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  1. 4-H Camp
    4-H is the youth development education program of Virginia Cooperative Extension. 4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. 4-H, the largest comprehensive youth development program in the nation, educates young people, ages 5 to 18, through a variety of experiential techniques that encourage hands-on, active learning.
    Norfolk, VA
    757-683-2816
  2. 4-H Programs and Summer Camp
    4-H is the youth development education program of Virginia Cooperative Extension. 4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. 4-H, the largest comprehensive youth development program in the nation, educates young people, ages 5 to 18, through a variety of experiential techniques that encourage hands-on, active learning.
    Portsmouth, VA
  3. 4H Club Programs and Camps
    4-H is the youth development education program of Virginia Cooperative Extension. 4-H is rich with learning experiences where young people partner with caring adults and volunteers in a fellowship unlike any other program available to youth today. Through 4-H, young people are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities that emphasize 4-H's "learning by doing" philosophy of youth development.
    Newport News, VA
    (757) 591-4838
  4. Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum
    Seasonal. Art & artifacts documenting the migratory birds that pass through this area of Eastern Virginia.
    1113 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach, VA 23451
    (757) 437-8432
  5. Bennetts Creek Park
    A nature trail, open fields, a fishing and crabbing pier with handicap accessible features, Inclusive Playground, and more.
    Bennetts Creek Park Rd Suffolk, VA 23435
    (757) 514-7250
  6. Bergey’s Breadbasket
    Special Events (including a seasonal corn maze) and Birthday Parties on the Farm. Seasonal baked goods, ice cream and more. The Farmstead indoor space is family-friendly with fun & games that are great for a wide variety of ages. ​Bergey's barnyard offers an up-close and personal experience with farm animals.
    ​2207 Mount Pleasant Rd Chesapeake, VA 23322
    (757) 546-9225
  7. Bluebird Gap Farm
    Farm with wild and domesticated animals. Picnic shelter. Regular family programs and free admission. Seasonal special events and storytimes.
    60 Pine Chapel Road Hampton, VA 23666
    (757) 825-4750
  8. Buckroe Beach & Park
    Public beach and park with kayak/paddleboard rentals, children's playground and picnic areas.
    North First Street Hampton, VA 23664
    (757) 727-8311
  9. Camp Outback – Girl Scout Camp
    Camp Outback is offered as a day camp experience for girls each summer. Campers can enjoy hiking on nature trails, be challenged on the fitness trail, climb the 50 foot outlook tower, canoe on Bells Mill Creek or participate in outdoor classroom activities in one of the four outdoor pavilions located on the property.
    Camp Outback, A Place For Girls 912 Cedar Road Chesapeake, VA 23322
    (757) 547-4405
  10. Chesapeake 4-H Clubs & Programs
    4-H provides “learn by doing” opportunities for youth to receive “hands on” experiences through work or activities. 4-H is for all youth, both boys and girls between the ages of 5-18. Summer Camps Available!
    Chesapeake, VA
    (757) 382-6612
  11. Chesapeake Arboretum
    A tree sanctuary that hosts an 18th century homestead for enjoyment and education. Extensive walking trails.
    624 Oak Grove Road Chesapeake, VA 23320
    (757) 382-7060
  12. Chesapeake City Park
    Large park in Chesapeake that includes Fun Forest Children's Playground, a Dog Park, Skate Park, Outdoor Stage, Horseshoe Courts and more.
    900 City Park Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320
    (757) 312-0243
  13. Chesapeake Parks & Recreation
    Art, Camps, Cooking, Dance, Gymnastics, Martial Arts, Special Needs, Sports, Toddler Programs, Summer Camps, Special Events & more. Homeschool Activities. After School Care available.
    Various locations in Chesapeake, VA
    (757) 382-6411
  14. Chesapeake Planetarium
    Free Admission to Public Planetarium Programs. Registration required
    312 Cedar Road Chesapeake, VA 23322
    (757) 547-0153
  15. City of Hampton Parks & Recreation
    Classes and activities for all ages, Before/After Care. Summer Camps. Many free and/or low cost events and festivals offered throughout the year from Hampton Parks and Recreation.
    Hampton, VA
    (757) 727-6348
  16. Deep Creek Landing Kayak Rentals
    Offering kayak rentals to the public. Spend a few hours or the whole day paddling and exploring the calm waters of Deep Creek or the James River, catch some rays, and discover the natural beauty of our local waterways. This is a great activity that is safe for the whole family! Life jackets and instructions are provided before you launch.
