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DC Metro Summer Camps in 2020

Updated: Jul 3, 2020

A Busy Parent's Guide

COVID-19 has turned the world on its head and summer camps are no exception to that rule. As a parent, it can be overwhelming. We have been in the house with our children for months; wearing multiple hats and stretching ourselves in ways we didn't know were possible. Now the area is just beginning to open back up and you might be considering venturing out and letting your child attend camp. But where to start? Last year, there were so many options. Now, its hard to tell who is open and in what capacity. Are they safe?

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Have no fear, BabyFe is here! We have already done the research to cypher through the dozens of summer camps in the DC metropolitan area. We found the summer camps in the District of Columbia, Montgomery County, Prince George's County, and Northern Virginia that are still operating this summer. Continue reading to find links to camps in your area and, in RED, camps that are offering online camp alternatives. Act fast as most camps have reduced enrollment this year and the registration deadlines are fast approaching!

District of Columbia

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop | Washington, DC

An art camp for school-aged children from Kindergarten through fifth grade. The camp will feature studio arts classes and a performing arts classes with a new amazing theme each week. Sessions will begin on June 22. The camp also have music sessions beginning on June 15.

KidOvation Stage | Washington, DC

An art camp that specializes in theater, dance, visual arts, music, science exploration, and character building. Online camp sessions will be offered to children 3-8 years old, five days a week for 3 hours a day. If you don't want to commit to an entire session, they offer drop-in classes as well.

DC Way | Washington, DC

A soccer camp for boys and girls, ages 5-13 years, opening June 22. All-day or "mini camps" are offered. There are two mini camp sessions, one taking place in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Lunch will not be served for mini campers. None of the camp sessions will utilize any indoor space to practice social distancing.

Edlavitch Jewish Community Center | Washington, DC

JCamps At Home is a virtual summer camp that provides campers with enriching programming, exciting activities, important life skills, and exposure to Jewish – and universal – values. The camp is available to children from the ages 4-16 years and will begin on July 6.

DC Sail | Washington, DC (SOLD OUT)

The Kids Set Sail summer camp will launch in late June for children between the ages of 7-15 years. Sailors of all skill levels are welcome. By the end of the week, children are able to maneuver a small boat. DC Sail offers partial scholarships to those who qualify.


Montgomery County

Auntie Connie's Creative Corner

This art camp is made for school-aged children and run by an actual public school art teacher. This virtual camp will feature activities pertaining to music, dance, and project-based artwork. Camp begins on July 6 and will be conducted via Zoom video conferences.

ESF Camps | Bethesda, MD

This is more of a traditional day camp offering a variety of age-appropriate activities for preschoolers through ninth graders. ESF has an Ease of Mind policy that offers parents a credit that can be applied to future summer sessions if they choose to opt-out of camp this year or camp is interrupted by state or local government mandates. Camp begins on June 15.

Chesterbrook Academy | Gaithersburg, MD

This is more of a traditional day camp offering a variety of age-appropriate activities like cooking, dance, and sports to children from 5 – 12 years of age. Camp begins on June 15.

Summer at Sandy Spring | Sandy Spring, MD

This is more of a traditional day camp offering a variety of age-appropriate activities for children ages 3-16 years old. On Thursday, June 11 at 5pm they are hosting an information session to learn more about their online camp option. Online sessions will begin on June 22 and on-site session will begin on July 6.