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Little Summer Saints

Age 3 - Rising Kindergarten
Weekly sessions June 3 — August 23
Main Campus and Harbour View Campus
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fee: $250 per week*

Our Little Summer Saints will learn, grow and play all summer in a safe and friendly environment on the NSA campuses. Under the direction of our loving and nurturing summer staff, they will hone fine and gross motor skills through fun activities like painting, paper crafts, sports and indoor and outdoor guided play. Every Wednesday is water day where the Little Summer Saints enjoy water play.

Extended care options are available from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. for an additional fee. Campers will need to pack their own nut-free lunch Monday through Friday. A healthy snack plus fruits and vegetables will be offered twice a day. 

All campers must be potty trained to participate.

July 1 - 3 (Week 5) the fee is $150. 


Summer Saints and Counselor-In-Training (CIT)

Summer Saints (Rising Grades 1–8)  |  CIT (Rising Grades 9–11)
Weekly sessions June 3 — August 23
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Main Campus
Fee: $50–$1,050

Summer Saints and CIT campers have numerous options to pursue their interests or discover new talents. From STEAM to surfing, there is something for everyone! Summer camps are full-day camps with additional options for overnight experiences through our camp partners. 
Morning care is available from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and afternoon care is available from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A healthy snack plus fruits and vegetables will be offered in the morning and afternoon. Campers will need to pack a nut-free lunch Monday through Friday.

Students in rising grades 9-11 may apply to be a CIT and can attend camp at a discounted rate. They will assist the teachers and counselors in the camp of their choice and will have a lot of fun at the same time! Please complete the CIT application prior to registering. Upon acceptance as a CIT, a discount code will be provided that can be used during registration.
 
 

Week 1: June 3 — June 7

This week, camps will be offered by local partners to meet the needs of our NSA families. Camp flyers and full camp descriptions are provided below. To register, visit our camp partner websites. 

Camps offered through the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
Camps offered through Sylvan Learning Center (Bridge Road location)

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  • S.T.E.A.M. Camp at Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts | Grades 1 - 8 — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    S.T.E.A.M. Camp at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
    Rising Grades 1 - 8
    110 W. Finney Ave. |  Suffolk, VA 23434
    Fee: $250

    Jump on board and join The Suffolk Center and SYLVAN Learning in the fun as we embark on a weeklong trip of a lifetime! During your child’s five-day journey he/she will uncover exciting S.T.E.A.M. topics, such as LEGO® Robotics and LEGO® Engineering. They will explore the world of video game and graphic design, all while learning a new language, video coding! They will improve their problem solving skills as we engage in fun and challenging math concepts taught using the arts and movement!

    After-camp care is available from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for an additional $75. 

    To register, please visit the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts website. To receive a $25 early bird discount, register before April 15!

  • Sylvan Learning NSA Grand STEM Challenge | Rising Grades K - 3 — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Sylvan Learning: NSA Grand STEM Challenge
    Rising Kindergarten - Grade 3
    8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Sylvan of Suffolk  ︳3575 Bridge Rd. Suite #13
    Fee: $125

    Students will explore an all NEW real-world problem and will work in teams to solve the problem using K’NEX® or LEGO®. Join us for this fun challenge!

    To register and pay in full online, please follow the instructions below.

    Select: Schedules and Registration
    Select: STEM classes
    Select: NSA Grand STEM Challenge

    If you have any questions or if you would like to register by phone, please call (757) 548-1247.
     

Week 2: June 10 — June 14

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  • Lacrosse Skills | Grades 4 - 8 — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grades 4 - 8
    8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $250

    NSA Boys’ Box Lacrosse skills focuses on the fundamentals of the game. Stick skills, shooting, dodging and footwork drills will be central components of the daily practice plan. Lacrosse is considered the “fastest game on two feet,” and the skills from this camp will provide participants with the tools to improve or refine every aspect of their game!

