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Summer Camp Guide

Find information on summer 2014 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 Cathedra 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 offer outdoor exploration, nature and science. Games, hikes and great camp traditions. Environmental education with hands-on activities and discovery. 4 Locations: Chevy Chase & Rockville (MD); Leesburg & 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 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- & 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.

Camp Invention
Grades 1-6. Camp Invention is a weeklong enrichment program that fosters creativity, teamwork, inventive thinking skills and science literacy. Taught by local educators at area elementary schools. ,, 800-968-4332.

Ages 5-12. Join your friends at Childtime this summer and enjoy nature, sports, music and more. You'll love our great field trips--selected by kids just like you! Reserve your spot today. , 877-217-9528.

CommuniKids Language Immersion Summer Fun Campw
CommuniKids Summer Camps let children 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 & VA) and French. Before- and after-care available. 202-363-0133 (DC); 703-534-2221 (VA). ,,

Family Dinosaur Camp
Dr. Peter M. Kranz, Paleontologist
Visit the zoo, bone halls, dinosaur exhibits. 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 classes for children ages 3-12. The perfect after-school program will have camp sessions this summer! Serving the Washington, DC metro area. , 7906 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD, 301-312-8847.

iD Programming Academy for Teens
Two-week, pre-college summer programs for ages 13-18 held at prestigious universities including American and others. Also weeklong camps for ages 7-17 held at iD Tech Camps. Held at Georgetown, American and 80+ universities nationwide. 1-888-709-TECH (8324). ,,

iD Tech Camps & iD Teen Academies
Build iPhone and Android apps, video games, programs in C++/Java, movies and more. Held at Georgetown, American and others. Also 2-week, pre-college, Tech Academies. 1-888-709-TECH (8324). ,,

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. ,,

Joy of Motion Dance Center
Summer Camps and Intensives
Joy of Motion Dance Center offers summer camps for youth including unique performance opportunities and intensive study in particular styles of dance. In DC: 1333 H St., NE, 202-399-6763; 5207 Wisconsin Ave., NW, 202-362-3042. In MD: 7315 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, 301-986-0016. ,,

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.

Lola's Laboratory
Ages K-grade 8. A unique creative fantasyland of expressive arts! Kids dive into their imagination in original story based adventures (Arlington, VA). Grade 3-8: "Readers Theatre," new this year! Held at the National Theater in Washington, DC. , 703-798-8707.

Mad Science of Washington
Six different camps to choose among! Full- or half-day at many locations in NOVA & MD. Awesome science fun for boys and girls, ages 6-11. 301-593-4777, 703-536-9897 or 1-877-MAD-SCI1. ,,

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, Annandale, Arlington, Ashburn, Falls Church, Leesburg, McLean, Oakton & Vienna. In MD: Baltimore, Bethesda, Columbia, Ellicott City, Monkton, Potomac, Rockville, & Severna Park In DC: Capitol Hill & NW. In DE: Wilmington. Put MathTree on your calendar for this summer! ,, 877-MATH-987.

My Gym Children's Fitness Center
Ages 3-9. Half-day camps include gymnastics, sports, relays, crafts and more. Enroll by the day or the week. Different themes and programs daily. Dates and times vary by location. In MD: Bethesda, 301-652-2800; Kentlands 301-926-5969; Potomac, 301-983-5300; In VA: Alexandria, 703-971-5437; Burke, 703-425-5327; Chantilly, 703-378-3100; Sterling 703-421-2100. ,

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. Now your child can learn from one of the greatest High School Basketball Coaches of all time! Registration is now open for 2014 camps. Camps run from June-August. 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 at Tiny Chefs. Full- or half-day summer camps held in MD, DC & VA schools. , 301-518-6108.

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.

Washington, DC (See Also Multiple Loc)

Alliance Francaise French Summer Camps
Ages 5-17. Full immersion French camps for all levels - from beginner to bilingual! Each week features a new theme with activities and projects targeted to each age group. ,, 2142 Wyoming Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 202-234-7911.

Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School
Ages 3-10. Fun and learning. New courses allow maximum flexibility. Developmentally appropriate classes for young campers; sports, language, swimming and lots of other choices for older campers. ,, Washington, DC, 202-537-2313.

