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Best 2024 Sailing Summer Camps in Virginia

Many of our Virginia Sailing Camps are still adding to their info on their 2024 Summer Camps, Programs, Activities & Classes.

You can contact each camp you are interested in to get the latest info on all their 2024 Summer Sailing Programs for Teens and Kids.

Early-Bird & Multiple Camper Discounts at Virginia Sailing Camps for Summer 2024

Some of the Best 2024 Sailing Camps in Virginia offer "Early Bird" and/or Multiple Camper Discounts if you enroll in camp before a certain date, or if you are enrolling more than one camper -- check each camp's listing & website for more info, and for info on any available Sailing Camp Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Summer Sailing Camps, Programs, Workshops, & Classes in Virginia are Starting in July, 2024

Many of our Virginia Sailing Camps offer Summer Sailing Programs, Activities, Workshops & Classes starting in July, 2024.

Be sure to check the "Year-Round Programs and Other Camp Info" headings of each camp listing for specifics, or give any Sailing Camp you're interested in a call to check on Summer dates, times and availability.

Summer 2024 Sailing Camp Open Houses & Reunions

Many of our Sailing Camps will be hosting Summer Reunions for their previous campers, and Summer Open Houses for interested new campers and families. Each camp is different, and some offer activities for the entire family.

Contact the camp(s) directly to see if there are any Camp Reunion or Open House Plans for July, 2024.

Best Virginia Summer Sailing Day Camps Starting in July, 2024

Looking for a Great Virginia Sailing Day Camp? Look at each camp's TYPE OF CAMP description. Many of our Best Virginia Day Sailing Camps also list their exact hours, and if they offer before and after camp activities.

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Sailing Camps, Classes & Sailing Programs

Many of our Best Virginia Summer Sailing Camps also offer Year Round Sailing Camp Programs, Classes, and Activities. You should contact the camps you are interested in to see if they offer Fall, Winter and/or Spring Sailing Programs, too.

Best Virginia Summer Sailing Camp Jobs

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Deep Creek Landing
Newport News, Virginia

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200 Old Marina Lane
Newport News, Virginia 23603



CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: This is knot your typical summer sailing camp! Our youth summer sailing camp is open to the public and is for ages 5 to 13. No matter if child has never seen a boat before or has spent some time on the water, this is a summer camp that your child can learn and have fun to promote lifelong sailing skills.

Sailing, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located right on Deep Creek, with easy access to James River. Check our website for more information!

CAMP FACILITIES: We have floating docks, brand new Optimists, coach boat, restrooms, classroom, and Ship Store.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: All our sailing instructors are US Sailing Instructor Level 1 certified, CPR and First Aid certified, and US Center SafeSport certified.

Our camps are 1 week long from 8:30am to 3:30pm We start June 21 and go until August 13.

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Virginia Sailing Camps

Be sure to ask each Virginia Sailing Camp about the amount of sailing instruction and the overall intensity of their sailing program.

Some Top Virginia Sailing Camps offer rigorous daily sailing training and lots of intensive sailing experience. Other great Virginia Camps offer sailing as an elective or recreational activity with much less training and intensity.

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Hampton YC
Hampton, Virginia

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4707 Victoria Blvd
Hampton, Virginia 23669


TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Half Day or Full Day, 2 weeks long

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Come sailing with us! We incorporate how to sail with marine science and fun, in a safe learning environment. We also partner with VA Air & Space Center to provide a STEM & sailing adventure. Scholarships available.

Sailing, Science, Math, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Located behind the Virginia Air and Space Center, about 10 minutes off I64

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 2 classrooms with a bathroom and boy/girl changing rooms. We have a well-kept floating dock for all our boats to launch off. We are on Sunset Creek, so we have nice sheltered waters to sail on if the Chesapeake Bay is too rough to sail on.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: All of our instructors are US Sailing certified. We run classes for kids from ages 6-18 on our club-owned Optimists, club 420s, Open Bics, Sonar keelboats and canoes. Once you have mastered the basics of sailing, you may move up through our intermediate and advanced classes. We also offer classes for kids who just want to mess around in boats.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Scholarships are available for those needing financial aid.