    Required equipment: Helmet, gloves, arm pads, shoulder pads, mouthpiece, cleats and basketball/ running shoes for indoor play.
     
  • Pool Fun | Rising Grade 2 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 2 - CIT
    8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $150

    On a hot summer day, nothing beats swimming with friends! Campers will travel to the Lake Meade Community Pool where they will play some games and splash the day away. Don’t forget your goggles! Late afternoons will be spent playing indoor and outdoor games as well as socializing with friends. 
     
  • Magic Camp | Rising Grades 2 - 6 — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grades 2 - 6
    8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $250

    Professional magician Rob Westcott will teach campers how to perform incredible magic tricks. Campers will create and decorate their own magic case that they will fill with new tricks throughout the week and will also receive illustrated instructions for reference after the camp. Through the art of magic, campers will explore their curiosity, develop their magical creativity and will discover new confidence when they perform their new tricks for friends and family members!
  • Music Camp | Rising Grade 2 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 2 - CIT
    8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $250

    Join us for a fun-filled week of learning the fundamentals and proper technique of guitar, keyboards, percussion and singing. Campers will play games, make crafts and will learn songs in various styles.
  • Arts and Crafts | Rising Grade 1 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 1 - CIT
    8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $250

    Come create with us this summer. Paint, perler beads, trash to treasure, tie-dye. . .the sky’s the limit for the cool things we’ll make together! Campers will produce some original work to take home to share!
     
  • Printmaking | Rising Grade 5 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 5 - CIT
    8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $250

    Young artists can explore their creativity by constructing collagraph plates using a variety of textures and found objects. They will also combine the collagraph technique with basic Gelli plate printmaking techniques and some creative stamp making. The prints will be displayed in either a collage format or as individual compositions.
  • Community Service Camp | Rising Grade 8 - CIT — 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 8 - CIT
    12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $50

    Do you need community service hours? Help our lead counselors clean, organize and prepare for future camps or the upcoming academic year. Campers will receive 15 hours of community service for this camp.

Week 3: June 17 — June 21

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  • Archery | Rising Grades 4 - 8 — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grades 4 – 8
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Fee:  $250

    Do you want to learn how to shoot like the pros? In this fun and exciting camp, participants will be introduced to the sport of target archery. Come and join us as we travel to the Izaak Walton private park each day to learn the basics and safety precautions for archery. Campers at different skill levels will enjoy a day in the great outdoors and possibly the occasional trip to the park lake for a round of fishing! Campers will be trained by the certified park volunteers.

    All equipment will be provided, but participants are recommended to wear comfortable shorts or pants, closed-toed athletic shoes, short-sleeve shirts or snug-fitting long-sleeve shirts. Campers can also bring their own bows if desired.


  • Community Service Camp | Rising Grade 8 - CIT — 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 8 – CIT
    12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $50

    Do you need community service hours? Help our lead counselors clean, organize and prepare for future camps or the upcoming academic year. Campers will receive 15 hours of community service for this camp.
  • Darkroom Photography | Rising Grade 6 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 6 – CIT
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $250

    This camp will introduce students to the magic of traditional black and white photography. During the week, campers will learn to use film cameras, various darkroom techniques, how to develop film and will enlarge images. At the end of the week, they will have a portfolio illustrating their artistic vision. Film cameras will be provided for each camper.
  • Digital Photography | Rising Grade 3 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 3 – CIT
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $250

    Welcome to the endless possibilities of Adobe Photoshop! Campers will learn how to take successful photographs as they go on “photo shoots” around campus. They will learn introductory photo editing and computer techniques as well as how to digitally manipulate images in Adobe Photoshop. At the completion of camp, participants will have a portfolio that they have printed, illustrating their own creative vision.

