10 Washington, D.C. Summer Camps That Will Make You Wish You Were a Kid AgainBy Kim Humphrey
Posted May 08, 2018
When you think of summertime, it conjures up memories of barbeques, pool days, and awesome summer camp experiences. Now that you’re a parent, it’s time to enroll your kids in a camp they love! There are so many summer camps in the Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. area. From traditional day camps and sports camps to academic camps and specialty camps, there are so many options to choose from that weren't even on the radar when we were kids. Check out this list of unique summer camps in the Washington, D.C. area that may make you wish you were a kid again!
1. Federation of Galaxy Explorers Space Camp
The Federation of Galaxy Explorers holds a space camp every summer in Northern Virginia. The camp is perfect for kids moving into grades 3-6 who are interested in learning more about our universe. This camp is designed to introduce kids to space exploration right here on earth by training just like an astronaut. During the one week camp, the astronauts in training wear spacesuits, test meteor impact craters, design Moon and Mars habitats, grown their own space plants, launch rockets, and more! Your kids will love the fun experiences they’ll have and learn so much along the way.Does your child dream of becoming an astronaut? Send them to Space Camp right here in Northern Virginia!
Ages: 3rd - 6th Graders
Location: Chantilly, VA
Dates: July 16th - 20th (5th-6th graders) / July 23rd - 26th (3rd-4th graders)
Regular Price: $300
2. Washington Redskins Youth Dance & Cheer Camps
If your kid loves to dance, consider sending them to cheer camp this summer! The Washington Redskins have two- or three-day dance and cheer camps for kids of all ages. Your kids will learn proper technique and cool choreography from current Washington Redskin cheerleaders while also strengthening their teamwork skills and having a ton of fun. The Washington Redskins offer a variety of dance and cheer camps, so you can find a program that perfect for everyone. Sign up for the cheer camps today!Give me a "C"! Give me an "O"! Give me an "O"! Give me a "L"! What's that spell? The COOL-est camp around for the aspiring cheerleader in your midst!
Ages: 6 - 17
Location: Springfield, VA
Dates: July 13 - July 18 (dates vary by camp)
CertifiKID Deal: $125 - $162.50 (Regular Price: $200 - $220)
3. DC Youth Tours Sightseeing Camp
If you’re in our nation’s capital, you can now send your kids off for a day-long, fun-filled adventure. No matter what your kid is interested in, DC Youth Tours will be able to take them on a trip that they will be raving about when you pick them up. These tours are designed for ages 8-15 and are the perfect opportunity to learn more about our America’s history in a fun, engaging way. During these daily tours, your kids will explore the National Mall with a experts in a wide range of industries and see all that there is to offer like the National Zoo, Spy Museum, and Air and Space Museum!
Ages: 8 - 16
Location: Washington, D.C. (Pick-up and Drop-off at the Smithsonian Metro Station on the National Mall)
Dates: June 11 - August 31
Regular Price: $295
4. SPARK business academy Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship Camps
SPARK’s Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship day and summer camp programs help kids aged 8-15 learn about finances in a fun and engaging way so they can confidently make sound financial decisions in the future. With camps held in both Washington, D.C. and Arlington, VA, you can find a camp that will teach your child valuable lessons on financial literacy that will help them as they get older. Whether you want to enroll your children into a day camp or a summer camp, the Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship has an option that will be perfect for your schedule.
Ages: 5 - 17
Location: Arlington, VA (multiple locations)
Dates: June 24 - August 30 (dates vary by camp)
CertifiKID Deal: $295 (Regular Price: $395)
5. Teens to Go Field Trip Adventure Camp
There are a lot of camps for small children, but what about your teens? This camp has you covered. Teens to Go is a camp specifically for teens and offers a new, exciting adventure everyday to keep them engaged and having fun through the summer. From exciting amusement parks to rugged outdoors activities, your teen will have fun-filled days and memories to last a lifetime. Some of the destinations include Hershey Park, Six Flags America, Kings Dominion, overnight trips, and more!
Ages: 8 - 16 (Junior program for ages 8 - 10)
Location: 4 Montgomery County pickup locations
Dates: June 17 - August 2
CertifiKID Deal: $399 - $469 (Regular Price: $455 - $525)
6. Washington International School Camps
The Washington International School has a ton of summer camps geared towards kids aged 3-16 that help children develop new and existing skills that they can use in school and life! The camps offer programs like soccer, coding, public speaking, and more that boost your kid’s confidence while teaching them a cool new skill or sport. These camps are sure to get your kid learning, having fun, and making memories in no time!
Ages: 3 - 12
Location: Camps take place at WIS Primary School campus in Georgetown, with shuttle service available from the WIS Tregaron Campus in Northwest D.C. and The World Bank.
Dates: June 24 - August 2
CertifiKID Deal: $305 (Regular Price: $405)
7. Sweep Rowing Camp
Does your kid love being around the water? Sweep Rowing Camp might be a perfect way for them to spend their summer! Rowing is a great form of exercise and a great way for kids to learn how to work as a team to achieve a goal. The camp is centered around learning the basics of rowing and teamwork, and putting them together to race to the finish line. This 3-week long camp is geared toward 6th-9th graders and takes place on the beautiful Potomac River in Georgetown. If you think your kid would enjoy this camp, sign up today!
Ages: 6th - 9th Graders
Location: Washington, D.C. (Georgetown)
Dates: June 18 - August 17 (3-week sessions)
8. Cavallo Farm Horse Lovers Riding Camp
Horse lovers, unite! The Cavallo Farm Horse Lovers Riding Camp is perfect for kids who love horses or are interested in get to know more about them. This camp centers around educating kids about overall horse care, including grooming and horsemanship skills. The kids also take daily, supervised rides on ponies and horses and have daily activities that boost their confidence around horses.
Ages: 5 - 10
Location: Leesburg, VA
Dates: June 25 - August 15
Regular Price: $250
9. Vertical Rock Indoor Rock Climbing Camp
Rock climbing is becoming a huge trend around the country and now, your kid can get in on it! During the camp, kids are taught age-appropriate safety skills, workouts, and climbing games. The trained staff encourages them to challenge themselves in a safe, supervised environment so they can reach new heights. If you think your kid would be interested in this camp, sign them up.
Ages: 5 - 11
Location: Manassas, VA
Dates: June 18 - August 9
Regular Price: $149
10. Xpress Yourself Social Skills Camp
Xpress Yourself Social Skills Camp is a great option for kids who have a little bit of trouble coming out of their shell. Xpress Yourself helps kids build self esteem and promotes strong and healthy relationships. The camp also helps kids identify and express feelings in a constructive manner, giving them to tools to succeed in the future. If you think your kid could benefit from this camp, be sure to sign them up!
Ages: Pre-K - 8th Graders
Location: Rockville, MD
Dates: July 15 - July 26
CertifiKID Deal: $300 (Regular Price: $375)
There are a ton of camps you can send your kids to this summer! Check out our website to find even more awesome camps that are available in the Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. area.
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