    200 Old Marina Lane Newport News, VA 23602
    757-877-9555
  17. Deer Park
    Home of Boundless Playground (wheelchair accessible). Ball fields, picnic areas, fishing, hiking trails.
    11523 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA
    (757) 886-7912
  18. Dismal Swamp Canal Trail
    Wildlife refuge with multi-use trails for walking, biking, horseback riding, and an launch area for boating.
    1200 Dismal Swamp Canal Trail Chesapeake, VA 23322
  19. Dream Catchers
    Provides therapeutic riding and other horse related activities to people with special needs in a caring and safe environment.
    10120 Fire Tower Road Toano, VA 23168 phone: fax: 757.566.1772 info@dreamcatchers.org
    757.566.1775
  20. Easy Does It Ranch & Pungo Equine Rescue and Rehab Center
    We are the Easy Does It Rescue Ranch & Western Riding Academy and we are a full teaching facility (soon to be a 501(c)3 nonprofit status rescue). We have a schooling program for anyone of any age to learn every aspect of the horses. You learn to take care of the horses as if you would own one in the future. Trail Rides available.
    1424 Benefit Road Chesapeake VA
    757-721-4646
  21. Ebbing Tides
    Based out of Virginia Beach, Ebbing Tides provides Stand-Up Paddleboards (SUP) sales, rentals, lessons, and tours in the Chesapeake Bay, Lynnhaven Inlet, and the Atlantic Ocean. DISCOVER VB's coastal ecology on a SUP during our week long day camps.
    4425 Shore Dr, Suite 104 Virginia Beach, VA 23455
    757-567-4601
  22. False Cape State Park
    Wildlife, Hiking, Biking, Boating, Educational Programs.
    4001 Sandpiper Road Virginia Beach, VA 23456
    (757) 426-7128
  23. First Landing State Park
    Swimming, trails, wildlife, children's programming
    2500 Shore Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23451
    (757) 412-2300
  24. Forest School For All Virginia Beach
    A child led, parent facilitated, forest exploration group. We will occasionally have activities the kids can learn from as they're interested but we defer to the children's lead believing that a child's play is their best work. (Facebook Group)
    Virginia Beach, VA
  25. Fort Monroe Casemate Museum
    Free Casement Museum Admission. Summer concerts, special events.
    CM 20 Bernard Road Fort Monroe, VA 23651
    (757) 727-3391
  26. Fox Wire Farm Alpacas
    Tours of the farm are available: Basic, School (field trip), and Custom. We warmly welcome all groups and all ages. Seasonal events and hayrides offered. Summer Camps available.
    300 Turners Neck Road Toano, VA 23168
    757-218-4520
  27. Fun Forest Playground
    Large children's playground within Chesapeake's City Park.
    900 City Park Drive Chesapeake, VA 23320
    (757) 312-0243
  28. Gosnold’s Hope Park/Hampton BMX Super Track
    Public park with camping, picnic areas, children's play areas, running trail, BMX Track, and more.
    901 E Little Back River Road, Hampton, VA 23669
    (757) 850-5116
  29. Grandview Nature Preserve
    Nature preserve, open to the public for free (parking is limited)
    State Park Drive Hampton, VA 23664
    (757) 727-8311
  30. Great Dismal Swamp Refuge/Canal Trail
    Wildlife refuge with multi-use trails for walking, biking, horseback riding, and an launch area for boating.
    1200 Dismal Swamp Canal Trail Chesapeake, VA 23322
  31. Hampton 4H Programs
    4-H provides “learn by doing” opportunities for youth to receive “hands on” experiences through work or activities. 4-H is for all youth, both boys and girls between the ages of 5-18. Summer Camps available.
    Hampton, VA
    (757) 727-1401
  32. Hampton Roads Nature Club
    Family Nature Clubs worldwide are dedicated to helping people get time in nature back on the family calendar by providing regular opportunities to engage in hikes, paddles, camping trips and other fun outdoor family activities.
    Portsmouth, VA Norfolk, VA Virginia Beach, VA
  33. Hampton Roads Nature Club
    Family Nature Clubs worldwide are dedicated to helping people get time in nature back on the family calendar by providing regular opportunities to engage in hikes, paddles, camping trips and other fun outdoor family activities.
    Portsmouth, VA Norfolk, VA Virginia Beach, VA
  34. Hampton Roads Nature Club
    Family Nature Clubs worldwide are dedicated to helping people get time in nature back on the family calendar by providing regular opportunities to engage in hikes, paddles, camping trips and other fun outdoor family activities.
