• Hampton Roads Academy

Summer Camps A - Z

List of 66 items.

  • All Things Art

    This camp will encompass everything to do with art. Drawing, painting, paper mache and trips to local art studios
    Dates: June 19-23
    Time: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
    Ages: 3rd-8th grades
    Tuition: $150
    Instructor: Ms. Rachel Donavant (Upper School Faculty)
    (Morning Add-on available)
  • An American Girl’s History & Music

    Learn about the history of the American Girls! Each day will feature a new American Girl, their story, a recipe and craft from their time period, music from their time, and what was going on in America during their time.
    Dates: July 10-14 and August 14-18 (2nd week is a different curriculum)
    Times: 8:30-12pm
    Ages: 2nd-5th grades
    Tuition: $165 per week
    Instructor: The Music Post www.musicpoststudio.com
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Animal Critter Camp

    Does your child love animals? Then this is the camp for them! Students will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of animals and how to care for them. They will participate in animal related activities and projects, make treats and toys for the animals to be drop off at the animal rescue center, do animal crafts and learn of ways to help animals in need.
    Dates: June 26-30 – 8:30-12pm OR August 7-11 – 12:30-4pm
    Ages: PK-K grades
    Tuition: $150/session
    Instructor: Dr. Maribel Gendreau (Upper School Science Faculty)
    (Afternon/Morning Add-on available)
  • Archery! (Beginner and Intermediate)

    Ready, aim . . . . release! Bulls-eye! Archery is a life sport that can challenge and be enjoyed by all ages! Learn the basics of archery mechanics, equipment and skills, improve your shooting form and accuracy, and have fun. Our archery instructors are nationally certified NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) instructors who are also HRA faculty members. This camp is for all levels of experience and ability.
    Dates: June 19-23
    Time: Intermediate 8:30-12pm
    Beginners 12:30-4pm
    Ages: 4th-12th grades
    Tuition: $160/week/camp
    Instructor – Coach Jackie Bailey (HRA Faculty)
    (Morning/Afternoon Add-ons available)
  • Beginner and Intermediate Tennis Camps

    These camps will be directed by HRA Varsity Tennis Coach, Marvin Hedgepeth, who, in addition to coaching high school tennis for more than 30 years, has been a certified professional tennis instructor with the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) since 1988. Members of his 2012 Division II State Championship team will assist with the camp activities.
    While beginner and intermediate camps will include physical conditioning, resistance training, and drills, the primary focus of the beginner camps will be learning how to properly execute the serve, forehand, and backhand. The intermediate camps will include more games and supervised play in both singles and doubles. Campers will be divided by level of play.
    Dates: June 5-9, June 12-16, and June 19-23
    Time: 8:30-11am
    Ages: 8-12 years
    Tuition: $155/week
    Instructor – Coach Marvin Hedgepeth (HRA Varsity Coach)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Beginner Chess Camp

    If you know how the pieces move, this is the camp for you! (If you don't, there is still time to learn!) The goal of chess camp is to help players think clearly and logically about solving problems they face on the chess board. Studies have shown that this type of thinking is readily transferred to other areas, both academic and non-academic. Students will follow a curriculum developed by the instructor, Chess Master James Schuyler. Fun may accidentally occur. Each player will receive a chess set and certificate upon completion of the camp. Light physical activity during breaks - dress appropriately.
    Dates: July 10-14
    Times: 12:30-4pm
    Ages: 2nd-8thgrades
    Tuition: $265
    Instructor: Mr. James Schuyler
    (Morning Add-on available)
  • Beginner Irish Step Dancing

    Learn the basics of Irish soft shoe dances in this beginner course. Students will learn a simple jig and reel by the end of the week and will also practice some fun and easy Irish group barn dances. An emphasis will also be placed on Irish culture and art through various crafts during the week. Students can dance in plain socks or ballet slippers.
    Dates: July 31-August 4
    Times: 12:30-4pm
    Ages: 1st-4th grades
    Tuition: $140
    Instructor – Ms. Meghan McConnell
    (Morning Add-on available)
  • Billabong Surf Camp 1

    Learn to surf at 4th street in Virginia Beach with 17th Street Surf Shop/ Billabong surf coaches. Open to ages 6-18 years old. Surf instructors will teach participants the basics of surfing, tricks, and maneuvers. Participants will learn all about safety while surfing and how to read the waves. Participants must pack water, sunscreen, towel, snack, lunch and wear swim suit with cover up/shorts, t-shirt, bring signed waiver
    Dates: June 5-9
    Time: 7:45-2pm (Bus will leave promptly at 8 am from HRA)
    Ages: 6-18 years
    Tuition: $375/week
    Instructor – 17th Surf Shop and Billabong Surf Coaches (Campers will be chaperoned by Mrs Thatcher – HRA Faculty)
  • Billabong Surf Camp 2

    Learn to surf at 4th street in Virginia Beach with 17th Street Surf Shop/ Billabong surf coaches. Open to ages 6-18 years old. Surf instructors will teach participants the basics of surfing, tricks, and maneuvers. Participants will learn all about safety while surfing and how to read the waves. Participants must pack water, sunscreen, towel, snack, lunch and wear swim suit with cover up/shorts, t-shirt, bring signed waiver. We will also have some Boardwalk Fun, play Pokemon Go!, build sandcastles, lounge on the beach.
    Dates: June 12-16
    Time: 8:45-4pm (Bus will leave promptly at 9 am from HRA)
    Ages: 6-18 years
    Tuition: $400/week
    Instructor – 17th Surf Shop and Billabong Surf Coaches (Campers will be chaperoned by Mrs Thatcher – HRA Faculty)
  • Carnival of Music Camp

