Programs

Summer Camps and Academic Programs

By Week
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  • Before and After Care

    This program is a service provided for parents who require extended care for children, rising Prekindergarten through Grade 5, before and after regular Summer Programs hours. The exceptional staff plans outdoor play, craft projects, and much more each day. Before and After Care is available for the duration of our Summer at the Cape schedule, beginning on Monday, June 5th and ending on Friday, August 11th. An afternoon snack is provided for the campers. All children must be toilet trained.

    Before Care: 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
    Tuition: $50/week

    After Care: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $65/week

    Before & After Care: 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. & 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
    Tuition: $100/week
  • Cooking Fun

    It’s time to whip up some fun and something good to eat! Campers will enjoy the opportunity to test their culinary skills while learning how to work in the kitchen, use measuring cups and spoons, and prepare healthy snacks and tasty treats. Creativity abounds as campers use their senses to create new dishes and tasty cuisine. Your child will love a newfound independence in the kitchen, and you will enjoy the benefits of your child’s culinary skills–there will be plenty to share and bring home!

    Dates: June 18 - 22
    Time: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Ages: Rising Grades 2 - 5
    Director: Summer at the Cape staff
    Tuition: $175
  • Dance for Beginners

    This one-week camp teaches young dancers about dance terminology, beginning technique, and introduces them to the fun and exciting world of dance! The camp includes ballet, tap, and jazz. Dancers will also enjoy a daily dance education time during which they learn about additional dance styles, read exciting dance stories, and watch amazing dance videos. The last day of the camp will include a short dance performance. Ballet and tap shoes required.

    Dates: June 18 - 22
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon
    Ages: Rising Grades Prekindergarten, Kindergarten, and Transition
    Director: Mrs. Jennifer Hazelwood, jenniferhazelwood@capehenry.org
    Tuition: $175
  • Dolphin All-Star Baseball: Future Dolphin Baseball Academy

    Calling all Lower School future baseball All-Stars! In his eighth season as the CHC Varsity Baseball Head Coach, former Major Leaguer Tim Hummel and the CHC baseball staff want to see all future Dolphin baseball players in action. Catch the CHC baseball fever, and join us for a week of fundamentals. You can’t spell fundamentals without “FUN!” This camp will focus on all aspects of the game. Along with teaching the fundamentals, the staff will provide each player valuable feedback throughout the week.

    Dates: June 18 - 22
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon
    Ages: Rising Grades 1 - 7 (6-year-old-age minimum)
    Director: Mr. Tim Hummel, timrhummel@gmail.com
    Tuition: $175
  • Dolphin All-Star Field Hockey Camp

    Coaches will focus on fundamentals and small number situations, add some full field games and mix in plenty of fun. Campers will be grouped based on age and ability. Cape Henry’s state-of-the-art turf complex provides a true playing surface for field hockey. No tall grass or mud puddles. Plenty of air-conditioned indoor space means that camp will never be rained out or shortened due to high heat index or poor air quality. The air-conditioned gymnasium provides an opportunity for campers to learn the indoor game as well as the outdoor game–it’s like two camps in one! Recently, Camp Director, Mrs. Kristen Wheeler, completed her 15th season as Cape Henry’s Varsity Head Coach. During her tenure she led her teams to 15 consecutive state tournament appearances, captured five State Championship Titles, earned four TCIS Coach of the Year honors, three TCIS Championship Titles, and two TCIS Regular Season Titles. Don’t miss this phenomenal field hockey opportunity!

    Dates: June 18 - 21 (Monday-Thursday)
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: Rising Grades 2 - 9
    Director: CHC Field Hockey Staff, summeratthecape@capehenry.org
    Tuition: $175
  • Dolphin Tennis Academy

    The Cape Henry Collegiate Tennis program is excited to offer the Dolphin Tennis Academy with PTR-certified Head Coach Diane Deaton. During the tennis sessions, beginner and novice campers will learn the proper way to hold and swing a racquet, as well as basic ball drills and games. Advanced tennis players will work on strategy, court positioning, and shot selection, and they will be matched up with camp staff who are current or former high school or college players. Campers will enjoy individual and small-group lessons as they build upon initial success and develop a lifelong love of tennis! Campers will participate daily in light ball drills and supervised match play, and all levels of play are invited.

