Washington Family Camp Directory: Day and Overnight Camps

Explore these Maryland and Virginia day camps and overnight camps below, and more camps in our January Summer Camp Directory.

An online summer camp guide is also available at washingtonfamily.com/summer-camp-guide.

Julia Melo with children from her family's Kids After Hours program
Julia Melo with children at Kids After Hours. Julia is the program coordinator for Red Barn Ranch, a new camp opening Summer 2022. | Provided Photo


Day Camps


Kids After Hours, a before- and after-school program serving 26 locations throughout Montgomery and Anne Arundel counties, also has multiple summer camp options with a focus on learning, including Camp Kah, Kah Adventure Camp, Red Barn Ranch, Kah Junior Adventure Camp, Travelin’ Teens and Kah Skate Camp. Ages range from kindergarten to ninth grade.

Read more about Red Barn Ranch (new this summer) from program coordinator Julia Melo in our sister publication, Baltimore’s Child.

Open to current and non- BASIS Independent McLean students, BASIS Independent Summer Camp offers a day camp for grades K-5 with science and nature, creative and performing arts, sports and games activity blocks. Specialty camps and online academy camps are also available for kids to hone in on specific interests.

“Little Explorers” ages 2-8 enrolled in the current or upcoming academic year at Oneness-Family Montessori School in Chevy Chase, Maryland can enjoy full- or half-day camps featuring field trips (COVID-19 permitting), music, games, crafts, and water play.

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Overnight Camps


If you’re looking for an overnight camp experience for your child, these camps in Virginia, Pennsylvania and West Virginia provide a wide range of activities.

Camp Horizons has three camp programs, each serving a different age group from 6-16. Campers can take advantage of more than 50 different activities including horseback riding monitored by an experience equestrian team.

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Camp Horizons | Washington Family File Photo Art

A Lutheran sleepaway camp located on 340 acres of undeveloped timberland in Pennsylvania, Camp Kirchenwald takes campers on challenging adventures to places such as  the Adirondack Mountains and the beaches of Assateague Island while also spending time in bible study and worship.

Children ages 7-16 will have the opportunity to build their own day with this choose-your-own-adventure overnight camp in West Virginia. Camp Tall Timbers schedules campers individually so all children gets a program unique to them.


Kids After Hours

Grades: K-6
Time: 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
7 locations throughout Montgomery County
[email protected]
Specialties: Music, arts, swimming, sports, archery, woodworking, etc.


BASIS Independent Summer

Ages: 2-18
Affiliation: BASIS Independent McLean
[email protected]
8000 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22102
Categories: Day camp, boys and girls, teens, arts and crafts, dance, drama and theater, educational activities, field trips, music


Oneness-Family School Summer Programs

Ages: 2-8th grade
[email protected]
6701 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Day camp for preschool to middle-school students, hiking, swimming, arts and crafts, water play, field trips, crafts, dance, drama, theater, music


Camp Horizons

Ages: 6-16
[email protected]
3586 Horizons Way
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Residential camp, boys and girls, teens, sibling discount, arts and crafts, cooking, dance, drama and theater, hiking, horseback riding, music, overnight camping, photography and swimming


Camp Kirchenwald

Grades: K-12
[email protected]
1 Cut Off Road, Lebanon, PA 17402
Summer location: Lebanon County, PA
Residential camp, outdoor adventures


Camp Tall Timbers

Ages: 7-16
[email protected]
1115 Reflection Lane
High View, WV 26808
Residential camp, sibling discount, transportation, aerial adventure park, archery, arts, canoeing, CIT program, dance, drama, educational activities, hiking, horseback riding, riflery, ropes course, swimming, tennis, tubing, zip line


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