Programs

Summer Camps and Academic Programs

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  • Camp Times | FD | AM | PM

    Day Camp Hours (Little Dolphins, Sandfiddlers, Dolphins, Sharks)

    June 7 - August 6 | FD: 8:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. | AM: 8:00 a.m - noon | PM: 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.

    Specialty | Athletic | Academic Hours


    June 7 - August 13 | FD: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | AM: 9:00 a.m. - noon | PM: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Summer at the Cape Day Camps

    DAY CAMPS: Ages 3 - 11
    Looking for an exciting summer experience? Join our summer day camps to experience endless fun and engagement. Spend your summer playing on Cape Henry’s state-of-the-art playground. Reacquaint yourself with friends from the past or meet new friends as you continue to grow and develop. Our Summer at the Cape Day Camps focuses on fun while also bridging the learning gap between school years. No matter your age, your days will be filled with everything from academic engagement to swim lessons, craft making to sports and games, science experiments to fun-filled field trips, and much more. All Day Camps are led by full-time teachers at Cape Henry Collegiate or teachers from Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Each teacher has multiple years of experience within our school community. All full-day campers receive a full-service, well-balanced lunch from the newly renovated Café Dolphin, and all full- and half-day campers receive a mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack and drink. Our Summer at the Cape Day Camps are licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services.

    Exercise and Fun:
    Campers take part in daily free play and structured activities within all of Cape Henry’s fantastic facilities. Cape Henry boasts a spacious, air-conditioned field house with P.E. equipment and supplies for every game and activity. A turf field and multiple grass athletic fields host countless outdoor games, and a state-of-the-art playground caters to the imagination of all age groups. Twice a week campers will immerse themselves in Cape Henry’s science labs, working on experiments and exercises to learn and test the theme of the week. In addition to these wonderful and creative topics, students will spend time with age-appropriate reading, writing, and math while having the opportunity to work on summer academic assignments for the upcoming school year.

    Little Dolphins Day Camp: Ages 3 and 4 (Prekindergarten)
    Immerse your child in the Little Dolphin’s weekly fun! This hands-on, interactive, and engaging program will provide up to 10 weeks of fun learning for your child. Your child will spend the weeks learning about the Great Outdoors, Lifecycles of plants and animals, Healthy Living, and so much more! Avoid the Summer Slide with daily learning designed to build on the year’s studies.

    Sandfiddlers Day Camp: Ages 5 and 6 ( Kindergarten - Grade 1)
    Join an exceptional lineup of educators dedicated to engaging and hands-on lessons, including collaborative learning, interactive curriculum, as well as STEM and STEAM integrated into daily learning. Immerse yourself in the fun and exciting themes including Virginia’s State Parks, Recycling, Life Cycles, and much more! Students will avoid the Summer Slide with lessons designed to build on the year’s learning! 

    Dolphins Day Camp: Ages 7 and 8 ( Grades 2 and 3)
    Avoid the Summer Slide with a fun, engaging program! Integrate STEM and STEAM with collaborative, hands-on lessons each week. With weekly themes sure to excite, join the Dolphins for a summer full of fun learning, including the Great Outdoors, Composting, Lifecycles, engineering terrariums, benefits of healthy living, and much more! Students are encouraged to bring summer work to complete before the upcoming school year.

    Sharks Day Camp: Ages 9 - 11 ( Grades 4 - 6)
    Spend your Summer with Cape Henry Collegiate’s engaging educators, experiencing the thrills of the Natural Wonders of the World, The Great Outdoors, Camping, exciting American History, and use your newfound forensic skills to solve live-action mysteries. Do not miss out on this one-of-a-kind program designed to avoid the Summer Slide while learning about new and exciting themes each week and integrate a collaborative experience into the world of STEM and STEAM! Students are encouraged to bring summer work to complete before the upcoming school year.

    Full-Day Dates: June 7 - August 6 (Nine weeks) | FD: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Tuition: $300 per week (lunch included)

    Half-Day Dates:
    June 7 - August 6 (Nine weeks) | AM: 8:00 a.m. - noon | PM: 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. | Tuition: $200 per week
  • Summer at the Cape Discounts!

