Category Archives: Activity/Event

Jul 02, 2015
Jun 17, 2015

Alexandria Archaeology Summer Camp

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 20-24, 2014. 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, 2015.

ACDS Summer Camp

Come join Baroody Camps at our home base of Alexandria Country Day School this summer for a wide range of programs! We are offering our usual theme camps for rising K-rising 4th graders, many specialty camps for rising 4th-rising 6th graders, LEGO camps, a variety of sports camps, etc. Campers at the ACDS location will enjoy “water fun” once a week, and also have the option to participate in a swimming excursion at Chinquapin Rec Center once a week. This location also offers lunch for purchase. Come out and find what fits you! Purchase our summer pass for $2699 and get free before and aftercare for the entire summer!

Camps run starting the week of June 15th through August 17th. All camps are 9-3 unless otherwise noted. A complete listing, with pricing, hours, and registration information can be found at: http://baroodycamps.com/wpcontent/uploads/2012/04/BaroodySummer2015Catalogue_FINAL.pdf

ACPS Band and Orchestra Camp

5th– 9th grade

July 20th – 24th, 9:00 – 1:00

At Francis P. Hammond Middle School  

ASA Summer Camps

The ASA Tots Soccer program is a unique opportunity to introduce your child to soccer. The program is designed specifically for our youngest players, ages 2 through 4 years old. The classes focus on developing motor and listening skills, introducing very basic ball skills through fun activities, and exposing participants to a group environment with other children of similar age. Our main goal is to provide a fun and comfortable environment for both the children and parents. No previous soccer experience is needed. Class sizes are also limited for quality control. In addition to the Summer, Tots classes are typically offered in 6-week intervals and are offered year-round.

Email Chris Arnold at carnold@alexandria-soccer.org to be added to our email distribution list

Price: $105 per six week session

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

Welcome to the world of animal sheltering, animal care, and local wildlife! For 2015, the AWLA once again offers summer camp for area youth to learn about the animals that live in our homes and our backyards. Campers will participate in a variety of animal-themed games, activities, and discussions.

Rising 3rd through 8th grade students can register for sessions tailored for their age group and specific interest. Full day camp sessions run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. half days are from 9:30 to 12:30. Each camp is a week long program.

Camp is filled on a first-come, first-served basis with no waitlist for full camps. Half day camps (open to 3rd and 4th graders) cost $150 and full day camps (open to5th ,6th ,7th ,and 8th graders) cost $300

Nine weeks of camp are being offered from June 22rd – Aug 21st

Arcadia Farm Camp

Age Range: 6-11 years old. Arcadia Farm Campers must have turned 6 before their first day of their camp week and they must not have turned 12 before June 1, 2015.

$335 per week with scholarships available and discounts for early and multi-week, sibling, and family membership registration

Registration Opens: February 2, 2015

Early Bird Registration: sign up by February 23, 2015 (11:59pm EST)

Regular Registration: sign up between February 24 and June 1, 2015.

If you are registering prior to June 1, 2015, a $100 non-refundable, per child deposit is required at time of registration. All remaining balances on Registration fees are due on or before June 22, 2015.

Round trip Transportation is available from Old Town Alexandria for an additional fee of $100.

Each session has its own focused theme. The theme guides our educational activities and allows campers to explore these farm and food topics more in depth. Our themed activities will differ from previous years save the ones Farm Campers raved about. We keep it fresh, like our veggies!

  • Week 1, July 6-10: Young Farmers
  • Week 2, July 13-17: Farm Creatures
  • Week 3, July 20-24: Seasonal Eaters
  • Week 4, July 27-31: Small Chefs 1
  • Week 5, August 3-7: Small Chefs 2

Art Bound Studio

Art Bound Studio was created to provide art enrichment to children ages 6-12.  Our programs are designed to celebrate the joy of art exploration, while also focusing on the creative process and building skills.  Students have the opportunity to strengthen their drawing adeptness, experiment with various types of paint, pastels and clay, as well as try their hand at printmaking.  Each class has an art history component and draws inspiration from different cultures, famous artists and nature.

Art Bound Studio camps and classes are taught by Angela Lutzker who earned her M.A. from the Corcoran College of Art + Design, and is a full-time art teacher at Charles Barrett Elementary in Alexandria, Virginia.  She has also taught after-school enrichment classes and summer camps in both Alexandria, Virginia and Arlington, Virginia..

Art Exploration – Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (Alexandria)

Session 7:  August 4-8  (9:15 a.m. –  3:15 p.m.)

Ages 6-11, $330

The Art League Summer Art Campart-camp-painting-2

The Art League’s popular weekly Summer Art Camp begins the week of June 22nd and runs through August 22nd In addition to our basic Art Camp, several media specific camps are offered throughout the summer. Camps are available for ages 5–15, with full day camps running from 9:30- 3:30 and half days either on a morning schedule of 9:30 – 12:00 or an afternoon schedule of 12:00-3:00. Price varies on camp length and age range, with most camps falling between $150 – $200 per session. The Art League also offers an extensive array of summer art classes, most 3 to 4 hours long, once per week.

