Summer Camp Guide | Feb. 2024

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Albemarle County Parks & Recreation Summer 2024 Activities

r e C m a m m p u S Guide directory of Summer Camps, Schools & Programs for kids

• Tennis Clinics • Pickleball Clincs • Sports Variety Camp • Summer Recreation Camps • Summer Swim Program • Karate Classes • Iaijutsu Classes • Yoga Classes • Tai Chi Classes • Spring Break Camp • Rec Day Camps • Volleyball Camps and Clinics • Outdoor Movie Nights For detailed information on Albemarle County Parks and Recreation camps & classes please visit the website at or call the main office at 434-296-5844.

February 14 - 20, 2024

For detailed information on Albemarle County Parks and Recreation camps & classes please visit the website at or call the main office at 434-296-5844.

Register for STEAM Discovery Academy’s Summer Camp!


It’s time to register for summer camp! In addition to cultivating a passion for all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math, our programs integrate essential leadership skill development including communication, teamwork, and goal setting. Our programs are designed to spark curiosity, build resilience and self-confidence. Concepts and challenges are presented by combining education and entertainment, allowing students to learn through play and grow while having fun.

Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of the fun! Learn more and register at! Email:

Phone: 434-987-3918

• Eligibility: Open to students K-8 grade • Location: Charlottesville Catholic School and our Incubator located at 206 Albemarle Sq. • Camp Hours: 8:30a-5:30p, with half day options



#1 Day Camp in Charlottesville Limited Space Available REGISTER NOW!

Front Porch Summer Camp and Spring Break too!

Sing! Mo ve!



434.293.2529 •

February 14 - 20, 2024



Rising K - 2 8:30 - 3 pm 3+ hrs outdoor activities each day!


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Tips for Campers (and Parents!)

The Bridge PAI’s Summer Camp offer exciting and engaging opportunities for youth to explore their creativity with a local artist. Intro to Stop Motion Animation $275.00 Total of 15 participants Grades 1-4 Teacher: Joe Vena Date and Time: June 17- June 21, 8:30am-12:30pm

Art Show $275.00 Total of 15 participants Grades 1-4 Teacher: Ryan Trott Date and Time: June 10-June 14, 8:30am-12:30pm

Mural Camp $275.00 Total of 15 participants Grade 5 and up Teacher: Jae Johnson Date and Time: July 15-19, 8:30am-12:30pm

Register and find more info at:

February 14 - 20, 2024 @cville_weekly

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Today’s youth go to technology to escape, and studies show this increases their stress. Some ideas might be: taking 10 deep breaths, traveling to a happy place in your mind, packing a certain stuffed animal, shooting hoops, or tossing a football. They are capable of this independence. • Your plan should NOT be, “Give it a couple of days and if you don’t like it, we will come get you.” This will set them up to give it a couple of days and knock the confidence right out of them. • Let your camper know what to expect with correspondence. You don’t need to write everyI love those rare moments of parday, but let them know what to enthood when I am not preparing expect. for the next thing. Most of the time as a parent, I feel as if my day is full of getting something ready. Yourself Small things like breakfast, sack • You are giving your child an incredible gift. I cannot promise lunches, and backpacks. Big things you that they won’t lose some like preparing my children to besocks, that they will love every come productive adults. Our job meal or activity, and that they as a parent is to prep! will adore every counselor. But you are preparing them for colIt’s spring, and summer camp is on lege and beyond; you are giving the horizon. Here are some things them the freedom to gain conthat you can do to prepare your fidence, independence, and camper and yourself for camp. leadership skills; and you are instilling in them that they can Camper do it. • Plan several sleep overs. Resist • What do YOU want during their the urge to pack their bags for time at camp? Think about a vathem or to check on them while cation, time to organize, time to there. If they have a phone, have have one-on-one time with your them leave it at home. This is a other children, or some “date good way to practice not having nights” with your spouse or direct or constant contact. friends. • Have them write a good ol’ letter to someone. You will thank • If you have apprehensions, work to resolve them. If you are worme when you receive a letter ried that your camper is not gofrom camp! ing to know anyone, set up a • Gear up physically. If you have pre-camp get-together. If you purchased hiking boots, break are worried about your camper’s them in with a long walk. medical needs, become friendly • Especially for teenagers, have with the camp nurse. If you are them take a mini-vacation from anxious about their food allertheir devices. A couple of hours gies, talk to the camp’s head or a weekend. cook. Make a camper-sick plan • Have them write a statement for yourself. :) Make sure there for their social media pages. is only excitement and optimism “Peace out Facebook, I won’t be coming from you, and share your sharing my day-by-days with anxiety with another adult. you, I will be at camp.” Your • Pack self-addressed envelopes teenager may not post that, but in their luggage. maybe something like it. • Have them write down their • Whether they are flying or driving, refrain from bawling until goals. they can’t see you. Take a deep breath, trust, and remind yourMake a homesick plan: self that you are giving them an • Homesickness isn’t entirely bad. awesome gift. It’s great to love your home. It’s sometimes part of the process, Brooke Cheley-Klebe is the 4th and it’s a confidence booster generation to operate Cheley Colwhen a camper gets through it. orado Camps. She is the proud • Make a happy place plan and mom of three girls, Ellie, Kate, and write it down. This is an amazing Samantha, and loves being inopportunity to learn a life skill. volved in the camp industry.

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Summer Camps 2024

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Scholarship options: As low as $60 per student for each week-long camp experience.




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Children’s Film Festival Seattle Official Selection 2024

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Narrative Filmmaking - June 3 - 7 & June 24 - 28 Animation with Motion Capture - June 10 - 14 Mockumentary - June 17 - 21 Evening Screenwriting - June 17 - 21 Evening Acting for the Camera - June 17 - 21 Advanced Film Lab - July 1 - 5 Narrative Filmmaking Level II - July 8 - 19 Nonfiction Filmmaking - July 22 - August 2 Movie Musical - August 5 - 9

February 14 - 20, 2024



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