Summer Camps

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


Summer Camp Registration

  • Camp Henrico Summer Camps 2018 Brochure
  •  Dates
    • Fee-Based Camps: Sat, Apr 14 at 8am
    • Summer Blast (free camps): Sat, Apr 21 at 8am
  • How to Register
    • Register Online: Opens at 8am on April 14 & 21.
      • 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!
    • Online Registration Tips

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 camp 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 652-1443, 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 11 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. This does not guarantee registration; you must also register for camp(s) beginning April 14.

PRESCHOOL CAMPS

Kidz Corner Summer Camp, Here We Grow Garden Camp

YOUTH CAMPS

Back to Nature Camp, Trail Blazers Camp, CenterStage Performing Arts Camp, Fighting Gravity Camp, Art Awakenings, H20 Camp, Abra-ka-doodle Art Camp, I Love Nature! Camp, Life on the Farm Camp.

YOUTH, TWEEN AND TEEN CAMPS

Basic Basketball Camp, Junior Golf Camp

TWEEN CAMPS

Back to the Past Camp, Cultural Elevation with Elegba Folklore Society, Nature Skills Camp, Art & History Camp, Concepts & Creations, CenterStage Performing Arts Camp, Fighting Gravity Camp.

TEEN CAMPS

Mystery Writing Camp, Teen Outdoor Adventure Camp, CenterStage Performing Arts Camp, Behind the Scenes Film Camp.

THERAPEUTIC RECREATION CAMPS

Camp Epic (4 camps)


PRESCHOOL CAMPS – Ages 3-6


Kidz Corner Summer Camp

Ages 3-5. Sun, fun, and friends – that’s what Kidz Corner Summer Camp is all about! Using all our senses to explore, create, and imagine are the tasks of the week. Children must be toilet trained. Campers must bring a snack and water bottle 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 25-29 $50 7662 7666 7664 7665
Jul 2-6 $40 7667 7668 7669 7670
Jul 9-13 $50 7671 7672 7673 7674
Jul 16-20 $50 7675 7676 7677 7678
Jul 23-27 $50 7679 7680 7681 7682
Jul 30-Aug 3 $50 7683 7684 7685 7686
Aug 6-10 $50 7687 7688 7689 7690

Here We Grow Garden Camp

Ages 4-5. Flowers, basil, lady bugs, mint, and butterflies – explore nature at work! Come have fun with gardening activities and crafts, like a take-home herb and veggie garden, terra cotta creatures, and more! Here we grow! Information: sin10@henrico.us

  • M-Th, Jun 25-28, 9am-noon, $40, Armour House, 7878

YOUTH – AGES 6-10


Back to Nature Camp
Ages 8-10. 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 19-22, 9am-3pm, $80, Three Lakes, 7698

CenterStage Camp
This performing arts camp offers workshops and training in areas of theatre, dance and music, and includes sessions in acting, improvisation, choreography, makeup, set painting, and costuming. Information: per22@henrico.us

  • Ages 6-7. M-F, Jun 25-Jul 6, 9am-1pm, $100, The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 7946, No camp Jul 4.
  • Ages 8-9. M-F, Jul 9-20, 9am-4pm, $200, The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 7945

Fighting Gravity Camp

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

  • M-F, Jul 2-6, 9am-3pm, $80, Crump Park, 7789, No camp July 4.

Art Awakenings

Ages 8-10. Explore the link between language and art this summer! Learn how different types of communication create unique, engaging pieces. Create sculptures, collages, poems, and more! Discover a local community art center and finish the week with an art exhibit to showcase your work! Information: sic01@henrico.us

  • M-F, Jul 9-13, 9am-3pm, $100, Armour House, 7802

H2O Camp – Crump Park

Ages 8-9. Get wild out in the water! Enjoy swimming, canoeing, playing awesome water games, and other camp-themed activities! Information: hil078@henrico.us

  • M-F, Jul 23-27, 9am-3pm, $100, Crump Park, 7791

Abra-ka-doodle Art Camp

Ages 6-7. Let creativity be your guide in this fun, activity-filled art camp. Explore the connection between language and art this summer and create some memorable masterpieces! Information: tru08@henrico.us

  • M-F, Aug 6-10, 9am-noon, $50, Armour House, 7795

I Love Nature! Camp

Ages 6-7. Immerse yourself in the great outdoors as we play, hike, and explore along the woods, fields, and footpaths of the park. Games and crafts round out the camp and help us celebrate nature and all of its wonder. Campers will be introduced to the nature center’s live animals. Information: mon08@henrico.us

  • Tu-F, Aug 7-10, 9am-noon, $40, Three Lakes, 7700

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-Th, Aug 20-23, 9am-noon, $40, Meadow Farm, 7823
  • Ages 8-9. M-Th, Aug 27-30, 9am-noon, $40, Meadow Farm, 7826

Trail Blazers Camp

Ages 6-7. Attention young “Trail Blazers”! Join us for a week-long exploration of the great outdoors. Come discover and enjoy activities such as; canoeing, archery, fishing, hiking, tree climbing and nature themed crafts. Information: hil078@henrico.us