    Campers are required to provide a digital camera with an SD card (in the camera) and a USB/flash drive.
  • Pool Fun | Grade 2 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 2 – CIT
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $250

    On a hot summer day, nothing beats swimming with friends! Campers will travel to the Lake Meade Community Pool where they will play some games and splash the day away. Don’t forget your goggles! Late afternoons will be spent playing indoor and outdoor games as well as socializing with friends. 
  • STEAM Camp | Rising Grades 1 - 4 — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grades 1 - 4
    8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $250

    This is a STEAM/Tech trek-themed camp where students will learn how to build custom creations using Snap Circuits® and Makey Makeys®. Campers will also use a battery and a wire to create a circuit to make greeting cards that light up. Some coding activities will also be incorporated.
  • Tennis Camp | Rising Grade 2 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 2 – CIT
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
    Fee: $250

    Learn the basics of this high-energy sport from a pro! Campers will participate in lessons in the morning and will practice their skills in the afternoon. 
  • WRV Surf Camp | Rising Grade 4 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 4 – CIT
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $400

    Whether you are a novice surfer or a shredder looking to take your skills to the next level, WRV’s unique program and expert staff will help you do it! Campers will travel to the Virginia Beach oceanfront each day to work with WRV’s team of highly qualified and CPR certified surf instructors. They will pass along their love of surfing in an unforgettable experience that is safe, fun and rewarding! 

Week 4: June 24 — June 28

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  • Storybook Camp | Rising Grades 1 - 5 — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grades 1 – 5
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $250

    Calling all writers and storytellers! Campers will plan projects around classic children’s tales, such as “Jack and the Beanstalk” and “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.” They will work together to create a parachute for Jack to escape the giant, will complete a demonstration on how eggs are strong enough to withstand the weight of a bird and will plant a bean to track its growth over time. A different book will be studied each day of the week. Campers will also study the parts of a book and will explore how our body parts work with our five senses. There are optical illusions, a hearing demonstration explaining sound waves and other fun activities. Come learn this lifelong activity for creative expression!


  • Theatre Camp "Annie" | Rising Grade 2 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 2 – CIT
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $250

    Campers will spend morning and afternoon sessions in various rehearsals learning new artistic skills, making new friends, making beautiful music and having a wonderful time! On the last day of camp, they will perform the 30-minute production for other NSA campers. On Saturday, June 29, a performance will be held for friends and family. To enable the director to assign roles prior to the first day of camp, auditions will be held in the Lower School music room at the Main Campus on May 28 from 3:15 to 5:00 p.m. and on May 29 from 3:15 to 5:00 p.m. All campers will be accepted into the show! Come join us!
  • Guitar/Ukulele | Rising Grade 2 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 2 - CIT
    8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $250

    Campers will learn guitar and ukulele chords from the beginning and will be playing songs in the first few hours. Many songs will be learned throughout the week, preparing campers to launch into having fun playing each instrument on their own or continuing with private lessons.
     
  • Pool Fun | Rising Grade 2 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 2 - CIT
    8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $250

    On a hot summer day, nothing beats swimming with friends! Campers will travel to the Lake Meade Community Pool where they will play some games and splash the day away. Don’t forget your goggles! Late afternoons will be spent playing indoor and outdoor games as well as socializing with friends. 
     
  • Community Service Camp | Rising Grade 8 - CIT — 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 8 – CIT
    12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $50

    Do you need community service hours? Help our lead counselors clean, organize and prepare for future camps or the upcoming academic year. Campers will receive 15 hours of community service for this camp.

Week 5: July 1 — July 3 (Camp Closed July 4 and 5)

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  • Breakout | Rising Grade 2 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 2 - CIT
    8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $150

    Can you escape? An escape room is a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints and strategy to complete the objectives at hand.
     
  • Pool Fun | Rising Grade 2 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 2 – CIT
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $150

    On a hot summer day, nothing beats swimming with friends! Campers will travel to the Lake Meade Community Pool where they will play some games and splash the day away. Don’t forget your goggles! Late afternoons will be spent playing indoor and outdoor games as well as socializing with friends. 
     
