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

June 18-July 27 



 

ON-CAMPUS OPTIONS

 

$399~ All Weeks (Except Week 3)

$319 ~ Week 3 ~ July 2-6 (no camp July 4)

 

From Pre-K through high school age, our caring staff will engage in creative activities and create unique experiences for campers of all ages. 

Campers who are rising Pre-K, Kindergarten or 1st Grade are part of our Mini and Mighty Gator Programs. 

Campers in Grades 2-8 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. Back by popular demand, Sports Academy is once again a double period morning program.  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 Musical Theater, Inspirational Math and more) are double periods and last all morning or all afternoon. You MUST select the class for BOTH PERIODS.
  • 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.

 
WEEK 1: JUNE 18-22  * WEEK 2: JUNE 25-29 WEEK 3: JULY 2-6 
WEEK 4: JULY 9-13   * WEEK 5: JULY 16-20   * WEEK 6: JULY 23-27 

 

 

RISING PRE-K, KINDERGARTEN & 1ST GRADE

 

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  •  Headquartered in our air-conditioned, Lower School facility with full use of our playground and campus.
  • Our Morning Only campers eat lunch with us as well prior to dismissal. 
  • Special music, science and physical education classes too!
  • All campers must be potty-trained. 

 

    • Drop Off -  8:30 am - 9:00 am (all campers)
    • Mornings Only - 9:00 am - 12:45 pm (only for Mini and Mighty Gators)  
    • Full day - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm  (Dismissal 3:00-3:30 pm)   

 

All but Week 3

Week 3 - (no camp July 4)

 $399 - Full Day  $319 - Full Day
 $260 - Half Day  $208 - Half Day
 
 
 
WEEK 1: JUNE 18-22  * WEEK 2: JUNE 25-29 WEEK 3: JULY 2-6 
WEEK 4: JULY 9-13   * WEEK 5: JULY 16-20   * WEEK 6: JULY 23-27

 

MINI GATORS (PRE-K)

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This full day or morning only program is perfect for campers who will be entering Pre-Kindergarten in September 2018.  These little campers will enjoy fun-filled, hands- on activities in a small, nurturing environment. Each week brings a new theme to explore through arts and crafts, science, games, songs, storytelling, and much more. Three days a week, they will have water play outdoors with sprinklers and water toys, and will spend time daily on our large playground. A small snack will be served in the morning. In the afternoon, there will be a short rest period before our full-day Mini Gators resume fun activities. Precare, aftercare and lunch available.  

 

 

 

MIGHTY GATORS (KINDERGARTEN & 1ST GRADE)

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This full day or morning only program is designed for campers who will be entering Kindergarten or 1st Grade in September 2018. This program is filled with wild and wacky activities, super stories and science, great sports, games, and songs, and amazing arts and crafts. With a new theme each week, these five-year-olds will have hands- on experiences which will engage their intellectual and creative minds. They will explore new topics each week through different mediums - art, science, games, books, sports, songs, computers, and playacting.  The Mighty Gators will enjoy one day a week at our beautiful, competition-­sized swimming pool for a highly-­supervised, recreational swim period.  Swim safety vests will be  worn.  They will also have  two other water play days in addition to the pool time.   Precare, aftercare and lunch available.   

 
 
 
WEEK 1: JUNE 18-22  * WEEK 2: JUNE 25-29 WEEK 3: JULY 2-6 
WEEK 4: JULY 9-13   * WEEK 5: JULY 16-20   * WEEK 6: JULY 23-27

 

Individual Classes (grades 2-8)

$399~ All Weeks (Except Week 3)

$319 ~ Week 3 ~ July 2-6

Campers may choose from the following: Sports Academy, Summer Math Fundamentals (Grades 2-5) or Gator Grab Bag Classes (individual classes) Full-day campers choose four different Gator Grab Bag classes for each two-week session or can combine it with an all morning or all afternoon program like Summer Math or Sports Academy.. Morning-only campers choose either Sports Academy or two Gator Grab Bag classes.  Grades listed are the camper's grade in fall 2018.

