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Posted on: May 23, 2023

[ARCHIVED] We've Got Summer Camps!

Summer Camp Flash

We've Got Summer Camps!

James City County Parks & Recreation has it all - outdoor adventures, arts and pottery, sports, cooking, science, camps for youth with disabilities, just to name a few! Full day to half day options open all summer long. Camps are listed by week, then age and then camp date. Registration information appears at the end of the camp listing.   
   
Please note: 
* Days of Discovery Camp
for ages 5-22 w/disabilities has filled for the summer. For more information, please call 757-259-5354.
* All REC Connect Elementary and the Middle School Teens On Point (T.O.P) camps have filled for the summer. A waitlist is available for all sites. For more information, please call 757-259-5351.  

Week of August 7

Youth Running Camp • Ages 8-13 
Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 7-Aug. 9, 9-11 a.m.; $75 
Greensprings Interpretive Trail
Your child will enjoy this summer running camp where they’ll learn the basics of healthy running, build endurance, speed, agility and motivation. Bring water, beach towel and appropriate running attire. Athletic shoes required. 

Outdoor Experience with JRA
• Ages 10-14 
Monday-Friday, Aug. 7-Aug. 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; $200
James City County Marina
Kayak Powhatan Creek, perform seine netting and water quality testing, and learn about the area’s Native American history through archaeological digs. Instructor: James River Association. 
   
Week of August 14

Kidz R Cookin’ Around the World • Ages 5-8 
Monday-Thursday, Aug. 14-Aug. 17, 2-5 p.m.; $165 
James City County Recreation Center
Cooking, music and crafts from around the globe will all come together in this special hands-on cooking camp. Each day will be a different culinary adventure by exploring culture, food and tradition. New countries and recipes! Please note any food allergies during registration. Pack a lunch and/or heavy snack. Instructor: Chef Wendy, Kidz-R-Cookin’. 

Virginia Legacy Recreational Soccer Camp
• Ages 5-12 
Half Day: Monday-Friday, Aug. 14-Aug. 18, 9 a.m.-noon; $140 
Full Day: Monday-Friday, Aug. 14-Aug. 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; $225
Lois Hornsby Middle School
Revolving around soccer-related games, activities, trainings and competitions, this camp is designed to meet the needs of beginner, developmental, recreational and advanced soccer players. All participants receive a Legacy Camp T-shirt and medal! Instructor: Virginia Legacy. 
  
Paddling Exploration • Ages 12-14 NEW!
Monday-Thursday, Aug. 14-Aug. 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $175
James City County Recreation Center
Explore surrounding waterways in kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards. Observe the different features and wildlife that make each body of water unique. All activities are weather dependent. Bring lunch daily. 

Days of Discovery Adventure Camp • Ages 13-22 with Disabilities NEW!
Tuesday-Thursday, Aug. 15-Aug. 17, 9 a.m.-noon; $75
Spend time in the outdoors, challenge yourself and make new friends in this new camp experience! We’ll meet at various locations each day. Registration required. *New participants must complete an Inclusion Profile. Call 757-259-5354 or email Tracy.Newsom@jamescitycountyva.gov to receive the required paperwork. Registration deadline Aug. 7, noon. Multiple Locations

 

Week of August 21

STEM: Cooking and Me! • Ages 9-12 NEW!
Monday-Thursday, Aug. 21-Aug. 24, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.;  $165
James City County Recreation Center
Each camp day will consist of hands-on cooking activities along with complementary S.T.E.M. concepts. Prepare healthy snacks, beverages and entrees from scratch. All recipes, activities and preparation will cover math, food science and/or nutrition concepts. Please note any food allergies during registration. Pack a lunch. Instructor: Chef Wendy, Kidz-R-Cookin’. 

SPA Essentials for Kidz • Ages 9-12 
Monday-Thursday, Aug. 21-Aug. 24, 2-5 p.m.; $165
James City County Recreation Center
Using only natural and wholesome ingredients, campers can make their own products including body butters, soy candles, bath bombs, bubble bath, shampoo and more! Learn about the chemical properties of all ingredients used. All products will be labeled and packaged for home. Pack a lunch and/or heavy snack. Instructor: Chef Wendy, Kidz-R-Cookin’. 
   
Outdoor Pools Open • All Ages
James City County’s two outdoor pools and splash pad open Memorial Day weekend! For locations, costs and operating hours, visit Outdoor Pools .

To Register
Unless otherwise noted, please visit us online or call 757-259-4200 for more details and registration information. For the complete list of Parks & Recreation activities, programs and events, check out our Summer 2023 Destination Recreation Activity Brochure. Hard copies of the brochure are available at the James City County Recreation Center, the Abram Frink Jr. Community Center, public Parks & Recreation facilities, the Satellite Office in Toano and at the James City County and Williamsburg libraries.

Inclement Weather/Cancellations

All Outdoor Events are weather permitting. Before heading out, please call the Activities Hotline at 757-259-3232 any changes in schedules.  

Program Sites
Abram Frink Jr. Community Center, 8901 Pocahontas Trail
Chickahominy Riverfront Park, 1350 John Tyler Hwy.
Freedom Park/Interpretive Center, 5537 Centerville Rd.
Greensprings Interpretive Trail, 3751 John Tyler Hwy.
James City County Marina, 2054 Jamestown Rd.
James City County Recreation Center, 5301 Longhill Rd.
Jamestown Beach Event Park, 2205 Jamestown Rd.
Lois Hornsby Middle School, 850 Jolly Pond Rd.
Upper County Park, 180 Leisure Rd., Toano
Veterans Park (Kidsburg), 3793 Ironbound Rd.
Warhill Sports Complex/Wanner Stadium, 4900 Stadium Dr.

Media Contact:
Veda McMullen, Senior Communications Specialist
757-259-5415; veda.mcmullen@jamescitycountyva.gov 

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