Sports Camps & More

Basketball Camp I
Instructor: Todd Bowden
Grades: 1-4
Monday-Friday, July 10-14
9am-11am 1 week session
Location: Poquoson Middle School Gym
Camp will focus on basic
basketball skills and drills for play and fundamental
instruction. Camp includes fun games, and shooting
techniques. Space is limited for each session. Pre-registration required.
Fee: $75 residents/
$85 non-resident
Program: #422
Deadline: July 5

Basketball Camp II
Instructor: Todd Bowden
Grades: 5-12
Monday-Friday, July 24-28
9am-12 noon 1 week session
Location: Poquoson Middle
School Gym
Camp will focus on basic basketball skills and drills for play
and fundamental instruction. Camp includes fun games, shooting
techniques. Space is limited for each session.
Fee: $95 residents /$105 non-residents Program: #423
Deadline: July 18

Football Camp
Instructor: Elliott Duty & PHS
Football Staff
Ages: 6-18
Monday-Thursday, July 17-20
Friday will serve as weather
make-up day.
Time: 5:30pm-8pm
each evening
Location: Middle School
Stadium Field
Learn fundamentals of the game and conditioning drills to increase speed,
 coordination and techniques. All participants must pre-register. No registration
 or money taken at the field.
Fee: $65 residents/
$75 non-residents
Program: #426
Registration after July 14 is
additional $15.00.

Sports Galore & More Kid’s Camp
All sorts of sports– To Bust Your Summer Boredom
Instructor: Sybil Smith &
Darcey Chiappazzi
Ages: 6-11 Monday-Friday,
July 31-August 4
8:30am-11am (pending field trip adjustments)
Location: Poquoson
Elementary Gym
Sports Galore is the place for you! Stimulating Brain-teaser
warm-ups each morning, exciting obstacle courses, special
Guest speakers, kickball, and swimming will all be part of this
 one of a kind camp week! Thursday will feature a field trip to go roller skating;
while Friday will spend a morning at the Poquoson Pool. Enjoy new activities, new friends
and lots of exercise! Bring snack, water & sun block each day for your child. Fee: $90 residents/
$100 non-residents
Program: #430
Deadline: July 24 
 
Youth Field Hockey Camp
In Cooperation with
Peninsula Field Hockey
Officials Association & Area Coaches
Camp Director: Judi Ragan
Ages: 5-18 Boys and Girls
Date: Monday–Thursday
June 19-22
Time: 8am-10am
Location: Turf Field
Poquoson Middle School.
Increase your field hockey skills & knowledge from some of the area’s leading coaches.
 Players must come to camp with stick, shin guards, mouth guard and goggles. Camp
 t-shirt & daily snack included.
Cost: $85 for residents/
$95 non-residents
Deadline: June 12
Program# 427

Soccer Camp
Instructor: Heather Deaver
Ages 4-7
(must be 4 by start of camp)
Monday-Thursday
June 19-22
8:30-10:30am
Friday will serve as a weather
make-up day only if needed.
Location:South Lawson Park
Camp will focus on basic
soccer skills and drills for play and fundamental instruction. Camp includes fun games, and proper techniques.
Fee: $80 residents/
$90 non-resident
Program: #420
Deadline: June 9

Volleyball Camp
Instructor: Colleen Casey
Grades 4th-8th
Tuesday-Thursday, July 25, 26, 27 5:15pm-7:00pm
Location: Poq. Elementary Gym. Focus on volleyball fundamentals; from
serving to passing for game play. Lots of
interactive skills and games to put into your
volleyball play. Great camp to attend if
considering play at the next level.
Fee: $70 residents/$80
non-residents
Program: #114 Deadline: July 18

Tennis Camp
Instructor: Anthony
Coccimiglio Ages: 7-14
Monday-Thursday
June 26-29
Friday will serve as a weather
make-up day only if needed.
Times: 8am-10am
Location: PHS Tennis Courts
Learn the game essentials including serve basics,
developing hand and arm strength, & precision hitting & scoring tactics. Camp will divide children for skill instruction based on ability and age. Fee: $83 residents/
$93 non-residents
Program: #403 Deadline: June 22


Engineering
Instructor: John Hammons
Grades: Rising 2-8
July 10-13 or
July 31-August 3
Monday-Thursday
9am-12noon
Deadline: August 1 or until spots are filled.
Location: Odd Road Community Center
Learn the basics of
engineering principles to solve any problem, and how to apply the design process to build, to implement and to test your own solution. Students using the engineering process will work with tower building, bridge building, and air powered car construction. Lots of hands-on learning fun.
Fee: $130 residents/ $140 non-residents
Program: #429
Minimum 10 Max of 20.


