Our advertisers offer lots of wonderful summer camps and programs for your kids – and you can never start planning too early! So get busy and plan your kids’ summer.
To help you plan, look below to see our listing of camps committed to providing a fun and enriching summer experience for kids and teens. From half-day to full-day traditional day camps, sleep away camps or the many special interest camps below. There is a camp for every age and interest. These camps invite you to visit their websites (use the convenient links in each listing). Make sure to let the advertisers know you found them in the Kids' Directory.
CAMPS IN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS ACROSS THE HAMPTON ROADS AREA
COLLEGE & CAREER EXPLORATION AT TCC
TCC's week-long programs are affordable and conveniently located on the Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach campuses, and at the Center for Workforce Solutions in Suffolk. Limited enrollment size ensures students receive personalized attention. And, every camper will receive a FREE career interest assessment using the Virginia Wizard!
PENINSULA: HAMPTON, NEWPORT NEWS, YORKTOWN, AND WILLIAMSBURG
DOWNING GROSS SUMMER THEATER CAMP
Theater Summer Camp located at Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center in Newport News.
ENDVIEW PLANTATION CIVIL WAR DAY CAMPS
Why read about history, when you can experience it first-hand! Children can learn about America’s rich military heritage, teamwork, leadership skills and get exercise too. This fun and educational camp is for boys and girls ages 8-13. Participants will get the chance to “join the army” for the week and experience life as a Civil War soldier. Experiences include camp life, drills and battles. This year’s theme will focus on the western battles in 1863.
HAMPTON PUBLIC LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Earn prizes for reading this summer.
HAMPTON ROADS ICEPLEX
Hampton Roads Iceplex offers ice skating - from the beginner skater who has never stepped foot on the ice to the next Olympic champion. The Peninsula's premier Ice Skating facility has it all. Call if you need further details on any of their programs - Ice Hockey, Figure Skating, Ice Dancing, Learn to Skate, Summer Camps, Youth Hockey initiation programs and leagues, and much more!!!
HAMPTON YACHT CLUB
Send your child to a summer camp he/she will not forget! This is not your typical sailing camp. We incorporate sailing with marine science and fun; play on-the-water games like Quidditch, Tennis Ball Tag, Turbo Basketball, Highway and more! This year we will be going to full day camps and including lunch in our tuition! Since 2016, we have partnered with the Virginia Air & Space Center to provide a math, science and sailing adventure for children ages 8 to 12. Every Wednesday we will host a Pirate Day, where sailors get to dress like pirates and go on a sailing scavenger hunt to find the pirate treasure. During each session, we will have a Parent Day where parents are encouraged to come watch what their child has learned throughout the camp, and of course take pictures! After completing each course, sailors are sent home with a card showing which objectives and goals they have accomplished throughout the course.
PENINSULA FINE ARTS CENTER
Get creative this summer at art camp. There are different themes to choose from.
PENINSULA YMCA SUMMER CAMP
YMCA summer camp has the capacity to transform young lives in many ways. Your child will play, explore, learn new skills, and make new friends at the Y this summer. With campers being surrounded by positive role models, natural environments, and our Christian principles, the combination is perfect for enhancing lives and building positive character traits. We look forward to creating life-long memories with your child while they grow in spirit, mind and body.
STONEHOUSE STABLES SUMMER RIDING CAMPS
Open to riders ages 7 and up. Camp runs from 9 am – 4 pm and will focus on horse care and basic riding skills. Each day will include a riding lesson, a theory lesson, and lunch by the pool, swimming, and helping in the barn.
WILLIAMSBURG FARM CAMP
Children from 6 – 12 develop skills in heritage homesteading, from caring for animals, to nourishing the soul and soil in the garden. They work with nature as a farmer and environmentalist as well as create real food and traditional artwork and crafts by hand. In addition to new and favorite experiences, our campers enjoy the fellowship of the farm
community, which they have an important part in creating.
QUALITY MUSIC AND DANCE
Quality Music and Dance has spent the last 19 years committed to serving the community and helping to expand the arts in Chesapeake and the surrounding area's of South Hampton Roads and North Eastern North Carolina. Whether you are looking to dance or want to learn a instrument Quality Music and Dance has a program for you.
ACT UP WITH HURRAH PLAYERS!
This is an opportunity for young people to learn all about theatre with hands on activities and workshop style instruction. No previous experience required...a desire to have fun is.
The D'art center has many weekly camps to choose from. Their art camps combine art with other disciplines. Camp themes: Art & Science, Art & Math, Art & Community, and Art & Leadership,
A fun, hands-on camp that includes 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. Each boat will have a certified instructor on board to provide more personalized training for each student.
TR DANCE SUMMER CAMPS
The TRDance Center offers a variety of summer programs including Youth Camps, Dance Intensives for older students and a complete roster of Ongoing Classes for students of all ages.
