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Summer Camp Spotlight
Summer is just around the corner, most of us simply can’t wait! As much as I love my kids, I am also loving the idea of engaging them in Summer Camps around Hampton Roads this year!
Triple R Ranch
Triple-R Ranch, a 370 acre working ranch in southern Chesapeake VA, has just the right programs for boys and girls, as well as teenagers. Triple-R offers a time proven quality program perfect for your child’s summer camp experience.
Begun in 1960, Triple-R has served many thousands of children, offering the same quality, Christian camping experience year after year. Summer Staff are recruited from colleges far and wide, based on their Christian Commitment and their desire to have a positive impact in the life and faith of their campers. These well trained staff help campers learn new skills and develop friendships while encouraging them through every part of the camp experience. A vital part of camp is our Bible time where counselors help campers to understand God’s love and apply His word to their lives.
Whether your camper mounts up for a horseback ride, launches a canoe for a glide down the Northwest river, tests their skill at archery and riflery, or just takes a stroll through our acres of woodlands, they’ll be sure to discover the excitement of the Triple-R when they attend one of their summer camps.
For more information visit: Summer Camp Page
Hunt Club Farm
Hunt Club’s Summer Farm Camp provides children the opportunity to learn about life on a farm. This program offers hands on experience with petting farm animals, including horses, goats, sheep, llamas, rabbits and chickens. Campers learn the responsibility of daily feeding, cleaning, grooming and animal care activities. In the garden, campers pick vegetables, herbs and flowers, and they even pull a few weeds.
Each session includes several horseback riding experiences, fishing, farm games, daily cool down water activities, arts and crafts, and more! Campers leave with an abundance of knowledge and appreciation of all living things. The goal at farm camp is to encourage a friendly environment in which children learn responsibility and initiate leadership skills that will make a memorable impact on their lives.
Full Day and Half Day Camps Available
Hunt Club’s Summer Farm Camp is located at 2388 London Bridge Road Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Contact Information: Call office at 757-427-9520 or Email: info@ huntclubfarm.com
The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium
Fun in the Great Outdoors There’s nothing like a week at The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium! Located in the majestic trees of the Aquarium, between the Marsh Pavilion and the Bay & Ocean Pavilion, you will find our amazing “aerial forest park.” The first of its kind in Virginia, your kids can experience an “adventure in the trees!”
Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium is located at 801 General Booth Boulevard Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
“Camp Piankatank Summer Camp and Retreat center seeks to be a place where children, youth, and adults can enjoy God’s creation along the Piankatank River in a Christian retreat environment that encourages physical, spiritual, social, and emotional growth..”
Camp Piankatank is a Christian summer camp and retreat center owned by the Baptist General Association of Virginia, and located on the beautiful Piankatank River. During the summer Camp Piankatank becomes what it was meant to be from the beginning, a summer camp. For many years, Camp Piankatank was operated as just a summer camp. This is our passion, this is why Camp Piankatank exists, and this is why so many people love this place – they have experienced the live-changing power of Christ at Camp Piankatank, and can point to the very place at camp that they first accepted him as their Lord and Savior.
You can check out the rest of the website to find out more about their retreats or summer camp, and they are always available by phone or e-mail.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Norfolk Christian Summer Camp
- Another summer of wonderful camps is quickly approaching. We have eight incredible weeks of full day theme camps and half day specialty camps.
- Each week of full day camp for grades K – 5 is a different theme. It will keep kids wanting to come back all summer long.
- New to theme camps is Secret Agent Week! We have planned everything for you including a full day of adventure, competition, fun, field trips and pool visits.
- Introducing a brand NEW Camp! Worship Team Camp. This camp is for those who are interested in learning more about the art of leading worship, how to play in a band, and preparation and performance skills.
- Open to singers, instrumentalists and your AV team! Come as a band or come alone!
- Where Christian musicians of all talent levels come together for one week to share, develop, grow and minister.
- Half day camps include Basketball, Soccer, Dance Camp, Guitar and Percussion Ensemble, Summer Theatre, Exploring the World through Food, Photography, Lego Nations and so many more!
- Before and After camp care is available to accommodate those working families.
- Check out all the camps under the Programs tab! Register Here
Ocean Breeze Waterpark Junior Lifeguard Camp
Sign up for a power packed week of coaching in first aid, water safety, team building, CPR and rescue techniques for just $329.99! Ocean Breeze Waterpark Junior Lifeguard Camp sessions fill up quickly! Act now and ensure your camper learns lifesaving skills this summer!
All sessions are 8 am – 4 pm. Groups are divided between the ages of 9-12 and 13-15. Each camper will receive an official camp rash guard and two snacks each day. Campers will need to bring a packed lunch or purchase our prepaid lunch voucher option. To register, please download and complete the registration forms at the bottom of this page. Note that session spots are not secured until all forms are submitted complete and a deposit is made. Have questions? Call 757-422-4444 ext. 221 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ODU Big Blue Summer Camp
The Big Blue Summer Camp is an 8-week day camp for boys and girls ages 6-12 and is an American Camp Association® accredited camp. Here at Big Blue Summer Camp we focus on helping campers develop friendship skills, independence, teamwork, family citizenship, competence, interest in exploration, responsibility, affinity for nature and confidence in problem solving. Every week campers will participate in the following activities: swimming, rock-wall, arts & crafts, and general fun & games. Some weeks will include a field trip to some local attractions.
