Summer Camps

Henrico Recreation and Parks is pleased to offer a variety of fun and exciting camps for 2016!

Summer Camp Listings


 Camp Registration

First Day to Register:

All Fee-Based Camps: Registration begins Sat, Apr 16 at 8am

Summer Blast & Teen Scene: Registration begins Sat, Apr 23 at 8am

Register Online: connect.henricorecandparks.com

  • Registering online for the first time? Be sure to create your account prior to the first day of registration, and add your family members too!
  • Used our online registration before? Test out your login, and make sure all of your family information is up-to-date!

Register in Person: 8 am – 11 am on Apr 16 & 23


Additional Ways to Register:

Walk-In
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm

Mail:
Camp Registration Forms can be downloaded or picked up at our recreation facilities. Forms will be processed beginning Monday, April 18 (Fee-based) & April 25 (Free camps). 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:

  • Payment is due in full at time of registration.
  • Camp registration is for Henrico County residents only through May 23.
  • Registration for non-Henrico County residents will be accepted beginning May 24 (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 Jennifer Godfrey at 501-5135 to discuss special accommodations and request an inclusion packet. Packets 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 16.

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 Jennifer Godfrey (Therapeutic Recreation) at 501-5135. 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. Financial assistance cannot be applied to golf camp. Information: 501-7275 or email recandparks@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 recandparks@henrico.us.


Summer Camp Listings


Camps for Preschoolers (3-6)

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Ages 3-5. Camp offers young children one-week sessions. Fun in the Sun Campers engage in activities such as arts and crafts, hikes, science, music, stories, building, and of course, imaginative play time with friends. Children must be toilet-trained. Campers must bring a snack and drink daily. Information: pit02@henrico.us

  • Time: All camp dates & locations run from 8:30am – noon.
  • Location: Belmont Recreation Center
    • M-F, Jun 27 – Jul 1, $50, #5425
    • Tu-F, Jul 5 – 8, $40, #5453
    • M-F, Jul 11 – 15, $50, #5458
    • M-F, Jul 18 – 22, $50, #5462
    • M-F, Jul 25 – 29, $50, #5466
    • M-F, Aug 1 – 5, $50, #5470
    • M-F, Aug 8 – 12, $50, #5475
  • Location: Deep Run Park & Recreation Center
    • M-F, Jun 27 – Jul 1, $50, #5425
    • Tu-F, Jul 5 – 8, $40, #5454
    • M-F, Jul 11 – 15, $50, #5459
    • M-F, Jul 18 – 22, $50, #5463
    • M-F, Jul 25 – 29, $50, #5467
    • M-F, Aug 1 – 5, $50, #5471
    • M-F, Aug 8 – 12, $50, #5476
  • Location: Eastern Henrico Recreation Center
    • M-F, Jun 27 – Jul 1, $50, #5426
    • Tu-F, Jul 5 – 8, $40, #5455
    • M-F, Jul 11 – 15, $50, #5460
    • M-F, Jul 18 – 22, $50, #5464
    • M-F, Jul 25 – 29, $50, #5468
    • M-F, Aug 1 – 5, $50, #5473
    • M-F, Aug 8 – 12, $50, #5477
  • Location: Twin Hickory Park & Recreation Center
    • M-F, Jun 27-Jul 1, $50, #5427
    • Tu-F, Jul 5-8, $40, #5457
    • M-F, Jul 11-15, $50, #5461
    • M-F, Jul 18-22, $50, #5465
    • M-F, Jul 25-29, $50, #5469
    • M-F, Aug 1-5, $50, #5474
    • M-F, Aug 8-12, $50, #5478

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


Camps for Youth (6-10)

Dance in a Day Dance Camp
Ages 6-7. Dancers will study a different style of dance each day and learn a new dance to perform at the end of the week. Instructor: Village Dance. Information: lew56@henrico.us

M-F, Jul 11 – 15, 8:30am-noon, $50, Henrico Theatre,  #5409

 

Abra-ka-doodle Art Camp
Ages 6-7. Let creativity be your guide in this fun, activity-filled indoor/outdoor camp. You’ll make doodles, decoupages, paintings and even wearable art. Learn how even famous artists were once doodlers, too. Information: mon08@henrico.us