  • Outdoor Olympics | Rising Grade 2 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 2 – CIT
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $150

    It’s all fun and games at summer camp! Come play some camp favorites, including floor hockey, Nuke ‘em, Star Wars and Capture the Flag. What a great way to spend a week with friends!
     
  • Young Chefs | Rising Grade 1 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 1 - CIT
    8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $150

    Come learn how to cook like the pros! We will experiment with a variety of recipes and will learn exciting cooking techniques. Campers will even travel to a local restaurant for a field trip!
     

Week 6: July 8 — July 12

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  • Equestrian Camp | Rising Grade 4 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 4 – CIT
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $250

    Campers will travel to Foxtail Farm in Smithfield for a day of fun with horses. They will participate in a daily group riding lesson and a horse care activity. No previous experience is required!
  • Video Game Coding and Robotics Camp | Rising Grade 4 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 4 – CIT
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $350

    Are you ready to build robots? Integrating engineering, technology, computer science and math, Sylvan Robotics Camp at NSA provides campers with the skills to begin to understand information-based technology for the future. Campers will work with a buddy to build and program LEGO robots and will also learn computer programming through engaging, hands-on projects like animating stories and creating video games. They will learn JavaScript and Python as they design games, build apps and make incredible projects while developing critical thinking skills, problem-solving strategies and collaboration skills to express their creativity through this exciting and cool camp. 
  • WRV Surf Camp | Rising Grade 4 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 4 – CIT
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $400

    Whether you are a novice surfer or a shredder looking to take your skills to the next level, WRV’s unique program and expert staff will help you do it! Campers will travel to the Virginia Beach oceanfront each day to work with WRV’s team of highly qualified and CPR certified surf instructors. They will pass along their love of surfing in an unforgettable experience that is safe, fun and rewarding! 
     
  • Sports Camp | Rising Grade 2 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 2 – CIT
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $250

    Do you love sports but can’t pick just one? Well, this camp is for you. The possibilities are endless—volleyball, soccer, basketball, kickball, dodgeball, wiffle ball, just to name a few. Don’t be shy. Come on out and get in the game!
  • Arts and Crafts | Rising Grade 1 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 1 – CIT
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $250

    Come create with us this summer. Paint, perler beads, trash to treasure, tie-dye. . .the sky’s the limit for the cool things we’ll make together! Campers will produce some original work to take home to share!
     
  • Community Service Camp | Rising Grade 8 - CIT — 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 8 – CIT
    12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $50

    Do you need community service hours? Help our lead counselors clean, organize and prepare for future camps or the upcoming academic year. Campers will receive 15 hours of community service for this camp.

Week 7: July 15 — July 19

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  • Sports and Water Camp | Rising Grade 2 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 2 – CIT
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Field Trip: Ocean Breeze Waterpark 
    Fee: $250

    Come join us for a week full of sports and water games. The highlight of the week will be a trip to Ocean Breeze Waterpark where lunch will be included! Don’t forget your bathing suit and towel! 

     
  • Keyboard/Piano Camp | Rising Grades 2 - 4 — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grades 2 – 4
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $250

    In this crash course of keyboard/piano, campers will learn the basics of reading music, rhythm and the basic technique of how to play the piano. They will finish the week knowing how to play simple songs and with the basic foundation to continue to learn piano on their own or with a private instructor. Campers will perform a mini recital for their parents on the last day of camp! Keyboards, books and materials will be provided.
  • Nature Camp | Rising Grades 8 - 9 — July 14 - July 27 (overnight camp)

    Rising Grades 8 and 9
    Overnight Camp | July 14 – July 27
    Fee: $950 without transportation, $1,050 with transportation
    naturecamp.net
    Nature Camp Application
    Nature Camp Financial Aid Application

    Since 1942, Nature Camp has fostered an appreciation for and love of nature by inviting campers to explore the world around them through hands-on, outdoor, experiential learning. Nestled in an idyllic valley by Big Mary’s Creek in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Rockbridge County, Nature Camp hopes to inspire young people to become environmentally responsible and conscientious citizens of tomorrow, to spark a lifelong love of learning and to forge a deep and abiding connection with the natural world.

