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Summer Camp Spotlight (Ep. 2)

Here are a few more camps that will be on site at our 2016 Camp & Education Fair!


Armed Services YMCA


Your child will enjoy healthy snacks, go on fun field trips and make new friends. The magical memories they make at camp will stay with them for a lifetime.

Our licensed facility and caring staff are dedicated to making your child’s summer the best it can be.

For more information, contact Katrina Williams at 757-464-9404×302. enrollment_packet

To enroll in camp, please print enrollment form and bring signed copy along with vaccination records to our office at 1465 Lakeside Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455.

Camp JCC


June 20 – August 12, 2016 for children 16 months through 11th grade
Plus three weeks of post camp for students Pre-K through 6th grade

Camp JCC provides children with a rich and unique day camp experience.  A dynamic program allows every child to explore their own interests and try new activities within a safe camp atmosphere.

Engaging and supportive staff encourages campers to have fun, develop skills, and form meaningful relationships.  All staff members are hired for their ability to facilitate memorable experiences for our campers.  All camp personnel have a background check and participate in an extensive orientation program.

Changing Lives Martial Arts Summer Camp

  • What happens at Martial Arts Advantage’s Summer Camps?
    It’s a simple class planner! Have Fun and Learn. They will have a blast! We start each day with a karate safety class. Your child will get at least two fun packed karate for kids classes per day. We utilize a variety of karate and ninja games that our students absolutely love. Ninja star throwing (safety rubber ninja stars at targets they get to draw on the wall sized mirrors, noodle sparring, the Ninja obstacle course and one new life skill skit a day. Our “Karate For Kids” summer camp teaches valuable life skills that will change the lives of those that attend. Operating karate summer camps in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake since 1991, its fair to say we have a great rapport with the community and we serve with four different locations.

My child has never done karate before, can he/she attend?

  • Absolutely! Camps are a great way to start the Martial Arts. There are no pre-requisites to get started doing the Changing Lives Karate For Kids Summer Camps except for wanting to have some fun!

How do I Register My Child?

  • Our Changing Lives Karate For Kids Summer Camps are offered twice a year during the summer and serve both Chesapeake and Virginia beach. To register your child for anyone of our summer camps please click here.

Chesapeake Bay Academy


NEW! Intensive Reading Program

Grades: 1 – 5

This intensive, three-hour per day, course is designed for students struggling with decoding and/or comprehension. Using manipulatives, memory strategies and language-based instruction to reinforce concepts, students have fun as they learn.

Learn More & Register Online

Summer Learning at CBA

Grades: K – 8

Reinforce critical skills and avoid the summer slide! Participants receive instruction in reading, math and writing skills in a multi-sensory, interactive way. Screenings identify individual strengths and areas of need in order to personalize the curriculum. Using manipulatives, memory strategies and technology-based instruction, students have fun as they learn.

Learn More & Register Online

MAKE CBA – Entrepreneurship Camp & Makerspace

Grades: 2 – 12

Tinker. Design. Create. Innovative hands-on learning that’s challenging and fun. Students build knowledge in science, math and technology while engaging in the core competencies of design thinking. Play with micro-processors, electromagnets, sensors and motors, and much more!

Learn More & Register Online

Basketball Camp

Grades: 6 – 12

Boys develop basketball fundamentals and build self-confidence on and off the court. Learn ball control, dribbling and shooting techniques while improving teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play for all.

Learn More & Register Online

Volleyball Camp

Grades: 6 – 12

A great opportunity for girls to have fun and develop the foundational skills of passing, setting, serving, spiking and blocking. Opportunities for team play and a final tournament on the beach add fun to fundamentals!

CK Cheerleading Club (Home of the KOMETZ)


Click here for more info on this great organization!!!

Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast


At camp, girls go on adventures every day! They discover amazing things about themselves and the world around them. They sing songs by the campfire, laugh with friends, and make memories they’ll never forget. GSCCC camps offer opportunities girls may not find elsewhere, such as challenging themselves on our ropes course or paddling on our ponds.

Whether they’re interested in archery, swimming, watercrafts, outdoor cooking or hiking, girls will find a world to explore at Girl Scout Camp.

Not a Girl Scout? Girls don’t need to join a troop to participate. Simply become an Individually Registered Girl Scout and you can enjoy all of the activities, programs and projects that make Girl Scouts in Colonial Coast so much fun – including camp!

Hermitage Museum and Gardens



The Hermitage is hosting nine weeks of summer camp for boys and girls, ages 6-10. Campers can enjoy one or multiple weeks of camp at the Hermitage Visual Arts Studio.

The camp day begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends promptly at 4:00 p.m., with a morning session from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., lunch and playground time (weather permitting) from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., and an afternoon session from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Each week includes hands-on art projects, outdoor activities, guided museum tours, guest artists and supplemental programming focused on the weekly theme.

2016 Weekly Themes:

June 27-July 1:      Color Your World
July 11-15:            Travel through Asia
July 18-22:            Public Street Art
July 25-29:            The Selfie: Show Your Story
August 1-5:           Outdoor Land Art
August 8-12:         S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)
August 15-19:       Cartooning and Illustration
August 22-26:       Treasure Hunt
Aug. 29-Sept. 2:    River Week

Read the full descriptions here

Mad Science of Hampton Roads Summer Camps


Discover the draw of Mad Science in the summer! Mad Science of Hampton Roads, VA summer camp engages children in scientific explorations that are so much fun children will forget they are learning! Campers can team up with our Mad Scientists to discover the interesting world of forensic science, develop their sleuthing skills, build and launch a model rocket, or explore the science behind their favorite chemistry experiments. The selection of activities will make your head spin! Our Hampton Roads, VA summer campuses simple, real world science techniques that allow even the youngest of campers to enjoy our learning environment.

Whether you are looking for a week or a full summer of edu-tainment programming, Mad Science Summer Programs can meet your needs.

Your child must bring a signed Authorization Form on the first day of camp in order to participate. To print your form, click here.


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