YMCA Camp Heron - Great Bridge/Hickory Family YMCA | YMCA of South Hampton Roads

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At YMCA Camp Heron at the Great Bridge/Hickory Family YMCA, kids have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence and make lasting memories. And, of course, it’s fun too. Activities include theme-based weeks, field trips, music and dance, arts & crafts, sports, outdoor play, recreational swimming, special family events and more.

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Kinder Camp for ages 4 and 5
Rising kindergartners are introduced to summer day camp. They will experience the same camp activities that school-age campers enjoy. Kinder campers will have more individualized attention and more activities spread across shorter time periods. They will also enjoy time for relaxation.

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School-Age Day Camp for ages 5 to 12; Sports Camps and Specialty Camps for ages 5 to 12

Children ages 5 to 12 have the option to choose traditional day camp or to explore new interests in camps like Crazy Science, Animal Expedition, Awesome Art and more. Click here for a list of session descriptions.

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Teen Adventure Camp for ages 11 to 14
Teen Adventure Camp is designed to keep teens active and engaged in a variety of activities designed to build friendships and develop interpersonal and leadership skills. Campers spend their week travelling to local venues and participating in exciting activities such as rock climbing, kayaking, beach trips, overnights and more!

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Leadership Development Camp for ages 13 to 17
Teens will discuss a series of topics to help develop into leaders in their communities. They will focus on learning about themselves, what they have to offer, college and career planning and 21st century skills.

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Registration opens February 1. To complete your registration, please bring the following documents to the Great Bridge/Hickory Family YMCA:

  • Proof of child's birth
  • Up-to-date shot records
  • Up-to-date physical
  • Medication form (if applicable)

When you register, there is a $50 nonrefundable registration fee and a $25 deposit for each week of camp, which is refundable until June 1. Register in February and save 50% off the registration fee.

The YMCA of South Hampton Roads is dedicated to putting Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.