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Please review the summer camps changes and rules.

Register online or call (540) 443-1100

B3 BRICKS BOTS & BEAKERS CAMPS Summer 2020

All camps run Monday-Thursday. Campers may bring a snack (no nut products) and a water bottle each day. Weather permitting, we will hold some activities outside and have some outside playtime. Please apply sunscreen before camp each day. We will not be offering a supervised lunch period between morning and afternoon camps, for lunch time supervision please check out our lunch time watch program, this is to allow staff to clean and disinfect between sessions. 

B3 Beakers Elementary Entomology Bugs!

This summer let the kids go buggy so you don’t. Activities include: Insect or Not?, Insect Collector, Lighting Bug Flash, Now You See Me-Now You Don't, and more. Live bug labs include ladybugs, crickets and ants.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410-EB

July 6-9

5-8

9am-noon

$150/$160

 

Refraction Action Rainbow STEAM

Color your summer awesome! This camp blends art and science into a fun, creative camp.  Campers will learn about the science of rainbows, weather, light, refraction, and more through colorful science  experiments and art projects. 

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410- RA

July 6-9

5-8

1-4 pm

$150/$160

 

Wizards Potions Lab

Always wanted to attend Hogwarts? Create a unique magic wand then through chemistry magic make amazing potions: vampire veins, magic bubbles, glow in the dark and color changing potions.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410-SD

July 13-16

8-12

9am-Noon

$150/$160

 

Recon Rover Robotics

Complete 10 programming missions with the awesome ReCon Rover robot (yours to keep, a $35 value). Missions from Field, Maneuvering, Security Patrol, Artificial Intelligence, Search and Rescue and more.

Graduate to Special Ops and create your own missions.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410-RR

Jul 13-16

8-12

1pm-4pm

$175/$185

 

ArKIDtect Super Structures

Test materials, meet design constraints, and dream up amazing structures using a variety of different materials including, paper, cups, straws, cardboard and more. Design a Greek Temple, an earthquake-proof building, super cool straw roller coasters, and much more. Each camper will receive a 3Dux Iconic Home kit to keep

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410-AK

Jul 20-23

6-10

9am-noon

$175/$185

 

LEGO Gizmos Gears and Gadgets

Learn about gears, gear ratios, levers and wheel and axle. We’ll experiment with potential, kinetic energy and force with projects from the new Klutz Gadgets kit. Each camper will receive their own Klutz Gadget set to use in camp and take home 

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410-GG

Jul 20-23

6-10

1-4 pm

$175/$185

 

Future Vet

Kids will take on the role of veterinarian and perform mock exams, labs, first aid treatment and a simulated surgery. Learn about animal physiology, vaccinations, illness and preventative care. Your stethoscope and adopted stuffed animal are yours to keep.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410-FV

Jul 27-30

6-10

9am-12

$150/$160

 

Epic Engineering Disasters

Explore historical engineering disasters, from collapsing buildings like the Fidenae stadium and bridges like the Tay Bridge Tacoma Narrows Bridge, to sinking ships like the Titanic. Discover what went wrong and design solutions!

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410-EP

Jul 27-30

6-10

1-4pm

$150/$160

 

NEW!!! Lunchtime Watch

Beginning this summer we will be offering lunchtime supervision to children participating in morning and afternoon camp sessions on the Municipal Park Campus. Counselors will drop off child at the Community Center for lunch, child will be supervised during their lunch break and after lunch, children will be dropped off at their afternoon camp.  Lunch is not provided.  Children will need to bring their own. NO partial week registration.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302206 G1

July 6-10

5+

Noon-1pm

$50/$55

302206 G2

July 13-17

5+

Noon-1pm

$50/$55

302206 G3

July 20-24

5+

Noon-1pm

$50/$55

302206 G4

July 27-31

5+

Noon-1pm

$50/$55

302206 G5

Aug 3-7

5+

Noon-1pm

$50/$55

302206 G6

Aug 10-14

5+

Noon-1pm

$50/$55

 302206 G6

 Aug 10-12

 5+  

Noon-1pm

 $30/$35

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

 

 

SPORTS Summer Day Camp

We will take an in depth look at basketball, soccer, racquet sports and more. Playground and swimming days are also part of the fun. Children should come each day with a snack and water bottle. No partial week registrations. 

