• Hampton Roads Academy

Summer Camps A - Z

List of 78 items.

  • 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 18-22
    Time: 12:30-4 p.m.
    Ages: 3rd-8th grades
    Tuition: $150
    Instructor: Ms. Rachel Donavant (HRA Upper School Faculty)
    (Morning Add-on available)
  • An American Girl’s History & Music

    Experience the rich history and stories of a different American Girl each day!  We will learn about their time period through recipes, crafts, and music.  Students are welcome to bring their own dolls (whether it be American Girl or not).

    Dates:  June 4-8
    Times: 12:30-4 p.m.
    Ages: PK4-5th grades
    Tuition: $175 per week
    Instructor: The Music Post - www.musicpoststudio.com
    (Morning Add-on available)

    Dates:  July 23-27
    Times:  8:30-12 p.m.
    Ages:  PK4-5th grades
    Tuition:  $175 per week
    Instructor:  The Music Post - www.musicpoststudio.com
    (Afternoon 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 18-22
    Time: Intermediate 8:30 a.m.-Noon
    Beginners 12:30-4 p.m.
    Ages: 4th-12th grades
    Tuition: $160/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 9-13
    Times: 12:30-4 p.m.
    Ages: 2nd-8th grades
    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: June 11-15
    Times: 12:30-4 p.m.
    Ages: 1st-4th grades
    Tuition: $140
    Instructor – Ms. Erin McConnell
    (Morning Add-on available)
  • Billabong Surf Camp1

    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 4-8
    Time: 8:30-4 p.m. (Bus will leave promptly at 8:30 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)
  • 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: 8:30-12 p.m.
    Ages: 1st-3rd grades
    Tuition: $140
    Instructor – Coach Jackie Bailey (HRA Faculty)
    (Afternoon Add-ons available)
  • Can You Ukulele?

    This is the perfect camp for beginning ukulele players or anyone who has always wanted to learn to play. We will play musical games, learn basic ukulele strumming and chord techniques, and learn some songs for a final performance. Price of a ukulele is built into the cost of the camp.

    Dates: June 25-29
    Times: 8:30-Noon
    Ages: 4th- 8th grades
    Tuition: $190
    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 4-8 OR July 16-20 OR August 6-10
    Times: 8:30-Noon
    Ages: 2nd- 8th grades
    Tuition: $180 per week
    Instructor – Virginia’s Finest Chocolates by Mary
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Chocolate Camp – Part 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 25-29 OR July 23-27 OR August 13-17
    Times: 8:30-Noon
    Ages: 3rd- 8th grades
    Tuition: $180 per 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 a.m. promptly returning at 2:30 p.m. Students may remain at HRA until 4 p.m. at no extra charge.

    Dates: June 25-29
    Times: 8:45-2:30 p.m.
    Ages: 4yrs-9yrs
    Tuition: $195/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: June 18-22
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - Noon 
    Ages: 3rd -5th grades
    Tuition: $150/week
    Instructor: Matthew Gendreau (Former HRA Student and current student at University of Maryland)
    (Afternoon Add-ons available)
  • 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 11-15
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-Noon
    Ages: PK-2nd grades
    Tuition: $150
    Instructor – Ms. Erika Caulford (HRA Lower School Faculty)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • 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 23- 27
    Times: 12:30-4 p.m.
    Ages: 2nd-6th grades
    Tuition: $160
    Instructor – Ms. Erin McConnell
    (Morning Add-on available)
  • Drone Missions Mania

    It’s all about drone missions as campers will learn the basics of drone technology and safety before taking to the air to fly and code the drones through an abundance of missions. Throughout the week, Instructors will pose various challenges that the campers must solve using drones. Missions include: Connect 4, Drone Basketball, King Kong, International Space Station Drone Docking, Harry The Hiker, and more. Students work all week long to prepare for the most enjoyable part of the week: the Ultimate Drone Games where students collaborate, strategize, and create their own drone missions and then compete against one another. Participants will use the SWIFT programming language to accomplish many of these missions. 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 25-29
    Times: 12:30-4 p.m.
    Ages: 6th-8th grades
    Tuition: $200
    Instructor: Drobots Company staff, fly@drobotscompany.com
    (Morning Add-on available)
  • Drone Racing & Obstacle Course Challenge

