Summer

Summer Camp and Activities

There's no doubt about it.

Hampton Roads Academy is the most alive when students are on campus, learning and exploring, making new friends and participating in events. When summertime rolls around, instead of allowing the campus to go quiet, our faculty and staff keep it alive with a robust array of summer camps and programs where students can learn more about their favorite subjects or activities. HRA’s summer camps and programs are available to all current HRA students, as well as students in the community who are not yet Navigators.
For non-HRA families considering the school for their students, summer camps are a great way to get an introduction to HRA.

Summer Camp Highlights
-11 weeks of fun-filled and enriching camps: June 3 – August 16
- Programs for children as young as three years old
- Before and After Care available
- Hampton Roads Academy faculty and coaches direct many camps

Explore the array of HRA Summer Camps and Activities below.
Note: HRA's Summer Camp login credentials are different than those used to access the secure portion of the Hampton Roads Academy website.

Summer Camps A-Z

Specialty Camps – Creative & Performing Arts

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  • All Things Art

    This camp will encompass everything to do with art. Drawing, painting, paper mache, and trips to local art studios. Many field trips planned.

    Dates: June 17-21
    Time: 12:30-4pm
    Ages: 3rd-8th grades
    Tuition: $160
    Instructor: Ms. Rachel Donavant (HRA Upper School Faculty)
    (Morning Add-on available)
  • Art Safari

    Grab your binoculars we are going to take a safari around the world! We will visit different countries each day and learn about native animals through literature, games and art. Discover the thrill of the hunt without leaving camp!

    Dates: June 17-21
    Times: 8:30-12pm
    Ages: 3-5 year olds
    Tuition: $175
    Instructor: Class taught by a staff member from Little Scholars. http://www.littlescholarsllc.com
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Carnival of Music

    Carnival of Animals is a humorous suite of music for two pianos and orchestra by Camille Saint Saeens. Students will get to sing, dance, and imagine themselves as animals while learning all about this French composer and this composition. Students will also learn fundamentals of music including different note values, dynamics, and orchestra instruments through activities and games. Students will also build some instruments to be able to take home at the end of the week.

    Dates: July 15-19
    Times: 8:30 a.m.- Noon
    Ages: 3 year olds only
    Tuition: $190/week
    Instructor: The Music Post www.musicpoststudio.com
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Chalk Art

    Make your own rustic chalk art signs to take home. Take a look at some projects here: https://www.chalkcouture.com. Each day we will have a new project including a sign for at least three holidays and two everyday signs. Some can include menus, countdowns, or welcome signs. Students get to pick design and style of each sign. All projects will be brought home at the end of the week.

    Dates: June 3-7 OR July 29-August 2
    Times: 8:30-12pm
    Ages: 2ndt-5th grades
    Tuition: $200/week
    Instructor: The Music Post www.musicpoststudio.com
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Chocolate Camp I

    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 CHOCOLATE in mind.

    Dates: June 4-8 (12:30-4 p.m.) OR June 17-21 (8:30 a.m.-noon) OR July 8-12 (8:30 a.m.-noon) OR August 5-9 (8:30 a.m.-noon)
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 2nd- 8th grades
    Tuition: $195 per week
    Instructor – Virginia’s Finest Chocolates by Mary
    (Morning or Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Chocolate Camp II

    with Virginia’s Finest Chocolates by Mary
    More fun with chocolate! If you’ve taken Chocolate Camp, or even if you haven’t, you will enjoy doing more challenging things related to chocolate in this camp. Apron or smock recommended.
    • Chocolate Challenges and competitions
    • Chocolate in Colonial Times
    • Chocolate food art and music
    • Chocolate themed games, and build your own game
    • And SO much more!

    Dates: June 24-28 OR July 15-19 OR August 12-16
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 3rd- 8th grades
    Tuition: $195 per week
    Instructor – Virginia’s Finest Chocolates by Mary
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Circus 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 will leave HRA every day promptly at 8:55am, returning by 2:20pm) Students may remain at HRA until 4pm at no extra charge.

    Dates: July 8-12
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Ages: 4yrs-9yrs
    Tuition: $195/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 10-14
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-noon
    Ages: PK-2nd grades
    Tuition: $160
    Instructor – Ms. Erika Caulford (HRA Lower School Faculty)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Dance Production Camp – “Peter and the Wolf” Presented by Virginia Regional Ballet

    This is a 3-week camp (must complete all 3 weeks). At the conclusion of this camp there will be a stage performance. 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 will leave HRA every day promptly at 8:55am, returning by 2:20pm) Students may remain at HRA until 4pm at no extra charge.
     
    Dates: July 22-August 9
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Ages: 7yrs-15yrs
    Tuition: $550 for all 3 weeks
    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 22- 26
    Times: 8:30-12pm
    Ages: 2nd-6th grades
    Tuition: $165
    Instructor – Mrs. Jennifer Lassiter (HRA Upper School Faculty)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Design the Runway

    Design your very own fashion line with us Budding designers will keep a fashion portfolio, create a one of a kind piece with recyclable goods and end the week with a Runway Show to rival Fashion Week! We will participate in several design challenges too. Come design the runway with us.

    Dates: July 15-19
    Times: 12:30-4 p.m.
    Ages: 1st-4th grades
    Tuition: $200
    Instructor: Class taught by a staff member from Little Scholars. http://www.littlescholarsllc.com
    (Morning Add-on available
  • Fairy Tale 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 will leave HRA every day promptly at 8:55am, returning by 2:20pm) Students may remain at HRA until 4pm at no extra charge.
     
    Dates: August 12-16
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Ages: 4yrs-9yrs
    Tuition: $195/week
    Instructor – Virginia Regional Ballet Staff - www.dancevrb.com
  • Film Camp

    Filmmaking camp will walk students through the process of making a film, including storyboarding, script writing, filming, and directing. Each student will get a chance to experience every side of the production of a film and learn about cinematography along the way. By the end of the camp, the students will have made a short film of their own design.

    Dates: June 3-7
    Times: 8:30a.m. - noon
    Ages: 4th-5th grades
    Tuition: $170
    Instructor: Matthew Gendreau (Former HRA Student and current student at University of Maryland)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Fine Motor Skills Camp

    Cone and develop your fine motor skills while playing and completing developmentally appropriate activities. Watch their muscles strengthen through lacing, cutting, coloring, stamping, and creating objects out of playdough. Improving fine motor skills will help with handwriting skills, cutting skills, and coloring skills.

    Dates: July 15-19
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: PK4-K grades
    Tuition: $170
    Instructor: Mrs. Josephine Kovalcik (HRA Kindergarten teacher)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Food Art, 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. Please indicate any food allergies when registering for this camp.

    Dates: July 22-26
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: PK4-1st grades
    Tuition: $165/week
    Instructor: Virginia’s Finest Chocolates by Mary
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Games Galore!

    Come and play different games each day that involve whole group – Red Rover, Duck, Duck Goose, Red-Light-Green Light that teach self control and following the rules of play. Small group boards games as well as listening games. This will involve indoor and outdoor games.

