Summer Blast

Welcome to SUMMER BLAST!

Summer Blast is a free camp for Henrico residents. Participants must be rising 1st-5th and 6th-8th graders for the 2019-20 school year.

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! Unplug for a few weeks in an active, safe, fun, and enriching environment while venturing in the outdoors, playing sports, crafting, creating, laughing, and performing!

Summer Blast Registration begins April 20 at 8am and is for Henrico Residents only.

Summer Camp Registration Form 2019 coming soon.

Parent Handbook

We’ve compiled a 2019 Parent Handbook full of camp details, be sure to take a look! A few of the topics include Camp Rules & Policies, Helpful Tips for Parents & Participants, and Inclement Weather Policies.

Participant Information and Updates

A photo ID will be required when signing out campers. During the registration process, you will have the opportunity to list individuals authorized to pick up your child. Don’t forget to include yourself and all legal guardians!

Any changes (additions or removals) of authorized persons for pick up must be made in writing (e-mail) to the registration section and provided to the Site Coordinator.


Rescue Medications

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 652-1443, or e-mail

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 10 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 Jennifer Godfrey-Leleux in the Therapeutic Recreation section at 652-1443, or e-mail at This does not guarantee registration; you must also register for camp(s) beginning April 20.

Camp Dates 2019

Camp is held Monday-Thursday from 8:30am-2:30pm.
Seven one-week sessions are available for 2019.
Please only register for one location per session, per participant.

  • Session I: June 24-27
  • Session II: July 1-3 (no camp July 4)
  • Session III: July 8-11
  • Session IV: July 15-18
  • Session V: July 22-25
  • Session VI: July 29-Aug 1
  • Session VII: Aug 5-8

Summer Blast Sites 2019 Map

Summer Blast Visitor Schedule – All Sites

SUMMER BLAST – Elementary Camps – Rising 1st-5th graders
Adams Elementary School Nuckols Farm Elementary School
Colonial Trail Elementary School Ratcliffe Elementary School
Davis Elementary School Ridge Elementary School
Dorey Park Recreation Center Rivers Edge Elementary School
Echo Lake Elementary School Short Pump Elementary School
Glen Lea Elementary School (afternoon Summer Blast site) Tuckahoe Elementary School
Hidden Creek Recreation Center Twin Hickory Elementary School
Hunton Community Center Ward Elementary School
Laburnum Elementary School

Summer Blast Sites 2019 Map

Summer Blast Visitor Schedule – All Sites

SUMMER BLAST – Middle School Camps – Rising 6th-8th graders
Confederate Hills Recreation Center Elko Community Center
Deep Run Recreation Center Holman Middle School
Eastern Henrico Recreation Center

Summer Blast Camp FAQs

  • 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.
  • What should my child wear to camp? Campers should wear comfortable play clothes that can get messy and closed-toe athletic shoes (tennis shoes, sneakers, etc).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

These child day programs are operating as programs exempt from licensure with basic health and safety requirements, but has no direct oversight by the State Department of Social Services.

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