WV Family Magazine’s
2013 ONLINE CAMP FAIR
MANY CAMPS & PROGRAMS TO CHOOSE FROM!
This directory is a special advertising section, with information provided by each camp or program. With our camp listings, accompanying advertisements, and our ONLINE CAMP FAIR at www.WVFamilyOnline.com (with a convenient click-through to camp websites), 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. More than 11 million kids and adult staff will attend camp this summer, according to the American Camp Association.
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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American 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.
Born to Sing Showchoir & Friends
St. Paul School of Music, LIFE UMC
1564 Mary Lou Retton Drive, Fairmont, WV
June 24-28. 3:30-7:00 p.m daily. Ages 5 – 14. 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.
Bridgeport Parks and Rec Summer Camps Bridgeport Parks and Recreation , Bridgeport, WV. 304-842-8240. www.bridgeportwv.com. Summer camps for children including: Theater Camp, Xtreme Science Camps, LEGO Engineering Camp, Bridgeport Soccer Camp, and UK Elite Soccer Advanced Player Program. search.
Bridgeport Public Library Summer Reading Program
1200 Johnson Ave, Bridgeport, WV
Registration begins June 3. “Dig into Reading” this year with activities scheduled each week in June and July for children of all ages! Entertainment includes the Amazing Teacher Steve Somers and New York artist Michael Albert. Programs will feature planting a garden, meeting animals, and so much more! Times TBA.
Bridgeport Soccer Camp, Bridgeport Parks and Recreation , Bridgeport, WV. 304-842-8240. www.bridgeportwv.com. July 15-18. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Ages 5-14.
Camp Alleghany - A Summer Camp for Girls
Camp Alleghany for Girls emphasizes character development through experiencing new activities without distractions. A magical place where girls learn, achieve, succeed, and make friends for life. Establised in 1922 - the oldest girls’ camp in the Virginia’s.
Camp Gizmo 304-214-5775 July 20-24. Camp Gizmo is a five-day, hands-on camp where parents, professionals, and students learn how assistive technology can help you children (birth -8 years) with significant and multiple developmental needs.
July 7-13. Camp Lincoln is celebrating its 41st anniversary! Held annually at Camp Caesar in Webster County, Camp Lincoln is a conservative youth leadership camp for teens ages 14-18. A fun and educational experience, campers participate in many activities, including: athletic events, games, leadership development activities, and seminars in U.S. History and Government.
Camp Sandy Cove
(Winter address) 60 Sandy Cove Road, North East, MD 21901(Winter phone: 443-674-9454)
(Summer address) Rt. 1 Box 471 High View, WV 26808. (Summer phone: 304-856-2959)
Camp Sandy Cove, a Christian camp for 7-15 year old kids, offers horses, circus trapeze, archery, mountain boarding, skateboarding, drama, tennis, swimming, air riflery and more! Camp sessions offered weekly from June 23 - August 11 (Sunday to Sunday).
Carnegie Science Center, 1 Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA. 412-237-1637. CarnegieScienceCenter.org. Design a video game. Create a musical instrument. Discover distant galaxies and beyond! Camps for kids ages 4-14 are filled with action-packed programs.
Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library
404 West Pike Street, Clarksburg, WV
The theme for this year is “Dig Into Reading!” Summer reading programs are offered for school age children. A program for tweens and teens is also available. For more information, call the library.
Criminal Justice Camp Glenville State College, Glenville, WV. (304) 462-3090. www.glenville.edu. June 24-28 for students in grades 8-12. Hands-on activities include processing crime scenes and fingerprints, a mock court trial, and a trip to a correctional center. For more information or to register, contact GSC Criminal Justice Studies Director Ron Taylor.
Elkins-Randolph County Public Library
416 Davis Ave, Elkins, WV
Summer Reading Program for children- grades K-5th grade. Dates and times TBA.
Extreme Science Camp Bridgeport Parks and Recreation , Bridgeport, WV. 304-842-8240. www.bridgeportwv.com. June 24-28. 9 a.m. – noon. Kitchen Chemistry for children in grades 3-6.
Fairmont State University Summer Camps
1201 Locust Avenue, Fairmont, WV 26554
FSU Academy of the Arts is offering week-long, half day, non-residential camps in the following areas: show choir, creative writing, studio art, acting for teens, beginning clogging, intermediate and advanced percussive dance,modern dance, folk dance, French. Morning and afternoon camps can be combined for a day-long experience. Private music instruction available. Family discount available for multiple camp or lesson enrollments. Summer classes and camps begin in May 2013. Registration forms and calendar will be online soon at www.fairmontstate.edu/academyarts.
