Calling all thinkers, readers, and avid dreamers. Boys and girls who love books and words will long for this experience as we analyze, predict, and discuss the characters. If the book we choose has been made into a movie, we will spend our final day enjoying the film while drinking our fresh, "homemade" smoothies! If you like these activities AND creating crafty projects too, then join Ms. Elliott and bring a friend with you!
The All Sports Camp is designed to provide campers with a fundamental skill set for each of the major sports as well as some lifetime activities. Over the course of the week, campers will participate in baseball/softball, basketball, floor hockey, soccer, ultimate frisbee, and more. In addition to practicing the skills for each sport, campers will participate in daily contests and games to test their mastery and improvement in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Campers are required to bring sneakers and a snack. Come join us for another great summer of All Sports Camp!
Session 1 Dates: July 2 - 6 (No Camp - Wednesday, July 4) Time: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Tuition: $165
Session 2 Dates: August 6 - August 10 Time: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Tuition: $175
Ages: Rising Grades 2 - 6 Director: Summer at the Cape Staff, email@example.com
Do you love your doll and spend time dreaming of new ways to style and accessorize? Do you and your friends dream up new worlds with your dolls, creating tea parties, going to the beach, or catching the great new movie in the theaters? If so, this camp is for you. Make accessories, read stories, and learn all about the history of American Girl dolls. In this camp, you will design and build your own doll house using boxes and reclaimed materials, and you will find new, inventive ways to make accessories and enhance your doll’s fashion. Don’t have an American Girl doll of your own? Don’t worry! Any doll will do in this popular returning program, so join now!
Calling all builders and designers! It’s time to create the next great building, aircraft, boat, and more. In this camp you will build and design different forms of architecture that capture your imagination and are unique to your point of view. We will use clay, paint, drawing, and collaging materials to explore the design process. Get creative and join now!
Do you have a passion for jewelry? Have you always wanted to make your own design come to life, creating a new, trendy style? If so, this is the camp for you! Learn the basics of working with wire, string, polymer clay, and metal stamping. Be creative with all kinds of materials, recycling old goods into brand new, ready-to-wear jewelry. You will be able to put your own unique twist on each creation in this fun-filled program!
Travel the world with us in this one-of-a-kind art program. Buckle your seatbelts and prepare to take off for a trip around the globe to get creative while exploring the arts and crafts of other cultures and countries. You will get to play with clay and paint, and focus your creativity on drawing and crafting while experiencing the exhilaration of travel.
Love the summer? So do we! Join us to create all kinds of fun, summertime art! Get your hands dirty while drawing, using clay and paint, and tapping into your creativity and imagination while creating cool crafts and collages.
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.
Absolute pin, battery, checkmate, dead draw, en passant? Confused? Don’t be! Learn the game of kings in a fun and relaxing environment. Chess is renowned for improving creativity, the power of concentration, critical thinking skills, memory and retention, and overall academic performance. Chess has also been shown to augment problem-solving capabilities, provide cultural enrichment, advance intellectual maturity, and enhance self-esteem. Not to mention, chess is fun!
Session 1 Dates: July 2 - 6 (No Camp - Wednesday, July 4) Time: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
If your child feels ready for the next step in their coding instruction, Modding in Minecraft Game Design MACRO is the camp for them. Students will create powerful teleporting swords, humorous blocks, amazing mobs, bows that shoot arrows that summon ender dragons, entire worlds, and other insane items, all through the power of Java programming! Perfect for both the beginning coder and the advanced Java modding aficionado, Modding is our most popular Macro class!
Students will create powerful teleporting swords, humorous blocks, amazing mobs, bows that shoot arrows that summon ender dragons, entire worlds, and other insane items, all through the power of coding! Perfect for beginner coders ages 7-9, Modding Micro is the opportunity of a lifetime for young coders to build their own mods using just the right coding platform that is easy to code for their age. Turn Minecraft players into Minecraft coders with our Modding Micro class today!
If your child has always wanted to create their own game just like the Nintendo 2D Classics or the mobile games they love, then we highly recommend our Video Game Development camp. Campers create multi-level games and learn to use programming concepts such as local and global variables, as well as the basics of object-oriented programming. We also teach campers to animate their characters, and to create games that look and feel great. Campers get to create amazing games in this awesome game creation camp, but without having to type out a lot of code.