    Portsmouth, VA Norfolk, VA Virginia Beach, VA
  35. Hermitage Museum & Gardens
    Historic home with art galleries, gardens, woodlands and wetlands. Art classes, family programming, camps and tours. Check out the brand new Artful Play classes for ages 14-30 months and 2-3 at the Visual Arts Studio!
    7637 North Shore Road Norfolk, VA 23505
    (757) 423-2052
  36. Hickory Ridge Farms
    Special Events on the Farm including the Food Truck Rodeos. Cowboy and Cowgirl themed birthday parties for kids including bounce house, hay-ride, farm animals and pony rides.
    2928 Battlefield Blvd S, Chesapeake, Virginia 23322
    (757) 560-6763
  37. Historic Greenbrier Farm
    Farm and nursery, an event space and a garden center. Also available: Birthday Parties, Riding/Walking Trails, a Playground and a Petting Zoo that is always open to the public. Field trips for schools and homeschooled students are available.
    225 Sign Pine Rd Chesapeake, VA 23322
    (757) 421-2141
  38. Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve
    Hiking trails and kayaking. Children's programs as scheduled. Free admission. Birthday Parties available.
    4510 Twin Pines Rd Portsmouth, VA 23703
    (757) 686-8684
  39. Homeschool Horticultural Society
    Homeschool Horticultural Society is based out of Hampton Roads, Virginia, and committed to learning about different ways of growing plants and gardening.
    Norfolk, VA
  40. Hunt Club Farm
    Petting Farm with many children's activities including animals, Birdwalk Aviary, and TreeWalk Adventure. Birthday parties. Special Events.
    2388 London Bridge Road Virginia Beach, VA, 23456
    (757) 427-9520
  41. Huntington Park-Beach
    Home of Fort Fun Playground, picnic areas, athletic fields, tennis courts, fishing, public beach and rose garden.
    361 Hornet Circle Newport News, VA 23607
    (757) 886-7912
  42. Kay’s Acres, LLC
    Trail Rides, Horseback Riding Lessons, Mobile Pony Rides and Petting Zoo, Birthday Parties and Special Events on the Farm. Events for families with Special Needs.
    Kay's Acres, LLC 800 Lummis Road Suffolk, Virginia 23437
    (757) 932-0551
  43. King-Lincoln Park
    Playgrounds, Tennis, Basketball Courts, Picnic Areas and Fishing.
    600 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23607
    (757) 886-7912
  44. Lake Lawson Lake Smith Natural Area
    42-acre preserve with more than 12,000 feet of shoreline. Boating, fishing, playground and more.
    5381 Shell Road Virginia Beach, VA
    (757) 385-0400
  45. Lake Meade Park
    A 69 acre park with the largest children's playground in the City, Kidszone Community Playground (Inclusive Playground), Howard Mast Tennis Complex (10 courts, 4 lighted), parking, a walking loop, a skateboard spot, picnic tables, and benches.
    201 Holly Lawn Parkway Suffolk, VA 23434
    (757) 514-7250
  46. Lone Stars Lake Park
    Eleven lakes for freshwater fishing, nature trails, a playground, horse trail for horseback riding, archery range, model airplane flying field, a fishing and crabbing pier and more.
    401 Kings Highway Suffolk, VA 23432
    (757) 255-4308
  47. Mariners’ Museum Park
    Private Park open to the public. Includes Lake Maury & Noland Trail.
    100 Museum Dr, Newport News, VA 23606
    (757) 596-2222
  48. Nature Matters
    Nature activities for children and teens with a focus on 1. Having FUN outdoors! 2. Learning about the natural world 3. Getting environmentally INVOLVED. Open to all families in Hampton Roads, meetings take place in Virginia Beach
    CBF Brock Environmental Center 3663 Marlin Bay Dr Virginia Beach, VA 23455
    (757) 288-9595 (text preferred)
  49. Newport News Park
    Several Playgrounds. Outdoor Programs for all ages. Many free programs including nature exploration and seasonal hayrides. Home of Newport News Park Discovery Center.
    13560 Jefferson Avenue Newport News VA 23603
    (757) 886-7912
  50. Norfolk Botanical Garden
    Extensive gardens, walking trails and children's programming within WOW (World of Wonder) Children's Garden. Nature focused Classes, Workshops, and Homeschool programs available.
    6700 Azalea Garden Road Norfolk, VA 23518
    (757) 441-5830
  51. Northwest River Park
    Local park in Chesapeake with a playground, boating, fishing, hiking, putt-putt course, horse shoes, volleyball nets. Summer camps available at this location.
