Camps

OUTDOOR CAMPS

Little Sprouts Nature Explorers • Ages 4-5

Explore the great outdoors in this fun-filled week! Join James City County Parks & Recreation and the Virginia Master Naturalists in activities specifically designed for preschoolers to learn about the natural world around them. Camp will be active and participants will spend most of the time outdoors. Please bring sunscreen and water. Weather permitting.

Freedom Park

M-Th7/6-7/98:30-11 a.m.$55807710-A


Nature in Your Backyard • Ages 6-9

Learn about the plants and animals in your backyard! We’ll explore a different aspect of nature each day, create our own field guide and make our own trail mix! County Parks & Recreation staff and the Virginia Master Naturalists will lead participants on nature walks and other fun-filled activities. Camp will be active and the participants will spend most of the time outdoors. Please bring sunscreen and water. Snack provided. Weather permitting.

Freedom Park

M-Th7/20-7/238:30 a.m.-noon$65807700-A


Living in the Past • Ages 8-12

The settlers at Hot Water, now the home of Freedom Park, didn’t have video games, computers or any of the high tech gadgets of today! So how did they get by? Camp participants will get a feel for 18th and 19th century life in Virginia – making their own food and supplies, and learning about the rich history of Freedom Park. Please bring sunscreen and water. Weather permitting.

Freedom Park

M-Th8/10-8/138:30 a.m.-noon$75808730-A


Out There with Riverside Outfitters • Ages 8-14

During our three days of adventure and team building, campers will travel to Richmond for a selection of whitewater rafting, kayaking, gorilla swinging, stand-up paddle boarding and more all while taking in a bit of the history the Capital has to offer. Campers transported daily to Riverside Outfitters for their daily activities. All activities on the river are weather and flood-height dependent and may be subject to change based on paddlecraft availability.

James City County Recreation Center

Ages 8-11


M-W7/27-7/299 a.m.-4 p.m.$170806300-G
M-W8/17-8/199 a.m.-4 p.m.$170806300-J
M-W8/31-9/29 a.m.-4 p.m.$170806300-L
Ages 12-14


M-W8/3-8/59 a.m.-4 p.m.$190806300-H
*no class 11/25


 

CAMPOUT! Camp • Ages 9-12

Learn the basics of setting up camp, outdoor cooking, hiking and geocaching during this outdoor education week. All materials provided. Any food allergies or special dietary concerns must be addressed before camp begins.

Chickahominy Riverfront Park

M-W6/29-7/19 a.m.-noon$75806300-C


OP Adventures • Ages 11-13

In this half-day adventure camp, we’ll venture from home base on a different local excursion each day. Each day brings a new activity including kayaking, rock-climbing, geocaching, biking and hiking all while learning about the historical and natural history that surrounds the area. Camp includes a field trip to Richmond’s Peak Experiences Rock Climbing gym. Weather permitting for all daily activities.

James City County Recreation Center

M-F8/10-8/149 a.m.-noon$105806300-I


Paddling Camp • Ages 11-14 NEW!

Join us for all things paddlecraft! We’ll venture to local spots to try out kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddle board. No previous paddling experience needed. There’ll be a swim test on Monday which all campers need to pass to participate in the camp.

James City County Recreation Center

M-F7/6-7/109 a.m.-1 p.m.$105806300-D


SPECIAL INTEREST CAMPS

Spanish Camp • Ages 5-8

Let’s explore Central America! Come and learn about Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica, Belize and other fabulous countries! We’ll discover their geography and people and make various crafts. Please note food any allergies at time of registration. Instructor: Paula Guerra.

James City County Recreation Center

M-Th6/29-7/29 a.m.-noon$100206190-E


DIY Art Adventures • Ages 5-8 NEW!

Make art masterpieces out of common household items, recyclables and other unique objects! We’ll use our imagination for “do-it-yourself” art all week long. Dress for mess. No previous experience needed. Camp fee includes a special “in-house” field trip. 

James City County Recreation Center

M-F7/6-7/109 a.m.-noon$100206190-H
M-F8/3-8/79 a.m.-noon$100206190-T


Kidz-R-Cookin’ Around the World • Ages 5-8

Cooking, music and arts and crafts from around the globe will all come together in this very special hands-on cooking camp. Each day will be a different culinary adventure. Explore culture, food and tradition. Recipes and certificates included! Please note any food allergies at registration. Instructor: Kidz-R-Cookin’.

