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Summer Camp Guide

Find information on summer 2015 day camps and sleepaway camps. Washington Parent's camp guide includes programs for kids in areas like arts, dance, music, performance, sports, athletics, chess, video games, technology, horseback riding, outdoors, nature, rock climbing, YMCA, science, education and more.

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Multiple Locations (DC, MD & VA)

Active Learning Camps
ALS presents a variety of fun and entertaining summer camps. Our chess and video game creation programs provide expert instruction in a fun environment. Camps held at National Cathedral School, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School, St. Andrew's School & Madeira School. , 888-652-4377.

American Girl Dance Camp - Ballet Petite
Ages 5-7. Campers will dance back in time with their favorite American Girl characters with period costumes, traditional crafts, arts and dances. 301-229-6882, 866-PETITE1. ,,

Audubon Naturalist Society Nature Camps
Day camps for ages 4-16. Offers outdoor exploration, nature and science. Games, hikes and great camp traditions. Environmental education with hands-on activities and discovery. 2 Locations: Chevy Chase (MD) & Broadlands (VA). 301-652-9188, ext. 16. ,

Ballet Technique Intensive Camp - Ballet Petite
Ages 8+. Each day begins with a ballet technique class designed to strengthen and challenge dancers. The week ends with a performance of ballet variations by these budding ballerinas. 301-229-6882, 866-PETITE1. ,,

Broadway Baby Camp - Ballet Petite
Ages 3-7. Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Your favorite star is performing! With acting games, memorable songs, creative movement, crafts and more, your child is the star. 866-PETITE1. ,, 301-229-6882.

Broadway Bound Musical Theatre Camp - Ballet Petite
Ages 5-7. Days are fun-filled with Broadway dances, acting games, heartfelt singing and many other thrilling activities, all culminating in a grand finale performance. 301-229-6882, 866-PETITE1. ,,

Camp Aristotle at The Auburn School
Grades K-8. Full- and half-day options. Exciting activities designed to foster friendships, self-awareness, exploration and social success. Locations in Herdon, VA, Silver Spring & Baltimore, MD. ,, 703-828-7179.

Club Scientific Chesapeake
Ages 4-14. 40 exciting hands-on science and technology camps. 14 New Camps for 2015. Multiple locations in Montgomery County. New Location--Aidan School in Washington, DC. ,, 443-928-6772.

CommuniKids Language Immersion Summer Fun Camp
Ages 2 1/2-8. Enjoy traditional summer fun in a language-immersion setting. Our two convenient locations offer full- and half-day programs in Spanish (DC & Falls Church), French (Falls Church only), Chinese (Falls Church only), and Arabic (Falls Church only). Before- and after-care available. 202-363-0133 or (DC); 703-534-2221 or (Falls Church). ,,

Envision Middle School Camps
Try your hands at amazing real-world experiences -- build and program a robot, diagnose patients, get backstage access to Dodger Stadium, CNN and Madison Square Garden, or interact with professionals on a movie set. Programs located at top colleges like University of Maryland. , 844-320-0388.

Family Dinosaur Camp
Dr. Peter M. Kranz, Paleontologist
Visit the zoo, bone halls, dinosaur exhibits and hunt & dig for dinosaurs. Learn how paleontologists discover dinosaur facts. One-week sessions June-August. Children must be accompanied by adult. ,, 202-547-3326.

Got Hip Hop? Camp - Ballet Petite
Ages 5-7. Does your dancer have the hip-hop bug? If so, come and dance with us in this thrilling summer camp. Beat-stompin' music, funky choreography and tons of fun! 866-PETITE1. ,, 301-229-6882.

Happily Ever After Princess Camp - Ballet Petite
Ages 3-5. Princesses-in-training will be given the royal treatment as they make princess crafts, dine on princess treats and dance in the story ballet. 301-229-6882, 866-PETITE1. ,,

ISL International School of Languages
Fun Spanish immersion camp for children ages 3-12. The perfect camp to enjoy and learn Spanish. Small groups of 8 kids each week make it the perfect setting to learn a second language, with individual attention from teachers, plus many activities. , 7906 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD, 301-312-8847.

Imagination Stage
Ages 4-18. Celebrating 30+ years of superb performing arts and filmmaking day camps. Mix and match our 1-, 2-, 3- & 4-week options. Campers can perform in a fully produced musical! Bethesda, Rockville & NW, DC. ,, 301-280-1660.

Joy for Jazz Camp - Ballet Petite
Ages 5-7. Let the music move you in this camp where students will explore choreography by using lyrics, rhythm and the musical quality of popular music. 301-229-6882, 866-PETITE1. ,,

Kids Pro Soccer Camp
Athletes ages 2-15 from all sports are welcome. Younger players will get to know soccer through fun games and a noncompetitive setting. Older players will focus on the next level and prepare for school tryouts. , 240-438-8555.

Language Stars
Language Stars offers play-based summer language immersion programs in Spanish, French, Mandarin and German. Taught by native-speaking teachers from around the world, your child will be immersed in language, culture and summer fun! 7 DC Area Locations: Alexandria, Bethesda, Fairfax, Falls Church, Gaithersburg, N. Arlington/McLean, Reston. ,, 866-55-STARS.

Mad Science of Washington
Ages 6-11. Six different camps to choose from! Full- or half-day at many locations in NOVA & MD. Awesome science fun for boys and girls. 301-593-4777, 703-536-9897. ,,

MathTree, Inc.
Growing Children's Love of Math since 1999
Plant a love of math in your child and watch it grow. MathTree is the fun, hands-on way to explore math in a no-homework, low-stress environment! In VA: Alexandria, Arlington, Ashburn, Falls Church, Herndon, Leesburg, McLean, Oakton & Vienna. In MD: Bethesda, Potomac, Rockville. In DC: Capitol Hill. ,, 877-MATH-987.

Northeast Stars Montessori International Summer Camp
Ages 2-6. Northeast Stars Summer Camp is a hands-on exploration of different countries. We offer extended-care programs. Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Alexandria, VA & Arlington, VA. , 703-945-0408.

Petite Princess Camp - Ballet Petite
Ages 3 & 4. Your ballerina will cherish the time she spends in this camp, dancing the stories of classical fairytales and enjoying time with friends as she decorates beautiful crafts. 866-PETITE1. , information@balletpetite, 301-229-6882.

Prima Ballerina Camp - Ballet Petite
Ages 5-7. An exceptional experience for the aspiring ballerina. This camp refines techniques and artistry through choreography and pantomime from the classical ballets. 301-229-6882, 866-PETITE1. ,,

Stu Vetter's Basketball Camp
Ages 6-17. Coed. Learn the FUNdamentals of basketball from Hall of Fame Coach Stu Vetter whose former players include last year's NBA MVP Kevin Durant! Camps run from June-July. Camps Held in Frederick, Rockville & Chantilly. , 240-753-4742.

Tappin' Toes Camp - Ballet Petite
Ages 3-7. Once those toes start tapping, they won't stop dancing. Your petite performer learns tap steps and exciting choreography, all while having lots of toe tappin' fun! 866-PETITE1. ,, 301-229-6882.

TennisStar and SportStar Camps
Ages 5 and up. TenniStar and SportStar Camps host numerous tennis and sports camps (including soccer, girls' lacrosse, basketball, field hockey and all sports) at locations in Bethesda, Potomac, Georgetown and Fairfax County. ,, 301-530-5472.

Tiny Chefs
Ages 3-14. Cook up some fun with Tiny Chefs. Full- or half-day summer camps held in MD, DC & VA. Each camp has a different culinary theme and covers a variety of skill sets. Kids eat what they make! , 301-518-6108.

Traveling Players Ensemble
Rising grades 4-12. "Summer gem for the budding actor." -Washington Post. Beginning, intermediate and advanced actor training. Professional teaching artists. Faculty to student ratio: 1:4. Transportation included in tuition. Transportation system picks up in MD, DC & VA. Camp held at Lake Fairfax Park, Reston, VA. , 703-987-1712.

