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Henrico Recreation and Parks is pleased to offer a variety of fun and exciting camps for 2015!

Summer Camp Listings


 Camp Registration

Ways to Register:

HCRP Connect (Online Registration): www.connect.henricorecandparks.com

Walk-in:
Monday-Friday,  8 am – 4:30 pm.camps1

Mail:
Mail completed form and payment (check or money order), if applicable, to:

Program Registration
Henrico Recreation and Parks
PO Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

Registration Notes:

  • Registration forms are available on our website and at our recreation facilities.
  • Payment is due in full at time of registration.
  • Camp registration is for Henrico County residents only through May 25.
  • Registration for non-Henrico County residents will be accepted beginning May 26 (if space is available).
  • Non-residents will be charged an additional $20 per participant per camp.
  • Participants must register at least one week prior to the start date (if space is still available).
  • Registration Questions? Call 501-7275.
  • Camp Questions? Email the address listed at the end of the camp description.

Inclusion Services:
Families of children with disabilities that need extra assistance should call Katie Wieberg at 501-7489 to discuss special accommodations and request an inclusion packet. Packets are available now and must be completed and returned by May 15 in order to qualify for inclusion services at a camp. This does not guarantee registration; you must also register for camp(s) beginning April 18.

Medications:
If your child requires rescue medication(s) during camp hours (including an inhaler or epi-pen), check the box on the registration form or online and call Katie Wieberg (Therapeutic Recreation) at 501-7489. A medication form will be required and must be completed and signed by a parent/legal guardian and physician.

Financial Assistance
Henrico Recreation and Parks offers limited financial assistance to Henrico County residents who may qualify based on financial considerations. Required information must be received and approved prior to enrollment. Submit paperwork at least one week prior to registration. Information: 501-5102 or email registration@henrico.us.

Refunds/Cancellations
Written requests for refunds must be received 10 working days prior to program start date. (The processing fee charged with an online transaction is non-refundable.) To cancel an enrollment in Summer Blast/Teen Scene send an email to rec-cancel@henrico.us.


Summer Camp Listings


Camps for Preschoolers (3-6)


Traveling Tots

Ages 3-5. Children must be toilet-trained. Nearby, far-away, and even make-believe places will be at your child’s fingertips this summer as they spend five days exploring the world around them. Traveling Tots will enjoy a variety of games, stories, art, food, and more! Please send a snack and drink with your child. Information: pit02@henrico.us

Traveling Tots: Station Imagination
Ages 3-5. Pull into Station Imagination where fun has no limits. Experience make-believe as we spend camp2time making fairy tales and adventure come true.

M-F, Jun 22-26, 9am-noon, $50, Belmont Recreation Center, 3897
M-F, Jun 22-26, 9am-noon, $50, Deep Run Recreation Center, 3898
M-F, Jun 22-26, 9am-noon, $50, Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 3899
M-F, Jun 22-26, 9am-noon, $50, Twin Hickory Recreation Center, 3900
M-F, Jul 20-24 9am-noon, $50, Belmont Recreation Center, 3904
M-F, Jul 20-24 9am-noon, $50, Deep Run Recreation Center, 3903
M-F, Jul 20-24 9am-noon, $50, Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 3902
M-F, Jul 20-24 9am-noon, $50, Twin Hickory Recreation Center, 3901

Traveling Tots: Backyard Safari
Ages 3-5. Join us on a trip to the great outdoors! We will go on a safari in our own backyard to set up bird watching stations, take nature walks, and collect special treasures. Travelers will prepare fun supplies such as binoculars, sit-upons, treasure sacks, and a mini first aid kit.
M-Th, Jun 29-Jul 2, 9am-noon, $40, Belmont Recreation Center, 3877
M-Th, Jun 29-Jul 2, 9am-noon, $40, Deep Run Recreation Center, 3878
M-Th, Jun 29-Jul 2, 9am-noon, $40, Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 3879
M-Th, Jun 29-Jul 2, 9am-noon, $40, Twin Hickory Recreation Center, 3880
M-F, Jul 27-31, 9am-noon, $50, Belmont Recreation Center, 3885
M-F, Jul 27-31, 9am-noon, $50, Deep Run Recreation Center, 3884
M-F, Jul 27-31, 9am-noon, $50, Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 3883
M-F, Jul 27-31, 9am-noon, $50, Twin Hickory Recreation Center 3881