Not your Ordinary Art Camp!
Instructor: Paula Freeman
Ages: 8-13 1:00pm-4:00pm
June 26-Monday-Thursday
Location: Odd Road
Community Center
Draw, paint & sculpt in this camp designed to bring out your inner
 bohemian artist! Enjoy the creative process as you explore the basics of
 art instruction such as line, shape, value, texture, pattern & color. Dream
 catchers, cactus paintings & watercolor pens will be part of the exploration.
 Camp artists will create several pieces of art to take home throughout the week
 and are encouraged to bring a sketchbook, any sharpies you have at home and a white t-shirt or tank for
wearable art!
Fee: $98 residents/
$108 non-residents
Deadline: June 19
Program: #427

Engineering with LEGO®
STEM FUNdamentals using LEGO® Materials
August 7-11
9am-12noon Ages 6-12
Location: Odd Road
Community Center
Power on your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and
 tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world
concepts in physics,
engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed
projects such as snowmobiles, towers, Ccatapults, & more
Design & build as never
before, & explore your
craziest ideas.There is no
prerequisite for this course.
Fee: $140 residens/
$150 non/residents
Minimum of 11
Deadline July 28.
Program: #407



Minecraft Masters using LEGO®
August 7-11
1pm-4pm Ages 6-12
Location: Odd Road
Community Center
Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO® parts! Build a
motorized walking creeper, or a terrifying Ghost, and a motorized Minecart! This project-based camp,
designed by Play-Well instructors, combines the basic format of our core engineeringthemed
programs based on the world of Minecraft. Students will explore realworld
concepts in physics,
engineering, and
architecture while building their favorite Minecraft objects. Students will have a blast, even without any prior
experience with Minecraft or LEGO® materials
Fee: $140 residens/
$150 non/residents
Minimum of 11
Deadline July 28.
Program:#408

Robotics Camp
Instructor: John Hammons
Grades: Rising grades 2-8
Choose either week:
July 10-13 Program #414 or
July 31-August 3
Program #415
Camps Run
Monday-Thursday
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Odd Road
Community Center
Campers will be introduced to the basics of
 robotics, and how to build a robot from a kit. Robots will
compete in contests just like battle bots. Lots of
construction, and problem solving using your robot will all be part of the
experience. Construct, building, design and
challenges will all be part of the camp week experience.
John Hammons is an area science teacher.
Fee: $180 residents/ $190
non-residents
Minimum 10; Max of 20
Deadline: 10 Days prior to start of camp or until spots are filled.


Girls Choice Camp Mini
Girls Grades 3-5th Grade
July 24 & 25 - Monday & Tuesday.
Camp meets daily at
8:30am. Bring a lunch each day.
This mini-camp experience
designed to enhance self-confidence, problem solving and building relationships to work together will all be part of the this summer’s Girls Choice Camp Experience for our younger campers. Explore HRA’s low ropes course and other learning
activities with Sibyl Smith and Lisa VanAhn.- National Kickboxing Gold Medalist.
Fee: $140 Residents/
$150 Non-residents
Program #405 

Girls Choice Adventure Camp
Girls Grades 6-10th Grade
July 26-28 Wednesday-Friday
Location: Meets daily at the Odd Community Center & also offsite field trips.
This unique 1 week day camp program will feature
recreation, adventure, &
creativity designed to cultivate teamwork, personal development and leadership skills to embrace your teenage years as a girl. This stimulating and rewarding week of mental and physical challenges will include field trips and workshops to provide tools for your developing teens girl to work through stress, center her mind and build confidence in a supportive environment, while building self-esteem and coping skills.  Led by Sibyl Smith,
Certified Personal Trainer &
Nutrition Coach. Activities will include teambuilding &
problem solving activities on both a high & low ropes course, and meditation.All trips/transportation and supplies included. 
Fee: $ 205 residents/
$215 non-residents
Program: # 406
Deadline: July 17
$100 Deposit due by May 1.
Remaining Balance Due
by June 16.
Chocolate!
It’s A Matter To Melt
Instructor: Maryann Boho
August 7, 8, 10 & 11
(No Camp August 9)
Ages: 7-13
Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Municipal Building
Chocolate is not just for candy bars and M&M’s. Learn the process to melt, dip & create wonderful fruits & treats from candy to pretzels. Learn about flavorings for chocolate and how
chocolate around the globe varies for cooking.Please inform us of any food allergies at the time of registration.
All supplies provided.
Fee: $115 residents/
$125 non-residents
Program: #418 2-5pm;
Deadline: August 1 

Become the Cake Boss!
Instructor: Maryann Boho
Wilton Trained Instructor
Beginners Week: June 19, 20,22 and 23 (No class Wednesday June 21.) 4 day camp. 2-5pm Program #412

