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Oh yeah! It’s here again – time to sign-up for summer camps and don’t delay because most camp registrations fill up quickly. Check out our comprehensive listing of camps and find the best camps for your kids. Let us know of others and we’re happy to add them. Email Brian@richmondmom.com with information and links.
If you’re looking for a faith based camp, follow this link for faith-based camps for many denominations.
Richmond Summer Camps Listing
Note: Some websites have not updated 2013 camp information. Please ensure dates you are considering are updated for 2014!
4 Star Camps at UVA for academics, golf and tennis. Our priorities for the camp are clear – each season our goal is to raise the bar in regards to safety, outstanding staff, customized courses and most of all just plain fun.
ACAC Summer Camp -The ultimate Richmond day camp nestled in Midlothian close to the James River. Summer Camp at acac Fitness & Wellness Center combines indoor and outdoor fun for enjoyable play all day. Campers enjoy daily swimming, movies in the theater, field games, inflatables, arts and crafts, sports and weekly field trips.
Academy of Academic Excellence. AAE Summer Experience is a unique, full day summer camp that runs the week after graduation. Each day of the week is filled with fun and exciting activities in Art, Music, Science, Technology, Physical Education, Spanish, Chess, and Creative Writing instructed by AAE’s own teaching professionals.
ALOHA Mind Math of Glen Allen. Spring Break camp.
All Fired Up Registration is OPEN. Get All Fired Up about Art this summer! All Fired Up is offering camp sessions for ages 6-14 at all three locations: Carytown, Midlothian, and Short Pump. Each week has a unique theme where campers explore a variety of media including clay, ceramics, glass fusing, drawing, wheel-throwing, tie-dye, painting, and more! Register in store or online at All Fired Up. Online registration for Summer Art Camp 2014 begins on January 15th! Register by March 31st for an Early Bird Discount: 10% off the price of the entire camp session! Go to the website to check out selection of upcoming art camps and register online or in the store!
Agecroft Hall Week-long day camp devoted to exploring culture and history through the performing arts.
Art Works Summer Camps. Your child will enjoy 5 days of art classes designed to provide both 2 and 3 dimensional experiences.
Asperger’s Syndrome: Charter House Summer Camp for Teens with Asperger’s Syndrome. Summer is a great time for teenagers to learn new skills and make new friends. For teens with Asperger’s Syndrome or high-functioning autism, it can be a challenge to find a summer camp that fits their needs. Charterhouse School has a summer camp designed just for these students! For more information or to apply, visit www.charterhouseschool.org.
Flying Squirrels Baseball Camp Registration is OPEN. For all kids ages 4-14. The Flying Squirrels have two baseball camps tailored for beginners and advanced baseball players.
Basketball Making of a Champion Camps. These co-ed camps offer a wonderful opportunity for players of all skill levels to learn the game of basketball. Our goal is to build champions in body, mind 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.
Blue Sky Fund’s Outdoor Leadership Institute: A two week leadership program for current 8th, 9th, and 10th graders from all backgrounds. The youth will get to experience a 5 day backpacking trip and learn how to serve their community better. For more information, please check out our website at www.blueskyfund.org.
Bogey’s Sports Park Summer Camps Ages 6-13. Junior Camp – Summer Only $200 per person.
Boy Scouts of America. Scouts participate in camping, swimming, boating, fishing, adventure programs, field sports, handicrafts, and lots of camping fun. 801 Hopeman Parkway, P.O. Box 813, Waynesboro, VA 22980, 540-943-6675.
Bricks 4 Kidz Camps. A Bricks 4 Kidz® camp is a fresh and fun way for kids to spend their summer break using LEGO (r) bricks! With specially-designed Bricks 4 Kidz® models, LEGO® games galore, 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 Amusement Parks, Space, Animal “Grossology” and more. Check out Camps page for more details!
Brilliant Summer at St. Catherine’s. The campus at St. Catherine’s will be transformed into a unique experience for boys and girls from 3 year olds through rising grade 12…and even a little something for adults.
Broadway Star Camp. Charlottesville. Summer Theatre Arts Camp for girls at Village School with Hollywood Theatre Lab.
Camp Allegheny. Inspiring growth through honor, loyalty, and friendship.
Camp Blue Sky at Rainbow Station. Camp Blue Sky is divided into three divisions according to the ages of our campers. While each division is involved in our traditional day camp program, all of our activities are designed specifically to meet the developmental needs of the campers in each division. Within each division, campers are put into small groups based on age and gender.
Camp Alkulana. Camp Alkulana’s vision is to be a family that embodies the abounding love of God in a way that transforms the world around us.The camp has been in continuous operation since it began in 1915.
Camp Baker. Greater Richmond ARC’s Camp Baker is a full-service, handicap-equipped retreat facility located on 22 wooded acres near the Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield County, Virginia. Camp Baker supports children from age six through adults who have developmental disabilities.
Camp C.H.E.F. – Last year and our Sophie House Camps helped to raise $1,000 in support of the Sophie House mission to provide supportive services for single mothers and their children. Campers will learn with Chef Cathy and staff about gardening, cooking with fresh “farm to table” ingredients, and table manners. With the support of our partners, the YMCA of Greater Richmond and Field of Dreams Farms, the summer was a complete success. Click here to learn more about the Field of Dreams Farm.
Camp Diva Summer Retreat. A five-week, full-day, rites of passage day camp for girls 11-15 years old (girls entering grades 6-9 in the fall). It is the only program in the Richmond Metropolitan area geared toward the growth and development of African-American girls.
