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Summer Camps

What do parents do with their elementary school aged kids during the long hot summer, holiday breaks, and any other time that school isn’t in session? The Shepherd community has compiled this list of summer camps/summer programs and other day-off activities to help you figure that out. While these programs are not specifically endorsed by or affiliated with Shepherd, they are suggested by folks like you—parents of Shepherd students and former Shepherd students, faculty and good neighbors.

Parents, if you would like to add a summer camp to this list, or if you’re aware of updated information for any of the programs currently listed, please contact us.

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Acorn Hill Waldorf School
9504 Brunett Ave., Silver Spring
For boys and girls ages 3-6
Arts and crafts, cooking, music
Extended day available
301-565-2282
www.acornhill.org
info@acornhill.org

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Adventure Theatre
Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo
Experience musical theater in a fun, full-day camp for grades 1-6. Your child will work alongside accomplished D.C. area theater professionals and teaching artists during daily rehearsals in dancing, singing, and acting. With props and costumes, singing and scene-work, your child’s experience will culminate in a performance of a full-scale, youth-appropriate main stage show for friends and family. Please note that students are grouped with their peers, and casting is at the discretion of the director. Space is limited.
301-251-5766
http://adventuretheatre-mtc.org/camps/schoolsout.html
hwilliams@adventuretheatre-mtc.org (9/14)

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Arena Stage
Location: Georgetown Vitiation Preparatory School
1524 35th St. NW
Ages 8-15
Glee show choir, acting, rock band, filmmaking, hip-hop dance, painting, among 75 activities
202-600-4064
www.arenastage.org/camp

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Audubon Naturalist Society
Summer Nature Camps
8940 Jones Mill Rd., Chevy Chase
Spring break camps, overnight camps available
Separate camping activities for pre-K and K, grades 1-2, grades 3-4, pre-teens, teens
Costa Rica family adventure offered.
301-652-8108
www.auduboncamp.org

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Bach to Rock Rock Band Camp
4819 St. Elmo Ave., Bethesda
For boys and girls ages 3-16
Glee club, rock band and “rock city” camps
877-227-8558
B2rmusic.com
info@br2music.com
b2r@b2rmusic.com

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Barrie Camp
13500 Layhill Dr., Silver Spring
For boys and girls ages 4-14
Arts and crafts, boating, drama, educational activities, field trips, hiking, horseback riding, sports, swimming
Sibling discount
Overnight camping option
Extended day, transportation available
www.barrie.org/camp
camp@barrie.org

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Beauvoir Summer Program
National Cathedral Elementary School
3500 Woodley Rd. NW
For ages 3-11
Day camp for boys and girls
Arts and crafts, counselor-in-training program, drama/theatre, educational activities, field trips, music, photography, sports, swimming
Extended day available
202-537-2313
www.beauvoirschool.org
hsquire@cathedral.org

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Budding Yogis Yoga Camp
3838 Northampton St. NW
For ages 5-12
Offers kids the chance to practice mindful yoga; includes arts and crafts and games
202-686-1104
www.buddingyogis.com

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Camp Adventure
Kiddie Academy of D.C.
1227 25th St. NW, #101
For ages 1-5
Arts and crafts, computers, cooking, dance, drama, educational activities, field trips, gymnastics, music, yoga
Sibling discount
240-670-5430
www.kiddieacademy.com
dcwestend@kiddieacademy.net

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Camp Aristotle
The Auburn School
9545 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring
For boys and girl ages 5-13
Overnight camping options
Special needs accommodations
Sibling discounts, extended day available
410-321-4799
www.camparistotle.org
info.silversring@camparistotle.org

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Camp Creativity
Corcoran College of Art and Design
50017th St. NW
921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
1801 35th St. NW
For ages 3-16 (different age ranges at different locations)
Day camp for boys and girls
Arts and crafts featured
“Kid Pan Alley,” “Darkroom Decoded,” “Cartooning,” “Jewelry Design,” “Digital Animation,” “Printmaking” and more
Extended day available
202-639-1805
www.corcoran.org/campcreativity
mgabet@corcoran.org

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Camp Shakespeare
507 and 516 Eighth St. SE
For ages 9-18
Two-week day camp sessions led by Shakespeare Theatre Company teaching artists on the artistry and process of classic theatre
202-547-5688
www.shakespearetheatre.org
sjameson@shakespearetheatre.org

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CASA (Creative Arts and Summer Adventure) at Sheridan
Sheridan School
4400 36th St. NW
For ages 6-13
Day camping for boys and girls
Extended day available
Arts and crafts, counselor-in-training, cooking, dance, drama/theatre, educational activities
202-507-7729
www.casaatsheridanschool.org
madler@sheridanschool.org

