Summer Camps


 Summer Blast Summer Camps (rising first- fifth & sixth-eighth graders)


Summer Camp Registration

  • All Fee-Based Camps: Registration begins Sat, Apr 1 at 8am
  • Summer Blast: Registration begins Sat, Apr 8 at 8am
  • Register in person: Belmont, Deep Run, or Eastern Henrico Recreation Center from 8-11am on Apr 1 & 8. Summer Camp Registration Form 2017
  • 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!

Rescue Medication

Only emergency/rescue medication(s) as authorized by a physician are allowed at any county program. If your child requires rescue medication(s) during camp hours (for example, an inhaler or epi-pen), select ‘yes’ for the medication question during registration and call Jessica Rock at 652-1443. A medication consent form must be completed and signed by the treating physician, the parent/guardian and approved by the Medications Coordinator. Medication consent forms must be returned at least ten days prior to the beginning of the program for approval. Medication consent forms are good for one year from the date of physician’s signature. For assistance with the medication process please contact Jessica Rock at 652-1436, or e-mail roc35@henrico.us.

Access and Inclusion

If your child has a disability and will need assistance or special accommodations in order to participate in camp, please call 652-1449 to discuss special accommodations and also select ‘yes’ for the special accommodations question during registration. You will be required to complete a packet which will provide us with the information needed to best serve your child. Packets must be completed and returned by May 12 to qualify for inclusion services. To provide high quality service, it may be necessary to change a participant’s placement if support, assistance, and accommodation can be best provided at an alternative site. For assistance with the inclusion process please contact Mary Stanley in the Therapeutic Recreation section at 652-1449, or e-mail at sta02@henrico.us.

PRESCHOOL CAMPS

Kidz Corner Summer Camp, Here We Grow Garden Camp

YOUTH CAMPS

Out to the Wild Nature Camp, CenterStage Camp, Art Awakenings, Nature Skills Camp, H2O Camp, Abra-ka-doodle Art Camp, Life on the Farm Camp

YOUTH, TWEEN AND TEEN CAMPS

Basic Basketball Camp, Junior Golf Camp

TWEEN CAMPS

Back to the Past Camp, Out to the Wild Nature Camp, Fighting Gravity Camp, Intro to Adventure Racing, Concepts and Creations, CenterStage Camp, Nature Skills Camp

TEEN CAMPS

Teen Outdoor Adventure Camp, Fishing Camp, Behind the Scenes Film Camp, CenterStage Camp

THERAPEUTIC RECREATION CAMPS

Camp Epic I, Camp Epic II, Camp Epic III, Camp Epic IV


PRESCHOOL CAMPS – Ages 3-6


Kidz Corner Summer Camp

Ages 3-5. Kidz Corner Summer Camp offers young children fun in one-week sessions. Campers engage in activities such as arts and crafts, hikes, science, music, stories, building, and imaginative play time with friends. Children must be toilet trained. Campers must bring a snack and drink daily. Camps meets Monday through Friday from 8:30am to noon. Camps will not meet on July 4.  Information: pit02@henrico.us

BE: Belmont Recreation Center, DR: Deep Run Recreation Center
EH: Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, TH: Twin Hickory Recreation Center

Dates Fee BE DR EH TH
Jun 26-30 $50 6429 6450 6457 6464
Jul 3-7 $40 6444 6451 6458 6465
Jul 10-14 $50 6445 6452 6459 6466
Jul 17-21 $50 6446 6453 6460 6467
Jul 24-28 $50 6447 6454 6461 6468
Jul 31-Aug 4 $50 6448 6455 6462 6469
Aug 7-11 $50 6449 6456 6463 6470

Here We Grow Garden Camp

Ages 4-6. Flowers, basil, lady bugs, mint, and butterflies – explore nature at work! Come have fun with gardening activities and crafts, like a take-home herb garden, stepping stones, rain sticks, and more! Here we grow! Information: sin10@henrico.us 

  • M-Th, Aug 7-10,  9am-noon,  $40,  Armour House,  6478
  • M-Th,  Aug 14-17,  9am-noon,  $40,  Walkerton Tavern,  6479