Camp Easter Seals – When you come to Camp Easter Seals UCP, you will make lasting friendships and have the experience of a lifetime. With options of 6 and 12 days we host the following sessions: Children & Young Adults (6-22 years old); Adult Sessions (22 and older); Family Camp (all ages- friends too); Performing Arts Camp (10 and up).
Camp Friendship Registration is OPEN. One and two-week sessions for boys and girls ages 6-16. Facilities offer a lake, swimming pool, gym, tennis courts, stables and horse riding, archery, golf, ropes courses.
Camp Gan Israel. 212 Gaskins rd. Richmond VA 23238. 804-740-2000 ex.5. CGI@chabadofva.org. Camp Gan Israel is part of the largest and fastest-growing network of Jewish day camps in the world. Our camp enjoys a well-earned reputation as a trend setter with innovative ideas, creative programs, and new activities being introduced continuously. Many a child has been known to wait all year to come back to Gan Israel! From preschoolers to our senior division, campers will enjoy a wide range of exciting activities and field trips in a warm and vivacious atmosphere.
Camp Hanover Registration is OPEN. 1st through 12th grade.
Camp Holiday Trails. Families of and children with special medical needs and chronic illnesses can enjoy 2-week residential summer camp sessions, family weekends for parents and caregivers, sibling camps including the monthly SHINE sibling support program, plus respite and networking opportunities for families and caregivers. 400 Holiday Trails Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22905.
Camp Motorsport. Registration is OPEN. Hands-on driving education at a real racetrack, as well as the fun of a traditional summer camp! Ages 9 – 16. Age level teams.
Camp Pocahontas I and II. Campers will explore the environment and the life of Pocahontas and the culture of the Powhatan people through activities and arts and crafts. Using our re-created Powhatan village of Arrohateck, hands-on activities will include cooking, farming, hunting skills, house and canoe building, weaving fishing nets and making pottery, arrows and tools. Make & take crafts included. Registration required by June 13th by calling 804-318-8797.
Camp Riverside. Camp Riverside is a unique day camp especially designed to meet the needs of students with dyslexia and other reading related language-based learning differences.
Camp Silver Beach – Camps for kids, teens, and families on the beautiful east coast.
Camp Tuckahoe Summer Camp (Ages 5-12). Camp Tuckahoe is proud to present it’s new summer program! Each week is a new experience with its own unique theme. days are jam packed with crazy games, fitness challenges and sports activities that are guaranteed to bring out the athlete in every child.
Cat’s CAP is now part of an expanded summer program – Brilliant Summer at St. Catherine’s. Brilliant Minds offers academic enrichment at all grade levels, sparking the learning process in young students and allowing older students to brush up on core curriculum or foreign languages.
CCWA – Community College Workforce Alliance: 2014 Summer Youth STEM Camp. For more information about our Youth Camps contact: (804)523-2292.
Center for Creative Arts. Choose from Dance Camps, Art Camps, Robotics Camps, Chess Camps, and Musical Theatre Camps. Most camps are half-day.
Charlottesville Ballet Summer Dance Camps is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit dance school that offers Summer Camps for students ages 3-10 years old and Summer Classes for ages 3-Adult. Camp classes are divided by age (4-6 yrs, 5- yrs, & 7-10yrs), which encourages each child to reach his or her highest potential and really enjoy their experience.
Charter House Summer Camp for Teens with Asperger’s Syndrome. Summer is a great time for teenagers to learn new skills and make new friends. For teens with Asperger’s Syndrome or high-functioning autism, it can be a challenge to find a summer camp that fits their needs. Charterhouse School has a summer camp designed just for these students! 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. For more information or to apply, visit www.charterhouseschool.org.
Chess – Dragon Chess Camp The Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School Chess Club is hosting a chess summer camp for rising 3rd–9th graders. Instructors are experienced players from the Maggie Walker Chess team supported by advanced players from the greater-Richmond community. Chess players of all skill levels, from complete beginners to advanced scholastic players, are welcome. Registration open: visit teachmechess.com for more details.
Chess Camp. Maurice Ashley Trains Champions trains champions at Collegiate School. Information to come.
CharacterWorks Youth Theater (formerly CYT Richmond): Musical theater day camps for ages 6-13. Themes: Disney Aristocats (ages 6-10) or Broadway Beat (ages 10-13). Locations: Midlothian, Glen Allen and Richmond. Register online. Call 804-306-9159 with questions.
College4Kids Summer Career Academies at Piedmont Virginia Community College. Explore your interests with new friends! Have fun while you learn! Rising 3rd-9th-graders enjoy hands-on, project-based learning led by PVCC instructors.
Collegiate School Summer Quest. Registration is OPEN. Kindergarten – 12th grade.
ComedySportz® Improv Camp for Kids. ComedySportz is pleased to offer 2014 Youth Summer Camps program – an intensive version of popular classes. Years of teaching and performing make each camp an experience our students never forget. Improv training fosters creativity, teamwork, confidence and poise both on and off the stage. Summer Camps are a great way to learn about improv and the stage in a fun and supportive environment.
Commonwealth Autism Service. Many locations and programs offers summer camp programs. Large listing of options.
CORE Kids Academy. This summer kids can flip, fly, swing, roll, and laugh with CORE Kids Academy! Your child will have fun movin’ and groovin’ during fun gymnastics and movement. Camps with lots of movement and fun.
