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ANNUAL CHARLOTTESVILLEFAMILY FUN FAIR & CAMP EXPO
Looking for easy, one-stop shopping for the camp of your kid's and teen's dreams? Then look no further than the Annual CharlottesvilleFamily Fun Fair & Camp Expo at the Doubletree Hotel! Meet camps from all over the East Coast offering horseback riding, sailing, sports training, travel, robotics and more! With FREE admission, entertainment, great giveaways and kids' activities, it will be a full and exciting day for the whole family! Join us February 11, 2018, 10am-3pm.

 
SUMMER THEATER CAMP AT LIVE ARTS
SPEND YOUR SUMMER IN THE SPOTLIGHT! In these intensive camps, young performers, ages 8 to 17, work with a team of experienced theatre artists to hone their skills in singing, dancing, acting, improvisation, playwriting, and more! with extended day programs available! Visit www.livearts.org for more information.
123 East Water Street, Charlottesville, VA 22901, Web Site: http://www.livearts.org
977-4177.

 
 Day Camp - Arts
 
FOUR COUNTY PLAYERS
An opportunity for kids to learn the many different skills needed in theater arts. Classes will be offered each day in developing character, dance, improvisation, and the technical aspects of theater. There will be a variety show on Friday evening at 7pm for all parents, family and friends to come enjoy. Entering 1st Grade-Entering 9th Grade. Internships are available for entering 10th grade students. Camp runs July 11-15, 9am-3pm, and is $150 per child. Please contact the theater for application and additional information. Spaces are limited, register today.
5256 Governor Barbour Street, Barboursville, VA 22923, Email: theatermanager@fourcp.org.
Web Site: http://www.fourcp.org/
540-832-5355.

 
SPECTRUM SUMMER PROGRAMS AT TANDEM FRIENDS SCHOOL
Spectrum runs from June 19-July 28 (2 week sessions) and offers an exciting array of creative classes including drumming, visual arts, crafts, theatre, filmmaking, basketball, fencing and one week fishing camps. All classes are designed to pique new interests. Tandem's campus provides a friendly, relaxed environment for creative self-expression.
Email: fran@dezadesign.com.
Web Site: http://www.tandemfs.org

 
SUMMER THEATER CAMP AT LIVE ARTS
SPEND YOUR SUMMER IN THE SPOTLIGHT! In these intensive camps, young performers, ages 8 to 17, work with a team of experienced theatre artists to hone their skills in singing, dancing, acting, improvisation, playwriting, and more! with extended day programs available! Visit www.livearts.org for more information.
123 East Water Street, Charlottesville, VA 22901, Web Site: http://www.livearts.org
977-4177.

 
SUMMER THEATER RESIDENCY AT THE PARAMOUNT THEATER
The Paramount Theater is excited to bring Creative Dramatics this summer for TWO week-long residencies! Compass Creative Dramatics (CCD) is a Chicago based touring company that partners with community organizations to offer creative, engaging theater programming designed to provide arts enrichment and cultivate personal growth and character CCD’s one week residency provides an opportunity for students in grades 1-12 to work alongside two professional artists in mounting a full musical production on The Paramount’s stage! The residency begins with an audition, followed by a week of rehearsals and theater workshops, and culminates with an original 60-minute musical adaptation of a classic children’s story. CCD provides all the elements of the production – professionally designed and produced music, costumes, props, sets, and make-up – all to make this an unforgettable experience for everyone! Ages: Rising 1st grade – 18 years | Time: 9:00AM – 3:00PM | REGISTRATION REQUIRED | Cost: $185 The Wizard of Oz Residency Week: Monday, June 12 – Saturday, June 17 Performances: Saturday, June 17 at 11:00AM & 2:00PM The Jumping Jacks and the Beanstalk Residency Week: Monday, June 26 – Saturday, July 1 Performances: Saturday, July 1 at 11:00AM & 2:00PM
Email: cathyvonstorch@theparamount.net.
Web Site: http://www.theparamount.net/education/summertheaterresidency/
434-979-1333.