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Chess Camp
Morning, afternoon, and all-day sessions
For ages 5-16
Beginners through advanced welcome, including app-creating workshops
888-652-4377
www.chesscamp.com
www.activelearningcamps.com

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CommuniKids Children’s Language Center
4719 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Co-ed day camp for ages 3-6
Instruction in Spanish, French, Chinese, Arabic and Portuguese
Arts and crafts, educational activities, music, sports, yoga
Extended day available
After-school and weekend enrichment classes available
202-363-0133
www.communikids.com
www.communikidspreschool.com
dc@communikids.com

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Create Arts Center
816 Thayer Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
For ages 6-12; ages 13-14 can be Counselors in Training
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Before- and after-care available!
When school is out, art is in at Create! We offer fun, art-filled camps all summer long! Activities change from week to week, and may include different art projects such as drawing, painting, cartooning, sculpture, pottery, sewing, puppetry, plus lunchtime games and more
301-588-2787
www.createartscenter.org

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DAR Museum
1776 D St. NW
Quilting, crafts, hands-on activities, tours, field trips, early-American culture
Junior historian camps in connection with the White House Visitors Center and the Octagon House
202-879-3240
www.dar.org/museum

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DC Department of Parks & Recreation
Assorted locations in all eight wards of D.C.
Day camps for boys and girls, ages 3-18
Arts and crafts, tennis, Spanish, sports, swimming, therapeutic recreation, environmental
All camps will go on at least one field trip and one swimming trip
Extended day available
202- 671-0372
www.dpr.dc.gov
summercamps@dc.gov

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D.C. Youth Orchestra Program
Eastern High School, 1700 E. Capitol St. NE
Regular program for ages kindergarten through 12th grade
Summer camp for 5th through 9th graders and also beginners; two sessions
Registration discount available through May 1
202-698-0123
www.dcyop.org
ava@dcyop.org

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D.C. Jewish Community Center
16th and Q Streets NW
For pre-K through 12th grade
Swimming, art, music, sports, cooking, trips, ice skating, theatre
202-777-3270
www.washingtondcjcc.org/kids-and-parents/camp/

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Edmund Burke Summer in the City
Edmund Burke School
4101 Connecticut Ave. NW
For ages 6-12
Arts, sports, academics, travel
202-362-8882
www.burkeschool.org/summer

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Enrichment Centers
Call for locations
For grades K-12
Extended day available
Arts and crafts, counselor-in-training, computers, cooking, dance, drama/theatre, educational activities, field trips, math, photography, reading, yoga
Sibling discounts available
Extended day available
301-229-8000
www.enrichmentcenters.com

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Evergreen Summer Camp
10700 Georgia Ave, Wheaton
For ages 2 1/2-10
Arts and crafts, cooking, dance, drama, field trips, martial arts, music, swimming, yoga
301-942-5979
www.evergreensummer.com
camp@evergreenschool.com (2/15)

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Family Dinosaur Camp
711 E St. SE, #104
One-week spring break camps available
One-week summer camp sessions
Led by paleontologist Peter M. Kranz
202-547-3326, 301-203-0367
www.dinosaurfund.org
dinosaurfund@juno.com

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GDS Summer Program
Georgetown Day School
4530 MacArthur Blvd. NW
For ages 5-18
Extended day available
Arts and crafts, dance, educational activities, sports
202-274-1687
www.gds.org/campsandclasses

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Georgetown Day School
4530 MacArthur Blvd. NW
For boys and girls ages 5-18
Arts and crafts, computers, cooking, drama, educational activities, field trips, music, sports, yoga
Extended day available
202-274-1683
www.gds.org/campsandclasses
vahuja@gds.org

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Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture
7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo
Classes and camps in visual arts, music and dance; festivals, special concerts, children’s theater, plus fully restored
1921 carousel
301-634-2222
www.glenechopark.org (9/14)

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Grace Episcopal Day School
9411 Connecticut Ave., Kensington
For ages 3-13
Before- and after-care available
General camp, academic, Spanish instruction, technology, nature, art, soccer, “About Town,” body movement, filmmaking
301-949-5860
www.geds.org
dbenedict@geds.org

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The Harbor School
7701 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda
For boys and girls ages 5-12
Robotics, music
Sibling discount
Extended day available
301-365-1100, 301-910-1669
www.theharborschool.org/clue/home/Default.aspx?pid=520

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ID Tech Camp
At American University, Massachusetts at Nebraska Avenues NW
And Georgetown University, 37th and O Streets NW
For ages 7-18
Game design, 3-D modeling, Web design, filmmaking, programming, robotics.
Online registration offers discount with code DC23
888-709-8324
www.internaldrive.com
www.idtech.com

