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4 Star Camps at UVA

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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.

Phone

800-334-7827



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.

Phone

804-272-1341


Aamerican Colleges of Jiu- Jitsu and Karate Camps

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Where respect is earned, learned, and given. Learn Martial Arts in a family oriented environment and have summer fun with field trips everyday. Our field trips include, but are not limited to, TVRA pool, Cobblestone Water Park, roller-skating, bowling, go-kart racing, miniature golf, and Sky-zone, and lots of other outdoor activities. If you want your child to have a fun, memorable summer, and learn important life skills, look no further. Aamerican Colleges of Jiu- Jitsu and Karate will not disappoint. All though our summer camp is designed for those that need child care for the entire summer, we welcome kids that only need a week or several weeks. Boys and girls ages 5 and up.

Phone

804-651-9388

Email

ackrichmond@gmail.com


Abacus Math Club

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Abacus Math Club offers a half-day academic enrichment summer day camp for children ages 5 to 9 at Richmond Academy in the West End. Children will have daily classes in math, reading and manners. Activities include hands-on lessons, educational games, puppet shows, and recess. Master the FUNdamentals this summer.

Address

12285 Patterson Avenue
Richmond, VA 23238

Phone

(804) 793-8152

Email

summercamp@abacusmathclub.com



Academy of Kung Fu

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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.

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Phone

804-346-3478






All Star Baseball Camp

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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.

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Phone

804-289-8391


Apalatchi Hikes

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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.

Phone

434-295-8859

Email

wicks@oldmeadowsfarm.com




Arts Camp (Velocity Kids)

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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.

Phone

804.273.6001

Email

donna@velocitychurch.com


ArtVenture Summer Camp at Visual Arts Center

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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.

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Phone

804-353-0094

Email

sallykemp@visarts.org


Avalon Gator Camp

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Avalon Gator Camp, held at Avalon Recreation Association, is a series of week long day camps for children 5 to 10 years old. With an hour of tennis with the tennis pro every day and an hour in the pool, Gator Campers fill their exciting day quickly. With snack, crafts and games included, campers gain confidence in the pool and learn the basic skills of tennis. Experienced staff develops a theme for each week that will keep the kids busy, curious and active. This camp is similar to the tried and true camping experience based on plain old outside fun in a fantastic setting in Richmond’s West End.

Address

510 Heathfield Road
Richmond, VA 23229

Phone

(804) 740-8593


Ben Wallace Basketball Camp

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Ben Wallace, former NBA player and four time defensive player of the year, offers a series of one week camps geared towards children between the ages of 8 to 17. Kids will enjoy his high energy and learn from his vast knowledge of developing basketball skills. Series Available spots are first come first serve. Children will also have the opportunity to meet current and former NBA players that will visit during various camp sessions. Camp sessions: June 15 – July 23, Monday- Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. $125 a week/lunch included.

 

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Address

2206 Westwood Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230

Phone

804-305-5526

Email

info@benwallacenexlevelbball.com


Black Dog Paddling SUP Camp

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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.

Phone

804-577-8263

Email

blackdogpaddle@gmail.com



Bogey’s Junior Golf Camp

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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.

Phone

804-784-1544


Bricks 4 Kidz

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A Bricks 4 Kidz® camp is a fresh and fun way for kids to spend their summer break using LEGO® Bricks! With specially-designed Bricks 4 Kidz® models, LEGO® games, and plenty of time for free-play, the kids are always having fun. Camp activities are specially designed for kids ages 5-12, built around themes kids love, like Minecraft, Pokemon, Star Wars, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more.

Phone

804-938-3535

Email

rkocen@bricks4kidz.com


Brilliant Summer at St. Catherine’s

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Summer at St. Catherine’s is Brilliant! Our campus is transformed into a unique experience for boys and girls ages three and up. With hundreds of choices spanning 12 weeks there is something for everyone: Academics, sports, creative arts and more! The long-standing creative arts day camp allows kids in grades 2 to 10 to choose the classes they want and create their own daily schedule. The Young Explorers discovery camp is designed to meet the younger child’s special interests and needs providing ample opportunities for young children to expand their natural and creative curiosities. Online registration is open and continues until all classes and camps fill to capacity.

Phone

(804) 288-2804



Camp Accomplish

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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!

Phone

301-870-3326



Camp AmFam

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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.

Phone

804-364-1200

Email

jcutright@amfamfit.com





Camp Blue Sky

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Camp Blue Sky is a fast and furious summer camp program where kids ages 4 to 13 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. Four locations for your convenience in Hanover, Wyndham, The Boulders and on Three Chopt.

Phone

804-747-5900



Camp Can-I-Cook

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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.

Phone

804-360-9797

Email

richmond@youngchefsacademy.com


Camp Carysbrook

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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.

Phone

540-382-1670


Camp Courage

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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.

