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Camp Blue Ridge: A Summer Adventure Across Northern Virginia

Welcome to Camp Blue Ridge, where summer dreams blossom across the vibrant and diverse landscape of Northern Virginia! Our camp provides a transformative outdoor experience that promotes curiosity, nurtures creativity, and forges lasting memories. If you’re searching for a summer camp that epitomizes the essence of nature, exploration, and friendship, look no further. Discover why Camp Blue Ridge is the leading summer destination for young adventurers throughout Northern Virginia.

Camp Blue Ridge is Haymarket Children’s Academy’s celebrated, year-round school-age camp program! Operating Monday to Friday from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM, we accommodate campers in two groups; Cubs (rising 1st and 2nd grade) and Bears (rising 3rd grade – 6th grade). Up to 150 campers a day enjoy our 10,000 sq ft facility, 2-acre playground, and full-size gym, providing an active and engaging environment throughout the summer and holiday seasons.

Why Choose Camp Blue Ridge?

Camp Blue Ridge stands out as a beacon of adventure, discovery, and limitless potential. Here’s why families across Northern Virginia choose our camp for their summer journeys:

  1. Immersive Outdoor Experience:
    Located in the heart of Northern Virginia, Camp Blue Ridge offers campers endless opportunities to reconnect with nature and dive into the outdoors. Our camp is surrounded by hiking trails, wooded areas, creeks, and vast fields, ideal for all sorts of nature-based activities.
  2. Engaging Activities and Workshops:
    We offer a plethora of activities designed to ignite creativity, encourage physical activity, and foster curiosity. With survival skills workshops, fort building, nature-inspired art, and team-building exercises, our camp delivers enriching experiences that appeal to diverse interests.
  3. Small Group Environment:
    To provide a personalized experience, Camp Blue Ridge maintains small group sizes and a low camper-to-counselor ratio. This approach ensures our dedicated staff can offer individualized attention, support, and guidance, fostering a strong sense of community and belonging among campers.
  4. Focus on Character Development:
    Character development and leadership skills are central to our program. Through a mix of engaging activities, group discussions, and reflective exercises, campers learn essential life skills such as teamwork, resilience, empathy, and responsibility.
  5. Commitment to Environmental Stewardship:
    We are deeply committed to instilling a respect for nature and an ethos of environmental stewardship. Through nature walks, wildlife observation, and conservation projects, campers develop a meaningful connection with the environment.

Camp Blue Ridge Programs

CUBS (Rising 1st – 2nd Grade): Young adventurers explore and learn through activities like nature hikes, scavenger hunts, and outdoor games, fostering a love for discovery.

BEARS (Rising 3rd – 6th Grade): Older campers engage in more advanced activities that build confidence, leadership skills, and independence, including rock climbing, kayaking, and wilderness survival techniques.

Location and Facilities:

Centrally located within Northern Virginia, our camp includes rustic cabins, a dining hall, an outdoor amphitheater, sports fields, and nature trails, all designed to provide a comprehensive and memorable summer camp experience.

Tuition:

  • 5 days per week: $375 / week
  • Registration fee: $100
  • Sibling Discount: 5% off for the second child

The tuition fee covers all field trips, meals, and snacks. Campers need only bring a water bottle and a spirit ready to make new friends and great memories!

Enrollment Requirements: We require a minimum of 5 weeks, attending 5 days per week during the summer.

Summer Camp Activities in Northern Virginia

CUBS

Our Cubs group is comprised of 70 rising first and second graders, ready to embark on a summer of fun and adventure! Each day, our Cubs enjoy a variety of in-house activities designed to engage their curious minds and active spirits. Additionally, we organize weekly small field trips to local parks and experiences, as well as exciting large field trips to some of Northern Virginia’s best attractions. Here’s a glimpse into the exciting activities our Cubs campers can look forward to:

In-House Activities:

  • STEM Projects
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Cooking Classes

Weekly Small Field Trips:

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

Weekly Large Field Trips:

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

BEARS

Our Bears group consists of 80 rising 3rd graders through rising 6th graders, ready to tackle new challenges and make lasting memories! Like the Cubs group, our Bears participate in a wide range of on-campus activities every week, including STEM projects, art classes, and cooking workshops. In addition to on-campus fun, Bears enjoy multiple field trips each week, exploring everything from local parks to thrilling attractions. Here’s a glimpse into the exciting activities our Bears campers can look forward to:

In-House Activities:

  • STEM Projects
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Cooking Classes

Weekly Small Field Trips:

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

Weekly Large Field Trips:

  • Sky Zone
  • NOVA Ninja Warriors
  • Gainesville Multiplex
  • Lake Arrowhead Beach
  • Bowling
  • Funland of Fredericksburg
  • Museum
  • Monster Mini Golf
  • Drew Blue Shoes the Magician

Enroll Your Camper Today For an Unforgettable Summer Experience

Seize the opportunity for a summer adventure of a lifetime at Camp Blue Ridge in Northern Virginia. Spaces are limited, so secure your spot now for a summer filled with fun, learning, and adventure.

Both our Cubs and Bears enjoy a dynamic array of in-house activities and thrilling field trips, including STEM projects, arts and crafts, cooking classes, and various outdoor sports, ensuring a rich and diverse summer program.

Ready to enroll your camper or have questions about our programs? Contact us today to speak with our team and start planning your child’s summer adventure at Camp Blue Ridge in Northern Virginia!

Phone: 571-261-2020
Email: gmcgregor@haymarketca.com

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