Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps in the DC Area 2024

This summer camps guide is brought to you in partnership with the featured businesses. We are grateful for their sponsorship which allows us to continue to bring resources like this to local DC area families.

Who’s ready for summer?! It feels like the summer camps rush is always so intense. Thankfully there are plenty of amazing options for our kids to make the most of their time off school.

Check out our Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps in the DC area for all you need to know about camps in our area. Be sure to scroll all the way down to check out the comprehensive lists of summer camps in the TABS at the bottom of the page!

Summer Camp sign up tips:

  • Be sure to check in with your child to see what summer camps they are most interested in doing and what skills they may want to learn.
  • Reach out to school friends or summer camp friends about coordinating weeks together. Having a buddy is always fun, however, these camps are a great way to make new friends too!
  • Sign up for summer camps before they sell out and join their mailing list so you know right when they open.
  • Budget for summer camps by perhaps doing an expensive camp and then a couple of more budget friendly camps.
  • Get excited for summer camp! These businesses have worked hard to create a fun, engaging environment to help our kids have an amazing summer.

Have fun building an amazing Summer Camp for your child(ren)!

Bar-T Summer Camps

The Bar-T Ranch is a spacious 12-acre farm located in Montgomery County. Campers will have the opportunity to adventure on the challenge course, play on manicured sports fields, splash in the renovated pool, climb the new epic 25ft playground, develop their singing in music and drama, make projects in arts and crafts, learn to use a bow and arrow in archery, and so much more!

Plus, Bar-T offers transportation options & extended care.

Camp Dates:
Weekly sessions from June 17 – August 22, 2024

Camper Ages:
Ages 5 – 13

Multiple Locations

Flagship location:
6530 Olney Laytonsville Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20882


Steve & Kate's Camp

When you trust kids, they trust themselves. Since 1980, Steve & Kate’s has put kids in charge of their own learning experience. As they try, fail, and learn on their own, they learn to trust their own judgment, and tackle the challenges of an ever changing world with creativity and confidence.

Campers choose from a variety of activities in real-time including, sewing, stop-motion animation, music, coding, sports & rec, makers crafts, baking, & more. They’ll decide what they want to do, and for how long.

This summer families can buy as many days as they’d like, and use them at any time. No weekly reservations required–just show up! Or, if you need more care, purchase a Summer Pass, which covers the whole season. If for any reason your plans change, they’ll automatically refund any unused Passes in full at summer’s end.

Lunch, snacks, and all hours (8am–6pm) included.

Camp Dates:
June 17 – August 16, 2024

Camper Ages:
Ages 4 – 12

4101 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

6050 Wisconsin Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

8804 Postoak Rd
Potomac, MD 20854


Player Progression Academy

PPA’s Sports Day Camps combine convenience for parents with excitement for campers.
Open to players of all levels, ages 6 – 13, these camps offer a mix of skill development, team competitions, water fun, and more to make sure each camper gets a great sports experience.

To learn more about PPA’s Sports Camp, click HERE or REGISTER NOW!

Camp Dates:
June 17 – 21, 2024
June 24 – 28, 2024
July 8 – 12, 2024
July 15 – 19, 2024
July 22 – 26, 2024
July 29 – August 2, 2024
August 12 – 16, 2024

Camper Ages:
Ages 6 – 13

Georgetown Day School
4200 Davenport St NW
Washington, DC 20016


Barrie Camp

We seek to develop your child’s best qualities and provide all of the things that are needed for kids to enjoy a fun and engaging camp experience. A Washington, D.C. area institution since the 1950s, we offer a safe environment that’s perfect for campers to freely explore and enjoy their favorite activities with friends.

Barrie Camp provides a range of traditional and new activities that make each summer unique. Through hands-on experience, collaboration, and diversity of thought and culture, campers are encouraged to be themselves, try new things, explore, accept challenges, and find joy in all that they do.

Camp Dates:
Weekly sessions from June 17 – August 9, 2024

Camper Ages:
Ages 3.5 – 14

13500 Layhill Road
Silver Spring, MD 20906


Northeast Stars Montessori Preschool Summer Camp

14 weeks of science experiments, outdoor exploration, and lots of outdoor fun every toddler will love!

Come join Northeast Stars Montessori Preschool Summer camp 2024 and explore science in a fun and educational camp! With different themes every week that complement our STEM-heavy Montessori curriculum both inside our classrooms and outside, all summer long.