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Offer Day & Overnight Options

Some Virginia Sailing Camps offer BOTH Day and Overnight Camp options. Be sure to check each camp's description under "TYPE OF CAMP" for complete information, and exact hours.

Some Virginia Sailing Day Camps also offer Extended Camp Hours for Early Camper Drop-Off and Pick Up. If you need these services, you should contact the camp to confirm availability.


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HYC Summer Sailing Camp
Hampton, Virginia

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4707 Victoria Blvd.
Hampton, Virginia 23669



CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Send your child to a summer camp he/she will not forget! This is not your typical sailing camp.

Sailing, Adventure, Science, Math, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Hampton Yacht Club.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We incorporate sailing with marine science and fun; play on-the-water games like Quidditch, Tennis Ball Tag, Turbo Basketball, Highway, and more! For 2016, we have partnered with the Virginia Air & Space Museum to provide a math, science and sailing adventure for children ages 8 to 12. Every first Friday we will host a Pirate Day, where campers get to dress like pirates and do various pirate activities, including a treasure hunt. During each session, we will have a Parent Day where parents are encouraged to come watch what their child has learned throughout the camp, and of course take pictures! After completing each course, sailors are sent home with a card showing which objectives and goals they have accomplished throughout the course.

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Camp Hanover
Mechanicsville, VA

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3163 Parsleys Mill Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

CAMPER AGES: 7 to 17 (entering grades 2 through 12)

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. 2 nights, 3 nights, 1 week and 2 week camps.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

Sailing, Adventure, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Wilderness/Nature, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Music/Band, Theater, Soccer, Team Sports, and more. Horseback Riding, Sailing, Leadership Training, Parent & Child, Grandparent & Child

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Hanover is a short 30 minute drive northeast from Richmond, VA easily accessible from I-295 and I-64. Situated on nearly 600 acres of forests and fields, with miles of hiking trails and a 14 acre lake, Camp Hanover is a sanctuary of natural beauty that many a wild critter calls home.

CAMP FACILITIES: 600 acres, 40 cabins and longhouses, outdoor swimming pool, dining hall, 14-acre lake with fishing, canoeing, paddle boats, volley ball court, ball field, campfire areas, hiking trails, high ropes course, challenge course, climbing wall, arts and crafts, 4-square, garden, farm animals, platform tent area, and The Mud Slide (a camper favorite!)

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our programs are designed to foster small group experiences. Two counselors and 10 to 12 coed campers live in "family groups" where they plan, play, laugh, worship and grow together, working to build a Christ-centered community of trust, openness, sharing and forgiveness.

Opportunities abound for making new friends, meeting people from around the world and round the corner, learning and practicing outdoor living skills, developing individual talents and leadership abilities, taking responsibility for and care of God's world, and having barrels of fun.


FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family Camp. Parent & Child, Grandparent & Child.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Established in 1957, Camp Hanover has offered residential Christian camp programs for elementary, middle and high school youth for over 55 years as the outdoor ministry of the Presbytery of the James. A fully accredited member of the American Camp Association, Camp Hanover continues to meet or exceed the camping industry's standards for safe operation, employing best practices to maintain a summer camping program of the highest quality.

Visit Our Camp Website Link: for full program details. 2-night, 3-night, 1-week, and 2-week camps are offered weekly beginning June 16 through August 21. Traditional residential camps, as well as offsite adventure trips, horseback camps, music, drama & art camps, sailing camps and Leadership Training camps are offered throughout the summer.

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Camp Piankatank
Virginia Location(s)

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PO Box 435
1586 Stampers Bay Road
Hartfield, Virginia 23071


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TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Weekend Family Camps

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers. All Boy Campers. All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian. Virginia Baptist Mission Board
Baptist General Association of Virginia

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: We realize how few events there are for families affected by autism. As a result, we wanted to offer a family friendly, Christian environment for the entire family. During our Autism Family Camp, parents have time to network with other families, siblings have activities just for them, and more. Overall the whole family has a great opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, socially, and emotionally.

