New partnership offers summer camps for kids

Announced on Tuesday, May 17, The State Theatre of Culpeper on Main Street and Culpeper County Parks and Recreation have partnered to provide Culpeper citizens, and those throughout the Piedmont region, with theatre and visual arts summer camps offerings for children grades rising 2nd through rising 9th.


Registration for these summer camps is open and can be accessed through the Culpeper County Parks and Recreation activity registration page:, and in person at The State Theatre Box Office located at 305 South Main St., Culpeper, Va.


Summer Break Camps are operated out of The State Theatre and led by The State Theatre staff and Piedmont Players theatre group instructors. The camps will cover a variety of topics in creative drama, acting, improvisation, and visual art techniques. Camps begin June 6th and run through July 29th and offer half-day, full-day and extended-day options: 9 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., 1:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. or 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., with before and after care provided at an additional cost.


Questions about course offerings and details of each camp may be directed to The State Theatre, Education Coordinator, Tara Moylan, at 540-812-5629 x100, and information about registration may be directed to Culpeper County Parks & Recreation at 540-727-3412. For an overview of the summer camp program, review this letter from Steven Barker, Executive Director of The State Theatre, and registration packet:


Camp Shenandoah Springs

Camp Shenandoah Springs celebrates 35 years of teens and children’s camps on June 26-July 1 and July 4–7. Their theme for 2016 is “Beholding our Lord’s Glory…engaged with Him in Mission.” Youth pastor and Director of Teens (13 and up) Josh Modisette and Kristen Arch long with Michaela Zinn will work with children (7-12 years) for Overnight and Day Camp July 4-7.

Day campers attend from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. each day. Each camp will combine and relate basic biblical teachings to athletics, culture, current issues, family, education, and personal spiritual development.

Counselors consist of versatile parents, proven college students, and mature counselors in training. Children participate in camp sports: soccer, football, basketball, volleyball, softball; and other activities such as swimming, canoeing, fishing, horses, ropes challenge, hiking, campouts, trips to the Shenandoah National Park, exciting worship, personal devotion time, creative and action-packed games, fun music and choral class, nature and wood crafts, camp trading post, riflery, archery, local history, and more.


A parent-camper Open House will be held on Sunday, May 22, from 2-4 p.m. The community is invited and refreshments will be served. Look for more information on their website at or call at (540) 923-4300.

The camp is located at 544 Stage Coach Lane in Madison, Virginia.

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  1. This is a very good initiative by the State Theatre of Culpeper and Culpeper County Parks to organize such beautiful things. I am glad to know that the summer camps are increasing in such a manner. This year I want to send my 4 year girl to this summer camps. I was waiting for the registration by the way. This is the responsibility of the parents to send their child to send such summer camps where they can play different sports, get trained to many adventurous activities liking fishing, hiking, rope challenge, horse rides etc.

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