Programs

Caring staff. Creative activities. Unique experiences. FUN!

Our programs are listed by the grade your child is entering in the fall of 2019.

PreK, K, and Grade 1

  • Headquartered in our air-conditioned, Lower School facility with full use of our playground and campus.
  • Our Morning-only campers eat lunch with us. 
  • All campers must be potty-trained. 
    • Drop off -  8:30-9:00 am (all campers)
    • Mornings only campers - 9:00 am - 12:45 pm
      • 2019 Cost: $275 (all weeks but week 3); Week 3: $165
    • Full day - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
      • 2019 Cost: $410 (all weeks but week 3); Week 3: $246
    • Pre-care, aftercare and lunch available.

MINI GATORS (PRE-K)

  • This full-day or morning-only program is perfect for campers who will be entering Pre-kindergarten in September 2020. 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. 
  • Special music, science, and physical education classes too!
  • Three days a week, campers 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. 

MIGHTY GATOR 5's and Mighty Gator 6's (KINDERGARTEN & GRADE 1)

  • This full-day or morning-only program is designed for campers who will be entering Kindergarten or Grade 1 in September 2020. 
  • This program is filled with wild and wacky activities, super stories and science, great sports, games, songs, and amazing arts and crafts. 
  • With a new theme each week, these Mighty Gators 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 play acting.  
  • Special music, science, and physical education classes too!
  • 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 by all Mighty Gators. Mighty Gators will also have two other water play days in addition to the pool time. 

Grades 2-3

We are so excited to welcome campers who will be entering Grades 2-3 for a full day, full week of fun! 

On-Campus Classes

Campers entering Grades 2-3 get to choose their Gator Grab Bag classes and design their own camp day based on their specific interests. Choose single or double period classes from the tech world, fine and performing arts, science classes, sports and swimming, full-day cooking, etc. Campers can combine a variety of these options to make an action packed summer adventure. Be sure to check out the new Build your Schedule filter tool or download the printable grid to see all the amazing classes.

Important things to know:

  • There are 4 periods in a camp day. Create your Gator Grab Bag weekly schedule by choosing single or double periods to create a full day, or do a full day with Gators Sing Off-Broadway or cooking with Tiny Chefs.
  • 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 (3D Printing/Modeling and Sports Academy) 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.
     

Grades 4-8

Campers entering Grades 4-8 can choose between full day On-Campus Classes or full day Off-Campus Programs. Combine a variety of these options to make an action packed summer adventure!

On campus

Campers entering Grades 4-8 get to choose their Gator Grab Bag classes and design their own camp day based on their specific interests. Choose single or double period Gator Grab Bag classes from the tech world, fine and performing arts, science classes, sports and swimming, or do a full-day of musical theater or cooking. Be sure to check out the new Build your Schedule filter tool or download the printable grid to see all the amazing classes.

Important things to know:

  • There are 4 periods in a camp day. Create your Gator Grab Bag weekly schedule by choosing single or double periods to create a full day, or do a full day with Gators Sing Off-Broadway or cooking with Tiny Chefs.
  • 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, The Money Experience, Sports Academy 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. 
     

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.

NOTE: This information/pricing will be updated by Dec. 15, 2020. The itineraries and prices below are from 2019.

Week 1 (June 17-21) Week 2 (June 24-28) Week 3 (July 1-3) Week 4 (July 8-12) Week 5 (July 15-19) Week 6 (July 22-28)
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)
Community Service
(Grades 8-12)
Community Service
(Grades 8-12)
  Adventure Camp
(Grades 7-12)
Adventure Camp
(Grades 7-12)
Extreme Adventure Camp
(Grades 7-12)


2019 JUNIOR ADVENTURE CAMP (GRADES 4-7)

Our one-week, full-day Junior Adventure Camp programs sell out every year! Designed for active, adventurous kids who are ready for a physical challenge off-campus, the Activities vary by week and may include: ropes courses, bumper boats, zip lines, water parks, kayaking/canoeing, indoor adventure parks, white water rafting and zorbing in OGO balls down the slopes at Ski Roundtop. Campers must bring a bag lunch daily. Note: All activities require a signed waiver from the outside companies. View the weekly itinerary.

