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Summer Camp

HRA Summer Camp program is now OPEN!!

In accordance with Virginia Governor's Office, the Virginia Dept. of Education, the Virginia Department of Health, the Virginia Department of Social Services, and other national, regional, and local organizations, HRA's Summer Camp and Activities will be open and practicing Covid-19 safety protocols.  For more information, please click here.

HRA’s Adventure Day Camp and Little Navigators Camp are now open! Our daily operating hours are 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Please continue to check the HRA Discover Summer website for updates.

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 below and are due the week prior to camp.

HRA will continue to monitor the Governors Orders and will provide 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.

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.

Specialty Camps – Academics

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  • 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: June 27-July 1
    Times: 8:30-12pm
    Ages: PK4
    Tuition: $185
    Instructor: Ms. Kovalcik (Current Kindergarten teacher at HRA with previous classroom teaching experience in Pre-K – 1st Grade combined with tutoring grades K-7)
    Maximum Students: 10

    Dates: July 11-15
    Times: 8:30-12pm
    Ages: Kindergarten
    Tuition: $185
    Instructor: Ms. Kovalcik (Current Kindergarten teacher at HRA with previous classroom teaching experience in Pre-K – 1st Grade combined with tutoring grades K-7)
    Maximum Students: 10
  • 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 18-22
    Times:  8:30-12pm
    Ages:  Rising Kindergarten
    Tuition:  $185
    Instructor:  Ms. Kovalcik (Current Kindergarten teacher at HRA with previous classroom teaching experience in Pre-K – 1st Grade combined with tutoring grades K-7)
    Maximum Students: 10
  • 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 25-29
    Times:  8:30-12pm
    Ages:  Rising 1st grade
    Tuition:  $185
    Instructor:  Ms. Kovalcik (Current Kindergarten teacher at HRA with previous classroom teaching experience in Pre-K – 1st Grade combined with tutoring grades K-7)
    Maximum Students: 9
  • 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 1-5
    Times:  8:30-12pm
    Ages:  Rising 2nd grade
    Tuition:  $185
    Instructor:  Ms. Kovalcik (Current Kindergarten teacher at HRA with previous classroom teaching experience in Pre-K – 1st Grade combined with tutoring grades K-7)
    Maximum Students: 9
  • 5th grade 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.

    Fractions, Decimals, Percents, Oh My! In this 5th grade math camp, we will review the basics necessary for rational number operations. Working on number sense, practicing computations, and solidifying conceptual understanding of rational numbers will be our focus.

    ** Please note: This course will only meet for 1 1/2 hours each day.
    Feel free to contact the Camp office at 757-884-9117 with any questions you might have (registration, scheduling, options, etc.)

    Dates: August 1 - 5
    Times: 8:30-10 a.m.
    Ages: 5th grade
    Tuition: $120/week
    Instructor: Mrs. Katie Clover (Middle and Upper School Math Faculty)
  • 6th grade 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.

    Moving on Up! Navigating our way through rational number operations, introductory algebraic concepts, and geometry will set the stage for 6th grade math. This camp will refresh and expand upon 5th grade skills in preparation for the next level. 

    ** Please note: This course will only meet for 1 1/2 hours each day.
    Feel free to contact the Camp office at 757-884-9117 with any questions you might have (registration, scheduling, options, etc.)

    Dates: August 1 - 5
    Times: 8:30-10 a.m.
    Ages: 6th grade
    Tuition: $120/week
    Instructor: Mrs. Katie Clover (Middle and Upper School Math Faculty)
  • 7th grade 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.

    Positive, Negative, and everything in Between! This camp will prepare students for our integrated algebra and geometry 7th grade curriculum. A concentrated focus on rational number operations, simplifying expressions, solving equations, and geometry will prepare students for a successful start to their 7th grade year. 

    ** Please note: This course will only meet for 1 1/2 hours each day.
    Feel free to contact the Camp office at 757-884-9117 with any questions you might have (registration, scheduling, options, etc.)

    Dates: August 1 - 5
    Times: 10:30-12pm    
    Ages: 7th grade
    Tuition: $120/week
    Instructor: Mrs. Katie Clover (Middle and Upper School Math Faculty)
  • 8th grade 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.

    Getting Ready for Algebra! Preparing students for Algebra 1 requires a strong review of solving equations, linear relations, and exponents. In this camp, we will review these foundational skills and additionally incorporate a geometry refresher. 