    1733 Indian Creek Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23322
    (757) 421-7151
  52. Northwest River Park Homeschool Adventure Club
    Weekly child-led adventures at Northwest River Park
    Northwest River Park Chesapeake, VA
  53. Oak Grove Park
    Local park in Chesapeake with a fitness trail for walking, running, biking. Fishing platforms and a kids play area on site.
    409 Byron Street Chesapeake, VA 23320
    (757) 382-6411
  54. Ocean View Fishing Pier & Waterslide
    Fishing, summer fishing camp for kids, location of the Ocean View Waterslide. Birthday parties available (waterslide). Summer Fishing Camp for Kids!
    Ocean View Fishing Pier 400 W. Ocean View Ave. Norfolk VA
    757-583-6000
  55. Our Sensory Farm
    Offering a variety of inclusive outdoor experiences to address sensory, social and play issues, while developing children’s sensory and motor systems.
    Chesapeake, VA
    757-705-0814
  56. Paradise Creek Nature Park
    Outdoor Nature Park in Portsmouth VA along the Elizabeth River! Lots of activities for families.
    1141 Victory Boulevard, Portsmouth, VA 23702
    (757) 399-7487
  57. Peninsula SPCA Humane Education Learning Center and Petting Zoo
    Adoption-guarantee shelter, humane education learning center and petting zoo. Educational workshops, scout programs, birthday parties, and science camps.
    523 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard Newport News, VA 23601
    (757) 595-1399
  58. Riverview Farm Park
    Home of Fantasy Farm Playground, picnic areas, soccer field, hiking trails.
    105 City Farm Road Newport News VA, 23602
    (757) 886-7912
  59. Rocking Pony Stables
    Horseback riding lessons, Educational Events, Birthday parties.
    Mosses Grandy Trl Chesapeake, Virginia
    (757) 932-0032
  60. Rocking Pony Stables
    Horseback riding lessons, Educational Events, Birthday parties.
    Mosses Grandy Trl Chesapeake, Virginia
    (757) 932-0032
  61. Sandy Bottom Nature Park
    Park with gardens, lake, wetland marshes, education and wildlife center with boating, fishing, camping and walking trails. Birthday parties available.
    1255 Big Bethel Road Hampton, VA 23666
    (757) 825-4657 
  62. Sea Breeze Ponies
    A small family farm offering riding lessons, sales, camps and pony school. Ages 4 and up.
    1004 Head of River Road Chesapeake VA 23322
    757-773-4270
  63. Sleepy Hole Park
    Natural areas, trails, lake, children's play area.
    4700 Sleepy Hole Park Suffolk VA 23435
    (757) 514-7285
  64. Suffolk 4H Programs
    4-H Youth Development Program is a community of young people ages 5-18 across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. Summer Camps may be available.
    Suffolk, VA
    (757) 514-4331
  65. Sunny Days Farm
    Animal therapy, Event hosting, Riding Lessons. Summer Farm Camp for kids ages 7 to 18
    3580 Indian Trail Suffolk VA 23434
    (612) 554-4576
  66. Taylor Farm
    Petting farm. Closed until Spring 2020.
    2599 Dam Neck Rd Virginia Beach, VA 23450
    (757) 427-6461
  67. Teeny Tiny Farm
    Traveling pony rides and petting zoo
    Hampton Roads, VA
    (757) 375-5172
  68. The Barn Life
    Riding Lessons, Horse Training, Summer Camps and Birthday Parties on the Farm.
    1760 Kings Highway Suffolk, VA 23435
    (757) 237-6253
  69. The Bunny Hutch
    A zoo that isn't a zoo! The Bunny Hutch combines elements of a zoo, animal adoption, nutrition, pet sitting, animal rehabilitation, grooming, birthday parties, pet walkers, conditioning, community outreach, classes, habitat enrichment, conservation and fun. Summer Camps and Birthday Parties available.
    1165 Jensen Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23451
    (866) 488-4248
  70. The Elizabeth River Trail
    Scenic trail through areas of Norfolk with markers providing area history.
    Norfolk, VA
  71. Tinkergarten
    Tinkergarten® provides the best early childhood education in the healthiest classroom of all—the outdoors. We match families with leaders in their local community who offer activity-based kids classes that help them develop the skills that matter most—all while having fun! Ages 18 months and up.
    Virginia Beach, VA
  72. Tinkergarten
    Tinkergarten® provides the best early childhood education in the healthiest classroom of all—the outdoors. We match families with leaders in their local community who offer activity-based kids classes that help them develop the skills that matter most—all while having fun! Ages 18 months and up.
    Chesapeake, VA
  73. Triple R Ranch
    Triple-R's offers private and group horseback riding lessons as well as trail rides and hayrides. Challenge Course on site. Day Camps and Overnight Camps are also available. Seasonal special events.
