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Summer

Summer Camp and Activities

Dear Discover Summer Families,

Are you getting excited about attending the HRA Discover Summer camp program?

Our staff has been busy making the necessary preparations using the latest CDC and Virginia Department of Health guidelines to ensure the safety of our campers and camp staff. We have been sanitizing our spaces, creating protocols for social distancing, and modifying our programs to make them as exciting, yet safe as possible. A camp handbook outlining our safety and sanitation protocols will be available in the coming weeks.

Following Governor Northam’s Forward Virginia Blueprint, we are making plans to open camp on June 15th. Our daily operating hours will be from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. with our Adventure Day Camp and Little Navigators Camp. We anticipate adding our Specialty Camps in later weeks, so please continue to check the HRA Discover Summer website for updates. If Governor Northam delays the start of Phase II, we will move the start week of camp to an appropriate time based on the official guidelines and refunds will be given for those weeks without camp. In addition, should camps be cancelled due to COVID-19, we will issue a full refund as well.

In accordance with the Virginia Department of Social Services and state law, Hampton Roads Academy will require the following paperwork:

  • a copy of each camper’s student health form,
  • a copy of each camper’s immunization record
  • a copy of a birth certificate or legal identification verification.
Copies of these blank forms can be found on our Summer Programs web page and are due the week prior to camp.

We will be monitoring the Governors Orders and providing updates as necessary based on the guidelines of the state. If you have any questions, please contact our Director of Ancillary Services, Shirley Tanguy at stangu@hra.org or (757) 884-9117.

We look forward to seeing you all soon.

The Staff of HRA Discover Summer

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.
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 15-19
    Time: 12:30-4pm
    Ages: 3rd-8th grades
    Tuition: $190
    Instructor: HRA Faculty
    (Morning Add-on available)
  • American Girl Camp

    Learn what it was like to grow up during the Revolutionary War Period with Felicity, World War II with Molly, the Civil War Era with Addy, and the Victorian Era with Samantha. We’ll cook food that represents each time period, crafts like needlepoint, tea parties to learn proper manners, and read some of their stories. Each student will get to bring home projects completed throughout the week.
     
    Dates: July 6-10
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-noon
    Ages: 2nd-5th
    Tuition: $195/week
    Instructor: The Music Post www.musicpoststudio.com
    (Afternoon 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 1-5
    Times: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
    Ages: 3-5 year olds
    Tuition: $190
    Instructor: Class taught by a staff member from Little Scholars. http://www.littlescholarsllc.com
    (Morning Add-on available)
  • Builders Camp

    Calling all inventors, creators, builders and designers! Come build some awesome creations with us! We will create our own designs and make structures using recyclable materials, building block and many other interesting items. Skills necessary… none! Skills gained: communication, problem solving, reasoning, developing creativity, and team work.

    Dates: June 8-12
    Times: 12:30-4 p.m.
    Ages: 2nd-4th grades
    Tuition: $190
    Instructor: Class taught by a staff member from Little Scholars. http://www.littlescholarsllc.com
    (Morning Add-on available)
  • Builders In Training

    Calling all inventors, builders, and designers; come and build some awesome creations with us! We will create our own designs and make structures using building blocks, recyclable materials, and many other interesting items. Skills necessary: none! Skills gained: communication, problem solving, reasoning, developing creativity, and team work.

    Dates: July 20-24
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-noon
    Ages: K-1st grades
    Tuition: $190
    Instructor: Class taught by a staff member from Little Scholars. http://www.littlescholarsllc.com
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Camping Fun!

    Join Mrs. Silberhorn for some camping fun! Stories around the camp “fire,” camping songs, reading under the stars, camping science, and more! 
     
    Dates:   July 6-10
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-noon OR 12:30-4 p.m.
    Ages: 2nd-3rd grades
    Tuition: $170/camp
    Instructor: Mrs. Silberhorn (2nd grade HRA Faculty)
    (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 15-19 (8:30 a.m. - noon) OR June 20-24 (8:30 a.m.-noon)  OR August 3-7 (8:30 a.m.-noon)
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 2nd- 8th grades
    Tuition: $220 per week
    Instructor – Virginia’s Finest Chocolates by Mary
    (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 29-July 3 
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 3rd- 8th grades
    Tuition: $220 per week
    Instructor – Virginia’s Finest Chocolates by Mary
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Comic Creations

    Do you have a knack for drawing? Do you like to write? We have the class for you! Come join us as we explore the world of comics. We will learn about the different styles of cartooning, create new characters, and build a portfolio of your work.