June 17-21, June 24-28, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26
9:00 am -3:00 pm (certain days could have early departure/later returns)
$505

2019 ADVENTURE CAMP (GRADES 7-12)

Are you an active, adventurous person who wants a fun daily challenge? Test your limits and increase your self-confidence as you join our intrepid adventure team. Be challenged on the high ropes courses, zip lines, and river rafts before exploring Six Flags, Urban Air Adventures and best of all, Guppy Gulch High Adventure. (A note about Guppy Gulch: Your kids will think they are in Florida with Gulf Coast blue water, real palm trees, with warm tropical breezes and water temperatures in the upper 70s. The quarry lake is 13 acres full of big water inflatables for climbing, bouncing, and splashing — waterslides, zip line, sun decks, boulder jumping and climbing walls.) View the weekly itinerary.

Campers should have a sense of adventure and be able to physically participate in these extreme sports. Campers must bring a bag lunch daily. Note: All activities require a signed waiver from the outside companies.

One-week, full-day program
July 8-12 or July 15-19
9:00 am -3:00 pm (certain days could have early departure/later returns)
$515

2019 EXTREME ADVENTURE CAMP (GRADES 7-12)

Only one week offered all summer--grab a spot before it's going, going, gone! This outrageously exciting & physically challenging Extreme Adventure Camp is not for the faint of heart! Join us as we test ourselves with high ropes courses, outdoor rock climbing & paintball before exploring Six Flags, Urban Air Adventures and best of all, Guppy Gulch High Adventure. (A note about Guppy Gulch: Your kids will think they are in Florida with Gulf Coast blue water, real palm trees, with warm tropical breezes and water temperatures in the upper 70s. The quarry lake is 13 acres full of big water inflatables for climbing, bouncing, and splashing — waterslides, zip line, sun decks, boulder jumping and climbing walls.) View the weekly itinerary.

Campers must have a sense of adventure and be able to physically participate in these extreme sports. Campers must bring a bag lunch daily. Note: All activities require a signed waiver from the outside companies.

One-week, full-day program
July 22-26
9:00 am -3:00 pm (certain days could have early departure/later returns)
$515

2019 COMMUNITY SERVICE CAMP (GRADES 8-12)

Enjoy a week-long adventure serving your community. Activities will fulfill most community service requirements for graduation and confirmation. Areas in which campers may serve their community: environment, homeless, elderly, childcare, and special needs. Campers earn 30 hours of service for the one-week program. Note: Campers must show proof of a recent TB test to participate and must bring a non-perishable bag lunch. Most activities require a signed waiver from the outside companies.

June 17-21 and June 24-28 only. Limited spots available. 
9:00 am - 3:00 pm (certain days could have early departure/later returns)
$410

MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER STUDIES CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Registration opens March 1, 2019 at 9:30 am. 

  • All families will need to create an account and register on the camp site beginning March 1, 2019.
  • Classes are filled on a first come, first-served basis.
  • To register for these classes, you will register as a camper.
  • Each class will require a $100 non-refundable deposit.
  • Teachers will notify student in late spring as to the book and supply needs.


PRE-ALGEBRA REVIEW FOR RISING EIGHTH-GRADERS (GRADE 8)

  • Date: June 17-June 28
  • Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Tuition: $345
  • Prerequisite: Completed Pre-Algebra & rising 8th grade
  • Teacher: Ms. Brenda English

This course will review the fundamentals of Pre-Algebra.  This course will have a vigorous review of decimals, fractions, and percents.  Other topics will include a review of variables, expressions, integers, ratios, and solving equations and inequalities.  This course is intended for students who have completed Pre-Algebra and would benefit from additional support and review before taking Algebra.


GRAMMAR BOOTCAMP (GRADES 6-7)

  • Date: June 17- June 28
  • Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Tuition: $345
  • Teacher: Ms. Renee Karlin
  • Ages: rising 6 & 7th grade

This course provides students with an overview of basic grammar skills necessary for clear writing and expression.  The goals of the program include an enriched understanding of basic grammar as well as improved fluency and sentence structure in written work.  The students will review the parts of speech, sentence construction, and punctuation necessary for effective communication and writing.  Instruction will include structured exercises as well as games, group work, and individual instruction.

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Grades 9-12

  • Registration opens March 1, 2019 at 9:30 am for Summer Studies classes.
  • Stone Ridge's Summer Studies program offers full credit, half-credit and enrichment classes for rising 9-12th graders.
  • High school students can join us off-campus for a week of Adventure Camp or Community Service Camp.
  • I Drive Smart will be on campus offering driving school.