Creative Arts Day Camp at VCU For children rising into grades K- 9. Classes are divided by age, and three to four classes are offered each session. The camp gives participants experience in various art media such as: digital art, sculpture, painting, clay, fibers, printmaking and drawing. Classes are held on the VCU campus. The Creative Arts Day Camp’s theme is Up Close and Contemporary! Students will explore the fascinating world of contemporary art, learning about the artistic concepts, processes, and media of today. Join our teachers in a summer of brand new lessons and innovative art-making! Each week will be different, so participants may sign up for more than one session!
Critter Camp with the Richmond SPCA.
Diggin’ in the Dirt Gardening Camp Agecroft Hall 4305 Sulgrave Road Richmond and Virginia House 4301 Sulgrave Road, Richmond. Campers will “dig” these activities: leaf identification, pressed flowers, garden stake design, Jug Heads, miniature Victory Gardens, & MORE! Sign up your gardener (ages 7-9) by calling Jill Pesesky at Agecroft Hall at 804-353-4241.
Discovery at VCU Mary & Frances Youth Center, within the VCU Division of Community Engagement. Fun, challenging and creative program offering a variety of in-depth experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Health Sciences Camps.
Dragon Chess Camp The Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School Chess Club is hosting a chess summer camp for rising 3rd–9th graders. Instructors are experienced players from the Maggie Walker Chess team supported by advanced players from the greater-Richmond community. Chess players of all skill levels, from complete beginners to advanced scholastic players, are welcome. Registration open: visit teachmechess.com for more details.
Dynamic Taekwondo: Rising 1st through rising 7th graders. Age appropriate games, crafts, sports field trips and educational activities.
EICC. Education and Innovation Center for Children (EICC) specializes in developing your child’s creative writing and critical thinking skills. Our focus is on enrichment through the use of fun and challenging learning experiences. Staff includes writers, Henrico and Chesterfield teachers, and faculty and students of the VCU writing program. The EICC offers creative writing programs that aim to support children’s developing writing skills and teach them the writing skills they will need to be successful in not only school, and business, but life all together.
Engineering For Kids of Central VA offers exciting hands-on summer camps for children ages 4-14 in all areas of engineering as well as robotics 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. Every day brings new challenges and new discoveries as children explore high interest camp themes based around The Engineering of: Food, Travel, Pirates, Power and Energy, Medieval Times, and Cities! The very popular LEGO EV3, NXT, and WeDo camps are offered as well! Visit www.engineeringforkids.net/
Etiquette & Protocol For all ages.
Faison School for Autism. This program usually lasts for six weeks from early July until mid-August and provides educational services in the form of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to students of all ages.
Federal Reserve Bank – Summer Camp Challenge – The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s FREE summer program where campers experience fun and games as they use reasoning to solve puzzles, crack clues and answer riddles about resources, innovation, entrepreneurship and prices.
Ferrum College Summer Enrichment Camp. Academically motivated students, (currently enrolled in grades 4-7), experience campus life at this co-ed residential camp while participating in fun activities and challenging projects. 2013 classes include: Chess, Cooking, Engineering, Going Green, Living 1800 Style, Ferrum Challenge, Hogwarts Academy, plus more.
Flying Squirrels Baseball Camp Registration is OPEN. For all kids ages 4-14. The Flying Squirrels have two baseball camps tailored for beginners and advanced baseball players.
Foundation Basketball Camp. Register early – sold out last year! Camps will be at ACTS Campus and Foundation Basketball West Campus.
Fusion Mission Camp. Early bird registration by April 1 for discounts.
G-Force Karts Looking for a high-octane summer camp experience for ages 8 and up? G Force Karts Summer Camp is the place to be! Indoor Go-Kart racing! Paintball! Laser Tag! And more!
Drop off 8am, pick up 5pm. $450 a week per child. Lunch and snacks included along with drinks all day. (We are conscious of children’s dietary needs and can accommodate special requests or needs.) Learn more about G-Force Camps here.
The Goddard School® summer is full of fun and learning. Energetic teams of teachers plan developmentally appropriate activities to instill a lifelong love of learning. Children are exposed to science and nature, arts and crafts, drama, cooking, manners, computers and technology, literature and language, music and movement, sports and games, and special visitors that provide exciting learning opportunities in a safe and secure environment. Children march in playground parades, learn about creepy crawlies, send letters to pen pals and enjoy splish splash days. To discover how Goddard can make this summer your child’s best learning experience yet, call 800-GODDARD or visit the website.
Good Shepherd Passport to Summer Fun Camp. A new adventure awaits campers each week as they journey to the Wild West…take an African Safari…play chef for the day…take part in star-spangled parade and more during each themed week! Good Shepherd Child Development Center in Midlothian.
Greater Richmond Aquatics Partnership located at the Collegiate School Aquatics Center. Learn to Swim Program which ensures that all children completing the second grade know how to swim in collaboration with the YMCA, water polo, scuba & snorkeling, adaptive swim classes and competitive swimming.
The Hamlet Project- Bard Unbound and Fireborn Films are proud to offer a unique and thrilling summer camp – part Shakespeare, part Hollywood, and all fun! We are looking for student actors, age 13-19, who are interested in learning the art of film making as well as in acting in a Shakespeare play. The end result will be our own film version of The Tragedy of Hamlet, The Prince of Denmark., acted and filmed by the students. Contact Cynde@bardunbound.org
Hanover County Youth Summer Programs and Camps. The Youth Summer Program is a recreational program held during the summer at elementary and middle schools throughout Hanover County. Activities include arts & crafts, sports & games, field trips, special visitors (guest presenters) and more.
Hargrave Military Academy Summer Camp. Summer session offers both academic growth and outdoor challenges for all students. And, the Academy’s structure provides the backbone for each day, keeping students on task, on target and engaged.
HATTheatre. Visit website – information to come.