    3531 Bunch Walnuts Rd Chesapeake, VA 23322
    (757) 421-4177
  74. VB Sea Camp
    Presented by the Oyster Reef Keepers of Virginia. We use our child-sized kayaks, stand up paddleboards, surfboards, nets and explore our local estuarine habitats on every Sea Camp. All camps are 9 AM – 4 PM. Proceeds support our award winning student oyster restoration program with local schools.
    Virginia Beach, VA 23471
    (757) 323-4212
  75. Virginia Aquarium
    Hands-on exhibits, outdoor aviary, nature trail, and marshlands. 3D IMAX® Theater. Boat trips, tours, children's programs. Birthday parties and summer camps available.
    717 General Booth Blvd Virginia Beach, VA, 23451
    (757) 385-3474
  76. Virginia Beach 4H Programs and Camps
    4-H is the youth development program of the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service conducted by Virginia Tech and Virginia State Universities. It is an informal, hands-on education approach focusing on building lifelong learning skills that develop youths' potential through community clubs, special-interest groups, camps and in-school programs. Projects cover subjects ranging from citizenship, foods and health, to animal sciences. These are "learn-by-doing" programs for youth ages 5-19.? Overnight Camp available.
    Virginia Beach, VA
    (757) 385-4769
  77. Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation
    Classes, sports and activities for all ages. Many free special events open to the community. Summer Camps and Birthday parties available.
    Various locations throughout Virginia Beach, VA
    (757) 385-0402
  78. Virginia Beach Planetarium
    Planetarium with $3 shows for the public, reservations required.
    3080 S. Lynnhaven Road Virginia Beach VA 23452
    (757) 648-4940
  79. Virginia Beach SPCA
    Local SPCA chapter. Birthday party venue. Tours, Special Events, Volunteer Opportunities and Summer Camps offered.
    3040 Holland Road Virginia Beach, VA 23453
    (757) 427-0070
  80. Virginia Living Museum
    Virtual Camps available for Summer 2020! Hands-on activities, observatory, planetarium, outdoor boardwalk, native plant and conservation gardens, and 250 living species. Birthday parties available. Summer camps. Homeschool Programs.
    524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd Newport News, VA 23601
    (757) 595-1900
  81. Virginia Outside
    Fishing and outdoor adventure camps ages 7-14.
    2020 Landstown Centre Way Virginia Beach, VA 23456
    804-272-6362
  82. Virginia Zoo in Norfolk
    Children's Programs, Exotic Animal Exhibits and Themed Gardens. Birthday Parties, Scout Programs, Family-friendly events and Summer Camps available. Nature Discovery Zone playground. Sensory inclusive support available.
    3500 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23504
    (757) 441-2374
  83. Wallops Island
    Chincoteague Bay Field Station is committed to excellence in education and research in the marine and environmental sciences. Maintains marine stations where both field and laboratory investigations of coastal ecosystems are conducted under the supervision of university faculty and qualified marine education instructors. Family, Homeschool, and Summer Camp programs.
    Chincoteague Bay Field Station 34001 Mill Dam Road Wallops Island, VA 23337
    (757) 824-5636
  84. Western Branch Park
    Local park in Chesapeake with playgrounds, basketball courts, pickleball courts, athletic fields and more.
    4437 Portsmouth Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23323
    (757) 382-6411
  85. Weyanoke Bird and Wildflower Sanctuary
    The Sanctuary covers about eight acres of land in the western edge of the West Ghent neighborhood. It is open to the public from 9 AM on Saturday until 6 PM on Sunday (5 PM in the winter months).
    1501 Armistead Bridge Rd Norfolk, VA
    (757) 364-9406
  86. What The Farm Kids Camp
    What The Farm Kids Camp is a summer, week-long full-day program for children ages 5-12 years old. Campers will work with our experienced farm staff to learn about sustainable agricultural practices, such as caring for our farm animals, collecting eggs, turning compost, planting, weeding, irrigating, harvesting, studying bees and pollinators, and making homemade foods. What The Farm is all about fostering a child’s creativity, natural curiosity, and appreciation for the outdoors… oh, and lots of ORGANIC fun!
    5429 Morris Neck Road Virginia Beach, VA 23457
    757-685-7321
  87. York County Parks & Recreation
    Parks, Programs, Activities and Summer Camps - Art Classes, Yoga for Kids, Action Arts Academy Martial Arts, Youth Basketball, Youth Soccer, Tennis, Summer Programs, Kayaking, Programs for Children with Special Needs
    York County, VA
    757-890-3500