Summer camp begins on May 27 and runs through August 29.

Camp Dates:
Weekly Camps with unique themes May 27 – August 29. 2024

Camper Ages:
Ages 2 – 5

1325 Maryland Avenue N
Washington, DC 20002

697 N Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314



Camp Under the Stars

Camp Under the Stars is an overnight summer camp located in the Prince William Forest National Park in Dumfries, Virginia.

Our overnight camp program is designed for first-time campers and those who have camped before. Camp activities include art, STEM, waterfall walks, campfire meals, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, library, yoga, and outside play.

Our mission is to provide a supportive, inclusive camp community that values each child’s uniqueness, celebrates our differences, and respects nature and the planet.

Camp Dates:
July 7 – 13, 2024
July 14 – 20, 2024
July 21 – 23, 2024
July 28 – August 3, 2024
August 4 – 10, 2024

Camper Ages:
Two-night camp program: Ages 5 – 9
One-week camp program: Ages 6 – 13
Leadership program: Ages 13 – 17

Prince William Forest National Park
Dumfries, VA


St. John's Preschool

St. John’s Preschool offers an inquiry based six week summer program serving children 2.5 – 7. The children and teachers embark on an exploration of broad topics incorporating the Reggio philosophy with the whimsy and joy of summer.

We foster links between the natural world and aesthetic experiences through the use of a wide variety of materials. Utilizing indoor and outdoor classrooms and studios, children express their own observations and theories using multiple media.

Children enjoy both new and familiar activities as they develop friendships and trusting relationships with adults, and explore the abundant resources.

Camp Dates:
June 17, 2024 – July 26, 2024

Camper Ages:
Ages 2.5 – 7

3240 O Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007


Kids Elite Sports


Kids Elite empowers children to live active lifestyles through high quality developmental sports, fitness and enrichment programs.

Our core values are taught and reinforced throughout the week. Each day a core value is highlighted during huddle time and during sports sessions. A “Camper of the Day” who has demonstrated the day’s core value is selected from each camper group at the closing huddle.

Excellence is our core value that culminates the week, encompassing the first four core values. We encourage campers to “Do your best and be your best!” We believe when kids learn to set goals and welcome healthy competition, they develop high self-efficacy and a positive self-image. They learn to strive for excellence.

Camp Dates:
June 24 – August 9, 2024

Camper Ages:
All-Sports Camp: 4 – 12 years
Speed & Agility Camp: 8 – 14 years

Jackson Reed High School
3950 Chesapeake Street NW
Washington, DC 20016

Murch Elementary School
4810 36th Street NW
Washington, DC 20008

St. John’s College High School
2607 Military Road NW
Washington, DC 20015


Club SciKidz

Club SciKidz offers science and technology summer camps for children ages 4-15.

We offer more than 50 different full-day, week-long programs. Every week campers participate in 20 different hands-on activities and experiments themed to the topic of each program.

Our summer camps provide campers with a summer full of fun and learning!

Camp Dates:
Maryland: June 17 – July 29, 2024
Northern Virginia: June 17 – July 8 and July 15 – 29, 2024
No camp the week of July 1, 2024

Camper Ages:
Rising PreK – 8th grade (must be 4 years old by first day of camp)

Garrett Park & Olney, MD

McLean, VA

267.250.0172 (MD)

804.548.4787 (VA)

DC Way Summer Soccer Camp

Get ready for a summer of soccer excitement at DC Way’s Summer Soccer Camp! Celebrating our 10th anniversary, our camps are more special and engaging than ever. Designed for children aged 4-13, our camp is not just about soccer – it’s a place where young soccer enthusiasts build lasting friendships, boost their physical abilities, and sharpen their cognitive skills.

Led by experienced and certified coaches, every day is a new adventure filled with fun drills, creative games, and unforgettable moments. Join us for a summer of celebration, skill-building, and pure soccer joy!

Camp Dates:
June 17 – August 23, 2024 (10 weeks)
Weekly Camp Monday to Friday

Camper Ages:
Ages 4 – 13

Tyler Elementary School
1001 G St SE
Washington, DC 20003

The Fields at RFK Campus
401 Oklahoma Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002

Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School
659 G St NE
Washington, DC 20002

Amidon Field
4th St SW &, G St SW
Washington, DC 20024


The Theatre Lab

At The Theatre Lab, our summer camp programs are divided into groups based on the grade that the student is entering in the Fall. We place all children with their peers based on grade regardless of theatre experience.

