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Reston Community Center is eager to welcome children to camps this summer! Hosted at select Reston Community Center, plus local and regional destinations, there’s something fun for kids of all ages!

Offering half and full-day opportunities, as well as aftercare, 2024 camps include:



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Road Rulz Camp
Ages 11-17
Experience an unforgettable summer at Road Rulz Camp! Middle and high schoolers will explore exciting destinations daily, from museums to zoos, and engage in activities like paintball and boating. It’s a perfect blend of adventure, skill-building, and fun, tailored for young adventurers ready to tackle new challenges.

      • July 1-3, 2024: Burke Lake Park, US Botanical Gardens, Pirate’s Cove Waterpark
      • July 8-12, 2024: Capital Wheel, Planet Word Museum, TurkeyHill Experience, Escape Room, Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole
      • July 15-19, 2024: iFly, Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum, Shenandoah Caverns, Route 11 Potato Chips Factory, Mütter Museum, Adventure Park at Sandy Spring,
      • July 22-26, 2024: Pinot’s Palette, Spy Museum, Berry Picking, Kayaking, Pirate’s Cove Waterpark
      • July 29-Aug 2, 2024: Cavalier Family Skate, O Street Museum, Kings Dominion/Soak City, Flat Water Tubing, SplashDown Waterpark

Camp Goodtimes on the Road
Ages 7-11
Campers will participate in a week of full-day field trips to places generally within the DC, Baltimore, and Richmond metro areas. The enriching destinations include museums, zoos, paintball, skating, boating, ropes courses, swimming, and more.

        • July 1-3, 2024: Burke Lake Park, Walkersville Southern Railroad, SplashDown Waterpark
        • July 8-12, 2024: Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, National Zoo, Virginia Safari, Planet Word Museum, Atlantis Waterpark
        • July 15-19, 2024: Cavalier Family Skating, Monster Mini Golf, Franklin Institute, O Street Museum, Pirate’s Cove Waterpark
        • July 22-26, 2024: Shenandoah Caverns, Route 11 Potato Chips Factory, Pirate Adventures, Turkey Hill Experience, Escape Room, Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole
        • July 29-Aug 2, 2024: Chocolate Factory Tour, Air & Space Museum, Fun Land, Pinot’s Palette, SplashDown Waterpark


Fun Fusion Camp
June 17-21, 2024 • Ages 7-11
Campers will participate in various outdoor experiences, including crafts, cooking, LEGO activities, pottery, robotics, and more.

Junior Lifeguard Camp
Ages 11-14
The American Red Cross Junior Lifeguard Camp prepares future lifeguards by teaching foundational skills necessary for the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course. Participants learn about communication, teamwork, decision-making, and basic lifeguard duties.

      • July 8-12, 2024
      • July 22-26, 2024
      • August 5-9, 2024

Lake Anne Art Rave for Kids (LARK) Camp
Ages 7-13
Join us this summer for LARK, offering two-week sessions filled with music, ceramics, painting, drawing, and more. Each program culminates in an “exhibit opening” to showcase camper creations.

      • June 17-28, 2024
      • July 1-12, 2024
      • July 15-26, 2024
      • July 29-Aug 2, 2024

Pawtopia Pet Camp
Ages 9-14
In a week-long, full-day camp at Homeward Trails Adoption Center, participants will learn about animal rescue, responsible pet ownership, and positive dog training through interactions with adoptable dogs, games, and projects guided by pet professionals.

        • June 24-28, 2024
        • July 8-12, 2024
        • July 29-Aug 2, 2024


Young Actors Theatre Camp
July 1-Aug 2, 2024 • Ages 7-13
The Young Actors Theatre (YAT) Summer Program is a five-week cumulative program that trains young actors in voice, dance, and acting.

Young Actors Theatre Camp
July 1-Aug 2, 2024 • Ages 12-17
The Young Actors Theatre (YAT) Summer Program is a five-week cumulative program that trains young actors in voice, dance, and acting.


Chocolate Fantasy Camp
Ages 8-12 • July 15-19, 2024
Campers will enjoy making molten lava cakes, chocolate molds, chocolate truffles, peanut butter cups, and chocolate chip pancakes.

Inspired Bakes Camp
Ages 9-12 • July 22-26, 2024
Campers will become familiar with preparing and baking cakes, cookies, breads, and sweet and savory confections. Pies may include chicken pot pie, fruit or cream pies, cinnamon rolls, and pizza.

International Favorites Camp
Ages 9-12 • July 29-Aug 2, 2024
Campers will prepare and try foods from different cuisines for an imaginary trip worldwide. Featured foods will be both sweet and savory.

