Portsmouth: Camps

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  1. 4-H Club Programs and Summer Camp
    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. 4-H Programs offers programs for young people ages 5-18. Summer camp available for ages 9-12.

    4-H has lots of projects: photography, technology, leadership, animals, horticulture, health, citizenship, nutrition, clothing, rocketry, woodworking, entomology, and arts and theatre.

    Residential 4-H Camps—programming events for youth ages 9 to 13 in which campers stay overnight (5 days, 4 nights).

    Special Interest 4-H Camps—programming events focusing mainly on a specific project or theme area. There is a large variety of special interest 4-H camps available. Different age group requirements are offered for these camps.

    Cloverbud 4-H Camps—programming events for youth 5-8 years of age. Youth must meet the minimum age of 5 between October 1 and September 30, and must not be older than the maximum age.
    Portsmouth, VA
    (757) 393-5197
  2. Academy Road Languages
    Offering French, Spanish, German, Arabic and English to both kids and adults, group and individuals, serving all of Hampton Roads. Summer programs available.
    Hampton Roads, VA
    (757) 777-4177
  3. Amazing Athletes
    Programs for ages 18mos - 12 years old. Introduces the fundamentals of a variety of different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball, and golf) in a non-competitive environment. Classes, Single/Multi-Day Camps and Birthday Parties are available.
    Hampton Roads, VA
    757-672-9052
  4. Atlantis Games & Comics
    Atlantis is your one-stop destination for comics, cards, games, and good times.
    9649 1st View St, Norfolk, VA 23503 & 2862 Airline Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23701
    (757) 502-8954
  5. Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia
    Activities for youth ages 6-18. Education and Career Programs, Health & Life Skills, Character and Leadership Programs, Art Programs, Sports, Fitness and Recreation Programs
    Locations in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Franklin & Eastern Shore
    (757) 853-5632
  6. Brave New School
    We are a Mindful Holistic Whole Brain Developmental Children's Educational Organization created to promote opening social and emotional awareness and educational play in a stress-free, balanced, nature-focused environment for ages 3-17.
    4811 High St W. Portsmouth, VA 23703
    (757)-822-8675
  7. Bushido Mixed Martial Arts Academy
    Youth martial arts ages 4+. Summer camps available.
    6031 High Street Portsmouth, VA 23707
    (757) 391-0321
  8. Camp Loud and Services LLC
    Camp Loud provides a nurturing therapeutic environment for children ages 5-16.

    The program will offer a step by step process that will support and empower individuals to embrace creative ways of learning while engaging in “Mindful Habits for Kids” education and learning how to build healthy relationships and strengthening socialization skills while referencing familiar movies.
    3280 Academy Ave. Portsmouth, VA 23703
    (757) 271-4555
  9. Children’s Museum of Virginia
    Hands On Exhibits, Classes and Events. Birthday Parties and Summer Camps and Homeschool Programs.
    221 High Street Portsmouth, VA 23704
    (757) 393-5258
  10. City of Portsmouth Parks & Recreation
    After School Programs. Youth Baseball, Basketball, Football, Softball, Soccer Programs. Summer Camps. Special Events - many free.
    Portsmouth, VA
    (757) 393-8481
  11. Community Outreach Coalition
    The Community Outreach Coalition is a nonprofit organization that ministers to low-income youth and children with disabilities through academics, athletics, and the arts. Childcare, preschool, before/after care, tutoring, summer camps, science programs, athletics, cooking classes, dance and step, performing arts, vocal lessons & more.
    The Legacy House 4901 Portsmouth Blvd Portsmouth VA 23701
    (757) 998-2309
  12. Court Street Academy
    Prek 3 and 4 and Kindergarten. Before/After Care, and summer camp programs are available.
    447 Court Street Portsmouth, VA 23704
    (757) 393-2312
  13. Elizabeth Manor Golf & Country Club
    Golf and Tennis instruction and camps for kids ages 7 and up.
    One "Ace" Parker Drive Portsmouth, VA 23701
    757-488-4534
  14. Green Acres Presbyterian Preschool
    3 and 4 year old Pre-K program. Summer Camps also available.
    3135 Hanley Avenue Portsmouth, VA 23703
    757-484-5125
  15. Hampton Roads Chess Association
    The Hampton Roads Chess Association (HRCA) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to bringing the benefits of chess to people of all ages and abilities across our region. Serving youth and adult competitive chess players, schools, the handicapped, the elderly, veterans, and Scouts. Ongoing chess programs, instruction, groups and Summer camps available.
    Hampton Roads, VA
    757-472-5909
  16. Hard Times Skate Shop
    Skateboard classes and a Summer Skateboard Camp for kids 7-14 years old who are interested in learning the fundamentals of skateboarding safely. Homeschool classes may be available.
    Hard Times Skate Shop 67 Afton Parkway Portsmouth, VA 23702
    (757) 966-5813
  17. Horizons Hampton Roads
    Horizons Hampton Roads inspires young minds through proven summer enrichment programs where low-income children are challenged academically, socially and physically to meet with greater successes in school and in life and are rewarded with gains on academic testing and grow in confidence.

