2016 DCPS Summer Opportunities

Local Academic & Enrichment Opportunities for DCPS Students!

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Message from the Superintendent

On behalf of the School Board and Dinwiddie County Public Schools' staff, let me officially welcome you the 2016 summer of learning!

Throughout the school year our staff and students are afforded numerous opportunities to learn in new and innovative ways. The successes of these efforts have generated great interest in formally coordinating learning activities that take place during the summer months. In response to these requests, this booklet is intended to provide the Dinwiddie Community (students, staff, families, county administrators, residents, etc.) with a resource for accessing learning opportunities offered by numerous sponsors during the summer months.

I hope you will find this booklet to be a unique resource as you schedule your summer of learning. Please be certain to check back often as new activities will be added as they are submitted by event sponsors.

Thank you for your interest in the DCPS' Summer Opportunities of Learning. I look forward to hearing about your experiences and spending another summer learning alongside you.


David W. Clark



SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+.

The 2016 season is May 5th - August 17th 2016.

SYNC 2016 will give away 30 titles - two paired audiobook downloads a week! A current young adult title along with a thematically paired classic or required summer reading title.

Sign up and be first to know when new titles are available to download at http://www.audiobooksync.com/.

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Summer Reading

According to Reading Rockets, the reading decoding skills of 45% of the students they studied declined from May to September when those students were out of school. 25% of those students saw a drop in reading fluency during the summer, and lower-achieving students had a sharper decline than higher-achieving students. There are also numerous other studies cited with similar statistics, and the decline is greater and harder to recover from among children from lower income families (Mraz & Rasinski, 2015).

In light of that,

CLICK HERE: Prevent the Summer Slide to find links to e-Books, Virtual Field Trips, book suggestions and various summer reading programs. Some programs offer rewards for reading like free meals, books, even $10! Try one this summer or all of them!

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AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION releases 2016 Summer Reading lists. Each list is available to download for FREE!


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VIRGINIA STATE READING ASSOCIATION wants to encourage young readers to become better acquainted with contemporary books with outstanding literary appeal, to broaden students’ awareness of literature as a life-long pleasure, to encourage reading aloud in classrooms as a means of introducing reading for pleasure, and to honor favorite books and their authors. https://www.vsra.org/vrc/

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Make Sure To Sign Kids Up For Redskins Read Across Richmond Program. Reading is important, but not just during the school year. The Redskins Read Program, which had a highly successful campaign last year – more than 11,000 students tracked more than 5 million minutes during the summer months – is now amping up once again.


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The Richmond Flying Squirrels have teamed up with Richmond area schools & M & T Bank to promote literacy among elementary school students. Simply by reading eight books over two months, students can earn a free ticket to a Flying Squirrels game this summer!


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When children read what they enjoy, they learn to love reading and become better readers. The free summer reading programs at your public library will help your child keep reading and learning while having fun all summer long.


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Greg Tang Math Summer Challenge

Tuesday, May 10th 2016 at 8am to Friday, Sep. 9th 2016 at 8am

This is an online event.

Are you looking for an activity that will allow your child to continue learning and have fun over the summer break? Then check out Greg Tang’s Summer Break Math Challenge! (http://gregtangmath.com/summer)

A math challenge game board for students to complete over the summer, using the online games and books. Students who complete the challenge can be entered into a prize drawing by their parent or teacher.

The Quantile Framework for Mathematics

The Summer Math Challenge is a FREE math skills maintenance program based on grade-level standards that help prepare students for college and careers. The program is targeted to students who have just completed grades 1 through 7 and is designed to help kids retain math skills learned during the previous school year. From June 20th through July 29th parents will receive daily emails with fun activities and links to educational resources. When the program ends parents can print an award certificate to celebrate their child's summer math accomplishment!


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Southside Health Careers Exploring Middle School Camp

Monday, June 20th 2016 at 9am to Friday, June 24th 2016 at 3pm

Medical Park Boulevard

Petersburg, VA

The Southside Health Education Foundation is providing a one-of-a-kind camp that offers a unique experience to rising 7th, 8th and 9th graders (current middle school students). This day camp will give participants real-life experiences in health care and higher education around the Tri-Cities. This camp is sure to be an unforgettable experience for all participants!

Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Cost: $125 (includes lunch, snacks and supplies)
Location: Health South Rehabilitation Hospital of Petersburg
Participants: Rising 7th, 8th and 9th graders

There are a limited number of spaces available.

Complete this application to apply: 2016 Health Careers Explorers MS Summer Camp Application

No payment is due when you complete this application.

