Big Blue Summer Camp - Registration Now Open!

ODU Recreation and Wellness Big Blue Summer Camp are back and better than EVER!!!

The Big Blue Summer Camp is a 9-week day camp for boys and girls ages 6-12. As an American Camp Association accredited camp, the focus of the camp is to help campers develop friendship skills, independence, teamwork, family citizenship, competence, an interest in exploration, responsibility, an affinity for nature, and confidence in problem solving. Each camp revolves around a different theme; however, campers will participate in the following activities every week: swimming, rock-wall climbing, arts and crafts, and general fun and games. Some weeks include field trips to some local attractions.

Here is the list of dates and camps for this summer:

June 16-20, 2014: Outdoor Adventure Camp-

The Outdoor Adventure Camp is designed to introduce and challenge campers with a variety of adventures and opportunities.  With outdoor education and exploration in mind, campers can expect to climb the rock wall, paddle a canoe, try geocaching, or go on an overnight trip with the ODU outdoor adventure staff!  (NOTE: The overnight camping trip is for campers ages 9-12 only).

June 23-27, 2014: Hometown Heroes Camp

If you had a superpower, what would it be? Get ready for an adventure of heroic proportions while learning what it takes to be a Hometown Hero!  Campers will get strong and mighty in the gym, create their own unique superhero name and persona, and design their own superhero emblem on a cape they can take home. In addition, campers will meet Hometown Heroes from the local police and fire departments, and will visit the Virginia Beach Police K-9 Training Center.

July 30-July 4, 2014 (no camp on July 4th): Wacky Week Camp

This is a week to get crazy and let yourself shine through wearing the wackiest outfits you can think of! Each day will focus on a different “wacky” theme such as “crazy hair and hat day” or “inside-out and backwards day”. Games, activities and crafts will be as wacky as ever! This week is sure to be a crazy amount of fun!

July 7-11, 2014: Outdoor Adventure Camp

The Outdoor Adventure Camp is designed to introduce and challenge campers with a variety of adventures and opportunities.  With outdoor education and exploration in mind, campers can expect to climb the rock wall, paddle a canoe, try geocaching, or go on an overnight trip with the ODU outdoor adventure staff!  (NOTE: The overnight camping trip is for campers ages 9-12 only).

July 14-18, 2014: Pirate Camp

Your young swashbuckler will be learning the way of the sea and the land by doing interactive activities such as using a compass and map and having fun on the high seas (swimming in the ODU SRC pool). The swashbucklers will also be learning pirate songs and creating pirate treasures! Campers will create pirates names, crew t-shirts and flags for the unique experience your camper will never forget! On the final day we will be setting the swashbucklers out on a real treasure hunt around the ODU campus to practice their skills in navigation and puzzle solving!

July 21-25, 2014: Sports Camp

While participating in a variety of sport and physical activities, campers will enjoy learning about nutrition, fitness, and healthy lifestyles. Noncompetitive activities include field and team games, yoga, hiking, swimming, and other outdoor lifelong pursuits. The sports camp curriculum is based on the principles of SPARK®, a revolutionary new science of exercise and the brain. Many local and national schools systems have implemented the principles of SPARK in the Physical Education curriculum. This camp will include an optional trip to a Norfolk Tides game.

July 28- August 1, 2014: Air & Space Camp

Expand your mind and explore the world above. Each day we will soar to the world above for a fun filled day of adventure and exploration.  We will play many games, try new activities, and learn a lot about the Universe along the way!  This week will include a field trip to the Virginia Air and Space Museum in Hampton.

August 4-8, 2014: Hampton Roads Exploration Camp

There is so much to do in Hampton Roads! This camp will be a “Stay-cation” in which campers will explore the many wonders of Hampton Roads.  This camp will include field trips to a number of local establishments to see how they work. Examples include, but are not limited to: behind-the-scene tours of the Norfolk Airport, a local grocery store, and a local donut shop.

August 11-15, 2014: Animal Adventure Camp

This is a great week for campers who love animals. In addition to learning about domestic and wild animals, campers will learn about the Rainforest and spend a day at the Norfolk Zoo and /or the Virginia Aquarium.

Our Flyer is attached for your review of camp descriptions and prices.

NEW!!! You can now register for camps online at https://app.campdoc.com/register/odu

For more information, visit our website (http://www.odu.edu/partnerships/community/summercamps) or contact Jean Holt at jholt@odu.edu

* SummrCampAnnouncement.pdf  (206.6 KB)

Posted By: Zena Ray
Date: Mon Apr 21 12:45:34 EDT 2014