boys and girls will enjoy activities such as:


Ropes Course (including a NEW 32 foot high rock wall)
Chaplain Program
Arts & Crafts
Canoeing – kayaking
Zip line
Nature Education
Singing, skits, games and bonfires

Campers live in rustic cabins in the woods. Resident campers live in campsites with up to six campers per cabin. Two counselors per group live with the campers in their campsite. Many of our counselors were previous campers themselves. Some even travel from abroad to spend the summer at Camp Chanco.

Chess Camp

Phone: 804.740.9622 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Chess is a learning tool for the development of the mind that also happens to be a fun game. A week of learning about this fascinating game of strategy. Chess instruction using a workbook format is supported by video coaching and chess logic puzzles to promote cognitive skills. Camp will include instruction, guided play, and tournaments. Grades 2 – 5. Held at Tuckahoe YMCA.

Civil War Adventure Camp

Phone: 804-861-2408 x108 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Ages 8 and up. Immerses participants in the life of a Civil War soldier at Pamplin Historical Park.

Travel back in time to the 1860s and enter the world of a Civil War soldier. As a newly enlisted private, you will don your uniform, shoulder your musket, and march off to a new adventure!

Your Civil War Adventure Camp experience offers an authentic and unique hands-on adventure for groups, families, and individuals alike! Supported by a variety of programming venues, Camps are customized based on the skills and knowledge levels of each group.

Collegiate School SummerQuest

Phone: 804-741-9714 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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When school is OUT…Summer Quest is on! Summer Quest is all about providing opportunities for kids of all ages to have fun, learn and be challenged over the summer months. Our beautiful campuses provide the perfect setting for a wide variety of programs ranging from academics, arts and enrichment to sports and much more. With 40 years expeience, Summer Quest knows what it takes to create summer memories that will last a lifetime. Registration has begun, call 804-741-9714.

Colonial Kids Camp

Phone: 804-282-5936 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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What was it like to be a kid in 18th century colonial Virginia? Spend 5 days with us to find out! Tour Wilton House Museum to see how you would have dressed, played, and lived in colonial Virginia. Learn to decorate a floor cloth, make a wig, play games, and have fun like an 18th century Virginians!

Advanced reservations are required. Grades rising-4 and rising-5.

ComedySportz Improv Theatre Camp for Kids

Phone: 804.266.9377 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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An amazing half-day camp for your child ages 6 to 13 to get wacky, meet some new friends, and grow in confidence. Each week the kids meet with a certified ComedySportz Intructor who teaches them the basics of improvisation. Classes typically run Tuesday through Friday during the summer months, with a 5:30 p.m. Friday performance to showcase their new skills for family and friends.

Comfort Zone Bereavement Camp

Phone: 804-377-3430 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Comfort Zone Camp offers free, child-focused grief and resilience training programs that provide children with:
A strong, supportive network of peers that personally understands their loss experience

Age-appropriate coping skills that will help them manage their grief in their day-to-day lives

Age-appropriate grief counseling administered by trained grief professionals

A volunteer mentor (Big Buddy) who will attend camp with your child and has been extensively screened and matched to support your child’s individual strengths and needs

Self-esteem building and confidence building activities

Games, songs, skits and other opportunities to have fun, play, laugh and connect with their peers

The ability to return to camp every year until they graduate high school

The opportunity to volunteer as a junior counselor after the age of 15


Phone: 804-827-0802 | Email: sdmitchell@vcu.edu | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Discovery is a fun, challenging and creative program offering a variety of in-depth experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Health Sciences while experiencing a college setting. Each full-day, weeklong camp is designed to challenge rising 6th – 8th graders to inquire and create as they investigate the world around them. Classes are taught by VCU faculty members, university students and local professionals in university classrooms and laboratories on VCU’s Monroe Park and Medical Campuses.

Drama Kids

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Drama Kids International summer camps – When school is out – Drama is IN! We offer half day and full day summer camps for ages ranging 3-17; include a wide variety of fun drama and improvisation activities. Campers always deliver a great performance for family and friends at the end of the week. Choose between our Playhouse, An Island Tour, or our Kinderkids summer camps.


Drama Wow

Phone: (804) 651-5932 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Drama Wow presents an energetic, fun-filled Drama Camp for children, grades 2nd-8th! Our acting program will help strengthen, support, & develop: creativity • self-confidence • presentation  • performance skills  • self-expression• teamwork. During our exciting camp, students will be immersed in acting exercises that support character development, the elements of story, and ensemble work. Students will be physically and dramatically active each day of camp! Drama camp ends with the students performing a short play, their Grand Finale. The Drama Wow program provides children with an unforgettable, educational, acting experience that is super fun. Drama Wow T-shirt included.

East Virginia Woodmen Youth Camp

Phone: 804-334-9691 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Swimming, archery, fishing, arts & crafts, speed stacks, soccer, basketball, rifle range, paddle boating,horseshoes, ga ga pen, volleyball,miniature golf as well as many other activities.

Woodmen of the World has sponsored camp for its youth members each summer since 1947. Youth camps are open to members from ages 8 – 15. Camps offer boys and girls the opportunity to expand their interests and skills, and learn about teamwork and leadership. Activities at camp include nature study, citizenship, drama, arts and crafts, swimming, fishing, games, hiking, sports and many others. Last year, more than 6,000 youth members attended a camp in their area.

Woodmen of the World camps have built a tradition of being fun and adventurous. Parents can be assured that the trained staff at each camp has the safety of each camper as their first priority. All Woodmen of the World camps are members of the American Camp Association and most are ACA accredited.

Woodmen of the World has earned an outstanding reputation in the camping community because of our commitment to safety and respect for campers. We’ve been perfecting our summer camp operations since 1947.


Epiphany Lutheran Nursery School Summer Camp

Phone: 804-282-7506 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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The ELNS Summer Camp program is a 1/2 day camp from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
offered for a week in June and a week in August.  A snack will be offered
each day and the children should pack a lunch.  Each week will have its own
theme with different activities each day centered around the themes.  For
more information and registration forms, please visit
www.epiphanylutherannurseryschool.com.  ELNS promotes a nut-free

Etiquette Camp

Phone: 804-264-8211 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Interactive seminars for children and teens will assist them in developing the skills and confidence necessary to easily navigate everyday encounters. These important tools build good leadership and social skills, while developing positive attitudes that last a lifetime.

Students also learn the importance of basic financial responsibility and money management. Knowledge of solid money management practices will instill invaluable lifetime skills. Starting young people on the right path to wealth is one of the greatest gifts of all.