    Norfolk, Portsmouth, & Virginia Beach Public school students in grades K-8 who qualify for free/reduced lunch are encouraged to apply for Horizons through their guidance counselor.
    Hampton Roads, VA
    (757) 412-0249
  18. Inspired Canvasses
    Mobile Art classes/workshops/parties for all ages. Kids Art Camps.
    1064 Lynnhaven Pkwy Portsmouth, Virginia 23701
    (757)240-3655
  19. Kojack’s Baseball Academy
    Kojack's Baseball Academy trains youth of all ages in all baseball skills via individual or group lessons. We are the home for the KBA baseball organization and we rent out space for teams to train in a safe and professional environment.

    We offer private lessons, team rentals, spring/fall baseball teams, and summer camps. All private lessons are based in a private or group environment, where your child will train with a coach who has the ability to take your ball player to the next level. Parties available.
    Kojack’s Baseball Academy 3704 Broadway St Portsmouth, VA 23703
    757-553-6526
  20. La Petite Academy – Portsmouth
    Childcare for infants, toddlers, preschool, prek. Before/After school and Summer Camps available.
    3903 Cedar Lane Portsmouth, VA 23703
    757-483-4325
  21. P.A.L. Programs
    Boxing (UGMMA) - Universal General MMA acknowledge the tough issues children and young adults face, both in and out of school. Our Stand Tall initiative is a program that focuses on building self-esteem. Universal General MMA builds self-esteem through exercise and mentor-ship. children with higher self-esteem are less bullied. Furthermore, mentored students with high self-esteem are less likely to get into a fight.

    Law Enforcement Explorer - Law Enforcement Exploring is a hands-on program open to young men and women who have completed the 6th grade through 20 years old, interested in a career in law enforcement or a related field in the criminal justice system. The program offers young adults a personal awareness of the criminal justice system through training, practical experiences, competition and other activities. Additionally, the program promotes personal growth through character development, respect for the rule of law, physical fitness, good citizenship and patriotism.

    After School - The Portsmouth Parks & Recreation in partnership with Portsmouth Police Athletic League (PPAL) After School Program is designed to provide Portsmouth’s youth with a safe environment while participating in a wide variety of educational and recreational opportunities.

    PAL Summer camp is hosted by the Portsmouth Police Department. Includes Fun Daily Activities, Weekly Field Trips, Lessons on Crime Prevention, Bullying, and more. This camp is only open to Portsmouth residents ages 5-13.
    Portsmouth, VA
    757-235-5668
  22. Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
    Rotating visual art exhibits, lectures, classes and performances. First Friday and Saturday Activities are Free and open to the public. Summer Camps available.
    420 High St, Portsmouth, Virginia 23704
    (757) 393-8543
  23. Portsmouth Public Library Teen Camp
    A fun-filled week of art, history, music, science, cooking, and more! For ages 12-17 or rising 7th - 12th grades.
    601 Court Street Portsmouth VA
    (757) 393-8501 ext 6520
  24. Portsmouth YMCA
    Classes for kids - Dance, Gymnastics, Karate, Soccer, Swimming, Basketball
    4900 High Street West Portsmouth, VA 23703
    (757)483-4896
  25. Spirit Enhancers All Stars
    Training in the area of cheer and dance on the competitive level. We offer tumble, cheer, hip hop, and more.
    3303 Airline Blvd Ste 4G Portsmouth VA 23701
    (757) 953-9033
  26. STARBASE Summer Camp
    Our voluntary summer camps for Portsmouth Public Schools are offered at no charge to parents with a minimal registration fee. Parents will need to provide transportation to and from camp as well as lunch daily. Totally funded by STARBASE, each summer camp runs for four consecutive days and includes an exciting field trip. Camps are developed as an expansion of the school year program so that students will continue their engagement in STEM education.
  27. Summer’s Best Two Weeks (SB2W) Sports Camp
    Summer’s Best Two Weeks is a transformative camp experience for grades K-8th to introduce kids to a variety of sports, develop their skills, and teach them to honor God and one another in the way they compete in sports and all of life. Activities include football, basketball, soccer, hockey, ultimate Frisbee, kickball, wrestling, tumbling, crafts, trampoline, swimming, and more!

    This summer, we have 6 one week ME3 camps and 3 full two week SB2W camps at different locations around Hampton Roads from June 19-August 4. Cost varies from $60 (one week half-day) to $300 (two weeks full-day). Check out www.resurrectionvb.org/sb2w for more info!
    Locations in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg, VA
    757-219-2716
  28. Sweethaven Christian Academy
    As a ministry of Sweethaven Baptist Church. Preschool, Primary and Secondary School. PK-12th grade. Summer Camps.
    5000 W Norfolk Rd., Portsmouth, VA 23703
    757-484-4067
  29. That Art Store
    A collection of over 40 local artisans. Most items are handmade, but we also have some found treasures. We offer Arts and craft classes for children and adults. Children’s Classes are available as walkins anytime we are open. Adult classes are scheduled and listed on our Facebook page and website.

