Preschool Age Camps

Camps offered at various locations around Richmond.
Summer camps and workshops are a perfect time to explore the performing arts and build skills for the stage and for life!   Camps offered in one and two week sessions for Pre-K to rising 12th grade, half day and full day options available based on age.  Read more here.

Young Chefs Academy
2230 John Rolfe Parkway, Richmond, VA 23233 Phone: 804.360.9797
Young Chefs Academy is a cooking school created just for children ages three to sixteen. Where else can your child leave the house for a few hours and come home with gained culinary skills, new friendships, original YCA recipes, and memories to utilize and last a lifetime? You got it, only at Young Chefs® Academy! Each Camp Can-I- Cook consists of a three-hour session. Campers will get to experience new tastes and learn to prepare some basic recipes from various cuisines.  Multiple themes available.  Full day camps available teamed-up with Twist Gymnastics.  Read more here.

Club SciKidz / Tech Scientific
Four Locations  Phone: 804-548-4787
• Richmond Academy, 12285 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23238 (11 min from Short Pump via Lauderdale Dr.)
• Meadowbridge SDA Church, 400 Antique Ln, Mechanicsville, VA 23116
• Spring Run Presbyterian Church, 6601 Woodlake Village Pkwy, Midlothian, VA 23112
• Chester Presbyterian Church, 3424 W Hundred Rd, Chester, VA 23831
Club SciKidz is a place where Science and Technology Connect! Imagine a day camp that is designed to offer children a choice of many different science and technology themes. Themes include experiments and projects in Video Game Creation, Robotics, Veterinary Medicine, Crime Scene Investigation, Culinary Science, Paleontology, Engineering, Space, Biology, Chemistry, Oceanography, LEGO Robotics and much more. Camps inspire interest in science, technology and nature by involving children in the creation of a multitude of take-away projects in each camp. The camps provide hands-on, minds-on activities for children ages 4-15. Camp Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Half day 9am-1pm only for 4-5 age group. Pre camp starts at 8 am and post camp ends at 5:30 pm.  Read more here.

Romp n’ Roll
West End – 9677 W Broad St, Glen Allen VA 23060  Phone:  804.409.9933
Midlothian – 11541 Busy St, Richmond VA 23236  Phone: 804.593.0683
Drop your preschooler off to enjoy 3 hours of socialization, gym time, group play, and imaginative thinking! Each day campers will explore the gym through independent and group play, learn artistic concepts while working on fine motor skills through a take-home art project, and get groovin’ with music activities! Our play space is transformed each week based on an imaginative theme to encourage curiosity and broaden learning. For kids ages 2 through 5 years old, no potty training is required, and a nut-free snack and drink are provided each day. Morning Camp: 9 AM – 12 PM & Afternoon Camp: 2 PM – 5 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June through August.  Read more here.

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11400 W. Huguenot Rd., #105, Midlothian, VA 23113   Phone: 804.409.2091
Several different music camps are available.  Week, Partial Week & Single Day.
Rock Band (Ages 7+)
Glee Club (Ages 7+)
Rock City World Tour (Ages 4 – 7)
Record a Studio Demo (Ages 7+)
Recording Arts: Pro Tools & Production (Ages 10+).  Read more here.

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Located at Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn, 1601 Willow Lawn Drive, Richmond, VA 23230
Virginia Rep’s theatre camps are full of exploration, investigation and imagination. These unique and fun day camps provide an exciting and comprehensive understanding of professional theatre performance and production for students from 1st through 12th grades. With instruction by some of Virginia’s finest theatre artists and educators, your dramatic student will have a theatrical experience like no other.
June 18 – 29, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  (extended day options available)
Sign up for one week, a couple weeks, or all three!
Week #1: July 23 – 27
Week #2: July 30 – August 3
Week #3: August 6 – 10
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
July 9 – 20, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Auditions: April 22, 24
Camp: August 13 – 24, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Public Performances: August 24, 25, 26

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Melody Magic Music Studio, 3041 Lauderdale Drive, Richmond.  Phone:  804.334.6241
Details coming soon.