Budding Yogis Mindful Yoga Camps
Budding Yogis camp features mindful yoga, crafts, play at the park, group games, camp songs, relaxation and journaling in a fun, noncompetitive small group setting. , 3838 Northampton St., NW, Washington, DC, 202-686-1104.

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, 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.

Caterpillar Preschool
Authentic learning experiences are created through a research-based curriculum grounded in play. Full immersion French and Spanish with native speaking teachers enables discovery most efficiently. 202-237-1799, ext. 109. , 3920 Alton Pl., NW, Washington, DC,

Camp Creativity - Corcoran College of Art + Design
Hands-on arts classes for ages 5-10 at the Georgetown Campus and classes for ages 11-16 at the Downtown Campus and at the Hill Center on Capitol Hill. Playful puppets, claymation, animania, wearable art, digital art and more! , Washington, DC, 202-639-1725.

Edmund Burke School Summer Programs
Edmund Burke School
"2014 Summer in the City." Boys & girls ages 7-17. 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 2014
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, 202-393-7798.

Lowell School Camp
Ages 3-14. Coed. Art, sewing, sports, computers, cooking, robotics, swimming, dance, digital photography and more. Specialties include horseback riding, outdoor adventures, advanced woodworking and teen programs. , Washington, DC, 202-577-2000.

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

Summer Camp at the National Building Museum
Ages 8-10. At the National Building Museum encourage your child to build a better summer! Three two-week sessions on engineering, design and city planning. ,, 401 F St., NW, Washington, DC, 202-272-2448.

St. Columba's Summer Day Camp
Safe, beautiful facility and grounds. Art, music, science, literature, visiting artists with international knowledge. Low student-teacher ratio; caring, experienced staff.
4201 Albemarle St., NW, Washington, DC, 202-742-1980.

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)
Ages 6-19. 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
Full- and half-day programs for ages 3 1/2-6. Waldorf play-based curriculum with plenty of outside activities, including creative play, sand and water play, gardening, arts and storytelling. 45+ years experience. ,, Silver Spring, MD, 301-565-2282.

Adventure Theatre MTC in Glen Echo Park
Rising grades 1-6. Participate in a musical theatre production concluding in an onstage performance. Two-week sessions from June 16-August 22, 2014. June 9-13 participate in summer-themed school's out day camps. , 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD, 301-251-5766.

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-a daily 1/2 day camp! Each camp is based on a PBS reading list of award winning books and classic stories 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 2014
Ages 5-12. Summer Baseball Camps, Advanced Development Camps, Pitching Camps. Washington Celebrity Baseball camp with visits from current Nats players! June 16-August 15, 2014. Extended day options. , Shirley Povich Field, Bethesda, MD, 301-365-1076.

BlackRock Center for the Arts
Ages 4-14 (camps); 14-18 (counselor-in-training). Join us for an action-packed, arts-filled summer! In full-day camps, ages 4-14, campers explore and showcase their talents in musical theater, dance and visual art. CIT programs for ages 14-18. , 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown, MD, 301-528-2260.

BHPCNS' Preschooler's Guide to the Galaxy
Ages 3-5; rising Kindergarten. Get ready to explore outer space with Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church Nursery School's summer camp this June. Perfect for preschoolers! , 6601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD, 301-365-2909.

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
Butler Camp is an outdoor activity day camp for children ages 3 1/2-15. Activities include creeking, ropes course, archery, horseback riding and much much more! , 15951 Germantown Rd., Darnestown, MD, 301-977-6600.

We offer outdoor adventure camps for ages 4-17. ,, 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 16-August 22, 2014, 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,

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. ,

Club Scientific Chesapeake
Ages 4-14. We have 27 hands-on science camps! Kids discover and learn by doing. Multiple locations. ,, 443-928-6772.

Concord Hill Camp
Ages 3, 4 & 5. Superheros and Heroines and Down By the Bay are just some of the exciting weekly sessions your child will enjoy. Our nurturing camp offers a 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 Gymnastics Center
Summer Camps are now offered at 2 locations! Dynamite Gymnastics Center offers artistic gymnastics and tumbling camps for ages 3 1/2-17. Dynamite Agility Center offers agility camps for ages 5-17. Full- & half-day options. Before- and after-care. Dynamite Gymnastics Center: 4956 Boiling Brook Parkway, Rockville MD. Dynamite Agility Center: 4990 Boiling Brook Parkway, 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.

