Petersburg Camps

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

Petersburg Camps

Health Precautions for Summer Camp 2020

Due to the unprecedented nature that this summer holds, we will be changing our usual safety precautions to correspond with recommendations from the CDC and Virginia Department of Health.

  • We will take the temperatures each day for children and staff as they arrive.
  • Children will wash hands prior to joining their group at the beginning of each day.
  • We will enforce increased hand-washing and sanitizing throughout the day.
  • Children will be in the same group during the day.
  • We will avoid large group gatherings.
  • Equipment and touch points will be wiped down on a regular basis throughout the day.
  • Working with CDC to follow guidelines for Summer Day Camp/Child Care

For more information regarding how we’re changing our camp procedures, visit our Parents Guide to Camp page.


 

Camp Petersburg

Camp Petersburg 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. 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
  • Team-building activities to build confidence, cooperation, communication, and more.
  • 30 minutes of reading daily

Ages: Rising K – rising 5th graders
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 10 one-week sessions, beginning June 15
YMCA Members: $123 per week  Non-Member: $146 per week

  • A fixed weekly payment will be drafted each Monday, one week prior to the start date.
  • Registration closes Thursday at midnight for the upcoming week. Registrations will not be taken after this time.

Weekly Themes:
Week 1: Olympic Theme: Let’s Get Acquainted
Week 2: Camp’s Got Talent and Sports Spectacular
Week 3: Party in the USA (no camp on July 3rd)
Week 4: Summer Olympic Superheroes
Week 5: STEMulation
Week 6: Space and Jurassic Worlds
Week 7: Plant It, Grow It, and Eat It
Week 8: Through the Decades
Week 9: Go for the Gold!!
Week 10: Hanging Onto Summer

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Camp EDGE at Petersburg (Previously LIT)

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 – rising 8th grade
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 10 one-week sessions beginning June 15
YMCA Member: $123 per week   Non-Member: $146 per week

  • A fixed weekly payment will be drafted each Monday, one week prior to the start date.
  • Registration closes Thursday at midnight for the upcoming week. Registrations will not be taken after this time.
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Leaders in Training at Petersburg (Previously CILT)

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 – rising 10th grade
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 4 two-week sessions beginning June 29
YMCA Members: $187 per session   Non-Members: $206 per session

  • A fixed weekly payment will be drafted each Monday, one week prior to the start date.
  • Registration closes Thursday at midnight for the upcoming week. Registrations will not be taken after this time.
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Sports Camp

Sports Camps are back!  See what sports we have for the remainder of the summer!

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Specialty Camps

Specialty Camps are back! See our specialty camps for the remainder of the 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! Come celebrate the end of summer at Camp Thunderbird with swimming, fishing, gaga, crafts, reading and a few more surprises!

Ages: Rising K – rising 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 camps, please contact the Petersburg Family YMCA at 804.801.8063.

Camp Director: Markisha Campbell campbellm@ymcarichmond.org
Camp EDGE & LIT: Rosa Patterson pattersonro@ymcarichmond.org
Regional Director: Suzanne Huffine huffines@ymcarichmond.org