2023 Camps

Make-Your-Own Camp Descriptions (Rising 1st -3rd)

"Make-Your-Own-Adventure" Camp - Half-Day Choices
The "Make-Your-Own" camps are available for rising 1st - 3rd graders (Box Turtles and Koalas). The schedule allows campers to create their own summer experience by choosing combinations of one AM and one PM camp per week. Lunch is served with the AM group, and transitions to the PM camp happen right after lunch. Please note the make-your-own camp options do not include swim instruction. You can choose an AM or PM Splash and Play option if you wish to swim as part of your camper's day. Or, you can sign up for the PM Swim Add-On, a group lesson from 3:00-3:30 each day of the week. 

Each session, we have a variety of half-day camps, including Soccer, Chess, Design Labs, Cooking, and Business Academy. These offerings vary weekly, so check the tabs below to see what's available.  

Beauvoir reserves the right to cancel any camp program lacking sufficient participation. In such instances, we will provide a full refund (not including the registration fee) if you do not choose a replacement camp program.

Pricing Information: (Camp descriptions are in the aqua-colored boxes at the bottom of the page!) 

Session 1 (June 20-June 23)
Box Turtles
AM Chess $244
AM Little Inventors $244
AM Soccer $244
AM Splash & Play $276

Koalas
AM Restaurant Creation $385 
AM LEGO® Lab $244
AM Chess $244 
AM Splash & Play $276


PM LEGO® Engineering $232
PM Restaurant Creation $288
PM Splash & Play $264



PM Young Debaters $232
PM Soccer $232
PM Minecraft Design $232
PM Splash & Play $264


Session 2 (June 26-June 30)
Box Turtles
AM Chess $305
AM Lemonade Stand $305 
AM Soccer $305      
AM Splash & Play $350   

Koalas
AM Cupcake Wars $385  
AM Design Lab $305 
AM Chess $305
AM Splash & Play $345




PM Design Lab $290
PM Cupcake Wars $360
PM Splash & Play $325



PM Budding Entrepreneurs $290
PM Soccer $290
PM Minecraft Design $290
PM Splash & Play $330


Session 3 (July 5-July 7)
Box Turtles
AM Chess $183
AM Soccer $183 
AM Splash & Play $207   

Koalas
AM Kids Cook-off! $231 
AM Making a Magazine $183
AM Chess $183 
AM Splash & Play  $207 



PM Making a Magazine $174
PM Kids Cook-off! $216
PM Splash &Play $198


PM Soccer $174
PM Minecraft $174
PM Splash &Play $198


Session 4 (July 10-July 14)
Box Turtles
AM Chess $305
AM Young Diplomats $305 
AM Soccer $305      
AM Splash & Play $345   

Koalas
AM Chopped! Junior  $385  
AM Acting $305 
AM Chess $305
AM Splash & Play $345




PM Acting $290
PM Chopped! Junior $360
PM Splash & Play $330



PM Aspiring Fashionistas $290
PM Soccer $290
PM Minecraft Design $290
PM Splash & Play $330


Session 5 (July 17-July 21)
Box Turtles
AM Chess $305
AM My First Piggy Bank $305 
AM Soccer $305      
AM Splash & Play $345   

Koalas
AM Cook Around the World $385  
AM LEGO Engineering $305 
AM Chess $305
AM Splash & Play $345




PM LEGO Engineering $290
PM Cook Around the World $360
PM Splash & Play $330



PM My First Food Truck $360
PM Minecraft Design $290
PM Soccer $290
PM Splash & Play $330


Session 6 (July 24-July 28)
Box Turtles
AM Chess $305
AM Young Philanthropists $305
AM Soccer $305      
AM Splash & Play $345   

Koalas
AM Cupcake Wars 2.0 $385  
AM Design Lab $305 
AM Chess $305
AM Splash & Play $345




PM Design Lab $290
PM Cupcake Wars 2.0 $360
PM Splash & Play $330



PM Young Diplomats $290
PM Minecraft Design $290
PM Soccer $290
PM Splash & Play $330
 
MAKE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE HOURS:
AM choice: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., lunch served at 11:30 a.m.
PM choice: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

SWIMMING: 
For the "Make-Your-Own-Adventures" Camps, swimming is available only through the "Splash & Play" swim option. None of the other "Make-Your-Own-Adventures" swim as part of their programming. 