Phone

804-353-4461


Camp Darden

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Located on 83 wooded acres near Franklin, VA, Camp Darden offers week-long, overnight camp experiences for girls in grades 2 to 12. Campers can choose from sessions that focus on topics including scientific investigation, culinary arts, horseback riding, outdoor adventure and more. While at Camp Darden, girls also participate in traditional camp activities, such as canoeing, swimming and archery. Camps start at just $310 for the week. All girls are invited to attend, even if they are not currently registered members of Girl Scouts.

 

Phone

757-547-4405

Email

rebeccas@gsccc.org




Camp Easter Seals UCP

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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.

Phone

(800) 365-1656

Email

alex.barge@eastersealsucp.com




Camp Friendship

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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.

Phone

800-873-3223


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.

 

Phone

804-285-6500


Camp GooseChase at Old Meadows Farm

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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.

Phone

434-295-8859

Email

wicks@oldmeadowsfarm.com


Camp Hanover

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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.

Phone

804-779-2811


Camp Hidden Meadows

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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.

Phone

800-600-4752


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.

Phone

804-285-6500


Camp Holiday Trails

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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:
SUMMER
1 and 2-week residential summer camp sessions
SPRING & FALL
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

Phone

434-977-3781


Camp Horizons

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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.

Phone

540-896-9947 x111


Camp Merrick

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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.

Phone

301-645-5616


Camp Motorsport

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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.

Phone

434-822-2999



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!

Phone

804-290-7969




Camp Saint Charles

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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.

Phone

301-934-8799


Camp Sandy Cove

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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.

Phone

443-674-9454


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.”

Phone

(252) 249-1111


Camp Skiminio

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Girls in grades 2-12 can enjoy week-long, overnight camp sessions on 90 wooded acres in Williamsburg, VA. Camp sessions are designed for girls to make new friends, learn new skills and try new things. Each week of camp has a unique theme, including ultimate adventure with hiking and climbing excursions, science and engineering, and environmental stewardship. Girls also participate in traditional activities while at Camp Skimino, including swimming in the camp pool, canoeing on the boating pond, archery and more. Camps start at just $310 for the week. All girls are invited to attend, even if they are not currently registered members of Girl Scouts.

Phone

757-547-4405


Camp Strawderman

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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.

Phone

301-868-1905


Camp Tall Timbers

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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!

Phone

800-862-2678


Camp Willow Run

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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.

Phone

252-586-4665


Canterbury Nursery School

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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

Phone

804-741-4118


Cedarhouse School Summer Camp

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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.

Phone

804-639-8078

Email

sarah@cedarhouseschool.com



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.

Phone

804-360-CNTR


Chanco on the James

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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:

Swimming

Ropes Course (including a NEW 32 foot high rock wall)
Chaplain Program
Golf
Archery
Arts & Crafts
Canoeing – kayaking
Zip line
Sailing
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.

Phone

757-294-3126



Chess Camp

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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.

Phone

804.740.9622



Chesterfield County Parks and Rec Archaeology and History Summer Camps

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Diggin’ in History is for children ages 8 to 12 is an introduction to archaeology providing a variety of engaging, hands-on activities that will allow your child to experience site surveys, archaeological excavations, artifact repair and reconstruction, uncover clues from the past, and much more. A field trip to Prince George is included with the price. Snacks and water provided with fee. Location: Historic Trinity Church Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Session 1 – July 13-17; Session 2 – August 24-28. Registration required.

Historical Archaeology Camp (New!), for allow children ages 10 to 15 to develop an understanding of the archaeological process. By examining past archaeological maps and drawings participants will learn the steps of an survey and excavation. Activities include establishing grids, marking out excavation plots, screening sites and learn how to analyze soil samples. Children will also learn to decipher clues and learn about past cultures. A field trip to Prince George is included with the price. Snacks and water provided with fee. Location: Historic Trinity Church Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Session – July 27-31. Registration required.

Heritage Crafts and Games, for ages 8 to 12 is a unique camp that address many of the common period games that children would have enjoyed during the 17th and 18th centuries. Children will have the opportunity to engage in colonial and Native American craft activities and period games from pottery making, calligraphy, candle dipping, butter churning and weaving to making various crafts each day ranging from cornhusk dolls, medicine pouches, making clay pots and others. Snacks and water provided with fee. Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at four sessions that will be offered at Magnolia Grange, Chesterfield County Museum and Historic Trinity Church, all located within the historic Courthouse Complex. Registration required.

Address

10111 Iron Bridge Road
Chesterfield, VA

Phone

804-751-4949

Email

truzzieb@chesterfield.gov




Chincoteague Bay Field Station

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Make connections to nature and sea, while exploring new ecosystems. Campers investigate beaches, marshes, and mud flats as they explore the amazing variety of life in and around the Chesapeake Bay. The residential summer camp program is for 4th to 12th graders and has a low camper/staff ratio to assure safety and personal attention. Along with educational marine-based lessons and activities, campers participate in a variety of arts and crafts, games, and many other traditional camp activities. Family camps are also offered, including crabbing, organism identification, kayaking, a Chesapeake Bay Boil, and more.

