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The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design
2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
June 25-29 -- for rising 6th - 8th graders
July 9-13 -- for rising 6th - 8th graders
July 23-27 -- for rising 2nd - 5th graders
August 6-10 -- for rising 2nd - 5th graders
August 13-17 -- for rising 6th - 8th graders

This Summer, The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design is excited to offer five sessions of Architecture Camp! Architecture Camp consists of exciting field trips and building challenges in which students will investigate approaches to real-world problems. Campers will become acquainted with The Branch House and Richmond's many neighborhoods through interactive tours and activities. As they explore, campers will be introduced to architects, designers, and other building systems professionals. Campers will practice observing, sketching, presenting, and building at various scales. They will use their newly learned skills in design challenges that relate to our built environment and our city. Students will complete camp with a new understanding and appreciation of the built environment around them and how they can change it.  Camp will culminate in an exhibit of student work at The Branch Museum Fall 2018.  Camp is $300 for the week, and scholarships to camp are available to students who are part of the free or reduced lunch program in the public school system. Click here to register!


Full STEAM Ahead
Career and Technical Center
13900 Hull Street Road
Midlothian, VA 23112
Thurday, July 19 from 8:30-5:00 p.m.

Full STEAM Ahead is a daylong event available to middle school girls, rising 6th through rising 9th graders, in the Greater Richmond Area. Student registration is officially open here!

Full STEAM Ahead is a conference by CodeVA dedicated to empowering young women through Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics. We inspire our students by connecting them with female role models in engaging hands-on workshops. Our speakers will share their experience as leaders in their respective industries, highlighting the importance of STEAM and the power of interdisciplinary collaboration. For more information visit or email


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!

2018 MLWGS Dragon Chess Camp
Maggie L. Walker Governor's
​1000 N Lombardy St
Richmond, VA 23220
August 13-17 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Be a part of the best chess camp in Richmond! Our camp features a custom chess curriculum developed from a broad range of resources, including ideas from Aron Nimzowitsch’s My System, Jeremy Silman’s Amatuer’s Mind, materials from the Kasparov Foundation, tactical puzzles, classic games and miniatures - as well as examples from our own scholastic games illustrating important ideas, missed opportunities, and common mistakes. Younger campers just starting out will partner with a camp counselor ‘chess buddy’ each morning and travel from session-to-session together. Campers learn in both a classroom-style and one-on-one hand’s-on setting. Each camper receives a t-shirt, chess book, and personalized binder with learning materials, game analysis to keep for future reference. Camp Information Chess Camp is open to all rising 3rd to 9th graders and will take place from August 13th to 17th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and free daycare is provided until 4:00 PM. Registration costs $325. For more info, visit our website!

Richmond Young Writers
2707 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23220

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.