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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.


Business Website Address: https://boxerwood.org/garden/
Business Phone Number: 540-463-2697
Address: 908 W. MAIN ST.
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The Farmhaus on Main exists to serve our neighbors and the surrounding local area by providing a place to gather, connect, and experience community through finely roasted coffee, unique food options, locally sourced goods, and exceptional customer service. Our vision is to be the best coffee shop and gathering place in Waynesboro.
Every coffee and food item is thoughtfully prepared for you and the community. We support local farmers, roasters, and goods! We want you to be excited to be at The Farmhaus.

Business Website Address: http://www.thefarmhausonmain.com/
Business Phone Number: (540) 941-1550
Raw Learning
Address: 101 VSDB Drive, Suite 5
Staunton, VA
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At Raw Learning we facilitate a personalized education for each student.  The environment considers the whole child by making opportunities available for their mind, body and spirit to be nourished.  Safety and freedom go hand in hand while the children explore their world.

Raw Learning is a place for children to come together using their own curiosity as a guide for what they will discover next.  Facilitators act as adult mentors to support deeper investigation into the specific interests of each child.  Policies are made by people who are involved in the day to day operation of Raw Learning.  Children and adults decide by consensus the rules that would help their learning.  Everyone works together to find solutions to all problems that work for Raw Learning as a whole and for each individual child.

Business Website Address: http://www.rawlearning.org/
Business Phone Number: 540.292.3002
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.

Business Website Address: http://www.svacart.com
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.

Business Website Address: https://www.saartcenter.org/
Business Phone Number: 540-885-2028
Staunton Augusta YMCA
Address: 708 N. Coalter Street
Staunton, VA.
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The Staunton Augusta YMCA offers an incredible array of ways to change and grow. We invite you to see how you and your family can enhance your life, expand your world and become healthier in the process all in a fun and comfortable environment. Come in and discover how we can help you stretch physically, mentally, & spiritually.

The Y offers innovative ways to get more involved with the world around you. Along with a range of exciting activities designed to bring families together, the Y also gives you the opportunity to give back to your community through coaching, mentoring or any number of volunteer options.


When kids experience Y camp, they experience something new every day like the power of a positive mentor, the confidence that comes from trying (and succeeding) and the importance of healthy, long-lasting friendships. From water activities and sports to creative arts, each day is packed with age-appropriate activities, new friends and personal growth. In addition to traditional and specialty camp activities, we are uniquely devoted to physical activity, water safety and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) education. Few environments will foster your child’s mind, body and spirit more than the YMCA. We have a 1-to-10 counselor to-camper ratio for camp, and a 1-to-8 ratio for Pre-K Camp.

One week sessions available Scheduled activities are held between 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Sites are open from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm Monday through Friday Breakfasts, snacks and lunch provided free through Staunton City Schools Summer Meal Program Weekly Themes: June 3-June 7 Summer Shout June 10-14 Colossal Superheroes June 17-21 DIY Art June 24-28 Terrific Scientific July 2-July 5 Spirit Week July 8-12 Water Week July 15-19 Magic Mania July 22-26 Shining Stars

$110 a week for members, $125 week for members, 10% discount if register by May 1st OR sibling discount $10 off second sibling per week.

More Information: http://www.saymca.org/youth/summer-day-camp/


Business Website Address: http://www.saymca.org/
Business Phone Number: (540) 885-8089
Virginia Kids Trail
Short Business Description: “Kids Trail” is a fun, interactive project of “Go Blue Ridge Travel.” There are activities that encourage families to get out and explore hiking trails in the Blue Ridge. 
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“Kids Trail” is a fun, interactive project of “Go Blue Ridge Travel.” There are activities that encourage families to get out and explore hiking trails in the Blue Ridge.

Enter the VA Kids Trail “Giving Back Contest”

Youth of the Blue Ridge
Giving Back Contest

What is it?

This is a contest to highlight the amazing contributions young people ages 12-18 make to their communities.

What do I have to do?
It’s as simple as submitting a Word Document with your story!

Can I win something?

Great question! Yes, there are multiple packages you can

win from our partners! It will give you, a friend, and a parent a weekend excursion with lodging in the Shenandoah Valley. And just for submitting, you’ll get a free Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich Coupon!

Waynesboro Family YMCA
Address: 648 S. Wayne Ave.,
Waynesboro, Va.
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From a happy smiling face at the front desk to a look at some of the best strength-training equipment in the Valley and 4,000 square feet of group fitness space … from two full-sized gyms with pickleball and basketball to competitive swimming, aqua fitness and more … come inside the Y to see what we have to offer to help you reach your fitness goals.

Business Website Address: http://www.waynesboroymca.com/
Business Phone Number: (540) 943-9622
Address: 600 S. Wayne Ave.
Waynesboro, VA
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Founded in 1912 by the Philathea Class of First Baptist Church, Waynesboro’s library was the third Virginia library to take advantage of the state law permitting the establishment of tax-supported public libraries. The first librarian was Virginia Leftwich, the mother of Ruth Graham (Mrs. Billy Graham).

Our library is located in the beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley, about 90 miles west of Richmond, VA and is well-known for its extensive local history collection for Waynesboro and Augusta County as well as its genealogy resources.

Business Phone Number: 540-941-6746

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