District of Columbia Summer Camps for Children

Washington, DC Camps

Washington, D.C. Summer Camps

You're probably used to thinking of Washington, D.C. as a center of government, culture, and art. You may not be aware it’s also a great place for children to stay active and explore new interests, even when school is out. There are plenty of ways to keep your family engaged, developing, and learning at one of the many summer camps for kids in the Washington, D.C. area.

Things to Do in D.C.

Washington, D.C. is a national hub of cultural and academic diversity. You'll find camp programs centered on agriculture, art, computer programming, exercise, sports, and almost any other activity you can think of. The city itself is a mostly urban area dotted with parks, but our nation's capital is less than an hour away from plenty of forested areas perfect for hiking and other traditional camp activities.

The variety of D.C. summer camp programs in our index offers something for everyone. There are camps just for girls and just for boys, camps separated by age group, and camps equipped to accommodate kids with special needs. If your children aren’t ready to stay away from home overnight, it's easy to find summer day camps in D.C. Whatever program you chose, attending camp will still help your kids develop independence, learn new skills, and make new friends.

Search for D.C. Summer Camps

Summer camp is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for your children to grow. Every experience they have shapes the adult they will grow to be. Surrounding your kids with positive experiences helps them become competent, capable adults who are ready to face the world.

We want to help you find the camp that will make your child’s summer as great as it can possibly be. Search through our list of summer camps in the Washington, D.C. area to see what kinds of programs are available, then check the individual camps’ websites when you find some that interest you.

Capitol Debate Summer Camps

Coed Camp with Residential & Day Camp Sessions

15 locations nationwide

Established in 2001

Capitol Debate Summer Camps

Discover Capitol Debate Summer Camps, the premier destination for kids aged 11-17 to excel in public speaking and debate. Established in 2006, we've been transforming young speakers into confident leaders. Hosted on prestigious college campuses, our camps give your child a glimpse of college life, whether they're residential or commuting. Our expert instructors tailor their coaching to each student, ensuring personalized growth at every ...read more

iD Tech Camps

Weeklong, day and overnight summer programs, ages 6-18

Held at 75+ campuses nationwide

Established in 1999

iD Tech Camps

Register today for camps held at 75+ inspiring universities! Your child will walk the halls of their dream campus, bond with friends and mentors over legendary iD traditions, and experience the magic that's made us the world's #1 tech camp for 23+ years!

At iD Tech Camps, students ages 7–18 unleash their creativity with the hottest courses in coding, game development, robotics, and creative arts. Find the program that ...read more

Traveling Players Ensemble

Residential coed summer camp, ages 8-18

Day Camps & Final Performances: Tysons, VA; Sleepaway Camps & Conservatories: Leesburg, VA

Established in 2003

Traveling Players Ensemble

"Little-known summer gem" – the Washington Post. Now in our 20th summer! Traveling Players trains young actors in classical theatre with plays by Shakespeare, Moliere, & Gozzi and based on Greek Mythology.

Day Camps expand imaginations, confidence and performance skills while sparking new friendships. Perfect for campers looking to try acting for the first time or as an add-on to the sleepaway experience! (Tysons Corner ...read more

Boating Is Fun Camp

Coed Day Camp, ages 8-15

Natick, MA

Established in 2002

At Boating Is Fun Camp, we provide a place for campers to have fun in the summer and become a part of the community by fostering friendships and building confidence through teaching boating safety. Each day, there are lots of games and activities; the kids get wet and learn a bunch of cool stuff about sailing and paddling. These week-long sessions are filled with lots of time on the water learning paddling strokes, sailing terms and independence ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Astrocamp Virginia

Coed Residential Summer Camp

Clover, Virginia

Established in 2017

Astrocamp Virginia

Launch your own custom-made rocket at AstroCamp! Campers come each summer to make memories, have fun, and get hands-on science and astronomy training while participating in a variety of 60+ summer activities! Whether it's building and launching rockets or crashing a cosmic lander, campers are surrounded with experiential adventure. AstroCamp offers a private lake with a giant BLOB and inflatable obstacle course, swimming, canoeing, and gaga ...read more

Camp Motorsport

Coed Residential Summer Camp, ages 9-17

Clover, Virginia

Established in 2007

Camp Motorsport

Over 20 miles of off-road track! Is your child looking for a MOTORSPORT packed summer? Extreme racers, beginner through expert alike, learn the finer points of driving technique from qualified instructors on both our racing go-karts and off-road buggies. In addition to gaining valuable seat time, Camp Motorsport offers all the fun summer camp activities campers expect, including a private lake with a giant BLOB and inflatable obstacle course, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association