2843 Hathaway Rd, Richmond, VA  Phone: 804.873.1936
Downward Dog Dance Yoga and Wellness studio is a child and adult friendly dance studio with a special emphasis on having fun while building community. Summer Camps consist of arts+crafts, yoga, dance, journaling, and more.  For children ages 3 and up.  Half-Off the second child.  9am-2pm.  Lunch +Mat provided. Bring a water bottle.

i9 Sports Multi-Sport Full Day Camp
Midlothian Middle School, 13501 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian VA  23113  Phone:  804.214.7529
i9 Sports multi-sport full day camps bring a unique, safe and fun camp experience that offers multiple sports and popular games including basketball, flag football, soccer, and t-ball for ages 5-12! Playground games such as dodgeball, kickball, capture the flag, sharks and minnows and other favorite game variations will be introduced to provide the most fun and entertaining experience your kids can imagine! Our ultimate goal is to make your kids happy and confident about themselves each and every day! Your kids will have a blast and be taught and supervised by our professional and experienced team of Site Managers and Sport Instructors who have a common vision to help kids succeed in life through sports!  Read more here.

University of Richmond Girls’ Basketball Mini Spiders Camp
For ages 4 to 8.  More details coming soon.

Master Cho’s Tae Kwon Do
4386 Pouncey Tract Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060   Phone: 804.364.0101
Through Tae Kwon Do children gain better balance, coordination, self-confidence, listening skills, focus and a chance to exercise while having a blast! Children will participate in beginner friendly Tae Kwon Do classes, arts and crafts projects, reading, rock climbing, exciting educational games, moon bouncing, Friday water fun day, field trips and more! Age 5 & up, rates vary for full day and half day camps. Sign up for one week or the whole summer.

Camps at the YMCA of Greater Richmond
Camps available all over Richmond, Goochland, Powhatan, Ashland and Petersburg
From half to full day camps and from preschool aged to teens the YMCA of Greater Richmond has a camp to fit your needs as a parent while your child has a great summer.  Each location offers a large variety of specialty, sports, educational and arts camps.  They even offer the traditional camp experience at the Camp Thunderbird location in Chesterfield.

Brilliant Summer at St. Catherine’s
6001 Grove Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23226  Phone: 804.288.2804
A unique experience for boys and girls ages three and up spanning 12 weeks .
•  Academic Courses Enrichment for all grades and credit courses for students ages 3-1/2 through grade 12
• Sports Camps Challenging and exciting sports camps to learn and improve skills
• Day Camp Half-day or full-day options with classes in art, theater, dance, music, language, computer, sports and outdoor adventure

Collegiate School Summer Quest
103 North Mooreland Road, Richmond, VA 23229
Summer Quest offers over 175 programs for pre-schoolers through adults.

Bricks 4 Kidz – Richmond Summer Camps
Camps offered at various locations around Richmond.  Phone: 804.938.3535
At Bricks 4 Kidz camps, they use LEGO bricks and STEM to build amazing LEGO models in a variety of exciting themes. From mini-sculptures, to LEGO Mosaics, to motorized LEGO machines, your child will be engaged in STEM-enriched activities and making new LEGO-loving friends. Learn, Build, and Play the Bricks 4 Kidz way! Locations:  The Steward School, Weinstein JCC, University of Richmond,The Children’s Museum – Short Pump –  Full Day and Half Day options.

Midlothian Athletic Club
10800 Center View Drive, N. Chesterfield, VA 23235  Phone: 804.330.2222
Midlothian Athletic Club offers the J&R Basketball Camp, and a High Performance Tennis Camp.  Hours and ages vary by camp.