Students will be notified by May 27th if they are selected for this year’s camp.

Health Career Explorers Camp

Monday, July 11th 2016 at 9am to Friday, July 15th 2016 at 12pm

13101 Jefferson Davis Highway

Chester, VA

The Southside Health Education Foundation is providing a one-of-a-kind camp that offers a unique health career exploration experience for rising 10th, 11th & 12th graders. This week long, half day camp will give participants real-life experiences in health care and higher education around the Tri-Cities.

Dates: July 11-15, 2016
Time: 9 am to Noon

Cost: $110
Location: John Tyler Community College- Chester Campus
Participants: Rising 10th, 11th & 12th Graders

Preference given to students residing in: Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie County, Hopewell, Petersburg, Prince George County, Southern Chesterfield County and Sussex County.

There are a limited number of spaces available.

Complete this application to reserve your space: 2016 Health Career Explorers Camp Summer Camp at JTCC July 10 2016!

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden - Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks

Friday, May 27th 2016 at 9am to Sunday, Sep. 18th 2016 at 5pm

1800 Lakeside Avenue

Henrico, VA

A big bumblebee weighing 60 pounds; a dramatic dragonfly with a three-and-a-half-foot wingspan; and a soaring seven-foot-tall red rose: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May 27 – September 18, 2016, as part of Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden. Cost is included in regular Garden admission.

Many of the sculptures are larger than life and highlight the inter-connectivity of all living things. For example, an over-sized hummingbird and flower demonstrate concepts of co-evolution. A centerpiece sculpture of an Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, built from 37,000 LEGO pieces, draws attention to protecting the habitat of Virginia’s State Insect. There’s even a chance for guests to be part of the exhibit with a photo opportunity built into a mosaic of a garden scene.

Fittingly, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s passion is connecting people and plants to improve our community.


2016 Manufacturing & Technology Camp

Wednesday, July 27th 2016 at 9am to Saturday, July 30th 2016 at 3pm

13141 North Enon Church Road

Chester, VA

The mission of the camp is to introduce today's high school students to the manufacturing process through a variety of activities, including tours of local

manufacturers, hands on learning and lectures from industry professionals. Each of the teams are led by industry professionals that guide the students through their team projects.

The camp is FREE and open to rising 9th - 11th graders from Hopewell, Dinwiddie and Prince George High Schools thanks to sponsoring companies. Students whose parents work at any of the camp sponsors are also permitted to attend.

When: July 27 - July 30, 2016

Where: ITAC Engineers & Constructors

Register online at www.dreamitdoitvirginia.com

Click Explore > Click Technology Camps

For sponsorship or volunteer information, contact Rachell at (804) 414-1131 or rpest@itac.us.com

STEM-H in the Summer at John Tyler

Monday, July 11th 2016 at 9am to Friday, Aug. 12th 2016 at 4pm

13101 Jefferson Davis Highway

Chester, VA

Calling all rising 4th - 12th graders who are explorers, helpers, creators, investigators, coders, analyzers, and answer-seekers. You are invited to take part in STEM-H in the Summer at John Tyler Community College.

In July and August, Tyler and its partners are holding classes and camps designed for upper elementary through high school students who want to discover more about science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health care.

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Announcing the Virginia CyberCamp 2016 Program

Virginia high school students will get the chance to learn about the cybersecurity industry during the summer.

The state is funding 32 "summer cybercamp" programs that will teach students about career opportunities in the fast-growing field.

The state education department says the camps will offer at least 70 hours of instruction. Students will get to participate in field trips and hear from guest speakers, among other activities.



Monday, June 6th 2016 at 6pm to Wednesday, June 8th 2016 at 8:30pm

11501 Boisseau Road

Dinwiddie, VA

Coach Mills

Ages: 5-14 years old

Cost: $50.00

Info: (804) 469-4280 or cmills@dcpsnet.org


Monday, June 20th 2016 at 8am to Thursday, June 23rd 2016 at 1:30pm

11501 Boisseau Road

Dinwiddie, VA

Coach McCoull

Ages: 8-15 years old

Cost: $75.00

Info: (804) 469-4280 or cmcoull@dcpsnet.org


Tuesday, June 21st 2016 at 6pm to Thursday, June 23rd 2016 at 9pm

11501 Boisseau Road

Dinwiddie, VA

Coach Collins

Ages: 6-15 years old

Cost: $40.00 (registration starts April 18)

Info: (804) 564-7897


Monday, June 27th 2016 at 5pm to Wednesday, June 29th 2016 at 7pm

11501 Boisseau Road

Dinwiddie, VA

The Baby Gens camp layout is going to be skill focused. DHS Varsity Cheerleaders will teach the baby Gens in a specific area each day, focusing on technique, stunts, tumbling, jumps and motions, and cheers!

