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American Shakespeare Center Theatre Camp
Address: 20 S. New Street, Fourth Floor
Staunton, VA
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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 is $3,625 per three-week session. Campers attending both sessions receive a 10% discount on their total session tuition cost.

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Session Dates
Session 1: June 16 – July 7

Session 2: July 14 – August 4

Attendance at ASCTC is by acceptance only. Prospective campers can apply here:

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.

Business Phone Number: 540.885.5588
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Address: 963 Ross Road
Lexington, VA
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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.


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Business Phone Number: 540-463-2697
Explore More Discovery Museum
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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 before visiting. You can also join the museum on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up with the latest news.

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Business Phone Number: 5404428900
Frontier Culture Museum
Address: 1290 RICHMOND ROAD
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The Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia tells the story of the thousands of people who migrated to colonial America, and of the life they created here for  themselves and their descendants.

These first pioneers came to America during the 1600s and 1700s from communities in the hinterlands of England,  Germany, Ireland, and West Africa.

Many were farmers and rural craftsmen set in motion by changing conditions in their homelands, and drawn to  the American colonies by opportunities for a better life. Others came as unwilling captives to work on farms and plantations.

Regardless of how they arrived, all became Americans, and all contributed to the success of the colonies, and of the United States.

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Business Phone Number: (540) 332-7850
Fun Art Night &  Fun’dudle Art Camp
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Fun’dudle Art Camp – Waynesboro
July 15-19

Wayne Hills Baptist Church
877 Ladd Rd, Waynesboro, Virginia 22980

In this intensive, yet very fun camp, participants will learn and perfect the concepts of intentional doodling to create high quality, beautiful works of art! This camp is on it’s 7th year. So, we will be adding some additional art projects and mediums this year! We will focus the morning on Doodling. The afternoon on painting another beautiful artworks! The end of the week, our participants will have created several very high quality artworks and have their choice of a bigger project to be the star in our Art Show!

Your child will create multiple quality art pieces that you will be very proud to show off or even give as gifts!

All Day (9-4) – This is the only session who will create a 3-D art project – $200
Half Day AM (9-12) – $100

This camp is intended for kids with an interest in art. This is not a childcare program.

*Art supplies will be provided by parents. The supply list will be sent out 1 month in advance. Supplies could include (but not limited to) Drawing pad, marker set, shirt, etc.*


Fun Nite Art offers guided painting activities at fun public venues. Check out the calendar for a listing of their events.

They also do private parties, birthday parties, corporate retreats and more.

Kids Night is a perfect opportunity to fulfill their need to create while you get some needed things done! Kids Night is for school aged kids of ALL ages! (even Teens) We allow kids to create at their level. Sign them up because, well… art is like everything else: Practice makes perfect! We also have Art Camp in the summer!

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Make Waynesboro Clay Studio
Address: 200 W. 12th St.
Waynesboro, VA
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Make Waynesboro Offers classes, memberships, and will work with you to design a private event for you and your friends or family.


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Business Phone Number: 540-445-1072
Address: 821 Town Center Dr. Ste F
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Michaels, yes the craft store, offers creative and fun birthday parties ranging from $50 to $120. Visit their website for more details.

Michaels also offers weekly craft workshops, see our event calendar for details.

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Business Phone Number: (540) 942-7813
Address: 300 Churchville Ave Staunton, VA
Short Business Description: ShenanArts has several shows a year includes broadway style children’s programs and more. They also offer a Theater Training Program for kids K-10
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ShenanArts has several shows a year and includes Broadway style children’s programs and more. They also offer a Theater Training Program for kids K-10

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Business Phone Number: 540.712.0001
Shenandoah Valley Art Center (SVAC)
Address: 126 S Wayne Ave
Waynesboro, VA
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Shenandoah Valley Art Center located in Waynesboro has adult art classes, childrens art classes, featured artists, and more. They sponor the annual Fall Foliage Festival and has gallery events throughout the year.

Children’s Classes – Join us most Saturday mornings (check website or calendar) for kid’s classes at the Center.  Classes are two hours (10am-noon) and focus on art based lessons including life skills.  These classes are best for kids aged 6-10 but the only real requirement is that kids have completed kindergarten.  Classes are come-as-you-are, all supplies and snack are included and each class is $15 per child.

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Business Phone Number: 540-949-7662
Staunton Augusta Art Center
Address: 20 S. New St.
Staunton, VA
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The Staunton Augusta Art Center, Inc. is a non-profit 501(C)(3) community art organization devoted to providing area children and adults, as well as visitors to the region, diverse experiences in the creation and appreciation of the visual arts. The Art Center supports artists and artisans by providing opportunities to exhibit and sell their work and by providing them employment opportunities through teaching.

The SAAC offers kids art classes on Saturdays. Must preregister and members get a discount. See their website for details.

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Business Phone Number: 540-885-2028

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