2015 Academic Camps

academic camps 2015

Don’t let that summer slide get your kids off to a bad start next school year.  Richmondmom’s list of academic camps can help spring kids forward, learn new things, or catch up in an area where they are struggling.  Young mathematicians, writers, scientists can have a great time learning new skills this summer.


logoAbacus 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. Before and after care is available.

Bricks 4 Kidz Camps
A Bricks 4 Kidz® camp is a fresh and fun way for kids to spend their summer break using LEGO® Bricks!  With speciall-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 Minecraft, Pokemon, Star Wars, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more. Visit our website or call 804-938-3535 for more information.

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.

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.

logo transparentCommuniKids Summer Camp is a wonderful way to introduce your child to a new language or support language acquisition. Our language-Immersion summer camp for ages 2 to 10 combines traditional summer fun with an educational experience.

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.

ENB Languages 4 Kidz
We Know language is not learned but instead acquired naturally. Our camp offers French, Spanish, Italian language immersion, multicultural activities, gardening, soccer, baking, and more.. for ages 3-13
3100 Grove Ave, Richmond, VA 23221 (Located at St. Benedict School) Contact: Yalibi D’Addario
Phone: (804) 441-4882 Email: info@enblanguages4kidz.com FaceBook Summer Camp Online application

Eureka Workshop
Eureka Workshop is a place where kids come to experience the excitement that is Computer Science.  Our summer camp program teaches concepts of computational thinking and Computer Science through a variety of creative activities and provides students with both on and off screen experiences from animation, to crafty computing, to basic electrical circuitry.  Eureka Workshop is brought to you , and your child, by CodeVA.

Federal Reserve Bank – Summer Camp Challenge
Updated information coming soon! 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.

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.

“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.

James River Camp
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.mad science logo

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.

Mathnasium’s Summer Math Camp
Mathnasium’s Summer Math Camp is a great way to give your child fun activities to do while meeting their educational math needs. Our flexible math programs are tailored to meet your child’s specific goals. Packages are available for rising 1st – 12th grades at any of our six Richmond area locations!   June 15, 2015 – September 3, 2015 804-272-MATH (6284)

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 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 Study Abroad through University of Richmond.

Sylvan Learning Summer Camps 
During the summer, most parents default to enrolling their child in a general summer camp or sylvan favorites logorgbsports clinic, but what if there was an option for kids to explore an academic interest and build a competitive edge in the classroom? The Sylvan Learning Center of Richmond is introducing Math Edge — a new activity this summer for kids to build math skills and avoid summer learning loss.

Designed for kids in grades one through five, Math Edge helps nurture students’ natural math ability and builds on core math concepts in a fun, kid-friendly learning environment alongside other kids with
similar interests. Well-trained teachers manage the small sessions of 12 students or less and offer encouragement, motivation and rewards in an effort to foster independent learning and encourage students to set personal goals. Math Edge is a unique learning experience that also allows students to build camaraderie with a small group of their peers.

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.

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.

Tutor Doctor
Summer classes for kids of all ages

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.

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