    Session 1: June 18 - 22
    Session 2: June 25 - 29
    Session 3: July 9 - 13
    Session 4: July 16 - 20
    Session 5: August 6 - 10

    Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon
    Ages: Rising Grades 1 - 9 (6-year-old-age minimum)
    Director: Ms. Diane Deaton, summeratthecape@capehenry.org
    Tuition: $175
  • Driver’s Education: Classroom

    This course is designed to provide students with a detailed understanding of the fundamentals of driving and to foster responsible attitudes and driving behaviors. Course content follows the Virginia State Board of Education, which includes linking visual skills, space management, and balanced vehicle movements to risk-reducing driving strategies. Significant attention is given to risk awareness, driver alertness, and responsible actions relative to occupant protection devices, positive interactions with other roadway users, and the physical and psychological conditions that affect driver performance. Students will use knowledge, processes, and skills learned in driver education to help them become competent users of the highway transportation system. Successful completion of this course provides the student with a Certificate of Completion in Classroom Driver Education for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

    Dates: June 18 - 29
    Time: 8:00 a.m. - noon
    Ages: Rising Grades 10 - 12
    Director: Ms. Kerri Land, kerri.land@vbschools.com
    Tuition: $185
  • Drobots: Drone Racing and Obstacle Challenge

    Drone Racing is filled with pure action as students enjoy one of the world’s fastest growing sports, drone racing. Campers will first learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. From there, campers will progress through various skill challenges and learn how to perform various exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drone’s speed and agility. Flight squads post up against one another in friendly competition when they race themselves and the clock. Students first maneuver the drone through creative obstacle courses before taking on the challenge of flying for speed. Participants contribute fully in this program as they create the design and help build the the obstacle course in preparation for the last day’s final activities and competition.. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer. Drone safety and social responsibilities of flying are emphasized in this program. Drobots will provide all equipment for this camp.

    Dates: June 18 - 22
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Ages: Rising Grades 6 - 8
    Director: Drobots Company staff, fly@drobotscompany.com
    Tuition: $395
  • Drobots: Ultimate Drone Obstacle Challenge

    Ultimate Drone Obstacle Challenge is specifically designed for both the novice and experienced drone enthusiasts. This week is filled with pure action as students enjoy one of the world’s fastest growing sports, drone obstacle racing. Campers will first learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. From there, campers will progress through various skill challenges and learn how to perform various exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drone’s speed and agility. Campers will use iPads and remote controls to navigate the drone through short and long obstacle courses. Participants will also create the design and help build the the obstacle course in preparation for the last day’s final activity and competition. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer. Drone safety and the social responsibilities of flying drones are emphasized in this program. Drobots will provide all equipment for this camp.

    Session 1
    Dates: June 11 - 15
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Session 2
    Dates: June 18 - 22
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Ages: Rising Grades 3 - 5
    Director: Drobots Company staff, fly@drobotscompany.com
    Tuition: $395
  • Into the Elements

    Into the Elements has an environmental emphasis as kids learn about our planet and how to keep it healthy and “green.” No matter the weather, part of each day will be spent outside exploring the beauty of Cape Henry’s campus as well as having exciting experiences in our local habitat. Campers will spend time in the CHC Butterfly Garden, helping to prepare it for the arrival of Monarchs in the fall. Students will learn about vegetable gardening through composting, planting, harvesting, and weeding. A vegetable basket picked by each camper will go home with them on Friday. We will go beyond the concept of recycling to understand the impact our choices have on the planet. A field trip to First Landing State Park gives students a connection to our oceans as we explore many paths of different organisms, unique ecosystems, and the joy of being outside. Join the fun now!

    Session 1
    Dates: June 18 - 22
    Tuition: $175

    Session 2
    Dates: July 23 - 27
    Tuition: $175

    Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon
    Ages: Rising Grades 2 - 5
    Director: Ms. Ashleigh Cake, ashleighcake@capehenry.org
  • Little Dolphins, Sandfiddlers, Dolphins, and Sharks Day Camps

    DAY CAMPS FOR AGES 3 - 6
    • Little Dolphins Day Camp: For Children 3 and 4 Years Old (Prekindergarten)
    • Sandfiddlers Day Camp: For Children 5 and 6 Years Old (Rising Kindergarten and 1st Grade)
    The Little Dolphins and Sandfiddlers Camps are flexible in that a parent can choose either a half-day or a full-day program. The Little Dolphins and Sandfiddlers Camps focus on a different and exciting theme each week, and many of the daily activities will reflect the week’s theme. Campers will participate in a variety of activities in the morning, including swimming two times per week, visual arts, science, reading, mathematics, and creative play. Little Dolphins and Sandfiddlers swim lessons take place at the Seatack Recreation Center on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Parents may elect for children not to participate in the swim instruction program. In the afternoons, campers will take a nap and enjoy playground time and free play. Campers must bring a bathing suit, pool shoes, and a towel clearly marked with the child’s name. All students will also need to bring a change of clothes for their return from the pool. A snack will be provided in the mid-morning and mid-afternoon.
    Children enrolled in morning or afternoon specialty programs may join the Little Dolphins and Sandfiddlers Camps. Please note that if joining the Little Dolphins Camp only for the afternoon session, there will be a nap during that time. All children must be toilet trained.

