Canceled: Herndon Parks & Recreation (Herndon, VA)

by Dulles Moms | March 1, 2020 1:00 am

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2020 summer camps are canceled; check back soon for modified summer opportunities.


The Herndon Parks & Recreation Department always has something exciting going on! Committed to enriching the lives of its residents, the Parks & Recreation Department oversees multiple facilities, which offer plenty of parks, activities, and opportunities for children and adults of all ages. Join an event, take a class, or play a game this year within your own community.

This summer, take a look at the department’s huge variety of Summer Camps, ideal for children and teens looking for the chance to make new friends, improve or learn new skills, and so much more! Each camp is guaranteed to entertain, excite, and enrich your child’s summer! Plus, camps are open to non-Town of Herndon residents and are offered in full-, half-, and even partial-day options, making scheduling a breeze.

2020 summer camps include:

Herndon Odyssey[3] | Ages 6-11
Multiple dates, see below

This traditional summer day camp for elementary-age kids is packed with fun! Kids not only enjoy a schedule with structured and unstructured free-time, but field trips, too! Camp activities encourage active participation in games, physical fitness, imagination, building self-confidence, and creating new friendships.

June 17-28, 2020
July 1-12, 2020
July 15-26, 2020
July 29-Aug 9, 2020

To learn more, click here[4].

Teen Discovery[5] | Ages 12-15
Multiple dates, see below

Teens spend two weeks with friends, new and old, all while traveling to summer hot spots! Each session includes travel to different locations, like amusement parks, laser tag arenas, waterparks, and more!

June 17-28, 2020
July 1-12, 2020
July 15-26, 2020
July 29-Aug 9, 2020

To learn more, click here[6].

Dance[7] | Ages 4-10
Multiple dates: click here[8], choose your preferred dance-themed camp, and view

Dance camps are a multi-art experience with daily craft projects, stories, and videos based around each theme. Plus, parents are invited to a costumed performance and a dance party on the last day of each camp!

Dance camps include Dancing Fairies; Dancing Princess; Fancy Nancy; Mermaids, Mermen, Fishes & Wishes; and Superheroes.

To learn more, click here[8].

Gymnastics[9] | Ages 4-15
Multiple dates: click here[10], choose your preferred camp, and view

Budding athletes and advanced gymnasts will learn the new skills and perfect elements of movement and tumbling during these camps! Be ready to play games and work on large motor coordination through a variety of activities.

Gymnastics camps include Acro-Gymnastics, Gymnastics, Munchkateers, and Tumbling.

To learn more, click here[10].

Nature Explorers[11] | Ages 5-8
Multiple dates, see below

Campers will enjoy hands-on activities, outdoor learning, and so much more! Each week is dedicated to a different theme, including Wing-It, Nature As Art, Grossology, Aquatic Adventures, Ahoy Matey, Buggin’ Out, and Games Galore.

June 17-21, 2020
Jun 24-28, 2020
July 1-5, 2020
July 8-12, 2020
July 16-20, 2020
July 22-26, 2020
July 29-Aug 2, 2020

To learn more, click here[12].

Preschool Play Camps[13] | Ages 3-5
Multiple dates, see below

Weeks full of arts and crafts, music, drama, games, nature, and more await the littlest campers! Each week is dedicated to a different theme, including All About Me, Community Helpers, Fun in Nature, and Time Travelers.

June 17-28, 2020
July 1-12, 2020 (No camp July 4)
July 15-26, 2020
July 29-Aug 9, 2020

To learn more, click here[14].

Jedi Engineering with LEGO Materials[15] | Ages 6-11
Aug 10-14, 2020

The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles with LEGO materials as we construct the Ewok Village on Endor, fly through space on our X-Wings, and defend the Echo Base on Hoth. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire!

To learn more, click here[16].

Jedi Engineering with LEGO Materials[15] | Ages 5-7
Aug 10-14, 2020

The Force is strong in this advanced engineering course for young Jedi! Use the force and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts to raise your X-Wing from the Dagobah swamp, challenge the AT-AT walkers on Hoth, and fly the Millennium Falcon through the Kessel Run. Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while you explore a galaxy far, far away.

To learn more, click here[16].

STEM & Pokémon with LEGO Materials[17] | Ages 7-11
Aug 17-21, 2020

Gear up for a full-day LEGO camp packed with hands-on and minds-on STEM fun! In this challenge-based program build dizzying Teacup Rides, customized Cuckoo clocks, and the historic Wright Flyer. Then surf with Blastoise, face Team Rocket, and earn badges from gym leaders on your way to the Pokémon League. Challenge yourself in the world Engineering and Pokémon in this new full-day themed camp for LEGO fanatics!

To learn more, click here[16].

Sports[18] | Ages 6-13
Multiple dates: click here[8], choose your preferred camp, and view

Whether you’re looking to develop skills in a single sport or experience a variety of sports and activities, Herndon Parks and Recreation has something for everyone. Sports camps include Aquatics, Basketball, Soccer, Multi-Sport, and Tennis.

To learn more, click here[19].

Counselor-in-Training[20] | Ages 13-15
Multiple dates: click here[16] (scroll to bottom), choose your preferred camp, and view

This opportunity gives teens the chance to learn how to plan, teach, and execute youth programs and activities. Counselors-in-Training (CITs) will work in camp units and shadow counselors while developing these skills.

To learn more, click here[16].


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Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave., Herndon, VA 20170 (Map[25])

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