A full catalog of offerings is available here: http://www.theartleague.org/school/search_courses.php?con_term=any&meridiem=any&days=any&category=Camp&teacher=any&start_date=&end_date=&keyword=&image2.x=24&image2.y=16#camps

Arts on the Horizon

The theater offers half-day, theater-based summer camps for 3-6 year olds right in Old Town at Downtown Baptist Church. The camps are divided into two age groups: Creative Drama for ages 3-5 and Beginning Acting for ages 5-6. Creative Drama is offered in weeklong sessions from June 22nd – August 3rd. Beginning Acting is offered the weeks of July 6th through August 3rd.

All camps run Monday–Friday, 9:30 am –12:30 pm and cost $170 per week.

Ballet In The Grass

Who:  For Boys and Girls Ages 4 – 8 years of age

When:  Session I    –  June 23rd – 27th,  (Ages  4 – 6 years)

Session II   –  July  7th – 11th,     (Ages  6 – 8 years)

Session II   –  July  14h – 18th,    (Ages  4 – 8 years)

Where:  Alexandria Bible Church , 1302 West Braddock Road,  Alex, Va  22302

Fee:  $194.00 per camp Week. NO registration fees.

Baroody Camps

At Alexandria Country Day School, 2400 Russell Rd.

June 16th – August 22nd

Come join Baroody Camps at our home base of Alexandria Country Day School this summer for a wide range of programs! We are offering our usual theme camps for rising K-rising 4th graders, many specialty camps for rising 4th-rising 6th graders, LEGO camps, academic enrichment camps, a variety of sports camps, etc. Come out and find what fits you!

Beverley Hills Church Preschool

BHCP Summer Camp is for children ages 21/2 to 5.  Children must be 2 by December 31, 2014. We have three classes and group children by age.

The weeklong camps, directed by our studio teacher, offer campers a summer experience closely aligned with BHCP’s Reggio Emilia educational philosophy. Campers will enjoy BHCP’s unique natural playground and will have the opportunity to engage in a large variety of materials experiences in BHCP’s beautiful air-conditioned classrooms.

Camp runs Monday through Friday each week (with the exception of July 3rd, when camp will be closed). The youngest children will meet from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (3 hour program). The two older classes meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (4 hour program) and campers bring their own lunch. Daily snack will be served to all campers and no parent co-oping is required.

The 2015 summer camp sessions are:

Session I Locomotion: Things That Go June 22 – July 2
Session II Animals July 6 – July 17
Session III Science July 20 – July 31

Camp Meeting Times

The younger children (ages approx. 21/2 – 31/2) meet Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The older children (ages 31/2 – 5) meet Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

2015 BHCP Camp Tuition

Session I

Session II

Session III

3-Hour  $300*/$350  $335*/$385  $335*/$385
4-Hour  $395*/$455  $440*/$500  $440*/$500

*BHCP Families receive tuition discount for summer camp

Registration

  • Priority Registration for BHCP Families ends March 6, 2015.
  • Priority Registration for returning BHCP Camp families ends March 13, 2015.
  • All other applications processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bishop Ireton Summer Camps

Bishop Ireton offers campers the opportunity to participate in sports and the arts while developing individual and group skills and fostering a love of the activity. Each camp is conducted by a high school certified coach/director – with the help of student counselors -providing individual and small group instruction and constant supervision. Meals will be provided for full day camps at no extra cost by Sage Dining service. Each camper will receive a camp t-shirt

Camps are offered for grades 1-12, running Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 3:00. Prices vary depending on age and activity with most camps coasting around $300 per week. An extensive list of offerings can be found: http://www.bishopireton.org/summer-camps/summer-camps

Browne Summer Camp

Our coeducational Day Camp Program from June 15th– Aug. 7th 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! Specialty camps, private lessons, and a Teen program are also offered.

Morning care is available from 7-8 and aftercare from 4-6.

Prices vary and can be found at the following: http://www.browneacademy.org/summer_camp/registration/index.aspx

A full program catalogue is available here: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/BrowneAcademy#/selectSessions/804304

Burgundy Farm Summer Day Camp

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 programs include sports, science, performing arts, visual arts, and photography for campers aged three years and eight months through twelve. Rising eighth through tenth graders also may participate in Burgundy’s counselor-in-training program that provides experience for those interested in applying in subsequent years for a junior counselor position.

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.

Summer 2015 sessions begin the week of June 15th and run through August 7th.

Pricing is as follows:

The Senior Sessions (2 weeks long) are $1,565 each.

The Junior Session (1 week long) is $910.