Tutu Sweet Ballerina Camp - Ballet Petite
Ages 2 1/2-3 1/2. A perfect first camp! A fairytale is brought to life each day with music and delicate props and costumes. Enjoy a real tea party and decorate a lovely keepsake. 866-PETITE1. ,, 301-229-6882.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington
The Y's camps include STEM and allow children to explore, learn and create in a variety of summer camp themes. Go to for more information. 1-800-473-YMCA.

Washington, DC (See Also Multiple Loc)

Beauvoir Summer
PK-5th grade. Featuring our fantastic playground and new pool while creating adventures and lasting memories. Swimming, Outdoor Adventures, Gymnastics, Languages, Music, Drama, Cooking, Science, STEM, Field Trips and much, much, more! ,, 3500 Woodley Rd., NW, Washington, DC, 202-537-2313.

CCBC Children's Center Summer Fun
Ages 2-5. Water and outside play, music, arts & crafts, special visitors and much more. Three sessions with different themes, June-mid August. ,, Washington, DC, 202-966-3299.

Camp Arena Stage
Ages 8-15. A multi-arts program. Learn from professional artists in a caring, creative community. Choose from over 75 exciting activities, including Glee Show Choir, Acting, Rock Band, Filmmaking, Hip-Hop and Painting. Held at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School. , 1524 35th St., NW, Washington, DC, 202-600-4064.

Camp Imagination
William E. Doar, Jr. Public Charter School for the Performing Arts
PreK-grade 8. We provide students with the best academic and summer enrichment activities. Participants will focus on academics, enrichment and sports activities. Before- and after-care available. June 30-July 25, 2014. , 705 Edgewood St., NE, Washington, DC, 202-269-4646.

Capitol Language Services, LLC
GLS Summer Camps ages 4-11. Begin with fun activities in Spanish or French then continue with cooking, acting, painting, sculpting, sports and field trips! , 4900 Connecticut Ave., Washington, DC, 202-487-1857.

Continental Army Camp
Ages 8-12. July 27-31, 2015. Learn about the daily life of soliders and women in the Continental Army, along with major events of the Revolutionary War at this hands-on camp for boys and girls! , 202-495-7127.

DAR Museum
Time Travelers Summer Camp 2015
Ages 9-12. Time Travelers Summer Camp 2015 is a fun, hands-on history day camp that looks at the lives of lesser known people of the American Revolution. , 1776 D St., NW, Washington, DC, 202-879-3240.

DAR Museum
From Fiber to Fabric Summer Camp 2015
Ages 11-14. From Fiber to Fabric Summer Camp 2015 is a fun, hands-on history day camp that explores the world of textiles from raw materials to final product. , 1776 D St., NW, Washington, DC, 202-879-3240.

Edmund Burke School Summer Programs
Edmund Burke School
Ages 7-17. "2015 Summer in the City." Music, drama, sports, academics. , 4101 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 202-362-8882.

Georgetown Day School Summer Programs
Ages 5-18. When school's out, camp's in! Join GDS Summer Programs, and choose weekly sports, arts, dance, day camps and academic camps. ,, 4530 MacArthur Blvd., NW, Washington, DC, 202-274-1683.

International Spy Museum Spy Camp 2015
Ages 10-13. Aspiring KidSpy recruits will hone their tradecraft, learn from real spies, and hit the streets to run training missions. This isn't your ordinary day camp! , 800 F St., NW, Washington, DC, 202-654-0933.

Kids Elite Sports Camp
A top-notch summer program providing an array of recreational and competitive sports such as kickball, basketball, soccer, badminton, tug of war, flag woodball, wiffle ball, swimming, board games and more! Early Bird Discount. Register online. Camp located at Woodrow Wilson Senior High School, 3950 Chesapeake St, NW, Washington, DC. , 240-321-9287.

Lowell School Summer Program
Ages 2 1/2 through rising 9th grade students. Lowell's nurturing program, and 8 acre campus offers campers various experiences including on-site swimming, robotics, go-karts, sewing, horseback riding, musical theater, sports, academic enrichment and more. , 1640 Kalmia Rd., NW, Washington, DC, 202-577-2006.

Lowell School Summer Stage
K-Grade 8. Lowell's Summer Stage Program exposes campers to the magic of musical theater and dramatic arts. Offering three summer sessions and accommodating every interest level. , 1640 Kalmia Rd., NW, Washington, DC, 202-577-2006.

Metropolitan Nursery School
Sandbox Summer Camp
Ages 3-5. Sandbox Summer Camp provides a happy and fun camp experience for children. Campers will have time to explore, discover and play, both inside and out. , 3401 Nebraska Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 202-362-8746.

National Conservatory of Arts
2015 Performing & Fine Arts Summer Camp
Ages 4 and up. 1- & 2-week sessions. Full- & Half-day. Extended day. June 22-August 21, 2015. Music Camps. Art Camp. Dance Camp. Theater Camp. Register online. , 712 Kennedy St., NW, Washington, DC, 202-760-7444.

Summer Horizons Camp at NPS
Ages 3-11. June 22-August 28, 2015. Traditional Day Camp. Camp Invention. Swimming. Before- & after-care. , 4121 Nebraska Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 202-537-7579.

Summer at St. Patrick's
Grades nursery-9. Children enjoy swimming, music, technology, sports, science, art, crafts, academics, field trips & outdoor adventure. One-on-one sports, nature science & fun math program also available. , 4700 Whitehaven Pkwy., Washington, DC, 202-342-2813.

The Theatre Lab, Inc. (TTL)
Entering Grades 1-12. Summer theater programs for kids and teens. Serious fun taught by DC's top professional actors, directors and theater educators. Sessions include public performances. Programs fill quickly. ,, 733 8th St., NW, Washington, DC, 202-824-0449.

Washington Hebrew Congregation Camp Keetov - DC Campus
It's our 25th anniversary! We have a special niche in summer camping for toddlers through kindergartners, with developmentally appropriate programming, an outstanding adult staff and fun! , 3935 Macomb St., NW, Washington, DC, 202-895-6334.

Washington International School
Ages 3-16. Language and specialty camps, summer school and general activities. ,, 1690 36th St., NW, Washington, DC, 202-243-1791.

Maryland (See Also Multiple Locations)

Acorn Hill Waldorf Summer Program
Ages 3 1/2-6. Full- and half-day programs. Waldorf play-based curriculum with plenty of outside activities, including creative play, sand and water play, gardening, arts and storytelling. 50+ years experience. ,, Silver Spring, MD, 301-565-2282.

Adventure Theatre MTC in Glen Echo Park
Celebrating 37 years of Summer Musical Theater Camp for rising grades 1-6. Enjoy dancing, singing and acting culminating in the performance of a full-scale, youth-appropriate show for friends and family. Two-week sessions from June 15-August 21, 2015. , 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD, 301-251-5766.

The Agility Zone
Home of the Dynamite Allstars
Two camp tracks! Superhero Training: Tumbling, bouncing, obstacle training and action-packed activities. And Cheer and Tumbling: A combination of flexibility training, conditioning, cheer and tumbling instruction along with stunting, free play and fun! , 16814 Oakmont Ave., Gaithersburg, MD, 301-977-7007.

All Saints Preschool
Summer Fun 2014
Ages 1-5. All Saints Preschool Summer Fun Camp offers a Monday-Friday theme based program from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Good old fashioned summer time activities include water and sprinkler play, oversized sandbox, gardening and much more. "Grow With Us..." 301-654-2488, ext. 233. , 3 Chevy Chase Circle, Chevy Chase, MD,

Ballerinas Standing Tall - Ballet Petite
Ages 3-7. For the ultimate in flexibility -- daily 1/2 day camp! Each camp is based on a PBS reading list of award winning books and classic stories, which speak to empowering girls. 866-PETITE1. ,, 301-229-6882.

Barrie Day Camp
Ages 4-14. Next best thing to overnight camp! Transportation and extended day. ,, Silver Spring, MD, 301-576-2816.

Bethesda Big Train
Summer Baseball Camps 2015
Ages 5-12. Summer Baseball Camps, Advanced Development Camps, Pitching Camps. Washington Celebrity Baseball camp with visits from current Nats players! June 15-August 14, 2015. Extended day options. , Shirley Povich Field, Bethesda, MD, 301-365-1076.