Traveling Tots: Around the World
Ages 3-5. Go on a “pint-sized” voyage to experience cultures from around the world. Children will have fun discovering countries near and far through games, art, song, dance, and food.
M-F, Jul 6-10, 9am-noon, $50, Belmont Recreation Center,3869
M-F, Jul 6-10, 9am-noon, $50, Deep Run Recreation Center, 3874
M-F, Jul 6-10, 9am-noon, $50, Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 3875
M- F, Jul 6-10, 9am-noon, $50, Twin Hickory Recreation Center, 3876
M-F, Aug 3-7, 9am-noon, $50, Belmont Recreation Center, 3870
M-F, Aug 3-7, 9am-noon, $50, Deep Run Recreation Center, 3871
M-F, Aug 3-7, 9am-noon, $50, Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 3872
M-F, Aug 3-7, 9am-noon, $50, Twin Hickory Recreation Center, 3873

Traveling Tots: Down on the Farm
Ages 3-5. How ‘ya gonna keep us down on the farm? With cows, goats, tractors, and such! We’ll ride stick horses, play musical stalls, and learn some steps to a boot scootin’ hoe-down, and end the week with a chuck wagon lunch!

M-F, Jul 13-17, 9am-noon, $50, Belmont Recreation Center, 3888
M-F, Jul 13-17, 9am-noon, $50, Deep Run Recreation Center, 3889
M-F, Jul 13-17, 9am-noon, $50, Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 3890
M-F, Jul 13-17, 9am-noon, $50, Twin Hickory Recreation Center, 3891
M-F, Aug 10-14, 9am-noon, $50, Belmont Recreation Center, 3892
M-F, Aug 10-14, 9am-noon, $50, Deep Run Recreation Center, 3893
M-F, Aug 10-14, 9am-noon, $50, Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 3894
M-F, Aug 10-14, 9am-noon, $50, Twin Hickory Recreation Center, 3896

Here We Grow Garden Camp
Ages 4-6. Flowers and dragonflies, lady bugs and wiggler worms – explore nature at work. Have fun with gardening activities and crafts like a “take home” herb and veggie garden, garden stepping stones, bird feeders, and more. Here We Grow! Information: ola@henrico.us

M-Th, Jun 29-Jul 2  9am-noon, $40, Armour House,  4163

Superhero Camp
Ages 4-6. Run faster than a speeding bullet, leap tall buildings in a single bound, or tap into your secret senses to see if you have what it takes to be a superhero! We will create our own superheroes, and focus on a different superhero trait each day to improve your crime-fighting potential. Information: bon37@henrico.us

M-Th, Aug 17-20, 9am-noon, $40, Deep Run Recreation Center,  3817


Camps for Youth (6-10)

Art Sparks: The Camp!
Ages 6-7. Spark creativity in this beginner art camp! Each day learn about a different building block of art: line, color, texture, and shape. Create original art centered around these ideas and make friends! Let your artistic imagination run wild! Information: bog09@henrico.us

M-Th, Aug 10-13, 1-4pm, $40, Twin Hickory Recreation Center,  4151


Art Awakenings
Ages 8-10. Awaken your art senses! Create clay masks, crazy quilts, creative paintings, and more. Experiment with new art forms and have fun doing it! Go on a field trip to Meadow Farm and finish the week creating an art exhibit to showcase your work. Information: bog09@henrico.us

M-F, Jun 22-26, 9am-3pm, $100, Walkerton Tavern, 4150


CenterStage
Enjoy a performing arts camp for youth presented at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. This camp will offer workshops and training in areas of theatre, dance, and music including sessions in acting, improvisation, choreography, makeup, set painting, costuming, special effects, stage combat, and more. Information: per22@henrico.us

Ages 6-7: M-F, Jun 22-Jul 2, 9am-1pm, $100, (half day), The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 4124
Ages 8-9: M-F, Jul 20-31, 9am-4:30pm, $200, The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 4121


