School’s out for summer! Now let’s find some activities for the kids. There are so many options for South Hampton Roads.
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Outdoorsy and Wild:
Acquibob, Inc.: Let your kids learn the love of horses at the 2017 Summer Horse Camp in Portsmouth.
Big Blue Sailing Academy: Join ODU Sailing for a camp that focuses on just that. Ages 10-16 are welcome.
Grubb Grove Horse Farm: Ages 7-14 can experience the farm life at this camp in Chesapeake.
Hunt Club Farm: This camp offers both full day camps for ages 6-12 and half day camps for ages 4-6.
Nauticus: Your kids can join Sail Nauticus for a very special camp. Children 10-15 can learn to sail and more at Knot Your Average Summer Camp.
The Barn Life: Kids will enjoy this farm in Pungo as they learn to ride horses at Horse Lovers Forever Summer Camp.
Triple R Ranch: This 370 acre working ranch in Chesapeake is a great way to experience the outdoors. You can choose between a day camp and an overnight camp.
Virginia Aquarium: Dive into the knowledge of the ocean with many different weeks of themed camps. Members of the aquarium receive a discount.
Virginia Beach SPCA: Spots go quickly for this one, so register early. Kids get a behind-the-scene look at an animal shelter, enjoy field trips, and get hands-on learning experiences.
Virginia Zoo: Go on a summer safari with the Zoo. There are many weeks to choose from. Members receive a discount.
YMCA South Hampton Roads: The Y offers Camp Red Feather or Camp Arrowhead for some outdoor adventure. Activities include archery, climbing, fishing, boating, and more. Members receive a discount on the price of camp. There is also a camp set up just for teens that includes field trips to other natural locations.
Future Artists, Dancers, Thespians, and Musicians:
Chrysler Museum of Art: The Chrysler Museum offers a Museum Art Camp for ages 8-12, a STEAM Camp for grades 7-9, and a Teen Hot Glass Camp at the Glass Studio for ages 13-17. Pay less if you become a member of the museum.
d’Art Center: Camp can get messy in a very creative way at the d’Art Center. There are camps set up for three different age groups (6-9, 10-13, and 14-17).
Generic Theater for Kids: Your child can be a part of Music Theater Camp or Acting for Stage & TV/Movies. This camp is for ages 6-17.
Hermitage Museum & Gardens: This beautiful place offers a Summer Art Camp (ages 6-10), a Clay Camp (ages 8-14), and Yoga Camp (ages 6-12).
Hurrah Players: Your kids will have a blast with the Hurrah Players at Theatre Camp.
Mambo Room: Sign your kids up to dance their days away at Latin Dance Camp (ages 9 and up).
Push Comedy Theater: Push offers two separate summer camps, a Pre-teen Improv camp for kids 7-12, and a Teen Improv and Sketch Comedy camp for ages 13-18.
School of Rock: The Virginia Beach location offers musical experiences for your mini rockers.
Suffolk Center for the Cultural Arts: The Suffolk Center offers three different camps: An Art Camp, a Music Sampler Camp, and a Theatre Camp.
Summer Theatre Camp runs two sessions, one meant for ages 14-17 and another for ages 10-13. This camp is a cool collaboration between the Virginia Stage Company and the Governor’s School for the Arts.
Virginia Museum of Modern Art: Your kids can enjoy Art Camp at the Virginia MOCA (ages 2-17).
All About Sports and Dance:
Ballet Virginia: There is a six-week program, or week-by-week camps offered here.
Dominion Soccer Academy: Check out the Boys and Girls Day Camp for ages 5-14. They also have a residential Jr./Sr. Elite Camp for older kids.
Happy Winds Kitesurfing: Hang ten, learn how to navigate the water, and more in Virginia Beach.
Marlin Soccer Academy: Let your kids grow their soccer skills at Virginia Wesleyan College (ages 3-15).
Tidewater Gymnastics Academy: If your kid is into tumbling, trampolines, cheerleading, gymnastics, wrestling, etc., this is the camp for you (ages 4-16).
YMCA South Hampton Roads: There are opportunities to tee off with Golf Camp. Members can receive a discount.
Yogaville: Let your kids Zen out a bit at Camp Yogaville. This is a week-long residential camp – so Zen for them, peace and quiet for you. Win-win.
Nonstop Intellectuals and Techies:
Engineering for Kids: These camps take place in Chesapeake and range from robotics and engineering, to toys and more.
Military Aviation Museum: Grades 4-11 ca learn about World War I and II era fighters, bombers, trainers, and seaplanes.
ODU: The Virginia Modeling Analysis & Simulation Center at ODU offers camps from robotics to game development and more.
Suffolk Center for the Cultural Arts: In partnership with Sylvan Learning, your child can be a part of a week-long S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Back to School Camp.
Little Bit of Everything:
Children’s Museum of Virginia: Who better to create a camp for kids 3-12 than the Children’s Museum?
ODU Big Blue Summer Camp: Big Blue camp offers various themed, week-long camps through the summer (ages 6-14). In some cases, you can even add on swim lessons. ODU Faculty / Staff receive a discount, but the camp is open to all.
Norfolk Collegiate: This private school offers many summer programs that everyone can be a part of. Check out the week-by-week schedule to see the different types of camps.
Saint Patrick Catholic School: Camps at this location vary greatly; check out their schedule.
Simon Family JCC: Camps are offered for children 2-years old through 11th grade.
Tidewater Community College: TCC offers different camps depending on the campus.
Young Chefs Academy: If your kid loves to cook, check out the interesting themed weeks at Camp-Can-I-Cook.
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