Summer Camps offered at Wakefield School

It’s always a challenge to parents, especially those that work full time, to plan the summer for their children. We want them to have fun and even learn something while on their summer break. Although a private school, Wakefield School’s extensive variety of summer programs are open to the whole community, and have even added a free bus service to and from Haymarket and Gainesville to make it easier for parents in those areas.

Press release:

Wakefield School in The Plains, VA will be offering over 25 different summer programs for children ages 4-18. The summer camp program will run from June 18 through August 17.

An exciting addition to Wakefield’s summer camp program is the free bus service that will run to and from Haymarket and Gainesville.

This summer, Wakefield School is offering six different sports camps for athletes of every level:  U.K. Elite Soccer, basketball, lacrosse, tennis, cycling, and squash. Coach Anthony Graham, Wakefield School Squash team head coach and the 2008 British Junior Squash Champion and 2009 European Junior Squash Champion, will hold four squash camps for beginners to advanced players. Coach Graham has led the Wakefield Varsity Squash team to a Division VII National Championship in 2017 and a C.I.V.L. Championship this past 2018 season.

Many members of the Wakefield community are participating.  Wakefield alumna, Brooke Robinson, brings back herFood, Farm, and Funcamp and Wakefield Assistant Athletic Director, Dominick Chisman, will run a weekly camp,Keep Calm and Camp On, with different adventures off campus everyday.

Dresden Farmer, a Wakefield teacher, is offering weekly camps for rising JK-1st graders. Farmer has brought back one of our most popular camps, Splish Splash into Summer.“We will explore sea creatures through literature and then create our own. Outdoor activities will include water play, bubbles, sprinklers and pool fun,” Farmer explains,“It’ll be a new adventure every day!”

Wakefield School has continued our partnership with Verdun Adventure Bound and Bull Run Mountain Conservancy and will be offering outdoor adventure and educational camps.

We have recently partnered with Black Rocket Productions.  Black Rocket Productions has over a decade of experience designing camps in the S.T.E.A.M fields.  Every program is powered by the camper’s innate imagination and designed to bring their ideas to life in a fun, hands-on, learning environment.  Camps include: Make Your First Video Game, Minecraft Designers, Code Breakers, App Attack!, Make Your First 3D Video Game, and Minecraft Modders.

Jennifer Austell, new Director of Summer Programs, explains “I would like the community to know our camps are open to the public and I encourage you to investigate all that we have to offer. Check us out and I promise you won’t be disappointed!”

If you are interested in learning more about summer camps or would like to register, please visit contact Jennifer Austell at

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