Excitement Builds for 9th Annual RFM Summer Adventure Expo



    Don’t Miss this Free Family Event at Peak Experiences RVA at SCOR!

    More than fifty summer camps from the Richmond area and beyond are gearing up to provide area families with all the information they need to plan their kids’ summer adventures.

    Richmond Family Magazine (RFM) and Peak Experiences Indoor Climbing are once again partnering to bring families the 2019 RFM Summer Adventure Expo, presented by Virginia Family DentistrySunday, April 14, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., indoors and outdoors at Sports Center of Richmond (SCOR) and Peak Experiences RVA at 1385 Overbrook Road, Richmond, Virginia, 23220.

    “We have been amazed by the turnout each year since the Expo began,” says RFM publisher Margaret Thompson. “Parents love having just one destination to get all of the information they need to plan their kids’ summer activities, and the kids absolutely love the fun and games, especially climbing the rock walls at Peak Experiences. We’re looking forward to helping our friends at Peak Experiences show off their newest facility that’s right in the heart of RVA!” Thompson adds.

    The Expo includes a free rock climb for the kids ages 5 to 16, plus interactive games and activities from the camp exhibitors. 

    2-boothExpo“It is such a fun day for the whole family, and parents will be able to learn about summer opportunities in sports, outdoor adventure, music, and more from area camps and businesses,” Thompson says.

    The event is rain-or-shine and is free for families. Food will be available for purchase from Intergalactic Taco Truck and at SCOR’s Turf’s Cafe, with sweet treats for sale from the Gelati Celesti truck. Reusable bags filled with camp info will be handed out to the first 200 families, and one lucky visitor will win the ultimate door prize, a two-night stay at Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center, valued at $825. The Expo will be held on SCOR’s large, covered field, visible from I-95 near the Diamond.

    New this year, some of RVA’s favorite family-friendly businesses will join the Expo as sponsors. Mix 98.1 and WCVE are the Expo media sponsors, and additional sponsors are Patient First, Richmond Cohousing, Sports Center of Richmond, Peak Experiences, and Launch Trampoline. Additional sponsorships are available. Contact Margaret Thompson at margaret@rfmonline.com for details.

    Camps can register to exhibit by contacting margaret@rfmonline.com. Visit the event page on Facebook for up-to-date information.

    If your child hasn’t climbed at Peak Experiences in the last two years, fill out the online waiver here.

    Summer Camps Registered to Attend:

    Above the Bar                                                                                                          AR Workshop                                                                                                    Arthaus                                                                                                        ArtVenture Summer Camp at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond
    Ascent Outdoor Adventure for Youth                                                                AstroCamp Virginia
    Bach to Rock Midlothian Music Camp
    Barre None Dance Company
    Brain Balance Achievement Center
    Brilliant Summer at St. Catherine’s School
    Camp Blue Sky
    Camp Can-I-Cook
    Camp Friendship
    Camp Horizons
    Camp Mont Shenandoah
    Camp River’s Bend
    Chincoteague Bay Field Station
    Club SciKidzDoodle Dynamo
    CodeVA’s Eureka Workshop
    Collegiate Summer Quest
    CORE Kids Academy                                                                                             Edible Education                                                                                                  Ferrum College Summer Enrichment Camp
    Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of VA Camp Pamunkey Ridge
    Goldfish Swim School
    Good Shepherd’s Wonderful Word of Adventure
    Greater Richmond School of Music
    Martial Arts of West End
    Mathnasium Summer Camp
    Maymont Summer Discovery Camps
    Passages Adventure Camp
    Richmond Flying Squirrels
    Richmond Performing Arts Alliance
    Richmond Volleyball Club
    River City Academy
    A Sabot Summer                                                                                                 School of Rock Midlothian
    St. Christopher’s Summer Camp Experience                                                       Stemtree of Glen Allen                                                                                            Swift Creek Mill Theatre
    SwimRVA Camp
    The Steward School Summer Experiences
    Triangle Rock Club Summer Camp
    Triple R Ranch
    VCU Outdoor Adventure Program Camps
    Virginia Outside
    WEAD Summer Dance Camps
    Weinstein JCC Summer Camps
    Westview on the James


    More than a list, the RFM Summer Camp Finder is a lifesaver for RVA families! Access the Summer Camp Finder and filter by type of camp, activity, and location. It’s super convenient to find the right summer camps for your kids!

    P.S. You’ll get to meet many of the representatives from the camps on the RFM Camp Finder when you attend the RFM Summer Adventure Expo, April 14, from one to four at SCOR/Peak Experiences RVA.