Pump It Up of Hanover, 9555 Kings Charter Dr, Ashland, VA 23060   1:00pm-4:00pm
Learn to design, build, and test your skills in robotics engineering. Each day will be a different Olympic challenge to see who can outlast and outwit their opponents!  Kids ages 6-12.  Cost: $185
Pump It Up of Hanover, 9555 Kings Charter Dr, Ashland, VA 23060   1:00pm-4:00pm
Investigate an apocalyptic future, one where the Earth has been ravaged by a series of natural disasters. Each day, students will rely on the engineering design process to solve a series of challenges such as building a city on a series of islands, escaping from a bunker on Mt. Everest, and even building a rocket to land on the moon! Through application of engineering principles, students solve numerous challenges as they make their virtual world of Minecraft a safe place for humanity once again.  Kids ages 6-12.  Cost: $185
Pump It Up of Hanover, 9555 Kings Charter Dr, Ashland, VA 23060   1:00pm-4:00pm
This camp will be full of challenging and fun builds using LEGO® WeDo and Mindstorm Robots. Learn how to design, program, and test your ideas. Each day will be a new build challenge ranging from an amusement park ride to a robotic arm that lifts and transports objects!  Kids ages 6-12.  Cost: $185
Pump It Up of Hanover, 9555 Kings Charter Dr, Ashland, VA 23060   1:00pm-4:00pm
This camp will introduce students to the many uses of Redstone through a Medieval themed adventure of creation, exploration, electrical curcuits, and castle besieging. Campers will make mine cart tracks to help them gather resources, work together to build their kingdom, and design traps to defend their castle, all with the use of Redstone.   Kids ages 6-12.  Cost: $185
Pump It Up of Hanover, 9555 Kings Charter Dr, Ashland, VA 23060   1:00pm-4:00pm
This camp will have kids designing and building using LEGO® Robotics and everyday items to make things that do work and move. Learn about gears, electricity, and mechanics in this fun and educational camp!   Kids ages 6-12.  Cost: $185
Pump It Up of Hanover, 9555 Kings Charter Dr, Ashland, VA 23060   1:00pm-4:00pm
Mission Mars curriculum is designed to introduce students to the world of not only building, but also programming basic robots.  Throughout this course the students will explore different ways in which a robot could be utilized to explore a distant planet.  Kids ages 6-12.  Cost: $185
Pump It Up of Hanover, 9555 Kings Charter Dr, Ashland, VA 23060   1:00pm-4:00pm
Using LEGO® bricks and motors, children investigate the behaviors of wild animals as they build and program their creations to move. Students join the LEGO® story characters of Max and Mia and find themselves encountering various animals in their natural habitats. Using the WeDo® software, children will build and program lions, monkeys, birds, and alligators to move and make sounds. Through the use of open discussion, students discover how animals behave and interact with their environment. Everyone in this class will have a ROARING good time!  Kids ages 6-12.  Cost: $185
Pump It Up of Hanover, 9555 Kings Charter Dr, Ashland, VA 23060   1:00pm-4:00pm
Kids will create our own version of a Platform game set in a dojo that we will defend from a ninja attack! We will use the Engineering Design Process to create a storyboard to outline the rules of play and characters for our game. Then, we will use Clickteam Fusion 2.5® to bring our storyboard to life with programming.  Kids ages 8-12.  Cost:$185

Sports Center of Richmond (SCOR)
1385 Overbrook Rd, Richmond, VA 23220   Phone: 804.257.7267
SCOR offers Full day and Half day All Sports, Soccer Skills and Lil’ Kicker’s (Half day only) camps that are Fun and educational!  They offer: a Lil’ Kickers Camp for children ages 3-9 years, an All Sports Camp (ages 5-13) taught by qualified coaches, and a Soccer Skills Camp (ages 8-14) provide training by qualified coaches who teach soccer all year long.  With a full day running from 9am to 5pm, and a half day from 9am to 12pm or 12pm to 5pm, the kids will have plenty of fun with football, soccer, relay races, and arts and crafts plus a lot more! The Summer Camp Lunch of only $6 a day or $30 a week allows kids to eat well while having fun. They also offer before and after camp care for all participants.

