Extend the Day!

Early-Bird Hours: Get a headstart on camp with our Early-Bird hours. This program runs from 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. daily. Counselors will escort campers to their camp session at 9:00 a.m. The cost of the program is $35 a week.

Hot Summer Deal! Does your camper want to play all day? 
Receive a $75 DISCOUNT! Register your camper for a morning or afternoon session combined with an add-on Day Camp for a whole day of fun! (No discount on outside vendor camps.) Our staff will meet your child at pick up from their morning camp and escort them to Day Camp. 

Don't forget! You can sign up for Early-Bird Hours, 7:30 - 9:00 am and After-Hours, 4:00 - 6:00 pm, if needed.

June Camps

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  • Beat Making with Garageband Session I

    Rising 4th-8th Graders
    June 8-12
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    $225
     
    Music production has become accessible to nearly everyone, including you!  With samples and pre-made loops, anyone can tinker into audio greatness. Regardless of prior experience, I would urge all lovers of music to try Beat Making with Garageband. Our goal is to create a safe environment to experiment with sound and share our projects with iterative and formative feedback. This class will be offered to students in 4th-8th grade. It's time to get funky!

    Derek Porter, Middle School History and Drama Teacher, and Coach, St. Christopher’s School
     
  • Juggling - You Can Do It! Session I

    Rising 2nd – 8th Graders 
    June 8-12
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $225
     
    Juggling is cool, and you can do it! Juggling can be a really fun hobby to increase concentration, dexterity, and confidence. We plan to start with 1 ball and build to moving 3 consecutively. With the assistance of video and live coaching practice, we will have an entertaining time trying something new. This class will be offered to students in 2nd-8th grade. Twirl out of your comfort zone and into the circus!

    Derek Porter, Middle School History and Drama Teacher, and Coach, St. Christopher’s School
     
  • Ultimate LEGOs® Session I

    Rising K - 5th Graders
    June 8-12
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    $225
     
    Become a Lego brickmaster! Freestyle by building your own imaginative designs or build one of many sets individually and in small groups using our massive lego collection. Computation, configuration, and developing strategic plans in a variety of construction activities will be offered in this fun class with Legos as the primary teaching and learning tool. Boys and girls will strengthen math and problem-solving skills without even realizing it. 

    Bee Schnell, St. Christopher’s Lower School Science Teacher
  • Busch Gardens 5 Day Adventure

    Rising 4th - 8th G​raders
    June 8-12
    9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    $440
     
    Join us for the thrill of a 5 day Busch Gardens adventure! Experience the best rides, games, attractions, shows, and dining as we set off to visit all 6 European countries.
    ​The trip will include transportation to and from the park, lunch, and an admission pass for​ all 5 days of the camp.

    Jack O’Donnell, Lower School Director of Physical Education
  • Programming, Technology, and Engineering

    Rising 3rd, 4th, 5th Graders
    June 8-12
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    $225
    Campers will use various technology tools such as: Makey Makeys, Ozobots, Little Bits, 3D pens, and/or EV3 Mindstorms to explore the design process in order to solve real-world problems. This camp is a great combination of fun exploration and great challenge for all budding engineers!

    Gail Warren, St. Christopher’s Lower School Technology Coordinator/Learning Commons
     
  • Piano Adventures Session I

    Rising 1st-5th Graders
    June 8-12
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    $225
     
    Boys and girls will each have their own keyboard during this camp as they learn to read, write, and play music notes and symbols. They will build rhythm and note reading skills, do ear training exercises, as well as receive individual coaching each day. It’s time to have fun exploring the wonderful sounds of the piano!

    Greater Richmond School of Music - Where Music Comes to Life! 
  • Mini Musical Theatre

    Rising 2nd-6th Graders
    June 8-12
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    $225
     
    Create your own musical! We’ll take favorite scenes from various musicals and put them together for a live performance on Friday! We’ll integrate vocals, acting, stage presence, and costume design into a one-of-a-kind, exciting production.

    Greater Richmond School of Music - Where Music Comes to Life! 
  • Board Game Champions Session I

    Rising 2nd - 6th Graders
    June 8-12
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    $235
    Strategy-based board games are fun and provide a great way for kids to learn critical thinking skills such as planning, reasoning, and communication. Younger campers will play Checkers, Connect 4, Trouble, Blokus, Guess Who, Junior Scrabble, Junior Life, and more! Older campers will play Backgammon, Chess, Blokus, Forbidden Island, Mancala, Phase 10, Q-Bitz, Rack-O, Rummicub, Set, Yahtzee, and more!

    Champion Chess
    , It's More Than a Game!
     
  • Wizard Camp

    Rising 3rd – 5th Graders
    June 22-26
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    $225
     
    An owl has a special invitation waiting to turn your muggle into a wizard. Hogwarts School (relocated for one week to St. Christopher’s School) will be the host for all things Harry Potter. Your young wizard will experience the thrill of being sorted into houses, making wands, creating basic potions, and playing “Quidditch.” Do you dare try a Bertie Bott’s Bean? Who knows, you may even help win the House Cup! 

    Jack O’Donnell, St. Christopher’s Lower School Director of Physical Education

    Bernice O’Donnell, St. Christopher’s School Extended Day Teacher
     
  • Ultimate LEGOs® Session II

    Rising K - 5th Graders
    June 22-26
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    $225
     
    Become a Lego brickmaster! Freestyle by building your own imaginative designs or build one of many sets individually and in small groups using our massive lego collection. Computation, configuration, and developing strategic plans in a variety of construction activities will be offered in this fun class with Legos as the primary teaching and learning tool. Boys and girls will strengthen math and problem-solving skills without even realizing it. 

