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Discover a Camp for Every Child

Unique summer camp programs offer fun learning opportunities as an extension of home

Article by Rebecca Hastings

Photography by Provided

Originally published in Potomac Lifestyle

Georgetown Hill

Georgetown Hill incorporates play and exploration with a nurturing environment that is an extension of how kids live, learn, and play at home. The child-centered programs focus on relationships, sensory and open-ended experiences, and a caring environment where kids thrive.

With programs running all year for infants, toddlers, preschool, kindergarten, first grade and school-age children, Georgetown Hill works with parents using collaborative technology to share updates and pictures of the child throughout the day. This comprehensive approach helps families feel connected to the program, making it an extension of the home.

“Between June and August, Georgetown Hill campuses embrace all the fun that the summer has to offer! Whether based on adventures around the world, exploring our communities, or our favorite storybooks, our summer camp program is filled with play-based learning, nature exploration, water activities, music and movement, sports and fitness, and long-lasting relationships between teachers and children.”

Georgetown Hill is a non-profit with multiple locations. Each one shares the same core values, focusing on the child, family and community. Visit them at or call 301-284-8144 to schedule a tour, learn more about their childcare and learning opportunities, or sign up for summer programs. 

Academy Child Development Center

Academy Child Development Center has been serving families in Montgomery County since 1981. Their focus is on the relationships they forge with the families and children along with the health, safety and well-being of every child who enters the program. 

Mom, Erin C. shares her experience with the Academy Child Development Center: "From the time they are infants, they will receive such loving care. Our daughters have loved them all since day one. Now that our older daughter is four, she gets to do all the fun things. This team goes above and beyond to give our children wonderful experiences and our girls love it there."

The Center’s summer camp programs carry out those same priorities, offering families a place that feels like home. Weekly Club themes keep learning fun and engaging. A favorite part of their summer series is the Trips & Dips program, which includes weekly field trips and swimming.

What parents are saying:

“My daughter has attended Trips & Dips for three summers... And they do lots of outstanding field trips! It’s a fabulous experience for kids and parents alike.” ~ Carol S.

“The program has diverse activities that are fun and educational and that facilitate social development and physical health. The hours and options for extended care also make this program incredibly attractive for our family. Most importantly, however, is the relationships that are developed amongst the kids, staff, and families.” ~Tammy V.

Discover all the opportunities for your child by visiting or calling 301-424-6282.

Fusion Academy

Fusion Academy in Rockville believes in providing middle and high school students with a learning environment specific to each child’s unique needs. The program is based on three core principles: love which fosters trust, motivation, and personalized teaching.

There are in-person and virtual learning opportunities in the summer, giving students a chance to earn credit, build skills, discover enrichment, find mentoring, and prepare for college. Enrichment topics include Studio Art, Computer Programming, Positive Psychology, Recording Arts and Graphic Design. Learn more at

More Camps to Consider

Camp Summit, Edgewater, MD – A fun summer camp combining academics, fun and self-esteem-building activities for kids grades 1-8 who struggle with reading, writing, and math. Visit or call 410-798-0005.

Imagination Stage, Multiple locations – Summer programs inspire children, ages 4-18, to grow as artists and innovators in acting and musical theater, dance, and filmmaking. Visit or call 301-280-1636.

Kid Museum, Bethesda, MD – Encourage kids to become makers in this summer camp full of invention and exploration for grades 2-7. Visit or call 301-941-4905.

Summer Music Camps at Naptown Sings and Plays, Annapolis, MD – Students, ages 3-11, of all levels and abilities (no experience necessary) explore music, make friends, and have fun. Visit or call 410-801-7936.

Tech Revolution STEM Summer Camps at GWU, Washington D.C. – Technology-focused day camps for students ages 6-14. Dozens of topics including Legos, fashion design, video game creation, graphic design, and robotics. Visit or call 202-854-0509.

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