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Summer Camp Guide 2024

Adventures on The Hill | SummerCampDC.com

Ages: 3 to 10 years | Cost: $450/Wk

Deadline: None

Adventures on The Hill offers an enriching summer camp for ages 3 to 10 from June 24th to Aug. 23. With a 1:8 counselor ratio, your child is ensured personalized attention. Campers enjoy a diverse daily activity lineup, 1 to 2 weekly field trips (included in the tuition) and a full schedule from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Nutritious snacks and water are provided, making each day a perfect blend of fun, learning, and adventure.

Breathing Space summer camp provides children with a foundation of health and well-being. Courtesy: Breathing Space

Breathing Space Family Yoga Summer Camp | breathingspacedc.com/summer-camp

Ages: PK4 to 5th Grade | Cost: $460/Wk * Extended Day: $150 |

Hours: 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. |  Aftercare 3:15 to 5:30 p.m.

Breathing Space summer camp provides children with a foundation of health and well-being. It’s a fun, creative, educational, and enriching experience through yoga movement classes, mindfulness activities, relaxation, games, crafts, field trips, and outdoor time. Yoga and mindfulness can help children build self-regulatory skills, resilience, social awareness, and confidence, as well as gross-motor skills, strength, and fitness. Through yoga, children learn techniques for concentrating, reducing stress, and connecting to their bodies in a loving way while having fun.

Middle School Fun awaits your child at Capital Adventures Camp. Courtesy: Capital Adventures Camp

Capital Adventures Camp | capitalvillageschools.org/upcoming-events/

Ages: Rising 6th to 8th grade students | Cost: $50/Wk

Deadline: Registration Deadline June 1

Welcome to Capital Adventures Camp! Calling all DC middle schoolers – join the ultimate summer experience. Choose your adventure in Dance, Entrepreneurship, or Sports! Engaging stories, math challenges, and team-building await, plus weekly field trips for extra fun. Don’t miss the thrill – be part of Capital Adventures Camp for a summer of discovery and joy! 🚀🌈☀️

Camp Arena Stage | arenastage.org/camp

Ages: 8 to 15 years | Cost: 3-Week Session: $1300 * 2-Week Session $950

Hours: 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. daily | Dates: 3-Week Session: July 1 – July 19  |  2-Week Session: July 22 – August 2

Deadline: Rolling Admissions

Discover the magic of creativity at Camp Arena Stage, a full-day, multi-arts summer camp at  Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School. This camp is more than just a place—it’s a journey of exploration, discovery, and creation, all under the nurturing guidance of professional artists and educators. Camp Arena Stage allows campers to choose their own schedules from classes in theater, dance, music, visual arts, filmmaking, and writing. With a Noontime Show every day, campers can perform in front of the best audience in D.C. – each other! For more information, email camp@arenastage.org or contact Rebecca Campana at 202-600-4064.

Kids unlock Shakespeare’s plays at Camp Shakespeare. Courtesy: Camp Shakespeare

Camp Shakespeare | shakespearetheatre.org/education

Ages: 6 to 18 years | Cost: $895 for a two-week session. Discounts and scholarships available.

Registration Deadline: The Friday prior to the camp’s start date OR once a camp is full.

Under the guidance of theatre professionals, participants unlock Shakespeare’s plays with text analysis; transform into characters through voice, movement, and improvisation; learn the safety and storytelling of stage combat; develop fundamental acting skills; perform for friends and family onstage at Shakespeare Theatre Company. Multiple sessions are available!

Check out more than 40 DMV Camps –all in one room! Sat. Feb 10 at the J.O. Wilson Camp Fair. Photo: K. Means

DC Camp Fair Presented by J.O. Wilson | dccampfair.com/

Saturday, Feb. 10 from 10:00 a.m. to  1:00 p.m. at  J.O. Wilson Elementary School (660 K St. NE) | FREE

The J.O. Wilson Elementary School PTA is pleased to host the annual DC Camp Fair!

The event brings together the finest camps in DC, Maryland, and Virginia in one room! Programs range from traditional to academic, arts, music and special interest camps. Parents and caregivers will have the opportunity to meet camp representatives and learn about the diverse options awaiting your children this coming summer.

