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Thanks for your interest in the Sheriff Joe Baron Foundation Summer Camps program.


We hope that you'll consider applying again next year. Remember that slots can fill up quickly, so it's best to register as early as possible.

All Norfolk Public Schools students between the ages of 10 and 14 are eligible to attend. There is no cost. 

The camps are conducted in partnership with Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast, the Virginia Attorney General's Office, ODU, NSU, Norfolk Parks and Recreation, Norfolk Police Department, the Norfolk Fire Department, and the Norfolk Sheriff's Office.

Information for kids registered this year is below.


The Day Camp program runs Monday morning through Friday afternoon and is for Norfolk youth ages 10 to 14, from 9:00-3:00 daily. The Sheriff Joe Baron Foundation, 501 (c) (3), with the support of the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast (provides Camp facilities) and Norfolk Public Schools (provides transportation and food) offers three, one-week-long summer youth camps for Norfolk students. Camp Dates: Week One: 7/10-7/14, Week Two: 7/18-7/21, Week Three: 7/24-7/28. Students are eligible to attend one week only.

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Camp Apasus is located at 8420 Granby Street, Norfolk VA 23505. It is directly adjacent to Forest Lawn Cemetery, in the Bay View area. The camp borders Mason Creek, where campers can canoe on the water. The camp site also consists of a fire circle, picnic tables, a program building, lodge with a small kitchen and bathroom facilities. An above-ground pool is made available to our campers.


Representatives from our camp team are certified in archery, canoeing and a Certified Lifeguard is available during pool hours. Volunteers consist of Norfolk Sheriff’s Office employees, Norfolk Police Officers, Norfolk Fire Department Firefighters, students from universities and high schools as well as others affiliated with service organizations (just to mention a few), working under the direction of Community Affairs personnel. All volunteers are screened by the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office and required to attend Volunteer Orientation.


Bus transportation will be provided, or children can also attend as commuters


Here is the bus schedule for the 2017 Sheriff Joe Baron Foundation Summer Camps:

Lake Taylor High School:
Pick up: 7:30 a.m. Drop off: 3:25 p.m.

Booker T Washington High School:
Pick up: 7:40 a.m. Drop off: 3:12 p.m.

Norview High School:
Pick up: 8:00 a.m. Drop off: 2:50 p.m.

Please be at your bus stop in plenty of time and understand that there may be some delays due to traffic. Should you miss the bus, please feel free to drop off your child at Camp Apasus at 8420 Granby Street (Click HERE for a map).


Morning Arrival: 8:40 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Parents will enter camp through the Granby Street Camp Apasus entrance. Please do not park your car. Pull up to the entrance of the camp (near the pool) where you will be greeted by one of our counselors. Parents will exit the camp parking lot through the cemetery by pulling straight ahead and turning at the second right to return them to Granby Street where you will be able to make a right or left turn. Leaving camp through our entrance only allows a right turn.

Afternoon Pick Up: 2:50 to 3:00 p.m.

Parents will enter camp through the cemetery entrance. Turn into the cemetery and turn left toward camp. Please do not park your car. Pull up to the entrance of the camp (near the pool) where you will be greeted by one of our counselors. Please be sure to have your ID ready at pick up to speed the process along. You will then exit camp through the Granby Street Camp Apasus entrance.


As a reminder, here's what your child should and should not bring with them:

What to bring to camp:

* Swimsuit (please - no bikinis)
* Only shoes with closed backs and toes may be worn
* Flip flops (for pool only)
* Towel
* Sunblock
* Plastic bag for wet items
* Water bottle (we will provide drinks for the kids)
* Bug spray (optional)

What not to bring:

* Short shorts
* Baggy pants
* Sandals
* Bikinis
* Electronic devices

Should your child have a cell phone, they will be asked to keep it in their bag at all times.

We will provide breakfast and lunch for your child, along with beverages. If you prefer, you may send your child with their own lunch.

If you need more information before you decide, please contact Julia Dunn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 757-441-1066.


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