    ** Please note: This course will only meet for 1 1/2 hours each day.
    Feel free to contact the Camp office at 757-884-9117 with any questions you might have (registration, scheduling, options, etc.)

    Dates: August 1 - 5
    Times: 10:30-12pm    
    Ages: 8th grade
    Tuition: $120/week
    Instructor: Mrs. Katie Clover (Middle and Upper School Math Faculty)
  • 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 2022-23 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: August 1-5
    Time:  8:30-10am 
    Ages: 8th-12th grades
    Tuition: $120/week
    Instructor:  Ms. Jennifer Lassiter (HRA Head of Upper School Math)
  • Creative Writing Bootcamp

    Day 1: Poetry Exploration 
    In today's workshop, we will be reading and analyzing traditional and nontraditional poetry and creating our own original works based on the mentor texts. Students will read and create their own spoken word poetry, haiku, and ode. This is an opportunity for students to write about their own memories and emotions as well as the natural world. 
    Day 2: Creative Nonfiction
    Now that students have begun to explore their own feelings and emotions through poetry, they can begin to create a creative nonfiction narrative about their own lives. Prompted by excerpts of essays and memoirs from famous authors, students will create short works that explore their memories. 
    Day 3: Flash Fiction
    Now that students have started to create their own narratives, we will translate those skills to fiction. Students will read a few example texts of flash fiction (very short stories ranging from a few words to a couple of pages) and then create their own based on varied prompts and genres. 
    Day 4: Character Building and World Building
    Now that students have had a taste for fiction, they will expand their skills into short stories and novels with character and world building exercises. These exercises will span a variety of genres and allow students to imaginatively outline future creative works. 
    Day 5:  Short Stories
    Lastly, students will tie all of their skills together to create a short story. After they read an example text, they will begin to create a short story on the topic of their choice. 

    Dates:  June 13-17
    Time:  8:30-12pm 
    Ages:  9th-11th grades
    Tuition: $250/week
    Instructor:  Ms. Katharine Brownfiel (HRA 11th grade English teacher.  Assistant to the Poet Laureate of Virginia for a year and held internships at Blue Dragon Publishing and Penguin Random House.)

Specialty Camps - Sports

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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 13-17
    Time: 8:30-12pm
    Ages: 4th-8th grades
    Tuition: $185
    Instructor – Coach Jackie Bailey (HRA PE Faculty)
    Space Availability: 8 students
  • Fencing Camp at Miracle Fencing Club

    Fencing is a sport which builds character and confidence, and demands physical and mental discipline. Students at Miracle Fencing Club participate in drills, conditioning, and games which will build good fencing habits that will serve them at every level of competition. Students will learn the basics of fencing, including footwork and blade work, and also build their strategic knowledge and decision-making abilities. Lunch not provided. Please pack a healthy lunch or drop off lunch at 12:00 noon. Lunch break will be between 12 pm and 12:45 pm. Please wear gym clothes and clean tennis shoes. Bring water, lunch, and snacks.

    Upon completion of the camp, students are eligible for intermediate class. Intermediate students will continue their study of blade work and footwork, as well as build their strategic knowledge and decision making abilities. Participation in conditioning is expected at the intermediate level. Intermediate students are also invited (and encouraged!) to participate in “open fencing” in order to apply their skills in real fencing bouts against their peers. Additionally, intermediate students are eligible to compete in local, regional, and national competitions.

    Campers will be taken to the Miracle Fencing Club on HRA buses. The bus will leave HRA each promptly at 9:40am and return to HRA at 2:30pm.  

    Dates:    July 25-29 OR August 1-5
    Time:     10-2pm
    Ages:  8-16 years
    Tuition: $350/week
    Instructor – Miracle Fencing Club – Miraclefencingclub.com (757) 748-9290,  5728 George Washington highway, Yorktown, VA 23692
  • Lace 'Em Up! Basketball Camp (4-days)

    This camp will focus on fundamentals of the game in a competitive and exciting way. Come ready to learn, work hard, and most importantly, have fun!  This camp is open to both boys and girls.

