Chickahominy Camps

Are you READY for summer? Get SET, because the Chickahominy Family YMCA is ready to CAMP! From child care to youth sports to a more rustic experience, there is a camp for you! At the Chickahominy Family YMCA, we believe in building strong kids, strong families and strong communities through programs that encourage a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Chickahominy Camps

Registration for YMCA members begins February 1 and for non-YMCA members on February 15.

 

Camp Chickahominy

Camp Chickahominy offers a traditional outdoor summer camp day camp experience! Our trained and certified staff will work with each child in a small group setting. They will build relationships, foster a sense of belonging and create opportunities for each of our campers to achieve and learn.  We offer a wide range of engaging specialist activities, 30 minutes of reading every day, as well as character development and swim lessons. Every week has a fun and exciting theme with an educational focus and exciting twist. YMCA Camp Chickahominy you belong here!

A typical day at Camp Chickahominy might include:

  • Creative Arts: Explore your creative side with painting, drawing, building, and so much more.
  • Target Sports: Archery, Slingshots, and Riflery (rising 5th and up)
  • WOW (Wonders of Wilderness): A mixture of nature and science activities.
  • MAD (Music and Drama): Songs, Skits, Music, Dance, and Drama.
  • Daily Swim lessons and free swim Fridays!
  • Sports: Basketball, Football, Soccer… to name a few!
  • Teambuilding activities to build confidence, cooperation, communication, and more.
  • 30 minutes of reading daily.

Ages: Rising K – 5th graders
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 10 one-week sessions beginning June 15
YMCA Member: $128 per week   Non-Member: $162 per week

  • A fixed weekly payment will be drafted each Monday, one week prior to the start date.

Weekly Themes:
Week 1: Let’s Get Acquainted
Week 2: Sports Extravaganza
Week 3: Party in the USA (no camp on July 3rd)
Week 4: Hollywood
Week 5: Nature Unleashed
Week 6: We Are Family
Week 7: Color Wars
Week 8: Invention Convention
Week 9: Water Wars
Week 10: Hanging Onto Summer

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Camp EDGE

Explain, Demonstrate, Guide, and Enable. The Camp EDGE program focuses on personal development, goal setting and learning to work as a member of a group. The program prepares campers for leadership roles at camp and in their communities. The campers participate in typical camp activities but will also have supplemental projects focused on service and team-building. Each camper has one field trip and one service task per week. 

Ages: Rising 6th – 8th graders
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 10 one-week sessions beginning June 15
YMCA Member: $128 per week   Non-Member: $162 per week

  • A fixed weekly payment will be drafted each Monday, one week prior to the start date.
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Leaders in Training (LIT) at Chickahominy

The Leaders in Leadership Training (LIT) program is designed to teach and inspire rising 9th and 10th graders. Hands-on training experiences and professional development workshops provide the foundation of the program. Participants will learn basic safety, group control, games, camp best practices and engage in activities that provide valuable employment skills, healthy relationship and opportunities to lead. Each session contains one association wide meet-up that engages all of our LIT’s from all of our camps into one day of leadership development and fun. While at camp, campers engage in all day camp activities but also get to observe and help counselors, specialists, and leadership staff. 

Ages: Rising 9th – 10th grade
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 4 two-week sessions beginning July 6
YMCA Members: $184 per session   Non-Members: $206 per session

  • A fixed weekly payment will be drafted each Monday, one week prior to the start date.
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Chickahominy Sports Camps

From wiffleball to soccer to flag football and more, your child will love our sports camps this summer.

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FINAL FOUR at YMCA CAMP THUNDERBIRD

Final Four is our post-camp experience* that happens the week after camp ends and before school begins. It runs Monday through Thursday at Camp Thunderbird!  We offer bus stops at Tuckahoe, Shady Grove, Downtown, Midlothian and Manchester. Come celebrate the end of summer at Camp Thunderbird with swimming, fishing, gaga, crafts, reading and a few more surprises!

THIS CAMP IS LOCATED AT YMCA CAMP THUNDERBIRD

Ages: Rising K – 8th grade
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: August 31 – September 3
YMCA Members: $182   Non-Members: $211

*Camp activities and availability will be adjusted due to staffing during this week.  

Bus Pick-Ups available at the Shady Grove Family YMCA, Tuckahoe Family YMCA and Millworks Center (across Woolridge Rd from the Midlothian Family YMCA).

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Camp Forms

Most information is now collected during the registration process.  But for the small number of additional forms needed, you can find them on our Camp and Child Care Forms page.

 

For information about our summer camps, please contact our Camp Directors:

Camp Chickahominy Director: Stephanie Newman newmans@ymcarichmond.org
Camp EDGE & LIT Director: Isabel Nofsker nofskeri@ymcarichmond.org
Regional Director: Denise Moore moored@ymcarichmond.org