 
 Day Camp - Outdoors
 
LIVING EARTH SCHOOL
Thanks for voting us the #1 Summer camp in Charlottesville! Come experience something special and see what kids and parents are raving about! Living Earth School has been getting kids nature connected since 2002. We offer both day and overnight camps for boys and girls, 7-17 years. Kids come alive with adventure, explore the woods through deep nature connection, make new friends and learn to feel at home in the natural world. Campers spend their day with mature, knowledgable staff who are truly dedicated to the children, their learning and growth. The days are spent learning survival skills, fire by friction, shelter building, wild edible plant harvesting, campfire cooking, swimming in mountain streams, tracking animals, native crafts and more.
101 Rocky Bottom Ln, Afton, VA 22920, Email: connect@livingearthva.com.
Web Site: http://www.livingearthva.com
540-456-7339.

 
MOUNTAINTOP MONTESSORI SUMMER SEED
Serving a variety of ages, Little seed (age 3 - rising K) is a feast for all of your young child's senses. In their own specially prepared classroom and around campus, little seed campers will explore topics in zoology, botany, art and geography. Garden work and getting to know the animals will happen at your young explorer's pace and they will learn to listen for birdsong, smell the garden scents and prepare food with friends. Seed (rising grades 1 - 6) gathers on the Mountaintop for gardening, harvesting and cooking fresh food, hiking, crafts, music, art, outdoor games, local stream exploration and weekly field trips to nearby natural areas and farms. Explorations and learning are unified by the interrelated themes of food, health, environment and culture. Everything in the garden from the chickens to the plants and right down to the soil responds to the sun. Mountaintop also offers other art camps for children rising into grades 1 - 6.
440 Pinnacle Place, Charlottesville, VA 22911, Email: info@mountaintopseedproject.org.
Web Site: http://www.mountaintopseedproject.org
979-8886.

 
TRIPLE C CAMP
Charlottesville's #1 Day Camp. Serving rising KG-10th Grades. Horseback Riding, Daily Swims in our two pools, (daily lessons for KG-3rd), Low & Hi Ropes Course, Petting Zoo, Loads of Sports, Nature, Hiking Trails, Canoeing, and so much more. Round trip transportation, lunches, snacks, ALL included. Everyone at Triple C will create memories that far outlast the summer while learning how to become a better friend in a safe, fun, traditional camp environment. Contact us for a personal tour and learn about why our families come back year after year!
920 Camp Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902, Web Site: http://www.tripleccamp.com
293-2529.

 
 Day Camp - Special Interest
 
CASPCA CAMP
The CASPCA summer camp is for rising 3rd-6th grade animal lovers. These one-week camps are from 9am-3pm, Monday through Friday at the CASPCA. Each session consists of 20 campers, a director and another adult. Camps include animal-related educational activities, animal interactions, visits from special guests, fun animal-themed crafts and more.
3355 Berkmar Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22901, Web Site: http://caspca.org/
973-5959.

 
KIDSCOLLEGE SUMMER CAREER ACADEMIES AT PIEDMONT VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Explore Over 90 hands-on, fun STEM & Arts Academies for rising 3rd-9th graders. STEM Academies: 3D Printing, EV3 Robotics, Minecraft, Coding, Forensics, Apps, Electronics, Game Design, Small Engines, Eco-Adventures, Architecture, AV Audio, Forensics and more! Arts Academies: Fashion and Shoe Design, Drawing, Dance, Sculpture, Acting, Jewelry-making, Improv, Freestyle Rap and Chinese & Spanish! Weekly, half and full day programs. Scholarships available. New online registration and Academy updates.
Piedmont Virginia Community College, 501 College Drive, Charlottesville, Email: kidscollege@pvcc.edu.
Web Site: http://www.pvcc.edu/kidscollege
961-5354.

 
THE HAN STUDIO
Mandarin Chinese Immersion Programs @ The Han Studio: Up to the challenge, children! We await you with yet another series of colorful Summer Immersion lessons (Rising Grades 2-4) & Mandarin-English Camps(Rising Grades K-3) this year. We are ready to help you successfully explore and discover this very, very, very old oriental language and culture! Small-group setting. All levels. You will immerse in various activities with your new or old friends - singing,speaking, playing, guessing, snacking and visualizing Chinese characters on a bilingual basis for a hot summer day’s fun!
418 East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902, Email: info@thehanstudio.com.
Web Site: http://www.thehanstudio.com
202-5889.