    This program 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 days’ 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 18-22
    Times: 12:30-4 p.m.
    Ages: 6th-8th grades
    Tuition: $200
    Instructor: Drobots Company staff, fly@drobotscompany.com
    (Morning Add-on available)
  • Drone Superhero Missions

    Superhero Missions is specifically designed for both the novice and experienced drone enthusiasts. Our instructors will open the creative minds of participants as campers attack and defend against Superheroes and Villains. Students will begin the week learning basic maneuvers before using their “Spidey-Sense” to conquer missions such as: Batman’s Drone-Mobile Escape, The Breakout of Iron Man and more. Participants will storyboard their own escape missions while other students attempt to outsmart them using the drone to locate and capture. 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 25-29
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-Noon
    Ages: 3rd-5th grades
    Tuition: $200
    Instructor: Drobots Company staff, fly@drobotscompany.com
    (Afternoon Add-on 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 9-13 OR July 23-27 OR August 6-10
    Time: 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Ages: 8-16 years
    Tuition: $250/week
    Instructor – Miracle Fencing Club – Miraclefencingclub.com (757) 595-3059
    1729 George Washington highway, Yorktown, VA 23693
  • Fine Motor Skills Workout Camp

    Come 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 our of playdough. Improving fine motor skills will help with handwriting skills, cutting skills, and coloring skills.

    Dates: July 16-20
    Times: 12:30-4 p.m.
    Ages: PK4-K grades
    Tuition: $140
    Instructor: Ms. Melissa Sessoms (HRA PK4 teacher)
    (Morning 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 30-August 3
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-Noon
    Ages: PK4-2nd grades
    Tuition: $150/week
    Instructor: Virginia’s Finest Chocolates by Mary
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • 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 9-13 (2nd-4th grades), July 30-August 3 (5th-8th grades)
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-Noon
    Tuition: $195 per week
    Instructor – FreeMe Art
    (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: June 18-22
    Times: 12:30-4 p.m.
    Ages: PK4-K grades
    Tuition: $140
    Instructor: Ms. Melissa Sessoms (HRA PK4 teacher)
    (Morning Add-on available)
  • 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 30-Aug 3
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-Noon
    Ages: Rising 1st grade
    Tuition: $140
    Instructor: Ms. Kovalcik (HRA Lower School 1st Grade Teacher)
  • 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 23-27
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-Noon
    Ages: Rising Kindergarten
    Tuition: $140
    Instructor: Ms. Kovalcik (HRA Lower School 1st Grade Teacher)
  • 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 6-10
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-Noon
    Ages: Rising 2nd grade
    Tuition: $140
    Instructor: Ms. Kovalcik (HRA Lower School 1st Grade Teacher)
  • Harry Potter Camp

    Relive the magic of the Harry Potter series during this camp. Experience all the major events like being sorted into houses, choosing a wand, and of course, playing quidditch.

    Dates: August 6-10
    Times: 12:30-4 p.m.
    Ages: 2nd-6th grades
    Tuition: $140
    Instructor – Ms. Erin McConnell
    (Morning Add-on available)
  • Horse Riding Camp – Everything Horses

    Hampton Roads Academy has partnered with Foxtail Farms in Smithfield, Virginia to offer a five 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 11-15 OR July 16-20
    Time: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Ages: 3rd-8th grades
    Tuition: $450/week
    Instructor – Foxtail Farm Staff
  • HRA Civil War Camp