Let the summer adventures begin! Fun, friendship, responsibility and challenges await your child this summer at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy. Multiple enrichment activities inspire campers to be creative and curious as they explore their interests in an active and collaborative learning environment. Here on the NSA campuses, your child will build relationships and confidence as they create memories that will last a lifetime.
SUMMER CAMP AT THE CENTER
Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts has partnered with Young Audiences of Virginia and Sylvan Learning to bring summer camps to the children of Suffolk! Summer camp offerings include week-long camps focusing on Art, Theatre, Music, or S.T.E.A.M topics.
ART STUDIO ON THE BLVD. SUMMER CAMPS
Art Studio on the Blvd. is a full-service studio offering a variety of multi-media studio art lessons and fine art classes or workshops. They offer weekly summer camps.
Bach to Rock
Summer Camp and Classes for all ages and levels.
Rock Band (Ages 7+)
Glee Club (Ages 7+)
Rock City World Tour (Preschool - 1st Grade)
Record a Studio Demo (Ages 7+)
Recording Arts: Pro Tools & Production (Ages 10+)
CHOCOLATIER DAY CAMP
Have your child take a break from the heat this summer and enjoy a day at Royal Chocolate making sweet memories.
Each week of camp offers kids, 6 and older, a different combination of FUN outdoor activities, but every week, all campers will have the opportunity to learn valuable skills and gain a sense of their niche in the environment through experiencing the sheer joy of being in and learning about the natural world. At Discover Virginia, small groups of campers are guided by a team of experienced, professional leaders, through a variety of interesting, valuable, and FUN outdoor activities.
EBBING TIDES SUP CAMP
Get your kids outside, on the water, paddling, fishing, and having a great time this summer with Ebbing Tides Chic’s Beach SUP Camp! Each day is a completely different from the next. We could paddle right along a pod of dolphins, investigate an exposed sandbar or spend the day catching and identifying crabs, & fish, either way, your child will have a SUPer time and be surrounded by nature and exploring their way through the environment.
Golden slippers offers summer classes starting at age 3. They have 5 locations in Virginia Beach.
MUSIC IN MOTION
Summer Dance Camps featuring themes from movies. Or have your little one try their Princess Boot Camp.
MUSIC MAKERS SUMMER CLASSES
Are you a music-maker at heart wanting to pursue your dream? Are you a music-maker who wants to play better? Or do you just want to get out there and perform? At Music Makers, we will help you learn how to play and even become a star with a live performance on stage. Our one-of-a-kind music performance school, Music Makers LIVE, and our Private Lessons program, led by amazing teachers and musicians in their own right, are in the Hilltop area of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Quality Music Center
Quality Music Center offers music lessons and music funtime preschool classes.
ROSEOLDIAN FARM SUMMER CAMP
ROSEOLDIAN FARM, established in 2004, is a premier family owned and operated equestrian facility located in the Pungo area of Virginia Beach. They offer and specialize in year round riding lessons for all ages, summer camps for all levels, horse shows and clinics. Facilities include full board with individualized care, two large arenas, one with lights, full courses of jumps, a wide center aisle 16 stall barn with therapeutic stall mats, heated and air-conditioned lobby and restroom, indoor wash rack with hot water, outdoor wash rack, and lots of riding trails. They maintain a fun, friendly atmosphere and a safe learning environment.
SYLVAN LEARNING CENTER
When school's out, Sylvan's in! If you’re looking for ways to introduce your child to new and fun experiences, our camps and workshops not only engage the mind, but are designed to have a lasting impact outside the classroom. We have great options for school breaks, summer camps and special weekends. We offer a small group environment, your child can bring friends or make new ones.
VIRGINIA BEACH PARKS & RECREATION SUMMER CAMPS
Fill your child's day with fun activities, games, crafts, special events and more! Make a splash at their recreation center camps or hop, skip and jump over to our convenient school-based camps. There are plenty of specialty camps that cater to your budding athlete, nature-lover or curious scientist!
WARBIRD AVIATION SUMMER CAMP
The Military Aviation Museum is excited to hold its annual Warbirds Aviation Summer Camp July 16 through July 20th. During this fun-filled week, children spend time at the Military Aviation Museum, among one of the largest private collections of flying vintage and reproduction aircraft in the world. They will have the thrill of getting up close to World War I and World War II-era fighters, bombers, trainers, and seaplanes, while they learn everything about them and aviation in general.
This year’s camp, for both boys and girls, will feature 3 separate groups based on your child’s school grade.
KALEIDOSCOPE CAMP 2019
Fun activities, awesome counselors and Biblical teaching for campers ages 6-18! Day Camp, 2 night Mini-Camp and week long camps available! This camp is located outside Williamsburg in Toano, Va.
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.