Day Camp

As of June 23, 2022 – ALL DAY CAMPS ARE FULL EXCEPT FOR ART DAY CAMP 2 (JULY 4th-8th).   We do have waiting lists for the remaining day camps.  Please email Stacey at to have your child’s name added to the waiting list. 

Day Camp Information

Day Camp will facilitate your child’s ability to play successfully and cooperatively with peers in a group. The child will learn how to work in a group and complete art or nature projects. Campers will develop an appreciation for the environment. Youth will learn how to work with different art mediums. Additionally, Day Camp will help your child become comfortable in and around the water. Children will learn and improve upon their swimming skills while at camp. If your youth attends both sessions of Learn to Swim Camp and/or Art Camp, the second session will focus on building on the skills that were learned in the first session.

Day Camp Descriptions

Day Camp Schedule


Art Camp I ** CLOSED TO REGISTRATION** June 20th – 24th Rising 1st – 4th Graders
Swim Camp I **CLOSED TO REGISTRATION** June 27th – July 1st Rising 1st – 4th Graders
Art Camp II July 4th – July 8th Rising 1st – 4th Graders
Swim Camp II **CLOSED TO REGISTRATION** July 11th – 15th Rising 1st – 4th Graders
All Around Camp ** CLOSED TO REGISTRATION** July 18th – July 22nd Rising 1st – 4th Graders

All programs and dates are subject to change due to COVID-19

Day Camp Forms

Day Camp Pricing & Discounts

Pricing  Tuition Fee Required Deposit**
ONE WEEK of Day Camp $105 $25
TWO WEEKS of Day Camp* $180 $50
THREE WEEKS of Day Camp* $265 $75
FOUR WEEKS of Day Camp* $325 $100
FIVE WEEKS of Day Camp* $450 $125
*includes discounted pricing for attending multiple weeks **The required deposit amount IS INCLUDED in the total cost of camp.
Discounts Discount Amount
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT – To qualify, register and pay required deposit amount by May 1, 2022. This discount applies to one week of camp, only. $25
BRING A NEW FRIEND DISCOUNT – This discount is applied to each week of camp in which you bring a friend that has never been to day camp @PhoebeNeedles. Both you and your friend will receive the discount! $15

Do you need help paying for summer camp tuition?

Apply for the Alaina Mentkow Summer Camp Scholarship

The average amount of scholarship awarded is $35 dollars for Day Camp programs. Each family is asked to contribute 1/3 of the camp tuition and to find another source (e.g., church, relative, civic organization, or friend) to provide an additional 1/3 of the camp fee. This amount fluctuates based on need in case by case bases. It is possible to receive discounts and a scholarship.

What does camp look like? Check it out!

Still unsure if you should send your child to summer camp? Check out this article: Benefits of Camp: Skill Development

Frequently Asked Questions

What time should I drop off and pick up my camper from Day Camp?

Drop off time is between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Pick up time is between 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Will family members count towards the Bring a Friend to Camp Discount?

No. Family members do not count.

How much scholarship will my child get for camp tuition?

The average amount of scholarship awarded is $35 for Day Camp. Each family is asked to contribute a minimum of 1/3 of the camp fee and to find another source (e.g. church, relative, civic organization, or friend) to provide an additional 1/3 of the camp fee. Various amounts are awarded on a case by case basis in regard to the amount of need. Call our office at (540) 483-1518 for more information regarding how much aid you may receive. Anyone may apply for and may receive a scholarship.

What should I do if I want another parent/guardian to pick up my child from camp?

Per our policy, you will have to sign a permission slip listing the name of the parent/guardian that will pick up your camper on a particular date. This should be done in advance unless extenuating circumstances occur.

If I apply for a summer camp scholarship, can I still receive the summer camp discounts that are offered?

Yes, you can receive both a scholarship and summer camp discount(s).

I need to pick up my camper early. Is that possible?

Please provide notice in advance via emailing or calling the office (540) 483-1518.

I have paid a deposit for my camper, but now my youth is unable to attend. May I receive a refund?

Deposits are nonrefundable.

Do you offer military discounts on camp tuition?

Phoebe Needles Center, Inc. offers a free week of camp to children that have a parent(s) that is actively deployed in the military.

Do you offer discounts for campers that have a parent in the corrections system?

Phoebe Needles Center, Inc. offers a free week of camp to children that have a parent(s) that is currently incarcerated.

When is the deadline for camp registration?

Although there is no firmly set deadline, we prefer to have all registration materials two weeks prior to the start date of the camp for which you are registering.

May I call my camper during camp week?

Campers are not accessible by phone unless an emergency occurs or if the camper has been homesick for more than 24 hours. However, you may write a letter to your camper.

My camper has specific needs, and I am unsure if he or she may fair well during a week of camp. What should I do?

List any information we should know about your camper on the medical form during the registration process. Please discuss your concerns with our Office Manager or the Executive Director at (540) 483-1518 or