Heart of Ireland. Our 4-day Irish dance camps will give your dancer a taste of both group and solo Irish dancing. Camps meet Monday to Thursday for 2 hours each day – in one week, your dancer will receive the equivalent of 8 weeks of classes! Beginners will learn the basics of soft shoe dancing and show off their skills at an end-of-week mini Feis on Thursday. Campers in our Advanced Beginner/Intermediate camp will hone soft and hard shoe skills and work on drills and brush-up for the fall semester.
Heart of Virginia Council Summer Camps. Camp T. Brady Saunders. Early bird registration. Check website.
Heartwood Grove French Immersion School. Heartwood Grove French Immersion School presents a two-week Summer Camp: The theme will be “Animals around the World” taught through simple French animal stories, songs, art and games. We will learn about mammals, reptiles, birds, and marine animals, their habitats and habits. 6112 Three Chopt Road, Richmond, VA.
ID Tech Camps. Williamsburg summer tech camps for kids and teens is a summer program where students can learn to create iPhone apps, video games, C++/Java Programs, and more at prestigious universities nationwide (held at the College of William & Mary, Princeton, Stanford, and others). Click here for more information.
Integrated Therapy Services camps. Children who experience difficulties self-regulating can especially benefit from this program. Jacey Gallery Art Camps.
The Jacey Gallery offers weekly themed art camps exploring painting, drawing and sculpture.
“James River Explorer” Summer Enrichment Camp (sponsored by the Richmond Walks and History Programs) is half day weekly camp for rising 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders who seek science/social studies enrichment in the great outdoors. Sites visited and explored: Richmond Riverfront and Historic Canals, Historic Tredegar Visitor Center, Virginia State Capitol, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Virginia Historical Society.
Jazz Boot Camp 2014. Come to Style Weekly’s KID’S CONNECTION Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the Science Museuem of Virginia to learn about the Richmond Youth Jazz Guild and summer camp 2014. We will be there from 12:00-3:00pm. Our VERVE ENSEMBLE will perform at 2:15pm. See you there!
Jeremiah Project Summer Work Camps. The Jeremiah Project is a mission ministry specializing in providing short-term mission trips for middle school student participants.
James River Camp. August 12-14, 2014. Ages 9-12. $120/$100 Henricus Foundation Patrons (Alexander Whittaker Level and above)
Discover the environmental features of the historic James River as 17th century Virginia Indians and the Colonial English would have encountered it. Paddle a kayak and identify how the plants and animals of the river were hunted, gathered and used throughout history. Understand the course changes made at Dutch Gap during the Civil War and see how it is used today. Registration required by August 7th by calling 804-318-8797.
Jessica Morgan School of Dance: Summer Dance Camps, Intensive and More! Camp, Ages 3 – 11: Students enrolled in our 4 day dance camps will explore ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and musical theater. The final day of each camp week concludes with an in studio performance at 12:00 pm for parents to enjoy. Summer Performance “Elements”, Ages 6 and up: Voted Style Weekly Family Favorites “Your Favorite Place to Take Dance Lessons” 2012.
Key Signatures “Rock Star Camp”. Ages 8 and up.
Kumon is the world’s largest after-school math and reading academic enrichment program. Their personalized approach helps children learn math and reading concepts based on their ability rather than their age or grade. Midlothian of Westchester Commons
Lacrosse Summer camps. The overnight camp at the University of Richmond and is open to all girls grades 8-12. Overnight and commuters welcome.
Lakeside Presbyterian Preschool Summer Adventure Series. Registration is OPEN. Weekly camps.
Latin Ballet of Virginia. A summer filled with rhythms, dancing and fun! Ages 5-16. Camps: Movers & Shakers, Hip Hop, Gymnastics-Capoeira, Spanish Through Dance, Latin Ballet, Latin Jazz, Modern Jazz, Dance Improvisation, Dance History, Arts & Crafts, Drums & Percussion, Dance Theater, Fiesta, Story Telling, Zumba-Yoga and more! Two Locations: Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen and Richmond Center Stage. Visit the site for dates of all summer camps.
Lewis Ginter – Green Adventures Summer Camps. 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 daily activities. A week-long day camp program for children 4 yrs old – 5th grade. Register by phone at 804.262.9887.
Lewis and Clark Leadership Camps. Program designed for teens ages 13–18.
Luther Memorial Summer Programs. Luther Memorial School offers educational and exploratory programs that engage and nurture the child mind, body, and spirit.
Mad Science Camps. Voted best in Richmond 5 years in a row! Combination of in-class discovery and exploration, outdoor games and physical activities and hands-on applications of scientific principles.
Maggie Walker Dragon Chess Camp (July 7–11, 2014) – After winning the U1200 National High School Chess Championships in San Diego this spring, the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School Chess Team is preparing to host Dragon Chess Camp for a second consecutive summer. This camp, like last year, is organized by experienced players on the MLWGS Chess Team, and is further supported by advanced players from the Richmond Community. Open to chess players of all levels, from complete beginner to advanced scholastic player.
Martial Arts World. New this summer 2014: inhouse rock climbing wall! Whether campers are spending the day swimming, knocking down pins at a bowling alley, or working on their latest martial arts skill, you can be sure your child will have a great experience in a positive and safe environment. Simply put, camps are focused on good constructive fun, coupled with awesome exercise! They will have a blast, while building character, self-discipline, and increasing self-esteem. Most importantly they will develop a “Yes I Can” positive attitude! Camp is $189 per week which includes all of our field trips and activities and two healthy snacks per day. Sign up for 11 weeks or just one! Martial Arts World of West End has been serving Greater Richmond for over 18 years and is now in their BRAND NEW LOCATION off Ridgefield Pkwy. (between Pump and John Rolfe)
Call 673-5200 or email email@example.com for our latest schedule of camps or visit www.mawwestend.com.
