2016 Online Camp Fair

2016 Online Camp Fair

2016 Online Camp Fair

The Parent-Trusted Resource for Summer Camps & Programs

by WV Family Magazine

 

More than 11 million kids and adult staff will attend camp this summer, according to the American Camp Association. This directory is a special advertising section, with information provided by each camp or program.  This directory is designed to make your search easy and informed.  Camps tend to fill up early.  If you haven’t started looking, now’s the time to make calls, check references, and visit camps.  Use the active links/click-though links provided to visit or contact each camp listed.  If you offer a children’s camp or program and would like to include your listing on our Online Camp Fair, please use the contact form at the bottom of the page to request listing rates and details.

  • Day Camps listed in orange.
  • Overnight Camp listed in blue.
  • Summer Reading/Academic programs listed in green.
  • Other Programs and Family Camps listed in purple.

Be sure to check back often, as we will be adding camp listings throughout the spring months!

Day Camps

Born to Sing Camp 

Type:  Day camp
Location:  1564 Mary Lou Retton Dr., Fairmont, WV
Phone:  304-366-3758
Email:  anschooley@mteer.com
Ages 5-14
Dates:  June 20-24

St. Paul School of Music, LIFE UMC, 3:30-7:00 p.m daily Experienced and beginners. All styles of music. Work with other singers who have the passion and interest to sing. Work with microphone techniques, learn stage moves and voice production, get rid of stage fright, work with well-known directors and voice teachers, and have a great time. Excellent instructors. Come join the fun.

Camp Invention

Type:  Day camp
Two WV Locations:  Rivesville Elem/Middle School and Ona Elementary School
Phone: 800-968-4332
Email:  campinvention@invent.org
Website:  www.campinvention.org
Ages:  1st-6th Grades
Dates:  June 13-17 (Rivesville Elem/Middle School)     June 21-24  (Ona Elementary School)
Theme:  “Illuminate”
Camp Invention – takes summer fun and transforms it from ordinary to extraordinary! Local educators lead a week of hands-on activities. Brainstorm product ideas and build prototypes using real tools, explore lives of giant insects and colorful animals, discover slime, demolition, giant squid, and coding!  Rivesville Elem/Middle School (June 21-24) and Ona Elementary School (June 13-17).

Glenville State College 7-on-7/Big Man Football Camp

Type:  Day camp
Location:
  Glenville State College, Glenville, WV
Phone:  (304) 462-6230
Website:glenville.edu
Ages:  Grades 9-12
Date:  June 22

 1:00-5:00 PM. 

Glenville State College Football One Day Elite Camp

Type:  Day camp
Location:
  Glenville State College, Glenville, WV
Phone:  (304) 462-6230
Website:  glenville.edu
Ages:  Grades 9-12
Date:  June 28

 1:00-5:00 PM.

 

GSC Volleyball Camp   

Type:  Day camp
Location:
  Glenville State College, Glenville, WV
Phone:  304-462-6224
Website:  glenville.edu
Ages: grades 7-12
Date:  August 8-12

5:00- 8:00 PM.

 

 

music_concept_with_guitarGuitar Camp

Type:  Day camp
Location:
  1564 Mary Lou Retton Dr., Fairmont, WV
Phone:  304-366-3758
Email:  anschooley@mteer.com
Ages 6-14
Dates:  July 18-22

St. Paul School of Music, LIFE UMC, 3:30-7:00 p.m daily Experienced and beginners. Excellent instructors. Come join the fun. Have a Noteworthy Summer. Don’t miss St. Paul Camps. 

set_musical_instruments_02Private Music Lessons 

Type:  Day camp
Location:
  1564 Mary Lou Retton Dr., Fairmont, WV
Phone:  304-366-3758
Email:  anschooley@mteer.com
Ages 5-adult
Dates:  Year-round

St. Paul School of Music, LIFE UMC Private lessons are offered for all instruments & voice (guitar, piano, etc… ). Ages 5 – adult. Beginner – advanced. Lessons are given year-round. Registrations accepted anytime. Family rates are available. No waiting lists. Professional, experienced faculty. Anne Schooley, Director.