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International School of Languages 
7906 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, 20814
For boys and girls ages 3-12
Arts and crafts, educational activities, field trips, music, swimming
Extended day available
301-312-8847
www.islanguages.com/courses/camps/camp-schedule-2/
info@islanguages.com (9/14)

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Junior Thunderbolts Baseball Camp
Nolte Field
200 Denver Rd. off Dale Drive, Silver Spring
For boys and girls ages 8-15
Fundamentals, conditioning, discipline, baseball values, healthy lifestyle choices
Instruction by college players and their adult coaches
301-270-0794
www.tbolts.org/jrtbolts_web/junior_home2.htm
Tboltsbaseball@gmail.com

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Kaizen Karate
At Congregation Tifereth Israel
7701 16th St. NW
Ages 4-12
Karate instruction, outdoor sports, belt exams, swimming, swim lessons, field trips
Sibling and multiple-week discounts
Before-care, after-care offered
Early-bird discount includes free before and aftercare
301-938-2711
www.kaizenkaratemd.com
info@kaizenkaratemd.com

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Kids and Culture Camp
Location: Community Academy Charter School
33 Riggs Rd. NE
Ages 3-12
June 23-July 19
Weeklong focuses on Egypt, Hawaii, Mexico, India; chess, sign language, yoga
Early registration discount
Before- and aftercare available
202-643-8787
www.kidsandculture.com
info@kidsandculture.com

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Kids Elite Sports
Woodrow Wilson Senior High School
3950 Chesapeake St. NW; Washington, DC 20016
For boys-girls ages 4-12
Five one-week camps, June 22 – July 31. Full and half-day sessions. Before and after care, available.  Multiple sibling discounts.
Providing an array of recreational and competitive sports including basketball, soccer, kickball, badminton, tug of war, flag football, wiffle ball, swimming, board games, and more.  Founded by the parents of two Shepherd students, Kids Elite fosters character, teamwork, and scholastic achievement, as well as a deeper appreciation for physical activity and sportsmanship, plus an ability to bond with peers and teammates.
kidselitesports.org
support@kidselitesports.com  (2/15)
(240)321-9287

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Levine School of Music
2801 Upton St. NW
For ages 3-12
Extended day available
Arts and crafts, dance, drama/theatre, educational activities, music (well, of course!), yoga
Sibling discount available
202-686-8000, ex. 1040
www.levineschool.org
camp@levineschool.org

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Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region
Discovery Creek and Discovery Adventure Camps
Locations include Gangplank Marina, Southeast Waterfront;
Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia St. NE;
Day camps and overnight weeklong out-of-town camps available
For ages 10-14
Extended day and transportation available
Arts and crafts, boating, counselor-in-training program, educational activities, field trips, hiking, photography, rock climbing, sports
202-488-0627, ext.236
www.livingclassroomsdc.org/summercamp.html
azuk@livingclassrooms.org

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Lowell Summer Programs
1640 Kalmia Rd. NW
For ages pre-K through 14
Program on 8-acre campus includes daily swimming in our indoor pool and lots of activities from which to choose including: robotics, Spanish, air-brushing, drums, computer animation, woodworking, sports and more. Smaller camps in 2014 for middle-school students due to ongoing construction.
202-577-2006, 202-577-2091
www.lowellschool.org/community_programs/summer.aspx
dsmith@lowellschool.org

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Mad Science Summer Camps
For ages 6-11
Half- and full-day options available
One, two- and three-week camps available
301-593-4777
www.dc.madscience.org

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Math Tree
921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE and
National Cathedral School, 3612 Wisconsin Ave. NW
For boys and girls ages 6-15
Extended day available
Educational activities featured
Sibling discount available
877-628-4987
www.mathtree.com
info@mathtree.com

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Metropolitan Nursery School
At Metropoliyan Memorial United Methodist Church
3401 Nebraska Ave. NW
For ages 4-11
Children explore, discover and make friends both indoors and outdoors
202-362-8746
www.nationalchurch.org

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National Building Museum
401 F St. NW
For ages 8-10
Extended day available
Two-week sessions
Arts and crafts, dance, educational activities, field trips, photography
202-272-2448
www.nbm.org/families-kids/summer-camp.html

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Passport to Summer
Washington International School
1690 36th St. NW
For boys and girls ages 3-16
Arts and crafts, computers, educational activities, music, swimming
Online signup available
Extended day, transportation available
202-243-1792
www.wis.edu; click on “School Life” and then “Passport to Summer”
summercamp@wis.edu