Five Rivers Public Library Summer Reading Program
301 Walnut Street, Parsons, WV
“Dig Into Reading!” is a summer reading program for children up to age 12 (5th grade). Children will enjoy reading, activities, snacks, crafts. Activities available for teens and tweens (grades 5 and up) also. Dates and times TBA.
Football Camp Glenville State College, Glenville, WV. (304) 462-6230 www.glenville.edu. June 23-25 for children in grades 5-12. (non-pad instructional) For more information or to sign up, call GSC Football Head Coach David Hutchison.
Gilmer Public Library Summer Reading
214 Walnut Street, Glenville, WV
Dates and times TBA. For elementary students (K-6). Pre-registration required.
St. Paul School of Music, LIFE UMC
1564 Mary Lou Retton Drive, Fairmont, WV
July 15-19 3:30–7:00 p.m. daily. Ages 8-12. Excellent instructors. Come join the fun. Have a Noteworthy Summer. Don't miss St. Paul Camps.
Healthy Kids Camp PO Box 6116, Morgantown, WV. 304-293-0859. www.lifetimeactivities.org. Summer 2013. Located on the WVU downtown campus, campers can par take in a variety of fun activities in the Stansbury Hall gym and around campus. One week sessions. Ages 5-11.
Horse Camp for Ages 7-16
Sunny Creek Stables
Day camp will be held Monday-Friday, with a presentation of skill and riding abilities at the end of the week for family and friends. July 8-12. Students will learn about horse/barn safety, feeding, grooming, horse care, and riding. $300 with a $50 non-refundable deposit. Enrollment is limited and spaces fill fast. Enroll early. For more information, call Helen Dionne at 304-472-5249.
Junior Lifeguard Camp Bridgeport Parks and Recreation , Bridgeport, WV. 304-842-8240. www.bridgeportwv.com. July 29-31. 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Ages 11-14.
Kingwood Public Library
205 W. Main Street, Kingwood, WV
Dates to be announced, for children up to age 3- 12. Summer Reading Program for children going into kindergarten through sixth grades. Many activities, games, prizes.
LEGO Engineering Camp Bridgeport Parks and Recreation , Bridgeport, WV. 304-842-8240. www.bridgeportwv.com. July 8-11 or July 29-Aug 1. Grades 1-3: 9 a.m.- noon. Grades 4-8:
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Louis Bennett Library Summer Reading Program
148 Court Ave, Weston, WV
Summer reading program for children all ages. The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program is “Dig Into Reading!” Dates and times TBA.
Marion County Public Library
321 Monroe Street, Fairmont, WV
Dates and times TBA.
Morgantown Dance Studio Dance Camps & Intensives
5000 Greenbag Road, Morgantown, WV
For children 3-6 years old we offer Leap ’n Learn Dance Camps. For dancers 10 years old and up, we offer Dance Intensives to hone their existing skills and experience new styles of dance. June and July summer evening classes for all ages. August master classes and workshops.
Morgantown Public Library Storytime and Summer Reading
373 Spruce Street, Morgantown, WV
Dates and times TBA. Sign-ups at library. For more information, call library.
Nature Camp at Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies
3700 Burgundy Road, Alexandria, VA 22303 (Winter address)
HC 83 Box 38DD, Capon Bridge, WV 26711 (Summer address)
304-856-3758 (camp) / 703-842-0470 (business office)
Explore West Virginia mountains and experience nature with dynamic, knowledgeable staff. Active days of variety and laughter. Small groups and independent projects, non-competitive attitude. ACA Accredited.
Philippi Public Library 102 South Main Street, Philippi, WV. 304-457-3495 . "Dig Into Reading" Summer Reading camps for children ages 3 to 12. Participants will be grouped by ages. Four week program 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, June 17 - 21, June 24 - 28, July 8 - 12, and July 15 - 19, and other activities throughout the summer. Children will enjoy reading, activities, crafts, lunch, prizes and more. Registration is required. Parent participation encouraged. Contact the library for more information.
Private Music Lessons at Saint Paul School of Music
St. Paul School of Music, LIFE UMC
1564 Mary Lou Retton Drive, Fairmont, WV
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. email: email@example.com. Anne Schooley, Director.
Sunbeam Early Learning Center
1654 Mary Lou Retton Drive, Fairmont, WV 26554
12 week day camp is being offered for children in Kindergarten – 4th Grade. Field trips, educational activities, gardening, exceptional playground and facilities. Please call or visit our website for weekly themes and hours.
Taylor County Public Library
200 Beech Street, Grafton, WV 26354
Summer reading program is available for ages 6-12. Theme is "Dig Into Reading".
Registration will be limited. Dates and times TBA.
Theater Camp Bridgeport Parks and Recreation , Bridgeport, WV. 304-842-8240. www.bridgeportwv.com. June 10-20 9 a.m. – noon. Children in grades 1-9.
