Destination Recreation Expo Sat Feb 21, 2015

Your one-stop-shop for everything James City County Parks and Recreation has to offer! Discover your parks and facilities, learn about all the classes and programs offered throughout the year and be one of the first to register for summer camps! Informational booths, interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities are just a few great features of this event. We’ll keep your children engaged while you gather information about summer camp opportunities, sports, outdoor, aquatic programs, special events, parks and facilities, REC Connect, inclusion and therapeutic programs and activities offered through our affiliate organizations. Raffles and discounts for camps, classes and facilities given on the day of event! All ages welcome.

Saturday, Feb. 21: Destination Recreation Expo, Free, 9 a.m.-noon at the James City County Recreation Center

5301 Longhill Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23188


More info here

James City County 4-H Camp info 2015

James City County’s Junior 4-H Camp at the Jamestown 4-H Center will be held on June 29-July 3, 2015. Junior 4-H Camp is a residential, week-long summer camp program available to youth ages 9-14. Campers participate in instructional-based camp classes (such as archery, kayaking, robotics, challenge course, arts and crafts, and much more), unstructured recreation and swim time, evening programs, and campfire programs. Teens ages 15-19 can apply to serve as volunteer Camp Counselors and teens ages 13-14 can apply to serve as Counselors-in-Training during camp. Information about camp registration and Counselor and Counselor-In-Training  applications will be announced in December. Please watch the website ( for more information.

Sailing school, boating classes offered in Williamsburg

imageKids from ages 8 to 17 learn to sail with Premier Sailing School at Two Rivers Yacht Club in Governors Land. Using Optimists (small kid-size prams) and 420’s (college racing sailboats), kids learn over a five-day course to build up their skills and work their way up through five levels. This year the school is also offering safe power boating courses for adults and for children over 12. The course covers all the state-required learning. Half of the course takes place out on the water, driving boats and learning lots of boat handling skills. On completion of the course students get their U.S. Power boating Safe Powerboat Handling certificate and also their Lifetime Virginia Boaters Education cards.

Call Premier Sailing at 804-438-9300 for more information or visit

Jamestown will host Iron Eagle camp July 15

Jamestown High’s cross country team will host its annual Iron Eagle cross country camp on Monday, July 15 at the high school. The camp is for runners in grades 8-12 interested in preparing for the upcoming season. Sessions held Monday-Friday and will begin at 6:30 a.m. Cost is $25 and checks should be made payable to JHS Athletic Booster Club.

For more info, call 561-1110 or 814-3424 or email

Colonial Heritage Junior Golf Camp

The 2013 Colonial Heritage Club   Junior Golf Camp is right around the corner.  This year we will host two camp sessions the first on July 19-21and the second on August 2-4.The 2013 Colonial Heritage Club   Junior Golf Camp is right around the corner.  This year we will host two camp sessions the first on July 19-21and the second on August 2-4.  All sessions will run from 9 am – 12 pm each day.  All junior golfers ages 5-17 are welcome to participate. Each golfer will receive instruction from our staff of golf professionals, lunch, prizes & gifts

Our Junior Camps offer the perfect opportunity for your child to have fun while learning the game of golf and the values the game can teach.



Cost: $100 per session
To register or for more info please contact the golf shop

Summer programs at Queens Lake Middle School 2013

     Enjoy the fun this summer at Queens Lake Middle School during York County Parks and Recreation’s active and challenging summer program.  Children who have completed grades K-4 will enjoy camps supervised by qualified camp leaders in a safe setting.  The camps will be held from June 24 to July 25 on Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be closed on Thursday, July 4.
     Special theme days every day add to the fun. Campers will have a great time during water play, Olympic games, pajama day, sports day, circus day, and more. Special summer highlights include a special visit by “The Griffin” mascot from William and Mary when campers will learn cheers and more about William and Mary athletics, a visit by the Virginia Living Museum,  weekly story time sponsored by the Williamsburg Regional Library, karaoke fun, a wet and wild water day, and a snow cone birthday celebration.
     Make your child’s summer memorable with good times and friends galore.  Registration Fee is only $200 for York County, James City and Williamsburg residents, all other localities $300 for this 5 week program.  For more information or to register, call York County Parks and Recreation at 757-890-3500.

