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D.O.G. Street Camps

New for the summer of 2018, Colonial Williamsburg summer day camp! Our day camps offer your kids the chance to participate in hands-on, educational activities throughout our living history museum. Your child was born to make history, and it starts in the Historic Area!




All Camps Include:

Need-to-Know Information

Please read each section carefully.

  • Hours

    All camps run Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    • Check-in: 8:45 – 9:00 a.m. each morning

      • Please ensure your camper arrives on time, as programming will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.

    • Pick-up: 4:00 – 4:15 p.m. each afternoon

      • Please be prompt for pick up.

    Can my child stay in the Historic Area after camp ends?

    • No. Colonial Williamsburg will not release or allow campers to stay in the Historic Area unattended after camp ends for the day. Campers will only be released to an authorized parent/guardian.

  • Schedule

    Our two camps, DoG Street Adventures and DoG Street Explorers, will alternate weekly between June 25 and August 17. The schedule is as follows:

    Session #1: DoG Street Adventurers (ages 9 – 11)

    June 25 – 29

    Session #2: DoG Street Explorers (ages 12 – 13)

    July 2 – 7 Please note: camp will be held on July 4

    Session #3: DoG Street Adventurers (ages 9 – 11)

    July 9 – 13

    Session #4: DoG Street Explorers (ages 12 – 13)

    July 16 – 20

    Session #5: DoG Street Adventurers (ages 9 – 11)

    July 23 – 27

    Session #6: DoG Street Explorers (ages 12 – 13)

    July 30 – August 3

    Session #7: DoG Street Adventurers (ages 9 – 11)

    August 6 – 10

    Session #8: DoG Street Explorers (ages 12 – 13)

    August 13 – 17

  • Food & Attire

    Does my child need to pack a lunch?

    • Yes. Each camper needs to bring their own lunch, snack, and a water bottle. Water is available on site, but food is not provided. Lunch will take place from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. each day.

    • PLEASE NOTE: Other campers may bring food products that contain or have been prepared in proximity to allergenic ingredients. Please note all dietary allergies and restrictions on your camper’s Health History Form (provided at check-in on the first day of camp), and identify possible reactions if consumed or touched.

    What to Wear

    • Sun, heat, and humidity can be a dangerous mix in Virginia. Participants should wear sunscreen (not provided) and protective clothing (e.g. light, cotton clothing, a hat, sunglasses, and closed-toe shoes suitable for outdoor activity) and drink plenty of water to prevent sunburn and overheating.

  • Health & Safety

    Contacting Campers

    • The on-duty Camp Coordinator will be accessible via cellphone for emergencies and unexpected pickups. Parents/guardians will receive this phone number on the first day of camp.

    Medical Emergencies

    • Each camp session is supported by an on-site Public Safety team certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED training. The Colonial Williamsburg Public Safety team will be available for all minor injuries and illnesses that occur in the Historic Area. Local EMS (emergency medical services) will be contacted for all serious injuries or illnesses, and will transport the camper to the nearest hospital, if necessary. In the event of an emergency, you will be promptly contacted by a Colonial Williamsburg representative.

    • All campers must have a consent to treat form, insurance information, and medical history forms on file. You will receive these documents on the first day of camp. For your child’s safety, please fill these forms out completely.

      • PLEASE NOTE: Colonial Williamsburg staff CANNOT DISPENSE ANY MEDICATIONS whether it be over-the-counter or a prescription.

    • Colonial Williamsburg reserves the right to send a child home if they appear unwell. In the event that your child needs to be picked up, you will be contacted by a Colonial Williamsburg representative.

    Allergies & Prevention

    • Campers will have the opportunity to interact with animals of many species. This means they may come into contact with animal hair, feathers, dander, or food items. When filling out the Heath History Form, please provide an exhaustive list of all known allergies to food, animals, insects, and plants—and the severity of those allergies.

      • PLEASE NOTE: Colonial Williamsburg staff CANNOT DISPENSE ANY MEDICATIONS whether it be over-the-counter or a prescription.

    Inclement Weather

    • Safety is a top priority at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Camp leadership and counselors will balance the components of the program with the current weather conditions. Weather conditions are monitored closely by our Public Safety department.

    • Rain and thunderstorms occur often in Virginia and may affect some camp activities. The Historic Area observes strict weather protocols. When lightning has been spotted, for everyone’s safety, campers and Staff are required to seek shelter. Campers will be moved to the closest indoor location until the threat has passed.

    • If the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has called the severe weather code before or during camp dismissal, dismissal must be temporarily halted until the weather passes. This is for everyone’s safety. We ask that should you arrive at camp dismissal during bad weather and it appears that no staff is on hand immediately; we are following our safety procedures and have everyone safely inside an indoor location. We will resume check out once we are given the “all clear” from our Public Safety team.

    • During more severe weather, such as a hurricane, camp management will make a decision about canceling a Day Camp on a case-by-case basis. Camps are not canceled for rain. Once a Day Camp is canceled, it cannot be rescheduled for the original date even if the weather clears or other factors change. You will NOT receive a refund for missed days due to inclement weather. Parents/guardians will be contacted in a timely manner should such an event occur.

    Refund Policy

    • If written notice of cancellation is received more than 72 hours prior, 100% of the camp fee will be returned. If written notice of cancellation is received less than 72 hours, full payment is charged.

  • Staff

    Our camp counselors are experienced, enthusiastic college students and graduates that have been selected after careful consideration and background checks. Each counselor receives at minimum a full week of training prior to the beginning of camp.

  • Forms

    Please complete, print, and sign the following forms. You may email the completed documents to, or bring them with you on the first day of camp. Please note: campers must have all four documents on file in order to participate.