Passages Adventure Camp
Belle Isle (summer) 11421 Polo Circle, Midlothian, VA (winter) Phone: 804.897.8283 x310 and
Peak Experience’s Midlothian Climbing Center and Peak Experiences Richmond (for the 5-7 year old group). 
Passages fosters outdoor skills in a non-competitive and fun-loving atmosphere for children between 5 and 17. They offer Full and Half Day adventure programs for kids 5-16 and overnight programs for those 11 and up. Base Camp (ages 5-7) provides a great introduction to fun and adventure! Each session includes indoor rock climbing, swimming, energetic games, a bouncy house, and giant swing.  Day camp (for ages 8-16) offers a wide variety of camps featuring kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, stand-up paddle boarding, outdoor survival skills, and a 350′ zip line.

2018 Challenge Island RVA Summer Camps:
Multiple locations around RVA.
Innovative, Creative, and Amazing memories to last a lifetime!
Exciting Camp Themes:
 American Girls And Dolls Camp – The Original – Part 1
 American Girls and Dolls Camp – SUPERSTARS- The Sequel-Part 2
 American Girls and Dolls Camp – AMAZING GIRLS- Part 3
 Slime Squad Camp
 Wizard Academy Camp (inspired by HARRY POTTER)
 Super Sleuth Camp
 Super Hero Camp
 Space Wars Camp (inspired by STAR WARS)
 Maui and Moana Island Camp
 Treasure Island Camp
 Mindcraft Mania Camp (All new for Summer 2018!)
 And More!
For camp details go to midlothian/programs/summer- camps/
** Camps in locations all around Richmond, Midlothian,  Chesterfield, Bon Air & Chester for rising K -6th grade (as well as Junior Camps for the young child) **
Early Bird Special offered at some camp locations if registered by April 1!

School of Rock
SCHOOL OF ROCK SHORT PUMP, 4300 Pouncey Tract Road, Suite G, Glen Allen, VA 23060  Phone: 804. 212.3900.
• SCHOOL OF ROCK MIDLOTHIAN, 13154 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian, VA 23113  Phone: 804. 419.4925.
Bring out your inner ROCK STAR within 5 days for those 8+.  Or attend the Rookie Camp if you are 5-7.

The Center for Creative Arts
4825 Pouncey Tract Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059  Phone: 804 360-CNTR
The Center offers popular Preschool Camps, Elementary Art Camps, Teens and Tweens Studio Art Camps, Chess Camps, Musical Theatre Camps, and Robotics Camps.

Quioccasin Station Shopping Center, 8932 Quioccasin Road, Richmond, VA 23229   Phone: 804.740.0079
Core Kids Academy offers themed camp programs for preschool age children ages 2+ (no potty training required!) and gymnastics skills camp ages 5+. They offer sessions in the morning (9am-12pm) and afternoon (1-4pm).  Sessions begin June 5th.

Non-Stop Soccer
Camps held at multiple locations.
Non-Stop Soccer offers a quality camp experience for soccer players of all ability levels, ages 5-16, including recreation level, advanced player, shooting and goal keeping camp, and elite performance camp. The uniquely qualified staff is dedicated to creating a challenging, supportive, and fun environment and offers camps throughout the year including spring break, summer, and winter indoor camps.

