Summer Opportunities

THMS does not endorse any particular program, but encourages kids to get out, learn, and have fun!


Summer 2017 Opportunities

Over night/residential camps:

Living Earth Camp (near Crozet/Afton) http://livingearthva.com/, Several different sessions.


Camp Horizons (near New Market- http://www.camphorizonsva.com/).  One week and several week sessions depending on camp.  Age groups and prices range.


FONZ Nature Camp (Smithsonian Institution, at a camp near Front Royal) https://fonznaturecamp.org/why-us/

American Shakespeare Center (Staunton), Historical Theater Camp

Ages 13-19, sessions 1, 6/18/17-7/9/17, session 2 7/16/17-8/6/17. Residential program with Mary Baldwin College.  https://asctheatrecamp.com/


JMU Summer Band camps (Marching AND Symphonic) https://www.jmusbc.com/ Wed July 5-July 9. Rising  8th-12th graders.  Housed in the dorms.


UVA- several different technical, robotics, and academic summer residential programs.  http://curry.virginia.edu/community-programs/student-enrichment/sep/summer


UVA ADVANCE. July 8 - August 5, 2017 (UVA Summer Session III). A four-week summer residential program for highly-motivated, rising high school juniors and seniors that offers participants an opportunity to experience college life at the University of Virginia.  


MASDI- Summer Dance Intensive at JMU.  2 years of dance, ages 12-19. http://commotion.me/camps/MASDI.html July16-29.


Day Camps

High School Science Opportunities:

http://web.harrisonburg.k12.va.us/science/index.php?pages_id=4&t=HCPS-Science-Home


JMU Adventure Camp  https://www.jmu.edu/recreation/youth/campurec/adventure.shtml

Days- ages 9-11. Ages 12-14 High adventure camp w/overnights.  UREC and day trips to lakes etc.  This is DIFFERENT from Camp UREC


Camp UREC- https://www.jmu.edu/recreation/youth/campurec/purple-gold.shtml


Blue Ridge Community College/Learning Can Be fun weekly am and pm sessions. http://www.brcc.edu/continuinged/lcbf/ ages K-12.  Runs much of the summer, by weekly sessions of a WIDE variety of types. June 19-July 21.


Summer MTC Academy at Massanutten Technical.  http://www.mtcva.com/High-School/Summer-Opportunities.aspx rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders.  June 25th-July 30


Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation summer camps.  A wide variety, see the activity guide when it comes out soon! https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/parks-recreation


Explore More Discovery Museum, Harrisonburg

http://www.iexploremore.com/ day camps and a few overnight camps for ages 3-12.


Harrisonburg City Schools summer enrichment camps- K-8, July 17-21.  https://sites.google.com/a/harrisonburg.k12.va.us/gcollins/home/opportunities-for-enrichment


JMU Art  http://jmusummerart.weebly.com/  (day) enrollment begins April 1.  Ages 6-17.


Larkin Arts summer art camps (day) http://www.larkinarts.com/


You Made It summer camps-  http://youmadeit.net/parties/kids-camp/ Week long day camps summer 2017.


JMU sports camps.  A WIDE variety, see the JMU sports sites for info and ages.


JMU Outreach and Engagement Robotics (Lego) and Space Camps.  Space camp is both day, residential for older ages.  https://www.jmu.edu/events/planetarium/07/21-day-space-camp.shtml

https://www.jmu.edu/outreach/programs/all/space-explorers-camp/index.shtml

https://www.jmu.edu/outreach/programs/all/robotics-camp/index.shtml


Debate Camp at JMU. High school students, residential and commuter. davismk@jmu.edu


JMU summer poetry camp.  http://www.jmu.edu/events/furiousflower/2015/08/03-poetrycamp.shtml


EMU Peace Camp- for 1st-6th graders.  http://www.emu.edu/interfaith/ipc/


EMU various sports camps! http://emuroyals.com/information/summer/index


VA Governors school (both summer and academic year programs)  http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/governors_school_programs/index.shtml

Gail Collins coordinates the journalism camp for our region, grades 7&8, residential at JMU (gcollins@harrisonburg.k12.va.us)


