Summer Camps 2012

Here’s what we have so far.  This list will continue to grow.  If you’d like to add your business or organization’s camp option, please email us. It’s totally free to add your camp to our list! 

All Summer/Multiple Weeks(Choose Weeks)
Last year I spent a ton of time making the Park Authority Camps easier to search and sort through.  This year, they’ve done a way better job than I ever could- check out their website where you can search, compare, etc, or pick up a “Summer Camp Guide” which is listed by location by date this year, rather than by topic like last year!! Great job Park Authority!! 


Urban Evolution will be hosting camps from June 11th-September 7th.  They describe them: “So your 9-year-old likes to turn your living room into the set of Wild and Crazy Kids and observing them in the backyard is like watching a scene from Legends of the Hidden Temple? THIS is the camp for your child! The day camps serve as a safe and exciting introduction to Parkour and Freerunning.  Don’s know what Parkour is, pizza brain? It’s getting over, around, and through obstacles to enhance physical fitness and mental preparedness.  Your kids will also be exposed to movement-based sports like gymnastics, tricking, breakdancing, and Capoeira (Brazilian Martial Arts).  Think Guts on steroids.  And, at 75% off, this challenge is better than entering the Temple of Doom.  

YOUTH SPORTS, Virginia Training Center ’s Summer Camp Program gives kids of all gymnastics backgrounds and ages a chance to develop new skills, make new friends and above all have loads of fun!  Gymnastics Camp is open to kids ages 5 – 15.   The kids will participate in gymnastics, jump rope, arts and crafts, swimming, putt-putt golf, movies and more. A weekly schedule will be handed out on the first day of each week of camp.  Gymnastics camp is offered weekly.  Some weeks feature a second, specialty camp, too.   half day ($140) or full day ($190) 

Edgemoor Art Studio offers 8 weeks of “Art Rocks” Art camp for all ages.  Days are divided with younger children in the morning and older kids in the afternoon.  All supplies and snacks are included.

The Little Gym of Gainesville offers a full summer of programming with a different theme each week.  Classes are for ages 3-8 years old, and are priced by the day, rather than by the week, making it a good flexible option for part-time parents. 

The State Park Program offers a teen training program that actually includes a $500 stipend!  Have older kids? Check it out on their website.

George Mason University’s “Potomac Arts Academy” offers several options throughout the summer for ages through high school.  

Lake Ridge Parks and Recreation will offer camp all summer beginning Monday June 25.  Full day is 8:30 to 4:30, and half day is 8:30 to 12:30.  Registration begins March 1st.  Camps range in price from $80 to $175 a week depending on the number of hours and whether or not you are a LRPRA member.  Contact the Recreation Dept., (703) 491-2154 for details.


Gymboree Bubble Camp– Every Friday. Get the fun of camp without the daily commitment! Bubble Camp is a drop-off program for “potty independent” 3-5 year olds which offers Play, Music, Art, Sports, School Skills, parachute time, traditional games and signature Gymboree activities all in one day!  Camp is every Friday in June, July and August from 9AM-3PM. The cost is $35 and includes snack and lunch.  Call or email for weekly themes and reservations. 

LRPRA Summer Camp begins Monday, June 25th.  Full Day Camp is from 8:30am-4:30pm, half day camp is 8:30am-12:30pm.  Registration begins March 1st.  Non-refundable deposit of $25/week due at registration.  703-491-2154.  Member and Non-Member rates, multi week discount, prices start at $160/$80 (member full/half day) and $175/$90 (non-member full/half day).

Swim Kids offers weeklong sessions all summer for $99 per week.  It’s 5 classes per week, leaving plenty of time for other activities. 

Next Level Fitness and Performance,
the area’s top athletic performance facility, is offering Athletic
Performance Training for serious and aspiring athletes who want to
become faster, stronger, and more confident athletes. Located in
Haymarket, sessions are offered for collegiate athletes, high school
athletes (ages 15-18), middle school athletes (ages
11-14), and young athletes (ages 7-10). Taught by professional
performance trainers, athletes will improve their running technique,
agility and first step quickness, gain power, flexibility and endurance,
increase core and overall body strength, and develop linear and
multi-directional speed. Collegiate sessions begin May 21st and end July
28th, all other sessions begin June 18 and run through August 25th. For
details, call 703-754-0161 or visit our website at www.NLTraining.com. Mention this listing and get a FREE Athletic Performance Evaluation!

