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2020 Summer Camp Guide

Camps For All Ages & All Interests

By Colleen Ferreira February 7, 2020

If you are looking for an AWESOME local summer camp for your kids, our 2020 Summer Camp Guide should be your first stop! Click the name of any camp to be taken directly to their listing, complete with contact information, schedule, pricing, customer reviews, and possibly even a special offer just for Macaroni Kid Readers!

Academics & STEM

Bricks 4 Kidz - Our LEGO® project kits offer campers the opportunity to learn STEM-based principles through fun, educational play.  The camp will help children improve fine motor skills, build self-esteem, and learn important classroom lessons such as organization and following directions. Campers will also have the opportunity to explore their imaginations through free play.  

Camp Invention - Unlock your child’s potential at Camp Invention®! A program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF), Camp Invention is a nationally acclaimed summer program for children in grades K-6, where STEM concepts come to life. Led by local teachers, this program has tapped into kids’ natural curiosity since 1990, giving them the opportunity to become innovators through teamwork and immersive, hands-on creative problem-solving.

Club SciKidz / Tech Scientific - 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. 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.

Mad Science (Crazy Chemworks + Claws, Codes, and Constellations + Moving with Science + Underground Explorers) - Mad Science has some fun theme camps to choose from: Crazy Chemworks or Claws, Codes, and Constellations or Moving with Science or Underground Explorers for your little scientist! Or try them all!

Summer Camp: Aspiring Astronomers - Join them for a fun filled summer of hands-on STEM activities that will spark curiosity and inspire campers to generate ideas in science, technology, engineering and mathematics!

                                                            


Creative and Visual Arts

All Fired Up Summer Art Camp - Summer just got a lot cooler! All Fired Up Art Camp offers kids ages 6-14 the chance to build with wet clay, throw on the potter’s wheel, paint pottery, fuse glass, tie dye and more! 

Art Factory Summer Camp - Spend your Summer at the Art Factory! Campers can expect to create all different types  of arts and crafts throughout the week including string art, paper mache, clay,  button art, canvas, slime, textile art, and so much more!  Learn a  variety of art techniques and have fun while exploring your creative side.  On Friday, we will host a gallery show for parents, grandparents,  friends, etc. to see everything we have created that week!

ArtVenture Summer Camp at Visual Arts Center of Richmond - At the VisArts’ ArtVenture Summer Camp, young people make art with some of Richmond’s most talented professional artists. One-week sessions, for students aged 5 to 14 years old, run for 12 weeks from June 15 to September 4

Center for Creative Arts Summer Camps - The Center for Creative Arts offers some of the most popular camps in the Richmond area.  Located in Richmond's far West End, children and teens can choose from Dance Camp, Art Camps, Robotics Camps, Chess Camps, and Musical Theater Camps. 

Doodle Dynamo - Doodle Dynamo is the place where kids imagine, design and create! They offer art themes that are unique and adventurous for every age category.

Richmond Young Writers Summer Workshops - RYW summer camps are week-long, creativity-sparking experiences during which young writers bond over the ecstasy and misery of storytelling. Each camp week features a revered guest star – a published author, an inspirational community leader, a brilliant musician, etc. – as well as a sharp look at a favorite genre, plenty of writing time, snacks and camaraderie.


Culinary  & Cooking 

Victoria's Kitchen Summer Cooking Camps! - Summer Cooking Camps for Ages 2 years old - 18 years old!  Experience the joy of learning how to cook and bake from scratch - while learning some reading, writing and math skills and building friendships!

Young Chefs Academy Culinary Camp - Summer is heating up at Young Chefs® Academy during each fully-immersive culinary camp experience! Each day brings sizzling new surprises and culinary delights as we cook and bake our way through exciting tips and tricks with friendly culinary challenges to put your newfound skills to the test.


General & Multi-Theme

ACAC Summer Camp - Fun all summer long! Explore and experience a summer filled with adventure! From swimming, to sports, to arts and crafts, acac Summer Camp is the place to be for summer fun! Children kindergarten to 8th grade will develop friendships, explore new activities and have a summer filled with fun!

Camp Blue Sky at LeafSpring School - Each day at Camp Blue Sky includes new excitement and experiences. Throughout the summer, daily themes, special events and field trips supplement the programs of each division. Each camp day is distinguished by a morning and afternoon program. 

Camp Chanco - Chanco on the James has one of the most successful youth camping programs in Virginia. The camp program has been running continuously since 1968 and is accredited by the American Camping Association.

Camp Kesem - A child's friend through and beyond a parent's cancer.

Collegiate School Summer Quest - Summer Camps for ages 3-year-olds and up. More than 175 camps starting in June and running through the end of August.