    Day Camp Discount Options: 
    • A camper must be registered for a full-day Day Camp selection to be eligible for a discount package.
    • Discount packages may not be combined.
    • Consecutive weeks NOT required
      • 9 WEEK: Select nine (9) weeks of Full-Day Day Camp to receive 20% off. 
      • 6 WEEK: Select six (6) weeks of Full-Day Day Camp to receive 15% off. 
      • 3 WEEK: Select three (3) weeks of Full-Day Day Camp to receive 10% off. 
     
    Athletic/Specialty Camp Discount:

    • A camper must be registered for a full-day (Full-Day or AM and PM) of Athletic and/or Specialty Camp selections to be eligible for the discount package.
    • Discount packages may not be combined.
    • Consecutive weeks NOT required
      • Select four (4) full weeks of Athletic and/or Specialty camps to receive 10% off. (8 Half-Day or 4 Full-Day offerings)
      • Only 30 spaces available!

    *Refunds and substitutions are not permitted*


    If interested in a Full Summer Discount Option or the Athletic and Specialty Camp Discount please contact Tyler Faubert at tylerfaubert@capehenry.org 
  • Art-Adventure Camps! (Four Sessions)

    Art-Adventure Camps

    Grades 1 - 5 | Director: karenbuchardt@capehenry.org | Tuition: $195

    • Mason Jar Madness | June 14 - 17 | AM
    Learn the excitement of Mason Jars in the world of Art! Spend the week creating beautiful works of art designed to spark your imagination. You will have the opportunity to experiment with paint, clay, and focus your creative energy on the endless possibilities! 

    • Summer Fun | July 6 - 9 | AM
    What is more fun than the summer months? While combining your creativity with the greatest time of the year, artists will experiment with a multitude of mediums including acrylics, watercolors, chalk, pastels, and so much more! 

    • Crazy Crafting | July 19 - 23 | AM
    Calling all crafters! Join us for a week of crazy crafting projects stemming from your imagination! The possibilities are endless in the new and exciting Art Adventures theme! 

    • Amazing Animal Art! | July 26 - 30 | AM
    Do you love animals? Join us as we explore all kinds of creatures, big and small, through various art activities. There is something for everyone, from clay to paint!  
  • BlackRocket Tech and Coding Camps! (Seven Weeks)

    BlackRocket Camps 

    Director: help@blackrocket.com | Tuition: $195 
     

    Make Your First Video Game! | June 28 - July 2 | AM: Grades 2 - 5 | PM: Grades 5 - 8
    If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers, Mac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee.  Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. 


    YouTube® Content Creators | June 28 - July 2 | AM:  Grades 5 - 8 | PM: Grades 2 - 5
    Find your voice and leave your mark on the world! Whether you are six or sixty, it’s time to start a career as the next YouTube star. Explore the variety of content and personalities that exist on YouTube and how to find your own niche. Learn the Dos and Don’ts of the platform and how to practice good digital citizenship. Develop your on-camera presence, your own channel branding, and professional editing skills. Take home a plan for launching your own channel with the content created in class! Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students work in pairs or teams for most of the program.


    Rocket Kart Racers: Design A Mario Kart® Style Game | July 6 - 9 | AM: Grades 2 - 5 | PM: Grades 5 - 8
    On your marks, get set, create! Blast off in making your first 3D Mario Kart® and Crash Team Racing® style game! Design your own tracks and customize your karts and characters. Using a professional 3D game development software, students will combine their creations into their own kart racing game that they can play with friends and family at home. Students can participate in eSports League races against other schools across the country with a chance to have their tracks featured in the Black Rocket master build of the game! Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. 


    eSports Apprentice - Streamers and Gamers | July 6 - 9 | AM: Grades 5 - 8 | PM: Grades 2 - 5
    Whether you want to be the next pro gamer, streamer, or gamecaster this course will teach you the basics to get started! No longer just a hobby, eSports is the fastest-growing career for the next generation. Over 400 million people watched YouTube videos and Twitch streams of video game competitions this year alone! In this course, students will develop game-play skills and compete using Black Rocket’s eSports games and apps, learn how to produce commentary for live tournaments, use professional streaming software, and most importantly practice online safety. Student recordings will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Videos will not be broadcast publicly but will be shared with all students in the class.  


    Make Your First 3D Video Game! | July 12 - 16 | AM: Grades 2 - 5 | PM: Grades 5 - 8
    In this Black Rocket classic, you will go well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes and create an immersive 3D world. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling the flow of gameplay, and storytelling. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family projects are only compatible with Windows devices. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. 