WCA Summer Camps

Safe, Fun, and Christ-Centered

Showing God’s Love to Young People by:
Inviting them to enter into a relationship with Jesus Christ
Helping them establish a solid foundation in God’s Word and
Encouraging them to be salt and light in their world

2013 Kaleidoscope Camp Dates:
June 23-26: Mini Camp 2 (Ages 8-10)
June 30-July 2: Mini Camp 1 (Ages 7-9)
July 7-11: Discovery (Ages 9-11)
July 14-18: Cornerstone (Ages 11-13)
July 21-25: Crossroads (night owl) (Ages 14-16)
July 28 – August 1: Solid Rock (Ages 12-14)
August 5-7: NEW! Family Camp

More info here

Mini Camp 1
Ages 7-9
June 30-July 2, 2013
Mini Camp 1 is our youngest age group. It is the perfect introduction to camp! Campers will arrive on Sunday at 5 and leave on Tuesday at 2. Campers will participate in activites such as slingshot, crafts, field games, swimming, and water slide. During worship time our camp speaker will give an engaging talk on the year’s theme which counselors will expound upon in cabin devotions. This is a high energy week of camp with lots of games and songs to bring the campers into relationship with each other, their counselors and the Lord.

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Mini Camp 2
Ages 8-10
June 23-26, 2013
Not quite ready for an entire week away from home yet? Mini Camp 2 has one more night than Mini 1 making it a great transition into the larger camps. Campers will arrive on Sunday at 5 and leave on Wednesday at 2. Activities for this age group include slingshot, crafts, field games, swimming, and water slide. The Sunday evening night swim is a huge hit for this age group! Due to the extra day in this mini camp the campers will be able to form deeper relationships and dig a bit deeper into our cabin devotion material for the summer. The camp speaker will have more opportunities to speak to the children and interact with them as well.

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Discovery Camp
Ages 9-11
July 7-11, 2013
Discovery Camp is the first full week for younger campers. Our counselors are specially trained to help kids have a smooth transition from Mini Camps to weeklong camps. Biblical principles are taught alongside each activity. Archery is one of the favorites of this camp–not to mention the popcorn bonfire and hayrides!

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Cornerstone Camp
Ages 11-13
July 14-18, 2013
Cornerstone focuses on building a solid foundation of God’s Word in campers’ lives. Campers get to experience activities like zip line, tree climb, waterslide, and field games. One of the special features of this week includes canoeing at Diascund Reservoir!

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Solid Rock Camp
Ages 12-14
July 28-August 2, 2013
Solid Rock is all about Jesus and all about fun. Two things make this camp a special time. First, this age group finally gets to do high ropes! Second, Solid Rock campers get to do U-Pick-Its. U-Pick-Its allow campers to choose activities that are not part of the regular activity rotation. They can sign up for an old favorite, or try something brand new.

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Crossroads (night owl)
Ages 14-16
July 21-25, 2013
Crossroads is designed to challenge campers to keep growing in their faith. This camp is also for the night owls among us. Campers stay up well past midnight and sleep in ‘til noon – which means lots of night time adventures! Plus, campers get to choose a different U-Pick-It each day. This means you can come back to Crossroads over and over again and still have new activities to try.

More info here

Sailing Camp at Two Rivers

Young Sailors Courses

Young people and children take naturally to sailing. We are specialists in teaching children to sail. Our sailing program for children was developed , by us, from the Royal Yachting Association Young Sailors Program which breaks down the learning process into many stages so that each child can learn at his or her own pace. Courses run Monday to Friday, 9.30 to 3.30.

Stage 1 (Introduction)
Stage 2 (Basic)
Stage 3 (Intermediate)
Stage 4 (Advanced)
Stage 5 ( Pre – Instructor)
Race Training Course

We have been using this program for years and have successfully taught hundreds of young people from age 6 upwards (age 8 at Williamsburg location) to sail with confidence and have fun! We use Optimists, Sunfish, Lasers , and believe in having each child sailing their own boat from the first day.

 You should be Sailing !

By the end of the week, they will have enough confidence and enough skill to make a boat go anywhere they want. We take great care to treat each child as an individual and never to frighten them by asking them to do something before they are ready.

Children can move up through the stages of the program from one year to the next, and for the more advanced young sailors we run Race Training and Team Racing courses.

Children love to sail! 

We organize lots of different sailing activities for children including 5 day sailing camps, race training camps, and afternoon sailing birthday parties.

Children can take shorter courses of 2,3 or 4 days if lack of time is an issue, and costs can be calculated per day.

* A full day for children is 9:30 – 3:30 with a lunch break

We have been running the sailing program at Two Rivers Yacht Club in Governors Land in Williamsburg since 2001.  This program is made open to the public in an ongoing effort by Two Rivers Yacht Club to introduce sailing to more and more young people.

The fleet here is comprised of Optimists (the international children’s boat, suitable for kids from age 8 to age 12) , 420’s (two man performance dinghy with spinnaker, suitable for teenagers) , Sunfish (suitable for teenagers) . We sail from the beach here – the river is very shallow which makes it very easy to launch and to return to the beach.

