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2017 Summer Camp Guide

Find information on summer 2017 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. ,,

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

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

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

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

Camp Invention
Grades K-6. Camp Invention is an exciting weeklong summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Taught by local educators at area elementary schools. , 800-968-4332.

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. ,, 443-928-6772.

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

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

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

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 offers introductory, training and performance summer camps for students ages 3-18 of all skill levels with half- and full-day options. 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. ,,

Levine Music
Summer Music & Arts Day Camp
Ages 3 1/2-12; Teen Apprentices. Activities 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. ,, 202-686-8000.

Mad Science of Washington
Ages 6-11. Eight different weeklong camps to choose from with more than 50 locations in NOVA, DC & MD. Awesome science fun for boys and girls with both full- and half-day options. Before- and after-care available 301-593-4777, 703-536-9897. ,,

Northeast Stars Montessori
Old Town Alexandria and Capitol Hill
Ages 2-5. Fully licensed preschools. Individualized, creative, adventure-filled weeks exploring geographical areas with lots of outdoor fun. Before care, extended day, full- and part-time. ,, 703-945-0408.

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

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

Stu Vetter's Basketball Camp
Ages 6-17. Coed. Learn the FUNdamentals of basketball from Hall of Fame Coach Stu Vetter, whose former players include NBA MVP Kevin Durant! Camps run from June-July. Camps held in Frederick, Rockville/Bethesda & Northern Virginia area. , 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.

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)

Beauvoir Summer
Ages 3-11. Beauvoir Summer offers programs over the course of seven weeks. Exciting activities include field trips, swimming lessons, outdoor adventure programs and specialty camps. Located on the grounds of the National Cathedral. June 19-August 4, 2017 , 3500 Woodley Rd., NW, Washington, DC, 202-537-2313.

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. ,, 202-600-4064.

EDCJCC Summer Day Camp
We offer traditional, specialty, teen and leadership camp programs all summer for ages 4-15. Join us for the "hottest times in the city!" , 1529 16th St., NW, Washington, DC, 202-777-3270.

Accelerando Music Camp
Ages 4-12. Full-day, 1-week sessions. July 10-August 18, 2017. Handbells, Boomwhackers, Private Lessons, Ensembles, Crafts, Singing, Dancing and Playground Time. ,, 1616 Wisconsin Ave., NW, 2nd Fl., Washington, DC, 202-256-9942.

Kids Elite Sports Summer Camp
Ages 4-12. 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. , 240-321-9287.

Lowell School
Super Summer Heroes
Offering a wide variety of day camp programs for pre-primary through teens. Onsite pool and swim lessons. Eight-acre campus bordering Rock Creek Park. Session 1: June 19-July 7, 2017. Session 2: July 10-28, 2017. Last Call: July 31-August 4, 2017. , 1640 Kalmia Rd., NW, Washington, DC, 202-577-2006.

Revolutionary War Camp
Washington's Spies
Ages 8-11. July 24-28, 2017. Learn about the diverse people who acted as spies during the Revolutionary War at this hands-on camp for boys and girls! , 2118 Massachusetts Ave., Washington, DC, 202-495-7127.

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

Summer Horizons Camp at National Presbyterian School
Ages 3-11. Fun in a warm, nurturing atmosphere! 8 weeks of traditional day camp as well as sports and specialty camps. Instructional swimming and early- and after-care available most weeks. , 4121 Nebraska Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 202-537-7579.

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. ,, 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. ,, Silver Spring, MD, 301-565-2282.

Adventure Theatre MTC in Glen Echo Park
Celebrating 39 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. , 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD, 301-251-5766.

The Agility Center
Ninja warrior training full of obstacle courses and trampoline work. Included: crafts, open gym and board games. , 4990 Boiliing Brook Pkwy., Rockville, MD, 301-770-2710.

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

Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences Summer Camp
Ages 3.5-Grade 8. Imagine a Barnesville Summer! Campers explore arts, science, nature & more in the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve. Come explore with us! , 21830 Peach Tree Rd., Barnesville, MD, 301-972-0341.

