NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Old Dominion University’s Big Blue summer camp has canceled camp weeks scheduled through August, leaving families scrambling for child care and alternative options.

Jean Holt, deputy director of sports clubs and leisure and wellness summer camps at ODU, says the cancellations are due to accommodation issues.

The camp will be suspended at the end of the day on Friday, July 15. The camp will be offering full refunds for the weeks of July 18-22, July 25-29, and August 1-5.

“I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this will cause you and your family,” Holt said.

Holt compiled this list of alternate camps:

YMCA Virginia Beach

Carmen Waslicki

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YMCA Norfolk/Portsmouth

Sylvia Patterson

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YMCA Chesapeake

Jinnifer Hill

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Norfolk City Summer Camps

Virginia Beach City Summer Camps

Portsmouth City Summer Camps

Chesapeake City Summer Camps

  • Indian River Community Center, 2250 Old Greenbrier Road, 757-424-4238
  • Western Branch Community Center, 4437 Portsmouth BLVD, 757-465-0211