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2016 Summer Camp Guide

Find information on summer 2016 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) | Washington, DC (See Also Multiple Loc) | Maryland (See Also Multiple Locations)
Virginia (See Also Multiple Locations) | Sleep Away Camps | Special Needs
Services & Resources | Camps for Kids with Cancer | STEM Camps


Multiple Locations (DC, MD & VA)


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.
www.balletpetite.com , information@balletpetite.com,


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.
www.balletpetite.com , information@balletpetite.com,


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.
www.balletpetite.com , information@balletpetite.com, 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.
www.balletpetite.com , information@balletpetite.com,


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.
www.camparistotle.org , camparistotle@theauburnschool.org, 703-828-7179.


Club SciKidz/TECH Scientific
Over 50 STEM related full-day camps in the Montgomery County/Washington DC area. Check our website for locations near you.
www.clubscikidzMd.com , victor@clubscientific.com, 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 dcsummercamp@communikids.com (DC); 703-534-2221 or fc@communikids.com (Falls Church).
www.communikids.com/our-programs-/summer-programs , info@communikids.com,


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. Weeks for 2016: 3/21, 3/28, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/25, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22 & 8/29. Children must be accompanied by adult.
www.dinosaurfund.org , dinosaurfund@juno.com, 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.
www.balletpetite.com , information@balletpetite.com, 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.
www.balletpetite.com , information@balletpetite.com,


Headfirst Summer Camps 2016
Ages 3-13. Day Camps. Science & Engineering Camp. Multi-sport Camp. Registration now open. Serving MD, DC & VA.
www.headfirstcamps.com ,


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.
www.islanguages.com , 7906 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD, 301-312-8847.


Imagination Stage Summer Camps
Imagination Stage offers summer camps from June-August in acting, musical theatre, dance and filmmaking for campers ages 4-18. Bethesda, Rockville & NW, DC.
www.ImaginationStage.org , info@imaginationstage.org, 301-961-6060.


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.
www.balletpetite.com , information@balletpetite.com,


Levine Music
Summer Music & Arts Day Camp
Ages 3 1/2-12; Teen Apprentices. Activites include Instrumental Music/Singing, Music Theater/Arts & Crafts, Dance & Movement, Games/Sports/Active Stretching. Full- & half-day, extended day. Session 1: June 27-July 15; Session II: July 18-August 5.
www.levinemusic.org/camp , camp@levinemusic.org, 202-686-8000.


Mad Science of Washington
Ages 6-11. Eight 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.
www.dc.madscience.org , info@madscienceofdc.com,


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.
www.balletpetite.com , 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.
www.balletpetite.com , information@balletpetite.com,


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.
www.balletpetite.com , information@balletpetite.com, 301-229-6882.


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.
www.travelingplayers.org , 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.
www.balletpetite.com , information@balletpetite.com, 301-229-6882.


Whitetail Resort Kid's Adventure Camps
Weeklong Day Camp, ages 7-12. At Whitetail Resort, we strive to provide every camper with new adventures and experiences that will expand their horizons and last a lifetime.
www.skiwhitetails.com/adventure-camps , 13805 Blairs Valley Rd., Mercersburg, PA, 717-328-9400.


Washington, DC (See Also Multiple Loc)


Beauvoir Summer
Ages 3-11. Beauvoir Summer offers campers full-day camps from golf to Ballet to STEAM and more. We also offer a CIT program for ages 12-16.
www.beauvoirschool.org/summer , 3500 Woodley Rd., NW, Washington, DC, 202-537-2313.


CCBC Children's Center Summer Fun
Summer Camp for ages 2-5. Camp Sessions begin June 13 and run through August 12, 2016. Join us for water play, art, music and more!
www.ccbccc.org , ccbc@ccbccc.org, 5671 Western Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 202-966-3299.


Camp Arena Stage
Camp Arena Stage is a summer experience filled with over 75 fun activities, including acting, dancing, a cappella, rock band, filmmaking and so much more! Held at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School.
www.ArenaStage.org/Camp , Camp@ArenaStage.org, 202-600-4064.


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!
www.capitollanguageservices.net , 4900 Connecticut Ave., Washington, DC, 202-487-1857.