  • M-F, Jun 25-29, 9am-noon, $50, Crump Park, 7796
  • M-F, Jun 25-29, 1-4pm, $50, Crump Park, 7799

TWEENS – AGES 10-13


Back to the Past Camp

Ages 10-12. Travel back in time to the days when Woodland Native Americans lived here. Journey forward through the ages as you explore everyday life from the 19th through early 20th centuries. Campers will explore life in the past by cooking over a fire, in an open hearth, and on an iron stove. They will learn to use antique woodworking tools, participate in daily domestic and animal chores, games, and a field trip. Information: eik@henrico.us

  • M-F, Jun 18-22, 9am-3pm, $100, Meadow Farm, 7827

Cultural Elevation with Elegba Folklore Society

Ages 10-13. In this week-long camp, children can strengthen and grow through engagement in the cultural arts, focusing on African Diasporic cultural education to raise self-awareness and bolster achievement. Activities include African dance and music workshops, craft-making as topical symbols, perspectives on history, discussions, and journaling. The camp will close with a showcase. Information: per22@henrico.us

  • M-F, Jul 9-13, 9am-1pm, $50, Henrico Theatre, 7951

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 Thursday night. Information: hil078@henrico.us

  • M-F, Jul 9-13, 9am-3pm, $100, Crump Park, 7792
  • M-F, Jul 16-20, 9am-3pm, $100, Crump Park, 7800

Art & History Camp

Ages 10-12. Discover the many forms of art present at Meadow Farm and then make your own versions using reverse glass painting, calligraphy, stenciling, folk art and more. Information: eik@henrico.us

  • M-Th, Jul 16-19, 9am-noon, $40, Meadow Farm, 7828

Concepts and Creations

Ages 11-13. Explore the link between language and art this summer! Learn how different types of language create unique, engaging pieces, all while creating sculptures, collages, poems and more! Discover a local community art center and finish the week by creating an art exhibit to showcase your work! Information: sic01@henrico.us

  • M-F, Jul 23-27, 9am-3pm, $100, Armour House, 7803

CenterStage Performing Arts Camp

Ages 10-12. This performing arts camp offers workshops and training in areas of theatre, dance and music; including sessions in acting, improvisation, choreography, makeup, set painting, and costuming. Information: per22@henrico.us

  • M-F, Jul 23-Aug 3, 9am-4pm, $200, The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 7944

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, Aug 6-10, 9am-3pm, $100, Dorey Park, 7790

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 2-5*, 8am-noon, $30, Pocahontas MS, 7638
  • M-Th, Jul 9-12, 8am-noon, $40, Pocahontas MS, 7639
  • M-Th, Jul 16-19, 8am-noon, $40, Pocahontas MS, 7640
  • M-Th, Jul 23-26, 8am-noon, $40, Pocahontas MS, 7641

*No camp July 4.


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 of 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 captains 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.  Information: tay80@henrico.us

  • M-F, Jul 9-13, 9-11am, $199, 7949
  • M-F, Jul 16-20, 9-11am, $199, 7950

Registration closes June 8. Not eligible for Financial Assistance.


TEENS – AGES 13-17


Mystery Writing Camp

Ages 13-16. Mystery readers and aspiring authors will enjoy this camp. You will learn how to craft believable characters, building suspense, and create means, motive and opportunity for the perfect mystery story. Information: gri10@henrico.us

  • M-Th, Jul 9-19, 10am-noon, $40, Walkerton Tavern, 7645

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, Jul 30-Aug 3, 9am-3pm, $100, Crump Park, 7793
  • M-F, Aug 13-17, 9am-3pm, $100, Dorey Park, 7794

CenterStage Performing Arts Camp

Ages 13-15. This performing arts camp offers workshops and training in areas of theatre, dance and music; including sessions in acting, improvisation, choreography, makeup, set painting, and costuming. Information: per22@henrico.us

  • M-F, Aug 6-17, 9am-4pm, $200, The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 7943

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. 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, Aug 6-17, 9am-1pm, $100, Henrico Theatre, 7942

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 11. This not does not guarantee registration; you must also register for camp(s) beginning April 14. To request a TR Camp Packet, call 652-1449 or email sta02@henrico.us.


Camp EPIC

Ages 7-17. Open to individuals with disabilities who meet minimum eligibility requirements. Join us at Camp EPIC – Exceptional People in Camp! Through arts and crafts, outings, and cooperative games, children will work on peer relationships, social skills, and self-confidence. No camp Jul 4. Johnson ES. Information: god001@henrico.us

  • M-Th, Jun 25-Jul 5, 8am-1pm, $70, 7834
  • M-Th, Jul 9-19, 8am-1pm, $80, 7835
  • M-Th, Jul 23-Aug 2, 8am-1pm, $80, 7836
  • M-Th, Aug 6-9, 8am-1pm, $40, 7837

Contact Us

Recreation and Parks

Physical Address
6800 Staples Mill Road
Henrico, VA 23228

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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