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.

Georgetown Hill
Summer Camp Programs
Infants-grade 5. Convenient one-week sessions at our Bells Mill/Potomac, Woodley Gardens/Rockville and Darnestown campuses. We provide a safe and fun adventure for your child. Activities include field trips, water play, swimming, sports & more. ,, 301-514-3459.

Glen Echo Park
Summer Camps & Workshops
Ages 4-19. Bring your kids to Glen Echo Park for a summer of fun! Our summer camps for children & teens are presented by resident programs and guest instructors in visual arts, music, dance, theater and more. After camp program (3-6 p.m.) also available. ,, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD, 301-634-2222.

Holy Trinity Summer Camps
Ages 4-grade 9. Thematic and specialty (sports, adventure, creative arts, academic, enrichment, science exploration) camps. Before- and after-care available. New Swimming Camps this year. , 11902 Daisy La., Glenn Dale, MD, 301-464-3215.

International School of Music
Have fun making music this summer! Secret Super Power Music Camp, ages 3-6; Enchanted Musical Theatre, ages 7-12; Superhero Musical Adventures, ages 3-6; Instrumental Adventures, ages 7-12. Contact us for dates and locations. , 301-365-5888.

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.

Maryland Youth Ballet
Early Dance, 6-week session, ages 2-5. Storytime Dancers, ages 3-5. Ballet Technique classes, ages 5-9. All-Day Dance Week, ages 7-11. Children's Ballet Workshop, ages 8-11. Summer Festival, ages 10+ with performances. Ballet Boot Camp, ages 15-25. , 926 Ellsworth Dr., Silver Spring, MD, 301-608-2232.

McLean School of Maryland, 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 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 - 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.

Pump It Up of Silver Spring
Kids' Favorite Place for 100% private parties in play areas filled with gigantic inflatables and colorful party rooms where your child is treated like royalty! , 12210 Plum Orchard Dr., Silver Spring, MD, 301-572-5867.

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.

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.

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. ,, 3514 Plyers Mill Rd., Kensington, MD, 301-962-7262.

Summer at Sandy Spring
Prek-8; 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. , 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. , 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 26th year! ,, Germantown, MD, 301-540-4356.

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.

Viking Soccer Camp
Rising grades 3-7. The Viking Soccer Camp is designed to help individuals enjoy soccer and enhance technical ability. Sessions focus on skill development and tactical training. Participants receive top instruction from Whitman HS Soccer staff and players ,,

Washington Hebrew Congregation Camp Keetov - Maryland 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! , 11810 Falls Rd., Potomac, MD, 301-279-7505.

Wonders Summer Camp @ Edmund Burke School
We know kids! Best and brightest from Wonders' extended-day program; experts on play, development and, of course, fun! Small camp with weekly themes to explore, create and grow. Ages 5-12, before- & after-care, shuttle bus options, Metro accessible. , 301-654-5339.
Go to to find the center near you. Horseback Riding Summer Camps are a great way to discover new friends and learn how to really ride a great horse. 2014 schedule and registrations forms available online. In MD: Laurel, Columbia, Silver Spring, Burtonsville, Rockville & Olney.

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, June 16-August 29, 2014. 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 or begin a fun, creative project each day, dabbling in drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. , 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA, 703-683-2323.

Ascendly Engineering and Technology Day Camps
Explore a combination of Structural Engineering using LEGO bricks, Electrical Engineering and Robotic Engineering classes (full-day only), plus long-term projects, inspiring videos and guest presentations. Downtown Baptist Church, Alexandria, VA (Full-day); June 14-18, 2014. Bull-Run Unitarian Church, Manassas, VA (Half-day); August 11-15, 2014. ,

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

BeanTree Learning
Ages 5-12. Discover a summer camp that is beyond your child's expectations. A creative campus offering weekly and summer-long excitement with theme-based adventures! Two Northern Virginia Locations: Ashburn Campus: 43629 Greenway Corporate Dr., Ashburn, VA, 571-223-3110 & Westfields Campus: 5003 Westone Plaza, Chantilly, VA, 703-961-8222. ,

Brooksfield School
Ages 3-10. Activities include daily swimming, art, music, tennis, nature, yoga, science, adventure trips and more! Extended day. ,, 1830 Kirby Rd., McLean, VA, 703-356-KIDS.

