Would you like to become a certified babysitter? An instructor from CPR Anywhere! will instruct boys and girls ages 9 to 14 in the skills of being a confident sitter. This three-day camp will instruct campers in childcare skills, including feeding and bathing a baby, changing a diaper, infant and child CPR, basic first aid, talking to potential clients, and much more. At the end, you will be awarded a certificate and card that you can show to prove you are a certified babysitter! Maximum of 15 campers at each session–so sign up early!
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
This exciting camp enters its fourth year after three exciting summers on the Bay! The Chesapeake Bay Adventure Camp offers the opportunity to see and experience the Chesapeake Bay environmental region in all of its glory. The Chesapeake Bay Watershed is the largest estuary in North America. Explore this unique watershed environment by both land and water through a variety of exciting outdoor adventures each day. Hike historic trails that buffer the land from the beautiful coastal waters; go fishing in the Chesapeake Bay; explore the local environment from the perspective of the newest, most environmentally smart buildings and programs in the world; and challenges yourself on the obstacles at The Adventure Park! Do all of this while learning what makes your backyard such a unique environmental treasure! Sign up early to take advantage of this fun, outdoor adventure camp. Space is limited.
Travel back in time to the Mesozoic Era where we will explore the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous time periods. We will dig deep into our study as we become paleontologists and discover different species of dinosaurs. Campers will experiment with hands-on activities such as building a volcano and excavating to uncover dinosaur fossils. Snacks, games, and reading material will offer campers a time to indulge in all things dinosaur. Join us for this “roaring” good time.
Join us for our ultra-popular program that includes several crazy, fun versions of the game dodgeball! The emphasis is on fun, teamwork, and exercise. This camp helps develop agility, speed, and good body awareness as well as powers of analysis and problem-solving skills. Campers will work on throwing, catching, and ball-shielding skills in addition to dodging skills, all while using new-coated foam dodgeballs. These balls are perfect for safe, FUN play! We supply all equipment. Wear gym shoes and bring a snack and a water bottle.
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
Cape Henry Collegiate wrestling is excited to offer two unique, five-day wrestling camps. The camps will be held in the spacious, air-conditioned Clarke Family Wrestling Room. CHC wrestling camps are founded on a developmental and competitive approach that centers on technique, competition, and games. Head Coach Jack Effner is committed to the total development of each camper. Campers will not only learn how to wrestle, they will have fun and be challenged to improve.
Youth Wrestling Camp The Youth Camp will feature CHC Coaches Jack Effner and Joe Harvich along with First Colonial Coach Will Stravino. This program is geared towards Lower to Middle School aged campers. Wrestlers will learn the basics through skill training and practice sessions. They will be physically challenged through sport specific games, competitions, and great fun! Participating in this camp will improve your strength, conditioning, technique, and competitive spirit. Sign up early as the camp is limited to the first 36 registered wrestlers.
Dates: July 9 - 13 Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon Ages: Rising Grades 1 - 8 (6-year-old-age minimum) Director: Mr. Jack Effner, firstname.lastname@example.org Tuition: $160
Elite Wrestling Camp This is a great opportunity to learn from the best! The Elite camp will feature Ferrum College Head Coach Nate Yetzer (July 16), Washington & Lee University Head Coach Nathan Shearer (July 17), George Mason Head Coach Frank Beasley (July 18), North Carolina State University Head Coach Pat Popolizio (July 19), and Old Dominion University Head Coach Steve Martin (July 20). Sign up early as the camp is limited to the first 36 registered wrestlers.
Dates: July 16 - 20 Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon Ages: Rising Grades 6 - 12 Director: Mr. Jack Effner, email@example.com Tuition: $175
Drone escape and rescue is a necessity for first responders around the world, adding a new layer of solutions to save lives across the globe. Now campers to can take part in and learn from simulated missions during this action-packed, creative, and educational program. Participants will learn to fly drones and rely on their rescue team to collect vital data in specific “rescue areas” to locate “victims” and safely rescue them. We use age-appropriate and cutting-edge technology methods available for creating plans, missions, and maps. Participants will also learn invaluable lessons on how to simply, quickly, and accurately make informed and targeted suggestions for real-world positive applications. Drobots will provide all equipment for this camp.
It’s all about drone missions as campers will learn the basics of drone technology and safety before taking to the air to fly and code the drones through an abundance of missions. Throughout the week, Instructors will pose various challenges that the campers must solve using drones. Missions include: Connect 4, Drone Basketball, King Kong, International Space Station Drone Docking, Harry The Hiker, and more. Students work all week long to prepare for the most enjoyable part of the week: the Ultimate Drone Games where students collaborate, strategize, and create their own drone missions and then compete against one another. Participants will use the SWIFT programming language to accomplish many of these missions. 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.
Do you like activities like kickball, freeze tag, red light/green light, and playground time? Then this is the camp for you! We will enjoy the outdoors while playing these and games you choose, too!. When it is time to come inside we will enjoy fun hobbies like checkers, Twister, Sorry, and Clue. Sign up with a friend, and we will have lots of summer fun!
Calling all girls for strictly girl fun! Campers will make delicious treats and healthy snacks to eat. Campers will demonstrate their creative side to make photo memory collages and cool arts and crafts, too. Looking your best is always a blast, so hairstyling and colorful nails are must-do activities. Reading short stories about fabulous girls will give us quiet time to listen, reflect, and talk. Group games along with fun and healthy ways to exercise will round out our days. Get a friend and come have some fun with girls only!
