Summer Youth Programs

The Summer Youth Programs guide is designed to serve as a resource for the VCU and Richmond communities searching for summer opportunities on VCU's campus. This guide only includes programs that are sponsored and administered by VCU.

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Download the VCU Summer Youth Programs publication (PDF).

Arts

Animation Camp
Animation, Creative, Skills
June 18-22 and June 25-29
Middle School
$475-$500
http://arts.vcu.edu/kineticimaging/animation-camp/

Global Summer Institute of Music at VCU 
International, Instrumental, Selective
July 29-August 10
Elementary, Middle & High School
$1,600-$2,750 (limited scholarships available)
go.vcu.edu/gsim

Orchestra Project
String, Music, Orchestra
June 24-30
Middle & High School
$375-$1115
www.orchestraprojectrva.com

Sound Camp
Sound, Art, Creative
June 18-22 and June 25-29
Middle School
$450-$475
http://arts.vcu.edu/kineticimaging/sound-camp/

Vocal Arts Project
Engaging, Stimulating, Performing
July 9-13
Middle & High School
$350/$775 (day/overnight campers)
https://rampages.us/vcuvocalartsproject/

VCU Creative Arts Day Camp
Creativity, Fun, Exploration
July 9-August 3, Mon.- Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Elementary and Middle School
$225
http://arts.vcu.edu/arteducation/community/ 

Health Sciences

Dental Career Exploration
Hands-on, Interactive, Exploratory
July 5-July 13
High School
No Fee
https://dhsd.vcu.edu/programs/high-school/dental-career-exploration-/

Dental Hygiene Career Exploration

Hands-on, Interactive, Exploratory
June 19-21
High School
No Fee
https://dhsd.vcu.edu/programs/high-school/dental-hygiene-career-exploration-dhce/

STEM

Dean’s Early Research Initiative (DERI)

Research, Innovation, Engineering
Dates TBD
High School
No Fee

egr.vcu.edu/deri

Discovery
STEM, Arts, Health Science
July 30-August 17
Middle School
$199-$249 (scholarships available)
https://mfyc.vcu.edu/summer-programs/

Summer Research Experience in Chemistry – Project SEED
Research, Chemistry, Scholarship
June 20-August 10
High School
No Fee
https://www.acs.org

Sports/Fitness

Children’s Swim Lessons
Swimming, Water Safety, Fun
June 2-23 (schedule varies)
Pre-school, Pre-k, Elementary, and Middle School
$25-$60 - Saturday Lessons, $30-$80 Monday-Thursday Lessons
https://recsports.vcu.edu/programs/aquatics/

Jody Rogers Volleyball Camp
Volleyball, Technique, Play
July 23-24 from 9:30am-4pm
Middle & High School
$125-$250
http://www.jodyrogersvolleyballcamp.com/

Lobs & Lessons

Tennis, Teambuilding, Swimming
June 25-July 27
Elementary & Middle School
$199 (scholarships available)
https://mfyc.vcu.edu/summer-programs/

Mike Rhoades Basketball Camp
Fun, Enthusiastic, Learn
June 18-22, June 25-29, July 9-13, July 30-August 3
Elementary, Middle & High School
$275-$325
http://coachrhoadescamps.com/

Rams Field Hockey Academy

Field Hockey, Camp, Clinic
March 10, March 12, June 27-28, July 9-10
High School
$90-$300

https://ramsfieldhockeyacademy.com/

Outdoor Recreation

Junior Journey on the James
Rivers, Science
July 9-13 and July 23-26
Middle School
$600-$800
https://portal.recsports.vcu.edu/Program/

Go Fish
Fun, Exciting, Informative
July 23-27 and July 30-August 3
Middle School
$330
https://ricerivers.vcu.edu/community-engagement/

Rice Center Nature Camp

Rivers, Science
June 25-29, July 16-20, July 30-August 3
Middle School
$330
https://portal.recsports.vcu.edu/Program/