Excel 2 Excellence Football Camp

Phone: 804-513-1258 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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NFL Pro Bowl running back Michael Robinson of the Seattle Seahawks and his Excel 2 Excellence Foundation, Inc will host its 3rd annual football camp on May 26, 2012. Robinsons’ foundation events will include a full day of community games and activities along with an on field football camp at Dorey Park, 7200 Dorey Park Dr, Richmond, VA 23231.

The football camp is free and limited to the first 500 boys and girls between the ages of 10-18.  Camp check in is from 9AM – 10:00AM and the camp itself will be from 10:00AM – 3:00PM with lunch provided. In addition to fun activities with various other NFL players, campers will receive autographed items such as footballs, t-shirts, and photos.

Michael Robinson, born in Richmond, Virginia, was drafted in the 4th round (100th overall) by the 49ers in the 2006 NFL Draft. He played quarterback and wide receiver at Penn State University and led the team to a Big Ten Conference title and an Orange Bowl Championship title in 2005. He finished 5th in the Heisman voting that year.

Excel 2 Excellence Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization established to develop underprivileged youths with leadership, team work, and life skills.

FCA Hoop It Up Basketball Camp

Phone: 804-937-5947 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Melvin Adams, former Harlem Globetrotter, brings his high energy, humor and loving spirit

to the FCA Hoop It Up Basketball Camp. Drills, contests and 5on5 games each day.

Melvin will share lessons that will impact Campers’ lives – on and off the court.

FCA Hoop It Up Camp Bon Air Baptist Church

7-10 year old & 11-14 year old Divisions

August 5-9 8:30a-12:30p All-Star Celebration Lunch on Friday – details provided at Camp

Ferrum College Summer Enrichment Camp

Phone: (888) 508-7822 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Classes involve ACTIVE PARTICIPATION with a variety of daily projects and group activities. Instructors are specially chosen for their unique abilities to make learning come alive. Average class size is 15 participants. Campers are enrolled in four classes. Choose from:

Adobe Photoshop
And the Grammy Goes To . . .
Cooking 101
Engineering: Rise to New Heights!
Explore the World of Radio
Hogwarts Academy I: O.W.L.
Hogwarts Academy II: N.E.W.T.
Is It Easy Being Green?
Living, 1800 Style
Movie Making “Family Style”
Summer Theater
The Ferrum Challenge

Foundation Basketball Camp

Phone: 804- 614-5070 | Email: ddanderson23@yahoo.com | Visit their website for more info | Location: ,
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Foundation Basketball is an incomparable basketball training company providing  training, development and instruction for student athletes from ages 4 and up.  Foundation Basketball camp includes warm ups, training, games, lunch, study time, seminars, guest speakers and more. Click here for more information on our camps.




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Learn skills such as eye contact, how to start and continue conversations, how to ask friends to play, and impulse control. Friendations offers two week sessions, held at St. Stephen’s Church on Grove Ave. and Three Chopt Rd. Social coaches teach campers skills through structured activities and then the campers engage in field trips and other outings to practice their new skills.

Give and Go Sports

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Summer basketball camp for Kg – 4th grade at Second Baptist Church.

Give and Go Sports is a ministry program built to encourage, teach, and support children in their athletic growth while giving them a safe and fun environment where they can make new friends, learn new skills, and learn how to enjoy all sports. Not only do we want children to have fun, but to also understand the life skills of teamwork and sportsmanship.

Glen Allen Basketball Camp

Email: rtstein@henrico.k12.va.us | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Glen Allen High School Summer Basketball Camp will make you a better player! We work hard, play a ton of games, and improve your individual ability. This camp is open to both boys and girls entering grades 1st – 9th for the 2014-2015 school year. Camp features individualized instruction by high school and college players and coaches, league play & tournament, great contest and games, intense group teaching stations, camp t-shirt & trophies, great environment and great fun.

Go Skate Skateboarding School

Phone: 800-403-2405 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Skateboarding camps and lessons for ages 4-14 at Pole Green Skate Park and other locations throughout Richmond.  Our classes teach safety, foot placement, balance, and how to do tricks.  Bring a skateboard, helmet, elbow pads, knee pads, and get ready for a ride!  Equipment is available for rent and purchase.  Sessions start at $47.50 and up.  For more info go to www.goskate.com or call 800-403-2405.

Grace Covenant Community School Summer Camp

Phone: 804-262-9023 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Camp for children, 2 ½ – 7 years old. Staffed by degreed and experienced teachers. Located at First Mennonite Church (601 E. Parham Road). Special nature trail to take walks to the library on a weekly basis. Two outdoor playgrounds, green space, outdoor water play area and classrooms for indoor art, music and movement. Summer themes. Children’s Garden. Cooking activities. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Greater Richmond Sailing Association Camp

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Greater Richmond Sailing Association will be holding week-long full day sail camps this summer for beginner and intermediate/advanced students aged 8-18 years. All sessions are taught by U.S. Sailing certified instructors on the Swift Creek Reservoir in Midlothian, VA. No sailing experience is necessary. Beginners learn fundamentals of sailing small sailboats including the sailboat parts, sailing terminology, sail trim, safety and steering. Experienced students learn small sailboat handling and racing techniques including sail trim, upwind and downwind tactics, starting and sailboat racing rules. These programs support self-confidence, sportsmanship, safety awareness and respect for others.


HAPPY Reading Camp

Phone: 804-912-0896 | Visit their website for more info | Location: ,
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It’s the perfect combination:  reading and summer fun in one, cool place.  We assess your child’s skills and provide a personalized plan of study.  Each camper gets two hours of individual or small group instruction every day.  We also play sports, make art, sing songs, and enjoy stories together.  Expect strides in reading, writing, speaking and listening….and wonderful memories made.  Themes by location include history, sports, visual arts, science, music and more.  Ages 4-14.

Harris Education Day Camp

Phone: 804-539-5816 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Harris Education presents Voyager Summer Day Camp, a thematic experiential learning summer camp for school aged children, rising K-8th grades. Your student will engage in the world outside the classroom with our exciting, multisensory program. Students will apply their academic knowledge to real-world situations based on our weekly theme. Throughout our adventures, we will take field trips to various attractions in and around the Richmond area. We will also travel to multiple parks for daily recreation. Our voyagers will paint, draw, perform, problem solve and analyze information. Register for camp weekly or the entire summer. Call 804-539-5816 or visit www.harriseducation.com

Henley Street Theatre/Richmond Shakespeare

Phone: 804-340-0115 | Email: joconnor@henleystreettheatre.org | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Explore the world of Shakespeare through scenes, monologues, stage combat, and performances. Spring and summer workshops and camps include: Introduction to Shakespeare; Festival Young Company; and Shakespeare Summer Camp.