James City County Recreation Center

M-Th7/27-7/3010 a.m.-1 p.m.$155206190-Q


Camp Clay - Mud Pies & Mixed Media • Ages 5-9

Explore examples of pottery forms, then design and hand build your own clay creations inspired by them. Plus we’ll work in other artistic media! $35 materials fee (cash or check) due to instructor at first class each week. Work will be available for pick up after firing. Dress for the mess! Instructor: Diane Kroniess, Professional Potter.

James City County Recreation Center

M-F7/13-7/179 a.m.-noon$100206190-K


Mad Science presents Crazy Chemworks • Ages 6-10 NEW!

Shake up a flask of fun in the lab as a junior chemist! This week of crazy chemistry is packed solid with cool reactions. We’ll put on some goggles and change liquids to solid and back again. We’ll handle laboratory tools, build and break molecules and pick up some tricks on chemical changes. Campers will also compete in the Slime OlympicsInstructor: Mad Science staff.

James City County Recreation Center

M-Th7/6-7/99 a.m.-noon$160206190-I


Mad Science presents Guts, Goo and Gross Science • Ages 6-10 NEW!

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 and digestive systems. Discover cool and yucky chemical reactions and more in this hands-on science adventure! InstructorMad Science staff.

James City County Recreation Center

M-Th7/27-7/309 a.m.-noon$160206190-R


Mighty Girls Yoga! Camp • Ages 7-11

The focus of the Mighty Girls Yoga Camp is to help increase self-confidence while learning to grow in peace as you build strength and resilience from the inside out. We’ll learn the physical, mental and social benefits of yoga and mindfulness practices within a safe, cooperative, accepting environment. Learn individual, partner and group yoga poses while exploring the beautiful outdoors of Freedom Park. Discover your strengths through journaling, meditation, yoga games and art activities. We’ll collaborate on how to become agents of peace within the community and leaders in our lives. Classes based on the Little Flower Yoga methodology, taught by Grace Cunningham, RYT200, Little Flower Yoga Certified Instructor. Questions? Call 757-259-4176.

Freedom Park

M-Th7/20-7/239 a.m.-noon$90307663-A


Camp Chocolate • Ages 7-13

Learn about chocolate making and the history of chocolate along with games and lots of fun each day. We’ll dip fresh fruits, make chocolate clusters and create many other treats! Please note any food allergies at registration. Bring an apron and a small snack to class each day. Fee includes all supplies. Instructor: The Williamsburg Chocolatier, Inc.

James City County Recreation Center

M-Th6/29-7/29 a.m.-noon$115206190-F


Cupcake Wars • Ages 7-13

Prepare for war...cupcake style! Each day we’ll create, bake and decorate gorgeous cupcakes with buttercream icing to enjoy and share. Learn baking techniques as well as how to work with decorating bags and different tips to create our masterpieces. You’ll be in teams daily and we’ll have friendly competition each day – get ready for the challenge! Please note any food allergies at registration. Bring an apron and a small snack each day. Instructor: The Williamsburg Chocolatier, Inc.

James City County Recreation Center

M-F6/29-7/21-4 p.m.$125206190-G
M,T,Th,F8/3-8/7*9 a.m.-noon$125206190-U

*no camp 8/5

Dessert Camp • Ages 7-13

Come make chocolate treats, cupcakes and other tasty desserts with allergen-free ingredients! Items made are perfect for special occasions and entertaining. Specific allergens excluded include peanuts, tree nuts, gluten and artificial dyes. Please note any other allergies at the time of registration. Bring an apron and a small snack each day. Instructor: The Williamsburg Chocolatier, Inc.

James City County Recreation Center

M,T,Th,F8/3-8/7*1-4 p.m.$115206190-V

*no camp 8/5

Girls of American (Doll) History • Ages 8-11

Come and learn about the historical characters from American Girl® and the time periods they represent. Each day, we’ll highlight a different era, make crafts, read stories, play games and more! Fee includes your own NEW American Girl® doll, which you select at the time of registration.

James City County Recreation Center

M-F7/6-7/101-4 p.m.$170206190-J
M-F8/17-8/211-4 p.m.$170206190-Z


DIY Fashion Camp • Ages 8-11

Join us in this “sew” cool camp. Learn how to sew and create your own fashionable accessories or household items. This hands-on camp will build confidence and teach an important life skill, all while having fun. No experience needed. Instructor: Paula Guerra.