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
Get prepared for the new school year by diving into reading/writing and mathematics. The “Reading/Writing Workshop” helps students become power readers and writers, increasing their phonetic skills, comprehension strategies, and writing abilities. Students respond to reading through a variety of creative channels including verbal, written, and hands-on activities. Diverse reading selections from the CHC Summer Reading Lists and other literary choices ensure an enjoyable and stimulating reading performance. In addition, teachers provide instruction on organizing and writing paragraphs, proofreading and editing written work, and the reinforcement of grammar and punctuation rules. Students choose topics of their own interest and imagination to enjoy creative and expressive writing. The “Math Workshop” uses a multi-sensory, hands-on approach, making math all add up to fun. Students learn math concepts and problem-solving skills with meaningful connections that illustrate the value of mathematics to their world. The instruction and reinforcement of activities will concentrate on preparing students for the rigors of the mathematics curriculum for the coming year. The students split their time between the two blocks on a daily basis and will have the opportunity to work on their required summer reading, writing, and math assignments.
Session 1: July 9 - 20 Session 2: July 23 - August 3
Get prepared for the new school year by diving into reading/writing and mathematics. The “Reading/Writing Workshop” helps students become power readers and writers, increasing their phonetic skills, comprehension strategies, and writing abilities. Students respond to reading through a variety of creative channels including verbal, written, and hands-on activities. Diverse reading selections from the CHC Summer Reading Lists and other literary choices ensure an enjoyable and stimulating reading performance. Students choose topics of their own interest and imagination to enjoy creative and expressive writing. The “Math Workshop” teaches students math concepts and problem-solving skills with meaningful connections that illustrate the value of mathematics to their world. The instruction and reinforcement of activities concentrate on preparing students for the rigors of the mathematics curriculum for the coming year. The students split their time between the two blocks on a daily basis and will have the opportunity to work on their required summer reading, writing, and math assignments.
The Volleyball Camp covers all aspects of the game of volleyball with an emphasis on fundamentals and game situation play. The camp welcomes players of all ability levels, from beginner to experienced, and players will be grouped by skill to better meet the individual needs of each participant. The technique and skills taught in this camp are designed to provide and improve upon the foundation that allows participants to develop into high-level athletes in the future. All basic skills will be covered including passing, setting, hitting, serving, defense, blocking, and offensive and defensive systems. Campers will also have the opportunity to dig deep and work hard in a positive and encouraging environment.
Join one our most popular camps for a week of ping-pong action! Beginning and experienced campers will learn the basic components of the game: rules, serving, returns, rallying, and even advanced skills like spin shots, and they will test those skills in various games and competitions. Play is fast and demands quick reactions. Come show off your skills in this popular program. This program is limited to 16 participants and usually sells out. Register early!
Dates: July 9 - 13 Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon Ages: Grades 2 - 7 Director: Mr. August Vander Werff, firstname.lastname@example.org Tuition: $175
What’s more fascinating than the great beyond? We will explore the solar system as we conduct science and art labs inspired by outer space. We will stargaze, go on moonwalks, and launch rocket ships! Keep an eye out for any asteroids soaring through space and get ready for a fun, out-of-this-world week! With so much to explore, there are endless things to learn. If you explored with us last year, join us again for all new art and science labs including new additions to our space room!
Get ready to perform task that will lead to daily treasures! New and classic daily themes including safari, outer space, Pokemon and pirates will keep us busy solving puzzles, experimenting, and collecting treasures. We will discover treasures in our science labs and campers will design their own treasure chest to keep their treasures safe. Let’s get exploring!
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!
Artists will envelop themselves in the world of clay while learning the techniques and tools commonly used in ceramics. Students will create imaginative works using a variety of methods, including hand building, modeling, hollowing, extrusion and slab building, wheel throwing, press molding, slip casting, and glazing.
Dates: July 9 - 13 Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon Ages: Rising Grades 4 - 12 Director: Mr. Jeff Warden, email@example.com Tuition: $175
Oil paint is a beautiful and versatile medium. A painting foundation will be presented that can easily be built upon for pursuits beyond this class. Students will create a series of paintings with the instructor that will cover a variety of subjects and painting techniques. Drawing will be taught as it applies to the subjects illustrated. Students will work from life when we take a trip outdoors to paint, and they will learn ways to look within themselves for inspiration in more intuitive painting exercises.
Dates: July 9 - 13 Time: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Ages: Rising Grades 4 - 12 Director: Mr. Jeff Warden, firstname.lastname@example.org Tuition: $175
This program is focused on exploring the many facets of leading a fulfilling, healthy, and productive lifestyle. At this exciting, intense, and difficult stage of life, we will learn and discuss serious social, emotional, physical and societal concerns. Topics include: illegal substances, growth and development, physical activity, nutrition, preventing violence and abuse, and mental and emotional development. Students will also complete the American Heart Association’s curriculum for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Classroom Health sessions run from 8:00 a.m. - noon on Monday through Friday of each week, and office hours are available from noon - 1:00 p.m. for extra help.
Session 1: June 4 - 15 Session 2 (ONLINE): June 25 - July 20 Session 3: July 23 - August 3