 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 

Box Turtles & Koalas - "Make Your Own" Camps ( click below for details)

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  • Chess Camp - All Session AM Box Turtles and Koalas (rising 1st-3rd)

    Mornings Only
    Session 1 - June 20-June 23: AM Box Turtles and Koalas $244
    Session 2 - June 26-June 30: AM Box Turtles and Koalas $305
    Session 3 - July 5-July 7: AM Box Turtles and Koalas $183
    Session 4 - July 10-July 14: AM Box Turtles and Koalas $305
    Session 5 - July 17-July 21: AM Box Turtles and Koalas $305
    Session 6 - July 24-July 28: AM Box Turtles and Koalas $305

    Chess camp will help develop a camper’s chess fundamentals. By the end of the week, campers should have a better focus and understanding of their objectives in the game and how to execute them properly. Our intermediate courses will be prepared for the tournament level and guide you through the competitive process of becoming a rated chess player. In addition, we will cover middle and endgame theories.

    Griot Academy offers Chess Camp

     
  • Minecraft Design: All Sessions: PM Koalas (rising 2nd and 3rd)

    Afternoons Only: Koalas (rising 2nd and 3rd)

    Session 1 - June 20-June 23: PM Koalas $232
    Session 2 - June 26-June 30: PM Koalas $290
    Session 3 - July 5-July 7: PM Koalas $174
    Session 4 - July 10-July 14: PM Koalas $290
    Session 5 - July 17-July 21: PM Koalas $290
    Session 6 - July 24-July 28: PM Koalas $290

    Campers are inspired to create using the design thinking method through Minecraft. They can propose a problem, define a goal, ideate, and test their structures with the materials provided. Students can use Minecraft to help them learn how to tackle complex projects and obtain the materials they need to finish a task; Minecraft camp encourages problem-solving through teamwork. 

    Griot Academy offers Minecraft Camp
  • Soccer Camp - All Sessions: AM/PM Box Turtles and Koalas (rising 1st-3rd)

     
    Session 1 June 20-June 23: AM Box Turtles $244
    Session 1 June 20-June 23: PM Koalas $232

    Session 2 June 26-June 30: AM Box Turtles $305
    Session 2 June 26-June 30: PM Koalas $290

    Session 3 July 5-July 7: AM Box Turtles $183
    Session 3 July 5-July 7: PM Koalas $174

    Session 4 July 10-July 14: AM Box Turtles $305
    Session 4 July 10-July 14: PM Koalas $290

    Session 5 July 17-July 21: AM Box Turtles $305
    Session 5 July 17-July 21: PM Koalas $290

    Session 6 July 24-July 28: AM Box Turtles $305
    Session 6 July 24-July 28: PM Koalas $290

    Campers are encouraged to develop their mental, physical, and social abilities through creative soccer games and other activities. Students learn individual skills, teamwork, and, most importantly, have fun! We emphasize mastery of essential coordination and improved agility with and without a soccer ball while providing a confidence-building environment. Each practice finishes with small scrimmages (i.e., 1v1, 2v2, 3v3 & 4v4).
     
    The soccer camp also provides a little variety to each child's camp experience. Therefore, we wanted to Incorporate other sporting activities/games into each session to give campers a variety of sporting activities to guarantee each child a great, high-energy, and fulfilling week of camp!
     
