2018 DCPS Summer Opportunities

Local Academic & Enrichment Opportunities for DCPS Students!

A Message from the Superintendent

On behalf of the School Board and Dinwiddie County Public Schools' staff, let me officially welcome you to the 2018 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 flyer 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 flyer 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.


Dr. Kari Weston


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Monday, June 18th, 8am to Thursday, June 21st, 1:30pm

11501 Boisseau Road

Dinwiddie, VA

Mon. thru Thurs. June 18-21

Pizza Lunch Served Each Day


WHO: AGES 8-15


Why attend the Dinwiddie High School camp?



Purpose: The Dinwiddie High School Basketball Summer Camp will teach both fundamentals and skills to boys who have a strong desire to learn and improve. Each camper will receive instruction appropriate to his level of ability. Maximum individual attention combined with ample practice and competition will be offered. Team play,

sportsmanship, hustle, and attitude will be stressed.

Facilities: The camp will be at Dinwiddie High School, located at the corner of Courthouse Road and Boisseau Road. The gym is fully air conditioned.

Equipment: Participants must provide their own shoes, socks, towels, shorts, and other personal equipment. The camp will provide the basketballs for instruction. A camp T-shirt will be given to each camp participant.

Tuition: Cost will be $75.00 for instruction over a four day period. The fee includes a Camp T-shirt and daily pizza lunch and drink.

Additional Information: Call Coach B. Atkins at Dinwiddie High School (804) 469-4280 or email at batkins@dcpsnet.org.

Summer Camps at the Enhancement Center

Join us for exciting, adventure filled summer camps at the Eastside Community Enhancement Center. Our summer camps provide campers opportunities to participate in a variety of fun experiences that appeal to the artist, performer, and athlete in every child.

The Parks and Recreation's experienced and dynamic staff are dedicated to guiding children through activities designed to nurture their creativity and develop their talents and skills.

We hope to see you this summer at the Enhancement Center - a great place to be a KID!

For more information and registration, visit http://www.dinwiddieva.us

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2018 Summer Work-Based Learning Program

Dinwiddie County is committed to providing its students many opportunities and experiences to become aware of, explore, and plan for a career. The County has worked closely with Dinwiddie County Public Schools to develop the Dinwiddie Youth Workforce Development Initiative that aims to provide youth with skills and experiences that lead to sustainable, fulfilling careers and build a healthy, prosperous community.



Looking for summer employment! Have you considered the Summer Work-Based Learning Program? The application window opened the last week of April, but there is still time!

To make the application process easier, we have created a Google Form for the Summer WBL Program Application. If you have already completed and emailed your application to hr@dinwiddieva.us, you will NOT need to complete another application.

For additional program information or questions please contact Cierra Gravely, Marketing and Youth Workforce Development Coordinator at 804.469.4500 ext. 2154 or at cgravely@dinwiddieva.us

The direct link to the form is also here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeonpqBovbdjYbHKSupSHhSnURWyfGTvSjljSjSJrbTEmyAgg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Program Overview and information can be found here: http://www.dinwiddieva.us/DocumentCenter/View/6327

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Registration is open for our summer history day camps. This year we are focusing on Civil War spys. If you have an 8-11 year old, or you know someone who does, please share this fun and educational opportunity with them.

I Spy: A Civil War Spy Academy

Tuesday, June 26th, 9am to Thursday, July 19th, 4:30pm

6125 Boydton Plank Road

Petersburg, VA


During this three-day camp, participants will hear the stories of several Civil War spies, both Union and Confederate, who did what they could to help their cause through covert means. Campers will learn about the skills needed to be an effective spy; everything from code breaking to effective disguises. Campers will also discover some the technology used during the Civil War that assisted spies in their work. The telegraph and the hot air balloon were both relatively new inventions that clandestine agents exploited during the war. By the end of the experience, not only will campers have a better understanding of spying during the Civil War but, they will also have had a hands-on experience pretending to be spies and complete a group spy mission. The camp is open to ages 8-11. Campers must pre-register and make payment. Camp cost is $150 per camper. Call (804) 861-2408 for more information and to pre-register for the camp.


June 26 @ 9:00 am - June 28 @4:30 pm or

July 17 @9:00 am - July 19 @4:30 pm

Event Categories: arts & culture, living history, summer camp

Event Tags: camp, Civil War, spy, summer

Venue: Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA 23803

Phone: 804-861-2408

Website: pamplinpark.org

SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMS at Henricus Historical Park in Chester, VA

Monday, June 25th, 9am to Friday, Aug. 17th, 4pm

251 Henricus Park Rd

Chester, VA

Summer discounted prices available!