High School Summer Studies Class Descriptions

Registration opens March 1, 2019 at 9:30 am. Students interested in taking classes that are for credit must submit a letter of recommendation from the Academic Dean at their school before enrolling. 

  • All families will need to create an account and register on the camp site beginning March 1, 2019.
  • Classes are filled on a first come-first served basis.
  • To register for these classes, you will register as a camper.
  • Each class will require a $100 non-refundable deposit.
  • Teachers will notify student in late spring as to the book and supply needs.

FULL CREDIT COURSES

CHEMISTRY (GRADES 10-12)

  • Date: June 17 - July 26 (no class July 4,5)
  • Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Teacher: Mr. Will Robertson
  • Prerequisite: Grade 9 Science
  • Tuition: $1300

This course provides students with a solid introduction to chemistry, its vocabulary and its application to natural events. Major topics covered include atomic structure, chemical bonding and molecular structures, chemical reactions, chemical nomenclature, stoichiometry, physical  behavior of gases, liquids and solids, gas laws, solutions, equilibrium and acids and bases. Emphasis is on measurement, problem-solving and the practical application of chemical ideas.   Students are expected to carry out lab work.


SR WOMAN AND THE MAKER MOVEMENT: DESIGN, CREATE & PROTOTYPE   (GRADES 9-12)

  • Date: June 17 - July 26 (no class July 4,5)
  • Time: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm (Week 1 at Stone Ridge; Weeks 2-6 at NOVA Labs in Reston, VA)
  • Teacher: Mrs. Kathleen Flood
  • Tuition: $1300

This course is an exciting opportunity for students to become makers and innovators!  Students will learn the principles of design and engineering through the creative process.  Students will spend their time in the Nova Labs in Reston, VA working with their instructors to learn to safely work in a wood shop and a metal shop as well as to use machinery such as 3D laser cutters, 3D printers, bandsaws, circuitry and more.  In small groups, students will: 1) define a problem, 2) do background research, 3) brainstorm solutions, 4) design a solution, 5) create a budget, 6) develop and prototype the solution, 7) test the solution, and 8) communicate the results.  Students will be required to keep a daily online engineering log as well as produce a final presentation with regards to their process and product. Stone Ridge will not be providing transportation to the Nova Labs; however, Nova Labs is metro accessible.  This course fulfills the internship requirement #1 for the SR STEM Certificate Program. For more information on Nova Labs, please visit: https://www.nova-labs.org/about/. Minimum time commitment is 6 weeks from 6/17/2019 to 7/26/2019, 9:30 am-1:00 pm daily.  (Week 1 at Stone Ridge, Weeks 2-6 at Nova Labs in Reston).

This course fulfills 1 credit in art or 1 credit as an elective.


U.S. HISTORY (GRADES 11-12)

  • Date: June 17 - July 26 (no class July 4,5)
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Prerequisite:  Grade 10 History
  • Tuition: $1200
  • Teacher: Dr. Michael Cavey

This course serves as a basic and comprehensive study of American history, focusing on major political, economic and social developments from the age of European discovery to the end of the Cold War. In addition to mastering the basic facts, concepts, and themes of US History, students engage in abstract reasoning, critical reading of major historians and primary sources, analytical and research writing, debate and oral presentation, current events analysis and historical research using the internet.  Students will be well prepared to take the SAT U.S. History Subject Test in the fall.

HALF-CREDIT COURSES

ENVIRONMENTAL FIELD STUDIES (GRADES 10-12)

  • Date: June 17 - July 3 
  • Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm *times may vary given the nature of the day's fieldwork
  • Teacher:  TBA
  • Prerequisite: Grade 9 Science
  • Tuition: $650

Calling all nature lovers! Are you ready to spend your summer mornings outside? Are you excited to catch critters, get dirty, and maybe fall into a stream? If your answer is yes, then Environmental Field Studies is the course for you! In this lab and field studies based course, students will conduct hands-on activities to mimic and sometimes inform the real-life work of environmental scientists. By conducting studies to look at species populations, stream water quality, soil analysis, and more, students will learn how humans interact with their environment both positively and negatively. No previous biology or environmental science experience required; just an enthusiasm for life and an appreciation of the natural world. Bring some water shoes, insect repellent and sunscreen.  (Note: For Stone Ridge students interested in completing the STEM Certificate Program, this course counts toward STEM CP requirement #4 - Refer to Inside SR/Upper School/Student Activities Page/STEM Certificate Program) 
 
