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 an action-packed spring break camp. These in-person camps still have room, but  act-fast before these popular camps fill up. From arts and crafts to daily b-ball drills  (and everything in between), these week-long camps will fill your child’s days with fun. Read on for the best spring break camps near Washington, DC.

DC Way's Spring Break Soccer Camp

Kick off spring break with this Capitol Hill soccer camp geared towards kids 5-13. Daily mini sessions (2 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. Campers must bring their own water bottles and must wear a mask at all times. 

When: April 12-16
Cost: $90/one day; $220/3 hr. session; $360/full day; $500/extended full day
Where: Tyler Elementary School, 1001 G St. SE, Capitol Hill
Online: dcway.com

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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 6-12. Each day is filled with sports, games and arts and crafts with lessons highlighting personal growth and environmental stewardship. 

When: Apr. 12-15, 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: https://dpr.dc.gov/page/spring-break-camp-0

Home Run Baseball Camp

Girls and boys ages 4-11 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. 12-16, 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


Rock 101 Spring Break Camp

Rock out at this camp for kids 7-12 in Cleveland Park! If your wanna-be rockstar has never picked up an instrument, this might be the came for them! This "no experience needed" spring day camp lets kids explore musical instruments through games and activities designed to grow their love of music. Each day, kids will learn to master songs to play at a concert on Friday. Campers are required to wear masks all day. 

When: Apr. 12-16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 
Cost: $550/session
Where: 3529 Connecticut Ave. NW, Cleveland Park
Online: schoolofrock.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. 12-16
Cost: $220/session 
Where: Stoddert Recreation Center, 4001 Calvert St. NW, Glover Park
Online: hoopeducation.com

—Meghan Yudes Meyers


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