    Dates: July 8-12
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: PK4-K grades
    Tuition: $170
    Instructor: Mrs. Josephine Kovalcik (HRA Kindergarten teacher)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Infinity and Beyond Camp

    5,4,3,2,1 blast off to a galaxy far, far away to learn about Each and the amazing solar system. Discover all things galactic such as comets, planets, shooting stars, rockets and more. Learn about flight, the adventures of space travel, and participate in a rocket launch!

    Dates: June 3-7
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 3-5 year olds
    Tuition: $175
    Instructor: Class taught by a staff member from Little Scholars. http://www.littlescholarsllc.com
    (Afternoon Add-on 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 18-21
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: PK4-2nd grades
    Tuition: $160
    Instructor – Ms. Erika Caulford (HRA Lower School Faculty (Music Teacher))
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Junior Mermaid Camp (4-day camp – No camp July 4)

    Learn about everything under the sea! If you love The Little Mermaid then this camp is perfect for you! We will learn all about the ocean, ocean animals, and how to take care of them, make ocean themed art projects, and learn about the fantasy stories of mermaids. Note: This is strictly a dry land camp, no pool time will occur during this camp.
    Dates: July 1-5 (No Camp July 4)

    Times: 8:30 - a.m. - noon
    Ages: 1st-3rd grades
    Tuition: $165/week
    Instructor: The Music Post www.musicpoststudio.com
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Mermaid Camp

    Learn about everything under the sea! If you love The Little Mermaid then this camp is perfect for you! We will learn all about the ocean, ocean animals, and how to take care of them, make ocean themed art projects, and learn about the fantasy stories of mermaids. Note: This is strictly a dry land camp, no pool time will occur during this camp.

    Dates: June 3-7 OR June 17-21
    Times: 12:30-4 p.m.
    Ages: 1st-3rd grades
    Tuition: $190/week
    Instructor: The Music Post www.musicpoststudio.com
    (Morning Add-on available)
  • Messy Camp

    Love to do projects but hate the mess? Leave it to us this summer! We will be making different varieties of slime, edible playdo, ocean sensory bags, volcanos, paper mache pinatas, homemade ice cream, feet paintings, and more! Everyday will feature a different topic and projects to take home at the end of the week.

    Dates: June 10-14 OR August 12-16
    Times: 12:30-4 p.m.
    Ages: 4-6 year olds
    Tuition: $190/week
    Instructor: The Music Post www.musicpoststudio.com
    (Morning Add-on available)
  • Messy Camp

    Each day is a new day on the farm. With each new day comes a new skill learned on the farm. We will learn what it takes to run a small, homestead farm in one week. Some topics include chickens and egg incubation, gardening, milking and making cheese, basic horse care, animal choices for your farm, and using your resources. This camp could include a trip to our homestead farm in Gloucester.

    Dates: July 22-26
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 2nd-5th grades
    Tuition: $190/week
    Instructor: The Music Post www.musicpoststudio.com
    (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 will leave HRA every day promptly at 8:55am, returning by 2:20pm) Students may remain at HRA until 4pm at no extra charge.
     
    Dates: July 8-12
    Times: 9 a.m. -2:30 p.m.
    Ages: 8yrs – 12yrs
    Tuition: $195/week
    Instructor – Virginia Regional Ballet Staff - www.dancevrb.com
  • 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 9:10 am promptly returning at 2:30 pm. Students may remain at HRA until 4pm at no extra charge.
     
    Dates: July 15-19
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Ages: 8-12yrs
    Tuition: $195/week
    Instructor – Virginia Regional Ballet Staff - www.dancevrb.com
  • Prince & Princess 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 will leave HRA every day promptly at 8:55am, returning by 2:20pm) Students may remain at HRA until 4pm at no extra charge.

    Dates: June 24-28
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Ages: 4yrs-9yrs
    Tuition: $195/week
    Instructor – Virginia Regional Ballet Staff - www.dancevrb.com
  • Puppetmania!

    From creating a character, to making it come to life. Students will conceptualize a character, with a story, then, they will design and create the actual puppet, with a variety of fun materials. After puppet making, they will focus their attention on backdrops, props and perhaps even end with an imovie! Open to boys and girls, rising 5th and 6th graders.
     
    Dates:   July 15-19
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 5th-6th grades
    Tuition: $165/week
    Instructor: Ms. Hazel Mason, HRA Art Department Faculty
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Super Hero 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 will leave HRA every day promptly at 8:55am, returning by 2:20pm) Students may remain at HRA until 4pm at no extra charge.
     
    Dates: July 15-19
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Ages: 4yrs-9yrs
    Tuition: $195/week
    Instructor – Virginia Regional Ballet Staff - www.dancevrb.com
  • Super Sleuths

    Get out your magnifying glasses and detective hat as we have clues to decipher and crimes to solve. We'll put our critical thinking skills and STEM knowledge to the test and get to the bottom of mysteries by learning the tricks real investigators use to solve cases. While experimenting with simple detection techniques, your reasoning skills will grow and your problem solving skills will become better than CSI agents.

    Dates: July 8-12
    Times: 12:30-4 p.m.
    Ages: 1st-4th grades
    Tuition: $175
    Instructor: Class taught by a staff member from Little Scholars.
    www.littlescholarsllc.com
    (Morning Add-on available)
  • Yoga Camp for Kids

    Yoga camp teaches tools that kids need to help with their on the go life. We use relaxation and breathing techniques along side of physical poses to help strengthen and give self confidence and awareness to the children. They will learn through a series of games, crafts, stories and activities during this 5 day camp. The morning will start with some stretching and relaxation followed by games, activities and crafts. This camp is taught by Ms. Sandi Santiago who is a certified 300hour yoga instructor who specializes in kids yoga.

    Dates: July 15-19
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 5 – 8 years
    Tuition: $150/week
    Instructor – Ms. Sandi Santiago - a certified 300hour yoga instructor who specializes in kids yoga.
    (Afternoon Add-on available)

Specialty Camps – Sports & Variety

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  • 17th Street Billabong Surf Camp

    Formerly Jason Borte's The Surf School, Billabong Surf Camp presented by 17th Street surf shop offers the best of Virginia Beach surf camps. You will surf, we guarantee it. The camp operates at the Virginia Beach oceanfront on the beach at 4th street. Our camps are designed for beginners, with a 1:4 instructor/student ratio. Our surf camps are geared towards students between 6-17 years old. Most of our students are standing and riding waves on the first day. For some, it may take a few days. After learning to stand, students will learn to catch waves and perform maneuvers, as well as safety and etiquette. Participants must pack water, sunscreen, towel, snack, lunch and wear swim suit with cover up/shorts, t-shirt, bring signed waiver.