Camp is a very social experience and we want to make sure they are with a developmentally appropriate group. We keep our classes small and group age ranges narrow in order to provide both a challenging, engaging, and age-appropriate curriculum.

Camp Dates:
June 17 – August 30, 2024

Camper Ages:
Rising 1st grade – Senior Year of High School

900 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001


Summer Musical Theatre Camp

Adventure’s Summer Musical Theatre Camp allows students experience musical theatre in a fun, full-day camp that culminates in a performance of a musical for family and friends!

Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC) educates and inspires new generations of theater artists and audiences with exceptional theatrical experiences.

In these two-week camps, students experience musical theatre in a fun, full-day camp that culminates in a performance of a musical for family and friends!

Camp Dates:
Two-week sessions between June 17 – August 23, 2024

Camper Ages:
Rising Grades 1 – 6

7300 MacArthur Blvd
Glen Echo, MD 20812


Camp Arena Stage

Camp Arena Stage is a multi-arts full-day summer camp, for young people, ages 8-15. A place to explore, discover, and create.

With the encouragement and guidance of professional artists and educators, campers learn by doing — expanding their creativity in theater, dance, music, visual art, filmmaking, and writing.

Campers love choosing their own daily schedule from a long list of creative classes. Favorite past activities have included acting, hip-hop dance, drawing and painting, rock band, and many more.

Camp Dates:
3-Week Session: July 1 – 19, 2024
2-Week Session: July 22 – August 2, 2024

Camper Ages:
Ages 8 – 15

Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School
1524 35th St NW
Washington, DC 20007


Spy Camp


Somewhere deep inside the International Spy Museum, an elite group of recruits is lurking in the shadows preparing to take on top secret missions. Now it’s your turn to join their ranks. This isn’t your ordinary summer camp — this is Spy Camp!

Aspiring KidSpy® recruits will hone their tradecraft, learn from real spies, and hit the streets of DC to run training missions. Develop a disguise for cover, make and break codes, discover escape and evasion techniques, create and use spy gadgets, and uncover the science behind spying — all of this and more awaits young recruits.

Camp Dates:
Session 1: July 15 – 19, 2024
Session 2: July 22 – 26, 2024

Camper Ages:
9 – 12 Years

International Spy Museum
700 L’Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20024


Geneva Camp for Young Children

Sports, gardening, and arts & crafts galore!

Creek walks, water play, and so much more!

Geneva’s Summer Camp for Young Children brings all this to children aged 2 – 6.5 years in a joyful celebration of weekly themes.

Monday through Friday we offer:

Before Care: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Program: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm or 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
After Care: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Encouraging a lifelong love of learning, Geneva Day School provides exceptional classes and extraordinary programs to young children.

Program Dates:
June 3 – August 1, 2024

Participant Ages:
Ages 2 – 6.5

11931 Seven Locks Road
Potomac, MD 20854


Innovation Academy STEAM Camps

Introducing The Innovation Academy by Building Momentum, where young minds explore a diverse range of options including welding, drone coding, robotics, and 3D printing! Our camps ignite creativity and nurture a passion for innovation.

In our welding camps, participants gain hands-on experience in metalwork, honing practical skills while fostering their imagination. The drone coding programs teach fundamental programming concepts to control drones, blending technology and aviation. Robotics enthusiasts delve into the world of automation, while the 3D printing brings their ideas to life. We also offer additional programs in collaboration with SportRock and Boy Scouts America.

Explore our offerings at buildmo.com, and follow us on social media @BuildMoALX for updates and inspiration. Join us and unlock your potential today!

Camp Dates:
June 24 – August 16, 2024

Camper Ages:
Ages 6 – 17 years

5380 Eisenhower Ave
Suite C
Alexandria, VA 22304


Boating in DC Summer Day Camp

Discover Georgetown River Adventures, a dynamic day camp nestled in the heart of Washington, D.C. against the stunning Potomac River backdrop. Our camp offers an unforgettable summer experience, blending boating thrills with captivating activities like nature scavenger hunts, campfire storytelling, and team-building challenges. From arts and crafts to fishing, every day is an exploration of fun and learning.