Give your child the opportunity to find the joy of studying and performing in a Shakespeare play in a low-pressure atmosphere. At the same time as they grapple with Shakespeare’s words and plots, they will gain an appreciation of the greatest dramatist in the English language. Taught by the experts at Richmond Shakespeare for rising 6 – 10th graders.

Hidden Creek Farms Horse Camp

Phone: 434-985-4309 | Email: Tammy0583@yahoo.com | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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We offer several different camp options to fit everyone’s needs! For our horse lovers we have our Residential Summer Camp, where we eat, breath, and sleep horses for the whole week.  For our local students, not quite old enough to join our residential camp students, we have our Beginner Horse Day Camp.  It allows more indoor time and time doing other outdoor activities so we don’t get overwhelmed with horses. Click here for more information.




HNS Archery

Phone: 804-562-1673 | Email: huntnshak@comcast.net | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Bows will be provided as well as snacks and drinks. Students will learn basics of archery including range safety, shooting form, parts of the bow and sportsmanship. A competition will be held on the last day. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice with different types of bows and learn different types of archery. Minimum age is 8 and shooters do not have to have their own bow. More advanced camps are available.

Holiday Lake 4-H

Phone: 434-248-5444 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Camp Classes & Descriptions

Archery -Shooters to the Line!

This is an introductory course teaching the fundamentals of archery with an emphasis on safety. Students in this class will also have the opportunity to sign up for an exciting 3D archery session at our wilderness archery circuit that will take place during one of the afternoon recreation periods (limited space available).
This class is instructed by a Certified Archery Instructor.

Grab a paddle and a PFD and have fun learning the basics of canoeing and watercraft safety. Participants must pass the swim test to take this class.
Campers age 12 and up may participate in an off-site canoe trip down the James River which will be offered during the Thursday afternoon recreation period. (Signed parental consent form required)

Nature & Forestry
Venture out into woods for an exciting and hands on experience. Campers will have the opportunity to collect specimens from the creek, learn about and touch reptiles and amphibians, and dig through the dirt looking for various critters while learning about the natural wonders of the world!.

Nature Crafts
In this class campers will have the opportunity to participate in lots of hands-on nature related crafts while also learning about animals and the environment. Some activities include track making, birdfeeders, painting, and lots more. Make sure to turn your imagination on for this class, because we will be using our surroundings for inspiration!

Low ropes
In this fun and physically active course, campers will put their skills to the test to complete challenging tasks and negotiate the obstacles and elements of the low challenge course. Through a series of teambuilding activities participants will gain self confidence, learn valuable cooperation and communication skills, and most importantly have fun! Closed-Toe shoes required for this course (no sandals or flip-flops)

High Challenge or Climbing Tower
Participants will learn safety techniques, belaying skills, develop self confidence and teambuilding skills, all while climbing to new heights. Campers will have the opportunity to learn the techniques of rock climbing at the Climbing Tower or traverse the 7-station High Ropes Course and travel down the zip line at a height of nearly 30 feet. Participants must be 12 years of age by the start of camp to enroll. This course is offered twice daily and is limited to 12 participants. Closed-Toe shoes and long pants required for this course.

Outdoor Living Skills
This course is an introduction to the basic principles of outdoor living and camping skills. Through fun and hands-on activities campers will cover topics such as how to pitch a tent, animal tracking, shelter building, planning a day hike or overnight camping trip, and basic orienteering. Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in an on-site over night wilderness camping trip on Thursday night

Ready, Aim, Fire. Campers in this class will learn the fundamentals of firearms safety and basic rifle marksmanship including aiming, shooting positions and proper firing techniques using .22 caliber rim-fire rifles.
This class is instructed by a Certified Rifle Instructor.

Beginning Swimming
In this class campers will gain confidence and learn to feel comfortable in the water. Campers will first learn how to float and enjoy the water and then gradually begin to develop basic swimming skills and learn their first strokes. This class is full of water games and fun activities focused on developing and advancing the skill level of all beginner swimmers!

Intermediate / Advanced Swimming
The goal of this class is to build upon campers basic swimming skills by providing additional guided practice. To enter this level students must be able to swim 15 yards independently. In this class students will learn to coordinate the front and back crawl strokes, begin orientation to deep water, refine key strokes, and be introduced to the butterfly stroke, open turns and diving. And don’t forget the games!

Theatrical Arts
Lights, Camera, Action! Show your dramatic side while learning techniques of the performing arts including costuming, improvisation, and the use of props. Develop your skills and talents in this class designed to increase self-confidence as well as positive group interaction. And did we mention its fun! Campers will have the opportunity to participate in a weekly talent show! .

Leather Craft
Hammer, stamp, stain and be creative! Leather craft gives you the opportunity to use leather to create just about whatever you want from wallets to bookmarks and key chains to belts. This highly active and creative crafts class lets campers use their imagination to develop skills and possibly a hobby to last a lifetime. Fun for all ages!

Teen Life or CIT
This class is designed especially for teens and will be structured as a discussion group led by one of the Camp Program Staff. It will focus on current events and topics such as “Life after high school”, “Peer relationships”, “Becoming a leader”, and other teen related issues.

Horse Camp at Heldergate Stables

Phone: (434) 414-4051 or (941) 224-2209 | Email: heldergatestables@gmail.com | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Experience a fun, active and skill-building week. 9am-5pm M-F; early drop-off/late-pick-up if needed. Horse show and family picnic on Saturday. Two different session options in July. Practice responsibility and cooperation, learn horseback riding and all aspects of horsemanship, participate in games, arts/crafts, group sports, water activities and more every day.

Horse Lover’s Co-Ed Day Program

Phone: 804-932-8710 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Students spend each day (9:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.) in riding lessons, learning about horse care and horsemanship, helping with barn chores and swimming. Mounted instruction is provided daily in group lessons. In addition to mounted instruction, students in this program work directly with the horses as they learn to safely lead, groom, tack and care for horses. Pack a lunch, sunscreen, towel and swimsuit daily.

Horse Riding Camp Program

Phone: 804-932-8710 | Email: foxpointefarm@yahoo.com | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Spend a week on a 27 acre equestrian facility, bunk in the “Fox Den” and ride twice daily on one of our beautiful horses or ponies. Fox Pointe Farm’s riding camp is for girls ages 9-16 of any riding level who wish to learn how to ride or improve their skills, strength, confidence and riding foundation. Each day is structured around riding and learning about barn management and horse care. Students ride twice daily in ability-based groups and practice their teamwork skills as they clean stalls, water, feed and turn out the horses. Additional educational opportunities are provided that teach students important horsemanship skills that they can put into practice at the farm.

iD Tech Camps

Phone: 888-709-TECH | Email: rbarone@idtech.com | Visit their website for more info | Location: ,
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Tech camps for ages 7-17 held at William & Mary and UVA. Day and resident programs.