     
    Dates:   June 8-12
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-noon
    Ages: 2nd-4th grades
    Tuition: $190
    Instructor: Class taught by a staff member from Little Scholars. http://www.littlescholarsllc.com
    (Afternoon Add-on 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 13-17
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-noon
    Ages: PK-2nd grades
    Tuition: $175
    Instructor – Ms. Erika Caulford (HRA Lower School Faculty)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Dance Camps by Virginia Regional Ballet – Yorktown Studio - Ballet Boot Camp Dance Camp

    Acceleratd classes for the beginner ages 10 & Up or the dancer who is returning from a dance hiatus. Camp held at Yorktown Route 17 and Dare Road Locations.   Snacks provided. Transportation provided to and from camp from HRA.   (Bus will leave HRA every day promptly at 8:55 a.m., returning by 12:30 p.m.)
     
    Dates: August 3-7
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Ages: 10 years & Up
    Tuition: $130/week
    Instructor – Virginia Regional Ballet Staff - www.dancevrb.com
  • Dance Camps by Virginia Regional Ballet – Yorktown Studio - Dance & Tumble Camp

    Camp held at Yorktown Route 17 and Dare Road Locations. Snacks provided. Transportation provided to and from camp from HRA.   (Bus will leave HRA every day promptly at 8:55 a.m., returning by 2:30 p.m.)
     
    Dates: August 3-7
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Ages: 4-9 years
    Tuition: $210/week
    Instructor – Virginia Regional Ballet Staff - www.dancevrb.com
  • Decorating with Duct Tape!

    Everybody loves duct tape as the quick fix for any problem. But….duct tape can also be used to decorate and create things. Students will learn how to manipulate duct tape to create clothing accessories, wallets, bags, decorations and more. Duct tape crafts are great gifts that kids can easily make for friends and family. Spruce up your duct tape collection and impress your friends with your cool new skill. (Duct tape will be provided for the camp, but students may bring special rolls as well).
     
    Dates: July 20-24
    Times: 8:30 a.m.- noon
    Ages: 2nd-6th grades
    Tuition: $170
    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:   June 15-19
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-noon
    Ages: 1st-3rd grades
    Tuition: $240
    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

    Once upon a time, dancers from all across tidewater joyously performed and traveled to far away lands! Each day, campers explore classic fairy tales, storytelling, dancing and dress up. Come meet Hansel & Gretel, the Princess and the Pea or run through the woods with Little Red Riding Hood. Bring your Ballet slippers your love of crafts and imagination. 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 8:55 a.m., returning by 2:20 p.m.) Students may remain at HRA until 4 p.m. at no extra charge.
     
    Dates: July 27-31
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Ages: 4yrs-9yrs
    Tuition: $210/week
    Instructor – Virginia Regional Ballet Staff - www.dancevrb.com
  • Fine Motor Skills 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 out of playdough. Improving fine motor skills will help with handwriting skills, cutting skills, and coloring skills.

    Dates: July 20-24
    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 27-31
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: PK4-1st grades
    Tuition: $165/week
    Instructor: Virginia’s Finest Chocolates by Mary
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Fun with Cupcakes & Cake Pop Decorating

    Ever wanted to learn how to make decorative cupcakes? Come learn how to use decorating tips, bags, sprinkles, cutters, templates and more, to create whimsical cupcakes and cake pops. We will have animal, holiday, and fun themes to explore. Please make any allergies known at the time of registration.
     
    Dates: July 6-10 OR August 10-14
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-noon
    Ages: 3rd- 8th grades
    Tuition: $220 per week
    Instructor – Virginia’s Finest Chocolates by Mary
    (Morning 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 22-26
    Times: 8:30-12 p.m.
    Ages: PK4-1st grades
    Tuition: $175
    Instructor – Ms. Erika Caulford (HRA Lower School Music Faculty)
    (Afternoon 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 8-12
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 4-6 year olds
    Tuition: $195/week
    Instructor: The Music Post www.musicpoststudio.com
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
    OR
    Dates: June 29-July 3
    Times:  8:30 a.m.  - noon
    Ages: 4-6 year olds
    Tuition: $195/week
    Instructor: The Music Post www.musicpoststudio.com
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Mini Dance Camp Presented by Virginia Regional Ballet

    This dance camp includes ballet, creative movement activities, a variety of crafts and a snack. This interactive camp allows children time to enjoy and discover the fun of dance. Themes will vary each day.   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 8:55 a.m., returning by 12:30 p.m.)
     