Address

34001 Mill Dam Road
Wallops Island, VA 23337

Phone

757-824-5636



Civil War Adventure Camp

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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.

Phone

804-861-2408 x108



Collegiate School SummerQuest

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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.

Phone

804-741-9714


Colonial Kids Camp

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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.

Phone

804-282-5936


ComedySportz Improv Theatre Camp for Kids

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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.

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804.266.9377


Comfort Zone Bereavement Camp

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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

804-377-3430



CORE Kids Academy

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Flip, swing, and fly this summer with CORE Kids Academy! Whether your child is new to the world of gymnastics or looking to maintain gymnastics skills learned during the school year, our camps offer a great opportunity to build confidence and make friends through fun and challenging activities. We offer camp programs for preschool age children (no potty training required) all the way up to teens. Campers are split into small groups based on age, so children get lots of time with their peers and our coaches. We offer sessions in the morning (9am-12pm) for ages 2 and up, and afternoon sessions (1-4pm) for ages 4 and up.

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Phone

804-740-0079

Email

info@corekidsacademy.com


Creative Youth Concepts / Art of Life Summer Program

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A dynamic summer program for youth with high risk behaviors. The program teaches conflict resolution, anger management, and social skills through the use of various art forms such as cooking, music, dance, painting, and photography. Youth will participate in a range of activities that will allow them to express themselves in a creative manner. The participants will also enjoy social outings and other fun activities in the Richmond area throughout the summer.

Phone

804-525-4101





Discovery at VCU

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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.

Phone

804-827-0802

Email

discovery@vcu.edu




East Virginia Woodmen Youth Camp

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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.

 

Phone

804-334-9691


ENB Languages 4 Kidz Summer Camp

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ENB- Enfants, Niños, Bambini is an enrichment program specializing in children’s language acquisition. French, Spanish, and Italian are offered to children ages 3-13. With a philosophy language is not learned, but instead acquired naturally, the summer program will offer total language immersion classes, multicultural activities such ethnic dance and arts, gardening, soccer in Italian, baking, and much more.​

 

Address

3100 Grove Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221

Phone

(804) 441-4882


Engineering for Kids of Central VA

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Exciting hands-on summer camps for children ages 4 to 14 in all areas of engineering as well as Minecraft®, LEGO® robotics, Rocketry, Computer Hardware and Coding, and Electronic Game Design. Girls and boys enjoy investigating a variety of new concepts, designing solutions to real world problems, and collaborating with peers to apply new ideas through the Engineering Design Process.

Address

1586 Mountain Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060

Phone

(540) 538-3306

Email

centralva@engineeringforkids.net


Epiphany Lutheran Nursery School Summer Camp

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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
environment

Phone

804-282-7506



Etiquette Camp

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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.

Phone

804-264-8211


Excel 2 Excellence Football Camp

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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.

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Phone

804-513-1258



Fashion Fireflies Beginner Sewing Camp

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Fun and simple sewing projects including learning to operate the sewing machine, safely use the iron, pinning, lay out patterns and cut fabrics. Summer camp for beginners will include pillowcases, sleep masks, pajama shorts, drawstring bags. The camp iIncludes patterns, all required notions, custom monogram from our embroidery service, take home reference workbook, and lots of fun. Parents will need to purchase required fabrics. Days will be Sunday, Monday and Wednesday with different time slots.

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FC Barcelona Soccer Camp

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This day camp is an exclusive opportunity for boys and girls, ages 7 to 16, to learn the methodologies of the unique Barça style. FC Barcelona Coaches will conduct the training sessions and teach the techniques of one of the most successful soccer academies.

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Address

13030 Genito Road
Midlothian, VA 23112

Phone

(803) 524-7303

Email

info@fcbarcelonaus.com


FCA Hoop It Up Basketball Camp

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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

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Phone

804-937-5947


Ferrum College Summer Enrichment Camp

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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 . . .
Chess
Cooking 101
Engineering: Rise to New Heights!
Explore the World of Radio
GeoTECH
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

Phone

(888) 508-7822



Foundation Basketball Camp

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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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Phone

804- 614-5070

Email

ddanderson23@yahoo.com


Fox Pointe Farm Equestrian Camp

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Well respected program established in New Kent 2005, provides an all inclusive riding intense program in both day and overnight sessions. Limited to 10 riders per session and offering only three sessions each summer. Overnight Girls (ages 9-16) Dates: June 20-27, July 11 -18, and July 25 – August 1. Week-Long Horse Lover’s Co-Ed Day Program (ages 7-12) Dates: July 20-24, and August 3-7.