May the LEGOS® be with you!
Ages 6-8. Inspired by NASA and Star Wars, this camp is packed full of models that will make your imagination blast off! Each day campers will learn about real-life space exploration and build models related to the NASA space program. In addition, the day includes LEGO® Star Wars themed models, video games, group games, and challenges. Campers will take off on an adventure that’s out of this world! Instructor: Bricks4Kidz. Information: cli04@henrico.us

M-F, Jun 15-19, 9am-noon, $150, Twin Hickory Recreation Center, 4172


Minecraft® Camp
Ages 8-10. Minecraft is a game about placing blocks to build anything you can imagine. Experience the world of Minecraft with LEGO® Bricks in this fun camp! Campers will face new challenges each day, building models and crafting key elements from the popular Minecraft game. Make sure to build a shelter before the monsters come out at night! Instructor: Bricks4Kidz. Information: cli04@henrico.us

M-F,  Jun 15-19,  9am-noon,  $150,  Confederate Hills Recreation Center,  4175


Farm Fun Camp
Ages 6-9. If you love the farm and animals, this camp is for you! Pretend you are a child living 150 years ago as you spend your days on the farm learning about and helping to feed and care for the animals, doing household chores and playing games. Information: eik@henrico.us

M-F, Jul 20-24, 9am-3pm, $100, Meadow Farm Museum, 3612


Outdoor Rangers
Ages 8-9. Outdoor rangers will enjoy canoeing, fishing, archery, tree climbing, rock wall climbing, hiking, swimming, and arts and crafts. Campers and parents are invited to an evening campfire during the second week of the session. Information: don06@henrico.us

M-F, Jun 22-Jul 2, 9am-4:30pm, $200, Dorey Park, 3849
M-F, Jul 6-17, 9am-4:30pm, $200, Crump Park, 3845


Camps for Tweens (10-13)


CenterStage
Ages 10-12. This performing arts camp will offer workshops and training in areas of theatre, dance, and music including sessions in acting, improvisation, choreography, makeup, set painting, costuming, special effects, stage combat, and more. Information: per22@henrico.us

M-F, Jul 6-17, 9am-4:30pm, $200, The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 4119
M-F, Aug 3-14, 9am-4:30pm, $200, The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 4122


Concepts and Creations: A Visual Arts Camp
Ages 11-13. Discover your artistic side in this camp for budding artists and creators! Explore the world of contemporary art and learn about artists like Chuck Close and Claus Oldenburg. Get messy with clay, paint, and more as you create your own pieces for display in a public exhibit. Camp even includes a field trip to The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Information: bog09@henrico.us

M-F, Jul 13-17, 9am-3pm, $100, Armour House and Gardens, 4152


History Camp: A Journey through Time
Ages 10-12. Grab your hats and head back in time. Learn to live as the American Woodland Indians did; farm with the tools of your forefathers; cook like your great-great-great grandmothers, and more. From the prehistoric to the space age, your day will be packed with exciting new experiences. Information: eik@henrico.us

M-F, Jun 15-19, 9am-3pm, $100, Meadow Farm Museum, 3613


Eating Goober Peas and All Things Civil War
Ages 10-12. What it was like to be a soldier during the Civil War? This is your chance to enlist, drill, cook, eat, and live like a Civil War soldier! Campers will learn about Lee, Grant, African-American soldiers, slaves, and even take a trip to Malvern Hill Battlefield. Explore how time was spent between battles, from writing letters with a dip pen to music and games. Information: mck32@henrico.us

M-F, Aug 10-14, 9am-3pm, $100, Dabbs House Museum, 3608


Outdoor Adventurers
Ages 10-12. Campers will enjoy traditional outdoor activities such as canoeing, fishing, archery, tree climbing, and swimming. Outdoor Adventurers will also learn camping skills such as building and starting a fire, setting up a tent, outdoor cooking, plant identification, and recognizing poisonous plants and snakes. An overnight campout will be held on the second Wednesday or Thursday night of the session. Camp will end at noon on the last day. Information: don06@henrico.us

M-F, Jun 22-Jul 2, 9am-4:30pm, $200, Crump Park, 3844
M-F, Jul 20-31, 9am-4:30pm, $200, Crump Park, 3846
M-F, Jul 6-17, 9am-4:30pm, $200, Dorey Park, 3850
M-F, Aug 3-14, 9am-4:30pm , $200, Deep Run Park, 3852


