AstroCamp School
Clover, VA

AstroCamp is a unique outdoor science school providing an exciting outdoor educational experience for 4th through 12th grade students at public and private schools. Our focus on hands-on experiential science, utilizing state-of-the-art labs and equipment, increases science literacy and stimulates interest in the sciences. AstroCamp’s expert instructors guide students through an exploration of the universe with astronomy labs, physical science labs, field exercises, and team-building activities. AstroCamp is designed to stimulate minds, build character, develop social skills, and most importantly, create excitement about science. During our three- and five-day programs, students and teachers participate in a variety of science activities.

AstroCamp is an outdoor adventure, physical science, and traditional camp program located in Clover, Virginia. Girls and boys ages 8-17 make memories and have fun while participating in a variety of activities like space exploration, motorsports, mountain biking, rocketry, astronomy, craftsmanship, and good ole’ summer camp fun!

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Henricus Discovery Days Program Series: Food of the 17th Century
Chester - July 27
Come and learn what breakfast, lunch, and dinner might look like for a Powhatan Indian or Virginia colonist! Activities will include a story, interactive tour of our living history site, and a make-and-take craft. Stay as little or as long as you like. This event is great for children ages 3-10.
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Albemarle County Fair at James Monroe's Highland
Charlottesville - August 3-5
This fun and festive “Old-Time Country Fair” will be a three-day agricultural celebration, complete with exhibits, baked goods, crafts, family entertainment, events, livestock, and grand old-time country fun. In addition to this year’s attractions, the fair, in collaboration with James Monroe’s Highland, will offer demonstrations of historic and cultural significance, including a blacksmith, wool spinning and weaving, and a reproduction button maker.
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Summer Nights Every Thursday at the Virginia Living museum
Newport News - until 8pm Thursdays through August 31
Stay late until 8pm with added activities including:
*  Live Music
*  Canoeing on Deer Park Lake
*  Animal Encounters
*  Naturally Speaking Summer Family Series
*  Outdoor Trail Open Until 7:30pm
*  Wild Side Café Family Dining Options – enjoy grab-and-go dinners and sit in the garden
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MARITIME MONDAYS - Family programming at the Mariners' Museum!
Newport News - Mondays at 10 a.m.
Join us Monday mornings throughout the summer for engaging, learning activities for children that include story time and a craft! FREE with Museum admission!
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Wildlife Wednesday Cruises - Smith Mountain Lake State Park
All aboard the Virginia Dare for a fun-filled & informative lunch cruise. Join us on the third Wednesday of each month from June thru October to enjoy a delicious lunch while hearing from our park interpreter about the wildlife that call Smith Mountain Lake home. We'll even cruise close to several Osprey platforms on the lake.
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