Location: Three Lakes Park & Nature Center

M-F, Aug 15 – 19, 9am-noon, $50, #5440

CenterStage Camp
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

Location: The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
Ages 6-7: M-F, Jun 27 – Jul 8, 9am-noon, $100, #5488*
Ages 8-9: M-F, Jul 11 – 22, 9am-4:30pm, $200, #5489
*No camp July 4

 

Life on the Farm Camp
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

Location: Meadow Farm Museum
Ages 6-7: M-F, Jul 11 – 15, 9am-noon, $50, #5532
Ages 8-9: M-F, Jul 18 – 22, 9am-3pm, $100, #5442

 

Hip Hop Style Dance Camp

Ages 7-9. Dancers will learn true Hip Hop style from professional choreographer and instructor Deandra Clarke. They will learn a dance to be performed by the end of the week. Instructor: Village Dance. Information: lew56@henrico.us

Location: Henrico Theatre
M-F, Jul 18 – 22, 8:30am-noon, $50, #5420

 

Jurassic Camp
Ages 7-10. Discover what it is like to be a paleontologist. Spend the week learning about dinosaurs and exploring and handling real fossils. Work on a dig site, preserve your own fossil, and hatch your own dinosaur egg! Information: hac003@henrico.us

Location: Three Lakes Park & Nature Center
Tu-F, Jul 12 – 15, 9am-3pm, $80, #5480


Fighting Gravity Camp

Ages 8-9. Get your feet off the ground this summer with rock wall climbing, low ropes activities, trampoline fun, tree climbing, and more! Information: hil078@henrico.us

Location: Crump Park
M-F, Jul 25 – 29, 9am-3pm, $100, #5548

 

H20 Camp

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Ages 8-9. Wild out in the water! You’ll have the best time swimming, canoeing, playing awesome water games, and more! Information: hil078@henrico.us

  • Location: Dorey Park
    • M-F, Jun 27 – Jul 1, 9am-3pm, $100, #5544
  • Location: Crump Park
    • M-F, Jul 11 – 15, 9am-3pm, $100, #5545


Art Awakenings

Ages 8-10. Explore your artistic side!  Learn how to leather work, needle felt, batik, and more! Discover a local community gallery and finish the week by creating an art exhibit of your own. This camp is a must for anyone curious and creative. Information: sic01@henrico.us

Location: Walkerton Tavern
M-F, Jun 27 – Jul 1, 9am-3pm, $100, #5406


Out to the Wild Camp

Ages 8-10. Explore the woods, see live animals, build a fort, hike trails and join in all sorts of nature crafts and fun. Enjoy four days of outdoor adventure! Information: mon08@henrico.us

Location: Three Lakes Park & Nature Center
Tu-F, Aug 9 – 12, 9am-3pm, $80, #5438


Camps for Tweens (10-13)

Fishing Camp
Ages 10-11. Explore all aspects of freshwater fishing, including casting, catching, safety, knot tying, and understanding fishing habitats. Campers will also be introduced to various fishing patterns such as top water, bottom fishing, and everything in between. Information: lew56@henrico.us

Location: Deep Run Park
M-W, Jun 27 – 29, 9am-noon, $30, #5429

 

Concepts and Creations
Ages 10-12. Are you ready for a week-long art adventure?  Learn how to screen-print, sculpt with plaster, woodburn, needle felt, and more. Explore a local gallery and showcase your art in a public exhibit.   Information: sic01@henrico.us

Location: Armour House & Gardens
M-F, Jul 11 – 15, 9am-3pm, $100, #5407

 

CenterStage Camp
Ages 10-12. 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

Location: The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
M-F, Jul 25 – Aug 5, 9am-4:30pm, $200, #5491
M-F, Aug 8 – 19, 9am-4:30pm, $200, #5492

 

Intro to Adventure Racing
Ages 10-12. Join us for a basic introduction to 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

Location: Dorey Park
M-F, Jul 25 – 29, 9am-3pm, $100, #5515

 

Back to the Past Camp
Ages 10-12. Have fun as we explore the lives of Virginia Indians, 19th-century farmers, and 20th-century Virginia Randolph students. We will cook over a fire, use antique tools, care for animals, conduct an archeological dig, and more. Come ready to jump back to the past! Information: eik@henrico.us