Sailing, Adventure, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Wilderness/Nature, Travel, Horses/Equestrian, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are 1 1/2 hours East of Richmond on the Piankatank River on 100 acres of wooded/waterfront property. Our location makes us ideal for land and water based activities. Currently, we have a popular sailing program and an adventurous outdoor education program. One of the highlights of our property is a 30 acre island just off of our waterfront. Some of our tracks canoe out to the island and spend a night during the week (weather permitting).

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 3 large, very comfortable cabins with indoor plumbing and central heat and a/c. We also have a swimming pool, pavilion, dining hall, activity hall, boathouse,and large fields for sports.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: “Camp Piankatank Summer Camp and Retreat center seeks to be a place where children, youth, and adults can enjoy God’s creation along the Piankatank River in a Christian retreat environment that encourages physical, spiritual, social, and emotional growth..”

Our goal is to glorify God by pointing others to Him, whether that’s through our summer camp program, or through the retreats that we plan or host. Camp Piankatank is a Christian summer camp and retreat center owned by the Baptist General Association of Virginia, and located on the beautiful Piankatank River.

During the summer, Camp Piankatank becomes what it was meant to be from the beginning, a summer camp. For many years, Camp Piankatank was operated as just a summer camp. This is our passion, this is why Camp Piankatank exists, and this is why so many people love this place – they have experienced the live-changing power of Christ at Camp Piankatank, and can point to the very place at camp that they first accepted him as their Lord and Savior.

Meet the Directors

Steve and Niki Gourley have been Directors at Camp Piankatank since 2006. They both have a long history at the camp, and have a passion for camp ministry. They understand the impact that camp can and does have on a child’s life, and that’s why they continue to serve here.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We offer a CIT training program for students ages 15-17. After being accepted through the application process, CIT's come for a week of training alongside our counseling staff. During the summer, they attend two weeks of camp as a CIT. Each week costs $150, which is considerably lower than a typical week of camp. However, the training week is free of charge. CIT's will learn responsibility, professionalism, how to lead a group, how to lead a Bible study, and more. For more information, please contact our camp office.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We do offer financial assistance for families in need. Those interested can contact the camp for a scholarship application.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): In addition to our Autism Family Camp, we also offer two weekend family camps. We have a Mother/Daughter weekend and a Father/Son weekend. It's a great time for parents to get away with their kids and experience God's creation together!

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Outside of our summer programming, we rent out our facilities to all types of user groups. We are a great location to host your church or company retreat, whether it be for a day, weekend, or week. We can offer lodging, meals, high and low ropes activities, water based activities, meeting space with a/v equipment (subject to availability) and more.

Throughout the year Camp Piankatank is available for many different kinds of retreats, and hosts events for all non-profit groups, not just Baptist groups. We offer custom quotes to fit your needs, and we can do as little or as much as you would like us to do. From simply giving your Boy Scout troop a place to pitch some tents, or helping you plan your weekend retreat (with food, lodging, activities, and even a speaker) we are available to help.

Schedule and Prices:

Week 1 – Boys Only Week: ($270 base price) June 22 – June 27,
Tracks Offered: Amazing Adventure, Reel Fish Real Fun, True North Land, Beginning/Intermediate Sailing

Mini-Week 2 - Coed Mini Camp (7-9 year olds): ($130 base price) June 28 – June 30, Amazing Adventure is offered

Week 3 – Girls Only Week: ($270 base price)July 6 – July 11,
Tracks: Amazing Adventure, Saddle Sisters, True North Water, Beginning/Intermediate Sailing

Week 4 – Coed Week: ($325 base price) July 13 – July 18,
Tracks: Amazing Adventure, True North Land, Advanced Sailing

Week 5 – Coed : ($325 base price) July 20 – July 25, Tracks: Amazing Adventure, True North Water, Beginning/Intermediate Sailing, Sailing Excursion

Week 6 – Coed Youth (13+): ($325 base price) July 27 – August 1, Tracks: Extreme Escape, Reel Fish Real Fun, True North Land, Beginning/Intermediate Sailing

Week 7 – Coed Week: ($325 base price) August 3 – August 8,
Tracks: Amazing Adventure, Reel Fish Real Fun, True North Water, Beginning/Intermediate Sailing

The base price automatically registers you for Amazing Adventure/Extreme Escape.

