End of August Camps for Kids

Happy by David Robert BliwasA lot of D.C. kids head back to school this coming Monday, but if your children have another week (or two) of vacation and you are looking for last minute camp options, here are three great ones in our area starting August 24:

  • Formerly located in TenleytownThe Children’s Art Studio will hold its art camp at the Capital Memorial Church on Chesapeake Street near the Van Ness metro. This day camp for children ages five years and older will touch upon the fundamentals of drawing, painting, sculpture, and printing with fun-filled exercises. Recent camp projects have included puppets, cardboard creatures, kinetic art, and hand made books. Children will also spend time playing at the park adjacent to the camp. Tuition is $325, and camp runs from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. during the week of August 24. Email childrensartstudio@gmail.com for more information or to enroll.
  • Home Run Baseball is back for its 22nd year in the neighborhood at Friendship (Turtle) Park. The co-educational baseball camp for kids 4 to 12 years of age focuses on skill building through volume repetition, offering campers literally hundreds of opportunities to bat and field balls each day, as well as through twice-daily intra-camp ball games. Coach Mac also emphasizes leadership development, personal responsibility, and community service. Week-long camps are available during the weeks of August 24 and August 31; half and full day options are available. Home Run Baseball offers a daily, drop-in option, as well, for those who need an activity on the fly.
  • The Summer Horizons Camp at National Presbyterian School offers DC Adventures: Spectacular Science for kids in first through sixth grades. Each day will begin and end with science-focused projects and activities, and include field trips to exciting locations around the city, including the National Arboretum, National Zoo, Natural History Museum, Marian Koshland Science Museum, and Air & Space Museum. Tuition is $375 for the week of August 24.

photo credit: David Robert Bliwas