Lake Ridge Summer Day Camp
How do we stand out among the other programs in the area?
We are licensed as a Child Day Center through the Virginia Department of Social Services. This means we abide by strict regulations, including federal and state background checks, CPR certification, First Aid, state inspections and ongoing training and education in the field of childcare. We believe in the necessity of providing a safe and healthy environment for our campers.
As we regularly and carefully compare our prices with other local day camps, we make it a point to keep costs fair to keep up with facility needs and growth while remaining a community focused program.
1:8 Counselor-Camper Ratio
Low counselor-camper ratio gives each child the attention and support needed to effectively enjoy his or her camp experience.
Full Camp Day
Our day lasts long enough for parents to receive child care for the whole standard work day.
20 Years Serving the Community
From our small beginnings as a "Mother's Day Out" program in the early 1990's, we continued to grow until we were established as a licensed Child Day Center in 1998. We have been a community staple ever since.
With current state and federal guidelines, the following precautions are in place:
- Temperature checks
- Smaller group sizes
- Regular sanitization
- Liability waivers
- Face coverings
Additional Information: COVID-19 Summer Camp Policies
The Lake Ridge Summer Day Camp is one of the programs sponsored by the Lake Ridge Association through the Recreation Department. Registration, payments and file updates are processed through this department. The Summer Day Camp makes use of the Association’s pools and playgrounds as a result of this relationship.
12350 Oakwood Drive (On the Hill next to Lake Ridge Office)
Good leaders make a difference in a child’s life. We strive to make a positive difference. Our Director of both the Summer Day Camp and Creative Preschool holds a degree in education, keeps up with regular training and adheres to all Virginia state licensing requirements. There is a head counselor in each group as well as an assistant counselor, regular counselors and an aide if needed. Head counselors are 18+ years old and have experience working with children. Assistant counselors and aides also have experience working with kids.
All counselors undergo criminal background checks at the state and federal level upon hiring. Staff is also required to provide result of tuberculosis testing every two years. All staff is trained in CPR and First Aid. A MAT (Medical Administration Trained) certified employee is on hand at all times. Counselors are required to attend an orientation and complete a daily health observation course.
State Licensure Details
The Lake Ridge Summer Day Camp is a licensed Child Day Center. This is a significant achievement as we are held to a very high standard of compliance with state regulations, including:
- Federal and State Background Checks
- Current First Aid and CPR Training
- Building Upkeep
- On-going Education and Training in the field of Childcare
You can find more detailed information on the Virginia Department of Social Services website under Child Day Centers.