Master Cho’s Tae Kwon Do Summer Camp. It is a full day camp, from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm with extended care available. Children ages 5 – 12 will participate in Tae Kwon Do classes, craft projects, rock climbing, field trips, character building activities and more! Master Cho’s Tae Kwon Do offers a safety-oriented, enriching environment through the professional staff and state of the art facilities that make our school home.
Mathnasium, The Math Learning Center – Short Pump . Registration is OPEN. Pre-K through 12th grade.
Maymont Nature Calls Summer Camps. Nature calls! Maymont’s wildly popular summer camps offer outdoor adventures, animal encounters, games, crafts and hands-on activities for nature explorers ages 3-rising 6th graders. Maymont members can register early and receive a discount – join today! Registration opens Monday, February 3 at 12pm for members, and Monday, February 17, 2014 at 12pm for nonmembers.
Melody Magic Music Studio Join us this summer for our Summer of Music! Your children will sing, play, and dance their way through our 2 months of classes! It’s so much fun, they will never realize they are learning and growing along the way! Weekly classes for ages 0-7 years held Junes 17 – Aug. 8th, $120/child (siblings enjoy 25% off!)
Millwood School Summer Programs. Registration is OPEN. Programs run from mid-June until the end of July.
Minnieland – CampTastic. (area locations Hanover, Wellesley/Short Pump, Skipwith Academy, Pebble Creek, Huguenot and Woodlake) Registration is OPEN. Programs vary by location.
Modern Artifacts – July Art Camps, featuring Julie Crowder.
Mountain Tae Kwon Do Kickin’ Kids Summer Camp. A typical day will be filled with sports, arts & crafts, field trips, games, and professional martial arts instruction. Our program offers parents flexible hours: drop off times begin bright and early at 7:30am and pick up times run until 6:30 pm. Both full and half day programs are available, and we offer camps virtually all summer long!
Music That’s Mine. 2014 information to come soon.
Nature Calls. Maymont’s wildly popular summer camps offer outdoor adventures, animal encounters, games, crafts and hands-on activities for nature explorers ages 3-rising 6th graders. Maymont members can register early and receive a discount – join today!
Camps fill up fast, so register early! Registration opens Monday, February 3 at 12pm for members, and Monday, February 17 at 12pm for non-members. Visit our Summer Camps page for information.
Open Arms Christian Preschool is a nationally accredited early childhood development center. Summer camp for preschoolers to rising Kindergartners.
Orchestra Project. With the Richmond Symphony.
Overtime Athletics Sports Camps. Offering 5 different camps this summer. Camps variety of sports and games including: basketball, flag football, floor hockey, tag games, scavenger hunts, capture the flag and more! Ages 6-12.
Pamplin Historical Park. Pamplin Historical Park History Day Camps combine learning, camaraderie and fun. Your child will live the life of a Civil War soldier, in camp, on the march, on the battlefield and at home on furlough at this full day camp. It is an unforgettable experience that brings back campers year after year. Ages 8-12 .
Passport to Summer Fun Camp. A new adventure awaits campers each week as they journey to the Wild West…take an African Safari…play chef for the day…take part in star-spangled parade and more during each themed week! Good Shepherd Child Development Center in Midlothian.
Passages Adventure Camp: Kayaking, rock climbing, rappelling, wilderness survival, zip-lining, and mountain biking. OPEN and on-going registration until the camps are filled. Boys & Girls; ages 5-17; 1/2 and full day sessions – June 10 to August 23.
Passion Academy Frozen Summer Camp
Come enjoy a week to indulge and explore the music and characters of Disney’s “Frozen” in our Drama Camp. They will learn diction and vocal projection, stage direction and presence, blocking, improvisational skills, participate in character studies of different “Frozen” characters/animals, and participate in sensory exercises to enhance their acting skills. This camp will conclude with an ensemble musical performance applying the skills the children have learned. Two week long camps in July.
Primrose Summer Camp. Multiple locations throughout Richmond. Adventure awaits this summer as your child explores something new each day at Camp Primrose. Exciting summer curriculum projects, special events and field trips keep your child’s imagination growing. Summer at Camp Primrose is filled with excitement, enthusiasm and creativity! Click here to find a Primrose location near you!
Rainbow Station Amazing Races and Places. Summer camp runs from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm Monday-Friday.
Richmond Fencing Club: Beginner, intermediate and advanced camps. Ages 9-18. 2014 information to come soon.
Richmond Kickers. Registration is OPEN.
Richmond Montessori Enrichment Summer Camp Programs. Camps for toddlers, primary camps, elementary camps, and upper/elementary-middle school camps.
Richmond Olympiad. (area locations Chesterfield Airport, Hanover, Innsbrook and Trade Road). Sessions and times may vary by location.
Richmond PAL Summer Camp. Registration is open now! Richmond PAL Summer Camp is designed to expose children to a variety of sports, events, and field trips. Police Officers are assigned to each group therefore promoting PAL’s goal of bridging the gap between police officers and the youth of our community.
Richmond Shakespeare and Henley Street Theatre Camps 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 Henley Street Theatre and Richmond Shakespeare.
Richmond Spiders Track & Field Camp. Boys and Girls that will be attending 7th grade through 12th grade are welcome to attend this camp. If you are younger please call with inquiries.Campers will choose a primary and secondary event to learn the latest training and competition techniques. Coaches, guest speakers and staff will provide the athletes with the knowledge and skills to improve their performance.