 Dates for the 2013 Sailing Program 

June  17-21

June 24-28

July 8-12

July 15-19

July 22-26

Plus Safe Powerboating two day courses on:

July 29/30

July 31/Aug 1


The Yacht Club makes a number of awards to young sailors each summer – weekly awards based on performance or character and at the end of the season two special awards which are :

The Captain William B. Kirkland Perpetual Award for best overall sailor:- Contenders this year were Matthew Allison, Caden Ellis, Cole Frankenhoff, Courtney Schreiber, Brett Schreiber,

2012 Winner:   Brett Schreiber

The David J. Kirkland Seamanship Trophy for best Optimist sailor:-  Contnders this year were Parker Driscoll, Cole Frankenhoff and Russell Lee

2012 winner –  Russell Lee

2013 Prices   – Don’t forget to take  Early Bird discount if you pay in full before 17th March!

One Week                                                        $395   with early bird  $355

Two or more children from same household              $350   with early bird  $315

Additional Weeks                                              $299  early bird  not applicable

More info here

About us and our instructors.

Premier Sailing was founded by Irish sailors Phil and Arabella Denvir.

Both are steeped in sailing tradition, starting from the long tradition of sailing in Ireland. Both are keen racers, having raced small boats and big. They are classic wooden boat enthusiasts, having owned and restored boats like the famous Merle of Malham, and the 1900 classic cutter “Rowena, which they have cruised in Ireland and in the southwest of England. Arabella races on the women’s match racing circuit and is currently ranked in the ISAF World ranking list.

The Denvirs moved to Malta in 1993 and founded Malta Sailing School, which ran the Royal Yachting Association Certification program for adults and for children. They are also well known for having founded the Malta Young Sailors Club, which is a thriving Optimist and Laser racing club for young sailors.

In 1998 they moved to the USA to establish Premier Sailing at The Tides Inn in Irvington.

With great regret we have to say that Philip Denvir passed away in July 2011.  He is deeply missed by all of us, instructors, staff and customers alike.

The school continues  in the same tradition which is to give high quality personalized instruction in a safe, friendly, and fun environment, and to encourage our students to pursue excellence.

Junior Golf Camps Added to Summer Schedule

2013-Camp 1: June 24 – 27  9:00 – 12:00
Fee $125 for ages 9-13

Camp 2: July 8 – 11 9:00 – 12:00
Fee $125 for ages 9-13

Both camps will cover the Essential Skills of Golf including: Driving, Chipping & Putting.  Each day will be filled with practice stations,  game stations, physical fitness and great fun!  Limit of 20 kids per camp and spaces will go fast (camps may be added to meet demand)!
Contact Ed or call 757-253-0589 to register. 

Summer Camps in Williamsburg VA 2013

Registration now open for Colonial Swim Camp

Registration for the Colonial Swim Camp at William & Maryis now open. The camp runs June 17-21 is open to competitive swimmers ages 8-18. The Tribe swim coaching staff runs the camp. For more information or online registration, visit
Contact Matt Crispino at or at 221-3393.

BASKETBALL CAMPS in Williamsburg


BOYS & GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMPS:  These four-day youth basketball camps are for boys and girls ages 5 to 8 and 9 to 14.  Instructors: Jason Asbell – Davis & Elkins College Women’s Head Basketball Coach, Scott Joyner – Bruton High School Boy’s Basketball Coach and Bingo Brungot – Warhill High School Girl’s Basketball Coach.  NO REFUNDS!

CO-ED: AGES 5 – 8 BOYS: AGES 9 – 14 GIRLS: AGES 9 – 14
INSTRUCTORS: Asbell / Joyner Asbell / Joyner Brungot
DATES: July 9 – 12 July 9 – 12 July 16 – 19
TIMES: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. 12 noon – 3 p.m. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
REGISTER BY: July 2 July 2 July 9
FEE: $50 per participant $60 per participant $60 per participant

BOYS & GIRLS HIGH INTENSITY BASKETBALL SKILLS CAMP:  This three-day youth co-ed basketball camp is intended for rising 7th graders to high school seniors.  Instructors: Jason Asbell – Davis & Elkins College Women’s Head Basketball Coach, Scott Joyner – Bruton High School Boy’s Basketball Coach and Bingo Brungot – Warhill High School Girl’s Basketball Coach.  NO REFUNDS!

DATES: July 30 – August 1
TIMES: 9 a.m. – 12 noon
FEE: $50 per participant

BOYS & GIRLS SKILL DEVELOPMENT MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL CAMP:  This four-day youth co-ed basketball camp is intended for rising 6th to 8th graders.  Instructor:  Bingo Brungot – Warhill High School Girl’s Basketball Coach.  NO REFUNDS!

DATES: July 30 – August 2
TIMES: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
FEE: $60 per participant


More info here

Summer Camps on the River @ Christchurch School

Summer Camps on the River offers campers the unique opportunity to get down and dirty in the Chesapeake Bay!! Everyday a new adventure awaits campers!!
The location is the Rappahannock River, 10 nautical miles from the open waters of the Chesapeake Bay. The school’s ideal location and its own marine science boats provide students with a hands-on opportunity to learn about the Bay.

