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Summer

Summer Camp and Activities

HRA Summer Camp program is now OPEN!!

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 our 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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: July 13 - 17
    Times: 8:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: Rising 2nd grade
    Tuition: $170
    Instructor: Ms. Kovalcik (HRA Lower School Faculty)
  • 5th Grade 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. 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.
    Feel free to contact the Camp office at 757-884-9117 with any questions you might have (registration, scheduling, options, etc.)

    Dates: July 27-31
    Time: 10:30 a.m. - noon
    Ages: 5th grade
    Tuition: $95/session
    Instructor: Ms. Stacy Ansama (HRA Upper School Faculty)
  • 6th Grade 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. 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.
    Feel free to contact the Camp office at 757-884-9117 with any questions you might have (registration, scheduling, options, etc.)

    Dates: July 27-31 
    Time: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
    Ages: 6th grade
    Tuition: $95/session
    Instructor: Ms. Stacy Ansama (HRA Upper School Faculty)
  • 7th Grade 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. Students 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.
    Feel free to contact the Camp office at 757-884-9117 with any questions you might have (registration, scheduling, options, etc.)

    Dates: July 27-31
    Times: 2:30-4 p.m.
    Ages: 7th grade
    Tuition: $95/session
    Instructor: Ms. Stacy Ansama (HRA Upper School Faculty)
  • 8th Grade 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. Students 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.
    Feel free to contact the Camp office at 757-884-9117 with any questions you might have (registration, scheduling, options, etc.)

    Dates: July 27-31
    Times: 12:30-2 p.m.
    Ages: 8th grade
    Tuition: $95/session
    Instructor: Ms. Stacy Ansama (HRA Upper School Faculty)
  • 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.
    ** 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: July 27-31
    Times: 8:30-10 a.m.
    Ages: 5th grade
    Tuition: $95/session
    Instructor: Ms. 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.
    ** 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: July 27-31
    Times: 10:30 a.m.-noon
    Ages: 6th grade
    Tuition: $95/session
    Instructor: Ms. 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.
    ** 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: July 27-31
    Times: 12:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Ages: 7th grade
    Tuition: $95/session
    Instructor: Ms. 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.
    ** 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: July 27-31
    Times: 2:30-4 p.m.
    Ages: 8th grade
    Tuition: $95/session
    Instructor: Ms. 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 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)

Adventure Day Camp

Adventure Day Camp:
Cost: $275/week - Time: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Grades: 1st-5th
**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 camp for an additional cost of $30 per week.  Lunch time is served from 11:30 a.m. - noon. each day.**
Daily activities will follow the weekly theme with indoor/outdoor games and crafts.

Little Navigators Day Camp:
Cost: $275/week - Time: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Grades: 3 – 5 years
Half day camp (morning only) is available – 7:30 a.m. -noon - 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 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Week of July 27-31

    Art Explosion!
    This week will be messy and lots of fun.

Hampton Roads Academy

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