Got a great camp that you or your kids love? Or even better – both love. Here’s a list of camps that Murch parents have used in the past. Look at the list below to make sure it is not already on our list and then click here to submit it so we can have an easy to use list of the various camps that are convenient for Murch parents or simply a way for Murch kids to be together even when they aren't in school. Please note that neither Murch School nor the Murch HSA are endorsing these camps. We are simply providing a listing place to help you in the great camp search.
|Name of Camp||Website||Location||Type of Camp||Ages Best For||Brief Description|
|Full Day Summer Art Camp at Hearst Elementary School||childrensartstudio.org|| |
Creative Summer Full Day Summer Art Camp at Hearst Elementary School June 24- August 2 Enroll by the week here: http://childrensartstudio.org/registration/ Over the course of one week with the Children’s Art Studio students may work with water color, beading, embossing, oil painting, indigo dye, portraiture, book-making, sewing, block printing, drawing, collage, Japanese fish printing, mobiles, wood sculpture, still life, landscape, paper, found objects, clay, nature prints, drawing, ink, murals, puppets, vegetable prints, kinetic sculpture, sand painting, tie-dye, and more. Art history will be made compelling and the best of children's literature will be included in every class. We will work outside in the fresh air, have picnics in the park, build forts, plan cities, work together, and deepen our relationships with ourselves. We hope your child will join us! Please feel free to email with questions: email@example.com To learn more about our programs see our site: www.childrensartstudio.org
|Kids Elite Sports Camp||kidselitesports.org|| |
Kids Elite Summer Camp Opens New Location at Murch this Summer Kids Elite will be holding summer camp at Murch on the following weeks: June 24-28, July 8-12, July 22-26, and July 29 - August 2. All campers participate in a variety of sports and recreational activities. Daily sessions focus on fundamental development, technique and skills and active engagement. Kids of all athletic abilities are welcome, ages rising kindergarten - 5th grade. Highly trained and motivated student athlete counselors ensure that campers learn and enjoy every moment of camp! Murch students are eligible for a special discounted rated. View more detail here.
|Children's Art Studio||childrensartstudio.org||Hearst Elementary School|| |
Over the course of one week with the Children’s Art Studio students may work with water color, beading, embossing, oil painting, indigo dye, portraiture, book-making, sewing, block printing, drawing, collage, Japanese fish printing, mobiles, wood sculpture, still life, landscape,paper, found objects, clay, nature prints, drawing, ink, murals, puppets, vegetable prints, kinetic sculpture, sand painting, tie-dye, and more. Art history will be made compelling and the best of children's literature will be included in every class. We will work outside in the fresh air, have picnics in the park, build forts, plan cities, work together, and deepen our relationships with ourselves.
|Circle Yoga Summer Camp||circleyoga.com||3838 Northampton St NW, Washington, DC 20015|| |
At Circle Yoga Summer Camp, kids are encouraged to connect to their bodies, their minds, their creativity, and their camp friends. This is a camp where kids can be kids—free from competition, pressure, and strict scheduling. Through yoga and mindfulness-based activities, campers have fun and they learn skills for reducing stress, fully accepting and valuing who they are, and respecting others. Each day of Circle Yoga Summer Camp is full of movement, play, creativity, and self-expression. Campers get to spend time outside and be the active kids they are. They also have time to wind down with mindful practices including yoga, journaling, and relaxation. Because we are completely non-competitive and spend time in small groups, our campers develop friendships and connections that are truly special.
|Aloha||alohafoundation.org||Fairlee, VT|| |
The Magic of Aloha Since 1905, girls from the world over have shared the magic of Aloha, surrounded by pine forests, sunlit meadows and Lake Morey’s sparkling waters. Aloha is a traditional sleep-away camp in Vermont for teen girls who love living simply in nature, learning new skills and making fabulous friendships. But Aloha is no ordinary summer camp: it’s a caring, learning community where every young woman discovers her own personal strengths and best self. It’s also fun, every day and every night!
|Camp Audubon||anshome.org||8940 Jones Mill Rd. Chevy Chase, MD 20815|| |
Camp Audubon provides day, travel, and overnight camps for families in the DC metro area. Located on a forty-acre nature sanctuary our camps provide high quality environmental science education and good old fashioned camp fun! From Pre-K through high school we have an outdoor adventure that is right for your child, whether it is looking for salamanders under a log, hiking the AT, or visiting the National Zoo. We offer Day Off Camps for MCPS and DCPS, grades K-5, 8:45am-5pm.
|Camp Levine||levinemusic.org||Various (one near Murch-UDC, one at AU)|| |
Now in its 28th year, Levine's Music & Arts Day Camp provides kids with a fun and educational musical experience during the summer. Campers ages 3½ to 12 spend their days singing, dancing, playing instruments and developing their creative expression skills. This year's theme is music in our backyard (DC, MD, VA) - From John Philip Sousa and the military bands to the jazz great Duke Ellington, ragtime and early jazz virtuoso Jelly Roll Morton, country legend Jimmie Rodgers and blues legend Bo Diddley, along with Roberta Flack, Patsy Cline, Denyce Graves, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Sweet Honey in the Rock and the children’s duo Cathy & Marcy, to name a few. Music genres include jazz, hip-hop, go-go, country, mountain fiddle, marches, protest songs, and more…
|Communikids||communikids.com||Wisconsin and Davenport|| |
Communikids summer camp offers full immersion in Spanish through a science and nature-based curriculum. Students will spend ample time outdoors learning about animals, plants, and insects, and enjoying sand and water play – all in the target language! Ages 2 1/2 to 6.