 

WOW1WOW! Kids Summer Fun

Type:  Day camp
Location:
  3453 University Avenue, Morgantown, WV
Phone:  304-599-2WOW (2969)
Website:  www.TheWowFactoryOnline.com
Ages:  all ages
Date:  TBA

The WOW Factory Summer art camps and workshops offer experiences in pottery painting, mosaics, glass fusing, and clay! Visit our website for more information to come.

WVUENG_IMG_3226bWVU Summer Youth Camps

Type:  Day camps & Overnight camps
Location:
  West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Phone:  Call individual offices – sports, engineering, chemistry, etc…
Website:  http://summer.wvu.edu/SummerYouthCamps/
Ages:  5-18
Date:  See website for individual camp dates.

WVU offers a wide range of specialty camps – Engineering, Baseball Youth Camp, Gymnastics Day Camp, Gymnastics Overnight Camp, Men’s Basketball Fantasy Camp, Men’s BB Team Camp, Men’s BB Individual Camp, Men’s BB Day Camp, Nike Advanced Golf Camp (overnight and Daily), Women’s BB Day Camp, Women’s BB Team Summer Shootout, Women’s Soccer Day Camp, Women’s Soccer Residential Team Camp, Summer Elite Camp, Track/Cross Country Camp, Wrestling Camps.

WVU Summer Dance – Young Academy

Type:  Day camp
Location:
  West Virginia University Creative Arts Center, Morgantown, WV
Phone:  (304) 293-2020
Website:  http://theatre.wvu.edu/summerdance
Ages:  5-11
Date:  June 26-July 2

Young Academy is a weeklong dance program for ages 5-11, with no previous dance experience. Daily class from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with instruction in a variety of dance styles, including Ballet, Creative Movement, Jazz, Hip-hop, and Tap.

 

Be sure to check back often, as we will be adding camp listings throughout the spring months!

 

Overnight Camps

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Camp Alleghany Summer Camp for Girls

Type:  Overnight camp
Location:
  Lewisburg, WV
Phone:  1-877-446-9475
Website:  www.campalleghany.com
Ages:  11-16
Date:  Term 1: June 26-July 16, Term 2: July 17-Aug 6, Full term: June 26-Aug 6

Camp Alleghany is an all-girls overnight summer camp, located in the Alleghany Mountains in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Offering two 3-week sessions at a time on the beautiful and peaceful banks of the Greenbrier River; the perfect environment to achieve our mission of naturally inspiring growth through honor, loyalty and friendship. Full-term session of six weeks is also available. Established in 1922 – the oldest girls’ camp in the Virginia’s. Celebrating our 94th summer!

Mountaineer Summer Drawing Academywvuartcamp-1

Type:  Overnight camp
Location: WVU 6th Flr. Knapp Hall, (Evansdale), Morgantown, WV
Phone:  304-293-2694
Websitehttp://4-hyd.ext.wvu.edu/events_forms/mountaineer-summer-drawing-academy
Ages:  13-17
Date:  July 24-27

A partnership between WVU’s College of Creative Arts and 4-H Extension Service, this 3 day/2 night residential camp will enhance personal understanding and artistic skills of youth ages 14-17 who are recommended/approved by art teacher/county Extension agent. Maximum camp enrollment is 40 youth. Camp closes with a Student Showcase and Reception.

Mountain Stewards Summer Camp

Type:  Overnight camp
Location: Spruce Knob, WV
Phone:  1-304-567-2632
Website:  mountain.org/mountainstewards
Ages:  10-17
Date:  Week long sessions starting June 12

The 6 day expedition blends stewardship, experiential education, and exploration in one of the most biodiverse environments on Earth (West Virginia’s lofty mountains and pristine valleys). Separate programs for high school and middle school aged participants.

 

Glenville State College Summer Camps

Type:  Overnight camp
Location: Glenville State College, Glenville, WV
Phone:  1-304-462-7361 (See department numbers below.)
Website:  glenville.edu
Ages:  grades 4-12
Date:  Week long sessions

Criminal Justice Summer Camp (high school students)  Sunday, June 12 through Thursday, June 16.  Activities will include presentations from various law-enforcement agencies, mock crime scene investigations, and other fun activities.  Call 304-462-6450.