Extra Fees for some tracks:
True North - $60- this covers the use of the camps outdoor equipment.
Sailing – $80 extra- this covers boat use and maintenance.
Sailing Excursion- $110 extra fee, covers boat use and maintenance
Reel Fish Real Fun – $50 extra covers a professionally chartered ½ day fishing trip. Rod/Reel kits are provided for campers who do not have them. Please bring your own if possible.
Saddle Sisters- $160 extra fee, covers daily trips to the horse farm.

We are currently looking for male counselors to be Christian role models for our amazing campers. Our positions are paid and the contract dates for 2014 are June 8-August 10. We require our staff to be at least 18 years old and one year removed from high school.

If you're interested, please visit our site or contact the camp office. 

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Sail Nauticus
Norfolk, Virginia

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(757) 823-4242
One Waterside Drive
Norfolk, Virginia 23510

CAMPER AGES: Sail Quest (beginner): 8-15; Sail Voyagers (advanced): 10-15

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Week-long Camp: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Sail Quest (ages 8-15) teaches the basics of sailing using on-the-water instruction and land-based maritime sciences.

Sail Voyagers (ages 10-15) transforms your child into a budding mariner by teaching advanced sailing skills and various navigation techniques. Prior completion of Sail Quest or basic sailing experience is required for Sail Voyagers camp.

Sailing, Adventure, Science, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: On the Downtown Norfolk waterfront behind the Nauticus Museum (National Maritime Center).

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 10 Harbor 20s for sailing and up to four campers will be on a sailboat together with one of our certified instructors to provide a more personalized learning experience.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Sail Nauticus is a Norfolk based non-profit organization committed to positively inspiring, instructing, and impacting Hampton Roads kids through the use of sailing and maritime sciences.

June 17-21
June 24-28
July 8-12
July 15-19
July 22-26
July 29-August 2
August 5-9

Sail Quest: $275/week
Sail Voyagers: $325/week

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Sail Quest
Norfolk, Virginia

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(757) 823-4242
One Waterside Drive
Norfolk, Virginia 23510

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CAMPER AGES: 8-11 (beginner); 12-15 (beginner); 10-15 (advanced)

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Weekly camps

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Our fun, hands-on camps include water and shore-based activities led by certified instructors. Your child will experience the water in a whole new way while learning the principles of sailing and water safety. Our Harbor 20s are safe and ideal performance sailboats that are perfect for any type of sailor, and can hold up to 5 campers. Each boat will have a certified instructor on board to provide more personalized training for each student.

Sailing, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located on the downtown Norfolk waterfront behind Nauticus, a maritime science museum.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our mission is to impact the academic and leadership achievement of Hampton Roads youth through sailing and maritime sciences.

OTHER CAMP INFO: fun, hands-on camps include water and shore-based activities led by certified instructors. Your child will experience the water in a whole new way while learning the principles of sailing and water safety! Whether it's our Sail Quest beginner's camp for 10-14 year olds, our Sail Voyagers intermediate camp, or our Sail Tech camp for teenagers, there's plenty of opportunities for young people to get out on the water with us.

Our Harbor 20s are safe and ideal performance sailboats that are perfect for beginners, and can hold up to 4 campers. Each boat will have a certified instructor on board to provide more personalized training for each student.

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Westview on the James
Goochland, Virginia

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(804) 457-4210
1231 West View Rd.
Goochland, Virginia 23063


TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Sunday 3:00pm-Friday 7pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

Sailing, Adventure, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Wilderness/Nature, Travel, Horses/Equestrian, Fine Arts/Crafts, Soccer, Team Sports, Basketball, and more. We Also Offer Archery, Blow Darting, Disc Golf, Low Ropes, High Ropes, A Zipline Into Our Lake, Flag Football, Kickball, Canoeing, Kayaking, Tubing, Ultimate Frisbee, & Fishing. We Also Have The Largest Travel Adventure Program For Teens In Virginia, With A Different Program Every Week. We Use Professional Outfitters With Our Staff To Lead Activities Like Horseback Riding, Paintball, Sailing, Hang Gliding, Surfing, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness First Aid Instruction, & Many More.