    Dates:    July 11-14 (4-days – No camp Friday)
    Time:     8:30-11:30 am
    Ages:   5th-8th Grades
    Tuition: $150/week
    Instructor – Jocelyn Spencer - HRA grad, class of 2008, collegiate basketball player at Virginia Wesleyan, currently Varsity Girl's assistant
    James Spencer III - HRA grad, class of 2007, collegiate basketball player at Liberty University, previous coaching experience, currently Varsity Girl's assistant.
  • 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 8-10 (3-days Wednesday-Friday)
    Time:  8:30-11am
    Ages:  10-17 years
    Tuition: $105/week
    Instructor – Coach Marvin Hedgepeth (HRA Varsity Coach)

    Dates: June 21-24 (4-days Tuesday-Friday) 
    Time: 8:30-11am
    Ages:10-17 years
    Tuition: $140/week
    Instructor – Coach Marvin Hedgepeth (HRA Varsity Coach)

    Dates: June 13-17 OR June 27-July 1 OR July 11-15 (all 5 days Monday-Friday)
    Time: 8:30-11am
    Ages:  10-17 years
    Tuition: $175/week
    Instructor – Coach Marvin Hedgepeth (HRA Varsity Coach)

    Intermediate
    Dates: July 25-29 (5 days Monday-Friday)
    Time: 8:30-11am
    Ages:10-17
    Tuition: $175/week
    Instructor – Coach Marvin Hedgepeth (HRA Varsity Coach)
  • Soccer Skills for Little Boys Feet

    Sunshine and a soccer ball! Players will have fun while learning  the 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 21-25 (4-days)
    Times:  8:30-12pm
    Ages:  1st-3rd grades
    Tuition:  $150/week
    Instructor:  Tate Tanguy (2019 HRA Graduate and Varsity soccer player – 00CCL Elite Virginia Legacy Soccer Player – VCU Club Soccer Team)
  • Boys Soccer Camp

    Don't miss this 1st class player's experience with daily technical training, speed & agility, small sided competitions, position specific training and game play. Fun and skill development is the priority as all campers will be coached to improve their craft by our staff of experienced coaches and college & pro players.  All players are expected to work hard, focus, respect the staff and fellow campers' opportunity to develop in a high paced, fun environment for all.  See website description for Coach information.

    Dates:    June 27-July 1
    Time:     8:30-10:15 – 10-14 year olds
                 10:30-12:00 – 15-18 year olds
    Ages:   as above
    Tuition: $175/week
    Instructor – Coach Kevin Darcy

    Coach Darcy's Credentials:
    US Soccer "A" License, US Soccer National Youth License, NSCAA Premier Diploma, NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma.  NSCAA (USC) Coaching Education Academy Staff leading Development Courses for coaches (2002-Present).

    Coach Darcy's Coaching Experience
    Founder of youth soccer clubs Eastern Shore Sharks (MD), Tidewater Sharks (VA), ETA United (VA) & VIRGINIA FC. Moved to Virginia in 2006 to serve as the first DOC/Technical Director of Virginia Legacy SC before accepting the Technical Director role in 2008 for Chesterfield United FC. Directed ETA United's Super Y League and USYF DA programs before launching VIRGINIA FC on the Peninsula in 2019. Former professional head coach in the USL D3 Pro League (Eastern Shore Sharks FC), USL PDL (Virginia Legacy SC), WPSL Women's (Tidewater Sharks), PASL/IPL Indoor (Tidewater Sharks & Richmond United FC) and NPSL's Legacy 76 Men leading the franchise to back to back national playoff appearances and a birth in the US Open Cup. Served as head coach for the UWS Minor League Women's franchise (VIRGINIA FC) and currently boys varsity coach at HRA "Hampton Roads Academy". Former Division 1 women's head coach at Hampton University, assistant for William and Mary women as well as Division 3 Salisbury University men. A six time high school coach of the year at Jamestown High School (girls), West Point High School & the Salisbury School (boys). Served as head coach for Virginia ODP State teams coaching internationally in Costa Rica, Czech Republic and Brazil with PUMA Pro Select.  One of six coaches selected by the USL Super Y League to lead the USL Pro Experience teams in Cincinnati.

