Help Alexandria’s City archaeologists excavate a real archaeological site! Learn professional excavating, recording, and artifact processing methods. Uncover Alexandria’s buried past while protecting the City’s valuable historic resources.
Ages: 12 – 15.
July 15-19, 2013. From 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
At the Alexandria Archaeology Museum, and a real archaeological site in Alexandria (to be announced)
$400 with available scholarships. A non-refundable deposit check of $100, payable to the City of Alexandria, is required upon receipt of application to secure your reservations. The balance of $300 is due by June 1, 2013.
ACDS summer camps offer children in grades K-8 the chance to play, to grow, and to discover new horizons! Experienced educators share their passions in uniquely designed programs that feature low instructor-student ratios and incorporate age-appropriate writing and outdoor activities. Discover Alexandria’s best-kept summer secrets, and awaken your son or daughter to the excitement and beauty of Washington, D.C.’s own backyard. Camps run from mid-June through July, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. PM Care is available. Information about offerings and registration will be available in January.
ASA summer training series is a fun, but challenging environment where players can play in a relaxed atmosphere while at the same time strengthening their physical, mental, and technical skills. The series provide an invaluable opportunity for players to be evaluated by an excellent team of highly qualified coaches.
June 24th – August 8th Cost: U5/U6 – $115 | U7-U14- $145
August 12th – Thursday, August 15th (Advanced Week)
Advanced Training Week – $165
Update: All Sessions are full
June 24 to August 30, 2012 (different sessions depending on age) $250
All sessions start at 9:30am and end at 3:30pm.
Children entering grade 3 to grade 8.
Choose from a variety of summer camp options depending on your childs age. Shelter Buddies Camp is an introduction to the world of animal sheltering, animal care, and local wildlife. (Grades 3 to 8); Dog Days of Summer Camp is a fun way for kids to learn about dog behavior, training, and dog-sports. (Grades 5 and 8)
Camp is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We will call you to confirm your registration. Payment of $250 is due within 7 days of notification of acceptance. Registrations received after sessions are full will be added to a waitlist.
Ages 6 – 10
1 week sessions: 7/8-8/2
Camp is for 6-12 year-olds
Offers extended day
At Arcadia’s Farm Camp, campers will joyfully discover where food comes from through hands-on farming, cooking, and eating experiences. Campers will spend a week at our working farm on the grounds of Woodlawn, a National Trust Historic Site, in Alexandria.
Alexandria Basic Art, Drawing, Cartooning, Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, Jewelry, Fiber
Ages 5 – 17
1 week sessions: June 17, 2013 and runs through August 23, 2013
Half- and Full-Day Camps
Art Camp provides a wonderful introduction to several forms of visual art. In Basic Art, each day’s project is different: drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture. In specialty camps the focus is on immersion in one media. Tuition for full-day camps includes a supervised lunch hour. Create a full-day session by combining Basic Art with a Specialty Camp. All full-day campers should bring a bag lunch.
Offers 5 weeks of half-day, theater-based summer camps for 3-5 year olds right in Del Ray at the Commonwealth Baptist Church. Themes will be:
Drumming with Dishes: The Camp
Ages 3-5 years, June 24-27, 2013, Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm
Ages 3-5 years, July 15-19, 2013, Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm
The Young Spectaculars and the Front Yard Adventure: The Camp
Ages 3-5 years, July 22-26, 2013, Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm
High Seas Adventure: A Pirate’s Tale
Ages 3-5 years, July 29-August 2, 2013, Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm
Walkabout: An Outback Adventure
Ages 3-5 years, August 5-9, 2013, Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm
BEGINNING ACTING – New for Ages 5-6 years
July 8-12, 2013, Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm
Cost: $165 per one week camp
For Boys and Girls Ages 3 – 10 years of age 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Session I – June 17 – 21 (ages 3 – 5)
Session II – June 24 – 28 (ages 6 – 10)
Session III – July 8 – 12 (ages 3- 5 )
Session IV – July 15 – 19 (ages 6 – 10)
Alexandria Bible Church, 1302 West Braddock Road, Alex, Va 22302
Fee: $194.00 per session. NO registration fees.
