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2017 Hampton Roads and NE North Carolina summer camp guide

Posted at 11:08 PM, Apr 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-21 22:03:51-04

The school year is winding down and summer months are around the corner!

Many parents will be looking for activities for their kids to enjoy while school is out.

Here is a guide to the summer camp options around Hampton Roads and northeast North Carolina.

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North Carolina


North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island: For children 5 – 14.

NCARI offers seven different camps with activities ranging from snorkeling, kayaking, and exploring in Aquatic Adventures, to getting an up-close look at sea turtles in Sea Turtle Hatchling Camp and even learning what it’s like to take care of aquarium animals in the Aquarist Camp. Aspiring anglers can wet a line in Fisherman’s Camp, while wanna-be pirates can follow in the footsteps of Roanoke Island Explorers in Croatan Treasures.

All camps take place in June, July and August. Click here to find more details and easily register online.



Triple R Ranch: Adventure Camp – Overnight camp program. Adventure Campers travel with their cabin mates through a schedule of exciting Skill Areas. Each camper gets to do a variety of activities such as horseback riding, canoeing, archery, laser tag, and more.

Day Camp – Get days of Adventure camp while spending nights at home. Campers start each day at 8 a.m. and leave at 5 p.m.

Two meals, skill areas, and afternoon activities are all included.

Ranch Hand Camp – A little bit of work and a little bit of play make up a great week at Triple R. 15-17 year olds can enjoy a camp session serving in each work area of the Ranch including: Kitchen, Maintenance, and Trading Post / Program and at the barn. This is what lets them get involved and be a part of the great camp program Triple R offers. This program is a prerequisite to applying for a position on our Junior Staff.

Click here to register for camp.


The Virginia Zoo is offering three camps for kids from June 26 – August 25. Click here to learn more.


Virginia Air and Space Center: NASA-themed camps that focus on themes such as learning what it takes to survive in extreme environments, growing plants in space, using liquid nitrogen to fuel a rocket ship, or why the design on a race car is so important!

STEM Summer Camps
Grades: K-8th (Camps are broken up by grade levels: K-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8)

Click here for more information and to register.


Camp Limitless: A therapeutic summer camp for children and adolescents with special needs. There is a structured enviornment aimed to help kids feel comfortable and secure.

Monday-Wednesday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. beginning June 26 and ending July 26.

Call 757-514-7264 for more information.

Summer Fire and Life Safety Camps: This is a half-day camp that exposes children to what it is like to be a firefighter. Kids will do a variety of fun, challenging, entertaining and educational activities. For ages 6-9.

The sessions and locations are as follows:

Session 1, July 24 – July 28, Station #5, 3901 Bridge Road

Session 2, August 7 – August 11, Station #6, 300 Kings Fork Road

Session 3, August 14 – August 18, Station #6, 300 Kings Fork Road

Click here for application forms.

Virginia Beach:

Virginia Beach Field House: Camps at the Field House vary from athletic camps to build strength and endurance, sports skills.

Early Bird Camp:
May 30 – June 16
Ages 3-14

Run N Fun Camp:
General day camp for various ages and any athletic ability
June 19 – September 1
Ages 3-14

Vendor Camps: (Prices Vary)
Various Programs from Basketball, Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Soccer, Rugby, Speed & Agility, Football, Baseball, and Cheer

Click here for more information and registration

Camp Explore: An instructional day camp for individuals with disabilities
7 week program
Ages 6-22

Click here for more information and registration

Junior Ventures & New Ventures: Participants will be given the opportunity to develop lifetime leisure skills, plan community outings and learn job skills by volunteering with community organizations.
7 week program
Ages 13-22

Click here for more information.

Back 2 Nature Camp: Outdoor recreational activities such as kayaking, fishing, hiking and archery as well as games and crafts.
Princess Anne Recreation Center • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm • Mon, July 17​ –​ Fri, July 21 • $180
Great Neck Recreation Center • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm • Mon, August 14 – Fri, August 18 • $180
Ages 6-10

To view registration information, click here.

Basketball Camp: Shooting, ball handling, defense, foot work, rebounding and other basketball related drills
Ages 7-14 | Princess Anne Recreation Center • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm • Mon, July 10 –​ Fri, July 14 • $105
Ages 6-13 | Williams Farm Recreation Center • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm • Mon, July 17 –​ Fri, July 21 • $105
Ages 8-14 | Bayside Recreation Center • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm • Mon, July 31 – Fri, August 4 • $105
Ages 11-15 | Bow Creek Recreation Center • 9:00 am – ​12:00 pm • Mon, August 14 – Fri, August 18 • $105

Click here for registration information.

Fashion is My Passion Camp: Learn the key elements of Fashion Sketching, Illustration, Construction, Collection Development, Sewing, Fashion Design, Fabric Selection and Fashion History.
Bayside Recreation Center • 8:30 am – 5:30 pm • Mon, August 21 – Fri, August 25 • $200
Ages 13-16

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Gym and Swim Camp: Get active in the gym and pool with activities that include basketball, kickball, swimming, diving, water safety and more.
Princess Anne Recreation Center • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm • Mon, August 28 – Fri, September 1 • $105
Great Neck Recreation Center • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm • Mon, July 24 – Fri, July 28​ • $105
Ages 7-12

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Junior Golf Camp: Learn the fundamentals of golf: swing, pitching, chipping, and putting in a fun environment.
Bow Creek Recreation Center • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm • Mon, June 26 – Thu, June 29 • $119
Bow Creek Recreation Center • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm • Mon, July 24 – Thu, July 27 • $119

Ages 8-14

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Magic Camp: Learn amazing magic tricks to perform for family and friends. Conducted by a professional magician.

Great Neck Recreation Center • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm • Mon, June 26 – Fri, June 30 • $135
Bayside Recreation Center • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm • Mon, July 10 – Fri, July 14 • $135
Kempsville Recreation Center • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm • Mon, August 7 – Fri, August 11 • 135
Princess Anne Recreation Center • 7​:00 am – 6:00 pm • Mon, August 28 – Fri, September 1 • $200

Ages 6-11

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Nerf and Video Game Camp: Nerf time ducking and dodging around obstacles to complete missions and then test your game skills in our video game room.

Bayside Recreation Center • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm • Mon, August 28 – Fri, September 1 • $105

Ages 7-13

Click here for registration information.