    An action-packed week of learning and fun! Five days of creative and interactive activities to help students discover so much through the study of history, geography, language, science, music, and art by listening to and understanding each movement of Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals. We'll participate in Traditional Carnival Games, too! Be prepared for a Carnival of Fun!
    Dates: August 7-11
    Times: 8:30-12pm
    Ages: K-3rd grades
    Tuition: $165 per week
    Instructor: The Music Post www.musicpoststudio.com
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Chocolate Camp

    with Virginia’s Finest Chocolates by Mary
    Children will experience a fun filled camp learning all about chocolate!
    •  Chocolate History
    • Experiments, fun projects, and taste tests
    • Hands-on chocolate making techniques; combinations with different types of food, enrobing and projects using your imagination
    • Goodies to take home to share-if they last that long!
    • Art, games, activities, and so much more Chocolaty FUN!
    Each child will participate in interactive art projects, learn the history and geography associated with chocolate, experiment with different types of chocolate, learn how to mold, enrobe and combine chocolate with different foods etc. Activities are designed with fun, team dynamics and CHCOLATE in mind.
    Dates: June 5-9
    August 14-18
    Times: 8:30-12pm
    Ages: 2nd-8th grades
    Tuition: $170/week
    Instructor – Virginia’s Finest Chocolates by Mary
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Cinderella Dance Camp Presented by Virginia Regional Ballet

    Ballet, Tap, Jazz & Crafts with focus on a classical ballet.  Please bring a bag lunch.  Snacks provided.  Camp held at Yorktown Route 17 Location.  Transportation provided to and from camp from HRA.  Bus leaves HRA at 9 am returning at 2:30 pm.  Students may remain at HRA until 4pm at no extra charge. 
     
    Dates:  June 26-30
    Times:  8:45-3pm
    Ages:  4yrs-9yrs
    Tuition:  $185/week
    Instructor – Virginia Regional Ballet Staff - www.dancevrb.com
  • Computer Programming with SCRATCH

    Are you interested in learning how to program with computers? Scratch by MIT is an online coding tool that teaches kids to program their own interactive stories, games and animations. Through a simple block-connecting interface, Scratch is a great start for a beginner to start coding. All students will need their own email account before camp starts.
    Dates: TBD
    Times: 8:30-12pm
    Ages: 3rd -5th grades
    Tuition: $150/week
    Instructor: Matthew Gendreau
    (Afternoon Add-ons available)
  • Coppelia Dance Camp Presented by Virginia Regional Ballet

    Ballet, Tap, Jazz & Crafts with focus on a classical ballet. Please bring a bag lunch. Snacks provided. Camp held at Yorktown Route 17 Location. Transportation provided to and from camp from HRA. Bus leaves HRA at 9 am returning at 2:30 pm. Students may remain at HRA until 4pm at no extra charge.
    Dates: July 31-August 4
    Times: 8:45-3pm
    Ages: 4yrs-9yrs
    Tuition: $185/week
    Instructor – Virginia Regional Ballet Staff - www.dancevrb.com
  • Crafts Galore, Edible and More

    Have you ever wanted to eat what you make! In this camp we will create wonderful craft creations with edible ingredients. Turn on your creative minds to see what FUN things you can create with food. All supplies will be provided.
    Dates: June 12-16
    Times: 8:30-12pm
    Ages: PK-2nd grades
    Tuition: $150
    Instructor – Ms. Erika Caulford (Lower School Faculty)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Dance Camp Presented by Virginia Regional Ballet

    Ballet, Tap, Jazz & Crafts with focus on a classical ballet. Please bring a bag lunch. Snacks provided. Camp held at Yorktown Route 17 Location. Transportation provided to and from camp from HRA. Bus leaves HRA at 8:50 am returning at 3pm.
    Dates: COMING SOON
    Times: 8:30-3pm
    Ages: 4yrs-9yrs
    Tuition: $170/week
    Instructor – Virginia Regional Ballet Staff - www.dancevrb.com
  • Dance Camp Presented by Virginia Regional Ballet

    Ballet basics, Hip Hop, Broadway Style Jazz, Choreography. Daily nutrition and injury prevention lessons with Self-Esteem training. Camp held at Yorktown Route 17 and Dare Road Locations. Bring a bag lunch. Snacks provided.
    Dates: COMING SOON
    Times: 8:30-3pm
    Ages: 10yrs – 14yrs
    Tuition: $170/week
    Instructor – Virginia Regional Ballet Staff - www.dancevrb.com
  • Decorating with Duct Tape!

    Everybody loves duct tape as the quick fix for any problem. But….duct tape can also be used to decorate and create things. Students will learn how to manipulate duct tape to create clothing accessories, wallets, bags, decorations and more. Duct tape crafts are great gifts that kids can easily make for friends and family. Spruce up your duct tape collection and impress your friends with your cool new skill. (Duct tape will be provided for the camp, but students may bring special rolls as well).
    Dates: July 17- 21
    Times: 12:30-4pm
    Ages: 2nd-6th grades
    Tuition: $160
    Instructor – Ms. Meghan McConnell
    (Morning Add-on available)
  • Despicable Me Inventors Camp

    CALLING ALL MINIONS! Come create your own inventions during this week long camp! Students will explore the process of how to create their own inventions in areas like electricity, nature, and by repurposing other products. At the end of camp we will present all of the student's inventions.
    Dates: June 5-9
    Times: 8:30-12pm
    Ages: K-3rd grades
    Tuition: $165 per week
    Instructor: The Music Post www.musicpoststudio.com
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Drone Exploration

