2016 Academic Camps

Academic Summer Camps

Abacus 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.

Academy Of Excellence
Each day of the week is filled with fun and exciting activities in Art, Science, P.E., Technology, Spanish, and Creative Writing taught by AAE’s own teaching professionals!

Active Learning Computer Game Creation & Scratch Animation
Computer enrichment programs typically have two longer sessions with a snack break in between. At the beginning of camp they will be assigned a computer and will work on that machine throughout the week.  The instructor will follow our step by step curriculum as the kids learn to create their games or projects.

Bricks 4 Kidz Camps
At Bricks 4 Kidz camps, we use LEGO bricks and STEM to build amazing worlds of fun in a variety of exciting themes. From mini-sculptures, to LEGO Mosaics, to motorized LEGO machines, your child will be engaged in STEM-enriched activities and making new LEGO-loving friends. Learn, Build, and Play the Bricks 4 Kidz way! Locations: Richmond Community Church (Nuckols Rd), The Steward School, Weinstein JCC, Brown Religious School (Parham Rd), Mt. Pisgah Church (Midlothian).  Full Day and Half Day options are available.

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
Summer Youth STEM Camp. For more information about our Youth Camps contact: (804)523-2292.

Cedar House Summer Camp
Each week of summer camp at the Cedarhouse is packed with new adventures! Our school age summer camp offers everything young hearts and minds crave – a challenging program filled with activities that inspire the imagination. Our focus is on fun, hands-on learning, so your child will participate in science, art and cooking activities as well. Our reading club will keep young minds sharp and engaged and ready to take on the next school year!

Chatham Hall Investigators Science Camp
The Summer Investigators camp is built around the development of a student’s 21st century skills, especially those related to problem solving, collaboration and curiosity.  This is accomplished through the integration of the areas of biology, chemistry and technology into a program where students assume the role of crime scene investigators in order to solve a mock crime.

Club SciKidz - RichmondmomClub SciKidz

Club SciKidz is a place where Science and Technology Connect! Imagine a day camp that is designed to offer children a choice of many different science and technology themes. Themes include experiments and projects in Video Game Creation, Robotics, Veterinary Medicine, Crime Scene Investigation, Culinary Science, Paleontology, Engineering, Space, Biology, Chemistry, Oceanography, LEGO Robotics and much more. At Club SciKidz, we believe that every child is a scientist. Our camps inspire interest in science, technology and nature by involving children in the creation of a multitude of take-away projects in each camp. The camps provide hands-on, minds-on activities for children ages 4-15. Camp Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Pre camp starts at 8 am and post camp ends at 5:30 pm.

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

Collegiate School Summer Quest 

The summer months offer students of all ages a chance to grow and thrive outside traditional classrooms. Collegiate’s Summer Quest program provides opportunities for youth and adults to have fun, learn and be challenged. We research the latest trends in an array of educational fields to ensure we are developing high-quality and engaging camps that serve as an extension of our school’s mission. At the forefront of each camp are amazing teachers and coaches who love to share their passions and help our campers discover theirs.

CommuniKids 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 18 months to 10 years combines traditional summer fun with an educational experience and is offered in Spanish and Mandarin.

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.

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.

Educational ExplorersEducational Explorers

Educational Explorers’ goal is to provide enriching, imaginative and fun summer camp experiences. This summer we’re offering Global Explorers Camp for elementary students. Students will explore the world, its cultures, music, food, geography and games. Young Barristers Mock Trial Camp is for middle school students. This camp concentrates on developing communication and presentation skills, while promoting teamwork and personal responsibility. We strive to be parent friendly by offering affordable camps and extended day options. We hope your child will join us this summer!

Emory & Henry College – Summer Scholars Institute & Leadership Program
For Rising 6th-12th Graders. Emory & Henry College offers the 37th annual Summer Scholars Institute & Leadership Program. The Summer Scholars program is a one-week residential academic program for rising 6th-9th graders and offers a unique mix of learning activities designed to broaden academic interests and expose students to a college-like setting. The Leadership Program, for rising 10th-12th graders, provides academic adventure while building the student’s leadership skills. Tuition is $525 with an early application discount of $25 for applications received before March 15. Go to www.ehc.edu/summer-scholar to find out more about Summer Scholars Institute & Leadership Program and to apply online. Contact: Toni Lawson • tlawson@ehc.edu.

