Summer In RVA


What To Do With The Family

Events Calendar with all things fun to do in the summer with kids  click here for events

Deals and Discounts in RVA for summer  click here for deals

Family Fun activities (attractions, gardens, museums, history, etc.) click here for ideas

Cool Places for Kids click here for ideas


HCPS Summer Academy (instruction)   

Zone Sites: Colonial Trail, Echo Lake, Longdale, Maybeury, Ward

Learning Express, Reaching Higher, and Exceptional Education
July 11 – August 11 (Monday – Thursday) 8:00am – 12:30pm

The Elementary ESL Program will be held at Johnson Elementary School
July 11 – August 11 (Monday – Thursday) 8:00am – 12:30pm

The Elementary Enrichment Program will be held at Johnson Elementary School
Session 1: July 11 – July 21 (Monday – Thursday) 8:00am – 12:30pm
Session 2: July 25 – August 4 (Monday – Thursday) 8:00am – 12:30pm


Henrico Library Summer Reading Club and Program Guide FREE!



  • The HCPS Family & Educator Resource Center maintains a list for parents of private tutoring services. The list is comprised of current HCPS employees (e.g., instructional personnel, teaching assistants, substitute teachers), recent HCPS retirees, local students who are actively pursuing degrees in the field of education (and related fields), and recent graduates of such programs. Parents, please contact Renée Soniat, Facilitator  804-328-8117 Email: the list.


  • Find out where Kids Eat Free!!
  • Kids BOWL freeall summer
  • RVA Summer Festivals
  • Fun summer events in RVA
  • Farmers Markets
  • Children’s Museum of Richmond – locations in Chesterfield, Fredericksburg, Richmond, and Short Pump. Open 9:30-5:30 7 days a week (central open until 7).
  • Community Activities BookletHenrico County Public Schools provides information about extracurricular and after-school activities available to students in Henrico County. Announcements and advertisements are provided by non-profit organizations outside the school system and are to further community awareness for the convenience of students and their families. Activities described therein are not endorsed, recommended, or approved by Henrico County Public Schools. Henrico County Public Schools assumes no liability or responsibility for any content errors or omissions and/or the use or misuse of information included in this publication. For more information, please call 804-652-3726

Henrico Parks and Playgrounds FREE!   


Henrico Parks and Rec


*beginning Monday, April 18 (Fee-based) & April 25 (Free camps).

By mail:

  • Camp registration form – click hereand mail completed form and payment (check or money order), if applicable, to:Program Registration
    Henrico Recreation and Parks
    PO Box 90775
    Henrico, VA 23273-0775


Henrico PAL (Police Athletic League)

  • The Eighth Annual Henrico PAL Summer Camp is designed to provide Henrico County’s youth with a safe environment, while participating in a wide variety of educational, athletic, and recreational activities. Participants will engage in a soccer and basketball clinic, baseball and softball clinic, weekly roller-skating, bowling, flag football, educational museum tours, Washington Mystics Basketball Game, Richmond Flying Squirrels Baseball Game and much more. The Henrico Summer Camp will also conduct field trips every Thursday to: King’s Dominion, Hadad’s Lake, Cobblestone, Pocahontas State Park, Lake Anna Park, Yorktown Beach, Nauticus/Battleship Wisconsin and Water Country USA. The Henrico PAL Summer Camp encourages its participants to broaden their horizons, and focuses on developing positive relationships between police officers and youths while engaging in enriching experiences. 2016 Summer Camp Announcement.docx


Other RVA summer camps lists