Etudes
Accelerando Music Camp
Ages 5-10. Full-day, 1-week sessions. July 18-August 12, 2016. Handbells, Boomwhackers, Private Lessons, Ensembles, Crafts, Singing, Dancing and Playground Time.
www.dcetudes.com/summercamp , info@dcetudes.com, 1616 Wisconsin Ave., NW, 2nd Fl., Washington, DC, 202-256-9942.


Kids Elite Sports Summer Camp
Ages 3 1/2-12. This premier camp uses a research-based approach to youth sports and development. Campers average over 10,000 daily steps! Partnership with Chess Challenge in DC. Early Bird & Multiple Sibling Discount. Camp located at Woodrow Wilson Senior High School, 3950 Chesapeake St, NW, Washington, DC.
www.kidselitesports.org , 240-321-9287.


Lowell School Summer Program
Ages 2 3/4-14. Celebrating 50 years of summer fun! Newly expanded tween/teen offerings. Academic Enrichment. STEAM offerings. Horseback Riding, Swimming, Spanish, Go-Karts. Open House: March 13, 2016; 1-3 p.m. Online Registration Open. Session 1: June 20-July 8; Session 2: July 11-29; Last Call!: August 1-5. 8-3:15 p.m. After-care available.
www.lowellschool.org , 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.
www.nationalchurch.org , 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. Music Camps. Art Camp. Dance Camp. Theater Camp. Register online.
www.NationalConservatoryofArts.org , 712 Kennedy St., NW, Washington, DC, 202-760-7444.


Spy Camp
Ages 10-13. KidSpy recruits will hone their tradecraft and learn from real spies. "Spry Camp truly is one of the best summer camps my son has attended." --Danalisa B.
http://bit.ly/SpyCamp , 800 F St., NW, Washington, DC, 202-654-0933.


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.
www.stpatsdc.org/summer_programs , 4700 Whitehaven Pkwy., Washington, DC, 202-342-2813.


The Theatre Lab Summer Acting Camps
Entering grades 1-12. The Theatre Lab offers summer camp programs where kids and teens learn acting basics and gain self-confidence, as they have fun creating live theater.
www.theatrelab.org , contact@theatrelab.org, 733 8th St., NW, Washington, DC, 202-824-0449.


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.
www.acornhill.org , info@acornhill.org, Silver Spring, MD, 301-565-2282.


Adventure Theatre MTC in Glen Echo Park
Celebrating 38 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-August.
www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org , 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD, 301-251-5766.


Audubon Naturalist Society Summer 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. Woodend Nature Sanctuary, Chevy Chase, MD, 301-652-9188, ext. 16.
www.anshome.org/camp ,


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.
www.balletpetite.com , information@balletpetite.com, 301-229-6882.


Berrend Dance Centre
Ages 2+. BDC offers a full curriculum in all disciplines of dance for students all all levels, renowned faculty and small class sizes. We encourage the development of talent, confidence and self-discipline.
www.BerrendDanceCentre.com , berrenddancecentre@gmail.com, 3460 Olney-Laytonsville R, Olney, MD, 301-774-3032.


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! Extended day options.
www.bigtrain.org/summercamp , Shirley Povich Field, Bethesda, MD, 301-365-1076.


British Swim School
British Swim School offers water-survival and swim lessons for ages 3 months to adult, year-round in heated indoor pools.
www.britishswimschool.com , bssmoco@britishswimschool.com, 301-963-3500.


Butler Camp
Ages 3 1/2-16. Butler Camp is an outdoor activity day camp for children. Activities include creeking, ropes course, archery, horseback riding and much much more!
www.butlercamp.org , 15951 Germantown Rd., Darnestown, MD, 301-977-6600.


Calleva
Ages 4-16. Calleva grows individual confidence, group cooperation, outdoor skills and environmental responsibility through outdoor camps.
www.calleva.org , registration@calleva.org, 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 20-August 26, 2016, 2-week minimum.
www.camp-olympia.com , andrea@camp-olympia.com, 5511 Muncaster Mill Rd., Rockville, MD, 301-926-9281.


Catylator Makerspace
Ages 12-15. Merging design and technology to create! Summer camps starting June 27. Registration opens mid January.
www.catylator.com , 301-588-8833.


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.
www.concordhill.org/school_life/summer_camp , 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).
www.createartscenter.org , 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.
reception@crossway-community.org, 3015 Upton Dr., Kensington, MD, 301-929-2505.


