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Summer Camp Just Got Cooler

July 9, 2019
We provide fun-packed and educational day camps for kids aged 6 to 16.

Here at Busch Gardens Williamsburg we know that the struggle is real when it comes to keeping kids entertained throughout their summer vacation! Not only that, but finding engaging ways to provide fun learning experiences while school is out can be a challenge. We’re here to let you know that your search is over! The Busch Gardens summer camp program is the answer to your summer break prayers. Back for its second year, our fun and educational day camp program for kids aged 6 to 16 runs from July 8 to August 16 in week-long increments, providing you with the flexibility you’ve been looking for.

Summer Camps at Busch Gardens Williamsburg 

All camp programs include:

  1 week of summer fun, Monday – Friday between 9am and 4pm

  Fun and educational activities for kids, varying according to age group

  1 Busch Gardens Camp t-shirt and 1 water bottle

  Lunch and two snacks will be provided daily

  Free play in our park, supervised by our highly trained camp counselors

  Select camps will spend one day at Water Country USA

Summer Camps at Busch Gardens Williamsburg 

We know our camps are awesome, but don't just take our word from it! Hear from both parents and campers on their summer experiences at Busch Gardens:

"My 13 year old son had an absolute blast at the Busch Gardens Summer Camp. He arrived each day to counselors that were excited to see him. They did all sorts of activities and got to ride a lot of rides. He learned about roller coasters, got to see the bakery, went to Water Country, the list goes on and on. He came home every day exhausted but very anxious to tell me all about the things they had done that day. I was comfortable leaving him as it was very organized with a good camper to counselor ratio. He can't wait to go back next year!" —Debbie

"Busch Gardens Camp was a great learning opportunity as well as a lot of fun for both my kids. I loved how each day they learned a different aspect of the park, areas that they didn't even know existed. The kids were able to take a look behind the scenes of so many things that most people will never see. They had the choice of riding the rides or hanging out with the cool counselors. My daughter is already dreaming of being a counselor someday." —Jen

"My favorite part of Busch Gardens camp was to see the actors get ready for their performance at Das Festhaus. After stretching with them we were able to watch them from the bridge above the stage. That was really cool. I also enjoyed seeing some of the special effects behind Escape from Pompeii." —Emily

"My favorite part of Busch Gardens camp was to ride on the lift up to the top of Griffin. We were able to walk around up top and see the whole park and beyond. I also liked visiting the bakery where we helped to decorate cupcakes and then we ate them." —Ian

Summer Camps at Busch Gardens Williamsburg 

This summer we’re running five camps organized by age group. Each program is made up of fun activities and learning experiences designed to meet kids at their level. Sign up for one week, two weeks, or three weeks—no matter what you choose, your child is sure to have a great summer!

Building Wonders

Ages 6 to 8

Campers will learn about the arts. They will participate in arts and crafts, including the opportunity to paint their own ceramic figurine and participate in stage performances in the park.

Dates: July 8 – 12, July 22 – 26, and August 5 – 9

European Explorer

Ages 8 to 10

One of the best things about Busch Gardens Williamsburg is that it is organized around different European countries, with culinary offerings, merchandise, and decoration to match. Our European Explorers will learn about the different countries represented in our park and hear about their culture, history, and language.

Dates: July 8 – 12, July 15 – 18, July 22 – 26, July 29 – August 2, August 5 – 9, and August 12 – 16

Daring Discoveries

Ages 10 to 12

Campers will get exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of some of our top attractions, learning about the physics of our rides, meeting with some of our animals, and so much more. No matter what your camper’s passion there will be an activity for them to enjoy, from math and science to culinary and art.

Dates: July 8 – 12, July 15 – 18, July 22 – 26, July 29 – August 2, August 5 – 9, and August 12 – 16

Theme Park Creator

Ages 12 to 14

Campers will take a deep dive into the world of theme park operations. They will learn how our theme park is organized across departments and what it takes to keep it running. They will also have the opportunity to design a new country for Busch Gardens Williamsburg and present their creation!

Dates: July 8 – 12, July 15 – 18, July 22 – 26, July 29 – August 2, and August 5 – 9

Amazing Careers

Ages 14 to 16

Meet the teams behind Busch Gardens and learn about all of the amazing career opportunities a theme park has to offer. Representatives from our Culinary, Entertainment, Landscape, Merchandise, Ride Operations, and Zoological departments will speak with campers about their specialized areas.

Dates: July 15 – 18 OR July 29 – August 2

Summer Camps at Busch Gardens Williamsburg 

In addition to the regular 9-4 camp experience, we also offer extended care from 7:30am – 9:00am and 4:00pm – 6:00pm for a small fee. Counselors will look after your children and lead them in activities, games, and more.

Interested in learning more about the Busch Gardens summer camp experience? Visit our FAQs page for more information and sign up for a summer experience your child will never forget!