    Day 1: National Park, Hampton, Hampton University, Endview Plantation
    Day 2: Museum of the Civil War, Richmond
    Day 3: Cold Harbor and Fredericksburg
    Day 4: Shenandoah Valley – museums and battlefields at New Market
    Day 5: Appomattox and the Civil War Museum

    Bus will leave promptly at 8am each day from Hampton Roads Academy
    includes all entrance fees, transportation, lunch and snacks
    Parents – if you wish to accompany your child call office for registration and parent rate

    Dates: June 18-22
    Times: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Ages: 6th – 11th grades
    Tuition: $400/week
    Instructor – Mr. Teagle – HRA History Faculty

    Mr. Teagle holds a Master of Arts in history from the University of Richmond and a Post-Graduate Virginia Department of Education 6-12 Social Studies license. He has been teaching for 25 years and leading field trips for students and adults for more than 20 years. Mr. Teagle is current HRA faculty and has taught courses in AP European, AP US History, Government and Economics, World History, Geography, World War II, and American history.
  • Incredibles Mission Camp

    This super camp is full of missions, superhero powers, and villains. We will create our own superhero skit, build spy gadgets, complete missions, and end the week with watching The Incredibles (Just in time before the 2nd one comes out in theaters!) All super kids welcome!

    Dates: June 4-8
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-Noon
    Ages: PK4-3rd grades
    Tuition: $175/week
    Instructor: The Music Post - www.musicpoststudio.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 18-22
    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)
  • 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 16-20
    Times: 12:30-4 p.m.
    Ages: 4th-12th grades
    Tuition: $265
    Instructor: Mr. James Schuyler
    (Morning Add-on available)
  • Intro to Drone Coding Games

    Intro to Drone Coding Games 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: June 18-22
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-Noon
    Ages: 1st-2nd grades
    Tuition: $200
    Instructor: Drobots Company staff, fly@drobotscompany.com
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Intro to Drone Flying Missions

    Intro to Drone Flying Missions 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 11-15
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-Noon
    Ages: 1st-2nd grades
    Tuition: $200
    Instructor: Drobots Company staff, fly@drobotscompany.com
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Intro to STEM using LEGO® Materials

    Give your imagination a boost with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as Cities, Garbage Trucks, Catamarans, and Dinosaurs. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course.

    Dates: August 13-17
    Times: 9 a.m.-Noon
    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 promptly returning at 2:30 p.m. Students may remain at HRA until 4 p.m. at no extra charge.

    Dates: July 16-20
    Times: 9am-2:30 p.m.
    Ages: 4yrs-7yrs and 8-14yrs
    Tuition: $195/week
    Instructor – Virginia Regional Ballet Staff - www.dancevrb.com
  • Jedi Engineering using LEGO® Materials

    The Force awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects using LEGO® materials such as X-wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets, Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire!

    Dates: July 23-27
    Times: 9 a.m.-Noon
    Ages: 5-6 years
    Tuition: $160
    Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Jedi Master Engineering using LEGO® Materials

    The Force awakens in this advanced engineering course for young Jedi! Discover key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, and eccentric motion. Build projects using LEGO® materials such as X-Wings, AT-AT walkers, Pod Racers, Star Destroyers, Cloud Cities, Settlements, Fortresses, and other complex machines and structures from a galaxy far, far away!

    Dates: July 23-27
    Times: 1-4 p.m.
    Ages: 7-12 years
    Tuition: $160
    Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies
    (Afternoon 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 9-13
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-Noon
    Ages: PK-3rdgrade
    Tuition: $150
    Instructor: HRA Camp Staff
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Junior Doctors Camp

    The Junior Doctor’s 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, Students will get an overview of techniques such as electrocardiography placement, hernia repair, vascular surgery, and Tommy John surgery through hands-on experiences, and will also make various joint models as well as a skin model reflecting normal skin as well as common skin problems. 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: June 18-22
    Times: 12:30-4 p.m.
    Ages: 4th-6th grades
    Tuition: $200/week
    Instructor: Little Medical Staff
  • 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 9-13
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-Noon
    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 11-15 - 12:30-4 p.m.
    June 18-22 - 12:30-4 p.m.
    July 2-6 (4-day – No Camp July 4) 8:30 a.m.-Noon
    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, in addition to worksheets and other items. Students will participate in a graduation ceremony and be presented with a graduation diploma. Parents are invited to attend the graduation ceremony on the last day.

