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Girls In Science Camp-In: Invent Your Future
Science Museum of Virginia
2500 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Saturday, March 24 - Sunday, March 25 from 6 pm to 9 am

Middle School girls join forces with professional women to learn all about inventors and innovation in this overnight adventure. Discover how to work through the design process, explore engineering concepts in hands-on workshops, get inspired by a guest speaker, and watch Dream Big in the Dome. Bring your best problem solving skills, your outstanding ideas and your imagination!  Pre-registration is required; $10 per child and $10 per adult. One adult chaperone is required for every four girls. Call 804.864.1400 to register or for more information. Girls in Science is recommended for middle school-aged girls and is sponsored by DuPont.


Service Academy Day 2018
Paramount Theater
215 East Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Saturday, March 24, 2018 
10:00am - 1:00pm (Doors open at 9:30am)

Senator Mark R. Warner invites high school and middle school students, their parents, and guidance counselors to Academy Day 2018. Attendees will be provided a comprehensive overview of the United States service academies
and their admission processes. In addition, students will be able to meet with officials from all five academies as well as representatives from ROTC programs, Virginia Tech, and the Virginia Military Institute. Representatives from Virginia Congressional offices will be available to answer questions regarding the application procedures for congressional nominations. Click here for more information!


Archaeology – Spring Break Camp
Henricus Historical Park Rd.
Chester, Virginia 23836
​April 2 – 6th, 9 – 4 p.m.
Ages 8 - 12

  • Learn archaeology excavation technologies and techniques
  • Participate in field laboratory activities
  • Sort, clean, repair and identify artifacts
  • Work with 400 year old maps; learn to identify the environment of the past
  • See how archaeology can help create a “living history museum” like Henricus
  • Take a field trip to an active archaeological “dig”

Call 804-318-8797 to Register


2018 Peace Essay Contest
Richmond Peace Education Center
3500 Patterson Avenue
Richmond VA 23221
Deadline April 26

The annual Peace Essay contest sponsored by the Richmond Peace Education is now open for entries. The theme for this year’s contest is “Remembering All of Virginia’s History.” The writing prompt asks students what people or events are not included among Virginia’s monuments? What new monument could help tell a more complete history, and build understanding and respect among all Virginians? They’re asked to describe what a new monument might look like and where it might it be placed. The contest is open to all elementary, middle, and high school students in Virginia. It offers a top prize of $100 in each of four grade divisions: K-2, 3-5, middle, and high school. Seven additional cash prizes are awarded in each division. Teachers are encouraged to use the contest’s writing prompt as they prepare students for the annual SOL writing tests. Click here for more information.


Saint Gertrude High School Summer Camps
3215 Stuart Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221
June 11-15 and June 18-22

Summer is here. Let the fun begin! Register today. June 11 - 15 & June 18 - 22. Open to girls, rising 5th - 9th grade. Offerings: Cooking, Theatre Arts, Sewing, Coding, Robotics, Art, STEAM, Irish Dance, Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Basketball, CPR & First Aid, Knitting & Crochet.  To see full camp listings or to register, click here.


From Jump Rope to Stethoscope
Application available: April 2018
Program dates: July 2018
Rolling admissions; apply early 

The VCU Pipeline endeavors to increase student diversity within each of the VCU health sciences schools with the purpose of creating a culturally competent health care workforce. 
It’s never too early to jump-start a student’s interest in science and health careers.  Middle school programs vary greatly and provide exposure to health careers, tutoring, and life-skill development. From Jump Rope to Stethoscope is a community outreach program offered through the VCU Health System Human Resources’ Office of Workforce Development and Strategy to introduce children to the health care field through a wide variety of experiences, including nursing camps, school career days, hospital tours and health care clubs. Click here for more information!


Richmond Young Writers
2707 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Click here for the WINTER/SPRING 2018 SCHEDULE!

Click here for the 2018 Summer Camp Schedule!

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.