A unique day camp in Bethesda, MD for boys and girls (ages 4-16).

June 19-July 28, 2017 



Rising 4th-8th Graders

What a great time to be a rising 4th-8th grade camper! This fun age group is ready for a challenge and a wide variety of activities. They can choose from the following three options:

On-campus classes 

Off-campus programs 

Specialty Camps 

  • All programs for Grade 2 and older are full day.  We no longer have Morning Only programs with our one-week format
  • Campers can combine a variety of these options to make an action packed adventure this summer.
  • Pre-care, lunch, and after-care are available for on-campus classes and our specialty camps.  
  • Off-campus activities must bring their own lunch.  
 
WEEK 1: JUNE 19-23  * WEEK 2: JUNE 26-30 WEEK 3: JULY 5-7 
WEEK 4: JULY 10-14   * WEEK 5: JULY 17-21   * WEEK 6: JULY 24-28 

On-campus CLASSES

Campers in Grades 4-8 get to choose their own classes and design their own camp day based on their specific interests. Choose classes from the tech world, fine & performing arts, science classes, sports & swimming, etc. to fill your summer with fun. This year, Sports Academy is no longer an all-morning program but individual periods.  Inspirational Math for Grades 3-6 will still be offered but as a one-week double period. Campers can combine a variety of these options to make an action packed adventure this summer.Before you choose your classes, here are some important things to know:

  • Create your schedule by choosing single or double periods to create a full day.
  • Campers may not take the same class twice in a single session.
  • Some classes (Arts & Mad Scientists) have different themes each week so that you can choose what interests you.
  • Some activities (Babysitting, Advanced Drama, Inspirational Math and more) are double periods and last all morning or all afternoon.
  • We recommend taking a wide variety of classes.
  • Please note: The Stone Ridge pool has a shallow end of 4 feet. Campers must demonstrate proficiency to our Aquatics staff or a Stone Ridge swim safety vest will be required.

$387 ~ ALL WEEKS (EXCEPT WEEK 3)

$232 ~ WEEK 3 ~ JULY 5-7)

To read about our class descriptions or to view when each class is offered, please see the links below:

 descriptions  gridroll

WEEK 1: JUNE 19-23  * WEEK 2: JUNE 26-30 WEEK 3: JULY 5-7 
WEEK 4: JULY 10-14   * WEEK 5: JULY 17-21   * WEEK 6: JULY 24-28 

Off-Campus

For the camper who is ready to venture off our campus, we offer a variety of one-week camps that let our campers explore the DC area, try new adventures, or serve the community.   Be advised that most activities require a signed waiver from the outside companies with which we contract in order to participate in this program.

WEEK 1 (Jun 19-23) WEEK 2 (Jun 26-30) WEEK 3 (Jul 5-7) WEEK 4 (Jul 10-14) WEEK 5 (Jul 17-21) WEEK 6 (Jul 24-28)

Jr Adventure Camp

(Grades 4-7)

Jr Adventure Camp

(Grades 4-7)

 Jr Adventure Camp

(Grades 4-7)

 Jr Adventure Camp

(Grades 4-7)

Jr Adventure Camp

(Grades 4-7)

 Jr Adventure Camp

(Grades 4-7)

Community Service

(Grades 8-10)

Community Service

(Grades 8-10)

Extreme Adventure Camp

(Grades 8-12)

Adventure Camp

(Grades 7-10)

Extreme Adventure Camp

(Grades 8-12) 

Adventure Camp

(Grades 7-10)

 

ADVENTURE CAMP (GRADES 7-10)

AdvCamp TreesAre you an active, adventurous person who wants a fun challenge? Test your limits and increase your self-confidence as you join our intrepid adventure team and experience some of the following: a ropes course, trapeze, kayaking, zorbing, bumper boats, and ziplines. Campers must have a sense of adventure and be able to physically participate in these extreme sports. Campers must bring a bag lunch daily.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE CAMP (GRADES 8-12)

 

Enjoy a weeklong adventure serving your community. Activities will fulfill most community service requirements for graduation and confirmation. Areas in which campers may serve their community this week by working with the following: environment, homeless, elderly, childcare, and special needs.  Campers earn 30 hours of service for the one-week program. Campers must bring a bag lunch daily.

  • Two One-Week programs
  • 9:00am -3:00pm
  • $385- June 19-23  or June 26-30
*Note: campers must show proof of TB test to participate. 