U.S. FOREIGN POLICY: FOCUS ON HUNGARY AND A CHANGING EASTERN EUROPE (GRADES 10-12)

  • Date: July 1-19 (no class July 4th only)
  • Time/Location: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at Georgetown Preparatory School (**in the George Center)
  • Teacher: Mr. Steve Maczynski
  • Prerequisite: Grade 9 History
  • Tuition: $1100        

Transitioning from communism after the fall of the Soviet Union, this dynamic nation, Hungary, pursued a pathway as a liberal democracy and a multi-party system. Hungary also endorsed the principles of human rights and political freedoms as it maintained membership in the European Union. Reflective of the mounting economic pressures facing all of Eastern Europe as well as the drift toward authoritarianism and regional hegemony by the Russian Federation, Hungary has felt the impact of these challenging forces.  With the rise of the Fedesz Party and the subsequent election of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Hungary is slowly drifting to the right under the guise of preserving Christianity against a rising tide of Muslim migration into the region.  This movement away from liberalism is causing concern within the European Union, particularly with the ascendency of Janos Ader to the Presidency in 2012.  Freedom of the press is threatened and the centralization of the media under the state are compromising democratic values. Divisiveness is the norm as the conservative countryside parts ways with the more youthful urban centers. 

The course will run in tandem with the Summer International Program at Georgetown Preparatory School.  Similar to each year, all of the participants will interact with the international students who are on Prep’s campus in order to master English as a Second Language. The top-performing students from the ESL Program will be involved in this academic program. Washington DC will serve as the learning laboratory, particularly with the many Centers on Eastern European Studies. Field trips are integrated into the instructional time. 

Language instruction, film, and literature will augment the understanding of the region. On-site visits and briefing will be made to the Hungarian Embassy, the Eastern European Center of Washington DC, and the Hungarian American Cultural Center. Mr. Stephen Maczynski will serve as the instructor. The major assessment will be designed around a final capstone project.  Students will work in teams that are formed around the examination of economic, political, and social factors that merge to form the picture of the roadmap forward.

ENRICHMENT CLASSES

ALGEBRA I REVIEW AND ENRICHMENT (GRADE 9)

  • Date: June 17 - July 19 (no class July 4,5)
  • Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuition: $900
  • Prerequisite: Completed Grade 8
  • Teacher: Ms. Vaswati Hasson

This course will review the fundamentals of Algebra. Topics will include solving linear equations and inequalities, linear and quadratic functions, operations on rational expressions, polynomials and radicals, and graphing linear and quadratic functions. The students will develop the ability to explore and solve real world application problems, demonstrate the use of the graphing calculator, and communicate mathematical ideas clearly. This course is intended for students who have completed Algebra I and would benefit from additional support and review before taking their next math course (either Geometry or Algebra II), and students who would like a jump start to their study of Algebra I in Grade 9. 
 
READING & WRITING WORKSHOP FOR RISING NINTH-GRADERS  (GRADE 9)

  • Date: June 17 - July 3
  • Time: 1:00 pm- 3:30 pm
  • Tuition: $500
  • Prerequisite: Completed 8th Grade
  • Teacher: Ms. Holly Zindulis 

Are you looking to keep your reading and writing skills sharp over the summer? Are you anticipating the new challenges of high school humanities classes?  In Grade 9, students can look forward to rigorous reading lists along with writing on a more analytical level.  This workshop helps usher students onto this new scene by breaking the reading and writing processes down into manageable steps and useful skills. Students will practice writing several types of essays, learn targeted writing-based grammar, get a head start on their summer reading and generally build confidence in themselves as high school students!
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (the Stone Ridge 9th grade summer reading books) are required texts for this workshop

WRITING WORKSHOP (GRADE 10, 11, 12)

  • Date: June 17 - July 3
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Teacher: Ms. Erin DeSimone
  • Prerequisite: Grade 9 English 
  • Tuition: $600

This three-week writing course offers students structured time to write academically in the summer. Rising 10th , 11th , and 12th graders will have the opportunity to practice writing analytically and to hone essential writing skills, like writing thesis statements, topic sentences, and introductions. Students will read and discuss strong academic pieces, of varying styles, as a way to further develop their own writing voices. This course will provide an encouraging environment to learn new writing techniques and refine academic writing that will prepare them for future classes in the Humanities. Students will also have opportunity to work on their summer reading essays for the upcoming school year.  Rising 12th graders will be able to brainstorm, outline and draft their college essays after hearing from the college counseling office about the college essay process during this course.
 