At Alexandria Country Day School, 2400 Russell Rd.
Full Day Specialty Camps Include:
Offers extended day
Campers may choose to bring their own lunch, or for an additional $50 per session,lunch will be included Monday thru Thursday by a local vendor. Friday’s lunch will be pizza
Session I Robots & Machines June 24 – July 5
Session II Water, Water Everywhere July 8 – July 19
Session III Nature Explorers July 22 – August 2
The children in the youngest class (ages approx. 2.5 – 3.5) meet Monday through Friday from 9 am – 12 pm. Older children (ages 3.5 – 5) will meet Monday through Friday from 9 am – 1 pm.
Beverley Hills Church Preschool (BHCP) offers a half-day summer camp program for children ages 2.5 – 5. Children must be 2 years old by December 31, of the previous year in order to attend. The children enjoy BHCP’s wooded playground and outdoor water play every day. The campers also spend time inside the air-conditioned classrooms creating art projects, singing songs, reading books, and playing with the materials offered during the regular school year at BHCP. No parent co-oping is required during camp.
June 17, 2013 – August 9, 2013
Our coeducational Day Camp Program is offered to children ages 3 – 13:
• Mini Camp Full Day and Mini Camp Half Day for Preschool children
• Junior Camp for children grades K – 4
• Senior Camp for children grades 5 – 8
The Day Camp operates from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily (with Extended Day available), and includes a variety of activities to meet the interests of our campers, as well as challenge them. We are confident that your child will enjoy the activities that we offer: daily swimming with certified lifeguards, art, sports, music, dance, technology, nature, drama and more. Our staff members use an effective blend of gentle encouragement and support to help each and every child achieve his or her potential at their own level. You will see your child’s increased self-confidence and pride – the best gifts that we can give our children!
Burgundy’s Alexandria Summer Day Camp offers daily swimming, diverse activities, and special events on Burgundy’s 25 acres that include forest, field, pond, barn, amphitheater, and state-of-the-art facilities.
Camp hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Morning Extended Day begins at 7:00 a.m., and afternoon Extended Day is available from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Bus transportation is also available.
Young performers investigate the complexities of Shakespeare’s language and create dynamic characters. They explore the art of comedy, strengthen their ability to work in an ensemble and tackle the techniques of unarmed stage combat.
Shakespeare’s Magic & A Midsummer Night’s Dream
George Washington Masonic Memorial
Rising K – 5th graders
Summer Camp: 4-wk sessions, 7/2 & 7/30
Summer Safari – 1 week sessions: 6/25 – 7/30
Summer Camp: sliding scale
Summer Safari: $225/wk with multi-week discounts
“Around the World in 40 Days” summer camp is an enriching and educational 8 week adventure of activities and field trips concentrating on global culture. Hours are 7am – 6pm.
“Summer Safari” can be enjoyed in weekly sessions (up to six) featuring a science-based curriculum focusing on habitats: desert, rainforest, ocean, arctic, forest and prehistoric.
Hours are 9am – 2pm
Offers extended day.
Come join in on the fun! Clio’s Kids introduces children to American history and life in historic Alexandria through artifacts, storytelling, singing and crafts, “old-fashioned” games, and visits to nearby historic places. Our theme for 2013 is “To and Fro and Away we Go!”
We’ll learn about transportation and travel in and around Alexandria – past and present!
AGES: Children ages 5 – 7
WHEN: July 23, 24, & 25, 2013, 9 a.m. to noon (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)
WHERE: The Lyceum: Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
COST: The fee is $105 and includes snacks and souvenirs.
