Petersburg Camps

Looking for a camp program for your little camper? Check out our awesome camp programs at the Petersburg Family YMCA!

Petersburg Camps

THANK YOU FOR A GREAT 2018 CAMP SEASON!

Summer camp has come to a close.  But read below what exciting programs we offered.  Program offerings, prices and other details may change in 2019.

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

 

Camp Petersburg Summer Adventure

Camp Summer Adventure 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 Summer Adventure – you belong here!

A typical day at Camp Petersburg is packed with fun, learning, and creativity from start to finish. It goes a little something like this:

  • Creative Arts: Explore your creative side with painting, drawing, building, and so much more.
  • Target Sports: Archery, and Slingshots
  • 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!
  • Stem: Educational lesson using motorized Legos
  • Sports: Basketball, Football, Soccer… to name a few!
  • Team-building activities to build confidence, cooperation, communication, and more.
  • 30 minutes of reading daily

Because of the renovation construction at the Petersburg Family YMCA, this camp will be located at Blandford Academy, 816 Bank Street, Petersburg, VA.

Ages: Rising K – 5th graders
Times: 7a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 10 one-week sessions, beginning June 18
YMCA Members: $110 per week  Non-Member: $123 per week

DSS accepted and financial assistance available.


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 27 – August 30
YMCA Members: $183   Non-Members: $217

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

Bus Pick-Ups available at the Downtown, Manchester, Midlothian, Shady Grove and Tuckahoe YMCAs.


Camp Petersburg Leaders In Training

The LITs of Camp Petersburg participate in typical camp activities but will also have supplemental projects focused on service and team building. The LIT staff use an experiential learning approach to leadership development. Lessons focus on the progression from personal development and exploring many leaderships styles and learning what works for you.

Because of the renovation construction at the Petersburg Family YMCA, this camp will be located at Blandford Academy, 816 Bank Street, Petersburg, VA.

Ages: Rising 6th – 8th grade
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 10 one-week sessions beginning June 18
YMCA Member: $110 per week   Non-Member: $123 per week

DSS accepted and financial assistance available.


Camper In Leadership Training (CILT) at Petersburg

The Camper in Leadership Training (CILT) 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.

Because of the renovation construction at the Petersburg Family YMCA, this camp will be located at Blandford Academy, 816 Bank Street, Petersburg, VA.

Ages: Rising 9th – 10th grade
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 3 three-week sessions beginning July 2
YMCA Members: $240 per session   Non-Members: $265 per session

DSS accepted and financial assistance available.


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 camps, please contact our Camp Directors:

Camp Director: Markisha Campbell campbellm@ymcarichmond.org
CILT Director: Kennard Curtis curtisk@ymcarichmond.org
Regional Director: Denise Moore moored@ymcarichmond.org