CAMP LOCATION: We have 780 acres located on the James River in Goochland County Virginia, 45 minutes west of Richmond and 1 hour east of Charlottesville off of Interstate 64.

CAMP FACILITIES: Summer campers sleep in our 12 cabin style buildings called "hogans" equipped with electricity, air conditioning, and bunk beds. A dining hall complex, infirmary (where an RN stays on site all summer), two large open air outdoor shelters, 18 acre lake, 1 mile of river front, outdoor swimming pool, nature hut, amphitheater, fishing dock, 5 acre farm, 3 lodges, a platform tent area, and 9 hole disc golf course are among the other features of our facility.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The Westview summer camp program has been carefully designed to meet the following goals:

-The appreciation for the Bible and how it affects our daily existence
-The appreciation and love for the outdoors
-The development of knowledge and skills in various camp activities
-The development and improvement of personal skills
-The respect for the property of others, including camp equipment

Westview is proud to be an American Camp Association Accredited camp. Our counselor staff go through a rigorous training schedule of 14 days of certifications and orientation. This philosophy of investing in the people taking care of your children has helped us be named the #1 Favorite Sleep Away Camp by Style Weekly Magazine, Best Summer Camp in the Central Virginia Region by Virginia Living Magazine, and a Summer Residential Camp Family Favorite by CharlottesvilleFamily Magazine.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Young adults that are at least 15 years old by January 1st of a given summer can apply to be a junior counselor. These staff work 2-4 weeks over the course of the summer, and participate in staff training to gain experience and skill. Each summer these staff return they are given more responsibility until they turn 18 and are ready to become a full time group counselor.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Scholarships are available to families with demonstrated financial need, based on funds available.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: All camp facilities are available for rent throughout the year for retreat purposes. Food services and activities led by Westview staff are also available. For more information, please check out our Retreats page at Our Camp Website Link:

6-day, 5-night resident programs from 7-15 year olds: $475
3-day, 2 night resident programs for 6-9 year olds: $235
6-day, 5-night adventure programs for 13-17 year olds:

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Individuals at least 18 years old with at least 1 year of college experience are wanted for summer long employment. Full details available at: Our Camp Website Link:

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Chanco on the James
Spring Grove, VA

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1-888-7CHANCO (888-724-2626)
394 Floods Drive
Spring Grove, VA 23881

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TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Sessions range from 5-12 nights.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.


Sailing, Adventure, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Wilderness/Nature, Fine Arts/Crafts, Music/Band, Soccer, Team Sports, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Chanco on the James is an easy drive from most of eastern, central and southern Virginia. Across the James River from Williamsburg, Chanco lies just an hour from Richmond or Hampton Roads. We are on over 100 acres of woods on the James River. To plan a visit, call 1-888-7CHANCO or visit our website at Our Camp Website Link: for more information.

CAMP FACILITIES: 32 cabins; outdoor junior olympic sized swimming pool; recreation/dining hall; outdoor basketball court; volleyball court; GA-GA pit; tether ball; low and high ropes course; zip lines; rustic amphitheater; river for swimming, sailing, canoeing, and kayaking; aquaglide inflatable river slide; archery range.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Chanco offers swimming in our pool and in the James River, high and low elements Ropes Course for team building and challenging oneself, archery, arts and crafts, nature education, canoeing and kayaking, zip lines, sailing, skits, singing and competitions, chaplain program. Through a wonderfully diverse program schedule, the counselors help campers develop self-esteem, a sense of independence, make new friends, learn new skills, and have fun in one of the most beautiful spots in Virginia.

Chanco is ACA (American Camp Association) accredited and earned the distinction of "Best Summer Camp" in eastern Virginia in the May 2012 "Best Of" edition of Virginia Living Magazine. Chanco on the James is a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia and welcomes all campers and staff of any race, creed or religion.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: CIT program for individuals ages 16-17.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Yes, email hospitality[AT] to inquire.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family Camp offers campers of all ages a chance to attend Camp Chanco together. Come enjoy the beautiful grounds, hearty meals, and delightful community. A sampling of favorite camp activities such as archery, boating, crafts and zip lines will be offered along with daily worship and singing. Choose to stay active all day or simply enjoy the rest, relaxation and quiet time in God’s beautiful creation in the woods along the banks of the James River. Family Camp is a perfect way to spend quality time as a family without the distractions of electronic gadgets and is a very affordable way to get away without the expense of a major vacation.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Year-round retreat facilities for youth and adult groups.