 
VIRGINIA DISCOVERY MUSEUM
Charlottesville's only nonprofit children's museum since 1981 with a hands-on environment for kids 1-8 yrs.
524 E. Main Street, East end of Downtown Mall, Web Site: http://www.vadm.org
977-1025.

 
 Day Camp - Sports
 
ACAC SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS
acac Summer Sports Camps are half day programs that teach rising 1st through 5th grade children the fundamentals of the sport. Led by local coaches and athletes with a focus on learning the basics and having fun! Camps include a sport sampler, soccer and lacrosse. Drop off is at the Charlottesville Catholic School where the sports camps are held. Pickup is at the Adventure Central Waterpark. Campers can extend their day at acac's day camp in the afternoon!
200 Four Seasons Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901, Web Site: http://cville.acac.com/youthsports.html
978-7529.

 
LITTLE GYM, THE
Give your kid the summer camp experience without the bug bites, poison ivy and week-long commitments. Combining fun physical activity, games, and arts & crafts, we'll help your child beat the summer heat by staying cool at The Little Gym. Your child will spend three adventure-filled hours a day on a unique, exciting quest with their friends. Each week revolves around an interactive learning theme with different, creative lesson plans that will keep your child moving and engaged in what is sure to be tons of serious summer fun! Don't forget to check out our Skill Thrill Camps, for those friends ready to take their gymnastics skills to the next level. By the end of Summer, they'll stick the landing when they handspring back to school.
2075 Bond Street, Shops at Stonefield, Charlottesville, VA 22901, Web Site: http://www.thelittlegym.com/charlottesvilleva
975-5437.

 
SOCA SUMMER FUN
SOCA is proud to provide the best soccer summer camps and most comprehensive summer programs in central Virginia. A complete listing of available offerings can be found on the SOCA web site. SOCA’s experienced, professional, hard-working staff is ready to help develop each player while building an increased passion for soccer through enjoyable, active, skill-centered activities. Camps are available for all ages and ability levels. Players will enjoy an excellent camp environment on top quality fields. Visit www.SOCAspot.org for more info. Contact Bill.Mueller@SOCAspot.org with questions. SOCA office: 434-975-5025.
Email: Bill.Mueller@SOCAspot.org.
Web Site: http://www.socaspot.org
975-5025.

 
THE FIRST TEE OF VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE
The First Tee of the Virginia Blue Ridge provides opportunities for children ages 5-15 to learn important life skills and core values such as sportsmanship, integrity and perseverance through the game of golf. We provide a 7 week series of spring, summer and fall sessions, as well as a one week summer camp at Birdwood Golf Course and The Highlands Golf Park. Scholarships are provided as needed, and no equipment necessary. Visit our website: www.thefirstteevirginiablueridge.org for more information.
P.O. Box 6786 Charlottesville, VA 22906, Email: nicolefirsttee@gmail.com.
Web Site: http://www.thefirstteevirginiablueridge.org
987-0165.

 
 Day Camp - Traditional
 
ACAC SUMMER CAMP
Children from preschool through 8th grade will have a safe, active and FUN experience at acac Summer Camp with our year-round professional team. Rain or shine the fun doesn't stop. Campers play at our Waterpark, on our playgrounds, and engage in sports and games on the outdoor turf field. Tennis camp and swim lessons are also offered, in addition to sports camps. Transportation is available from Old Trail in Crozet, acac Downtown, UVA, Pantops, Forest Lakes and Ruckersville.
200 Four Seasons Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901, Web Site: http://ssl.acac.com/ACACCamp
978-7529.

 
CHARLOTTESVILLE WALDORF SCHOOL CAMPS
Charlottesville Waldorf School Summer Programs: Summergarden (3-6) A taste of a Waldorf Kindergarten in the summertime. Fill your child's day with creative movement, circle games, painting, natural fiber handcrafts, music, storytelling, puppet shows, & plenty of outdoor activities in the sunshine, including daily water play. For more info, call 434-973-4946 X102 or email enrollment@cwaldorf.org
120 Waldorf School Road, Email: enrollment@cwaldorf.org.
Web Site: http://www.cwaldorf.org
973-4946 x102.