    Bee Schnell, St. Christopher’s Lower School Science Teacher
     
  • Outdoor Adventures Session I

    Rising 1st – 5th Graders
    June 22-26
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    $225
     
    Join us for an outdoor adventure in the James River Park System and other area parks. From fishing to mountain biking to snorkeling, to just looking under rocks in the river to see what’s there, kids are encouraged to explore the natural environment of the James River Park System. Having fun, learning for themselves, and building a base that boys and girls will carry for life are just some of the things they will acquire in our wonderful outdoor playground. So put on your outdoor gear, tie your shoes tight, and prepare for some adventure and excitement.
     
    Virginia Outside – Go Outside and Play!
     
  • Little Engineers (half-day)

    Rising JK - K Graders
    June 22-26
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    $285
     
    Sir Isaac Newton never had this much fun! Boys and girls will be immersed into our toy maker’s workshop as they construct and take home several different toy projects during the week. Each project will teach an important physical property. Come learn why kaleidoscopes produce such beautiful colors, build and play with a marshmallow shooter, and create the classic rubber band ball.

    Sample projects include: 
Pocket Rocket, Sponge Ball Slingshot, Marshmallow Shooter, and Snap Circuit Board.

    CLICK HERE to register directly with Club SciKidz.

    Club SciKidz - Where Science and Technology Connect!
     
  • Little Engineers (full-day)

    Rising JK - K Graders
    June 22-26
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    $285
     
    Sir Isaac Newton never had this much fun! Boys and girls will be immersed into our toy maker’s workshop as they construct and take home several different toy projects during the week. Each project will teach an important physical property. Come learn why kaleidoscopes produce such beautiful colors, build and play with a marshmallow shooter, and create the classic rubber band ball.

    Sample projects include: 
Pocket Rocket, Sponge Ball Slingshot, Marshmallow Shooter, and Snap Circuit Board.

    CLICK HERE to register directly with Club SciKidz.

    Club SciKidz - Where Science and Technology Connect!
     
  • Young Scientists

    Rising 1st - 3rd Graders
    June 22-26
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    $285
     
    Wacky Window Paint!  Super Bouncing Balls! Cosmic Rockets! Wurmz and Dirt! Diving Submarines and Gro-Beast Experiments! Need we say more? Boys and girls will have fun engaging in hands-on experiments that cover a broad range of science topics.

    CLICK HERE to register directly with Club SciKidz.

    Club SciKidz - Where Science and Technology Connect!
     
  • Beginner Minecraft™ Game Design

    Rising 1st - 3rd Graders
    June 22-26
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    $285

    Come build anything you can possibly imagine using Minecraft™, a block-building sandbox game with no set rules. Let’s pretend you’re alone in a mysterious new world full of hidden dangers. You have only minutes to find food and shelter before darkness falls. What do you do? What we teach you might just save your life! Learn how to find resources; make a shelter; craft tools, armor, and weapons, and protect yourself from monsters. Boys and girls will create their own adventure map and learn how to work as a team when they take on the real-world jobs of programmer, game designer, artist, and architect. This camp is for beginners and those already playing the game.

    CLICK HERE to register directly with Club SciKidz.

    Club SciKidz - Where Science and Technology Connect!
     
  • Little Robot Engineers

    Rising 1st - 3rd Graders
    June 22-26
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    $299

    Enter the world of robotics! Boys and girls will learn about simple and complex machines, circuits, and power sources as they build a “Mars-like” RC Rover. The radio-controlled RC Rover is capable of performing 23 experiments and activities. The fun will continue when your little engineer takes home his or her robot at the end of camp.

    CLICK HERE to register directly with Club SciKidz.

    Club SciKidz - Where Science and Technology Connect!
     
  • CSI

    Rising 4th - 7th Graders
    June 22-26
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    $285
    Become a Crime Scene Investigator! Boys and girls will examine actual crime scenes and learn how law enforcement professionals solve crimes. Meet real professional Crime Scene Investigators, K-9 Handlers, and Forensic Pathologists and use their actual tools to collect evidence. Campers will discover how crimes are solved and learn the important role biology, chemistry, and physics play a major role in each investigation. Crime Scene Analysis,
 Blood and Fiber Analysis, Handwriting Analysis, Fingerprinting, and DNA Analysis are just a few of the exciting techniques you will use to solve crimes.

    CLICK HERE to register directly with Club SciKidz.

    Club SciKidz - Where Science and Technology Connect!
     
  • Stop Motion Animation Marvel Superheroes

    Rising 4th - 7th Graders
    June 22-26
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    $295

    Is your camper the next Stephen Spielberg? Learn in a fun, hands-on way to make amazing films! Campers will make storyboards, scripts, and design a set. We’ll work on character development, film angles, lighting, special effects, and rolling credits. 

    CLICK HERE to register directly with Club SciKidz.

    Club SciKidz - Where Science and Technology Connect!
     
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie… and More!

    Rising 2nd - 3rd Graders
    June 29 - July 3
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    $225
     
    What’s better than reading great books and stirring up yummy treats? This class will explore the world of “What If” through Laura Numeroff’s books If you Give a Mouse a Cookie, If You Give Moose a Muffin, If you Give a Pig a Pancake, and If you Give a Cat a Cupcake. Students will research facts about each animal, read, sequence events, and compare and contrast elements of the story. In addition, we’ll fine tune mathematical skills as we measure and mix-up cookies, cupcakes, pancakes, and muffins. Students will use what they’ve learned to create math story problems and write their own If You Give... story. Don’t miss out on the wonderful world of “What If”!

    Cynthia Brown, Lower School 3rd Grade Teacher
     
  • Hike, Explore, and So Much More!

    Rising 2nd – 5th Graders
    June 29 - July 3
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    $240
     
    Join us as we hike the “wild” outdoors of Richmond. Staying within a 20 mile radius of St. Christopher’s School, boys and girls will connect with nature while learning more about themselves. We will have a great time and challenge ourselves. Our trips are safe, fun, and full of adventure! 

