summer camps in lynchburg, va

Keep your kids active through fun, educational, and exciting summer camps in Lynchburg, VA. Ranging from VBS to outdoor nature camps, here are some of this year's best summer camps in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Anointed Place Summer Camp

3114 Memorial Ave. Lynchburg, VA 24501

June 5th through July 31st

Summer is almost here and that means school is almost out! Are you seeking a summer camp to send your son or daughter? Look, no further! The Anointed Place Summer Camp has a loving staff on site that provides excellent care and child development for ages 5-12 years old.


Archery Mini Camp 

Armstrong Gym: 1721 Monsview Pl. Lynchburg, VA 24504

July 31st through August 2nd

Campers will learn about this age-old sport as they practice skills and improve their form in this three day mini-camp. Participants will be introduced to parts of the bow and arrow, different types of bows, and will learn how to safely handle and use the equipment. Tips and techniques will be shared on how to improve shooting accuracy and have fun with a variety of practice targets. All equipment provided. 


Adult Art Camp

Classroom 304 at Miller Center: 301 Grove St. Lynchburg, VA 24501

Lynchburg artists will enjoy five days of exploring visual arts and discovering the pleasure of creative expression. Camp will feature personalized instruction by the 7-Hills Art Club. Classes include acrylic painting, watercolor, drawing, sketching, and more. Materials, morning coffee, and a daily boxed lunch are included. The week will culminate with a celebration and exhibit for family and friends! Register by 5/9.


Bounce About Summer Camp

3405 Candlers Mountain Rd. Lynchburg, VA 24502

June through July 

Summer is the perfect time for kids of all ages to discover the world around them. Bounce About is now offering several types of summer camps from Kindergarten up to age 13. Drop-off will start at 9:30am (unless you choose extended day for those who work or need the extra time) and pick up will be at 5:30pm; Monday through Friday. Sign up for one week or all the weeks, no week will be alike.


Camp Happiness

Lynchburg Humane Society: 1211 Old Graves Mill Rd. Lynchburg, VA 24502

June through July

The Center for Pets is offering 7 weeks of summer camps for children of all ages! All camps include guest speakers, special animal guests, crafts, activities, snacks, a Camp Happiness t-shirt & playtime with the pets. 


Camp Kum-Ba-Yah

4415 Boonsboro Rd. Lynchburg, VA 24503

8 sessions of camp ranging from June-August

Camp Kum-Ba-Yah has offered quality outdoor enrichment day camp experiences for children in central Virginia for over 65 years. Nestled in the heart of Lynchburg, Camp Kum-Ba-Yah offers 40+ acres for campers to explore the natural world around them, experience personal discovery through new and challenging activities in a safe and encouraging environment, and an opportunity to cultivate friendships through shared responsibility and community.


Kayak and Canoe Paddling Camp

Canoe Ramp at Ivy Creek Park: 188 Clemmons Lake Pl. Lynchburg, VA 24503

June 4th through June 8th

Get ready for a fun and action-packed week on the water filled with paddlesports, skill building and teamwork. Campers will explore the basics of canoeing and kayaking while learning how to stay safe on the water.


LCA Theatre Camp @ Bulldog Theatre

Bulldog Theatre: 100 Mountain View Rd. Lynchburg, VA 24502

July 16th through July 27th

The LCA Theater Camp will meet for Two Full Weeks. The camp is designed for the novice actor entering grades 2 through 9. The camp is an intensive introduction to acting and theater for the beginning actor. Our goal is to teach basic acting skills to each child. 


Local Superheroes Emergency Services Camp

Community Room 102 at Miller Center: 301 Grove St. Lynchburg, VA 24501

June 25th through June 29th

Campers will have the unique opportunity to travel to different locations each day and engage with members of law enforcement, fire and rescue and other essential city services.


Make and Bake Camp

Community Room 102 at Miller Center: 301 Grove St. Lynchburg, VA 24501

June 18th through June 22nd

Campers will develop kitchen safety and baking techniques, while discovering new ingredients they may have never seen before. Create a new dish daily, with the help of the instructor. Camp will conclude with a homemade snack for family and friends.


Master Chef Jr. Camp

Community Room 102 at Miller Center: 301 Grove St. Lynchburg, VA 24501

July 16th through July 20th

In this culinary camp, students will learn about kitchen safety, cooking techniques, and knife skills while discovering new ingredients they may have never seen before. With the help of the instructor, students will create a new dish daily. This camp will conclude with a homemade lunch for family and friends. 


The Mission

Liberty University: 1971 University Blvd. Lynchburg, VA 24515

The journey in Lynchburg, is not yet complete. We have a mission to finish..."The Mission" continues. Please join us as we head back to Liberty for a week, that I can guarantee will change your life! Every teen is welcome and we cannot wait to see what God has in store.