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org Tuition: $175
This one-week summer Dance Intensive runs for three hours, five days a week. Each day camp consists of one hour of ballet, one hour of jazz (contemporary or modern) and 45 minutes of choreography. Dance Intensive is intended for those who are strongly driven to excel in dance and wish to improve their technical skills, muscle strength, and power.
Dates: August 13 - 17 Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon Ages: Rising Grades 2 and Up Director: Mrs. Jennifer Hazelwood, email@example.com Tuition: $195
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org Tuition: $175
The CHC Hitting Camp will cover all the bases from approach and sound mechanics to pitch selection and situational hitting. Campers will learn there is more to being a quality hitter than just having a good swing. The staff will break down every aspect of being an effective offensive player. The coaching staff for this camp will range from high school, college, and professional experience, and it will offer you the best instruction available. CHC Varsity Baseball Head Coach Tim Hummel spent seven professional seasons with the Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, and St. Louis Cardinals, and looks forward to sharing his experiences to help you achieve your goals in this great game. Grab your bat, and we will see you at the ballpark!
Strike one, the most important pitch in baseball! Come join us for the CHC Pitching Camp so you can get ahead in the count. CHC Pitching/Assistant Coach Bill Chadwick offers a tremendous coaching staff for this camp ranging from high school, college, and professional experience. This camp will cover pitching from A to Z, from mental approach and delivery mechanics to holding runners and fielding the position. Coach Chadwick looks forward to sharing his experiences with you to help you achieve your goals and stay ahead in the count!
Dates: August 6 - 10 Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon
Fundamental Skills Ages: Rising Grades 1 - 3 (6-year-old-age minimum)
Advanced Skills Development
Ages: Rising Grades 4 - 8
Director: Mr. Tim Hummel, email@example.com Tuition: $175
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, firstname.lastname@example.org Tuition: $175
Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the country at the youth and high school levels; don’t miss out on the action-packed fun the sport offers. The camp is run by Cape Henry Varsity Boys Lacrosse Head Coach and former UVA Men's Lacrosse Midfielder, Mr. Joe Thompson, along with current and former CHC players, all of whom have a passion for the game. Our philosophy is that to love the game, you must respect your competition and have fun playing, and that is what we strive for everyday. The focus of the camp is to learn fundamental skills while enjoying the excitement of the game, and to benefit from the camaraderie and lessons that lacrosse offers. Beginning and experienced campers will enjoy skill-building sessions, counselor demonstrations, and the opportunity to test their skills in numerous game-like scenarios. All players are required to wear full lacrosse equipment (helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, and lacrosse stick).
Dates: July 16 - 20 Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon Ages: Rising Grades 1 - 8 (6-year-old-age minimum) Director: Mr. Joe Thompson, email@example.com Tuition: $175
Cape Henry Collegiate’s cheer staff will guide campers through a week of instruction in the fundamentals of cheerleading. Participants will focus on proper stretching and safety strategies, cheers, chants, jumps, as well as learn an exciting dance routine. At the conclusion of the week, campers will electrify their parents, families, and fans in a spirit pep rally. The pep rally will showcase the variety of material learned throughout the week.
The Cape Henry Girls Lacrosse program looks forward to hosting a fun-filled week of camp that will suit the development of beginners through elite level players. CHC lacrosse staff and players will instruct on the basic fundamentals of the game to meet each athlete at her ability level. Basic fundamentals will be put to use in small-sided competitions, full field games, and other skill building activities. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to hone your lacrosse skills on CHC’s state-of-the-art facilities, including a full-size turf field, air-conditioned indoor play, auditorium film sessions, and more. Campers will leave excited about the sport of lacrosse, thanks to a week of engaging play.
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
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.
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.
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.
Superhero Missions is specifically designed for both the novice and experienced drone enthusiasts. Our instructors will open the creative minds of participants as campers attack and defend against superheroes and villains. Students will begin the week learning basic maneuvers before using their “Spidey-Sense” to conquer missions such as: Batman’s Drone-Mobile Escape, The Breakout of Iron Man, and more. Participants will storyboard their own escape missions while other students attempt to outsmart them using the drone to locate and capture. Drone safety and the social responsibilities of flying drones are emphasized in this program. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer. Drobots will provide all equipment for this camp.
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.
Basketball Basics provides a wonderful introduction to the basic skills of passing, dribbling, shooting, and games. Beginning players will enjoy learning from the Dynamic Basketball staff as they make this introduction to basketball fun and beneficial.