    Date: August 6-10
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-Noon
    Ages: 1st-5th grades
    Tuition: $200/week
    Instructor: Little Medical Staff
  • Little Pediatrician/Nursing Camp

    The Little Pediatrician/Nursing 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 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 16-20
    Times:  8:30 a.m.-Noon
    Ages:  PK4-2nd grades
    Tuition:  $200/week
    Instructor:  Little Medical Staff

    Date:  August 6-10 
    Time:  12:30-4 p.m.
    Ages:  PK4-2nd grades 
    Tuition:  $200/week
    Instructor:  Little Medical Staff
  • Little Veterinarian Camp (Dogs & Cats)

    The Combination Veterinarian Camp encourages children to explore the world of veterinarians taking care of both dog and cat patients! Using interaction demonstrations, crafts, and games, children learn how to take care of pets and to notice physical or emotional issues the pets may be experiencing, and how to use instruments that veterinarians use. For this program, each student will take home both a stuffed dog and a stuffed cat, along with adoption certificates for both pets, worksheets, and other items. Students successfully completing the camp will be presented a graduation diploma at the graduation ceremony where parents are welcomed to attend.

    Date: June 18 – 22
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-Noon
    Ages: PK4-1st grades
    Tuition: $200/week
    Instructor: Little Medical Staff
  • Mad Science! Eureka! The Inventor’s Camp

    Campers will overcome a series of challenges using basic materials, simple machines, tips from famous inventors and the most important of all – their mind! With a little ingenuity, children will create catapults and forts, construct working light sticks to take home, and assemble a set of circuits with batteries and light bulbs. While Thomas Edison said “invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration,” this camp is 100% FUN!

    Dates: July 30 – August 3
    Times: 9 a.m.-Noon
    Ages: 1st-6th grades
    Tuition: $170
    Instructor: Mad Science of Hampton Roads Staff
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Mad Science! NASA: Journey into Outer Space

    From the Earth's atmosphere to the outer reaches of our solar system, this hands-on program sends children on a quest for exploration! Comets, planets, stars and more are all waiting to be discovered. Learn about the four forces of flight, the challenges of space travel, and participate in a rocket launch!

    Dates: August 13-17
    Times: 9 a.m.-Noon
    Ages: 1st-6th grades
    Tuition: $170
    Instructor: Mad Science of Hampton Roads 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 Bird 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 learn how optics really work in Lights & Sights!

    Dates: July 9-13
    Times: 9 a.m.-Noon
    Ages: 1st-6th grades
    Tuition: $170
    Instructor: Mad Science of Hampton Roads Staff
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Memory Makers- Scrapbooking fun

    Learn about how to make a lasting memory that will be enjoyed for year to come! We will learn to make scrapbook pages, scrapbook techniques, and learn to tell a story using your memories to create these special pages.
    Please bring 20 or more of your personal photos featuring different events you would like to scrapbook--- holiday events, summer fun, swim team, friends, etc. All other supplies will be provided.

    Dates: June 18-22 OR July 9-13
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-Noon
    Ages: 3rd-8th grades
    Tuition: $150/week
    Instructor: Virginia’s Finest Chocolates by Mary
    (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: June 25-29
    8:30-10 a.m. (Rising 5th grade)
    10:30 a.m.-Noon (Rising 6th grade)
    12:30-2 p.m. (Rising 7th grade)
    2:30-4 p.m. (Rising 8th grade)

    July 30-Aug 3
    8:30-10 a.m. (Rising 5th grade)
    10:30 a.m.-Noon (Rising 6th grade)
    12:30-2 p.m. (Rising 7th grade)
    2:30-4 p.m. (Rising 8th grade)

    Times: as per grade level above
    Ages: 5th-8th grades
    Tuition: $80/session
    Instructor: Ms. Katie Clover (Middle and Upper School Math Faculty)
    (Morning/Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Minecraft Computer Camp

    Create and explore the blocky world of Minecraft. Learn how to design your own game, build upon an existing one, create unique maps and work together to create maps and games for all to share and play.

