March 21, 2014 at 9:00 am EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Camp time!
Adventure Theatre, camp, gay news, Washington Blade

Adventure Theatre gives kids chances to learn theater of several kinds. (Photo courtesy Adventure)

Summer may seem far away but registration time for summer camp programs is already here. Here are camps all ranging in various interests and age groups that are both fun and LGBT-friendly for campers.

Adventure Theatre (7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, Md.) offers two musical theater summer camp programs, one for children in grades one-six and one for grades six-12. Grades one-six focuses on singing, dancing and acting with props, costumes and scene-work for two-week sessions. Each session is $750-$800. Grades six-12 can choose from three different sessions that focus on Broadway rival study, golden age musical study and contemporary musical study. These sessions are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sessions run for three weeks and are $1,200. Before and after care are available for both age groups. For more information and to begin registration, visit

Silver Stars Gymnastics has two locations in the area — Silver Spring (2701 Pittman Drive) and Bowie (14201 Woodcliff Court) with programs for children ages 3 and a half to 15.The summer camp programs teach children basic gymnastics skills such as cartwheels, jumps, tucks, twists and flips. Sessions are a week long with options to attend full day, extended full day, half day and extended half days. Full days are from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for $305. Half days are from 9 a.m.-noon and are $240. Extended sessions are an extra fee ranging from $25-65. For more information, visit

CommuniKids Preschool and Children Language Center offers summer language immersion programs for children ages 2 and a half to 8 at its two locations in D.C. (4719 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.) and Falls Church (510 N. Washington St., Falls Church, Va.). The D.C. location offers the program in Spanish and the Falls Church location offers Spanish and French. There are six sessions that last one-week. Full days are from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and half days are from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Full days are $400 and half days are $265. Extended before and after care is also available for additional fees ranging from $20-50. For more details, visit

Georgetown Day School offers a variety of summer camps including dance, debate, math, touch-typing, fine film and more. There is also an option to design your own camp for a $400 fee. Traditional camp styles such as Hopper Day Camp for ages 5 through fourth grade are also available that has activities such as arts and crafts, cooking and day trips. Six sessions are available from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Each session is $400. For more details on Hopper Day Camp and other camps offered, visit

The YMCA in D.C. has a number of different camps for children of all ages. Cooking Delight teaches basic cooking and nutrition, Pirate Splash has different pirate themed games and activities, Creative Writing which allows campers to work on their own short stories and many more. YMCA also offers Camp Letts (4009 Camp Letts Rd., Edgewater, Md.), a day and overnight camp, that offers traditional camp activities such as kayaking and horseback riding. For more details on specific camps and pricing, visit and

The Lowell School (1640 Kalmia Rd., N.W.) has summer programs for children ages 2 and three quarters through 15. Young campers in pre-K and kindergarten programs enjoy a combination of in-class and outdoors activities aimed toward self -discovery and building social skills. Campers in grades one-six can participate in daily workshops as well as in a variety of specialty camps. Teens can explore the city in Amazing Race D.C. and Get out! Trips Camp. There are two full sessions and two mini camp sessions. Partial financial aid is available. For a list of prices and camps, visit

DAR Museum (1776 D St., N.W.) offers Junior Historian Camp for children ages 9-12 from July 14-18. The camp teaches children about D.C. from 1800-1815. Learn about the capitol’s architecture, art, archeology, maps, museums and more of the time period. Fun activities such as taking field trips, doing a mock archaeology excavation and making your own exhibition are offered. The program is from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The fee is $300. For more information, visit

Circle Yoga (3838 Northampton St., N.W.) has Budding Yogis summer camp for kids ages 4-12. This program teaches mindful yoga while also incorporating group games, camp songs and arts and crafts. Children ages 4-7 have half day camp from 9 a.m.-noon for $250 per week. Children ages 6-12 have full day camp from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for $365 per week. There are two half-day session camps and seven full-day camp sessions. Sessions last one week. For more information, visit

TIC Camp offers summer camp programs that focus on sports and technology for kids ages 7-12 with locations in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Sports options available include ultimate Frisbee, soccer, dance and more. Technology programs range from web development to animation and filmmaking. Tuition is $825 per session with four session dates per location. Extended day sessions are available for an additional $200. For more details, visit

Green Acres School (11701 Danville Dr., North Bethesda, Md.) has multiple summer programs for kids of all ages. Activities include swimming and indoor and outdoor activities. Kreative Kangaroos is for younger children and offers small group activities with no more than six children per group for closer interaction. Junior camp is for children in kindergarten through second grade. Kreative Kangaroos and Junior Camp have one six-week session from June 16-July 25. Junior campers are required to sign up for all six weeks. Senior camp is for children completing second through sixth grade in June and offers two three-week sessions. Junior and senior camp is $2,490 for six weeks. Senior camp is $1,485 for three weeks. Camp financial aid is available. For more details, visit

Corcoran Gallery of Art’s Camp Creativity offers sessions in Georgetown, downtown, Hill Center and Capitol Hill Day School. Programs are available for children ages 5-16. Learnt to paint with watercolors, illustrate stories and how to launch a magazine. Prices vary by location and program. For more details, visit

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