Bring your little princess to The Melting Pot for a three-course meal fit for royalty! At this special event on April 30, 2017, she’ll have the chance to talk to and take pictures with one of her favorite princesses, turning a fairytale dream into a delicious reality!...
Spring & Summer Break Guide to Camps & Fun
Camp registration is open, and there’s tons of fun to be had at a variety of popular kid-favorite destinations and businesses this year! From trampoline parks to science centers, there’s sure to be something to wow both little ones and parents! Check out our list of opportunities and see where your kiddos can soak up the fun and create some amazing memories!
When school is out, learning (and fun!) is in at The Learning Experience of Chantilly/South Riding! During Spring and Summer Break, weekly themed camps offer little ones a chance to enjoy hands-on opportunities for fun alongside new friends their age! They’ll enjoy arts and crafts, water play days, sports activities, TLE’s safe and private playground, and special guest entertainers. Plus, during the summer kids 4 and up enjoy local field trips to double the fun! Make a lifetime of memories at camp and register your little ones today for one-week, one-month, or the whole summer! Half- and full-day camps, as well as extended care, are available. Learn more.
Chesterbrook takes all the things that make them a great school and packs them into their popular summer camps! From their Kindergarten Prep Academic camp, which gets your child ready for full-day school, to specialty camps like Movie Making, Biking & Skateboarding, DIY, Engineering & Video Game Design, Wizarding, and Sports — there is something for everyone! Plus, field trips are a must. Kids in the Travel Camp venture out daily — but all campers, no matter what opportunity they choose, enjoy at least one weekly field trip! AM/PM extended care is available, too, giving parents added flexibility during a busy summer in NOVA.
Engineering for Kids (EFK) brings STEM education (and fun!) to 5- to 13-year-olds through hands-on projects and challenges with weekly kid-friendly themes. The themes include Engineering, Game Design, Robotics, Programming, Carnegie Mellon Academy Programs, and 3D Printing/Modeling. Through these programs, the campers will build on their natural curiosity, develop problem-solving skills, engage in critical thinking by tackling real-world challenges, and leave camp each day feeling inspired and empowered!
Ready to inspire and ignite a joy of learning all summer long, Kidtime Christian Academy is a great place for kids 2 to 7 to spend their summer! Their flexible summer camps offer fun-filled, hands-on activities for part- and full-time campers. Plus, at this privately owned and operated school, kids will enjoy outdoor sports, water play, guest entertainers, and arts and crafts in a nurturing environment. Stop by for a tour and be sure to sign up by May 15, 2017, for an early bird camp discount.
Budding STEM-ists learn to connect the classroom to the real world at Nova Enrichment Academy (NEA)! These sought-after STEM and soft skills workshops are led in a small-group setting with hands-on content that is cutting-edge. Every year NEA brings fresh content, infused with arts and fun activities — guaranteeing an amazing time (check out Nova Enrichment Academy’s Facebook page for scores of pictures)! By also liking NEA on Facebook, be the first to know about early bird discounts, too!
Week-long camps are great, but sometimes you just need an afternoon of fun. Check out Rebounderz — Sterling’s trampoline arena offering 26,000 square feet of trampoline space to burn some energy, learn a new trick or two, and have fun! Plus, when you need a breather from bouncing, kids big and small (and even Mom and Dad!) can enjoy their moon bounces, basketball slam court, climbing structure, arcade, and more! Guests also love their Wi-Fi Cafe with snacks, drinks, and lounge seating.
Loudoun Country Day School (LCDS), a preschool through 8th-grade independent school located in Leesburg, VA, is excited to offer summer programs, for ten weeks from June 12 through August 18, 2017. These kid-loved camps run 9 am to 3:30 pm daily with extended care hours available as early as 7:45 am and as late as 6 pm. Each week campers, ages 4 to 12, will enjoy themed, specialty, sports, and STEM day camps! Click here to learn more and register.
