Thank you for joining us for VAA Summer Camp 2023! Have a wonderful school year and we’ll see you next summer!
The Virginia Academy four week summer camp program is back! 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.
Students will select one camp per week. Camp eligibility is dependent on the student’s grade in the 2023-2024 school year.
|Cooking (2nd-5th)||* NOW FULL*|
|Outdoors Excursion (K-5th)||* NOW FULL*|
|Soccer (K-2nd)||* NOW FULL*|
|Ukulele (1st-5th)||* NOW FULL*|
|Science (K-2nd)||* NOW FULL*|
|Gaming (K-5th)||* NOW FULL*|
|Archery (3nd-5th)||Students will come and explore the art of archery with Coach Moore & Ms Savage! They will learn safety and rules, the structure of the compound bow, basic archery form, aiming, and put the skills and knowledge they have gained into practice with a variety of demonstrations, games, and hands-on experience.|
|Basketball (K-2nd)||Through the week, students will be able to practice and develop skills and mechanics necessary to develop as basketball players with Mr Mullen! Students will engage in shooting competitions and scrimmages to learn live game situations.|
|Lego (K-5th)||* NOW FULL*|
|Literary Fun (K-5th)||Welcome to the Literary Fun Camp! This camp is perfect for young writers who love to read, and who want to explore their literary potential in a fun and supportive environment with Mrs. Tuten. Whether your child is a budding novelist or just loves to read, they will leave with new friends, new skills, and a deeper appreciation for the written word!|
|STEM (3rd-5th)||Students will have fun being scientists and engineers this week with Mrs. Stone. They will be exploring STEM through hands-on experiments and building challenges. Come get messy and reach new heights!|
|Art (K-2nd)||School is out so it is time for some creative, silly, and sometimes messy art fun with Ms Ruth! This week with Ms. Ruth you will create masterpieces to take home and learn some cool painting techniques. It can’t be summer without doing some messy but safe art projects outside too. Ms Ruth promises to pull out your inner art abilities.|
|Sports (K-2nd)||Students will be able to widen their athletic skills across a wide variety of recreational games. Students will be able to healthily compete and grow in community through rec games with Mr Mullen!|
|Outdoor Excursion (K-5th)||* NOW FULL*|
|Computers (3rd-5th)||Join Ms. Park as we dive into coding for this week of summer camp! You will learn how code is the language for computers through a variety of interactive, hands-on activities… solving puzzles through the Hour of Code, creating projects in Scratch, and bringing your code to life through commands given to a LEGO robot!|
All camps are contingent on interest and slots are limited. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
I Registered for Summer Camp! Now What?
Greetings Summer Camp Families!
We cannot wait to kick off VAA Summer Camp in less than one week! Here is some important information as we get ready to start this camp season.
Monday Morning Check-In:
On Mondays, please park in the visitor parking lot (located in front of the bubble). 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 8:00am and will run until 8:30am. Please note: if you arrive late on Monday, it might take longer than normal to get everything in order.
Important Note from the Nurse:
When you arrive on Monday, you will need to fill out the following paperwork: Liability and Consent Form and Camper Information Form. Additionally, the Allergy Action Plan Form, Asthma Action Plan, and Medical Authorization Form will each need to be filled out PRIOR to camp starting.
If your child requires an inhaler, epipen, or any other medication while attending camp, please fill out the appropriate form and email it to email@example.com directly. 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. If your student is a current Virginia Academy student, the nurse already has this form, and there is no need to resubmit. Your child will not be permitted to attend VAA Camps without a copy of immunization records.
Drop-off & Pick-up Instructions:
To ensure that you arrive at the correct entrance and do not enter the wrong carline, please follow the lower level Preschool- 5th grade car line Tuesday- Friday. You may park in the side lot near the bubble during Monday Morning Check-In. Drop-off on Tuesday through Friday will be through the Kiss and Ride only, as will pick-up everyday. Please do not exit your vehicle at any time other than Monday Morning Check-In. Upon pick-up, you must present your car tag with your camper’s name and grade listed. If your car tag is not presented, an ID check will occur to verify permission to pick up before campers are released. Car tags will be given during Monday morning drop off.
If your student needs to be picked up early, please email aftercare@virginia-academy. On trip days (Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday) we will be off-campus beginning at 11:30am. Please communicate any conflicts in order to ensure smooth early dismissals as necessary.
Summer Camp Checklist
Be prepared to bring:
- Packed lunch and snack (No peanut butter!)
- Water bottle
- Bathing suit (one-piece/swim trunks)
- Closed-toed shoes
Don’t forget to label all of your camper’s belongings!
Weekly Trip Schedule:
Monday: Ida Lee Water Park, Leesburg
Tuesday: On Campus
Wednesday: Big Trip
- Week 1: Chuck E. Cheese, Herndon
- Week 2: HyperKids, Ashburn Complete Waiver HERE!
- Week 3: Leesburg Animal Park
- Week 4: Monkey Joes Complete Waiver HERE!
Thursday: Ida Lee Water Park, Leesburg
Friday: On Campus Carnival
Your camper should bring swim attire each day as they may participate in water activities on campus as well.
Pre-ordered Summer Camp T-shirts will be available on the first day of your registered camp week. We will have our summer camp T-shirts available for order at Monday morning check-in!