    Fly, Create, Innovate: This program will open the creative minds of participants; learning about the most fascinating drone solutions to date. Participants will fly and code drones as they work together in teams to create their own business, environmental, or safety drone solution. Teams will have the opportunity to interact with inventors currently in the drone industry via video conference.
    Important Notes For Campers: -No drone flying experience necessary.
    -Each participant receives their own Drobots Flight Book™.
    -Participants are organized into age-appropriate groups.
    Dates: July 24-28
    Times: 9-4pm
    Ages: 9-13 years
    Tuition: $395
    Instructor: Drobots Company staff, fly@drobotscompany.com
  • Drone Flying: Adventure & Video

    Time to get away from behind the screen - it’s time for a new STEM scene. Participants will be challenged to combine flight skills with their creative minds to produce a drone video as they: self-select topics, create storyboards, record, and produce drone footage. Participants will also code and fly drones on adventurous missions after designing obstacle courses. Earn points and compete during the highly anticipated end-of-program event: The Ultimate Drobot Games.
    Important Notes For Campers: -No drone flying experience necessary.
    -Each participant receives their own Drobots Flight Book™.
    -Participants are organized into age-appropriate groups.
    Dates: July 31-August 4
    Times: 9-4pm
    Ages: 9-13 years
    Tuition: $395
    Instructor: Drobots Company staff, fly@drobotscompany.com
  • Drone Flying: Search & Rescue

    Drone search and rescue is a rapidly evolving necessity for first responders around the world, adding a new layer of solutions to help people and save lives. Participants will learn how to fly and code drones in order to rely on their rescue team to locate victims and safely rescue them to safety. Teams will also learn how to accurately acquire aerial data that, in return, will help make informed and targeted decisions simulating real-world positive applications. This is an action-packed and creative program full of purpose.
    Important Notes For Campers: -No drone flying experience necessary.
    -Each participant receives their own Drobots Flight Book™.
    -Participants are organized into age-appropriate groups.
    Dates: June 26-30
    Times: 9-4pm
    Ages: 9-13 years
    Tuition: $395
    Instructor: Drobots Company staff, fly@drobotscompany.com
  • Engineering Camp

    Campers will learn the basics of engineering design by drawing, building and testing prototypes. The course will begin with campers learning to draw technical designs and evolve into construction and engineering prototypes for simple machines, bridges and Rube Goldbergs.
    Dates: July 10-14
    Times: 8:30-12pm
    Ages: 6th-12th grades
    Tuition: $160/week
    Instructor: Ms. Katie Clover (Middle School Math Faculty)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Fencing Camp

    Students build on to what they have previously learned in beginner fencing an Olympic sport that has been passed down for centuries that safely recreates the swordplay of old. Epee’s, foils, or sabres will be provided as well as all safety equipment. Fencing is a safe, fun way to get moving and to learn something new! Will Fenker is a member of the James Madison University Fencing Club. He currently serves as Armourer and is a member of the Champion Sabre Team.
    Dates: August 7-11
    Time: 8:30-12pm
    Tuition: $175/week
    Instructor – Will Fenker
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Fencing Camp for Beginners

    Students will learn the basics of fencing, an Olympic sport that has been passed down for centuries that safely recreates the swordplay of old. Epee’s, foils, or sabres will be provided as well as all safety equipment. Fencing is a safe, fun way to get moving and to learn something new! Will Fenker is a member of the James Madison University Fencing Club. He currently serves as Armourer and is a member of the Champion Sabre Team.
    Dates: July 17-21
    Time: 8:30-12pm
    Tuition: $175/week
    Instructor – Will Fenker
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Film & Acting Camp

    High energy and fun! This week we reinvent existing tales and create entirely new ones. Develop acting/improv skills, storytelling basics, creative movement and facilitate the creation and performance of original stories and characters!
    Dates: July 24-28
    Times: 8:30-12pm
    Ages: 2nd-5th grades
    Tuition: $165 per week
    Instructor: The Music Post www.musicpoststudio.com
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Firebird Dance Camp Presented by Virginia Regional Ballet

    Ballet, Tap, Jazz & Crafts with focus on a classical ballet.  Please bring a bag lunch.  Snacks provided.  Camp held at Yorktown Route 17 Location.  Transportation provided to and from camp from HRA.  Bus leaves HRA at 9 am returning at 2:30 pm.  Students may remain at HRA until 4pm at no extra charge. 
     
    Dates:  July 24-28
    Times:  8:45-3pm
    Ages:  4yrs-9yrs
    Tuition:  $185/week
    Instructor – Virginia Regional Ballet Staff - www.dancevrb.com
  • FreeMe Art Camp

    A week at FreeMe Art Camp offers students freedom to create unique artwork that they are sure to be proud of. Using both traditional and non-traditional tools, our focus is on learning various techniques through experimentation. We encourage the students to take their time and enjoy, as well as challenge, the process as it is taught to them. At FreeMe Art Studio your children create more than art; they create heirlooms that will be cherished for years to come!
    Dates: July 10-14 (1st-3rd grades)
    July 24-28 (4th-6th grades)
    Times: 8:30-12pm
    Tuition: $190/week
    Instructor – FreeMe Art
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Horses\ Riding Camp!