    Coach Darcy's Playing Experience
    USISL/USL "United Soccer Leagues" player in the D3 Pro League for the Delaware Wizards, Baltimore Bays & Eastern Shore Sharks (1996-1999) with a call up to the USL "A" Leagues Maryland Mania (1999). Division 1 player for Old Dominion University (1986-87) and Salisbury University (1987, 88 & 91) earning team captain, MVP, 1st Team All Conference and NSCAA All South Atlantic Regional All American.  Maryland leading scorer in high school (1985), Bayside Conference MVP & 1st Team All State leading Pocomoke HS to a Maryland State Championship finals appearance.
  • Soccer Skills for Little Girls Feet

    Sunshine and a soccer ball!  Players will have fun while learning the 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 12-15 (4-days-No Camp Monday)
    Times:  8:30-10:30am
    Ages:  1st-3rd grades
    Tuition:  $125/week
    Instructor:  Allie Segura

    Coach Segura's Credentials — US Soccer "C" License, US Soccer National Youth License

    Coach Segura's Coaching experience —Former Division 1 women's assistant coach at Hampton University from 2017-2018, served as head coach for Virginia Central District ODP as well as Assistant coach for Virginia State team 2019-present. Currently girls varsity coach and department head at HRA "Hampton Roads Academy". As well as Age group coordinator of U6-U10 at Virginia Legacy Soccer Club and head coach of a variation of ages since 2018. 

    Coach Segura's Playing experience—Division 1 player for Virginia Military Institute (2011-15) earning team captain. Kecoughtan varsity high school player earning 1st team all district all four years as well as honorable mention 1st team all region. Played for beach fc where our team finished in the state cup finals every year from U14 on. 
  • Girls Soccer Camp

    “Get this summer camp on your list to attend. The purpose is to bring together the girls in the soccer community for a week-long camp that inspired and empowered them while playing the sport they all love. The number one priority for players will be fun. Followed by development through skill drills and playing the game at a higher level. Working on technical training, speed strength and agility, small sided games, full scrimmages where players are expected to bring hard work and a growth mindset.”
     
     
    Dates:  July 18-22
    Time:     8:30-10:15 – 10-14 year olds
                  10:30-12:00 – 15-18 year olds
    Ages:   as above
    Tuition: $175/week
    Instructor:  Allie Segura

    Coach Segura's Credentials — US Soccer "C" License, US Soccer National Youth License

    Coach Segura's Coaching experience —Former Division 1 women's assistant coach at Hampton University from 2017-2018, served as head coach for Virginia Central District ODP as well as Assistant coach for Virginia State team 2019-present. Currently girls varsity coach and department head at HRA "Hampton Roads Academy". As well as Age group coordinator of U6-U10 at Virginia Legacy Soccer Club and head coach of a variation of ages since 2018. 

    Coach Segura's Playing experience—Division 1 player for Virginia Military Institute (2011-15) earning team captain. Kecoughtan varsity high school player earning 1st team all district all four years as well as honorable mention 1st team all region. Played for beach fc where our team finished in the state cup finals every year from U14 on. 
  • Stick Start (Field Hockey-Girls)

    Kickstart your fall field hockey season with HRA's Stick Start! HRA Varsity Field Hockey Coach Lacey Elliott and guest Stick Power coaches will guide campers through four fun days of instructional drills and competitive games.

    Dates: August 1-4 (4-days)
    Time: 8:30-11:30am
    Ages:  4th – 8th grades
    Tuition: $190
    Instructor – HRA Varsity Field Hockey Coach Lacey Elliott and guest Stick Power coaches
  • Volleyball Skills and Drills – Girls only – Beginner and Intermediate

    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 Varsity Coach.

    Dates:  August 1-5
    Time: 8:30-12pm
    Ages: 3rd-8th grades
    Tuition: $185
    Instructor:  Coach Jackie Bailey (HRA Volleyball Varsity Coach and PE Faculty)
    (Afternoon Add-on available)

Specialty Camps – Junior Sciences

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  • 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 11-15
    Times:  9-12pm
    Ages:  3rd-5th grades
    Tuition: $200
    Instructor:  Mad Science of Hampton Roads Staff
  • Mad Science! Goo, Guts & Gross Science!

    Use your skills as a creepy chemist to make your own radically gross reactions with batteries, coins, and more! Compare fingerprints and discover the mysteries of DNA as you step into the shoes of a crime scene investigator. Make "brain goo" and get into your “guts” with an introduction to the circulatory, respiratory, digestive systems, and more. Discover cool and yucky chemical reactions in this hands-on science adventure!
     