Lewis Ginter – Green Adventures Summer Camps
1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228  Phone: 804.262.9887
• Growing Mr. McGregor’s Garden – June 18-22 and July 23-27, 9am-12pm, Ages 4-5
Embark on a garden adventure after reading the Tale of Peter Rabbit. Along the way campers will harvest vegetables, make cottontail rabbits, step over a babbling brook and draw maps of Mr. McGregor’s garden. They will even plant a colorful collection of vegetables!
• Garden Critters – July 9-13 and August 6-10, 9am-12pm, Ages 4-5
Why do gardeners like worms? How do bees help plants grow?  What flowers do butterflies like best?  To answer these questions and many more, curious campers set out on an exploration of the Garden in search of all sorts of critters including birds, turtles and fish.
• Nature In Motion – June 18-22, 9am-12pm, Ages 6-8
Lights, camera, action! Using the Garden as your backdrop, develop a story-line; create scenes and props using natural materials, and snap images to produce a unique nature-based stop motion animation film. At the end of the week, participants will have digital access to their finished product to share with friends and family.
• Rock, Paper, Scissors – June 25-29 and July 16-20, 9am-12pm, Ages 6-8
Create magnificent artwork after journeying through the Garden to visit a variety of giant origami sculptures including one titled, Rock, Paper and Scissors.  Artistic inspiration will come in other forms as well including Vivaldi’s music and children’s literature about artists such as Claude Monet and Henri Matisse.
• Food, Art and Yoga – July 9-13 and July 23-27, 9am-12pm, Ages 6-8
Yum-Awe-Om!  Connect with nature through food, art and yoga.  Each day starts with new garden poses that set the stage for cultural immersion. Participants create epicurean delights from fresh garden harvest and explore different art techniques from around the world.
• Print Making: Inspired by Nature – July 30-August 3, Ages 6-8
Experiment with natural materials such as colorful flower petals, prickly pine cones, and sweet-smelling herbs to create one-of-a- kind monoprints, collographs and cyanotypes.  Then use the printed paper to create tiny books and origami animals.
• Print Making: Inspired by Nature – June 25-29, 9am-12pm, Ages 9-12
Experiment with natural materials such as colorful flower petals, prickly pine cones, and sweet-smelling herbs to create one-of-a- kind monoprints, collographs and cyanotypes.  Then use the printed paper to create tiny books and origami animals.
• Nature in Motion – July 16-20, 9am-12pm, Ages 9-12
Lights, camera, action! Using the Garden as your backdrop, develop a story-line; create scenes and props using natural materials, and snap images to produce a unique nature-based stop motion animation film. At the end of the week, participants will have digital access to their finished product to share with friends and family.
• Exploring Ecosystems – July 30-August 3, 9am-12pm, Ages 9-12
Join us as we explore different habitats, such as wetland and pond, meadow, woodland, and rainforest! Observe the plants and animals living in each of these environments and investigate their unique adaptations that help them to survive and thrive.
• Food, Art and Yoga – August 6-10, 9am-12pm, Ages 9-12
Yum-Awe-Om!  Connect with nature through food, art and yoga.  Each day starts with new garden poses that set the stage for cultural immersion. Participants create epicurean delights from fresh garden harvest and explore different art techniques from around the world.

Maymont Summer Discovery Camp
1700 Hampton Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220 Phone: 804.358.7166.
Throughout July and August
Nature calls! Maymont’s wildly popular summer camps offer outdoor adventures, animal encounters, games, crafts and hands-on activities for young nature explorers ages 3 to 13. Fees vary. For a complete schedule of camps, visit

Steward Summer Experience
11600 Gayton Road, Richmond, VA 23238  Phone: 804-740-3394
The Steward School offers more than 75 fun-filled camps for children in grades JK-12 at a convenient location in the West End of Richmond. They offer full and half-day options, with great options for working parents, including registering for the whole summer to save!   Academics? Check.  Sports? Check.  The innovation offerings have exploded! From architecture and drones to gardening and cooking, they’ve got it. PLUS, LEGO and STEM camps galore!  Unique arts camps like glass and pottery, theatre, fashion, and jewelry design? Check, check, and check.  Interested in SAT prep or driver’s education? They are offering both.  YOU HAVE TO EXPERIENCE IT TO BELIEVE IT!

The Goddard School
The Goddard School’s summer camp curriculum incorporates STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) into exciting, one-of-a-kind and fun experiences for your child every day!

Richmond Montessori School Summer Enrichment
499 N. Parham Road, Henrico, Virginia 23229 Phone: 804.741.0040
Specialty camps, All- Day camps, and classic summer camp afternoons. Outdoors, science, arts, swimming, and more.  Full day, half-day options.  Camps are open to any elementary or middle school student. For students in kindergarten and younger, our camps are open to current or previous Richmond Montessori School students, siblings of enrolled students, and students ages 3-6 enrolled at any Montessori school.

Richmond Waldorf School SUMMERGARDEN
1301 Robin Hood Road, Richmond, Virginia 23227 Phone: 804.377.8024
A summer experience for ages 3 1/2 through rising 5th grade.   Remember the carefree, old-fashioned summer days of childhood where fun meant endless outdoor adventures? They do! The nature-based, homespun program will excite your child’s imagination and immerse them in creative explorations in baking, gardening, making music and singing, crafting, tye-dyeing and of course playing in water!

