Hampton Happenings Summer '17

Your guide to educational opportunities across Hampton

Click here to view Hampton City Schools summer learning opportunities.

Hampton offers several camps throughout the year. Take a look at all that we have to offer for you and your family! Your child is sure to have a great time! Click here to view all events.


July 17-20, 2017; Monday-Thursday, 12:30-4:30 p.m.; Hampton campus

Open to 9-12 grade high school students

Campers will participate in technology labs and group activities including simulating real manufacturing using the power of gas, creating a computer game, and flying drones. A snack will be provided each day.

CLICK HERE for application form

Special Events

Summer is around the corner and there are a number of city-sponsored camps and classes planned to engage young people, help them learn a new skill, or explore new opportunities and have fun in the process. Click here to see a full list of upcoming events and camps for all ages and ongoing programs and services throughout Hampton.

Healthy Families offers a variety of free programs designed to help promote school readiness in children and strengthen families. Healthy Families uses a community approach to serving children, youth, and families supported through a variety of free programs to increase the health and welfare in the City of Hampton. All children, all families, one community! Below are some of Healthy Families summertime programs. For more information visit our website at www.hampton.gov/healthyfamilies.

“Summer School at Healthy Families”

Healthy Families Playgroup Program – a year round parent-child interactive opportunity for children ages 4 and under

Families enjoy free play, crafts, snacks and circle time along with monthly field trips and special activities. Family members and their infants enjoy infant massage.

Summer also provides a chance for siblings 10 and under to join in the fun with their own group


Playgroup Calendar for June & July

Healthy Families Parenting Program – provides family members with learning opportunities to help develop smart, strong, self-reliant and caring children

Evening classes are FREE to Hampton residents, which include trained facilitators, dinner, adult, youth and children components

Participants join in group discussions and engaging activities to enrich parenting knowledge


Class Calendar

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Click here to register for camps and classes for the American Theatre Summer Camps

Full Day Teen and Regular Camps

All locations participate in the USDA meal break program

Click the links below for more information

Fort Monroe Community Center, 100 Stilwell Road, (757) 727-6831

Northampton Community Center, 1435-A Todds Lane, (757) 825-4805

West Hampton Community Center, 1638 Briarfield Road, (757) 896-4687

Half-day and recreation options:

Click the links below for more information

Y.H. Thomas Community Center, 1300 Thomas Street, (757) 727-1200

North Phoebus Community Center, 249 West Chamberlin Ave, (757) 727-1160

Little England Cultural Center, 3922 Kecoughtan Rd., (757) 727-0821

Old Hampton Neighborhood Network Center (free lunch site), 125 Franklin Street, (757) 224-6605 ( This location offers in-door activities and arts and crafts only).

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BLAST- Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology- 8th/9th graders- Students attend a 3 night, 4-day event at either ODU, UVA, or VA Tech (Applications open in February 2018). Applications can be found: https://blast.spacegrant.org/about-vsgc

VSCS- Virginia Space Coast Scholars- 10th Grade- Students work on an online portion of the course and based on course performance, students are asked to attend a 1-week residential program at NASA Wallops (Application open in Mid-August 2017) For more information: https://vscs.spacegrant.org/

VASTS- Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars program- 11th/12th grade. Students work on an online course, where they can earn 2 college credits in MEC-100 (free) through TNCC. If they are selected to the Summer Academy, again based on the online course performance, they can attend a free 7-Residential Academy and NASA LaRC. For the Summer Academy, they can earn an additional 2 credits MEC- 297 from TNCC. This course concentrates on engineering and soft skills. For more information: http://vsgc.odu.edu/VASTS/

VESSS- Virginia Earth System Science Scholars program- 11th/12th grade. Students work on an online course, where they can earn 3 transferable college credits in GOL 195 through TNCC. Based on online course performance, students can be selected to the to attend a free 7-Residential Academy and NASA LaRC where they can earn an additional credit in GEO 195 through TNCC. This course focuses on Earth System Science (a modified AP Environmental course) which concentrates on NASA Earth Science missions and climate variability. For more information: http://vsgc.odu.edu/VESSS/

GPGSA Exploratory STEM Saturdays- 7th/8th graders- Students attend 3 Saturday events- TNCC, Canon, and NASA LaRC. To apply -send an application to Dewey Ray dewey.ray@nhrec.org . New Horizons (Applications open in November 2017)