    Dates: June29-July 3 OR July 13-17
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Ages: 3yrs-5yrs
    Tuition: $130/week
    Instructor – Virginia Regional Ballet Staff - www.dancevrb.com
  • Music Camp

    Orchestras are a collaborative musical ensemble that work together to produce music. This week’s camp will feature the orchestra and works like Gustav Holst’s “The Planets,” Saint Saens “Carnival of the Animals,” and Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” Suites. Together we’ll play games, explore instruments, learn about the sections of the orchestra, make some instruments to take home, and learn about these three composers and their life.
     
    Dates:  June 15-19
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-noon
    Ages: 4-6 year olds
    Tuition: $195/week
    Instructor: The Music Post www.musicpoststudio.com
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Musical Theatre Dance Camp Presented by Virginia Regional Ballet

    Enter the stage door and jump in the spotlight as we sing, act & improv in this musical theatre camp! Campers will perform skits, dance jazz and grow in confidence showcasing their skills. All while learning about the fun you find on the stage. 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 8:55 a.m., returning by 2:20 p.m.) Students may remain at HRA until 4 p.m. at no extra charge.
     
    Dates: July 13-17
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Ages: 8yrs – 12yrs
    Tuition: $210/week
    Instructor – Virginia Regional Ballet Staff - www.dancevrb.com
  • Nancy Drew Book Club Camp

    Nancy Drew is a fictional American girl who solves mysteries. Her books inspire and entertain many youth. In this camp, we will read one of her mysteries, cook recipes from her stories, learn how to code secret messages, and have a mystery hunt each day. 
     
    Dates:  June 22-26
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-noon
    Ages: 2nd - 5th grades
    Tuition: $195/week
    Instructor: The Music Post www.musicpoststudio.com
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Nutcracker Dance Camp Presented by Virginia Regional Ballet

    Ballet, jazz, tap and 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 8:55 a.m., returning by 2:20 p.m.) Students may remain at HRA until 4 p.m. at no extra charge.
     
    Dates: July 6-10
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Ages: 4yrs-9yrs
    Tuition: $210/week
    Instructor – Virginia Regional Ballet Staff - www.dancevrb.com
  • Prince & Princess Dance Camp Presented by Virginia Regional Ballet

    Here ye, here ye! Calling all prince & princesses to join the fanfare of dance royalty!   In this camp we dance with Princess Aroura & Prince Philip, Snow White & Prince Charming just to name a few. You never know who we will meet traveling castle to castle. This camp is a combination dance camp; campers will tap, dance ballet & jazz. 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 8:55 a.m., returning by 2:20 p.m.) Students may remain at HRA until 4 p.m. at no extra charge.
     
    Dates: June 29-July 3
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Ages: 4yrs-9yrs
    Tuition: $210/week
    Instructor – Virginia Regional Ballet Staff - www.dancevrb.com
  • Rockets, Planes, & Flying Things

    Watch it soar, see it glide, come take a ride with rockets, planes and flying things! We will build flying machines, test gliders and soar to the moon through art, stories and lots of play!  Our adventures will sharpen your imagination, kick start your motor skills and ignite a passion for flying!
     
    Dates:   June 1-5
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-noon
    Ages: 3-5 year olds
    Tuition: $190
    Instructor: Class taught by a staff member from Little Scholars. http://www.littlescholarsllc.com
    (Afternoon Add-on available
  • Stitch Camp

    Stitch camp is for anyone wanting to craft! We’ll learn basic crocheting and knitting for hats, scarves, blankets, and pot holders. Next will be basic sewing using hand stitches as well as a sewing machine. Finally, we’ll learn cross stitch and how to latch hook. Each student will be able to choose their project and take it home at the end of the week! 
     
     
    Dates:  June 1-5
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-noon
    Ages: 2nd-5th grades
    Tuition: $195/week
    Instructor: The Music Post www.musicpoststudio.com
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Swan Lake Dance Camp Presented by Virginia Regional Ballet

    Ballet, jazz, tap and crafts with focus on a classical ballet. Camp held at Yorktown Route 17 Location. Transportation provided to and from camp from HRA. Bus leaves HRA at 9:10 a.m. promptly returning at 2:30 p.m. Students may remain at HRA until 4 p.m. at no extra charge.
     