St. Paul UMC Preschool will be hosting camps all summer long for ages 2.5-5 on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday from 9am-12pm.  
$65 per student.

Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center is having three equine assisted psychotherapy (EAP) camps that focus on a broad range and combination of challenges facing pre-teens and teens. All activities are based in groundwork distinguishing these classes from our traditional therapeutic riding classes. EAP includes a vast array of treatment strategies utilizing the horse. Considerable success has been observed in the mental health realm with horse activities on the ground.Groundwork classes develop cognitive skills, sensory skills, and confidence. Cognitive sessions address the many processes of the mind, including planning, judgment, memory, orientation, concepts, attention and language.Sensory processing sessions provide activities working with the horse to improve the brain’s ability to take in, analyze and respond to information from the body’s five senses. The primary goals of these sessions are increased body awareness, sequencing and judgment skills, attention span, cause and effect, motor coordination, spatial awareness, and early learning skills.

In addition, clients improve judgment skills, social interaction, coordination, motor planning, self confidence and self-esteem, and a greater sense of independence.

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June 25-29
“On the Home Front” Camp
Ages 8-13; $130 per child.
This camp will include activities associated with the
various periods of history at Brentsville. Children will
conduct a historic mock trial in the 1822 Courthouse,
cook a snack, create historic crafts in the ca.1850
Haislip Farm House, learn about a school day in the
one-room schoolhouse, and engage with nature with
a hike to identify animals and plants along Brentsville
Nature Trail. 9am-Noon daily.
Brentsville Courthouse, 703-365-7895 

Kids N Action Martial Arts Action Movie Summer Camp
June 25-29 10am-12pm
Ages 8 & Older
$145 but early registration by April 30th gets $20 off.
Includes Tshirt and DVD
20 Spaces Available (5:1 Student Teacher Ratio)

Learn to Draw Comics & Super Heros all while becoming a NINJA Summer Camp

Ages 5 & Older

June 25-29 1:00pm-3pm

$145 but early registration by April 30th gets $20 off

Includes tshirt and sketch book

20 Spaces Available (5:1 Student Teacher Ratio)

VEX 1- Robotics Camp
Rising 6th to 9th graders, this camp is ideal for students new to VEX robotics as well as students who have participated on a team, but would like to increase their programming skills.  The week concludes with a competition on Friday from 8am-2pm.  Bring a bag lunch Monday-Thursday. $230 includes Tshirt, camp, and pizza on Friday.  June 25th-29th Woodbridge HS.

FLL1 Robotics Camp for rising 4th and 5th graders in groups of 4.  Students will build an autonomous robot to carry out missions in an obstacle course.  M-F half day, bring a snack daily.  $205 includes camp and t-shirt.  June 25-29 Patriot High School. 

JASON Underwater ROV for rising 7th-10th graders.  Students will work in groups to build an underwater robot. 8:30-2pm, bring a bag lunch Monday-Thursday. $230 includes camp, t-shirt, and pizza lunch Friday.  June 25th-29th Patriot High School
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July 9 – 13
Rippon Lodge Colonial Camp
Ages 8-12; $150 per child,
Step back in time and spend your mornings in 18th
Century Virginia. Explore the daily activities and life
of kids living in Prince William County during the colo-
nial period. Living history, live music, hands-on dem-
onstrations and special guests will be featured daily.
Activities will include; crafts, games, history, music,
food and much more.  9am-Noon Daily

Rippon Lodge Historic Site, 703-499-9812 

YOUTH SPORTS will offer a specialty camp for tumbling.   Half day ($140) or Full day ($190) ages 5-15. A schedule will be handed out the first week of camp.

Church of the Word Preschool Camp (Little Lambs Village)- We will celebrate summer with lots of fun, and we will also spend time getting ready for the upcoming school year.  It will be an exciting three weeks of camp for returning preschoolers to learn and play with school friends and also a great boost to those are moving on to Kindergarten, preparing for the big move to the big school. These three weeks will also be a great time to introduce preschool starters to Little Lambs. 

Time -9 am- 12 noon (pick up starts 11:50) Cost – $25 / day-   choose your days; or $100 – full week  $25.00 –  deposit upon registration.  Total cost must be fully paid on your child’s the first day of Camp. Ages 3 – 5yrs old Older 2-yr olds – Birthdays from January 2010; fully potty trained Must have a sibling also registered for the camp 

July 16-20
Basic Civil War Camp
Ages 8 – 13, $130 per child
Children will participate in activities designed to de-
velop a better understanding of soldier life during the
American Civil War. Activities include “Enlist in Vir-
ginia’s Army”, “Life in Camp,” “Infantry Drill,” “Did
Civil War Soldiers Really Eat that Stuff?”, “Civil War
Medicine” and a field trip to Manassas National Battle-
field Park. 9am-Noon Daily.