This week of fun and learning introduces children to life during the Civil War. Activities include drilling, craft projects, Civil War food and music, visits by reenactors, nineteenth-century games, lessons on Civil War flags and setting up Civil War tents. Fee includes snacks, kepi, equipment and craft projects. Children should bring a bag lunch each day.
WHO: Ages: 8 – 12; Enrollment limit: 24 campers.
WHEN: June 24 – June 28, 2013; 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. daily
WHERE: Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site
COST: Fee: $200
Alexandria Soccer Ages 2 – 16 1 wk in Spring & 7 in Summer
First Kicks (resident) 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Ages 2 to 3 $90.00
Mini Soccer (resident) 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Ages 4 to 5 $110.00
Full Day Player Development (resident) 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Ages 6 to 16 $195.00
Half Day Player Development (resident) 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Ages 6 to 16 $140.00
First Kicks (non-resident) 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Ages 2 to 3 $115.00
Mini Soccer (non-resident) 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Ages 4 to 5 $135.00
Half Day Player Development (non-resident) 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Ages 6 to 16 $165.00
Full Day Player Development (non-resident) 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Ages 6 to 16 $220.00
Camps weekly from 6/24- 8/30
Challenger British Soccer Camps provide players of all abilities with the rare opportunity to receive instruction from international experts. Each day includes foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, and a tournament. The staff also provides lessons in respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and leadership.
Camps will be offered by the city for the following interested: Tots, Sports, Dance, Visual Arts, Computers, Chess, Nature Camp, Outdoor Adventure and also camps for children with disabilities
Ages 3 – 12
1 week sessions: 6/24 – 8/30
At City of Alexandria Summer Camps, a lifetime of rewarding memories awaits each child. Activities include swimming, team sports, crafts, environmental activities, games and field trips. Children are supervised in a friendly, safe environment. Counselors create an atmosphere of enthusiasm, support and trust – actively participating in all activities. Every day is an adventure!
Week One: July 15-19, 2013 from 9am-4pm daily
Week Two: July 22-26, 2013 from 9am-4pm daily
For Ages: 8-14
Del Ray Artisans invites young campers to spend a week creating art with professional artist instruction. All artist supplies, as well as lunch and snacks, are provided.
DRAMATIC ARTS CAMPS
Shakespeare’s Time Traveling Players Boot Camp!
June 26th – July 2nd 9am-3pm, Grades 6-9
Shakespeare Players Camp!
July 10th-July 16th 9am-3pm, Grades 2 – 5
Jedi Warriors Training Academy Padawan Camp!
July 24th–July 30th 9am-3pm, Grades 4-7
Jedi Warriors Training Academy Knights Camp!
July 31st–August 6th 9am-3pm, Grades 6-9
School of Rock Camp
June 27th-July 1st 9am-3pm, Ages 8-15
School of Jazz Camp
June 13th-June17th 9am-3pm
Ages 3 – 15
Contact the center for availability
We nurture healthy study habits and facilitate your child’s fundamental skills, establishing self-confidence within his/her own capacity! E.nopi helps children strengthen math, reading, and writing skills in a fun, interactive environment. The E.nopi curriculum combines facts and memorization with application of skills through critical thinking, problem solving, and reading comprehension. The individualized program helps children master skills at their own pace, while building confidence at the same time!
Summer Camps will be at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Alexandria June 24th– August 23rd
Our Full-Day Camps will run from 9 AM – 4 PM and will offer an all-encompassing introduction to engineering for kids ages 4-11
All day camps $350
Engineering For Kids brings science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), to kids ages 4 to 14 in a fun and challenging way through classes, camps, clubs, and parties. We are proud to inspire children to build on their natural curiosity by teaching engineering concepts through hands-on learning. Engineering is, after all, one of the fastest growing industries in the world!