    Children will focus on mastering their touch on the ball. This touch quality means no sports skill involving a ball that a player can not learn. Therefore, training methods and activities will be centered on the young athlete.
    • We want to enhance players' ability to play with both feet
    • Improve first touches on the ball
    • Encourage players to be creative and positive in their play
    • Provide a confidence-building environment where players are sure to have a Blast! 
    Excite Soccer Programs offer this Soccer Camp

  • Little Inventors - Session 1: AM Box Turtles (rising 1st)

     
    Box Turtles (rising 1st) 
    AM - $244
    Session 1: June 20-June 23

    Are you ready to innovate? Get your creative juices flowing in this project-based program, where you will identify the need for an invention, think on your feet, and create structures and solutions. Campers also learn about famous inventors and internalize how recent innovations improve our lives.

    Little Inventors is offered by Spark Business Academy 
  • Young Debaters - Session 1: PM Koalas (rising 2nd-3rd)

    Koalas (rising 2nd and 3rd) 
    PM - $232
    Session 1: June 20-June 23

    Campers learn the art of persuasion and help select debate topics they find interesting. In a public forum debate format, campers work in groups and practice their debating skills in a supportive environment, including developing arguments, issuing rebuttals, providing examples, rebuilding their case, and summarizing points of view. Campers learn to think on their feet and enhance their public-speaking skills, gaining self-confidence in the learning process.

    Spark Business Academy offers Young Debaters Camp.



  • Restaurant Creation - Session 1: AM/PM Box Turtles and Koalas (rising 1st-2nd))

    Session 1 - June 20-23: AM Koalas (rising 2nd and 3rd) $385
    Session 1 - June 20-23: PM Box Turtles (rising 1st) $288

    If your Tiny Chef dreams of someday having a restaurant, sign them up for this inventive summer camp! Each day the students will produce a different course (appetizer, soup, main dish, or dessert) or an item from a specific cuisine and build a restaurant around it. Over the week, they will also be working on a final idea for their restaurant, expanding on the types of foods their particular restaurant would serve based on the experiences they have had in class. In addition, we will introduce various cuisines, cooking skills, and presentations throughout the week.

    Tiny Chefs offers Restaurant Creation

  • LEGO Engineering - Sessions 1 and 5: AM/PM Box Turtles and Koalas (rising 1st-3rd)

    Session 1 June 20-June 23: AM Koalas (rising 2nd and 3rd) $244
    Session 1 June 20-June 23: PM Box Turtles (rising 1st) $232

    Session 5 July 17-July 21: AM Koalas (rising 2nd and 3rd) $305
    Session 5 July 17-July 21: PM Box Turtles (rising 1st) $290
     
    Who doesn’t love building creativity?! Nothing is better than the limitless creativity we all feel when left to our devices with a bin of Legos. In this camp, we will build upon this excitement by teaching Lego enthusiasts about engineering – how to make a plan, execute it, reflect upon it, and make changes for next time. Then, tapping into our executive functioning skills, we will use our imaginations to build innovations while learning about the classics (Eiffel Tower, Burj Khalifa, Big Ben, etc.!).

    Amore Learning offers LEGO Engineering Camp


  • Lemonade Stand - Session 2: AM Box Turtles (rising 1st)

    Box Turtles (rising 1st) 
    AM - $244
    Session 2: June 26-June 30

    Let's sell lemonade! Young campers become "lemonade entrepreneurs" and learn how to make yummy lemonade and earn money! Campers launch the lemonade stand on Friday as an optional showcase event to raise funds for a charity!

    Spark Business Academy offers Lemonade Stand
  • Budding Entrepreneurs - Session 2: Koalas (rising 2nd and 3rd)

    Koalas (rising 2nd and 3rd) 
    PM - $290
    Session 2: June 26-June 30

    Join other intrepid campers and develop a business plan for your business idea. You will learn to take risks and persevere while making business-like decisions about strategy, marketing, and finance (optional activities include building a website and designing business cards). Campers build confidence by "learning by doing" throughout the week and make their pitch presentations on the last day!