Join us for a unique blend of city charm and waterfront excitement at Georgetown River Adventures — where kids paddle, play, and make waves in a setting that promises lasting memories. Enroll now for an unforgettable summer by the Potomac.

Program Dates:
June 17 – August 16, 2024
(No camp week of July 4th)

Participant Ages:
Ages 9 – 14

3500 Water St NW
Washington DC, 20007


Camp Shohola for Boys

Camp Shohola for Boys is in its 82nd season and the third generation owned and operated by one family.

We have the most complete program in camping with all athletics, a superb waterfront, a brilliant arts and music department, an outstanding ropes course, a quality equestrian program, and a unique communications and technology department. Any camper can also take part in our many out of camp trips which include hiking, biking, river canoeing, whitewater or surf kayaking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing.

The values and traditions that boys learn while they are having the time of their lives, unplugged make this a life changing experience. We are big enough to offer this complete program, and yet we are small enough to care for the individual needs of each camper and family. Shohola is the classic camp.

Camp Dates:
Season Camper: June 23 – August 10, 2024
Five Week Camper: July 7 – August 10, 2024
Four Week Camper: June 23 – July 20, 2024
Three Week Camper: July 21 – August 10, 2024

We also offer two Two-Week sessions during the first month:
June 23 – July 6, 2024
July 7 – 20, 2024

Camper Ages:
Ages 7 – 15

105 Weber Road
Greeley, PA 18425


Camp Musicfully

Join Musicfully this summer June 24-June 28th for our hit Broadway musical Annie. Every day at Camp Musicfully will be packed full of fun and learning. Our campers will get the full experience of being in a show: the backstage process; musical numbers with choreography; creating costumes, props, scenery, and final performance. It will be the performance of a lifetime!

Join us! Ages 4-13 and an aftercare program is available.

Awesome Teachers, Awesome experience: Under the guidance of our highly skilled and experienced teachers, campers learn valuable theater arts skills in acting, singing, movement, and production design, all while rehearsing for their performance.

Camp Dates:
June 24 – 28, 2024

Camper Ages:
Ages 4 – 13

Walker Chapel
4102 N. Glebe Rd
Arlington, VA 22207


Perfect Pointe Music & Dance Studios Summer Camps & Intensives

With locations in both Arlington and Springfield, VA, Perfect Pointe’s half-day summer dance camps include the perfect blend of fun, technique, creativity and inspiration for ages 3 – 18.

Weekly themes include Swifts, Frozen, Bluey, Super Heroes, Hip Hop & Tumble, and more! Each day includes a variety of classes, crafts, games and activities, and every week culminates with a livestreamed performance for family and friends – come join the fun!

Camp Dates:
June 24 – August 16, 2024

Camper Ages:
Ages 3 – 18

Locations in Arlington & Springfield


Imagination Stage

Embrace your creativity, explore the arts, and make new friends and great memories with one (or more) of many exciting camp options. Imagination Stage offers 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-week long Summer Camps for ages 4 – 18 at our headquarters in Bethesda and at locations in Rockville and Northwest DC.

Imagination Stage provides equitable access to all programming, from added inclusion supports to peer-group access classes in order to provide the most successful experience for each student. Financial aid and payment plans are available.

Camp Dates:
June 10 – August 23, 2024
1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-week sessions

Camper Ages:
Ages 4 – 18

Locations in Bethesda, Rockville, and NW DC


Pinecrest Pavilion

Pinecrest Pavilion offers rising K-6th grade campers a fun-filled day of in-person play and learning, with a mix of indoor and outdoor activities, arts and crafts, STEAM experiments and nature discovery, games and puzzles, making and building, and more!

Preschool campers will enjoy a morning of in-person fun as described above (with after-care available as needed). After-care is available for all students until 6 p.m.

Camp Dates:
Session 1: June 17 – 21, 2024 (4-day session because of Juneteenth, pay is prorated to reflect 4-day model)
Session 2: June 24 – 28, 2024
Session 3: July 8 – 12, 2024
Session 4: July 15 – 19, 2024
Session 5: July 22 – 26, 2024
Session 6: July 29 – August 2, 2024
Session 7: August 5 – 9, 2024

Camper Ages:
Preschool – 6th grade

7209 Quiet Cove
Annandale, VA 22003


iGen Educational Academy

iGen ignites learning in children and enhances their 21st century skills through project-based learning and digital learning in science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

Campers (or as we like to call them, iGeners!) will engage in robotics, makerspace, coding, team building activities – the STEAM way,, legos, art activities and science experiments . Outside of our awesome pathways, iGeners will have a daily “brain break” where they’ll have recess at the local park.