    Dates:  July 18-22
    Times:  9-12pm
    Ages: 1stt-3rd grades
    Tuition: $200
    Instructor:  Mad Science of Hampton Roads Staff
  • Mad Science! Red Hot Robots!

    Build your own programmable robot! Join us for a week of fun with amazing robots! In this week of camp, learn about the uses of robots in our world and spend time experimenting with super cool red hot robots. Experiment with sound sensing robots, line-tracking robots, amphibious robots and robots that can even play soccer! Discover the science of circuits and how robots use sensors to explore things around them. Use your skills to build your very own working robot to take home with you.

    Dates:  July 25-29
    Times:  9-12pm
    Ages: 3rdt-5th grades
    Tuition: $225
    Instructor:  Mad Science of Hampton Roads Staff

Specialty Camps - Creative

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  • 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:  July 5-8 (4-days)
    Times:  8:30-12pm
    Ages:  PK4-1st grades
    Tuition:  $175
    Instructor – Ms. Erika Caulford (HRA Lower School Faculty)
  • LEGO Mania! (Juniors)

    Welcome to the world of creative play using the classic LEGO bricks.  Playing with LEGOS helps children hone their creativity, develop fine motor and problem solving skills, build teamwork, and unleash their imagination!  Whether you are building cars, planes, space stations, robots or your own elaborate construction - your child is free to explore, imagine and create!  Motorized versions for those who are ready to move ahead . . .!

    Dates: July 25-29
    Ages: 3-5 year olds
    Tuition: $155
    Instructor:  Ms. Erika Caulford (Lower School Faculty)
  • 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:    July 5-8 (4 days – No Camp July 4)         
    Times:  8:30-12pm
    Ages:  2nd-4th grades
    Tuition:  $185 per week
    Instructor – Virginia’s Finest Chocolates by Mary 
  • 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:    July 18-22                         
    Times:  8:30-12pm
    Ages:  5th- 7th grades
    Tuition:  $225 per week
    Instructor – Virginia’s Finest Chocolates by Mary 
  • Fun with Cupcakes and Cake Pop Decorating with Virginia’s Finest Chocolates by Mary

    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 18-22  
    Times:  8:30-12pm
    Ages:  3rd- 5th grades
    Tuition:  $225 per week
    Instructor – Virginia’s Finest Chocolates by Mary
  • Minions Inventors Camp 2022 Presented by The Music Post

    Imagine a place where your child can tinker, explore, and create great inventions! Students will love being able to build as a team and individually creations all week using different materials. We’ll develop leadership skills, take turns, and focus on creating a one of a kind project together. On the last day of camp we’ll have a show and tell, presenting their inventions that they’ll bring home.  Camp held at Hampton Roads Academy.

    Dates:  June 8-10 (3-days)
    Times:  8:30-12:00pm
    Ages:  4yrs-5yrs
    Tuition:  $150/week
    Instructor – The Music Post https://www.musicpoststudio.com
  • Messy Camp 2022 Presented by The Music Post

    This camp is all things messy! We’ll create artistic masterpieces with a variety of materials. Think ooey gooey slime, edible playdo, exploding volcanos, puffy paint, anything to get our hands dirty
    and experiment! Students will build their confidence and feel inspired as they are encouraged to be creative and unique.  Camp held at Hampton Roads Academy.

    Dates:      June 8-10 (3-days)
    Times:  8:30-12:00pm
    Ages:  3rd-5th Grades
    Tuition:  $160/week
    Instructor – The Music Post https://www.musicpoststudio.com

    Dates:  June 13-17
    Times:  8:30-12:00pm
    Ages:  1st-3rd Grades
    Tuition:  $250/week
    Instructor – The Music Post https://www.musicpoststudio.com

    Dates:  August 1-5
    Times:  8:30-12:00pm
    Ages:  4yrs-5yrs 
    Tuition:  $225/week 
    Instructor – The Music Post https://www.musicpoststudio.com

  • Smelly Camp 2022 Presented by The Music Post

    This is sure to bring a smile to their face! Students will explore the five different senses including taste, hearing, sight, smell, and touch. This will be a sensory rich experience where curiosity is
    encouraged and students can explore and create. We’ll learn about experiments and how the different senses help us regulate and learn about the world around us.  Camp held at Hampton Roads Academy.