 

Note: Check On-Campus Grid  to determine when classes are offered.

 

  • 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 Musical Theater, Inspirational Math and more) are double periods and last all morning or all afternoon. Must select class for both periods,
  • 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.

 

3D MODELING AND PRINTING (Grades 2-8)

The world of 3D printing is exploding!  In this class, campers will explore how 3D printing technology is changing how the world makes and builds things.  Students will learn the basics of various 3D model creation software and apps to create their own 3D objects such as keychains, figurines, works of art and more.  

ADVANCED MUSICAL THEATER ~ DOUBLE PERIOD  (GRADES 2-8)

Can’t get enough?  Then sign up for this DOUBLE PERIOD of our Musical Theater class.  Students will work towards becoming a “triple threat” in this high energy class!  We will sing show tunes, learn Broadway style dance moves, and play theater games.  Students will also rehearse a production number from a popular musical.  Each week a different musical will be featured.  Musicals will include: James and the Giant Peach, The Addams Family, and Annie.

ART EXTRAVAGANZA (GRADES 6-8)

Through drawing, painting, collage, print making, sculpture, and other fun mediums, a new artist is featured each week.  We will talk about their life and work as we create our own project inspired by that artist's work.

BABYSITTING ~ DOUBLE PERIOD (GRADES 6-8)

Have neighbors or friends asked you to babysit their children? Alana Pitcher, RN, an American Heart Association and Red Cross CPR/First Aid Certified Instructor teaches this Babysitter’s Training course. Note: Students must be eleven years or older by the start of camp and must successfully attend/complete all 5 days of classes to receive a Red Cross certificate.

BACKYARD GAMES (GRADES 2-8)

Kids will have a blast playing classic backyard games in this new class.  Campers will participate in classics such as Badminton, Croquet, cornhole, Wiffle ball and new games like giant Jenga!

BEGINNER GUITAR (GRADES 2-8)

This group guitar lesson will focus on the basics of playing the guitar including playing of notes, scales, and chords.  No need to bring your own guitar unless you want to!

CARDBOARD BOAT REGATTA ~ DOUBLE PERIOD (GRADES 5-8)

Campers will act as professional boat builders and sailors as they work in teams to design and build human-powered boats using only cardboard and duct tape.  At the end of the week, teams will race their boats across the Stone Ridge pool in front of the entire, cheering camp!  Whether campers sink or make it to the finish line, they’re going to have a blast.

COMPUTERS (GRADES 2-8)

Each camper will explore the world of computers at their own Mac station. Depending on age, kids will use programs such as Pixie, Microsoft Office, Kidspiration, and more. We will explore fun websites where campers can get creative and design their own stickers, window clings and other works of art.   Each camper will come home with their own folder of projects.

COOL CRAFTS (GRADES 2-8)

Ranked as our #1 class, campers can’t get enough of Cool Crafts! This class is jam-packed with one-of-a-kind experiences from our classic themes to our new projects.  Campers can take as many weeks of cool crafts as they want! Themed weeks include the following options:

  • Messy Art 
  • Wood Crafts
  • Cool Crafts Classics 
  • Cool Food Crafts 
  • Cool Crafts Grab Bag

CREATIVE WRITING

Join the hottest class in town as we have a ball learning & dancing the Cha Cha Slide, Cupid Shuffle, Wobble, the Whip, Electric Slide, and more!

Dance Party (GRADES 2-8)

Join the hottest class in town as we have a ball learning & dancing the Cha Cha Slide, Cupid Shuffle, Wobble, the Whip, Electric Slide, and more!

DIVING (GRADES 2-8)

Join our pool staff in this class designed for the beginning springboard diver. Skills to be taught include the forward approach step, front and back take-offs, tuck, pike, straight and twisting positions, and front and back dives. Each child will progress at his or her own pace in this class while learning basic diving skills.

