Operation Summer Camp

June 26-August 18 2023 | Monday-Friday | 6:30AM-6:00 PM

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Building Connections that Strengthen Futures

Offered mid-June through late August at our Regional Office 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.

Program Overview

Operation Camp provides opportunities for military children 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 5:30 PM, our camp includes:

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

6:30–8:00 AM Arrival/Student-Choice Activities/Outdoor Play
8:00–8:30 AM Morning Snack and Time to Chat
8:30–8:45 AM Opening Ceremonies
8:45-9:00 AM Teambuilding
9:00-10:30 AM Outdoor Games/Creative Corner
10:30–11:30 AM STREAM and Enrichment Activities
11:30 AM-12:00 PM MUSIC and Movement
12:00-12:30 PM LUNCH
12:30-1:00 PM Read Aloud and “Chill Time”
1:00-3:40 PM STREAM and Enrichment Activities
Afternoon Snack (2:30-3:30 PM; varies by class)
3:40-4:00 PM YOGA/Zumba/Dance
4:00–4:30 PM Drop Everything and Read and Daily LOG
4:30-5:00 PM BRAIN BREAK and Student-Choice Activities
5:00-5:30 PM Closing Ceremonies

Operation Camp is open to the public and available for children in grades Kindergarten – 5, and runs from June 27th through August 26th.

Operation Summer Camp Hours:
6:30am- 5:30pm, Monday – Friday
Cost: $225/Week

A one-time $50 per/family registration fee is due along with the first week of tuition when completing the Summer Camp Registration Process.

*ASYMCA Scholarships may be available for E1-E5 families that do not qualify for tuition subsidy. Please see the subsidy links in the Enrollment Resources section below.

Completed enrollment forms and payment must be received before the student’s first day of summer camp.

Registration periods for the 2023 Camp season open on 04/10/2023

Enrollment Resources

Summer Camp Handbook

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