    Jack O’Donnell, St. Christopher’s Lower School Director of Physical Education
     
  • Musical Island Fun! Session I

    Rising JK & K
    June 29 - July 3
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    $225
     
    Fun with music and activities galore! Campers will set sail to "Islands in the Sun" and learn basic music concepts, strong/weak beats and instrument recognition as they play music with help from tropical animals and pirates, so come join the "cha cha" fun with us! Every week-long camp is different.

    Greater Richmond School of Music - Where Music Comes to Life!
     
  • Instrument Sampler

    Rising 1st - 5th Graders
    June 29 - July 3
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    $225
     
    Find your new passion in this week-long adventure through the world of music! Designed for those who are new to music, boys and girls will experiment with various instruments including piano, guitar, ukulele, and percussion instruments. Experience all different music styles while learning the basics of music theory, ear training, and rhythm while finding your musical voice.

    Greater Richmond School of Music - Where Music Comes to Life!
     

July Camps

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  • Beat Making with Garageband Session II

    Rising 4th-8th Graders
    July 13-17
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $225
     
    Music production has become accessible to nearly everyone, including you! With samples and pre-made loops, anyone can tinker into audio greatness. Regardless of prior experience, I would urge all lovers of music to try Beat Making with Garageband. Our goal is to create a safe environment to experiment with sound and share our projects with iterative and formative feedback. This class will be offered to students in 4th-8th grade. It's time to get funky!

    Derek Porter, Middle School History and Drama Teacher, and Coach, St. Christopher’s School
  • Juggling - You Can Do It! Session II

    Rising 2nd – 8th Graders 
    July 13-17
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    $225
     
    Juggling is cool, and you can do it! Juggling can be a really fun hobby to increase concentration, dexterity, and confidence. We plan to start with 1 ball and build to moving 3 consecutively. With the assistance of video and live coaching practice, we will have an entertaining time trying something new. This class will be offered to students in 2nd-8th grade. Twirl out of your comfort zone and into the circus!

    Derek Porter, Middle School History and Drama Teacher, and Coach, St. Christopher’s School
     
  • Board Game Champions Session II

    Rising 2nd - 6th Graders
    July 27-31
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    $235
     
    Strategy-based board games are fun and provide a great way for kids to learn critical thinking skills such as planning, reasoning, and communication. Younger campers will play Checkers, Connect 4, Trouble, Blokus, Guess Who, Junior Scrabble, Junior Life, and more! Older campers will play Backgammon, Chess, Blokus, Forbidden Island, Mancala, Phase 10, Q-Bitz, Rack-O, Rummicub, Set, Yahtzee, and more!

    Champion Chess
    , It's More Than a Game!
  • Books and BUILD

    Rising 2nd-3rd Graders
    July 13-17
    9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    $225
     
    Each day we will explore literature and respond to it through various BUILD projects and written reflections. Students will use a variety of materials to design and create their responses to the stories we share. In addition to building and creating, students will hone their writing skills as they journal and reflect on their projects. This class will offer just the right mix of creative fun in BUILD projects, while practicing important reading skills. 

    Amy Buerlein, 2nd Grade Teacher, St. Christopher’s School
     
  • Programming, Technology, and Engineering

    Rising 3rd-5th Graders
    July 13-17
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    $225
     
    Campers will use various technology tools such as: Makey Makeys, Ozobots, Little Bits, 3D pens, and/or EV3 Mindstorms to explore the design process in order to solve real-world problems. This camp is a great combination of fun exploration and great challenge for all budding engineers!

    Gail Warren, St. Christopher’s Lower School Technology Coordinator/Learning Commons
     
  • Instrument Sampler Session II

    Rising 1st - 5th Graders
    July 27-31
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    $225
     
    Find your new passion in this week-long adventure through the world of music! Designed for those who are new to music, boys and girls will experiment with various instruments including piano, guitar, ukulele, and percussion instruments. Experience all different music styles while learning the basics of music theory, ear training, and rhythm while finding your musical voice.

    Greater Richmond School of Music - Where Music Comes to Life!
     
  • Ultimate LEGOs® Session III

    Rising K - 5th Graders
    July 6-10
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    $225
     
    Become a Lego brickmaster! Freestyle by building your own imaginative designs or build one of many sets individually and in small groups using our massive lego collection. Computation, configuration, and developing strategic plans in a variety of construction activities will be offered in this fun class with Legos as the primary teaching and learning tool. Boys and girls will strengthen math and problem-solving skills without even realizing it. 

    Bee Schnell, St. Christopher’s Lower School Science Teacher
     
  • Chinese Games & Calligraphy Session I

    Rising 3rd - 5th Graders
    July 6 - 10
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    $225
     
    Experience a week of fun Chinese cultural activities and learn to speak Chinese and write Chinese characters! Students will enjoy authentic Chinese snacks, play cool games such as Chinese Checkers, Chinese Chess, Go, Yoyo, Chinese Hacky Sack, & Chopsticks Contest, as well as practice Chinese Calligraphy and basic conversational Chinese.

    Hanna Zhu, St. Christopher’s School Chinese teacher.
  • Guitar Fundamentals Session I

    Rising 2nd - 5th Graders
    July 6-10
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    $225
    Get started with the fundamentals of guitar, music and rhythm in one week! This camp features fun activities, group practice and other introductory lessons in guitar. Participants will learn to play together, performing songs as an ensemble. Other topics covered include music appreciation, rhythm essentials, and music theory.

    (Campers can bring their own guitar or rent one during the registration process for an additional $15.)

    Greater Richmond School of Music - Where Music Comes to Life!
     