Pioneer Individual Football Camp (Grades 4-12) June 20-22. Call 304-462-6230.. 

Football Team Camp (Grades 5-12) June 20-22. Call 304-462-6230.

Boy’s Individual Basketball Camp (Grades 4-12) June 27-29. Call 304-462-6228.

GSC Acrobatics & Tumbling Camp (Girls ages 7-18).  June 20-22.  Call 304-462-6084

High School Track & Field Technique Camp (Grades 9-12) July 11-14 & July 18-21. Call 304-462-6431

Middle School Track & Field Technique Camp (Grades 6-8) June 27-30. Call 304-462-6431

 

jumJumonville Summer Camp

Type:  Overnight camp
Location:  887 Jumonville Rd., Hopwood, PA
Phone:  800-463-7688
Website:  camp.jumonville.org
Ages:  all ages (children’s camps and family camps)
Date:  mid June through mid August – See website

Come to Jumonville for awesome* Christian arts, sports, adventure, specialty and family camps, and experience the difference at Jumonville! (99% of campers surveyed reported an “awesome” experience!) Campers stay in beautiful cabins/lodges with a 1:4 counselor ratio, for 3-6 days, overnight camps. 32 miles/40 minutes from Morgantown in Southwestern PA.

Camp Alleghany Mini Camp for Girls

Type:  Overnight camp
Location:
  Lewisburg, WV
Phone:  1-877-446-9475
Website:  www.campalleghany.com
Ages:  7-10
Date:  June 19-25

For girls 7-10 who have not been to Camp Alleghany before. Mini Camp is one-week and offers an introduction to the traditions, routines, and unique experiences that Camp Alleghany affords girls in its three week term camp.

burg54th Nature Camp at Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies

Type:  Overnight camp
Location: Capon Bridge, WV
Phone:  304-856-3758 (camp)/703-842-0470 (business office)
Email:  bcws2@earthlink.net
Website: burgundycenter.org
Ages: 8-10/11-15
Date: 

Junior Camp for ages 8-10 is one week. Senior Camps for ages 11-15 are two-week sessions offered in three different sessions with each including a 3-day backpacking trip. Campers wake to the sunlight and birdsong, hike, swim, and hunt for salamanders and butterflies in this eastern WV wildlife sanctuary. Enjoy variety and laughter in small groups and individual projects. Accredited by the American Camping Association.

 

newpix_wvwcWesleyan Summer Gifted Program

Type:  Overnight camp
Location: WVWC, Campus Box 122, 59 College Ave, Buckhannon, WV
Phone:  304-642-9436
Website: www.wvwc.edu/summergifted
Ages: 5th-12th Grade
Date:  Jun 19- Jul 2

Two-week, overnight, academic, coed camp for gifted and talented youth in grades 5-12. June 19-July 2. Students attend classes from 9-4. Study time and activities are planned for evenings and weekends. Students are grouped by grade level and room with students close to their age.

2016-Summer-Dance-Ad-smallWVU Summer Dance Teen Academy

Type:  Overnight camp
Location:  WVU Creative Arts Center, Morgantown, WV
Phone: (304) 293-2020
Websitehttp://theatre.wvu.edu/summerdance
Ages: 12-18
Date:  Jun 26-Jul 2

Celebrating its 6th anniversary, SDA is a weeklong dance program for ages 12-18 and requires at least 3 years of dance experience. A showcase is presented on the last night of the academy, presenting student work and original work choreographed by SDA faculty.

Be sure to check back often, as we will be adding camp listings throughout the spring months!