Join our living history museum for a Summer School Program at this 17th century re-created site and meet our educators and costumed interpretive staff at this Powhatan Indian and Virginia Colonial museum located in Chester, Virginia. We have hands-on, interactive programs at the 17th century re-created site.

Learn about the Powhatan Indians, Colonials at the Citie of Henricus (1611-22), 17th Century Sciences, the Two Lives of Pocahontas, Archaeology, and much more!

Programs are both SOL-and STEM-aligned for grades Pre-K - 12.

See our Program Guide below or visit our website at www.henricus.org. Call (804) 318-8797 to book a Summer School Program now!

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2018 Creative Arts Camp

Monday, June 25th, 6pm to Friday, June 29th, 8:30pm

6506 Boydton Plank Road

Petersburg, VA

SAVE THE DATE! June 25-29

2018 Creative Arts Camp

"The Whole World in His Hands"

West End Baptist Church

6506 Boydton Plank Road

N. Dinwiddie VA 23803

(804) 733-9331



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2018 Dinwiddie 4-H Camps

Monday, June 25th, 8am to Thursday, Aug. 16th, 5pm

15189 Airfield Road

Wakefield, VA

Dinwiddie 4-H has a wide variety of programs that focus on hands-on, experiential learning. Our clubs and programs are available for youth ages 5 to 19. We rely on our knowledgeable volunteers to lead clubs and programs so that we can reach as many youth in Dinwiddie. We hope you will find a program that interests you and your youth.

Ages are determined by child's age as of September 30, 2018. For example, if a child is 4 at the time of the event, but turning 5 in August, then that child is considered to be 5 in "4-H years" and can attend the program.

Cloverbud Camps

Specialty Weekend Camps

Summer Week-long Camps

Dinwiddie 4-H Junior Camp

For additional information and registration visit the Airfield Conference Center.

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STEM-H in the Summer at John Tyler Community College

Monday, July 9th, 9am

13101 Jefferson Davis Highway

Chester, VA

What is STEM-H?

You’ve probably heard people talk about STEM jobs and programs, and you may have wondered – what is STEM? STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. At John Tyler, we use STEM-H, with the H standing for Health Care.

Why is STEM-H important?

Skills tied to the STEM-H fields are vital to innovation and to economic growth, and the number of jobs related to STEM-H is growing. Unfortunately, the number of students majoring in these fields is not keeping pace. That’s where Tyler comes in. Explore more about STEM-H at www.stemjobs.com.

In July Tyler and its partners are holding classes and camps designed for rising 3rd - 12th grade students who want to discover more about science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health care.

Questions? Please contact STEM-H Coordinator, Cathy Burke at cburke@jtcc.edu.

For more Information & Registration:

Visit https://www.jtcc.edu/about/events-and-outreach/summer-camps

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Monday, July 9th, 9am

13101 Jefferson Davis Highway

Chester, VA

Each summer, students in rising grades 4-12 have participated in week-long courses on science, biology, computer technology, engineering, and more. This year we have added two new High School classes - "Tank 2 Table" and "Nanoscience: Small Doors Open Big Futures". Both of these are full day classes for rising 10-12 graders.

As always, all of our classes are packed with adventure, creativity, exploration, and design. Each Camp Innovation course offers students an opportunity to dive deep into subjects that will prepare them for future academic pursuits, and spark interest in career fields they may not have considered before.

Camp Innovation is MSiC’s largest and most popular student program. Courses are offered in multiple locations and multple weeks during the summer. Sign up for a half-day or a full-day summer course in science or math or technology or engineering, and inspire innovation in your student!

Program Information

  • All students are welcome to participate - public, private, and homeschool
  • Morning classes - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Afternoon classes - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Full-day classes - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Students bring their own lunches)
  • Parents/guardians are responsible for transportation to MSiC or JTCC
  • Adult-chaperoned school buses are provided for classes with field trips
  • Per student, half-day classes are $125.00 each class
  • Per student, full-day classes are $250.00 each class

For more Information & Registration

Visit www.myMSIC.org/camp

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CCWA’s 2018 Summer Youth STEM Camps

Monday, June 25th, 9am

13101 Jefferson Davis Highway

Chester, VA

The Community College Workforce Alliance, a partnership between John Tyler Community College and Reynolds Community College, is offering fun STEM summer camps at Tyler’s Midlothian Campus and Reynold’s Parham Road Campus. Participants can learn the basics of coding, make their own app, design a robot, and more!