  • Outdoor Adventures Session II

    Rising 1st – 5th Graders
    July 6-10
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    $225
     
    Join us for an outdoor adventure in the James River Park System and other area parks. From fishing to mountain biking to snorkeling, to just looking under rocks in the river to see what’s there, kids are encouraged to explore the natural environment of the James River Park System. Having fun, learning for themselves, and building a base that boys and girls will carry for life are just some of the things they will acquire in our wonderful outdoor playground. So put on your outdoor gear, tie your shoes tight, and prepare for some adventure and excitement. It is not necessary for campers to have participated in Outdoor Adventures I to register for this program.
     
    Virginia Outside – Go Outside and Play!
     
  • Jr. Chemists (half-day)

    Rising JK - K 
    July 6-10
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    $215
    It is time for glues, goos, and witches brews! From our stockpile of hundreds of recipes and formulas, we have chosen our favorite chemistry activities. Boys and girls will realize the importance of measurement and sequencing as they use a taco sauce creation to clean pennies and investigate candy chromatography. Our Jr. Chemists will love examining the results of crazy chemical concoctions such as Blob Explosions, Funny Putty, Magic Bubble Paint, Make Your Own Chewing Gum and other wacky, wild and crazy creations!

    CLICK HERE to register directly with Club SciKidz.

    Club SciKidz - Where Science and Technology Connect!
     
  • Jr. Chemists (full-day)

    Rising JK - K 
    July 6-10
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    $285
    It is time for glues, goos, and witches brews! From our stockpile of hundreds of recipes and formulas, we have chosen our favorite chemistry activities. Boys and girls will realize the importance of measurement and sequencing as they use a taco sauce creation to clean pennies and investigate candy chromatography. Our Jr. Chemists will love examining the results of crazy chemical concoctions such as Blob Explosions, Funny Putty, Magic Bubble Paint, Make Your Own Chewing Gum and other wacky, wild and crazy creations!

    CLICK HERE to register directly with Club SciKidz.

    Club SciKidz - Where Science and Technology Connect!
     
  • Advanced Minecraft™ Game Design

    Rising 1st - 3rd Graders
    July 6-10
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    $285

    Experienced Minecraft campers will learn how to make modifications and use Redstone to expand their creative abilities. We’ll learn new strategies to build, explore, create, collaborate, and survive!

    CLICK HERE to register directly with Club SciKidz.

    Club SciKidz - Where Science and Technology Connect!
     
  • Cosmos

    Rising 1st - 3rd Graders 
    July 6-10
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    $285
     
    Do you have a rocket scientist in your family? If so, join us as we race across the Milky Way! Experiment with screaming balloon rockets - use solar glasses - construct and use a star finder - build a telescope - and build and launch an airburst rocket. We will also create a glow in the dark model of Saturn, design a UV bracelet, build a sundial, and so much more. Boys and girls will be talking about this camp for a long time!

    CLICK HERE to register directly with Club SciKidz.

    Club SciKidz - Where Science and Technology Connect!
  • Jr. Robot Creators with LEGOs®

    Rising 1st - 3rd Graders
    July 6-10
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    $285
    If you love LEGOs®, and are ready to take it to the next level, come explore simple robotics using LEGO® WeDo™ components and easy-to-use software. Our young creators will build models, attach sensors, and motors that are plugged into a computer, and configure behaviors using a simple programming tool. Counselors guide campers through their first 12 robot models, which include a variety of animals, soccer players, amazing mechanisms, and adventure stories. They will then move to advanced building and programming projects that include a Race car, Ferris Wheel, and Carousel. Boys and girls will utilize the skills they have learned to build an X-wing Fighter or Marine Helicopter. Parents are invited to join us on Friday’s Family Day to view their child’s creations. Campers will also complete a small LEGO® project that they will be able to take home.

    CLICK HERE to register directly with Club SciKidz.

    Club SciKidz - Where Science and Technology Connect!
     
  • Young Surgeons

    Rising 4th - 7th Graders 
    July 6-10
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    $299
     
    Are you ready to become a physician or surgeon? Are you ready to learn important life saving techniques? Get ready to use medical instruments so you can diagnose patients and give shots. We will explore the structures and physiology of the amazing human body through projects such as Frog and Sheep Heart Dissection, Making Herbal Medicines, Learning to Stitch a Wound, Build a Lung Model, First Aid Techniques, and Splinting. Each camper will receive a stethoscope, dissection kit, first aid supplies and take their “Medical Boards” at the end of the week to receive their certificate.

    CLICK HERE to register directly with Club SciKidz.

    Club SciKidz - Where Science and Technology Connect!
     
  • Coding with Roblox™

    Rising 4th - 7th Graders 
    July 6-10
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    $285
     
    Learn more advanced coding and programming. Create advanced games in the Roblox Studio using Lua! We’ll learn drag and drop interface as well as how to write REAL code for your game. Use loops and the random math function to develop a full Roblox game. 

    CLICK HERE to register directly with Club SciKidz. 

    Club SciKidz - Where Science and Technology Connect!
     
  • Little World Travelers Session I

    Rising JK-K
    July 13-17
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    $195
     
    Calling all world travelers! Explore outer space, the depths of the oceans, and many exciting places in between. Boys and girls will use their imaginations while "traveling" to exotic destinations. We’re excited for your little one to come aboard and discover all the adventures that lie ahead on our journey.

    Holly Moreland, St. Christopher’s School Junior Kindergarten Teacher
     
  • Ultimate LEGOs® Session IV

    Rising K - 5th Graders
    July 13-17
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    $225
     
    Become a Lego brickmaster! Freestyle by building your own imaginative designs or build one of many sets individually and in small groups using our massive lego collection. Computation, configuration, and developing strategic plans in a variety of construction activities will be offered in this fun class with Legos as the primary teaching and learning tool. Boys and girls will strengthen math and problem-solving skills without even realizing it. 

