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.
DAY CAMPS Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Newport News, Hampton, Suffolk, and Portsmouth
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+)
Camp Invention® is a nationally acclaimed summer program where STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) concepts come to life. Led by local teachers, this program has tapped into children’s natural curiosity since 1990, giving them the opportunity to become innovators through teamwork and immersive, hands-on creative problem solving.
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!
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.
DOWNING GROSS SUMMER THEATER CAMP
Does your kiddo have a knack for drama? Channel their inner Broadway star with Shrek The Musical, JR. Summer Theater Camp at the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center. This 5-week camp will tune their skills in art, music and literacy- all while teaching the inner workings of theater production. Auditions, training and loads of summer fun culminate in three stage performances held in the renowned Ella Fitzgerald Theater.
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 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!
HUNT CLUB FARM
Hunt Club’s Summer Farm Camp provides children the opportunity to learn about life on a farm. This program offers hands-on experience with petting farm animals, including horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks, geese, llamas, alpacas and rabbits. Campers learn the responsibility of daily feeding, cleaning, grooming and animal care activities. Each session includes horseback-riding experiences, farm games, participate in a pony obstacle courses, a goat rodeo, and more! Farm camp is full of animal education and fun! There are a ton of other activities as we make modifications to the program based on what’s happening in the petting farm each week. Campers leave with an abundance of knowledge and appreciation of all living things. The goal at farm camp is to encourage a friendly environment in which children learn responsibility and initiate leadership skills that will make a memorable impact on their lives.
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.
JUNIOR SALING AT SEAFORD YACHT CLUB
Learn Knowledge And Develop Skills That Last A Lifetime at Seaford Yacht Club.
There are camps for Beginners to Advanced.
RIGGING · TEAMWORK · SEAMANSHIP · BOAT HANDLING SKILLS · TIDE & WEATHER FORECASTING · PROTECTING MARINE ENVIRONMENT
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.
NORFOLK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Norfolk Christian offers half day and full day summer camps for kindergarten through high school. There are many camps to pick from.
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 look to creating life-long memories with your child while they grow in spirit, mind, and body.
QUALITY MUSIC CNETER: VIRGINIA BEACH
Quality Music Center offers music lessons and music funtime preschool classes.
QUALITY MUSIC: CHESAPEAKE
Quality Music Center in Chesapeake offers music and dance 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.
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.
Summer camp for ages 4-12. Stonebridge School offers 10 fun-filled weeks full of Biblical themed, interactive activities, devotions, chapels, Water Wednesdays, Field Trip Fridays, and more! Extended care is available.
TADA SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS
Musical Theatre Sumer Camps located in Suffolk. There are six weeks of camp: pick one week, a few weeks, or all six weeks. There are camps for ages 4-12.
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 J 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.
KALEIDOSCOPE CAMP 2020
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.