Brentsville Courthouse, 703-365-7895 

Church of the Word Preschool Camp (Little Lambs Village)- We will celebrate summer with lots of fun, and we will also spend time getting ready for the upcoming school year.  It will be an exciting three weeks of camp for returning preschoolers to learn and play with school friends and also a great boost to those are moving on to Kindergarten, preparing for the big move to the big school. These three weeks will also be a great time to introduce preschool starters to Little Lambs. 

Time -9 am- 12 noon (pick up starts 11:50) Cost – $25 / day-   choose your days; or $100 – full week  $25.00 –  deposit upon registration.  Total cost must be fully paid on your child’s the first day of Camp. Ages 3 – 5yrs old Older 2-yr olds – Birthdays from January 2010; fully potty trained Must have a sibling also registered for the camp

FLL1 Robotics Camp for rising 4th and 5th graders in groups of 4.  Students will build an autonomous robot to carry out missions in an obstacle course.  M-F half day, bring a snack daily.  $205 includes camp and t-shirt.  July 16-20 Woodbridge HS. 

YOUTH SPORTS will offer a specialty camp for cheerleading.   Half day ($140) or Full day ($190) ages 5-15. A schedule will be handed out the first week of camp.

VEX 1- Robotics Camp
Rising 6th to 9th graders, this camp is ideal for students new to VEX robotics as well as students who have participated on a team, but would like to increase their programming skills.  The week concludes with a competition on Friday from 8am-2pm.  Bring a bag lunch Monday-Thursday. $230 includes Tshirt, camp, and 
pizza on Friday.  July 16-20 Patriot HS.

JASON Underwater ROV for rising 7th-10th graders.  Students will work in groups to build an underwater robot. 8:30-2pm, bring a bag lunch Monday-Thursday. $230 includes camp, t-shirt, and pizza lunch Friday.  July 16-20th Woodbridge High School

July 23-27
YOUTH SPORTS will offer a specialty camp for Boys Training.   Half day ($140) or Full day ($190) ages 5-15. A schedule will be handed out the first week of camp.

Robotics Programming Cortex (VEX) for rising 6th-11th graders this is appropriate for all students interested in learning to program.  Monday-Friday 12pm-3pm, bring a snack daily.  Parent demonstration on Friday.  $205. July 23-27 Patriot High School

Robotics Programming Cortex (VEX) for rising 6th-11th graders this is appropriate for all students interested in learning to program.  Monday-Friday 12pm-3pm, bring a snack daily.  Parent demonstration on Friday.  $205. July 23-27 Woodbridge High School

Church of the Word Preschool Camp (Little Lambs Village)- We will celebrate summer with lots of fun, and we will also spend time getting ready for the upcoming school year.  It will be an exciting three weeks of camp for returning preschoolers to learn and play with school friends and also a great boost to those are moving on to Kindergarten, preparing for the big move to the big school. These three weeks will also be a great time to introduce preschool starters to Little Lambs. 

Time -9 am- 12 noon (pick up starts 11:50) Cost – $25 / day-   choose your days; or $100 – full week  $25.00 –  deposit upon registration.  Total cost must be fully paid on your child’s the first day of Camp. Ages 3 – 5yrs old Older 2-yr olds – Birthdays from January 2010; fully potty trained Must have a sibling also registered for the camp

July 30-August 3
YOUTH SPORTS will offer a specialty camp for cheerleading.   Half day ($140) or Full day ($190) ages 5-15. A schedule will be handed out the first week of camp.

FLL 2- Rising 5th to 8th graders who are already familiar with LEGO NXT will work for one week from 8:30-1 on programming and building with a competition on Friday.  Bring a snack daily.  $275 includes camp and t-shirt. July 30-August 3 Patriot High School.  

