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Thank you in advance for your patience.  We are looking forward to seeing YOU in the summer!
2019 Camps

Make-Your-Own Camp Descriptions

"Make-Your-Own" Camp - Half-Day Choices
The "Make-Your-Own" Camp schedule allows campers to create their own summer experience by choosing combinations of one AM and one PM camp per session. The "Make-Your-Own" camps are available for rising 1st - 3rd graders. Swimming is only included in the "Make-Your-Own" Camp with the selection of “Splash & Play” as one of your campers AM or PM choices. 
HOURS:
AM choice: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
PM choice: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

SWIMMING: 
Swimming is available only through the “Splash & Play” swim option for the “Make-Your-Own" Camp.

2018 Session Dates

Pre-Week: June 10 - 14 (Beauvoir student programs, Brown Bears pre-week, & C.I.T. Leadership Program)
Week 1: June 17 - 21
Week 2: June 24 – 28
Week 3: July 1 – 3 (Closed July 4 and 5) 
Week 4: July 8 - 12
Week 5: July 15 - 19
Week 6: July 22 - 26
Week 7: July 29 - August 2

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.

Blue Jays, Box Turtles & Koalas - "Make Your Own" Camps (click for pricing and details)

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  • Splash and Play - Weeks 1 - 2 & 4 - 7

    Splash & Play is offered for all of our summer sessions, both as an AM or PM choice. Campers will love speeding down a wet and soapy slip n’ slide, play sponge tag and other water games on the Beauvoir playground. This year, we are adding a camper built water based obstacle course, including a kid car wash! Campers will also get to tie dye a t-shirt as well. This option includes a now longer 45 minute block of swim instruction at the Beauvoir Pool.
  • Tiny Chefs - Weeks 1 - 2 & 4 - 7

    Tiny & Gourmet Chefs will work hands-on to cook delicious dishes, decorate chefs hats and place mats, and leave with printed copies of the recipes to recreate at home! Our cooking camps are a fun way for kids to flex their creative muscles, spend time working in peer groups, and best of all: a great way to introduce them to the joy of cooking and baking!

    Campers will learn how to measure, mix, stir, and pour as they cook and bake tasty eats from scratch. Essential cooking skills will be explored from chopping to grilling and sautéing. Our instructors work with your Tiny or Gourmet Chefs to teach them skills that will stay with them for years to come, from organizational skills, learning to work as a team, cooperation and taking turns.

    Sessions also touch on basic math skills and an effort is made to introduce new ingredients and flavors that may not be familiar to many campers. All campers receive an electronic cookbook containing the recipes they have made on the final day of the session so that they can share their new skills, experiences and taste sensations with everyone at home!

    Themes coming soon!

    *Accommodating food restrictions and allergies may not always be possible. Please contact the camp office prior to registering with any questions or concerns.
  • EverWonder Adventures in Art - Weeks 1 - 2 & 4 - 7

    Creative play, curiosity, good books and a caring environment are at the heart of EverWonder’s theme-based programs for our youngest campers at Beauvoir.  Our days will be full of rich and playful experiences as we explore the playground, discover the beauty of the Cathedral Close and engage in hands-on interactive experiences in our classroom.

    Themes coming soon!
  • Kick-Pass-Shoot-And-Score Sports Camp with ActivePlay, LLC - Week 1 - 2

    Sign up now for our most highly anticipated sports camp of the summer.  Kick-Pass-Shoot-and-Score Sports Camp offers something for everyone.  From team games to backyard games this camp will introduce campers to a variety of different games.  Backyard games include: cornhole, LARGE jenga, can jam, and spike ball. Sports will include: basketball, soccer, flag football, home run derby and hockey. The camp will be lead by ActivePlay's founder Seth Goldman 2008 All-Met Player of the year and his skilled team of coaches. 
  • STEAM - Weeks 1 - 2 & 4 - 7

    Themes coming soon!
  • Language Camps

    Weeks and themes coming soon!
  • Fencing - Weeks 4 - 5

    Description coming soon!
  • Musical Theater

    Themes coming soon!
  • Ballet Petite

    Themes coming soon!
  • Chess

    Is your child interested in chess? Or Has your child been playing chess for a while?  Campers will explore the world of chess as they learn the basics of ranks, files, algebraic notation and how each piece moves across the board. They will learn how to checkmate and the true value of each piece as they also learn to visualize numerous possibilities before making their next move, analyze their games to see where they were successful, and where they could do better.     
  • Exploring Minecraft

    Exploring Minecraft 
    Griot Academy’ brings strategic thinking to Summer 2018 through a game that kids know and love. Minecraft transforms the game into a powerful tool for learning. Students design civilizations to explore scientific and engineering concepts, learning about biomes and gravity, and accomplishing defined group missions.