Take interests further and gain a competitive edge for school, college, and future careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)! Ages 7-17 create apps, video games, C++/Java programs, movies, and more at weeklong, day and overnight summer programs. Held at the College of William & Mary, the University of Virginia, American, Towson, Stanford, Princeton, Yale, and others. Also 2-week, pre-college programs for ages 13-18 held at select universities: iD Programming Academy, iD Game Design & Development Academy, and iD Film Academy.

IMMPACT Summer Camp

Phone: 804-639-4151 | Location:
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IMPPACT summer camp experience is for children entering Kindergarten through 8th grade. During your summer IMPPACT experience your child will develop spiritually through devotions and Christian education group sessions and socially through fun offsite field trips. Your child will also participate in bi-weekly minicamps. Tuition includes morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack and all field trips except Kings Dominion.

James River Explorer Summer Enrichment Camp

Phone: 804-673-9255 | Email: therichmondwalks@gmail.com | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Sponsored by The Richmond Walks and History Programs, this is a half day camp with two one week sessions. This program is for rising third, fourth, and fifth graders who seek science/social studies exploration in the great outdoors. Sites visited: Richmond riverfront and historic canals; Brown’s Island; The Virginia State Capitol; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Virginia Historical Society. Hours are from 9:00AM to 12:15PM. Camp meets at Historic Tredegar Visitor Center on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; Capitol Visitor Entrance on Thursday and at Virginia Museum on Friday.

Jamestown 4-H Center

Phone: 757-253-4931 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Junior 4-H Camp is our residential week long summer camp program available to youth ages

9-18. Summer camp provides youth countless opportunities for learning more about themselves, their peers, and the natural world around them. This learning takes place through a wide range of camp activities and programs, all of which are designed to allow youth to “learn by doing” through hands-on participation. Days are filled with instructional-based camp classes, unstructured recreation and swim time, flag ceremonies, evening programs, and campfire programs.

  • Hands-on skill sessions may include:
  • Canoeing & Kayaking
  • Archery
  • Swimming
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Counselor In Training (CIT)
  • Fishing
  • Seining & Marine Science
  • Outdoor Living Skills (OLS)
  • Challenge Course
  • Rifle
  • Forestry
  • Sailing

Jr Chef’s Camps

Phone: 804-404-5328 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Mise en Place Shockoe presents cooking camps for ages 8-14yrs. Camps offered: Around the World Cooking (China, Italy, Greece & Spain) and Jr Chef Cupcake Camp.

In addition, Mise en Place hosts birthday parties. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the birthday of a budding Emeril or Rachael Ray! Not only does the party provide an unbeatable hands-on activity to entertain the kids, but it culminates in a meal, including dessert, for them to enjoy. Even picky eaters will be thrilled to eat something they have made with their own hands. Best of all, there is no mess for you to clean up! We focus on fun, nutrition and education. All of our recipes are kid-friendly and can be recreated (with a little help) by your child at home.

Latin Ballet of Virginia Camp

Phone: 804-379-2555 | Visit their website for more info | Location: ,
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Our primary goal is to provide learning in an exciting and interesting format. We strongly believe in the arts’ ability to inspire a child’s creative self-expression and intellectual growth. Students develop notable self-confidence, a sense of discipline and the joy of sharing skills; discovering a greater regard for dance and connecting dance forms to specific language and culture

Our “Arts in Education Summer Day Camp” is for children ages 5-16, held Mondays Through Fridays from 9 AM to 4 PM, at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen and at Richmond Center Stage. Each camp is held for two weeks, and includes classes that explore various techniques including ballet, Latin, modern, hip-hop, dance history, drums and percussion, arts and crafts, technology/video and much more.

Our unique program is taught by professional dancers and musicians, who have years of performance and teaching experience to share with each student. Classes are held in professional studios. Every two-week session culminates with a final performance by the students, based on international legends and myths.


Level Green Riding School

Phone: 804-794-8463 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Level Green welcomes your children ages 7 to 16 to our Spring and Summer day camp riding program. We accept children who have never ridden to advanced riders. Camp hours are from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Transportation on the Level Green bus is provided from 2 locations in Chesterfield county if needed. Our program includes:

Lewis and Clark Leadership Camp

Phone: 804-840-2588 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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An amazing trip and travel camp offering middle and high school-age youth the opportunity to learn outdoor survival skills and leadership lessons based out our nation’s historical leaders. Camps include Spring Break Camp, Beach Camp, Harpers Ferry Camp, and New River Camp. Have amazing adventures, hone essential leadership skills, and learn important life lessons based on our nation’s historical leaders. Based out of Westview on the James.

Lewis Ginter Green Adventures Camp

Phone: 804-262-9887 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden offers programs for preschool-grade 7. Join us every summer for Green Adventures, our week-long day camp programs for children. Each week campers explore the Garden to learn more about the plant kingdom and their connection to it. Keepsake crafts, field studies, garden games, and botanical snacks are all part of the daily activities.


Luther Memorial Summer Program

Phone: 804-321-6420 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Educational and exploratory programs that engage and nurture the child mind, body and spirit. Students in preschool through 9th grade are welcome to join our program. Preschool and elementary particiants are offered the opportunity to learn and play in an environment that is filled with discovery. Middle school participants are challenged and encouraged through experiences that broaden their creative abilities. Our theater productions have a 16 year history of developing and inspiring student’s artistic gifts. The school offers a program utilizing education and artisan teachers who value the success of each student and bring to the community a wealth of knowledge and experience.

MAC’s All Sports Summer Camp

Phone: (804) 330-2222 ext. 308 | Email: chrissie@macrichmond.com | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Keeps children ages 4 to 13 active and engaged through various team sports and team building activities. In addition to sports, there is time each day to explore science, arts & crafts or a creative thinking activity. Choose a full day or half day, and extended day option is available. Campers will be separated into age groups (ages 4-7 and ages 8-13) during many activities.

Mad Science Camps

Phone: 804-359-1500 | Email: Info@MadScienceofCentralVA.com | Visit their website for more info | Location: , ,
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Mad Science camps offer a daily combination of in-class discovery and exploration, outdoor games and physical activities and hands-on applications of the scientific principles presented. Campers create a variety of take-home projects and participate in snack-tivities while exploring how science affects the world around us. Click here for more information.