    Bee Schnell, St. Christopher’s Lower School Science Teacher
     
  • Little Space Explorers (half-day)

    Rising JK - K 
    July 13-17
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    $215
     
    We all remember watching the launch of space rockets from NASA, the first steps by man on the moon, watching astronauts float in zero gravity, and of course those bulky but futuristic space suits. In this camp your young astronaut will explore the cosmos and Milky Way, and even try some real space food! We will make moon sand and eat space ice cream while learning about zero gravity.

    CLICK HERE to register directly with Club SciKidz.

    Club SciKidz - Where Science and Technology Connect!
     
  • Little Space Explorers (full-day)

    Rising JK - K 
    July 13-17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    $285
     
    We all remember watching the launch of space rockets from NASA, the first steps by man on the moon, watching astronauts float in zero gravity, and of course those bulky but futuristic space suits. In this camp your young astronaut will explore the cosmos and Milky Way, and even try some real space food! We will make moon sand and eat space ice cream while learning about zero gravity.

    CLICK HERE to register directly with Club SciKidz.

    Club SciKidz - Where Science and Technology Connect!
     
  • Young Physicians

    Rising 1st - 3rd Graders 
    July 13-17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    $285
     
    Make NO bones about it - this camp is for the aspiring “Young Physician.” Boys and girls will learn that their bodies are miles of blood vessels, hundreds of muscles, many thousands of hairs, a furnace, a filter, AND a fancy computer! Your Young Physician will really have a pulse on the human body with this camp. Campers receive their own stethoscope and percussion hammer. If there is a future doctor in your house-this is the camp for them!

    CLICK HERE to register directly with Club SciKidz.

    Club SciKidz - Where Science and Technology Connect!
     
  • Video Game Factory

    Rising 4th - 7th Graders
    July 13-17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    $285
     
    Do you want to create your own video game? Campers will use Fusion 2.5 from Clickteam to learn how to build two-dimensional video games. This software provides an easy-to-use game-authoring environment that allows campers to create many types of computer games, screensavers, and other applications. We will get started with a Space Shooter Game where we will learn how to create moving backgrounds, add scores and lives, design instructions and titles, create waves of enemies, and transition screens. Later in the week, we will learn how to create Maze and Platform Games. To learn more about the impact of video games, please go to: PBS.org Video Game Article.

    CLICK HERE to register directly with Club SciKidz.

    Club SciKidz - Where Science and Technology Connect!
     
  • Space Engineers

    Rising 1st - 3rd Graders 
    July 13-17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    $285
     
    Boys and girls will design and build structures and space vehicles for living on far away planets using LEGO® bricks. Campers will learn about the Earth, moon, stars, and planets as well as the scientific topics of force, friction, simple machines, and gravity. They will step aboard the International Space Station (ISS) to learn about propulsion, friction, and more. Counselors will assign specific projects each day that include: a rotating satellite, space buggy, a stunning spaceship, terrestrial homes that can withstand alien atmospheres, and a host of other exciting projects. Campers will also build and launch two Estes Rockets as they learn about the physics of space travel. Parents are invited to join us on Friday’s Family Day to view their camper’s creations. This is a camp your child won’t want to miss!

    CLICK HERE to register directly with Club SciKidz.

    Club SciKidz - Where Science and Technology Connect!
     
  • Emergency Vet

    Rising 4th - 7th Graders
    July 13-17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    $295
     
    Are you ready to explore the world of Veterinary Medicine? Campers will meet practitioners and pet groomers, and they will be involved with several hands-on experiments with their very own medical kit. They will get hands-on experience on animal organ dissection and learn to use a syringe and suturing techniques too. Come learn about animal behavior, cancer research in animals, clinical procedure, first aid and dentistry care, diseases and parasites, entomology, microscopy, and anatomy. And you will also meet our CPR dog too! 

    CLICK HERE to register directly with Club SciKidz.

    Club SciKidz - Where Science and Technology Connect!
     
  • Little World Travelers Session II

    Rising JK-K
    July 20-24
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    $195
     
    Calling all world travelers! Explore outer space, the depths of the oceans, and many exciting places in between. Boys and girls will use their imaginations while "traveling" to exotic destinations. We’re excited for your little one to come aboard and discover all the adventures that lie ahead on our journey.

    Holly Moreland
    , St. Christopher’s School Junior Kindergarten Teacher
     
  • Shine Your Light! Kids Can Make a Brighter World

    Rising 2nd - 3rd Graders
    July 20-24
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    $225
     
    Is your child passionate about animals, the environment, or helping others? Through stories, research, and hands-on activities, children will develop literacy and writing skills as they learn about personal and global responsibility. We will work collaboratively to create and implement action steps to become more engaged and responsible citizens in our homes, schools, towns, and the larger world.

    Lucinda Whitehurst, St. Christopher’s School Lower School Librarian

    Megan Whitehurst, Henrico County Elementary School Teacher
     
  • Art Like an Egyptian

    Rising JK - 5th Graders
    July 20-24
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    $225
     
    We will follow the Nile in style on an art adventure sure to satisfy your young creative explorer! We will “unearth” many a mystery that shrouds this fabled desert land. We will create our own mummy’s hand complete with modern-day bling, eloquent cats, large clay scarabs, and a few mysteries of our own. We will use a variety of media to assemble our artifacts and perfect our own version of papyrus to use as part of our elaborate scrolls. Our final day will include a presentation of the children’s works as well as their own explanation of what they learned throughout the week. All materials are included.

    Meg Foster, St. Christopher’s Lower School Art Teacher, Owner of ArtHaus
     
  • Chinese Games & Calligraphy Session II

    Rising 3rd - 5th Graders
    July 20 - 24
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    $225
     
    Experience a week of fun Chinese cultural activities and learn to speak Chinese and write Chinese characters! Students will enjoy authentic Chinese snacks, play cool games such as Chinese Checkers, Chinese Chess, Go, Yoyo, Chinese Hacky Sack, & Chopsticks Contest, as well as practice Chinese Calligraphy and basic conversational Chinese.

