Spring Break Camps: 5 In-Person Options for DC Kids

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No plans for Spring Break? No problem! A week off from school doesn’t have to lead to a case of cabin fever. Keep your kids active and engaged with one of these spring break camp. Your child’s day will be action packed,  but  act-fast before these popular camps fill up. From arts and crafts to daily b-ball drills  (and everything in between), scroll down for the best spring break camps in the DMV.


Steve & Kate's Camp

This camp is the resort of all camps. Kids get to pick their daily adventures from a roster of exhilarating activities putting THEM in charge of their camp experience. From coding and gaming to sewing and crafts, each day is filled with hands-on activities. And just like a resort, this is an all-inclusive experience. No need to pack lunch or snacks! 

When: April 11-14, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Cost: $105/day
Where: Van Ness Elementary, 1150 5th St. SE
Online: steveandkatescamp.com



Camp EDCJCC April

If you need long-term coverage over spring break, check out this extended camp that has evening pick ups at 6 p.m. You can sign up for one day or enroll in all four days of fun. Each day is filled with action-packed fun like swimming, music crafts and more.

When: April 11-14, 8:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Cost: $125/day
Where: Edlavitch Jewish Community Center, 1529 Sixteenth St. NW,
Online: edcjcc.org

DC Way's Spring Break Soccer Camp

Kick off spring break with this Capitol Hill soccer camp geared towards kids 5-12. Daily mini sessions (3 hrs.) are dedicated to learning a new skill designed to turn your little player into a pro. Want to send your kid off for the day? Fill their afternoon with scrimmages, fun competitions and free play at this outdoor-only camp.

When: April 11-15
Cost: $95/one day; $240/mini sessions; $395/full day (check website for additional options)
Where: Tyler Elementary School (kids 5-12), 1001 G St. SE, Capitol Hill; The RFK Fields (kids 8 & up), 401 Oklahoma Ave. NE,
Online: dcway.com


DPR Kids' Camp

Held at recreation centers in each of DC's wards, this camp run by DC"s Department of Parks and Recreation Kids is geared towards kids 3-12. Each day is filled with sports, games and arts and crafts with lessons highlighting personal growth and environmental stewardship. 

When: Apr. 11-14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: $40/DC Residents
Where: Jelleff Recreation Center (Ward 2), Emery Heights Community Center (Ward 4), Edgewood Recreation Center (Ward 5), Arthur Capper Recreation Center (Ward 6), Hillcrest Recreation Center (Ward 7), Therapeutic Recreation Center (Ward 7), Barry Farm Recreation Center (Ward 8), Deanwood Recreation Center (Ward 7)
Online: dpr.dc.gov

Home Run Baseball Camp

Girls and boys ages 5-12 will knock it out of the park at this baseball-themed camp. This day camp is designed to get your little slugger improving their batting average FAST! Coaches here believe in repetition to build technical skills, so expect your camper to get 150 ground balls a day and over a 100 swings in batting practice! 

When: Apr. 11-15, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Cost: $475/session (50% off sibling discount); Half-day options are avail. for kids under 5
Where: Friendship Recreation Center, 4500 Van Ness St. NW, Friendship Heights 
Online: homerunbaseballcamp.com



All Sports & Games Spring Break Camps

This outdoor-only camp offers boys and girls in grades 1-8 an opportunity to build on their b-ball skills with the experts from HoopED. In addition to dribbling and dunking their way through these 2 hr. clinic, they will get time to play other games on the courts (and the playground). Let your kid run off some energy while making new friends during spring break!

When: Apr. 11-15
Cost: $295/session
Where: Stuart-Hobson Middle (Capitol Hill), Murch Elementary (Friendship Heights), Lafayette Elementary (Chevy Chase)
Online: hoopeducation.com


Little Ocean Explorers

Meet new sea faring friends at this ocean-themed camp for kids 3.5-5. Hermit Crab and Rainbow Fish help kids navigate the ocean depths through hands-on activities and play-based lessons that include music, movement and props. Children will build their arts vocabulary as they interact with new characters and settings.

When: April 11-15, 9 a.m.-noon
Cost: $265
Where: 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, MD
Online: imaginationstage.org



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