Magical Movement Summer Camp

Phone: 804-741-5444 | Email: MagicalMovements@aol.com | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Magical Movement’s School of Dance offers 2 or three day mini-camps with themed adventures designed for young children of all experience levels. Magical Moves, for 3-6 year olds offers dance, music, arts and crafts, storytelling, games, and snack. Summer Arts camp, for 5-10 year olds offer dance, vocal music, acting, improvisation, theater games, costume and scene design and snack.


Making of a Champion Sports Camp

Phone: 804-740-4794 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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The Making of a Champion Sports Camps are committed to building champions in mind, body and spirit, on and off the court, one child at a time. Learn the fundamentals in an atmosphere of fun, sportsmanship, teamwork and commitment to excellence.

These co-ed camps offer a wonderful opportunity for players of all skill levels to learn the game of basketball. Learn the fundamentals in an atmosphere of fun, sportsmanship, teamwork and commitment to excellence. Shooting, passing, dribbling, ball handling, defense, offensive moves, rules and team concepts will be taught in an encouraging environment with proven and fun-filled teaching techniques.

Marine Science Consortium

Phone: 757-824-5636 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Summer programs at the Marine Science Consortium give campers the opportunity to investigate beaches, marshes, and mud flats as they explore the amazing variety of life in and around the Chesapeake Bay.  At Ocean Adventures Summer Camp campers connect to nature and the sea while making new friends and exploring new places!  We have great counselors with a low camper/staff ratio to assure safety and personal attention. The residential summer camp program is a perfect blend of nature and adventure for 4th to 12th graders. Along with educational marine-based lessons and activities, campers participate in a variety of arts and crafts, games, and many other traditional camp activities.

Martial Arts World West End

Phone: 804-673-5200 | Email: greeson@mawwestend.com | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Whether campers are spending the day swimming, knocking down pins at a bowling alley, or working on their latest martial arts skill, your child will have a great experience in a positive and safe environment. They will have a blast, while building character,
self-discipline, and self-esteem. Most importantly they will develop a “Yes I Can” positive attitude. Camp also includes field trips, arts and crafts,and new this summer – our in-house rock climbing wall. Best value in the West End for just $159 per week – all inclusive. Sign up for all 11 weeks or just one. Extended care available as early as 7:15 am and as late as 6 pm for no extra charge. Ensure the best summer for your child and call Martial
Arts World. Nine Virginia Locations

Master Cho’s Tae Kwon Do

Phone: 804-364-0101 | Email: tigerbcho@gmail.com | Location:
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Master Cho’s Tae Kwon Do is proud to offer a full day, action packed camp all summer long. Through Tae Kwon Do classes children gain better balance, coordination, self-confidence, focus and exercise while having a blast. Camp activities include but are not limited to arts and crafts projects, rock climbing, exciting educational games, moon bouncing, Friday water fun day and more. Additionally, children will enjoy multiple field trips every week. Camp hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with extended care available. Two Glen Allen locations.

Master Yi Taekwondo

Phone: 804- 915-7033 | Email: contactus@masteryitkd.com | Visit their website for more info | Location: ,
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M.Y. Taekwondo Summer Camps provide a fun, safe environment for kids to burn off steam in weekly Taekwondo classes, outdoor activities and swimming. Summer camps are conveniently located at both our Short Pump and Midlothian schools. We offer 10 weeks of fun, with half or whole day camp options. Join us for the entire summer or just a few weeks. Our weekly field trips include Jumpology and Chuck E. Cheese, and our last summer camp activity will be a session in classroom manners, respect and positivity to prepare students for the school year. By the end of the summer your child will be more focused, confident and ready for the new school year.

Mercersburg Summer Programs

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Mercersburg Summer is all about fun.  Nestled in the mountains of south central Pennsylvania, our beautiful campus provides the perfect setting for a wide range of opportunities for learning, personal growth, and most importantly, fun.  Each summer, participants take part in an array of programs, ranging from the Adventure Camp series, Mercersburg’s Summer Dance and Theatre Workshops, Young Writers Camp and Swim Clinics. Our Campus features over 300 acres of expansive athletic fields, wildlife habitat areas, farmland and state-of-the-art academic facilities. Mercersburg Summer programs are safe, supportive camps that focus on engaging campers on every level and challenging them to broaden their horizons, make new friends and create unforgettable memories

Messiah Lutheran School Summer Program

Phone: 804-746-7134 | Email: office@mlcas.org | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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A time for fun under the sun and to grow in faith! Messiah Lutheran School in Mechanicsville provides a summer program for children age 3 – 12. Within a Christian, caring community, all participants will be provided a safe place to play and grow. The program includes: Structured child care, Weekly themes of interest, Special projects, Discovery and learning activities, Field trips, Swimming or Water Day, Arts and Crafts, Music, Weekly Bible-based devotions, Weekly ecumenical chapel services. Free Vacation Bible School, including dinner.

Millwood School Summer Camp

Phone: 804-639-3200 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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This exciting adventure is open to all children from all neighborhoods and makes use of the excellent facilities of Millwood School, including the gym if the weather is wet or too hot.  Our program runs from mid-June to the end of July. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Extended day care (7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) is also available.

Monticello Summer Adventures

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Surrounded by the spectacular setting of Monticello, children imagine themselves in the world of Thomas Jefferson. Activities take participants both indoors and outdoors and include exploring the gardens, cooking historic foods, hiking the grounds,solving puzzles, building and creating, playing games, and a special tour ofthe Monticello mansion. Specific activities vary with each camp; for descriptions, visit www.monticello.org/camp.

Movie Making Camp by Final Act Drama

Phone: 804-858-3446 | Email: Russ@FinalActDrama.com | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Students attending the Movie Making Camp will write, produce, direct, act, and digitally edit his or her own short film. Students will rotate among crew positions to learn different jobs on the film set. Taught by instructors with TV and Feature Film experience, students will use digital video cameras and digital editing systems to create their film. Students will walk away from this course with their very own copy of their project as well as very practical experience in acting and movie making. Movie Making Camp is for grades 4 to 12.

Noah’s Arc Camp

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One week of fun activities for children ages 6 months-4yrs (turning 4 after 9/30) during Vacation Bible School week at Derbyshire Baptist Church. Camp participants will have the opportunity to learn about different animals and follow their journey on the Arc! Daily activities will include arts and crafts, games, stories and songs.

Oak Hill Service Camp

Phone: 804.779.3050 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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A Christian service camp that seeks to guide, instruct, and inspire all who attend any of its activities.

Oak Hill Christian Service Camp is a non-profit organization, incorporated under the laws of the state of Virginia. It exists to serve Christian churches by developing camping facilities and programs. The camp is sponsored by Christian Churches/Churches of Christ in the Central Virginia area. It achieves its support from camper registration fees and donations from individuals. Registration fees pay less than half of the money needed to operate the camp.

