Day Camp


Day Camps at Phoebe Needles Center, Inc. are designed to facilitate your child’s ability to play successfully and cooperatively with peers in a group. During camp, children learn how to work in a group through the completion of art or nature projects. Campers will learn how to work with different art mediums and will develop an appreciation for the environment. 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. Campers do not have to attend session I of a camp in order to attend session II. 

Day Camp Registration


Day Camp Registration is complete when we have received the following:

1. Completed Summer Day Camp 2024 Registration & Medical Form.

2. Registration Fee (non-refundable) of $15 (if paying by Cash or Check) or $16 (if paying online).

3. Deposit Fee (non-refundable) of $25 for each week registered.

4. Completed Scholarship Application Form if requesting need based financial assistance.



Some forms below are presented in two versions. The “printable” version is meant to be printed and then completed by hand.  The “fillable” version has form fields that can be completed online. All forms need to be printed to be signed. If you do not have access to a printer, please email for assistance.  It is best to download the “fillable” forms first before attempting to fill in the form fields.

Summer Day Camp 2024 Registration & Medical Form (printable)

Summer Day Camp 2024 Registration & Medical Form (fillable)

Phoebe Needles Scholarship Form (printable)

Phoebe Needles Scholarship Form (fillable)

After-Hours Childcare Agreement (printable)

Drop-Off & Pick-Up Authorization Form (printable)

2024 Day Camp Letter for Parents



Please note that all Camp Fees and Discounts are detailed on the Summer Camp Registration & Medical form. 

Completed Registration/Medical and Scholarship Forms may be submitted:

1. via Email to

2. Via U.S. Mail to the address listed below.

3. Via Personal Delivery to the address listed below.

Fee Payments can be made by Cash, Check, or Debit/Credit Card.

  • Cash payments should only be made in person at the Phoebe Needles Center office. Please do not mail cash payments.
  • If you don’t have paper checks, consider using your bank’s online bill pay service.
  • Debit/Credit card payments can be made online by clicking on the “Pay Now” button below. Please note that Camp Fees are higher when paying via credit/debit.
  • The fee for a returned check is $25.

Phoebe Needles Center, Inc.

732 Turners Creek Road

Callaway, VA 24067

About Camp Costs

Phoebe Needles Center, Inc. charges significantly less for a week of Day Camp than it actually cost us to provide a week of camp. Our subsidized camp fee of $135 per Day Camp Week is approximately 70% less than what it costs to provide one week of Day Camp for one child ($450). Our staff works tirelessly throughout the year to raise funds to help keep camp costs down for our camp families (through donation solicitations and grant requests).  In addition to this subsidy received by all of our camp families, we also offer Discounts for registering early, introducing a new camper to Phoebe Needles, and attending multiple weeks of camp.  Camp families who are able to pay more than the subsidized fee, are kindly asked to consider increasing the amount they pay. Any amount received above the requested subsidized camp fee will be treated as a donation to Phoebe Needles Center, Inc. and is fully tax deductible. 

Important Info for Parents

Monday, 7:30 – 8:15 AM; Tuesday – Friday, 8:00 – 8:15 AM; Phoebe Needles Hall (rock building)

Pick – Up

Monday – Friday, 3:30 – 3:45 PM; Late pick up (up to 5:15 PM is available with a signed agreement and an additional fee). All parents should complete THIS FORM acknowledging your understanding of our Late-Pick-Up Policy.

Need Someone Else to Drop Off or Pick Up Your Child?

Please complete THIS FORM letting us know who is authorized to drop off and pick up your child.



What to Expect at Camp

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