CAMP SHAKESPEARE

15–August 8, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Monday–Friday

During this two-week intensive, young actors dive head first into the world of the greatest playwright in history: William Shakespeare. Under the guidance of theatre professionals, participants unravel his plays with text analysis; transform into Shakespeare’s characters through voice, movement and improvisation work; wage battles against mortal enemies with stage combat; and develop fundamental acting skills using classical theatre techniques. To culminate each session, participants stage a performance for friends and family at the Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Age Groups

Poppets 7-8
Groundlings 9-11
Young Players 12-14
King’s Company 15-18

Further scheduling information is available here: http://www.shakespearetheatre.org/info/education/expand-your-knowledge/camp-shakespeare/camp-faq

Advanced Camps, accepted by audition only, are also available during two sessions:
King’s Company June 29–July 18

New! Young Players July 20–August 8

Campagna Kids Summer Camp

Come explore with The Campagna Center’s Early Childhood Programs at the 2015 Summer Safari Day Camp.  Explore a different safari theme each week!

Ages 0 -5

Session I (June 29 – July 31, 2015)
Session II (August 3 – August 28, 2015)

George Washington Middle School, 1005 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria VA 22301

ELEMENTARY LEVEL (AGES 5 – 12)

“OPERATION EXPLORATION”

This year’s Campagna Kids Summer Camp theme is “OPERATION EXPLORATION.”  Activities include field trips, swimming, museums and more.  Included with your child’s registration is breakfast, snacks and a t-shirt.  Lunch is not provided.  For a sample daily schedule of your child’s day, visit here.

Session I (June 29 – July 31, 2015)
Locations:  Maury Elementary School and Samuel Tucker Elementary School

Session II (August 3 – August 28, 2015)
Location:  To be determined (TBD)

DAYS AND TIME

Monday through Friday, 7 am to 6 pm

The cost for summer camp is based on a sliding fee scale.

Clio’s Kids: A History Mini-Camp

Summer Camp will return in July 2016. Please contact us if you would like to be added to next year’s mailing list.

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 2014 is “Alexandria: Then and Now.” We’ll learn about life in Alexandria – past and present!

Campers should come prepared for outside activities each day, including sturdy walking shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather.

AGES: Children ages 5 – 7

WHEN: July 29, 30, & 31, 2014, 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.

COST: Fee: $150

Challenger Sports British Soccer

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. Register on-line 45 days prior to camp to receive a free ball & soccer jersey! Full Day campers will swim in the afternoons.

Alexandria Soccer, options for ages 3 – 18 as follows:

First Kicks • 3–4 year olds • 1 hour per day

Minisoccer • 4–6 year olds • 1.5 hours per day

Half Day Camp • 6–16 year olds • 3 hours per day

Full Day Camp • 10–18 year olds • 6 hours per day.

Golden Goal • 6–14 year olds • 2 hours per day • Monday–Thursday

Team Camps • All ages • 3 or 6 hours per day

 

Pricing and further information found on camp-by-camp basis here: http://www.challengersports.com/faqs.aspx

City of Alexandria Summer Campscamp2

Ages 2 – 18

Extensive offerings based on age, activity, and skill level—see the linked PDF for program-specific pricing, dates, and further information.

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!

Del Ray Artisans Art Camp

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. There will also be a one-day only gallery show held on July 25th and August 1st to show off the students’ work from their week of camp.

Art Camp will be at the Del Ray Artisans gallery at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301. The gallery is handicap accessible. For more information, contact the Art Camp Administrator at ArtCamp@TheDelRayArtisans.org or the Director of Youth Programs at Youth@TheDelRayArtisans.org.

For Ages: 8-14

WEEK ONE: July 20-25, 2015 from 9am-4pm daily
(with gallery show on Saturday, July 25, 1-3pm)

WEEK TWO: July 27-31, 2015 from 9am-4pm daily
(with gallery show on Saturday, August 1, 1-3pm)

Prices:

Early Birdie (before June 1) – $275

Standard (after June 1) – $300

Scholarships available

Del Ray Performing Arts 2012 summer dramatic arts and music camps

The School for Rock Camp is an opportunity for those 7-16 to experience the many challenges of organizing and working in a  rock band. Students learn teamwork skills, choose songs, learn them,  record and perform a live performance at the end of the week for family and friends. A video and recording of the week’s performance and highlights will be given to each student.

Camps start the week of June 22nd  – Aug 21st

All camps run daily, 9-3 with half-days available during some sessions
Maximum of 5-kids per camp!

Tuition $475, $125 for half-day options

Fairfax Collegiate

This summer your child can have fun and learn! Since 1993, Fairfax Collegiate has provided students with challenging and engaging courses in writing, reading, math, science, public speaking, test prep, robotics, programming, digital arts, and filmmaking.

Courses in Alexandria are hosted through the Beth El Hebrew Congregation (3830 Seminary Rd. Alexandria, VA 22304)

Camps run June 29th – August 14th, 9:00 -1:00 daily in two-week sessions

An extensive listing of offerings and pricing information can be downloaded here: https://bethelhebrew.org/sites/default/files/uploaded_files/learning/jccnv_-_beth_el_eclc_registration_2015-2016.pdf

 Fairfax County Parks and Recreation

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:

Interests include: Soccer, Nature, Animals, Art, Game Design, Film, Kayaking, Chess, Biking, Ice Skating, Swimming, Acting, Lego Engineering

Utilize their built-in search engine to find further information on specific camps, tailored to your child.