    Dates: June 18-22
    Times: 12:30-4 p.m.
    Ages: 3rd-5th grades
    Tuition: $150/week
    Instructor: Matthew Gendreau (Former HRA Student and current student at University of Maryland)
    (Morning Add-ons 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 11-15
    Time:  8:30-4 p.m.
    Ages: 1st –8th grades
    Tuition: $285
    Instructor:  Ms. Rachel Donavant (Upper School Faculty)
  • 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 promptly returning at 2:30 p.m. Students may remain at HRA until 4 p.m. at no extra charge.

    Dates: July 9-13 or July 30-August 3
    Times: 9:00-2:30 p.m.
    Ages: 8yrs – 15yrs
    Tuition: $195/week
    Instructor – Virginia Regional Ballet Staff - www.dancevrb.com
  • Navigator Boys Lacrosse Camp

    Camp focuses on learning and improving fundamental skills in the game of lacrosse. Skill work includes: passing catching, scooping ground balls, shooting, dodging, face-off work, goalie development, offense and defense, and rules. Equipment: Sticks provided for beginners/Advanced players bring own equipment
     
    Dates: July 9-12 (4 days)
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-noon
    Ages: 10yrs-17yrs
    Tuition: $175/week
    Instructor – HRA Varsity Lacrosse Coach Ned Dressel

    Coach Ned Dressel started his coaching career at the perennially ranked Baltimore Power, McDonogh School. From there, Coach Dressel has made coaching stops at Lower Merion High School in Philadelphia, Parkside High in Maryland and the NSU University School in Ft. Lauderdale. His travels resulted in two conference titles and 11 current NCAA lacrosse players, including two All-Americans. In 2017, Coach Dressel took the helm of HRA's varsity boys team.  In the off-season, Ned coaches with the competitive Virginia Roughriders.
  • Navigator Football Skills Camp

    Camp focuses on learning and improving fundamental skills in the game of football. Skill work includes: speed, agility, Offense and Defense positions.
    No Equipment Necessary.

    Date: July 16 - 19 (4 days)
    Time: 5:30 – 7 p.m.
    Ages: 7th- 9th grades
    Cost: $140
    Location: Hampton Roads Academy
    Instructor: HRA Head Football Coach Ron DeChirico

    Coaching Experience:
    2017 – Present HRA Head Coach
    2010-2017 – Assistant Head Coach HRA
    2008-2012 – Defensive Coordinator HRA
     
    Coached D1 Players who went on to play at Bluefield, Hampton, VMI and Duke
     
    Coached D3 players who went on to pay at Hampden Sydney, Emory and Henry and the Apprentice School
     
    Playing Experience:
    1995-2002 – Semi-Pro in Philadelphia, PA (7 seasons)
    1983-1996 – Defensive End for Holy Cross Div 1AA
  • Navigator Girls Lacrosse Camp

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

    Dates: July 9-12 (4 days)
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 10yrs-17yrs
    Tuition: $175/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
  • 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 a.m. promptly returning at 2:30 p.m. Students may remain at HRA until 4 p.m. at no extra charge.

    Dates: July 9-13
    Times: 8:45-2:30 p.m.
    Ages: 4yrs-9yrs
    Tuition: $195/week
    Instructor – Virginia Regional Ballet Staff - www.dancevrb.com
  • 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 23-27
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-Noon
    Ages: 2nd-6th grades
    Tuition: $140
    Instructor – Ms. Erin McConnell
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Piano Camp for the Young (4-day camp – No Camp July 4th)

    Learn beginner piano with our friends. We will spend the week learning about different composers, playing musical games, building our own instruments, and learning how to play simple melodies. At the end of the week we will put on a mini performance for other camps and parents.