 
COVENANT SCHOOL SUMMER DAY CAMP
Camp is held weekdays between 8am-5pm for 8 weeks, beginning on June 11. Children are supervised by nurturing Christian Group Leaders (12 students per leader maximum) while participating in a variety of activities, including arts and crafts, games, outdoor activities, theater visits, cooking, ice skating, bowling, putt-putt golf, swimming, and so much more! Campers may pack their own snacks and lunches, buy a la carte items from the camp store, or order lunch on specified days. Summer camp is flexible and convenient, offering drop-in, early care, and half-day rates. Licensed by the State of Virginia Department of Social Services. Covenant also offers sports and specialty camps; check our website for more details.
1000 Birdwood Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903, Web Site: http://www.covenantschool.org
220-7309.

 
PIEDMONT FAMILY YMCA CAMPS
*NEW* Brooks Family YMCA, Crozet YMCA & Jefferson School locations. At the Y, we know that every summer can be the best summer ever! Our summer and school’s out holiday camps offer an affordable, safe, exciting and memory-making day camp experience. Children have the opportunity to build self-confidence, independence and creativity, while parents are assured that their children are in a fun, friendly, caring and safe environment. Full and half-day options available as well as early bird discounts.
1075 Claudius Crozet Park, Web Site: http://www.piedmontymca.org
974-9622.

 
ST. ANNE'S-BELFIELD SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAMS
Children from all over the area are invited to participate in the many camps offered at St. Anne's- Belfield this summer. Attend Tech Camp to learn how tech works and create your own tech item like an app or let your rising Kindergartener jump into the pages of quality and award-winning children's literature at Explorers' Summer Camp. St. Anne's-Belfield also offers a cooking camp, sports camps, a digital photography camp, and the High School Short Play Festival, as well as Camp Corwith for rising fourth through sixth grade students from the Charlottesville-Albemarle community who may not have the means to attend a summer camp.
2132 Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, Va 22903, Email: summer@stab.org.
Web Site: http://stab.org/summer
296-5106 .

 
 Residential - Out-of-state
 
CAMP ALLEGHANY FOR GIRLS
Traditional camp with sports, dance & drama. Oldest girls' camp in the Virginias.
Lewisburg, WV, Web Site: http://www.campalleghany.com
877-446-9475.

 
CAMP HIDDEN MEADOWS
Spectacular location and quality program. Co-ed, overnight, ages 6-16. 1, 2, 3 and 4 week sessions. Located in the beautiful Allegheny Mountains two hours west of Charlottesville. Activities include: horseback riding, white water rafting, extensive arts, sailing, mountain boarding, canoeing, backpacking, climbing wall, outdoor climbing tower, organic gardening, farm animals, mountain biking, rock climbing, soccer, basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, fishing, outdoor living skills, high ropes course, swimming, yoga, 1000 foot zipline and more! Since 1992 providing summers full of fun, friends and new adventures. Accredited by the American Camp Association. View videos, arrange a tour and more at www.CampHiddenMeadows.com.
17739 Potomac Highland Trail, Bartow, WV 24920, Web Site: http://www.camphiddenmeadows.com
800-600-4752.

 
SCIENCE CAMP WATONKA
Science Camp Watonka is a small privately owned Boys sleep-away Summer Camp in the Poconos. With 130 campers, 50 staff and accredited by the American Camp Association, Watonka offers a unique hands-on Program with Electronics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy, Computers, Robotics, Earth Science, Video, and Photography. As well as the sciences, our fully elective program includes a full range of crafts, waterfront and sports activities plus dirt bikes and one of the most extensive ropes courses in the North East. Set up a tour, or visit on-line to join other science enthusiasts in over 50 seasons of safe and successful camping.
P.O. Box 127, Hawley, PA 18428, Web Site: http://www.watonka.com
570-226-4779.