    Dates: July 13-17
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Ages: 4-9yrs
    Tuition: $210/week
    Instructor – Virginia Regional Ballet Staff - www.dancevrb.com
  • World of Wizards Camp

    Calling all wizard fans! This is like no other camp you have experienced. We will take a magical journey into the world of wizards. We will design wands, make magic potions, go on a magical creature hunt, play Quidditch, and participate in activities that will astound all Muggles.

    Dates: August 3-7
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-noon
    Ages: K-1st grades
    Tuition: $190
    Instructor: Class taught by a staff member from Little Scholars. http://www.littlescholarsllc.com
    (Afternoon Add-on available)

Specialty Camps – Sports & Variety

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  • 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 15-21
    Time: Intermediate 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Beginners 12:30-4 p.m.
    Ages: 4th-12th grades
    Tuition: $170/week/camp
    Instructor – Coach Jackie Bailey (HRA Faculty)
    (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 13-17
    Times: 12:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Ages: 2nd-8thgrades
    Tuition: $285
    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 1-5
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 2nd-5th grades
    Tuition: $165
    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 8:30 a.m. and return to HRA at 12:30 p.m.  Please pack a light snack along with your water bottle.  Dress in comfortable clothing.

    Dates: June 15-19 OR July 13-17 OR July 20-24 OR July 27-31 OR August 3-7
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Ages: 7-17 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.  The bus will leave HRA promptly each day at 8:30 a.m. and return to HRA at 3 p.m.  

    Dates: June 8-12 OR July 6-10
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Ages: 3rd-8th grades
    Tuition: $455/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: August 3-7
    Times: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
    Ages: 4th-12th grades
    Tuition: $285
    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 6-10
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-noon
    Ages: 1st-3rd grades
    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 13-17
    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:   June 29 – July 3
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 3-5 year olds
    Tuition: $170
    Instructor: Ms. Erika Caulford (Lower School Faculty)
    (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 22-26
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Ages: 1st –8th grades
    Tuition: $320
    Instructor: Ms. Jennifer Lassiter (HRA Upper School Faculty)
  • 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 20-24
    Times: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Bus will leave HRA promptly at 8:05 a.m. each morning and return to HRA by 4:30 p.m. 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 22-26
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 1st-4th grades
    Tuition: $165/week
    Instructor: Tate Tanguy (2019 HRA Graduate and Varsity soccer player – 00CCL Elite Virginia Legacy Soccer Player – VCU Club Soccer Team)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)

    Dates: July 13-17
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 5th-8th grades
    Tuition: $160/week
    Instructor: Tate Tanguy (2019 HRA Graduate and Varsity soccer player – 00CCL Elite Virginia Legacy Soccer Player – VCU Club Soccer Team)
    (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 6-10
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: K-1st grades
    Tuition: $165
    Instructor: Tate Tanguy (2019 HRA Graduate and Varsity soccer player – 00CCL Elite Virginia Legacy Soccer Player – VCU Club Soccer Team)
    (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 1-5 OR June 8-12 OR June 15-19 OR June 22-26 OR July 6-10
    Time: 8:30-11 a.m.
    Ages: 9-15 years
    Tuition: $165/week
    Instructor – Coach Marvin Hedgepeth (HRA Varsity Coach)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)

    Intermediate
    Dates: July 13-17
    Time: 8:30-11 a.m.
    Ages: 10 - 17
    Tuition: $165/week
    Instructor – Coach Marvin Hedgepeth (HRA Varsity Coach)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)

    Doubles Specialty Camp
    Dates: July 20-24
    Time: 8:30-11 a.m.
    Ages: 10 - 17
    Tuition: $165/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: June 29 - July 3
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 3rd-8th grades
    Tuition: $175
    Instructor: Coach Jackie Bailey (HRA Volleyball Varsity Coach and PE 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)

Specialty Camps – Academics & Sciences

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  • Drobots Drone/STEM Camp - Ultimate Drone Obstacle Challenge

    This action-packed program is specifically designed for both the novice and experienced drone enthusiasts. Full of excitement, teamwork, learning, and fun, campers enjoy one of the world’s fastest growing sports, Drone Obstacle Course Racing. Throughout the week, campers learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. As the week progresses, campers will advance through various skill challenges, learning how to perform assorted exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drone’s speed and agility. Campers will use iPads and remote controls to pitch, yaw and roll their drones through some of Drobots’ most daring obstacle courses. Participants will utilize their creative minds to help design the obstacle layout and then build the obstacle course in preparation for the camp’s final activity and competition.