Phone

804-932-8710



Friendations

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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.

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Glen Allen Basketball Camp

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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.

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Go Skate Skateboarding School

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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.

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800-403-2405


Good Shepherd Episcopal School (GSES)

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The GSES Summer of Fun 2015 brings all the hottest camps under one roof with Little Scholars, Bricks 4 Kidz, Young Rembrandt’s, Mad Science, Virginia Repertory, The Story Lady, RVA Balloons, Art 4 Fun, Cyclonic Tech, Cooking with Chef Sue, Greene Team Sports, Caveman Cody’s Survival camps, and the list goes on. Camps offered mornings, afternoons and all day with pre-camp, lunch bridge and post camp care also available. Camps for ages 3 1/2 to 14 available in a wide array of topic areas.

 

Address

4207 Forest Hill Avenue
Richmond, VA 23225

Phone

804-231-1452

Email

email@gses.org


Grace Covenant Community School Summer Camp

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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.

Phone

804-262-9023


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.

804-748-1623


Greater Richmond School of Music

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The Greater Richmond School of Music is a comprehensive music school that offers group and private instruction in many areas of study including woodwinds, brass, strings, voice, piano, guitar and percussion. A variety of Summer Camps for kids in grades K to 12, as well as Private Lessons for all ages are available.

Summer Camps Offered: Uke ‘n’ Roll, Adventure Piano Camp, Guitar Jam Workshop, The Big Bad Musical, Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced Band, High School Strings Audition Prep, Middle School String Thing, Strengthening Music Fundamentals, Group Percussion

Locations:

Mechanicsville Location
9109 Dickey Drive
Mechanicsville, Virginia 23116

Richmond Location
Saint Benedict School
3100 Grove Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221

Address

9109 Dickey Drive
Mechanicsville, VA 23226

Phone

(804) 442-6158

Email

info@grsm.net




HAPPY Reading Camp

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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 4-12.

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Phone

804-912-0896



Heartwood Grove School Language Immersion Camps

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A 501c3 non-profit school, offers language immersion camps in French, Spanish, and Russian. The cultural language immersion camps in Spanish Arts and Russian Fairy Tales are hands on and full of fun activities. The unique camps for the older beginner of French and advanced conversation camps for teens with 2+ years of French help students gain confidence entering their French classes in the fall. Students have ranked number one, two, three, and four nationally on the national French exam. A full curriculum French/Spanish immersion school, offering Russian enrichment and a weekend Russian school for beginners and heritage speakers, HGS is a full curriculum school with a concentration in the arts and humanities, global education, and Model UN, while offering a strong math program through high school algebra.

Address

6112 Three Chopt Road
Richmond, VA 23226

Phone

(804) 433-3561


Henley Street Theatre/Richmond Shakespeare

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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.

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Phone

804-340-0115

Email

joconnor@henleystreettheatre.org



Hidden Creek Farms Horse Camp

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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.

 

 

 

Phone

434-985-4309

Email

Tammy0583@yahoo.com


HNS Archery

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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.

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Phone

804-562-1673

Email

huntnshak@comcast.net


Holiday Lake 4-H

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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.

Canoeing
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

Riflery
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.

Phone

434-248-5444


Horse Camp at Heldergate Stables

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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.

Phone

(434) 414-4051 or (941) 224-2209

Email

heldergatestables@gmail.com


Horse Lover’s Co-Ed Day Program

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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.

Phone

804-932-8710


Horse Riding Camp Program

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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.

Phone

804-932-8710

Email

foxpointefarm@yahoo.com


iD Tech Camps: Code, Game, Create

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At iD Tech Camps, students ages 7-17 design video games, mod with Minecraft, code apps, engineer robots, build websites, produce films, and more. Hands-on learning takes place in small clusters of just 8 students per instructor, guaranteed. Campers make friends and learn 21st century skills that give them a competitive advantage for school and future STEM careers. Our weeklong, day and overnight programs are held at prestigious campuses nationwide, including the College of William & Mary, UVA, Stanford, and others. Diverse courses are inclusive of every gender, background, skill level, and learning style.

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Phone

(888) 709-8324

Email

info@idtech.com


IMMPACT Summer Camp

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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.

Phone

804-639-4151




James River Explorer Summer Enrichment Camp

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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.

Phone

804-673-9255

Email

therichmondwalks@gmail.com


Jamestown 4-H Center

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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

Phone

757-253-4931


Jr Chef’s Camps

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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.