Once a week, iGeners will get out of the building for a field trip. We’ll rotate between adventurous, educational and just plain ole fun trips!

Camp Dates:
June 24 – August 23, 2024

Camper Ages:
Entering Pre-K4 – 4th Grade

400 8th St NE
Washington, DC 20002

645 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20003

614 S St NW
Washington, DC 20001


Summer Steps with Step Afrika!

A 2023 “Best Summer Camp” Finalist with Washington City Paper, Summer Steps with Step Afrika! returns to Arena Stage August 5 – 10, 2024.

Led by the award-winning and multi-talented artists of Step Afrika!, this camp combines core Step Afrika! values of teamwork, commitment, discipline, and academic achievement with excellent performance.

Immersing students in stepping through the creation of their own Step Show performance, Summer Steps with Step Afrika! is not to be missed!

Camp Dates:
August 5 – 10, 2024

Camper Ages:
Rising 4th to 12th graders

Arena Stage
1101 Sixth Street SW
Washington, DC 20024

202.399.7993 ext.111

P.O.M. Dance Camp

Welcome to the ultimate summer experience! We’ve got a camp for everyone, from the biggest Taylor Swift fans to the wildest cowgirls.

Our campers can choose from a variety of themes, including Barbie, the 70, Encanto, Broadway and more.For those who love to dance, our Tik Tok hip-hop camp is where you’ll get to show off your moves and learn new ones, too. Our Villains Vogue camp is for those who love to be bad, dressing up as your favorite Disney villain and strutting your stuff down the runway.

So, what are you waiting for? Come join us for a summer filled with fun, friends, and unforgettable memories. We can’t wait to see you!

Camp Dates:
June 17 – 21, 2024
June 24 – 28, 2024
July 8 – 12, 2024
July 15 – 19, 2024
July 22 – 26, 2024
July 29 – August 2, 2024
August 5 – 9, 2024
August 12 – 16, 2024

Camper Ages:
3 – 10 years

10126 Colesville Road
2nd Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20901


Ligonier Camp and Conference Center

Ligonier Camp and Conference Center is a Christian outdoor adventure summer camp and retreat center located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands of western Pennsylvania.

Founded in 1914 as an interdenominational ministry of the First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh, LCCC has a long history of ministry reaching campers across the United States and abroad.

Camp Dates:
Multiple programs and sessions running from June 16 – August 9, 2024

Camper Ages:
6 – 17 years

188 Macartney Lane
Ligonier, PA 15658


7DrumCity Youth Rock Camp

Join 7DrumCity’s Youth Rock Camp for an unforgettable musical adventure! Located in the heart of DC, this camp offers young musicians ages 10-17 the chance to learn drums, guitar, bass, keys, or vocals from some of the city’s top instructors.

Matched by skill level, campers will form their own bands and hone their performance skills. The experience culminates in an exciting showcase at The Pocket, 7DrumCity’s award-nominated venue.

Perfect for budding musicians, this camp promises to be an inspiring and transformative experience for all participants. Unleash your inner rockstar and make music magic this summer!

Camp Dates:
July 8 – 12 and July 22 – 26, 2024

Camper Ages:
Ages 10 – 17

1508 North Capitol Street, NW
Washington, DC 20002

Camp Shakespeare

Space available June 24 – July 5 for ages 6-11 at George Washington University!

Dive into the world of one of the greatest playwrights in history: William Shakespeare. Working with theatre professionals, campers unlock Shakespeare’s plays with text analysis; transform into characters through voice and movement; wage battles with stage combat; and develop acting skills. Sessions culminate in a performance at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Camp Dates:
June 24 – August 17, 2024

