Teen Scene

Grades rising 6th - 8th

We get it…middle school can be a tough time!  That’s why our teens are on the move! Older campers want special activities and recognition as they grow and mature.

 

The 6 guiding tenets of the Teen Scene Program
1

Social Growth

Our staff create and provide a safe and fun environment where all middle schoolers will find their place. We help you learn how to make new friends and include others in a social group that is already established.

2

Personal Growth

Every child is different and this is more obvious in Teen Scene than any other program. Campers will move forward within their peer set to better communicate and share what is going on in their inside

3

Critical thinking

We train our staff to facilitate our Teen Scene campers and give the children plenty of opportunity to think for themselves, fail and succeed in a safe caring environment.

4

Developmental Responsiveness

Camp focuses on campers belonging to a community. The Teen Scene schedule is designed to meet the unique middle school learning needs.

5

Physical growth

We know that many middle schoolers grow more during these years than any other time and managing their physical growth to mental growth is critical. Teen Scene staff are trained specifically with this in mind.

6

Emotional Development

Emotions for 6th-8th graders can run high. How they feel about themselves and others can change from moment to moment and certainly day to day. Camp staff recognize and corral these emotions to help each camper deal with these developmental feelings.

All About Teen Scene

Fabulous Field Trips are a very important part of the Teen Scene Program. The Teen Scene week includes two day trips out of camp, two days enjoying choice activities at camp and one morning of community service with an afternoon at a local park or pool. The community service day finds campers reading to children at a local Day Care Center, sorting food donations at the food bank, or making an impact by volunteering at other area locations. Day trips include hiking and swimming at local lakes, adventuring to Grand Caverns, canoeing and fishing at Walnut Creek, golf and tennis at Pen Park, tubing the James River and much, much more.

What's special in Teen Scene

Monday and Friday Choice Activities

Mondays and Fridays are great days to be in camp to start the week off right and finish strong. Both days, Teen Sceners get to choose from all the activities camp has to offer.

Why?

Choice activities is the best way for middle schoolers to do what they want to do.  When happy with the activities, the staff can help pre teens and teens work on social skills and friendships to develop for the now and a lifetime.

Field Trips

Teen Scene campers go on field trips three days a week to give middle school age the independence and responsibility of being out and about in the community.  This is a huge privilege and with privilege comes responsibility.

Why?

We recognize the need for middle schoolers to be in a day camp setting, however get out of camp.  Our Teen Sceners love the trips and very often go places that they would never get to go to otherwise.  Especially the mountain trips.  Because they enjoy the activities so much it is reasonable for the staff to then work with them on their social skills and behavioral choices.

Community Service

Every Wednesday Teen Scene does two hours of community service at the recycling center, Charlottesville Parks and Rec, a retirement home or child care facility.  Parents love it and the campers are OK with it!

Why?

This is a great chance for Teen Sceners to start giving back.  We want to set the tone for a life long opportunity of service to help those who are less fortunate.  Teen Scene campers really have it good…choice activities, field trips, etc. community service is great balance to this awesome program.

 

Activities for Teen Scene

Teen Scene activities below have more detail under the name

Field Trips
  • Outstanding Variety
  • Canoeing
  • Beach Time
  • Historical
  • Wilderness Exploration
Community Service
  • Sense of Responsibility
  • Exposure to Service Opportunities
  • Weekly Variety
  • Community Awareness
Choice Activities
  • Independent Decision Making
  • Self Expression
  • Personal Growth
  • Social Development
  • Full Facility Usage
Swimming
  • Recreational Swim Time
  • Super Fun Pool Equipment
  • Saline Conversion Pool
  • Experienced Swim Instructors Counselors in the Water
  • American Red Cross Lifegaurds
Cool Counselors
  • Highly Qualified
  • Fully Engaged
  • Staff Veterans
  • Great Role Models
  • Super Fun

Field Trips

  • Outstanding Variety
  • Canoeing
  • Beach Time
  • Historical
  • Wilderness Exploration

Community Service

  • Sense of Responsibility
  • Exposure to Service Opportunities
  • Weekly Variety
  • Community Awareness