    Dates: July 13-17
    Times: 12:30-4 p.m. 
    Ages: 3rd-5th grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Drobots Drone/STEM Camp - Drone Escape & Rescue

    This camp introduces the enjoyment of flying drones to the real world application of learning how to use drones in emergency response situations. This is an action-packed and creative program where teams of campers (flight squads) face off, taking on both the “rescuer” and the “victim” mentality. Throughout the week, campers will participate in fun, yet realistic role-playing missions while they attempt to outsmart and out-maneuver the opposing team. Flight squads also will work together to conduct mock search and rescue challenges - all in a safe and friendly competitive environment. Campers will certainly earn their wings, take pride, and gain confidence with each assignment. The key will be how well each team works together and within their flight squads to conquer the adventures at hand. Also included in this program are the innovative Drobots Drone Games, including challenges and concepts such as: Keys To Millions; Spy Drone, Drones To The Rescue, Drone Pod-Racing, and more.
     
    Dates:  August 3-7
    Times: 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
    Ages: 3rd-5th grades
    Tuition: $400 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Drobots Drone/STEM Camp - Junior Drone Pilot Academy

    Designed for younger campers with little to no experience flying drones, this program fully immerses campers into an exciting narrative and experience. The mission: Captain Droby and her crew (campers) are exploring a faraway planet to discover new energy resources. The challenge: a colony of pesky aliens who will do anything to disrupt Captain Droby’s crew. To conquer the aliens, campers will use a variety of flying, jumping, and rolling drones to navigate their way around the planet and successfully make it back to the mothership. Drobots use the safest and most reliable drone products on the market for enhanced safety and most of all, fun. Campers will learn all of the safety measures as they prepare to learn the basics of drone technology before taking to the air. Join our professional counselors for a week filled with excitement, games, and learning. All campers go home with plenty of Drobots keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer.

    Dates:  July 13-17
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-noon
    Ages: 1st-2nd grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Drobots Drone/STEM Camp - Junior Scratch Ninja Adventures

    In this introductory program and using Scratch, campers will make games, apps and movies, including Fruit Ninjas, Pong, and Breakout. Scratch was originally created at MIT and offers a simple environment for campers to learn about general programming concepts (ie: loops, conditions and variables) as well as how to build coding projects. While definitely a beginner’s program, this camp will build the foundation and confidence campers need to learn about programming. At the end of the week, campers will have learned the basic concepts to explore and work through problem-solving activities individually and as a collaborative group.
     
    Dates:  July 13-17
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 1st - 3rd grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Drobots Drone/STEM Camp - LEGO Jedi Engineering

    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 full-day themed engineering camp for LEGO fanatics!
     
    Dates:  July 6-10
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (Full Day Camp)
    Ages: K-2nd grades
    Tuition: $400 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Drobots Drone/STEM Camp - LEGO Ninjaneering

    Enter the world of Ninjago and become an apprentice Ninjaneer! Engineering and Ninjanuity are the focus of this 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:  July 27-31
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-noon
    Ages: K-2nd grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Drobots Drone/STEM Camp - Minecraft: Intro To Mod Creation Minecraft Essentials

    In this junior Minecraft camp, young campers will learn how to use Java (programming language) to make custom mods such as the amazing axe that shoots fireballs, as well an awesome repulsion shield that throws enemies into the air. The ultimate goal of this program is to ensure campers are having fun while learning new concepts to progress their learning and build confidence coding, so they may prepare for the next learning opportunity in the future, all while having fun! No prior experience with Minecraft necessary.
     
     
    Dates:  July 13-17
    Times: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
    Ages: 1st-3rd grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Drobots Drone/STEM Camp - Minecraft: Mod Creation: Minecraft Mobs & AI

    In this creative camp, students will create their own custom mobs (Minecraft character models) and then use AI (artificial intelligence) programming to teach the mobs how to react in interesting situations. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced Minecraft gamer, this camp will present innovative challenges and opportunities to enhance your level of play.
     