    Dates: July 22-26
    Time: 8:00-3 p.m. (Bus will leave promptly at 8 a.m. from HRA and return by 3 p.m.)
    Ages: 6-17 years
    Tuition: $430/week
    Instructor – 17th Surf Shop and Billabong Surf Coaches (Campers will be chaperoned by Mrs. Thatcher – HRA Faculty)
  • 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 17-21
    Time: Intermediate 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Beginners 12:30-4 p.m.
    Ages: 4th-12th grades
    Tuition: $165/week/camp
    Instructor – Coach Jackie Bailey (HRA Faculty)
    (Morning/Afternoon Add-ons 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 15-19
    Times: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
    Ages: 2nd-8thgrades
    Tuition: $275
    Instructor: Mr. James Schuyler
    (Morning Add-on available)
  • Break a Sweat (Sports camp)

    Bring your sneakers and let’s break a sweat! Campers will play a variety of sports and activities every day. Must have athletic clothing and sneakers to participate. Some days we will be outside so they will need a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen etc. A water bottle is encouraged.

    Dates: June 4-8
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 1st-3rd grades
    Tuition: $155
    Instructor – Coach Jackie Bailey (HRA Faculty)
    (Afternoon Add-ons available)
  • Fencing Camp at Miracle Fencing Club

    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! Get super fit, gain confidence and strength. Ji (Miracle) Qi, former Chinese national team fencer. She began fencing in China at the age of 14, starting with épée and then switched to sabre, and started competing soon after with the Chinese national team. In 2001 she won a bronze medal at the Chinese National Junior Championships, and in 2002 she earned a silver medal as well as the Individual Sportsmanship award. In 2005 she won a silver medal at the Chinese National Championships, and in 2006 & 2007 she was a member of the winning team at the Chinese National Team Championships. She now coaches sabre for multiple clubs, including William & Mary, whom she guided to first place finishes for men's and women's individual and team sabre, helping them win the 2015 Virginia Cup. Campers will be taken to the Miracle Fencing Club on HRA buses. The bus will leave HRA each promptly at 9:30am and return to HRA at 2:30pm. Please pack a lunch and light snack along with your water bottle. Dress in comfortable clothing.

    Dates: July 8-12 OR July 22-26 OR July 29-August 2 OR August 12-16
    Time: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Ages: 8-17 years
    Tuition: $250/week
    Instructor – Miracle Fencing Club – Miraclefencingclub.com (757) 595-3059
    1729 George Washington highway, Yorktown, VA 23693
  • Horse Riding Camp – Everything Horses

    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 10-14 OR July 15-19
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Ages: 3rd-8th grades
    Tuition: $450/week
    Instructor – Foxtail Farm Staff
  • 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 22-26
    Times: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
    Ages: 4th-12th grades
    Tuition: $275
    Instructor: Mr. James Schuyler
    (Morning Add-on available)
  • 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 8-12
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: PK4-3rdgrade
    Tuition: $165
    Instructor: HRA 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 15-19
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 5th-9thgrades
    Tuition: $190
    Instructor: Mr. B. Rous (Upper School Faculty)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • LEGO Mania! (Juniors)

    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: July 1-5 (4-day – No Camp July 4) 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 3-6 year olds
    Tuition: $110
    Instructor: Ms. Erika Caulford (Lower School Faculty)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Miles & Smiles! Running Camp

    Come join us for running and fun! In this camp, we will travel to local parks and trails to build fitness and confidence through running.  Running form, drills, warm-ups/cool-downs, proper stretching, and strength training will all be integrated throughout the week. This camp is open to rising 6th graders and up. Lace up your running shoes and join us for a week of fun and fitness!
     
    Dates: June 3-7
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 6th and Up grades
    Tuition: $165
    Instructor: Ms. Katie Clover, HRA Varsity Cross Country and Track Coach
    (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 24-28
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Ages: 1st –8th grades
    Tuition: $300
    Instructor: Ms. Rachel Donavant (Upper School Faculty)
  • Navigator Girls & Boys Lacrosse Skills Camp 2019

    Camp focuses on learning and improving fundamental skills in the game of lacrosse. Skill work includes: throwing, catching, ground balls, shooting, dodging, face-off/draw controls work, goalie development, offense and defense, and rules.
    Equipment: Sticks provided for beginners/Advanced players bring own equipment

    Dates: June 17-20 (4 days)
    Times: 8:30 - 11 a.m.
    Ages: 2nd-5th
    Tuition: $165/week
    Instructor – HRA Lacrosse Coach Katie Schwizer
    Playing Experience: Towson High School (HS Player) Duquesne University (Collegiate Player)
    High School Coaching:
    2010 Prep A Coach of the Year (NJ)
    2010 State Champion (NJ)
    2010 MAPL League Championship
    2011 All Prep Coach of the Year (NJ)
    2011 All Area Coach of the Year (NJ)
    2014 Trentonian Prep Coach of the Year (NJ)
    Coached 1 All-American
    Coached 1 Under Armour All-American
    Players coached went on to play at Duke, USNA, UVA, Colgate, Rutgers, Mary Washington, Tufts
  • Neighborhood Games

    Campers will learn and participate in a variety of “neighborhood games” such as flag football, wiffle ball, kickball, basketball, four square, capture the flag, and kick the can. Time to put away the screens and have some old fashion fun!

    Dates: July 22-26
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 2nd-5th
    Tuition: $160
    Instructor: Coach Trevor Rees (JV Soccer Coach, HRA Middle School Faculty)
    (Afternoon Add-on available
  • 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!

    Opti Level 1: Ages 8-12
    This entry-level class is a one-week long, full day class 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 Thursday, we have a marine science day.

    420 Level 1: Ages 13-18
    This entry-level class is a one-week long, full day program that is for new sailors or for sailors graduating from the Optis or looking to get into high school sailing. This class teaches sailors the basic rigging fundamentals, seamanship (knots and weather), water safety, sportsmanship and confidence in sailing all points of sail. This class will be taught on our new RS Fevas.

    Dates: July 22-26
    Times: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Bus will leave HRA promptly at 8:05am each morning and return to HRA by 4:30pm each day)
    Ages: 8-12 years and 13-18 years
    Tuition: $440
  • Soccer Skills Camp

    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: June 24-28
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 1st-4th grades
    Tuition: $160/week
    Instructor: Coach Trevor Rees (JV Soccer Coach, HRA Middle School Faculty)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)

    Dates: July 15-19
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 5th-8th grades
    Tuition: $160/week
    Instructor: Coach Trevor Rees (JV Soccer Coach, HRA Middle School Faculty)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • 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 8-12
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: K-1st grades
    Tuition: $120
    Instructor: Ms. Tate Tanguy (2019 HRA Graduate and Varsity soccer player – 00CCL Elite Virginia Legacy Soccer Player)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Tennis Camps (various levels)

    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.
    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.

    Beginners
    Dates: June 3-7 OR June 10-14 OR June 17-21 OR June 24-28
    Time: 8:30-11 a.m.
    Ages: 8-13 years
    Tuition: $160/week
    Instructor – Coach Marvin Hedgepeth (HRA Varsity Coach)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)

    Intermediate
    Dates: July 8-12 OR July 15-19 OR July 22-26
    Time: 8:30-11 a.m.
    Ages: 10 and up
    Tuition: $160/week
    Instructor – Coach Marvin Hedgepeth (HRA Varsity Coach)
    (Afternoon 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 Coach.