Little Chefs: Intro to Cooking Camp
Ages 5-8
Younger campers will learn basic cooking skills such as measuring, egg cracking, and rough chopping using safe tools. They’ll make lasagna, blondies, and pies, including the crust.

      • July 1-3, 2024
      • July 8-12, 2024
      • July 15-19, 2024
      • July 29-Aug 2, 2024

Taco Food Truck Cooking Camp
Ages 8-12 • July 8-12, 2024
Learn to create food truck favorites, including tacos, rice, salsas, cremas, churros, and homemade corn tortillas.

Teen Cuisine from Asia Camp
Ages 12-17 • June 17-21, 2024 & July 1-3, 2024
Discover the art of Asian cuisine, exploring both traditional and modern Japanese dishes. Learn about unique ingredients, preparation methods, and essential culinary tools. Participants will master sushi, Kyaraben bento boxes, dumplings, and more.


Teens Basic Blacksmithing Camp
Ages 12-14 • June 17-21, 2024
Have fun with basic blacksmithing. Build basic skills and create fun projects, from hooks to bracelets.

Teens Basic Blacksmithing Camp
Ages 15-17 • June 24-28, 2024
Learn the basics of blacksmithing and apply them to forge a project.

Fused Glass Camp
Ages 11-17 • July 1-3, 2024
Learn to make unique art with special fused glass. We’ll cover the basics of glass-cutting and safety. Campers will craft various fused glass items, including panels, jewelry, and a distinct glass dish.

Magical Arts & Crafts Camp
Ages 6-12 • July 22-26, 2024
Learn how to make magic at this camp. Campers will create their card tricks, learn how to construct a magic box, and design and paint their magic wand. Campers will use mixed media to foster engineering skills and artistic creativity.

Mosaics Camp I
Ages 6-12 • June 17-21, 2024 & July 8-12, 2024
Campers will use pre-cut tiles to glue, grout, and create a masterpiece that can be displayed at home or given as a gift.

Mosaics Camp II
Ages 6-12 • June 17-21, 2024 & July 29-Aug 2, 2024
This camp is for those with mosaic experience. Participants will use cathedral or vitreous glass tiles to craft designs from pre-cut pieces, which they’ll glue and grout for display or gifting.

Origami Camp
Ages 8-12 • July 8-12, 2024
Learn paper-folding and origami techniques with daily themes. Campers will make a bird, frog, piano, ninja star, airplane, boat, and more.

Sewing for Beginners Camp
Ages 8-11 • July 8-12, 2024 & July 22-26, 2024
For beginners, this camp teaches sewing to create two garments. Learn to use a sewing machine, cut patterns, hand sew, and add embellishments.

Woodworking I Camp
Ages 6-8 • June 17-21, 2024
Campers will learn woodworking basics in a professional shop, using pre-cut wood to create unique take-home projects. They’ll use hammers and paint under close supervision.

Woodworking II Camp
Ages 9-13 • June 24-28, 2024
Campers will work in a professional woodshop to create unique projects to take home at the end of camp. Participants will use hand and power tools under close supervision.


Adventure Seekers Camp
Ages 10-17 • Aug 5-9, 2024
Come along on a series of adventures. Trip activities include archery, rock climbing, iFly, horseback riding, aerial training, whitewater rafting, and paintball. Horseback riding and whitewater rafting may take longer due to travel.

Automotive Maintenance Camp
Ages 13-17 • July 15-19, 2024
Campers learn about careers in automotive mechanics, including basic terms and part locations for cars and trucks. They’ll also get hands-on experience with certain techniques.

Barber & Beauty Camp
Ages 13-17 • July 22-26, 2024
Campers will learn basic barber and cosmetology terms, hair-cutting styles, trends, and technology with hands-on activities. Additionally, they will learn different aspects of a career as a barber/hairstylist, including manicure options.

Chess Camp
Ages 8-12 • July 29-Aug 2, 2024
Chess teaches strategy and discipline and fuels competition. The program covers strategies for all levels, alternate solutions, foundational play, and logic skills. It ends with a tournament, with prizes for all.

Community Service Camp
Ages 6-9 • June 24-28, 2024
Give back to the community this summer. Activities will include making blankets for our local hospital and shelter, picking up trash in public places, and working on a project to benefit the community.

Crime Solving Camp
Ages 11-17 • June 24-28, 2024
Learn how law enforcement professionals solve cases by examining evidence such as fingerprints, DNA, and fibers. Campers will work on a mystery to solve throughout the week.

How to be a DJ Camp
Ages 13-17 • July 1-3, 2024
This fun-filled STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) camp will introduce participants to basic DJ terms, techniques, and career elements.