    Nature Camp is unique in its academic focus. Since its inception, Nature Camp has emphasized hands-on, place-based, experiential education in natural history and environmental studies. All applicants should be advised of the requirements to attend twice-daily classes, to maintain a notebook, to complete all (usually written) assignments, to take part in outdoor activities and to participate cooperatively in shared duties and responsibilities typical of a summer camp environment. Campers are expected to accept the academic challenges with enthusiasm, commitment and hard work. Campers reside at the campground for this two-week nature immersion program. Camp registration for Nature Camp will open on January 28 via a paper application, which is available in the Lower School Office at the Main Campus or by emailing summercamp@nsacademy.org and must be accompanied by a $150 deposit. Scholarships are available for those who qualify from the Nature Camp directly.
  • Comic Book Creations | Rising Grade 2 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 2 – CIT
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Field Trip: Dave & Buster's
    Fee: $250

    Comic book lovers of all ages can create a lasting keepsake through the fun and educational process of writing and illustrating their own comic book. Campers will use My Comic Book kits to explore their creativity and will end the week with their own full-color, 18-page, professionally printed comic book. A highlight of this weeklong camp will be a field trip to Dave & Buster’s to see well-known comic book characters come to life in contemporary video games.
  • Golf and Tennis Camp at Cedar Point Country Club | Rising Grade 2 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 2 – CIT
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $250

    Learn the basics of these two high-energy sports from the pros at Cedar Point Country Club. Campers will travel to Cedar Point Country Club for their lessons and will learn the skills and techniques of both sports before returning to NSA in the afternoons.

    Participants are encouraged to bring their own tennis rackets and golf clubs as well as a water bottle or sports drink.
  • Yoga | Rising Grade 1 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 1 – CIT
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $250

    Come and learn different yoga poses and routines. Campers will practice different mindfulness exercises and relaxation techniques. Don’t forget to wear comfortable clothes and to bring your mat.
  • Guitar/Ukulele | Rising Grade 2 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 2 – CIT
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $250

    Campers will learn guitar and ukulele chords from the beginning and will be playing songs in the first few hours. Many songs will be learned throughout the week, preparing campers to launch into having fun playing each instrument on their own or continuing with private lessons. 

     
  • Community Service Camp | Rising Grade 8 - CIT — 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 8 – CIT
    12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $50

    Do you need community service hours? Help our lead counselors clean, organize and prepare for future camps or the upcoming academic year. Campers will receive 15 hours of community service for this camp.

Week 8: July 22 — July 26

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  • Baseball Skills | Rising Grades 3 - 6 — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grades 3 – 6
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $250

    NSA Baseball Skills will help campers to develop fundamental skills while having fun with friends who share the same passion for the sport. Campers will receive instruction on hitting, pitching, fielding, catching, base running and team defense to better understand the game both mentally and physically. The importance of teamwork, self-confidence and sportsmanship will also be stressed throughout the week.

    Please bring cleats, a glove, a bat, a helmet, sunscreen, water and/or a sports drink. Campers should wear baseball attire. 
     
  • Gymnastics | Rising Grade 2 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 2 – CIT
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $250

    Children of all abilities can learn the basics of the wonderful sport of gymnastics, which teaches focus, balance, flexibility, strength and achievement. Campers will travel to Windsor Gymnastics each day where they will work with the experienced staff to learn the basics of floor tumbling, the balance beam, bars, vault and tumble track (long, in-ground trampoline). It’s a great workout for both mind and body. Come join the fun!

  • Adventure Games | Rising Grade 2 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 2 – CIT
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Field Trip: The Adventure Park at the Virginia Aquarium
    Fee: $250

    Enhance your summer with some cool indoor and outdoor adventure games. Scavenger hunts, obstacle courses, capture the flag and some friendly games of competition all add up to one adventurous summer! The highlight of the week will be a trip to the Adventure Park at the Virginia Aquarium in Virginia Beach. Your adventure awaits!