Richmond Strikers. Registration coming soon. Ages 6 – 13.
Richmond SPCA Summer Programs. Registration is OPEN. Weekly themed camps.
Richmond Symphony Orchestra Project. Sunday, June 23 – Friday, June 28, 2013 on the campus of VCU.
Richmond Waldorf School. Summer Garden camps. 2014 info to come soon.
Richmond Volleyball Club. Dates and times vary by program. Ages 8 – 19.
Richmond Walks– Please call 804-673-9255 with questions.
River City Youth Camps. The camps are gymnastics based but will also feature fun games from years past (kickball, capture the flag, crab soccer etc.) The “Back to the Blacktop” theme is always a big hit and loads of fun!
Riverside Outfitters Camps. Programs for ages 6 – 15.
Camp Riverside. Camp Riverside is a unique day camp especially designed to meet the needs of students with dyslexia and other reading related language-based learning differences.
Riverside Outfitters Camps. Registration is OPEN. Programs for ages 6 – 15.
Robins Junior Golf Program Summer Camp at Independence Golf Club. Both Full and Half Day camps are offered. Full day camps also offer the option of boarding.
Romp n’ Roll The officially-fun, officially-famous Romp n’ Roll Summer Camp is coming back to the Children’s Museum of Richmond! It will run weekly June 2 through August 15 at CMoR Central, Chesterfield and Short Pump for children ages 2-6 years (no potty training required). Our daily schedule is action-packed with “kid-tested, Rompy-approved” sessions including Gym, Art, and Music fun! It’s like a big kids’ camp on training wheels; all the fun, learning, and excitement but without the poison ivy!
Camp will be offered in the following sessions at all three CMoR locations:
- 5-Day Option: Monday through Friday 9am – noon
- 3-Day Option: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am – noon
And new this year — each camp day will have flexible drop-off and pick-up windows to accommodate busy summer schedules!
Camp Registration Fees for the 5-day option is $180 per week. Camp Registration Fees for the 3-day option is $109. Registration includes a nut-free snack and drink each day. A sibling discount of 15% off the 2nd child applies to both options.
Choose one week, a few weeks here and there, or the whole summer, but register quickly! Romp n’ Roll Summer Camp at CMoR will fill up fast, and you don’t want to miss out on Richmond’s Best Summer Camp!
Sabot Summer. A Sabot Summer is a series of one-week camps driven by the natural curiosity of children. Each summer workshop provides children, ages 4 – 8, 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. A Sabot Summer honors the individuality of children and all their intelligences.
School of Rock For more than a decade, School of Rock has been inspiring kids of all ages to rock on stage and in life. Four week long camps run from 9a-2p exploring a new rock genre each week: History of Punk- June 16-20, Led Zeppelin- June 23-27, Beatles- July 7-11, and ROCK 101 (beginners only) Aug 4-8.
Science Museum of Virginia. Lots of summer fun.
SCOR Summer Camps. Registration OPEN.
Shaka Smart Basketball Camps for boys and girls.
Shakespeare Camp Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Students. June 23 – July 11: Monday – Friday 9am to 3pm. Performances: July 14 – 15. at 10am Students will work on text analysis; exploring Shakespeare’s characters through voice, movement and improvisational work; learn stage combat; and develop fundamental acting skills using classical theatre techniques. The camp will culminate in a special one-hour performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, performed entirely by the Summer Campers!
Simply Fit Kids Fun in the Sun. Ages 4 and up – Camps 9am-4pm, July 8-August 30, 2013. Looking for an exciting way for your child to stay active, learn new skills, make new friends, and have FUN this summer? Join one of our AMAZING themed FUN and FIT-astic Summer Camps packed with relays, obstacle courses, sports, arts and crafts, water play, and more! For ages 4 and up! To register or for more information, call us at (804) 262-7777 or visit us at www.simplyfitkids.com.
SkateNation Plus- Learn to SK8. The SkateNation Plus Learn to Sk8 Camp is an introductory camp for beginner to intermediate skaters ages 5-12. Students will learn the fundamentals of ice skating using a variety of instructional programs that encourage participation at the recreational level. Snacks and Lunch are included in the full day camp.
S.L.A.M. Day Camp. Awesome camp for kids 5-14 years with summer filled with exciting field trips, continued academic learning, indoor/outdoor activities at a sport camp. and more. Healthy, safe, nurturing and Christian environment.
Shrine Mont Summer Camps. Registration is open. The Diocese of Virginia’s summer camp program at Shrine Mont promotes the emotional and spiritual development of children, youth, and young adults through the fostering of a safe and positive environment for all. It is the goal of this program to encourage the growth of relationships with self, others, and God.
SPARC summer camps. The School of Performing Arts in the Richmond community – SPARC – has provided incredible performing arts experience to students in the Richmond area for over 30 years. SPARC has full-day and half-day camps for students ages 4 to 18. Our summer camps are filled with singing, acting, dancing, friends and fun! With camps from June to August, every student can find a camp to make them shine. Cheryl Lage of RichmondMom.com wrote in her article, ‘Fanning the SPARC’: “As a part-time (9-3:30 daily) working-in-an-office mama, the timing seemed ideal . . .confidence levels rose. Comfort acting, singing and dancing translates well to increased ease in presenting oral reports, speaking at assemblies, conveying the morning announcements. Thank you, SPARC. We’ll be back…probably this summer!” Voted Style Weekly’s Family Favorites Winner for 2013!