YOUTH – AGES 6-10


Out to the Wild Nature Camp
Ages 8-9. Connect with nature as we spend each day exploring the great outdoors! Adventure and fun are the key ingredients in this camp, along with a heaping helping of wildlife, sunshine, and fresh air. Campers get to see animals up close, scout the woods and waterways of the park, and embark on adventures that will help establish them as stewards of the environment. Information: mon08@henrico.us

  • Tu-F,  Jun 20-23,  9am-3pm,  $80,  Three Lakes,  6767

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, and more. Information: per22@henrico.us 

  • Ages 6-7.  M-F,  Jun 26-Jul 7,  9am-1pm,  $100,  The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 6518,  No camp Jul 4.
  • Ages 8-9.  M-F,  Jul 10-21,  9am-4pm,  $200, The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen,  6519

Art Awakenings

Ages 8-10. Explore your artistic side! Work with paint, clay, paper, and other basic art materials to make outstanding masterpieces! Discover a local community art center and finish the week by creating an art exhibit to showcase your work. This camp is a must for anyone curious and creative. Information: sic01@henrico.us

  • M-F,  Jul 10-14,  9am-3pm,  $100,  Armour House,  6508

Nature Skills Camp

Ages 8-9. It takes skills to survive out here! 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, plant identification, and recognizing poisonous plants and snakes. The overnight campout will be held on Wednesday night. Information: hil078@henrico.us

  • M-F, Jul 17-21,  9am-3pm,  $100,  Crump Park, 6735

H2O Camp

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

  • M-F, Jul 24-28,  9am-3pm,  $100,  Crump Park, 6736

Abra-ka-doodle Art Camp

Ages 6-7. Let creativity be your guide in this fun, activity-filled indoor/outdoor camp. You’ll doodle, paint, and use other forms of art to create your own masterpieces. We’ll study some famous artists for inspiration. Information: tru08@henrico.us

  • M-F,  Aug 7-11,  9am-noon,  $50,  Three Lakes,  6741

Life on the Farm Camp

Which animal has bristles?  Who has a gizzard instead of a stomach? What is a mule? Come help the farmer take care of the animals. Learn what it was like to live on a farm 150 years ago. After the chores are done, play old-fashioned games. Information: eik@henrico.us

  • Ages 6-7. M-F,  Aug 14-18,  9am-noon,  $50,  Meadow Farm,  6776
  • Ages 8-9. M-F,  Aug 21-25,  9am-noon,  $50,  Meadow Farm,  6778

YOUTH, TWEENS, & TEENS  – AGES 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

  • M-Th,  Jul 10-13,  8am-noon,  $40, Moody Middle School,  6436
  • M-Th,  Jul 17-20,  8am-noon,  $40, Moody Middle School,  6438
  • M-Th,  Jul 24-27,  8am-noon,  $40, Brookland Midle School, 6439
  • M-Th,  Jul 31-Aug 3,  8am-noon,  $40, Brookland Midle School, 6440

Junior Golf Camp

Ages 8-16. This camp is perfect for the new golfer as well as children with some experience. Campers will learn full swing with woods/irons, short game, rules, etiquette, and course management. They will have fun with games and on-course training, preparing them for different situations. Wednesday will be spent at Windy Hill Golf Course and Friday will be a 3-hole captain’s choice fun play day, where campers can bring a playing partner. Junior golfers will also receive a properly fitting starter set of clubs and lunch on Friday. Taught by a PGA/LPGA Golf Professional.  Registration closes June 10. Not eligible for Financial Assistance. Information: tay80@henrico.us

  • M-F,  Jul 10-14,  9-11am,  $179,  Belmont Golf Course, 6978
  • M-F,  Jul 17-21,  9-11am,  $179,  Belmont Golf Course, 6979

TWEENS – AGES 10-13


Back to the Past Camp

Ages 10-12. What was it like to live 150 years ago? How about 10,000 years ago? Join us as we explore the lives of our 19th century ancestors and the Native Americans before Europeans arrived. By cooking over a fire, building using antique tools, farming, and much more, you’ll become in touch with the past in a new, unique way. Information: eik@henrico.us