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 2017
Ages 5-12. Summer Baseball Camps, Advanced Development Camps, Pitching Camps. Washington Celebrity Baseball camp. Extended day options. , Shirley Povich Field, Bethesda, MD, 301-365-1076.

Bolt Parkour and Freerunning Academy
Instructional focus on parkour skills and progressions. Specific day structure to include skill workshops, arts & crafts and games. , 4950 Boiling Brook Pkwy., Rockville, MD, 301-770-2727.

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! , 15951 Germantown Rd., Darnestown, MD, 301-977-6600.

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

Camp Olympia
Ages 3 1/2-15. Instructional sports programs, horseback riding, tennis, swimming, soccer, basketball, gymnastics, flag football, mountain biking and more. Extended day and door-to-door transportation available. June 19-September 1, 2017. ,, 5511 Muncaster Mill Rd., Rockville, MD, 301-926-9281.

Chelsea School
S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camp
Grades 6-9. Explore the worlds of science, technology, engineering, art and math through exciting, hands-on activities! Weeklong day camps run from July 10-August 11, 2017. See our ad on page 62., 2970 Belcrest Center Dr., Hyattsville, MD, 240-467-2100.

CityDance School & Conservatory Summer Camps
Ages 4-9. Bring your little movers to spend the summer with CityDance. Offering ballet, modern, jazz, hip and Afro-fusion with a cultural and creative twist. Taught by CityDance's award-winning teaching staff. , 5301 Tuckerman La., N. Bethesda, MD, 301-581-5204.

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
Summer Fencing Camps
Ages 7-16. Week-long camps, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Beginner through advanced fencers welcome. Equipment and uniforms provided. Before- and after-care available. ,, 9330 Frasier Ave., Silver Spring, MD, 301-562-1990.

Dynamite Gymnastics Center
Instruction includes artistic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling. Includes crafts, open gym time and weekly themes. Each week ends with a student showcase! , 4956 Boiling Brook Pkwy., Rockville, MD, 301-770-2700.

Dynamite Tumbling and Cheer
Home of the Dynamite Allstars
Instructional focus on cheer and tumbling: a combination of flexibility training, conditioning, cheer and tumbling instruction along with stunting, free play and fun! , 16814 Oakmont Ave., Gaithersburg, MD, 301-977-7007.

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. , 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. , 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. , 301-983-0543.

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

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

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

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. ,, 240-777-6840.

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. ,, 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.

Stone Ridge Summer CampUs
Coed weekly day camp in Bethesda ages 4-17. Campers choose their own adventure with classes offered in the arts, sciences, technology, sports, music, off-campus adventures and more. 301-657-4322, ext. 380. ,, 9101 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD,

Studio of Ballet Arts
SBA Performing Arts Camp
Girls & Boys Ages 4-Teen. Dance, Drama, Music & Art. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday; before- and after-care. Register online. , 17810 Meeting House Rd., Ste. 350, Sandy Spring, MD, 301-260-2626.

Summer at Sandy Spring
Ages 3-High School. Welcome to the most fun possible in Montgomery County! With programs and workshops in everything from archery to drone flying--our camp fills summers with laughter, learning and discovery. Join us for our Open House: Saturday, March 11, 2017; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 301-774-7455, ext. 167. , 16923 Norwood Rd., Sandy Spring, MD,

Teens To Go
Ages 8-16. Go on a different and exciting adventure everyday! Amusement Parks, Water Parks, Zip Line Tours, Rafting, Rehoboth Beach, Overnight Trips and many more thrills! ,, Germantown, MD, 301-540-4356.