Chesapeake Critter Camp
A special marine adventure camp catered to our youngest campers. This is a one week look at what lives in and around the Rappahannock River and Chesapeake Bay watersheds. Campers will explore and discover the wonders of the area by foot and boat catching critters along the way. Campers also spend time making critter crafts, canoeing and creating friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.

Wet, Muddy and Alive!!
The next step in marine adventure.  Wet, Muddy and Alive is an in-depth, hands-on look at the wetlands of Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Campers will get down and dirty; walking, crawling, and swimming through swamps, bogs, fresh and salt water marshes all under the watchful eyes of our highly trained staff. Campers will gain a better understanding of Chesapeake Bay Wetlands, the most important bay resource, and why they need to be protected.

Fishing Camp
An amazing week of fishing adventure offered in partnership with Virginia Fishing Adventures. Learn the basics of fresh and salt water fishing while exploring some of Virginia’s most prolific and historic waters. This camp includes fishing for bass, blue gill, spot, croaker, flounder and flathead. See fisheries and professional biologists at work! In fact the director loves fishing so much that he named his son Fisher!

While we cannot guarantee you will catch fish, we can share with you some quotes from last summer: "Best fishing ever," "I caught the biggest fish," and "That was Awesome!"  But mostly, you’ll catch a lot of fish!

This is a fun week and proper fishing gear is supplied (but you may bring your own).

More info here

Location: 49 Seahorse Lane Christchurch, VA 23031


Chesapeake Critter Camp-

June 17- June 23, 2012
Ages 8-11
Coed Boarding or Day

Wet, Muddy and Alive!!
June 24 – June 30, 2012
Ages 12-15

Coed Boarding or Day

Fishing Camp
June 17 – June 23, 2012
June 24 – June 30, 2012
July 1 – July 7, 2012

Ages 8-13

Coed Boarding or Day

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Sailing Camp at Christchurch School

Summer Programs on the River at Christchurch School

The location is the Rappahannock River, 10 nautical miles from the open waters of the Chesapeake Bay. The school’s ideal location and its own marine science boats provide students with a hands-on opportunity to learn about the Bay.

imageIntroduction to Sailing – June 17 – July 14, 2012 – One Week Sessions No Experience Necessary

Under the direction of our highly trained staff campers will learn the basics of sailing techniques, rigging, points of sail, nautical terminology, and safety. In addition to hands-on instruction campers can expect to be introduced to knot tying, sail making, and the effects of the environmental conditions on the water.

Intermediate Sailing – June 17 – June 23, 2012 – Campers must have prior sailing experience

This is a fun week of sailing on the Rappahannock River. Spend the week brushing up on your techniques or learning new ones. Program will be catered to the experience level of campers. Trained staff will help campers increase skill level and comfort on the water.

Scallywag– June 24 – June 30, 2012 & July 8 – 14, 2012 – Campers must have prior sailing experience or 1 week at CCS sailing camp

Explore the wonders of the Rappahannock River!! Sail in search of buried treasure!! Sail across the river and enjoy lunch on the banks of the distant shore. This camp is designed for campers with prior experience in a sail boat!! No need to be an expert our highly trained staff will be there to help you along the way.

Racing!! – July 8 – 14, 2012 – Campers must have prior sailing experience or 1 week at CCS sailing camp

Spend the week learning racing techniques in a fun non-competitive racing environment. On Friday enjoy your first regatta with fellow campers. Highly trained collegiate sailors provide instruction and guidance.

Christchurch fleet includes: Laser, Club 420, Force 5, and Lightning sail boats.


  • For ages 8-15
  • 1 to 4 Weeks
  • Coed Boarding and Day
  • Weeks of June 17 – July 14, 2012
  • Limited to 40 kids


49 Seahorse Lane Christchurch, VA 23031

More info

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Summer Camp @ Makemie Woods in Lanexa

For over 45 years, Makemie Woods has been changing lives by providing a high-quality, FUN! and safe Christian summer camp for children and youth.  Established in 1964, Makemie Woods offers a chance for campers to try new things, learn new skills,  make new friends, enjoy and appreciate nature, and most importantly develop and nurture their faith in Jesus Christ.  Every camper at Makemie Woods participates in Bible study led by a minister or church leader and daily devotions led by our college-aged or older staff.

Our 275 acres is a gorgeous backdrop for any event, and in addition to meals and lodgings includes campfire circles, hiking trails, a reservoir for boating, a swimming pool, zip lines for the adventurous, an outdoor chapel and an outside prayer labyrinth.
From June to August, however, summer camp reigns!
For seven weeks, over 400 campers have the time of their life, supervised and befriended by qualified staff from all over the country and the world.  Our camp schedule is released in January of each year.  Scholarships are available. No camper has ever been turned away for financial reasons.  For those who can’t get enough camp in the summer, we also have winter camp, usually held after Christmas each year.
Our environmental education program includes programming for school-aged children, an observatory, zip-lines, and a eco-friendly alternative burial forest.  Please call if you have any questions or are interested in this program.