DC Fencers Club
Ages 7-16, beginner through advanced. Starting July 11, 2016, DC Fencers Club offers several week-long summer fencing camps. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
www.dcfencing.com , 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.
www.dynamiteagility.com , 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!
www.DynamiteGC.com , 4956 Boiling Brook Pkwy., Rockville, MD, 301-770-2700.


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


Earth Treks Climbing Centers Summer Camps
Earth Treks offers five different Summer Camps for kids convenient to DC and Baltimore and areas in between. Rock climbing has a unique way of drawing out a child's "personal best," while at the same time asking that they put their trust in their peers. Kids Kamp (Ages 6-9); Climbing Day Camp (Ages 9-13); Rock N River (Ages 10-14); Rock N Adventure (Ages 10-14).
www.earthtreksclimbing.com/md , info@earthtreksclimbing.com, 240-283-9942.


Glen Echo Park Aquarium
Offering 3 hour summer camps for ages 4-6, and 6 hour summer camps for ages 7-12. Children will learn about the great outdoors, with a focus on the aquatic side! We will examine our local stream, Minihaha Creek, as well as learn about sea creatures. Live marine animals will be handled daily and local fishes will be collected.
www.GEPAquarium.org , Glen Echo, MD, 301-955-6256.


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.
www.ismw.org/summer , 301-365-5888.


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


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.
center.learningrx.com/bethesda/camp , bethesdasummer@learningrx.net, 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.
manormontessori@aol.com, Potomac, MD, 301-299-7400.


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!
www.rockvillesports.com , 60 Southlawn Ct., Rockville, MD, 301-838-4455.


Montgomery County Recreation Summer Camps
The perfect fit for your child! Local and affordable. Tiny Tots to Youth & Teens. Summer Fun Centers to Specialty Camps & Therapeutic Rec Camps.
www.activemontgomery.org , recreation.customerservices@montgomerycountymd.gov, 240-777-6840.


Montgomery Parks, M-NCPPC
Ages 5 & up. Have a fun summer with Montgomery Parks! Offering fun, educational summer camps throughout June, July and August. Find camps focusing on sports, nature, adventure, archaeology, gardening and more!
www.MontgomeryParks.org/camps ,


Oneness-Family School Summer Program
Two Programs: Ages 2-6, "Greener Earth, Peaceful Planet," a day camp with fun based around environmental ideals and international peace. Grades 1-5, "Earth Keepers," an outdoor education program with daily nature excursions.
www.onenessfamilyschool.org , 6701 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, MD, 301-652-7751.


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.
www.potomachorse.com , North Potomac, MD, 301-208-0200.


ProsToYou Tennis Summer Sports Camp
All ages and skill levels! Weekly camp includes tennis and sports activities, daily swimming, game prizes and ProsToYou Tennis gear! Register online or call 1-800-654-9972. Camps held at Seven Locks Swim & Tennis Club and Avenel Swim & Tennis Club.
www.ProsToYou.com ,


Round House Education Theatre Summer Programs
Grades K-12. Theater, arts, improvisation and musical theater classes led by outstanding artists/educators in a creative, nurturing environment. 1- & 2-week sessions in Silver Spring and Bethesda.
www.roundhousetheatre.org , education@roundhousetheatre.org, 925 Wayne Ave., Silver Spring, MD, 301-585-1225.


Seton Sports Camp for Girls
Girls in rising grades 2-9. Join the Seton coaching staff to practice the fundamentals of all traditional sports: basketball, volleyball, soccer, lacrosse and more, using our new turf field and air-conditioned gym.
www.setonhs.org , ccage@setonhs.org, 5715 Emerson St., Bladensburg, MD, 301-864-4532.


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.
www.gosilverstars.com , ssgoffice@gosilverstars.com, 301-589-0938.


Spring Academy Summer Camp
Children experience the joy of a summer at camp in a safe, nurturing environment. Swimming, field trips, cultural activities, arts & crafts and fun & games.
www.springsummercamp.com , info@springsummercamp.com, 3514 Plyers Mill Rd., Kensington, MD, 301-962-7262.


Summer at Sandy Spring
Age 3-High School; CIT. Daily camp experience is a combination of sounds of laughter, enthusiasm and learning. A strong sense of community promotes strong bonds of friendship. Programs are flexible, stimulating and tons of fun! 301-774-7455, ext. 167. Open House: Saturday, March 5, 2016; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
www.summeratsandyspring.org , 16923 Norwood Rd., Sandy Spring, MD,


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.
www.tkmainc.com , 6831 Wisconsin Ave., P102, Chevy Chase, MD, 301-657-7782.