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.  Contact: Yalibi D’Addario

Phone: (804) 441-4882 Email: info@enblanguages4kidz.com FaceBook Online application

Engineering for Kids logoEngineering For Kids of Central VA

Engineering For Kids of Central VA offers exciting hands-on summer camps for children ages 5-12 in all areas of engineering. The most popular programs include MinecraftEDU, Jr. and Apprentice LEGO® Robotics, coding, forensics, and electronic game design. Look for our collaboration with Young Rembrandts as we offer several integrated art and engineering camps in 2016! We also offer Girls Engineering Week and Tech Week camps in August. 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. Visit www.engineeringforkids.com/centralva for a full camp listing and to register your child for an exciting summer of fun and education.

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.

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.

The Goddard School
The Goddard School’s summer camp curriculum incorporates STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) into exciting, one-of-a-kind and fun experiences for your child every day! We offer a broad range of programs and mini-camps to pique the interest and curiosity of every child.
The founding principle of The Goddard School’s curriculum is that children experience the deepest, most genuine learning when they are having fun. We have integrated this philosophy into every aspect of our summer camp to foster play-based learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.
We’ve created a variety of camps so your children can find a program they will absolutely love. To discover how Goddard can make this summer your child’s best learning experience yet, call 1-800-GODDARD or visit our website.

Happy Reading Camp
It’s summer camp and so much more. HAPPY Reading camps are all about your child.  Each day overflows with variety, hands-on learning, fitness, fun and HAPPY surprises… and each camper’s experience is tailored precisely to what that camper needs to excel as a reader. Kids who attend our camp will make strides in spelling, decoding, fluency, and comprehension. They will discover a deeper appreciation for books and reading… among friends who share their interests.

I.D. Tech Camp
At iD Tech, we offer hands-on, high-energy summer computer programs for kids and teens. Co-ed options include iD Tech Camps for ages 7-17, iD Tech Academies for teens ages 13-18, and iD Tech Mini for ages 6-9. We also offer Alexa Café, an all-girls program for ages 10-15. Programs are held at over 150 prestigious campuses nationwide. Unlock your internalDrive and gain a competitive advantage for college and beyond!

“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.

Keyboarding for Teens
Keyboarding for Teens can increase typing speed and accuracy in this summer camp for rising 8th graders through rising high school seniors.  Small class size with limited seating so register today!  Visit cctrva.com and go to the July calendar to register.

Lego Robotics Camp at Benedictine College Preparatory
Imagine it, build it, and make it go! At Robotics Camp, campers will use Lego Mindstorms EV3 to learn the fundamentals of building and programming a wide variety of robots. This is a unique camp that challenges students to think creatively while exploring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) principles through design and programming. It teaches students to lead as well as work together to overcome challenging obstacles. Activities may include tug-of-war, where gears come in to play, or even an obstacle course that challenges their programming abilities.

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.

Massanutten Military Academy Summer Camps
Massanutten Military Academy offers a variety of summer camps including Academic Summer School (Grade 9 -12), JROTC Summer Program (Grade 9 – 12), ESL Summer Program (Grade 6 – 12),  STEM Summer Camp (Grade 6 – 12) and Colonel’s Camp: A Middle School Leadership Program (Grades 6 – 8).


Summer Math Camp is a great way to give your child fun activities to do during the summer while also meeting their educational needs.  Our flexible programs can be tailored to meet your child’s specific goals.  Parents enroll their children by selecting a package of either 17 or unlimited 90 minute visits. Each visit includes an hour of math and an optional 30 minutes of problem solving and math games.  June 20, 2016 – September 1, 2016  

Millwood School Summer Programs
Millwood School Summer Program offers enriching academic courses, imaginative visual and performing arts classes, innovative technology classes, and challenging sports camps for rising kindergarten through 8th grade students.