    The students will work as a team in the game. There will be instruction on coding terms. Then the entire class will work in one world building and coding. The teacher's computer is host and all the others are joined in the cloud. Two students work in tandem on a computers with alternated control times. 
     
    Other times, pairs are in their own world. Over the summer sessions, they will have an opportunity to explore additional functions in the worlds for their characters!
  • Hogwarts - (Koalas) Session 3 & 4

    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!
  • Pottery

    Jimmy Potters Pottery Studio joins Beauvoir Summer for Session 1! During the session, campers will learn clay building & pottery painting. No prior ceramics or clay experience is required. More challenging work will be assigned to students with previous experience.

    Pottery Around the World: Where Art History meets Ceramics
    Our summer camp pottery classes for kids focus on Art history and exploring the endless possibilities of clay. Campers will have a chance to learn the basic methods of hand-building - coiling, pinching, building with slabs, and sculpting—as well as what goes into making bowls, mugs, containers, and sculptural art pieces. Campers are guided step-by-step through all their projects, while being allowed the creativity to tailor each project to their own vision. Jimmy Potters always encourages individuality!
     
  • Robotics

    Exploring Robotics
    Students become familiar with following instructions to build their very own simple robots. After they learn about how each part of their kit work and build several robots, they will be able to build their very own robots.  They build birds, boats, a lego spinner and more. In week two some of the students are introduced to Milo
     
     
  • Excite Soccer

    Children will be encouraged to develop their mental, physical, and social abilities through creative sports games and other activities. Through the course of each session, campers can expect to be involved in a wide range of activities predominantly with a ball. The below games and activities give a little insight into what campers can expect in addition to that of the actual game of soccer. 
     
    - Soccer Olympics
    - Soccer Golf
    - Soccer Cricket/Baseball
    - Doctor Doctor
    - Star Wars
    - Pirate Pirate
    - Capture the Flag

    Excite Soccer has prided themselves on consistent staff and are delighted to once again announce that camps will be instructed by Coach Scott Currie. 

    Box Turtles
    Participants will learn individual skills, teamwork, and most importantly, have fun!  Emphasis is on mastering basic coordination and agility, with and without a soccer ball, as well as on providing a confidence-building environment. In addition to the above games/activities, campers will also play in small sided soccer scrimmages through the course of each day.
     
    Koalas
    Children will focus more on mastering their touch on the ball. This kind of touch quality means there is no sports skill involving a ball that a player can not learn. Training methods and activities will be centered with the young athlete in mind. The goal is 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, and provide a confidence building environment where players are certain to have a blast!
  • STEAM- Make Your Own Arcade (Box Turtles/ Koalas) Session 2

    Session 2
    STEAM: Make Your Own Arcade! 
    Attention builders and creative kids! With inspiration from Caine’s Arcade, children in this camp will have a chance to build their own arcade games from recycled materials. Working independently or in groups, campers will collaborate to design, test, tweak, and share their games. You won’t want to miss out on this creative adventure!
  • Stitch It Sewing & Design Camp (Koalas) Session 2 & 4

     
    Session 2 & 4 
     
    Session 2
    Sew Special Friends
    Interested in having your child learn to sew?  Do they have an amazing stuffed animal, doll or special friend that they would enjoy creating clothing for? Join Stitch It for a week of fun and creativity!  
     
    Campers are patiently taught various age appropriate, hand and machine sewing techniques.  Campers will also learn about the science of fabrics, and how they are made and the various types; the technology of the machine and its functions; the engineering of making their projects; the art of designing their projects and making them unique; and the math of sewing - - measuring the seam allowance and its affect on the size of the project.
     
    In Stitch It, campers will make beautiful, personalized and detailed projects while learning real and practical skills that will last a lifetime! All supplies are included and they will be assigned their own sewing machine.  The only thing they will need to bring is their special friend (doll or stuffed animal)!
     
    Session 4
    Summer Sleepover!
    Is your camper excited about the summer, and sleepovers with friends?  Well, in the Stitch It camp, campers will design and make a personalized sleeping bag, with a corresponding pillow case, and pajama pants!

    Vacation Essentials
    Campers will make a summer travel reversible hat and corresponding bag, and learn the art of dying their own material to make a special project, and more! 
     
    Campers are patiently taught various age appropriate, hand and machine sewing techniques.  Campers will also learn about the science of fabrics, and how they are made and the various types; the technology of the machine and its functions; the engineering of making their projects; the art of designing their projects and making them unique; and the math of sewing - - measuring the seam allowance and its affect on the size of the project.
     
    In Stitch It, campers will make beautiful, personalized and detailed projects while learning real and practical skills that will last a lifetime! All supplies are included and they will be assigned their own sewing machine.

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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.