    Spark Business Academy offers Budding Entrepreneurs.
  • Cupcake Wars - Session 2: AM/PM Box Turtles and Koalas (rising 1st-3rd)

    AM Koalas (rising 2nd-3rd) $385
    PM Box Turtles (rising 1st) $360
    Session 2: June 26-June 30

    Cupcakes are all the rage, and it’s a trend that’s here to stay! So, if you’ve been curious about how the pros make those cupcakes so precious and ornate, and if competition is your middle name, this is the week for you!  We’ll spend three days on cupcake basics - measuring, mixing, baking, and frosting, and then finish the week with two days of baking battle! Then, small teams will face off with one another to compete for the “Best Cupcake!”.  May the best cupcake win!

    Tiny Chefs offers Cupcake Wars Camp
  • Design Lab - Sessions 2 and 6: AM/PM Box Turtles and Koalas (rising 1st-3rd)

    Session 2 June 26-June 30: AM Koalas (rising 2nd-3rd) $305
    Session 2 June 26-June 30: PM Box Turtles (rising 1st) $290

    Session 6 July 24-July 28: AM Koalas (rising 2nd-3rd) $305
    Session 6 July 24-July 28: PM Box Turtles (rising 1st) $290

    Express yourself! We will work with mini designers in our Design Lab to exhibit self-expression and entrepreneurship. Exploring everything from sports to fancier occasions, we will sketch and create accessories such as sneakers, baseball caps, and more. In addition, designers will build their brand, logo, and lookbook to present at the end of the week. 

    Amore Learning offers Design Lab Camp


    AM - $295 per week
    PM - $275 per week

    In Robotics camp we build, code, and have fun with LEGO® WeDo 2.0, a hands-on activity that combines LEGO® bricks, kid-friendly software, and engaging projects which inspire kids to explore the world of robotics! Students use gears, pulleys, and axles to create robots that move, crank, spin, and communicate.  At the end of the camp, each child takes home a T-shirt.
     
    Week 1: June 15-19
    AM African Safari: Explore the animal kingdom in this WeDo 2.0 LEGO Robotics Camp where you will build and code swinging monkeys, fierce Silverback gorillas, and other robots that climb, move, bite and roll! 

    Week 2: June 22 - 26
    AM SpaceBots Space Exploration: Explore space and other planets in this fun WeDo 2.0 LEGO Robotics camp. You’ll build a Mars Rover, robotic arm and more bots that help you explore and examine our universe! 

    Week 4: July 6 - 10
    AM Bot vs. Bot Sports: Shoot and score in this fun WeDo 2.0 LEGO Robotics camp where you’ll make soccer kickers and goalies, basketball bots and more! Get your game face on!

    PM Australian Outback:
    We’ll go down under in this WeDo 2.0 LEGO Robotics Camp where you will build and code cute koalas, frilled lizards, venomous vipers and more robots that climb, move, bite and roll!

    Week 5: July 13 - 17
    AM Extreme Machines Mega-Machines: Explore the world of mega-machines in this WeDo 2.0 LEGO Robotics camp. Build and program robots that get the job done! Build real-world engineering marvels in this fun camp!

    PM SpaceBots Star Wars:
    These are the droids you're looking for! Explore the world of Star Wars in this fun WeDo 2.0 LEGO Robotics camp where you’ll build droids, space fighters and Jedi fighter robots. 

    Week 6: July 20 – 24
    AM Bot vs. Bot Robot Challenge: Take the WeDo 2.0 LEGO robot challenge in this fun camp. You’ll build and program Sumo wrestling bots, BattleTops and more bots that will compete in demonstrations of power and speed.  

    Week 7: July 27 - 31
    AM Extreme Machines Contraptions: Explore the world of crazy contraptions in this WeDo 2.0 LEGO Robotics camp. Build and program over-the top cars, catapults and ballistas and more bots in this fun camp!
  • Making A Magazine - Session 3: AM/PM Box Turtles and Koalas (rising 1st-3rd)

    Session 3 July 5-July 7: AM Koalas (rising 2nd-3rd) $183
    Session 3 July 5-July 7: PM Box Turtles (rising 1st) $174

    In this fun and engaging camp, students will create mini magazines featuring artwork, writing reflections, interviews, ads, games, and so much more! We will tap into our creativity and personal self-expression by selecting a magazine title and theme and designing the spread from cover to cover.

