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. Check back in April 2020 for updated camp information.

2020 Camps

Outdoor Exploration Camp

MONDAY-FRIDAY| 8:30 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M.

JUNE 8-12 and JULY 13-17

Explore the outdoors through hands-on nature activities and fun-filled outdoor recreation. Your child’s week will be split between nature activities like wilderness survival classes, orienteering, GPS skills, and other nature lessons AND outdoor recreation like hiking, caving, water sports (canoeing, kayaking, tubing or Stand Up Paddle Boarding) and indoor rock climbing. We will meet at Mill Mountain Discovery Center and travel each day to a new adventure.

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Future Stars Football Camp

Date: TBD


(Ages 6-15) Join Coach Alan Fiddler of Patrick Henry High School, along with is staff and players, for two fun-filled evenings of football! Participants will learn proper football techniques and how to improve speed, passing, catching, and agility. 

Registration Information Coming Soon!

Imagination Station Camp


(Ages 6-12) Set imagination in motion with learning, discovery, and adventure! Each day, campers will explore different themes through hands-on activities, games, field trips, and more. This action-packed, five-day camp is guaranteed to stretch and strengthen any imagination.

Registration Information Coming Soon!

Art Exploration Camp


(Ages 6-12) Journey through the worlds of visual and performing arts! During the morning, creativity will run wild while exploring beyond the typical paintbrush. After lunch, it’s Showtime! Improve games, storytelling, and live acting will allow campers to strut their stuff.

Registration Information Coming Soon!

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

(K-5th Grade only; must have completed Kindergarten) Join us for a summer packed full of activities! With convenient weekly sessions at two locations, these all-day and half-day versions of our After-School P.L.A.Y. program include sports and games, speakers/instructors, arts and crafts, and various fields trips, all with a focus on overall youth development. Qualified, trained, and experienced counselors will initiate fun and challenging activities for all participants.

Application forms and registration packets are available at the Main Office at 215 Church Avenue, Room 303, and at Preston and Eureka recreation centers during the after-school program. Participants can register weekly or for the entire summer. 

*Special activities will be provided during the morning hours that will not be available in the afternoon program.

*Breakfast and lunch provided to full-day program, and snacks are provided to all programs.  


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