    Hanna Zhu, St. Christopher’s School Chinese teacher. 
     
  • Summer Jam

    Rising 3rd - 5th Graders
    July 20-24
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    $225
     
    Jam in the band for fun while expanding your musical knowledge. Campers will learn how to put on a successful performance while using collaboration and teamwork. WE’ll jam all week and prepare for an informal performance on Friday.

    Greater Richmond School of Music - Where Music Comes to Life!
  • Championship Chess Session I

    Rising 2nd - 6th Graders
    July 20-24
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    $235
     
    This camp builds chess skills through instruction and free play. It is designed for both beginners and advanced players. Classes include instruction for Openings, Middle Game, Tactics, and Endgames. Camp activities include use of a chess clock, game notation, playing chess using our giant lawn chess set, tournament with prizes, free play, and a chess variant called “bug house”.

    Champion Chess, It's More Than a Game!
     
  • Camp Jurassic (half-day)

    Rising JK-K Graders
    July 20-24
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    $215
    Dinosaurs may be extinct, but they are very much alive in Camp Jurassic. Boys and girls will learn about a variety of dinosaurs and their habitats. Rocks, minerals, and fossils are studied, along with a variety of related projects such as Dinosaur Model, Panning for Gems and Minerals, Building a Volcano, Casting a Sea Shell Fossil, and Dinosaur Dig. Special emphasis is placed on observation, inference, data collection, and just plain old fun. This is Geology 101!

    CLICK HERE to register directly with Club SciKidz.

    Club SciKidz - Where Science and Technology Connect!
     
  • Camp Jurassic(full-day)

    JK-K Graders
    July 20-24
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    $285

    Dinosaurs may be extinct, but they are very much alive in Camp Jurassic. Boys and girls will learn about a variety of dinosaurs and their habitats. Rocks, minerals, and fossils are studied, along with a variety of related projects such as Dinosaur Model, Panning for Gems and Minerals, Building a Volcano, Casting a Sea Shell Fossil, and Dinosaur Dig. Special emphasis is placed on observation, inference, data collection, and just plain old fun. This is Geology 101!

    CLICK HERE to register directly with Club SciKidz.

    Club SciKidz - Where Science and Technology Connect!
  • Dash & Dot Programmer

    Rising 1st - 3rd Graders 
    July 20-24
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    $295
     
    Do you love robots? Meet Dash and Dot! Using games with animation and stories, kids learn to program bots with light, sound, sensors, and movement, understand the basics of coding, and are introduced to the world of computer science fundamentals. Programming is the next language that all boys and girls need to learn, and we make it fun!

    CLICK HERE to register directly with Club SciKidz.

    Club SciKidz - Where Science and Technology Connect!
     
  • Jr. Meteorologists

    Rising 1st - 3rd Graders 
    July 20-24
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    $285
     
    Welcome all meteorologists! Boys and girls will discover how weather works, measure and record rainfall, create a water cycle wheel, build a weather station, and learn about the Greenhouse Effect. Campers will create a terrarium, design their own tornadoes, make “snow” during the summer, and more! Before you know it, your Jr. Meteorologist will be on the 6 o’clock news doing the weather. Throughout the week they will take home sun prints, UV beads, a wind vane, anemometer, and a very cool rain stick. Campers will end the week demonstrating the three states of matter by making and eating some delicious ice cream. 

    CLICK HERE to register directly with Club SciKidz.

    Club SciKidz -
    Where Science and Technology Connect!
  • Beginner Coding with Minecraft™

    Rising 4th-7th Graders 
    July 20-24
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    $285
     
    Prepare your young coder to learn real code and not pseudo-code often taught and mastered quickly. Campers will be prepared to jump right into real programming language and text-based code. We’ll use the sand box game to transition from drag and drop to typing real code.

    CLICK HERE to register directly with Club SciKidz.

    Club SciKidz - Where Science and Technology Connect!
     
  • Special Effects

    Rising 4th - 7th Graders 
    July 20-24
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    $299
     
    Boys and girls will learn the science behind Hollywood’s special effects, including light, sound, perception, illusion, and model building. Campers will create and take home a movie using techniques in Claymation and Stop-Motion Animation. Lessons include plot development, storyboarding, set building, filming, and sound effects. Campers will also learn various techniques that professional makeup artists use for special effects. They will simulate cuts, bruises, artificial blood, and old age. Is there a future movie director living in your house? This is a camp your child won’t want to miss! Please have your moviemaker bring a 4G Flash Drive to camp to save their movie.

    CLICK HERE to register directly with Club SciKidz.

    Club SciKidz - Where Science and Technology Connect!
  • Get on Track for 3rd Grade

    Rising 3rd Graders
    July 27-31
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    $225
     
    Rev up those engines with a comprehensive reading, language arts, and math review. With summer nearing the finish line, let’s work together to practice a variety of key skills that will help you start off the coming year on the right track. Get ready to head to the front of the pack!

    Alisa Pava, Lower School 3rd Grade Teacher
     
  • Little Scientists (half-day)

    Rising JK - K 
    July 27-31
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    $215
     
    This unique camp will offer an incredible collection of projects and experiments that will amuse and amaze your little scientist. By being involved with several hands-on activities, your child will explore the basic scientific ideas that play a role in everyday life. Sample projects include: Rocketry, Glowing Firefly, Edible Oceans, Marshmallow Catapults, Growing Radish Head, and Beeswax Candle. This camp will explore how the scientific method helps answer many questions.

    CLICK HERE to register directly with Club SciKidz.

    Club SciKidz - Where Science and Technology Connect!
     
  • American Girl STEAM Camp

    Rising 1st-3rd Graders
    July 27-31
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    $295
     
    Girls will have a blast as they unleash their creativity by integrating the components of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) with their love of American Girl dolls! We’ll bake, sew, perform science experiments, create artistic masterpieces, and complete an engineering build project! We’ll even have time for a tea party, games, story telling, and more. Bring your American Girl dolls for an awesome week of fun!

