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American Shakespeare Center Theatre Camp
20 S. New Street, Fourth Floor
Staunton, VA
24401

Twice every summer, The ASC Theatre Camp (ASCTC) plunges 39 high-school students into three weeks of intensive, immersive, incomparable programming in the Shakespearean Shangri-La of Staunton, Virginia – home of the American Shakespeare Center and the world’s only recreation of the Blackfriars Playhouse, Shakespeare’s indoor theatre.

At ASCTC, we transport students out of their normal lives and beyond their comfort zone. We challenge them to explore the limits of their infinite potential in a safe, stable, supportive environment, and they emerge not only with finer control over their craft and better preparation for college, but also with more confidence, more capability, and more capacity for growth and change.

ASCTC participants preview the college experience by living and working on the residential campus at Mary Baldwin University. They live in dorms, work in university classrooms and performance spaces, and eat in the dining hall. They spend their days rehearsing with professional directors, training with professional actors, and learning from professional academics: ASC actors, MBU graduate-level faculty, preeminent scholars, and (of course) each other. They spend their evenings at the Blackfriars Playhouse, spellbound by Shakespeare’s stagecraft.

Students can enroll in the college credit companion course and earn three college credits from Mary Baldwin University, transferable to other institutions. They can elect to stay for an extended week of internship experience, getting hands-on practice working with a professional theatre company. But all work and no play makes camp a dull sport – even when working feels like playing. Mornings off bring sleeping in and brunching at the local Farmer’s market. Days off bring trips to the lake, water balloon fights, dance parties, and well-earned opportunities to luxuriate in languorous laziness.

Three weeks of this chimeric, collaborative creativity culminates in the Final Performance Festival, where campers mount their final productions (for a packed house) on the Blackfriars Playhouse stage.

ASCTC 2019 Season

SESSION 1 Romeo & Juliet Measure for Measure Gallathea by John Lyly

SESSION 2 Richard III The Taming of the Shrew The Roaring Girl by Thomas Dekker and Thomas Middleton

 
Tuition
Tuition is $3,625 per three-week session. Campers attending both sessions receive a 10% discount on their total session tuition cost.

 
Type of Camp
Overnight

 
Ages
13-19

 
Session Dates
Session 1: June 16 - July 7

Session 2: July 14 - August 4

 
Registration
Attendance at ASCTC is by acceptance only. Prospective campers can apply here: https://americanshakespearecenter.formstack.com/forms/asctc2019camperapplication

Applications are rolling until filled. Once accepted, campers and their parents/guardians will receive a link to their custom registration form. Registration requires a $150 tuition deposit and guarantees your spot in the accepted session.

540.885.5588
Blue Ridge Children’s Museum and Project GROWS

Adventures on the Parkway:

BRCM Adventure on the Parkway is a day camp for children ages 5-8 that is located on the historic and beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway. The camp provides an exciting, fun, and enriching outdoor experience to create lifelong outdoor lovers.

BRCM Adventure on the Parkway provides a mix of outdoor exploring and hiking, crafts and games, learning about animal and plant life, experiencing the history and culture of the parkway through old fashioned toys, games, and music with live musicians, and even working on the farm. Each day is filled with new experiences and opportunities to form a deeper understanding of and connection with nature while creating lasting camp memories and friendships.

Little GROWers:

Join us for an exciting week of summer camp at the Project GROWS farm as we experience the journey of a vegetable from farm to table! Little GROWers will work together to make delicious snacks from vegetables they harvest themselves, taste-test a variety of produce, and spend time tending the garden. We’ll also go on scavenger hunts and play games to explore the many colors of the farm. Learn about our amazing pollinator friends like bees that make farming possible, the mystery of soil and compost, and the benefits of farm animals like chickens. With help from camp staff, Little GROWers will complete a Five Day Challenge to prepare and eat a healthy snack every day themselves. Campers will leave with recipes, gardening and food preparation skills, and an appreciation of where our food comes from!

