Summer Camps in Roanoke

Roanoke Parks and Recreation hosts summer camps between June and August each year. The dates vary based on the Roanoke City Schools calendar.  Click below for the latest information about camps for Summer 2022.

2022 Camps

 Outdoor Exploration Camp

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

(8-11) Get outside this summer with Roanoke Parks and Recreation Outdoor Exploration Camp! This camp is designed to keep your child engaged outside with nature activities like wilderness survival, GPS capture the flag, nature crafts, and river ecology to outdoor recreation like hiking, caving, water sports (canoeing, kayaking, tubing or Stand Up Paddle Boarding), mountain biking, slackline and indoor rock climbing. We will meet at various parks throughout the city and travel each day to a new adventure.

Cost: $265 per week

Register below:

June 13-17

August 15-19


All-Day Summer P.L.A.Y. Camp and After-School Summer P.L.A.Y. Camp

All-Day Summer P.L.A.Y. and After-School Summer P.L.A.Y. Damp Camps

(K-5th grade only; must have completed Kindergarten). Join us for a summer packed full of activities! With convenient weekly sessions at three locations, the All-Day program is a summer version of our school year P.L.A.Y. program and includes sports and games, speakers/instructors, arts and crafts, and various field trips, all with a focus on overall youth development. The All-Day program runs Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The After-School program runs Monday – Thursday from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Friday 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Special activities will be provided during the morning hours that will not be available for After-School program participants. Breakfast and lunch are provided to participants in the All-Day program, and snacks are provided to both programs.  Qualified, trained, and experienced staff will initiate fun and interactive activities for all participants. 

To register for this camp, visit our offices at 215 Church Ave, SW, Suite 303, or at Preston, Eureka, and Grandin during the after school program. Please call 540-853-2236 for more information. Space is limited and this is contingent upon RCPS+ school schedule.

  • Registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Cost for All-Day Program: $80 per week
  • Cost for After-School Program: $50 per week
  • Multiple-child discounts available
  • Participants can register weekly or for the entire summer
  • All-Day Program Times: Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • After-School Program Times: Monday – Thursday 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Dates for 2022 All-Day and After-School Summer P.L.A.Y. are: 

  • June 21-24, 2022 (closed June 20th for Juneteenth)
  • June 27-July 1, 2022
  • July 5-8, 2022 (closed July 4th)
  • July 11-15, 2022
  • July 18-22, 2022
  • July 25-29, 2022
  • August 1-5, 2022
  • August 8-12, 2022