    Youtube FX Masters | July 12 - 16 | AM: Grades 5 - 8 | PM: Grades 2 - 5


    3D Game Design with Unity | July 19 - 23 | AM: Grades 2 - 5  | PM: Grades 5 - 8
    Are you ready to take your game design skills to another level? With Unity, an industry-grade design software, aspiring game designers will learn level editing, 3D modeling, impactful gameplay creation, as well as how to utilize scripts and variables. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.   


    App Attack! | July 19 - 23 | AM: Grades 5 - 8 | PM: Grades 2 - 5
    Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app & game development tool, students will explore the world of web-based (HTML5) mobile apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of App publishing functions. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included. Students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take this class. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. 


    Battle Royale: Make Your First Fortnite® Style Video Game | July 26 - 30 | AM: Grades 2 - 5 | PM: Grades 5 - 8
    Fans of Fortnite we need you! Instead of playing the game, design your own. Using a professional 3D game development software, build levels and assets inspired by popular battle royale games like Fortnite. Students can participate in eSports League matches against other schools across the country with a chance to have their levels featured in the Black Rocket master build of the game! This course includes cartoonish action and battle sequences. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. 

    ROBLOX® Coders & Entrepreneurs! | July 26 - 30 | AM: Grades 5 - 8 | PM: Grades 2 - 5
    Discover how to code in the Lua language while playing and designing worlds in ROBLOX®, an online universe where you can create anything you dream of. This new class combines game design concepts, coding, and fun! Young entrepreneurs will also learn how to navigate ROBLOX’s fast-growing marketplace to publish their games. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.  
     

    Minecraft® Redstone Engineers | August 2 - 6 | AM: Grades 2 - 5 | PM: Grades 5 - 8
    Take the next step beyond simply “playing” Minecraft and become a true Redstone engineer. Expand your Redstone knowledge by constructing your own carnival with a variety of mini-games, roller coasters, and attractions powered by Redstone. Learn how to use Command and Structure blocks to incorporate them into your builds. Activate your skills and take your Minecraft structures to the next level! Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to access their projects at home. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.


    Virtual Reality: The Future is Now | August 2 - 6 | AM: Grades 5 - 8 | PM: Grades 2 - 5
    Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting-edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At the end of the week, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created.  VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but to use the VR headset a camper will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device. Students will work in pairs or teams and VR projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. 


    Minecraft® Modders | August 9 - 13 | AM: Grades 2 - 5 | PM: Grades 5 - 8
    Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to access their projects at home. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.  


    Python Programmers | August 9 - 13 | AM: Grades 5 - 8 | PM: Grades 2 - 5  
    Want to learn the world's fastest-growing programming language favored by Google, NASA, Youtube, and the CIA?  ?Learn how to code with Python to create engaging apps and games.  Each lesson takes you step-by-step on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with fun content you create from start to finish!?  Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.  Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years?.  
  • Dolphin Girls’ Basketball Camps | July 6- 9 – FD/AM | August 9 - 13 – FD/AM

    Dolphin Girls’ Basketball Camps | July 6 - 9 – FD/AM | August 9 - 13 – FD/AM

    Lace-up your sneakers and get ready to go! Cape Henry Collegiate Varsity Girls’ Basketball Associate Head Coach, Darrian Freeman, offers a rewarding week of basketball to enhance your basketball knowledge and skills. Campers will enjoy learning from the best while also enhancing their basketball IQ through drills, individual competitions, and games. An added emphasis on structured games, balanced with competition and skills makes this an enjoyable week for everyone!

    Grades 1 - 12 (6-year-old-age minimum) | Director: the.freeagency@icloud.com | Tuition: $300 FD | $200 AM
  • Expand your Writing for Middle School Students | July 6 - 9  - AM | August 9 - 13 - AM

    Expand your Writing for Middle School Students | July 6 - 9  - AM | August 9 - 13 - AM

    If you love to write stories or poetry, join our weekly group for creative writing activities and challenges. Middle School writers will explore various prompts - fiction, description, opinion, and photo - and experiment with different styles of writing. During our last session, participants will be encouraged to display their best creative writing on the Middle School hallway bulletin board. Additionally, students will select pieces to share with the Cape Henry Community through a digital link in the Dolphin Digest. Composition books and folders will be provided - bring your favorite pens or pencils to unleash your creative side. 