Dynamic Taekwondo Summer Camp -1. Taekwondo class 2. Everyday field trip different places 3. various activities 4. arts&crafts 5. Learn Respect,Disipline, Confidence and more!!!

Launch Entertainment Park Summer Camp - Launch into summer fun learning arts and science

Maymont Summer Discovery Camps - Nature calls! Maymont’s wildly popular summer camps offer outdoor adventures, animal encounters, games, crafts and hands-on activities for nature explorers, ages 3-rising 8th graders. 

Richmond SPCA Critter Camp - Week-long day camp sessions include crafts, tours, games and learning with age-specific programming and projects. 

Steward 2020 Summer Experience - More than 80 offerings for grades JK-12, including sports, arts, academic, innovation, and traditional camps. Half- and full-day camps, including an early-drop off option and a full-summer discount

Tuckaway Child Care Summer Camp- Barony Location - During our summer camps we offer swimming lessons, free swim, in house activities, field trips, clubs, and workshops. Come join us for  Tuckaway Summer 2020 Creating Your Legacy all about making exciting memories at Tuckaway!

Tuckaway Child Care Summer Camp- Harbor Location - During our summer camps we offer swimming lessons, free swim, in house activities, field trips, clubs, and workshops. Come join us for  Tuckaway Summer 2020 Creating Your Legacy all about making exciting memories at Tuckaway!

Tuckaway Child Care Summer Camp- Varina Location - During our summer camps we offer swimming lessons, free swim, in house activities, field trips, clubs, and workshops. Come join us for  Tuckaway Summer 2020 Creating Your Legacy all about making exciting memories at Tuckaway!

Tuckaway Child Care Summer Camp- West Location - During our summer camps we offer swimming lessons, free swim, in house activities, field trips, clubs, and workshops. Come join us for  Tuckaway Summer 2020 Creating Your Legacy all about making exciting memories at Tuckaway!

Tuckaway Child Care Summer Camp-Ellwood Location - During our summer camps we offer swimming lessons, free swim, in house activities, field trips, clubs, and workshops. Come join us for  Tuckaway Summer 2020 Creating Your Legacy all about making exciting memories at Tuckaway!

Tuckaway Child Care Summer Camp-Innsbrook Location - During our summer camps we offer swimming lessons, free swim, in house activities, field trips, clubs, and workshops. Come join us for  Tuckaway Summer 2020 Creating Your Legacy all about making exciting memories at Tuckaway!



Overnight

Camp Friendship - At Camp Friendship, children are free to explore, discover, and grow—naturally!

Camp Horizons - Camp Horizons is a diverse community of campers and staff members from across the United States and around the world working, playing, and learning together.


Performing  Arts

CharacterWorks Theater's Spectacular Summer Camps - Summer is best spent with CWorks! We have a jam-packed summer planned for campers ages 6-19. The best place to explore theatre and grow with friends and camp leaders is at CharacterWorks, where summer isn’t just sweet – it’s Spectacular!

Greater Richmond School of Music (GRSM) - GRSM offers camps for Grades JK-12th, for Beginners to Advanced students all summer long. Summer Camps Offered: Piano Adventure, Guitar Fundamentals, Instrument Sampler, Music Quest, Choral Odyssey, Summer Jam, Guitar Pro, Pre-Band, Band Camp, Musical Island Fun, Summer String Thing, and Mini Musical Theater.  

It's Showtime at HATTheatre! - From Camp Broadway, Pop Rock Star, and Fairy Tale Musical, to It's All A Mystery and Sci-fi & Fantasy Explosion, we have something all can enjoy. It's YOUR moment to shine! No auditions required, EVER. Why? Because all kids deserve the chance to step on a stage, stand in the spotlight, and be who they want to be. And if you are a bit shy, these camps are fun, low-pressure, non-competitive, and help build confidence. 

Richmond Ballet Dance Camps - Come and join us for an exciting Summer Experience! INVITATION TO THE DANCE CAMP, SRB DANCE CAMPS, and MINDS IN MOTION DANCE CAMP

The Music Tree's Summer Music Camp - Voted "best in Richmond"'s  two-week summer camp is the Julliard of summer camps; it includes a wide variety of musical activities, culminating in a performance on the last day and has a limited enrollment

VDS Summer Camp - Come dance with us this summer at VDS!  Summer Camps, Short Term Classes and Workshops will run June- August for ages 3-18.  Custom Camps and classes are also available.


Preschoolers

CORE Kids Academy - Whether your child is interested in their fun themes, wants to progress their gymnastics or train like a ninja, there is something for everyone at CORE this summer! 