Kids can take flight at Friends Community School Camp. Courtesy: Friends Community School

Friends Community School Summer Camp | 

Ages: 3.5 to 14 years | Cost: $315/week

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Before and After Care 8 to 8:30 a.m., 3 to 6 p.m.

Deadline: Rolling Admission. Registration is open to all on a weekly basis!

Friends Community School offers weekly sessions for campers ages 3.5-14, ranging from arts and crafts, archery, music, engineering and more! June 17 to Aug. 16, in different 9 weekly sessions. Camps are taught by experienced teachers and camp counselors from FCS and our extended community. Camp operates from 9:00 to 3:00, with before and Aftercare available. Camps are located in College Park, just 15 to 20 minutes from Capitol Hill. Questions? Contact Van Nguyen  camp@friendscommunityschool.org

This year, Polite Piggy’s introduces two new options this year: Outdoor Camp and Private Group Camp. Courtesy: Polite Piggy’s

Polite Piggy’s Day Camp | politepiggys.com/summer-camp-2024/

Ages: 3 to 10 years | Cost: Full Day – $87 per Day | $435 per week ·  Half Day: $67 per Day | $335/Wk *Scholarship Rate available*

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily | Deadline: Rolling admission |Register Here  

Located at Maury Elementary School (1250 Constituton Ave. NE)* Pending DCPS Approval

Whether you’re looking for morning sessions, full-day care, or a five-week program, Polite Piggy’s has top-notch programming and a caring team of professionals. Your child will find joy, friendships, and exciting programming daily. Polite Piggy’s offers unique classes like art, pickleball, music, science, STEM education, chess, fitness, sports, cooking, Legos, field trips, water play on-site and a hiking club with Aunt Lizzie. Available from June 26 to July 31, 2024. Additionally, Polite Piggy’s introduces two new options this year: Outdoor Camp and Private Group Camp. For more information, contact you politepiggysinfo@gmail.com or call Ms. Rolanda at 240-480-3195 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Summer fun at Steve & Kate’s. Courtesy: Steve & Kate’s

Steve & Kate’s Camp |  steveandkatescamp.com/dc

Ages: 4 to 12 years | Cost: $120 Day Pass and $3,360 Summer Pass * Lunch & all snacks included

Hours: all hours (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) included | Deadline: Rolling registration

Campers at Steve & Kate’s choose from a variety of activities including sewing, coding, maker crafts, sports and more! Buy any number of days to use at any time. Unused days are automatically refunded at summer’s end. It’s the cure to summer boredom and a great way to celebrate your child’s individuality.

The Art League Camp offers programming for all, from elementary to adult. Courtesy: The Art League

The Art League | theartleague.org

Ages: Elementary School to Adult | Cost: Varies by Class

Deadline: Opens Feb. 12

The Art League offers hundreds of studio art classes, gallery exhibits and cultural events in Alexandria, VA. The League meets its mission to nurture artists and enrich the community through its gallery, fine art school, art supply store and outreach programs. Find out more, sign up, or join at www.theartleague.org.

Courtesy: The Theatre Lab

The Theatre Lab’s Summer Intensives for Teens | https://theatrelab.org/teen-institutes-2023/

Ages: 13 to 19 | Cost: $500 – $1390
Registration Deadline: ASAP (Auditions are Mid-march but extension is possible)
The Theatre Lab’s award-winning summer acting and musical theatre institutes offer serious theatre training taught in a unique environment that supports each student’s growth while building lasting community. Check out the Musical Theatre Institute, Acting Institute and Performance Intensive for Teens led by the some of the area’s top theatre professionals. Classes and rehearsals will be held at the home of The Theatre Lab in downtown DC.
This year Wise Little Owls will offer two months of fun and interactive activities for young children to practice Spanish while they play. Courtesy: Wise Little Owls

Wise Little Owls | wiselittleowls.com

Cost: $360 | Ages: 4 to 8 years

Dates: April 15th to 19th (April 16th – Emancipation Day – No camp), June 17 to Aug. 23

At Wise Little Owls, the approach to childcare and learning is rooted in fostering a rich tapestry of experiences that go beyond traditional education. Their philosophy is inspired by a deep commitment to nurturing empathy, celebrating diversity and cultivating a global perspective in children. This year Wise Little Owls will offer two months of fun and interactive activities for young children to practice Spanish while they play.

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