2021 Camps

Fireflies (Rising Pre-Kindergarten 3 & 4)

The Fireflies program is designed to provide rising Pre-Kindergarten campers, ages 3 and 4, with a half or full day of activities. With an emphasis on social and emotional growth, Fireflies are encouraged to explore at camp in a safe and nurturing environment.
 
Fireflies explore weekly themes (see themes in tabs below) through games, music, stories, dramatic play, crafts and activities. Time will also be spent in outdoor play, the pool and enjoying the Beauvoir Outdoors. Fireflies will build confidence and strengthen skills while interacting with this one-of-a-kind educational play space.

Highlights for Summer 2021!
  • Half-day Fireflies have lunch at camp prior to their noon pick-up time.
  • Both half and full-day Fireflies will have 2-3 swim lessons per week!
Swim lessons will take place with qualified instructors in the shallow end of the main Beauvoir Pool. In addition to the lessons, all Fireflies will have a daily splash time at Beauvoir’s toddler pool. Additional swim instruction options are available.  To view all of Beauvoir Summer's swim options and pricing, click here.
All Fireflies must be three years old by May 1, 2021, and must be fully toilet trained. No exceptions will be made. Lunch is served for both the half-day and full-day programs.
 
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (half-day) or 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  (full-day)

 2021 CAMP SESSION DATES
Session 1: June 21 - July 2
Session 2: July 6 - July 16 (closed July 5)
Session 3: July 19 - July 30

 CAMP HOURS
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 PRICING
For pricing and further camp details, check individual tabs at the bottom of the camp pages.

Looking for a sample schedule?  See the first tab below.

Fireflies Camp Options (click for pricing and details)

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  • Sample Fireflies Schedule

    Fireflies Full Day Sample Schedule
    (Half Day in Bold)

    9:00-9:15amArrival and Free Play
    9:15-9:25amMorning Greeting
    9:25-10:15amSnack / Swim time
    10:15-10:40amMorning Theme Activity
    10:40-11:20amOutside Play
    11:20-12:00pmLunch
    12:00-1:15pmStory time/Quiet Rest Time
    1:15-2:15pmAfternoon Theme Activity/ Outside Play
    2:15-2:30pmStory Read Aloud
    2:30-2:45pmAfternoon Farewell
    2:45-3:00pmDismissal
  • Session 1: June 21 - July 2

    Themes - Out of this World & Dinosaur Detectives
    Half-Day camp - $650
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., daily lunch and multiple swim lessons per week included
    Full-Day camp - $1050
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., daily lunch and multiple swim lessons per week included
  • Session 2: July 6 - July 16 (no camp July 5)

    Themes - Celebrating the U.S.A & Farm Life
    Half-Day camp - $585
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., daily lunch and multiple swim lessons per week included
    Full-Day Camp - $950
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., lunch & swimming instruction included
  • Session 3: July 19 -July 30

    Themes - Safari Adventures & Olympics
    Half-Day camp - $650
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., daily lunch and multiple swim lessons per week included
    Full-Day Camp - $1050
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., lunch & swimming instruction included
  • Swimming at Camp - Fireflies

    Both half and full-day Fireflies will have 2-3 swim lessons per week. Lessons will take place with qualified instructors in the shallow end of the main Beauvoir Pool. In addition to this newly added swim lesson, all Fireflies will have a daily splash time at Beauvoir’s toddler pool. The Beauvoir Pool has certified lifeguards on duty throughout the camp day. 

    Swimsuit and Sunscreen Recommendations
    We are asking that parents send campers ready in their swim suits (on their scheduled swim days) with sunscreen applied. As we think about how to support camp counselors, please send your camper in a bathing suit, this will allow for optimal swim time. A bathing suit with a separate top and bottom are preferred for ease of bathroom use. We recommend sending in a spray sunscreen which will reduce the need for counselors to assist with hands-on application of sunscreen.
  • Before and After Camp Care

    The Before and After Camp Program is not planned for summer 2021 at this time. Please check back for updates about this program.

Meet Our Directors

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  • Photo of Andrew Mackay

    Andrew Mackay 

    Interim Director of Auxiliary Programs
    202-537-6513
  • Photo of Caroline Maffry

    Caroline Maffry 

    Director of Auxiliary Programs
    202-537-5264
3500 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC 20016 
Tel: (202) 537-6485 
Fax: (202) 537-6512
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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.