First Presbyterian Preschool Summer Weekly Adventures - Come to FPP Summer Adventures and get down and dirty in the “Great Outdoors”! Days will be filled with outdoor fun, water play, obstacles courses, crafty crafts, story time, imaginary play, singing, dancing, pony rides, water slides, lunch and popsicles. 

Open Arms Christian Preschool Summer Camp - Come join us at Camp Open Arms for one week, two weeks or all summer long!

Romp n' Roll Summer Camp- Midlothian - Fun morning camp for 2-5 years old, no potty training required!  Each day will be filled with themed gym, art and music activities, a nut free snack and drink are also provided.

Romp n' Roll Summer Camp- West End - Fun morning camp for 2-5 years old, no potty training required!  Each day will be filled with themed gym, art and music activities, a nut free snack and drink are also provided.


Religious- VBS

Reveille’s Vacation Bible School - Vacation Bible School will take place July 20-23 at Reveille UMC and is open to children age four to rising second grade. This year’s theme is Knights of North Castle! 

Richmond's First Baptist Church Vacation Bible School - Welcome to Wilderness Escape! Join us for an exciting journey with God’s people, the Israelites.  Hear stories from Moses, see, hear, touch and even taste what it might have been like to live in Bible times wilderness.

Swift Creek Presbyterian The Best Week of Summer- VBS! - Climb aboard for mountains of fun at Rocky Railway! On this faith-filled adventure, kids discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs. 


Special Needs

Camp Accomplish - Since 1998, Camp Accomplish has provided quality inclusive camping experiences for campers of all ability levels in day and residential camp settings

Camp Baker - It’s the greatest Summer Camp ever. Just ask the people who go here.

Camp Easterseals UCP in Virginia - Camp Easterseals UCP is an overnight camp near Roanoke, Virginia for kids and adults with disabilities and special needs.  Summer camp, weekend respites and family camps are available.  Campers include people with autism, Down Syndrome, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and other physical and intellectual disabilities.  Many campers make the trip from Roanoke, Lynchburg, Richmond, NOVA, Virginia Beach, Washington DC, and Charlotte to attend camp.

Camp Free2BMe - A camp for kids with ASD and like disabilities. We explore the community, provide peer mediated instruction and social skills instruction with fun activities, trips, art, science, exploration and other items as it relates individually to our campers and community.

Camp Holiday Trails - Camp Holiday Trails creates a community that empowers children and teens with medical needs to thrive.


Sports and Fitness

Inspire Martial Arts of Ashland - 15 years of Experience providing an Ooey-Gooey, fun-filled Adventure camp with multiple field trips weekly matched with arts and crafts, action packed games and don’t forget the martial arts! Parent’s rave about all we do daily and the safety of our Professional Staff! 

Magnolia Green Golf Camp - Campers of all skill & development levels are sure to have a blast with US Kids Golf Master Kids Teacher & Golf Digest Best Young Instructor in America and Best in State honoree Coach Leighann Albaugh’s trademark curriculum! 

Nitya Living Summer Camp - Nitya Living Summer Camp for Kids and Teens is an opportunity to live yoga through daily meditation, journaling, self inquiry, yoga classes, outdoor adventuring, group activities, swimming, crafts, and more…so much more. 

RVC Fun-damentals Camp - These four day volleyball summer camps are the perfect blend of fun and fitness teaching kids the fundamentals of the game and building up their skills to help them progress and grow as a player. With half day and full day options available for kids ages 7-18 there is a camp for the beginner just learning the game, to the more advanced volleyball player looking to hone and improve a particular skill.

Sports Center of Richmond (SCOR) Summer Camps - Their Summer Camps will keep your children active in high energy sports games and activities all summer long! Their camps are perfect for a wide variety of ages: Lil' Kickers Camp (ages 3-6), All Sports Camp (ages 5-13), and Soccer Skills Camp (ages 8-13). Camps are all held on their indoor turf fields except for Water Wars Wednesdays which takes place on their completely covered outdoor field. 

SwimRVA Camps - SwimRVA offers unique camps that will give your child countless memories, a great workout, and a healthy dose of self-confidence.  From log rolling to water polo to strokes-and-turns, fun games and mermaid madness, our camps offer a wide variety of ways for your child to have a safe, well-rounded, energetic and fun experience they'll remember.  

Twist Gymnastics Summer Camp - Camp Programs providing exceptional gymnastics training for all skill levels while maintaining small training groups so every child gets lots of attention and makes lots of progress.  Full day camp includes a morning of gymnastics and an afternoon of cooking great recipes at Young Chef’s Academy.  Kids love our camps!! 


Be on the lookout for this to be updated with new camps joining us daily!! More info coming for camps from Tuckahoe Sports, Overtime Athletics, Midlothian Montessori, GRSM, TSI Baseball and many more!