|Casa At Sheridan School||casaatsheridan.org||4400 36th Street, NW|| |
Great camp right in the same neighborhood as Murch that offers campers the opportunity to chose from a variety of activities (Sports, Swimming, Arts & Crafts, Cooking Dancing, Acting, etc) that they are interested in to structure their day. My kids went through 4th grade and loved it! They did start to feel they had outgrown it somewhat in 4th grade and definitely now that they are in 5th grade but I can highly recommend it for Pre-K through 3rd in any event.
|Calleva||calleva.org||Based in Poolesville, MD on the Potomac - buses from all over DC/MD!|| |
Calleva is an outdoor adventure camp with it's focus on water activities - but not limited too. Kids can start off with day camps that combine land and water activities and then move into Adventure camps which focus on a particular activity (kayaking, rock climbing, rafting, caving, horseback and more) with an overnight. Once they hit middle school, there are even more challenging week long sleep away adventure camps. If you want your children coming home dirty and exhausted but happy and full of stories - give Calleva a try. There are buses that pick up around NW DC and MD to take the kids out and back so it's a good full day camp option.
|Beauvoir Summer||beauvoirschool.org||3500 Woodley Rd, NW Washington, DC 20016|| |
Located on the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., Beauvoir Summer strives to create an inviting, collaborative and warm community for campers during the summer months. Beauvoir Summer offers camp programs for children ages 3 to 11 years old over the course of seven weeks. Exciting activities include field trips, swimming lessons, outdoor adventure programs and specialty camps. Beauvoir Summer also offers a counselor-in-training program for students aged 12 to 18. \r\n \r\nOur camps are designed to fit into the varied and busy lifestyles of today’s families. Through a variety of offerings, Beauvoir Summer makes it easy for you to create a schedule that works best for your family, offering before and after camp care programs as well. Simply put, Beauvoir Summer can accommodate all of your summer camp needs!
|The Camp @ Cleveland Park Club||clevelandparkclub.org||3433 33rd Place, NW Washington, DC 20008|| |
The Camp @ Cleveland Park Club offers a low-key, warm, and welcoming setting for campers and counselors alike. This informal summer program combines old-fashioned, self-directed play with organized, hands-on activities. \r\n\r\nCampers and counselors expand their horizons, make lasting friendships, and have fun in an atmosphere reminiscent of the days when neighborhood children of all ages spontaneously gathered for outdoor fun.\r\n\r\nThe camp is intentionally small. Each week, a maximum of 40 campers attend and 10 counselors volunteer to play, teach, and help.\r\n\r\nAlmost all activities take place outdoors. The Club has an expansive porch, large sandbox, two-level fort, and grassy lawn. \r\n\r\nFun and educational projects vary with each week's theme. Campers may enjoy daily free swim in the Club's pool and/or participate in swim instruction (for an additional fee).
|Sidwell Summers||sidwellsummer.org||DC Campus - 3825 Wisconsin Ave NW; Bethesda - 5100 Edgemoor Lane|| |
A great camp if you have multiple children who like to do different things. Sidwell has straight sport camps (soccer, basketball, field hockey, tennis/golf), as well as specialty camps like Lego Engineering, Voyagers, Handwork Camp, Machine Sewing, Fashion Boot Camp, Community Service and even Driver's Ed. It also has the Explorer program which allows kids to choose five activities per day ranging from soccer to Amazing Race to chess to Hip Hop to Chinese to Cooking and much, much more. For a large camp, it is exceedingly well run and very professional.
|Camp Merrowvista||ayf.com||147 Canaan Rd. Center Tuftonboro, NH 03816 603-539-6607|| |
Set on over 600 acres in the pristine Ossipee Mountains of New Hampshire, Merrowvista draws you into a life that is rustic, uncomplicated, and filled with excitement. Trails lead through the forest to mountain peaks just waiting to be explored. Dan Hole Pond, a crystal clear lake, is the hub of waterfront activities. This beautiful setting provides the perfect backdrop to discover what it means to be my own self, at my very best, all the time!\r\nThe AYF mission is the foundation for all we do. Programs are intentionally designed to encourage all to stretch beyond what is comfortable to see what is possible, to allow participants to discover more about their unique capacities, and to practice putting their own best into action in big and small ways. Our staff, whom we call youth development professionals, facilitate these discoveries in fun and engaging ways, and then encourage participants to put …
|Home Run Baseball Camp||homerunbaseballcamp.com||Turtle Park|| |
Run by the ever cheerful and motivational Coach Mac, Home Run is a baseball camp that instills the learning of the game while allowing for great flexibility for the parents. The kids are divided up by age and generally practice skills in the morning and have games in the afternoon. They are adept at dealing with the challenges of hot DC weather as well as bad weather. One great perk is that you can sign up anytime - now, the week before or just walk up. Home Run allows you to sign up for a single day or half day on the fly.
|Name of Camp||Website||Location||Type of Camp||Ages Best For||Brief Description|