    Amore Learning offers Making a Magazine Camp



    Math Camp 
    Two Week AM Half-Day Choice (June 15 - 26) $650

    This two week math program is designed to help your summer student not only retain what they have learned when it comes to math but progress with their mathematical thinking, understanding and problem-solving with a carefully crafted curriculum. This focused and structured camp will help combat the “summer slip” that some students experience when school is out of session. This summer session is designed for rising 1st - 3rd graders.
  • Kids' Cook-off! - Session 3: AM/PM Box Turtles and Koalas (rising 1st -3rd)

    AM Koalas (rising 2nd-3rd) $231
    PM Box Turtles (rising 1st) $216
    Session 3: July 5-July 7

    Kid cooks, bakers, and chefs have joined the ranks of elimination-style cooking contests, and here at Tiny Chefs, we are getting in on the action! In this exciting session, campers will be separated into rotating teams, and each team will create recipes that the instructors judge in a blind taste test with preset criteria. Each day the teams will create three items; 2 recipes will be a head-to-head competition making the same item. The 3rd item will be similar recipes with slightly different ingredients—Farmers Market Pasta Salad vs. Pesto Pasta Salad with Summer Veggies, for example. May the best team win!

    Tiny Chefs offers Kids' Cook-off Camp
  • Acting Camp - Session 4: AM/PM Box Turtles and Koalas (rising 1st-3rd)

    Session 4 July 10-July 14: AM Koalas (rising 2nd-3rd) $305
    Session 4 July 10-July 14: PM Box Turtles (rising 1st) $290

    A combination of Broadway, Lights, Camera, Action!, and Improv, this week of camp will teach kids how to engage with theatre! From selecting a stage name, creating an audition tape, learning songs and dances, and even coming up with their performance, campers will leave knowing there's no business like show business. 

    Amore Learning offers Acting Camp
  • Young Diplomats - Session 4: AM Box Turtles (rising 1st)

    Box Turtles (rising 1st) 
    AM - $305
    Session 4: July 10-July 14

    This fun camp helps students develop a global mindset and build
    international awareness early in life is essential in today's increasingly interconnected world. Students explore cultural differences across countries, languages, currencies, country flags, geography games, famous landmarks, and current global events and come up with solutions to global problems like world hunger, poverty, and pollution.

    Spark Business Academy offers Young Diplomats Camp



  • Aspiring Fashionistas - Session 4: PM Koalas (rising 2nd-3rd)

     
    Koalas (rising 2nd-3rd) 
    PM - $290
    Session 4: July 10-July 14

    In this stylish program for boys and girls, campers gain knowledge of the fashion industry and develop skills in fashion design, fashion marketing, fashion journalism, and branding. Campers develop sketching skills, explore popular brands, analyze industry trends (e.g., athleisure), design various articles of clothing, define their brand, explore careers in fashion, and more!

    Spark Business Academy offers Aspiring Fashionistas Camp





  • Chopped! Junior - Session 4: AM/PM Box Turtles and Koalas (rising 1st-3rd)




     
    AM Koalas (rising 2nd-3rd) $385
    PM Box Turtles (rising 1st) $360
    Session 4: July 10-July 14

    Chopped! Junior is a favorite at Tiny Chefs! This camp combines recipes for every meal of the day with the challenge of secret ingredients. Tiny Chefs start with breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes, but just when they’re comfortable, here come the secret ingredients! They will have to adapt or get “Chopped!”

    Tiny Chefs offers Chopped! Junior Camp
  • My First Food Truck - Session 5: PM Koalas (rising 2nd-3rd)

    Koalas (rising 2nd and 3rd) 
    PM - $290
    Session 5: July 17-July 21

    Campers select a food theme, choose an ideal location, identify target customers, design appealing menus, and form a comprehensive business plan covering strategy, marketing, operations, and finance, including capital-raising needs. Activities include drafting mission statements, setting prices, estimating expenses, and learning critical financial metrics. This program offers a tasty way to develop business savvy!
     
