New River Valley Summer Camps and Programs Guide

In and Around New River Valley 2024 guide

By Macaroni Kid New River Valley February 15, 2024

It's that time of year! Time to plan your kid's summer of adventure! Summer camp is a great time to explore new interests, develop new skills, enhance your knowledge and skills in something you already love. Ready to find a summer camp for your kids? Macaroni Kid NRV & Roanoke is the longest running online summer camp guide in Southwest Virginia. Thousands of families in our area trust us to help them find things for their kids to do, not only in the summer, but all year long! You're guaranteed to find something on this list, with summer camps in Botetourt, Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Floyd, Salem, Roanoke and beyond!  

We'll be adding camps programs and other summer fun activities to this guide all season long. Keep checking back as we get each camp's plans firmed up! 

Want to see your camp featured in the 2024 Macaroni Kid New River Valley Summer Camp Guide? Email us today!

Thanks to our 2024 Summer Camps & Programs Guide sponsor Elite Soccer Academy at Virginia Tech The support of our sponsors allows us to continue to offer Macaroni KID New River Valley at no cost to you, our subscriber.





Adventure and Outdoor Summer Camps are exciting and dynamic programs that take advantage of the warmer weather to provide participants with a range of outdoor experiences. These camps often focus on fostering a love for nature, promoting physical activity, and building important life skills. Adventure and Outdoor Summer Camps aim to create a memorable and transformative experience for participants, fostering personal growth, physical fitness, and a deep connection with the natural world.



Faith-Based Summer Camps are specialized programs that combine the elements of traditional summer camps with a focus on religious teachings and values. These camps are designed to offer a unique experience where participants can strengthen their faith, build a sense of community, and engage in recreational activities. Parents often choose faith-based summer camps for their children to provide an immersive experience that aligns with their religious beliefs while offering the enjoyment and personal development associated with traditional summer camps. The specific focus and activities can vary based on the religious tradition or denomination associated with the camp.


General Day Camps are programs designed for children and teenagers that operate during the day, providing a variety of activities, learning experiences, and recreational opportunities. These camps aim to engage participants in a range of activities to promote personal growth, social interaction, and skill development. General Day Camps can be a great option for families looking for a well-rounded and enjoyable summer or holiday experience for their children. They provide a balance of recreation, learning, and socialization in a supervised and supportive environment.


Summer programs for children and teens come in a variety of formats, offering a range of educational, recreational, and developmental activities. These programs are designed to keep young minds engaged and active during the summer break. Often these programs are diverse and cater to various interests, ranging from academic enrichment and arts to sports and outdoor adventures. 


Overnight Summer Camps, also known as Residential Camps, provide a unique and immersive experience for children and teens. These camps typically involve staying overnight for an extended period, offering a range of activities and opportunities for personal growth. Participating in an Overnight Summer Camp offers a holistic and transformative experience that goes beyond the typical day camp setting. The communal living, diverse activities, and supportive environment contribute to the holistic development of campers in various aspects of their lives.


Sports summer camps are organized programs that offer young individuals the opportunity to engage in various sports and physical activities during the summer break from school. These camps are designed to provide a structured and fun environment where participants can develop their athletic skills, learn new sports, and enjoy a range of recreational activities.  Sports summer camps provide a valuable platform for young individuals to develop physically, socially, and emotionally while enjoying the benefits of sports and physical activity. They can foster a lifelong love for sports, healthy living, and positive social interactions.

Our Featured Sports Camp Sponsor is Mike McGuire Basketball Camps at Radford University. Radford University’s Women’s Basketball Head Coach, Mike McGuire hosts summer youth basketball camps at the Dedmon Center on the Radford University campus. Radford Basketball coaching staff and student-athletes assist in the program, providing an educational and fun experience for all ages and abilities.


STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and Educational Summer Camps are designed to provide enriching learning experiences for children and teens during the summer break. Participating in STEM and Educational Summer Camps can have a positive and lasting impact on a child's intellectual development, curiosity, and overall enthusiasm for learning. These experiences lay the foundation for lifelong learning and potentially shape future academic and career choices.


Visual and Performing Arts Camps are specialized programs that focus on nurturing and developing the creative talents of participants in various artistic disciplines. These camps provide a unique and immersive experience for individuals interested in visual arts, theater, music, dance, and other performing arts. Visual and Performing Arts Camps offer a transformative experience, allowing participants to cultivate their artistic passions, expand their skills, and build lasting connections within a community of fellow artists.

Our 2024 Featured Visual & Performing Arts Camp is Whether you're looking for low-commitment drop-in classes, weekly classes, or themed summer camps, has an option for you! Join us in Summer 2024 for our most exciting and expansive programming yet! Open registration begins March 1st.

Thanks again to Elite Soccer Academy at Virginia Tech for keeping Macaroni KID New River Valley a free resource for NRV area families!

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