DRAMA (GRADES 2-8)

Places everyone! This class is based on dramatic play and learning to work in a group dynamic. Students exercise their creativity as they explore stories and learn how to create characters physically and vocally that take them on great adventures. We’ll explore pantomime games, improvisation and more!

FREE SWIM (GRADES 2-8)

Have fun with your friends while lounging in an inner tube, playing with pool noodles, or jumping off the diving board. Campers must pass our swim test in order to swim without one of our Stone Ridge swim vests.

GATOR GAMES (GRADES 2-8)

How much excitement can we pack into one class? Try us! This camp favorite features daily, fun competitions in such games as Capture the Flag, Dodgeball, Indoor Hockey, Wiffle Ball, Kickball, and a few Gator Gladiators classic games. Bring your sneakers and your energy!

GIMP 101 (GRADES 2-8)

Many campers can't get enough of this traditional camp craft!  Learn how to start your own gimp project and make more difficult designs such as cobra, zipper, double barrel and double box, Campers will go home with their own hand-made key chains and crafts.

GOLF PERFORMANCE CAMP  (GRADES 4-8)

Work with the Peak Golf Fitness company and work on golf skills here at Stone Ridge 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 campers who have expressed an interest in playing golf. Junior golfers are introduced to beginning and intermediate level shot making skills and physical fitness routines here on campus using our outdoor fields and gymnasiums. 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.  

HIP HOP (GRADES 2-8)

Want to learn how to dance like the dancers in some of your favorite shows and movies? We can show you.  Come enjoy and learn spunky, high-energy dance routines featuring funky, hip-hop moves.  Campers will learn choreographed routines as well as develop their own dance routines to popular music.  

INNERTUBE WATER POLO (GRADES 3-8)

Grab an inner tube and play this easy-to-learn, hysterically funny, pool game. Race to score as many goals as you can against your opponents while paddling across the pool.

INSPIRATIONAL AND  FOUNDATIONAL MATH ~ DOUBLE PERIOD (GRADES 3-4, 5-6)

Students will be immersed in math investigations and open-ended creative math problem-solving skills. Your student will build confidence and enthusiasm for math. They will work on  building numeracy, fluency, and confidence using a variety of tools and strategies. Offered week 2 only.

JEWELRY MAKING (GRADES 2-8)

Learn to make beautiful earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and more.  Campers will practice skills such as beading, weaving, knotting, and creating clasps.

LEGOS, LOGS & LINKS (GRADES 2-8)

Calling all kids who like to build masterpieces with their hands! Let’s go “retro” and use classic building materials such as Legos, Lincoln Logs and K’nex in this class designed to encourage creative building and exploration.  Build skyscrapers, cabins, race cars and more in daily building challenges.

MAD SCIENTISTS (GRADES 2-8)

Help! Our mad scientist needs campers like YOU to help run experiments, concoct new contraptions, and explore science and nature inside and outside of the classroom. Choose from these themed weeks that have a variety of classic and new experiments and activities.

MAKERSPACE (GRADES 2-8)

What could be better than designing, tinkering, and making? Through various activities in this favorite grab bag class, campers will be able to build, code, invent and be creative. Using a unique array of tools, equipment and materials such as Makey Makeys, circuits, upcycled and craft materials, etc. you will be able to create whatever you are interested in!

MOVIE MAKING STUDIO (GRADES 3-8)

Back by popular demand! Learn how design, create and produce a short film and cool video clips. Use great photo and video software to storyboard your ideas, create a set and learn to edit the film.

MUSICAL THEATER (GRADES 2-8)

Students will work towards becoming a “triple threat” in this high energy class!  We will sing show tunes, learn Broadway style dance moves, and play theater games.  Students will also rehearse a production number from a popular musical.

MUSIC AND SONGS (Grades 2-8)

Explore the world of music through popular songs, musical games, dancing and more!