    Note: there is no actual food in My First Food Truck Camp.

    Spark Business Academy offers My First Food Truck Camp.
  • My First Piggy Bank - Session 5: AM Box Turtles (rising 1st)

    Box Turtles (rising 1st) 
    AM - $305
    Session 5: July 17-July 21

    Earn, save, spend, and donate! Let's learn about money! This innovative program provides a solid foundation for financial literacy for kids in a fun setting. Games and hands-on activities help campers internalize vital concepts (like money, budgeting, and saving) in an engaging and supportive environment fostering teamwork. In addition, students use their arts & crafts skills to make their piggy banks!

    Spark Business Academy offers Piggy Bank Camp
  • Cooking Around the World - Session 5: AM/AM Box Turtles and Koalas (rising 1st-3rd)

    AM Koalas (rising 2nd-3rd) $385
    PM Box Turtles (rising 1st) $360
    Session 5: July 17-July 21

    If you want to learn about a country, you should start with the food. So, during this week of camp, our Tiny Chefs will learn how to create the cuisines of multiple countries. We will be cooking up some of the fabulous flavors of Italian, Indian, Vietnamese, Mexican & French foods and learning about some of the cooking techniques & ingredients that make them unique. So, join us as we expand our world and our palates.

    Tiny Chefs offers Cooking Around the World Camp
  • Young Diplomats - Session 6: PM Koalas (rising 2nd-3rd)

    Koalas (rising 2nd and 3rd) 
    PM - $290
    Session 5: July 24-July 28

    This fun camp helps students develop a global mindset and build
    international awareness early in life is essential in today's increasingly interconnected world. Students explore cultural differences across countries, languages, currencies, country flags, geography games, famous landmarks, and current global events and come up with solutions to global problems like world hunger, poverty, and pollution.

    Spark Business Academy offers Young Diplomats Camp.
  • Young Philanthropists - Session 6: AM Box Turtles (rising 1st)

    Box Turtles (rising 1st) 
    AM - $305
    Session 6: July 24-July 28

    Campers internalize the benefits of doing well and doing good, reviewing many charities and discussing the merits of giving back. Then, students collaborate in small teams to select a charity or issue they feel passionate about and devise practical ways to support that cause (including raising awareness, volunteering, and fundraising), then create their mock foundation!

    Young Philanthropists Camp is offered by Spark Business Academy 
  • Cupcake Wars 2.0 - Session 6: AM/PM Box Turtles and Koalas (rising 1st-3rd)

    AM Koalas (rising 2nd-3rd) $385
    PM Box Turtles (rising 1st) $360
    Session 6: July 24-July 28

    Cupcakes have been the baked item of choice for several years now, and the Tiny Chefs’ version of Cupcake Wars has been so popular we have had to create a “sequel” to introduce new recipes and competitions. In Cupcake Wars 2.0, we have gathered cupcake recipes that double breakfast foods or drinks (what?!!?) and tried regional and international cuisines. On top of that, we have included savory cupcakes! Don’t worry; campers will still be competing in rotating small groups and learning decorating techniques.

    Tiny Chefs offers Cupcake Wars 2.0 Camp
  • Splash and Play - All Sessions: AM/PM Box Turtles and Koalas (1st-3rd)

    Week 1: June 20-23 
    AM: $276 
    PM: $264

    Week 2: June 26 - 30
    AM: $345
    PM: $330

    Week 3: July 5-7
    AM: $207
    PM: $198

    Week 4: July 10-14
    AM: $345
    PM: $330

    Week 5: July 17 - 21
    AM: $345
    PM: $330

    Week 6: July 24 – 28
    AM: $345
    PM: $330
     
    Campers will join our Box Turtles (rising 1st) or Koalas (rising 2nd-3rd) day programs for a morning or afternoon session. Activities include outdoor play, exploration, and a variety of camp games and activities. This option also includes swim instruction at the Beauvoir Pool.

Meet Our Directors

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    Andrew Mackay 

    Director of Auxiliary Programs
    202-537-2313
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    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.