St. Catherine’s Brilliant Summer at St. Catherine’s. The campus at St. Catherine’s will be transformed into a unique experience for boys and girls from 3 year olds through rising grade 12…and even a little something for adults.
St. Christopher’s Summer Venutre Come join our Summer Experience day camp, a unique enrichment program, or one of our popular athletic camps. We know you will find a summer at St. Christopher’s to be everything you expect!
Steward Summer Experience. Take your game to the next level with one of our dynamic sports camps for boys and girls ages 6-14, including baseball, boys and girls lacrosse, cheerleading, and All Sports. Arts and enrichment camps including USA Chess, Video Game Creation, Photography, Virginia Fishing Adventures, and Young Rembrandts are sure to capture the imagination of all who attend
String OdysseySummer Camp June 23-28. This week long program welcomes students who have been playing their instruments for a minimum of two years and are ready to advance their skills by working with professional musicians. A good mix of music and summertime fun is the goal of String Odyssey. Day and overnight resident options are available. For more information, visit our website www.orchestraprojectrva.com or contact Emily Goodman Richmond Symphony612 E. Grace Street Suite 401Richmond, VA 23219p: (804) 788-4717 ext. 145
Summer Camp Challenge – The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s FREE summer program where campers experience fun and games as they use reasoning to solve puzzles, crack clues and answer riddles about resources, innovation, entrepreneurship and prices.
Summer at MFYC . Mary & Frances Youth Center, within the VCU Division of Community Engagement. Fun, challenging and creative program offering a variety of in-depth experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Health Sciences Camps.
Summer Investigators Science Camp. Summer Investigators Science Camp. A real-life experience where girls will assume the roles of forensic investigators as they solve a mock crime. While using the school’s state of the art facilities, the campers will integrate activities in the areas of science, mathematics and computer technology. This is a 2 week boarding experience for girls in 6 – 8th grade.
Summer Triathlon Camp Hosted by the expert youth coaches at Endorphin Fitness, this camp will prepare kids between the ages of 5-14 years for the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls Youth Triathlon as well as any other youth triathlon. Participants will be taught essential skills of the sport in a safe and fun environment. The camp will be held at VHBG Monday-Friday. To register for camp contact Michael Harlow at firstname.lastname@example.org. The camp is $95.
Dates: Monday, Aug. 18- Thursday, Aug. 21, 2013Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm each day
Location: 8716 West Broad St. Richmond, VA 23294
Summer Quest at Collegiate Schools. More than 100 summer programs for preschoolers through adult. Programs range from academics, arts, and enrichment to sports and much more. With more than 30 years of experience. Summer Quest knows what it takes to create summer memories that will last a lifetime.
Summer Experience is a six week camp held on the beautiful campus of St. Christopher’s School! Join us for one week, six weeks or anywhere in between. Each week will be exciting and different! Learn more about them at this link. Come join us for activities and instruction in swimming, tennis, music, arts and crafts, computer, playground, soccer, basketball, indoor and outdoor games, bowling, and more. We’ll play games, meet new friends, learn new skills, and play more games…and that’s just the first day!
Swift Creek Mill Theatre Camp. Exploratory and Performance Camps. Ages 8-15.
Swift Creek Academy of the Performing Arts:Want the best music, dance & drama instruction with enthusiastic and fun teachers? You belong here!
Sylvan Learning Summer Camps for all ages. Check out events and organizer information for Sylvan Learning Center with many locations arounds the Richmond area.
Tech Em Studios: Tech Em Studios is an after-school technology program that offers classes, camps and training focused on applied computer science and computer-aided design. With courses in coding, 3D printing, software design and device building, Tech Em’s instructors teach students at all levels the critical STEM-related skills required in the 21st century. By emphasizing art in technology, Tech Em helps students understand the exciting and evolving relationship of technology and art.
Tennis Camp – Making of a Champion Camps. This camp provides a wonderful learning experience for beginner to intermediate tennis players. Learn the game in a non-pressured, supportive atmosphere through fun-filled and proven teaching techniques. Emphasis will be placed on age-appropriate skills and helping campers develop a life-long enjoyment of tennis. Forehands, backhands, serves, volleys, approach shots, passing shots and lobs will be taught in an easy-to-apply fashion. Excellent stroke technique as well as emphasis on tennis etiquette, strategy, rules, scoring, footwork and sportsmanship will give the campers an excellent foundation in the fundamentals of the game. Exceptional, dedicated and experienced counselors will do everything possible to provide the absolute best experience for each child.
The Children’s Museum of Richmond (CMoR). A weekly, half or full day camp, for children 2 ½ – 6 years old. Children participate in a safe, noncompetitive, nurturing experience where learning is disguised as fun.
Taekwondo Works and School of Dance Arts will have combined all day Summer camps.
Theatre IV Stage Explorers Camp. (See Va Rep below) Stage Explorers is designed to take your child on a fun journey, both onstage and backstage, as he learns about the many roles it takes to put on a show in a professional theatre. All classes are taught by theatre professionals. Campers will be divided according to grade level, and will explore acting, singing, design and a multitude of other fun theatre related activities!
The Greater Richmond School of Music. Dates vary by program – Camps include ROCK CAMP, Piano Camp, Chamber Music Workshop, and the St. Cecilia Summer Music Festival.
The Summer Experience at the Steward School. 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.
Trinity Episcopal School Wrestling Camp Trinity Summer Wrestling Camp 2014 – 6th through 12th graders, all skill levels, no experience necessary.