Session 1: July 16 - 20 Session 2: July 30 - August 3 Session 3: August 6 - 10
Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon Ages: Rising Grades 1 - 4 (6-year-old-age minimum) Director: Mr. Mark Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org Tuition: $185
Dynamic Basketball Outdoor 3v3 Tournament Camp presents an exciting new way to experience Dynamic Basketball. Join the Dynamic Basketball staff as we take to the outdoor courts for some 3-versus-3 competition. Teams are limited to four players. Sign up today with your team in mind, or join Dynamic Basketball and let the staff find the right spot for you! Balanced competition and end-of-the-day prizes are sure to make this new and exciting program a great week of Basketball!
Dates: July 2- 6 (No Camp - Wednesday, July 4) Times: 9:00 a.m. - noon Ages: Rising Grades 4 - 8 Director: Mr. Mark Hall, email@example.com Tuition: $185
Lace up your sneakers and get ready to go! Dynamic Basketball offers a great week of basketball to enhance your summer. Campers will enjoy learning from the best while also enhancing their skills through drills, individual competition, and games. Balanced competition makes this an enjoyable week for everyone!
Session 1: July 16 - 20 Session 2: July 30 - August 3 Session 3: August 6 - 10
Lights, camera, action! Do you want to express your creativity and become a trendsetter in the world of fashion? If so, whether you are a total beginner or have experience, this is the camp for you! Campers use their imagination to brainstorm ideas and bring fashion to life. We will learn how to walk the runway, and we will discuss exciting topics about the latest fashion trends and icons. Campers will design their own T-shirt, purse, and so much more! Families are invited to a fashion show on the last day of camp to see the final products.
Explore how ground-based movement combinations and basic tumbling skills can take your physical performance to the next level! This camp is great for any athlete as the results will carry over into each training discipline or sport you already practice. Join the FitLab staff to increase your mobility, improve flexibility, enhance stability, amplify power, generate endurance, and boost neuromuscular communication. For more information, check out the FitLab website at fitlabvb.com.
Are you looking for some gridiron action during the dog days of summer? Here is a chance for every quarterback and linebacker in the making to learn the fundamentals of football in a safe and fun environment. Flag football offers the core skills of passing, catching, and defensive positioning. This camp is designed to prepare kids to be champions both on and off the field by teaching them the importance of fair play, teamwork, and sportsmanship. This camp provides exhilarating and action-packed games that give campers a chance to show off their skills and maybe even their end-zone dance! Score some touchdowns with us this summer!
Dates: July 2 - 6 (No Camp - Wednesday, July 4) Time: 9:00 a.m - noon Ages: Rising Grades 1 - 8 (6-year-old-age minimum) Director: Mr. August Vander Werff, firstname.lastname@example.org Tuition: $175
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!
Have you always wanted to make your own videos? Join us for a fun-filled week of video capturing and editing. You will become a video professional, shooting and editing your own cool videos in iMovie! We will add music, sound effects, transitions, and text to movies. You can even learn to make a video in slow motion! Beginners and experts are all invited to join in the fun world of moviemaking.
Dates: July 23 - 27 Time: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Ages: Rising Grades 4 - 8 Director: Summer at the Cape Staff Tuition: $175
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!
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
Abracadabra, alakazam, hocus pocus! Sit back and enjoy the magical transformation as campers become magicians right before your very eyes! Campers learn amazing magic tricks they can perform for family and friends. Award-winning professional magician, Mr. Rob Westcott, teaches young magicians various skills and helps them to build self-confidence in a fun and supportive environment. Each child receives a magic case to decorate and fill with a magic wand and tricks they learn throughout the week. On the last day of camp, join us for a magic show where the children perform the magic they have learned! Students who have taken Magic Camp before are also welcomed back. Mr. Westcott has many new tricks for returning students. Space is limited so register today!
Session 1: July 2 - 6 (No Camp - Wednesday, July 4) Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon Tuition: $165
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.
Take to the air with Skye, learn safety with Chase and Marshall, engineer with Rubble and Rocky, and explore the outdoors with Tracker and Zuma! Campers will love learning all about the jobs of their favorite Paw Patrol characters in this fun, hands-on camp. Join us for an exciting week of Paw Patrol adventures!
Every child wants a pet! Whether or not you already have your own, this half-day program is about learning to love and give lots of proper care to a variety of pets. This is the class for kids who love animals. Enjoy field trips to the local SPCA, animal hospitals, and farms, where you will meet animals, help local organizations working with animals, and learn pet CPR and other important animal care techniques. Sign up early as space is limited.