Mission: Through quality programs, ODU Camp Big Blue develops youth, strengthens and supports families, and creates health and wellness for all.
ODU Camp Big Blue Activities Include: Special Events, Indoor/Outdoor Games, Free Swim, Arts and Crafts, Sports (Soccer, Basketball, Floor Hockey, Badminton, Volleyball, Etc.), Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Field Trips, and Weekly Themes
ODU Camp Big Blue Hours of Operation and Location: ODU Camp Big Blue runs Monday through Friday from 7:30am-5:30pm for extended day and 9:00am-4:00pm for normal day. Camp will be CLOSED July 4th in celebration of Independence Day!
Camp is located in the Student Recreation Center: 4700 Powhatan Avenue Norfolk, Virginia 23529. If coming from 49th Street and Powhatan Avenue – turn left onto 48th street and we are located on the right – please use door in the handicapped parking lot to enter the Center.
Your child can spend an exciting week learning to sail on the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront! Our fun, hands-on camps include water and shore-based activities led by certified instructors. Your child will experience the water in a whole new way while learning the principles of sailing and water safety!
Our Harbor 20s are safe and ideal performance sailboats that are perfect for any type of sailor, and can hold up to 5 campers. Each boat will have a certified instructor on board to provide more personalized training for each student.
Sail Quest (Ages 12-15) and Sail Quest Jr. (Ages 8-11): $225, M-F 8:30am-1:30pm
Our award-winning flagship summer camp, Sail Quest, will be back in 2016 for another exciting year! Sail Quest is a hands-on sailing and maritime science camp. Students will learn the basics of sailing a small keelboat, including boat rigging, water safety, confidence and teamwork. Students will participate in various land-based activities focusing on river ecology, maritime science, and STEM, while using the many resources of the Nauticus campus to complement their sailing knowledge. Sail Quest is a beginner sailing camp, so no experience is required! We will have two age-based camps this year, Sail Quest Jr. (8-11) and Sail Quest (12-15). Both camps will teach from the same curriculum.
Sail Voyagers (Ages 10-15): $295, M-F 8:30am-1:30pm
Sail Voyagers is an advanced sailing camp, for students who have prior sailing experience, or who have attended a Sail Quest camp with us in the past. Campers will learn more advanced sailing techniques, including being able to cruise safely in local waters and planning their own voyage. They will refine their skills learned in Sail Quest, while also learning reefing, docking, anchoring, and man over board drills. While on land, campers will learn chart reading, plotting, coastal navigation skills, and the concepts of currents and how they function. They will also learn the important role of tides and weather and how to predict them in order to help plan their own sailing expedition. We will be using iPads and Promethean Boards to access up-to-date maritime technology and facilitate learning these important skills.
*Due to popular demand, Sail Voyagers will have eight, one-week long sessions this year. This is the perfect opportunity for your child to attend both camps with us, and get a well-rounded and substantial sailing experience this summer!
Please call us for more information (757) 823-4242.
Virginia Beach Field House
Tidewater Community College Summer Camps
Tidewater Community College’s weekly College and Career Exploration Camps are offered on TCC’s four campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach.
At a TCC summer camp, your child will:
- be exposed to college life
- learn from TCC faculty
- have hands-on experiences in a variety of fields, from science and technology to the arts
They’ll explore things like 3-D printing, computer-aided design, crime scene investigations, creative writing, wildlife and the environment – and much more! Rising 12th-graders can prepare for their transition into college. Camps will have limited enrollment, so your child will have a personalized experience.
As a bonus, every camper will receive a FREE career interest assessment!
Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation Summer Camps
Our summer camps will fill your child’s day with fun activities, games, crafts, special events and more! Make a splash at our recreation center camps or hop, skip and jump over to our convenient school-based camps. We also have plenty of specialty camps that cater to your budding athletes, nature-lovers or prospective magicians!
School-Based All Day Camps: Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation offers summer camps at many Virginia Beach elementary schools and select middle schools. Kids learn games and sports, meet friends, and enjoy field trips. These boredom-buster camps are conveniently located at a nearby school.
Recreation Center-Based All Day Camps: Virginia Beach Recreation Centers are an ideal place for kids to attend summer camp. Campers experience the same activities as those attending our school-based camps, with the bonus of all of the recreation center amenities like indoor pools and game rooms. *A current Recreation Center membership is required for the duration of your child’s enrollment in recreation center camps. No camps will be held on July 4.
For more info, CLICK HERE!
Virginia Zoo Summer Camps
Discover nature this summer. The wonderful world of the Virginia Zoo will unfold for campers in the five-day investigation of the animal kingdom. Campers can expect an action-filled week with activities like learning labs, animal encounters, Zoo hikes, behind the scenes tours and much more. Each week long session of camp explores a new theme.
Summer Safari camps offer children grades first through eighth up-close animal encounters, behind-the scenes adventures, crafts, games, zoo hikes and much more fun. Weekly sessions begin June 2016.
For more info and to enroll, CLICK HERE!