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PBMS Summer Program
Paint Branch Montessori School
10309 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring
Ages 2-12
For boys and girls
Sports
Extended day available
301-434-0373
www.pbmontessori.com
info@pbmontessori.com

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Princess Mhoon Dance Institute
932 Philadelphia Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-565-8151
www.princessmhoondance.com
info@princessmhoondance.com

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Silver Stars Gymnastics
2701 Pittman Dr., Silver Spring
For ages 3-15
Age-appropriate skill development in the fun and safe environment of an Olympic-style gym
Special needs help available
Open gym and classes offered
Birthday parties available
301-589-0938-phone
301-589-1717-fax
www.gosilverstars.com
ssgoffice@gosilverstars.com

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Smithsonian Summer Camp
S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW, Suite 3077
Day camp for boys and girls and teens
Arts and crafts, counselor-in-training program, computers, cooking, dance, drama/theatre, educational activities, field trips, music, photography
Extended day available
202-633-3030
www.residentassociates.org/camp
tsacamp@si.edu

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St. Albans School Summer Programs
Mt. St. Alban, 3100 Wisconsin Ave. NW
For boys and girls ages 4-18
Extended day available
Counselor-in-training program, computers, educational activities, photography, sports, swimming
202-537-6450
www.stalbansschool.org/summer

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St. Columba’s Summer Day Camp
4201 Albemarle St. NW
For boys and girls ages 3-8
Arts and crafts, educational activities, music
Special needs welcome
Counselor in training program available
363-4110
www.columba.org/community/youth/daycamp.html

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St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School
4700 Whitehaven Pkwy. NW
For boys and girls ages 3-14
Extended day available
Nature-science, reading, writing, math, soccer, swimming, arts and crafts, music, storytelling, technology, digital photography, cooking, outdoor adventure, overnight camping, counselor-in-training programs
202-342-2813
www.stpatsdc.org/summer_programs
summerprogram@stpatsdc.org

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Spring Academy Camp
3514 Plyers Mill Rd., Kensington
For ages 3-6
For boys and girls
Arts and crafts, educational activities, field trips, music, swimming
Extended day available
301-962-7262
spring-bilingual.org
info@spring-bilingual.org (9/14)

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Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Ln., Bethesda
301-581-5100
www.strathmore.org/education

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Sugarfoots Performing Arts Summer Camp
Washington Ethical Society
7750 16th St. NW
For boys and girls ages 8-13
Acting, dance, music, art
Closing dinner theatre performance
Company chef; kid-friendly meals
Early tuition discount
202-723-8890
www.sugarfoots.com
bwilson@sugarfoots.com (9/14)

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Takoma Sportscamps
Camp site: Takoma Park Middle School
7611 Piney Branch Rd. Silver Spring, MD 20910
For boys and girls ages 6 1/2 – 15
Established in 1996, Takoma Sportscamps provides a full day of summer fun and skills instruction in baseball, softball, and basketball.
www.takomasportscamps.org
301-588-3724
tksportscamp@gmail.com (2/15)

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The Little Gym
1386 Lamberton Dr., Silver Spring
For boys and girls 4 months-12 years
Builds motor skills and confidence in a warm and safe environment
Includes “Spring into Summer Camp” and “Anytime Summertime Kids Camp” for 3- to 8-year-olds
301-681-7005
866-485-4543
www.thelittlegym.com
www.tlgofsilverspringmd.com
tlgofsilverspringmd@thelittlegym.com

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The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
733 Eighth St. NW
For boys and girls ages 6-19
Extended day available
Drama/musical theatre featured
202-824-0449
www.theatrelab.org/youth.asp
contact@theatrelab.org

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TIC Summer Camp
George Washington University
2100 Foxhall Rd. NW
For ages 7-15
Extended day available
Counselor-in-training, computers, drama/theatre, educational activities, sports
Sibling discount available
Second site at French International School, Bethesda
703-876-2868
www.ticcamp.com
emily@ticcamp.com

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Washington Animal Rescue League
71 Oglethorpe St. NW
Washington, DC 20011
TIC Summer Camp
For Rising 4th – 8th graders.
Hands-on animal activities, animal expert speakers, emphasis on advocacy, plus field trips, shelter animal-centered arts & crafts. For more information, contact Debbie Duel.
202-726-2556, ext. 247
www.warl.org
debbie@warl.org (9/14)

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YMCA of Metropolitan Washington
1112 16th St. NW, Seventh Floor
Fop ages 5-16
Residential camp and day camp options
Extended day available
Arts and crafts, boating, counselor-in-training, cooking, dance, drama/theatre, field trips, horseback riding, martial arts, sports, swimming
Overnight camping option
Sibling discount available
800-473-9622

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