BeanTree Learning & The Pavilion at BeanTree
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Learning and fun go hand-in-hand this summer at BeanTree Learning (Ashburn & Chantilly) and The Pavilion at BeanTree (Ashburn)! Discover a variety of week-long adventure and specialty camp programs held by Northern Virginia’s premier private school. Built around themes that engage and excite elementary to middle school age students, specialty camps include STEAM, art, sports, drama, and even cooking! Adventure Camps themes include Animal Planet, Media Frenzy, and Time Travelers! Plus, to keep cool on those hot summer days, many camps include water park days and field trips. BeanTree’s summer camp opportunities are perfect for making meaningful connections and new friends!
One of the last working farms in Fairfax County hosts camps for kids ages 6 to 13! Spring Break on the Farm, for kids 6 to 10, offers a variety of opportunities including visiting farm animals and their babies, hiking, and crafts (choose 9 am-4 pm or 8 am-5 pm). Young Entrepreneurs, for kids 10 to 13, focuses on business ideas, plans for marketing, finance, and “the pitch.” Lastly, Sewing Camp, for kids 8 to 12, will teach sewing basics and sewing machine operation, giving campers the skills to complete a project including making a pillow, tote bag, and/or apron!
From toddlers to teens, Herndon Parks and Recreation Department offers something for every age over Spring Break at the Herndon Community Center (HCC)! The HCC, open to the public — residents and non-residents, is the place to be when school is out. From traditional camp activities including indoor swimming, crafts, and games, to specialty camps with a focus on LEGOS and sports, kids will not only make new memories but have plenty of learning opportunities, too! Learn more about Spring Break camps here and register via WebTrac, Herndon Parks and Recreation Department’s online registration system, by clicking here.
Although you can swim all year-round at Tom Dolan Swim School, spring and summer provide children the special opportunity to enhance and refresh their water skills at their spring and summer break camps. Sign-up for one week or as many weeks as you wish and enjoy a daily, 30-minute lesson in their purpose-built, heated pool. Children as young two-and-a-half will receive safe, personalized instruction from teachers who believe the safety skills and life lessons they learn in the water will stay with them forever! Registration for Spring Break camps open February 15; registration for Summer Break camps open March 1.
Slip on into a summer of dance this year with Classical Ballet Theatre! Offering a variety of programs for dancers of all ages, each camp session will inspire and delight all of the performing artists in your life! Whether you’re interested in the 2017 Summer Intensive, the one- to five-week Discover Dance: Summer Dance Camp, or the five-class Classics for Kidz!: Ballet To Go!©, Classical Ballet Theatre’s camp options deliver a rewarding summer full of hands-on training and performance opportunities. The theatre also offers extended care options for families who need more flexibility.
Spring Break camps at the Curiosity Zone of Ashburn are the perfect glimpse to what CZ offers all summer long! Like their summer camps, children will enjoy themed, hands-on opportunities that will keep your 4- to 10-year-old engaged and excited! With Spring Break themes like Noisy Science, Fire & Ice, Incredible Eggs, and Slimy Potions, kids will be begging to return, not just for camps, but for CZ’s classes and special events, too! Parent’s, don’t forget about sibling discounts; learn more about Spring Break camps here, and Summer Camps here.
Rated by TravelGolf as a top public course in the DC area, campers 5 to 14, will enjoy the beauty and benefits of NOVA’s premier practice facility! Camp’s goal is to not only help young golfers learn and develop their skills but foster a love for the game, too! In addition to being guided through activities by top-rated PGA instructors, campers will experience a real golf experience on our 18-hole championship course, skill competitions with scoreboard and prizes, and much more! Half- and full-day opportunities are available.
Families know the Children’s Science Center Lab is the place to visit for hands-on fun and exploration! That’s why over Spring Break, they are opening their doors to campers, too! With days dedicated to grade-specific groups, you’ll enjoy the convenience of choosing a single day or multiple days. Camps themes, for 1st-6th graders, are designed to ignite children’s curiosity and get them excited about STEM in their everyday lives. Plus, Lab admission is included for exploration following camp — the perfect chance for them show off their know-how to parents and siblings!