In addition to growing in their faith, campers at Makemie Woods:

  • swim
  • go canoeing or row boating
  • practice new skills at our archery range*
  • create awesome crafts like leaf pounding, hemp, picture frames, and fuse beads
  • cook over an open fire
  • hike through our trail system
  • fly on our ziplines*
  • meet our pet snakes, and Herman, our tortoise
  • play exciting night games
  • participate in campfires; and more!

Older campers can choose adventures such as:

  • whitewater canoeing or rafting
  • rock climbing
  • music and drama
  • survival skills
  • photography
  • hang-gliding
  • service to others
  • horseback riding
  • high ropes adventure
  • alternative sports

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Kayak Camps

If you are looking for a great way to get out and explore the Chesapeake, trying kayaking. Kayaks are easy to use, even for beginners, and can get into many places other boats cannot. One of our favorite groups offering kayak trips is Chesapeake Experience. This non-profit from York County, Virginia runs a full roster of summer kayak camps, holds year-round trips, and also books custom kayak tours.

Chesapeake Bay Kayak Camp

Children (aged 6-15) gain a new and exciting appreciation for the Chesapeake Bay during these week-long full or half day programs. Over 250 kids participated with Chesapeake Experience during the 2011 season.

Family and Early Registration discounts are available!

Camp Activities include:

  • Daily kayak paddles
  • Geo-caching
  • Field guide creation
  • Beach seining, fishing and crabbing
  • Nature scavenger hunts
  • Bay crafts including fish printing
  • Games including Bay Jeopardy and Chesapeake Bay Bingo
  • Map Activities, Journal Activities, and much more!

Full-Day Programs

The full-day program is designed to fun and educational and requires more paddling than the half-day camp-allowing wonderful opportunities to see local creeks and rivers adjacent to the facilities. Maximum group size for each week is 14 campers.

Chesapeake Experience

9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

9-12 years old

$225 ($110 deposit due at registration)

Mariner’s Museum
(Newport News)
June 11-15
August 6-10

Seaford Yacht Club
June 18-22
July 23-27
August 6-10

James City County(Williamsburg)
June 25-29
July 9-13

For more information on this James City County Program contact Angie Sims at 757-259-5355 or E-mail.


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Half-Day Programs

Chesapeake Experience

The half-day program is designed to be age-appropriate and allows kids to experience the Chesapeake Bay in a positive and fun atmosphere. Maximum group size for each week is 14 campers.

9 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

6-8 years old (6-10 years old at Ware River Yacht Club)

$140 ($70 deposit due at registration)

Ware River Yacht Club(Gloucester)
June 11-15 (ages 6-10)
August 6-10 (ages 6-10)

Seaford Yacht Club
July 9-13
(morning: 9:00am-1:00pm)
(afternoon: 12:30pm-4:30pm)

James City County(Williamsburg)
July 30-Aug 3

For more information on this James City County Program contact Angie Sims at 757-259-5355 or E-mail.


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Teen Full-Day Programs

Chesapeake Experience

This program allows young adults to experience the Chesapeake Bay at a more rigorous pace. Each day of the week-long camp brings the campers up-close and personal with rivers that are fresh, brackish, salt, urban or rural. An emphasis will be placed on longer paddles and most activities will take place in the field. Maximum group size for each week is 12 campers.

9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

12-15 years old

$235 ($110 deposit due at registration)

Seaford Yacht Club
July 23-27

Mariner’s Museum
(Newport News)
July 16-20

Watermen’s Museum
June 25-29


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These one-day and two-day programs are scheduled several times throughout the year. Kids of all ages can participate in a fun and educational day in and on the water. Are held at New Quarter Park, times may vary.

One or Two Day Programs; 9:30-3:30 each day

6-9 years old

$65 – one-day programs; $120 – two-day programs

New Quarter Park(Williamsburg)
June 30 (one-day program)
August 4 (one-day program

Mariner’s Museum
(Newport News)
July 2-3 (two-day program)
July 5-6 (two-day program


Teen only adventure camps at Christchurch School

Teen only adventure camps!! Hang with campers your own age and explore the Chesapeake Bay watersheds away from base camp. Whether you decide to captain your own sailboat, tube down the rapids or fish the deep waters of the Chesapeake you are guaranteed the time of your life!!

Extreme Water:
Are you ready to catch a wave, paddle the rapids, captain your own sailboat and see the stars in multiple locations? Then Extreme Water is the camp for you!! You will travel to the mountains of Virginia and spend time on the fresh water section of the Rappahannock tubing and kayaking (no experience necessary). Then venture back to Christchurch to spend a day on the calm shores of the lower Rappahannock sailing and relaxing. They on to the Atlantic Ocean for surf lessons and ocean kayak tour. Don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity because of travel camp is limited to 10 campers.

