5 More Camps to Love: 2022 Washington Summer Camp Directory Spotlights

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In addition to language learning, gymnastics, wildlife exploration, performing arts and overnight experiences based in Jewish cultural traditions—highlighted in our first 2022 Summer Camp Directory Spotlights—here are another five camps from Washington, D.C. and Virginia that will challenge, stimulate and create bonds of friendship this summer.

Congressional Camp, a school-based camp from Congressional School in Falls Church, Virginia offers day camp, travel camps, and dozens of specialty camps broken down according to age group. Some specialty options include Art with Nature and Recycle Creators and Congo Camp Cooking Show.

Hone your hockey skills at MedStar Capitals Iceplex where you can learn from the Washington Capitals mascot, Slapshot, as your honorary camp director.

Mason Game and Technology Academy at George Mason University gives students an early opportunity to connect with university professors and gaming industry professionals. Learn from faculty and graduate students from the university’s Game Design and Computer Science programs who also have start-ups at the Virginia Serious Gaming Institute. Your child can engage in applied research and game development.

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Bring the Smithsonian museums to life with expert age-based programming for children both in person and online this summer at Smithsonian Associates summer camp.

Traveling Players gives your child a taste of  the nomadic performer lifestyle with sleepaway acting camp in a different location each night and a residential conservatory program. A day camp for elementary school students is also available at the program’s Tysons, Virginia studio.

Explore more camps in our February 2022 issue’s camp directory or online at washingtonfamily.com/summer-camp-guide.



Congressional Camp

Ages: 4-14
[email protected]
School Affiliation:
Congressional School
3229 Sleepy Hollow Road
Falls Church, VA 22042
Day camp, boys and girls, extended day, transportation, arts and crafts, CIT program, computers, cooking, field trips, horseback riding and swimming


Mason Game and Technology Academy – George Mason University

Ages: 9-18
[email protected]
10900 University Blvd., Bull Run Hall 147, MS 1J2
Manassas, VA 20110-2203
Teens, computers, cooking and other educational activities.


MedStar Capitals Iceplex

Ages: 4-14
627 N. Glebe Rd, Suite 800,
Arlington, VA 22203
Categories: Coed, Sports
[email protected]


Smithsonian Associates

[email protected]
1100 Jefferson Drive SW
Washington, DC 20560
Smithsonian Summer Camp is back. With both in-person and online options, Smithsonian Associates brings the Smithsonian’s ever-expanding world to life. Camps are offered for kids in first through 11th grades.


Traveling Players

1961 Chain Bridge Road
Tysons, VA 22102
[email protected]
Traveling Players brings out the best in every performer. Acting day camps are taught in our Tysons Studio; sleepaway camps are 1 hour outside of DC.




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