2019 Camps

Brown Bears (Rising 4th & 5th Grade)

The Brown Bear program is designed for rising 4th and 5th graders, offering week-long programs to this intrepid age group. Each week is themed based offering a wide variety of activities, some with excursions, and swimming daily at the Beauvoir Pool. Program highlights include our two new weeks: Drobots Drone camp and Parkour Academy. We will continue to offer our Outdoor Adventures and Trailblazers camps. Howarts and Capital Culture camps return led by our very own Beauvoir Teacher Ms. Youse.

The Brown Bears program will offer SEVEN different one-week themed camp options. These options are full-day programs and all include daily swim instruction.

2020 Session Dates

Pre-Week: June 8-12 (Beauvoir student programs & C.I.T. Leadership Program)
Week 1: June 15 - 19
Week 2: June 22 - 26
Week 3: June 29 - July 2 (Closed July 3) 
Week 4: July 6 - 10
Week 5: July 13 - 17
Week 6: July 20 - 24
Week 7: July 27 - 31

Camp Hours
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Pricing
For pricing and further details, check individual session tabs at the bottom of the page.

Brown Bears Camp Options (click for pricing and details)

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  • Week 1: June 15 - 19 - Parkour Academy

    Parkour Academy 
    Full-Day Camp - $675
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., lunch & swimming instruction included

  • Week 2: June 22 - 26 - Drones by Drobots

    Drones by Drobots
    Full-Day Camp - $675
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., lunch & swimming instruction included


  • Week 3: June 29 - July 2 (Closed July 3) - Gourmet Chefs

    Gourmet Chefs - American Picnic
    Full-Day Camp - $400    closed July 3
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., lunch & swimming instruction included


  • Week 4: July 6 - 10 - Trailblazers

    Beauvoir Trailblazers
    Full-Day Camp - 
    $700
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., lunch & swimming instruction included

    This program is the very definition of trailblazing! Campers will be challenged with fun and exciting summertime activities like rock climbing, kayaking or canoeing at Riley's Locks, hiking, and whitewater rafting at Carderock. Watch your camper develop confidence and lifelong skills while having the summer of his or her life as a Beauvoir Trailblazer! Activities are subject to change.

    Clothing: Participants should wear all purpose clothing designed for water and land. Bathing suits, shorts, dry tops, and water shoes are all highly recommended.

  • Week 5: July 13 - 17 - Outdoor Adventures

    Outdoor Adventures
    Full-Day Camp - 
    $725
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., lunch & swimming instruction included
    Cookout and sleepover, Friday, July 17
    * pick up from the sleepover will be Saturday, July 18 at 8:00 a.m.

    Outdoor Adventures will take advantage of the great outdoors exploring the best that the D.C. area has to offer. Highlights of this camp are hiking the Billy Goat Trail, exploring Great Falls National Park, and an all-day trip to Adventure Island across from Riley's Lock. The group will cross the Potomac in the "war canoe", experience team-building challenges, rapid swimming, fire building, tree houses, and island games. At the end of this adventurous day,
    campers will return to Beauvoir for a cookout with their family and an overnight campout* on campus. Campers will feel like they are at a sleep-away camp as they challenge themselves on a daily basis with outdoor activities. All of this while forming new friendships and having plenty of time to do one of the most important activities any camp can offer—just being a kid.
     
    Clothing: Participants should wear all purpose clothing designed for water and land. Bathing suits, shorts, dry tops, and water shoes are all highly recommended.


  • Week 6: July 20 - 24 - Capital Culture

    Capital Culture
    Full-Day Camp - $675
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., lunch & swimming instruction included


  • Week 7: July 7 - 31 - Hogwarts

    Hogwarts
    Full-Day Camp - $650
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., lunch & swimming instruction included

    Can’t get enough of the Harry Potter series? Then come to Hogwarts Camp at Beauvoir, where magic comes to life! Learn how the fantastical subjects Harry and his friends study connect to our own world. Your child will explore chemistry as they create color-changing potions, discover real-life bizarre plants in Herbology, map the skies in Astronomy, and of course, play Quidditch. Join us and see how reading can open up a whole new world!
     

  • Lead Counselor Bios

    We are excited to have several of the Brown Bear camp weeks lead by current Beauvoir teacher Ms. Youse.

    Carissa Youse (Trailblazers, Outdoor Adventure, Capital Culture, and Hogwarts weeks) has worked at Beauvoir for the last seven years. In her time at the school, she has managed to work in every single grade from PreK to Third in her roles as an Associate Teacher, a Learning Resources Teacher, and a Partner Teacher. Before Beauvoir, Carissa worked at an residential outdoor education school in Little Rock, AR, where she taught elementary school students how to set fires, build shelters, and live respectfully on the land. Carissa graduated from Yale University with a degree in American Studies, focusing on the intersection of Public Policy and Education. When not at Beauvoir, Carissa lives in a house overflowing with piles of books and board games with her husband and her dog.  
  • Swimming at Camp

    Beauvoir campers of all ages have the opportunity to enhance their swimming skills through group instruction. Grouped by skill, campers learn a variety of swim techniques, practice water-safety skills, and play fun water games.

    All Brown Bear Camps include daily swim instruction at the Beauvoir Pool. To view all of Beauvoir Summer's swim options and pricing, click here.
  • Before and After Camp Care

    Extended camp care is available before camp from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. or after camp from 3:00p.m. to 6:00 p.m. During this time, children will enjoy a more relaxed program including outdoor play, snack, indoor arts and crafts, and other games. Time is also devoted to quiet relaxation and group activities. Pre-registration is required and a drop-in option cannot be accommodated during the summer camp. For more information and pricing, click here.

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About Beauvoir

Beauvoir Summer is located at Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School, on the 60-acre Cathedral Close in Washington, DC. Beauvoir is a coeducational Pre-Kindergarten through Third Grade school carefully designed for young learners.