Fitzpatrick Hoops

This basketball camp for kids from 1st-8th grade will take place at Episcopal High School

 

Green Spring Gardens

Camps run from June 22nd – August 3rd

Ages 5 -11

Monday – Friday, with all camps starting at 9:00

End times vary, with most camps lasting half-days
Themes and pricing also vary per week but all camps take place in Green Spring Gardens Park
Camp-specific information can be found on the side bar of the website

Hank Harris Tennis Academy

Mini-camp: June 1-5 (half day only!)

Week 1:    June 8-12

Week 2:    June 15-19

Week 3:    June 22-26

Week 4:    July   6-10

Week 5:    July 13-17

Week 6:    July 20-24

Week 7:    July 27-31

(no camp week of July 4th)

The camp is being held at Episcopal High School, Alexandria, on 12 outdoor courts. In case of persistent rain we use the field house (3 courts) and the adjacent squash courts.

Full day sessions start at 8:30 am and end at 3:00 pm. Lunch is provided (a choice of warm or cold food is being served in the EHS dining hall).

Half day sessions (subject to availability) end at 11:30 am.

Cost:

$415 per week for the full day session

$235 per week for the Half day session

Hilltop Golf Summer Camp

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.

Junior Camps are open to boys and girls, ages 6 to 11. Players must be at least 6 years old by June 1 in order to participate in camps.

Tweener Camps are open to boys and girls, ages 12 to 15. Players must be at least 12 years old by June 1 in order to participate in camps.  Each camp is limited to 12 registrants.

The summer 2015 program runs from June 29th – August 10th.

Camps meets 9-12pm, Monday thru Thursday.

Cost: $230 per camper.  Camp Alumni: $215 before June 1st.

Early Bird: $215 before May 1st.  Multiple Camps/Kids: $215 all times.

Jane Franklin Dance

Mouse in House Summer Camp – Ages 5 – 7

Express yourself and find your passion in the performing arts with a daily schedule of theatre games, creative movement, dance technique, and visual arts and crafts projects. Students prepare a mini-performance about an unlikely friendship between mouse and reclusive poet Emily Dickinson inspired by the book by Elizabeth Spires, “The Mouse of Amherst.”  Come stretch your muscles, create visual arts & crafts,  and find a whole new way of moving while using your imagination.  By the end of the week you’ll be a star.

July 13 – 17
9 am – 3 pm

Fee: $300 – 5 days

Extended Day PM  3 pm – 5 pm  $100

Stop, Drop & Roll Summer Camp – Ages 7 – 9

Have you ever gone to a ball game and marveled at the timing and chance moments of teamwork?  We’ll create a performance for family and friends and present on Friday. Stop, Drop & Roll energizes to create a dance theatre work that simulates competition.  The day includes dance, performance preparation, visual arts, literary arts and theatre games.

August 3 – 7
9 am – 3 pm
Fee: $300 – 5 days  

Language Stars

June 22 – August 30, 2015

Language Stars summer programs provide an opportunity for increased language exposure through a variety of fun and engaging activities. Play-based interactions in a full-immersion environment allow children to build their foreign language the way a native speaker does. Enroll in a combination of camps and classes to maximize your child’s learning! Save money with our multi-program and pay in full discounts!

Classes offered in Spanish, French and Mandarin and Arabic. Camps are for kids from 3 to 8 years old and classes are offered for kids from 1 to 10 years old, offered in week-long and hourly formats. Further information can be found on their language-specific, pull-down tabs.

The Little Gym of Alexandria at Van Dorn

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.

Daily camps for ages 3-8 yrs are offered from June 9th– August 29th. Fun Themes this year includes: The Search for Rainbow Castle, Gerty, the Good Mannered Gorilla, The Treasures of Magical Mountain, Green Beard’s Pirate Ship, The Dragon’s Lair Slumber Party, The Neat Ninja League!,Cheerleading, The Race to Outer Space!

The Little Theater of Alexandria

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.

Classes offered for children ages 3 years old- 12th grade, running from June 13th – August 31st
A 10-day flex pass is just $295 for members and $330 for nonmembers. You can also purchase camp days by the day

Weekly Camp Themes:

June 15th-19th: The Search for Rainbow Castle

June 22nd-26th: Mid-Summer Night’s Garden Party

June 29th- July 3rd: The Treasures of Magical Mountain

July 6th-10th: Green Beard’s Pirate Ship!

July 13th-17th: The Dragon’s Lair Slumber Party

July 20th -24th: The Neat Ninja League!

July 27th -31st: Cheerleading!

August 3rd-7th: The Race to Outer Space!

August 10th-14th : The Secret Clue to the Baby Animal Zoo

August 17th-21st : Hawaiian Hide & Seek!