Adventure Sailing:
Spend your days with other teens sailing faster and longer than ever before. Discover parts of the Rappahannock by sailboat not seen by other camps. Sail till dusk and camp on distant shores, then enjoy a sunrise sail back to camp. This is an amazing week just for teens who love sailing and exploring. You will set the course and captain your boat. This camp is limited to 10 campers so don’t miss out!

Adventure Fishing: What could be better than camping and fishing the entire Rappahannock River with 9 other teens? This exclusive teen only camp offers anglers the opportunity to experience fishing in all different types of waters. Enjoy two days fishing the upper Rappahannock waters on tubes and kayaks. Enjoy camping on the banks of the Rappahannock meeting new friends and making memories. Venture back to Christchurch to enjoy fishing in local ponds. Then travel to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and enjoy deep-water fishing with two experienced captains. This camp is sure to exceed your wildest fishing dreams. Because of travel this camp is limited to 10 campers.

All Teen Adventure Camps are $1000

More info here

Location: 49 Seahorse Lane Christchurch, VA 23031


Extreme Water
June 17 – June 23, 2012

Ages 14 – 17

Adventure Sailing

July 1 – July 7, 2012
Ages 14 – 17

Prior sailing experience necessary

Adventure Fishing
July 8 – 14, 2012

Ages 14 – 17

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Lacrosse Camps

Camp Information
Camps are a very important part of becoming a great lacrosse player. No other opportunity offers complete immersion in the sport. Eat, sleep, and play lacrosse with players and coaches from around the country and globe.

Skills are learned and developed much faster than under normal after-school-practice conditions. For younger players, the important basics are thoroughly reinforced. For high school level players, camps serve as not only a learning and playing experience, but also as a college scouting and recruiting vehicle.

Check back often, more will be added as they are found!
Register as soon as possible to secure a spot, many sell out quickly!

All-America Lacrosse Camp (Boys) (Girls) – Ages 9-17
(Coach Petrone attended in 1989, 1990, 1991!)
Westminster, Maryland
Collegiate (Richmond) Summer Lacrosse Camp (Boys and Girls camps available) – Multiple levels, multiple dates.
Richmond, Virginia   Phone: (804) 741-9714
Eagle Lacrosse Camp* (Boys)
College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia and Wingate University, Wingate, North Carolina
Lacrosse Academy (Boys)
Lexington, Virginia   Phone: 410-828-4338
Old Dominion University Lacrosse Camp (Girls)
Norfolk, Virginia   Phone: 757-683-4358
Rising All-American Lacrosse Camp (Boys)
Hampden Sydney, Virginia   Phone: 804-392-5972
Roanoke Lacrosse Camp (Boys)
Salem, Virginia   Phone: 540-375-2340
Triple Edge Lacrosse Camp (Boys and Girls camps available)
Fairfax, Virginia    Phone: 877-392-6177
University of Mary Washington Lacrosse Camp (Boys and Girls camps available)
Fredericksburg, Virginia
UVA Lacrosse Camp (Boys) (Girls)
Charlottesville, Virginia   Phone: 804-295-3285
Washington & Lee Lacrosse Camp (Boys) (Girls)
Lexington, Virginia   Phone: 888-824-LAX1
Woodberry Forest School Lacrosse Camp* (Boys) – Ages 11-16
Woodberry Forest, Virginia   Phone: 540-672-6004

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Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp – Peak Performance and Developmental Tennis Camp @ W&M


imagePeak Performance and Developmental Tennis Camp is excited to announce our new partnership with the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps for 2012. Our new camp, the Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp – Peak Performance and Developmental Tennis Camp, will once again be hosted at the College of William and Mary. The camp is a resident junior tennis camp for boys and girls ages 9-18 and is directed by Peter Daub, Head Men’s Tennis Coach at The College of William & Mary.

General Information

The PPandD Tennis camp at W&M offers young tennis players an opportunity to go to a quality camp where they will learn from some of the top coaches and players in NCAA Division I tennis. At the same time campers will take advantage of experiencing the second oldest college in the country and enjoy one of the most sought after vacation destinations in the U.S., Williamsburg, VA. In addition to many hours of tennis, campers will get an opportunity to go to Watercountry USA (one of the premier water parks in the country), tour Colonial Williamsburg, and see the historic campus of William and Mary

2012 Dates

Wed. June 20 – Sun. June 24
Thurs. June 28 – Mon. July 2


The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA


PPandD Tennis Camp is designed for boys and girls ages 9-18.


All dorms are air conditioned with meals served in our college cafeteria. Campers should bring all linens, towels, blankets and pillows.