Oak Hill is unique in its purpose. It seeks to guide, instruct, and inspire all who attend any of its activities. With the influence of godly men and women who come from our churches to help in every capacity of camp life, everyone who attends receives a rich experience in living together, growing together, and worshipping together in the Spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ. The curriculum is designed to be challenging and pertinent to each age group. A camper who attends 9 years will receive at least 27 different subjects.

On-Farm Summer Camp

Phone: 703-568-7206 | Email: info@lockhartfarmilyfarm.com | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Enrollment now OPEN for children on The Lockhart Family Farm’s summer On-Farm Summer Camp program in July and August. Children will have the opportunity to explore animals, forestry, gardening, farm to plate cooking and much more. Each week has a specific theme. $180 per week, scholarships may be available for children whose families are on government assistance or are military. The farm is located near Ladysmith, halfway between Richmond and Fredericksburg, very near I-95 and Route 1.

Pamplin Historical Park Camp

Phone: 804-861-2408 x108 | Email: generalmailbox@pamplinpark.org | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Pamplin Historical Park offers both a History Camp and a Civil War Adventure Camp. Kids age 8-17 can live the life of a soldier at the Civil War Adventure Camp, complete with uniforms, drills, sleeping quarters, etc.  Kids 8-12 can also participate in the 3-day History Day Camps to experience the way soldiers and civilians of Civil War-era Virginians lived.



Passages Adventure Camp

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Passages Adventure Camps teach boys and girls ages 5-17 the fun of outdoor adventure, offering several types of programs, as well as a variety of kayaking, climbing, and mountain biking instructional sessions. We’ve designed the “Rock and River Master Program”, which confidently teaches campers fundamentals to advanced methods of kayaking, rock climbing and rappelling. The new “Dirt and Air Program” teaches the fundamentals of mountain biking. The one week sessions also includes a 5 mile river trip. The cost includes all gear, snacks, drinks and lunches. Come join us this summer, you’ll be glad you did!


Peak Experiences Base Camp

Phone: 804-897-8283 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Passages Adventure Camps at Peak Experiences teaches boys and girls ages 5-17 the fun of outdoor adventure, kayaking, rock climbing, rappelling, wilderness survival, zip-lining, and mountain biking. We’ve designed the “Rock and River Master Program” which confidently teaches campers fundamentals to advanced methods of kayaking, rock climbing and rappelling. The new “Dirt and Air Program” teaches the fundamentals of mountain biking. Come join us this summer, you’ll be glad you did! Click here for more information.

Pirate Adventure Camp

Phone: 804 673-9255; | Email: therichmondwalks@gmail.com | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Sponsored by The Richmond Walks and History Programs, this is a one day themed camp with several sessions throughout the summer: Jr. Pirate Adventure Camp (rising first and second graders) – 6/24, 7/1, 8/12, and 8/26 and Pirate Adventure Camp (rising third, fourth and fifth graders) 6/26, 7/3, 7/17, 7/22, and 8/14 Camp meets at Historic Tredegar Visitor Center. Program includes pirate crafts, treasure hunt and cannon program.

Pump It Up: Mining and Crafting

Phone: 804-550-7867 | Email: Taworia_davis@pumpitupva.com | Visit their website for more info | Location: ,
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At Mining & Crafting camp, we’ll get away from the screen and experience the world of Minecraft with LEGO® bricks in this creative camp! Kids will begin by crafting their shelters and some of the mobs, critters and tools using traditional bricks and mosaic builds. Campers will face new challenges each day, building motorized Bricks 4 Kidz models and crafting key elements from the Minecraft game. Themed games and challenges and creative building stations add to the fun. Hanover Location-804-550-7867, Chesterfield Location-804-739-7773.

Rays of Hope

Phone: 804-516-4684 | Location:
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A fun and interactive camp to help children understand and control their feelings, by building coping skills and resolving emotions conflicts, so that they can become better scholars. Through enjoyable stories, creative art and peer engagement, children will establish an improved outlook on their academic future; decrease negative behaviors and enhance decision making skills; and develop an improved self-concept. (Chesterfield)

Ready, Set, Go! Early Literacy Camp

Phone: 804-320-3465 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Riverside School will help prepare your child (Ages 5-8) to start school this fall with the skills they need to succeed! Ready, Set, Go! Camp will provide campers with one-on-one, multisensory language tutoring with a trained Orton-Gillingham teacher. In addition, the camp will include reading and spelling, math enrichment, handwriting, fun camp activities, crafts, music, and outdoor activities.

Richmond Fencing Club

Phone: 804-622-3655 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Richmond Fencing Club camps are a great way for kids 9 and up to stay active, have fun, and enjoy the summer while learning and improving their fencing. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never fenced before or you’ve been fencing for years; we happily accomodate all experience levels. Camps are led by a number of our college-age fencers who keep studenats active through group lessons, competition, footwork, games, techique and tactics, and fencing videos. All nesessary equipment is provided, all you need to do is bring lunch and lots of energy.

Richmond Waldorf School

Phone: 804-377-8024 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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A summer experience for children ages 4 through rising 3rd grade.

Remember the carefree, old-fashioned summer days of childhood? We do! Getting dirty and wet, gardening, simple games, singing, and plenty of unstructured play are the cornerstones of Summergarden! Expect to pick up your child wet, dirty, tired and happy! Our summer program is open to all; your child does not need to be enrolled at RWS to attend.

Riverside Outfitters

Phone: 804-560-0068 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Riverside Outfitters is the world’s first tree climbing based summer camp right here in Richmond. Offering adventure, education, and confidence-building that is truly unique. Campers will get to climb trees, walk limbs, try various high-ropes elements, go fishing, have team building challenges, environmental education, games, knot-tying and much more. Program is designed by Camp Director and ISA Climber Specialist Scott Ross (MA-5192T) with the help of expert arborists at True Timber Tree Service.

Robins Junior Golf Boarding Camp

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Boarding Camps
Check in will take place on the Sunday prior to the first day of camp from 5:30- 6:00 p.m., pick up after the awards ceremony which starts at 4:00 p.m. on the last day of camp. Campers will reside at on site dormitory each night. Linens, pillows, towels, meals and snacks will be provided. Counselors stay on site in Frable Hall, Holden Hall or Haley Hall at Independence Golf Club.

Robins Junior Golf Camp

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Independence Golf Club

All campers will receive a camp shirt, hat, golf balls, junior instruction booklet and end of camp favor. Parents are encouraged to attend the awards presentation at the conclusion of the last day of camp. One instructor per six campers will assure everyone gets the individual attention needed to be a better golfer. Lunch and snacks will be provided for full day camps and a snack is provided for all half day camps.