Browne Summer Camp
ACA-accredited coed day camp for ages 3-13. 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 Summer Tech Camp
K-grade 8. Camp includes daily field trips (parks, laser tag, bowling, more). Choose from a variety of classes (video game design, robotics, martial arts, gymnastics & enrichment). ,, 44710 Cape Ct., #118, Ashburn, VA, 301-729-0985.

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 Kaitana
Ages 2-5. Travel around the world with Camp Kaitana! We offer seven week-long sessions featuring a different country each week. Our philosophy--Children learn best by doing! Week-long sessions, June 16-August 1, 2014. , 12523 Lawyers Rd., Herndon, VA,

Clay Cafe Studios of Chantilly
Two Age Groups, 5-9 & 10-16. Coed. Summer Art Camp, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Weekly sessions with over 20 projects, including pottery, mosaic, glass fusion, tile dyeing, origami, scrapbooking, jewelry, clay and more! , 13894 Metrotech Dr., Chantilly, VA, 703-817-1051.

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.

CompassQuest 2014
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. ,

Congressional Camps 2014
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,

Creative Dance Center
Creative Dance Center offers half-day camps for all ages in Hip-Hop, Jazz, Princess Ballet and more! Full-day camps at Old Ashburn location. Ashburn, 703-724-4900; Old Ashburn, 703-729-1033; Chantilly, 703-378-1800; South Riding, 703-542-2008. ,

Curiosity Zone Science Camps
Ages 4-11. Science camp in an award-winning science lab built just for kids! More than 100,000+ curious kids served. Child-directed, hands-on activities; small groups; experienced teachers. Half- or full-day with field trips. Doctor, Veterinarian, Lego Ocean Adventure and Magic Science/Wizards. ,, 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 and academics included. , 3241 Brush Dr., Falls Church, VA, 703-237-0264.

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. Sports, swimming, drama, crafts, nature, computer camps & more at RECenters, parks, lakefronts and nature centers. Also providing Rec-PAC for ages 6-12 at local elementary schools. Camps: 703-222-4664; Rec-PAC, 703-324-5514; ADA Accommodations, 703-324-8563; TTY, 703-803-3354. ,

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.

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.

Summer at Harmonia
Ages 4-17. Fun-filled summer camps offer full- and half-day programs. We offer Musical Theater, PreK, Theater Performance, String Fling, Junior Camp Counselor and Individual Instrumental and Voice Lessons. , 204-F Mill St., NW, Vienna, VA, 703-938-7301.

Fun-filled, problem-solving based day camps with indoor and outdoor science, technology robotics exploration. , 2952-H Chain Bridge Rd., Oakton, VA, 703-255-7202.

The Langley School Summer Studio
Day camp offering a wide variety of academic, fine arts, science and sports classes for students in preschool through 8th grade. Weeklong sessions offer flexibility. 703-356-1920, ext. 728. , 1411 Balls Hill Rd., McLean, VA,

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.

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 Country Day School
LCDS is offering summer camps for ages 3-14 this summer with both half- and full-day offerings. Visit website to learn more. , 20600 Red Cedar Dr., Leesburg, VA, 703-777-3841.

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,

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.

Misty Brae Farm
Riding lessons and training for all ages and abilities. Spring Break Riding Camp. Summer Camp: June, July & August. Registration is now open! , Aldie, VA, 703-403-6422.

Modeling Camp
Girls, ages 7-17. Modeling Camp offers camps in Fashion, Modeling, Etiquette and Fashion Design. Approach your life with confidence and style! , Tysons Corner, VA, 703-273-2560.

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. Fun-filled summer themes in a Montessori setting. Beautiful outdoor play area and children's gardens complement engaging classroom activities. , Annandale, VA, 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.

2014 New School Summer Camp
Ages 8-16. Session I: "Filmmaking," & "Art Studio," June 23-July 3; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Session 2: "Computer Camp," & "Art Studio," July 7-18; 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Session 3: "Computer Camp," & "Art Studio," July-21-August 1; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. , Fairfax, VA, 703-691-3040.

Not Just Dance
Summer Theatrical Camps
Ages 6-18. Fun and Stress Free Summers! Become a triple threat - sing, dance and act. Perform "Dinosaurs Before Dark," "Cinderella," "Fame JR," teen intensives. Extended day available. ,, Chantilly, VA, 571-235-5157.

