Virginia Academy is launching a new four week summer camp program! Each week elementary school students can sign up for a different enrichment experience.
What is the camp experience?
Summer Camp drop off will be at Virginia Academy beginning at 8am and pick up will be 4-4:30pm. The first portion of the day will be completely devoted to the camp’s theme, whether it be basketball, art, STEM, or any of the other awesome experiences we have to offer!
Following lunch, your student will find a more traditional summer camp experience! Group games, activities, carnivals, and amazing trips are just some of the things that are coming their way! Each camp will go on at least three field trips during the week; we might visit the pool, a climbing park, a museum, or local national park. You can see the full daily schedule here.
Students will select one camp per week. Camp eligibility is dependent on the student’s grade in the 2021-2022 school year.
|Art (K-2nd)||*NOW FULL*|
|STEM (2nd-5th)||Join Mr. Bukasa in exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math through awesome experiments. Students will engage in many hands-on activities.|
|Volleyball (2nd-5th)||Ms Lake, VAA’s volleyball coach, will lead our young Patriots and teach beginner volleyball skills! We are excited to set up some nets and get started!|
|Legos (K-5th)||*NOW FULL*|
|Soccer (K-2nd)||*NOW FULL*|
|Theatre (3nd-5th)||Join Ms Viljoen on stage and get ready to shine! Ms V will help our students showcase their acting skills & creativity!|
|Reading & Math (K-1st)||One of our 1st grade teachers, Mrs. Lambie, will reinforce some of the basic and essential skills your child learned during Kindergarten and 1st grade!|
|Outdoor Excursion (K-2nd)||*NOW FULL*|
|Art (K-5th)||Ms Ruth will be leading our students in exploring their creativity! Painting, ceramics, and watercolors are just some of the things in store for this week!|
|Computer (2nd-5th)||Ms Park, VAA’s computer teacher, is ready to have fun with computers and teach some new skills!|
|Basketball (K-2nd)||*NOW FULL*|
|Spanish (K-2nd)||Mrs. Coomes is one of our awesome Spanish teachers and is excited to teach our young students some basic Spanish and different cultural experiences!|
|Cooking (2nd-5th)||Mrs. de la Rosa taught our Cooking special in the fall and is super excited to cook some delicious food for our patriot families and teach our older kids about kitchen safety and skills.|
|Robotics (2nd-5th)||Ms Kelsey Oertly is one of our amazing aftercare teachers and is excited to do the robot! Throughout the week, we will plan, create, and experiment with robotics!|
All camps are contingent on interest and slots are limited. Email email@example.com with questions.
I Registered for Summer Camp! Now What?
Monday Morning Drop Off
Monday mornings can be stressful for a first time camper, or even our veteran campers. On Mondays, parents will be invited into our Upper Lobby (Russell Branch) for drop off. There, you will check in, meet your students’ teacher and counselors, and make sure your paperwork is up to date! The Camp Directors and nurse will be on site to answer any questions you might have. Drop off will begin at 8:00 and will run until 8:30. Please note: if you arrive late on Monday, it might take longer than normal to get everything in order.
When you arrive on Monday, you will need to fill out the following paperwork:
- Field Trip Liability Form
- Camp Consent Form
- Allergy Form
If your child requires an inhaler, epipen, or any other medication while attending camp, please fill out the appropriate form. You must supply the medication in its original packaging with a prescription label attached to the nurse on the first day of camp. If the proper forms are not completed, your child will not be permitted to attend VAA Camps.
Virginia Academy will also need a copy of your camper’s immunization record. Please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Camp Checklist
Be prepared to bring:
- Packed lunch and snack (No peanut butter!)
- Water bottle
- Bathing suit (one-piece/swim trunks)
Don’t forget to label all of your camper’s belongings!
Camp T-Shirts are $15 each, you can order them by clicking here!