Camper Ages:
Ages 6 – 18

Various locations in DC


AoPS Academy | Various Locations in MD and VA

Building Momentum | Alexandria, VA

Code Galaxy | Virtual

Code Ninjas | Various Locations in MD and VA

ECO-Camp | SE DC

Fairfax Collegiate Summer Program | Multiple Locations in VA

Headfirst Camps | Multiple Locations in DC, MD, and VA

iGen Educational Academy | SE DC

Learning Pathways DC | Multiple Locations in DC, MD, and VA

Revolutionary War Camp | NW DC

STEM Summer Camp | Burke, VA

Summer @ Burke | NW DC

Summer Discovery and Summer Institute for the Gifted | NW DC

Summer Science Academy | Westminster, MD

Young Entrepreneurs | Rockville, MD

Bar-T | Multiple Locations in MD

Bretton Woods Summer Adventure Camp | Germantown, MD

Calleva Outdoor Adventures | Poolesville, MD and Great Falls, VA

Camp Half Blood | Rock Creek Park, DC

Camp Grow  | Vienna, VA

Camp Sonshine | Silver Spring, MD

DC Bouldering Project | NE DC

Mercersburg Summer Programs | Mercersburg, PA

Teens To Go | Gaithersburg, MD

Abrakadoodle | Multiple locations across DC, MD, and VA

Anna Banana Arts & Crafts  | NW DC

Arlington Arts Center | Arlington, VA

Art Days of Summer | NE DC

Art House 7 | Arlington, VA

Art Squared | Silver Spring, MD

Art Works Now | Hyattsville, MD

Arts on the Horizon | Alexandria, VA

Camp Grow | Vienna, VA

CREATE Arts Center Camps | Silver Spring, MD

Creative Arts and Summer Adventure Sheridan School | NW DC

Fillmore Arts Camp | NW DC

Imagination Stage | Montgomery County, MD and NW DC

Mason Community Arts Academy | Fairfax, VA

Notes n’ Beats | Ashburn, VA

Strathmore Art Camp | North Bethesda, MD

Summer at Harmonia | Vienna, VA

The Art League | Alexandria, VA

The Children’s Art Studio | NW DC

Three Little Birdies
 | Hyattsville, MD

Alice Deal FitCampNation Summer Camp | NW DC

Ashburn Ice House Skating Camps | Ashburn, VA

Bethesda Big Train Baseball Summer Camp|Bethesda, MD

Camp Koda | Leesburg, VA

Camp Olympia | Rockville, MD

Capital Fencing Academy | North Bethesda, MD

Cardinal Basketball Academy | NE DC

Coach Parker Basketball Academy | Multiple locations in MD

DC Fencers Club | Silver Spring, MD

DC Row | NW DC

DC Way | SE DC

DC Youth Futbol Club | NW DC

Dynamite Gymnastics Center | Rockville, MD

Dynamite Tumbling and Cheer | Gaithersburg, MD

Gymkana | College Park, MD

Headfirst Camps | Multiple locations in DC, MD, and VA

Kidball Baseball | Multiple locations in MD

Kids Elite Sports | NW DC

Koa Sports | Montgomery County, MD

Mercersburg Summer Programs | Mercersburg, PA

Michael & Son SportsPlex at Dulles | Dulles, VA

Michael & Son SportsPlex at Rockville | Rockville, MD

Mulford Riding School | Centreville, VA

Next Level Spartans Lacrosse Camp | Bethesda, MD

Pedalheads | NW DC

Player Progression Academy (PPA) | DC & MD

RDU Tennis | Multiple locations in DC

Silver Stars Gymnastics | Bowie and Silver Spring, MD

Squash on Fire Junior Day Camp | NW DC

Super Soccer Stars | NW and SE DC

Stu Vetter’s Basketball Camp | Vienna, VA

Table Tennis Day Camps | Gaithersburg, MD

TBC Intro to Sweep Rowing Summer Program |  NW DC

TenniStar Sports | Chevy Chase, MD

TGA (Tennis, Golf, Athletics) | NW DC

The Agility Center | North Bethesda, MD

The St. James | Springfield, VA

Topgolf Summer Academy | MD & VA

Washington Sailing Marina | NW DC & Alexandria, VA

Westleigh Multi-Sport Camps | Gaithersburg, MD

YMCA | Multiple Locations

Cookology | Ballston & Dulles, VA

Henry’s Sweet Retreat | Bethesda, MD

Tiny Chefs | Many locations across MD & VA

Balletnova | Falls Church, VA

Ballet Petite | Bethesda, MD

Bethesda Conservatory of Dance | Bethesda, MD

CityDance Online Summer Dance Camps and Intensives | Virtual

Creative Arts Center | Multiple locations in VA

Encore Performers | Chantilly, VA

Joy of Motion Dance Center | NE DC

Perfect Pointe Dance Studio Summer Camps | Arlington and Springfield, VA

P.O.M. Dance Camp | Silver Spring, MD

Salsa with Silvia | NW DC

Summer Steps with Step Afrika! | SW DC

The Lab DC | NW DC

Tiny Dancers | Multiple locations in VA

Unity Dance & Movement | Bethesda, MD

Tippi Toes Dance Camp | DC, MD, and VA

A Child’s Place @ Hollin Hall | Alexandria, VA

Acorn Hill Waldorf Summer Program | Silver Spring, MD

Adventures on the Hill | NE and NW DC

Bar-T | Multiple Locations in MD

Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences Summer Camp | Barnesville, MD

Barrie Day Camp | Silver Spring, MD

BeanTree Learning | Ashburn and Chantilly, VA

Beauvoir Summer | NW DC

Bretton Woods Summer Day Camp | Germantown, MD

Bricks for Kids | NW DC

Brooksfield School | McLean, VA

Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies | Alexandria, VA

Busy Bees | Falls Church, VA

Camp Crusader | Alexandria, VA

Camp Berry | NW DC

Camp Griffin at Westminister School | Annandale, VA

Camp Grow | Vienna, VA

Camp Kids Place | Arlington, VA

Camp Sonshine | Silver Spring, MD

Capitol Hill Day School | SE DC

Congressional Camps | Falls Church, VA

Creative Summer at Holton-Arms School | Bethesda, MD

DC Bouldering Project | NE DC

DPR Summer Camp | Washington, DC

Edlavitch DCJCC Summer Camp | NW DC

Flint Hill School “Summer on the Hill” | Oakton, VA

Forest Camp by Beyond the Basics | Washington, DCC

Geneva Day School | Potomac, MD

Green Acres Camp | North Bethesda, MD

Green Hedges School Summer Camp | Vienna, VA

Headfirst Camps | Multiple locations in DC, MD, and VA

Kenwood Summer Day Camp | Annandale, VA

Kid Museum | Bethesda, MD

Landon Summer | Bethesda, MD

Leesburg Animal Park | Leesburg, VA

Lowell School | NW DC

Makers Generation | Silver Spring, MD

Mater Amoris Summer Program | Ashton, MD

McLean School SummerEdge | Potomac, MD

Montgomery County Summer Camps | Montgomery County, MD

Mr. Tony’s Adventure Camp | NE DC

Norwood | Bethesda, MD

Pinecrest Summer Pavilion at Pinecrest School | Annandale, VA

Polite Piggy’s | NE, SE, and SW DC

Reston Montessori School | Reston, VA

Sidwell Summer | NW DC and Bethesda, MD

Smithsonian Summer Camp | Washington, DC

Spring Academy Summer Camp | Kensington, MD

St. John’s Preschool Summer Program | NW DC

Steve & Kate’s Camp | NW and SE DC

Stone Ridge Summer CampUs | Bethesda, MD

Summer @ Potomac | McLean, VA

Summer at Sandy Spring | Sandy Spring, MD

Summer Youth Media Camp  | Silver Spring, MD

Teddy Bear Camp | NW DC

The Building Museum | Washington, DC

The Cathay School | Rockville, MD

The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington | Locations across DC, MD, and VA

Tic | Annandale, VA

Valley Mill Camp | Germantown, MD

Washington Waldorf Summer Camps | Bethesda, MD

WIS Summer Camp | NW DC

Wolfpack Camp | Bethesda, MD

DCI Expeditions | NW DC

French Immersion Camp | Multitple locations in DC, MD, and VA

GLC German Language Courses | Potomac, MD

Kids Language Arts | McLean, VA

Mindbloom | NE DC

My Language Immersion Summer Camps | Bethesda, MD

Salsa with Silvia | NW DC

7DrumCity | NW DC

All Souls Music & Art Camp | NW DC

Camp Levine | NW DC

FAME – Summer Music Program | College Park, MD

Fillmore Arts Camp | NW DC

International School of Music | Bethesda and Potomac, MD

Mason Community Arts Academy | Fairfax, VA

Middle C’s Rock Band Camp | NW DC

Musicfully | McLean, VA

Notes n’ Beats |Ashburn, VA

Potomac Music | Lorton, VA

StringTime Music Camp | Burke, VA

Summer at Harmonia | Vienna, VA

Washington Conservatory of Music | Glen Echo, MD

Camp Friendship | Palmyra, VA

Camp Horizons | Harrisonburg, VA

Camp Merri-Mac (Girls) | Black Mountain, NC

Camp Motorsport | Clover, VA

Camp Rim Rock (Girls) | Yellow Spring, WV

Camp Shohola (Boys) |

Camp Timberlake | Black Mountain, NC

Camp Under the Stars | Dumfries, VA

River Mountain | Everett, PA

Timber Lake West | Glen Cove, NY

Under the Stars | Dumfries, VA

AstroCamp | Clover, VA

Black Gems in STEM | SE DC

Building Momentum | Alexandria, VA

Children’s Science Center Lab | Dulles, VA

Club SciKidz NOVA | Locations in Alexandria, Fairfax & Loudon Counties

Code Galaxy | Virtual

Code Ninjas | Germantown, MD

CodeWizardsHQ | Virtual

ECO-Camp | SE DC

Family Dinosaur Camp | SE DC

iD Tech | NW DC

Mad Science of Washington | Multiple locations in DC, MD, and VA

Mercersburg Summer Programs | Mercersburg, PA

Robot Works | Burke, VA

Summer Science Academy | Westminster, MD

Acting for Young People | Fairfax, VA

Adventure Theatre MTC in Glen Echo Park | Glen Echo, MD

Applause! Performing Arts Camp by Moonlit Wings | Fairfax County, VA

Art Squared | Silver Spring, MD

Camp Arena Stage | NW DC

Camp Shakespeare | Multiple locations in DC, MD & VA

Drama Kids of East Montgomery County | Multiple locations in MD

Encore Stage & Studio | Arlington, VA

Fit Kids Stage Summer Camp | NW DC

Imagination Stage | Bethesda, MD

Mason Community Arts Academy | Fairfax, VA

Mercersburg Summer Programs | Mercersburg, PA

New York’s The LM Project | Reston, VA

Round House Summer Theatre Camps | Silver Spring, MD

Summer Camps at Imagination Stage | Bethesda, MD

Synetic Summer Camp | Arlington, VA

The Theatre Lab Summer Acting Camp for Kids | NW DC

Traveling Players Ensemble | McLean and Leesburg, VA

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  2. Great guide!!, any suggestion for a foreign girl, 4 years old, Spanish speaker, willing to learn English and exchange experiences, (US citizen living abroad), for a few days around August 15th?. Will be in VA, near Springfield . Thanks in advance for any sugestión of summer camps!. Oscar

  3. I recently have the good fortune of reading this article. Do you have any suggestions for a South American student in enrolling for a summer camp? A close friend of mine had once been in an extensive three-week summer program and he studied with people from all around the world. Wha he was really proud of was covering highschool biology in just three weeks. Is this even possible?

  4. Hi Paige, thanks for this directory. I run a recreational skincare chemistry school with hands-on experience, for kids/teens from 8 to 15 (and adults !) in Arlington. I am running different sessions for spring break and summer camps 2021. We will be making shampoo bar, coconut hair conditioner plastic-free lotion bar (emulsion, gel, foaming techniques). I was wondering how to be featured? (the link, ‘chat with us’ is broken right now). It is also a good way to celebrate a birthday with a fun and educative experience. Thanks for the follow-up. Elodie https://elodiesnaturals.com/pages/springbreak

    • Hi Elodie, your camp sounds fabulous! I’d love to send you details on how to be included in this guide – just send me an email at paige @ dcareamom.com. Thanks also for telling me about the button. I’ll work on fixing that right away!

    • Camps filled up really quickly this year! I’d recommend calling around – lots of places have been able to open up new spots with covid restrictions lifting. Fingers crossed for you!

  5. Paige — this is amazing! Thanks for all the hard work that went into this!
    Does anybody have any ideas for places that do like one day-long “camps”/workshops (besides steve and kate’s) near NW DC or the adjacent areas of Maryland (e.g. Bethesda)? We are going to be visiting for a week and we are looking for something for 12-year old son to do for like 2 or 3 days (so I’m thinking a couple of day-long things, like a one-day coding workshop, climbing wall camp, etc.)

    • Hi! DC Way has one-day soccer camps on Wednesdays, and Steve and Kate’s also has drop-in options. If anyone knows of others, please share here!

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