August 24th-28th: The Five Wonders of Foxhole

August 31st -September 4th: The Super Grown-Ups

Local Motion

Classes:Leaping boy
Creative movement class starts at age 2 (with a caregiver) and goes up to age 6. In this youngest class kids learn movement and parents take away concepts to use at home. This class also helps kids learn the structure and organization of being in a class. Local Motion Studio brings in multi-cultural music, incorporates props, collaboration and coordination into all of their movement classes.  The 5-6 year olds even begin to create choreography. Also as part of Yoga. Children will learn in a fun environment basic mindfulness, breathing, meditation and asana.
All of their summer classes are set up so that you can choose to attend for 8, 9 or 10 weeks. It’s all about flexibility for your summer schedule!

Camps offered this summer at Local Motion are week-long camps that are two hours in length each day and will enrich your child’s body and mind.
Yoga Camp incorporates storytelling, creative movement, games and crafts. This class is offered for children ages 5-7.
Dance Camp brings together exploration of movement and culminates in an original performance piece they will perform at the end of the week. This camp is for children going into grades 1st through 4th.
Theater Camp will be the final camp offered during the summer and it is also for children going into grades 1st through 4th. In theater camp children will work together in games, improvisational theater, playwriting and movement activities to help develop basic theater skills of vocal expression, storytelling and character creation.

Mad Science

In order to provide the best environment for our campers, our locations are small, with 10-40 campers per location. As such, we have dozens of locations through out the suburban DC area. 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!

Varying themed-camps for 1st – 6th graders from June 15th – August 31st

Half-day camps: $190 per week

Full-day camps: $325 per week

Red Hot Robots Materials Fee: $20

Hours:

Half-day camps:
Morning:  9AM-12PM
Afternoon: 1PM-4PM

Full-day camps: 9AM – 4PM

Extended care is available as follows:

AM Care:  8AM – 9AM    $50 per week

PM Care:  4PM – 6PM    $100 per week

AM and PM Care:           $125 per week

Camps locations alternate by week between Mt. Vernon Rec Center or All Saints Chuch
Further scheduling and theme information is available here: http://dc.madscience.org/camplocations.aspx

MathTree

MathTree makes math fun for children ages 6-15 at all levels through our summer camp programs, newsletter, and online math game, Apple-It.
Teachers trained by MathTree lead small groups and introduce math in new and exciting ways. Children often do not realize they are learning as math is delivered in small, interactive chunks. Our campers confidence grows as they successfully understand the “why” and “how” of math, and they gain a head start on new material they will learn during the upcoming school year.

Camps at the Alexandria campus (Burgundy Farm Country Day School) are offered July 13th- 24th with extended day available. $360 per week on a half-day schedule: 8:30 -11:30 or 12:00 – 3:00

Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre

Camp is held at Heritage Presbyterian Church 8503 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria VA 22308

One-Week Sessions : All Day Drama

Session 2 : July 20th – July 24th

9:00-5:00 : $365

Two-Week Sessions

AM Drama (9:30-12:30) : PM Music (1:00-4:00) : Before/After Care

AM – $350 : PM – $375 : Stay All Day! – $700

Session 1 : June 29th – July 10th

Session 3 : July 27th – August 7th

Session 4 : August 10th – August 21st

A Midsummer Night’s Teen Camp

One-Week Session

July 20th – 24th : 6:00-9:30pm : $200

Nova Parks Summer Camp

Extensive programing varies by location
Full schedule can be found at the following: http://www.novadaycamps.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Spring-2015.pdf

Silver Knights Chess

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.

Charles Houston ReCenter 905 Wythe St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Ages 5 -13
Pricing: $325/$350
Further Information: https://rec.alexandriava.gov/webtrac/wbwsc/rt14prd.wsc/wbsearch.html?wbsi=c41372d7-344b-9c89-e511-590d8b3221f4

Summer Camp 1

July 6 – July 10

Time: 9AM – 4PM

Summer Camp 2

August 24 – August 28

Time: 9AM – 4PM

Summer Camp 3

August 31 – September 4

Time: 9AM – 4PM

St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes Schoolcamp3

Ages 3-18, June 15 – August 14th

Full and half-day options, meals not provided but extended day services available

A week-by-week schedule is available at the following: http://www.summertimes.org/Page/Our-Programs/Camps-By-Week

More than 130 different sessions to create an exciting and fun summer for your camper.

Options include: All-Sports, Basketball, Boys of Summer Baseball, Civil War, Football, Junior Musical Theater, CSI Investigations, Eco-Adventures, Hunger Games, Junior Veterinarian, Lacrosse, Football.

In addition to always offering multiple sessions of our most popular camps, a wide variety of new specialty camps are offered each year. Your camper can see new sights in Washington, D.C., expand artistic horizons in an art or filmaking camp, learn about computer programming or jewelry making, challenge their abilities in one of our many sports camps, try their hand at flying a quadcopter, or participate in a variety of fun activities in our traditional Day Camp.