NEWSPAPER  (GRADES 4-8)

Our roving reporters will work in this computer class to create our own Gator Gazette blog as well as learn different applications and tools. Students will learn to design our own blog newspaper including articles, photos, interviews, reviews, and weekly news updates. Kids will use programs such as Microsoft Office, Learn to Type, and more. Campers will be learning online presentation tools to help them prepare creative presentations for school such as Padlet and Tackk where they can creative web-based bulletin boards.

PHOTOGRAPHY (GRADES 3-8)

Campers will learn basic information on photo composition and will have the opportunity to take portraits, landscapes, action shots, and even help create a photo booth.  We will spend a class learning how to manipulate images with photo software.  Students will have access to their digital images to share with their family.

PICTURESQUE PAINTING (GRADES 2-8)

Each week a new artist is featured (we will talk about their life and work-art history stuff) and all paintings will be inspired by that artist’s work.

SO YOU THINK YOU'RE A DANCER (GRADES 2-8)

Learn new styles of dance to include jazz, contemporary, and lyrical. This class will allow each student to try new technique, learn choreography and will include some popular and classical music.

SPORTS ACADEMY ~ DOUBLE PERIOD (GRADES 2-8)

Hey sports fans, the double-period is BACK by popular demand! How would you like to play your favorite sports every day, led by enthusiastic and knowledgeable coaches and counselors? How about participating in an Olympic type festival where your skills in wacky games and camp spirit are tested? Play basketball, soccer, softball, track & field, kickball, pool games and more Join our all-star Sports Academy staff  and enjoy the best summer of your life!

Weeks 1, 3, 5 ~ Laser tag Fridays!

Weeks 2, 4, 6 ~ Inflatable slide!

STOP MOTION VIDEO FACTORY (GRADES 2-8)

Ever wonder how some of those incredible short films are made? In this class, you will learn how to make a group stop motion video by creating your own story, taking photos, and piecing together a great video using our iMacs.

STRINGS & THINGS (GRADES 2-8)

Sewing enthusiasts will love to get their hands on a needle and thread in this popular class which teaches the basics of knitting, embroidery, basic weaving and original designs.

SWIM CLINIC (GRADES 2-8)

Whether you are a beginner who needs to learn how to swim or a swimmer who doesn’t have time for morning practice, our pool staff will divide our swim clinic into three levels– Beginners, Intermediate, and Swim Team.

  • Beginners: This class is appropriate if your child is comfortable in the pool, but needs help putting his/her face underwater. Your child will be taught the front glide, kicking, back float, and the basic freestyle stroke, along with swim safety skills in a fun, safe environment.
  • Intermediates: If your child can swim twenty-five yards freestyle and tread water for one minute, this is the class for him/her. Drills will be taught in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Starts and turns will be introduced.
  • Swim Team: This class will be instructed with swim team drills to keep them trained and prepared for their swim meets.

TOTALLY TRENDY CRAFTS (GRADES 2-8)

Calling all fashionistas!  Create no-sew fashion accessories like duct tape bags, hair accessories, and locker bling.  Go ahead and get ready to make a fashion statement as you design these totally trendy crafts!

UKULELE (GRADES 2-8)

It's summer so why not learn how to play the tropical version of guitar - the ukulele!  Ukulele is much easier to learn than guitar and it is fun!  We have our own ukuleles so you just need to show up ready to play in this group lesson!

WRITER’S WORKSHOP ~ DOUBLE PERIOD (GRADES 3-4, 5-6)

Students will examine and discuss various types of writing using Writer’s Workshop Approach to teaching written expression.  Topics may include personal narrative, opinion, and nonfiction.  Students will study these genres through reading, listening and discussing works by various authors and by creating their own written work.  The course is designed so that each student can work at their own ability and reach their individual potential. Week 3 only.

 

$399~ ALL WEEKS (EXCEPT WEEK 3)

$319 ~ WEEK 3 ~ JULY 2-6)

9101 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814
301.657.4322