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Summer Camps 2019

Summer Day Camps

in Free Union, Virginia, near Charlottesville

Download camp registration form here!


Harry Potter Camp 

with Sarah Donelson and Mary McLachlan 
June 17-21
9am-3pm
Rising 2nd-6th graders, $300

Enter the magical world of Harry Potter. First up, the sorting hat to find your house. Then on to the all-important wand making! Study Potions, Astronomy, Herbology, Care of Magical Creatures and of course Quidditch!

No prior Harry Potter knowledge required.


Young Naturalists Camp 

with Bruce Young
June 17-21
9am-12:30pm
4-6 year olds, $185
(extended day available until 3pm - $115)

Did you know our Free Union Nature trail is home to an incredible array of wildlife? Each day of Young Naturalist camp will focus on a different type of animal, filled with crafts, games and stories that will have you ready to explore our great outdoors.


Earthworks Art Camp

with Jess Burns
June 24-28
9am-3pm
Rising 1st-6th graders, $300

Use your hands to dig into prehistoric and contemporary art! There will be natural fibers, woodworking, soapstone carving, weaving, felting, digging for clay, creating a firing pit, making petroglyphs as well as a large-scale collective earthwork.


 Folklore Live! Outdoor Drama Camp

with Bruce Young
July 8-12
9am-3pm
Rising 1st-6th graders, $300

We will put together several short plays drawn from Appalachian Jack Tales and other collections of folklore of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With focus on storytelling, mask making, costume and prop crafting, puppetry and theatre games. The last day of camp we will perform our plays for an audience and each other using the campus of Free Union as our backdrop.


 Free Union Naturalists Camp

with Grace Carbeck
July 15-19
9am-3pm
Rising 1st-6th graders, $300

Come explore and be inspired by the land around Free Union during the summer months. We will enjoy the entire day outdoors playing games and learning in the woods, dirtying our hands working in the garden, and keeping our senses aware for whatever else might be discovered!


 Preschool Art Camp

with Bruce Young
July 15-19
9am-12:30pm 
4-6 year olds, $185
(extended day available until 3pm - $115)

Petite Picassos and Mini Monets will love this art camp geared toward our young artistic friends! Each day we will read and learn about a different artist and create art inspired by their works.