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), Several different sessions.

Camp Horizons (near New Market-  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)

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.

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

UVA- several different technical, robotics, and academic summer residential programs.

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. July16-29.

Day Camps

High School Science Opportunities:

JMU Adventure Camp

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-

Blue Ridge Community College/Learning Can Be fun weekly am and pm sessions. 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. 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!

Explore More Discovery Museum, Harrisonburg day camps and a few overnight camps for ages 3-12.

Harrisonburg City Schools summer enrichment camps- K-8, July 17-21.

JMU Art  (day) enrollment begins April 1.  Ages 6-17.

Larkin Arts summer art camps (day)

You Made It summer camps- 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.

Debate Camp at JMU. High school students, residential and commuter.

JMU summer poetry camp.

EMU Peace Camp- for 1st-6th graders.

EMU various sports camps!

VA Governors school (both summer and academic year programs)

Gail Collins coordinates the journalism camp for our region, grades 7&8, residential at JMU (

Virtual VA summer and academic year classes.

Harrisonburg Boys and Girls Club

UVA Summer enrichment programs

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

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

First Tee golf

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

Regional Boy Scout camp information

Regional Girl Scout camp information

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

JMU Academy Summer Institute programs- grades 9-12

JMU Summer Honors Institute

Frontier Culture Museum camps (Staunton)


7th-9th grades- and RMH offers a variety of age based camps for general purposes!

Rockingham County summer day camps

JMU Debate Institute  (high school)

JMU Summer Vocal Arts camp

Ballet, Acting & Musical Theater Camp at BalletSchool of Charlottesville
2409 Ivy Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903  (434) 975-3533

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.

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

Massanutten Resort Summer Golf camps

Shenandoah National Park Childrens Programs

Smithsonian Institution summer camps

National Archives

National Geographic Student Expeditions

US Space Camp

VA Space flight academy (Wallops, and Langley VA)

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

NASA Wallops internships

JMU SAT prep

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: or If you are a GEAR UP student, please ask your counselor about funding or see Ms. Brino at HHS. 

BRCC SAT prep.


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