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

mid-June to end of July 



Rising 2-3 Graders

We are so excited to welcome campers who will be in Grades 2-3 in Fall 2017 to our On-Campus Classes.  This year, campers in grades 2-3 can not only choose their own classes but also can participate in one of our full day, one-week specialty camps.

  • All programs for Grade 2 and older are full day.  We no longer have Morning Only programs with our one week format.
  • Pre-care, lunch, and after-care are available for on-campus classes and our specialty camps.  
 

All but Week 3

Week 3 (July 5-7)

$387 

$232

 
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 2-3 get to choose their own classes.  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 get to choose their 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.  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.

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

 

$387 ~ ALL WEEKS (EXCEPT WEEK 3)

$232 ~ WEEK 3 ~ JULY 5-7)

 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 

 

SPECIALTY CAMPS

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!

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

 

LITTLE MUSIC PRODUCERS (GRADES 2-5)~ $440

  • Hours: 9:00-3:00 pm

  • July 24-28: Grades 2-5

 

What They’ll Learn

In the Little Music Producers camp, kids learn how to use powerful music technology to compose and produce their own music - no prior musical training needed!  Young music producers will be excited to create their own beats, melodies, chords, and samples using all of the music studio equipment (e.g. keyboards, beat machines, and IPads).

Kids will become sound designers as they transform familiar sounds into completely new ones.  For example, kids love hearing their own voices pitched up (like a chipmunk) – the laughter never gets old. Aspiring pop stars will channel Taylor Swift or Justin Timberlake as they put on a pair of headphones, step up to the mic, and record their own vocal solos.

After the class, each student will receive a CD containing their own portfolio of beats, sounds, and vocal recordings.

What They’ll Make

Each student creates a 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
  • IPads
  • Mics, Headphones, and Soundcards
 
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 

 

9101 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814
301.657.4322