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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.

Type of Camp


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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Blue Ridge Children’s Museum and Project GROWS
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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

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


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Camp Friendship
Address: 573 Friendship Way
Palmyra, VA
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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  –

Business Website Address: Link to Registration
Business Phone Number: 1-800-873-3223
Camp Mont Shenandoah
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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 To register your daughter, simply click on “Register Now – New Families”. You may also contact us at 540-997-5994.

Business Website Address: Learn More
Business Phone Number: 540-997-5994
Fishburne Military School Summer Experience
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Raise your grade point average by repeating up to two required classes, or take one new class to get ahead.

Earn full credit for LET I or LET II by enrolling in our Army JROTC summer program! One of few sanctioned in the US to give full credit during the summer! Try something new from our various electives such as Outdoor Adventure, 3D Modeling and Design, Coding, Cyber Security, SAT Prep, and Study Skills, and Tech Skills. Exciting afternoons offer intramural sports such as Football strength and conditioning, basketball, soccer, swimming running, tennis golf or Rifle.

Learn to fly by joining our Flight Training Program through Eagles Nest Airport and enjoy an array of great weekend excursions!

Camp Type: Overnight

Age Range: Rising 7th – rising 12th grades

Dates: June 22 – July 27

Pricing Details:

Boarding -3980.00 5 Day Boarding – 3500.00

Day Student – 1500.00 $250.00

Required Student Services Account for all students. Unused is refunded.

Girl Scouts of VA Skyline
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Bring your girl somewhere safe, enriching, and filled to the brim with opportunities- girl her the change to ♡ Camp! Girls can discover the wonders of the great outdoors, try new things, play games, make friends, and so much more- all while learning critical life skills every step of the way!

Camp Type: Day and Overnight options

Ages: Girls rising 1st graders thru 12th grade

Summer 2019 Dates: Various dates in June, July


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JMU’s Outreach & Engagement
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Arboretum Explorer Camp: This camp is designed to encourage a love of the outdoors, foster environmental stewardship, and inspire future scientists. Campers will learn about the life cycles of trees, get up close and personal with various bugs and animals, release butterflies, participate in scavenger hunts, take guided nature walks, and more.

Science Explorers Camp: Using JMU’s unique facilities such as the John C. Wells Planetarium and Science on a Sphere, camp-goers will get to explore different areas of science including biology, earth science, chemistry, forensic science, physics, astronomy, and more!

Summer Honors Institute: This program allows rising high school juniors/seniors to get a first-hand look at college life as an honors student! Students will live in dorms, sample classes, and engage with professors and current JMU students. Afternoons and evenings will be spent taking field trips and exploring the Shenandoah Valley.

College for Kids: College for Kids is an enrichment program that allows children to work with JMU faculty, students, and experts from the community to try new things and discover talents they never knew they had! Course offerings include LEGO Engineering, Olympic Fencing, Taste of Culture, Python Programming, Dance, Drama, and more!

Camp Type: Day and Overnight


Arboretum Explorer Camp (Ages 7 – 10),

Science Explorers Camp (Rising 1st – 11th Graders),

Summer Honors Institute (Rising 11th and 12th Graders),

College for Kids (Rising 1st – 8th Graders)


Arboretum Explorer Camp (June 17 – 21),

Science Explorers Camp (July 8 – 12 for Rising 1st – 4th Graders, July 15 – 19 for Rising 5th – 8th Graders, and July 21 – 27 for Rising 8th – 11th Graders),

Summer Honors Institute (July 7 – 13),

College for Kids (July 29 – August 2)

Pricing Details:

Arboretum Explorer Camp ($200),

Science Explorers Camp ($210 for Rising 1st – 4th Graders, $250 for Rising 5th – 8th Graders, and $800 for Rising 8th – 11th Graders),

Summer Honors Institute ($1,000),

College for Kids ($120 for Half Day or $200 for Full Day)

Business Website Address: Registration
Staunton Parks and Recreation- Camp Staunton 2019
Address: Staunton Parks and Rec
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Camp Staunton 2019: Summer Surprise Full day summer camp, Mon-Fri, 7:30am-6pm

We take great care in the hiring process by only interviewing qualified and mature staff. The majority of our employees have been with Staunton Parks and Recreation for well over 10 years. Our Park Setting makes us unique from some of our counterparts who use institutional settings. We have acres of green space, state-of-the-art playgrounds, woods to hike, outdoor sport courts and fishing lakes. We value creativity and have researched the many ways play in the outdoors enhances creativity in children. The Enrichment and activities we provide are exceptional. Choices and Interests: Your child will choose from many activities like pickle ball, creative writing, archery, hiking, disc golf and cooking. We take Field Trips to various fun and exciting places, such as Boxerwood Gardens and Museums. Does your child need Exercise? Whether it is organized or unorganized play, there is no way around it. We play numerous recreational activities each day including swimming. Age Matters! It’s all about the age and appropriate activities for each age group which includes field trips. We separate our three camps according to age. We will continue our partnership with the Staunton City Schools Nutrition Program this summer. Lunches will be provided by Staunton City Schools-free of charge-for all campers. Staunton Parks and Recreation summer camp program has been in operation for over 30 years. Our reputation precedes us, just ask any previous summer playground parent or camper about our summer playground program.

Type of Camp: Day Camp

Ages: Ages 5-12

Dates: June 3 – July 26

Register your child for Camp Staunton at the Montgomery Hall Park Administration Building, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Now registering


Check out Camp Staunton on the Staunton City website:


Business Website Address: Registration and Details
Business Phone Number: 540.332.3706, ext 4186
Wayne Theater
Address: 521 W. Main St.,
Waynesboro, VA
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The recently renovated theater in downtown Waynesboro offers a variety of shows for all ages. Check out the events calendar for their listings.

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Business Phone Number: 540-943-9999

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