By now you’ve looked over the school calendar and noted those all to frequent and random days in which school is not in session. Check out these reputable places before calling a babysitter or taking the day off work. Tip: consider asking a friend of your Bambino to join them so they are less likely to complain at the idea of going to camp. We’ll keep adding to the list as we build it– so please add your suggestions in the comments below! Most of these also host holiday and summer camps.
The Agility Center
Kids will enjoy a variety of activities including hours of obstacle course, trampoline and tumbling instruction, practice/play time, arts and crafts, and games. Option for half day mornings, half day afternoons or full day for children ages 3+.
National Zoo Camp
Make the most of your K – grade 6 child’s day off school by exploring the “living classroom” at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo! Camp is held from 9:00am-4:00pm. FONZ members receive a discounted rate.
A day off of school means an opportunity for making. Camp is for kids in grades K – 8 and is held from 9:00am-4:00pm. Members receive a discounted rate.
Salsa with Sylvia 4 Kids
One day dance and learning bilingual camp. Kids ages 4 – 9 years old are welcome, camp starts at 8:15am and ends at 3:30pm with option to extend the day.
Audubon Naturalist Society
(Chevy Chase, MD)
Do you want your children in grades K – 9 to be outside in nature learning and having fun on their day off from school? Then send them to explore the Woodend Nature Sanctuary, get muddy in the pond, build forts, and play games from 8:45am-5:00pm.
Capitol Language Services
Camps during DCPS closings, holidays and federal holidays from 8:30am-6:00pm.
Mini Camp at Hoop ED
Sports overload for girls and boys ages 5 – 13 from 9:00am-3:00pm with option for after care.
DC Way Soccer
(SE, DC & NE, DC)
One day camps are offered on short holidays and teacher work days to provide your kid soccer fun on their day off school. Camp is for children ages 5 – 14 years with a CIT program for 12+! Camp runs 8:40am-3:15pm with before care & extended care options.
National Conservancy of Arts
Offering year around music and art camps for ages 7 – 15, the National Conservatory of Arts has no-school/out of school camps, winter camps, and spring break camps. Camps feature music, art, dance, and creative writing. Camp starts at 9:30am and ends at 3:00pm with before & after care options.
Valley Mill is offering holiday camp & adventure camp. Weather permitting, kids will do the usual fun activities at camp: kayaking and canoeing, archery & air rifle, rock climbing, group games, playing in the creek, and hikes. Tuition per day includes transportation for ages 5 – 14. Transportation will be from pick up points in nearby Montgomery County and DC.
Round House Theatre
(Silver Spring, MD)
Days Off! Play in a Day is a full day of theatrical fun for grades K – 5. Camp is from 9:00am-5:30pm.
Dynamite offers half day & full day camp programs for kids and teens ages 3.5 – 15 during winter and spring breaks, as well as MCPS holidays, and all summer.
Silver Stars Gymnastics
(Silver Spring, MD & Bowie, MD)
Gymnastics camp is appropriate for the beginner, intermediate and advanced gymnast. Full day camp is held from 8:30am-4:30pm with half day, before and after care options.
Red Panda Art Studio
Extended art workshops for school days off! 9:00am-12:30pm, option to extend until 2:00pm for ages 3.5+.
Anna Banana Arts & Crafts
Anna Banana offers half-day art camps for children ages 4 – 8 during federal holidays which run from 9:30am-12:30pm.
The Children’s Art Studio
Art workshops meet from 9:00am-2:00pm for ages 5+.
Little Loft Art
(Takoma Park, MD)
Come to Little Loft on school days off! Full day camps for children in grades K – 3 from 9:00am-3:30pm.
Horse Days– Coming Spring 2020
American Parkour Academy
Urban Adventure Squad (UAS)
DC Department of Parks and Recreation offer Fun Day
The Player Progression Academy Camps