    Spring break and summer camps available.
    510 Middle Street Portsmouth, VA 23701
    757-639-0234
  30. The Crowned Academy
    The Crowned Academy is a faith-based initiative that assists young ladies in discovering their royal identity and crowning purpose in life. Mentorship program. Summer camps available.
    Portsmouth, VA
    (757) 967-7841
  31. The Rescue Christian Academy
    Christian Academy offering preschool and kindergarten programs for ages 3 to 6. Summer camp program for ages 3-9. Before/Aftercare is available.
    4810 Portsmouth Blvd. Portsmouth, VA 23701
    ​757-487-2633
  32. Tidewater BSA – Exploring
    Exploring provides exciting activities and mentorship for youth ages 10-20 looking to discover their future. Whether you’re a local organization looking to strengthen the community or a young person wanting to uncover the possibilities of your future, Exploring is a great place to start.

    Providing programs for young people in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and Northeastern North Carolina that build character, leadership and citizenship.
    Tidewater Council, Boy Scouts of America 1032 Heatherwood Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23455
    757-497-2688
  33. Tidewater BSA – Venturing
    Venturing is an inclusive program through the Boy Scouts of America for males and females aged 14-21 (or 13 and completed the 8th grade). It’s operated through Venturing Crews, units of youth and advisors that meet on set schedules and plan activities and events for youth. Providing programs for young people in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and Northeastern North Carolina that build character, leadership and citizenship.
    Tidewater Council, Boy Scouts of America 1032 Heatherwood Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23455
    757-497-2688
  34. Tidewater BSA – Cub Scouts
    Cub Scouts is a year-round program that offers fun activities that promote character and leadership development. Open to boys and girls in grades K-5.
    Tidewater Council, Boy Scouts of America 1032 Heatherwood Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23455
    757-497-2688
  35. Tidewater BSA – Scouts
    Cub Scouts BSA is a year-round program that is available to all youth in the fifth grade through high school. Service, community engagement and leadership development are important parts of the program as youth lead their own activities and work their way toward earning Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout. Providing programs for young people in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and Northeastern North Carolina that build character, leadership and citizenship.
    Tidewater Council, Boy Scouts of America 1032 Heatherwood Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23455
    757-497-2688
  36. Tidewater BSA – Sea Scouts
    Sea Scouting is a program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women ages 14 to 21. For over 100 years Sea Scouting has promoted better citizenship and improved members’ boating skills through instruction and practice in water safety, boating skills, outdoor, social, service experiences, and knowledge of our maritime heritage.

    Providing programs for young people in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and Northeastern North Carolina that build character, leadership and citizenship.
    Tidewater Council, Boy Scouts of America 1032 Heatherwood Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23455
    757-497-2688
  37. Tidewater Community College
    Tidewater Community College’s weekly College and Career Exploration Camps are being offered all summer long on TCC’s campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Suffolk & Virginia Beach.
    Hampton Roads, VA
    (757) 871-7871
  38. Tidewater Volleyball Association
    Youth Volleyball Leagues, Camps and Clinics ages 3-18 with locations in Portsmouth and Virginia Beach.
    5807 Portsmouth Blvd Portsmouth, VA 23701
    (757) 498-5052
  39. Tiger Martial Arts Academy
    Martial Arts ages 3+. Birthday Parties and Summer Camps available.
    5801 Portsmouth Blvd Portsmouth, VA 23701
    (757) 488-3882
  40. Upward Sports League
    Christian youth sports provider: Basketball, Cheer, Flag Football, Soccer, & Volleyball. Multiple locations and organizations participate, check their website for current program and sport availability.
    Locations throughout Hampton Roads, VA
  41. Virginia Amateur Athletic Union (AAU)
    The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is one of the largest, non-profit, volunteer, sports organizations in the United States. A multi-sport organization, the AAU is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports and physical fitness programs.
    Hampton Roads, Virginia
  42. Wesley Community Service Center, Inc.
    The Wesley Community Service Center, Inc. provides multiple programs and support for urgent and unmet individual, family and community needs in the South-side of Portsmouth Virginia. Food distribution, clothes closet, exercise class, Meals on Wheels, Summer Camp.
    1701 Elm Ave Portsmouth, Virginia 23704
    (757) 399-0541
  43. YMCA Summer Camp
    At YMCA summer camp, your children make new friendships and experience exciting activities each day. Camps are available for ages 4–12. Registration is open with options to register for the entire summer or select weeks. Half-day and full-day options are available at select locations to offer flexibility.
    Locations throughout South Hampton Roads, Virginia
  44. YMCA: Effingham Street Family
    Day Camps, Swim Lessons
    1013 Effingham Street Portsmouth, VA 23704
    (757) 399-5511