THE MONEY EXPERIENCE (GRADE 9, 10, 11, 12 +)

  • Date: June 24-28 
  • Time: 9:00 pm - 11:30 am
  • Teacher: Ms. Kimi Falatko
  • Tuition: $200

Are you the student who used to run lemonade stands in your front yard to make some spending money? The Money Experience gives you the opportunity to explore what you want from life and how to pay for it, without judgement. The program is structured as a discussion (not a lecture!) and uses a graphic novel and an online life simulator to paint a picture of what your future might look like: do you want to be a teacher, a doctor, or an engineer? Will you go to college, technical school, or straight to work? Do you want to start a family or own your own house someday? Maybe you'd prefer to travel the world? Most importantly, what is the relationship between all of those decisions and money? Students walk away with a clearer sense of their own life priorities, and a framework to understand the financial impact of their lifestyle decisions. They will learn how money works in life, and the relationship between their decisions and their quality of life. This class is taught by Stone Ridge Upper School Asstant Dean of Students and former Economics & Public Issues teacher Ms. Kimi Falatko.

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. 

Week 1 (June 17-21) Week 2 (June 24-28) Week 3 (July 1-3) Week 4 (July 8-12) Week 5 (July 15-19) Week 6 (July 22-28)
Community Service
(Grades 8-12)
Community Service
(Grades 8-12)
  Adventure Camp
(Grades 7-12)
Adventure Camp
(Grades 7-12)
Extreme Adventure Camp
(Grades 7-12)


ADVENTURE CAMP (GRADES 7-12)

Are you an active, adventurous person who wants a fun daily challenge? Test your limits and increase your self-confidence as you join our intrepid adventure team. Be challenged on the high ropes courses, zip lines, and river rafts before exploring Six Flags, Urban Air Adventures and best of all, Guppy Gulch High Adventure. (A note about Guppy Gulch: Your kids will think they are in Florida with Gulf Coast blue water, real palm trees, with warm tropical breezes and water temperatures in the upper 70s. The quarry lake is 13 acres full of big water inflatables for climbing, bouncing, and splashing — waterslides, zip line, sun decks, boulder jumping and climbing walls.) View the weekly itinerary.

Campers must have a sense of adventure and be able to physically participate in these extreme sports. Campers must bring a bag lunch daily. Note: All activities require a signed waiver from the outside companies with which we contract in order to participate.

One-week, full-day program
July 8-12 or July 15-19
9:00 am -3:00 pm (certain days could have early departure/later returns)
$515

EXTREME ADVENTURE CAMP (GRADES 7-12)

Only one week offered all summer--grab a spot before it's going, going, gone! This outrageously exciting & physically challenging Extreme Adventure Camp is not for the faint of heart! Join us as we test ourselves with high ropes courses, outdoor rock climbing & paintball before exploring Six Flags, Urban Air Adventures and best of all, Guppy Gulch High Adventure. (A note about Guppy Gulch: Your kids will think they are in Florida with Gulf Coast blue water, real palm trees, with warm tropical breezes and water temperatures in the upper 70s. The quarry lake is 13 acres full of big water inflatables for climbing, bouncing, and splashing — waterslides, zip line, sun decks, boulder jumping and climbing walls). View the weekly itinerary.

Campers must have a sense of adventure and be able to physically participate in these extreme sports. Campers must bring a bag lunch daily. Note: All activities require a signed waiver from the outside companies with which we contract in order to participate.

One-week, full-day program
July 22-26
9:00 am -3:00 pm (certain days could have early departure/later returns)
$515

COMMUNITY SERVICE CAMP (GRADES 8-12)

Enjoy a week-long 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. NOTE: Campers must show proof of a negative TB test to participate and parents will be required to sign waivers in order for their child to visit some of the sites. Campers must bring a non-perishable bag lunch daily.

June 17-21 or June 24-28
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$410

I Drive Smart

Stone Ridge Summer CampUs will be hosting 2 sessions of Driver's Education with I Drive Smart on our campus. Registration is done directly through I Drive Smart.  Choose the school as "Stone Ridge" and pick a week.

June 17 - 28, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:15 pm

July 8 - 19, 2019
9:00 am - 12:15 pm