Sabot Stony Point Summer Camp
Sabot’s summer programming offers a combination of one-week, themed, morning camps, and a full-day option.  The themed camps are designed for children ages 3-9.  Visit the website for details.

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond
1812 West Main Street, Richmond, VA 23220   Phone:  804.353.0094
At the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, kids ages 5 to 14 make real art with the help of some of Richmond’s most prominent professional artists. Kids choose from more than 200 courses in a wide range of artistic media. Some favorites include wheel throwing, darkroom photography, stop motion animation and mural painting. One-week sessions run from June 18 to August 31. Morning classes are from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. and afternoon classes are from 1–4 p.m. Parents who sign up for a week of both morning and afternoon classes can send their child with a lunch to eat at VisArts during a supervised lunch hour, free of charge. Parents can also purchase our extended day add-on for just $50 to pick up any time before 5:30 p.m.

Master Yi’s Taekwondo
–  4020 Gathering Pl , Glen Allen, VA 23060 Phone : 804.915.7033
 –  11408 Belvedere Vista Lane, N. Chesterfield, VA 23235   Phone: 804. 918.2470
At the M.Y Taekwondo summer camp, kids will have fun while building strength, confidence, focus, and discipline through taekwondo training and other activities. Indoor activities vary from education in Korean culture and language to arts and crafts to nunchuk training. Children will go outside to play sports and games. On occasion, there will be opportunities to go swimming. It’s designed for 4-13 years old. Full day or half day camps.

Jump Start Dance Studio
9436 Atlee Commerce Blvd Suite A, Ashland VA 23005  Phone: 804-564-2389
More details soon.

ENB Summer Camp for Kidz
3100 Grove Ave, Richmond, VA 23221  Phone: 804.441.4882
ENB offers 3-17 year olds a great opportunity to learn, or enhance, their language skills over the summer.  Classes are 2 hours each.
Week 1: June 18-22       Week 2: June 25-29           Week 3: July 2-6         Week 4: July 9-13             Week 5: July 16-20

Summer Spectacular
St. Michael’s Episcopal School, Bon Air, VA
Camps for age 4 through rising 9th graders.  Explore your creative side. Take to the stage. Embrace the outdoors.  Learn coding and video game making. Get active with sports. Be an adventurous chef.

Martial Arts World of West End
10454 Ridgefield Pkwy., Henrico, VA 23233   Phone: 804-673-5200
Martial Arts World has been serving Henrico County for over 22 years and whether campers are spending the day swimming, knocking down pins at a bowling alley, rock climbing, or working on their latest martial arts skill, your child will have a great experience in a positive environment.  The full day camps are focused on good constructive fun, coupled with awesome exercise! They will have a blast while building character, self-discipline, and increasing self-esteem.

Weinstein JCC Summer Day Camps
5403 Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA 23226  Phone: 804.545.8650
Camps for kids of all ages 2-grade 12.

Hilltop Preschool
7612 Wanymala Rd, Henrico, VA 23229  Phone: 804-288-3887
“A Hilltop Adventure” Summer Camp by Hilltop Preschool
$65/Week.  No Registration Fee 1-12 Weeks – Choose as many weeks as you would like!  Campers ages 3 – 6 years old will start off their summer mornings with crafts, music, sensory & science, stories, and plenty of outdoor adventure! Each week even ends with the much anticipated Outdoor Water Splash Day!  With exciting themes such as Paw Patrol, Mischievous Minions, A Bug’s Life and Many More!  Open to the Community! Weeks are M-TH, except Week #1 is T-F. Hours are: 9:00am-Noon.  Information, dates, and printable enrollment forms at:  Space is limited. Campers must be potty-trained.

ArtHaus Visual Arts Studio
1811 Huguenot Road #304, Midlothian, VA 23113  Phone:  804.897.4278
More details soon.