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

 

 

 

 

 

302405 A1

Jul 6-10

5-9

9am-Noon

$155/$165

302405 A2

Jul 13-17

5-9

9am-Noon

$155/$165

302405 A3

Jul 20-24

5-9

9am-Noon

$155/$165

302405 A4

Jul 27-31

5-9

9am-Noon

$155/$165

302405 A5

Aug 3-7

5-9

9am-Noon

$155/$165

302405 A6

Aug 10-14

5-9

9am-Noon

$155/$165

302405 A6

Aug 10-12

5-9

9am-Noon

$135/$145

 

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302405 C1

Jul 6-10

10-14

1pm-4pm

$155/$165

302405 C2

Jul 13-17

10-14

1pm-4pm

$155/$165

302405 C3

Jul 20-24

10-14

1pm-4pm

$155/$165

302405 C4

Jul 27-31

10-14

1pm-4pm

$155/$165

302405 C5

Aug 3-7

10-14

1pm-4pm

$155/$165

302405 C6

Aug 10-14

10-14

1pm-4pm

$155/$165

302405 C6

Aug 10-12

10-14

1pm-4pm

$135/$145

 

Location

   

Blacksburg Community Center

 

Fashion Design and Youth Modeling Camp

Fashion design, modeling, etiquette lessons, and fashion history make for a great camp experience.

The week ends with a fashion show for family and friends as well as a fashion design tea party complete with fancy clothes.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302412-TV

M-F Jul 27-31

7-13

1-4pm

$120/$130

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

 

 

NEW!!! Swing & Ballroom Dance Camp for Teens

Learn to glide across the dance floor and twirl with your partner to incredible music, both current and classic. This class will teach the basics (as well as a few fancy moves) of social dance styles like Swing, Waltz and Salsa. Is there a dance you want to learn? Let us know, and we’ll fit it in!

* Fee/person: $48 payable to Sapphire Ballroom.

Activity #

Dates

Ages

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

302412 C1

M-Th Aug 3-6

12-18yrs

6:30-8:30pm

$48+$12

 

NEW!!! Physical Playtime!!

Get your kids off the couch and back into the gym with a wide array of physical activity and games.

Activity #

Dates

Ages

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

302412 Y1

Aug 3-7

5-8

4:15-5:15pm

$45/$55

302412 Y2

Aug 3-7

9-12

5:30-6:30pm

$45/$55­

 

NEW!!! Summer Sport Prep!!

Led by Certified Exercise Physiologist. This program will focus on sport preparation through proper fitness technique during cardiovascular exercise.

Activity #

Dates

Ages

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

302412 S1

Aug 3-7

13-17yrs

6:45-8pm

$45/$55

 

NEW!!! Historic Smithfield Summer Camp

Campers will learn about daily life in rural Virginia Colonial America in the 18th century.

The week’s activities include the following: blacksmithing, hearth cooking, colonial games, archaeology and militia training.

Activity #

Dates

Ages

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

302412 SS

M-F Jul 27-31

8-12

9am-noon

$90/$100

 

Location

Historic Smithfield Plantation

1000 Smithfield Plantation Road, Blacksburg Va. 24060

 

NEW!!! Summer Yoga Fun

Participants will learn breathing techniques, focus, balance, and relaxation through yoga poses.

Activity #

Dates

Ages

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

302412 Y3

Jul 20-24

4-5

4:15-5:15pm

$45/$55

302412 Y4

Jul 20-24

6-8

5:30-6:30pm

$45/$55­

 

NEW!!! Aspiring Photography Camp

For the aspiring teen photographer. Learn the basics of photography and go beyond the "auto" setting on your DSLR (interchangeable lens) camera to achieve the results you want! Participants must provide own camera. Contact Derley Aguilar for more information: contactme@derley.com.

