Our Top Summer Camp Picks of 2020

All parents want the best experiences for their children, and no time is that more important than during the long days of summer. Finding a safe, nurturing environment that offers just the right balance of unstructured time to think and dream with opportunities to explore new interests or develop new skills is no easy task. Whether your child is ready for a week or more of sleepaway cabin fun or a few hours a day of crafts, Virginia offers endless options for families to consider.

A great way to begin your search is to check out the hundreds of options  -at local community centers, county parks, places of worship, and public and private schools- an amazing array of day camp opportunities. If none of those fit your needs, here are some more suggestions.

SLEEPAWAY CAMPS
ASTROCAMP VA SCIENCE & ADVENTURE
Clover, VA
Ages 8-17
Hands-on science labs, astronomy training, and traditional camp activities. Go carts, sports, cooking, art, pool, lake, Cabin housing.
Location/Contact: 8144 Mt. Laurel Road, Clover, VA 24534
Phone: 888-366-6128
Email: [email protected]
astrocampsummerva.org

CAMP CHOP
Clover, VA
Ages 10-17
State-of-the-art teaching kitchen. Aspiring chefs learn the basics of cooking, baking, and kitchen safety, while enjoying traditional camp experiences. Cabin housing.
Location/Contact: 8144 Mt. Laurel Road, Clover, VA 24534
Phone: 888-513-7149
Email: [email protected]
campchop.org

CAMP FRIENDSHIP
Palmyra, VA
Ages 7-17
Traditional camp programs, plus equestrian and tennis focused programs. Cabin housing. Lake, pool, swimming, boating, fishing, arts and crafts, dance, photography, drama, multiple sports, and more.
Location/Contact: 573 Friendship Way, Palmyra, VA 22963
Phone: 1-800-873-3223
Email: [email protected]
campfriendship.com

CAMP HORIZONS
Harrisonburg, VA
Ages 6-17
Swimming, nature, hiking, dance, drama, science and technology, team sports, arts, boating, survival skills, plus equestrian and leadership programs
Location/Contact: 3586 Horizons Way, Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Phone: 540-896-7600
Email: [email protected]
camphorizonsva.com

CAMP MOTORSPORT
Clover, VA
Ages 9-17 (coed)
Dynamic motorsport-focused summer camp with hands-on driving instruction, go-kart track and off-road trails, as well as traditional camp activities. Cabin housing.
Location/Contact: 8144 Mt. Laurel Rd., Clover, VA. 24534
Phone: 888-366-1212
Email: [email protected]
campmotorsport.org

CAMP STRAWDERMAN
Edinburg, VA
Ages 6–17 (girls only)
Nestled in Shenandoah Valley, cabin housing. Horseback riding, tennis, sports, swimming, arts and crafts, dance, and more.
Location/Contact: 2494 Dellinger Acres Road, Edinburg, VA 22824
Phone: 301-868-1905 (winter); 540-894-4738 (summer)
Email: [email protected]
campstrawderman.com

CAMP VIRGINIA
Goshen, VA
Ages 8—15 (boys only)
Character building through horseback riding, tennis, physical training, league sports, archery, swimming, and more.
Location/Contact: P.O. Box 10, Goshen, VA 24439
Phone: 804-381-1788 (winter); 540-997-5518 (summer)
Email: [email protected]
campvirginia.com

LIVING EARTH SCHOOL
(also day programs)
Crozet, VA
Ages 5-17
Unique opportunity for children to connect with nature in safe, nurturing environment. Get back to your roots and learn the philosophy of living close to nature. Earth skills, shelter building, fire making, harvesting, animal tracking, ancient ways, wood/leather/metal skills, archery, boating, and more.
Location/Contact: 6351 Sugar Hollow Road, Crozet, VA 22932
Phone: 540-456-7339
Email: [email protected]
livingearthva.com

VIRGINIA SPACE FLIGHT ACADEMY
Wallops Island, VA
Ages 11-16
Build and launch model rockets, build and program robots, and fly drones. STEM-based programs that will build enthusiasm and inspiration for the next generation of home-grown space scientists, technicians and engineers.
Location/Contact: P.O. Box 144 Wallops Island, VA. 23337
Phone: 757-824-3800
Email: [email protected]
vaspaceflightacademy.org

SPORTS CAMPS
BASEBALL
PINKMAN ACADEMY

Ages 6-18
Sterling, VA
703-661-8586
pinkmanacademy.com

VIRGINIA BASEBALL CLUB
Ages 5-17
Locations throughout Northern VA
703-307-6669
virginiabaseballclub.com

CHEER/GYMNASTICS
DULLES GYMNASTICS ACADEMY
Ages 5-15
Sterling, VA
703-444-4966
dullesgymnasticsacademy.com

MORE THAN CHEER
Ages 5-18
Ashburn, VA
571-210-5323
morethancheer.com

STINGRAY ALLSTARS CHEER
Ages 5-14
Ashburn, VA
703-444-6002
stingrayallstarsva.com

FENCING
LOUDOUN INTERNATIONAL FENCING
Ages 7–19
Ashburn, VA
703-636-2368
loudouninternationalfencing. com

