Summer Camps in Roanoke
Roanoke Parks and Recreation hosts all-day and half-day summer camps between June and August each year. The dates vary based on the Roanoke City Schools calendar.
During these week-long camps, your child will explore the outdoors through hands-on nature activities and enjoy the excitement of outdoor recreation! Your child’s week will be split between nature education activities, such as wilderness survival classes, orienteering and GPS skills; and outdoor recreation. We’ll hike, explore caves, kayak, canoe or stand up paddleboard and rock climb indoors.
Our adventure will start each morning at 8:30 a.m. at the Norwich Venture Center. We’ll return to the Center at 5:00 p.m. Each week of day camp (Monday through Friday) costs $175.00.
Outdoor Exploration Camp (Ages 8-10)
OUTDOOR Venture CAMP (AGES 11 – 13)
Summer P.L.A.Y. Full Day Camp
With convenient weekly sessions at two locations, this all-day version of our After-School P.L.A.Y. (Positive Learning and Adventure for Youth) program includes sports and games, special speakers/instructors, arts and crafts, and various field trips – all with a focus on overall youth development! Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Qualified, trained and experienced counselors will initiate fun and challenging activities for all participants. The counselor to participant ratio is 1:10.
Application forms and registration packets are available at the Main Office at 215 Church Avenue, Room 303, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and at Preston Recreation Center or Eureka Recreation Center between 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. Participants can register weekly or for the entire summer. Registration is taken on a first come, first served basis. Program meets Mon – Fri, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Cost is $75 per week. Multiple child (in household) discount is available. K-5th grade only; campers must have completed Kindergarten. Camps are offered at Eureka (Course #7317) and Preston Center (#7318).
- June 12 – 16 | $75
- June 19 – 23 | $75
- June 26 – 30 | $75
- July 3 – 7 (Closed July 4) | $75
- July 10 – 14 | $75
- July 17 – 21 | $75
- July 24 – 28 | $75
- July 31 – Aug. 4 | $75
- Aug. 7 – 11 | $75
Afternoon Adventures Half-Day Camp
This six week summer camp is offered at two locations to those who are attending the RCPS+ program or other children who need a half day program. Weekly topics will vary, but children will be involved in crafts, snacks, sports, cooking class, exercises, weekly trip and more. Space is limited and registration is taken on a first come, first served basis. Program meets Mon – Fri, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Cost is $40 per week. K-5th grade only; campers must have completed Kindergarten. Camps are offered at Eureka (Course #7317) and Preston Center (#7318).
- June 19 – 23 | $40
- June 26 – 30 | $40
- July 3 – 7 (Closed July 4) | $40
- July 10 – 14 | $40
- July 17 – 21 | $40
- July 24 – 28 | $40
Around the Valley (Ages 10 – 13)
Discover your hometown’s rich history and unique culture. During this four-day camp, we’ll explore local landmarks and popular destinations throughout the Roanoke Valley. Registration fee of $195.00 covers transportation and admittance fees. We will meet at Garden City Recreation Center each morning at 8:00 a.m. and our day ends at 5:15 p.m.
Art Exploration Camp (AGES 4 – 13)
Explore beyond the tip of the paintbrush! A journey through the elements of art will open up a world of new art skills and techniques. Creativity will run wild when we incorporate activities, trips, and experimentation into the art making process. Each student will need an 8 x 10″ sketchbook, a pack of pencils with a hand held sharpener, and 2 black ink pens. Registration fee covers all other supplies and admittance fees.
Challenger British Soccer Camp (Ages 2 – 16)
Your child will learn soccer skills and strategies from Challenger’s team of international experts while learning about the importance of respect, teamwork, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and leadership. Every camper will receive a soccer ball, t-shirt, personalized evaluation, a giant poster and a 12-month access code to the Challenger Sports online coaching drills and skills database. Camp will take place at River’s Edge South Field #4.
Eleven-One Soccer Camp (AGES 4 – 13)
Join four-time ODAC Coach of the Year Philip Benne along with his Roanoke College players and staff for this ultra-fun soccer camp. Campers will experience technical instructions, games and much more. Please register online or call 540-373-3770.