Super Story Adventures Going on a Bear Hunt, visit Grandma with Red Riding Hood, help protect the pigs from
the Big Bad Wolf! If this is your kind of adventure and your up for the fun then join us.
Swim Tuesday and Thursday. M-F 8:30a-12p 7/30-8/3 $60/M; $65/R; $72/NR Ages 3-5 Potty Trained Only, Manassas Park Community Center 703.335.8872

VEX 2 Robotics Camp is for rising 8th-10th graders with 1-2 years of VEX experience, this camp is for students competent with the basics of programming and using the VEX system.  TWO WEEK camp with a competition the 2nd friday.  Bring a bag lunch Monday-Friday of the first week, Monday-Thursday the second.  $420 includes camp, tshirt, and pizza lunch the 2nd Friday.  July 30-August 10 Patriot High School.

FRC First Robotics Camp for rising 10th-12th graders, this TWO WEEK camp is designed to introduce experienced robotics students to competition.  This is a large-scale robotics program which involves the use of peer tools and other equipment.  Students will work in groups of 4-6.  Robotics Coach recommendation required.  2-3 years of robotics experience is preferred.  Competition the 2nd Friday 8am-2pm, bring a bag lunch Monday-Friday the first week and Monday-Thursday the 2nd week.  $455 includes camp, t-shirt and pizza lunch the 2nd Friday.  July 30-August 10th Patriot High School. 
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August 6-10
Basic Civil War CampAges 8 – 13, $130 per child
Children will participate in activities designed to de- velop a better understanding of soldier life during the American Civil War. Activities include “Enlist in Vir- ginia’s Army”, “Life in Camp,” “Infantry Drill,” “Did Civil War Soldiers Really Eat that Stuff?”, “Civil War Medicine” and a field trip to Manassas National Battle- field Park. 9am-Noon Daily.
Brentsville Courthouse, 703-365-7895 

FLL 2- Rising 5th to 8th graders who are already familiar with LEGO NXT will work for one week from 8:30-1 on programming and building with a competition on Friday.  Bring a snack daily.  $275 includes camp and t-shirt. August 6-10 Patriot High School.

Ready, Set, Go!!! We are going to explore the world of transportation. Wheels, tracks, water and air; we
will have hotwheel races, boat races, build train tracks and more. We will end the week
with bring you bike to camp day (Safety First, don’t forget your helmet). Swim Tuesday
and Thursday. M-F 8:30a-12p 7/30-8/3 $60/M; $65/R; $72/NR Ages 3-5 Potty Trained Only, Manassas Park Community Center 703.335.8872

YOUTH SPORTS will offer a specialty camp for “mind and body”.   Half day ($140) or Full day ($190) ages 5-15. A schedule will be handed out the first week of camp.
August 13- 17
YOUTH SPORTS will offer a specialty camp for jump rope.   Half day ($140) or Full day ($190) ages 5-15. A schedule will be handed out the first week of camp.

August 20-24
Advanced Civil War Camp

Ages 8 – 13, $150 per child
Children will participate in activities built on funda-
mentals that they learned during the Basic Civil War
Summer Camp (see July 16- 20, August 6-10 ). Par-
ticipants will drill their peers, learn an artillery drill,
explore non commissioned officers’ administrative
responsibilities, spend a day with Confederate Gen-
eral Robert E. Lee and take a field trip to Manassas
National Battlefield Park. Participants MUST have at-
tended the Basic Civil War Camp. 9am-Noon daily.
Brentsville Courthouse, 703-365-7895 

Creative Campers
Do you like to get messy, create, and have fun? We will finger paint, dough creations,
chalk drawings and more in this exploratory art camp. Swim Tuesday and Thursday. M-F 8:30a-12p 7/30-8/3 $60/M; $65/R; $72/NR Ages 3-5 Potty Trained Only, Manassas Park Community Center 703.335.8872

YOUTH SPORTS will offer a specialty camp called Splash Down Adventure.   $220. ages 5-15. A schedule will be handed out the first week of camp.

August 28 – 30
History Mini Camp
Ages 8-12. $20 per day or $50 for all three days
Explore the daily lives of kids living in Prince William County in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Every day will
feature a different time period. Activities will include crafts, games, history, music, food and much more. 9am-noon daily.
Rippon Lodge Historic Site, 703-499-9812 

YOUTH SPORTS will offer a specialty camp called Pirates Cove Water Adventure.   August 27-31st $220 ages 5-15. A schedule will be handed out the first week of camp.

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NEARBY BUT NOT PWC:
Fairfax- 
Got a Lego/Engineering Fanatic? Check out Play-Well’s Summer camps! Various Fairfax locations will offer camps all summer long.

The Plains-
Wakefield School is offering summer programs in everything from Lego design and sports to baking, arts, nature and music. Check out our full program offerings at