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In partnership with Charlottesville City Schools, Y-USA and BellXcel, Piedmont Family YMCA is excited to offer Power Scholars Academy this summer. Power Scholars Academy is an invitation-only, 5-week, full-day summer enrichment program. The program combines LEARNING and FUN in a camp-like experience while supporting the academic, physical and emotional development of youth. 

Through the generous support of our partners, students can participate in this program for FREE. If your child is eligible for the program, you will receive an invitation from your child's principal.

The Power Scholars Academy is licensed by the State of Virginia and is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for the growth and development of your child. Following a unique year, we want this to be a summer your child will never forget!


  • June 21 – July 23 (closed July 5)
  • For current Kindergarteners through current 5th graders (invitation-only)
  • 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Monday – Friday (full day program, 5 days/week)
    Before- and after-care available 7:30-8:30 am, 4:30-5:30 pm
  • Charlottesville City Schools in-person instruction in reading,
    writing, and math
  • YMCA enrichment activities including STEM, art, and play
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snack included
  • Transportation available as needed (8:30am arrival-4:30pm dismissal)
  • Weekly field trips


  • CLARK for Clark and Burnley-Moran students
  • GREENBRIER for Greenbrier and Venable students
  • JACKSON-VIA for Jackson-Via and Johnson students
  • WALKER UPPER ELEMENTARY for Walker students


Registration is open now.

Step 1: Online Registration

All students must reserve a spot by first registering online and completing all required fields:

Step 2: Enrollment Forms

Complete enrollment packet with required forms (below) and submit to the YMCA:

  1. Power Scholars Enrollment Packet (required) (en Español)
  2. Commonwealth of Virginia School Entrance Health Form*
  3. Copy of child's birth certificate*

*Required unless previously enrolled in a Piedmont YMCA camp, after school, or virtual learning program

For your convenience, you may submit your documents via any method listed below:

NOTE: Students must be registered online AND have paperwork submitted to be successfully registered for the Power Scholars Academy. 

Please review the Power Scholars Academy Parent Handbook for additional details about the program.

QUESTIONS? If you need assistance with online registration or have any questions regarding the application process, please email Bonita Patton at or call 434-270-7538.