Other Summer Activities & Programs
Corcoran Gallery of Art
June 24-August 16, 2013, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Camp creativity features hands-on art classes for ages 5-13, plus Studio D for ages 14-16. In this series of weeklong workshops, campers explore traditional subjects such as painting, drawing, and sculpture, as well as non-traditional processes such as cartooning, mixed media and web design. Depending on the program, tuition begins at $170 for half-day sessions.
To learn more, go to the Corcoran Gallery of Art or call 202-639-1725.
Dumbarton House is an historic Federal Period home, built around 1800. Today it is a museum with the mission of preserving and educating the public about life in Washington, DC during the early years of the Republic.Dumbarton House offers a wide range of programming for children ages 4 to 14. Children help cook and sample snacks and drinks from the past, perform early American and African American dances, experiment with making music, paint watercolor portraits and landscapes, try on period clothing and more!
Dates and tuition to be announced. Visit the Dumbarton House website or call 202-337-2288.
International Spy House
July 29-August 2, 2013, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. No grownups allowed! Kids hone their spying skills, learn from real "spies", and train for future missions at the International Spy Museum which features the largest collection of espionage artifacts available to the public. Kids learn how to use disguises, make and break codes, escape and evade detection, use gadgets and study the science behind espionage.
Let's just hope they don't use their new skills on the family pet. To learn more, go to the International Spy Museum or call 202-654-0930.
Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region
June 17-August 19, 2013, 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m. Ages 4-12. The mission of Living Classrooms is to strengthen communities and inspire young people to achieve their potential through education and job training. The Washington non-profit has been serving the National Capital Region since 2001.
Campers enjoy hands-on adventures. They study animals, hike through creeks and open spaces discovering nature in the greater Washington, DC area.
To learn more, go to the Living Classrooms website or call 202-488-0627.
Smithsonian Summer Camp
June 24-August 16, 2013. Summer camps at the Smithsonian offer something for everyone. Smithsonian Resident Associates sponsors full- and half-day summer camp programs for children in grades K-9. Campers explore the Smithsonian's museums, the National Mall, and other regional sites. Camps focus on specific themes such as computer technology, video arts, and exploration of other cultures and outer space.
Half-day programs are from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Full-day sessions run from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. General admission tuition is $243 for half-day programs, $428 for full-day admission.
July 29-August 2 and August 12-16, 2013, 9 a.m.-noon, ages 4-10. The Tudor Place Foundation operates an historic house and garden in the heart of Washington's Georgetown area. The property, once the home of Martha Washington's granddaughter, is open to the public throughout the year.
Children experience a variety of indoor and outdoor activities that include scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, historic games, dancing, gardening and cooking. Experience an early American Tea Party hosted by campers for their families.
There are two sessions, each lasting one week. The half-day fee for each is $175 (for members) and $190 (for non-members). For more information visit the Tudor Place website or call 202-965-0400.
Washington Performing Arts Society
July 24-August 9, 2013. A world of opportunity can begin with WPAS' tuition-free summer performing arts camps. This summer WPAS offers five exciting programs: the Rhythms Camp at Sitar Arts Center, WPAS Capitol Strings Camp, Gospel Vocal Workshop, Capitol Jazz Camp and the Summer Steps with Step Afrika. Most are full-day programs that run from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. They are open to children in grades 4-12 (minimum age is 9).
For more information including the location of each program, go to WPAS.org or call Koto Maeshka, Education Associate at 202-533-1865.