Open to: Ages 8 – 12

Camp Hours:
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Dates and Locations:
June – August
Tyler’s Midlothian Campus and Reynold’s Parham Road Campus

$185 - $205/session

More information & Registration:

Visit http://ccwatraining.org/stemcamp/

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2018 Advanced Technology Camps and Academies

Tuesday, July 18th 2017 at 8am to Friday, July 21st 2017 at 4pm

13141 North Enon Church Road

Chester, VA

Attention Rising 9th-11th Graders

The Dream It. Do It. Advanced Technology camp is a free camp for high schoolers interested in learning about advanced manufacturing technologies. The goal of the camp is to introduce today's high school students to manufacturing processes that include a variety of activities including tours of local manufacturers, hands on learning and lectures from industry professionals.

Since the camp began in 2013, 125 students from local schools have participated and over $20,000 in scholarships have been awarded to the students on the winning teams. Each of the teams is led by industry professionals that guide the students through their team projects. These industry professionals are volunteers who serve as mentors to the students, share industrial knowledge and provide leadership through the manufacturing process. We are always looking for high quality volunteers and if you are interested we are eager to discuss your participation in our camp.

Highlights: ~Camp is free to participants thanks to sponsoring companies

~Students take 3 field trips to area manufacturers

This ITAC Advanced Technology Camp is made possible with the help of our Network Partner, the Hopewell/Prince George Chamber of Commerce and the community partnerships we have forged with Industry Sponsors, the John Randolph Foundation, Hopewell, Prince George and Dinwiddie School Divisions, and our host and camp director, ITAC (Industrial TurnAround Corporation.)

For more specific information, visit https://www.dreamitdoitvirginia.com

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Richmond FBI Youth Academy

Tuesday, July 17th, 8:30am to Wednesday, July 18th, 4pm

1970 East Parham Road

Richmond, VA


The Richmond Youth Academy is a two-day program that allows high school students an opportunity to get a comprehensive look into today’s FBI through blocks of instruction and demonstrations at the field office. Students are provided with several presentations on topics, including terrorism, cyber, polygraph exams, evidence response, SWAT, and the day-to-day operations of a typical FBI office.

To Apply

The Richmond Division is currently accepting applications for the 2018 Richmond Youth Academy. All applications must be received by e-mail no later than 4:00 p.m. EDT on May 7, 2018.

The FBI Richmond Division’s 2018 Youth Academy will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 and Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the FBI Richmond Division headquarters for high school juniors and seniors.

Completed applications can be sent to RH_Outreach@fbi.gov.

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Petersburg Family YMCA Summer Camps

Monday, June 18th, 7am

120 North Madison Street

Petersburg, VA

Looking for a camp program for your little camper?

Check out our awesome camp programs at the Petersburg Family YMCA!

Youth & Teen Camps

Whether you're looking for a traditional day camp or a specialty camp for arts or sports, the YMCA has a great summer of programming waiting for you! And all around the Richmond area from Powhatan to Sandston, Ashland to Petersburg.

Voted "Best Summer Day Camp"!

For more camp information, locations, and registration visit https://www.ymcarichmond.org/camps/

Science Museum of Virginia Summer Camps

Monday, July 9th, 9am to Friday, Aug. 3rd, 3pm

2500 West Broad Street

Richmond, VA

Summer camp at the Museum will spark curiosity and inspire campers to generate ideas in science, technology, engineering and mathematics! With opportunities to explore the Museum, visit our Dome Theater and participate in a variety of Live Science programs, our camps offer something for every young scientist.

This summer, we’re offering four, week-long camp experiences, each with a different theme. Campers will be divided into two age groups – rising 1-3 and 4-6 graders – so that activities can be tailored for each group.

Pick one week or come for all four for a month-long, STEM summer party!

Camps will be held from 9 am - 3 pm, Monday through Friday.

Camp fees cover a daily snack, t-shirt, water bottle and all camp activities. Campers will need to bring their own lunch to energize them for our scientific adventures. Post-camp childcare is available to help make these extraordinary experiences possible for all schedules.

Pre-registration is required. Summer camp is $200 for members and $250 for non-members.

Register for all four weeks of camp and receive a 10% discount - $720 for members and $900 for non-members. Post-camp care is available until 5:30 pm for $50 per child, per week. Spaces are limited, so register soon! Questions? Call 804.864.1400.

Please call 804.864.1400 to receive the 10% discount for all 4 weeks of camp.

Maker Camp

July 9 - July 13

Create, construct and experiment! Explore engineering, art, nature and more! Let your inner maker shine as you do some tinkering and build cool stuff!

Maker Camp for rising 1 - 3 graders: Register here!

Maker Camp for rising 4 - 6 graders: Register here!

Astronomy Camp

July 16 - 20

Space rocks! From launching rockets, to viewing a Cosmic Expedition in The Dome, campers will spend the week learning about the Earth, the Solar System, and beyond.

Astronomy Camp for rising 1 - 3 graders: Register here!

Astronomy Camp for rising 4 - 6 graders: Register here!

