Summer Camps for Kids to Explore

A Roundup of Local Camps Available for Advanced Registration


Ahh, summer camp! A time for both parents and kids to keep busy without all the demands and structure of school weighing down on them. Camp is all about exploring favorite pastimes, learning new skills, meeting new friends and, maybe best of all, no homework!

In our area, there are so many formats to choose from: sleepaway camp, day camp, and even online camp. From swimming camp, theater camp, STEM camp, cooking camp to baseball camp – the list is endless. High school students looking to acquire new skills can enjoy classes in robotics or coding. There are also camps which include a variety of game development and computer programming. Specialty camps let campers design their own curriculum – for example a chess wizard can learn skills that will last a lifetime. 

For families who like to plan ahead, a number of camps offer summer programs where students can explore. Some of the programs we surveyed include child care centers and many have multiple locations. Consider this small sampling of what Potomac camps have to offer and get ready to enjoy the summer.

Georgetown Hill School

Georgetown Hill Potomac Village location offers camps for twos, threes, pre-K and transitional-K. Its preschool summer camp offers various themes and fun topics with a different focus each day. The summer camp for school-aged children includes focuses in theater, sports, science, and the great outdoors. In addition, campers will enjoy weekly field trips and pool visits. Camps run weekly, starting June 19-August 18.

Varying locations / 301-284-8144

CIRCLE #1: A to Z Fun Care

The camp’s mission is to partner with parents to provide activities for children aged two to five. The camp emphasizes appreciating, understanding, and valuing others by learning and playing. Outdoor activities and water games balance out math and literacy classes. Camp is offered the entire summer; the deadline for applications is March 30th. 

10120 Falls Road / 301-943-7775

CIRCLE #2: Academy Child Development Center 

Academy’s Summer in the K.A.V.E. (Kid’s ActiVe Enrichment) program offers challenging (and seriously fun) immersive learning experiences for children entering Grades K-5. Running from June 26th to August 18th, the program’s all-inclusive tuition covers two pool days per week, pizza lunch Fridays, weekly field trips with transportation and much more. With weekly themes like “Lost in Space” and “Time Travelers” to team games and cooking projects, there is an activity to suit every child. 

9201 Falls Chapel Way / 301-424-6282

CIRCLE #3: Geneva Day School

Young children aged 2-6 can are invited to summer camp offered on a weekly basis (half-day and all-day hours available) from June 5-August 4. Campers will explore the school’s innovative playground, gardens, and a nearby creek. Activities include sports, water play, cooking, theater, gardening, story time, and arts and crafts. Weekly-themed sessions, which are often shaped by STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Art-Math), include “Backyard Creatures," “Party in the U.S.A., and “Medieval Times/Princesses and Princes.” 

11931 Seven Locks Road, Potomac / 301-340-7704

CIRCLE #4: The Potomac Glen Day School

This summer program accommodates campers aged 2 through 2nd grade, plus offers alumni weeks and discounts for siblings. It offers half-day programs from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, and full-day programs from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. The summer program includes water/sprinkler days, special entertainment, arts and crafts, sports, party favors, cooking projects and more. Nap time is available to young campers.

9908 S. Glen Road / 301-299-9193

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