    Dates: July 1-5 (4-day camp – No camp July 4)
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 3rd-8th grades
    Tuition: $155
    Instructor: Coach Jackie Bailey (HRA Volleyball Varsity Coach and 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 1-5 (4-day camp – o Camp July 4)
    Times: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Grades: Rising 3rd -8th grades
    Tuition: $300
    Instructor: Ms. Rachel Donavant (Upper School Faculty)
  • Yoga Camp for Kids

    Yoga camp teaches tools that kids need to help with their on the go life. We use relaxation and breathing techniques along side of physical poses to help strengthen and give self confidence and awareness to the children. They will learn through a series of games, crafts, stories and activities during this 5 day camp. The morning will start with some stretching and relaxation followed by games, activities and crafts. This camp is taught by Ms. Sandi Santiago who is a certified 300hour yoga instructor who specializes in kids yoga.

    Dates: July 15-19
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 5-8 year olds
    Tuition: $150
    Instructor: Ms. Sandi Santiago – a certified 300hour yoga instructor who specializes in kids yoga
    (Afternoon Add-on available)

Specialty Camps – Academics & Sciences

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  • 3D Video Game Creation with Unity - 3rd-5th grades

    Learn to design video games like the pros using one of the world's most popular game development platforms, Unity. Build a unique game from the ground up by conceptualizing, designing, and then developing your ideas. Learn the fundamentals of C# in order to bring your games to life! Camper designs will be accessible post camp. No prior experience is required. We provide all technology on location.

    Note: Drobots believes in the educational philosophy that students learn best when collaborating with their peers. From a social standpoint, campers learn teamwork, cooperation, and the importance of sharing and implementing ideas. This philosophy has been supported by some the world’s leading educators and technologists and backed by extensive academic research. However, campers may ask to work by themselves upon request.
     
    Dates:  July 8-12
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 3rd-5th grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
    OR
    Dates:  August 5-9
    Times: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
    Ages: 3rd-5th grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • 3D Video Game Creation with Unity - 6th-8th grades

    Learn to design video games like the pros using one of the world's most popular game development platforms, Unity. Build a unique game from the ground up by conceptualizing, designing, and then developing your ideas. Learn the fundamentals of C# in order to bring your games to life! Camper designs will be accessible post camp. No prior experience is required. We provide all technology on location.

    Note: Drobots believes in the educational philosophy that students learn best when collaborating with their peers. From a social standpoint, campers learn teamwork, cooperation, and the importance of sharing and implementing ideas. This philosophy has been supported by some the world’s leading educators and technologists and backed by extensive academic research. However, campers may ask to work by themselves upon request.
     
    Dates:  July 8-12
    Times: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
    Ages: 6th-8th grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
    OR
    Dates:  August 5-9
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 6th-8th grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.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: August 12-16
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 3rd -5th grades
    Tuition: $170
    Instructor: Matthew Gendreau (Former HRA Student and current student at University of Maryland)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Delivery Drones: Earth to Mars

    Delivery Drones will open the creative minds of participants as campers take on top secret missions that calls for them to perform drone pickups and deliveries.​ ​Campers begin the week learning basic flight maneuvers and how to use their drone grabbers strategically to deliver supplies and materials to launch pads. The building and creating continues to deliver the building blocks in space. Within their Flight Squads, campers continue the journey using Solar System Shuttles to conquer missions such as: Asteroids Evasion and Solar Panel Transport. Participants will storyboard their own delivery missions while other student Space Pirates attempt to outsmart them using drones to locate and intercept the package before the colony on Mars may be built. Drone safety and the social responsibilities of flying drones are included in this program. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer.
     
    Dates:  June 24-28
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 3rd-5th grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Digital Assistants: Hey Siri, Let’s Build An AI - 6th-8th grades

    The ultimate Artificial Intelligence (AI) camp. Can you tell the difference between a human and a robot? Learn about the design and programming behind modern digital assistant software like Alexa, Siri, and Cortana in this innovative camp. Students build their own artificial intelligence personality that can answer questions, complete requests, and chat about topics of their choosing using real HTML and JavaScript code. No prior experience is required. We provide all technology on location.Campers will be thrilled to bring home their digital portfolio at the end of the week and continue to work on their AI creation or to share with friends or family.
    Note: Drobots believes in the educational philosophy that students learn best when collaborating with their peers. From a social standpoint, campers learn teamwork, cooperation, and the importance of sharing and implementing ideas. This philosophy has been supported by some the world’s leading educators and technologists and backed by extensive academic research. However, campers may ask to work by themselves upon request.
     
    Dates:  July 15-19
    Times: 8:30 a.m.m - noon
    Ages: 6th-8th grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
    OR
    Dates:  July 29-August2
    Times: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
    Ages: 6th-8thgrades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Digital Assistants: Hey Siri, Let’s Build An AI -3rd-5th grades

    The ultimate Artificial Intelligence (AI) camp. Can you tell the difference between a human and a robot? Learn about the design and programming behind modern digital assistant software like Alexa, Siri, and Cortana in this innovative camp. Students build their own artificial intelligence personality that can answer questions, complete requests, and chat about topics of their choosing using real HTML and JavaScript code. No prior experience is required. We provide all technology on location.Campers will be thrilled to bring home their digital portfolio at the end of the week and continue to work on their AI creation or to share with friends or family.

    Note: Drobots believes in the educational philosophy that students learn best when collaborating with their peers. From a social standpoint, campers learn teamwork, cooperation, and the importance of sharing and implementing ideas. This philosophy has been supported by some the world’s leading educators and technologists and backed by extensive academic research. However, campers may ask to work by themselves upon request.
     
    Dates:  July 15-19
    Times: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
    Ages: 3rd-5th grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
    OR
    Dates:  July 29-August2
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 3rd-5thgrades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Digital Mythical Creature Creations - 3rd-5th grades

    Join us for a week of animation and digital creations. Whether you engineer a friendly digital unicorn or a super scary three-headed monkey dragon, campers will have a blast transforming their imagination into reality. Using real HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code, campers customize their animated creature to give it a unique personality, appearance, and behaviors. Students explore programming fundamentals in a creative camp to bring their designs to life and share them with family and friends long after camp ends.
     
    Dates:  June 24-28
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 3rd-5th grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
    OR
    Dates:  July 29-August 2
    Times: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
    Ages: 3rd-5th grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Digital Mythical Creature Creations - 6th-8th grades

    Join us for a week of animation and digital creations. Whether you engineer a friendly digital unicorn or a super scary three-headed monkey dragon, campers will have a blast transforming their imagination into reality. Using real HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code, campers customize their animated creature to give it a unique personality, appearance, and behaviors. Students explore programming fundamentals in a creative camp to bring their designs to life and share them with family and friends long after camp ends.
     
    Dates:  June 24-28
    Times: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
    Ages: 6th-8th grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
    OR
    Dates:  July 29-August 2
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 6th-8th grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Drone Escape and Rescue

    Drone search and rescue is a necessity for first responders around the world, adding a new layer of solutions to save lives across the globe. Now campers to can take part in and learn from simulated missions during this action-packed, creative, and educational program. Participants will learn to fly drones and rely on their rescue team to collect vital data in specific “rescue areas” to locate “victims” and safely rescue them. We use age-appropriate and cutting-edge technology methods available for creating plans, missions, and maps. Participants will also learn invaluable lessons on how to simply, quickly and accurately make informed and targeted suggestions for real-world positive applications.
     