Adventure Racing
Ages 10-12. Join us for a basic introduction into the sport of Adventure Racing! Participate in fun team building activities that will challenge your mind and body. Each day a focus activity will be introduced including fishing, canoeing, and geocaching. Finish the week with an Adventure Race! Information: mur12@henrico.us

M-F, Aug 17-21, 9am-3pm, $100, Dorey Park, 3985


Camps for Teens (13-17)

Crafting Like Crazy Camp
Ages 13-15. Have fun crafting and creating projects you have never created before! Some of the projects include tie dye scarves, shibori, basic knitting and sewing, jewelry making, and bracelets. Information: cli04@henrico.us

M-F, Jun 15-19, 9am-3pm, $100 , Armour House and Gardens, 4173


Behind the Scenes Film Camp
Ages 13-17. Work in small groups to create your own film or documentary at Henrico Theatre! Sessions include writing, directing, visual storytelling, composition, film editing and acting for the camera. See your own work on the big screen at the conclusion of camp. A great way for budding film directors and cinematographers to gain experience and to learn tips on how to get started in the field. Information: per22@henrico.us

M-F, Aug 3-14, 9am-4pm, $200, Henrico Theatre, 4125


Teen Outdoor Adventure Camp
Ages 13-16. Outdoor Adventure Camp provides teens the opportunity to try stand up paddle boarding, canoeing, archery, sea kayaking, recreational tree climbing, and a day on a ropes course. Don’t miss these two weeks of exciting outdoor adventures. Information: don06@henrico.us

M-F, Aug 3-14, 9am-4:30pm, $200, Crump Park, 3847


ECO Camp: Outdoor Camp
Ages 13-16. Focusing on the Environment, Conservation, and the Outdoors, campers will visit the New Kent Forestry Center for a swamp walk along the Chickahominy, explore wetlands at VCU’s Rice Center, and tour a landfill. Teens will also enjoy outdoor activities such as canoeing, archery, outdoor cooking, and making crafts from scraps! Information: don06@henrico.us

M-F, Jul 20-31, 9am-4:30pm, $200, Deep Run Park, 3851


Camps for Youth, Tweens & Teens

Basic Basketball Camp
Ages 7-17. Basic Basketball Camp is designed to develop basketball skills through instruction of the fundamentals of the game. Both individual and team concepts will be taught. Information: gri10@henrico.us

M-Th, Jul 6-9, 8am-noon, $40, Byrd MS, 3823
M-Th, Jul 13-16, 8am-noon, $40, Byrd MS, 3828
M-Th, Jul 20-23, 8am-noon, $40, Brookland MS, 3831
M-Th, Jul 27-30, 8am-noon, $40, Brookland MS, 3832


Junior Golf Camp
Ages 6-16. Curriculum will include all areas of the game of golf including player etiquette and safety. It will also involve instruction in the fundamental golf swing as well as putting and chipping. Friday’s session will comprise of playing in the Participant and Sponsor Scramble outing at Belmont Golf Course. Instructor: PGA Professional Bob Foster. *Registration is only accepted at Belmont Golf Course. Information: 262-4924 ext 2.

M-F , Jul 13-17, 8-10am, $170, Belmont Golf Course
M-F, Jul 20-24, 8-10am, $170, Belmont Golf Course


Therapeutic Recreation Camps

Therapeutic Recreation Camps are open to individuals with disabilities who meet minimum eligibility requirements, which include independence in toileting, feeding and dressing, behavioral issues that compromise safety, and certain medical needs. Participants are expected to function with a maximum staffing support of 1:3.  Therapeutic Recreation camps offer opportunities for peer interaction and development of social and life skills and a positive self-image through a variety of activities. Instructors will adapt projects and work with a variety of skill levels. Field trips to be announced prior to camp start date.  To complete the registration process, a TR packet must be completed by May 15. Information: god001@henrico.us


KIDventure Adventure Camp
Swimming and rock climbing, trampoline, outings, organized recreational games and activities, plus exploration around the local parks in a safe and fun environment are all in store for your child in this exciting camp. Enjoy plenty of activity and the opportunity to try new things, make new friends and learn new games. Information: god001@henrico.us