Choice Activities

  • Independent Decision Making
  • Self Expression
  • Personal Growth
  • Social Development
  • Full Facility Usage

Swimming

  • Recreational Swim Time
  • Super Fun Pool Equipment
  • Saline Conversion Pool
  • Experienced Swim Instructors Counselors in the Water
  • American Red Cross Lifegaurds

Cool Counselors

  • Highly Qualified
  • Fully Engaged
  • Staff Veterans
  • Great Role Models
  • Super Fun

Information for parents

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Flexibility is the key to camping. We know that families have busy lives, so we try to be accommodating to all families needs.

Lunch

Lunch is provided on Monday and Fridays.  We ask that you pack a healthy lunch on Tuesday – Thursday when Teen Scene is out on field trip.

Lunch and snack menus meet USDA guidelines.  We serve food that is nutritious and that kids like to eat.  Lunches include a green leafy salad, fruits and vegetables daily.  Main courses are chicken nuggets, burgers, dogs, tacos, mac & cheese, etc. Peanut butter and jelly is available every day.

Transportation

Transportation is provided in Triple C vehicles, camp buses or multi passenger vehicles.  All drivers are licensed, trained and experienced. Pick up points are at Barracks Road Shopping Center, Fashion Square Mall, Pantops and Piedmont Virginia Community College. Choose what works best for your family.

Overnights

The choices continue for Teen Scene at the overnight.  Do you want to have extra swim time?  Do you want to have a camp fire and s’mores?Do you want to hang out with your camp friends and awesome counselors?  YOU GET TO CHOOSE!  I want to be in the Teen Scene.

Frequently Asked Questions about our Teen Scene Program.

Where do campers go on field trips?

Teen Sceners take three field trips every week. Tuesdays and Thursdays are normally within an hour of Charlottesville and may be to: White Oak Canyon, Waynes Lanes, Gypsie Hill Park, Carters Mountain Orchard, Humpback rock, Richmond Science Museum, Blue Hole and so many other local favorites. Wednesdays mornings, campers do community service at Charlottesville Parks and Rec, McIntyre Recycling Center, and retirement homes throughout the area….Wednesday afternoons are normally at Chris Greene Lake or Walnut Creek.

Do I need to pack a lunch?

On Mondays and Fridays when campers are in camp, camp will provide lunch.  Please pack a non perishable lunch for Tuesday – Thursdays field trips.  Please bring a water bottle to camp daily.

Can I pick up or drop off my camper during field trips?

Yes, please contact the camp office and we will connect you with the group.  Unfortunately due to ratios, planning, etc. we can not have Teen Scene campers in camp on field trip days.

General Camp FAQ's

For more general camp questions visit our FAQs Page in the Parent Hub.

2014 summer camp schedule and rates.
Overnights begin on Thursday, June 26th
and include dinner, snack, and breakfast.

Wk
Dates
Wk 1
June 9 - 13
Overnight fun ahead!
Wk 2
June 16 - 20
One more week until overnights start!
Wk 3
June 23 - 27
Thursday Overnight: June 26
Wk 4
June 30 - July 4
Thursday Overnight: July 3
Wk 5
July 7 - 11
Thursday Overnight: July 10
Wk 6
July 14 - 18
Thursday Overnight: July 17
Wk 7
July 21 - 25
Thursday Overnight: July 24
Wk 8
July 28 - August 1
Thursday Overnight: July 31
Wk 9
August 4 - 8
Thursday Overnight: August 7
Wk 10
August 11 - 15
Thursday Overnight: August 14
Wk 11
August 18 - 22
Sorry, no overnight this week
Mini
August 18 & 19*
Mon & Tues: $135 / $140 with bus

* Barracks Rd. Bus or Camp Transportation ONLY for Mini Camp

6 Weeks or More

$300
per week*

5 Weeks or Less

$325
per week*
*6th-8th grade Teen Scene program tuition includes entrance fees, transportation and lunch at camp Monday and Friday. A non perishable lunch must be brought Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday while on Field Trips. Weekly field trip schedules will be sent home with campers on Monday.
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