Activity #

Dates

Ages

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

302412 FM

Th, Aug 6-20

12-17

6:30-8:30pm

$55/$65

 

Conditioning and Training Team (CATT)

Supervised practices in a fun and supportive environment. Workouts focus on endurance and technique. Must be able to swim 50 yards straight and be able to tread water for 60 seconds. Swimmers must come ready to swim and provide own towel and goggles. Max 12 participants

Activity #

339099 01

Dates

M,Th July 6- Aug 10

Ages

6-15

Time

6:00-6:55pm

*Fee (R/NR)

$75/$85

 

NEW! Snorkeling Camp

Learn snorkeling safe practices, equipment needed and skills used. Includes gear, classroom and pool training. Participants must be comfortable in water. Please bring a snack, towel and appropriate clothing. Max 6 participants

Activity #

Dates

Ages

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

339090 01

Jul 20-23

9-13

12-5pm

$55/$65

339090 02

Aug 3-6

14-17

12-5pm

$55/$65­

 

Synchronized Swimming

Immerse your child in synchronized swimming! Practices feature a certified coach and include learning routines, layouts, stretching, sculling and fun! Must be able to swim 50 yards without stopping or holding the side.   Max 6 participants

Activity #

Dates

Ages

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

339082 01

Jul 20-24

7-14

9am-noon

$65/$75

 

Just for Kicks!! Soccer and Swim Camp

This camp introduces the basics of soccer while adding the enjoyment of water. Participants will have fun becoming familiar with a soccer ball and learning water safety. Please bring a snack, towel, tennis shoes and a soccer ball. Max 8 participants

Activity #

Dates

Ages

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

339083 01

Jul 13-16

5-7

9am-noon

$50/$60

339083 02

Aug 10-12

5-7

9am-noon

$40/$50

 

Golf Camp

Learn to play the game of golf during this three-day introductory camp. Learn putting, chipping, pitching and full swing on our new short game practice area. 8 participants, maximum.

Activity #

Dates

Ages

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

304000 01

Jul 6-8

8-17

9am-noon

$75/$85

304000 02

Jul 20-22

8-17

9am-noon

$75/$85

304000 03

Jul 27-29

8-17

9am-noon

$75/$85

 

Morning Art Camp
Learn various art techniques from a local artist and teacher.  Let the inner artist emerge in a fun and inspiring atmosphere. Kids will bring projects home throughout the week. Dress to be messy and bring a peanut free snack daily.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Min / Max

 

301007-S3 Comic and Cartoons

Jul 6-10

7-9 yrs

9am-noon

$125

9/12

 

301007-S4 Collage/Mixed Media

Jul 13-17

7-9 yrs

9am-noon

$125

9/12

 

301007-S5 Nature

Jul 20-24

7-9 yrs

9am-noon

$125

9/12

 

301007-S2 Animal Portrait Drawing

Jul 27-31

7-9 yrs

9am-noon

$125

9/12

 

301007-S6 Surf & Sea

Aug 3-7

7-9 yrs

9am-noon

$125

9/12

 

 

 

 

 











 

Afternoon Art Camp
Learn various art techniques from a local artist and teacher.  Let the inner artist emerge in a fun and inspiring atmosphere. Kids will bring home projects throughout the week. Dress to be messy and bring a peanut free snack daily.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Min / Max

 

301007-R3 Comic and Cartoon

Jul 6-10

9-14 yrs

1-4pm

$125

9/12

 

301007-R4 Collage / Mixed Media

Jul 13-17

9-14 yrs

1-4pm

$125

9/12

 

301007-R5 Nature

Jul 20-24

9-14 yrs

1-4pm

$125

9/12

 

301007-R2 Animal Portrait Drawing

Jul 27-31

9-14 yrs

1-4pm

$125

9/12

 

301007-R6 Surf & Sea

Aug 3-7

9-14 yrs

1-4pm

$125

9/12

 

 

“Kids Summer Fun Day Event” – SPECIAL EVENT!