FLAG FOOTBALL
OTA WASHINGTON REDSKINS FLAG FOOTBALL SUMMER CAMP
Ages 6-13
Ashburn, VA
703-437-1200
overtimeathletics.wixsite.com

GOLF
JUNIOR GOLF FAIRFAX
Ages 8-14
Fairfax County Locations
fairfaxcounty.gov

RESTON JUNIOR GOLF CAMP
Ages 5-17
Reston, VA
703-620-9333
restonnationalgc.com/juniorgolf- programs

1757 GOLF CLUB JUNIOR PROGRAMS
Ages 6–16
Dulles, VA
703-444-0901
1757golfclub.com

HORSEBACK RIDING
PROJECT HORSE
Ages 7—14
Purcellville, VA
703-517-6964
projecthorse.org

STONELEA FARM RIDING CAMP
Ages 5+
Aldie, VA
703-475-8711
stoneleafarm.org

TWIN OAKS RIDING ACADEMY
Ages 5-12
Leesburg, VA
703-459-8216
twinoaksriding.com

ICE SKATING/ HOCKEY
ASHBURN ICE HOUSE
Ages 4+
Ashburn, VA
703-858-0300
ashburnice.com

LOUDOUN ICE CENTER
Ages 4-14
Sterling, VA
703-444-0600
loudounice.com

MARTIAL ARTS
ANDREW GAUSE’S MARTIAL ARTS
Ages 5–13
Fairfax & Springfield, VA
703-321-0300
rvtkd.com

ONE TAKE STUDIOS MARTIAL ARTS & DANCE
Sterling, VA
571-267-7448
onetakestudiosva.com/camps

TIGER DEN
Multiple locations
tigerdenus.com

TOPKICK
Potomac Falls 571-434-3334
South Riding 703-327-8030
Broadlands 703-723-5425
Leesburg 571-258-1010
topkickonline.com

SOCCER
ARLINGTON SOCCER ASSOCIATION
PreK-9th Grade
Arlington, VA
703-527-0157
arlingtonsoccer.com

LOUDOUN SOCCER
703-777-9977
loudounsoccer.com

VIRGINIA REVOLUTION SOCCER CLUB
Leesburg, VA
571-721-0131
varevolutionsoccer.com

VOLLEYBALL
NVVA (NORTHERN VIRGINIA VOLLEYBALL ASSOCIATION)
Ages 7–18
Sterling, VA
571-313-1748
nvva.com

AREYTO VOLLEYBALL
Ages 9–17
Ashburn, VA
571-882-2551
areytovolley.com

MULTI-SPORT
MICHAEL & SON SPORTSPLEX AT DULLES
Sterling, Virginia
Basketball, multisport, field hockey, flag football, volleyball
703-430-9966
dullessportsplex.com

CREATIVE ARTS CAMPS
ABRAKADOODLE
Ages 3–12
Multiple locations across Northern Virginia
571-367-3100
abrakadoodle.com

ACTING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE (AFYP)
Ages 5–18
Fairfax, VA
703-554-4931
afyp.org

CREATIVE DANCE CENTER
Ages 18 months—18 years
Ashburn & South Riding, VA
703-724-4900
cdcdance.com

MOONLIT WINGS PRODUCTION
Ages 7—14
Locations around Northern Virginia
202-567-SHOW
moonlitwings.org/summercamp

NOTES N’ BEATS MUSIC
Ages 4+
Ashburn, VA
855-687-4220
notesnbeats.com

SUMMER DRAMA CAMP WITH THE PICKWICK PLAYERS
Ages 7–14
Purcellville, VA
[email protected]
thepickwickplayers.com

SEW MAGARBO
Ages 6+
Ashburn, VA
703-375-9739
sewmagarbo.com

COMPUTER/ STEM/ CODING /GAMING CAMPS
BRICKS 4 KIDZ
Grades K–5
Ashburn, VA
571-210-5439
bricks4kidz.com

C3 CYBER CLUB
Ages 6–14
Alexandria, Fairfax, McLean, Falls Church, Sterling, Purcellville, Lovettsville, Leesburg, & Middleburg, VA
703-729-0985
c3cyberclub.com

CHILDREN’S SICENCE CENTER
Grades 2-6
Fairfax, VA
703-648-3130
childsci.org/camps

CURIOSITY ZONE OF ASHBURN
Ages 4—10
Ashburn, VA
703-723-9949
curiosityzoneashburn.com

MAD SCIENCE
Ages 5—12
Multiple locations in Northern Virginia, DC & MD
703-536-9897
dc.madscience.org

MINDFRAME EDUCATION
Ages 6+
Ashburn, VA
703-940-9440
mindframeeducation.com

SCIGENIUS
Ages 4+
Multiple locations, One Loudoun, Herndon and Arlington
877-684-1260
scigenius.com

S.H.E. CAN STEAM
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center
Chantilly, VA
Girls grades 6-8 from Title I or Title I-eligible schools
airandspace.si.edu/shecan

NOVA SYSTEMIC STEM CAMPS
Grades 3-12
Loudoun, Fairfax, Alexandria, Prince William campuses
Coding, robotics, cybersecurity, Arduino, rocketry, general STEM
703-323-3000
nvcc.edu