  • Monday: Neon Day! Wear your bright colors for the Stunt and Tumble clinic.
  • Tuesday: Blackout Day! Wear all black for the Jumps and Motions clinic.
  • Wednesday: Generals Day! Wear your navy and red for the Cheer and Dance clinic!

Presented by: DHS Cheerleaders

Ages: 5-12 years old

Cost: $40.00 (if registered by June 10)

For questions and additional information: Contact Coach Jarvis at (804) 469-4280 or dhsgeneralscheer@gmail.com


Monday, July 11th 2016 at 9am to Friday, July 15th 2016 at 3pm

11501 Boisseau Road

Dinwiddie, VA


  • Since 2001, Dave Burton has directed an amazing and successful summer camp in Southeastern PA. This summer, Dave is bringing this amazing experience to his home state - offering a week of LifeSeeds Summer Camp in Dinwiddie, VA!

  • LifeSeeds is truly a special experience for kids of all ages. In addition to fundamental sports instruction and completition, campers will participate in a myriad of team building, leadership, and character development activities.

  • Guest speakers and professional entertainment will be featured multiple times throughout the week. There will also be theme days, water activities, and pizza on Friday!

For more information and to register online go to www.kifeseeds.org

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Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Coach Young

Ages: 1st - 8th grade

Cost: FREE to Dinwiddie Students

Info: (757) 582-0087

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Monday, July 18th 2016 at 9am to Friday, July 22nd 2016 at 5pm

7301 Boydton Plank Road

Petersburg, VA

Ages: 5-8 years old

Location: Eastside Community Enhancement Center


Monday, July 25th 2016 at 9am to Friday, July 29th 2016 at 5pm

7301 Boydton Plank Road

Petersburg, VA

Ages: 9-13 years old

Location: Eastside Community Enhancement Center

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Monday, May 16th 2016 at 9am to Friday, June 17th 2016 at 5pm

7301 Boydton Plank Road

Petersburg, VA

Ages: 7-17 years old

Cost: $35.00

Season: July

Location: Dinwiddie High School Gymnasium

For more information: http://www.dinwiddieva.us/index.aspx?NID=1159


June 17 at Eastside: Sponge Bob - Sponge Out of Water

July 15 at the McKenney Town Square: Avengers Age of Ultron

August 5 at Eastside: Jurassic World

August 19 at the McKenney Town Square: Inside Out

September 2 at Eastside: Star Wars the Force Awakens

For more Information: http://www.dinwiddieva.us/index.aspx?nid=1085

4-H Youth Development Camp

Monday, July 18th 2016 at 9am to Friday, July 22nd 2016 at 5pm

15189 Airfield Road

Wakefield, VA


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.

More than 20,000 adults and teens volunteer their time and energy annually to help youth experience 4-H. Our programs assist more than 170,000 Virginia youth discover and build on their own ability to make good decisions, manage resources wisely, work effectively with others, and communicate successfully. Our 4-H camping program is one of the largest in the country and provides character-building experiences to participants at our six 4-H educational centers.

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Virginia Summer Camps outside of Dinwiddie County

The following camp directory lists some of the summer camps for K-12 students in engineering throughout Virginia that are and were previously offered. The directory lists camps that have been hosted by Universities and research centers in the past. Please note that all camps may not be offered every year and that new camps and programs are currently being added. Old or unsuccessful programs are always being eliminated or modified. Many of the programs offer scholarships and may have application deadlines. If you are interested in a program, please email, call or write the organization listed for an application and the most current information available.

For information: http://www.engineeringedu.com/store/index.phproute=information/information&information_id=56

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George Mason University Opportunities

Summer Camps and Youth Programs 2016

This website is updated regularly as new camp offerings are listed.

Check back often!


Camp listings are based on the best available information

and are subject to change.

Contact each camp or program organizer directly for more information, to register, or to get assistance with a Tax ID.

If you are offering/sponsoring a summer camp or program at George Mason University, email gmutoday@gmu.edu to be included on this webpage.

If you are interested in hosting a youth camp or program at George Mason University, visit ae.gmu.edu/pec-home for more information.

It is the policy of George Mason University to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodations to fully participate in a camp or program, please contact the host department. Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.