Nature Summer Camps

Lynchburg College: 1501 Lakeside Dr. Lynchburg, VA 24501

Multiple camp sessions June-July | For ages 5-12 & grades 6th-8th

Campers have plenty of fun while learning about the diversity of plants and animals in the center’s woodlands, grasslands, freshwater streams, and beautiful stretch of the Big Otter River. Free play, supervised hikes and river splashing also help introduce campers to the wonders and beauty of nature in Virginia.


Play! Summer Day Camp

Armstrong Gym: 1721 Monsview Pl. Lynchburg, VA 24504

June 11th through July 27th

Looking for something fun for your active child to do this summer? Play Camp will introduce your child to a variety of sports and games. Participants will improve skills, learn new drills, be with friends and stay active for seven weeks.


Project Runway Jr. Camp

Community Room 102 at Miller Center: 301 Grove St. Lynchburg, VA 24501

July 9th through July 13th

Fashion is more than an interest, it’s a passion. Modeled from the reality TV show, students will be challenged to design and create a new fashion item each day using a theme and abstract materials. Each session will close with a critique from our Parks & Recreation panel of judges. 


Rivermont EPC Vacation Bible School

2424 Rivermont Ave. Lynchburg, VA 24503

June 25th through June 29th

Join Rivermont EPC Vacation Bible School for a fun-filled week. June 25-29, 2018 Monday - Friday, 9 am to Noon. Student registration begins April 22.


Shipwrecked Vacation Bible School

Timberlake United Methodist Church: 21649 Timberlake Rd. Lynchburg, VA 24502 

July 8th through July 12th

Venture onto an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive. Anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through life's storms. Each day at Shipwrecked VBS, kids travel and learn new adventures. 


Splash Canyon Vacation Bible School 

Chestnut Hill Baptist Church: 5225 Fort Ave. Lynchburg, VA 24502

This year’s theme is “Splash Canyon” and it promises to be a wild ride! New this year, adults will have classes, too. Adults will begin with Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. and conclude with Rev. Roger Roller, of Roger Roller Evangelistic Association, each night from 8:00 to 8:45 p.m.


Stop Motion Animation Film Camp

Classroom 304 at Miller Center: 301 Grove St. Lynchburg, VA 24501

July 23rd through July 27th

Bring toys to life through stop motion by combining different art skills to create a movie. Students will learn the patient process of stop motion animation by developing a story-board, building characters, scenery, filming and editing. Camp will end with a debut screening for friends and family on the big screen in Miller Theater. 


Student Life Camp

Liberty University (facilitated by Mount Vernon Baptist Church): 1971 University Blvd. Lynchburg, VA 24515

July 9th through July 13th

Rather than reduce God to a single attribute like “love” or “judge” students will encounter an Almighty creator God who is above us, with us in His Son Jesus, and worthy of our trust because He will never change or fail. Students will have a clear picture of not only God’s character, but also how He relates to people. They will return home with a firm theological and relational foundation to form a God-centered worldview and decision-making process.


Summer Camp

Hosted by Cub Scout Pack 7 of Lynchburg, VA at Heritage United Methodist Church: 582 Leesville Rd. Lynchburg, VA 24502

June 11th through June 15th

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.


Summer at the Center: Diamond Hill

Diamond Hill Center: 1600 Monroe St. Lynchburg, VA 24504

June 11th through August 3rd

Summer at the Center offers youth a full day of play. From traditional games and crafts to cultural arts and enrichment, there is something for everyone. Plus there is plenty of outdoor play, weekly pool visits, days in the parks, hikes on the trail, summer sports, and more to explore, Lunch and snacks are provided.


Summer at the Center: Yoder

Yoder Center: 109 Jackson St. Lynchburg, VA 24504

June 11th through August 3rd

Summer at the Center offers youth a full day of play! From traditional games and crafts to cultural arts and enrichment, there is something for everyone. Plus there’s plenty of outdoor play: weekly pool visits, days in the parks, hikes on the trail, summer sports, and more to explore. Lunch and snack are provided.


Survivor Camp

Community Room 102 at Miller Center: 301 Grove St. Lynchburg, VA 24501

June 11th through June 15th

Outwit, outplay, outlast! Spend an adventurous afternoon in our parks learning essential outdoor survival skills such as water treatment, shelter building, basic first aid, map and compass, cooking and SOS signals. Skills and activities will be reinforced through games, competition and teamwork.


Vacation Bible School

Thomas Road Baptist Church: 1 Mountain View Rd. Lynchburg, VA 24502

June 10th through June 14th

It is a week of fun, epic activities and games, and adventurous Bible stories for children who are just completing Kindergarten through 5th grade.