    Hampton Roads Academy has partnered with Foxtail Farms in Smithfield, Virginia to offer a 5 day camp for campers interested in learning how to ride and care for horses. Campers will receive daily instruction in English Hunt Seat Equitation and learn how to tack and untack a horse (or pony) safely. In addition, campers will learn proper horse care. Daily activities will also include crafts, games, a nutritional science experiment with the horses, painting the ponies to learn the parts of a horse and other horse-related activities. A farrier will demonstrate horse shoeing too. Campers will experience a trail-ride on the Foxtail Farms property and they will get to swim the horses in the river weather permitting. No previous riding experience is required! Campers must bring their own lunch. Campers must wear close-toed shoes with socks and longs pants. Safety helmets will be provided. Mini Horse Show on Friday and campers will have the opportunity for swimming one of the days. Campers will ride HRA buses to and from the farm.
    Dates: June 12-16 and July 17-21
    Time: 8:30-3pm
    Ages: 3rd-8th grades
    Tuition: $450/week
    Instructor – Foxtail Farm Staff
  • HRA Sport Camp

    Perfect your jump shot, develop your swing, score a goal, experience new adventures, make lasting friendships, and bring out your best! At HRA Sports Camp, you can do it all. Each day you will experience a new sport and challenge. Sports include soccer, basketball, wiffle ball, capture the flag, quidditch and many more!
    Dates: June 26-30
    Time: 8:30-12pm
    Tuition: $150/week
    Instructor – Coach Roy (HRA Faculty)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • HTML Programming

    HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language used to create simple web pages. This is a basic introduction to HTML and will cover how to place tags to manipulate text, link pages, and place and manipulate images. By the end of the week students will have created their own web page using HTML to structure and style web pages. The skills gained will be useful in all types of programming. Note: No video games will be created during this camp.
    Dates: TBD
    Times: 12:30-4pm
    Ages: 6th-8th grades
    Tuition: $170/week
    Instructor: Matthew Gendreau
    (Morning Add-ons available)
  • Instruments Making for Little Hands

    Do you have a creative side? Come join in on making instruments. We will use our creative minds to make rain sticks, drums, maracas, and more….. After we make them, we will use them to create beautiful music. We will use our home-made instruments as well as rhythm instruments to have some fun!
    Dates: June 19-23
    Times: 8:30-12pm
    Ages: PK-2nd grades
    Tuition: $160
    Instructor – Ms. Erika Caulford (Lower School Faculty)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Intermediate/Advanced Chess Camp

    If you have tournament experience or previous chess instruction, this is the camp for you! (Approximate USCF rating 300-900). The goal of this camp is to help students develop and improve as chess players. Studies have shown that chess thinking is readily transferred to other areas, both academic and non-academic. Students follow a curriculum developed by Chess Master and instructor James Schuyler. Fun may accidentally occur! Mini-tournament (unrated) on the final day. Each player will receive a chess set and certificate upon completion of the camp. Light physical activity during breaks - dress appropriately.
    Dates: July 17-21
    Times: 12:30-4pm
    Ages: 4th-12th grades
    Tuition: $265
    Instructor: Mr. James Schuyler
    (Morning Add-on available)
  • Intro to STEM with LEGO®

    Tap into your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as Boats, Snowmobiles, Catapults, and Merry-Go-Rounds. Then use special pieces to create your own unique design! New and returning students can explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor.
    Dates: July 31 – August 4
    Times: 9-12pm
    Ages: 5-6 years
    Tuition: $160
    Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • It’s A Small World Dance Camp Presented by Virginia Regional Ballet

    Ballet, Tap, Jazz & Crafts with focus on a classical ballet.  Learn cultural dances and their history from around the world.  Please bring a bag lunch.  Snacks provided.  Camp held at Yorktown Route 17 Location.  Transportation provided to and from camp from HRA.  Bus leaves HRA at 9 am returning at 2:30 pm.  Students may remain at HRA until 4pm at no extra charge. 
     
    Dates:  July 17-21
    Times:  8:45-3pm
    Ages:  4yrs-7yrs and 8-14yrs
    Tuition:  $185/week
    Instructor – Virginia Regional Ballet Staff - www.dancevrb.com
  • Jr. Ranger Camp

    Young campers will get to earn their own Jr. Ranger badge while exploring and discovering all that Yorktown has to offer! Whether at battlegrounds, monuments, nature walks or beaches, campers will be busy all day as they learn all about this amazing area of Virginia.
    Dates: July 10-14
    Times: 8:30-12pm
    Ages: PK-3rdgrade
    Tuition: $150
    Instructor: HRA Camp Staff
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Leadership Challenge - Ropes Course

    This program, featuring our new state-of-the-art Tree House Challenge Course (30 feet above the Earth!), is for campers looking for a unique opportunity to challenge themselves both physically and mentally! While building leadership, confidence and communication skills, participants will engage in games, teambuilding activities, creative problem solving, and confidence building obstacles both on the ground and in the air! Learn the basics of Challenge Course safety, equipment, and knot tying, while preparing to soar along our ZipLine or Fly like a Squirrel! All activities are supervised by our well-trained staff who will participate through demonstration and individualized instruction. All staff members are certified annually for all elements in our course and must pass strict examination requirements for certification.
    Dates: July 10-14
    Times: 8:30-12pm
    Ages: 5th-9thgrades
    Tuition: $185/week
    Instructor: Mr. B. Rous (Upper School Faculty)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • LEGO Mania!