Teens To Go Summer Camp
Ages 8-16. Go on a different and exciting adventure EVERYDAY! Amusement Parks, Water Parks, Zip Line Tours, Rafting, Rehoboth Beach, Overnight Trips and MUCH more!
www.TeensToGo.org , Info@TeensToGo.org, Germantown, MD, 301-540-4356.


Top Hat Montessori
All day summer camp for children ages 3-6. Your child will learn from our special visitors and themes as they make new friends. All meals and snacks included. Convenient hours for working families.
www.tophatmontessori.com/summer , info@tophatmontessori.com, 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.
www.valleymill.com , 15101 Seneca Rd., Darnestown, MD, 301-948-0220.


Washington Conservatory of Music
Summer Music Camps
Ages 4-7: Fun with Music & Movement, Little Prince & Princess Singers, Pop Songs for Young Voices. Ages 7-11: Strings Sampler, Play on Percussion. Ages 8-13: Sing, Sing Together! Ages 12-18: Pop Singing for Teens. After-care available.
www.washingtonconservatory.org , 1 Westmoreland Cir., Bethesda, MD, 301-320-2770.


The Washingtonians for Young Performing Artists
WYPA
Grades 6-10. Summer Intensive Stage Study 2016.
www.gowypa.org , info@gowypa.org,


Wonders Summer Camp @ Horace Mann Elementary School
Ages 4-12. We know kids! Best and brightest from Wonders' extended-day program; experts on play, development and fun! Small weekly themed camps to explore, create and grow.
www.wonderschildcare.org/summer-camp , 301-654-5339.


Virginia (See Also Multiple Locations)


Academy of Christian Education
A fun, educational learning program for your child this summer. Activities include reading, science, math, geography and fine-motor skills.
www.ACE-Academy.com , 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.
www.afyp.org , mary@afyp.org, Fairfax, VA, 703-307-5332.


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.
www.theartleague.org , 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.
www.ashburnice.com , 21595 Smith Switch Rd., Ashburn, VA, 703-858-0300.


Blue Box Sports
Join us for Spring Break & Summer Camps in 2016 at the Blue Box Sports & Party Center! Full- & half-day options are available.
www.BlueBoxSports.com , info@BlueBoxSports.com, 4425 Brookfield Corp. Dr., Chantilly, VA, 703-953-1667.


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.
www.brooksfieldschool.org , camp@brooksfieldschool.org, 1830 Kirby Rd., McLean, VA, 703-356-KIDS.


Burgundy Farm Summer Day Camp
Ages 4-16. Coed, traditional camp on 25 acres of land, a barn, farm animals, pond, pool, science, computers, math, volleyball, arts, sports, photography.
www.burgundyfarm.org/summer-programs , summercamp@burgundyfarm.org, Alexandria, VA, 703-960-3431.


Camp Griffin at Westminister School
Ages 3-14. 30+ enrichment camps available, including: travel, sports, French, Spanish, theater, and more. Popular Explorers' Programs for ages 3-5. Extended care available.
www.westminsterschool.com , campgriffin@westminsterschool.com, 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.
www.mcleancenter.org , mail@mcleancenter.org, The McLean Community Ctr., 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, VA,


Children's Science Center Lab
Rising grades 1-8. Our camp program is truly one-of-a-kind! In each action-packed week of camp, our campers will embrace science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to build skills that will serve as their toolset for the future.
www.childsci.org/camp , programs@childsci.org, Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax, VA, 703-648-3130.


Compass Quest 2016
The Compass School
Ages 6-12. Each unique weekly adventure will include arts & crafts, recreation, games, activities and entertaining field trips related to the theme-of-the-week. Two Locations: 9811 Goodwin Dr., Manassas, VA, 703-331-1303 & 44128 Navajo Dr., Ashburn, VA, 571-223-1900.
www.TheCompassSchool.com ,


Congressional Camps 2016
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.
www.congocamp.org , info@congocamp.org, Falls Church, VA, 703-533-9711.


County Christian School
Camp Catamount
Ages 3-3rd grade rising. Great adventures includes field trips, swimming & sports. All along building great brains with fun games, parties and international explorations. Full- & half-day options.
www.CountyChristianSchool.org , 21673 Beaumeade Cir., Ashburn, VA, 703-729-5968.


