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Summer Camps

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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 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. 


  • 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.