Kids Summer Camps & Activities

Summer Kids Activities (1)

Happy start of Summer 2021 all! After some very unusual and trying months, this summer is starting to look a little bit more ‘back to normal,’ which means the return of some great kids camps and activities! We’ve compiled some fun local ideas to do with kids during the summer in and around Harrisonburg! Please check with individual camps for their current COVID-19 protocols.

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Summer Camps

THE OLIVER ART HOUSE // Check out Broadway’s new Art House’s selection of arts camps (including theater!) this Summer for various age groups. Check out their website for more details. 

ROCKTOWN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS // A new pop-up arts summer camp for visual and performing arts for kids of all ages. Find more information here.

EXPLORE MORE DISCOVERY MUSEUM // A great place to spend a hot summer day, this hands-on museum offers fun and educational activities and camps for various ages. Learn more here. 

ROCKTOWN YARN // Feeling loopy? Check out the Yarn Craft Camps available from Rocktown Yarn in Agora Market. More info on their website.

HARRISONBURG CITY & ROCKINGHAM COUNTY // Check out the list of fun activities and camps that are offered by the city and county. Click through for more info on Harrisonburg activities and Rockingham activities. 

EMERALD HILL FARM CAMPS // Ever wanted to learn more about life on a farm? Emerald Hill Farm offers great (and educational!) summer camps. Learn more on their website! 

HORIZONS EDGE SPORTS CAMPUS // Check out Camp Edge for specialty day camps (both half-day and full-day programs) in basketball, football, lacrosse, soccer + more! View more details here.

MASSANETTA SPRINGS  // Netta Day Camp offers plenty of week-long themed camps – check out the list here!

BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE // Don’t miss the Learning Can Be Fun program for great virtual options throughout the summer – more info here!


Need some other ideas to keep kids busy this summer? Don’t forget about the great local parks, hiking opportunities, and pools available!

LOCAL PARKS // Harrisonburg and Rockingham County boast a plethora of parks (and many inexpensive recreational activities) through Harrisonburg City Parks and Rockingham County Parks services. From biking and walking trails to sand volleyball courts to frisbee golf and more, there is no shortage of fun to be had in these fun outdoor spaces. Check out the new Rockingham Park at the Crossroads and an old favorite: Riven Rocks!

HIKING // We are privileged to live in the Shenandoah Valley, a place with so many incredible outdoor activities like hiking and biking. Check for a trail that suits your crew in Shenandoah National Park, Reddish Knob, and many more local hiking spots.

POOLS // Check out our previous blog post on great places to swim! Read the full blog here.

Looking for more kid fun? Check out the Harrisonburg-Fun For Kids Facebook Page

About Claire Wayman

Claire manages details of real estate contracts, coordinates social media and the Wilson Downtown Gallery, and keeps the team organized on a day-to-day basis. In her free time, she enjoys playing flute in various area groups and participating in local community theater.

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