18 Toddler-Friendly Summer Camps in DC


I cannot believe that I am searching for summer camps for our preschooler, but here we are.

Below is a list of summer camps for toddlers and preschoolers in DC. You can also visit our Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps and scroll to the bottom section to find the Early Childhood Camps tab!

Toddler summer camps in DC

18 Summer Camps for Toddlers & Preschoolers in DC

1. DC Department of Parks and Recreation

DPR offers a variety of summer camps for 3 to 13 year olds from the end of June to the end of August. Little Explorers Camp is broken into 4 different sessions and led by staff experienced in childhood development. Lottery opens February 12th-February 26th and fills up quickly, so go ahead and make an account with payment info so you are all set!

2. Lowell School Camp

Lowell’s eight-acre campus offers 3.5 to 15 year olds the chance to explore wildlife, nature and have access to the gymnasium, technology center, library and art workshops.

3. Steve and Kate’s Camp

Located in Northwest DC (as well as Alexandria, Chevy Chase, Potomac and Baltimore), Steve and Kate’s welcomes 4 to 12 year olds the option to choose specific activities to participate in over the summer. We love that you can pick and choose days and do not have to sign up for weeks on end. They are also a part of Back-up Care as a benefit and provide lunch!

4. Headfirst Summer Camps

Located in 2 locations in DC (Cathedral Heights and Palisades) as well as Bethesda and Oakton, the Junior Day camp offers STEM, swim lessons, and crafts for Rising Pre-K and younger. They also have a great counselor to camper ratio for young children.

5. The Little Gym

With so many camp experiences offered over the summer and school breaks, the little gym provides the flexibility for you and your family to book weekly 3 hour sessions when convenient. The camps are offered for children ages 3-8.

6. St. John’s Preschool Summer Program

Children ages 2.5 to 9 can attend summer camp at St. John’s Preschool. They have three summer sessions with three different age groups. This enriching summer camp offers indoor and outdoor time in a safe environment.

7. Super Soccer Stars

How does 3 hours of soccer sound? With soccer camps offered throughout the summer all over DC, Super Soccer Stars helps children aged 3-12 with soccer skills, challenges and fundamentals of soccer in a team setting (physically distanced of course).

8. Tippi Toes

Do you have a little dancer at home? Tippi Toes offers dance classes for both boys and girls aged 3-7 on Capitol Hill.

9. Adventures on the Hill

From yoga to crafts and sports, this camp offers children aged 3-10 a memorable summer experience in 2 locations in DC (Capitol Hill and Takoma Park). With weekly field trips, Adventures on the Hill is sure to provide fun, hands on experiences for children with all interests

10. Polite Piggy’s

Split into 2 sessions, campers aged 3-10 learn take part in an academic curriculum with weekly physical activities including soccer, yoga, and water play.

11. Camp Aventura DC- Waterfront Academy

A Spanish immersion adventure camp located in SW DC with field trips to museums, parks, and historic buildings. your child does not need to have previous experience with Spanish.

12. Calleva Camp

Starting at age 4, Calleva offers a camp experience fully outdoors, building confidence and adventure in nature through group dynamics in MD and VA. Bus transportation is provided.

13. Communikids Camp

Communikids summer camp offers full immersion in Spanish, French and Mandarin for children 18 months-7 years through cooking, music, dance, art, and stories. Learning happens both indoors and outside. Locations in NW DC as well as Falls Church, VA.

14. Barrie Camp

45 acres just outside Washington DC, Barrie camp provides summer camp experience for children ages 3.5-14. Campers rotate through nine activity periods including lunch and swim.

15. Sandy Spring

Children get to enjoy a fun packed summer with unique opportunities from exploring the adventure park to swimming in the man-made pond. Campers do need to be fully potty-trained to attend.

16. Arts On The Horizon

Located in Alexandria, children ages 3-5 get to explore different themes through music, movement, stories, games, crafts and more for three hours each day.

17. Progressive Pediatrics

In Falls Church, VA, children can have summer camp at an Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Practice to grow important skills.

18. Casa Lala

Children as young as 2 can enjoy a fun summer camp experience at Casa Lala. Imagine this beloved camp as a fun home away from home. They offer art, dance, themed days, music, and more!

Where are you sending your toddlers to camp this summer? Tell us in the comments!



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