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804-404-5328


Kindermusik at Melody Magic Music Studio

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Sing, dance, laugh, and play…. all summer long! Join us this summer for Kindermusik, because learning and growing don’t take the summer off. Kindermusik is the #1 music and movement program for children ages 0-5 years. Our parent-inclusive classes will help your child grow and learn, all while having fun. With themes like Big Back Yard, Beach Days, Zoom, and more, there is something for everyone. Cost: 5 weeks/$70, siblings just $55 (and no registration fee!) Enjoy unlimited make-ups all summer long. Take-home materials included. *Early registration discount: enroll in 2 units by June 1 and save $15!


Lakeside Presbyterian Church Preschool Summer Camp

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Enjoy a camp with weekly themes like Super Hero Week, Amazing Australia, and Fairy Tale Fun, with creative crafts, outdoor play, water days, and more. There will be some on-site field trips and other extras that will be included in the weekly rate. Daily snacks and Friday lunches are also provided by the center. Ages 3 months to 5 years old are accepted 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Extended hour options.

 

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Address

7343 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23228

Phone

(804) 261-7942

Email

preschool@lakesidepreschool.org


Latin Ballet of Virginia Camp

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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.

 

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804-379-2555


Level Green Riding School

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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:

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804-794-8463


Lewis and Clark Leadership Camp

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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.

Phone

804-840-2588



Lewis Ginter Green Adventures Camp

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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.

 

Phone

804-262-9887


Luther Memorial Summer Program

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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.

Phone

804-321-6420


Lynnhaven Academy Day Camp

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Lynnhaven Academy is an independent day school enrolling boys and girls in grades 3 through 12. The academic program is individualized and mastery based. Lynnhaven Academy seeks to enroll students of strong character who will make both academic and extra-curricular contributions to the school.

Lynnhaven Academy’s “Voyagers Summer Camp” offers a wonderful seven week experience for students in grades K-8. Summer camp numbers are kept small, for a first rate experience. It runs from June 22 – August 7, 2014. The spots fill up really quickly. Enroll and pay your deposit today! The camp features activities centered around a weekly theme. Students participate in normal activities ranging from swimming, roller skating, bowling, going to the movies at Regal Cinemas and more. We also incorporate academics in the morning time. Each morning students can be dropped off by 7:30am. Pick up is 6:00pm.

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Phone

804-750-2300


MAC’s All Sports Summer Camp

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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.

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Phone

(804) 330-2222 ext. 308

Email

chrissie@macrichmond.com


Mad Science Camps

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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.

Phone

804-359-1500

Email

Info@MadScienceofCentralVA.com



Magical Movement Summer Camp

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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.

 

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Phone

804-741-5444

Email

MagicalMovements@aol.com



Making of a Champion Sports Camp

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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.

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804-740-4794



Martial Arts World West End

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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

Phone

804-673-5200

Email

greeson@mawwestend.com


Master Cho’s Tae Kwon Do

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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.

Phone

804-364-0101

Email

tigerbcho@gmail.com


Master Yi Taekwondo

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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.

Phone

804- 915-7033

Email

masteryimanager@gmail.com






Melody Magic Musical Theater Camps

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In your choice of three week-long camps, children ages 4-10 years old will use the music from popular Broadway musicals to practice and improve group and solo singing, stage presence, dancing, and so much more. Children will learn from Nicole Pearson, a musical theater professional with not only an amazing resume but also a great rapport with children. All camps are $100/first camper, $80/second camper, and additional weeks of camp are just $80.

Broadway Stars: A week of singing and dancing to the music from some of Broadway’s biggest hits! June 15th-19th, daily 3:45 PM – 5:45 PM or August 17th-21st, daily 3:45 PM – 5:45 PM.

Frozen & Friends: Come enjoy the music of Frozen in Olaf’s favorite season, Summer!  We promise to melt your heart! July 27th-31st, daily 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM or August 10th-14th, daily 3:45 PM – 5:45 PM.

Follow The Yellow Brick Road: Follow the yellow brick road into an exciting musical theater experience with the Wizard of Oz! July 27th-31st, daily 3:45 PM – 5:45 PM or August 10th-14th, daily 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

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Phone

(804) 334-6241

Email

katherine@melodymagicmusic.com


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

Phone

717-328-6225


Messiah Lutheran School Summer Program

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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.

Phone

804-746-7134

Email

office@mlcas.org


Mills Godwin HS Youth Football

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For players ages 6 to 13, this camp will feature position specific skill development, offensive and defensive instruction, and a t-shirts for all campers. Kids will enjoy 7 on 7 two hand touch competitions and camp games. Camp clinicians will include Godwin Staff as well as local Middle School and Youth League coaches July 8-10, 8:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. $85 per camper.

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Millwood School Summer Camp

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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.

Phone

804-639-3200


Mise en Place Culinary Camp

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Mise En Place is offering two half day camps for kids ages 7 to 12. The June camp is Culinary Kids Cook Around The World and the July Camp is the Junior Baking Camp. Each child will be involved at appropriate levels and help prepare savory and sweet dishes. Each participant will also get a Culinary Kids apron and tool kit. Healthy snacks provided.
Location is Downtown Richmond in Shockoe Slip
Phone number: 804.404.5328

 

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104 Shockoe Slip
Richmond, VA 23219

Phone

804-404-5328

Email

chefcw@miseenplaceshockoe.com


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.