     
    Dates:  June 15-19
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-noon
    Ages: 3rd-7th grades
    Tuition: $210 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Drobots Drone/STEM Camp - Minecraft: Mod Creation: Minecraft Mobs & AI

    In this creative camp, students will create their own custom mobs (Minecraft character models) and then use AI (artificial intelligence) programming to teach the mobs how to react in interesting situations. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced Minecraft gamer, this camp will present innovative challenges and opportunities to enhance your level of play.
     
    Dates:  July 20-24
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Ages: 3rd-7th grades
    Tuition: $400 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Drobots Drone/STEM Camp - Roblox 3D Game Development: Adventure & Racing Games

    Do you love Roblox and want to learn how to make your own games? In this exciting camp for beginners, students will learn the Roblox Studio game creation engine and the Lua scripting language, and build exciting professional grade games, including Obbies, Racing games, and Dodgeball games. Students will master important coding concepts such as conditionals, loops, and functions, and learn a powerful scripting language used by pro developers around the world! Throughout the week campers use the Roblox Studio editor and Lua (Roblox programming language) to build their very own Adventure Map. Each day will present a new challenge and a key concept, such as conditionals and variables. The ultimate goal of this program is to ensure campers are having fun while learning new concepts to progress their learning and build confidence coding, so they may prepare for the next learning opportunity in the future, all while having fun!
     
    Dates:  July 27-31
    Times: 8:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.
    Ages: 3rd-7th grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Drobots Drone/STEM Camp - Roblox 3D Game Development: Battle Royale

    Fans of Fortnite, we need you! Instead of just playing your favorite battle royale games, why not design your own? In this exciting program campers will use a professional 3D game development software, like Lua, to build levels and assets and create action and battle sequences inspired by popular games like Fortnite. In this popular camp students will create a Fortnite-style Battle Royale game in Roblox! Students will learn both the basics of 3D game development and fundamental programming concepts using the Lua programming language. This camp is designed for beginner to intermediate students who are interested in both programming and game development.
     
    Dates:  June 15-19
    Times: 12:30-4 p.m.
    Ages: 3rd-7th grades
    Tuition: $210 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Drobots Drone/STEM Camp - Roblox 3D Game Development: Battle Royale

    Fans of Fortnite, we need you! Instead of just playing your favorite battle royale games, why not design your own? In this exciting program campers will use a professional 3D game development software, like Lua, to build levels and assets and create action and battle sequences inspired by popular games like Fortnite. In this popular camp students will create a Fortnite-style Battle Royale game in Roblox! Students will learn both the basics of 3D game development and fundamental programming concepts using the Lua programming language. This camp is designed for beginner to intermediate students who are interested in both programming and game development.
     
    Dates:  August 3-7
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Ages: 3rd-7th grades
    Tuition: $400 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Drobots Drone/STEM Camp - Roblox 3D Game Development: Battle Royale - Full Day Camp

    Fans of Fortnite, we need you! Instead of just playing your favorite battle royale games, why not design your own? In this exciting program campers will use a professional 3D game development software, like Lua, to build levels and assets and create action and battle sequences inspired by popular games like Fortnite. In this popular camp students will create a Fortnite-style Battle Royale game in Roblox! Students will learn both the basics of 3D game development and fundamental programming concepts using the Lua programming language. This camp is designed for beginner to intermediate students who are interested in both programming and game development.
     
     
    Dates:  June 22-26
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (Full Day Camp)
    Ages: 3rd-7th grades
    Tuition: $440 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Drobots Drone/STEM Camp - Roblox 3D Game Development: Robux Tycoon

    In this popular camp students will design and code an awesome Advanced Obby and Tycoon game in Roblox, and then learn how to monetize them to make Robux at the Roblox marketplace! Students will learn both the basics of 3D game development and fundamental programming concepts using the Lua programming language. This camp is designed for beginner to intermediate students who are interested in programming, game design, and entrepreneurship.
     
     
    Dates:  July 6-10
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (Full Day Camp)
    Ages: 3rd-7th grades
    Tuition: $400 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Drobots Drone/STEM Camp - Roblox 3D Game Development: Robux Tycoon

    In this popular camp students will design and code an awesome Advanced Obby and Tycoon game in Roblox, and then learn how to monetize them to make Robux at the Roblox marketplace! Students will learn both the basics of 3D game development and fundamental programming concepts using the Lua programming language. This camp is designed for beginner to intermediate students who are interested in programming, game design, and entrepreneurship.
     