Brazilian Dance, Acrobatics & Martial Arts - CAPOEIRA
Ages 6-11. Fight - Fitness - Dance. Camp will include Capoeira moves/history/tricks. Capoeira movies, Brazilian Drumming, Arts & Crafts, Swimming, Science, Make-you-own Instrument. Sibling discounts. ,, 7014-A Westmoreland Ave., Takoma Park, MD, 301-920-0913.

Butler Camp
Ages 3/16-16. Butler Camp is an outdoor activity day camp for children. Activities include creeking, ropes course, archery, horseback riding and much much more! , 15951 Germantown Rd., Darnestown, MD, 301-977-6600.

Ages 4-16. Calleva grows individual confidence, group cooperation, outdoor skills and environmental responsibility through outdoor camps. ,, 13015 Rileys Lock Rd., Poolesville, MD, 301-216-1248.

Camp Olympia
Ages 3 1/2-15. Instructional sports program, horseback riding, tennis, swimming, soccer, basketball, gymnastics, flag football, mountain biking and more. Extended day and door-to-door transportation available. June 15-August 21, 2015, 2-week minimum. ,, 5511 Muncaster Mill Rd., Rockville, MD, 301-926-9281.

Camp Sonshine
Ages 4-17. Camp Sonshine creates fun memories that last a lifetime! We've found the recipe for success in an atmosphere where kids can explore, learn and grow. 301-989-CAMP (2267). , 16819 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD,

Capital Fencing Academy
Ages 7-14. Give your kid the EDGE! This summer, learn the modern Olympic sport of sabre fencing. Improve focus, strategic-thinking, speed, agility, teamwork and sportsmanship. ,, 12180 Nebel St., North Bethesda, MD, 301-291-5045.

Ages 2.5-13. CESummer! is an inquiry-based preschool camp for children ages 2.5-5, and weekly specialty camps for children ages 6-13. ,, 22 West Jefferson St., Rockville, MD, 301-424-6550.

Children's Manor Montessori School
The CMMS summer program incorporates an academic curriculum and the liberty of being creative and fun! Children learn through focusing on different themes each week. MD Locations: Rockville, 240-328-1012; Germantown, 301-528-6110; Ellicott City, 410-461-6070; Columbia, 410-730-3100 & Baltimore, 410-265-9560. ,

CollegeLab Summer Application Workshop
Rising Seniors, ages 16-17. CollegeLab is an intensive, 2-day workshop for rising seniors. With expert help, students complete a college application and personal statement, finishing two major components of the process. , Bethesda, MD, 301-229-0495.

Concord Hill Camp
Ages 3, 4 & 5. Superheroes and Heroines and Deep in the Rainforest Adventures are just some of the exciting weekly sessions your child will enjoy. Our nurturing camp offers low child to teacher ratios. Daily water play, creative arts and crafts, and Face Painting Fridays add up to fun times. , 6050 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, MD, 301-654-2626.

CREATE Arts Center Camps
Ages 6-14. Sculpture, pottery, drawing, painting & more! CREATE fosters self-esteem, skill development and artistic growth. Experienced art teachers nurture the development of each individual's creative process. 301-588-ARTS (2787). , Silver Spring, MD,

Crossway Community Montessori School
Ages 3 months-6 years. Secrets of the Summer Garden: Children learn about the wonders of the world through organic gardening, cooking, nature, art and music., 3015 Upton Dr., Kensington, MD, 301-929-2505.

DC Fencers Club
Ages 8-16. Fencing encourages the development of problem-solving skills, concentration, self-discipline, stamina, mental and physical agility. Join our fencing camp! , 9330 Frasier Ave., Silver Spring, MD, 301-562-1990.

Dynamite Agility Center
Obstacle course training and trampoline skills, mixed with a day full of flipping and flying, crafts and free play in the gym. , 4990 Boiliing Brook Pkwy., Rockville, MD, 301-770-2710.

Dynamite Gymnastics Center Camp
Combination of artistic gymnastics and TNT instruction, games, crafts and open gym time with weekly themes and special events. Each week ends with a Dynamite Student Showcase! , 4956 Boiling Brook Pkwy., Rockville, MD, 301-770-2700.

ESF Summer Camps
Ages 4-15. Three exciting camps for boys and girls. Day Camp. Sports Camp. Senior Camp. Experienced staff. Excellent facilities. Extended-day options. Held at Georgetown Prep, 10900 Rockville Pk., N. Bethesda, MD. , 301-493-2525.

Earth Treks Climbing Camps
Coed, ages 6 & up. Join us for an adventurous and memorable summer of rock climbing at the Washington area's largest climbing gym. Full- & half-day programs. No experience necessary! Locations in Rockville, Columbia and Timonium. 800-CLIMB-UP. ,,

Flying Kick Summer 2014 Camp
Ages 3.5-16. June 16-August 22, 2014. Running 10 weeks with discount for multiple weeks as well as a sibling discount. Learning martial arts, as well as traditional camp Special: Offering a 5-day pass that is good for any 5 days during the summer!! Hedl at Concord Hill Elementary School, Chevy Chase, MD. , 4711 Chase Ave., Bethesda, MD, 301-951-0543.

Foreign Languages
for Kids by Kids
Ages 5-14. Spanish & Chinese Summer Camps throughout Montgomery County. , 301-299-8000.

Geneva Day School
Ages 2-6. Geneva Summer Camp is a fun place to be! A recreational day camp offering a variety of age-appropriate activities in a safe and supportive environment. Nine one-week sessions. , 11931 Seven Locks Rd., Potomac, MD, 301-340-7704.

International School of Music
Have fun making music this summer! Musical Safari Camp, ages 3-6; Musical Jungle Adventures, ages 3-6; Rock N Roll Camp, ages 10-17; Pianissimo Mimi Camp, ages 7-12; Enchanted Musical Theatre, ages 7-12. Contact us for dates and locations. , 301-365-5888.

Kidball Baseball
Coed Multisport Day Camp! Ages 3 1/2-12. Have fun playing baseball, flag football, backetball, soccer, LAX and much more. Online registration is open! Potomac and Bethesda locations. , 301-983-0543.

Landon Summer
Ages 3 1/2-17. Landon Summer inspires boys and girls to build their confidence and explore their passions in a vibrant, nurturing camp environment that emphasizes community, discovery, independence and fun! , 6101 Wilson La., Bethesda, MD, 301-320-1044.

Learning Rx
Brain-Training & Mad Science Camp
A great way to stay sharp and have fun all summer! Campers enjoy one-on-one brain-training, outdoor play, brain games, Mad Science classes & more. ,, 5017 B Wilson La., Bethesda, MD, 301-654-1205.

Manor Montessori School
Ages 24 months-7 years. Coed Montessori program with swimming, arts & crafts, PE, music, art and field trips., Potomac, MD, 301-299-7400.

McLean School, SummerEdge
Offering half- & full-day sessions for preK-grade 12. Students of all learning styles are sure to increase their edge this summer in reading, writing, math, science, adventure, travel and beyond! ,, 8224 Lochinver La., Rockville, MD, 240-395-0690.

Michael & Son SportsPlex at Rockville
Ages 4-14. Air-conditioned indoor sports facility that features exciting camps in soccer, basketball and our most popular multisport camp. Lunch and T-shirt included. Join us! , 60 Southlawn Ct., Rockville, MD, 301-838-4455.

Potomac Horse Center
Riding lessons twice each day, as well as grooming, horse care and stable management. Arts and crafts. Friday Horse Show & Party for Campers and their families/friends. Air-conditioned camp room. FREE early drop/late pickup. , North Potomac, MD, 301-208-0200.