Phone

434-984-9853




Movie Making Camp by Final Act Drama

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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.

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Phone

804-858-3446

Email

Russ@FinalActDrama.com




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.


Non-Stop Soccer Camp

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A camp experience for soccer players, ages 5 to 10, of all skill levels. Uniquely qualified staff offer camps throughout the year including spring break, summer, and winter indoor camps. For over 15 years, Non-Stop Soccer has been dedicated to creating a challenging, supportive, and fun environment that will develop players technically, tactically, physically, and emotionally for success both on and off the field.

 

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(804) 288-1051

Email

NonStopSccr@aol.com


Oak Hill Service Camp

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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.

Phone

804.779.3050



On-Farm Summer Camp

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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.

Phone

703-568-7206

Email

info@lockhartfarmilyfarm.com





Own Touch Soccer/Futsal Camp

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A camp specifically designed to train, mentor and develop the individual performance of youth soccer players. The two state-of-the-art facilities (half turf, half regulation futsal hard courts) are designed for year-round training – including our fantastic summer camps!  Own Touch coaches/mentors provide an environment where soccer players – boys and girls of all ages, clubs, and abilities come together to develop their “Own Touch.” Check out our Summer 2015 camps at the West End and Southside locations.

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West End: (804) 774-1490 Southside: (804) 744-4093


Pamplin Historical Park Camp

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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.

 

 

Phone

804-861-2408 x108

Email

generalmailbox@pamplinpark.org


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!

 

Phone

804-897-8283 x310


Peak Experiences Base Camp

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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.

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804-897-8283



Pirate Adventure Camp

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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.

Phone

804 673-9255;

Email

therichmondwalks@gmail.com


Pocahontas State Park

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The camp is for kids ages 8 to 12 includes archery, canoeing, arborist-style tree climbing (with ropes and harnesses), hiking, geocaching, orienteering, building bird houses, survival skills training, nature journaling, and environmental education. The fee is $100 per camper for July 13-17 from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Address

10301 State Park Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Phone

804-796-4255

Email

jared.ress@dcr.virginia.gov


Pump It Up: Bricks 4 Kidz with LEGOs

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Amusement Park Adventures – July 6-10, 9am-3:30pm, Kids ages 6 to 11: Enjoy carnival-themed games, group challenges, model-building, and lots of bouncing and inflatable fun. Campers will build a new amusement ride each day, learning how to make things spin, roll, turn and rock. Each day includes 3 hours of LEGO fun, free playtime, organized games, and fun projects! $245 per camper. Extended day available.
Space Adventures/Star Wars – July 20-24, 9am-3:30pm, Kids ages 6 to 11: Inspired by NASA and Star Wars, this camp is full of models that will make imaginations blast off. Learn about real-life space exploration and build models related to the NASA space program. In addition, the day includes LEGO Star Wars themed models, video games, group games, challenges, and lots of bouncing and inflatable fun. Each day includes 3 hours of LEGO fun, free playtime, organized games, and fun projects! $245 per camper. Extended day available.
Fantastic Fridays – July 10, 17, 24 & 31, 9am-12pm, Kids ages 5 to 11: A great option to have all the normal inflatable fun, as well as the exploration with LEGO® bricks and creative art projects. Kids will engage in a variety of builds/games/challenges of various themes, as well as enjoy free playtime and organized games in the play arenas. Some days will be LEGO builds and some days will be Jump N Art. Themes vary Fridays. $40/Friday or save $80 with the 8-week package! Extra hour available with Lunch Bunch option.

Address

9555 Kings Charter Dr Ste I
Ashland, VA 23005

Phone

804-550-7867

Email

hanover_marketing@pumpitupva.com






Rays of Hope

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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)
804-516-4684

Phone

804-516-4684


Ready, Set, Go! Early Literacy Camp

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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.

Phone

804-320-3465


Richmond Ballet Summer Dance Camps

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Students ages 5 ½-7 ½ and 8 to 12 participate in two different styles of dance camps. Younger students will take classes in age appropriate technique emphasizing creativity, coordination, flexibility, and strength, while learning about the story, music, costumes and scenery of Swan Lake and Cinderella. Older students will enjoy a challenging variety of dance disciplines, including Theatre Dance, Character Dance and Music for Dancers, along with a daily Ballet class.  Students will be divided into groups according to their current ballet level. All camps culminate in an informal demonstration for parents on Friday.

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(804) 344-0906 x231

Email

rweger@richmondballet.com





Richmond Fencing Club

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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.