Romp n’ Roll Camp

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Romp n’ Roll Summer Camp is open to children ages two through five. Our little campers are led through a variety of “kid-tested, Rompy approved” gym, art and music activities by a team of nurturing and energetic instructors. Each week we introduce a new theme designed to broaden a child’s learning and experiences and keep camp fresh and exciting the whole summer long. Potty-training not required.


Shakespeare Summer Camp

Email: cynde@bardunbound.org | Location:
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Let us take the “shaky-ness” out of Shakespeare or the “bored” out of the Bard, and give your child a whole new experience. Our Shakespeare camps are active on-your-feet experiences, playing with the words and enjoying the characters. Students will “play” together to do a 20 minute version of an entire Shakespeare play, experiencing great language and imagining themselves some of the greatest characters ever written. Silliness and tragedy abound. Located at Tikvat Israel, corner of Grove and Boulevard in the Fan. Camp is for ages 8 to 12.


Phone: 804-353-3393 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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SPARC offers a graduated curriculum for beginners, experienced students and advanced young actors. A student can enter our program and work toward conservatory or college level study, or just experience the joy of performing and build valuable life skills along the way.

The fall semester focuses on process – mastering the performance techniques. In the spring, process work continues, but there is more emphasis on performance as all but the very youngest students prepare for a Showcase. Students are welcome to enroll in their first class at the start of any term — fall, spring, or summer. Summer camps and workshops are a perfect time to explore the performing arts and build skills for the stage and for life!


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Ages 8-13 can get experience in App building and more. Offerings include:

App Adventures! The Next Level
App Attack! Make Your First Game App
FX: Learn The Science Behind Special Effects
I-Rock: Create Digital Music Video, Songs, And Podcast!
Junkyard Warriors
LEGO Films & Stop Animation
LEGO Video Games
LEGO YOUniverse! Make Your Own Adventure!
Lightz! Camera! Action!
Make Your First Video Game
Make Your First 3-D Video Game
Video Game Animation
Virtual Worlds And Future Cities

Summer Camp Challenge at The Fed

Phone: 804-697-8110 | Location:
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Join the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond for our free, annual Summer Camp Challenge at The Fed Experience. Campers will experience fun and games as they use reasoning to solve puzzles, crack clues, and answer riddles about resources, innovation, entrepreneurship and prices.

Camps are held from 10 – 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 – 3:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, July 1 through August 8, 2013.

Beat the heat and have fun while learning. Engaging age-based activities and games will have your campers asking for more! Camps are scheduled according to students’ rising grade level as follows:

K-2 Productive Resources
3-5 Innovation Investigators
6-8 Fortune Hunters

We are currently accepting reservations. Call to reserve your date today (804) 697-8110.
**The Fed Experience will be closed on July 4, 2013.

Summer Camps on the River

Phone: 804-758-2306 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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For more than 15 years, Summer Camps on the River has provided campers with fun, engaging, and enriching programs that cultivate the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our campers. During the summer months Christchurch School transforms into a state of the art summer camp. With access to our pristine waterfront and 125+ acre facility to offer campers the opportunity to explore sailing, marine science and fishing while growing as individuals and learning through new experiences.

Summer Camps on the River also offers an innovative adventure program for teens 14-16 years old. These are specialty camps designed to encourage peer teamwork and collaboration via adventure experiences at unique and engaging locations.

For complete information on our Summer Programs for children ages 8-17 contact Isaac Clark Summer Camps on the River Director (804-758-2306 ext 177.)

Summer Music Institutes

Phone: 804-837-9355 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Now in their seventeenth year, the Summer Music Institutes at the Academy of Music provide multifaceted opportunities for artistic growth for musicians of all ages.  Through intensive Institutes focused on Harp, Chamber Music, Guitar, Choir, Piano and Musical Theater, SMI offers unparalleled opportunities in music performance and instruction.  At the same time, we are proud to provide all of the fun and camaraderie of a summer music camp, where students form new friendships that will last a lifetime.

Summer Soccer Camp

Phone: 804-938-4673 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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We’re looking forward once again to working with 1st through 5th graders, learning about how to be a good soccer player and also about the God who made us. All “campers” will be divided into small teams, with each evening’s session featuring skill-building drills, scrimmages, lessons on good sportsmanship, and fun! Plus the answer the question, “Does God care about soccer?” The final evening’s session will include a celebration time.

TechEm Studios Technology Camps

Phone: 804-476-0278 | Email: info@techemstudios.com | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Learn how to create and master technology rather than just use it this summer! Make your own app. Design a website. Create an original game. Build a working device. Print a 3D object. Learn computer code. Will individualize camp experience for kids 7-17 based on age and level of experience (no experience necessary). All camps taught by an IT professional at TechEm Studios – where kids, computer, and creativity come together.

The Little Gym Camp

Phone: 804-266-7700 | Email: tlgglenallenva@thelittlegym.com | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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The Little Gym camps combine physical activity and games with arts, crafts and special events. Each week offers an interactive learning theme and each day brings a different, creative lesson plan. Plus, flexible scheduling options allow you to sign up for several weeks, a single week or even just a day at a time. Ages 3-8

The Steward School’s Summer Experience

Phone: 804-740-3394 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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With a fun-filled selection of camps for all ages, Steward offers a wide variety of academic and nonacademic opportunities to explore, expand, and excel. Your child is sure to find the perfect way to spend summer days.

Returning to this year’s Summer Experience are our sports camps. Be prepared to take your game to the next level with one of our dynamic sports camps for boys and girls ages 6-14. USA Chess, Video Game Creation, and Young Rembrandts camps are offered on the Steward campus and are sure to capture the imagination of all who attend. Our academic camps provide a mixture of fun and review with Steward teachers sure to be a perfect fit for those who seek to keep their brains moving in the summer months. Kindergarten camps offer the youngest campers an introduction to Steward, as well as summer camping in general.

We promise it will be a Summer Experience to remember.

Tuckahoe Sports Camp

Phone: 804-360-3395 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Each week at Tuckahoe Sports Camp is a new experience with it’s own unique theme. The days are jam packed with crazy games, fitness challenges and sports activities that are guaranteed to bring out the athlete in every child. Through exercise and interactive play, we want children to focus on fitness and fun this summer creating healthier hearts and stronger bodies!

U-Turn Sport Performance Camps

Phone: 804-358-2775 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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U-TURN’s mission sits at the intersection of youth, sports, and ministry. We aspire to create a place where young people can come together for athletic, social, and recreational opportunities that build performance, character and a sense of community centered around Christian principles. U-Turn’s current program services include: individual and team athletic training in basketball, football, tennis, soccer and volleyball; 10 AAU basketball teams; 4 USPAV girls’ volleyball teams; seasonal camps; community outreach and physical education support services for diverse populations including homeschool, special and behavioral needs students.