    Welcome to the world of creative play using the classic LEGO bricks. Playing with LEGOS helps children hone their creativity, develop fine motor and problem solving skills, build teamwork, and unleash their imagination! Whether you are building cars, planes, space stations, robots or your own elaborate construction - your child is free to explore, imagine and create! Motorized versions for those who are ready to move ahead . . .!
    Dates: June 12-16 12:30-4pm
    June 19-23 12:30-4pm
    July 3-7 (4-day – No Camp July 4) 8:30-12pm
    Ages: K-2nd grade
    Tuition: $130/week(5 days) $105/week(4 days)
    Instructor: Ms. Erika Caulford (Lower School Faculty)
    (Morning/Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Little Medical Camp

    The Little Medical School brings medicine, science, and the importance of health to children in an exciting, entertaining, and fun way. Students learn and have fun as they dress up like doctors, learn to use instruments that doctors use, and understand how the body works. In this camp, students will learn about the various bodily systems as well as the surgical process, first aid, CPR, and the Heimlich Maneuver. Each student will bring home a real, working stethoscope, a brain model and a spine model that they will make in class, in addition to worksheets and a graduation diploma.
    Date: June 19 – 23
    Times: 8:30-12pm
    Ages: 3rd-6th grades
    Tuition: $200/week
    Instructor: Little Medical Staff
    Date: July 10-14
    Times: 12:30-4pm
    Ages: 1st-4th grades
    Tuition: $260/week
    Instructor: Little Medical Staff
  • Little Veterinarian Camp

    The Little Veterinarian Camp encourages children to explore the exciting world of veterinarians. Using interactive demonstrations, crafts and games, children learn how to take care of a pet and use instruments that veterinarians use. Each student will take home their own stuffed animal dog that they will adopt along with tape measures, a dog journal, a dog bone cookie cutter, and so much more! The stuffed dog comes with an adoption certificate, and each child that completes the program will also receive a graduation diploma.
    Date: June 19 – 23
    Times: 12:30-4pm
    Ages: 1st-4th grades
    Tuition: $200/week
    Instructor: Little Medical Staff
    Date: July 10-14
    Times: 8:30-12pm
    Ages: 2nd-5th grades
    Tuition: $260/week
    Instructor: Little Medical Staff
  • Mad Science! Crazy Chem Works

    Shake up a flask of fun in the lab as a junior chemist! These five half-days of chemistry are packed solid with cool reactions. Campers put on some goggles and change liquid to solid and back again. They get to handle laboratory tools, build and break molecules, and pick up some tricks on chemical changes. Every day campers will bring home fun take-home projects including Professor Beakerdude, Thermocolor Cup and Mad Science Slime! Teacher: Mad Science of Hampton Roads
    Dates: July 24-28
    Times: 9-12pm
    Ages: 1st-6th grades
    Tuition: $160
    Instructor: Mad Science Staff
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Mad Science! Red Hot Robots

    Build your own programmable robot! Join us for a week of fun with amazing robots! In this week of camp, learn about the uses of robots in our world and spend time experimenting with super cool red-hot robots. Experiment with sound sensing robots, line-tracking robots, amphibious robots and robots that can even play soccer! Discover the science of circuits and how robots use sensors to explore things around them. Use your skills to build your very own working robot to take home with you!
    Dates: July 17-21
    Times: 9-12pm
    Ages: 2nd-6th grades
    Tuition: $190
    Instructor: Mad Science Staff
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Mad Science! Super Science Sampler

    Explore five of the coolest branches of science on your way to becoming a certified Jr. Mad Scientist. Discover how birds fly, and learn what an owl eats as we dissect owl pellets in Biology; build towering structures and ingenious contraptions via Engineering; go crazy while you construct catapults, pulleys and levers in Machine Mania; stir-up a crazy concoction that becomes sidewalk chalk and create a chromatography t-shirt in Chemistry; then do a double take as they lean how optics really work in Shutterbugs!
    Dates: July 31-August 4
    Times: 9-12pm
    Ages: 2nd-6th grades
    Tuition: $160
    Instructor: Mad Science Staff
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Magical Mystery Music Camp

    Your mission awaits! Five days of collaborative activities to help students crack codes, complete missions, and figure out new mysteries! Music featured at this camp includes Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes and other mysterious works of art! Students will learn how to create their own suspenseful music, how to be a great detective in music, and how to decipher codes. Be prepared for a new mystery everyday!
    Dates: July 17-21
    Times: 8:30-12pm
    Ages: PK-2nd grades
    Tuition: $165 per week
    Instructor: The Music Post www.musicpoststudio.com
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Makerspace

    Become a Maker by designing, developing, and demonstrating a product. If you like to make, craft, build, or create, join us to practice the Design Thinking Process – the same creative process used at companies like Apple, Toyota, GE, and NASA.
    1. Identify a problem
    2. Brainstorm solutions
    3. Design a product
    4. Build a prototype
    5. Playtest for improvement
    Dates: August 7-11
    Times: 8:30-12pm
    Ages: 5th-8th grades
    Tuition: $160
    Instructor: Ms. Farica Erwin & Mr. Rob Roy (HRA Faculty)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Middle School Math

    This camp will offer a review of Middle School Math concepts and relevant course work in order to prepare students for their best success in Middle School level math. A review of the basics makes for an easier transition into the next level! Content focus will be individualized to best meet the needs of each participant.
    ** Please note: This course will only meet for 1 1/2 hours each day and a different time for each grade level (see below).
    Feel free to contact the Camp office at 757-884-9117 with any questions you might have (registration, scheduling, options, etc.) (Afternoon Add-on available)
    Dates:
    August 7-11 8:30-10am (Rising 5th grade)
    10:30-12pm (Rising 6th grade)
    12:30-2pm (Rising 7th grade)
    2:30-4pm (Rising 8th grade)
    Times: as per grade level above
    Ages: 5th-8th grades
    Tuition: $80/session
    Instructor: Ms. Katie Clover (Middle School Math Faculty)
    (Morning/Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Museum and Extraordinary Stuff!!