    Dates:  July 27-31
    Times: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
    Ages: 3rd-7th grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Drobots Drone/STEM Camp - StemQuest Jr: Star Wars BB8 Adventures

    BB8 Adventures takes STEM to a galaxy far far away. This program combines all of the highlights from the latest Star Wars movies, specifically the newest droid, D-0 and the rest of the popular bots, which are certain to excite your 1st or 2nd grade camper! Each day, teams of campers (Squads) work together, with encouragement and guidance from their Jedi counselors, to customize droid-like robots and complete various Yoda engineering challenges. Throughout the week, campers will dunk intergalactic basketballs into mini hoops, play BB8 battleship, and joust in the balloon popping droid arena. Each challenge presents the campers with hands-on building and engineering lessons to help make their bots jump up ramps, roll through tunnels, and bounce over barriers. BB8 Adventures offers a friendly and collaborative environment, encouraging teamwork, sportsmanship and positivity - all while introducing campers to become active participants with today’s most applicable, exciting, and new technology.
     
    Dates:  July 27-31
    Times: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
    Ages: 1st-2nd grades
    Tuition: $200 per week
    Instructor: Drobots Company http://www.drobotscompany.com
  • Drobots Drone/STEM Camp - StemQuest: Fortnite Battle Squads

    StemQuest Fortnite extracts the thrills from the video screen and delivers the gaming experience directly into a live setting (without the video screen!). Fortnite has opened up a whole new world of fun for kids and video game enthusiasts, but now it is time to bring that excitement into the physical world of STEM. The Fortnite Island presents campers with a variety of head-to-head challenges where campers will learn to use sophisticated rolling bots, mini foam ball launchers, and jumping drones to simulate the video game battles. Each “Squad” is comprised of a team of campers who work together to establish and defend their “Base” against the other Squads of campers, but beware of the shrinking storm, the Volcano, and Viking Village. The ultimate goal is to earn points, gather resources, and explore new maps and terrains. Code your rolling bot to land on a portal and teleport around the block strategically to catch rival Squads off guard and establish alliances in order to bring the Counselor, Giant Mech to its knees.
     
    Dates:  July 20-24
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Ages: 3rd-5th grades
    Tuition: $400 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: August 3-7
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: Rising 1st grade
    Tuition: $170
    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 27-31
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-noon
    Ages: Rising Kindergarten
    Tuition: $170
    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 10-14
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: Rising 2nd grade
    Tuition: $170
    Instructor: Ms. Kovalcik (HRA Lower School Faculty)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Intro to STEM with LEGO®

    Let your imagination run wild with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts. Build engineer-designed projects such as: chugging Steamboats, enchanting Moon Bridges, and bustling Airports. Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas.
     
    Dates:  June 8-12
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Ages: 5-6 years
    Tuition: $160
    Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies - https://www.play-well.org/
  • JEDI Engineering with LEGO®

    The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles with LEGO® materials as we construct the Ewok Village on Endor, fly through space on our X-Wings, and defend the Echo Base on Hoth. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire!
     
    Dates:  August 10-14
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Ages: 5-6 years
    Tuition: $160
    Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies - https://www.play-well.org/
  • JEDI Master Engineering with LEGO®

    The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles with LEGO® materials as we construct the Ewok Village on Endor, fly through space on our X-Wings, and defend the Echo Base on Hoth. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire!

    Dates:  August 10-14
    Times: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
    Ages: 7-12 years
    Tuition: $160
    Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies - https://www.play-well.org/
  • 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: $95/session
    Instructor: Ms. Stacy Ansama (HRA Upper School Faculty)
    (Morning/Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Mad Science! Crazy Chem Works!

    Shake up a flask of fun in the lab as a junior chemist! This week of crazy chemistry is packed solid with cool reactions. Campers put on some goggles and change liquids to solid and back again. They get to handle laboratory tools, build and break molecules, and pick up some tricks on chemical changes. Campers will also compete in the Slime Olympics!
     