Types of Campers

Resident Camper – Take part in all scheduled activities.

Day Camper – Instruction starts at 8:30 AM ending with afternoon competition at 4:30 PM. Hot lunch provided in our cafeteria. On check-in day the day campers will stay until approximately 9:00 PM. Having the day campers participate on the first evening will count as makeup time if we should experience rain during the week or time spent at Water Country USA.

Extended Day Camper – Same as day except campers stay for evening activities commencing at 9:00 PM. Lunch and dinner provided.

Half-Day Camper – Instruction starts at 8:30 AM ending at 11:30 AM. On check-in day the day campers will stay until approximately 9:00 PM.

Resident Camper:

Extended Day Camper:

Day Camper:

Half-Day Camper:

No price increase over 2011!

more info here Peak Performance and Developmental Tennis Camp

We’ve Got Camp

imageThe James City County Parks and Recreation Spring/Summer 2012 catalog  is now available online.

The brochures highlights summer camps and all Parks and Recreation programs, events and activities through September.

Youth camps are offered for art., writing, golf, soccer, tennis, kayaking, 4H, Cycling, baseball, basketball, aviation, cooking, engineering, fencing, Lego-robotics, and many more.

Copies of the brochure can also be picked up at the Community Centers, the Satellite Services Office in Toano and at the County and City libraries.

You can read the 2012 Edition here

VIMS Marine Science Camps-Gloucester & Eastern Shore

Summer camps engage kids

In the words of one youngster, “This was the best camp in the history of camps.” He was referring to one of the weeklong camps on offer again this summer through the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.

The camps, led by Education Coordinator Sarah McGuire of the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve at VIMS, bring big smiles to more than 100 elementary and middle school students from in and around Gloucester County each year.

They are made possible by a gift from an anonymous private donor to the VIMS Foundation. The camp program is funded to run for five years (2009-2013)

During each of five weeklong sessions, campers get wet and muddy at sites around the Bay, from the VIMS Teaching Marsh to the Goodwin Islands and the barrier islands of the Eastern Shore. Depending on age, they explore marshes and wetlands; seine in the York River; handle a dip net; collect and examine birds, fish, and plants; use microscopes and field guides; and complete projects that will benefit the Bay.

Older, sleep-away campers head to VIMS’ Eastern Shore Laboratory, where they visit both the Bay and ocean side lagoons, canoe, bird watch, explore barrier islands and mud flats, collect animals, study dune ecology, and more.

Camp enrollment is by a lottery for the younger students and by a written essay for the older students, with camp size ranging from 15 students to 24 students per session depending on age. Feedback from parents and campers from previous years makes it clear that those selected are lucky campers indeed:

  • Thanks for getting my son really excited about something other than sports and video games.”
  • “It was so fun and it changed my life. I can’t wait for the next one.”
  • “It was one of my best times ever.”
  • “Thanks for letting this camp exist. It’s the best camp ever. My favorite thing was everything”

For details and to enroll, visit

The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the VIMS Summer camp programs.

  • Why is there a lottery system as opposed to signing up first come, first serve?

The lottery system was implemented in 2010 to make the application fairer for all students, schools, and families. Everyone has equal time to find out about the camps and get their applications turned in.

  • What are the times of the camps?

The Sea Squirts, Bay Buddies, and Chesapeake Champions camps run from 9am-4pm. Estuary Explorers will run from 9am on Monday, July 25th through mid day on Saturday, July 30th.

  • Where do the camps take place?

The Sea Squirts, Bay Buddies, and Chesapeake Champions camps are held at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester Point, VA. Estuary Explorers will leave from VIMS in Gloucester Point, but we will spend the week at the VIMS Eastern Shore campus in Wachapreague, VA.

  • Which camps are day camps and which are overnight?

Only the Estuary Explorers camp for rising 7th and 8th grade students is overnight.

  • I have multiple students in the same age group. Is it possible to sign up all of my students for the same camp?

You may sign up as many students as you would like for a camp. However, each individual student must be selected by either the lottery system (for grades 1-4) or application process (for grades 5-8) in order to be able to attend the camp. That is, if one of your students receives is selected for a spot in the camp, it does NOT guarantee that their sibling/friend also has a spot.

  • I have students in different age groups. Can my 7th grader attend the 4th grade camp so that they can attend camp in the same week?

No. All students must apply for the camp designated for their own age group.

  • Why are there two sessions of the Sea Squirts camp and not two sessions for other age groups?

Last year, the demand for a camp for the 1st and 2nd grade age group was the highest. We are offering two sessions of the Sea Squirts camp to accommodate that demand. Due to time limitations in the summer, we are not able to offer additional sessions of any other camp.

  • When I turn in my application, does that guarantee my student a spot in the camp?