 

EXTREME ADVENTURE CAMP (GRADES 8-12)  

fh020011For the camper who is ready for the extreme adventure experience! This program is for teens who love the adrenaline rush of Adventure Camp but are ready to take it to the next level. Campers must be able to physically participate in these extreme sports.  Campers must bring a bag lunch daily.

  • itinerarybuttonTwo One-Week programs
  • 9:00am -3:00pm (certain days could have later returns)
  • $318- July 5-7 (No camp July 3 or 4)
  • $530- July 17-21 

 

JUNIOR ADVENTURE CAMP (GRADES 4-7)

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Jr. Adventure Camp will be offered all summer! Our one-week Junior Adventure Camp programs are designed for active, adventurous kids who are ready for a physical challenge off-campus.  Activities for each week may include: zorbing, hiking, laser tag, tubing, ropes course, bumper boats, zipline, and white water rafting. Campers must bring a bag lunch daily.

  • itinerarybuttonSix One-week sessions
  • 9:00am -3:00pm (certain days could have later returns)
  • $275 - July 5-7 (No Camp July 3 or 4)
  • $458- All other weeks ~ June 19-23, June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28

*Note: campers must show proof of TB test to participate.

 

SPECIALTY CAMPS

If your camper has a specific passion or wants to delve into something new and unique, then our one-week full day specialty themed camps might be the right fit for you!  Details about pricing and dates will be posted in December.  Choose from Sports Camps, Music Production Camp with Mix Major, and Cooking Camp with Tiny Chefs.

 

SPORTS CAMPS

JR. GOLF PERFORMANCE CAMP (CO-ED GRADES 4-8)- $335

Work with Peak Golf Fitness and play golf this summer!  SMASH stands for Stability, Mobility, Athleticism, Sports Skills, Hone Golf Skills.  SMASH ZONE classes are designed to create, build and emphasize athletic skills in junior golfers. This class is for  juniors who have expressed an interest in playing golf. Junior golfers are introduced to beginning and intermediate level shot making skills and physical fitness routines. At the end of this class, students should be able to understand shot making skills and how athleticism and fitness will help them in golf and other sports. The SMASH ZONE class covers the juniors’ second and final speed window (girls 7-10 and boys 8-11). This class will also help juniors who play other sports.

Week 5: July 17-21

Hours: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

 

GIRLS' LACROSSE  (GRADES 4-8)- $335

Join Stone Ridge's Upper School Varsity assistant Lacrosse Coach Ruthie Beckler Gaiser and have fun on the field! By the end of the session, players will gain a better understanding of the rules of the sport, fundamentals of the game, and develop advanced game strategy. This one-week, full day camp will include demonstrations, one-on-one support, and live game experiences. Campers will be grouped according to age and skill level. Lacrosse stick, goggles, and mouth guard are required.

Week 4: July 10-14

Hours: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

 

COOKING CAMPS (BY TINY CHEFS)

While exploring cultural and food related themes, Tiny Chef's program includes a foundation of learning that enhances what kids learn in their regular classrooms; organization skills, safety, nutrition, working as a team, cooperation, taking turns. Basic reading and math skills are used daily, as campers follow recipes, learn to measure, and double or half the amounts. Campers will learn how much fun it is to cook, as well these special joys of cooking: Pride in creating a meal to share with others, Creativity in putting your own special twist on a familiar recipe. New techniques and skills while working with familiar foods and exotic delicacies, and learning a life skill is useful every day! We hope all our Tiny and Gourmet Chefs, and their families; enjoy the recipes we have included in their session. All students will receive an apron and cookbooks will be emailed after the session containing the recipes they have made, so that they may share their new skills, experiences and tastes with everyone at home. Send in a tupperware container for your child to take home extra goodies from camp!

 

TINY CHEFS (GRADES 2-4) - $395 EACH WEEK

Books for Cooks (Week 2 ~ June 26-30)

Tiny Chefs will be making connections between the world of cooking and the world of print!  For the younger Tiny Chefs set, we will relate cooking concepts and recipes with themes and characters drawn from selected children’s books.  Picture reading a selection from “Paddington Bear” followed by a scone making session.  Or “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” paired with a spaghetti and meatballs party!