Round House Theatre Summer Programs
Grades K-12. Theater, arts, improvisation and musical theater classes led by outstanding artists/educators in a creative, noncompetitive, nurturing environment. 1- & 2-week sessions in Silver Spring and Bethesda. ,, 925 Wayne Ave., Silver Spring, MD, 301-585-1225.
Sail the Chesapeake Bay! Learn-to-Sail Day Camps for children ages 5-15 and Live-Aboard Cruising Camps for Middle School and Sr. High students.
North Beach, MD,

Shaare Torah Summer Kids Klub
Ages 2-5. Six thematically programmed weeks of discovering, connecting and creating memories in a warm and enrichming Judaic atmosphere. Indoor/outdoor play, art, dramatics, storytelling, Shabbat celebrations. 301-869-9842, ext. 113. , 1409 Main St., Gaithersburg, MD,

Silver Stars Gymnastics
Ages 3 1/2-15. With 18,000 square feet of space, Silver Stars Gymnastics offers kids the opportunity to learn cartwheels, navigate the monkey bars and climb the ropes. Full- and half-day programs available. Two Locations: 2701 Pittman Dr., Silver Spring, MD & 14201 Woodcliff Ct., Bowie, MD. ,, 301-589-0938.

TK Gym & Martial Arts
Ages 5-12. Intensive Martial Arts Summer Camp. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. See website for more information. , 6831 Wisconsin Ave., P102, Chevy Chase, MD, 301-657-7782.

Teens To Go
Ages 8-16. Don't be bored this summer - Travel to a new adventure every day! Amusement Parks, Overnight Trips, Zip-Line Adventures and much more! Our 27th year! ,, Germantown, MD, 301-540-4356.

Top Hat Montessori
All day summer camp for children ages 3-6. Montessori program plus summer fun help build a strong foundation for life. ,, 18243A Flower Hill Way, Gaithersburg, MD, 240-813-0713.

Valley Mill Camp
Ages 4-14. Valley Mill Camp has been serving families in the Washington area since 1956, combining closeness to home with the atmosphere of an away camp. , 15101 Seneca Rd., Darnestown, MD, 301-948-0220.

Washington Hebrew Congregation Camp Keetov - Maryland Campus
We have a special niche in summer camping for toddlers through kindergartners, with developmentally appropriate programming, an outstanding adult staff and fun! , 11810 Falls Rd., Potomac, MD, 301-279-7505.

The Washingtonians for Young Performing Artists
Grades 6-10. Summer Intensive Stage Study 2015: SEUSSICAL JR. starting June 8-July 25, 2015; 5:30-8:30 p.m. ,,

Watch Me Grow Child Development Center
A Program of Family Services
Ages. 2-12. Educational enrichment activities, field trips, water/splash outdoor play, pool days, fun theme days, guest presenters and more! Monthly and weekly enrollment options available. ,, 22610 Gateway Center Dr., Ste. 200, Clarksburg, MD, 240-686-0572.

Virginia (See Also Multiple Locations)

10 & Under Tennis Camp
Foxcroft School
Ages 6-10. Ready to improve your game or learn how to play? Increase you knowledge of the sport, improve your strokes and take your game to the next level. ,, Middleburg, VA, 540-687-4488.

AAES' Camp Koda
AAES' Camp Koda, horse back riding year round, offers weekly themed Summer Camps. Ages 4-7 & 8-12. Flexible hours for the busy parent 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. ,, 19876 Riders Success La., Leesburg, VA, 703-779-8082.

Academy of Christian Education
A fun, educational learning program for your child this summer. Activities include reading, science, math, geography and fine-motor skills. , 1808-A Michael Faraday Ct, Reston, VA, 703-471-2132.

Acting for Young People
Summer Acting Camp
Ages 5-18. Fun, fast-paced camp taught by professional teaching artists. Acting, voice, movement, on-camera, musical theater, improvisation and more! Weekly sessions with final showcase performances. ,, Fairfax, VA, 703-307-5332.

Aquatics Camp
Foxcroft School
Ages 6-12. Beginners and experienced swimmers welcome. Lessons will focus on perfecting strokes as well as learning new strokes. Water safety taught through directed games. ,, Middleburg, VA, 540-687-4488.

Art Camps
Foxcroft School
Ages 6-12. Bring out your inner van Gogh! Specialty Art Camps include: Kite Making Workshop, Cardboard Cities & Towns, Real World Sculptures and Selfies "Old Masters" Style, Junk Books and 'Zines and "Because I Felt Like It" Felting. ,, Middleburg, VA, 540-687-4488.

The Art League
Ages 5+. During The Art League School's Art Camp, children explore a different medium and make a fun, creative project each day, dabbling in drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. , 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA, 703-683-2323.

Ashburn Ice House Skating Camps
Ages 4-12. The Ashburn Ice House offers 11 weeks of summer day camps for all skills levels in hockey and figure skating. , 21595 Smith Switch Rd., Ashburn, VA, 703-858-0300.

BeanTree Learning Westfields Campus
Offering a robust summer camp for school-age children with an exciting adventure camp schedule. Off-site expereinces in water sports, art, technology, sports and games, and more. Providing a safe, fun and stimulating summer experience. , 5003 Westone Plaza, Chantilly, VA, 703-961-8222.

Bricks 4 Kidz
We playfully motivate children by reinforcing STEM based principles. Our fun-filled model plans are designed by engineers and architects, providing an engaging platform. Enrichment classes, summer camps, birthday parties and more. Ashburn/Leesburg, Fairfax/Springfield,

Brooksfield School
Ages 3-10. Activities include daily swimming, teddy tennis, arts and crafts, nature, yoga, gardening, soccer, adventure trips and more! Extended Day program offered. ,, 1830 Kirby Rd., McLean, VA, 703-356-KIDS.

Browne Summer Camp
Ages 3-13. ACA-accredited coed day camp. Daily swimming instruction, athletics, arts and more! Specialty camps, tutoring, extended hours and C.I.T. programs available. ,, 5917 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria, VA, 703-960-3000.

Burgundy Farm Summer Day Camp
Ages 3 3/4-15. Coed, traditional camp on 25 acres of land, a barn, farm animals, pond, pool, science, computers, math, volleyball, arts, sports, photography. ,, Alexandria, VA, 703-960-3431.

C3 Cyber Club
Camps, Clubs, Classes
Ages K-grade 8. Full- & half-day programs. Summer camp programs include "Kids Summer Camp," "Technology," "Computer," "Martial Arts," "Gymnastics," and "Video Games." Held in Loudoun County, Ashburn, Sterling and other areas in Virginia. , 44710 Cape Ct., #118, Ashburn, VA, 703-729-0985.

Camp DoWachYaWanna
Foxcroft School
Ages 5-12. Time to Chillax! Campers will decide as a group what's next on the agenda...Pool? Game Room? Crab soccer? Water balloon fight? Movie? ,, Middleburg, VA, 540-687-4488.

Camp Fun Days
Foxcroft School
Ages 5-12. After a morning in one of our Specialty Camps, stay for some fun that includes: archery, pool, game room, fishing, games, nature trekking, dance party, riflery, arts & crafts, sports and more! ,, Middleburg, VA, 540-687-4488.

Camp Griffin at Westminister School
Ages 3-14. 30+ enrichment, travel, sports, French, Spanish and theater camps available. Popular Exploreres Programs for ages. Before- & after-care available., 3819 Gallows Rd., Annandale, VA, 703-340-7268.

Camp McLean
Ages 3-10. Coed summer day camp, outdoor play, recreational swimming, sports, games, field trips, storytelling, special events and theme-based activities. 703-790-0123, TTY: 711. ,, The McLean Community Ctr., 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, VA,

The Center for Ballet Arts
Ages 3-Teen. The Center offers classes and Day Camps for ages 3-12. A full intensive 4 week program is available for teens working at the Intermediate and Advanced levels which includes Ballet and Pointe technique. ,, 11215 Lee Hwy., Ste. H, J & K, Fairfax, VA, 703-273-5344.

Clay Cafe
Full & half-day programs. Featuring canvas painting, hand moulding, pot throwing, 3-D art, water color and ceramics. Campers will also enjoy moon bounce time. Online registration. Ashburn, 571-403-0360; Chantilly, 703-817-1051; South Riding, 571-252-9309. ,

Clever Cards & Board Games Camp.
Foxcroft School
Ages 8-12. War! Crazy Eights! Uno! Rummy! Battleship! Hedbanz! Sorry! Life! Cards and board games never to out of style. Play old favorites and learn new ones. ,, Middleburg, VA, 540-687-4488.

