Parent Page: Summer Blast & Teen Scene



We are excited about another summer that will allow our participants to grow and learn through fun, recreational experiences. Your children will be encouraged to be creative, learn new skills, make new friends, and have a lot of fun!

We hope you will find this webpage and parent handbook helpful. If you have any questions about Summer Blast or Teen Scene, please see the contact information listed below.

Parent Handbook

We’ve compiled a 2016 Parent Handbook full of camp details. Be sure to take a look! Here are a few of the topics:

  • Camp Rules & Policies
  • Helpful Tips for Parents & Participants
  • Inclement Weather Policies and more!

Contact Information

  • Registration/Camp Information
  • Inclement Weather Hotline
  • Therapeutic Recreation (Inclusion and Medication)


Participant Information (Updates)
Any changes (additions or removals) of authorized persons for pick up must be made in writing. You can send an email to or fill out a Participant Information Form and return to site staff. Expect information to be updated within two business days.


Only emergency/rescue medication(s) as authorized by a physician are allowed at any county program.  If it is necessary for a participant to bring emergency/rescue medication(s) with them to the program, the medication policy below must be followed. In addition, the medication consent forms must be completed and signed by you, the parent/guardian, as well as the treating physician. Medication consent forms must be returned at least ten days prior to the beginning of the program. Medication consent forms are good for one year; if your child already has a current medication form on file with us, please contact the program coordinator to inform them you will be bringing medication.

If you have any questions, please contact the therapeutic recreation staff at 501-5135.



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 began Saturday, April 23.

  • Session I: June 27-30Dorey Mosaics TS3-3
  • 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 Contact:
Teen Scene Contact:

Summer Blast & Teen Scene Locations (PDF) Map

Online Registration Tips for Summer Blast & Teen Scene


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:

Summer Blast Sites
Baker ES
Deep Run Recreation 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 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:

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!

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 is linked at the top of this page, will be emailed, and there will be copies at each camp site. You can also visit our Summer Camps page.
  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 Transfers are limited depending on the availability of spaces at the site requested.