    DAY CAMPS FOR AGES 7 - 11

    • Dolphins Day Camp: For Children 7 and 8 Years Old (Rising 2nd and 3rd Grade)
    • Sharks Day Camp: For Children 9 - 11 Years Old (Rising 4th - 6th Grade)

    The Dolphins and Sharks Camps offer a wide range of experiences for the student who really wants to explore, and they are flexible in that a parent can choose either a half-day or full-day program. Dolphins and Sharks Camps will focus on a different and exciting theme each week, and many of the daily activities will reflect the week’s theme. Daily activities might include art, cooking lessons, athletic games, exploring with science, and more. Campers also receive swim instruction at the Great Neck Recreation Center on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Campers must bring a bathing suit, pool shoes, and a towel clearly marked with the child’s name each day. A snack will be provided in the mid-morning and mid-afternoon.

    Dates: June 6 - August 10
    Full Day Times: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition - Full Day: $295 per week (lunch included)

    Half Day Morning Times: 9:00 a.m. - noon
    Half Day Afternoon Times: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuition - Half Day: $195 per week
  • Play-Well: Jedi Engineering using LEGO® Materials

    The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects such as LEGO X-Wings, R2 units, energy catapults, defense turrets, and settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire!

    Dates: June 18 - 22
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon
    Ages: Rising Kindergarten - Grade 2
    Director: Mr. Ian Phillips, ian@play-well.org
    Tuition: $185
  • Play-Well: Jedi Master Engineering using LEGO® Materials

    The Force Awakens in this advanced engineering course for young Jedi! Discover key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, and eccentric motion. Build LEGO X-Wings, AT-AT walkers, pod racers, star destroyers, cloud cities, settlements, fortresses, and other complex machines and structures from a galaxy far, far away.

    Dates: June 18 - 22
    Time: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Ages: Rising Grades 2 - 6
    Director: Mr. Ian Phillips, ian@play-well.org
    Tuition: $185
  • STEM Rockets

    Are you ready to take on the water bottle rocket challenge? Students will practice skills of engineering through designing, prototyping, testing, and redesigning rockets to meet daily challenges as well as a culminating weeklong challenge. Be prepared to launch yourself into this exciting STEM experience!

    Dates: August 6 - 10
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Ages: Rising Grades 3 - 6
    Director: Mrs. Becky Schnekser, rebeccaschnekser@capehenry.org
    Tuition: $275
  • Teen Studio: Airbrush

    Come explore your artistic side with the power of an airbrush at your fingertips! Working with an airbrush is a wonderfully exciting and creative experience. You will learn how to paint popular airbrush subjects like sunsets, seascapes, pillow hearts, space scenes, animal and people portraits, names and letterforms, flowers, and many other creative exercises designed to pull out the artist in you.

    Dates: June 18 - 22
    Time: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Ages: Rising Grades 4 - 12
    Director: Mr. Jeff Warden, jeffwarden@capehenry.org
    Tuition: $175
  • Teen Studio: Darkroom Photography

    Young photographers become dynamic designers with the medium of light as they explore black-and-white darkroom photography as well as digital SLR photography. This class will cover composition, pinhole and SLR cameras, shooting and processing 35mm film, enlarging prints, burning and dodging, photograms, solarizing, toning, hand-coloring, digital manipulation, and photo presentation. Parents should attempt to locate an old SLR or point-and-shoot film camera with a good battery. If there isn’t a film camera already in the family, please don’t purchase one. Some cameras can be provided by the class, so contact Mr. Warden if one is needed.

    Dates: June 18 - 22
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon
    Ages: Rising Grades 4 - 12
    Director: Mr. Jeff Warden, jeffwarden@capehenry.org
    Tuition: $175

Summer Programs

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  • Mr. Tyler Faubert 09

    Assistant Athletic Director; Director of Auxiliary Programs; Coach
    (757) 963-8241

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