TerpsTalk! Summer Camp
Spanish and French Language
Entering Grade 3-5. The National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) will be offering a 2-week day camp to introduce your elementary children to the Spanish and French languages. Field trips, singing, arts & crafts, outdoor recreation, games, music and more! Held at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. ,

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

Washington Conservatory of Music
Summer Music Camps
Ages 4-7: Fun with Music & Movement, Little Prince & Princess Singers, Little Star Violin, Pop Songs for Young Voices. Ages 7-12: Strings Sampler, Kids on Drums, Kids Who Sing. After-care available. Glen Echo Park & Bethesda, MD. , 301-320-2770.

Wonders Summer Camp @ Horace Mann Elementary School and Little Falls
Ages 4-12. Best and brightest from Wonders' extended day program; experts on play, development and fun! Small weekly themed camps to explore, create and grow. , 301-654-5339.

Have the best summer ever with the YMCA Ayrlawn and YMCA Bethesda! Choose from more than 100 varieties of camps from aquatics to travel, sports, gymnastics, specialty, dance and more! YMCA Ayrlawn Program Center, 5650 Oakmont Ave., Bethesda, 301-530-8500. YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase, 9401 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, 301-530-3725. ,

Virginia (See Also Multiple Locations)

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.

The Art League
Ages 5-15. 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. June 19-August 20, 2017. , 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA, 703-683-2323.

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

Blue Box Sports
Join us for Spring Break & Summer Camps in 2017 at the Blue Box Sports & Party Center! Full- & half-day options are available. ,, 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. ,, 1830 Kirby Rd., McLean, VA, 703-356-KIDS.

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. ,, 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. Camp held at a local elementary school in McLean, VA. 703-790-0123, TTY: 711. ,,

Congressional Camps 2017
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.

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

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

Encore Stage & Studio
One-Act Wonders
Ages 11-15. Hone your performance and technical theater skills in this innovative new camp! Students will have the opportunity to participate as both actors and designers/crew members as they create a public performance. ,, 200 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington, VA, 703-548-1154.

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

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.

Flint Hill School "Summer on the Hill"
Academic, athletic and experiential programming for rising PreK-12. ,

Summer at Harmonia
Let your children explore their creativity through music, art & theater this summer at Harmonia School! Variety of camps, art classes, music lessons and theater productions for ages 4-17. , 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. , 4955 Sunset La., Annandale, VA, 703-256-4711.

Kids Language Arts
Kids LA offers half- and full-day camps for ages 3-12. Providing full immersion through arts, Music, STEM and Reggio Emilia approach. Children interact with sensory activities while speaking in target language. Before- and after-care available. ,, 1481 Chain Bridge Rd., Ste. 103, McLean, VA, 703-689-1186.

LCDS Summer Program 2016
Loudoun Country Day School
Ages 4-14. Loudoun Country Day School Summer programs are open to all children ages 5-14. We have camps for everyone, including sports camps, drama, the arts and academics. ,, 20600 Red Cedar Dr., Leesburg, VA, 703-777-3841.

Leesburg Animal Park
Junior Zookeeper Day Camp
Do you have an animal lover at home? Has your child ever wondered what really goes on behind the scenes at animal parks and zoos? They'll learn about all the responsibilities that come with caring for animals. Fun arts & crafts too! , 19270 James Monroe Hwy., Leesburg, VA, 703-433-0002.

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

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

Mount Vernon Community Children's Theatre Drama Camp
Rising Grades 1-8. MVCCT's drama camps stretch kids' imaginations, nurture their creative energies and build skills through dramatic action. All our camps are led by professional teaching artists. , 8503 Fort Hunt Rd., Alexandria, VA, 703-360-0686.

New York's The LM Project
Broadway Summer Camps
Broadway Beginners: Ages 9-13, July 10-14, 2017. Learn basic Broadway skills--singing, acting, dancing, stage combat. Broadway Bound: Ages 13-18, July 17-28, 2017. Intense individualized performing skills development. Experience in theate; by audition. Held at Reston Community Players Rehearsal Hall, Reston, VA. , 347-527-1682.

