If you live in the City of Promise footprint - Westhaven, Starr Hill, and 10th & Page - you are eligible to participate in our activities. Click the link below to sign up.

PLEASE NOTE: We are no longer issuing tickets to theme parks or other activities. Please check the Sign up Genius for available slots.


Parents and other adults in the neighborhood come together to ensure the children in the community receive quality education and enrichment to help them reach their promise.  The Community Leadership Team leads the way by advising the City of Promise staff, planning events, and supporting program development. 


Saturday, August 21, 2021
9am - 12pm
Charlottesville's Downtown Pavilion


City of Promise can pay for children in our footprint to attend various camps and activities. Our staff is always available to help

complete applications and enrollment forms.
Need transportation or equipment? Let us know!


Writing a Diary


Deadline April 7, 2021

Virtual, paid internship for youth aged 14-21.

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Heritage Center

Trailblazer Program

Application Due May 1

Internship runs June 14 - Aug. 13

Paid internship to learn how to offer tours of the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. Contact Mr. D: 434-421-5635

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Camp List 


Soccer, swimming, art, STEM, fishing, and overnight camps.

Prepackaged School Supply Kits

Freedom School for

3rd-8th Grade

June 21 - July 23

Deadline to Apply: May 7

Info Session; April 20 6-7pm

This FREE hybrid summer program will be a combination of virtual live and pre-recorded lessons and optional afternoon outside activities. Read details here.

Video Recording

Film Academies

Lighthouse Studio

For 3rd Grade and Up

Various Dates/Week-long workshops

In person and virtual workshops to gain skills in creating and editing movies. 

A Young Woman Writing

Girls Alright Mini-Camp

For Rising 6th-12th Graders

Camp Week: July 26-30

This year we will host a week-long in person creative writing camp that will host a series of workshops in poetry, fiction,nonfiction and songwriting genres. Participants will be hosted daily at the historical Morven Farms from 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM and limited transportation will be provided. Our purpose: to foster a space for girls to explore the beauty of their creativity and imagination through written expression. Participants will use this camp as a place to learn, grow, and develop their writing abilities.

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Fork Union Camps

Ages 7-17

Football, Strength & Conditioning
Father-Son Weekend
Basketball for Girls and Boys

Children Embracing in Circle


Various Dates

Overnight camp in Madison County for ages 7-18.

Tutoring a Student

C'ville Schools and YMCA Power Scholars Academy

June 21 - July 23

K - 5th Grade Full Day hosted by the YMCA. Includes swimming and trips.

Only students invited by principals may attend.


Fry's Spring Swimming 

Various week-long camps

We have spaces reserved for City of Promise kids aged 3-11. Contact Ashley Freeman:


Storytelling Project for Middle and High Schoolers.

Dates TBD

Teens will do audio recordings as they narrate life in Charlottesville. Includes two paid positions for high schoolers.

Contact Mr. D: 434-421-5635

Live Arts Theatre Camps

For Ages 4-16

Various Dates

In-person camps in acting, musical theatre, set design, and tech. 

Music Class

The Front Porch

Music classes and activities

Group and individual lessons currently available.

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For girls Ages 7-17

A variety of programs that address the various stages of a girls personal and athletic development.

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PVCC Kids College

Various Dates all summer

For rising 3rd-9th Grade. 

Online and in person.


Parks & Rec

Lessons and Classes


All Ages


Lessons in skateboarding, swimming, gymnastics, dance, art, and fitness!

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Private Group Visit at Discovery Museum

Schedule in advance

Bring your family or host a group of up to 25 children. Contact Ashley Freeman:

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Triple C Camp for K-10th Graders

Various Dates

Lots of fun outdoor activities at this popular day camp!

Friends at Camp

St. Anne's Belfield Camps

Camp Weeks: June 14-18, June 21-25, and June 28-July 2, 2021

Whether your children are hoping to take an imaginary trip around the world, play some basketball, host a live radio show, paddle and hike on local rivers, or refine their creative writing skills, we have just the camp for them! 

Recording Studio

Music Resource Center

Grades 6-12

Various Camps

MRC supports the youth of Charlottesville through music. The Music Resource Center is a safe, diverse, and creative community where teens learn, grow, and make music together. MRC is affordable to all.

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The Community Leadership Team is Recruiting New Members!

The Community Leadership Team meets once each month to plan events and support City of Promise programs. We are looking for 10 new members to join. Please call or text Crystal Johnson if interested: 434-328-0497


  • Meet new people and learn to lead

  • Participate in special programs

  • $50 payment or gift card per month