3830 Seminary Rd. Alexandria, VA
Rising 3rd –9th graders
8:30-noon, 12:30-4:00 or 8:30-4:00
Session 2: 7/8 – 7/19
Math, Robots in Space, Dinosaurs, Writing Skills and Grammar, Alice – Creating 3D Worlds, Blender Animation, Reading and Writing for Meaning, Traveling Players Acting Sampler, Reading Reinforcement, Chemistry Concepts, Robotics Engineering, Traveling Players Acting and Improvisation, Robotics Combat, Web Design, HSPT, ISEE, and SSAT Test Prep
Session 3: 7/22 – 8/2
Writing Fundamentals, Robotics Zoo, Problem Solving, Elementary Debate, Small Basic Games, Game Design and Modding, Exam Essay Writing, Word Problems, Kodu Programming, Strategic Reading, Mobile Robotics, Alice – Creating 3D Worlds, Writers’ Workshop, T.J. Exam Prep
Session 4: 8/5 – 8/16
Clear-Cut Math, Computer Art, Writing Skills and Grammar, Robotics Archaeology, Traveling Players Acting and Improvisation, Reading and Writing for Meaning, Genetics, PSAT and SAT Prep, Reading Reinforcement, Intro to Robotics, Chemistry Concepts, Fairfax Collegiate Math, GameMaker – Studio, Human Biology and Anatomy, Intro to Geometry, Traveling Players Acting Sampler
Session 5: 8/19 – 8/30
Writing Fundamentals, Persuasive Speaking, Space Exploration, Word Problems, Robotics Archaeology, GameMaker – Studio, Intro to Pre-Algebra, Game Programming, T.J. Exam Prep, Word Problems, Construction Robots, Thinking Skills, Guided Summer Reading, HTML Web Pages, Spaceflight and the Solar System, Grammar, Usage, and Style, Robotics Combat, Exam Essay Writing
There are tons of summer camps being offered to residents and non-residents of Fairfax County through their Parks and Recreation Dept. such as these great classes right here in Alexandria:
For camps in Alexandria, search for Waynewood Elementary School, Lee Recreation Center, Belle Haven Marina, George Washington RecCenter & Huntley Meadows
There are tons of great sports, kayak, nature camps and more for ages 2 years and up!
Green Spring Fun Camp (8-12 yrs) week of 6/24/13
Arts al Fresco (8-12 yrs) week of 7/8/13
Eco Explorers (8-12 yrs) week of 7/15/13
Creepy Crawlies (5-7 yrs) week of 7/22/13
Creepy Crawlies (8-12 yrs) week of 7/29/13
Arts al Fresco (5-7 yrs) week of 8/5/13
Arts al Fresco (8-12 yrs) week of 8/12/13
Eco Explorers (8-12 yrs) week of 8/19/13
Mini camp on the week of June 3rd
Standard Camp sessions from June 10th – July 26th (no camp week of July 4th)
The camp is being held at Episcopal High School
Full Session starts at 8:30 and ends at 3 p.m.
Half day sessions (subject to availability) end at 11:30 a.m.
3:00-5:00 Extended care (please inquire)
Cost: $395 per week- full session, $225 per week for half day session
Hilltop Junior Camps and Programs focus on building better athletes in a fun, friendly and competitive environment. Our programs are designed to help young players develop the movement and golf skills they need to play for a lifetime. We emphasize solid fundamentals, rules, etiquette and on course play.
Camps from June 24th – Aug. 15th for children from 7 – 15 years old.
Camps meets 9-12pm, Monday thru Thursday
“The Big Meow” Full Day Camp Ages 5 – 7
July 15-19; 9 AM – 3 PM
July 22-26; 9 AM – 3 PM
Extended care available
Fees: Early registration is 10% off all camps before April 15, 2013. $300/week for the camp
Penelope’s Pesky Pen Half Day Camp
Ages 5 -7
August 5-9; 9 AM – 12 PM
August 12-16; 9 AM – 12 PM
Extended care available
Fees: Early registration is 10% off all camps before April 15, 2013. $150/week for the camp
Camps take place in Dance Studio 129 at 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA 22206.
