Summer Camps

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Summer Camps Best of 2024

 

Prince William County Summer Camps. Where childhood memories are made.

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    Summer Camp Guide

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    This camp will feature age-appropriate activities, trail hikes, creative games and crafts to encourage their imagination and development skills! Let us explore and learn about what swims, grows, and plays in the park pond. We will explore our other streams and creeks in the park as well!
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    A fun theme for campers who like trying a lot of experiments and who don't mind a little mess! We use all sorts of ingredients to mix, measure, combine and react in different ways. We get ooey, gooey and slimy and we love anything that goes fizz, glop, bubble, or pop!
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    Campers will enjoy afternoons filled with a wide variety of themed activities – arts & crafts, games, stories, STEM activities, and much more!
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    During this camp, students will learn how to digitally sculpt characters in a 3D space! Campers will use learn how to use Sculptris software to draw, develop and sculpt their character and objects using a tablet and drawing stylus.
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    Learn Now Music introduces campers to a variety of musical instruments and concepts including piano, guitar, violin, drums, voice, and movement. Campers participate in musical games, crafts, musical listening excerpts, related projects and more!
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    In this camp, students will advance their coding, design, and game development skills, tinkering with Roblox Studio and the Lua programming language it employs. Roblox, Imaginative Game Design provides students between the ages of 10 -14 with fundamental coding concepts and techniques that will allow them to eventually move on to AP Computer Science and pursue careers as computer engineers, game developers, and tech-savvy entrepreneurs.
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    Learn more advanced techniques that you use in a kayak, canoe and paddle board while exploring the Occoquan. Campers should have some experience with kayaks and other watercraft before signing up for this camp.
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    In this camp, dancers will focus on the basics of ballet, developing strength, technique and artistry. In addition to a daily ballet class, each week will feature a different classical ballet. Crafts and props will be incorporated throughout the week. Dancers will learn adapted choreography from the ballet to present to parents at the end of the camp.
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    Introduce your child to the wonderful world of programming! In this camp, students will learn basic programming concepts using a simple drag-and-drop interface within the software Scratch 3, a project developed by the MIT Media Lab. Students will use their imaginations and implement creative thinking while learning how to create and program simple 2D games.
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    In this class, younger students are introduced to basic electronics including input/output through hand-on learning and projects. Students combine everyday supplies and color-coded modules to create different projects such as custom flashlights, touch sensors, alarm clocks, and more!
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    Ready to get your child out and in the sports world? Don't know which sport to start them on? Sports sampler is a perfect way to get started! This is a parent & me camp, where you will get the chance to work alongside you athlete. Sports sampler will show you the basics to multiple sports like basketball, soccer, hockey, baseball, track and field.
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    A lot of us go to the beach for the summer, but what if we bring the ocean to you? Go exploring under the sea with us to explore all of the fascinating friends of the ocean! This week is full of ocean-themed activities makes for a fun Ocean Friends summer camp!
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    We will enjoy a blast from the past this week! We will spend the week doing traditional camp songs, games and crafts. Teaching the campers all the games we loved from our past.
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    Join us as we discover the many wonders of Christmas through an adventure to find Santa. We will ‘trim the tree’ and ‘deck the halls’ to transform our classroom into a cozy getaway for Old Saint Nick.
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    From baseball to soccer, flag football, t-ball, volleyball and more, you're sure to find something for your young athlete!
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    Take an oath to protect the land, resources, and history of our park! We will learn about our local and national parks, and adventure into nature to embark on fun filled activities all week!
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    Kickstart your imagination, catch your artsy tools and join us to make a splash! Learn about athletes who make striking artwork. Get inspired by artists who create visual effects, transforming sports into a form of art.
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    Sharron Baucom Dale City Recreation Center offers dance camps from beginner to advanced level ballet and more.
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We are committed to providing your child/camper a safe environment along with caring and experienced camp counselors and fun-filled days. Offering specialty camps from arts to sports plus everything in between and full day traditional style summer camps with popular themes each week all for ages 3-17 at 16 locations throughout Prince William County.

Note: Unless otherwise noted, Prince William County Department of Parks & Recreation Summer Camp offerings operate with basic health and safety requirements but are exempt from licensure and have no direct oversight by the Virginia Department of Education.

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Best Summer Camps

Don’t Take Our Word for It

Thank you for the outpouring of support you and your families have shared with us. While we can't share every good comment here, we wanted to highlight a few:

"My son had the BEST summer break possible. He looked forward to going to camp everyday and loved all counselors (Zac was his favorite). He learned so many things (how to make slime, how to tie dye a shirt, how to make a personal aquarium, and many more) and was able to pass his swimming test. I look forward to another great summer camp next year. Job very well done!"

"My son was apprehensive on his first day as he thought he "would be bored." But after day one, he was excited to go back! He made some new friends and genuinely enjoyed all of the activities. Great job offering something a little "different" for our community!"

"My daughter had nothing but positive comments about the staff and material covered during Brentsville History Camp.  She loved it and didn't want it to end!"

"Great camp! Not just babysitting! Kids are engaged and actually do interesting things." 

"We have been beyond impressed with Silver Lake camp this summer. The counselors and management are professional, kind, and have made wonderful lasting impressions on our children. Camp has provided them with new experiences and wonderful memories. My children are excited to go to camp each day, come Home happy and we often leave with them shouting goodbye and waving out the window as we drive off. Silver lake has something special. No technology and a wonderful summer full of fun outdoors.  Highest compliments to Craig. During inclement weather events, or just plain hot days, accommodations were made and effectively communicated with parents. It is such a relief as a mom to know that your children are safe, well cared for, and having a wonderful time during the summer."

"This was our first year coming to this camp and we've been really impressed with the care, kindness, and enthusiasm of the counselors. A lot of kids get anxious in big groups, so the friendly faces and patience in getting kids to feel safe and enjoy the activities is so helpful."

"My child cried at drop off and the teacher comforted her until she felt better. She was happy and excited to go each day!"

"Absolutely incredible. I can't believe the creations they made, the joy when picking my son up from camp, etc. I will recommend this camp over and over."

"We keep attending the classes and camps due to the fact that the teachers and the program director are amazing. We feel at home. My son keeps asking for more because of all the fun he has and I love how his life is enriched by classical music experience."

"Loved the camp staff! The entire process was well organized and communication was clear."

"My kids cried when they realized this was the last week at Wingapo this summer. They aren't criers. Every day there is amazing!"

"Jamaal and his staff are wonderful. For Teen Camp the girls really talked about Ms.Jocelyn, Ms. Candace and Ms. Olivia. They are ready to return next year!"

"Perfect in every way."


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