The older Gourmet Chefs set will explore the inner workings of a cookbook text, first decoding and preparing recipes selected from classics like Julia Child’s “The Art of French Cooking,” or from new favorites like Mario Batali’s “Molto Italiano.”  Next, students will set to work crafting and testing their own recipes, creating one recipe by the session’s end.  Your chef will be expert in reading recipes by the end of this series!

Cupcake Wars (Week 4 ~ July 10-14)

Cupcakes are all the rage and it’s a trend that’s clearly here to stay!  If you’ve ever been curious about how the pros make those cupcakes so precious and ornate, and if competition is your middle name, then this is the week for you!  We’ll spend three days on cupcake basics-measuring, mixing, baking, and frosting, and then finish the week with two days of baking battle!  Small teams will face off with one another to compete for the title of “Best Cupcake!” May the best cupcake win!

All American Summer Favorites (Week 5 ~ July 17-21)

American cuisine is inspired by cultures around the world but has become uniquely and deliciously its own!  For most Americans, nothing says summer like Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and Potato Salad. And while some of those items are definitely on our All American Summer Menu, we are also going to explore American cuisine from sea to shining sea, from Southern BBQ to California’s twist on the BLT to the countrywide favorite Strawberry Shortcake! Come dive into summer with Tiny Chefs-- It will feel like the 4th of July all week!

 

GOURMET CHEFS (GRADES 5-8) ~ $395 EACH

Chopped! (Week 1 ~ June 19-23)

Never have food challenge reality shows been so popular and Chopped! is a favorite here at Tiny and Gourmet Chefs! We like it so much we decided to base a whole week long camp on the concept. Our version has the added twist of focusing on different cuisines every day of camp. So, each day the Gourmet Chef campers will be presented with a basket with 3 or 4 ingredients, which reflect these different cuisines—French, Italian, Mexican, Asian and “All-American”. Using those ingredients and working within those cuisines, they will challenge themselves to make mouthwatering specialties, traditional favorites and explore new ingredients, tastes and combinations.

Baking Bootcamp with an Emphasis on Cake Decorating (Week 6 ~ July 23-28)

Do you have a burgeoning baker on your hands?  This summer, students will jump feet first into a variety of baking techniques and traditions, covering ground like cookies and bars, breakfast pastries, International desserts, and more, with a special focus on creating beautiful cupcakes and cakes.  Within our focus topic of cake decorating, students will learn how to make icings and how to apply a variety of different decorating techniques to create masterpieces that are not only delicious but beautiful too! Join us!

 

MUSIC PRODUCTION CAMPS

Kids love to create.  Kids love music. Mix Major gives kids the tools to create the same type of music that they listen to everyday in the car, on the phone, or on the radio. No musical training?  No problem.  Mix Major uses music technology to open doors for any child to make their own music. Mix Major helps kids make the music that moves them.

About the Instructor and Mix Major:

Mix Major’s founder, Eric Jao, is a world-touring DJ, producer, and musician.  Jao (aka DJ Enferno) has performed for over 3 million people and worked with music industry’s heavyweights (e.g.Madonna, Linkin Park).  Jao’s music has been released on major labels such as Sony and Universal.  Eric Jao founded Mix Major to share his passion for musical creativity with kids.  Jao’s vision is to change the way music education is taught, bringing creative possibilities to all kids through music technology.  Watch this video to see how a Mix Major class works:

Mix Major - Modernizing Music Education : https://youtu.be/DQlEYI9xmsU

 

MUSIC PRODUCTION & COMPOSITION (GRADES 4- 8) ~ $440 EACH WEEK

  • June 19-23: Grades 4-8


What You Will Learn

Students learn to compose, produce, and record their own original music using electronic music industry standard software, Ableton Live.  Students work on their own Macbook Pro laptop and keyboard controller, creating beats, melodies, chords, and samples – with no music or technology training required. 

Students will learn workflow techniques to maximize creative ideas.  Aspiring songwriters will develop their skills with personal coaching on lyrics and arrangement. Whether they’re into Pop, Rap, EDM, or Dubstep, students have the choice to make their favorite music.

What They’ll Make

Each student creates their own mini-album CD containing their beats, compositions, mashups, remixes, and original songs.  Students will also get streamable links to share their music with friends and family.

What They’ll Use

  • Macbook Pro Laptops
  • Midi Keyboard Controller
  • Mics, Headphones, and Soundcards

 

9101 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814
301.657.4322