Congressional Camps 2015
Ages 3-14. Beautiful, 40-acre campus. Horses, ropes course, archery, climbing wall, pools and more! Travel, specialty, athletic and academic camps available. Extended hours, transportation and nurse. ,, Falls Church, VA, 703-533-9711.

Cooking Camps
Foxcroft School
Ages 6-12. Does you child love to cook? Check out our Cooking Camps! Cookie Monster Camp, Christmas in July Camp, Cupcake Wars Camp, Comfort Food Cooking Camp. Need we say more? ,, Middleburg, VA, 540-687-4488.

Cortona Academy
Rising 4th-Rising 8th Graders. Young Inventors Camp of the Future! Computers, Science, Invention + Math & Writing Enrichment. Gifted and Remedial classes available + Web & Game Design, Computer Languages, Projects, Sports. 703-464-0034; 301-215-7788; 877-851-2010. , 13505 Dulles Technology D, #3, Herndon, VA,

Curiosity Zone Science Camps
Ages 4-8. Science camp in an award-winning kid-sized science lab! 100,000+ curious kids served. Perfect for younger scientists: small groups; experienced teachers; child-directed, hands-on activities. Half- or full-day with field trips. Themes: Space, Spy Dinosaur and Veterinarian. ,, 43135 Broadlands Ctr. Pla, #123, Ashburn, VA, 703-723-9949.

Dance Camps
Foxcroft School
Ages 8-12. Learn the essentials of dance in our Basics of Dance Camp. Campers will start with ballet barre, and move on to different styles of dance. A performance for parents on the last day. ,, Middleburg, VA, 540-687-4488.

Early Years Montessori School
Early Years Montessori School's summer program is a fun-filled two months (July and August) with half- and full-day programs. Cooking, music, Spanish, storytime, gymnastics, outdoor fun and picnic lunches with academics included. , 3241 Brush Dr., Falls Church, VA, 703-237-0264.

Encore Stage & Studio
It's Elementary
Ages 4-9. Join us this summer for an exciting theater adventure! Teaching artists will channel the energy and imagination of campers through story drama and character creation. ,, 5800 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA, 703-548-1154.

Encore Stage & Studio
Scenes for Tweens
Ages 8-12. Our two-week summer camp emphasizes creativity, teamwork and fun. Students will develop their acting skills through character study, improvisation and movement. ,, 200 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington, VA, 703-548-1154.

Encore Stage & Studio
Stage Door & Tech Camp
Ages 11-15. Campers at Stage Door will create a fully-staged production! In this three-week, conservatory-style program, students will engage in a variety of workshops including dance, vocal technique, physical comedy and stage combat. ,, 200 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington, VA, 703-548-1154.

Equestrian Camp
Foxcroft School
Ages 12 & up. Learn proper horse care, practice flatwork and jumping exercises. Opportunity to ride in the arena and on the trails. Designed for experienced riders. Application required. ,, Middleburg, VA, 540-687-4488.

Fabulous Five - Five Years Olds Camp
Foxcroft School
Age 5. A camp designed for our younger campers. Dance party, water play, bubbles, games, nature walks, sidewalk chalk, stable visits, arts & crafts and more! ,, Middleburg, VA, 540-687-4488.

Fairfax Collegiate Summer Program
Rising Grades 3-9. Writing and reading, mathematics, science, test prep, public speaking, programming, digital arts, filmmaking and theater. Full- and half-day, two-week programs. Twelve locations: Alexandria, Ashburn, Chantilly, Dulles, Fairfax, Falls Church, Herndon, Leesburg, McLean, Oak Hill, Reston & Vienna. ,, 703-481-3080.

Fairfax County Park Authority Camps
Ages 3-15. Something for everyone! Offering over 1,400 options for camp including a variety of sports, swimming, performing arts, nature, science, engineering, tech camps and more at RECenters, parks, lakefronts, schools, nature centers. Register online. ADA Accommodations, 703-324-8563; TTY, 703-803-3354. , 703-222-4664.

Fairfax Fencers Camp
Ages 8-18. Fairfax Fencers Camp is a place where kids can meet new friends while learning the art and discipline of fencing. Come check us out for some of the best summer fun in the area! , 703-352-2642.

Fencing Sports Academy
Ages 7-13. Agility, Balance, Coordination are the ABCs of fencing. Join our summer camp. Experience clashing steel! Focus on sportsmanship and competitive spirit! ,, Fairfax, VA, 888-300-5095.

Field Hockey Camp
Foxcroft School
Ages 7-10. New to Field Hockey? You'll learn basic sticks skills and fundamentals necessary to be a successful player. Experienced player? You'll work on fine-tuning your technique. ,, Middleburg, VA, 540-687-4488.

Grace Episcopal School
June Jamboree
Ages 3-11. Join us at Grace Episcopal School for exciting summertime activities. Staffed by experienced teachers, campers thrive in a safe and nurturing environment. ,, 3601 Russell Rd., Alexandria, VA, 703-549-5067.

Green Hedges School
Ages 3-7. Our summer program provides a wonderful opportunity for your child to learn in a playful, relaxed environment. Weekly themes, special theme-related guests & performers, art, music, P.E., library & more. Full- & half-day, extended day. ,, 415 Windover Ave., NW, Vienna, VA, 703-938-8323.

Gym America
Gymnastics & Dance Center
Camps include gymnastics, dance, games, crafts & more! 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with extended care. Preschool Camps from 9 a.m.-noon which include numerous sensory activities! 540-300-PIKE (7453). ,, 2782 Towerview Rd., Herndon, VA,

Summer at Harmonia
Ages 4-18. Fun-filled summer at Harmonia! Camps, Classes & Lessons. Full- and half-day programs. Musical Theater, Theater Performance, Art, Music, Instrumental & Voice lessions. Jr. Camp counselor program. Summer Theater production of "The King & I." , 204-F Mill St., NW, Vienna, VA, 703-938-7301.

Hola Kids Spanish Summer Camps
Ages 4-10. We offer a fun and easy learning expereince filled with language games, crafts, dance and movement activites, singing and more. Different themes and indoor/outdoor actitives. Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Earlier drop off available. In VA: Chantilly & Manassas. , 703-839-0922.

Kenwood Summer Day Camp
Completed Kindergarten-grade 8. KSDC is a wonderful summer experience for all kids! Field trips, activities, arts & crafts, sports clinics and camp overnights. With our week by week signup, our camp works around your family's schedule. , 4955 Sunset La., Annandale, VA, 703-256-4711.

Kiddie Country Learning Centers Summer Day Camp
Rising 1-7 Grades. An awesome camp for awesome kids! 11 themed weeks packed with field trips and special events. Daily swimming in our on site pool. ,, 9601 Old Keene Mill Rd., Burke, VA, 703-644-0066.

Learn coding, have fun, make friends and create interesting projects. SCRATCH Programming, ANDROID App Development, MINECRAFT JAVA. ,,

LCDS Summer Program 2015
Loudoun Country Day School
Ages 4-13. LCDS Summer Programs provide campers with the opportunity to spend summer days with friends, try new activities, explore creativity, enjoy old hobbies and acquire new skills. ,, 20600 Red Cedar Dr., Leesburg, VA, 703-777-3841.

The Langley School Summer Studio
Day camp offering a wide variety of academics, fine arts, science and sports classes for students in preschool through 8th grade. Weeklong sessions offer flexibility. , 1411 Balls Hill Rd., McLean, VA, 703-356-1920.

Lego Camp
Foxcroft School
Ages 6-12. Mission: Build the most awesome creation EVER while competing to obtain "LEGO Maniac" Status! ,, Middleburg, VA, 540-687-4488.

