Out of School Time Summer Fun

Summer 2020 activities may look a little different in Chesapeake, we don't want you to miss out on the wealth of programming and resources for families!

Virtual Programming

All Ages

Ages 14-24








In-Person Activities

Blackberry Foraging: Free! July 18th at Elizabeth River Park

Chesapeake parks are open! Tennis courts, outdoor Pickleball courts, and neighborhood playgrounds are open. Parks and trails remain open to unorganized recreation. 

Youth can also take part in socially distanced, outdoor day camps! Register online

                       Art Mini Camp                                                  Cheerleading Camp

            Great Bridge Community Center                                   Chesapeake City Park

                  July 20 & 22: Ages 5-8                                                July 6-9

                  July 27 & 29: Ages 9-12                                          5:00PM - 7:00PM

                     6:00PM -7:30PM


                          Soccer Camps

             Ages 6-12                Ages 12-17

            July 20-23                July 6-9

         9:00AM-11:00AM        9:000AM-11:00AM

             August 10-13             July 20-23

          6:00PM-8:00PM         6:00PM-8:00PM


Child Care Needs



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Eat Smart, Move More Virginia: Recipes and exercises to keep families healthy.

DIY Take-Home Kits: Myactivechild has great resources for where you can find take-home kits in the area.

Take 10: Virginia Arts 4 Learning would love for you to join them for a ten-minute breaks with educational segments of music, dance, storytelling, crafts, and more. 

Mask Wearing and Children: CHKD has a great blog with tips and information on mask safety for children.

Resources For Parents

Communities in Schools Virtual Parent Support Group: Meets every Thursday and is designed with the parent in mind to offer support and an ear about the struggles and concerns that we all are embracing during the pandemic. The group will be facilitated but is parent-led in discussion with rules and expectations established in the beginning. 

CHKD Parenting Classes and Resources: CHKD parenting experts partner with parents and professionals throughout Hampton Roads by offering a variety of educational services.

Chesapeake Public Schools Family and Community Engagement: Online Resources

Virtual Farmer's Market Healthy Chesapeake and Disappearing Deserts have joined to create an online farmers marketplace connecting the residents of Chesapeake with local produce, baked goods, meats, and prepared food. The Food Connection Market complies with COVID-19 containment procedures and best practices as recommended by Virginia’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences (VDACS).

Kindergarten Registration: Do you have a child who will turn 5 years old before September 30, 2020? Get Kindergarten readiness and registration information here.


Parenting During the Pandemic: Thursday, July 23rd at 3:00PM. Join NAMI Coastal Virginia to learn about NAMI and community mental health resources available to parents and children as they cope with the challenges of living during the pandemic.

June Meeting here:


Upcoming Events








View more events on our Calendar​

Library Learners: Explore activities, websites, and resources recommended by our librarians!

Summer Reading: Log your reading all summer and earn badges and prizes!

STEAM Programming: Check back this summer!

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FantaSci: Virtual Fantasy Convention
Chesapeake Public Library Facebook Page

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