Summer at Chatham Hall

Every summer Chatham Hall offers programs to introduce girls to some of the best parts of being a Chatham Hall student during the school year. Over the course of five weeks, Summer at Chatham Hall provides girls with fun and enriching classes and activities taught by Chatham Hall faculty. Through a unique blend of innovative and engaging programming girls explore, collaborate, and challenge themselves and one another intellectually and creatively.

Our residential program offers the experience for campers to have an enriched opportunity to expand their friendship circles to include girls from different regions of the country and around the world.  In a community of trust and responsibility, girls are encouraged to challenge themselves, take risks, and accomplish extraordinary things.


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  • Summer Riding Program

    Two sessions, one week each, for girls aged 10-16. This program is for current riders that are capable of at least walking and trotting independently, with instruction coming from regular professionals in the Equine industry. This is a program that can also comfortably challenge all levels of riders, including advanced riders, with a variety of lessons and horses available.
    2 Sessions, 1 week each
  • Advanced Practices in Equitation

    An intensive equestrian program for advanced riders aged 14-18 capable of easily jumping courses of 2’6” or higher on unfamiliar horses. This program combines classroom theory and unmounted lessons with instruction in the saddle. Riders will have lessons twice daily, multiple riding opportunities, and be asked to participate in thoughtful dialogue with coaches and instructors about theory and position. Interested riders will be required to apply with a trainer recommendation and video from within the past 6 months.
    1 Session, 1 week
  • Science Investigators

    A one-week session for girls aged 12-14 where campers assume the role of crime scene investigators to solve a mock crime. Campers utilize a variety of scientific techniques and develop their 21st-century skill sets in problem-solving and critical thinking. 1 Session, 1 week
  • Girls Make it Happen

    A one-week session for girls aged 10-16 focused in leadership development, critical thinking, and experiential learning in everyday practical tasks. This program encourages girls to take risks, accept challenges, and work both independently and within teams to create strategies and solutions for solving problems. 1 Session, 1 week
An all girls boarding and day school in Southern Virginia, Chatham Hall prepares girls for college and for productive lives. Our innovative academic program offers Advanced Placement courses, global study and travel, as well as project based learning. Our athletic teams regularly compete at the State level and our exceptional riding program is nationally recognized. We foster the intellect and character of each student and, through our Honor Code, live in a community of trust. Grounded in its Episcopal heritage, the school welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds.  
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