    CLICK HERE to register directly with Club SciKidz.

    Club SciKidz - Where Science and Technology Connect!
     
  • Little Scientists (full-day)

    Rising JK - K 
    July 27-31
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    $285
    This unique camp will offer an incredible collection of projects and experiments that will amuse and amaze your little scientist. By being involved with several hands-on activities, your child will explore the basic scientific ideas that play a role in everyday life. Sample projects include: Rocketry, Glowing Firefly, Edible Oceans, Marshmallow Catapults, Growing Radish Head, and Beeswax Candle. This camp will explore how the scientific method helps answer many questions.

    CLICK HERE to register directly with Club SciKidz.

    Club SciKidz - Where Science and Technology Connect!
     
  • PALEO

    Rising 1st-3rd Graders
    July 27-31
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    $285
     
    Campers will dive into an exciting adventure with Paleontology! We’ll be immersed in hands-on projects such as panning for gems and minerals, crack open a Geode, do a miniature dinosaur dig, and discover a T-Rex model to take home!

    CLICK HERE to register directly with Club SciKidz.

    Club SciKidz - Where Science and Technology Connect!
     
  • Robot Engineers

    Rising 4th - 7th Graders 
    July 27-31
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    $325
     
    Calling all robot lovers! Boys and girls will do tons of great building projects with our Robotic Arm, Kingii Dragon Robot, and Blinky Robot. The OWI, Inc. Robotic Arm Edge is the perfect learning tool for understanding the inner workings of a robot and is identical in nature to the robots being used in multiple industries today.  How does this equate to fun? Click here and check out our video.

    CLICK HERE to register directly with Club SciKidz.

    Club SciKidz - Where Science and Technology Connect!
     
  • Magical & Mystical (Harry Potter)

    Rising 4th-7th Graders
    July 27-31
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    $295
    Let your imagination run wild with hippogriffs, dragons, house elves, basilisk, owls, potions, spells, and all things magical! We’ll search for Horcruxes, team up with a Harry Potter trivia game, design a broom, and play Quidditch! Paint Hogwarts castle, sculpt Dobby or Kreacher house elf, brew up some Butter Beer, and create your own wand. There’s so much magic to do this week! 

    CLICK HERE to register directly with Club SciKidz.

    Club SciKidz - Where Science and Technology Connect!
  • QuadCopter Aerial Robotics

    Rising 6th - 8th Graders
    July 27-31
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    $365
     
    Let’s explore aerial robotics technology! Boys and girls will tackle scenarios and challenges, hone aviation flight skills, and learn robotics. Campers will build prototypes and run test scenarios for safety, search, and rescue. They will build a quad rotor designed for a specific first responder mission. They will deliver pharmaceuticals to people in a disaster area, maneuver the copter close to a (mock) hazardous waste container, and search for a lost hiker. Campers will even operate and take home their own hand-size quadcopter at the end of the week! Club SciKidz is partnering with OnPoynt Aerial Systems for this camp.

    CLICK HERE to register directly with Club SciKidz.

    Club SciKidz - Where Science and Technology Connect!
     

August Camps

List of 15 items.

  • Board Game Champions Session III

    Rising 2nd - 6th Graders
    August 17-21
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    $235
     
    Strategy-based board games are fun and provide a great way for kids to learn critical thinking skills such as planning, reasoning, and communication. Younger campers will play Checkers, Connect 4, Trouble, Blokus, Guess Who, Junior Scrabble, Junior Life, and more! Older campers will play Backgammon, Chess, Blokus, Forbidden Island, Mancala, Phase 10, Q-Bitz, Rack-O, Rummicub, Set, Yahtzee, and more!
     
    Champion Chess, It's More Than a Game!
  • Outdoor Adventures

    Rising 5th – 9th Graders
    August 17-21
    9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    $475
     
    Enjoy a different activity each day in the great outdoors of RVA! We’ll go fishing, tubing, kayaking, orienteering, rock climbing, and explore the natural environment of the James River Park System and other area parks. We create a safe time for kids to be kids and enjoy time outside while having fun and  learning for themselves. During the course of the week, they will build skills and a base that they’ll carry for the rest of their lives. So tie your shoes tight and prepare for some adventure and excitement! (Riverside Outfitters and RVA Climbs will be with us for rock climbing.)

    Virginia Outside – Go Outside and Play!
     
  • Championship Chess Session II

    Rising 2nd - 6th Graders
    August 3-7
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    $235
     
    This camp builds chess skills through instruction and free play. It is designed for both beginners and advanced players. Classes include instruction for Openings, Middle Game, Tactics, and Endgames. Camp activities include use of a chess clock, game notation, playing chess using our giant lawn chess set, tournament with prizes, free play, and a chess variant called “bug house”.

    Champion Chess, It's More Than a Game!
     
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie… and More!

    Rising 2nd - 3rd Graders
    August 3-7
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    $225
     
    What’s better than reading great books and stirring up yummy treats? This class will explore the world of “What If” through Laura Numeroff’s books If you Give a Mouse a Cookie, If You Give Moose a Muffin, If you Give a Pig a Pancake, and If you Give a Cat a Cupcake. Students will research facts about each animal, read, sequence events, and compare and contrast elements of the story. In addition, we’ll fine tune mathematical skills as we measure and mix-up cookies, cupcakes, pancakes, and muffins. Students will use what they’ve learned to create math story problems and write their own If You Give... story. Don’t miss out on the wonderful world of “What If”!