Ages 7-12: M-Th, Jun 29-Jul 2, 8:30am-1pm $40, Twin Hickory ES, 3951
Ages 13-16: M-Th, Jul 6-9, 8:30am-1pm, $40, Pocahontas MS, 3955


Nearby Nature Camp
Do you have a curious kid on the go? Campers will enjoy games, hikes, live animals, nature study, crafts, friends and fun outings! The camp structure includes organized recreational games and activities, plus exploration around the local parks in a safe and fun environment. Information: god001@henrico.us

Ages 7-12: M-Th, Jul 13-16, 8:30am-1pm, $40, Twin Hickory ES, 3956
Ages 13-16: M-Th, Jul 20-23, 8:30am-1pm, $40, Pocahontas MS, 3957


Sports of All Sorts Sports Camp
Campers will be led in mini games and practice drills related to the sport of the day. Sportsmanship and learning the game will be key! Guest athletes from around the region will be on hand to assist campers with first-hand knowledge of each game. Information: god001@henrico.us

Ages 7-12: M-Th, Jul 27-30, 8:30am-1pm, $40, Twin Hickory ES, 3958
Ages 13-16: M-Th, Aug 3-6, 8:30am-1pm, $40, Pocahontas MS, 3959

 


SUMMER BLAST & TEEN SCENE CAMPS

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Summer Blast & Teen Scene are free camps for Henrico residents. Participants must have completed one of the following grades during the 2014-15 school year: K-4 or 5-7. Camp is held Monday-Thursday from 8:30am-2:30pm. Seven one-week sessions are available for 2015. Please only register for one location per session, per participant.

  • Session I: June 22-25
  • Session II: June 29-July 1
  • Session III: July 6-9
  • Session IV: July 13-16
  • Session V: July 20-23
  • Session VI: July 27-30
  • Session VII: August 3-6

Summer Blast Contact: Heather Grubb, gru16@henrico.us
Teen Scene Contact: Cindy Rinker, rin77@henrico.us

Summer Blast & Teen Scene Locations (PDF) Map

Online Registration Tips for Summer Blast & Teen Scene


SUMMER BLAST CAMP

Summer Blast Camp is an active, safe, fun and enriching environment for your child during summer break. Make new friends while venturing in the outdoors, playing sports, crafting, creating, laughing and performing! Participants must have completed one of the following grades: K-4.

Summer Blast Sites
Armour House** (outdoor program) Kaechele ES
Ashe ES* Longdale ES*
Baker ES Maybeury ES
Carver ES Mehfoud ES
Chamberlayne ES Pemberton ES*
Colonial Trail ES Sandston ES
Crestview ES Short Pump ES
Deep Run Rec Ctr Three Lakes Park (outdoor program)
Dorey Rec Ctr Twin Hickory ES
Echo Lake ES* Varina ES
Greenwood ES Ward ES*
Hunton Comm Ctr  Twin Hickory Recreation Center*** (Afternoon site)

 

*Denotes sites already supported with trained Inclusion Staff. Requests for special accommodations (due to a disability) must be submitted by May 15.

** Armour House- No camp Jun 29-Jul 1 or Jul 13-16
***Twin Hickory Recreation Center (Afternoon site-camp hours: 1-5pm)


TEEN SCENE CAMP

Teen Scene is for active teens who want to unplug and we’ve got at least TEN good reasons to unglue from your screens this summer!

  • Super-Sized Sports & Games
  • Ultra-Creative Art & Fashion Projects
  • Awe-Inspiring Music Mayhem
  • Open Space Geocaching: A little on the wild side!
  • You-Choose Days: You make the plan!
  • Special Events
  • Going Green Earth-Friendly Activities
  • Helping Hands: Cuz you’re awesome at lending a hand!
  • Teen Ink: Self-publish your words and pictures
  • The Big Teen Challenge that is, well, BIG!

So unplug for just one week and unleash your potential to try new things, grow new ideas, and connect with new people! Participants must have completed one of the following grades: 5-7.

Teen Scene Sites

*Denotes sites already supported with trained Inclusion Staff. Requests for special accommodations (due to a disability) must be submitted by May 15.

 

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