    Dates:  June 17-21
    Times: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
    Ages: 3rd-5th grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Drone Racing & Obstacle Course Challenge

    Drone Racing is filled with pure action as students enjoy one of the world’s fastest growing sports, Drone Racing. Campers will first learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. From there, campers will progress through various skill challenges and learn how to perform various exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drone’s speed and agility. Flight squads post up against one another in friendly competition when they race themselves and the clock. Students first maneuver the drone through creative obstacle courses before taking on the challenge of flying for speed. Participants contribute fully in this program as they create the design and help build the the obstacle course in preparation for the last day’s final activities and competition. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer. Drone safety and social responsibilities of flying are included in this program.
     
    Dates:  June 10-14
    Times: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
    Ages: 6thd-8th grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Drones to the Rescue

    Drone search and rescue is a necessity for first responders around the world, adding a new layer of solutions to save lives across the globe. Now campers to can take part in and learn from simulated missions during this action-packed, creative, and educational program. Participants will learn to fly drones and rely on their rescue team to collect vital data in specific “rescue areas” to locate “victims” and safely rescue them. We use age-appropriate and cutting-edge technology methods available for creating plans, missions, and maps. Participants will also learn invaluable lessons on how to simply, quickly and accurately make informed and targeted suggestions for real-world positive applications.
     
    Dates:  June 17-21
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 6th-8th grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Getting Ready for First Grade

    This camp will include practicing skills to prepare your student for First Grade. We will cover letter identification, letter sounds, letter formation, reading strategies, and word attack skills. We will also engage in writing activities related to literature while covering the book knowledge basics of identifying the author, illustrator, and title as well as describing a story’s beginning, middle, and end. To practice math skills, we will review numeral identification and use manipulatives to complete activities involving number sense, addition, subtraction, and graphing.

    Date: July 29-Aug 2
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: Rising 1st grade
    Tuition: $160
    Instructor: Ms. Kovalcik (HRA Lower School Faculty)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Getting Ready for Kindergarten

    To prepare your student for Kindergarten, this camp will target lower case and upper case letter identification, sounds, and handwriting formation. We will also practice numeral recognition and basic mathematical skills of sorting, graphing, patterning, counting sets up to 20, addition, and subtraction in a hands on format with manipulatives. Skills will be practiced within the framework of a “Back to School” theme and as extensions to fictional literature selections.

    Date: July 22-26
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: Rising Kindergarten
    Tuition: $160
    Instructor: Ms. Kovalcik (HRA Lower School Faculty)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Getting Ready for Second Grade

    This camp will include practicing skills to prepare your student for Second Grade. We will cover basic letter sounds and include blends, digraphs, and vowel teams while practicing reading independence strategies. We will also complete writing activities with an emphasis on recording complete thoughts with capitalization and end marks. For math skills we will review math facts up to 20 with hands on materials and with quick fact recall games. Practice with counting money, telling time, and fractions will also be included.

    Date: August 5-9
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: Rising 2nd grade
    Tuition: $160
    Instructor: Ms. Kovalcik (HRA Lower School Faculty)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Getting Ready for Third Grade

    The students will work to develop independent reading fluency and comprehension skills. They will also further develop their writing skills by focusing on details, mechanics, vocabulary, and grammar. The students will review and practice place value skills through hundred thousands; review and practice addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts; review and practice addition and subtraction with regrouping. Classes taught by Mrs. Tina Silberhorn, current 2nd Grade teacher at HRA.

    Date: July 8-12
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon OR 12:30 p.m.- 4 p.m.
    Ages: Rising 3rd grade
    Tuition: $160
    Instructor: Mrs. Tina Silberhorn (HRA Lower School Faculty)
    (Morning/Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Java Coding: Build Mods With Minecraft™ - 3rd-5th grades

    Join us for a week of fun and learning as campers learn Java, the most widely-used programming language in the world, including instantiation, methods, parameters, loops and more. Minecraft modding is a great way to learn programming, harness creativity, and enhance problem-solving skills while making your favorite game even better. Create super swords, obstacle courses and more without any limits! Using the full power of Java campers can take their Minecraft mods to the next level and learn the most popular programming language in the world at the same time! With Java, campers learn how to give items special powers, create new game modes, and modify the layout of the world. Campers will have the freedom to create whatever sparks their imagination! No prior experience is required. We provide all technology on location.

    Note: Drobots believes in the educational philosophy that students learn best when collaborating with their peers. From a social standpoint, campers learn teamwork, cooperation, and the importance of sharing and implementing ideas. This philosophy has been supported by some the world’s leading educators and technologists and backed by extensive academic research. However, campers may ask to work by themselves upon request.

    All campers are required to have a Minecraft™ account for this class. Purchase a standard account and desktop version of Minecraft™ ($26.95) at minecraft.net/store. Either a PC or Mac account will work for the camp week, but we suggest you choose the version that matches your home computer. Campers should bring their account login when they come to camp.
     
    Dates:  July 8-12
    Times: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
    Ages: 3rd-5th grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
    OR
    Dates:  July 22-26
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 3rd-5th grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Java Coding: Build Mods With Minecraft™ - 6th-8th grades

    Join us for a week of fun and learning as campers learn Java, the most widely-used programming language in the world, including instantiation, methods, parameters, loops and more. Minecraft modding is a great way to learn programming, harness creativity, and enhance problem-solving skills while making your favorite game even better. Create super swords, obstacle courses and more without any limits! Using the full power of Java campers can take their Minecraft mods to the next level and learn the most popular programming language in the world at the same time! With Java, campers learn how to give items special powers, create new game modes, and modify the layout of the world. Campers will have the freedom to create whatever sparks their imagination! No prior experience is required. We provide all technology on location.

    Note: Drobots believes in the educational philosophy that students learn best when collaborating with their peers. From a social standpoint, campers learn teamwork, cooperation, and the importance of sharing and implementing ideas. This philosophy has been supported by some the world’s leading educators and technologists and backed by extensive academic research. However, campers may ask to work by themselves upon request.
    All campers are required to have a Minecraft™ account for this class. Purchase a standard account and desktop version of Minecraft™ ($26.95) at minecraft.net/store. Either a PC or Mac account will work for the camp week, but we suggest you choose the version that matches your home computer. Campers should bring their account login when they come to camp.
     
    Dates:  July 8-12
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 6th-8th grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
    OR
    Dates:  July 22-26
    Times: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
    Ages: 6th-8th grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Jedi Engineering with LEGO®

    Prepare for a full-day LEGO camp packed with hands-on and minds-on STEM fun! Build projects inspired by cool machines close to home such as Cities, Garbage Trucks, and Catamarans. Then build X-Wings, Energy Catapults, and Defense Turrets from a galaxy far, far away! Learn about BOTH kinds of ​The Force​ in this new full-day themed engineering camp for LEGO fanatics!
     