Northstar’s Summer Program
Gives students the opportunity to reinforce and retain their academic skills in our relaxed, yet structured, atmosphere. For four weeks in the summer, students can receive instruction in language arts, math, handwriting/written expression and social skills. Many students are able to participate through Extended School Year (ESY) services provided by their local school system. Northstar also provides 1:1 instruction in the Lindamood Bell Learning Process courses; Visualizing and Verbalizing, Seeing Stars and On Cloud Nine math.

Richmond Montessori Enrichment Summer Camp Programs
Richmond Montessori School offers a variety of popular specialty camps for ages 3-14 during the summer months. Primary aged children must be enrolled either at RMS or another Montessori School. RMS summer camp is open to any elementary or middle school students. Registration begins in February.

A Sabot SummerA Sabot Summer

A Sabot Summer, for children ages 3 – 11.  is designed to combine the structure and novelty of themed morning camps with afternoon child care featuring relaxed, open-ended, and varied experiences. Summer programs include Engineering with Legos, Superhero Studio, Gardening, A Maker Camp,  Forest Camp, Spanish Immersion, and more. Each week-long Sabot Camp offering provides children with engaging opportunities for exploring and developing skills, sparking new ideas and interests, and fostering imagination and enthusiasm for the world around them. Our afternoon program is tailored to the needs of families who need continuity in child care for summer months. Families can enroll for the entire summer, June 20 through August 19 (note, we will be closed the week of July 4 – 8), or for any number and combination of weeks. Sabot at Stony Point, 3400 Stony Point Road, Richmond VA 23235

St. Catherine's Brilliant SummerSt. Catherine’s School 

Summer at St. Catherine’s is Brilliant! Our campus is transformed into a unique experience for boys and girls ages three and up. There are hundreds of choices spanning 12 weeks – something for everyone!  Academic Courses, Day Camps and Sports Camps.  For more info please visit us here!

St. Christopher’s Summer Venutres
Customize your child’s summer camp experience! Whether they are interested in athletics, academics, the arts or all three, St. Christopher’s offers a fun mix of activities for boys and girls ages 5-12.

STEAM Exploration Camp
Homeschool Resources Group, Pierian Spring Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the championship robotics teams of Lord of the Bricks Robotics are offering a STEAM Exploration Camp this summer. Each week, we will be exploring different activities to bolster your student’s exposure to different areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math; after all, you never know what you like (and what you don’t) if you have never tried it!  Campers will explore STEAM using hands-on activities in robotics, electronics, Lego engineering, programming, robotics, carpentry and woodworking, CAD design/3D printing, doll/doll house-making, Minecraft engineering, Science, Rube Goldberg, game strategy, Teen Camps, and more! A true engineering summer experience!

Steward Summer ExperienceSteward Summer Experience

You have to EXPERIENCE it to believe it! With more than 60 camps for ages 4-adults, you are sure to find a camp that suits your needs, in a beautiful, convenient West End setting. With classes in the arts, athletics, academics, and innovation at top-notch facilities, Steward is set up to serve many summer programming needs, including full-day camps to accommodate working parents’ schedules.

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.

Sylvan Learning Summer Camps 
During the summer, most parents default to enrolling their child in a general summer camp or
sports 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.

Tuckaway Child Development Centers
This summer we will be completing missions in ‘Tuckaway Spy Games’! Students will be training their minds about Technology, Code Breaking, Disguises and Logistics… while training their bodies on land and in water!  Each 2 week session has activities that are structured around the different skills.  For more info please visit us here!

Virginia Space Flight Academy Camp
If you are 11-16 years old, interested in NASA, robotics, rockets or engineering then the Virginia Space Flight Academy is the place to be this summer! Six co-ed residential camps (6 days 5 nights)  will be held the last week of June through the first week of August.

Youth Digital Camps
The year Youth Digital is offering 3 awesome camps including ​Kids Create a Minecraft®​ Server where kids learn professional Java programming as they design and build their own customized Minecraft server that they can share with friends, ​Kids Create Minecraft® Animations where kids learn 3D animation concepts with a focus on character animation as they create their own Minecraft® animated movie from start to finish and Kids Create Their Own ​Mobile App where kids learn mobile app development skills as they design their own mobile game that they can play on their iPhone or ​Android device.


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