Reynolds Homestead offers summer camps

A variety of camps will be offered at the Reynolds Homestead for ages 4 – 13 this summer including creating art, exploring STEM concepts, leadership, exploring engineering, and more.

The camps are:

Ages 4-8

  • Storybook Summer Camp; July 8-10, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Children will enjoy a storybook experience led by instructor Kristin Hylton.

This camp will focus on traditional and contemporary folk and fairy tales, incorporating rhythm and rhyme, whole body movement, collaborative art, and emotional intelligence education into each day’s activities.

Registration and payment are due June 28. Camp is $30 per child.

Campers should bring a packed lunch and dress comfortably in clothes that can get messy or damp.

Ages 7-12

  • Art in Nature Camp; July 15-18, 9 a.m. to noon.

Children will explore the intersection between art and nature, led by art instructor Grace Helms. Campers will participate in a variety of crafts including watercolor painting, utilizing objects found in nature to experiment painting and creating prints with leaves.

Participants also will learn about and create spider webs as well as.

There will be an art show for parents and friends on Thursday, July 18 from noon until 1 p.m.

Registration and payment are due July 5.

Snacks will be provided daily.

Children are asked to dress appropriately for artistic messes.

Ages 7-13

  • Camp Homestead; June 24-26, 9 a.m. to noon.

Camp will include a variety of interactive field games, STEM challenges, and adventures. Enjoy three days of playing, exploring, creating, building, and enjoy the summer.

Camp is $35 and registration and payment are due June 14.

Snacks are provided daily.

Ages 9-12

  • A Journey into Orbit with PC Rocket Robotics; June 17-20, 9 a.m. to noon.

Campers will learn how to build and program a Lego robot to perform critical tasks.

They will learn how to use sensors such as color, distance, touch and inertial (Gyroscope/Accelerometer) to program the Lego Robot.

Campers will visit the Terrestrial Robotics Engineering & Controls (TREC) Lab at Virginia Tech.

Campers should bring a bagged lunch (Monday through Wednesday), lunch will be provided in a dining hall during the visit to VT.

Camp is $50 per person and registration and payment are due June 7.

To register or for additional information, call the Reynolds Homestead at (276) 694-7181 ext. 27 or email Sarah Wray at

Registration is required for all summer camps. May qualify for a discount for multiple children registering for the same camp.


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