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Chesapeake Academy summer camp registration

Chesapeake Academy is kicking its Summer Camp planning into high gear for 2009, providing a wide variety of fun programs and challenging activities designed to build healthy bodies, strong character, and skills to last a lifetime. The camp is for ages 4-14. 

“Something for Everyone” remains the theme for 2009, with camps that include traditional sports such as soccer, softball and tennis, not-so-traditional sports like dodgeball and Frisbee golf, as well as camps featuring water-skiing, knee-boarding, tubing, swimming, arts and crafts, cooking, creek exploration, field trips, and sailing.

For the summer of 2009, Chesapeake Academy is offering several one-week sessions of the following day and overnight camps: Camp Irvington, Field Trip Camp, Sports Camp, Water Sports Overnight Camp, and Sailing Camp.

New to the 2009 Camp lineup is Sailing Camp. It is only being offered for a limit of six kids for the week of June 29 to July 3. Besides learning to rig, steer, trim, heel, tack, flip and race, beginning sailors will have access to the wonderful facilities and swimming pool of the Rappahannock River Yacht Club on Carters Creek.

Field Trip Camp, for campers age 9 to 14, will give kids the opportunity to experience some of Virginia’s finest amusement and attractions, all the while introducing them to the fun and challenge of overnight tent camping. Field Trip Camp will only be offered during two one-week sessions this summer with limited enrollment: June 15-19 and July 6-10.

Chesapeake Academy’s traditional day camp, Camp Irvington, for children ages 4 to 10, will be offered for six one-week sessions this summer. Camp Irvington is filled with activities designed to enhance skills in a particular area of interest, such as fishing, watercolor painting, and a broad range of challenging activities. Camp Irvington activities are geared to take advantage of the campus and surrounding landscape of Irvington, which includes access to the headwaters of Carters Creek via the school’s nature trail as well as opportunities to muck about and explore local tidewater tributaries.

Sports Camp, for children ages 9 to 14, differs from traditional camps that specialize in a single specific sport. “We geared this camp towards active kids who love sports of all kinds,” said Walker. Not your traditional “skills and drills” camp, Sports Camp concentrates on building coordination, strength, sportsmanship, and dexterity in children engaged in activities that include tennis, soccer, dodgeball, volleyball, kickball, ultimate Frisbee and more. Sports Camp will be held June 29 to July 3, and July 20-24. 

Chesapeake Academy will once again offer two weekly sessions of Water Sports Overnight Camp for ages 9 to 14. “Taking full advantage of the school’s proximity to the beautiful Rappahannock River, we added Water Sports Overnight Camp to satisfy those kids who just can’t get enough saltwater satisfaction,” said camp director Cynthia Walker.

For additional information, call 438-5575, email Walker at , or download the information and registration packet at Space is limited. Those registering before May 1 qualify for last year’s rates. Financial assistance is available.

Chesapeake Academy Summer Camp Sessions are open to all children and grandchildren ages 4-14 of families residing in Northumberland, Lancaster, Middlesex and Mathews counties, as well as out of state.

posted 03.17.2009

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