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-6. 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 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
Ages 3 months-grade 3. "Making Friends, Having Fun." Led by qualified Montessori teachers and assistants, camp days will be filled with educational activities in a multiage environment. , 1928 Isaac Newton Sq., W., Reston, VA, 703-481-2922.

Mindframe Education
Ages 7-12 & 12-18. Our fun, innovative summer camps teach students how to think like real engineers, scientists, creative designers and developers giving your child a totally unforgettable--and academically invalusable--experience! , 703-940-9440.

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.

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.

Sunset Hills Montessori School
Summer at SHMS provide our campers with a safe, nurturing environment that ties the Montessori philosopy in with traditional summer cam 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
Ballet, tap, jazz and "Wiggletoes" classes and weeklong, fairytale-themed camps to delight young dancers ages 2-12. Locations in Alexandria, Fairfax & Gainesville. , 703-385-5580.

Tom Dolan Summer Skill Builder Camp
Ages 2.5-14. 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.

Westminster Summer Camp
Ages 3-15. Themed weeks including Art, Science, Drama, Cooking, French, Basketball, Soccer and more. June 10-August 23, 2013. Before- and after-care available. Beautiful indoor and outdoor facilities. ,, 3819 Gallows Rd., Annandale, VA, 703-340-7268.

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

Audubon Naturalist Society Summer Nature Camp
Grades 5-10. Audubon offers more than day camp--we have nature-based traveling and overnight camps, too! Camps include fun adventures into the wilderness and Chesapeake Bay excursions! , 301-652-9188.

Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies
Ages 8-10, 11-15, 21+. Explore WV 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.

Calleva Leadership School (CLS)
Ages 12-17. Life-changing high-adventure trips integrating wilderness camping, adventure sports, leadership training. 7-10 days. We use the "challenge by choice" philosophy in everything we do, and "Leave No Trace" wilderness ethics. Locations across North America. , 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, plus diabetes 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 farm, canoeing, rock climbing, swimming, sailing, 1000-foot zip line and more! , 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 32 Years of Summer Fun in 2014! ,, 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 63rd season! Horseback riding, performing arts, aquatics, sports, arts & crafts. Excellent facility on 600 acres. ACA accredited. ,, Yellow Spring, WV, 347-746-7625.

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

Camp Tall Timbers
Ages 7-16. Coed. Over 40-year history. Offering a close-knit community with an exciting and rewarding program for our campers. Limited enrollment for individualized attention. New and improved activities for 2014! ACA accredited. , 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. ,,

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.

iD Tech Camps & iD Teen Academies
Build iPhone and Android apps, video games, programs in C++/Java, movies and more. Held at Georgetown, American and others. Also, 2-week, pre-college, Tech Academies. 1-888-709-TECH (8324). ,,

Mercersburg Summer Programs
Ages 6-16. 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.

Randolph-Macon Academy
Grades 6-8 enjoy morning classes, afternoon trips and fun activities. Grades 9-12 may take new or repeat courses for high school credit, ESL or flight camp. , 200 Academy Dr., Front Royal, VA, 800-272-1172.

Science Camp Watonka
A fun-filled education program combining hands-on sciences with more than 50 traditional camp activities. All activities are camper selected. ,, Paupack, PA, 570-857-1401.

Special Needs

"B" Social Mini Camp
Preschool-elementary; teen program available. Our innovative camp integrates social cognitive thinking with motor activities. Entering our 7th year offering weekly sessions in August 2014. Led by certified Speech Language Pathologiests and FFH staff. 301-231-7138 or 301-468-9343, ext. 2. ,, 11140 Rockville Pk., Rockville, MD,

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 and 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 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 2014 Summer Camp & Activities Expo
March 1 & 2, 2014; 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Speak one-on-one with summer camp and summer program providers. $500 Giftcard giveaway both days. , Gaithersburg, MD,

The Montgomery County Camp & Summer Fun Expo
Presented by Washington Parent Magazine
Sunday, January 26, 2014; 10 a.m.-6 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 2014 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 22 & 23, 2014; 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. Join us at a camp fair at Sidwell Friends Upper School January 25, 2014; 2-4:30 p.m. 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.