Cool Chemistry Camp

July 23 - 27

Be a chemist while making strange, gooey substances and bubbling concoctions. Conduct scientific investigations and learn about the elements that make up our world.

Cool Chemistry Camp for rising 1 - 3 graders: Register here!

Cool Chemistry Camp for rising 4 - 6 graders: Register here!

Animal Encounters Camp

July 30 - August 3

Get up close and personal with some of the Museum’s most fascinating creatures. Go behind the scenes and learn about their lifestyle, care, and conservation.

Animal Encounters Camp for rising 1 - 3 graders: Register here!

Animal Encounters Camp for rising 4 - 6 graders: Register here!

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10 Kids Summer Reading Programs

Next to the benefits of playing and swimming all summer long, reading is just about the most important thing kids can do this summer. We put together this list of free kids summer reading programs to help keep the learning going over the next few months. Share these kids summer reading programs with your students and their families!

1. Barnes & Noble Summer Reading for Kids

2. Sylvan Learning’s Book Adventure

3. Chuck E. Cheese’s

4. Half Price Books

5. Public Libraries

6. Scholastic Summer Challenge

7. H-E-Buddy Reading

8. Sync: Free Summer Audiobook Program for Teens

9. Books-A-Million Kids Summer Reading Program

10. Six Flags Read to Succeed

For additional details and information, visit https://www.weareteachers.com/10-summer-reading-programs-for-kids/

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Monday, June 19th 2017 at 10am

300 Southpark Circle

Colonial Heights, VA

$1.00 Movies

Family fun movies playing on Tuesdays & Wednesdays

for the summertime!

Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies in most locations start at 10:00 am. Check with your theatre for exact showtimes. Each week both movies play on both days. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

See more information, participating theaters and summer movie schedule here

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The Flying Squirrels Education Day is an out-of-class learning experience designed specifically with school students in mind to promote and celebrate baseball in education. Each student will receive an Education Day Packet full of activities combining baseball and education through History, Math, Science, Geography, English and more. These packets act as a positive problem-solving tool and encourage students to boost their minds and accomplish goals through curriculum designed to expand their logical and rational thinking. Free bus and van parking. No outside food or drink inside ballpark. Visit us at http://www.milb.com

Education Day Dates:

Thursday, April 19th 2018

Wednesday, May 2nd 2018

Time: 10:35 AM (9:30 Gates)

Questions: Contact Camp Peery 804-359-3866 x339 or camp.peery@squirrelsbaseball.com

$6 Package - Includes general admission ticket, Education Day packet & Free Bus parking

$8 Package - Includes general admission ticket, lunch, Education Day packet & free bus parking

$11 Package - Includes field level ticket, lunch, Education Day packet & free bus parking

Click here for the Education Day order form

Check out the revamped Education Day SOL Packet

The Flying Squirrels invite all summer camps, playgrounds, and recreational centers to join in the FUNN here at The Diamond. Free bus and van parking is included. Per league rules, no outside food or drink may be allowed inside ballpark.

Camp Day is Wednesday, July 18th, 2018.

Each Camper Receives:

$6 Package - Includes general admission ticket, Camp Day E-Newsletter & Free Bus Parking

$8 Package - Includes general admission ticket, lunch, Camp Day E-Newsletter & free bus parking

$11 Package - Includes field level ticket, lunch, Camp Day E-Newsletter & free bus parking

Click here for the Camp Day order form

Check out the revamped SOL packet for 2018!

Questions or to book your group contact: Camp Peery 804-359-3866 x339 or camp.peery@squirrelsbaseball.com

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FREE SOL Math Study Session - Grades 3rd to Alegbra 1

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

2:30 - 4pm (3rd through 5th grade sessions)

4:30 - 6pm (6th through Algebra 1 sessions)

Mathnasium is offering free 90 minute sessions for 3rd grade through Algebra 1 students in preparation for their SOL math tests. Space is limited. To allow other students the opportunity to attend, we ask that students only attend one session. In addition, we ask that you do not take a ticket unless you are able to attend.

These sessions are meant to be an SOL introduction and are not an all-inclusive program. We encourage each student to include these sessions as a part of a more comprehensive SOL preparation program.

Summer Camp Starts June 18th 2018!

Avoid the “Summer Slide” and build your child’s math skills this summer! Mathnasium will build a customized program and help your child learn math in a way that makes sense to them, either with a 17-Visit or Unlimited Summer Package. Each visit includes an hour of math and an optional 30 minutes of fun math games on your schedule, no appointments necessary! Summer camp is for grades 1 through 12.

Visit us at http://www.mathnasium.com/tuckahoe/events or Call (804) 282-3805 to register or learn more about Summer Math Camp!

Use the button below to schedule your complimentary assessment!