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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

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.

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

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.

Bach To Rock | Gaithersburg, MD

A music school for children preschool age and older. Camps are designed for artists of all levels and are offered in-person and online. Bach offers Voice, Songwriting, Drum, Guitar, Piano & Ukulele Mini-Camps online.

Camp Sonshine | Silver Spring, MD

Camp Sonshine offers a traditional day camp online and in-person. Online, they offer traditional as well as coding camp for children from kindergarten to 5th grade.


Northern Virginia

Summer Cove | Springfield, VA

This camp was listed in Northern Virginia Magazine as one of the best summer camps of 2020. Each week of camp will feature new exciting activities via Zoom for 5 days per week, 4 hours per day. Camp is available for middle school children in grades 6-9. Camp will begin on June 22.

Elite M.A. Center | Springfield, VA

A martial arts camp that features other educational excursions such as swimming, bowling, and more! In response to COVID-19 they have adjusted their hours of operation and reduced their class sizes. Camp begins on June 15.

Congressional Camp | Falls Church, VA

A traditional day camp experience that features over 60 session activities. Campers range from Kindergarten to 8th grade. Congressional Camp offers campers lunch and snack at no additional cost and have an on-site nurse. Camp begins on June 15.

Steve and Kate’s Camp | Alexandria, VA

A traditional camp that offers an array of activities from sewing to soccer for children ages 4-12 years old. Students are able to plan their own day with the support of staff. There will be indoor and outdoor options, art and tech, play and performance, and more! Lunch and snack is included in the price. Camp begins on July 27.

A Montessori school that is offering summer camp sessions to children ages 2-6 years. The camp promotes the child's use of play and exploration to support Kindergarten readiness. Summer sessions began on June 1 and will continue throughout the summer.


Prince George's County, MD

Virtual summer clubhouses will begin on June 15 offering a wide variety on activities like STEAM, sports, arts, music, theater, and more! Clubhouses are designed for children from 6-17 years of age. In-person clubhouses will begin June 29.

Camp Kidz | Waldorf, MD

A fun-filled summer enrichment program that offers a variety of activities including, but not limited to, horseback riding, go-kart racing, theater workshops and more! Camp Kidz is approved by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The camp features two packages, a purple package (4-8 flex weeks) and a gold package (10 consecutive weeks). Camp begins on June 22.

Art Works Now | Hyattsville, MD

Weekly online camps are designed for children and youth ages 2 to 17 years. Art Works Now provides access to quality art education. The art work ranges from using crayons for the preschoolers to mixed media in the high school classes. Art kits are available for sale. Camp begins on June 22. During the week of June 15, Art Works is offering a FREE session for all age groups.

Worldview Clubhouse | Brandywine, MD

The camp is comprised of variety of extra-curricular activities designed for children ages 3 through teenagers. Campers experience daily field trips, academics, devotion, clubs and sports camp. Camp begins on June 22.

MGA Gymnastics | Bowie, MD

Gymnastics sports camps are offers to girls and boys ages 5-13 years. Children will be divided into groups based on age and skill level. The 8-week camp session will conclude with a Ninja Warrior obstacle race and Theme Show. Your purchase will be refunded if camp cannot be held due to government shutdown. Camp begins on June 22.

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