    Dates:  July 15-19
    Times: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
    Ages: K-2nd grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Junior Drone Coders

    Junior Drone Coders is specifically designed for campers with little to no experience flying drones or coding. Campers will learn the basic principles of how to code drones to fly. To complement the coding aspect of the program, we teach the campers how to utilize basic flight terminology to conquer fun and interactive flight challenges. Campers will learn to pitch, yaw, and roll through self-created obstacle courses and then utilize iPads to code the drones through the obstacle courses. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer. Drone safety and the social responsibilities of flying drones are included in this program.
     
    Dates:  July 8-12
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 1st-2nd grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Junior Drone Pilots

    Junior Drone Pilots is specifically designed for campers with little to no experience flying drones. We use the safest and most reliable drone products on the market, including the Parrot™ drones for enhanced safety and most of all, fun. Campers will learn the basics of drone technology and safety before taking to the air. Through the use of iPad flight simulators and clear instructions on basic flying maneuvers, young Drobots’ pilots will experience a program filled with excitement, games, challenges, and learning. Campers work all week long to prepare for the most enjoyable part of the week: the Ultimate Drone Games that include events such as: Tic-Tac-Drone, Drone Darts, Duck-Duck-Drone, and more. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer. Drone safety and the social responsibilities of flying drones are included in this program.
     
    Dates:  June 10-14
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 1std-2nd grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Junior Minecraft™

    Experience the wonderful world of Minecraft. Construct your own virtual world in a sandbox-like environment by using iPads to challenge your mind and create your own adventures. This fun and engaging camp will spark interests, foster creativity and help you maximize your learning potential. No prior experience with Minecraft or iPads necessary. All skill levels welcome.
     
    Dates:  July 8-12
    Times: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
    Ages: 2nd-4th grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
    OR
    Dates:  July 22-26
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 2nd-4th grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Language Arts Camp

    This camp will review basic grammar concepts, introduce word building skills based on Greek and Latin roots, and practice the skill of reading comprehension. Rising 7th and 8th graders will also have the chance to explore derivatives found across the foreign languages offered at HRA. Please note that this course will only meet for 90 minutes each day and will alternate by grade level with Mrs. Clover’s middle school math camp. Camps taught by Ms. Stacy Ansama, Current HRA Upper School Faculty.
    ** 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: July 29-Aug 2 10:30-12pm (Rising 5th grade)
    8:30-10:30 a.m. (Rising 6th grade)
    2:30-4 p.m. (Rising 7th grade)
    12:30-2 p.m. (Rising 8th grade)
    Times: as per grade level above
    Ages: 5th-8th grades
    Tuition: $90/session
    Instructor: Ms. Stacy Ansama (HRA Upper School Faculty)
    (Morning/Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Little Pediatrician Camp

    The Little Pediatrician Camp is tailored to very young children (no writing skills necessary for this camp). Children will learn about all the basic aspects of taking care of a baby, such as feeding, burping, bathing, diaper-changing, and so on, in addition to carrying out a physical examination on the baby. They will also learn about safety issues, emergencies, and vaccinations. Many accessories come with this program, including a baby doll and a Finnish baby box with mattress for the baby doll that each child will take home at the conclusion of the camp. Parents are welcome to the graduation ceremony where each child will be presented with a diploma

    Date: July 22-26
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: K-2nd grades
    Tuition: $200/week
    Instructor: Little Medical Staff
    (Morning/Afternoon Add-on available)
  • 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 to notice physical issues a pet may be experiencing, how to use instruments that veterinarians use, and what to expect at a veterinarian’s office. For this program, each student will take home his/her own stuffed dog as well as a stuffed kitten at the completion of the camp (which he/she will adopt on the first day and take care of throughout the week). Other take-home materials include a tape measure, dog bone cookie cutter, worksheets, and so much more! Students who successfully complete the program will be granted a graduation diploma, which they will receive during a graduation ceremony on the last day of the camp where parents or guardians are welcome to attend.

    Date: June 24-28
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: K-2nd grades
    Tuition: $200/week
    Instructor: Little Medical Staff
    (Morning/Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Mad Science! Guts, Goo and Gross Science

    Use your skills as a creepy chemist to make your own radically gross reactions with batteries, coins, and more! Compare fingerprints and discover the mysteries of DNA as you step into the shoes of a crime scene investigator. Make "brain goo" and get into your “guts” with an introduction to the circulatory, respiratory, digestive systems, and more. Discover cool and yucky chemical reactions in this hands-on science adventure!

    Dates: July 8-12
    Times: 9 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 1st-6th grades
    Tuition: $170
    Instructor: Mad Science of Hampton Roads 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: August 12-16
    Times: 9 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 2nd-7th grades
    Tuition: $200
    Instructor: Mad Science of Hampton Roads Staff
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Mad Science! Secret Agent Lab

    Focus on the science of forensics in this hands-on look at crime scenes. Identify and collect evidence, from fingerprints to tracks to trash! Recreate the scene of a crime using clues and detailed observations. Become a super sleuth and learn clever ways of performing tasks in this hands-on view of the science that spies use. From decoding messages to metal detectors and night vision, campers will have the opportunity to check out spy equipment and discover the technological tools of detection.

    Dates: July 29 – August 2
    Times: 9 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 1st-6th grades
    Tuition: $170
    Instructor: Mad Science of Hampton Roads Staff
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Med School 4 Teens

    The “Med School 4 Teens” Camp is tailored for pre-teen/teenage students with an interest in human biological sciences, or may wish to explore the possibility of a career in one of the medical professions in the future. The many topics students will learn about in this program include blood, heart, digestion, joints, and skin – the normal and abnormal conditions in each of those systems, to name just a few, In addition to many fun experiments during the camp that help to explain how various bodily systems work, students will get an overview of techniques such as electrocardiography placement, hernia repair, vascular surgery, and Electrocardiogram through hands-on experiences, and will also make a skin model reflecting normal skin as well as common skin problems, and a brain model, to take home. This program promises to be challenging and rewarding, and students will finish the week having learned many medical vocabularies. The camp ends with a graduation ceremony where parents are welcomed to attend.

    Date: July 8-12                                                                                 
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon                                                                                            
    Ages: 5th-8th grades                                                                                       
    Tuition: $200/week                                                                                        
    Instructor: Little Medical Staff  
    (Morning/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: July 29-Aug 2 8:30-10am (Rising 5th grade)
    10:30 a.m. - noon (Rising 6th grade)
    12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. (Rising 7th grade)
    2:30 -.4 p.m. (Rising 8th grade)
    Times: as per grade level above
    Ages: 5th-8th grades
    Tuition: $90/session
    Instructor: Ms. Katie Clover (Middle and Upper School Math Faculty)
    (Morning/Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Minecraft™ LEGO®

    Bring Minecraft to life using tens of thousands of LEGO parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as Snowmobiles, Catapults, and Merry-Go-Rounds. Then build a Portal to the Nether, Creepers, and Minecarts from the Minecraft universe! Engineer and craft innovative solutions in this exciting program.
     