Dates: July 16 - 20 Time: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Ages: Rising Grades 1 - 5 Director: Summer at the Cape Staff Tuition: $185
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, email@example.com Tuition: $175
Boys and girls, do you want to make a picture frame out of reclaimed materials? Do you love to dream up new recipes and bake that tasty treat? What about designing your own shirt or making a wallet out of duct tape? The sky's the limit in this camp full of crafty creations. Using Pinterest as our inspiration, we will spend the week creating, cutting, and gluing, as well as bringing our creative imaginations to life. Don't miss out; join Ms. Elliott in this inspired program today!
Give your imagination a boost with tens of thousands of LEGO parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as: cities, garbage trucks, catamarans, and dinosaurs. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course.?
Dates: July 2 - 6 (No Camp - Wednesday, July 4) Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon Ages: Rising Kindergarten - Grade 2 Director: Mr. Ian Phillips, firstname.lastname@example.org Tuition: $165
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, email@example.com Tuition: $185
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, firstname.lastname@example.org Tuition: $185
Bring Minecraft to life using tens of thousands of LEGO parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as a motorized Creeper, a portal to the Nether, and a moving Minecart! Create your favorite Minecraft objects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. Whether you are new to Minecraft and LEGO materials or a seasoned veteran, you'll be hooked on the endless creative possibilities.
Dates: July 16 - 20 Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon Ages: Rising Kindergarten - Grade 2 Director: Mr. Ian Phillips, email@example.com Tuition: $185
Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO parts! Build a motorized walking Creeper, a terrifying Ghast, and a motorized Minecart! This project-based camp, designed by Play-Well instructors, combines the basic format of our core engineering-themed programs based on the world of Minecraft. Students will explore real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while building their favorite Minecraft objects. Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or LEGO materials.
Dates: July 16 - 20 Time: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Ages: Rising Grades 2 - 6 Director: Mr. Ian Phillips, firstname.lastname@example.org Tuition: $185
Level up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as Gear Cars, Gondolas, Merry-Go-Rounds, and Scissor Lifts. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. Sign up today!
Dates: July 2 - 6 (No Camp - Wednesday, July 4) Time: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Ages: Rising Grades 2 - 6 Director: Mr. Ian Phillips, email@example.com Tuition: $165
Okay so we won’t be in your backyard but this camp will be full of good old fashion backyard fun! We will make mud pies, mix up rainbow slime, and design butterfly feeders! We will finish up the week with a fun scavenger hunt. This will be a week of science, games, and art that you won’t want to miss!
Dinosaurs, everyone’s favorite extinct species! We will mix up a batch of dinosaur teeth, hatch eggs, and go on a one of a kind dinosaur dig using a chemical reaction. We will work on creating a mini prehistoric model throughout the week and learn fun facts about these fascinating creatures.
Get ready to explore this great big beautiful planet earth! We will dive into the oceans currents, make suncatchers using recycled cups, create coffee fossils, and make super cool tie-dye Earth shirts. Our STEM Earthquake lab promises to shake things up! If you love this planet as much as I do, this is the camp for you!
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!
If you missed out last year on this fun adventurous camp it’s not too late to get the training you need to earn your Super Spy Status! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to explore glow-in-the-dark science, go on scavenger hunts, and decode clues that lead to top secret messages! Get those spy decoding notebooks out and be ready for some secret agent spy training as we sneak through obstacle courses and use our observation skills to figure out clues to a top secret mystery! Sorry we can only reveal this all new mystery to campers with their special agent IDs.
Science is fun all by itself but add some silly themes like Trolls and Frozen and it gets even more fun! Each day we will be inspired by a fun movie theme. We will grow troll hair, rescue treasures from frozen structures, and explore toy making inspired by Toy Story. We will create some silly art too!
Let there be slime! By far slime is the most requested science experiment I am asked to do year round! What’s not fun about slime? It’s slimy, stretching, sometimes bouncy, and the coolest polymer around! Each day we will explore a different type based on a fun theme. We will do some cool art labs inspired by the day’s theme too! So no need to ask if we are going to do slime today, because we definitely will!
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Kryptonite Slime! If you love everything superhero, this is the camp for you. This year we will design and create our own superheroes inspired by our favorites! Join us as we design capes, mask, and conduct all new superhero inspired labs. Calling all boys and girls, we need your super powers! A superhero has lost something valuable and we need heroes to save the day!