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804-622-3655









Richmond Waldorf School

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A summer experience for children ages 3 1/2 through rising 4th grade. Get dirty and wet, garden, play simple games, sing, and enjoy unstructured play! Expect to pick up your child wet, dirty, tired, and happy. Open to all; your child does not need to be enrolled at RWS to attend. This camp runs Weekly June-August 14, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., with aftercare until 5:30. $195 per week w/discount for more than one child; aftercare $7.50 per hour.

1st – 12th graders can experience Circus Zirkus and learn circus skills such as juggling and perform for family and friends at end of sessions. This camp runs Weekly July 13-31. $195 per session w/discount for additional sessions. $40.00 materials fee.

Address

1000 Westover Hills Blvd
Richmond, VA 23235

Phone

(804) 377-8024



Riverside Outfitters

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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.

Phone

804-560-0068


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.

Phone

804-897-8641


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.

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804-897-8641


Romp n’ Roll Camp

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Little campers, children ages 2 to 5, 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 is 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. Offered at West End, Mechanicsville and Midlothian locations. July themes include: July 6: Red, White and Blue, July 13: The Days of the Dinosaur, July 20: Knights, Princesses and Dragons, and July 27: Romp n’ Robots. August themes include: August 3: Up, Up and Away (Superheroes), August 10: Whooo’s Ready for Fun?, August 17: Get Sporty, August 24: Pop the Bubbles!, and August 31: Beach Party!

Phone

804-364-6363


School of Rock – Midlothian

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Rock and Roll Boot Camp will have your kid rocking out in no time. If they have any interest in guitar, vocals, keys/piano, bass or drums this is the camp for them! This is a week of fun rock n roll for those kids who want to jam out to some great tunes, make new friends and spark that inner rock star. Campers will be part of a band and work as a team to put on a Rock Concert for their fans at the end of the week. The camps are for kids from beginner to expert. Camp schedule: June 22-26, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. ages 12+; July 20- 24, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. ages 8-12; July 27-31, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. ages 5-8. Please see the Short Pump location for additional camps.

 

 

 

 

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13154 Midlothian Turnpike
Midlothian, VA 23113

Phone

804-419-4925


School of Rock – Short Pump

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Rock and Roll Boot Camp will have your kid rocking out in no time. If they have any interest in guitar, vocals, keys/piano, bass or drums this is the camp for them! This is a week of fun rock n roll for those kids who want to jam out to some great tunes, make new friends and spark that inner rock star. Campers will be part of a band and work as a team to put on a Rock Concert for their fans at the end of the week. The camps are for kids from beginner to expert. Camp schedule: June 15-19, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. ages 12+; July 13-17 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. ages 8-12; August 3-7 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. ages 5-8.  Please see the Midlothian location for additional camps.

 

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4300 Pouncey Tract Road, Suite G
Glen Allen, VA 23060

Phone

804-212-3900





Shakespeare Summer Camp

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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.

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SPARC

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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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804-353-3393


Spirited Art

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Paint some adventure into your child’s summer! Three different levels — Matisse, O’Keeffee, and Calendar camps — are available for kids ages 5 to 12. Kids will create brand-new paintings each day, while learning about color mixing, blending, brush techniques, and a bit of art history. Snacks provided.

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4029 Whittall Way
Glen Allen, VA 23060

Phone

804-360-5909

Email

spiritedartrichmond@gmail.com


Sports Conditioning Camp

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Get ahead of the competition during the off season with the Daniels Performance Enhancement Sports Conditioning Camp. This camp is designed for athletes of all sports, both boys and girls, to improve speed, agility and quickness. Athletes will gain valuable instruction from our certified sports performance trainers to improve overall conditioning and performance including explosive speed, vertical jump, footwork, form running and dynamic flexibility.

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804-234-3310

Email

christen@dpefitness.com


STEM Camp

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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

Phone

804-523-2292




Summer Camp Challenge at The Fed

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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.

Phone

804-697-8110


Summer Camps on the River

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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.)

Phone

804-758-2306


Summer Music Institutes

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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.

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804-837-9355


Summer Soccer Camp

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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.

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804-938-4673


Summer Solution

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First Baptist Preschool is an affordable camp for littlest ones offering lots of fun, music, crafts, and Bible activities, in a safe and nurturing environment. A veteran teaching staff, indoor gym for the hottest days, and outdoor playgrounds are offered. The camp serves families with babies as young as 9 months old. Enjoy the flexibility of 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks of camp.

Phone

(804) 358-5458 x155

Email

hamp@fbcrichmond.com



Swift Creek Mill Theatre

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Be a star this summer! Both Exploratory Camps (Ages 8 to 15) and Performance Camp (Ages 10 to 15) include lunch daily, music, acting, movement, theatre enrichment classes, and camp t-shirt. Theatre enrichment classes are designed to give students a better knowledge and appreciation of all aspects of theatre such as make-up, dialects, special effects, lighting, auditioning, costuming and more.