*Discount available for first-time campers

Summer Art Camp with Luisa Tio

Camps offered from June 29th – July 24th. Hosted at Del Ray United Methodist Church, 100 E. Windsor Avenue, in Room 202.

Grades 1 -6.

$345 per session with aftercare available at additional charge

Summer 2015 themes are Architecture, World Art, Painting, and Modern Art with field trips revolving around the theme

Tiny Dancers

Ages 3 – 5

One week sessions: 6/12 – 8/28

10am -12:30pm

$250/week

Themes vary per week.

Top Golf Junior Camps

TopGolf Summer Academy is an exciting program filled with all of the components that make up the great game of golf. From chipping, putting and full swing to the rules and etiquette, your kids will learn everything they need to know about the game of golf. Each Academy is designed and taught by our Golf Teaching Professionals in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Summer Academy is staffed with a low student-to-instructor ratio to ensure each junior golfer receives in-depth, hands-on attention while he or she develops a winning golf swing.

1 Registration Per Child Includes:

  • Entry to the Academy
  • TopGolf Play and Golf Instruction
  • One T-shirt
  • Golf Glove
  • Water Bottle
  • Certification of Completion
  • Lunch

Academy start time is 9 a.m. Child drop off: 8:30-9 a.m., Lunch: 11:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m., Child pick up: 12:00-12:30 p.m.
Ages 6-12

June 16th through August 22nd

$199 per week

Washington Sailing Marina Summer Sailing Programs

For boys/girls ages rising 3rd graders – 15 years of age

Located in Alexandria, Va.- on the GW Parkway.

All camps run Mon-Fri 9:30am to 4pm-includes five 6 ½ hour sessions (32.5 hrs). All camps meet Rain or Shine.

Hands-on experience is the best way to learn to sail, so our emphasis is on learning by doing. Children will be sailing 90% of the time (weather permitting).

Jun 15, 2015

Every Summer Alexandria Library SummerQuest and SummerQuest Jr. puts together an amazing line up of fun and educational programs for kids during the summer months. You can find the incredible schedule of events of the Alexandria Library Websiteshazam

Programs include Alexandria’a Mobile Art Lab, Rocknoceros, Kaydee Puppets, Science Night, Dance Parties, Live Animal Shows, Uncle Devin, Movies, Groovy Nate, Mad Science, Magician Joe Romano, Shazam Magic, C. Shells, Oh Susannah, Kofi Dennis Storyteller, Wii Gaming, The Great Zucchini, Barefoot Puppet Theatre, Lego Event and more!RocknoLogo

In addition to events, the library has a summer reading program to promote reading.SummerQuest

Beginning Monday, June 22, 2015, you can sign up for Alexandria Library’s summer reading program! This year’s theme is “Every Hero Has a Story.” Students can only register for one summer reading program:

SummerQuest Jr., Ages 0-5
Kids between the ages of newborn and five years old can sign up for SummerQuest, Jr. They can either log books read or read to them or complete an early literacy activity sheet for a surprise. SummerQuest, Jr. also features fun programs such as funny puppet shows and lively music concerts.

SummerQuest, Ages 6-12
Starting on June 22nd, kids between the ages of 6 and 12 get to sign up for the Every Hero Has a Story SummerQuest reading challenge. SummerQuest participants also track the books they read and receive a special prize after reading ten books. The Library has also invited a group of special guests to entertain with music, magic and much more!

Unmask — Teen Reading Challenge, Ages 12-18
Students between the ages of 12-18 may register for the “Unmask” Teen Reading Challenge. After logging in 5 or more books, their names will be entered in a raffle to win one of two $50 gift cards. Rising 6th and 7th grade students may sign up for either “Every Hero Has a Story” for ages 6-12 or for the teen program, “Unmask.” Overdue fines up to $25 will be forgiven for middle and high school students who register, read, and add at least one book to their reading logs.

May 13, 2015

This Saturday, May 16 come to Mount Vernon Community School with the whole family for a plant seedling sale, potted plants, floral bouquets, bake sale, live music, an advice table with straw hat gardeners, pour over coffee, and more! All to benefit the MVCS Playground Fund.
From 8 am-2 pm at Mount Vernon Community School Playground

Aug 15, 2014

This summer has been amazing and our kids are growing by leaps and bounds so don’t let this weekend’s Cinema Del Ray slip by! This coming Saturday starting at sunset, Cinema Del Ray will be showing The Lego Movie for their last movie of the season.

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The movie is free courtesy of Jen Walker. Bring a blanket to sit on and a little cash because there are concessions and your kids will ask for a little treat. Come early and let the kids dance barefoot to the music that is played before the movie. Enjoy that last little bit of summer!

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Jan 29, 2014

This Friday, Jan. 31st, the Mount Vernon Community School (MVCS) PTA will host a community bingo night in the school cafeteria. The cost is $20 per person to play between 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Dinner, catered by Pork Barrel BBQ, will be available for $5.

There will be a free movie and pizza for kids in the school auditorium.