Come and see the amazing balloon dude Travis for an entertaining show, full of various balloon creations, audience participation, and silly humor.  (All kids will receive their own balloon sculpture at the end of the show.)  Parents welcome. Register Today!

Activity #

Dates

Ages

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

301001 20

Fri Jul 24

5-10

2-3pm

$5

Location

Community Center MP Room

 

Tennis Camp

Participants will learn the fundamentals of tennis that include forehand, backhand, serve, and volley.  Instructed by Anne Jones and her awesome staff.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

301004 A1

 

July 6 –10

6-10

9am-noon

$120/$130

301004 A2

July 13-17

11-14

9am-noon

$120/$130

301004 A3

July 20-24

6-10

9am-noon

$120/$130

301004 A4

July 27-31

11-14

9am-noon

$120/$130

Location

Municipal Tennis Courts

 









Skateboard Camp
Flips, twists, and turns.  Learn how to improve skateboarding skills, the art of skateboarding, balance, maneuvers (tricks), safety and style in this camp.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

305030 S1

 

July 6-10

8-13

10am-1pm

$90/$100

Location

Municipal Skate Park

 








 

Youth Cheer Camp  
This camp is for all skill levels and will teach participants the fundamentals of sideline cheerleading to prepare them for the Blacksburg Bruins Cheerleading program!

Activity #

Dates

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

305101 C2

 

July 13-July 17

6-13

5:30pm-7:30pm

$25/35

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

 








 

Baseball Camp  

This camp focuses on the fun of baseball, teaching and reviewing sportsmanship, and the fundamentals (Hitting, Throwing, Base Running, etc.)

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

305010 B1

 

July 20- July 24

8-13

6-8pm

$25/$35

Location

Kipps Baseball Field

 








 

Softball Camp

This camp focuses on the fun of softball, while learning and reviewing sportsmanship, and the basic fundamentals of the sport. (Hitting, Throwing, Base Running, etc.)

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

305020 S1

305020 S3

Aug 3 – Aug 7

 

Aug 3 – Aug 7

6-10

11-14

4-6pm

6-8pm

$25/$35

$25/$35

Location: Kipps Softball Field

 

 

 

Eco Camp

Spend a fun filled week interacting with the ecosystems of Blacksburg and surrounding area as we discover interesting facts about the local flora and fauna. This half-day camp activities include: collecting insects, catching aquatic organisms, crafts, games, and more. Min 6- Max 12Campers will meet Monday at Heritage Park Glade Rd. Pavilion with other meeting areas TBA the week of camp.

Activity #

Dates

Ages

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

300801 01

Jul 6-10

9-12

9am-noon

$70/$80

300801 03

Jul 13-17

9-12

9am-noon

$70/$80

300801 05

Jul 20-24

9-12

9am-noon

$70/$80

300801 07

Jul 27-31

9-12

9am-noon

$70/$80

300801 09

Aug 3-7

9-12

9am- noon

$70/$80

 

Activity #

Dates

Ages

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

300801 02

Jul 6-10

9-12

1-4pm

$70/$80

300801 04

Jul 13-17

9-12

1-4pm

$70/$80

300801 06

Jul 20-24

9-12

1-4pm

$70/$80

300801 08

Jul 27-31

9-12

1-4pm

$70/$80

300801 10

Aug 3-7

9-12

1-4pm

$70/$80

 

(NEW!) MOUNTAIN BIKE SKILLS CAMP: Basics

Is your child begging you to learn how to mountain bike? Then send them to our

Mountain Biking Skills Camp! Participants will become familiar with basic bike anatomy, maintenance, trail etiquette, and beginner riding techniques while riding on nearby trails. Min 6 -Max 12 Campers will meet Monday morning at the Meadowbrook Parking Lot at Heritage Park 2801 Meadowbrook Rd. Additional meeting areas TBA the week of camp.

