Summer Camps in Roanoke

Roanoke Parks and Recreation hosts all-day and half-day summer camps between June and August each year. The dates vary based on the Roanoke City Schools calendar.

2018 Camps

Outdoor Adventure Camps

During these week-long camps, your child will explore the outdoors through hands-on nature activities and enjoy the excitement of outdoor recreation! Your child’s week will be split between nature education activities, such as wilderness survival classes, orienteering and GPS skills; and outdoor recreation. We’ll hike, explore caves, kayak, canoe or stand up paddleboard and rock climb indoors. Registration information for 2018 outdoor adventure summer camps is now live.


Active Art Adventure Camp

Campers will have the opportunity to explore beyond the typical paintbrush during this five-day camp. Creativity will run wild when we incorporate outdoor activities, fun, games, and experimentation into the art-making process. Each student will explore his or her own self-expression while creating one-of-a-kind works of art. All supplies and a snack will be provided. Presented by VA Paint Party.


Challenger British Soccer Camp

The number one soccer camp comes back to Roanoke in 2018! Learn from Challenger’s team of international experts as they guide your budding soccer stars through all aspects of soccer while promoting good practice in respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship, and leadership. Every camper receives a soccer ball, camp T-shirt, personalized evaluation, giant poster, and a 12-month access code to–Challenger Sports’ coaching drills and skills database. Register by clicking the link below or contacting Jack McPaul at (443)552-0518 or

Register here

Summer P.L.A.Y. Full Day & Half Day Camp

Summer P.L.A.Y. Full Day Camp

With convenient weekly sessions at two locations, this all-day version of our After-School P.L.A.Y. (Positive Learning and Adventure for Youth) program includes sports and games, special speakers/instructors, arts and crafts, and various field trips – all with a focus on overall youth development! Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Qualified, trained and experienced counselors will initiate fun and challenging activities for all participants. The counselor to participant ratio is 1:10.

Application forms and registration packets are available at the Main Office at 215 Church Avenue in April 2018. Participants can register weekly or for the entire summer. Registration is taken on a first come, first served basis. Program meets Mon – Fri, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Cost is $75 per week. Multiple child (in household) discount is available. K-5th grade only; campers must have completed Kindergarten. Camps are offered at Eureka (Course #7317) and Preston Center (#7318).

Application forms and registration packets will be available in April 2018 at the Main Office. 

P.L.A.Y Half Day Camp

This six-week summer camp is being offered at two locations to children who attend the RCPS+ summer program or other children who are in need of a half day program. Weekly topics will vary, but children will be involved in crafts, games, fitness, weekly field trips and more. An afternoon snack is provided. Space is limited therefore registration is taken on a first come, first served basis. Application forms and registration packets will be available in April 2018 at the Main Office. Enrollees must have completed Kindergarten-5th grade. Please check back for the 2018 schedule.