    Dates: July 2-6 (no camp July 4th)
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-Noon
    Ages: PK4-2nd grades
    Tuition: $175
    Instructor: The Music Post - www.musicpoststudio.com
    (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 11-15
    Time: 8:30-4 p.m. (Bus will leave HRA promptly at 9 a.m.)
    Ages: 7-14 years
    Tuition: $190
    Instructor: Ms. Lisa Thatcher (HRA Faculty)
  • 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 4 p.m. at no extra charge.

    Dates: July 23-27
    Times: 8:45-1 p.m.
    Ages: 8-15yrs
    Tuition: $155/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!

    Opti Level 1: Ages 8-13
    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: 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.

    Dates: July 23-August 3 (2 week camp)
    Times: 8 a.m.-Noon (Bus will leave HRA promplty at 8:05am each morning and return to HRA by 12:30 p.m. each day)
    Ages: 8-13 years and 13-18 years
    Tuition: $375 for the 2 weeks
  • Sleeping Beauty 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 a.m. promptly returning at 2:30 pm. Students may remain at HRA until 4 p.m. at no extra charge.

    Dates: July 30 – August 3
    Times: 8:45-2:30 p.m.
    Ages: 4yrs-9yrs
    Tuition: $195/week
    Instructor – Virginia Regional Ballet Staff - www.dancevrb.com
  • Snow White 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 a.m. promptly returning at 2:30 pm. Students may remain at HRA until 4 p.m. at no extra charge.

    Dates: July 23-27
    Times: 8:45-2:30 p.m.
    Ages: 4yrs-9yrs
    Tuition: $195/week
    Instructor – Virginia Regional Ballet Staff - www.dancevrb.com
  • 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: July 16-20
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-Noon
    Ages: 2nd-5th grades
    Tuition: $120/week
    Instructor: Ms. Erin McConnell
    (Afternoon Add-on available)

    Dates: August 6-10
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-Noon
    Ages: 6nd-8th grades
    Tuition: $120/week
    Instructor: Ms. Erin McConnell
    (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 30-August 3
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-Noon
    Ages: K-1st grades
    Tuition: $120
    Instructor: Ms. Erin McConnell
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • STEM Challenge with LEGO®

    Gear 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 Forklifts, Houseboats, Mini Golf Courses, and the London Tower Bridge. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course.

    Dates: August 13-17
    Times: 1-4 p.m.
    Ages: 7-12 years
    Tuition: $160
    Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies
    (Morning Add-on available)
  • Swan Lake 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 a.m. promptly returning at 2:30 p.m. Students may remain at HRA until 4p.m. at no extra charge.

    Dates: August 13-17
    Times: 8:45-2:30 p.m.
    Ages: 4yrs-9yrs
    Tuition: $195/week
    Instructor – Virginia Regional Ballet Staff - www.dancevrb.com
  • Tennis Camps (Intermediate) Team Player Camp

    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. Coach Lisa Salamo, current HRA and TABB coach will also teach this camp. These camps are for the JV or Varsity player wanting to improve on their skills and conditioning.
     
    Dates: July 9-13 OR July 23-27
    Time: 8:30-11 a.m.
    Ages: 12-17 years
    Tuition: $155/week
    Instructor – Coach Marvin Hedgepeth (HRA Varsity Coach)/Coach Lisa Salamo HRA and TABB Coach
    (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.

