Summer is already here. Your kids are itching to swing into this summer’s activities you have planned. We’ve rounded up a few fun summer activities in Charlottesville as suggested by our roofing staff that your kids will definitely love.
Great Summer Activities in Charlottesville
Do your children love camps? One of the most exciting summer activities in Charlottesville is camping. It hosts a range of camps that fits everyone’s interests. There are camps with an academic focus, like space camp (which is loads of fun). It also has art camps, sports camps, residential camps and of course specialty camps. An example of an art camp in Charlottesville is the Triple C Camp that aims to foster adventure, discovery and independence.
City Market in downtown Charlottesville
The iconic City Market is located in downtown Charlottesville. They have a diverse selection of fresh and prepared food for the whole family to enjoy. Fresh flowers and herbs are in plenty. You will also find artistic products such as handmade jewelry and clothes.
A Yelp reviewer writes,
“I just love the Charlottesville City Market! Great selection of meat, cheese and produce. I am in LOVE with the breakfast sandwich sold by Hog Haven Farm! It comes with sausage and egg raised by the farmer as well as local cheese and English muffin. It just doesn’t get better then this. Makes my Saturday!” – Terra S.
They operate Saturday mornings 7:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
The Hatton Ferry
The Hatton Ferry is an amazing piece of history for your family to experience! It’s the only poled ferry left in America! It is a unique opportunity that everyone should try at least once while it is still around (and going strong:) . It’s located 5.5 miles west of Scottsville on the James River. Their operating hours are Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM and Sundays Noon to 5 PM. It is a non-profit organization that relies on donations. The suggested donations are $5 per person and $10 per vehicle.
Rocky Top Climbing
Not a huge fun of the summer heat? Rocky Top Climbing has Charlottesville’s only indoor climbing walls, a great activity under a roof. If your child loves to climb, then this is the place for them. You can let them burn off some of that extra energy. Don’t be concerned if you are a newbie at rock climbing. They offer classes for you or your child to get rid of that little bit of nervousness about climbing.
You can also host your next party there by appointment. Their website informs us that,
“All age and ability ranges are welcome.”
Their hours are:
Monday – Friday: 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Swimming pools in Charlottesville
We also have a number of options for swimming pools in Charlottesville. The City of Charlottesville website lists information for four different pools, one being the Onesty Family Aquatic Center. They offer “Water Slides, In-Water Playgrounds, Lazy River, Diving Board, Lap Lanes, Zero-Depth Play Area, Obstacle Course, Lockers, Family Changing Room, Snack Bar.” Be sure to check out their website for more options.
Regardless of what your child enjoys, Virginia has awesome diverse summer activities in Charlottesville for everyone.
Our roofing staff’s kids enjoy a variety of fun past times, so you can be sure that your child will love one (or two) of the summer activities in Charlottesville, VA.