2023 Camps

Fireflies (Rising Pre-Kindergarten)

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 recreation, 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 2023!
  • Half-day Fireflies have lunch at camp before their noon pick-up time.
  • Both half and full-day Fireflies will have 2-3 swim lessons per week!
  • Please see the pricing for the full-day and half-day options below.
Session 1 June 20-June 23: $540 /$320 Half-Day Fireflies
Session 2 June 26-June 30: $675 /$400 Half-Day Fireflies
Session 3 July 5-July 7: $405 /$240 Half-Day Fireflies
Session 4 July 10-July 14: $675 /$400 Half-Day Fireflies
Session 5 July 17-July 21: $675 /$400 Half-Day Fireflies
Session 6 July 24-July 28: $675 /$400 Half-Day Fireflies

Swim lessons will take place with qualified instructors in the shallow end of the central Beauvoir Pool. In addition to the classes, all Fireflies will have a daily splash time at Beauvoir’s toddler pool. Additional swim instruction options are available.  
All Fireflies must be three years old by May 1, 2023, 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)

 2023 CAMP SESSION DATES
Session 1: June 20-June 23 (no camp on Monday June 19)
Session 2: June 26-June 30
Session 3: July 5-July 7 (no camp on July 3 and 4)
Session 4: July 10-14
Session 5: July 17-21
Session 6: July 24-28


 CAMP HOURS
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Dismissal is 3:00-3:30 p.m.)

 PRICING (Full Day Camps)
Session 1: $540 
Session 2: $675 
Session 3: $405 
Session 4: $675 
Session 5: $675 
Session 6: $675 

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 20 - June 23 (no camp on June 19)

    Theme - Adventureland!
    Half-Day camp - $320
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., daily lunch and multiple swim lessons per week included
    Full-Day camp - $540
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., daily lunch and multiple swim lessons per week included
  • Session 2: June 26 - June 30

    Theme - Under the Sea
    Half-Day camp - $400
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., daily lunch and multiple swim lessons per week included
    Full-Day Camp - $675
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., lunch & swimming instruction included
  • Session 3: July 5 - July 7 (no camps on July 3 and 4)

    Themes - Cathedral Studies
    Half-Day camp - $240
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., daily lunch and multiple swim lessons per week included
    Full-Day Camp - $405
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., lunch & swimming instruction included
  • Session 4 - July 10 - July 14

    Theme - Zoofari
    Half-Day camp - $400
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., daily lunch and multiple swim lessons per week included
    Full-Day camp - $675
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., daily lunch and multiple swim lessons per week included
  • Session 5 - July 17 - July 21

    Theme - Around the World
    Half-Day camp - $400
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., daily lunch and multiple swim lessons per week included
    Full-Day camp - $675
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., daily lunch and multiple swim lessons per week included
  • Session 6 - July 24 - July 28

    Theme - Beach Week
    Half-Day camp - $400
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., daily lunch and multiple swim lessons per week included
    Full-Day camp - $675
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., daily lunch and multiple swim lessons per week included
  • Swimming at Camp - Fireflies

    Both half and full-day Fireflies will have 2-3 swim lessons per week. Classes 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 ask parents to send campers ready in their swimsuits (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 is preferred for ease of bathroom use. In addition, we recommend sending in a spray of sunscreen, which will reduce the need for counselors to assist with the hands-on application of sunscreen.
  • Early Camp Care

    Early Care will be offered daily from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., with weekly rates and daily drop-in options available. More information and registration will be available in May 2023
  • After Camp Care

    After Beauvoir Care (ABC) will be offered daily from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with weekly rates and daily drop-in options available. More information and registration will be available in May 2023

Meet Our Directors

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  • Photo of Andrew Mackay

    Andrew Mackay 

    Director of Auxiliary Programs
    202-537-2313
  • Photo of Tamira Guevara

    Tamira Guevara 

    Associate Director of Auxiliary Programs
    202-537-6487
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.