    Dates: June 4-8, June 11-15 and June 18-22
    Time: 8:30-11 a.m.
    Ages: 8-12 years
    Tuition: $155/week
    Instructor – Coach Marvin Hedgepeth (HRA Varsity Coach)
    (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: August 13-17
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-Noon
    Ages: 6th-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 25-29 OR July 16-20
    Time: 8:30 a.m.-Noon 
    Ages: K-2nd grades
    Tuition: $160/session
    Instructor: Dr. Maribel Gendreau (Upper School Science Faculty)
    (Afternoon or Morning Add-on available)
  • Theater Camp

    Students will take part in theatrical games which foster collaboration, build confidence, and stretch their imagination. As a group we will work toward rehearsing and putting together a short play which will be performed for an audience at the conclusion of the camp.

    Dates: June 11-15 OR July 16-20
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-Noon
    Ages: 3rd-5th grades
    Tuition: $155/week
    Instructor – Ms. Kate Goddin, HRA Lower School Faculty, BA in Theater, Director of Middle and Upper School Productions at HRA and perform in local theater.
    (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 11-15
    Times: 12:30-4 p.m.
    Ages: 3rd-5th grades
    Tuition: $200
    Instructor: Drobots Company staff, fly@drobotscompany.com
    (Afternoon Add-on available
  • Upper School Mathematics Refresher (4-day camp)

    Tuesday Aug. 14 - Friday Aug. 17

    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.

    Cost: $80/week
    Time: 10 a.m. - Noon
  • 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 2-6 (4-day camp – No camp July 4)
    Time: 8:30 a.m.-Noon
    Ages: 3rd-8th grades
    Tuition: $130
    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 2-6 (4-day camp – no Camp July 4)
    Times: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Grades: Rising 3rd -8th grades
    Tuition: $285
    Instructor: Ms. Rachel Donavant (Upper School Faculty)
  • Wilderness Medicine Camp

    The Wilderness Medicine Camp introduces students to survival and emergency rescue skills in the wilderness. Topics in this camp include snake and insect bites, water safety, hypothermia, forest fires, flooding, hurricane, tornadoes, lightning, poisonous plants, edible and inedible wild foods, and survival rescues. To offer hands-on experiences, children will learn through various role-play exercises where they will practice treating various conditions. Students who attend this program in full would be equipped with valuable basic knowledge of wilderness medicine as well as safety awareness. Parents are invited to the graduation ceremony on the last day of camp.

    Date: July 16-20
    Times: 12:30-4 p.m.
    Ages: 1st-5th grades grades
    Tuition: $200/week
    Instructor: Little Medical Staff
  • 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: June 25-29
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-Noon
    Ages: 5 – 8 years
    Tuition: $150/week
    Instructor – Ms. Sandi Santiago - a certified 300 hour yoga instructor who specializes in kids yoga.
    (Afternoon Add-on available)

Adventure Day Camp

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  • Week of June 4-8

    Sail into Summer!
    Kick off the summer at HRA. Games, sports, crafts and team building will get your camper ready for an awesome summer. 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.
  • Week of June 11-15

    Rainforest Shenanigans!
    Discover the relationships between plants, animals and the environment on our week long rainforest adventure! 
  • Week of June 18-22

    HRA Rockstars! 
    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 25-29

    Ball and More!
    This week is all about sports.  Learn something new and expand on what you already know.  We will be outside each morning playing all types of games/sports.
  • Week of July 2-6 (4-days No camp July 4)

    Virginia Explorers! 
    Come explore  Yorktown, Jamestown, and much more as we leave campus each morning to learn about our local area.  
  • Week of July 9-13

    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 16-20

    Sticky, Wet & Wild!
    Come explore the senses and tactile experiences.  Campers explore everything wet, sticky, and gooey. Play in mud, then in the water to clean off. 
  • Week of July 23-27

    Outdoor Explorers! 
    It is outside we go for this week of fun in the sun.  
  • Week of July 30-August 3

    Wind & Sea! 
    Fly a kite, visit the beach are just a couple of the activities you will participate in this week.
  • Week of August 6-10

    Let’s Move! 
    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 13-17

    Farewell to Summer! 

    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…..

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