Oakland School & Camp
Ages 6-13. Our-five week academic camp offers 3.5 hours of academics, including daily one-to-one attention, as well as traditional camp activities including swimming, archery, horseback riding and more! ,, 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. ,, 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 multi-age environment. , 1928 Isaac Newton Sq., W., Reston, VA, 703-481-2922.

Robot Works
Hands-on Science & Engineering Academy
Join us this summer and learn how to design, build and program cool robots. We have basic and advanced camps, and camps devoted just to programming. Or design your own summer robotics adventure and let our expert staff guide you along the way. , 8992 Fern Park Dr., Burke, VA, 703-364-5418.

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

Sleep Away Camps

Ages 8-14. Hands-on science and traditional summer camp fun. We have comfortable cabins, lake, swimming pool, meadow and race tracks. Our campus is also home to Camp Motorsport. , Clover, VA, 888-836-1212.

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

Camp Hidden Meadows
Ages 6-16. Coed, overnight camp. 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-week sessions. Horses, rafting, arts, mountain boading, organic farming, mountain biking, rock climbing, fishing, sports, 1000-foot zipline 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 35 years of Summer Fun in 2017! ,, 3586 Horizons Way, Harrisonburg, VA, 540-896-7600.

Camp Motorsport
Ages 9-17. Learn to drive or practice your skills with go-karts and baja buggies. Enjoy 3 to 26 miles of paved and off-road courses on 406 acres of beautiful meadow and woods. , Clover, VA,

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. ACA accredited. , 800-862-2678.

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. , 200 Academy Dr., Front Royal, VA, 540-636-5484.

St. Margarets Summer Camp
Two-week overnight camp for girls ages 12-18. Offering academic and non-academic activities in a traditional camp environment where girls learn what it means to belong to a community, believe in themselves and become leaders. Session 1: June 18-July 1, 2017. Session 2: July 16-29, 2017. , Tappahannock, VA,

Special Needs

Cool, Confident and Courageous Kids Camp for Selective Mutism
Ages 4-8. The CCC Kids Camp is a five-day expereince running August 28-September 1, 2017 and is designed to provide intensive treatment for children who are diagnosed with selective mutism (SM) and/or severe social anxiety. 301-593-6554, ext. 40. , 3200 Tower Oaks Blvd., Rockville, MD,

Kingsbury Summer
PreK-Grade 12. This year, we introduce our preschool LARC program providing a language and literacy rich environment. See more options online. , 5000 14th St., NW, Washington, DC, 202-722-5555.

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

TLC's Summer Programs
Treatment & Learning Centers
Age 3-Grade 12. Special needs program with full- and half-day options offering speech-language and occupational therapy for younger children, as well as learning enrichment and high school programs for older students. 301-424-5200, ext. 6923. , 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 2017 Summer Camp & Activities Expo
Speak one-on-one with Summer Camp and Summer Program providers. March 4 & 5, 2017; 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. , Gaithersburg, MD, 301-670-0599.

The Northern Virginia Camp & Summer Fun Expo
Presented by Washington Parent Magazine
February 25 & 26, 2017; 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. ,, 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. ,

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

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

STEM Camps

Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences Summer Camp
Ages 3.5-Grade 8. Imagine a Barnesville Summer! Campers explore arts, science, nature & more in the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve. Come explore with us! , 301-972-0341.

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. , 301-530-9360.

Chelsea School
S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camp
Grades 6-9. Explore the worlds of science, technology, engineering, art and math through exciting, hands-on activities! Weeklong day camps run from July 10-August 11, 2017. See our ad on page 62., 2970 Belcrest Center Dr., Hyattsville, MD, 240-467-2100.

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. , 443-928-6772.

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. , Glen Echo, MD, 301-955-6256.

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. ,

Robot Works
Hands-on Science & Engineering Academy
Join us this summer and learn how to design, build and program cool robots. We have basic and advanced camps, and camps devoted just to programming. Or design your own summer robotics adventure and let our staff guide you along the way. , 8992 Fern Park Dr., Burke, VA, 703-364-5418.

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. , Hawley, PA, 570-226-1917.