The Little Gym
Ages 3-8. The Little Gym Camps combine physical activity and games with arts, crafts and special events. Each day brings a different, creative lesson plan. Flexible scheduling options available. Fairfax, Falls Church, Ashburn, Alexandria at Van Dorn & Gainesville ,

Lopez Studios, Inc. Performing Arts School
Performing Arts Preparatory School
Ages 4+. An award-winning performing arts preparatory school offering premium program in acting, piano, voice, a performing arts after-school program, conservatory programs and professional/performing opportunitites. ,, 11425 Isaac Newton Sq., Reston, VA, 703-787-0071.

Loudoun Arts Center
Offering Summer Camps in theater, music, dance and visual arts. , 703-444-5888.

Loudoun Gymnastics Center
Summer Camp themes include: Move to the Groove, Camp Funology, Jungle Rumble and MORE! , 21586 Atlantic Blvd., Sterling, VA, 703-444-9298.

Manassas Ballet Academy
The official school of Manassas Ballet Theatre, the only professional ballet company in Northern Virginia. Ongoing enrollment. Vaganova Method. Professional Teachers. Summer Workshop Performance Opportunities. ,, 9004 Mathis Ave., Manassas, VA, 703-257-1811.

Metropolitan School of the Arts
Ages 3-18. Enrich your child's summer with a broad spectrum of summer performing arts camps, classes and programs. Offering pre-professional summer dance and music theater camps where students can explore and learn. Alexandria: 5775 Barclay Drive. Lorton: 9601 Ox Road. , 703-339-0444.

Michael & Son SportsPlex at Dulles
Ages 4-14. Air-conditioned indoor sports facility that features exciting camps in soccer, basketball and our most popular multisport camp. Lunch and T-shirt included. Join us! , 21610 Atlantic Blvd., Sterling, VA, 703-430-9966.

Montessori School of McLean Summer Camp
Preschool classes ages 2 1/2-5; non-Montessori students welcome. Ages 5 and up: art, drama, music, fun & games, waterslide and more! Transportation available. , 1711 Kirby Rd., McLean, VA, 703-790-1049.

The Montessori School of Northern Virginia - Summertime
Ages 3-12. Different fun-filled themes each week. Montessori setting with beautiful outdoor play area and children's gardens complement engaging classroom activities. Extended day available. Falls Church and Annandale locations. , 703-256-9577.

Music Camps
Foxcroft School
Ages 6-12. Get your groove on! Learn basics rhythms using percusion and barred instruments. Singing voices developed. Explore your more active and creative jammin' side! ,, Middleburg, VA, 540-687-4488.

Musical Theater Dance Camp
Foxcroft School
Ages 8-12. Learn to dance like a Broadway star. Campers will learn two musical theater numbers. Singing along is optional. A performance for the parents on the last day. ,, Middleburg, VA, 540-687-4488.

2015 New School Summer Camp
Ages 8-16. Offering a number of sessions with a variety of offerings. Call or visit us online for details. 2015 Dates: Session 1, June 22-July 2; Session 2, July 6-July 17; Session 3, July 20-July 31. Hours: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. , Fairfax, VA, 703-691-3040.

The Pavilion at BeanTree
We're a state-of-the-art 28,500 square-foot facility designed with your summer camper in mind! With full- and part-day schedules available. Offering a full-size gym, performance stage, cooking lab, computer technology and more! , 43635 Greenway Corporate, Ashburn, VA, 571-223-3113.

Photoshop Camp
Foxcroft School
Ages 8-12. Campers will learn the basics of Photoshop and create photo collages, cards and masks using this powerful design tool. ,, Middleburg, VA, 540-687-4488.

Pinecrest Summer Pavilion at Pinecrest School
Rising K-6th Grade. Specialty classes & creative, themed camps nurturing curiosity, confidence & a love of learning. Morning, afternoon or full-day sessions. Morning 4-year-old preschool camp. K-6 before- & after-care available. ,, 7209 Quiet Cove, Annandale, VA, 703-354-3446.

Reston Fencers Club
Our fencing programs introduce students to the many benefits of this Olympic sport. Benefits include fitness, intellectual development, decision making skills, self-discipline and confidence. All taught in a safe, supportive environment. ,, 240-424-0749.

Reston Montessori School
Enrolling ages 3 months-6th grade. Led by certified Montessori teachers, camp days will be filled with educational activities in a multiage environment. , 1928 Isaac Newton Sq., W., Reston, VA, 703-481-2922.

Science Camps
Foxcroft School
Ages 7-12. Mad Scientists only need apply! Ooey Gooey Camp, Rocks & Explosions Camp and CSI Camp. Mind-blowing discoveries guaranteed! ,, Middleburg, VA, 540-687-4488.

Sewing Camps
Foxcroft School
Ages 8-12. In Hand Sewing Camp stitchers will be introduced to a number of stitches and sewing basics while creating a fabulous ensemble. In Needle Pointing Camp, stitchers will receive their own canvas to weave. ,, Middleburg, VA, 540-687-4488.

Slumber Party Camp
Foxcroft School
Ages 6-8. Want to just chill out with some friends? Bring your sleeping bags and slippers, and we'll do just that! Fingernail painting, hand-clapping songs and board games and more! ,, Middleburg, VA, 540-687-4488.

SpiderSmart Academic Camp
SpiderSmart's Academic Camp is the most personalized way to prepare your children for the upcoming school year while building a lifelong love for learning! , Ashburn, VA, 571-331-5592.

Sportrock Summer Rock Climbing Camps
Sportrock's Climbing Camps are the perfect way for children of all experience levels to explore the world of climbing in a fun and supportive environment! Alexandria & Sterling, VA. , 703-212-7625.

Sports Camps
Foxcroft School
Ages. 6-12. Are you a sports fanatic? Can't get enough dodge ball, football, soccer, volleyball, tennis, relay races, knockout...? Take a peek at one of our many sports camps! ,, Middleburg, VA, 540-687-4488.

Summer Arts at Mason
GMU Potomac Arts Academy
Ages 3-12, 13-18 & adults. Enjoy high-quality and enriching summer arts programs in Music, Theater, Game & Technology, Art, Film & Video and Dance at GMU! ,, 4260 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax, VA, 703-993-9889.

Encore Stage & Studio
Ages 4-12. Turn your favorite stories into memorable scenes and skits at this brand-new one-week camp! All ages will enjoy movement, crafts, and theater games from August 31-September 4, 2015. ,, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington, VA, 703-548-1154.

Sunset Hills Montessori School
Summer at SHMS provide our campers with a safe, nurturing environment that ties the Montessori philosopy in with traditional summer camp fun! ,, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd., Reston, VA, 703-476-7477.

Theater Camps
Foxcroft School
Ages 8-12. Bring out your inner thespian or show off your already impressive acting skills in our Mystery Theater Camp or "Who Done It?" Theater Camp. A performance for parents on the last day. ,, Middleburg, VA, 540-687-4488.

Tiny Dancers
Ages 2-12. Ballet, tap, jazz, musical theater and "Wiggletoes" classes in addition to week-long, themed camps that delight young dancers. Locations in Alexandria, Fairfax, Gainesville & Mosaic (Fairfax). , 703-385-5580.

Tom Dolan Summer Skill Builder Camp
Ages 2 1/2-14. We're excited to offer Swim Skill Builder Camps that provide one month of classes in just one week! Classes fill up quickly, so please be sure to book soon. ,, Dulles 28 Centre, 22000 Dulles Retail Plaza, Dulles, VA, 703-433-2020.

Winwood Children's Center "My Summer Rocks"
Ages 6-12. Our school-age campers will share many adventures as they celebrate "Rockin' Through the Summer." Campers will have a blast all summer long at Winwood Children's Centers. VA Locations: Ashburn, Brambleton, Fairfax, Gainesville, Landsdowne, Leesburg, Reston & South Riding. ,

YMCA Loudoun County Summer Camp
Ages 5-15. Come explore, create and discover summer fun at the YMCA Loudoun County Summer Camps! We offer exciting themes, swimming, sports, group games, science, art and much more! , 26B Fairfax St., SE, Leesburg, VA, 703-777-9622.