Spread the word, all are invited! Come for fun, cash prizes and community and help support the PTA!

To help with planning and logistics, please reserve your spot at http://delraybingo.eventbrite.com/

 

Nov 29, 2013

You’ve been waiting all year and now it’s time to welcome Santa Claus to Alexandria! Here’s where you’ll find the big man in town!

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Alexandria Tree Lighting Ceremony: Friday, Nov. 29, 6 p.m., Old Town Alexandria’s Market Square (301 King Street). Celebrate the city’s annual tree lighting ceremony. Admission is free and the event will be held rain or shine. Mayor Bill Euille and Mr. and Mrs. Claus will light the city’s tree and there will be a community singalong with the Alexandria Harmonizers and the Alexandria Choral Society.

Light Up the Village at Shirlington: Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Shirlington. Families are invited to take photos with Shirlington’s Santa Claus and participate in activities for children. Horse-drawn carriage rides through the village will also be available.

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Del Ray Tree Lighting and LuminariasFriday, Dec. 6, 6 p.m. Alexandria’s Del Ray community will come together at the corner of Mount Vernon and E. Oxford Avenues to sing carols light the neighborhood tree. Santa is expected to drop by and will likely be available for photos. Mount Vernon Avenue will be lit with hundreds of luminarias.

Breakfast with Santa at Union St. Public House: Breakfast is table-service and we will have a very special menu, including some all-time favorites like Eggs Benedict and Belgian Malted Waffles. Only $13.50 per child and $22 per adult. Cost includes breakfast, milk, soda, coffee, tea, tax, gratuity, and, of course, a visit with Santa. Six seatings each day starting at 8:30 am.

Landmark Mall: Visit Santa in the Center Court any day until Dec. 24th

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Santa Claus is Coming to Old Town: Santa and Mrs. Claus are back in Old Town Alexandria to take pictures with children every Saturday and Sunday between Thanksgiving and Christmas. This opportunity is presented by the Old Town Boutique District in partnership with the City of Alexandria and the support of area businesses.

See Santa at Pentagon City: Santa even has special hours for photos with pets! He takes breaks to feed the reindeer at 1 and 5 p.m. More info here.

Scottish Walk Parade: The Campagna Center’s Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend and Parade draws nearly 30,000 individuals and families. Tourists travel from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region to participate in this celebrated community event. More than 100 Scottish Clans, pipe and drum bands, Scottish dancers, re-enactment groups, Scottie dogs, dignitaries and, of course, Santa Claus will march through the streets of Old Town. Parade begins at St. Asaph and Wolfe St.santa 4

Breakfast with Santa: Join Del Ray United Methodist Church’s Free Annual Breakfast with Santa on Sat., Dec. 7th at 9 a.m.

Visit Mrs. Claus: Greenstreet Gardens at 1721 W Braddock Rd will have a fun twist on visiting Santa. Visit their open house on Saturday, Dec. 30th and meet Mrs. Claus.  Have your picture taken with her and give her your letter for Santa.

Whistle Stop Toys and Hobbies: Santa is coming to Whistle Stop Toys and Hobbies on Friday, November 29th. Along with Mrs. Claus and one of his cute little elves! Come take a picture with him and enjoy some holiday cheer!

Brunch with Santa at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon CityEnjoy holiday brunch with a very special guest, Santa Clause! Sing your favorite holiday tunes along with our Christmas carolers, and receive a special gift. Reservations from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Jun 17, 2013

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When you have kids your whole world changes, including the music you listen to. Kate Moran, long time resident and rocker here in Del Ray, has started a group that caters to the preschool crowd called Rainbow Rock proclaimed “Pop rock for your little dudes”Rainbow Rock4

The Rainbow Rock crew has a monthly gig that they play at St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub on the third Monday of each month. They have other special performances that you can see listed on their website and on their Facebook page.Rainbow Rock3

My kids and I caught the Rainbow crew at St. Elmos Coffee Pub at their last performance and found plenty of preschoolers bopping and enjoying the beat. The band was playing several classic favorites such as Old McDonald and Hokey Pokey but The Rainbow Rock crew has several original songs such as crowd favorite ‘Squirrel Song’. They were also handing out musical instruments for the kids to play and allowed kids to come up and sing along with the band. The monthly performance at St. Elmos has a requested $5 donation.

Rainbow RockRainbow Lady (a.k.a. Kate Moran) began singing at an early age when her mother, Rain Storm, showered her with music and melodies. Her dad, Drop O’Sunlight, introduced her to pop and rock and she quickly knew that this was what she was meant to do! When she isn’t performing with Rainbow Rock, Rainbow Lady’s favorite spots include fountains, waterfalls, sprinklers and with a little bit of luck you just might see her in the mist of ocean waves! Playing with her best friend, Princess Fiddlesticks, her good buddy, Captain Toe Tappin and their fun side-kick Pattycake Patty simply makes her prism complete! With the Sun at her back, and clouds in the sky, the Rainbow Lady is always nearby!