    Do you LOVE field trips and exploring new places? You will get to see some of the very best museums in the area in one week! Our group will enjoy the sites at each museum and participate in some fun programs planned just for us! Some of the museums we have visited include: VA Sports Hall of Fame, Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, Children's Science Museum of Richmond, the Children's Museum in Portsmouth, Chrysler Museum, Virginia Air and Space Museum, and more!
    Dates: June 12-16
    Time: 8:30-4pm
    Ages: 1st -8th grades
    Tuition: $285
    Instructor: Ms. Rachel Donavant (Upper School Faculty)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Musical Theatre Dance Camp Presented by Virginia Regional Ballet

    Acting/Singing/Dancing.  Camp held at Yorktown Route 17 and Dare Road Locations.   Bring a bag lunch.  Snacks provided.  Transportation provided to and from camp from HRA.  Bus leaves HRA at 9 am returning at 2:30 pm.  Students may remain at HRA until 4pm at no extra charge. 
     
    Dates:  July 10-14 or July 31-August 4
    Times:  8:30-3pm
    Ages:  8yrs – 15yrs
    Tuition:  $185/week
    Instructor – Virginia Regional Ballet Staff - www.dancevrb.com
  • Nutcracker Dance Camp Presented by Virginia Regional Ballet

    Ballet, Tap, Jazz & Crafts with focus on a classical ballet. Please bring a bag lunch. Snacks provided. Camp held at Yorktown Route 17 Location. Transportation provided to and from camp from HRA. Bus leaves HRA at 9 am returning at 2:30 pm. Students may remain at HRA until 4pm at no extra charge.
    Dates: July 10-14
    Times: 8:45-3pm
    Ages: 4yrs-9yrs
    Tuition: $185/week
    Instructor – Virginia Regional Ballet Staff - www.dancevrb.com
  • Origami Craft Camp

    Participate in the ancient art of paper folding to make captivating figures and objects. Students will learn the basic folds necessary to complete any origami project and will then endeavor to construct a variety of animals, decorations, figurines and objects. Some projects aren’t just for show, but can be entertaining as well! Students will leave camp with a bunch of fun new crafts and, more importantly, a new skill to entertain themselves and others.
    Dates: August 7-11
    Times: 8:30-12pm
    Ages: 2nd-5th grades
    Tuition: $125
    Instructor – Ms. Meghan McConnell
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Percy Jackson’s Camp Halfblood

    Come spend a week at Camp Halfblood learning Greek mythology and battling monsters. Campers will embark on quests similar to those Percy and his friends undertook in Tick Riordan’s popular series. New skills will be learned each day as new monsters and new perils are overcome. Campers can expect to be sorted into cabins, receive a Camp Halfblood shirt, play the camp favorite capture-the-flag, battle Titans, and create their beaded necklace to signify their many adventures at camp.
    Dates: July 17-21
    Times: 8:30-12pm
    Ages: 2nd-6th grades
    Tuition: $140
    Instructor – Ms. Meghan McConnell
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Pokemon GO Camp

    Campers will capture all the Pokemon at Ft. Monroe, Colonial Williamsburg, Noland Trail, Newport News Park, Huntington Beach and Buckroe Beach. We will catch , hatch and evolve as we take on gym battles. Participants will want to have their own device with the Pokemon Go app installed. Dress for outside adventure, wear a hat, sunscreen, bring a snack, water bottle and money for a 7/11 slurpee along the way. We will also capture some Munzees, so download the free app Munzee- Scavenger Hunt. Hours of fun and adventure.
    Dates: June 19-23
    Time: 8:45-12pm (Bus will leave HRA promptly at 9am)
    Ages: 7-14 years
    Tuition: $160
    Instructor: Ms. Lisa Thatcher (HRA Faculty)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Pop Music Dance Camp Presented by Virginia Regional Ballet

     Learn iconic music videos dance moves.  Camp held at Yorktown Route 17 Location.  Transportation provided to and from camp from HRA.  Bus leaves HRA at 9 am returning at 2:30 pm.  Students may remain at HRA until 4pm at no extra charge. 
     
    Dates:  July 24-28
    Times:  8:45-1pm
    Ages:  8-15yrs
    Tuition:  $130/week
    Instructor – Virginia Regional Ballet Staff - www.dancevrb.com
  • Sailing Camp with Hampton Yacht Club

    Join Hampton Yacht Club for an amazing summer of legendary sailing adventures! This is knot your typical sailing camp. We incorporate sailing with marine science and fun; play on-the-water games like Quidditch, Tennis Ball Tag, Turbo Basketball, Highway and more! Every first Friday we host a Pirate Day, where sailors get to dress like pirates and go on a sailing scavenger hunt to find the pirate treasure. During each session, we will have a Parent Day where parents are encouraged to come watch what their child has learned throughout the camp, and of course take pictures! After completing each course, sailors are sent home with a card showing which goals they have accomplished throughout the course.
    Campers will start their day at HRA and will travel by HRA bus to the Hampton Yacht Club in Hampton, where the sailing program will take place. Campers will then return by bus to HRA for dismissal to parents or to eat their lunch and take part in our afternoon program. Each camper should be prepared with a bag lunch, water bottle, towel, approved personal flotation device and sunscreen. Water shoes and bathing suits are suggested. More information can be obtained at www.hamptonyc/hycjr.com. A waiver will need to be completed and will be sent to you upon registration.
    Space is limited!