Activity #

Dates

Ages

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

300810 01

Jul 6-10

11-18

9am-4pm

$130/$140

300810 04

Jul 27-31

11-18

9am-4pm

$130/$140

 

(NEW!) MOUNTAIN BIKE SKILLS CAMP: Intermediate Riders

Advance your child's mountain biking skills with our Intermediate Mountain Biking Skills Camp! Participants will build upon beginner skills and learn new trail techniques on nearby trails. Min 6 -Max 12 Campers will meet Monday morning at the Meadowbrook Parking Lot at Heritage Park 2801 Meadowbrook Rd. Additional meeting areas TBA the week of camp.

Activity #

Dates

Ages

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

300810 02

Jul 13-17

11-18

9am-4pm

$130/$140

300810 05

Aug 3-7

11-18

9am-4pm

$130/$140

 

(NEW!) MOUNTAIN BIKE SKILLS CAMP: Advanced Riders

Has your child been mountain biking for a while but wants to learn more? Let them hone their skills in our Advanced Mountain Biking Skills Camp! Participants can take their previously learned knowledge and put it to the test. Min 6 -Max 12 Campers will meet Monday morning at the Meadowbrook Parking Lot at Heritage Park 2801 Meadowbrook Rd. Additional meeting areas TBA the week of camp.

Activity #

Dates

Ages

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

300810 03

Jul 20-24

11-18

9am-4pm

$130/$140

 

BOATING

KAYAK SKILLS COURSE: INTRO TO WHITE WATER KAYAKING:
Join us in our indoor pool to learn the fundamentals of the roll, bracing, and edge control from experienced staff. We will provide you with the necessary equipment to get started or you may bring your own.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

430501-05

Su Jul 12

11 & up

10am – Noon

$25/$35

430501-07

Su Aug 9

11 & up

10am – Noon

$25/$35

 

Location

Program will meet at the Blacksburg Aquatic Center

Registration Deadline

Wednesday before the course by 5pm

 

CANOEING FUNDAMENTALS:
Ideal for the beginner or old pros who want to advance their canoeing skills. Build on the fundamentals and learn some new skills only learned in a river environment. Equipment will be provided. Personal equipment welcome.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

430501-06

Sa Jul 18

11 & up

9am – Noon

$25/$35

430501-08

Sa Aug 15

11 & up

9am – Noon

$25/$35

 

Location

Program will meet at the Blacksburg Community Center then travel to the New River.

Registration Deadline

Wednesday before the course by 5pm

 

BASICS OF RIVER KAYAKING:

Learn the fundamentals of kayaking in a river environment from understanding equipment, to safety, reading water, catching eddies, to peeling out, and more. Taught by experienced staff with years of boating. Equipment will be provided but personal equipment is welcome.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

430503 01

Sa Jul 11

11 & up

9am – 3pm

$30/$40

430503 02

Sa Jul 25

11 & up

9am – 3pm

$30/$40

430503 03

Sa Aug 8

11 & up

9am – 3pm

$30/$40

430503 04

Sa Aug 22

11 & up

9am – 3pm

$30/$40

Location

Program will meet at the Blacksburg Community Center then caravan to the New River.

Registration Deadline

Wednesday before the course by 5pm

 

Sunset Kayak Paddle:

Relax and let the stress of the week float away as you take in the peace and tranquility of Claytor Lake. Guides will provide you with equipment, safety talk, lesson on paddling and fundamentals.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

330005 01

F Jul 10

11 & up

6-9pm

$30/$40

330005 02

F Jul 24

11 & up

6-9pm

$30/$40

330005 03

F Aug 7

11 & up

6-9pm

$30/$40

330005 04

F Aug 21

11 & up

6-9pm

$30/$40

Location

Trip will meet at the Dublin Boat Ramp, Ingles VA 24084

Registration Deadline

Wednesday before the course by 5pm

 

Skateboard Camp
Flips, twists, and turns.  Learn how to improve skateboarding skills, the art of skateboarding, balance, maneuvers (tricks), safety and style in this camp.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

305030 S2

 

Aug 3-7

8-13

10am-1pm

$90/$100

Location

Municipal Skate Park

 








To register--call 540-443-1100 or

on line www.blacksburg.gov/recreation