    Dates:      June 13-17
    Times:  8:30-12:00pm
    Ages:  4yrs-5yrs
    Tuition:  $200/week
    Instructor – The Music Post https://www.musicpoststudio.com
  • Dynamic Drums Camp 2022 Presented by The Music Post

    This camp will have students captivated from day one.  Students will be immersed in music, exploring rhythms, making different drums and percussion instruments and creating music together. Together, this vibrant class will prepare an ensemble piece to perform at the end of the week. This unique camp will stand out in their childhood memories!  Camp held at Hampton Roads Academy.

    Dates:  June 21-24 (4-days)
    Times:  8:30-12:00pm
    Ages:  4yrs-5yrs
    Tuition:  $190/week
    Instructor – The Music Post https://www.musicpoststudio.com
  • Music Camp 2022 Presented by The Music Post

    Your student will explore their creativity and gain confidence in this encouraging week of music. Students will explore a new instrument each day, compose their own music with notes and sounds, inspire new ideas, and discover their potential in music. This is for students who are actively in lessons or brand new to music! Together, we’ll create incredible music to share at the end of the week.  Camp held at Hampton Roads Academy.

    Dates:  June 27-July 1 
    Times:  8:30-12:00pm
    Ages:  1st-3rd Grades
    Tuition:  $225/week
    Instructor – The Music Post https://www.musicpoststudio.com
  • Twirl Around the World Camp

    Come one, come all to the greatest baton twirling camp where you’re sure to have a ball! In this camp students will learn competitive baton twirling skills and routines. No experience needed! This experience will ensure positive peer relationships and future opportunities in the sport.
    Please purchase a Baton prior to class. These can found on Amazon.  Please contact the ECE office for specifics on how to measure for the correct length

    Dates: June 21-24 (4-days)
    Times: 8:30-12pm
    Ages: 2nd-6thgrades
    Tuition: $165
    Instructor:  Ms. Briana Dillard (Lower School Staff)
  • Ukulele Camp 2022 Presented by The Music Post

    Description: Come all students who are excited to learn a new instrument or brush up their skills! This class will flourish learning new music, chords, and developing lasting friendships. Think of how fun it would be to be able to sing around the campfire over summer break with 5 new songs in your pocket!  Camp held at Hampton Roads Academy.  PLEASE BRING A UKULELE TO CAMP.  Let us know if you wish to purchase one for $50.

    Dates:  July 5-8 (4-days) 
    Times:  8:30-12:00pm
    Ages:  3rd – 5th  Grades
    Tuition:  $190/week (Does not include instrument)
    Instructor – The Music Post https://www.musicpoststudio.com
  • Rainbow Camp 2022 Presented by The Music Post

    In this camp, imagination soars! Students will develop artistic skills through paint, learning about the different color families. We’ll explore different colored foods and what healthy foods may look like. Students will thrive by discovering more about nature around them. They’ll create enchanting moments with unicorns and rainbows during imaginative play. The end of the week your student will leave with a smile on their face and their artistic creations in hand.

    Dates:  July 11-15 
    Times:  8:30-12:00pm
    Ages:  3yrs-4yrs
    Tuition:  $200/week 
    Instructor – The Music Post https://www.musicpoststudio.com
  • Songwriting Camp 2022 Presented by The Music Post

    Students are in for an immersive musical experience.  Together, we’ll go to the next level of skills by learning how to be a successful lyricist, professional musician, and artistic composer. This is geared for both students in music and just beginning their musical  journey. Students will present a group composition at the end of the week as well as individual projects. The genuine, creative, and empowering pieces will be featured in The Music Post’s monthly newsletter in August.  Camp held at Hampton Roads Academy

    Dates:  July 11-15
    Times:  8:30-12:00pm
    Ages:  3rd – 5th  Grades
    Tuition:  $250/week
    Instructor – The Music Post https://www.musicpoststudio.com
  • Wunderkeys Camp 2022 Presented by The Music Post

    Welcome to the foundational music class where imagination soars, smiles are all around, and energetic team building moments occur!  Students will progress through 10 chapters of musical concepts learning the foundations of music. Their future will be bright and limitless after experiencing this musical, piano focused camp.  Includes take home materials.  Camp held at Hampton Roads Academy

    Dates:      July 18-22
    Times:  8:30-12:00pm
    Ages:  3yrs-4yrs
    Tuition:  $225/week 
    Instructor – The Music Post https://www.musicpoststudio.com
  • Bucket Drumming Camp 2022 Presented by The Music Post

    This captivating camp will be the buzz of the summer! Students will learn both body percussion and bucket drumming. No previous musical experience is required. As a community, we’ll perform group pieces with solos throughout. This experience is sure to ignite student’s passion for music and ensemble work.