     
  • Kim Aston's Shooting Star Basketball Camp | Ages 5 - 16 — 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Ages 5 – 16
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Kim Aston ’88
    Fee: $225

    Kim Aston’s Shooting Star Basketball Camp emphasizes the development of fundamental skills. Daily instruction and station work are designed to encourage mastery of basic skills. The campers will be separated according to age and skill development to compete in games. Lunch will be provided for each camper. For more information or to register, please email Kim Aston directly at kaston@nsacademy.org.


  • Field Hockey | Rising Grades 3 - 8 — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grades 3 – 8
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $250

    NSA Field Hockey is an introduction to the game of field hockey that focuses on the fundamentals of the game. Campers will learn basic skills, positions and rules while having fun! Whether you have played before or have never picked up a stick, this camp will be great for any skill or experience level.

    Required equipment: mouthpiece, shin guards, goggles, stick, cleats/running shoes.

  • Community Service Camp | Rising Grade 8 - CIT — 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 8 – CIT
    12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $50

    Do you need community service hours? Help our lead counselors clean, organize and prepare for future camps or the upcoming academic year. Campers will receive 15 hours of community service for this camp. 


Week 9: July 29 — August 2

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  • Pool Fun | Rising Grade 2 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 2 – CIT
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $250

    On a hot summer day, nothing beats swimming with friends! Campers will travel to the Lake Meade Community Pool where they will play some games and splash the day away. Don’t forget your goggles! Late afternoons will be spent playing indoor and outdoor games as well as socializing with friends. 


  • Ceramics | Rising Grade 2 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 2 – CIT
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $250

    Come learn the basics of handbuilding and wheel throwing! Campers will learn how to work with wet clay and will also glaze fired pieces. 
  • Fashion Design | Rising Grade 1 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 1 – CIT
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $250

    Have you ever dreamed of being on the show “Project Runway?” Campers will come up with a design and will create clothing using fabric, basic sewing techniques and even sewing machines! A fashion show will be held at the end of the week to showcase our designs. 


  • Football Skill Development | Rising Grade 4 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 4 – CIT
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $250

    The NSA football camp will focus on building the fundamentals of throwing, catching, running, blocking and tackling to progress any player’s skills. This is a non-contact camp, but each player is required to bring cleats, tennis shoes (for any indoor activities) and a water bottle.


  • Nature Camp | Rising Grades 6 and 7 — July 28 - August 10 (overnight camp)

    Rising Grades 6 and 7
    July 28 – Aug 10 | Overnight Camp
    Fee: $950 without transportation, $1,050 with transportation
    naturecamp.net
    Nature Camp Application
    Nature Camp Financial Aid Application

    Since 1942, Nature Camp has fostered an appreciation for and love of nature by inviting campers to explore the world around them through hands-on, outdoor, experiential learning. Nestled in an idyllic valley by Big Mary’s Creek in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Rockbridge County, Nature Camp hopes to inspire young people to become environmentally responsible and conscientious citizens of tomorrow, to spark a lifelong love of learning and to forge a deep and abiding connection with the natural world.

    Nature Camp is unique in its academic focus. Since its inception, Nature Camp has emphasized hands-on, place-based, experiential education in natural history and environmental studies. All applicants should be advised of the requirements to attend twice-daily classes, to maintain a notebook, to complete all (usually written) assignments, to take part in outdoor activities and to participate cooperatively in shared duties and responsibilities typical of a summer camp environment. Campers are expected to accept the academic challenges with enthusiasm, commitment and hard work.

    Campers reside at the campground for this two-week nature immersion program. Camp registration for Nature Camp will open on January 28 via a paper application, which is available in the Lower School office at the Main Campus or by emailing summercamp@nsacademy.org and must be accompanied by a $150 deposit. Scholarships are available for those who qualify from the Nature Camp directly.