Type of Camp: Day

Age Range: 5-8

Program Dates:

Adventures on the Parkway: June 24-27
Little GROWers: July 8-12

Prices:
Adventures on the Parkway: $175 Little GROWers: $100

Registration: www.blueridgechildrensmuseum.org

http://www.blueridgechildrensmuseum.org
Boxerwood
963 Ross Road
Lexington, VA
24450

Boxerwood Garden offers programs for home school, summer camps, family outings, field trips, and so much more.

Camp is a great way to befriend one another and the Earth. Every summer, Boxerwood offers day camps for children from ages 4 to 17 to enjoy playing on our shady grounds, in the community, hiking trails and even rivers!

Our camps all share core traits that we think are essential for kids: an emphasis on community-making, adventures, creativity, service, wildness, wonder, scientific investigations, and play.

We’re also providing several contractual camps for Rockbridge and surrounding county children.  Please contact us if you are interested in taking part in these programs.

 

https://boxerwood.org/garden/
540-463-2697
Cambridge Learning Center
38 Ebco Circle
Stuarts Draft, VA
24477

Cambridge mission is to provide your child with a learning experience they will remember for years to come. Kids at Cambridge will learn and develop at their own pace in a happy, secure, creative and stimulating environment.  Our goals are to develop your child's sense of autonomy, self-confidence and competence; providing a wide range of age/developmentally appropriate experiences to foster learning, creativity, and problem solving in all areas-language, science, mathematics, music, art, gross and fine motor, health and safety; encouraging the child's natural curiosity in the world around him/her, to see new knowledge, to explore, to handle and to question.

http://kidsatcambridge.com
(540) 337-KiDS
Camp Alleghany for Girls, and Camp Alleghany Family Camp
2700 Stonehouse Road
Lewisburg, WV
24901

A nearly 100-year-old traditional outdoor girls camp with a personalized touch that nurtures each camper's summer goals in areas of head, heart, and hands. Inclusive mentorship culture and a "no mean girls" ethos. A spirited camp life includes campfires, singing, activities, nature, friendship. Screen-free, outdoor living. Overnight session of one-week for the youngest Mini Campers (rising 2nd-rising 5th grade); Three-week Term Camp for rising 2nd-rising 11th graders; Six-week Leaders-In-Training Program for 16-year-olds. Weekend Mother-Daughter camp, and one-week Family Camp for all ages and for dads, grandpas, & brothers, too! Inspiring growth through honor, loyalty and friendship. Picturesque river valley flanked by mountains and near the bustling and hip Southern charm of historic Lewisburg, West Virginia. Near to The Greenbrier.

Join us for our 98th summer! Links - Website: https://campalleghanyforgirls.com/

Mother-Daughter Weekend: https://campalleghanyforgirls.com/mother-daughter-weekend/

Mini Camp: https://campalleghanyforgirls.com/mini-camp/

Term Camp: https://campalleghanyforgirls.com/term-camp/

Family Camp: https://campalleghanyforgirls.com/family-camp/

 

Ages - Grades 1-10 for main sessions, ages 5-10 for Mother-Daughter, all ages for Family Camp

2019 Summer Dates - June 16-August 3 for main sessions, June 14-16 for Mother-Daughter, August 4-11 for Family Camp

Pricing - Mother-Daughter Weekend: $350 per pair Mini Camp (1 week): $1400 Term Camp (3-week sessions): $4000 Family Camp: $80/night for adults, $40/night for children 12 and under

http://campalleghanyforgirls.com/
(877) GHNY-GRL
Camp Friendship
573 Friendship Way
Palmyra, VA
22963

Camp Friendship sets the benchmark for an exceptional summer camp experience. Established in 1966, we are a family-owned business that values your trust and works hard to earn it. Campers create their own adventure each week, selecting from over 35 exciting activities. For horse crazy kids, the Camp Friendship Equestrian Center is the perfect home away from home, with trail rides, games on horseback and bareback river rides being some of our favorite activities! Surrounded by over 600 acres of scenic fields and forests, Camp Friendship is the perfect place for campers to explore, discover and grow - naturally!