Rising K – 5th grades
2 week sessions: 7/15– 7/26 & 7/29-8/9
9am – 3pm
Offers extended day
Join us for a fun, interactive camp filled with activities in the Spanish language. In this two week camp, students will participate in hands-on activities to enrich their acquisition and production of Spanish. Instruction will review basic vocabulary and build on producing more complex sentence structures. Students will learn culture, create crafts and play games. It will be like traveling to Latin America without leaving home.
Our summer 2013 programs run June 24 – August 24, 2013. Choose from immersion camps and classes that best fit your summer plans.
Classes are available in Spanish, Mandarin, French & German
Where the Giggles and the Growing Keep on Going
3 – 8 years
Forget the bug spray and the week-long commitment. Day camp for kids at The Little Gym of Alexandria at Van Dorn is as great as youʼd imagine. Held during vacation times when schoolʼs not in session, our Alexandria seasonal camps provide kids with giggle-filled relief from the winter doldrums or summer heat. The Little Gym camps combine physical activity and games with arts, crafts and special events. Each week offers an interactive learning theme and each day brings a different, creative lesson plan. Plus, flexible scheduling options allow you to sign up for several weeks, a single week or even just a day at a time. Sound like fun? Of course it is! This is The Little Gym, after all.
Welcome to our corner of Old Town, where we offer a complete theatre training experience for children of all ages, from preschool through high school.
In a nurturing environment with limited class sizes and experienced teachers, LTA has something for everyone. Our curriculum includes fun theatre games that help our students learn to think fast. Children expand their theatre vocabulary through the working process of putting on a show. Our musical theatre program features live accompaniment, dance instruction or creative movement, vocal instruction, auditioning processes, and advanced performance techniques. We encourage each child to “own” their experience from start to finish. Above all, each child is respected and valued as an individual and end the session with a sense of accomplish for a job well done.
Check their website for multiple dates and hours.
Rising 1st –6th grades
1 week sessions: 6/17 – 8/26
Kids explore science topics in a hands-on, inquiry-based environment. Learn the science behind crystals, physics, environmental science and much more! Kids can become Jr. Forensic Scientists, build their own robots, or even launch rockets!
Ages 6 – 15
Plant a love of math in your child and watch it grow! MathTree makes math fun! Small camps (staff to camper ratio 1:6); strong teachers who care about your child; great material presented in fun, exciting, interactive ways; two-week camp with half and full day options. Your child branches out, cultivates math skills, and grows self-confidence while having fun!
July 1-July 12 (no 4th of July)
July 29-August 9
Morning Drama Camp 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Focus is on the craft of acting, working on theatre games, exercises and improvisation, as well as rehearsal for the final showcase.
Afternoon Musical Theatre Camp 1:00 am – 4:00 pm
Led by both a director/instructor and musical director, emphasis is on preparing the performance showcase and singing and dance skills.
All Day (both) 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
July 22-26, 2013
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Ages: 5 to 13
Camp days are available June 25th through August 30th, 9:30am-12:00noon.
Enrollment is flexible, children can be enrolled two (T/Th) or three (M/W/F) days a week, for as few or as many weeks as you’d like.
Charles Houston Recreation Center: 905 Wythe St Alexandria, VA 22314
July 8 – 12, July 29 – August 2 & August 19 – 23
Full Day: 9 AM – 4 PM
Morning Only: 9 – 12
Afternoon Only: 1 – 4
Our coaches are highly-rated professional chess instructors. We taught the 2008 national 1st & 2nd grade champions and the 2009 national kindergarten champion. Campers are divided by skill level and each receives a T-shirt and tournament-style chess set. Learn openings, tactics, endgames and study master games. Full-day campers have lunch and recess.
Carol de Ocampo, 703-820-4100, Cdeocampo@sportandhealth.com
Ages 4 – 17
Skyline Sport and Health offers an unforgettable tennis experience, no matter what age or skill level. Campers will hit tons of balls, meet new friends and enhance their tennis skills in a positive and enthusiastic environment! Our staff will build upon strengths, correct weaknesses, increase game knowledge and help players move to the next level. The camp includes 3 to 6 hours of movement drills, condition exercises, singles/doubles strategies, coupled with competitive match play and games.