    Dates: July 13-17
    Times: 9 a.m.-noon
    Ages: 1st-6th grades
    Tuition: $180
    Instructor: Mad Science of Hampton Roads Staff
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Mad Science! Eureka! The Inventors 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: June 22-26
    Times: 9 a.m.- noon
    Ages: 1st-6th grades
    Tuition: $180
    Instructor: Mad Science of Hampton Roads Staff
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • Mad Science! NASA: Journey into Outer Space

    Mad Science and NASA have teamed up to bring you the excitement and wonder of 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 3-7
    Times: 9 a.m.-noon
    Ages: 1st-6th grades
    Tuition: $180
    Instructor: Mad Science of Hampton Roads Staff
    (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 27-31            8:30-10am (Rising 5th grade)
    10:30 a.m.-noon (Rising 6th grade)
    12:30 a.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: $95/session
    Instructor: Ms. Katie Clover (Middle and Upper School Math Faculty)
    (Morning/Afternoon Add-on available)
  • STEM Challenge with LEGO®

    Refine your construction skills as you tinker with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts through projects such as: dizzying Teacup Rides, customized Cuckoo clocks, and the historic Wright Flyer. Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas.
     
    Dates:  June 8-12
    Times: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
    Ages: 7-12 years
    Tuition: $160
    Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies - https://www.play-well.org/
  • 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 17-21
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-noon
    Ages: 6th-8th grades
    Tuition: $170
    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: August 10-14
    Time: 8:30 a.m.-noon
    Ages: K-2nd grades
    Tuition: $175
    Instructor: Dr. Maribel Gendreau (Upper School Science Faculty)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)
  • 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 27-31
    Time: 8:30-10 a.m. 
    Ages: 8th-12th grades
    Tuition: $95
    Instructor: Ms. Jennifer Lassiter (HRA Head of Upper School Math)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)

Adventure Day Camp

Adventure Day Camp:
Cost: $275/week - Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Grades: 1st-5th
Before care 7 - 8:30 a.m. - $55
After care 4 - 6 p.m. - $70
**New This Year - Lunch is included in all Adventure Day Full Day Camps.  Lunch will be served in HRA's new Dining Hall.  Lunch may be added to any morning or afternoon camp for an additional cost of $30 per week.  Lunch time is served from noon -12:30 p.m. each day.**
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: $275/week - Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Grades: 3 – 5 years
Before care 7 - 8:30 a.m. $55
After care 4 - 6 p.m. $70
Half day camp (morning or afternoon) is available – 8:30 a.m. -noon or 12:30 - 4 p.m. – Cost $125/week
**New This Year - Lunch is included in all Little Navigators Full Day Camps.  Lunch will be served in HRA's new Dining Hall.  Lunch may be added to any morning or afternoon camp for an additional cost of $30 per week.  Lunch time is served from noon -12:30 p.m. each day.**
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 1-5

    Navigate Your 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 8-12

    Back to the Future! 
    When (or where!) would you go if you had a time machine? Let’s travel Back to the Future, and explore what used to be!
  • Week of June 15-19

    Once Upon a Time. . .
    a long time ago, there was a Camp in the Land of Summer where imaginations were free to discover adventures around every turn!  Join us for a week of fairies, jesters, princesses & knights, dragons, castles and anything else your minds can imagine! 
  • Week of June 22-26

    Animal Planet! 
    Spend the week learning about different animals around the globe.  A trip to the Zoo is a must.

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  • Week of July 27-31

    Art Explosion!
    This week will be messy and lots of fun.
  • Week of June 29-July 3

    Hip Hip Hooray! 
    Where better to celebrate our nation’s birthday than right here in the Historic Triangle!
  • Week of July 6-10

    Want to be in the Circus!
    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 13-17

    Water Works! 
    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 20-24

    Let the Games Begin! 
    Celebrate our Olympic Games, learning all about their amazing history!  Countries, flags, traditions, events, costumes and a whole lot more!

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  • Week of August 22-25

    Camp-a-la-Carte!
    Join us for one day or join us for all days.  Either way it will be FUN, FUN, FUN!  Each day will be a different activity.  Movies, Mini Golf, Paradise Beach Club and more…..
  • Week of August 3-7

    Treasure Hunters! 
    Each day will be a new adventure.
  • Week of August 10-14

    Sports Galore! 
    Spend the week playing soccer, football, baseball, dodgeball, and more.
  • Week of August 17-21

    Until Next Time! 
    We will close out the summer with our favorites from weeks gone by

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.