    Dates:  August 1-5
    Times:  8:30-12:00pm
    Ages:  1st -3rd 
    Tuition:  $250/week 
    Instructor – The Music Post https://www.musicpoststudio.com
  • Copella Dance Camp Presented by Virginia Regional Ballet

    Ballet, Tap, Jazz & Crafts with focus on a classical ballet.  Please bring a bag lunch.  Snacks provided.  Camp held at Yorktown Route 17 Location.  Transportation provided to and from camp from HRA.  (Bus will leave HRA every day promptly at 8:55am, returning by 2:20pm) Students may be dropped off early and play until it is time to go to camp and can remain at HRA until 4pm at no extra charge.
     
    Dates:      June 27-July 1
    Times:  8:30-2:30pm
    Ages:  4yrs-9yrs
    Tuition:  $225/week
    Instructor – Virginia Regional Ballet Staff - www.dancevrb.com
  • Prince & Princess Dance Camp Presented by Virginia Regional Ballet

    Ballet, Tap, Jazz & Crafts with focus on a classical ballet.  Please bring a bag lunch.  Snacks provided.  Camp held at Yorktown Route 17 Location.  Transportation provided to and from camp from HRA.  (Bus will leave HRA every day promptly at 8:55am, returning by 2:20pm) Students may be dropped off early and play until it is time to go to camp and can remain at HRA until 4pm at no extra charge.  

    Dates:  July 11-15
    Times:  8:30-2:30pm
    Ages:  4yrs-9yrs
    Tuition:  $225/week
    Instructor – Virginia Regional Ballet Staff - www.dancevrb.com
  • Around the World Dance Camp Presented by Virginia Regional Ballet

    Ballet, Tap, Jazz & Crafts with focus on a classical ballet.  Please bring a bag lunch.  Snacks provided.  Camp held at Yorktown Route 17 Location.  Transportation provided to and from camp from HRA.  (Bus will leave HRA every day promptly at 8:55am, returning by 2:20pm) Students may be dropped off early and play until it is time to go to camp and can remain at HRA until 4pm at no extra charge.  

    Dates:      July 11-15
    Times:  8:30-2:30pm
    Ages:  7yrs-12yrs
    Tuition:  $225/week
    Instructor – Virginia Regional Ballet Staff - www.dancevrb.com
  • Nutcracker Dance Camp Presented by Virginia Regional Ballet

    Ballet, Tap, Jazz & Crafts with focus on a classical ballet.  Please bring a bag lunch.  Snacks provided.  Camp held at Yorktown Route 17 Location.  Transportation provided to and from camp from HRA.  (Bus will leave HRA every day promptly at 8:55am, returning by 2:20pm) Students may be dropped off early and play until it is time to go to camp and can remain at HRA until 4pm at no extra charge.  

    Dates:  July 18-22
    Times:  8:30-2:30pm
    Ages:  4yrs-9yrs
    Tuition:  $225/week
    Instructor – Virginia Regional Ballet Staff - www.dancevrb.com
  • Showstoppers Dance Camp Presented by Virginia Regional Ballet

    Ballet, Tap, Jazz & Crafts with focus on a classical ballet.  Please bring a bag lunch.  Snacks provided.  Camp held at Yorktown Route 17 Location.  Transportation provided to and from camp from HRA.  (Bus will leave HRA every day promptly at 8:55am, returning by 2:20pm) Students may be dropped off early and play until it is time to go to camp and can remain at HRA until 4pm at no extra charge.  

    Dates:  July 18-22
    Times:  8:30-2:30pm
    Ages:  8yrs-14yrs
    Tuition:  $225/week
    Instructor – Virginia Regional Ballet Staff - www.dancevrb.com
  • 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 will leave HRA every day promptly at 8:55am, returning by 2:20pm) Students may be dropped off early and play until it is time to go to camp and can remain at HRA until 4pm at no extra charge.  