  • Community Service | Rising Grade 8 - CIT — 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 8 – CIT
    12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $50

    Do you need community service hours? Help our lead counselors clean, organize and prepare for future camps or the upcoming academic year. Campers will receive 15 hours of community service for this camp. 

Week 10: August 5 - August 9

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  • Sailing Camp | Ages 13 - 18 — 7:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

    Double Handed I
    Ages 13-18
    7:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
    This entry-level camp is a weeklong, full-day program that is for new sailors or for sailors graduating from the Optis who are interested in participating in high school sailing. Campers will travel to the Hampton Yacht Club to learn basic rigging fundamentals, seamanship (knots and weather), water safety, sportsmanship and confidence in sailing all points of sail from the US Sailing certified staff. This class will be taught on new RS Fevas. Lunch will also be included each day of camp!

    Required equipment: Life jacket with a whistle attached, closed-toe shoes, water bottle, sunscreen, towel and a bathing suit
     
  • Sailing Camp | Ages 8 - 12 — 7:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

    Sailing Camp
    Opti I
    Ages 8-12
    7:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
    Fee: $465
    Hampton Yacht Club Camp Waiver

    This entry-level class is a weeklong, full-day program that introduces campers to the basics of sailing. Campers will travel to the Hampton Yacht Club to learn basic rigging fundamentals, seamanship and water safety from the US Sailing certified staff. Every Thursday, campers will experience a marine science day. Lunch will also be included each day of camp!

    Required equipment: Life jacket with a whistle attached, closed-toe shoes, water bottle, sunscreen, towel and a bathing suit
     
  • Water Adventures | Rising Grade 3 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 3 – CIT
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $250

    Day 1: Campers will experience a day of fun and adventure stand-up paddleboarding in First Landing State Park. Chesapean Outdoors’ experienced staff will teach the basics of paddleboarding, water safety and will lead campers on a tour of the park’s various waterways to learn about the importance of oyster reefs and wetlands as well as to enjoy the wildlife spotted along the way.

    Day 2 is a fun day at the beach.

    Day 3: Campers will kayak with dolphins. Want more adventure? On this day of the camp, we venture out kayaking in the bay or ocean to paddle with wild, bottlenose dolphins. With over 20 years experience leading such expeditions, the knowledgeable and experienced staff at Chesapean Outdoors will educate campers on the sport of kayaking, water safety and how to safely observe wild dolphins in their natural habitat.

    Day 4 is a fun day at the beach.

    Day 5 is more fun in the sun! Campers will go crabbing, fishing, and play beach games. The ever popular SUP SQUATCH, a giant inflatable paddle board/raft that campers can ride in the surf, will be available to add to this fun-filled day in the water and on the beach. Chesapean Outdoors’ experienced staff will provide key instruction for all the surfers and will educate campers once again on the importance of water safety.
  • Arts and Crafts | Rising Grade 1 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 1 - CIT
    8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $250

    Come create with us this summer. Paint, perler beads, trash to treasure, tie-dye. . .the sky’s the limit for the cool things we’ll make together! Campers will produce some original work to take home to share!
     
  • Dog Days of Summer | Rising Grade 2 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 2 - CIT
    8:30 a.m.– 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $250

    If you love dogs, this camp is for you! Campers will learn about dog breeds, dog training, puppies, dog first aid, how to read dog body language, dog sports and more. We will have a variety of dog visitors to show us tricks, obedience skills and more. Come and have a howling good time!
     
     
  • Painting Camp | Rising Grade 2 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 2 - CIT
    8:30 a.m - 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $250

    Do you love to create with paint? This could be the camp for you! Come develop your talents in acrylic, watercolor and tempera techniques!
     