OTHER CAMP INFO: We host an open house free of charge to the public each spring. Come meet our Executive Director, staff, take a tour of the property and fly along a zip line if you dare! We hope to see you there! Call 1-888-7CHANCO with any questions. Easy on line registration for Camp Chanco can be found at our website Our Camp Website Link: We also have a Facebook page with plenty of photos and updates at Our Camp Website Link: We hope to see you this summer!

Chanco on the James is a fun and rewarding work environment. A commitment to the summer staff begins with a training week in mid June and extends through mid August. If you feel a summer position at Chanco is good fit for you, apply today.

Download the application and email it to director[AT], fax it to 757-294-0727 or mail it to 394 Floods Dr Spring Grove, Virginia 23881. Preference will be given to applications received before March 15th.

Camp Chanco staff members serve as mentors in counselor and instructor positions. These staff positions are the foundation for the entire camping program. A positive and enthusiastic camp staff is essential for a fun and rewarding camper experience. All staff positions will meet American Camp Association (ACA) standards and include a full professional background check. Camper safety is our number one priority and this goal depends on a diligent and competent staff.

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There are 2 Top Virginia Sailing Camps Below

Youth Sailing Virginia, Inc.
Fort Monroe, Virginia

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381 Fenwick Road
Fort Monroe, Virginia 23651

CAMPER AGES: Middle School through Adult

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Daily 0830-1630

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Youth Centered Community Organizations

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Beginner thru Racing skills taught in two person dinghy sailboats. Learn to sail then learn to race and compete in high school and beyond and/ or recreate in a sailboat on social sailing days.

Sailing, Swimming, Wilderness/Nature, Academics, Science, Math, Technology, and more. Environmental Studies

CAMP LOCATION: We are located at Fort Monroe VA amd sail on the protected waters of Mill Creek.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 18 FJ dinghy sailboats on a beautiful dock ready to launch and sail. With no obstructing buildings surrounding us we get a nice breeze year round for teaching and racing in dinghy sailboats.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We are a US Sailing Accredited Community Sailing Center. We are also a REACH (US Sailing STEM) Education Center. All of our staff and volunteers are safe sport certified. Our teaching staff are US Sailing Certified Instructors. Our aim is to provide sailing instruction to further Sailing opportunities to all in our Community providing access to the water and honing life skills for our youth and their families.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Instructor in Training Classes prepare youth for a career or part time employment as they progress to courses in becoming a Sailing Instructor and leader in our organization or any Sailing and Teaching Venue

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Write to treasurer[AT] for scholarships,;all information is kept confidential by the scholarship committee.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family Learn to Sail takes place during three seasons and is a great way to have fun with family while learning a terrific sport

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: After school programming available for your group or individually. Please write to learntosail[AT]

For fees and dates, please visit

Sailors interested in becoming instructors or coaches. Contact learntosail[AT] 

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Virginia Boy Scouts Camps
Summer Camps in Virginia
Heart of Virginia Council
1723 Maidens Road
Maidens, Virginia 23102

Camp Shenandoah
Boy Scout Lane
Swoope, Virginia 24479

Goshen Scout Reservation
340 Millard Burke Mem. Hwy.
Goshen, Virginia

Camp William B. Snyder
6100 Antioch Road
Haymarket, VA, Virginia

Albright Scout Reservation
11301 Trents Bridge Rd‎
Chesterfield, Virginia 23838

Camp Rock Enon
292 Rock Enon Springs Road
Gore, Virginia 22637

Bayport Scout Reservation
Bay Port Road
Jamaica, Virginia 23079

Pipsico Scout Reservation
57 Pipsico Road
Spring Grove, Virginia 23881

Blue Ridge Scout Reservation
2600 Max Creek Road
Hiwassee, Virginia 24347

Camp Roland
Bastian, Virginia
Phone: 276-688-3863

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