    Dates: July 24-28 & July 31-August 4 (2 week camp)
    Times: 8:00-12pm
    Ages: 8-12 years and 13-18 years
    Tuition: $375/week
    (Afternoon Add-on available)

    Opti Level 1: July 24-28 & July 31-August 4, 8:30am-12:00pm. Ages 8-12.
    This entry-level class is a two-week long, half day program that introduces sailors to the basics of sailing. This class teaches sailors the basic rigging fundamentals, seamanship,  water safety and confidence in sailing all points of sail. Every Wednesday, we have a marine science day.
     
    420 Level 1: July 24-28 & July 31-August 4, 8:30am-12:00pm. Ages 13-18.
    This entry-level class is a two-week long, half day program that is for new sailors or for sailors graduating from the Optis. This class teaches sailors the basic rigging fundamentals, seamanship (knots and weather), water safety, sportsmanship and confidence in sailing all points of sail.
  • Soccer Skills for Little Feet

    Players will learn proper form for basic soccer skills including dribbling, passing, juggling, shooting, throw-ins and more. Any skill level is welcome. Basic foot skills and moves will be taught to enhance one-on-one play. Players will practice their skills in daily drills, games and scrimmages. Come learn to play the beautiful game of soccer!
    Dates: July 31-August 4
    Times: 8:30-12pm
    Ages: 1st-4th grades
    Tuition: $120
    Instructor: Ms. Meghan McConnell
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • STEM Challenge with LEGO®

    Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as Catapults, Pneumatic Cranes, Arch Bridges, and Battletracks! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level.
    Dates: July 31 – August 4
    Times: 1-4pm
    Ages: 7-12 years
    Tuition: $160
    Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies
    (Morning Add-on available)
  • Superhero Music Camp

    Join the music league today! This superhero music camp will feature music from your favorite superheros including Batman, Superman, and even some princesses like Princess Leia, and some villains like Darth Vader. Students will learn basic music skills, compose their own superhero piece, and create a new superhero to join the music league!
    Dates: June 26-30
    Times: 8:30-12pm
    Ages: 2nd-5th grades
    Tuition: $165 per week
    Instructor: The Music Post www.musicpoststudio.com
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • The Art of Math

    Develop your problem solving and creative thinking skills while exploring the creative side of math. Activities will focus on binary numbers, the Fibonacci sequence, the golden ratio, fractals, and pascal's triangle.
    Dates: July 31- August 4
    Times: 8:30-12pm
    Ages: 5th-8th grades
    Tuition: $150
    Instructor: Ms. Farica Erwin (Middle/Upper School Math Faculty)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • The Science of it All – Junior Edition

    Discover the fun of learning science! If you've experienced this camp before, there are some new twists this year . . . Students will be engaged in scientific explorations that are so much fun they will forget they are learning! Students will have the opportunity to explore different realms of science such as biology, physics and chemistry. They will be engaged in exciting hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, participate in inquiry-based discussions and take home things that they have made themselves. Fun and engaging experiments will make them think and love the amazing world of science!
    Dates: June 19-23 OR August 7-11
    Time: 8:30-12pm
    Ages: K-2nd grades
    Tuition: $160/session
    Instructor: Dr. Maribel Gendreau (Upper School Science Faculty)
    (Afternoon or Morning Add-on available)
  • The World We Live In

    In this camp we want to teach children about the world we live in and how we can help to a make it better. Students will learn about current environmental problems and will engage in daily environmental science activities and projects such as soil and water quality testing, oil spill clean-up and recycling activities as well as plant growth and compost experiments.
    Dates: June 19-23
    Time: 12:30-4pm
    Ages: 2nd-4th grades
    Tuition: $150/session
    Instructor: Dr. Maribel Gendreau (Upper School Science Faculty)
    (Morning Add-on available)
  • Ultimate Drone Games

    Speed, Skill & Acrobatics: This is an action-packed drone STEM program full of friendly competition. Campers take to the sky and attempt to win the badge of the Ultimate Drone Games champion. Participants will use drones equipped with mini nerf cannons and mini grabbers and prepare for the end-of-program event: Ultimate Drobot Games. Important Notes For Campers: -No drone flying experience necessary.
    -Each participant receives their own Drobots Flight Book™.
    -Participants are organized into age-appropriate groups.
    Dates: June 19-23
    Times: 9-4pm
    Ages: 9-13 years
    Tuition: $395
    Instructor: Drobots Company staff, fly@drobotscompany.com
  • Vintage Playtime

     Tired of watching your kids play video games all day? Remembering the days when we played with actual toys, board games and spent the day outside playing with friends? Let them experience that again! Children will be able to play with toys such as Thomas the Tank, Knex, Log Cabin, Duplos, Legos and Wedgits. They will learn vintage games such as battleship, Chinese checkers, Operation and Parcheesi. Children will also spend time outside playing jacks, marbles, hopscotch, cornhole and jumping rope. We will finish each day with an old fashioned snack such as popsicles, snow cones, or ice cream.
    Dates: June 26-30
    Time: 12:30-4pm
    Ages: K-2nd grades
    Tuition: $150/session
    Instructor: Dr. Maribel Gendreau (Upper School Science Faculty)
    (Morning Add-on available)
  • Volleyball Skills and Drills

    (Girls only) Beginner and Intermediate – (4-day camp)
    This camp will focus on the fundamentals of volleyball: passing, setting, hitting, serving, rotating, and rules. It will be a great way to learn the game if you are new or to brush up on old skills before preseason begins in the fall. Taught by HRA girls Varisty Coach.
    Dates: July 3-7 (4-day camp)
    Time: 8:30-12pm
    Ages: 3rd-8th grades
    Tuition: $130
    Instructor: Coach Jackie Bailey (HRA Faculty)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • What-to-do-in-a-Day