Virtual VA summer and academic year classes.  https://www.virtualvirginia.org/


Harrisonburg Boys and Girls Club

http://www.bgchr.org


UVA Summer enrichment programs

Saturday and Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) - Curry School of Education

http://curry.virginia.edu/community-programs/student-enrichment/sep


Westover Waves (based out of Westover Park, Harrisonburg- there are other town based teams too)

http://www.westoverwaves.org/About.jsp?team=recvsww


First Tee golf

This is run out of the Rotary Learning Center at the Heritage golf course (adjacent to THMS).

http://www.thefirstteeharrisonburg.org


Regional Boy Scout camp information

http://www.bsa-sjac.org


Regional Girl Scout camp information

http://www.gsvsc.org


Pump it UP Harrisonburg- summer programs.  Call for info. 540-434-7867


JMU Academy Summer Institute programs- grades 9-12

https://www.jmu.edu/multicultural/programs/summer-programs.shtml


JMU Summer Honors Institute

http://www.jmu.edu/outreach/programs/all/honorscamp/index.shtml


Frontier Culture Museum camps (Staunton)

http://www.frontiermuseum.org/education/summer-camps/


CAMP RMH

7th-9th grades- and RMH offers a variety of age based camps for general purposes!  http://www.sentara.com/harrisonburg-virginia/aboutus/news/allnews/sentara-rmh-opens-its-doors-to-youth-exploring-healthcare-careers.aspx

http://www.rmhwellnesscenter.com/wellness/WellnessCenterCamps.aspx


Rockingham County summer day camps

http://www.rockinghamcountyva.gov/index.aspx?NID=459


JMU Debate Institute  (high school)

https://www.jmu.edu/debate/high-school-debate/jmu-debate-institute/index.shtml


JMU Summer Vocal Arts camp

https://www.jmu.edu/vocalartscamp/


Ballet, Acting & Musical Theater Camp at BalletSchool of Charlottesville
2409 Ivy Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903  (434) 975-3533 Director@BalletSchoolVA.com
Website: www.BalletSchoolVA.com


Blue Ridge Community College Youth Theater.  An alternate to the summer program.  Offered Saturdays in both semesters.  Fall 2017, they are mounting Les Miserables.  Applications April 1 for the fall.  https://www.brcc.edu/continuinged/youth/


The Light House Studio, Light House Studio is an award-winning filmmaking education center teaching 8-18 year olds a variety of film workshops throughout the year. We believe in the importance of collaboration and community. 121 E. Water Street Charlottesville, VA 22902 (434) 293-6992
AM@LightHouseStudio.org
LightHouseStudio.org


Massanutten Resort Summer Golf camps

http://www.massresort.com/v.php?pg=247


Shenandoah National Park Childrens Programs

https://www.nps.gov/shen/learn/kidsyouth/index.htm

http://snptrust.org/program/summer-camps-for-teens/


Smithsonian Institution summer camps

https://nationalzoo.si.edu/Education/Camps/

https://smithsonianassociates.org/camp/

http://smithsoniansleepovers.org/index.shtm


National Archives

http://www.archivesfoundation.org/kids-families/


National Geographic Student Expeditions

http://ngstudentexpeditions.com/our-destinations


US Space Camp

http://www.spacecamp.com

https://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/about/information/camp_faq.html


VA Space flight academy (Wallops, and Langley VA)

http://www.vaspaceflightacademy.org

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/news/researchernews/rn_spaceflightcamp.html


Chincoteague Bay Field Station summer camps (Ocean and marsh study)

http://www.cbfieldstation.org/youth-camps.html


NASA Wallops internships

https://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/education/students/internships/index.html


JMU SAT prep

http://www.jmu.edu/outreach/programs/all/sat/index.shtml

JMU Summer Institute Programs: Have you always wondered what it would be like to go to college? All rising 9th-12th graders are invited to check out JMU's Male Academy and Female Institute Programs. April 7 is the deadline for this opportunity. Check out the application on JMU's website or email program directors for more information: maleacademy@jmu.edu or femaleinstitute@jmu.edu. If you are a GEAR UP student, please ask your counselor about funding or see Ms. Brino at HHS. 

BRCC SAT prep.  https://www.brcc.edu/continuinged/youth

 

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