    Grades 5 - 8 | Director: leighanneclay@capehenry.org | Tuition: $185
  • Magic Camp | June 21 - 25 - PM | July 6 - 9 - AM

    Magic Camp | June 21 - 25 - PM | July 6 - 9 - AM | 

    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! 

    Grades 1 - 5 | Director: robertfwestcott@gmail.com | Tuition: $195
  • Rock-It Science Camps! (8 Weeks)

    Rock-It Science Camps

    Prekindergarten - Grade 2 | Director: bubblesbugsbutterflies@gmail.com | 9:00 - Noon (AM) | Tuition: $200


    Dynamite Dinosaurs | June 14 - 17
    Everyone’s favorite extinct species! This year we will mold and create dinosaur eggs, and go on a one of a kind dinosaur ice excavation We will work on creating a mini prehistoric model with new miniatures to choose from and learn fun facts about these fascinating creatures.


    Backyard Summer Camp | June 14 - 17
    Okay, so we won’t be in your backyard, but this camp will be full of good old-fashioned backyard fun! This year’s new labs will include making bug catchers, mixing up a batch of mud slime, and designing rain gages! We will finish up the week with a fun indoor obstacle course full of treasures! This will be a week of science, games, and art that you won’t want to miss!


    The Great Volcano Experiment | June 21 - 25
    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 explosively good time! 


    The Art of Cooking | June 21 - 25 | July 19 - 23
    Cooking is truly an art form! We will explore not only the science of cooking but make beautiful creations that may be almost too pretty to eat! Galaxy cookies , dinosaur waffles, and veggie animals just to name a few. No need to bring a snack for this camp, we will do plenty of taste testing and decorate containers to take some home too! * ingredients may include milk, eggs, and glutens


    Outer Space | June 28 - July 2
    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!


    Treasure Hunters | June 28 - July 2
    Get ready to perform tasks that will lead to daily treasures! New and classic daily themes including super heroes & Pokemon will keep us busy solving puzzles, experimenting, and collecting treasures. We will discover treasures all week and campers will design their own treasure chest to keep their treasures safe. Let’s get exploring!


    Super Secret Spy Training Camp | July 6 - 9 | July 19 - 23
     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.


    Super Slime Camp | July 6 - 9 | July 12 - 16
    Let there be slime! By far, slime is the most requested science experiment! 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 all new fun themes. 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!


    Art Lab! | July 12 - 16
    This year I am excited to introduce the sibling to Rock-It Science, ART LAB! Science is a highly concrete subject in which students rarely have the opportunity to be creative. By integrating art projects into your science lessons, you can create super cool art work and learn some super cool science too! Join us as we create beautiful art inspired by volcanoes, insects, dinosaurs , and more!


    Space Camp | July 26 - 30
    If you can’t get enough space or missed the first outer space camp this is the camp for you! This time around we will explore Saturn’s rings, make edible rocket ships, and experiment with galaxy eruptions. We will add a few new surprises to our space room too! 


    Beach Week Camp | July 26 - 30
    Put on your shades and get ready for some seaside fun. We will explore soapy sea foam, go on a seashell hunt, and make our very own underwater bottle scene. Join us as we celebrate beach life!


    Shark Week | August 2 - 6
    Today there are more than 465 known species of sharks living in our oceans. We will sink our teeth into interesting facts about sharks and create shark habitat bottles. Join us as we maneuver through a seaweed course, create shark art, and conduct experiments that will teach us about these beautiful ocean creatures. 


    Blast Off Camp | August 2 - 6
    Whether it’s blasting objects through the air or exploring the cosmos, all kids love to see and send things flying! Air rockets, Mento eruptions, baking soda explosions, are just a few ways we will get things soaring. We may even sneak a little engineering lesson in but our campers may not notice because they will be too busy hurling plastic bottles, planes, rockets,and more through the air.


    Animal Planet | August 9 - 13
    Who doesn’t love our big beautiful world of animals. We will go on a wild animal adventure and explore some domestic animals too. Get ready to collect animal badges as we search and learn fun facts about Giraffes, zebras, and many other creatures. 


    Under the Stars | August 9 - 13
    There’s so much to discover under the stars! Glow in the dark planets, campfire activities, and stardust slime will be just a few fun labs we will explore. Join us for a week under the stars! 

Summer Programs

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    Mr. Tyler Faubert 09

    Assistant Athletic Director; Director of Auxiliary Programs; Lower School Physical Education
    (757) 963-8241

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