    Dates:  July 8-12
    Times: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
    Ages: K-2nd grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
    OR
    Dates:  July 22-26
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: K-2nd grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Mobile App Development - 3rd-5th grades

    Create an interactive mobile game that uses a smartphone's gyroscope to control characters through mazes and obstacles to find the goal! This camp focuses on the unique advantages of the mobile platform for development, teaches participants modern approaches in game design, and uses haptic and SFX feedback to enhance the game's feel. Students walk away with a robust mobile app that can be exported to a native app and downloaded by others. Camper-created apps will be accessible post camp and can be played on any computer or mobile device. No prior experience is required. We provide all technology on location.

    Note: Drobots believes in the educational philosophy that students learn best when collaborating with their peers. From a social standpoint, campers learn teamwork, cooperation, and the importance of sharing and implementing ideas. This philosophy has been supported by some the world’s leading educators and technologists and backed by extensive academic research. However, campers may ask to work by themselves upon request.
     
    Dates:  June 17-21
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 3rd-5th grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Mobile App Development - 6th-8th grades

    Create an interactive mobile game that uses a smartphone's gyroscope to control characters through mazes and obstacles to find the goal! This camp focuses on the unique advantages of the mobile platform for development, teaches participants modern approaches in game design, and uses haptic and SFX feedback to enhance the game's feel. Students walk away with a robust mobile app that can be exported to a native app and downloaded by others. Camper-created apps will be accessible post camp and can be played on any computer or mobile device. No prior experience is required. We provide all technology on location.

    Note: Drobots believes in the educational philosophy that students learn best when collaborating with their peers. From a social standpoint, campers learn teamwork, cooperation, and the importance of sharing and implementing ideas. This philosophy has been supported by some the world’s leading educators and technologists and backed by extensive academic research. However, campers may ask to work by themselves upon request.
     
    Dates:  June 17-21
    Times: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
    Ages: 6th-8th grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Ninjaneering with LEGO®

    Enter the world of Ninjago and become an apprentice Ninjaneer! Engineering and Ninjanuity are the focus of this new full-day themed camp for LEGO fanatics. Learn to build Trains, Helicopters, Treehouses, and Beam Bridges before moving on to Skull Trucks, Dragons, and Spijitzu Spinners from Ninjago City!
     
    Dates:  June 24-28 OR July 22-26
    Times: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
    Ages: K-2nd grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
    OR
    Dates:  July 29-August 2
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: K-2nd grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Principles of Neural Science (4-days Mon-Thurs)

    Principles of Neural Science- (9-12) We are looking for high school student with a genuine passion for science and interested in scientific investigation. In this camp will discuss in detail the organization of the nervous system and how it interacts with the muscular system, how action potentials are produced and propagated, and how movement is produced. Camp days will consist of lectures and laboratory explorations. We will record action potentials in muscle, learn how fast your brain respond to stimuli, why muscles fatigue and the importance of muscle recruitment. Camp taught by Dr. Gendreau, HRA Upper School Faculty. Dr. Gendreau has a Masters in Biobehavioral Science and a Ph.D in Neuroscience from the University of Connecticut. She has published her work on auditory pathways in several scientific journals. She has taught Biology and Anatomy and Physiology at HRA for the past 11 years and has guided several students through independent studies in science as well as summer internship opportunities in the scientific field.

    Date: July 8-11 (4-day camp Mon-Thurs)
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 1st-4th grades
    Tuition: $200/week
    Instructor: Dr. Gendreau
    (Morning/Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Roblox® Entrepreneur: Imaginative Game Design - 3rd-5th grades

    Join us for a week of Roblox, one of the fastest-growing game programming platforms on the planet. In this course, campers use the Roblox Lua code to create 3D worlds. Roblox is an entertainment platform that allows camper to imagine, create, and play together across millions of user-created virtual worlds. Join the more than 60 million players per month and top developers making over $1 million a year. The types of gameplay on Roblox are just as limitless as the imagination of the campers themselves. Join us for a week of pure fun and learning: build the ultimate theme park, compete as a professional race car driver, star in a fashion show, become a superhero, or simply design a dream home. Campers will learn what makes a Roblox game a top hit and learn how to implement some of the same engagement and monetization strategies in their own work. In the end, all campers finish the week able to publish, share, and play games with friends on any platform from console to mobile. No prior experience is required. We provide all technology on location.
    Note: Drobots believes in the educational philosophy that students learn best when collaborating with their peers. From a social standpoint, campers learn teamwork, cooperation, and the importance of sharing and implementing ideas. This philosophy has been supported by some the world’s leading educators and technologists and backed by extensive academic research. However, campers may ask to work by themselves upon request.
     
    Dates:  June 24-28 OR July 22-26
    Times: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
    Ages: 3rd-5th grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
    OR
    Dates:  July 15-19 OR August 5-9
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 3rd-5th grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Roblox® Entrepreneur: Imaginative Game Design - 6th-8th grades

    Join us for a week of Roblox, one of the fastest-growing game programming platforms on the planet. In this course, campers use the Roblox Lua code to create 3D worlds. Roblox is an entertainment platform that allows camper to imagine, create, and play together across millions of user-created virtual worlds. Join the more than 60 million players per month and top developers making over $1 million a year. The types of gameplay on Roblox are just as limitless as the imagination of the campers themselves. Join us for a week of pure fun and learning: build the ultimate theme park, compete as a professional race car driver, star in a fashion show, become a superhero, or simply design a dream home. Campers will learn what makes a Roblox game a top hit and learn how to implement some of the same engagement and monetization strategies in their own work. In the end, all campers finish the week able to publish, share, and play games with friends on any platform from console to mobile. No prior experience is required. We provide all technology on location.

    Note: Drobots believes in the educational philosophy that students learn best when collaborating with their peers. From a social standpoint, campers learn teamwork, cooperation, and the importance of sharing and implementing ideas. This philosophy has been supported by some the world’s leading educators and technologists and backed by extensive academic research. However, campers may ask to work by themselves upon request.
     
    Dates:  June 24-28 OR July 22-26
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 6th-8th grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
    OR
    Dates:  July 15-19 OR August 5-9
    Times: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
    Ages: 6th-8th grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • STEM Fundamentals with LEGO®

    Gear up your engineering skills with an abundance of LEGO parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as Houseboats, Mini Golf Courses, Forklifts, and the London Tower Bridge. Design and build as never before in this new, full-day camp program for LEGO enthusiasts!
     
    Dates:  June 17-21 OR July 22-26
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: K-2nd grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
    OR
    Dates:  June 17-21 OR July 29-August 2 OR August 12-16
    Times: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
    Ages: K-2nd grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • STEM Superhero

    Save the world with Superheroes! Camper will start out building projects such as Tightrope Walkers, Space Shuttles, and an Igloo. Then build the hideouts and vehicles of your favorite caped crusaders, and learn what makes them not only Superheroes and Superheroines, but Superhero Engineers! Design, build, and save a city where ingenuity and imagination can solve any conflict in this engineering camp.
     