Sleep Away Camps

Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies
Ages 8-10, 11-15, 21+. Explore West Virginia mountains, and experience nature with a dynamic, knowledgeable staff. Active days with variety and laughter. Small groups, independent projects, noncompetitive attitude. , Capon Bridge, WV, 703-842-0470.

Ages 12-17. Spend the week sleeping under the stars on the side of a river, on a sailboat or a beach with Calleva. ,, 13015 Riley's Lock Rd., Poolesville, MD, 301-216-1248.

Camp Bethel
Ages 4-16. Excellent counselors! ACA-accredited, 470 acres, traditional activities, canoe trips, equestrian, kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, white water rafting and performing arts programs. ,, Fincastle, VA, 540-992-2940.

Camp Friendship
Junior and teen programs offer more than 50 activities for a summer of fun! Equestrian program for girls, sports, and challenge trips. ,, Palmyra, VA, 800-873-3223.

Camp Hidden Meadows
Ages 7-16. Coed, overnight camp. 1-, 2-, 3- & 4-week sessions. Horseback riding, arts, rafting, sports, organic farming, canoeing, rock climbing, swimming, sailing, 1000-foot zip line and more! , Bartow, WV, 800-600-4752.

Camp Horizons
A premier coed sleep-away summer camp for ages 7-16 in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia offers a safe, supportive community in which campers can feel comfortable embarking on new adventures and developing friendships that will last a lifetime. , 3586 Horizons Way, Harrisonburg, VA, 540-896-7600.

Camp Motorsport
Ages 8-16. Coed. Campers participate in hands-on driving instruction, racing education and all of the fun activities of a traditional summer camp. Live onsite at Virginia International Raceway, Danville, VA. , 434-822-2999.

Camp Rim Rock
Girls ages 6-16. Our 64th season! Horseback riding, performing arts, aquatics, sports, arts & crafts. Excellent facility on 600 acres. ACA accredited. ,, Yellow Spring, WV, 347-746-7625.

Camp Strawderman
Girls, ages 6-17. Horseback riding, swimming, tennis, archery, hiking, drama, dancing and music. Two-, 4-, 6- or 8-week sessions. Located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. June 21-August 15, 2015. , 301-868-1905.

Camp Tall Timbers
Ages 7-16. Coed. Over 45-year history. Ranked Top 50 Most Amazing Summer Camps in the U.S. Limited enrollment for individualized attention. New activities and specialized mini clinics for 2015! ACA accredited. , 800-862-2678.

Capital Camps
Inaugural Interfaith Family Camp
March 20-22, 2015: Share an accessible, immersive and inspiring Shabbat experience. , 301-468-2267.

Earth Treks Summer Climbing Camps: Teen Rox Roadtrip
Ages 13+. Coed. A five-day outdoor climbing expedition for teens of all experience levels. Basic through intermediate rock climbing and rappelling, as well as crafts, cooking and leadership. ,,

Echo Hill Camp on the Chesapeake Bay
Ages 7-16. Echo Hill is a traditional, sleep away summer camp with 2-8 week sessions. Noncompetitive, free choice program. Waterskiing, sailing, crabbing, ropes course, nature, arts and much more! ,, 410-348-5303.

FONZ Nature Camp
Grades 5-10. A premier, accredited residential camp instilling a sense of respect and appreciation for the nature world to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards. , 1500 Remount Rd., Front Royal, VA, 540-636-6540.

Grier Summer
Ages 7-17. Grier Summer is an overnight camp for girls. We offer programs in horseback riding, musical theater, art and dance. 814-684-3000, ext. 113. ,, P.O. Box 308, Tyrone, PA,

Mercersburg Summer Programs
Ages 7-16. Nestled in the mountains of south-central Pennsylvania, our beautiful campus provides the perfect setting for a wide range of opportunities for learning, personal growth and most importantly, fun. , 300 East Seminary St., Mercersburg, PA, 717-328-6225.

NatureBridge Summer Field Research Course
This 5-day overnight program gives rising 9-12 graders an opportunity to experience the outdoors, conduct a hands-on ecological research project, and build leadership skills. Held at Shenandoah National Park, Skyland Lodge, Big Meadows Campground. , 202-259-1125.

Randolph-Macon Academy
Rising Grades 6-8. Academic camp includes up to three classes, with afternoons, evenings and weekends of summer fun--swimming, canoeing, laser tag and more. This year's theme is Nature and the Environment. ,, 200 Academy Dr., Front Royal, VA, 540-636-5482.

Science Camp Watonka
Boys, ages 8-16. A fun-filled science program combining "hands-on" science activities with over 50 traditional camp activities. All programs are camper selected. ACA accredited. ,, Hawley, PA, 570-226-1917.

The Whale Camp
$40,000 college scholarship program, STEM projects and college credits. Marine Science, face-to-face with whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, puffins in natural habitat. Board 65-foot sailboat, collect data, document whale distribution, feeding/behavior. ,, Grand Manan Island, ME, 610-399-1463.

iD Tech Camps
American, Georgetown, University of Maryland, Towson, UVA & More
Inspired by tech-savvy instructors, students ages 7-17 code apps, design video games, mod with Minecraft, engineer robots, build websites, produce movies and more. Other iD Tech programs include Alexa Cafe (girls, ages 10-15); iD Programming Academy (ages 13-18) and iD Game Design & Development Academy (ages 13-18). , 888-709-8324.

Special Needs

Camp Splish-S.P.L.O.S.H.
Speech. Play. Language. Occupational Therapy. Social Skills. Having Fun.
A joint speech and occupational therapy camp focusing on social skills/relationship development, language processing, sensory integration, gross & fine motor skills and having fun! Camp Held: Baptist Church, Arlington, VA. Falls Church, VA & Washington, DC. Building Blocks Therapy (, 703-533-8819) and Myania Moses & Associates; Pediatric Occupational Therapy Services, Inc. (, 703-533-8870).

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
Camp Lighthouse, a one-week day camp is held for children between the ages of 6 and 12 that includes games, recreation, arts & crafts, Braille activities, field trips and special guests., 202-454-6422.

Jumpstart Camp
Speech/Language Camp
Ages 2 1/2-6. Jumpstart Camp is designed for children with speech and language delays, including autism and disorders of articulation, receptive/expressive language and auditory processing. Call for details! ,, Bethesda, MD, 301-493-0023.

The Siena School
Summer program consists of reading, writing, math and art enrichment. Students are grouped by ability level. Instruction is provided using the Siena curriculum and teaching methods. , 1300 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring, MD, 301-244-3600.

TLC's Summer Programs
Treatment & Learning Centers
Age 3-Grade 12. Special needs program with full- and half-day options offering speech-language and occupational therapy for younger children, as well as learning enrichment and high school programs for older students. 301-424-5200, ext. 147. , 9975 Medical Center Dr., Rockville, MD,

Services & Resources

The Fresh Air Fund
A program--started over 100 years ago--that places inner city kids from New York City with families all over the East Coast for two weeks during the summer. ,

Lakeforest Mall 2015 Summer Camp & Activities Expo
March 17 & 18, 2015; 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Speak one-on-one with summer camp and summer program providers. , Gaithersburg, MD,

The Montgomery County Camp & Summer Fun Expo
Presented by Washington Parent Magazine
Sunday, January 25, 2015; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free activities, demonstrations, giveaways, prizes and performances. Meet with summer program representatives, day camp and overnight camp directors and associates from summer fun destinations to plan your 2015 summer. Food available for purchase. Hilton Hotel Meeting Center (1.5 miles north of White Flint Mall), 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD. ,, 301-320-2321.

The Northern Virginia Camp and Summer Fun Expo
Presented by Washington Parent Magazine
February 21 & 22, 2015; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. & Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Join us for two full days showcasing summer programs, day camps, special needs, sleep away camps and general summer fun destinations. Activities, exhibits and entertainment. ,, 21100 Dulles Town Circle, Dulles, VA, 301-320-2321.