 

Ages Range- Ages 7-16

2019 Dates - June 16 - August 17

Pricing - $1300 - $1500

Registration  - https://friendship.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/camper/App

Link to Registration
1-800-873-3223
Camp Mont Shenandoah

We are a traditional, overnight, camp for girls located in Bath County. Virginia - less than an hour west of Staunton. Our girls enjoy the many activities offered, including swimming in the emerald green waters of the Cowpasture River, canoeing, horseback riding, tennis, archery, arts & crafts, drama, sports and more! Girls live in rustic yet cozy screened cabins. We have a well trained, mature, and responsible counseling staff that teach the activities and live in the cabins with the campers. This group is primarily comprised of young women who were once campers with us. We are honored to say that we have an annual 80-85% return rate of campers for our Three & Six Week sessions with that rate reaching 88% for 2019! In 2016 we were listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Registry. As an older camp, we are steeped in rich tradition and values. Girls depart Camp Mont Shenandoah each summer with many skills, lifelong friends, and the courage and confidence to become resilient, competent, and successful young women.

Camp Type: Overnight

Age Range: Our three and six week sessions are for girls between the ages of 7-15. Roots & Shoots is for girls between the ages of 7-12.

Summer 2019 Dates: Six Weeks: June 22- August 3First Three Weeks: June 22 - July 13, Second Three Weeks: July 14 - August 3, Roots & Shoots: August 4 - 10

Pricing: Six Weeks: $7,625 Three Weeks: $4,395 Roots & Shoots: $1,550

For more information, please visit our website at www.CampMontShenandoah.com. To register your daughter, simply click on “Register Now – New Families”. You may also contact us at 540-997-5994.

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540-997-5994
Covenant Developmental Preschool
Staunton, VA
24401

Covenant is a half day Christian based preschool program with an Extended Day option. Our philosophy is a developmental approach to learning. Our program includes many enrichment opportunities as well as play time. We have several program options depending on your needs and age of the child.

Ages: 2-5

If you would like to take a tour or inquire about enrollment please email covschool2@gmail.com.

http://www.covenantpresstaunton.org/about-us/

 

Eli’s Fun Center
733 Lee Highway
24482

There is something at Eli’s for every age. The best kids birthday party place and ideas or special event. We do the set up and clean up. You just come and enjoy your child’s party.Kids birthday party ideas,places,party locations Eli’s Fun Center and Teen Dance Club in Verona.

https://www.elisfuncenter.com/
1.5402487287
Explore More Discovery Museum
150 SOUTH MAIN STREET
HARRISONBURG, VA
22801

Whether you are a kid or a kid at heart, it’s always a great time at the Explore More Discovery Museum!
Located in downtown Harrisonburg, this hands-on, educational mecca features over 15 galleries with a wide range of interactive experiences sure to engage the whole family. From the moment you enter the doors into the spacious 2-story atrium, anchored by the 22 ft. Discovery Tree, you’ll see why the name of this museum is a perfect fit. Explore More about the news in the Friendly City TV Studio; explore more about your health in the Medical Center that features a full-size ambulance; explore more “Down on the Farm” as you shop in the Farmers’ Market, milk Bessie the cow and then head off to CK’s kitchen to whip up a tasty treat.
Take to the stage at the Virginia Theater or create a masterpiece in the Art Smart Studio. Get out your tools in the Super Service Center complete with a kid-sized car where you can change the tires, muffler and oil. Build and design in the Construction Zone, and investigate in the Merck Science Lab. There’s even an enclosed toddler space, Over in the Meadow, designed exclusively for children under three.

For youth 8+, visit Maker City Makerspace, a 1,250 sq. foot studio workshop offers a place to design, invent, create and collaborate using real tools – the same materials and processes used by artists, builders, programmers and entrepreneurs.

Voted a Best Museum of Virginia and Best Museum of the Valley, Explore More Discovery Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday from 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. On the First Friday of the month from 4:00 – 7:00 PM, the museum is open with free admission. Hours and activities change seasonally so check the website at www.iexploremore.com before visiting. You can also join the museum on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up with the latest news.

Offerings:
Summer Camp
Educational Programs
Memberships
Birthday Parties
MORE!

http://www.iexploremore.com/
5404428900

 

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