  • Harry Potter Camp | Rising Grade 1 - CIT — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 1 - CIT
    8:30 a.m - 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $250

    Come and learn about the history, mythology and science behind a magical world. Camp will include activities such as take-home group projects and experiments.
  • Community Service Camp | Rising Grade 8 - CIT — 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Rising Grade 8 - CIT
    12:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $50

    Do you need community service hours? Help our lead counselors clean, organize and prepare for future camps or the upcoming academic year. Campers will receive 15 hours of community service for this camp. 

Week 11: August 12 — August 16

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Week 12: August 19 — August 23

This week, camps will be offered by local partners to meet the needs of our NSA families. Camp flyers and full camp descriptions are provided below. To register, visit our camp partner websites. 

Camps offered through the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
Camps offered at the Suffolk YMCA through Sylvan Learning Center
Camps offered through Sylvan Learning Center (Bridge Road location)

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  • Dance Camp at Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts | Grades 1 - 8 — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Dance Camp at Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
    August 19 - 23
    8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Rising Grades 1 - 8
    110 W. Finney Ave.  ︳Suffolk, VA 23434
    Fee: $250

    Get ready to move in Suffolk Center’s Dance Camp! If you like to dance and love to have fun, this camp is for you! You will learn fundamentals and techniques in a variety of dance styles including hip-hop, modern, Latin, and more! The students will gain important information for health and taking care of their body as a dancer. They will learn different dance routines to perform a show at the end of the week. Students will also get individualized and small group instruction from top quality dance instructors.

    After-camp care is available from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for an additional $75. 

    To register, please visit the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts website. To receive a $25 early bird discount, register before April 15!
  • Sylvan Learning NSA Intro to STEM and Robotics at the YMCA | Rising Grades K - 8 — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Sylvan Learning: NSA Intro to STEM and Robotics at the YMCA
    August 19 - 23
    8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Rising Kindergarten - Grade 8
    Suffolk YMCA  ︳2769 Godwin Blvd.
    Fee: $135

    Build robots, friendships and confidence. This program will give your child a lively introduction to building and programming robots with LEGO® bricks and WeDO software.

    To register and pay in full online, please follow the instructions below.

    Select: Schedules and Registration
    Select: STEM classes
    Select: NSA Intro to STEM at YMCA

    If you have any questions or if you would like to register by phone, please call (757) 548-1247.
     
  • Sylvan Learning NSA Intro to STEM at Sylvan of Suffolk | Rising Grades K - 3 — 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Sylvan Learning: NSA Intro to STEM at Sylvan of Suffolk
    August 19 - 23
    8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Rising Kindergarten - Grade 3
    Sylvan of Suffolk  ︳3575 Bridge Rd. Suite #13, Suffolk VA, 23435
    Fee: $125

    Build robots, friendships and confidence. This program will give your child a lively introduction to building and programming robots with LEGO® bricks and WeDO software.

    To register and pay in full online, please follow the instructions below.

    Select: Schedules and Registration
    Select: STEM classes
    Select: Intro to STEM at Suffolk

    If you have any questions or if you would like to register by phone, please call (757) 548-1247.

EARLY REGISTRATION

Register by May 1, 2019 to receive a 10% discount per camp! Register for all 12 weeks of the Little Summer Saints camp to receive a 15% discount!

Payment Options

Early registration is encouraged. Camp sizes are limited. The following payment options are available:

  • Pay in full at the end of the registration process
  • Pay a $50 deposit for each camp, and pay the remaining balance in monthly installments
 

TRANSPORTATION / EXTENDED DAY

Bus service to and from the Main Campus is available to the following areas:

Benns Church
Chesapeake Square
Harbour View
Bennett's Creek

One Way: $50 per week
Round Trip: $100 per week

Extended day options are also available.
Morning Care: 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., $50 per week
Afternoon Care: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., $75 per week
Morning and Extended Care: $125 per week

Drop-in service is also available and must be paid at the end of week:
Morning Care Drop-in: $10 per day
Afternoon Care Drop-in: $20 per day
 

Camp Waivers

Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is a coeducational, college preparatory private school located in Suffolk, VA. Pre-kindergarten - Grade 12.