VCU Orchestra Project

Phone: (804) 788-4717 x145 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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The VCU Orchestra Project, a joint venture between VCU Music and the Richmond Symphony, is a unique orchestra camp. Staffed entirely by some of the most talented players and teachers in Richmond — VCU professors and full-time musicians from the Richmond Symphony — it is designed to immerse young players in the magic of great music making. The mission of the VCU Orchestra Project is to bring about transformative growth in young musicians in one week’s time.

The VCU Orchestra Project offers the following programs, with both dorm and day options available:

String Intensive: an advanced and focused week for high school string players where we dig deep into chamber music, string orchestra, and workshops. Auditions are held in the spring. Come immerse yourself at Intensive.

String Odyssey: for the burgeoning string player, third through ninth grade. We dig into a whirlwind of repertoire and have fun with electives as well. Two years playing experience required – surprise yourself at Odyssey.

VCUarts Summer Intensive

Phone: 866-534-3201 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Three week rigorous arts program for high school students.
VCUarts Summer Intensive residency program offers high school students an opportunity to explore their interests in the fine arts, design arts or performing arts; promotes cross-disciplinary approaches to creative activity; and imparts practical knowledge and skills to prepare performing artists for college auditions and visual artists for the creation of their application portfolios.

VCUarts is ranked #1 among public art schools in America by US News & World Report.

Velocity Sports Performance

Phone: 804-266-2500 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Just like every parent, you want the best for your child. While you want your child to be healthy and enjoy participating in sports, you may also have concerns about their abilities and possible injuries. This is where Velocity Sports Performance can help.

Whether your child wants to be the star of the team, or just wants a little more playing time, we can help them reach their goals. Our coaches will push athletes to their limits, but not beyond them. They will use positive reinforcement to ensure that your child feels good about his or her accomplishments. And at the completion of the first program, you’ll see the improvement in your child’s athletic performance and a boost in self-confidence from what they’ve achieved.

Along the way, our coaches will meet with you and your child to go over the program, your child’s performance, and answer any questions that you might have.

At a time when the childhood obesity rate is higher than ever before, it’s important to ensure that children are physically active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Studies have also shown that children who are physically active or involved in sports are more likely to have higher self-esteem, perform better in the classroom, and have better social skills.

Virginia Fishing Adventures/Virginia Outside Camps

Phone: 804-687-1869 | Email: tsclarkson@virginiafishingadventures.com | Visit their website for more info | Location: ,
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Virginia Fishing Adventures and Virginia Outside offer day and overnight camps from the mountains of Virginia to the Chesapeake Bay. Camp themes include Fishing, Mountain Baking, Travel and Service, Overnight Fishing Camps or you can customize your own. Click here for more information.


Virginia Historical Society Camps at Virginia House

Phone: 804-353-4251 | Email: tbryan@vahistorical.org | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Children will explore the museum, collections, and grounds of this wonderful historic home, brought from England to Richmond in the 1920s. Travel to distant lands as a “junior ambassador” and experience the various cultures and daily life in countries where Weddell served in the US Foreign Service; or spend a week investigating the different types of gardens located on the expansive grounds while learning gardening practices to use at home. All three camps encourage children to explore, learn, and create during an unforgettable week in this unique environment. Options include Jr. Ambassador Passport Travels (ages 7 – 10), Jr. Master Gardener (ages 9 – 11), and Diggin’ in the Dirt (ages 6 – 8).

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Phone: 804-340-1400 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Eight weeks of excitement, VMFA’s more than forty Summer Art Adventuresinclude CampsConnect-A-Camp, and our new program for the blind and visually impaired, Within Reach. Carefully tailored to specific age groups and providing access to quality materials and a world-renowned art collection, this exciting program encourages children to create, learn, grow, imagine, make friends, build self-confidence, and have fun!

Registration for summer classes begins April 10.*

Virginia Repertory Theatre’s Stage Explorers

Phone: 804-783-1688 | Email: education@va-rep.org | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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Stage Explorers Camp at the Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn In just two weeks your child will learn everything it takes to put on a show in a professional theatre. From singing, acting and dancing, to lights, sound and sets, and everything in between!

Campers will gain an exciting and comprehensive understanding from some of Virginia’s finest theatre artists and educators. At the end of Camp, campers will produce and perform in a Stage Explorers Showcase for all of their friends and family. No audition is necessary for this fun-filled camp, full of exploration, investigation and imagination

Volley Tots VA

Phone: 804-647-4280 | Email: volleytotsva@gmail.com | Visit their website for more info | Location: , ,
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Volley Tots VA is excited to introduce volleyball to preschoolers! Our fun and energetic staff will introduce your child to fundamental basic volleyball skills and age appropriate movement games. Mini-camps run in June at multiple locations. Please call (804) 647-4280, email volleytotsva@gmail.com or check our website www.volleytotsva.com for registration information as times and prices vary by location.

YMCA Camp Silver Beach

Phone: 757-442-4634 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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It may look like just plain fun, but there’s a lot more going on at Camp Silver Beach. With loads of activities packed on 151 beautiful acres of forest, field and wetlands, and 1,200 feet of pristine Chesapeake Bay beachfront, we provide opportunities for campers to build confidence, learn sportsmanship, find potential, grow friendships and develop a healthy independence from family. Lessons about respect and honesty come packaged in water adventures, woodland walks, and campfire sing-a-longs. We maintain a 4-to-1 camper-to-staff ratio with counselors who are highly trained, positive, and enthusiastic role models.

YMCA Day Camps

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For nearly a century, the YMCA has led the way as the nation’s largest and most respected provider of summertime activities for youth. Based on our core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility, YMCA day camps allow your child to grow in a fun, nurturing environment. With 15 branches throughout the Greater Richmond and Petersburg area offering day camps, specialty camps, sports camps and summer child care, we have a camp for you!

Zirkus Summer Camp at Richmond Waldorf School

Phone: 804-377-8024 | Visit their website for more info | Location:
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For rising 4th through rising 9th grade. Spend 5 days with
professional circus artists exploring fun, safe, ground-based arts including juggling, clowning, unicycling, prop building, and performance skills. Working together as a team, campers experience the art and camaraderie of the circus first-hand. Celebrate the end of the session with a mid-day circus show for friends and family – all written, performed and presented by campers. Kids will take home a set of juggling props, a puppet or mask, a circus t-shirt, and the confidence of a freshly seasoned performer and adventurer.