Haymarket Children's Academy


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Embark on an unforgettable summer adventure at Camp Blue Ridge, Northern Virginia’s premier destination for fun, friendship, and endless excitement! Voted the best Summer Camp in the region, Camp Blue Ridge offers an immersive experience where children can explore the great outdoors, unleash their creativity, and make memories that last a lifetime. Our experienced staff is dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing environment where children can thrive, grow, and discover their full potential. Enroll your child today and let the adventure begin at Camp Blue Ridge!


Camp Blue Ridge is Haymarket Children’s Academy’s all inclusive, award winning, school-age 4-Season camp program! Open from Monday to Friday from 6:30am – 6:30pm, campers are divided into two groups; Cubs (rising 1st grade and 2nd grade) and Bears (Rising 3rd grade- 6th grade), with up to 150 campers a day in our 10,000 sq ft building. During the summer, each group will go on multiple field trips each week, along with doing on campus STEM activities, art projects, and cooking enrichment classes. Camp Blue Ridge is in our Outpost building, which has its own 2-acre playground, and full size gym for campers to stay active all summer long and throughout the year during holidays.

Weekly summer tuition includes the cost of all field trips, breakfast, lunch, and snacks. All your camper needs every day is a water bottle, and to be ready to make new friends and great memories!

We require a 5 weeks minimum, with 5 days a week for summer enrollment.

If you have specific questions, would like more information, or want to schedule a tour of everything Camp Blue Ridge has to offer, please call Haymarket Children’s Academy, or email Giovanna McGregor gmcgregor@haymarketca.com



Our Cubs group is made up of 70 rising first and second graders! Our camp program has in house activities each day, along with weekly small field trips to local parks and experiences, large field trips to the best fun Northern Virginia has to offer our little learners, and our Cubs group will also alternate between using inflatable water slides at the school, and visiting Atlantis Waterpark for water play each week. Our Cubs campers wear their blue shirts each day for us to easily separate them from the older campers and keep them with their groups.  

Cubs small field trips include 

  • Long Park 
  • Northern Fauquier Community Park 
  • Reptile Exhibit 
  • Rock Water Park 
  • Tae Kwon Do class 
  • Gymnastics class 
  • Catharpin Park

Cubs large field trips include  

  • Sky Zone 
  • Dinosaur Land 
  • Gainesville Multiplex 
  • Bounce With Us 
  • Hyper Kids Indoor Playground 
  • Chuck E Cheese  
  • Zoo  
  • Billy Beez 
  • Drew Blue Shoes the Magician


Our Bears group includes 80 rising 3rd graders through rising 6th graders! Just like the Cubs group, bears have on campus activities (STEM, art, cooking) weekly, along with multiple field trips each week. Bears have a weekly water park day, alternating visiting Splash Down Waterpark and Atlantis Waterpark. Bears have green camp shirts that they wear each day to stay together on field trips, and to easily tell them apart from the Cubs campers. 

Bears small field trips include  

  • Long Park 
  • Northern Fauquier Community Park 
  • Reptile Exhibit 
  • Rock Water Park 
  • Tae Kwon Do class 
  • Gymnastics class 
  • Catharpin Park

Bears large field trips include 

Sky Zone 

  • NOVA Ninja warriors 
  • Gainesville Multiplex 
  • Lake Arrowhead Beach 
  • Bowling 
  • Funland of Fredericksburg 
  • Museum 
  • Monster Mini Golf 
  • Drew Blue Shoes the Magician
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Prioritizing Safety

We believe the safety of your child is of the utmost importance. That’s why, whether we’re on campus or a field trip, your child is closely supervised by our highly qualified staff.

Age-appropriate Activities

Although our campus hosts programs for nursery and preschool-aged children, our summer camp caters to the interests of school-age kids.


At Camp Blue Ridge, all activities and amenities are included in the cost, so there are no surprise fees. This includes snacks and meals for your child prepared by our on-site chef.


Camp Blue Ridge offers the flexibility for parents to choose which and how many weeks they would like their child to attend. We also offer the options for campers to attend on a full-time or part-time basis.

Our weekly tuition rates are as follows:

  • 5 days per week: $375 / week
  • Registration fee: $100.
  • Parents with two or more children attending Camp Blue Ridge receive a 5% discount on their second child.

We require a 5 weeks minimum, with 5 days a week for summer enrollment.

Fees are subject to change in August, 2024.


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