 

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17401 Jefferson Davis Highway
South Chesterfield, VA 23834

Phone

804-748-5203


SwimRVA

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SwimRVA Summer Camp incorporates a variety of fun aquatic programming for a well-rounded fitness-filled camp to help build self-confidence in every child. We give your child a quality summer camp led by top aquatic professionals in the greater Richmond region. Programs offered include log rolling, water polo, swim team, and junior life guarding. The non-profit, SwimRVA, owns and operates the Collegiate School Aquatics Center which is a state-of-the art indoor aquatics center in Chesterfield County, Virginia whose mission is to provide quality aquatic programs at affordable prices for children and families in the Richmond area.

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5050 Ridgdale Parkway
Richmond, VA 23234

Phone

804-271-8271


TechEm Studios Technology Camps

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Look no further to enjoy learning about coding and computers this summer. Camp themes range from 3D printing to game/app design to Raspberry Pi to robots. Oh yes…and Minecraft. Students in all camps will be learning coding skills. Half-day and full-day camps, and a unique Fun Friday Open Studio option available.

Phone

804-476-0278

Email

info@techemstudios.com


The Faison School for Autism

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The Faison School for Autism is a nonprofit autism center that serves students ages 18 months to 22 years with on-site and off-site programs utilizing the evidence-based principles of applied behavior analysis. Dedicated to providing resources for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and their families, the school offers a variety of consultative services, including home-program support, school consultation, after-care and summer programs and community workshops. The Faison School represents a unique private/public partnership collaboration between a nonprofit school and major university research partners: the Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins University, and the Teachers College at Columbia University.

Address

1701 Byrd Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230

Phone

804-612-1947

Email

admissions@thefaisonschool.org



The Steward School’s Summer Experience

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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.

Phone

804-740-3394



Tuckahoe Sports Camp

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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!

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804-360-3395



U-Turn Sport Performance Camps

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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.

Phone

804-358-2775





VCU Orchestra Project

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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.

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(804) 788-4717 x145



VCUarts Summer Intensive

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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.

Phone

866-534-3201


Velocity Sports Performance

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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.

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804-266-2500



Virginia Fishing Adventures/Virginia Outside Camps

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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

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This day camp introduces children to a variety of international cultures and customs. During the week-long educational program, campers ages 7-10 will explore the culture, food, geography, and music from countries where Alexander Weddell (Virginia House owner and resident form 1928 to 1948) served as a diplomat. Each day focuses on a different country, giving children the opportunity to compare and contrast customs and traditions from each country. At the end of the week campers will receive a passport certificate and share what they’ve learned with family and staff at a special party. Reservations required. $135/Members. July 20-24, 9-3pm.

Phone

804-353-4251

Email

klewis@vahistorical.org



Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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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.*

Phone

804-340-1400


Virginia Rep Drama Camps

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Dramatic Adventures – This half-day camp is the ideal first theatre camp for your preschool-aged child (ages 3 to 5). Stories come alive through creative drama as we use our bodies, voices, and imaginations to embark on a multi-sensory journey. Each day your child will enjoy music, movement, and craft activities. Children will have the opportunity to invite their parents into the theatre at the end of the week to share what they have learned.

Stage Explorers – 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, sounds 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. Stage Explorer’s is for rising 1st to 6th graders and will be held at Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn.

Young Performers Institute – This two week camp offers participants professional instruction and coaching in a wide variety of intensive acting classes as well as seminars on special topics. The camp will culminate with a final showcase for family and friends where campers will perform scenes, monologues, and improvisational acting games that they have worked on during camp. YPI is for rising 7th to 10th graders and will be held at the Virginia Rep Center in downtown Richmond.

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(804) 783-1688

Email

ralarkins@virginiarep.org



Virginia State University Volleyball

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Camp is designed to improve the fundamental skills of volleyball: serving, passing, setting, attacking, blocking and individual defense. In addition, campers will work on team defensive and offensive systems. Campers will be placed into groups of similar ability on the first day.

Phone

804-524-5027

Email

rburke@vsu.edu


Volley Tots VA

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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.

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804-647-4280

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volleytotsva@gmail.com









YMCA Camp Silver Beach

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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.

Phone

757-442-4634



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!

Phone

804-649-9622





Zirkus Summer Camp at Richmond Waldorf School

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International Circus Arts instructor Paolo Garbanzo aka Paul Hudert and his circus camp staff head up 5-day sessions for rising 4th to rising 9th graders. Each session ends with a fun show for families, created by the kids over the course of camp. Kids take home juggling balls, hoops, and a camp t-shirt, as well as self-esteem, fitness, and fun memories. Register through the Richmond Waldorf School for 3 available sessions: July 13-17, July 20-24, July 27-31.

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804-377-8024