 
 Residential - VA
 
ASTROCAMP VIRGINIA SCIENCE & ADVENTURE SUMMER CAMP
The rolling hills of Staunton Meadows and Lake Harvey create a unique summer camp experience for boys and girls ages 8-14! AstroCamp Virginia is a science and adventure summer camp located in Clover, Virginia. Campers come each summer to make memories, have fun, and get hands on science and astronomy training while participating in a variety of activities from the scientific to the fun! AstroCamp is a STEM program that pushes campers to deepen their science understanding by participating in space explorations, playing in our state-of-the-art labs, build and launch rockets, and have time nearly every night to use our large array of telescopes to explore the night skies. Campers come to AstroCamp Virginia from all over the country and even internationally to live for a week in a our serene and beautiful camp setting.
8144 Mt. Laurel Rd, Clover, Va 24534, Email: registrar@gdi.org.
Web Site: http://astrocampsummerva.org/
(888) 836-1212.

 
CAMP FRIENDSHIP
Join Camp Friendship for a culturally diverse overnight summer camp experience full of fun and friendships. A traditional co-ed summer camp program where kids and teens ages 7-16 years old can choose from over 35 different activities to create a fun-packed summer. Visit us at www.campfriendship.com or call us to schedule a tour at 1.800.873.3223. Accredited by the American Camp Association.
Web Site: http://www.campfriendship.com
800-873-3223.

 
CAMP HORIZONS
Co-ed residential summer camp, located on 300 acres in the Shenandoah Valley, bordering the National Forest. Conveniently located 1 hour from Charlottesville (about 10 miles north of James Madison University). Welcoming children, ages 6-17. Offering adventure trips, aquatics, high/low ropes courses, climbing wall, performing arts, horseback riding, and much more. Also featuring three different specialty camps: Equestrian Camp, horseback riding/stable management intensive (girls ages 9-14, 1 week); Leadership Camp (co-ed, 4 weeks, for rising high school seniors); and Camp Up With People, a performing arts intensive camp (co-ed, 3 week session ages 14-17).
3586 Horizons Way, Harrisonburg, VA 22802, Email: camp@horizonsva.com .
Web Site: http://www.camphorizonsva.com
540-896-7600.

 
CAMP MOTORSPORT
For the camper who loves to hear those famous words "Start your engines!", Camp Motorsport offers exciting and dynamic motorsport focused summer camp programs. Featuring 3.5 miles of flat track, custom made paved go kart track and 20 miles of off-road trails, aspiring racers, novice through expert alike, learn the finer points of driving technique from qualified instructors on both our racing go karts and Baja 400 off-road buggies. In addition to gaining valuable seat time, campers get hands-on experience with the STEM (Science, Technology, Engeneering, Math) aspects of automotive design. When not driving, Camp Motorsport still has all the fun summer camp activities campers expect including a private lake with inflatables, swimming, boats, paintball, a BMX course, and gaga ball just to name a few. Sign up today for any one of the six, one-week sessions, and put some speed into your summer!
8144 Mount Laurel Road, Clover, Va 24534, Email: info@guideddiscoveries.org.
Web Site: http://www.campmotorsport.org/
(888) 836-1212.

 
FERRUM COLLEGE SUMMER ENRICHMENT CAMP
Academically motivated students, (ages 9-13), experience campus life at this co-ed residential camp while participating in a variety of fun-filled activities and challenging projects. Enrichment classes include: Cooking 101, Drawing, Engineering, Hogwarts Academy I (OWL) and II (NEWT), Living 1800 Style, Summer Theater, The Ferrum Challenge, CSI, Japan, Mythology, Writing, Music and French. Traditional summer camp fun includes swimming, skit night, dance, theme days, and more.
PO Box 1000, Ferrum College, Ferrum, VA 24088, Web Site: http://www.ferrum.edu/fcsec
888-508-7822.

 
LIVING EARTH SCHOOL
Thanks for voting us the #1 Summer camp in Charlottesville! Come experience something special and see what kids and parents are raving about! Living Earth School has been getting kids nature connected since 2002. We offer both day and overnight camps for boys and girls, 7-17 years. Kids come alive with adventure, explore the woods through deep nature connection, make new friends and learn to feel at home in the natural world. Campers spend their day with mature, knowledgable staff who are truly dedicated to the children, their learning and growth. The days are spent learning survival skills, fire by friction, shelter building, wild edible plant harvesting, campfire cooking, swimming in mountain streams, tracking animals, native crafts and more.
101 Rocky Bottom Ln, Afton, VA 22920, Email: connect@livingearthva.com.
Web Site: http://www.livingearthva.com
540-456-7339.

 

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