Summer Day Camp

If you are looking for a traditional summer day camp experience Kid Central offers plenty of activities, flexible hours and affordability. Kid Central’s Summer Day Camp has been a popular choice for children and working parents in Culpeper County since 1990. The camp annually serves hundreds of local children providing a great camp experience with a vacation close-to-home feel.

Many know about Kid Central as a before and after-school childcare program and think that its summer camp is only offered to kids enrolled in the school-year program. This is not the case. The camp is open to all children. Kid Central is designed to serve children ranging from kindergarten to middle school.

Kid Central also has a popular Teen Pathfinders program, designed to meet the needs of preteens. This program will offer weekly field trips that will focus on leadership, education, community service and career exploration. Our Pathfinders field trips are designed to appeal to pre-teens. Trips provide lessons in leadership, history, sports and popular culture.

The camp offers flexibility for parents and children, allowing campers to attend the weeks of their choice, depending upon availability of slots. Enrollment continues throughout the summer. The camp is based at one of Culpeper County’s elementary of middle schools each year.

Kid Central Summer Camp offers weekly swimming trips, movies, special shows in cooperation with Culpeper County Library, bowling, snow-cone days, arts and crafts, sports, music exploration and a popular end-of-summer talent show that is often televised or covered by local media.

Special additions to Kid Central’s list of activities often include special Soap Box Derby STEM programs, mini-sports camps, Culpeper Library’s Summer Reading Program and trips to local parks.

Other reasons to choose this camp are its hours of operation, free lunches and breakfasts via the USDA’s Summer Food program, tuition assistance, an in-town location and it offers both before and after-camp childcare. Kid Central also offers weekend and evening hours to help serve parents that may work extended hours, according to its staff.

Last summer, Kid Central’s staff and volunteers provided nearly 30,000 free USDA breakfasts and lunches to area children 18 years and younger including those children attending its summer camp, according to local USDA statistics.

Kid Central also offers a Preschool Summer Camp at the Galbreath/Marshall Early Head Start building located on Old Fredericksburg Road.

Registration for Kid Central’s Summer Day Camp begins in April and runs throughout the summer.

For more information on rates or registration call 540-829-2124 or visit its central office located at 1401 Old Fredericksburg Road, in Culpeper. Additional information including all registration forms can be found on its website or simply “like” them on Facebook to keep up with all the fun-filled activities this summer.


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Online Applications

Or you can now submit your applications online below.