James City County Recreation Center

M-F7/20-7/249 a.m.-noon$145206190-N


Kidz-R-Cookin’ Around the World • Ages 9-12

Cooking, music and arts and crafts from around the globe will all come together in this very special hands-on cooking camp. Each day will be a different culinary adventure. Explore culture, food and tradition. Recipes and certificates included! Please note any food allergies at registration. Instructor: Kidz-R-Cookin’.

James City County Recreation Center

M-Th7/27-7/3010 a.m.-1 p.m.$155206190-Q


Head Start to Aviation • Ages 9-13

Get introduced to aerodynamics, airplane controls and design and learn about the forces that act on an airplane while in flight. Experience flight simulation sessions, virtual reality and so much more! Our class promotes development using STEM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Instructor: Youth Aeronautics Educational Foundation.

James City County Recreation Center

M-F7/13-7/179 a.m.-noon$110206190-L


COPs Camp • Ages 10-13

Learn the importance of being active in your community by collecting donations for local charities and participating in exciting activities and field trips with James City County Police Department officers. All activities, games and trips will promote teamwork, respect and helping others. “Veteran” campers are encouraged to invite a “rookie” friend to register.

Law Enforcement Center

M-F7/13-7/179 a.m.-3 p.m.$125206190-M
M-F8/17-8/219 a.m.-3 p.m.$125206190-AA


CSI Camp • Ages 12-16

Have you ever wanted to be a crime science investigator? Here’s your chance! Work alongside James City County Police officers while learning about crime science photography, evidence handling and packaging, mock crime scenes and more. We’ll end the week with a special trip!

Law Enforcement Center

M-F7/20-7/248 a.m.-noon$90206190-P


Broadway Camp • Ages 12-16 NEW!

Sing, Dance and Act the days away this summer! We’ll work on vocal technique, dance numbers and acting within those songs and dances. No experience needed! InstructorJ&M Productions. 

James City County Recreation Center

M-F8/10-8/141-4 p.m.$180206190-X


DIY Art Adventures • Ages 12-16  NEW!

Make art masterpieces out of common household items, recyclables and other unique objects! We’ll use our imagination for “do-it-yourself” art all week long. Dress for mess. No previous experience needed. Camp fee includes a special “in-house” field trip.

James City County Recreation Center

M-F8/3-8/79 a.m.-noon$100206190-T


SPORTS CAMPS

Virginia Legacy Recreational Soccer Camp • Ages 6-14

Revolving around soccer-related games, activities, trainings and competitions, this camp includes instruction on the fundamentals of soccer and is designed to meet the needs of beginner, developmental, recreational and advanced soccer players. All participants receive a Legacy Camp shirt and free soccer ball! Participants are indoors and outdoors.

Berkeley Middle School

Half Day


M-F7/13-7/179 a.m.-noon$115506300-E
M-F8/3-8/79 a.m.-noon$115506300-J
Full Day


M-F7/13-7/179 a.m.-3 p.m.$190506300-F
M-F8/3-8/79 a.m.-3 p.m.$190506300-K


Athletes Global Basketball Camp • Ages 6-16

This camp will focus on shooting mechanics, one-on-one defense, scoring, ball handling, passing, mental preparation, fitness, conditioning, speed, agility training and much more. One of the most exciting parts of camp is the implementation of daily nutritional education, leadership development homework, communication skills, self-image and team building with others.

Berkeley Middle School

M-F7/20-7/249 a.m.-noon$115506300-G


Abram Frink Jr. Community Center

M-F8/31-9/49 a.m.-noon$115506300-P


Multi-Sport Camp • Ages 7-12

Join us for a sampler pack of sports! Over 12 different team and individual sport options for your child to try out including basketball, baseball, soccer floor hockey and more! Camp also features travel to local sports facilities.

Berkeley Middle School

Ages 7-10


M-F7/6-7/109 a.m.-noon$95506300-D
Ages 9-12


M-F8/17-8/219 a.m.-noon$95506300-N


Hip Hop Dance/Cheer Camp • Ages 9-12

Our Cheer and Hip Hop camp focuses on fun cheers and modern hip hop movements with a vivacious urban feel. The hip hop portion of the class will focus on rhythm and musicality, how to "find," count music and dance in with a team. Different styles of hip-hop will be combined with fun choreography. The cheer portion of the class will teach various dance and cheer combinations, basic stunts and fun choreography. Along with these skills, participants will receive daily take home activities that build teamwork, confidence and leadership skills. On the last day well provide a performance to showcase what our participants have learned!

James City County Recreation Center

M-F8/10-8/149 a.m.-noon$115506300-M