Charlottesville, Virginia Summer Camps 2010


ACAC Summer Camps are safe and fun environments where children of all ages participate in a variety of activities. These activities encourage a sense of individual and group identity, build character, and create a positive way of life. Camp is for rising kindergarten through eighth graders.


Established: 2010
Bounce-n-Play is excited about bringing a NEW kind of Summer Camp to Charlottesville. A camp created by a mom who understands that “all day, all week” doesn’t suit all families. And rushing out of the house at eight in the morning during the summer schedule is not always ideal. For these families, Bounce-n-Play offers a half-day Summer Camp, for as few or as many days as you would like. Camp runs from 9:30am to 1:30pm for children ages three (and potty-trained) to up to twelve years of age. Your child will be cared for by a trained staff committed to making sure that campers run, jump, crawl and slide – all while making new friends in a fun, clean and safe environment. In addition to enjoying the Bounce Room, our campers will do crafts, sing, dance, and so much more! Call Bounce-n-Play for more information at 434-973-1111.

Camp Carysbrook

Director: Kathy Baker
Established: 1923 Our 200-acre camp in Riner, VA is located about forty miles southwest of Roanoke in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, provides a setting which promotes the exploration and development of each camper’s abilities and potential.

Camp Hidden Meadows

Director: Tom Bryant
Established: 1992
Spectacular location, great staff, quality program! One, two, three, four and six week sessions. Horse- back riding, whitewater rafting, extensive arts pro- gram, theatre, sailing, caving, mountain boarding, ca- noeing, climbing tower, organic gardening, mountain biking, rock climbing, fishing, sports, 1000-foot zip line, swimming, and more! American Camp Associ- ated accredited. Two hours west of Charlottesville.

Camp Horizons

Director: Kim Betts
Established: 1983
ACA accredited, co-ed residential summer camp for children ages 6-17. One and two week sessions. Swimming, horseback riding, nature, performing arts, sports, ropes course, caving, rock climb- ing, SCUBA, golf, and more. Also adventure and equestrian specialty camps! Open house at camp through May.

Charlottesville Fencing Alliance

CFA is excited to announce week-long summer camp sessions will be held again in 2010. We will have camps during June, July, and August. Please see our website for specific class dates and to register. Classes will run daily (M-F) from 10am-4pm. Early drop-off and late pickup can be arranged if needed. Participants should be minimum around eight years old. Highlights include basics of fencing footwork and safety, fencing techniques and strategic thinking, fencing related movies, viewing and discussing taped fencing matches from national and international tournaments, and Friday mini-tournaments.

Chatham Hall Riding Camp

RIDING CAMP – The Chatham Hall Riding Camp welcomes riders of all levels ages 9-14. It is an excellent riding and residential experience packed with fun-filled activities to help you learn to ride and/or improve your riding skills. You might take a trip to a horse show, visit the veterinary school of a nearby university, or tour area veterinary clinics.

You’ll also enjoy such activities as moonlight trail rides, screenings of famous films about horses and more. Session I / July 4 – 17 / Camp for girls, ages 12 – 16. Session II / July 18 – 24 / Camp for girls, ages 9 – 12. Contact Cricket Stone for more information,

SUMMER INVESTIGATORS SCIENCE CAMP – Make use of the school’s state of the art facilities while integrating the areas of science, mathematics, and computer technology into a real-life experience where students assume the role of forensic investigators as they solve a mock crime. July 18-31 / Girls, grades 6 – 8. For more information please contact Dennis Oliver,

e3 Science Camp

Director: Ann Mallek
Established: 1995
e3 Camp attendees are rising second, third, and fourth graders with a keen interest in all things scientific and a love of the outdoors. The goal of the camp is to learn and to have fun — but we often get wet and dirty in the process, so old clothes and shoes are a must. Four mornings a week, campers visit a local research lab, farm, or business involved in science. After the visit, we explore a local stream, lake, or river to learn about the wonderful world of water and the importance of water to all creatures — big and small.

Light House Summer Workshops

Director: Sam Baker
Established: 1999
Light House summer workshops give students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the filmmaking process and become visual storytellers by taking control of the camera and building a film from start to finish. Workshops take place at our spacious downtown studio and are taught by talented artists and filmmakers with real world experience.

Live Arts

Director: Ronda Hewitt
Established: 1998
An intensive performing arts camps for ages 8- 17. Professional teachers and great atmosphere, allowing full learning and fun opportunities for all. Camps this year are musical theater and comedy.