    Cynthia Brown, Lower School 3rd Grade Teacher
     
  • Adventures in 2nd Grade

    Rising 2nd-3rd Graders
    August 10-14
    9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    $225
     
    oin us as we explore what is to come in 2nd Grade! Boys and girls will brush up on their reading using reader’s theatre, ipad tools/games, and writing workshops. They will also think creatively with math as they practice with games, engineering math centers, and technology. Help your child get a jump start before the year begins. 

    Amy Buerlein, 2nd Grade Teacher, St. Christopher’s School
     
  • Chinese Games & Calligraphy Session III

    Rising 3rd - 5th Graders
    Aug 3-7
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    $225
     
    Experience a week of fun Chinese cultural activities and learn to speak Chinese and write Chinese characters! Students will enjoy authentic Chinese snacks, play cool games such as Chinese Checkers, Chinese Chess, Go, Yoyo, Chinese Hacky Sack, & Chopsticks Contest, as well as practice Chinese Calligraphy and basic conversational Chinese.

    Hanna Zhu, St. Christopher’s School Chinese teacher.
  • Color Blast!

    Rising JK - 5th Graders
    August 3-7
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    $225
     
    Ah, bright colors; light, pure and beautifully mixed to create a palette sure to warm your child’s heart and cool the Dog Days of August! This week will be an adventure in learning how colors can create mood and expression. We will explore how artists have used the power of color throughout history to entice the viewer into their worlds. We will apply color through a variety of media on both 2D and 3D surfaces. As with all of our camps, a gallery show will be given at the end of the week for our talented artists’ families. All materials are included.

    Meg Foster, St. Christopher’s Lower School Art Teacher, Owner of ArtHaus
     
  • Cuentos en Espanol (Spanish Stories)

    Rising 5th - 6th Graders
    August 17-21
    9:00 am - 10:30 am
    OR
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    $150
     
    Spend a week being immersed in Spanish through storytelling.  In this class, you will acquire the seven most frequently used verbs in Spanish. Students will create their own short story at the end of the week. This class is designed to help students who have had no Spanish or just a little bit of Spanish feel comfortable before entering a Spanish class in the fall.  

    Sonia McDonnell, St. Christopher’s Spanish Teacher

    *Special Offer!
    Combine classes, add lunch and playtime, and save!
    Choose two of the three Middle School classes and choose to add on the popular Middle School Lunch and Play for only $25. (Includes buffet lunch in the Ryan Dining Hall and fun with some of our Middle School faculty playing sports, games, swimming, slip n’ slide, treats and more!)
     
  • Everyday I’m Calculatin’

    Rising 5th Graders
    August 17-21
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    $225
     
    Review and refresh your 4th-grade math skills to help with the transition from 4th-grade to 5th-grade mathematics. Special emphasis will be placed on number sense of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals and basic computation with whole numbers.  You will use a variety of games and interactive experiences to make math meaningful and fun!

    Kadie Parsley, St. Christopher’s Lower School 5th Grade Teacher
     
  • Guitar Fundamentals Session II

    Rising 2nd - 5th Graders
    August 17-21
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    $225
     
    Get started with the fundamentals of guitar, music and rhythm in one week! This camp features fun activities, group practice and other introductory lessons in guitar. Participants will learn to play together, performing songs as an ensemble. Other topics covered include music appreciation, rhythm essentials, and music theory.

    (Campers can bring their own guitar or rent one during the registration process for an additional $15.)

    Greater Richmond School of Music - Where Music Comes to Life!
     
  • Jump into Kindergarten!

    Rising K
    August 10-14
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    $225
     
    Do you have a rising Kindergartner? Come find out what Kindergarten is all about! We will spend the morning exploring reading and math through engaging centers and games with a focus on strengthening both our fine motor and thinking skills. We will enjoy snack and playground time, too! Kindergarten here we come!

    Ashley Gallienne, St. Christopher’s School Kindergarten Teacher
     
  • Little All Stars

    Rising K - 2nd Graders
    August 10-14
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    $225
     
    Your “Little All Star” will have a blast playing a variety of sports and learning while improving their skills and fitness level. We will work on developing sportsmanship, teamwork, and most of all, having a great time!

    Charlie Hudson, St. Christopher’s Lower School Physical Education Teacher and Junior Varsity Soccer Coach
     
  • Outdoor Adventures Session III

    Rising 1st – 5th Graders
    August 3-7
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    $225
     
    Join us for an outdoor adventure in the James River Park System and other area parks.
    From fishing to mountain biking to snorkeling, to just looking under rocks in the river to see what’s there, kids are encouraged to explore the natural environment of the James River Park System. Having fun, learning for themselves, and building a base that boys and girls will carry for life are just some of the things they will acquire in our wonderful outdoor playground. So put on your outdoor gear, tie your shoes tight, and prepare for some adventure and excitement.

    Virginia Outside – Go Outside and Play!
     
  • Piano Adventures Session II

    Rising 1st-5th Graders
    August 10-14
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    $225
     
    Boys and girls will each have their own keyboard during this camp as they learn to read, write, and play music notes and symbols. They will build rhythm and note reading skills, do ear training exercises, as well as receive individual coaching each day. It’s time to have fun exploring the wonderful sounds of the piano!

    Greater Richmond School of Music - Where Music Comes to Life! 
  • Technology Boot Camp

    Rising 5th - 8th Graders
    August 17-21
    9:00 am - 10:30 am
    OR
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    $150
     
    Are you ready to take your technology skills to the next level as you enter middle school? We will make videos, design cool posters, and make podcasts, all while learning how to effectively use technology to support our learning.   

    Carey Pohanka,
    St. Christopher’s Upper School Instructional Technologist
     

    *Special Offer!
    Combine classes, add lunch and playtime, and save!
    Choose two of the three Middle School classes and choose to add on the popular Middle School Lunch and Play for only $25. (Includes buffet lunch in the Ryan Dining Hall and fun with some of our Middle School faculty playing sports, games, swimming, slip n’ slide, treats and more!)
     
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