Tips on Trips and Camps
Meg Smith and Carey Rivers
Call us for free expert advice on sleep away camps and teen experiences for ages 8-18. Programs throughout the U.S. and abroad. Over 40 years of experience. Serving DC, MD & VA. Call Meg at 703-345-0722. ,,

Camps for Kids with Cancer

Camp Caring
Hospice Caring
Camp Caring: June 6, 7 & 8, 2014. An annual overnight weekend camp for children ages 8-12 who are grieving the death of a loved one. Held at Skycroft Conference Center, Middletown, MD. ,, 301-990-8904.

Camp Friendship
Carol Jean Cancer Foundation, Inc.
A special week-long residential camp for children with cancer, offered free of charge and designed especially with their needs in mind. ,

Camp Sunrise
A one-week sleep away camp for children ages 4-18 who have or had cancer. , 410-933-5136.

Special Love for Children with Cancer
A nonprofit organization that provides support for cancer families through Camp Fantastic and other events throughout the year. , 888-930-2707.

STEM Camps

Bricks 4 Kidz
We playfully motivate children by reinforcing STEM based principles. Our fun-filled model plans are designed by engineers and architects, providing an engaging platform. Enrichment classes, summer camps, birthday parties and more. Ashburn/Leesburg, Fairfax/Springfield,

Browne Summer Camp
Ages 3-13. ACA-accredited coed day camp. Daily swimming instruction, athletics, arts and more! Specialty camps, tutoring, extended hours and C.I.T. programs available. ,, 5917 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria, VA, 703-960-3000.

Club Scientific Chesapeake
Club Scientific Chesapeake offers CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) camp for ages 9-13, and advanced CSI camp for ages 11-15 in Silver Spring, Olney and Washington, DC.CSI campers work to solve a crime in both of the camps. Children also get to try their hand at blood and fiber analysis, fingerprinting, handwriting analysis, DNA analysis and work with dogs from the police canine unit. , 443-928-6772.

Curiosity Zone Science Camps
Ages 4-8. Science camp in an award-winning kid-sized science lab! 100,000+ curious kids served. Perfect for younger scientists: small groups, experienced teachers, child-directed, hands-on activities. Half- or full-day with field trips. Themes: Space, Spy, Dinosaur and Veterinarian. ,, 43135 Broadlands Ctr. Pla, #123, Ashburn, VA, 703-723-9949.

SyberSTEM Camp
CyberSTEM camp is a one-week commuter summer program at the University of Maryland College Park for rising 7th and 8th grade girls interested in cybersecurity. Attendees learn and apply basic concepts of cryptography, programming, forensics cyberethics for cybersafety and program management using simulation, gaming and modeling. ,

FONZ Nature Camp
Living in the capital area we can take advantage of camps offered by eminent national organizations like the Smithsonian. At FONZ Nature Camp, the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) offers a "residential camp, instilling a sense of respect and appreciation for the natural world to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards." The camp also includes behind-the scenes tours, captive and wildlife management, veterinary and reproductive research and ecological diversity. , Front Royal, VA,

Fairfax Collegiate Summer Program
Rising Grades 3-9. Writing and reading, mathematics, science, test prep, public speaking, programming, digital arts, filmmaking and theater. Full- and half-day, two-week programs. Twelve locations: Alexandria, Ashburn, Chantilly, Dulles, Fairfax, Falls Church, Herndon, Leesburg, McLean, Oak Hill, Reston & Vienna. ,, 703-481-3080.

Fairfax County Public Schools STEM Camp
Fairfax County Public Schools STEM Camp for students entering grades 4-6 is designed to give students the opportunity to explore engineering careers and technology. Campers concentrate on the program elements of computer design, robotics, engineering fabrication and integration. The camp also incorporates hands-on activities, using science concepts and mathematics. ,

Family Dinosaur Camps
At week-long Family Dinosaur Camps a real paleontologist takes kids, parents and guardians to search for dinosaur bones. Campers also visit a zoo, bone halls and dinosaur exhibits. Participants also get to take home the real fossils they find as they search locations around the metro area. Campers are ages 3 and up, though younger children are welcome to tag along. ,

Geneva Day School
Ages 2-6. Our Camp STEM activities include everything from studying the environment through weather analysis, creek walks, identifying animal tracks and gardening.Campers will enjoy experiments examing chemical and physical reactions. Technology is used in the form of Apps. , 11931 Seven Locks Rd., Potomac, MD, 301-340-7704.

In last year's Mystery Disease camp at Ideaventions, the kids loved working in one of the labs where they simulated and traced the spread of the flu within the class. The children learned what an epidemiologist does, identified who in the class was a carrier, and used chemistry to test whether or not they "were infected." , Oakton, VA,

Lowell School Summer Program
Ages 2 1/2 through rising 9th grade students. Lowell's nurturing program, and 8 acre campus offers campers various experiences including on-site swimming, robotics, go-karts, sewing, horseback riding, musical theater, sports, academic enrichment and more. , 1640 Kalmia Rd., NW, Washington, DC, 202-577-2006.

Mad Science
At Mad Science Eureka! Invention Camp, which is best for students entering grades 1-6, kids can assemble a set of circuits with batteries and light bulbs, create catapults and forts, and build working light sticks. 301-593-4777, 703-536-9897. ,

MathTree prides itself on igniting and nurturing a love of math in kids in a no-homework, low-stress environment. Math Camp is open to rising to grades 1-9. Camp themes include Multiplication Matters, where 3rd graders learn multiplication tricks, and Divide and Conquer, where 4th graders act out division problems. MathTree has 15 locations around the D.C. metro area. 877-MATH-987. ,

National Building Museum
Among the various sessions offered at the National Building Museum's summer camps for students rising to grades 3-5 is City Builders. Here kids have the opportunity to imagine and execute all the components of a real city, including everything from schools to parks with the help of city planning professionals. ,

NatureBridge Summer Field Research Course
This 5-day overnight program gives rising 9-12 graders an opportunity to experience the outdoors, conduct a hands-on ecological research project and build leadership skills. Held at Shenandoah National Park, Skyland Lodge, Big Meadows Campground. , 202-259-1125.

Northern Virginia Community College
Northern Virginia Community College's Manassas campus offers TARC Rocket Camp, introducing middle and high school students to rocketry. Kids will have the opportunity to use RockSim, a simulation tool for building and launching rockets. The camp ends with a field trip to The Plains, VA (site of a national school-year competition) to launch competition-sized rockets. ,

Science Camp Watonka
At Science Camp Watonka, for boys 8-16, Astronomy Camp participants learn to use different types of telescopes, delve into constellations, study star brightness and distance measurement, and learn more about the formation and motion of galaxies and other bodies. This residential camp also allows campers to observe the night sky to identify stars, planets and satelites. , Hawley, PA, 570-226-1917.

Sidwell Friends School
At Sidwell Friends School's D.C. Campus, Lego Pre-Engineering and FUNdamentals campers, rising to grades K-5, we have access to more than 100,000 LEGO pieces. Kids build structures from zoos and castles to Star Wars Star Destroyers and settlements, using key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives and pneumatics. ,

WGMU Summer Radio Camp
WGMU Summer Radio Camp, on George Mason University's Fairfax campus, is open to rising 6th through 12th graders. Students explore technology by producing their own radio shows and recording promos and commercials using radio consoles and broadcast software (Adobe Audition). ,

The Woods Academy
Robotics camps are popular among the STEM genre. The Woods Academy offers LEGO Robotics camp for children ages 8-14. Kids get to build and program their own robots, learn programming skills and participate in fun competitions. ,

YMCA of Metropolitan Washington
YMCA of Metropolitan Washington offers a range of STEM camps that offer simple yet electrifying hands-on projects, like creating simple circuits, buzzers and bells. The camp is for children ages 8-12. ,

The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington
The Y's camps include STEM and allow children to explore, learn and create in a variety of summer camp themes. Go to for more information. 1-800-473-YMCA.

iD Programming Academy
American, Georgetown, University of Maryland, Towson, UVA & More
Inspired by tech-savvy instructors, students ages 7-17 code apps, design video games, mod with Minecraft, engineer robots, build websites, produce movies and more. Other iD Tech programs include Alexa Cafe (girls, ages 10-15); iD Programming Academy (ages 13-18) and iD Game Design & Development Academy (ages 13-18).