What better way to create fond childhood memories than a meaningful experience at Spectrum Summer Programs at Tandem Friends? For over 35 years, Spectrum has offered an exciting array of creative classes designed to provoke thought and pique new interests. Spectrum offers your child an abundance of creative possibilities.

The Tandem Friends campus provides a friendly, relaxed environment for creative self-expression. Teen assistants will help eliminate feelings being lost or overwhelmed, particularly with younger children. The wonderful energy created when young people of different abilities and talented teachers work together is one of the many aspects that makes Spectrum unique. Two-week sessions allow ample time for children to realize in-depth exploration of their creative choices and a four-period day provides opportunities for curious students to experiment and try something different.

We’re also delighted to be partnering again with Virginia Outside of Richmond, offering four exciting one-week fishing excursions for kids age 6-14 (see page 9). Spectrum’s fun-filled Adventure Camp with Mikel Mayo-Pitts (see page 5). Our “Get in the Game Basketball” camp with Latrell Winkey will be happening all three sessions. This summer we are again offering Chef Lisa’s Lunch & Snack program, allowing parents the option of bringing or buying lunches and snacks (see page 10). 

This summer we are excited to be totally online with our registration and payment processes! 

Tips for registration:
1.  Download the catalog so you can browse through the sessions and descriptions.
2.  Jot down which sessions you would like to register for.
3.  For each session, note the 4 classes you would like to attend (one class for each period 1, 2, 3 and 4).
4. Have this information on hand when you click the link for online registration.
5. Note that you can sign up for an extended day in each session for an additional fee of $180.  Simply select it and add it to your cart.
  • Spectrum 2018 Catalog
    Select the catalog link for more information and to view class details and descriptions.
Spectrum 2018 Session Dates

Session 1: June 11-22
Session 2: June 25-July 6
Session 3: July 9-20

Daily Schedule
Opening: 8:50-9:00 am
Period 1: 9:00-10:10 am
Period 2: 10:20-11:30 am
Lunch:    11:40-12:10 pm
Period 3: 12:20-1:30 pm
Period 4: 1:40-2:50 pm
Pick-up:   3:00 pm
Extended Day:
8:00 am-5:30 pm
  • Spectrum 2018 Catalog
    Select the catalog link for more information and to view class details and descriptions.
Note on registration: The link will take you to the Active Networks online registration site.  Once you have selected a session (or sessions), you will then be prompted to register and to select one class for each class period (for a total of four) of the session. 
Be sure to select only ONE class per class period. 
Note: Get in the Game, Box City and Project Fun Way require that you register for two daily periods back to back.  You must take both periods.  NO exceptions. 
Fran Smith has been the Director of Spectrum Summer Programs for seventeen years. If you have questions about the program, workshops, or employment with Spectrum, email Fran or call her at (434) 760-3097.