The classic volcano experiment has always been a favorite! Children love to explode things and see them erupt and we will put this classic experiment to the test. This year each camper will build an individual volcano that they will be able to erupt over and over again! We will build a large group volcano that we will erupt twice this year using a heated reaction and the classic Mento/Coke reaction! Along with testing out various reactions on our volcanos, we will play games, create art, and learn about some real active volcanoes! Sign up today for an explosive good time!
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!
Join the Sylvan staff for an exciting new program where students will be introduced to four common simple machines: gears, pulleys, levers, and wheels and axles. They will work with a partner following LEGO instructions to build and experiment with actual simple machines. Join now as space is limited!
Students will explore concepts of forces and motion as they follow the K’NEX instructions to design various types of cars. They will race these cars up and down ramps, on flat ground, and on different types of terrain to discover what makes a car move best in each situation. How do forces change a car’s behavior? How can I compensate for those forces? Can I make it go FASTER? Join the Sylvan staff for this exciting new program.
Ready to build robots? Integrating engineering, technology, computer science, and math, Sylvan Robotics Camp gives students the skills to begin to understand information-based technology for the future. Campers will work with a buddy to build and program LEGO robots. They will use simple machines such as levers, pulleys and wheels and axles to create movement in their bots. They will learn how to program their robots to move, make sounds, and respond to sensors! Students will build intricate designs like a Ferris wheel, a moon rover, and even a few crazy zoo animals! Campers develop critical thinking skills, problem-solving strategies, and how to collaborate to express their creativity.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org Tuition: $175
Do you have an interest in the visual arts and look forward to trying new things? This Art Explosion class offers the opportunity to try techniques and media not typically offered in your regular art classes. This program will have you painting with light, using professional-style airbrush techniques, throwing on the potter’s wheel, and much more! Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to express yourself with the arts!
Dates: July 23 - 27 Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon Ages: Rising Grades 4 - 12 Director: Mr. Jeff Warden, email@example.com Tuition: $175
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, firstname.lastname@example.org Tuition: $175
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, email@example.com Tuition: $175
Students will learn the fundamentals of digital photography and computer-aided manipulation. This class will cover various modes of shooting found on most digital SLR cameras: exposure control, composition, motion and portrait photography, downloading, printing, Photoshop manipulation, and photo presentation. Students should provide their own digital SLR camera with a charged battery. A small number of cameras can be provided by the class; please contact Mr. Warden as soon as possible if one is needed.
Dates: July 23 - 27 Time: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Ages: Rising Grades 4 - 12 Director: Mr. Jeff Warden, firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com Tuition: $175
The longest running and most enjoyable coed soccer camp in Virginia Beach returns for its 28th year of camp instruction. We take great pride in offering the best soccer camp experience in Hampton Roads. Our facilities include four plush green soccer fields, six air-conditioned courts for indoor soccer, an air-conditioned auditorium with large-screen projection for rest and film sessions, and a spacious cafeteria serving hot lunch daily. Our camp staff is comprised of highly trained professional, college, and high school players and coaches who are positive role models and understand our camp philosophy of learning the game of soccer in a clean, safe, and enjoyable atmosphere. Our staff prides itself on creating positive and long-lasting relationships with campers and parents. From the beginning player to the advanced player, the curriculum is designed to teach skills and strategies used at the individual and team levels. Each day begins with fundamental instruction and follows a planned sequence of activities that builds confidence and enthusiasm for the game of soccer. We offer an action-packed week where players leave feeling great about their camp experience. Full-day campers receive lunch and drinks daily, while half-day campers receive a snack and drink daily. All campers receive a camp ball, T-shirt, water bottle, bag, and a medal. Daily awards are presented for hustle, sportsmanship, and teamwork.
This two-week program will strengthen the skills of the actor. We will focus on age-appropriate scene work, guided improvisation, voice projection, singing, and dancing. This invigorating camp will help performers fine tune their confidence, talent, and creativity. On the last day, students will perform before an audience.
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
Pressed for time and need to get your summer assignments finished? Have questions about the work or need assistance working through a problem? Then this workshop is for you! Instead of waiting until the last minute, set aside this time to work on your assignments. This workshop is designed to take the pressure off of you and your parents. Teachers are available to help you and answer questions you may have.