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The Greatest Camp On Earth!

June 24, 2024- August 16, 2024 | Monday-Friday | 6:30AM-6:00 PM

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Building Connections that Strengthen Futures

Offered late-June through mid August at our academy in Virginia Beach, students participate in weekly field trips to local museums, parks, and other educational and exciting venues throughout Hampton Roads. Campers also enjoy weekly swimming and nearly 20 hours of STREAM-based activities offering robust hands-on learning experiences to stimulate creativity, enrich learning opportunities, and encourage a love for reading.


Frequently Asked Questions

Operation Camp provides opportunities for military children ages 5-12 to make meaningful connections. For military children, who may face moving to a new city, state, and school every two to three years, these friendships, support networks, and memories last a lifetime.

Operation Camp focuses on:

  • Building confidence and enhancing self-image
  • Improving social skills that reflect age-appropriate behavior
  • Teaching conflict resolution and the healthy management and expression of anger
  • Increasing bonds with family and friends
  • Equipping military children and families with tools and resources to cope with the challenges of military life

A child’s formative years aren’t just based on the typical school-year calendar. We engage military children in a focused, but fun environment of childhood education. Socialization skills and healthy living behaviors are gained through our licensed Summer Camp retreats. Each week is themed to enhance learning while developing strong and resilient military children. We provide a firm footing to enable these young people to reach their full potential.

Open 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, our camp includes:

  • Licensed facility and trained staff;
  • Field trips;
  • Fitness & Crafts;
  • Healthy Snacks;
  • Weekly STREAM and Enrichment Activities;
  • FREE Camp T-Shirt
  • FREE Hat/Visor

6:30–8:00 AM Arrival/Student-Choice Activities/Outdoor Play*
8:00–8:30 AM Morning Breakfast & Opening Ceremonies*
8:30–11:30 AM Outdoor Play/ STREAM Activities / Team Building Activities
11:30-12:00 PM Music and Movement
12:00-12:45 PM Lunch / Camper “Chill Time”
12:45-3:30 PM Outdoor Playground / Teambuilding
3:30-4:00 PM:  Snack and Chat
4:00-4:30 PM: DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) / Daily Log / Literacy Activities
4:30-4:50 PM: Yoga / Zumba / Dance / Movement
4:50-5:30 PM: Camper’s Choice
5:30-6:00 PM: Closing Ceremonies / Next Day Prep


*EXCEPTION is SWIM WEDNESDAYSCampers MUST arrive by 7:45 AM to enjoy breakfast and prep for the pool. Buses depart the ASYMCA for Gator Pool by 8:20 AM *



Operation Summer Camp Hours:
6:30am- 6:00pm, Monday – Friday
Cost: $250/Week

A one-time $50 registration fee (per family) and the first week of tuition is DUE when completing the Summer Camp Registration Process.

Parents are encouraged to apply for subsidies.

All campers must have an enrollment form, CACFP Application and ALL required documents, as well as the registration fee and first week of camp tuition for your child(ren) paid before they may attend camp.

Registration for Summer 2024 will be opening March 2024!

Week 1: “The Greatest Show”

Week 2: Just Clowning Around

Week 3: Showboat

Week 4: Roar & Soar

Week 5: Splash Zone

Week 6: Pure Imagination

Week 7: Carnival Concessions

Week 8: Camp Carnival!

Enrollment Resources

Summer Camp Handbook

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