Location: Meadow Farm
M-F, Aug 1 – 5, 9am-3pm, $100, #5443

 

Fighting Gravity Camp
Ages 10-12. Get your feet off the ground this summer with rock wall climbing, low ropes activities, trampoline fun, tree climbing, and more! Information: hil078@henrico.us

Location: Crump Park
M-F, Aug 1 – 5, 9am-3pm, $100, #5549

 

Nature Skills Camp
Ages 10-12. It takes skill to survive in nature! Have a blast with traditional outdoor activities such as canoeing, fishing, archery, tree climbing, swimming, and an overnight campout! Learn camping skills such as building and starting a fire, setting up a tent, outdoor cooking, and more. The overnight will be held on Thursday. Information: hil078@henrico.us

  • Location: Dorey Park
    • T-F, Jul 5 – 8, 9am-3pm, $80, #5546
  • Location: Crump Park
    • M-F, Jul 18 – 22, 9am-3pm, $100, #5547

Camps for Teens (13-17)

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 this exciting week of outdoor adventure! Information: hil078@henrico.us

Location: Crump Park
M-F, Aug 8-12, 9am-3pm, $100, #5542
M-F, Aug 15-19, 9am-3pm, $100, #5543


Camps for Youth, Tweens, & Teens (6-17)

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

  • Location: Moody MS
    • T-Th, Jul 5-7, 8am-noon, $30, #5484*
      • *No camp Jul 4
    • M-Th, Jul 11-14, 8am-noon, $40, #5483
  • Location: Brookland MS
    • M-Th, Jul 18-21, 8am-noon, $40, #5482
    • M-Th, Jul 25-28, 8am-noon, $40, #5481

 

Junior Golf Camp
Ages 6-14. 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. Each participant receives a junior set of golf clubs. Instructor: PGA Professional Jeff Shepard. Registration is only accepted at the Belmont Golf Course. Registration closes July 1. Not eligible for Financial Assistance. Information: 501-4653.

Location: Belmont Golf Course
M-F, Jul 11 – 15, 8-10am, $170
M-F, Jul 18 – 22, 8-10am, $170


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. Individuals with behavioral issues that compromise the safety of any individual (including themselves), will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Those with intensive medical conditions requiring assistance of medical personnel or equipment will also be reviewed individually. 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 and returned by May 15. Information: god001@henrico.us

 

Fairies and Gnomes
Open to individuals with disabilities who meet minimum eligibility requirements. Come let your imagination soar in this fun-filled week of exploration! Build a fairy village in a local park that you can visit year-round. Come see what mischief the gnomes will create! Information: god001@henrico.us

Location: Holladay Elementary School
Ages 7-13: M-Th, June 27 – 30, 8am-1pm, $40, #5389
Ages 14-20: M-Th, June 27 – 30, 8am-1pm, $40, #5390

 

Fitness and Fun
Open to individuals with disabilities who meet minimum eligibility requirements. Express yourself with fun and sensory exploration! Learn some healthy living tips and exercise routines. We will visit local fitness centers around the county for active fun! Information: god001@henrico.us

Location: Holladay Elementary School
Ages 7-13: T-Th, July 5 – 7, 8am-1pm, $30, #5391
Ages 14-20: T-Th, July 5 – 7, 8am-1pm, $30, #5392

 

Camp Courageous
Open to individuals with disabilities who meet minimum eligibility requirements. This exciting camp has adventure written all over it! Come explore new heights as we rock climb, learn camping skills, and go on forest adventures! Information: god001@henrico.us

Location: Holladay Elementary School
Ages 7-13: M-Th, July 11 – 14, 8am-1pm, $40, #5381
Ages 14-20: M-Th, July 11 – 14, 8am-1pm, $40, #5382

 

Vehicle Adventures
Open to individuals with disabilities who meet minimum eligibility requirements. This vehicular adventure will feature all things with wheels! From golf carts to Army trucks and everything in between! Learn how to make a derby car and race to the finish line! Visitors will bring larger-than- life vehicles to learn and explore. Information: god001@henrico.us

Location: Holladay Elementary School
Ages 7-13: M-Th, July 18 – 21, 8am-1pm, $40, #5394
Ages 14-20: M-Th, July 18 – 21, 8am-1pm, $40, #5393

