Haymarket Children's Academy

Summer Camp in The Plains, VA

summer camp in the plains, va

Camp Blue Ridge: A Summer Adventure in The Plains, VA

Welcome to Camp Blue Ridge, where summer dreams take flight in the serene setting of The Plains, VA! Our camp offers a rich outdoor experience that ignites curiosity, cultivates creativity, and fosters unforgettable memories. If you’re searching for a summer camp that embodies the spirit of nature, exploration, and camaraderie, you’ve found the perfect place. Discover why Camp Blue Ridge stands out as the ideal summer destination for young adventurers in The Plains and the surrounding areas.

Camp Blue Ridge is Haymarket Children’s Academy’s flagship, award-winning, school-age 4-Season camp program! Operating from Monday to Friday, 6:30 AM – 6:30 PM, our camp divides campers into two groups; Cubs (rising 1st and 2nd grade) and Bears (rising 3rd grade – 6th grade). With up to 150 campers daily in our expansive 10,000 sq ft facility and our 2-acre playground and full-size gym, Camp Blue Ridge ensures a dynamic and engaging environment all summer and during school breaks.

Why Choose Camp Blue Ridge?

Camp Blue Ridge is more than just a summer camp; it’s an entrance to adventures, discoveries, and limitless possibilities. Here are some compelling reasons why families in The Plains choose our camp for their summer adventures:

  1. Immersive Outdoor Experience:
    Nestled within the lush landscapes of The Plains, VA, Camp Blue Ridge offers campers an opportunity to reconnect with nature and explore the great outdoors. Our camp is ideally situated with access to hiking trails, wooded areas, creeks, and open fields, perfect for various nature-based activities.
  2. Engaging Activities and Workshops:
    We provide a broad spectrum of activities designed to stimulate creativity, encourage physical activity, and foster curiosity. Activities range from survival skill workshops and fort building to creating nature-inspired art and engaging in team-building challenges, ensuring enriching experiences for all campers.
  3. Small Group Environment:
    To ensure a personalized experience, Camp Blue Ridge maintains small group sizes and a low camper-to-counselor ratio. This approach allows our dedicated staff to provide individualized attention, support, and guidance, which fosters a strong sense of community and belonging among the campers.
  4. Focus on Character Development:
    At Camp Blue Ridge, character development and leadership skills are paramount. Through hands-on activities, group discussions, and reflective exercises, campers learn crucial life skills such as teamwork, resilience, empathy, and responsibility.
  5. Commitment to Environmental Stewardship:
    We are dedicated to promoting environmental stewardship and a love for nature among our campers. Through hands-on experiences like nature walks, wildlife observation, and conservation projects, we aim to foster a deep connection with the natural environment.

Camp Blue Ridge Programs

CUBS (Rising 1st – 2nd Grade): Young adventurers engage in explorative and discovery-based activities, from nature hikes to scavenger hunts, and outdoor games, fostering a love for adventure.

BEARS (Rising 3rd – 6th Grade): Older campers take on more challenging activities that foster confidence, leadership skills, and independence, such as rock climbing, kayaking, and wilderness survival.

Location and Facilities:

Centrally located in The Plains, VA, our camp boasts rustic cabins, a dining hall, an outdoor amphitheater, sports fields, and nature trails, providing everything necessary for 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

Tuition covers all field trips, meals, and snacks. Campers only need to bring a water bottle and an eagerness to make new friends and create wonderful memories!

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

Summer Camp Activities in The Plains, VA

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

Don’t miss the summer adventure of a lifetime at Camp Blue Ridge in The Plains, VA. Space is limited, so secure your spot now for an unforgettable summer filled with fun, learning, and growth.

Both our Cubs and Bears groups enjoy an engaging schedule of in-house activities and exciting field trips, ranging from STEM projects and arts and crafts to cooking classes and various outdoor sports, ensuring a vibrant and diverse summer program.

Interested in enrolling your camper or have questions about our programs? Contact us today to speak with our team and begin planning your child’s summer adventure at Camp Blue Ridge in The Plains, VA!

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

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