    Dates:  June 10-14 OR August 5-9
    Times: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
    Ages: K-2nd grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
    OR
    Dates:  July 15-19
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: K-2nd grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • StemQuest: Aliens v. Wizards

    StemQuest unplugs campers from the computer screen in this action-packed, story-based program. Throughout the week campers will be constantly on the move as they experiment and play. StemQuest has intentionally extracted the wide-array of exhilarating challenges and mysteries from popular gaming apps and turned it all into a live adventure. Campers will use age-appropriate rovers, bots, drones, and autonomous creative technology to jump over walls, push down obstacles, lift up boulders, and navigate through galaxies. Teams of campers work together in indoor, outdoor and open-spaced “worlds” throughout the week. In doing so, campers utilize life skills such as: collaborative problem solving, design, and curiosity, to outwit, out-build, and out-smart the program instructor, The Wizard.
     
    Dates:  June 24-28
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 1st-2nd grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • StemQuest: Clash Royale

    StemQuest unplugs campers from the computer screen in this narrative-based program. We have intentionally extracted the wide-array of exhilarating challenges and mysteries from gaming and esports and generated a live adventure. Campers will use rovers, bots, drones, and other autonomous creative technology to jump over obstacles, push down walls, lift up boulders, toss energy balls, and navigate through mazes. Teams of campers work together indoors, outdoors and in open-spaced “arenas” throughout the week, utilizing life skills such as: design and systems thinking, collaborative problem solving, curiosity, mindfulness, and imagination to outwit, out-build, and out-smart one another as well as the program instructor, The Wizard. Use your resources wisely to defend the kingdom and lead your clan to victory!
     
    Dates:  June 24-28
    Times: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
    Ages: 3rd-5th grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • The Art of Math

    Develop your problem solving and creative thinking skills while exploring the creative side of math. Focus will be on one interesting math topic a day while creating an art project related to the math. Topics could include: binary numbers, randomness, Fibonacci, fractals, 3-D geometry, Pascal's Triangle, and more.

    Dates: August 12-16
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 6th-8th grades
    Tuition: $160
    Instructor: Ms. Farica Erwin (Middle/Upper School Math Faculty)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • The Best of Little Medical School

    The “Best of Little Medical School” Camp is newly incorporated through the experience of Little Medical School instructors, who have observed what activities most captivated elementary school-aged students in the past. This program highlights the most exciting and interesting activities in the Little Medical School curriculum, and promises to be a fun-filled camp! As always, the goal of Little Medical School programs is to introduce young students to medicine, science, and the importance of health in an exciting and entertaining way. Besides learning to use the stethoscope, reflex hammer, blood pressure cuff, mortar and pestle, and syringe, students will also experiment with surgery technique as well as role-playing a surgical scene! They will also learn about nutrition and how to read food labels, as well as role-playing the digestive system, to name just a few of the most exciting activities! Each student will take home a real, working stethoscope and a no-needle syringe, in addition to other related materials. Students who successfully complete the program will be granted a graduation diploma, which they will receive during a graduation ceremony on the last day of the camp where parents or guardians are welcome to attend.

    Date: July 8-12
    Times: 12:30-4 p.m. 
    Ages: 1st-4th grades
    Tuition: $200/week
    Instructor: Little Medical Staff
    (Morning/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: July 15-19
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: K-2nd grades
    Tuition: $170
    Instructor: Dr. Maribel Gendreau (Upper School Science Faculty)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Ultimate Drone Obstacle Challenge

    Ultimate Drone Obstacle Challenge is specifically designed for both the novice and experienced drone enthusiasts. This is week is filled with pure action as students enjoy one of the world’s fastest growing sports, Drone Obstacle Racing. Campers will first learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. From there, campers will progress through various skill challenges and learn how to perform various exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drone’s speed and agility. Campers will use iPads and remote controls to navigate the drone through short and long obstacle courses. Participants will also create the design and help build the the obstacle course in preparation for the last day’s final activity and competition. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer. Drone safety and the social responsibilities of flying drones are included in this program.
     
    Dates:  June 10-14
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 3rd-5th grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Upper School Mathematics Refresher

    Review and Prepare for Upper School Mathematics courses: Algebra 1 - Calculus
    Participants will review their last course's skills and receive introductory skills for their 2018-19 math course. Skills will be specific to each participant. If the participant was required to complete a summer mathematics assignment, they can bring it in. Participants will also learn some additional graphing calculator skills, so bring your TI-84 series graphing calculator. If time allows participants will also work some SAT and/or ACT math problems. This is NOT a SAT or ACT test prep course.

    Dates: July 29-August 2
    Time: 10 a.m.-noon 
    Ages: 8th-12th grades
    Tuition: $190
    Instructor: Ms. Jennifer Lassiter (HRA Head of Upper School Math)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)

Adventure Day Camp

Adventure Day Camp:
Cost: $230/week - Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Grades: 1st-5th
Before care 7 - 8:30 a.m. - $50
After care 4 - 6 p.m. - $60
Morning activities will follow the weekly theme with indoor/outdoor games and crafts. Afternoon activities can include - park, beach, pool, bounce house, bowling, mini golf, snow cones and more.

Little Navigators Day Camp:
Cost: $230/week - Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Grades: 3 – 5 years
Before care 7 - 8:30 a.m. $50
After care 4 - 6 p.m. $60
Half day camp (morning or afternoon) is available – 8:30 a.m. -noon or 12:30 - 4 p.m. – Cost $115
Morning activities will follow the weekly theme with indoor/outdoor games and crafts. Afternoon activities can include - park, beach, pool, bounce house, mini golf, snow cones and more.

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  • Week of June 3-7

    Dive into Summer!
    Kick off the summer at HRA. Games, sports, crafts and team building will get your camper ready for an awesome summer.
  • Week of June 10-14

    It’s a Zoo! 
    Come and explore animals of all kinds and from all countries.  We may even fit in a trip to the Norfolk Zoo.
  • Week of June 17-21

    Music Mania!  Music and more is what this week is all about.  Students are encouraged to bring in anything musical and we will play and sing all week long.  Karaoke is a must!
  • Week of June 24-28

    Super Sleuths!  Ever wanted to go undercover?  Come this week and explore all the adventures of the Super Sleuths.

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  • Week of July 1-5 (4-days No camp July 4)

    Celebration! 
    This week we will celebrate the USA.  Play baseball, make flags and more and even make mini apple pies.  
  • Week of July 8-12

    Clowning Around! 
    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 15-19

    Splish Splash!
    This week is packed with water fun!  There will be water balloons, relay races and even a cardboard boat race.  A Trip to the beach may also happen!
  • Week of July 22-26

    World Explorer! 
    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.
  • July 29-August 2

    Slime Time! 
    This week will be messy and lots of fun.

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  • Week of August 5-9

    Play Ball!   
    Spend the week playing soccer, football, baseball, dodgeball, and more.
  • Week of August 12-16

    Rewind!
    We will close out the summer with our favorites from weeks gone by.
  • Week of August 20-24

    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…..

Hampton Roads Academy

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.