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Summer Camps 2023

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 in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, and Yorktown.

 

Our staff and instructors are dedicated to enhancing their student's creativity, self-expression, and understanding of visual art forms. All of our services provide a comfortable learning environment with educated and experienced instructors. Come and join us for 10 weeks of fun and learning about the different styles/periods of art.



 

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.


 

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!


 

The d'Art Center offers Summer Camp for 6 weeks in June, July, and August. STEAM Summer Camp features activities such as clay, mixed media, technology and digital art, and art on the move. Daily activities correspond to a weekly theme that presents a different lesson plan that combines art with STEM! Students learn from professional art educators and d'Art's on-site resident artists. Throughout these weeks they work collaboratively, enjoy short field trips, and create unique art projects using a variety of media and techniques.



 

Looking for an extraordinary and inclusive camp experience for your child this summer? Look no further than Dream Catchers’ Summer Horsemanship Camps. Each day, campers will receive both mounted riding and ground lessons to learn proper horsemanship while having tons of fun! The camp will help foster positive relationships with fellow campers, our equines, staff, and counselors. Inclusive activities and experiences help children with and without special needs. When we include all children in our programs, they learn acceptance and understanding of other people, and that each person has unique abilities and perspectives. Inclusion allows children with special needs equal and equitable opportunities to participate in the same types of programs and activities as children without special needs. Some benefits of inclusion are friendship skills, peer models, teamwork and problem-solving skills, positive self-image, acceptance of diversity, and respect and empathy for others.


 

Does your kiddo have a knack for drama? Channel their inner Broadway star with 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.


 

Theatre is Fun! Explore laughter, sketchwriting, and more this summer at FFX Theatre’s Comedy Camps. Day camp near the beach with a theatrical flair. Various age groups and dates. Go beyond acting with prop craft & design, tech production (sound/video/lights), and more.



 

Join Hampton Arts for an exciting and creative summer at their theater arts camps for kids! Their talented staff will help your child discover their inner performer and bring their talents to the stage over four weeks of camps in different areas of theatre arts. Don't miss out on this unforgettable opportunity for your child to shine in a variety of performing arts!


 

Kidcreate Studio has the perfect solution for being stuck at home during the summer - our art camps for kids! Great boredom busters for days off during the school year and the perfect activity to keep your child busy and engaged during the long summer break, art makes learning fun.



 

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.

 

Interested in a power packed week of coaching in first aid, water safety, team building, CPR and rescue techniques? Sign-up for Junior Lifeguard Camp.



 

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 a 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.

 

Run Free Kids Club is an enrichment program for children of all fitness levels. We transform traditional running games and drills into powerful life lessons. Parents know when their children are with us, they are getting a great workout AND building strength of character.


 

Enroll your young artist in Summer Art Camps with Virginia MOCA! Children and teens ages 2–17 will enjoy captivating and unique hands-on art experiences led by knowledgeable art educators. Campers will engage with a variety of artists, creative media, techniques, and more through exciting and memorable art activities.



 

Local and national theatre professionals work both one-on-one and in a group setting with students, helping them hone their theatre skills. Topics and ages vary by session, providing a unique learning opportunity with each Master Class. Sessions are offered for students and adults.




 

Want to experience the pure joy of learning how to glide across the water in a sailboat, increase your skills as a sailor or learn the fundamentals of racing? You can with our Learn to Sail Summer Courses! As the wind catches your sails, you’ll work with our certified sailing instructors to navigate, operate and collaborate on the protected waters of Mill Creek at the Community Pier. From middle school beginners to intermediate sailors, to those who wish to move on the High School Sailing and adults who want to learn to sail with family and friends, we’ve got the fun and knowledgeable staff ready to make your sailing dreams come true. The fun continues onshore with hands-on activities from Reach, US Sailing’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education initiative for middle school students.



 

OVERNIGHT CAMPS


Here is a camp where your child will experience exciting Bible truths, creative crafts, fun campfires, various recreational activities as well as special guest lessons to boost the campers’ confidence in life.


 


Fun activities, awesome counselors, and Biblical teaching for campers ages 6-18! Day Camp, 2-night Mini-Camp, and week-long camps are available! ​This camp is located outside Williamsburg in Toano, Va.



 

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.




 

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