 

Summer Reading/Academic Programs

Summer Math Challenge

Type:  Children’s Program
On average, all students, regardless of socio-economic status, lose approximately 2.6 months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation over the summer months each year.* a FREE math skills maintenance program based on grade-level standards that help prepare students for college and careers. The program is targeted to students who have just completed grade 2 through 5 and is designed to help kids retain math skills learned during the previous school year.  https://www.quantiles.com/content/summer-math-challenge/

iStock_000007245500XSmallScholastic Summer Reading Challenge

Type:  Children’s Program
The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is a free online reading program for children during the summer months.  A free reading program dedicated to stopping the “Summer Slide” and encouraging kids to read every day this summer. Now in its eighth year, the Summer Challenge invites kids to log the minutes they spend reading as they Read for the World Record. Starts in May. Children ages 4-14. Book lists by age available. Free resources for parents, teachers, and students. Sign up as an individual, group, class or district.  www.scholastic.com/summer/

Sylvan’s Book Adventure Book Adventure

Type:  Children’s Program
A fun, free way to motivate your child to read! Kids in grades K-8 can search for books, read them offline, come back to quiz on what they’ve read, and earn prizes for their reading success. Start your reading adventure.   www.bookadventure.com

West every hero posterembeddedVirginia Libraries Summer Reading Program 2016

Type:  Children’s Program
Contact your local library for days and hours for this summer’s reading programs. The general theme this year is Heros. Kids’ theme is “Every Hero Has a Story!”. Teen theme is “Unmasked” A great way to help children improve and maintain reading skills during the summer. Some summer library programs require pre-registration. Dates and times TBA. Be sure to sign up early as space is limited. For more information, visit or call your local library, or visit their website.

 

PrintStory Time at the Zoo

Type:  Children’s Program
Location:  Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium One Wild Pl., Pittsburgh, PA
Phone: 412-365-2528
Websitepittsburghzoo.org
Ages: Infant-3
Date:  Jun 5-Aug 14

Join us on Fridays at 10:00 a.m. for story time at the zoo. Children will hear a story, meet animals, make a craft, and sing songs. Length of the class is 45 minutes. Fee per class is $14/members, $20/non-members. $8/addition child 2-3 years old, no charge for addtion children under 2.

Be sure to check back often, as we will be adding camp listings throughout the spring months!

 

Other Programs

Youth Health Services – Summer Program

Type:  Children’s Program
Location:  971 Harrison Avenue, Ellkins, WV
Phone: 304-636-9450
Website:
Ages: School-age
Date:  5 days/week all summer

 

High quality child care services for children 6 weeks of age through 12 years. National accreditation through NAEYC. Summer program offered 5 days/ week all summer for school-age children.

Animal Adventures Summer Zoo Camp

Type:  Children’s Program
Location:  Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium One Wild Pl., Pittsburgh, PA
Phone: 412-365-2528
Websitehttp://www.pittsburghzoo.org/Education/ZooCamp
Ages: 2-13
Date:  Jun 1-Aug 12

Animal Adventures Summer Zoo Camp offers action-packed summer fun for children ages 2-13. Space is limited and sessions fill quickly. Register today to ensure your spot.

39175598Camp Alleghany Family Camp

Type:  Family Camp
Location:  Lewisburg, WV
Phone: 1-877-446-9475
Websitehttp://campalleghany.com/family-camp/
Ages: all/family
Date:  Aug 9-16

 Join us at Alleghany for your family vacation! Situated in beautiful Greenbrier County, families enjoy outdoor living at its finest. Take a break from the fast-paced society we live in and come to the peaceful banks of the Greenbrier River. Enjoy quality time with your family participating in our many activities or just relaxing and enjoying each others’ company. Three delicious meals a day. Make your own schedule. Activities include: swimming, canoeing, rifle, archery, arts & crafts, hiking, campfires, fireworks, quality family time. Just minutes from downtown Lewisburg – enjoy some shopping and a day on the town. 2-night minimum stay.

cgkwg-acaAmerican Camp Association

ACA is a comprehensive summer camp resource for families – offering expert advice from camp professionals on camp selection, readiness, child and youth development, and issues of importance to families. ACA helps you find the right camp for every child. Visit ACA’s New “Find a Camp” search. www.acacamps.org. 

Be sure to check back often, as we will be adding camp listings throughout the spring months!

**Tell them you saw them in WV Family Magazine or WV Family Online!**

This listing has been compiled by WV Family Magazine to assist you.  It is for information only and does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement of facilities, accommodations, or services.  While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of information in this listing, it is recommended  that you contact these programs to check dates, availability, and to request registration information.  WV Family Magazine is not liable for damages arising out of errors or omissions.

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