    Dates:  July 25-29
    Times:  8:30-2:30pm
    Ages:  4yrs-9yrs
    Tuition:  $225/week
    Instructor – Virginia Regional Ballet Staff - www.dancevrb.com
     

Specialty Camps - Outdoors & Exploration

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  • 2022 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: June 27-July 1
    Times: 8:30-12pm
    Ages: 5th-9thgrades
    Tuition: $225
    Instructor:  Mr. B. Rous (Head of Upper School)
  • 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 5-8 (4-days – No Camp July 4)
    Times: 8:30-12pm
    Ages: 1st-3rd grades
    Tuition: $185
    Instructor:  HRA Staff

Adventure Day Camp

Adventure Day Camp:
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Cost: $275/week. Grades: 1st-5th
Half day camp (morning only) is available: 7:30 a.m. - Noon. Cost $125/week. Lunch may be added to any morning only camp for an additional cost of $30 per week.  Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. - Noon each day
Half day camp (afternoon only) is available: Noon - 4:00 p.m. Cost $125/week.

**Lunch is included in all Adventure Day Full Day Camps.  Lunch will be served in HRA's new Dining Hall.**
Daily activities will follow the weekly theme with indoor/outdoor games and crafts.
Tuesday and Thursday afternoons are outdoor pool days for ALL.


Little Navigators Day Camp:
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Cost: $275/week.  Grades: 3 – 5 years
Half day camp (morning only) is available: 7:30 a.m. - Noon. Cost $125/week. Lunch may be added to any morning only camp for an additional cost of $30 per week.  Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. - Noon each day
Half day camp (afternoon only) is available: Noon - 4:00 p.m. Cost $125/week.

**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 only camp for an additional cost of $30 per week.  Lunch time is served from 11:30 a.m. - noon p.m. each day.**
Daily activities will follow the weekly theme with indoor/outdoor games and crafts.
Tuesday and Thursday afternoons are outdoor pool days for ALL.

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  • Week of June 8-10 (3 days-Wed-Fri - $165)

    Floating Into Summer!
    Kick off the summer at HRA.  Games, sports, crafts and team building will get your camper ready for an awesome summer.  A trip to the beach is a must this week.
  • Week of June 13-17

    Pirates, Princes and Princesses! 
    Calling all pirates, princes and princesses to join us as we visit mysterious lands.  Off we go to days when pirates ruled the seas and royalty ruled the land.  We make castles, crowns, sea monsters, pirate maps and more. ARRRRGGG, your majesty, this camp is filled with a bounty of games, activities, music and creative art experiences for our noble princes, princesses and sea-faring pirates!  A trip to the beach is a must this week.
  • Week of June 21-24 (4 days - Tues-Friday - $220)

    Invention Convention!
    Problem-solve your way to the top!  Participate in fun challenges that stretch your thinking.  Egg drops and catapults will pave the way for you to create your own invention.  On Friday, present your finished product to your camp friends.  Participate in fun camp activities to charge up your brain!
  • Week of June 27 - July 1

    Disney Dayz!
    Who is your favorite Disney Character? Well get ready to represent them this week with our Disney theme! Come dressed as a Disney Character, memorize some Disney tunes, and get ready for the magic of Disney because this week is going to be awesome!
  • Week of July 5-8 (4 days - Tues-Friday - $220)

    Navigate the World!
    Pack your bags and grab your passports. We are off on a new adventure each day learning about different cultures/countries through games, music, foods and crafts. 

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  • Week of July 11 - 15

    Extreme Recess!
    We are going “old school” for some NEW fun! Campers will play classic P.E. games like kickball, dodgeball, foursquare, elbow tag, and steal the bacon. As well as learn the fundamentals of different sports such as basketball, football, soccer and baseball.
  • Week of July 18-22

    Seashore Antics!
    Come with us as we dive into the Ocean and explore the deep with its sharks, dolphins and whales.  Stroll along the seashore gathering shells, sand art, decorate beach buckets and more.  End the week with a water party so be prepared to get WET!
  • Week of July 25-29

    The Great Outdoors!
    Bugs and birds, flowers & trees, water. . . sky and all between!  Learn about our great outdoors. . .  how to enjoy it, protect it, what’s in it,  and how to keep it thriving!
  • Week of August 1-5

    See You Later!
    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.