COVID-19 Policies and Procedures
The Recreation and Parks Department is committed to offering safe and high-quality camp programming to all participants. In an effort to achieve that goal, all camp programs will operate under health and safety guidelines (PDF) and adhere to the mask/face covering policy (PDF). These policies and procedures were developed in conjunction with guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the American Camp Association (ACA), and government officials, and local camp providers.
If you have any questions or would like further information, please call (703) 248-5307 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This three day art camp celebrates the uniqueness of each camper. From name sculptures to silhouettes and funky self-portraits and more, it's all about you and your creativity!
WeDo 2.0 is a hands-on robotics and STEM program designed with a discovery based approach that combines LEGO bricks and classroom friendly software in order to engage students. The program uses the latest technology and is created to enhance students' curiosity and problem solving skills. During this camp, we will use a curriculum powered by LEGO Educational group which includes fun robotics projects where kids will use LEGO bricks to build robots. Our amazing instructors will help the kids improve their math, physics, and engineering skills while having a ton of fun!
Who doesn't LOVE slime?! It's easy to make and guaranteed FUN! Some are magnetic, some are inspired by famous wizarding books. Others are glittery or glow in the dark. It doesn't matter how we make it, it's the fun that comes in figuring it out. Our slime camp is designed to see just how many ways and kinds of slime we can create. We'll discuss what an activator is and why no slime is complete without it. We'll learn how different ingredients will change the outcome, texture, and use of slime. Slime is awesome, but learning why it works is pretty cool too. Materials are included in the price of the camp.
Abrakadoodle takes drawing to a whole new level by incorporating drawing into the creative process. Through Abrakadoodle's unique Drawsters program, children learn skills that will last them a lifetime and help their imaginations take flight. They learn about contour drawing, patterning, font design, and other drawing techniques. Each lesson builds confidence and creativity while exploring fun and interesting artists and artist styles. This is not about copying the teacher's drawing, but rather about learning skills and using your imagination to create unique art!
In this robotics camp, we build, code, and have fun with LEGO® WeDo 2.0, a hands-on activity that combines LEGO® bricks, kid-friendly software, and engaging projects which inspire kids to explore the world of robotics! Students use gears, pulleys, and axles to create robots that move, crank, spin, and communicate. Make LEGO® WeDo 2.0 AquaBots in this camp. Students build and code a water-themed robot using LEGO® gears, pulleys, axles, motors and sensors.
Our 22nd year of offering fun camp programs. This is the ultimate sports camp and is ideal for all children who want to have fun while being exposed to a variety of sports. Campers will participate in basketball, soccer, flag football, whiffleball, and volleyball as well as many other sports related activities. Each camper will be grouped according to age or ability to ensure maximum learning and skill development and have FUN.
This is not your mother's PB&J or Ants on a Log! Tiny Chefs will prepare a variety of bite-sized munchies in this program! You know that "snack" is a meal that happens several times in a day- now let's teach tiny chefs how to make these snacks independently.
Former Washington Wizards and New Jersey Nets player Gheorghe Muresan and his coaches will teach the fundamentals of basketball. This camp will feature 1-on-1 skills, shooting, team play, defensive positioning, speed drills, and competitions to further develop all-around players.
ETC is back again for another spring break where campers bring imaginative stories to life! With Educational Theater Company, students will gain and strengthen acting tools to be a master storyteller. Students will work together to use their voices, bodies, and imaginations as they create unique characters and act out original stories. If possible families and friends will be invited to attend a final sharing on the last day of camp.
How do detectives and investigators use science to solve a mystery? We will spend this camp understanding forensic science and learning the tricks of the spy trade. We'll investigate fingerprints, spying techniques (surveillance), secret codes, invisible ink, evidence under a black light, and other sneaky science! Materials are included in the price of the camp.
Love the Ball soccer camp's main goal is for children to have a memorable positive experiences using soccer as a medium to achieve happiness, enjoyment and self-confidence. Players will be spending a lot of time together, friendliness and teamwork will be ongoing themes weaved throughout our drills, skills, moves, and scrimmages as players improve and learn to Love the Ball.