Tuckaway Amazing Race Around the World! Race with ‘Howill the Owl’ in an Amazing Race around the world, where your child will spend the summer with weekly activities, fun field trips, outside games, sports and swimming – swimming lessons included! Each week has activities that are structured around the country featured for that week. Tuckaway Child Development Centers have plenty of fun, learning, and excitement for kids. And who doesn’t love visiting Washington DC, Mexico, France, Italy, Russia, and many more amazin destinations during summer camp?
Tuckahoe Camps and Sports Clinics. Information available in February.
Tutor Doctor. Summer classes for kids of all ages.
Twist Gymnastics. Twist Gymnastics offers ½ Day summer programs to girls age 6 and up. Guaranteed to keep you fit and fill your mornings with fun!
University of Richmond sports and summer camps. Baseball, swimming, lacrosse, basketball, hockey, football, golf, and much more.
U-Turn Sports Performance Academy. Basketball, soccer, and much more – including Christian teaching and mentoring kids in every aspect of life.
USA Chess Camp Active Learning Services operates chess camps (thru USA Chess), Gamebuilder Video Game creation camps, Scratch Animation Creation camps, and other enrichment programs designed to stimulate creative thinking, improve logic and memory skills and give children “thinking alternatives” to sports camps and other summer camps and enrichment programs.
VCU Creative Arts Day Camp. For children rising into grades K- 9. Classes are divided by age and three to four classes are offered each session. The camp gives participants experience in various art media such as: digital art, sculpture, painting, clay, fibers, printmaking and drawing. Classes are held on the VCU campus. Creative Arts Day Camp is getting Up Close and Contemporary! Students will explore the fascinating world of contemporary art, learning about the artistic concepts, processes, and media of today. Each week will be different, so participants may sign up for more than one session.
Velocity Kids Arts Camp 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. Cost: $25 for 1 child, $45 for 2, $60 for 3 or more Who: Rising K-4th graders
Victory Christian Academy Summer Camp. Looking for a fun place for your child to spend their summer hours? Look no further! Ten weeks of fun-filled sports and much more. Our summer camp provides a Christian environment which includes various sports clinics, classic games, water play, crafts, cooking and music. Available to children ages 3 to rising 5th grade students. All children attending our Summer Camp must be completely potty trained.
Virginia Fishing Adventures Camps Registration is OPEN. Ages 6 – 14. We have several new offerings to add to our fishing and mountain bike camps this summer in Richmond, including fly fishing day camps, fish and bike camps, as well as an expanded overnight fly fishing camp. We hope you will also take the time to check out our fishing/eco-service camps.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has fun summer camps this summer, with over a hundred week-long studio art camps and classes! Children’s annual Summer Art Adventures & teens’ Summer in the Studio programs run for eight weeks, beginning July 8. These exciting programs encourage children and teens to create, learn, grow, and have fun! Each camp is tailored to a specific age group and provides access to professional materials, expert instruction, and a world-renowned art collection.
Virginia Outside Camps – We have several new offerings to add to our fishing and mountain bike camps this summer in Richmond, including fly fishing day camps, fish and bike camps, as well as an expanded overnight fly fishing camp. We hope you will also take the time to check out our fishing/eco-service camps. We hope that our new online registration system will make things easier for everyone.
Virginia Rep: Theatre IV Stage Explorers Camp. Join us this summer for Stage Explorers Camp at the Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn. In just two weeks your child will learn everything it takes to put on a show in a professional theatre. From singing, acting and dancing, to lights, sound and sets, and everything in between! No audition is necessary for this fun-filled camp, full of exploration, investigation and imagination! Stage Explorers Summer Camp is for rising first through sixth graders.
Visual Arts Center of Richmond Summer ArtVenture Camp: Week-long studio art classes in a positive, nurturing learning environment. Each class provides focused attention on a specific media, skill or subject, and each week brings a selection of unique choices. All classes are taught by a professional artist and artists-educators who will help inspire and develop individual expression. Enrollment is limited to 10 students per class to allow for individual instruction and learning. Some classes integrate teamwork or collaborative projects.
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. Please call (804) 647-4280 or check our website for registration information as times and prices vary by location.
Waldorf School Summer Garden camps. Summer Camp information to come soon.
Weinstein JCC offers a variety of summer day camps for all ages. Begin with Camp Ganim as a preschooler and graduate to Camp Hilbert for K-8 graders. Specialty Camps offers something different each week for K-8 graders whether you like sports or arts. Voices Together is for children with autism that offers stimulating activities while offering some socialization skills.
Westview on the James. Camp times are the best of times at Westview on the James in Goochland County. Campers ages 6 to 16 enjoy fun and adventure in an atmosphere of Christian love. Challenging activities, camp friends, and awesome counselors will have you wishing you could stay longer. An outdoor ministry of the United Methodist Church.
YMCA Camp Thunderbird Outdoor Camp. YMCA campers enjoy swimming, basketball, athletic fields, hiking, pony rides, fishing, canoeing, music, drama, archery, two zip lines, arts-and-crafts, a petting farm and so much more. We provide FREE bus stops at multiple locations throughout Greater Richmond area. The YMCA is open to all, offering financial assistance to those who qualify
Yoga with Nitya summer camps – for kids and teens.
Young Chef’s Academy – Spring camp information listed for ages 3+. Summer camp information coming soon.
YMCA Camps. 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 summer day camps allow your child to grow in a fun, nurturing environment. With 17 branch locations throughout the Greater Richmond and Petersburg area as well as YMCA Camp Thunderbird offering summer day camps, specialty camps, sports camps and summer child care, we have a camp for you!
YMCA Camp Silver Beach – Camps for kids, teens, and families!
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