Parkway Kids is pleased to announce a fifth year of our full Summer day camp program for rising kindergarteners - 5th grade kids. We will offer fun themed activities and projects each week from 9am - 3pm Monday - Friday with lunch and snack provided. We also offer Early Drop-off opening at 7am and Late Pick-up closing at 5:30pm (additional weekly charge) for your extra convenience! Join us all summer, or just pick the camp weeks that work best for you!

2024 Changes: The 2024 camp season will begin Monday, June 3 and end Friday, August 9, 2024. The camp will be closed the entire week, July 1-5, 2004 in observance of Independence Day.

Our yearly "Vacation Bible School" week is always no charge, and will be scheduled for Tuesday - Thursday May 28 - 30, 2024 from 9am - 12pm only. Registration for VBS only will use the Parkway Church check-in system, not the camp software.

Dates and Themes - Kids Camps 2024

June 3 - 7 | All-Star Sports
June 10 - June 14 | Medieval
June 17 - June 21 | Lego
June 24 - June 28 | Arts Kaleidoscope
July 1 - July 5 | CAMP CLOSED
July 8 - July 12 | Around the World
July 15 - July 19 | Mad Science
July 22 - July 26 | Superheroes vs Villains
July 29 - August 2 | Olympic Games
August 5 - August 9 | Kids in the Kitchen

Preschool Summer Camps

Parkway Preschool will be managing summer programs for children aged 2 - PreK 4 (not rising Kindergarten).

Camp Costs

Weekly Fee : $115 per week
Includes: a new fun theme each week
morning and afternoon themed activity sessions
lunch and afternoon snack provided
work/play areas sanitized daily

There is a one-time per camper $25 non-refundable registration fee per year. (This is not a deposit towards tuition or extended care)

Early Drop-off/Late Pick Up options available during enrollment.
-Early Drop off opens at 7:00 AM -- $25 per week
-Late Pick Up closes at 5:30pm -- $35 per week

You may pay for camp in full, or we offer monthly payment plans for families who are choosing a full-summer camp enrollment for your campers. This helps spread the payments out a bit. There is a $5 monthly fee for using our payment plans to offset the cost of payment processing. You will find this information on the payment step of camp enrollment.

Please email for more information

Special note: our annual VBS outreach program will be May 28-30 from 9am - 12pm only with no charge. There is no extended care option available that week. Registration for VBS week will be on the Parkway Church check-in system, not the camp link below.

Parkway Summer Camps will be closed the week of July 1 - 5, 2024

Interested in working at Parkway Kids' Camps? Text the word STAFF to 540-600-4734


Do I have to go to Parkway for my kid to come to camp?

No!  We are happy to welcome all kids (rising Kindergarten – 5th graders) from the Roanoke valley to summer camp this year!  And – if you don’t have a church home, you are ALWAYS welcome to join us online or in person any Sunday!

Do you offer a discount for registering multiple kids or for multiple camps?

No, we do not.  Our camp is intentionally priced lower than other options in the valley to help provide an affordable experience for families with multiple kids.

We do, however, offer a VBS week for kids May 28 – May 30, 2024 9am – noon with no camp fee.  Please note that there is no early drop off or  late pick-up available for those 3 days.  Registration will be through the Parkway Church check-in system, not the camp registration software.

How do you mitigate COVID-19, nut allergies, and illness at your camps?

The well-being of our staff and campers is very important to us.  We make every effort to follow published safety guidelines.  As we always do, we work to keep our camp facilities cleaned and sanitized daily.  Our camp facilities are professionally cleaned every week.  We encourage handwashing often with our campers and provide hand sanitizer stations for campers and staff.

Our camp staff asks that parents perform a wellness check at home each morning, and if your child is ill, that they not attend camp that day.  We do not have a nurse on-site.  If your child becomes ill while at camp, you will be contacted to pick up your camper so they can recuperate at home.

The Parkway Summer Camp and Parkway Preschool environments are nut-free.  We do not serve foods or snacks containing nuts, and we ask all parents to sign an acknowledgement that they will not pack a lunch containing nuts.

I work during the day, is there a before / after care option?

Yes!  We offer extended care options to help busy families.  Our early drop off opens at 7:00am and is $25 each week.  Our late-pick up closes at 5:30pm, includes an additional afternoon snack, and is $35 each week.  You can select either or both option during your enrollment under enrollment extras.

During our extended care hours, we provide supervised care outside of the regular schedule of our 9am -3pm camp day.

Do you have more details about what each theme week is?

Check out this document with weekly details Summer Camp 2024 details print-1

What will my kid be doing at camp?

Depending on the theme of the camp, your child will be taking part in themed activities, crafts, games, workshops, hands-on activities and more.  Where appropriate, we will welcome in guest volunteers to share with us.

During our lunch block, campers have a lunch break, and an indoor free-play break.  Our younger campers (rising K and 1st) may also have a quiet rest time, this is not a structured nap time, but some younger campers do still nap at this age.

We will be active, and your child may come home dirty from enjoying a day of fun.  Please send them to camp in clothing and closed toed shoes that allow them to be active and enjoy their day.

Do you have a sample schedule for camp?



