Children's Museum of Virginia Summer Camps

221 High StreetPortsmouth, VA Phone: 7573935258Website: Visit Website

Little Architects
(3-5 years)  June 15-19 10-11am or 1-2 pm
$40 for members and $45 for non-members

Imagine and build structures and habitats with different types of building materials. Little campers will use blocks, clay, play dough and more in this parent-free session. Time will also be spent in the newest traveling exhibit, “Young Architects, Designing the Future.”

Junior Architects

(6-8 years) June 22-26 1-4 pm

Imagine, design, build and play! Campers are introduced to a creative process of designing, creating, and decorating spaces and habitats using simple materials. Time will also be spent exploring the museum and the current traveling exhibit, “Young Architects, Designing the Future.” 

To Victory!  
(9-12 years) July 13-17 9am-12 pm

Explore life during World War II as you become a citizen of yesteryear on the front lines and on the home front. Make mock apple pie, design a propaganda poster, and visit local World War II sites. We Can Do It!

Smorgasbord Science
(6-8 years) July 20-24 9am – 12 pm 

This camp is a concoction of fun! Campers will investigate wacky weather, learn to launch rockets, and make fizzy and foamy mixtures. Time will also be spent examining the science of the small and aiming for the stars. 

Undercover Secrets  
(9-12 years) July 27-31 1-4 pm
Discover the world through the eyes of spies and detectives. Learn forensic science and extract DNA, crack secret codes, use invisible inks, and use real detective tools and knowledge to crack a case!

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Junk Music™ with The Junkman™  
Ages 6-8 years from 9am-12 pm and 
Ages 9-12 years from 1-4 pm. 

Join The Junkman™ as you explore using only re-used materials as instruments of music. Learn the basics of percussion, teamwork in music making, listening skills, rhythmic drills, the basics of improvisation, dynamics, and introduction to eco-rhythms. No prior music training necessary and campers make an instrument to take home. 
Cost per camper: $70 for members and $80 for non members

Campers can register for an individual ½ day camp or both AM and PM camps to make a full day. Campers must provide their own lunch. Registration deadline is two weeks prior to each camp. Cost per camper unless otherwise noted: ½ day $65/members or $70/non members, Full day $135/members or $145/non members