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Roanoke Area Summer Camps & Activities Guide

Summer Camps and Activities for Kids in the Roanoke Valley

By Beth Bell, Publisher February 13, 2021

It's that time of year! Time to plan your kid's summer of adventure!  Summer  camp in Roanoke and the New River Valley is a great time to explore new interests, develop new skills, enhance your knowledge and skills in something you already love.   Ready to find a summer camp for your kids in Roanoke, Virginia?  Macaroni Kid Roanoke is the longest running online summer camp guide for the Roanoke, Virginia area. Thousands of families in Roanoke, Virginia trust us to help them find things for their kids to do, not only in the summer, but all year long!  You're guaranteed to find something on this list, with summer camps in Roanoke, Blacksburg, Salem, Botetourt, Floyd and beyond!  You'll find a Roanoke, Virginia summer camp or activity that your kid will be excited about!

We'll be adding camps programs and other summer fun activities to this guide all season long. Keep checking back as we get each camp's plans firmed up! 

Want to see your camp featured in the 2021 Macaroni Kid Roanoke Summer Camp Guide? Email us today!









Camp Bethel

When we live and play together in an intentional community, even for only one week, we gain person-to-person relationship skills to benefit our families, schools, communities, and the world. Campers enjoy hundreds of activities led by excellent counselors during resident camps, day camps, adventure camps, skills camps, and trips. Trusted by thousands of Virginia families since 1927; safe-and-healthy in 2021!

328 Bethel Road. Fincastle, VA 24090

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Camp Alta Mons

Alta Mons is the outdoor ministry of the Roanoke District of the United Methodist Church and encompasses over 850 acres of beautiful land in Shawsville, VA. Every year we have summer camp, which offers week, half-week, or day-long camping experiences for youth from kindergarten through 12th grade. Throughout the week our chaplain speaks to the campers about Christian topics like prayer, the church, and the love of Jesus. At night campers worship together around a campfire. Campers experience small group bonding with their units during arts and crafts, field games, and sessions at the Nature Hut.  Each Wednesday all resident campers participate in Home in the Woods, where campers and staff set up campsites, cook their dinner over a fire, and sleep under the stars. Every camper receives a camp t-shirt (included with the cost of registration) that they will tie dye during their time at camp. Don’t miss out on the experience of a lifetime—register today! Learn MORE!

2842 Crockett Springs Rd 

Shawsville, VA 24162

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Mill Mountain Zoo Summer Camps

Spring Break and Summer Break camp available! Mill Mountain Zoo’s popular summer camps are a terrific way to introduce your child to the animal kingdom or to foster an existing interest in the feathered, furry and scaly critters we share the planet with. Each 3-day camp is designed to encourage a child’s respect and enthusiasm for the natural world through hands-on, fun, and educational activities. Camps for ages 6-13. 

Mill Mountain Spur
Roanoke, VA 24014

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Camp Eagle Summer Camps

Day camps and overnight camps are available this summer with Camp Eagle!  Camp Eagle offers incredible summer camp experiences for ages 6-18. Experience custom tailored to your camper's age!  Day camps are available for ages 5- 12, Lil Eagles, one night overnighter is a great way to try an overnight camp experience for ages 8-10, Teen Overnights and Teen Extreme overnight camps are full of adventure! We know your son or daughter will love it here, and have a spiritually-rich week. 

458 Camp Eagle Road
Fincastle, VA, 24090

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Science Museum of Western Virginia

The Science Museum of Western Virginia offers fully hands-on camps in a variety of STEAM subjects. Located in Downtown Roanoke, our facility is surrounded by innovation and inspiration to help our campers gain a unique understanding of their opportunities for a promising STEAM career.

Center in the Square

1 Market Square SE 4th Floor

Roanoke, VA 24011

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The Hive at HoneyTree

  At HoneyTree, our Summer Campers will not only enjoy activities related to our theme but every summer is filled with trips to our private pool and skating facility. Both are dedicated exclusively to HoneyTree summer campers! In addition to swimming and skating, your child will enjoy arts and crafts, STEM activities, trips to local museums, parks and playgrounds, scavenger hunts and SO MUCH MORE!

Multiple Locations in Roanoke, Salem and New River Valleys


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Fall return to school have you worried?  Enroll your child in a fun and intensive summer academic program that will help to close the COVID gap and ensure your child is ready for new learning experiences. Learn More.

Current located in Vinton, VA, moving to Oak Grove Plaza, Roanoke in April 2021

Click here for more information about Fit Learning Roanoke






Parkway Kids

Parkway Summer Camps is a weekly day camp for rising 1st - 6th-grade kids. They have different themed camp activities each week in a safe, secure, supervised environment. Their flexible schedule allows for daytime activities to keep kids busy as well as a full-day care option for working parents at an affordable cost.

Roanoke, Virginia

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Elite Soccer Academy at Virginia Tech

The Elite Soccer Academy offers multiple options for camps and clinics held on the campus of Virginia Tech. Whether you are just starting or looking to take your game to the highest level, ESA has an option for you. Please check out their camp options on their home page to find the right fit in a fun and encouraging environment. Camps for rising 7th-12th graders. 

Beamer Way Blacksburg, VA 24061

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Taubman Museum of Art

Get your kiddo's creative juices flowing with art camp at The Taubman Museum of Art. Whether they are a budding painter, potter or sculptor, there is a fun and educational camp for kids ages 5-9 and 9-11. 

Roanoke, Virginia

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Virginia Outside- Fishing Camps 

A week with Virginia Outside offers campers the opportunity to explore the wide variety of freshwater fishing in both ponds and rivers around the Roanoke Valley. Safety is our number one priority. Camps for ages 6-9 and 9-15. 

Roanoke Virginia and NRV

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YMCA Summer Camps 

Join us for an adventurous summer as we travel around the world! 

The YMCA of Virginia's Blue Ridge offers five summer camp locations in Roanoke, Salem, Botetourt and Rockbridge for children ages 3-12 years old. Register by April 30 to save $10 per week of camp!  Half and Full Day Camps are available.  Counselor in Training program for 13-15 year olds also avaialble.

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Blacksburg Chinese School

Blacksburg Chinese School's mission is to promote cultural awareness and harmony and to be an active and contributing member of our diverse society. Established over 40 years ago, they've built an experienced team of talented teachers. BCS offers Mandarin Chinese Beginner Classes for both kids and adults. A new virtual beginner adult class starts this month! Learn More