SSSAS Summer Times for boys & girls ages 3-18. Here you’ll find something for everyone, including traditional day camps, sports camps, summer studies, and an amazing variety of specialty camps in science, technology, visual/performing arts, & outdoor adventure.
Camps from June 17-August 2nd.
Full-Day Sessions available for Day Camp
8:30 a.m. to noon
PM – 12:30-3:00 p.m.
Full Day – 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
We will explore work by great artists and diverse cultures to inspire campers to make their own art. We will paint, sculpt, draw, make prints and much more. This camp is for the child who loves to create!
Full day camps (9:00 am to 3:00 pm) will be offered:
- Session One, July 8-12
- Session Two, July 15-19
- Session Three, July 22-26
- Session Four, July 29- Aug-2
Tuition will be $300, plus a $45 supply fee. Class size will be limited to keep classes small and the student-to-teacher ratio low. Each session will be led by Luisa Tio. Luisa is a full-time Alexandria public school art teacher. She earned her B.A. in Art from Duke University and her M.A. in Studio Art from NYU.
Ages 3 – 10
1 week sessions: 6/17- 8/30
10am -12:30pm & 1pm – 3:30pm sessions
All Tiny Dancers camp sessions include daily instruction in ballet, a light snack, fine motor exercise through a theme related craft and our exclusive story and dress-up dance interpretation. Each camp culminates with a recital and reception for family and friends on the last day of the camp.
Improve your child’s golf game with 5 fun packed days of golf instruction, playing TopGolf and meeting new golf buddies. Our certified instructors help put all kids at ease regardless of their skill level or objectives for the camp. We utilize our TopGolf games to teach the fundamentals of the full swing, pitching, chipping and putting.
Full day campers make a special trip to the golf course to put all into action in real conditions! Camp is open to students between the ages of 5 to 16.
Camp dates for summer 2013 will be announced soon.
Enroll your child in our summer sailing camp programs- we have taught
thousands of children the wonderful sport of sailing in a safe, fun
environment. This program is for beginners- those who have never stepped
foot on a boat before, intermediates, and advanced sailors.
Located in Alexandria, Va.- on the GW Parkway.
For boys/girls ages 9-15
Week-long day camps: June 10th through August 9th
All camps run Mon-Fri 9:30am to 4pm-includes five 6 ½ hour sessions (32.5 hrs). All camps meet Rain or Shine. Great summer days spent sailing on the Potomac River. Meet new friends, sail in a safe environment and have fun. Children will be sailing 90% of the time (weather permitting).
Monday – Friday 9:30am- 4:00pm
Summer Camp consists of 21 exciting, fun and educational programs. One day of introduction and fun at Chuck E. Cheeses, one day of learning cooperation through sports at a Park, mini-golf or bowling and watching 200inch screen Movie, one day Six Flags field trip after enjoying the art of folding paper and balloon into various forms and , one day of excitement through a new world at a museum or zoo (Washington D.C.). Finally last day finishing the week with Special Tae Kwon Do Breaking tournament!! and PIZZA PARTY!! The children will be returning from all field trips, swimming, and museums at approximately 12 noon. Students will be allowed lunch time and have interesting activities. Parents will need to provide lunch and snacks for their child. At 4:00 all students will change into their uniform and get ready for Tae Kwon Do class.
Camp Dates: June 10th ~ August 30th
Hours: 6:30 AM ~ 6:00 PM Pick Up: 5:00 PM ~ 6:30 PM -A half day option is available also
$189.00 per week ( 5 Days ) *Includes field trip*
Registration Fee: $55.00 (includes a Free Uniform and a Free T-shirt) Members will be waved.
Ages 3- 14 years