Camps for tweens and teens are hard to find! However, kids in 6th through 9th grade will love the summer opportunities at Summer Cove! With this age group in mind and experience to back it up, Summer Cove promotes creativity, innovation, and individuality through a wide variety of camp programs. Camps include specialty opportunities like filmmaking and photography to “just for fun” camps like The Amazing Race and How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse! These camps are great opportunities to get kids connecting face-to-face and making a ton of summer memories!
Keeping your 2017 full of fitness and fun, My Gym Chantilly offers an energizing spring break camp ideal for potty-trained children 2.5- to 10-years-old! From April 10-17, 2017, even the youngest of campers will love the week off as it’s sure to be jam-packed with fitness games, gymnastics, crafts, and music — all geared towards a daily theme! From Knights and Princesses to a Superhero Training Day, no two camp days are ever the same so sign up for one day, or every day, and make the most out of your little one’s spring break! Plus, purchase a 5-day pack for summer camp by March 31, 2017, and receive an extra hour (4-5 pm) for free!
The USTA Mid-Atlantic’s TGA Premier Youth Tennis Camps offer an unforgettable experience for your child by combining expert instruction, daily matches, tennis-themed STEM experiments and exciting activities that kids love! Campers develop their skills and passion for tennis while learning life skills such as respect, honesty, and sportsmanship. TGA tennis camps are ideal for beginners and are available as half or full day camp options for children age 5 to 12. First-time campers receive a hat and water bottle and all participants have a chance at great prizes! Discounts and free racquet promotions are available so register today!
Silver Knights Enrichment is offering a variety of Spring Break and Summer camps throughout Northern Virginia. In Chess camps, students of all levels (including total beginners!) play chess and learn tactics and strategy to improve. In Coding camps, children will love learning to code with Scratch, with projects like mazes and platform games which make learning logic, coding, and animation fun and creative! In Engineering camps, children learn the basics of engineering, with hands-on design projects like building parachutes, traps, and rockets.
It’s time for the best summer camp ever with the Academy of Christian Education! Offering 8-weeks of learning, laughter, and fun via their Passport to Adventure Camp, ACE is excited to introduce campers, ages 3 to 6th grade, to different regions and wonders of the world! All campers will enjoy a variety of camp activities alongside Bible teachings, field trips, performances, and so much more! Participate in any or all weeks – the full-day fun (8 am-4 pm with extended care options available) begins on June 19, 2017! Register today!
Join the Redskins family this summer with one of their amazing dance, cheer, or intensive one-day training camps! The Redskins Cheerleaders Youth Camps are ideal for children 6- to 16-years of age who are ready to learn and develop as dancers and cheerleaders directly from the pros. Participants will be grouped by age and learn new techniques, be challenged, and be immersed in an action-packed summer. Learn more.
LCF Kids is ready to roll out their spring and summer break camps this year and your little ones are invited! This adaptive fitness facility serves children of all ages with a variety of needs, and at a variety of developmental levels, with their first-class early intervention programs. With two convenient locations, see how LCF Kids can provide quality and trusted therapeutic care through movement, teamwork, sports, and friendships while school is out, but making a difference is in!
Camp Connect offers fun weekly adventures for students in an exciting camp environment. Camp Connect infuses best-in-class social learning curricula into camp activities so that all students have a supported environment to learn, be themselves, feel included, and have fun.Weekly themes include: To Infinity & Beyond, Chef’s Academy, Team Adventure, and Unthinkable Science. Session 1 runs for two weeks in June, June 19-23 and June 26-30. Session 2 runs for two weeks in July, July 17-21 and July 24-28. For more information and registration information, please visit here.
Get ready for summer break with Wings to Fly Therapy and Play Center’s group classes! This pediatric (birth to 18-years-old) treatment facility offers a variety of fun summer group classes perfect for children and teens via their integrated therapy setting. From handwriting to superheroes to yoga and more, the dedicated Wings to Fly staff is ready to set your child up for a successful and happy summer with a variety of exciting class themes! All group class activities can be modified and adapted for each age group, ensuring that your child gets the most developmentally appropriate session possible! Putting your child’s needs first, spend the summer with Wings to Fly Therapy and Play Center to map out a successful future today!
More great camp and school-break fun opportunities coming soon!
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