7:00-8:45am- Early Drop off Open (doors unlock at 7:00am)

8:45-9:00am – Arrival for all campers

9:00-9:30am – Camp Opening Rally (doors lock at 9:30am)

9:30-10:15am – Activity Center 1

10:15-11:00am – Activity Center 2

11:00-11:45am – Activity Center 3

11:45-12:00pm – Huddle in Team Headquarters (wash hands for lunch)

12:00-12:30pm – Lunch 1 / Recess 1

12:30-1:00pm – Lunch 2 / Recess 2

1:00–1:45pm – Activity Center 4

1:45-2:30pm – Activity Center 5

2:30pm – Huddle and snack in Team Headquarters (gather things for dismissal)

2:45-3:00pm Dismissal for all campers (doors unlock at 2:45pm)

3:15-5:30pm – Late Pick-up activities and free play

5:30pm – Camp closes (doors lock at 5:30pm)

Who is running the camp?

Our summer camp programs are supervised by the Executive Summer Camp director and assistant directors. The ratio of Summer Camp staff falls between 1:17 and 1:25 ratio.  There are also high school aged camp counselors at a ratio of 1:25.

When available, we like to get members of the community with special training or talents to share with our camps.

Each adult working for our camps goes though a background check.  All camp staff participate in safety training and camp leadership training.  Many of our staff and team leadership members are AED/CPR/First Aid certified.

I registered my kid for a week of camp, and now I found out we will be out of town. Can I get a refund?

Yes!  Please check the refund policy emailed with your camp confirmation to make sure you don’t miss important dates.  Please contact Christine Phillips (Executive Summer Camp Director) by email so we have your request in writing with a time/date stamp. She will assist with you with your refund.  You can email us at

What payment types do you offer?

You can register through the link above and securely pay through our online registration process.  If you need to pay in cash or with a check, you can come to the church office in person (M-Th 9am – 4pm) to pay.

What about safety?

The Parkway Church building has recently undergone a safety upgrade that allows us to provide a secure environment.  Every outside door to the church has staff-only keypad access as well as the elevator for an added security measure.  We use other technologies, like timed locked and unlocked doors, Ring cameras to allow additional safety measures.

We do go outside for many of our activities, and our large campus provides plenty of space for us to eat lunch (weather permitting) play games, hike and enjoy the outdoors.  Campers are reminded to stay safe at camp, including never go anywhere alone.


All campers must be checked in and out by an authorized adult.  We track attendance digitally using the attendance module of our camp software.

Can I take a tour of your camp and meet my child's leader?

During the school year, our camp environment is home to Kings Christian Academy, their students and staff.  It looks like a school and not a camp.  Due to school security, we will not be hosting tours during the school day.

In addition, our camp leadership staff is only hired to work the 9 weeks of camp plus a training week before camp begins.  They most likely are at college, working another job during the school year, and our counselors are busy in high school.

I don't know where to register. Can you tell me?

Click on any of the “REGISTER HERE FOR CAMP” buttons above on the website.  This will take you directly to the parent login prompt for our enrollment software.

Our enrollment software is quite user friendly, but we have created a video to help you navigate the camp enrollment software and your “parent portal”  Follow this link here

Camp enrollment is open, but I don't see any camps for my child?

Our summer camps are set for rising Kindergarten – 5th grade kids.  If you have a preschool aged child not going to kindergarten, or a camper going into 6th grade or older, you will not find any enrollment options for your child on our website.  Parkway Preschool offers a summer camp, it uses a different enrollment process than we do.

My child has a special need. Can they come to your camp?

Parkway Kids Summer Camp is committed to full and equal opportunity for children to enjoy the camp experience and reasonable modifications will be considered.  If your child has serious behavioral, physical, or psychological considerations, please discuss camper readiness with the executive director prior to submitting your registration.

Additionally, we must be informed if your child has been asked to leave another camp or care program and/or if your child has had disruptive behavior during their time in any other program.  If your child has an aide during school, they will need one during camp, this is not a service currently offered by Parkway Kids Summer Camps.

My child wants to be paired with their friend. Can you do that?

Everything is better with a friend – even camp!  We will make every effort to pair your camper with a friend if needed.  There is a field within enrollment process to specify “pair me with a friend…”.  This is not a guarantee, but it is helpful to our administrative staff.

Sometimes a friend pairing might not work out, due to space or age grouping, but we will make every effort we can so that your camper has the best week possible.

My child is in middle school - is there a camp or job for them?

As of February 2024, we do not offer any camp or job offerings for rising 6th graders and up.  We do hire teenagers who are authorized to work (at least age 14).  Keep an eye out for job opening postings which open in March 2024.

How can I contact someone from the camp?

Before camp begins, if you have a question regarding camp enrollment or billing, you can email us at or call our camp phone line at 540-600-4734.

If you call the church phone number, they do not have a way to transfer a call to a camp staff member.

Once the camp season begins, check your weekly emails from us about the best phone number to reach our operations staff.

Anything else?

Please email and we will be happy to answer your questions regarding camp!  If you need to reach someone, the church office line is not able to transfer to us.  Please call our direct camp phone number at 540-600-4734 during business hours.