Intermediate Week: July 10, 11, 13 & 14 (No class
Wednesday July 12)
Time: 6-9pm
Location Municipal Building
Program # 413

Ages: 7-13
Location: Municipal Building
This one week camp is
designed to be an intensive hands on session to teach students the basic decorating skills needed
 to decorate cakes and pastries. Learn to properly ice a cake, decorate using buttercream icing
 and other fun skills. Students will get to take home their work and enjoy it. Learn the tools of the trade. Please inform us of any food allergies at the time of registration.
All supplies provided.
Fee: $125 residents/
$135 non-residents

Cooking with Kids: Get Your Just Desserts
Instructor: Maryann Boho
July 10, 11, 13 & 14 (No class Wednesday July 12)
Camp is 4 days.
Time: 2-5pm Ages: 7-13
Location: Municipal Building
Do you enjoy working with food & creating? This week is dedicated to your sweet tooth.
 Enjoy making simple desserts for special occasions & entertaining. Learn how to make cheesecakes, tortes,
 dessert cups & more. Please inform us of any food allergies at the time of registration.
All supplies provided.
Fee: $115 residents/
$125 non-residents
Program: #416 2-5pm;
Deadline: July 5
 

Advanced Cake Decorating
Instructor: Maryann Boho
August 7,8,10, & 11
No Camp August 9
Ages: 9-14
Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Municipal Building
Take your cake Decorating skills to another level! Learn from a Certified Cake
decorator. Working with
buttercream icing, fondant & Gumpaste. Learn how to make daisies, mums, & more. Learn to cover cake using homemade fondant and a painted design. Students will bake their own cakes/
cupcakes during class. All treats made & decorated are sent home with students.
Get ready to DECORATE.
Please note any food allergies with registration. Camp fee includes all supplies.
Prerequisite: Beginner/
Intermediate cake
decorating camp
with instructor
All supplies provided.
Fee: $125residents/
$135 non-residents
Deadline: August 1
Program #419

Sailing Camps


 Discover the magic of sailing your own boat!
Everyone can learn to sail. These skills learned can be used and enjoyed for a lifetime. Join our U.S. Sailing Certified Instructors for sailing camp on Back River in Poquoson this summer. Camps will sail in sunfish sail boats. Camp will depart from the Municipal Building at 830 Poquoson Avenue each day and van to Messick Point– the base operations for all sailing programs in the City.
Participants will take a swim test as required on the first day of camp. All
students must be able to swim 50 yards with & without life jacket and tread
water for 5 minutes.

Registration: $75 deposit to reserve your spot and due at initial registration.
Remainder due 15 days prior to the start of camp.
New in ‘17 Camp Schedule: Camp Programs are set up to run
Monday-Thursday.
Each week Friday will be designated as a make up day for inclement weather.

Fridays will be used only if necessary and you will be notified during your camp
week if Friday make up time will be used. This is at the discretion of the staff.

Dates         Times                 Cost:(Resident/non-Resident) Program#

June 26-29 9:00am-2:00pm $225/$235                                     200
Firecracker Special Short Program
July 5-7 (3-day) 9:00am-2:00pm $175/$185                             201

July 10-13 9:00am-2:00pm   $225/$235                                     202
July 17-20 9:00am-2:00pm $225/$235                                       203
July 24-27 9:00am-2:00pm $225/$285                                       204
July 31-Aug. 3 9:00am-2:00pm $225/$235                              205

Levels of Instruction
During sailing camps all levels and experience are welcome. No prior sailing experience is required. As part of the week’s instruction participants will gain knowledge of boat rigging, basic sailing, water safety & points of sail. Campers may and are recommended to attend camp more than once, we would love to see you more than once this summer, as many skills are practiced &
reinforced to grasp the fundamentals with boat and water time.

Are you an experienced camper? If you are an experienced sailor, we will ask you to tell us about your experience on your health and waiver form. Our
instructors will modify instruction as needed based on this information.
Instruction for experienced sailors will include more advanced boat handling maneuvers and as necessary more advanced equipment.
Campers will gain experience on both sunfish as well as a large Catalina
Sailboat.

Instructors and Ratios: All camp programs will be led by US Sailing Certified Level 1 instructors. Natalie Ross, Camp Director and head instructor is an
experienced sailor. She currently directs and coaches the Poquoson High School Competition Sailing Team and was a member of the CNU sailing team. Courses will not exceed 10 students per session. All instructors are CPR and First Aid certified. Camp meets daily at determined sites in Poquoson as wind
conditions warrant. All ramps in Poquoson. Register at Poquoson Office of Community Recreation, 830 Poquoson Avenue; Participant spaces will fill quickly.