No. Turning in an application does NOT guarantee your student a spot in the camp. For the Sea Squirts and Bay Buddies camp, the application enters your student into a lottery for camp spots. For the Chesapeake Champions and Estuary Explorers, the application will be used by a review panel to select students for the camp. On April 8th you will receive an email notifying you if your student was selected (either through the lottery system or application process) for a spot in the camp.

  • When will I know if my student is selected for camp?

All students will be notified on April 8th if they were selected for camp.

  • I completed the online application for Chesapeake Champions. Is that all I need to do?

No. For Chesapeake Champions and Estuary Explorers, there are Statement of Interest essay questions that must also be answered and emailed to Sarah McGuire at These questions must EACH be 150 words for Chesapeake Champions, and 250 EACH for Estuary Explorers. This is the primary way that we select students for these two camps so please encourage your student to spend some time working on their essays.

2012 William and Mary Colonial All-Pro Football Camp

The 2012 William and Mary Colonial All-Pro Football Camp is scheduled for June 24-27 on the College’s campus. This year’s NFL guest instructors will be announced later this spring. Online registration is available by clicking here. Campers may also register by completing the flier (available to the right) and mailing it back to the Tribe Football office. The camp is for boys ages 8 through rising seniors in high school.

imageLast summer’s camp featured Super Bowl XLV MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers, 2010 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, tackle Ndamukong Suh of the Detroit Lions and NFC Defensive Player of the Year, linebacker Clay Matthews of the Green Bay Packers.

This summer will mark the 19th time W&M has hosted the Colonial All-Pro Camp. In addition to last year’s NFL guest instructors, other pros who have participated in the camp include Drew Brees, Troy Polamalu, Tom Brady, Brett Favre, Adrian Peterson, LaDainian Tomlinson, Brian Urlacher, Clinton Portis, Jerome Bettis, Dan Marino, Larry Fitzgerald, Ben Roethlisberger, Kurt Warner, Darren Sharper, Bruce Smith and many others. These greats, along with Tribe head coach Jimmy Laycock and his staff, make for a memorable and instructive camp experience for young players.


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4-H Camp in Williamsburg Va

Junior 4-H Camp is our residential week long summer camp program available to youth ages
9-18. Summer camp provides youth countless opportunities for learning more about themselves, their peers, and the natural world around them. This learning takes place through a wide range of camp activities and programs, all of which are designed to allow youth to "learn by doing" through hands-on participation. Days are filled with instructional-based camp classes, unstructured recreation and swim time, flag ceremonies, evening programs, and campfire programs.

Hands-on skill sessions may include:

Canoeing & Kayaking 
Arts and Crafts
Counselor In Training (CIT)
Seining & Marine Science
Outdoor Living Skills (OLS)
Challenge Course


Character development is nurtured through:

Campers leave their week-long experiences with:

  • A greater appreciation for the environment and their surroundings
  • A greater sense of self-esteem and self-worth
  • Greater inter-human communication skills
  • A greater sense of personal and community accountability and leadership skills
  • Pride and a commitment towards future participation in regional 4-H clubs and programming
  • The satisfaction of accomplishing independent life skills
  • Campers enjoy delicious wholesome meals served family style. A salad bar is available for lunch and dinner, and accommodations are available for special dietary needs.

Camper Supervision

Teen Leaders, Adult Volunteers and 4-H Center Camp Staff all work together to supervise campers. Teen and adult volunteers are recruited, screened, and trained in their home counties with training support provided by the 4-H Center. Caring, trained 4-H Summer Staff from diverse backgrounds help campers develop a sense of acceptance, self-worth, and security through group living and activities. All 4-H Center Camp Staff participate in more than two (2) weeks of mandatory, intensive staff training prior to the start of camp to ensure your child is offered the safest & enjoyable time. The 4-H Center’s supervision policy includes a minimum of a 1:8 staff to camper supervision ratio. In addition, each week of 4-H Camp features two (2) highly trained, experienced, and professional Camp Directors including your local 4-H Extension Agent (or trained designee) as well as the 4-H Center Program Director.

*For more information on becoming a Teen Leader (14- 18 years of age) or an Adult Volunteer, please contact your local 4-H Agent OR the 4-H Center Program Director.


2012 Junior Summer Camp Schedule

If there is a link for your county, it leads to the brochure for that camping week. If you need any information about registering for a particular week of camp, either contact the 4-H Center at 757-253-4931, or contact your local extension office.

June 11- June 15: Gloucester
June 18- June 22: Hampton, Newport News, Westmoreland, Richmond County
June 25- June 29: James City, Essex
July 2- July 6: Goochland, Hanover, Powhatan
July 9- July 13: Henrico
July 16- July 20: Chesterfield
July 23- July 27: York
July 30- August 3: Middlesex, Charles City, New Kent,
King William, King & Queen
August 6- August 10: Mathews, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond City