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As the city shovels out from snow, making plans for your kids’ summer may feel a bit unnatural. Though maybe thoughts of July are exactly what you need to take your mind off snow days, frozen pipes, and wind chills? Either way, this Washington City Paper guide is for you.
You’re looking for a camp for your mini-yogi, or for your future sports broadcaster? You’ll find that and more, as well as contact info, dates, and prices. So tell your kid to stop moping about being stuck inside in the cold; summer will be here sooner than they realize. —Mike Madden
Acorn Hill Day Camp
Acorn Hill’s summer camp incorporates outdoor play and elements of Waldorf curriculum in the school’s wooded playground with indoor learning. Ages 3.5 to 6.25. Acorn Hill. 9504 Brunett Ave., Silver Spring. $525-$745. June 22–Aug. 31. (301) 565-2282. acornhill.org.
Active Learning Chess Camp
Active Learning USA Chess Camp offers full- and half-day programs for chess players of all abilities. Campers can also participate in video game-creation workshops. Ages 5 to 15. National Cathedral School. 3609 Woodley Road NW. $285-$475. June 22–June 26. (281) 257-0078. activelearningcamps.com..
Adventure Theatre MTC Camp
Adventure Theatre’s summer camp is a full-day musical theater program. Campers work with D.C. theater professionals and finish up their summer by performing in a full-scale, main stage show. Adventure Theatre also offers a three week Musical Theater Training Program for teenagers. Ages 5 to 18. Adventure Theatre. 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $800-$1,200. June 15–Aug. 21.(301) 634-2270. adventuretheatre-mtc.org.
AFDC Summer Camps
Elementary schoolers can practice their French language skills at this week-long, full immersion camp. Sessions focus on fun topics like talent shows, Legos, and cooking. Camps for teenagers help students prepare for AP and SAT 2 exams; basic language courses are also offered. Ages 5 to 18. Alliance Française de Washington. 2142 Wyoming Ave. NW. $395-$485. June 22–Aug. 14. (202) 234-7911. francedc.org.
Barrie Day Camp
Barrie School’s outdoor summer day camp is based at the school’s 45-acre campus. Campers participate in a range of traditional activities, from athletics to the performing arts, and attend daily swim lessons. Speciality camps for riding, theater, nature, karate, digital video, sports, art, and counselors-in-training are also offered. Ages 4 to 15. Barrie School. 13500 Layhill Road, Silver Spring. $355-$570. June 15–Aug. 7. (301) 576-2800. barrie.org.
Beauvoir Summer Camp
Beauvoir Summer Camp is a day camp for elementary school students that mixes outdoor exploration with science, sports, and art. Ages 3 to 10. Beauvoir School. 3500 Woodley Road NW. $285-$875. June 22–Aug. 7. (703) 945-0408. summer.beauvoirschool.org.
Berrend Summer Dance
Berrend Dance Centre’s Summer Intensive is a four-week program for advanced dancers. Campers will take classes in ballet technique, pointe, partnering, repertoire, modern, tap, jazz, hip hop, and Pilates from professional instructors. A one-week ballet camp is also available for younger dancers. Ages 5 to 18. Berrend Dance Centre. 3460 Olney-Laytonsville Road, Suite 210, Olney. $300-$1,325.July 6–Aug. 14. (301) 774-3032. berrenddancecentre.com.
Bethesda Big Train Summer Camp
Bethesda Big Train Camp focuses exclusively on baseball. Campers will receive instruction in the fundamentals of the game as well as the opportunity to play in a live game each day. Ages 5 to 12. Bethesda Big Train. Shirley Povich Field, Bethesda. $160-$395. June 15–Aug. 14. (240) 477-1222. bigtrain.org/summercamp.
Budding Yogis Summer Camp
Budding Yogis offers both an active and relaxing summer day camp program for kids. Activities range from mindful yoga to arts and crafts. Ages 4 to 12. Circle Yoga. 3838 Northampton St. NW. $250-$365. June 22–Aug. 21. (202) 686-1104. circleyoga.com.
Burgundy Farm Summer Day Camp
Children participate in a variety of sports, swimming, performing arts, and photography activities at this day camp coordinated by Burgundy Farms Country Day School. Younger students enjoy story time, art projects, and scavenger hunts, while older campers can pick from one of six areas of interest to focus on. Ages 3.75 to 12. Burgundy Farm Country Day School. 3700 Burgundy Road, Alexandria. $375. June 15–Aug. 7. (703) 960-3431. burgundyfarm.org.
Calleva is a day camp centered on outdoor sports and outdoor education. Activities range from kayaking and rock climbing to understanding farming. Ages 4 to 17. Calleva Farm. 19120 Martinsburg Road, Dickerson. $495-$995. June 8–Aug. 28. (301) 216-1248. calleva.org.
Camp Arena Stage
Camp Arena Stage is a D.C. day camp dedicated to theater, music, visual arts, and dance. Campers choose their own activities, which range from knitting to a cappella to stop motion animation, and attend a daily show featuring the work of faculty, guest artists, and fellow campers. Ages 8 to 15. Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School. 1524 35th St. NW. $950-$2,500. June 22–July 31. (202) 554-9066. arenastage.org..
Camp Aristotle is a day camp for students with social and communication challenges. Activities range from crafts to science experiments and are designed to foster self-awareness and social success. Ages 5 to 16. Auburn School. 9545 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. $275-$600. June 29–Aug. 14. (301) 588-8048. theauburnschool.org/camp.cfm.
Camp Gan Israel
Camp Gan Israel is a traditional day camp for Jewish children. Campers have the opportunity to participate in sports, crafts, drama, and swimming. Ages 3 to 10. American Friends of Lubavitch Center. 2110 Leroy Place NW. $250-$750. June 22–July 10. (202) 332-5600. ganisraeldc.org.
Camp Hidden Meadows
Camp Hidden Meadows is a traditional co-ed overnight camp located in the Allegheny Mountains. Activities range from farm work to boating to arts and crafts. Ages 7 to 16. Camp Hidden Meadows. 17739 Potomac Highland Trail, Bartow, Md. $855-$6,850. June 14–Aug. 15. (800) 600-4752. camphiddenmeadows.com.
Camp Horizons is a co-ed overnight camp in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Campers live in cabins and can participate in sports, swimming, crafts, rocketry, gardening, and hiking. Special programs in adventure, horseback riding, and leadership are also available. Ages 7 to 17. Camp Horizons. 3586 Horizons Way, Harrisonburg, Va. $1,200-$2,950. June 14–Aug. 16. (540) 896-7600. camphorizonsva.com.
Camp Imagination Stage
Camp Imagination offers a range of day camp programs in drama, musical theater, dance, and filmmaking. Ages 1 to 18. Imagination Stage. 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. $249-$1,195. June 8–Aug. 28. (301) 280-1660. imaginationstage.org.
Camp Rim Rock for Girls
Girls participate in sports, water activities, horseback riding, and the performing arts at this residential camp in West Virginia. Camp Rim Rock for Girls. 343 Camp Rim Rock Road, Yellow Spring, W. Va. $1,350-$4,450. June 28–Aug. 15. (347) 746-7625. camprimrock.com.
Camp Twin Creeks
Camp Twin Creeks is a co-ed overnight camp in the Allegheny Mountains. Campers live in cabins and participate in a range of outdoor activities. Ages 7 to 17. Camp Twin Creeks. 9235 Huntersville Road, Marlinton, W. Va. $2,645-$5,190. June 2–Aug. 15. (914) 345-0707. camptwincreeks.com.
Camp Watonka is a sleep-away science camp for boys in a traditional summer camp setting. Activities range from archery and canoeing to computer and astronomy. Ages 7 to 15. Camp Watonka. 328 Wangum Falls Road, Hawley, Penn. $2,700-$7,300. June 27–Aug. 22. (570) 226-4779. watonka.com.
Camps Airy and Louise
Campers explore the outdoors, swim, and make new friends at this overnight camp for Jewish youth. Camp Airy. 14938 Old Camp Airy Road, Thurmont. Camp Louise, 24959 Pen Mar Road, Cascade. (410) 466-9010. airylouise.org.
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Summer Camps
Campers can explore their interests in dance, ceramics, photography, and fashion design at a variety of programs offered by CHAW. Older students with an interest in theater can collaborate with teaching artists and ensemble members from Taffety Punk Theater Company. Ages 4 to 18. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. 545 7th St. SE. $275-$1,200. June 22–Aug. 21. (202) 547-6839. chaw.org.
City of Gaithersburg Summer Camp
The City of Gaithersburg offers more than a dozen different summer day camps, ranging from a toddler camp to art and sports camps for older children. Ages 5 to 14. City of Gaithersburg’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Culture. 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. $125-$352. June 16–July 31. (301) 258-6350. gaithersburgmd.gov.
Clara Barton Center for Children Summer Camp
Clara Barton Center for Children offers a co-ed summer camp for preschoolers. Led by qualified teachers, campers participate in crafts, water play, and other activities. Half-, full-, and extended-day programs are available. Ages 2 to 5. Clara Barton Center for Children. 7425 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John. $340-$775. June 15–Aug. 21. (301) 320-4565. clarabartoncenter.org..
Club Scientific Chesapeake
Camp Scientific Chesapeake introduces students to science through fun, hands-on adventures at locations throughout suburban Maryland. Activities range from crime scene investigation games to learning about meteorology. Ages 4 to 14. St. Peter’s School. 2900 Sandy Spring Road, Olney. $259-$299. June 13–Aug. 3. (443) 928-6772. clubscientificchesapeake.com.
Columbia Horse Center
Columbia Horse Center is a camp designed to give students horsemanship skills. Activities range from horseback riding and training to learning about horse care and the functions of a barn. Ages 8 to 16. Columbia Horse Center. 10400 Gorman Road, Laurel. $310-$860. June 15–Aug. 21.(301) 776-5850. columbiahorsecenter.com.
Concord Hill Camp
Concord Hill Camp is an educational day camp taught by Concord Hill preschool teachers. Campers participate in crafts, water play, science experiments, and other activities. Ages 3 to 5. Concord Hill School. 6050 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase. $225-$280. June 15–July 24. (301) 654-2626. concordhill.org.
Campers can enroll in day, travel, and sports camps housed on the campus of the Congressional Schools. Older students participate in ropes courses, while younger students learn about horses. Ages 3 to 15. Congressional Schools of Virginia. 3229 Sleepy Hollow Road, Falls Church. $400-$825. June 22–Aug. 28. (703) 533-0931. congocamp.org.
CREATE! Summer Camp
CREATE! Summer Camp is a co-ed arts day camp. Each session, campers experiment with a range of art forms, and they bring home a portfolio of their work at the end of the week. Ages 6 and up. CREATE! Arts Center. 816 Thayer Ave., Silver Spring. $295-$540. June 8–Aug. 28. (301) 588-2787. createartscenter.org.
Curiosity Zone Summer Camps
Young children with an interest in science and engineering can participate in a variety of full- and half-day science camps. Session themes this year include Legos, magic, veterinarians, and medicine. Ages 4 to 8. Curiosity Zone. 43135 Broadlands Center Plaza, Suite 123, Ashburn. $229-$380. June 22–Aug. 24. (703) 723-9949. curiosityzone.com.
DAR Summer Camps
The DAR Museum offers two week-long day camps for kids this summer: The Junior Historian program teaches campers about history and preservation, while Colonial Camp lets participants reenact the War of 1812 while learning about colonial life. Ages 8 to 13. DAR Museum. 1776 D St. NW. $345-$395. July 13–Aug. 7. (202) 628-1776. dar.org.
DC Fencers Club Summer Fencing Camp
DC Fencers Club Summer Fencing Camp is a day camp designed to teach kids the sport of fencing. Camps are open to beginner through intermediate fencers, and equipment and uniforms are provided. Ages 7 to 16. DC Fencers Club. 9330 Fraser Ave., Silver Spring. $330. July 6—Aug. 21. (301) 562-1990. dcfencing.com.
Dynamite Gymnastics Camp
Dynamite Gymnastics Center offers a day camp centered around fun and flexible activities. Activities are a mix of gymnastics instruction, games, crafts, and free play. Ages 3.5 to 17. Dynamite Gymnastics Center. 4956 Boiling Brook Parkway, Rockville. $150-$345. June 8–Aug. 28. (301) 770-2700. dynamitegc.com.
Earth Treks Rock Climbing Summer Camp
Earth Treks Rock Climbing Summer Camp teaches kids how to rock climb, both indoors and out in nature depending upon the particular program. Ages 6 to 18. Earth Treks Rock Climbing. 725 Rockville Pike, Rockville. $110-$425. June 15–Aug. 7. (240) 283-9942. earthtreksclimbing.com.
ESF Summer Camp
ESF (Education, Sports, and Fun) is a co-ed day camp at Georgetown Prep School. Campers participate in a traditional range of camp activities, including daily swim instruction. A speciality sports camp is also offered. Ages 4 to 15. Georgetown Prep School. 10900 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $990-$4,295. June 15–Aug. 14. (301) 493-2525. esfcamps.com.
Evergreen Summer Camp
Evergreen is a co-ed creative arts summer camp held on the campus of Evergreen Montessori School. Campers participate in programming aimed at promoting teamwork and life-skills along with traditional camp activities. Ages 2.5 to 10. Evergreen School. 10700 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. $295-$1,035. June 8–Aug. 14. (301) 942-5979. evergreenschool.com.
Fairfax Collegiate Summer Program
Campers prepare for the upcoming school year at this enrichment-based summer program held at 12 locations throughout Northern Virginia. During breaks in instruction, students play basketball, soccer, and other sports. Ages 8 to 14. Fairfax Collegiate. 722 Grant St., Suite J, Herndon. $425-$760. June 22–Aug. 28. (703) 481-3080. fairfaxcollegiate.com.
Flying Kick Fitness Center
Flying Kick Fitness Center is a day camp centered on giving kids a fun, educational experience in taekwondo. Other activities include swimming, dodgeball, and arts and crafts. Ages 4 to 16. Flying Kick Fitness Center. 4711 Chase Ave., Bethesda. $299-$2,125. June 15–Aug. 21.(301) 951-0543. flyingkicktkd.com.
Geneva Day Summer Camp
Geneva Day School’s summer camp offers a range of outdoor and indoor activities for young children, from playground games and picnic lunches to baking and block building. Ages 2 to 5. Geneva Day School. 11931 Seven Locks Road, Potomac. $225-$275. June 1–Aug. 7. (301) 340-7704. genevadayschool.org/summer-camp.
Georgetown Hill Summer Camp
Georgetown Hill offers summer day camps at campuses in Potomac, Rockville, and Darnestown, Md. Camp activities include sports, water play, crafts, and more. Ages 3 months to 11 years. Georgetown Hill. 12154 Darnestown Road, Suite 622, Gaithersburg. $280-$380. June 15–Aug. 21. (301) 527-1377. georgetownhill.com.
Green Hedges Camp
Young children can explore science, nature, and the performing arts at this week-long day camp held at Vienna’s Green Hedges School. Ages 3 to 7. Green Hedges School. 415 Windover Ave. NW, Vienna. $275-$350. June 22–July 31. (703) 938-8323. greenhedges.org.
Highwood’s Summer in the Arts
Highwood’s Summer in the Arts is a day camp that lets kids explore all aspects of the theater, from acting to lighting and sound. Younger campers choose classes and participate in activities with special guest artists, while high school-age campers in the Artist in Training program help teach classes and serve as apprentices for professional artists leading activities. Ages 7 to 17. Highwood Theatre. 914 Silver Spring Ave., Suite 102, Silver Spring. $250-$1,000. July 6–July 31. (301) 587-0697. thehighwoodtheatre.org.
Indoor Sports Camps at Michael & Son Sportsplex Dulles
Michael & Son Sportsplex offers an indoor sports day camp, with activities that include flag football, soccer, wiffleball, volleyball, basketball, kickball, and team handball. Ages 6 to 12. Michael & Son Sportsplex Dulles. 21610 Atlantic Blvd., Sterling. $50-$310. June 8–Aug. 28. (703) 430-9966. dullessportsplex.com.
Indoor Sports Camps at Michael & Son Sportsplex Rockville
Michael & Son Sportsplex offers an indoor sports day camp, with activities that include flag football, soccer, wiffleball, volleyball, basketball, kickball, and team handball. Ages 6 to 12. Michael & Son Sportsplex Rockville. 60 Southlawn Ct., Rockville. $50-$310. June 8–Aug. 28. (301) 838-4455. rockvillesports.com.
ISM Summer Music Camp
The International School of Music offers seven summer day camps exploring all aspects of music. Camps range from “Toddler Music Galaxy” to a counselor-in-training program. Ages 9 months to 18. International School of Music. 10450 Auto Park Ave., Bethesda. $108-$498. June 1–Aug. 14. (301) 365-5888. ismw.org.
Kidball Baseball offers a day camp focused on a variety of sports, mainly baseball. Other activities include flag football, basketball, and soccer. Ages 4 to 12. Burning Tree Elementary School. 7900 Beech Tree Road, Bethesda. $190-$285. June 22–Aug. 7. (301) 983-0543. kidballbaseball.com.
Langley Summer Studio
Campers take a variety of classes in extracurricular categories like performing arts, robotics, and cooking, as well as academic categories like Spanish and chemistry at this immersive camp hosted by the Langley School. Langley School. 1411 Balls Hill Road, McLean. $215-$1,300. June 15–July 31. (703) 356-1920. langleyschool.org/summerstudio.
Longacre is an overnight teen leadership camp located on a farm in rural Pennsylvania. Campers choose from an array of activities ranging from traditional swimming and crafts to carpentry and farming. Ages 8 to 18. Longacre. 6514 Creek Road, Newport. $1,799-$6,799. June 28–Aug. 17. (717) 567-3349. longacre.com.
Lopez Studios Performing Arts Camps
Aspiring performers can participate in a variety of intense musical theatre programs that focus on dance, singing, and acting. Ages 5 to 18. Lopez Studios Performing Arts Preparatory School. 11425 Isaac Newton Square, Reston. $290-$1,475. June 22–Aug. 21. (703) 787-0071. lopezstudiosinc.com.
Lowell School Summer Programs
The Lowell School offers a general summer day camp and 16 speciality programs where campers can swim, act, play sports, and acquire new skills. Ages 2 to 15. Lowell School. 640 Kalmia Road NW. $375-$1,575. June 22–July 31. (202) 577-2000. lowellschool.org.
Mad Science is a day camp that gives kids hands-on opportunities with science. Activities range from learning about life in the form of cells and organs to learning how the science behind life can help solve crimes. Ages 6 to 12. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital. 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. $190-$325. June 22–Aug. 22. (301) 593-4777. dc.madscience.org.
Maryland Youth Ballet Summer Programs
The Maryland Youth Ballet offers a range of summer workshops for dancers of all ages and experience levels. Auditions are required for some advanced programs. Ages 2 to 25. Maryland Youth Ballet. 926 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring. $35-$1,900. June 13–Aug. 21.(301) 608-2232. marylandyouthballet.org.
MathTree day camps use a variety of teaching tools, games, toys, and activities to help kids develop an appreciation for math, grow academically, and gain confidence in their math abilities. Ages 5 to 15. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital. 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. $84-$400. Aug. 10–Aug. 21. 877-MATH-987. mathtree.com.
My Gym Children’s Fitness Center
My Gym Children’s Fitness Center offers a day camp centered on physical activity. Activities range from gymnastics to group sports such as soccer and basketball. Up to age 13. My Gym Bethesda. 5110 Ridgefield Road, Bethesda. $25-$45. July 7–Aug. 29. (301) 652-2820. mygym.com/bethesda.
Passport to Summer at Washington International School
Washington International School’s Passport to Summer is a co-ed multicultural day camp. The camp offers language immersion; art, science, and music workshops; and a counselor-in-training program. Ages 3 to 15. Washington International School. 1690 36th St. NW. $165-$890. June 22–Aug. 7. (202) 243-1727. wis.edu.
Pinecrest Summer Pavilion
Campers can investigate a variety of ideas, from yoga and magic to oceans and cooking, at this program hosted by Pinecrest School. Ages 5 to 12. Pinecrest School. 7209 Quiet Cove, Annandale. $225-$240. June 22–Aug. 14. (703) 354-3446. pinecrestschool.org.
Play By Play Sports Broadcasting Camps
Play By Play is both a day and overnight camp centered on teaching kids the art of sports broadcasting. Ages 10 to 18. College of Notre Dame. 4701 N Charles St., Baltimore. $575-$1,195. July 22–July 26. (800) 319-0884. playbyplaycamps.com.
Potomac Horse Center
Potomac Horse Center offers a day camp for young horseback riders. Kids will also learn about horses, specifically the history of the horse, breeds, colors, and grooming techniques. Ages 5 to 13. Potomac Horse Center. 14211 Quince Orchard Road, North Potomac. $525-$5,050. June 15–Aug. 21. (301) 208-0200. potomachorse.com.
Reddemeade Equestrian Camps
Reddemeade offers a horseback riding day camp, with activities ranging from daily riding lessons to hands-on experiences with grooming and handling. Ages 7 to 14. Reddemeade Equestrian Center. 1701 Ednor Road, Silver Spring. $475-$825. June 15–Aug. 21. (301) 421-4481. reddemeade.com.
Reston Fencers Camp
Campers learn the basics of fencing from professional coaches at this camp sponsored by the Reston Fencers Club. Ages 7 to 12. Krav Maga First Defense. 291 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon. $420. Aug. 3–Aug. 14. (240) 424-0749. restonfc.com.
Reston Montessori Camp
Young campers play and participate in a variety of science-themed activities at this Montessori day camp. Reston Montessori School. 1928 Isaac Newton Square West, Reston. $530-$875. June 30–Aug. 22. (703) 481-2922. restonmontessori.com.
Round House Theatre Summer Programs
Students in elementary school explore their imaginations in the Summer Destinations program; middle school students learn how to write and design a performance in the Summer Playmakers program; and high school students participate in a variety of intensive institutes covering clowning, improv, and musical theatre at this long-running series of theater camps. Ages 5 to 18. Round House Theatre Education Center. 925 Wayne Ave., Silver Spring. $300-$500. June 15–Aug. 21. (301) 585-1225. roundhousetheatre.org.
Silver Stars Gymnastics Camp
Silver Stars is a gymnastics day camp, where kids can learn cartwheels, navigate the monkey bars, and climb the ropes. Ages 3.5 to 15. Silver Stars Gymnastics. 2701 Pittman Drive, Silver Spring. $245-$310. June 8–Aug. 28. (301) 589-0938. gosilverstars.com.
Sportrock Climbing Camp
These indoor climbing gyms offer day-long courses that introduce students to climbing techniques, as well as week-long day camps that send advanced students outside to climb at Great Falls National Park and Harpers Ferry. Ages 6 to 16. Sportrock Climbing Center–Alexandria. 5308 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria. $70-$450. June 22–Sept. 4. (703) 212-7625. sportrock.com.
Sportrock Climbing Camp
These indoor climbing gyms offer day-long courses that introduce students to climbing techniques, as well as week-long day camps that send advanced students outside to climb at Great Falls National Park and Harpers Ferry. Ages 6 to 16. Sportrock Climbing Center–Sterling. 45935 Maries Road, Sterling. $70-$450. June 22–Sept. 4. (703) 212-7625. sportrock.com.
Stone Ridge Summer Camps
Stone Ridge summer camp is a co-ed day camp offering a range of traditional activities, including sports, crafts, and swimming. Ages 4 to 16. Stone Ridge School. 9101 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. $375-$736. June 15–July 24. (301) 657-4322. stoneridgesummercampus.org.
Strathmore Fine Arts Camp
The Strathmore offers two separate fine arts day camps for kids and teens this summer. Older campers will improve their technique in a program focused on form and color, while younger campers will participate in a range of hands-on art activities. Ages 6 to 17. Mansion at Strathmore. 10701 Rockville Pike, Rockville. $382.50-$425. July 27–Aug. 14. (301) 581-5100. strathmore.org.
Stu Vetter’s Basketball Camp
Stu Vetter’s Basketball Camp is a day camp that teaches kids the fundamentals of basketball at locations in Maryland and Virginia. Campers have the privilege of learning under one of the most iconic and respected high school basketball coaches in America. Ages 6 to 17. Stu Vetter’s Basketball Camp. 1849 Clover Meadow Drive, Vienna. $175-$225. June 22–July 31. (301) 770-6645. stuvetterbasketballcamp.com.
Studio Theatre Youth Actor Summer Intensive
Young actors receive training in movement, voice, and improvisation at this three-week program. Admission auditions take place on June 13. Ages 12 to 17. Studio Theatre. 1501 14th St. NW. $865-$925. June 22–July 31. (202) 332-3300. studiotheatre.org.
Summer Art Camp
The Art League offers full- and half-day camps that span the visual arts. Participants can choose to focus on a specific medium or dabble in a range of projects, from printmaking to sculpture. Ages 5 to 15. The Art League School – Madison Annex. 305 Madison St., Alexandria. $155-$345. June 22–Aug. 21. (703) 683-2323. theartleague.org.
Summer at Sandy Spring
Summer at Sandy Spring is a co-ed day camp focused on academics and recreation. Children may sign up for the general camp or specialty sports and arts programs. Ages 4 to 14. Sandy Spring Friends School. 16923 Norwood Road, Sandy Spring. $65-$790. June 22–Aug. 14. (301) 774-7455. summeratsandyspring.org.
Summer at WES
Summer at WES is a co-ed day camp offering a range of traditional and enriching activities, from swimming to robotics. WES also offers a week-long sleepaway camp. Ages 4 to 14. Washington Episcopal School. 5600 Little Falls Parkway, Bethesda. $290-$385. June 8–Aug. 7. (301) 652-7878. w-e-s.org.
TenniStar and SportStar Camps
TenniStar and SportStar Camps are camps dedicated to teaching and practicing sports. Activities other than tennis include soccer, lacrosse and field hockey. Ages 6 to 15. Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School. 1524 35th St. NW. $175-$400. June 8–July 31. (301) 530-5472. tennistar.com.
The Theatre Lab Summer Camps
The Theatre Lab offers three summer programs for kids interested in drama and musical theater, each culminating in a final performance of campers’ work. Ages 6 to 19. Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts. 733 8th St. NE. $315-$985. June 22–Aug. 21. (202) 824-0449. theatrelab.org.
TIC Summer Camp
TIC is a day camp that strikes a balance between sports and technology. Activities range from soccer and gaga to robotics and web development. Ages 7 to 15. Georgetown Day School. 4530 MacArthur Blvd. NW. $775-$825. June 15–Aug. 14. (703) 876-2868. ticcamp.com.
Timber Ridge Camps
Camps White Mountain and Green Briar are traditional co-ed overnight camps located in the Shenandoah Mountains. Activities include sports, visual and performing arts, and aquatics. Ages 6 to 16. Timber Ridge Camp. Route 1 Box 470, High View, W. Va. $3,400-$9,650. June 18–Aug. 7. (800) 258-2267. trcamps.com.
Local non-profit Casey Trees presents these day-long programs where pre-organized groups of students and chaperones can learn about nature and ecology. TreeWise counselors will lead lessons about tree identification and plan scavenger hunts in locations with mature trees or public green spaces. Casey Trees. 3030 12th St. NE. Free. June 22–Aug. 7. (202) 833-4010. caseytrees.org.
Valley Mill Camp
Valley Mill camp offers the experience of a traditional sleepaway camp without the overnight stay. Participants in both the Boys’ and Girls’ program take part in activities ranging from boating to drama to athletics along with other campers their age. A co-ed junior camp are also available and counselor-in-training program are also available. Ages 4 to 15. Valley Mill Camp. 15101 Seneca Road, Germantown. $515-$4,635. June 15–Aug. 21.(301) 948-0220. valleymill.com.
Wonders Summer Camp
Wonders Summer Camp is a co-ed day camp that combines traditional camp activities with exploration of D.C. Ages 5 to 11. Edmund Burke School. 4101 Connecticut Ave. NW. $440. June 17–Aug. 16. (202) 362-8882. wonderschildcare.org.
Woodland Horse Center
Woodland Horse Center is a day camp focuses on teaching kids how to ride horses. Programs vary based upon skill level. Ages 8 to 15. Woodland Horse Center. 16301 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. $400-$820. June 15–Aug. 14. (301) 421-9156. woodlandhorse.com.
Writopia Lab offers full-day and half-day summer camps for budding writers. All campers will participate in workshops with published authors and have an opportunity to read and publish their original work at the end of the program. Ages 8 to 18. Writopia Lab. 4000 Albermarle St. NW, Suite 308. $180-$560. July 6–July 31. (202) 629-9510. writopia.org.
YMCA Camp Letts
YMCA Camp Letts is a co-ed overnight camp on the Chesapeake Bay. Campers live in cabins and participate in boating, crafts, hiking, and sports. Add-on programs in horseback riding, power boating, sailing, water skiing, and paintball, as well as day camp programs, are also available. Ages 6 to 16. YMCA Camp Letts. PO Box 208, 4003 Camp Letts Road, Edgewater. $325-$799. June 21–Aug. 21. (410) 919-1410. campletts.org.