 

Dog Days of Summer
Open to individuals with disabilities who meet minimum eligibility requirements. This fun-filled camp will focus on animals and animal care! We will visit with animals and learn about different habitats. Ever wonder what a veterinarian or farmer does? Let’s find out! Information: god001@henrico.us

Location: Holladay Elementary School
Ages 7-13: M-Th, July 25 – 28, 8am-1pm, $40, #5385
Ages 14-20: M-Th, July 25 – 28, 8am-1pm, $40, #5386

 

Drama to Davinci
Open to individuals with disabilities who meet minimum eligibility requirements. Want to learn how to carry a tune? How to paint a self-portrait? This fun camp will let you explore your creative side, both musically and artistically. Information: god001@henrico.us

Location: Holladay Elementary School
Ages 7-13: M-Th, Aug 1 – 4, 8am-1pm, $40, #5387
Ages 14-20: M-Th, Aug 1 – 4, 8am-1pm, $40, #5388

 

Color Crazy
Open to individuals with disabilities who meet minimum eligibility requirements. Would you like to have a sensory-filled week complete with color wars and water play? This is the camp for you! Come ready to get wet each day and expand your horizons with colors! Information: god001@henrico.us

Location: Holladay Elementary School
Ages 7-13: M-Th, Aug 8 – 11, 8am-1pm, $40, #5383
Ages 14-20: M-Th, Aug 8 – 11, 8am-1pm, $40, #5384


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 2015-16 school year: K-4 or 5-8. Camp is held Monday-Thursday from 8:30am-2:30pm. Seven one-week sessions are available for 2016. Please only register for one location per session, per participant.

Registration for Summer Blast & Teen Scene Camps begins Saturday, April 23 at 8am.

Session I June 27-30
Session II July 5-7
Session III July 11-14
Session IV July 18-21
Session V July 25-28
Session VI August 1-4
Session VII August 8-11


Summer Blast & Teen Scene Locations (PDF) Map


SUMMER BLAST CAMP

Summer Blast is a free camp for Henrico residents. Participants must have completed grades K-4 during the 2015-16 school year. 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! Information: summerblast@henrico.us

Summer Blast Sites
Baker ES Mehfoud ES
Deep Run Rec Center Pinchbeck ES
Dorey Rec Center Rivers Edge ES
Gayton ES Sandston ES
Glen Lea ES Shady Grove ES
Greenwood ES Short Pump ES
Hidden Creek Comm Center Springfield Park ES
Highland Springs ES Twin Hickory ES
Hunton Comm Ctr Varina ES
Kaechele ES

TEEN SCENE CAMP

Teen Scene is a free camp for Henrico residents. Participants must have completed grades 5-8 during the 2015-16 school year. Looking for a summer of sports, games, music, art, and special events? We have all those and more at our Teen Scene Summer Camps! Unplug for a few weeks and unleash your potential to try new things, grow new ideas, and connect with new friends. Information: teenscene@henrico.us

Teen Scene Sites


Summer Blast and Teen Scene Camp FAQ’s

  1. How do I find more information for camp?
    The Parent Handbook is an excellent resource for all questions you may have. The handbook will be emailed and there will be copies at each camp site.
  1. What should my child bring to camp?
    Campers should bring their lunch*, a snack, beverage and a refillable water bottle daily. Campers will have reading time, so campers can bring their own book, if they’d like. *Participants who are registered at a feeding site will be provided with breakfast and lunch if they arrive before 9:15am.
  1. What will my child do at camp?
    Have lots of fun! The staff at each site plans the activities for the whole summer. A calendar will be posted at the site the first day of camp.
  1. How does the waitlist work?
    Should a spot become available, you will receive a call at the phone number provided offering you the opportunity to register for that space. You will have 24 hours to confirm and register.
  1. How do I make changes to my registration?
    Changes to site location (transfers) and cancellation requests may be sent to recandparks@henrico.us. Transfers are limited depending on the availability of spaces at the site requested

 

Contact Us

Henrico County Government Department
HenricoVA23228USA

Phone
(804) 501-7275
Inclement Weather Hotline
(804) 501-5132

Fax
(804) 501-5284

recandparks@henrico.us

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

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