Mechums View Farm Camp

Director: Barbara Barrell
Mechums View Farm camp is a riding camp located along the scenic Mechums River in Crozet. Offerings include day camp with overnight, week-long riding camps, and riding lessons. 434.823.5419

Opequon Quaker Camp

Director: Elaine Brigham
Established: 1998
Opequon Quaker Camp (near Winchester, VA) is a residential co-ed camp for children aged 9-14, with one, two, and four week options. Opequon features creative exploration with weeklong workshops, as well as games, swimming, singing, campfire, exploring nature, and more. Campers also go on an overnight trip out of camp. For more information see or call (717)481-4870.

Piedmont Family YMCA

Director: Brookes Sims
Established: 1994
With the YMCA Day Camp, your children will get a real sense of what summertime is all about. YMCA Day Campers pack more into a summer than they ever thought they could. Your child will be in a safe, friendly environment, in which the YMCA incorporate our four core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Girls and boys, ages 6-14, are given the opportunity to meet new friends while experiencing the fun and excitement summer brings.

Shiloh Quaker Camp

Director: Riley Lark
Established: 1979
Shiloh Quaker Camp is a residential co-ed camp for children aged 9-14, with one, two, and four week options. In-camp activities include arts, swimming, games, chores, singing, stories around the fire, exploring nature, and more. Campers go on weekly trips with options including backpacking, canoeing, service trips and rock climbing. For more information see or call (717)481-4870.

SOCA Soccer Camps

Director: Cory Greiner
SOCA is holding a variety of summer soccer camps throughout the summer. SOCA camps are for players of all abilities. With full-time, nationally- licensed staff coaches, campers will be offered professional soccer instruction and will be closely monitored by the staff. SOCA also offers one of the highest-quality soccer facilities in the state. Go to to find the right camp for your player!

Spectrum Summer Programs at Tandem Friends School

Director: Francine Smith
Established: 1987
Three two-week sessions from June 14-July 23. Spectrum offers an exciting array of creative classes including movement, visual arts, crafts, theatre, “Box City,” drumming, baking, and gardening. All classes are designed to provoke thought and peak new interests. In addition, we are offering our exciting Adventure Camp (grades 6-12) and “Get In The Game” Basketball (grades 4-8).

UVA Intramural-Recreational Sports

Director: Amanda Moore
Cavalier Day Camp is a fun, recreational, moti- vational, and educational adventure for children entering grades 1-5. Four two-week sessions are of- fered June 14 – August 6. Campers are grouped ac- cording to their year in school and they participate in activities including swimming, music, drama, nature activities and arts and crafts.

Charlottesville SPCA

Director: Nancy Cranwell
SPCA summer camp offers fun and educational animal experiences while engaging your child in lessons of kindness and respect. Some activities include: observing veterinary procedures, socializing friendly SPCA animals, performing “mock” adoptions, and enjoying a variety of guest speakers and “hands-on” animal demonstrations. There will be 5 similarly formatted one-week camps this summer: June 21-25; July 5-9, 12-16, 19-23; and Aug. 2-6. Children in rising third through sixth grade who have not previously attended SPCA camp are eligible. Come make new human and animal friends.

Triple C Camp

Directors: Libby and “H” Rothenberg
Established: 1951 as Camp Viewmont; name was changed to Triple C Camp in 1989.
Triple C Camp exists to give children a day camp experience in a traditional camp setting. Everyone at Triple C will learn about themselves while creating life-long memories in a safe, fun environment. Triple C Camp’s most valuable asset is its mature staff which utilizes activities like horse back riding, ropes/challenge course, daily swimming, sports, animals, and so much more as a vehicle to learn how to work together and become a better friend.

USA Chess

Director: USA Chess Instructional Staff
Established: 1996
This summer, Active Learning Services/USA Chess is offering a variety of fun and entertaining programs at The Covenant School from July 12-16. Whether your child is interested in learning and improving their chess skills or designing and creat- ing their own video game or 3D animated story, our camps will provide expert instruction in a fun- filled environment.

Woodworking with Children – Summer Camps

Director, Judy Cahill
A workshop experience using hand tools. For girls and boys,  5-14. An introduction to the joys of building.  Beginner and intermediate. Every finished project is a success. Camps are one week, Monday-Friday, 8 weeks of camp. Open house, June 11, 5 pm-6 pm. 1104 Forest Street, Charlottesville. Details at  Enthusiastic campers are welcome to stay 3 hours. Instructor Judy Cahill is an experienced  carpenter with a B.A. in Education. For information, registration- or call (434) 979-1220. Please join us.

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