Trinity Christian School Summer Camp Morgantown, WV. 304-291-4659.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.tcswv.org.
June 17 – August 2. Monday-Friday.
Designed to provide educational enrichment and recreational activities, our summer camp is provided by a loving, qualified, and dedicated staff. Students entering 1st – 8th grades. Arts and crafts, Science, Sports, Outdoor Activities, Biblically integrated themes, Music. Before and aftercare are available. Call or email for registration information.
UK Elite Soccer Advanced Player Program Bridgeport Parks and Recreation , Bridgeport, WV. 304-842-8240. www.bridgeportwv.com. July 22-26. Ages 10-18. Half day or whole day options
Upshur County Library Summer Reading Club
Tennerton Road, Buckhannon, WV
Elementary students completing grades K-5. Preschool Storytime offered for ages 3-5. Dates and times TBA.
Valley Vista Summer Camps
Valley Vista Camp, Huttonsville, WV
Adventure Camp (June 30-July 7) Ages 7-9. Crafts, outdoor activity, horses, and nature exploration. Swimming lessons provided. Junior Camp (July 7-14) Ages 10-12. Outpost camping, archery, mountain biking, water activities, rope courses, horses, and more. Teen Camp (July 14-21) Ages 13 and up. Variety of outdoor activities including state-of-the-art challenge course, water activities, horses, and choose options such as crafts or baking. Fee $230 per camp. Limited space available. For more information or application, visit www.vvscamp.com or call 304-422-4581.
WOW! Kids Summer Fun
The WOW Factory
3453 University Avenue, Morgantown, WV
Summer art camps and workshops offer experiences in pottery painting, mosaics, glass fusing, and clay! Visit our website for more information to come.
West Virginia Botanic Garden Summer Nature Camp
1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508
Do you have a child (age 7-10) who loves to spend time outdoors exploring nature? If so, then the Summer Nature Camp at the WV Botanic Garden in Morgantown may be the place for him or her! Campers will spend five days at day camp where they will learn about, explore, and immerse themselves in the natural world around them. Topics include trees, flowers, birds, insects, and more. Older children (12-14) may be interested in becoming a Nature Leader - junior counselor who will assist in teaching and leading activities. June 10-14.
WV Youth Christian Camp Camp location: 425 Youth Camp Drive, Pennsboro, WV 304-659-3244. Office location: 207 Fairmont Avenue, Fairmont, WV 304-366-6288.
Email: email@example.com Website: www.wvcyc.com.
WVCYC provides young people with a wholesome program of Bible study, spiritual growth, and personal enrichment in a Christian atmosphere. Athletic Week June 23-28 (Ages 12-18), Senior Week June 30-July 6 (Ages 14-18), Intermediate Week July 7-13 (Ages 11-14), Junior Week July 14-19 (Ages 8-11), All-Age WeekJuly 21-27 (Ages 8-18), Singing Emphasis Week July 28-Aug. 3 (Ages 12-18). Athletic Week is $125; all other weeks are $100.
Wesleyan Summer Gifted Program
West Virginia Wesleyan College
59 College Ave, Buckhannon, WV
A two-week residential camp for gifted and talented youth in grades 5-12. WV’s only camp for the gifted and the most affordable of its kind. June 16-29. Students live in the college dorm, use college facilities, daily planned activities, and advanced classes taught by college professors. Students are grouped by grade level and room with students close to their age. Low student-teacher ratio. Daily recreational and arts activities help foster their social skills and creativity. Registration is open now.
WV Gymnastics Training Center Summer Classes
226 Vista Del Rio Drive, Morgantown, WV 26508
WVGTC is a 26,000 square feet state of the art gymnastics training facility. Children's classes for ages 18 months to 18 years. Individualized training. Basic, Novice, and Advanced levels. Summer classes forming. Visit our website for details.
WVU Community Music Program
Summer Registration is May 20-June 10. Summer classes begin June 10. Please visit our website for more information.
WVU Volleyball Camp
PO Box 0877, Morgantown, WV 26506
Come join us at West Virginia's premier training camps for volleyball. All campers will get to train in the historic WVU coliseum!
Xtreme Science Camp Bridgeport Parks and Recreation , Bridgeport, WV. 304-842-8240. www.bridgeportwv.com. July 22-26. Jr. Geologist, 9 a.m. – noon. 3rd-6th grades.
Youth Health Service, Inc. - Summer Programs
971 Harrison Avenue, Elkins, WV 26241
304-636-9450 or 1-800-427-2408
Summer programs offered for school age children 5 days a week throughout summer. Educational child care services for children 6 weeks to 12 years. Parent Education and support services. Mental health services for children and adolescents.