Day Camp


We had a great 2023 Camp Season! Thank you to all the Campers, Staff Members, Parents, and Volunteers who helped to make Summer Camp 2023 @ Phoebe Needles possible! We couldn’t have done it without YOU!

Please check back in March 2024 for information on our upcoming Summer Camp Programs!

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 Descriptions

Day Camp Schedule

Day Camp Pricing & Discounts

How to Register & Pay for Day Camp


Registration is complete when we have received the following:

1. Day Camp Registration Form (fillable PDF)

2. Day Camp Medical Form (fillable PDF)

3. Deposit of $25.00 per week of residential camp attending. **Note: The $25 deposit per camp is required to hold the camper’s place in camp. Some of our camps fill up quickly! The remaining balance (total camp tuition minus deposit paid) is due at camper drop off on the day camp begins. The total balance can be paid at any time between registration and the first day of camp. If paying on the first day of camp, please bring a check or cash.


To register by email: Complete the forms listed above and email to

To pay online: Click on the “Pay Now” button below.

To register & pay by U.S. Mail: Complete the forms above and mail with check made payable to Phoebe Needles Center, Inc. to:

Phoebe Needles Center, Inc.

732 Turners Creek Road

Callaway, VA 24067

Need-Based Scholarship Information

Do you need help paying for summer camp tuition?

Apply for the Alaina Mentkow Summer Camp Scholarship

The average amount of scholarship awarded is $40 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 on a case-by-case basis. It is possible to receive discounts and a scholarship.

What to Expect at Camp

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 email to or by 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