    It is easy to fill a day or two with all of the things to do in Hampton Roads! Will it be a day of mini-golf & arcades . . movies, bowling, or LazerRush? Cruise the waters on the Spirit of Norfolk or catch a fly ball at the Norfolk Tides home game! Something new each day. . . Sign up with a friend and join the fun!
    Dates: July 3-7 (4-day camp)
    Times: 8:30am – 4:00pm
    Grades: Rising 3rd -8th grades
    Tuition: $275
    Instructor: Ms. Rachel Donavant (Upper School Faculty)
  • Youth Digital – App Design Camp

    (Video Game Development) - Kids build their own mobile app!
    In this camp from Youth Digital, kids learn basic mobile app development skills as they design and program their own mobile game. At the end of camp, kids will be able to download and play their app on android or iOS! They will also be able to access the online version of the course after camp, including video tutorials, interactive quizzes, and new challenges.
    Kids will learn basic programming concepts, including if-then statements, variables, and complex logic as they create their mobile game from scratch. During camp, kids will complete the process of designing a mobile game from start to finish, including choosing characters, level design, and programming the app’s functionality. They will also learn to use a professional software development kit to create their game.
    Dates: June 26-30
    Time: 9-4pm
    Ages: 3rd-8th grades
    Tuition: $395
    Instructor: Youth Digital Staff
  • Youth Digital – Mod Design 1 Camp

    Kids create their own Minecraft® mods!
    In this camp from Youth Digital, kids learn Java™ programming as they design and code their own Minecraft mods from start to finish. At the end of camp, kids will walk away with a unique Minecraft mod that they can download and share with friends! They will also be able to access the online version of the course after camp, including video tutorials, interactive quizzes, and new challenges.
    Kids will learn the basics of the one of the most popular coding languages in the world as they modify real Java code to build their own Minecraft mods including blocks, items, mobs, and more. During camp, kids will master introductory computer programming concepts including object-oriented programming, methods and parameters, instantiation of new objects, and more. They will also learn to use a pro-level Java development tool, Eclipse, to create their mods.
    Dates: June 19-23
    Time: 9-4pm
    Ages: 3rd-8th grades
    Tuition: $395/week
    Instructor: Youth Digital Staff

Adventure Day Camp

List of 12 items.

  • Week of June 5-9

    Summer Blast Off!
    Kick off the summer at HRA with Island Fun – sand art, limbo, hula hoops, tropical treats and more.
  • Week of June 12-16

    Invention Convention!
    Problem-solve your way to the top! Participate in fun challenges that stretch your thinking. Egg drops and catapults will pave the way for you to create your own invention. On Friday, present your finished product to your camp friends. Participate in fun camp activities to charge up your brain!
  • Week of June 19-23

    Pirates, Princes, and Princesses!
    Calling all pirates, princes and princesses to join us as we visit mysterious lands.  Off we go to days when pirates ruled the seas and royalty ruled the land.  We make castles, crowns, sea monsters, pirate maps and more. ARRRRGGG, your majesty, this camp is filled with a bounty of games, activities, music and creative art experiences for our noble princes, princesses and sea-faring pirates!  Thursday brings a visit from www.BalloonCreatures.com for a magic show and balloon pirate and princess hats.
  • Week of June 26-June 30

    Navigate the World!
    Pack your bags and grab your passports. We are off on a new adventure each day learning about different cultures/countries through games, music, foods and crafts.
  • Week of July 3-7 (4-days No camp July 4)

    Celebrate!
    This week we will celebrate all things patriotic.
  • Week of July 10-14

    It’s a Carnival! Campers explore their creative and silly side by discovering and developing their carnival/circus and performing arts skills. We will make carnival games and play to earn points for prizes! Circus arts taught include juggling, balloon twisting, plate spinning, clowning, face painting, magic tricks and more! Be ready for the Cotton Candy Machine on Friday.
  • Week of July 17-21

    Disney Dayz!
    Who is your favorite Disney Character? Well get ready to represent them this week with our Disney theme! Come dressed as a Disney Character, memorize some Disney tunes, and get ready for the magic of Disney because this week is going to be awesome!
  • Week of July 24-28

    The Great Outdoors!
    Bugs and birds, flowers & trees, water. . . sky and all between! Learn about our great outdoors. . . how to enjoy it, protect it, what’s in it, and how to keep it thriving!
  • Week of July 31-August 4

    Seashore Antics!
    Come with us as we dive into the Ocean and explore the deep with its sharks, dolphins and whales. Stroll along the seashore gathering shells, sand art, decorate beach buckets and more. End the week with a water party so be prepared to get WET!
  • Week of August 7-11

    Extreme Recess!
    We are going “old school” for some NEW fun! Campers will play classic P.E. games like kickball, dodgeball, foursquare, elbow tag, and steal the bacon. As well as learn the fundamentals of different sports such as basketball, football, soccer and baseball.
  • Week of August 14-18

    Camp Closeout!
    We will close out the summer with our favorites from weeks gone by.
  • Week of August 21-25

    Camp-a-la-Carte! Join us for one day or join us for all
    days. Either way it will be FUN, FUN, FUN! Each day will be a different activity.
    Movies, Mini Golf, Paradise Beach Club and more…..

School Information

739 Academy Lane
Newport News, VA 23602
admissions@hra.org
P: (757) 884-9100  |  F: (757) 884-9137
HRA is accredited through the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and is a National Blue Ribbon School.