Mar 17, 2013

  Alexandria Archaeology Summer Camp

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 Camp/Baroody Camps

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 Camps

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
U5-U6| 5:30-7:00pm
U7-U14| 5:30-8:00pm

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

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.

Arcadia Farm Camp

Ages 6 – 10
1 week sessions: 7/8-8/2
Camp is for 6-12 year-olds
9am-3pm
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.

Your child will develop an understanding of food origins, seasonality, sustainable agriculture, historic preservation, land conservation, and culinary arts.summer camp5

The Art League Summer Art Camp

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.

Arts on the Horizon

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

Super Sleuths
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

Ballet In The Grass

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.

Baroody Camps

At Alexandria Country Day School, 2400 Russell Rd.

June 17-August 16
Our Themed Day Camps include sessions of some of our favorite camp activities, adapted each week to fit a new theme. Most of the camps will run 9am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday. They are jam-packed with fun ideas to challenge each child and ways to bring out the most creative young minds. The themed day camps are geared towards children in grades K-6 with 4 different levels of development in mind. Themed day camps and basketball camps are discounted until March 1st.

Full Day Specialty Camps Include:

Camp Themes:
 Wild Kingdom
 Time Warp
 Spaced Out!
 Game Time
 Stars & Stripes
 Harry Potter
 Superheroes
 Green Inventions
 Ahoy Pirates!
9am –3:30pm

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

Beverley Hills Church Preschool

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.summer camp4

Browne Summer 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 Summer Day Camp

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.

Camp Shakespeare

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.

July 15–27

Shakespeare’s Magic & A Midsummer Night’s Dream

George Washington Masonic Memorial

Ages 9-14

Campagna Kids Summer Camp & Summer Safari

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.

Clio’s Kids: A History Mini-Camp

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.

Civil War Kids’ Camp

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

Challenger Sports British Soccer

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.summer camp3

City of Alexandria Summer Camps

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!

Del Ray Artisans Art Camp

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.

Time: 9:00am-4:00pm

Del Ray Performing Arts 2012 summer dramatic arts and music camps

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

MUSIC CAMPS
School of Rock Camp
June 27th-July 1st 9am-3pm, Ages 8-15

School of Jazz Camp
June 13th-June17th 9am-3pm

Tuition $500

E.nopi Math, Reading, and Writing

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!

Engineering for Kids

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!

Fairfax Collegiate

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

Fairfax County Parks and Recreation

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 Gardens

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

Hank Harris Tennis Academy

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 Golf Summer Camp

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

Cost $230

Jane Franklin Dance

“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.

KidSpanish Spanish Immersion Summer Camp

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.

Language Stars

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

The Little Gym of Alexandria at Van Dorn

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.

The Little Theater

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.

Mad Science

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!

MathTree

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!

Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre

Two weeks
July 1-July 12 (no 4th of July)
July 29-August 9
August 12-23

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

One-Week
July 22-26, 2013
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Ages: 5 to 13

Parenting Playgroups

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.

Ages 2-6

3-day program

Silver Knights Chess

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.

Skyline Sport and Health Junior Tennis Camp

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.

St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School

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.

Summer Art Camp with Luisa Tio summer camp2

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.

Tiny Dancers

Ages 3 – 10

1 week sessions: 6/17- 8/30

10am -12:30pm & 1pm – 3:30pm sessions

$250/week

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.

Top Golf Junior Camps

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.

Washington Sailing Marina Summer Sailing Programs

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

Yong In Martial Arts Academy

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

Dec 05, 2012

 

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Don’t miss the annual tree lighting this coming Friday Dec. 7th at the Del Ray Farmer’s Market parking lot, located at the corner of Mt. Vernon & E. Oxford Ave. The festivities will begin at 6 p.m.  Each year the Del Ray Business Association sponsors thousands of luminaries that are lit up and down Mt. Vernon Ave. and singing holiday favorites led by Del Ray’s own Kate Moran Band. photo 4

There will be hot chocolate and cookies and Santa will arrive after the crowd sings ‘Here Comes Santa Claus’. Santa will have candy canes for the kids and there is a photographer that will be taking pictures of the children with Santa that you will be able to download on-line.

 

In the spirit of the season and to help those less fortunate this holiday, the organizers are asking everyone to bring needed items for the Carpenter’s Homeless Shelter, including food (especially soup & canned meat), new twin sheets, disposable diapers and personal items (deodorant, razors, etc.). There will be drop-off boxes at the Farmers’ Market on Friday evening.photo 2

This is a great opportunity to see why Del Ray is such a magical little neighborhood. You can stop by one of the many businesses that will be staying open until 9 pm as part of the Holiday Celebration. Many stores will have specials and fun events. The brand new The Nest Academy daycare will also be having an open house from 6-8 p.m. and have free pictures with Santa. There will be a wine tasting hosted by Swirl & Sip at A Show of HandsIMG_1433

The Holiday Tree Lighting, Santa Visit and luminaries are sponsored by the Del Ray Business Association and are free.