Curiosity Zone Science Camps
Ages 2-10. Science camp in an award-winning, kid-sized science lab! 100,000+ curious kids served. Fun Summer Camps include Robotics Camp, Doctor Camp, Lego Engineering and Magic Camp.
www.curiosityzone.com , info@curiosityzone.com, 43135 Broadlands Ctr. Pla, #123, Ashburn, VA, 703-723-9949.


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.
www.earlyyearsschool.com , 3241 Brush Dr., Falls Church, VA, 703-237-0264.


Fairfax Collegiate Summer Program
Rising grades 3-9. Writing and reading, mathematics, science, test prep, ESL, public speaking, programming, art and design, filmmaking. Full- and half-day, two-week programs. Thirteen locations: Alexandria, East Ashburn, West Ashburn, Chantilly, Dulles, Fairfax, Falls Church, Herndon, Leesburg, McLean, Oakton, Reston & Vienna.
www.FairfaxCollegiate.com , info@FairfaxCollegiate.com, 703-481-3080.


Fairfax County Park Authority Camps
Ages 3-15. Something for everyone! Offering over 1,600 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.
www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/camps , 703-222-4664.


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!
www.fencingsports.net , www.facebook.com/fencingsports, Fairfax, VA, 888-300-5095.


Flint Hill School "Summer on the Hill"
Academic, athletic and experiential programming for rising grades K-12.
www.flinthill.org/summer ,


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.
www.graceschoolalex.org , ecdirector@graceschoolalex.org, 3601 Russell Rd., Alexandria, VA, 703-549-5067.


Summer at Harmonia
Fun-filled Summer at Harmonia for ages 4-18! Musical Theater & Creative Arts camps, Summer Theater Production of Hairspray Jr., Weekly Music Lessons & Art classes.
www.harmoniaschool.org , 204-F Mill St., NW, Vienna, VA, 703-938-7301.


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.
www.camp.kenwoodschool.com , 4955 Sunset La., Annandale, VA, 703-256-4711.


LCDS Summer Program 2016
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.
www.LCDS.org/Camps , camps@lcds.org, 20600 Red Cedar Dr., Leesburg, VA, 703-777-3841.


Loudoun Gymnastics Center
Ages 6 and up. Full- & half-day campers will enjoy a weekly craft, games, obstacle courses, classes in tumbling, trampoline and gymnastics. Full-day campers will also enjoy field trips, swimming, movies and exploring the "Arts" at Loudoun Arts Center.
www.loudoungymnastics.com , RecProgram@LoudounGymnastics.com, 21586 Atlantic Blvd., Bldg. #110, Sterling, VA, 703-444-9298.


The Madame Curie School of Science & Technology
Ages 2-Grade 6. Innovative STEM summer program offering challenging theme-based activities. Two- and 4-week options. Two locations in Northern Virginia: South Riding and Herndon.
www.curieschool.com ,


Metropolitan School of the Arts Summer Programs
M.S.A. offers pre-professional dance, music theater and acting camps for ages 8+, one-week programs to explore the arts for ages 3+, and summer classes. Two VA Locations: 5775 Barclay Dr., Alexandria & 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton.
www.metropolitanarts.org , studio@metropolitanarts.org, 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!
www.dullessportsplex.com , 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.
www.mcleanmontessori.org , 1711 Kirby Rd., McLean, VA, 703-790-1049.


2016 New School Summer Camp
Ages 8-16. Offering a number of sessions with a variety of offerings. Call or visit us online for details.
www.newschoolva.com , Fairfax, VA, 703-691-3040.


New York's The LM Project
Broadway Summer Camps
Broadway Beginners: Ages 9-13, July 8-12, 2016. Learn basic Broadway skills--singing, acting, dancing, stage combat. Broadway Bound: Ages 13-18, July 15-18, 2016. Students with a strong interest and experience in theater will work on fundamentals. Held at Reston Community Players Rehearsal Hall, Reston, VA.
www.LMprojectdance.com , 347-527-1682.


Oakland School & Camp
Ages 6-13. Rigorous and fun! Reading, math, writing and study skills including daily one-to-one instruction combined with traditional camp activities including horseback riding and swimming.
www.oaklandschool.net , adm.outreach@oaklandschool.net, 128 Oakland Farm Way, Troy, VA, 434-293-9059.


