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Nature Camp
For rising 6-8th grade students
Dates: June 17-21; July 15-19, 2019


Our summer Nature Camp at the Rice Rivers Center returns! We will explore the natural world through hands on science at VCU’s river campus and spend plenty of time adventuring outdoors. Along with learning about the James River watershed, we will meet researchers from the prothonotary warbler team (Team Warbler) and the Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program. Join us at our beautiful 350 acre campus on the James River.


Full STEAM Ahead
June 29, 2019
8:15- 4:30 p.m.

Full STEAM Ahead will be held at the VCU Engineering Building on Saturday, June 29th, 2019. Student Registration for Full STEAM Ahead (FSA 2019) is available to rising 6th-rising 9th grade girls in the Greater Richmond Metro Area! Check out our Workshop Tracks, select your favorite, then register below! Each student may only register for one track.

FSA will take place at the VCU Engineering Building on June, 29th. Students check in will begin at 8:15 am and the event will last until approximately 4:30 pm. Due to limited space, we ask that parents enjoy some free time while the students experience the conference independently. No chaperones are required! Lunch will be provided.

For more information click here.


Richmond Young Writers
2707 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23220


RYW summer camps are week-long, creativity-sparking experiences during which young writers bond over the ecstasy and misery of storytelling.

Each camp week features a revered guest star - a published author, an inspirational community leader, a brilliant musician, etc. - as well as a sharp look at a favorite genre, plenty of writing time, snacks and camaraderie.

Please note the age group and time frame when you’re registering for camps, as we have two camps per week and each is geared toward a specific age range. We can accommodate students who fall within 6 months of the starting age if they’re already showing a commitment to writing and can work in a group setting with older writers. Click here for details!


St. Gertrude High School Summer Camps
3215 Stuart Avenue
Richmond, VA  23221
June 10 - 14 & June 17 - 21 
Open to girls, rising 5th - 9th grade 

Summer is here. Let the fun begin! Offerings: Cooking, Theatre Arts, Sewing, Coding, Robotics, Art, STEAM, Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, CPR & First Aid, Knitting & Crochet.
To see full camp listings or to register, visit​

The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design
2501 Monument Ave.
Richmond, VA 23220
2019 Architecture Camp Dates (for rising 6th through 8th graders)
Register NOW
Registration Fee: $300

Architecture Camp is a 5 day experience that immerses campers in the world of architecture and design. The Branch house is their workshop, as they learn to appreciate the built environment that surrounds them, and most importantly, how they can improve it in a positive way! Campers are challenged to think critically about architecture, and empowered to believe that design can improve quality of life, and impact their community. Campers participate in projects that involve 2-D and 3-D design challenges and learn about professional careers in design.

Architecture Camp is a program for rising 6th through 8th grade students using the Branch House as a learning tool and art object. Camp curriculum explores all steps of the building and design process using Virginia Standards of Learning and STEAM principals that drive education today. Campers work with different materials and learn about building techniques, methods of construction, observation techniques and figurative sketching while using the Branch House as a workshop.

Campers will: Learn about Richmond’s rich architectural history and contemporary architecture; use inventive and resourceful design to improve their quality of life and impact their community; be introduced to design related careers and professional opportunities. For questions regarding Architecture Camp, please contact us here

Saturday/Summer Enrichment Programs (SEP)
School of Education
William & Mary
301 Monticello Avenue
Williamsburg, VA 23185

SEP is an academically challenging program with an emphasis on inquiry-based learning for students. The program is not meant to supplant the regular school curriculum; rather, it recognizes the importance of allowing able youngsters to explore additional specialized areas of science, mathematics, humanities, and arts. Course activities are compatible with the expected achievement of talented students at specific grade and age levels. Registration for Summer Sessions closes on June 1,2019.


The Forge 
Science Museum of Virginia
2500 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220-2057

Science, technology, engineering and math are at the heart of making things. The Museum’s new permanent makerspace, The Forge, harnesses the power of the maker movement, celebrates innovation and encourages guests to roll up their sleeves to create. Part showroom and part workshop, The Forge both celebrates and demonstrates the process of design and fabrication.  Click here for more information!

Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology (BLAST) Program 

Check out this FREE opportunity for current 8th and 9th grade students to interact with other students from Virginia who are interested in the excitement of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)! BLAST will offer dynamic three-day residential summer experiences on the campuses of Old Dominion University, Virginia Tech and University of Virginia in the summer of 2019. Through innovative hands-on sessions taught by faculty members and staff, students will explore the fun and excitement of STEM while residing in a college dorm. Visit to learn more and apply today!


This list of community events and opportunities is presented as a courtesy and in good faith for OHS families. Events and organizations listed are not affiliated with or endorsed by OHS in any official capacity and we encourage you to look into them to make sure they are the right fit for your family.