Magic Performance Camp
Ages 8-12 • July 22-26, 2024
Campers will learn sleight of hand, card, coin, mentalism, and apparatus magic through games, crafts, and activities. They’ll then perform a mastered trick.

Parks & Pools Camp
Ages 7-11 • Aug 15-16, 2024
Campers will visit pools and local parks for outdoor fun.

Young Explorers Camp
Ages 7-11 • Aug 12-16, 2024
Learn about various places of interest. Campers will visit museums and pools and have an adventure or two.


Apprentice Electronic Game Design Camp
Ages 8-12 • July 29-Aug 2, 2024
Campers will create video games using Clickstream Fusion 2.5, focusing on a side-scrolling platform game. They’ll program characters and obstacle courses, collaborating to tackle enemies and reach goals. Participants leave with a Windows-compatible game. Note: Not Mac/Android compatible.

Apprentice Engineering Camp
Ages 9-12 • June 24-28, 2024
Campers will explore STEM with hands-on activities. They’ll engage in engineering concepts like constructing towers, bridges, cars, and rockets through open and focused exploration.

Junior Engineering Adventures Camp
Ages 5-8 • June 24-28, 2024
Campers learn STEM through hands-on activities, exploring engineering concepts like civil engineering towers and bridges, mechanical engineering cars, aerospace engineering rockets, and more.

Junior Robotics Camp — WeDo: Amazing Mechanism
Ages 5-8 • July 29-Aug 2, 2024
Campers will use LEGO WeDo Robots for a mixture of fun and learning. Using LEGO bricks, campers will explore levers, pulleys, and gears and build and program dancing birds, spinners, kickers, and more.

Kitchen Science Camp
Ages 7-11 • July 22-26, 2024
Participants will explore the world of science in the kitchen’s simplest lab. Campers will conduct experiments daily using food and items found in the kitchen. They will use the scientific method to explore chemistry, physics, biology, and more theories. Please note that this is not a cooking camp.

Minecraft Engineering Using LEGO Materials Camp
Ages 5-8 • June 17-21, 2024
Venture into the world of Minecraft in a unique LEGO experience. Campers will build a base, craft their tools, use Minecraft to harvest raw resources, and battle to stop the Ender Dragon from destroying the world.

Minecraft Master Engineering Using LEGO Materials Camp
Ages 8-12 • June 17-21, 2024
Favorite Minecraft adventures will be brought to life in a Minecraft world powered by LEGO resources. Campers will build shelters to keep out Creepers, craft mystical items that only true masters can wield, and perfect crossbow skills to stop the Wither from triumphing.

Ages 6-12 • July 1-3, 2024
STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) activities foster critical and creative thinking while being fun. Campers will utilize various materials to work through the engineering design process.


Board Gaming for Summer Camp
Ages 9-14 • July 15-19, 2024
Explore modern board games’ benefits beyond nostalgia. They enhance learning, strategy, and soft skills like social interaction and critical thinking. Enjoy a selection of games this summer.

Fencing: Olympic Sport Camp
Ages 9-14 • June 17-21, 2024
Olympic sport fencing provides a physical and mental workout for people of all ages and athletic abilities. It builds muscle strength and improves endurance, coordination, and speed. The instructor provides protective jackets, masks, and gloves.

Kids Paintball Camp
Ages 8-12 • Aug 5-7, 2024
Campers will learn essential skills like diving, bunker movement, shooting maneuvers, and more. This camp is designed with low-impact paintballs and is suitable for all athletic abilities and skill levels.

Teen Paintball Camp
Ages 13-17 • Aug 15-16, 2024
Professionals will teach campers essential skills like diving, bunker movement, shooting maneuvers, and much more. This camp is designed for all athletic abilities and skill levels.

Parkour Camp I
Ages 6-8 • June 24-28, 2024

Parkour Camp II
Ages 9-12 • June 24-8, 2024
Parkour trains movement across environments, aiming for efficiency over obstacles. It emphasizes continuous improvement toward peak physical potential without a specific workout routine. Includes skill development, activities, games, and a final obstacle course challenge.

Rock Climbing for Teens Camp
Ages 13-17 • Aug 5-7, 2024
Campers will learn rock climbing skills such as proper harnessing, tying knots, belaying, and maneuvering techniques. This indoor camp is a terrific introduction to the art and skill of rock climbing.

Rock Climbing for Kids Camp
Ages 8-12 • Aug 12-14, 2024
Campers will learn climbing skills, such as proper harnessing, tying knots, belaying, and maneuvering techniques. This camp is appropriate for younger campers and all skill levels.


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