Pinecrest Summer Pavilion at Pinecrest School
Rising K-6th Grade & 4-year-old preschoolers. Specialty classes and creative, themed camps nurture curiosity, confidence and a love of learning. Morning, afternoon or full-day sessions with before- & after-care available. Off-site location in Fairfax for 2016 only.
www.pinecrestschool.org , summercamp@pinecrestschool.org, 7209 Quiet Cove, Annandale, VA, 703-354-3446.


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.
www.restonmontessori.com , 1928 Isaac Newton Sq., W., Reston, VA, 703-481-2922.


Sportrock Summer Rock Climbing Camps
Ages 6+. 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! Day- and week-long camps; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Extended care available. Register online. Alexandria & Sterling, VA.
www.sportrock.com , 703-212-7625.


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!
www.PotomacAcademy.org , potomac@gmu.edu, 4260 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax, VA, 703-993-9889.


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


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).
www.tinydancers.com , 703-385-5580.


Sleep Away Camps


Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies
Ages 8-10, 11-15 & 21+. Explore West Virginia nature in the mountains with dynamic, knowledgeable staff. Enjoy active days full of variety and laughter. Small groups, creative independent projects, noncompetitive attitude.
www.burgundycenter.org , Capon Bridge, WV, 703-842-0470.


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


Camp Hidden Meadows
Ages 7-16. Coed, overnight camp. 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-weeks. Horseback, arts, rafting, sports, organic farming, canoeing, rock climbing, swimming, sailing, 1000-foot zipline!
www.camphiddenmeadows.com , Bartow, WV, 800-600-4752.


Camp Horizons
Ages 6-17. An all-around, try stuff, get dirty, have fun, make friends summer camp! Located in Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley. ACA accredited. Celebrating 34 Years of Summer Fun in 2016!
www.CampHorizonsVA.com , camp@HorizonsVA.com, 3586 Horizons Way, Harrisonburg, VA, 540-896-7600.


Camp Rim Rock
Girls ages 6-16. Our 65th season! Horseback riding, performing arts, aquatics, sports, arts & crafts. Excellent facility on 600 acres. ACA accredited.
www.camprimrock.com , info@camprimrock.com, Yellow Spring, WV, 347-746-7625.


Camp Rim Rock
Girls ages 6-15. Our 65th season! Horseback riding, performing arts, aquatics, sports, arts and crafts. Excellent facility on 600 acres. ACA accredited.
www.camprimrock.com , info@camprimrock.com, 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.
www.campstrawderman.com , 301-868-1905.


Camp Strawderman
Ages 6-17. Girls. Horseback riding, swimming, tennis, archery, hiking, drama, dancing and music. Two-, 4-, 6- or 8-week sessions. June 19-August 13, 2016. Located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
www.campstrawderman.com , 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.
www.camptalltimbers.com , 800-862-2678.


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 camp craft, cooking and leadership.
www.earthtreksclimbing.com/summer-camps.html , info@earthtreksclimbing.com,


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, art and much more!
www.echohillcamp.com , info@echohillcamp.com, 13655 Bloomingneck Rd., Worton, MD, 410-348-5303.


Randolph-Macon Academy
Walk in the footsteps of legends, conduct experiments or weave tales of wonder in this camp for rising sixth through eighth grade students. Two-week and four-week sessions available.
www.rma.edu/summer-camp , 200 Academy Dr., Front Royal, VA, 540-636-5484.


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.
www.watonka.com , mail@watonka.com, Box 127, 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.
www.whalecamp.com , info@whalecamp.com, Grand Manan Island, ME, 610-399-1463.


Whitetail Resort
The Bold Decision Experience
July 5-8, 2016: 3-day adventure travel camp is focused on fun, leadership and decision making for teenagers 14-17. Campers will use boats, bikes or boots to navigate their way. Golf discounts for camper parents. Staycation discounts.
www.skiwhitetails.com/adventure-camps , 13805 Blairs Valley Rd., Mercersburg, PA, 717-328-9400.


Whitetail Resort
The Farside Adventure
A weeklong overnight experience for campers ages 11-15. Campers will stay in our dorm style houses. Each day is packed with new activities ranging from tubing to high ropes. Golf Discounts for Camper Parents! Staycation Discounts.
www.skiwhitetails.com/adventure-camps , 13805 Blairs Valley Rd., Mercersburg, PA, 717-328-9400.


