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Summer Camp Guide

It’s February break. If you’re not a parent, you may be surprised to hear that many parents have already signed their kids up for summer camp.

But if you are a parent and you haven’t yet accounted for all the days on the summer calendar, take heart! Yes, there’s still time to register for summer camp!

You can check out multiple different programs out, all in one room at J.O. Wilson’s Summer Camp Fair, making its return in 2023 after a two-year hiatus.

But if you can’t wait, Read about summer camps that still have spaces available for summer break 2023, below.

DC Camp Fair hosted by the J.O. Wilson Elementary School PTA | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday March 4 | https://www.dccampfair.com 

Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6-D), who has two camp-aged children, talks to a representative of Camp Rim Rock (camprimrock.com) at the 2018 DC Camp Fair.

Discover the perfect summer camp for your child at the DC Camp Fair on Saturday, March 4th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at J.O. Wilson Elementary School (660 K St. NE). With more than 45 camps in attendance, there will be something for everyone ages 3 through 18. There will be art, music, sports, overnight and theater camps. Learn more about a large variety of local and regional camps.  

Enter to win free camp weeks and enjoy Dunkin’ Donuts coffee!  

Admission is free. For more information visit dccampfair.com or email jowilsonpta@gmail.com.

Courtesy Adventures on the Hill

Adventures on The Hill | SummerCampDC.com 

Adventures on the Hill Summer Camp DC is all about making learning a fun, hands-on experience that children will remember for years to come. The well-rounded curriculum helps campers explore their interests in STEM, sports, culture, health and wellness, and more. By providing a variety of interests, councilors encourage campers to pursue their passions and dive head-first into their own learning. Adventures on The Hill Summer Camp is a District of Columbia Public Schools Approved Program Partner. 

$425/week | 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Rolling Admission 

Courtesy Camp Shakespeare

Camp Shakespeare | ShakespeareTheatre.org/Camp-Shakespeare 

At Camp Shakespeare, actors dive into the world of the greatest playwright in history. Working with theatre professionals, participants unravel plays with text analysis; transform into characters through voice and movement; wage battles with stage combat; and develop acting skills. Sessions culminate in a performance at the Shakespeare Theatre Company. 

$850 per two-week session | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Aftercare 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. | registration closes the week prior to camp 


Courtesy Friends Community School Summer Camp

Friends Community School Summer Camp | https://www.friendscommunityschool.org/summer-camp 

Friends Community School offers weekly sessions for campers ages 3.5-14, ranging from arts and crafts, archery, music, engineering, and more!. Camps are taught by experienced teachers and camp counselors from FCS and our extended community. Camp operates from 9:00 – 3:00 with before and after-care available. 

$315/week | Hours: 8:30 to 3 p.m., with before and after care 8-8:30a, 3-6p.m. | Rolling Admission |  

Northeast Stars Montessori Summer Camp | nestars.net [featured image]

NES is a professionally run preschool with an eye to individualized attention in a warm friendly setting.  NES offers 14 unique weeks of science experiments, outdoor exploration and lots of outdoor fun every toddler will love! Join Northeast Stars Montessori Preschool Summer camp 2023. Explore science in a fun and educational camp! With different themes every week that complement our STEM-heavy Montessori curriculum both inside and outside the classroom, all summer long. Summer camp begins on May 30 and runs through August 31. It is offered for children ages 2 to 3.5 years and 3.5 to 5 years. 

Cost: $375/$395 weekly, up to $1842 monthly full day | Aftercare until 6 p.m. | Rolling Admission 

Courtesy Polite Piggy’s Day Camp

Polite Piggy’s Day Camp | www.politepiggys.com 

Whether you are looking for the morning, full-day, or five weeks, Polite Piggy’s has you covered with top-notch programming and a caring team of professionals. Your child will find joy, friendships, and exciting programming every day. We offer unique classes like art, pickleball, music, sciences, Stemovate, chess, fitness, sports, cooking, Legos, field trips, water-play on-site, and hiking club with Aunt Lizzie. 

$79/day (scholarship available) | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily | rolling admission |Register at https://www.ezchildtrack.com/parentportal/?c=politepiggys 

Camp Archeological dig inside the Smithsonian. Photo: Smithsonian Camp/Smithsonian Associates

Smithsonian Summer Camp | https://smithsonianassociates.org/camp 

Smithsonian Summer Camp is ready to bring the Smithsonian’s world to life! A diverse, creative, and experienced team of instructors design one-of-a-kind learning experiences that animate the Smithsonian, spark the imagination and offer plenty of great fun. In person and online options available. 

$480 (non-members) $415 (members) per week | before (8 a.m. to 9 a.m.) and aftercare (4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.) | Registration closes when camp is full


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