  • M-F,  Jun 19-23,  9am-3pm,  $100,  Meadow Farm,  6770

Out to the Wild Nature Camp

Ages 10-12. Connect with nature as we spend each day exploring the great outdoors! Adventure and fun are the key ingredients in this camp, along with a heaping helping of wildlife, sunshine, and fresh air. Campers get to see animals up close, scout the woods and waterways of the park, and embark on adventures that will help establish them as stewards of the environment. Information: mon08@henrico.us

  • Tu-F,  Jun 27-30,  9am-3pm,  $80,  Three Lakes,  6769

Fighting Gravity Camp

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

  • M-F,  Jul 10-14,  9am-3pm,  $100,  Crump Park, 6733

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 biking, fishing, canoeing, archery and geocaching. Finish the week with an Adventure Race! Information: mur12@henrico.us

  • M-F,  Jul 24-28,  9am-3pm,  $100,  Dorey Park, 6739

Concepts and Creations

Ages 11-13. Are you ready for a week-long art adventure? Work with paint, clay, paper, and other basic art materials to make outstanding masterpieces. Explore a local art center and showcase your art in a public exhibit. Information: sic01@henrico.us

  • M-F,  Jul 24-28,  9am-3pm,  $100,  Walkerton Tavern,  6530

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 and more. Information: per22@henrico.us

  • M-F,  Jul 24-Aug 4,  9am-4pm,  $200, The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen,  6520

Nature Skills Camp

Ages 10-12. It takes skills to survive out here! 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, plant identification, and recognizing poisonous plants and snakes. The overnight campout will be held on Wednesday night. Information: hil078@henrico.us

  • M-F,  Jul 31-Aug 4,  9am-3pm,  $100,  Crump Park,  6734

TEENS – AGES 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 climbing, a ropes course, and more. Don’t miss this exciting week of outdoor adventure! Information: hil078@henrico.us

  • M-F,  Jun 26-30,  9am-3pm,  $100,  Dorey Park, 6731
  • M-F,  Jul 3-7,  9am-3pm,  $80, Dorey Park, 6732, No camp Jul 4.
  • M-F,  Aug 7-11,  9am-3pm,  $100,  Crump Park, 6728
  • M-F, Aug 14-18,  9am-3pm,  $100,  Crump Park, 6730

Fishing Camp

Ages 12-14. We will explore all aspects of freshwater fishing including casting, catching, safety, knot tying, and understanding fish habitats. Campers will be introduced to various fishing patterns such as top water, bottom fishing, and everything in-between. Information: new27@henrico.us

  • W-F,  Jul 5-7,  9am-noon,  $30,  Dorey Park, 6713

Behind the Scenes Film Camp

Ages 13-17. Budding film directors and cinematographers will work in small groups to create their own film or documentary at Henrico Theatre! Sessions include writing, directing, visual storytelling, composition, film editing, lighting, and special effects. See your own work on the big screen at the conclusion of camp. Information: per22@henrico.us

  • M-F,  Jul 31-Aug 11,  9am-1pm,  $100,  Henrico Theatre, 6523

CenterStage Camp

Ages 13-15. 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 and more. Information: per22@henrico.us

  • M-F, Aug 7-18,  9am-4pm,  $200,  The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 6521

THERAPEUTIC RECREATION

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 Camp Packet must be completed and returned by May 12. This not does not guarantee registration; you must also register for camp(s) beginning April 1. To request a TR Camp Packet, call 652-1449 or email sta02@henrico.us.


Camp EPIC I

Ages 7-15. 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! No camp Jul 4. Information: god001@henrico.us

  • M-Th, Jun 26-Jul 6, 8am-1pm, $70, Longdale Elementary School, 6717

Camp EPIC II

Ages 7-15. 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

  • M-Th, Jul 10-20, 8am-1pm, $80, Longdale Elementary School, 6718

Camp EPIC III

Ages 7-15. Open to individuals with disabilities who meet minimum eligibility requirements. Would you like to learn more about animals and their habitats? We will be hands on with slimy creatures at Three Lakes Nature Center. Information: god001@henrico.us

  • M-Th, Jul 24-Aug 3, 8am-1pm, $80, Longdale Elementary School, 6719

Camp EPIC IV

Ages 7-15. 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

  • M-Th, Aug 7-10, 8am-1pm, $40, Longdale Elementary School, 6720

Contact Us

Recreation and Parks

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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