Special Needs


Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
A camp for blind and visually impaired children. 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.
dmccown@clb.org, 240-737-5171.


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.
www.thesienaschool.org , 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. 6923.
www.ttlc.org , 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.
www.freshair.org ,


Lakeforest Mall 2016 Summer Camp & Activities Expo
March 5 & 6, 2016; 11 a.m.-5:00 p.m.: Speak one-on-one with Summer Camp and Summer Program providers.
wwww.shoplakeforestmall.com , Gaithersburg, MD, 301-670-0599.


The Montgomery County Camp & Summer Fun Expo
Presented by Washington Parent Magazine
Sunday, January 31, 2016; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free activities, demonstrations, giveaways and prizes. Meet with summer program representatives, day camp and overnight camp directors and associates from summer fun destinations to plan your 2016 summer. Hilton Hotel Meeting Center (1.5 miles north of White Flint Mall), 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD.
www.washingtonparent.com , maddy@washingtonparent.net, 301-320-2321.


The Northern Virginia Camp & Summer Fun Expo
Presented by Washington Parent Magazine
February 20 & 21, 2016; 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.
www.washingtonparent.com , maddy@washingtonparent.net, Dulles Town Center, 21100 Dulles Town Circle, Dulles, VA, 301-320-2321.


Camps for Kids with Cancer


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.
www.cjcf4kids.org ,


Camp Sunrise
A one-week sleep away camp for children ages 4-18 who have or had cancer.
www.campsunrisemd.com , 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.
www.SpecialLove.org , 888-930-2707.


STEM Camps


Boy Scouts of America
National Capital Area Council
Experiences that last a lifetime! With lots of fun badges to earn, Scouts learn the best part of success is the journey.
www.NCACBSA.org , 301-530-9360.


Children's Science Center Lab
Rising grades 1-8. Our camp program is truly one-of-a-kind! In each action-packed week of camp, our campers will embrace science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to build skills that will serve as their toolset for the future
www.childsci.org/camp , programs@childsci.org, Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax, VA, 703-648-3130.


Club SciKidz/TECH Scientific
Over 50 STEM related full-day camps in the Montgomery County/Washington DC area. Check our website for locations near you.
www.clubscikidzMd.com , 443-928-6772.


Curiosity Zone Science Camps
Ages 2-10. Science camp in an award-winning, kid-sized science lab! 100,000+ curious kids served. Fun Summer Camps include Robotics Camp, Doctor Camp, Lego Engineering and Magic Camp.
www.curiosityzone.com , info@curiosityzone.com, 43135 Broadlands Ctr. Pla, #123, Ashburn, VA, 703-723-9949.


Fairfax Collegiate Summer Program
Rising grades 3-9. Writing and reading, mathematics, science, test prep, ESL, public speaking, programming, art and design, filmmaking. Full- and half-day, two-week programs. Thirteen locations: Alexandria, East Ashburn, West Ashburn, Chantilly, Dulles, Fairfax, Falls Church, Herndon, Leesburg, McLean, Oakton, Reston & Vienna.
www.FairfaxCollegiate.com , info@FairfaxCollegiate.com, 703-481-3080.


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. Weeks for 2016: 3/21, 3/28, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/25, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22 & 8/29. Children must be accompanied by adult.
www.dinosaurfund.org , dinosaurfund@juno.com,


Glen Echo Park Aquarium
Offering 3 hour summer camps for ages 4-6, and 6 hour summer camps for ages 7-12. Children will learn about the great outdoors, with a focus on the aquatic side! We will examine our local stream, Minihaha Creek, as well as learn about sea creatures. Live marine animals will be handled daily and local fishes will be collected.
www.GEPAquarium.org , Glen Echo, MD, 301-955-6256.


Headfirst Summer Camps 2016
Ages 3-13. Science & Engineering Camp. Registration now open. Serving MD, DC & VA.
www.headfirstcamps.com ,


Mad Science
Ages 6-11. Eight 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.
www.dc.madscience.org ,


The Madame Curie School of Science & Technology
Ages 2-Grade 6. Innovative STEM summer program offering challenging theme-based activities. Two- and 4-week options. Two locations in Northern Virginia: South Riding and Herndon.
www.curieschool.com ,


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 satellites.
www.watonka.com , 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.
www.whalecamp.com , info@whalecamp.com, Grand Manan Island, ME, 610-399-1463.