Get ready for Gigantic fun as we travel back millions of years to a fiery earth where huge insects fill the skies and dinosaurs roam free! Hunt for fossils with friends and make cave paintings. We'll map a geologic timeline of our planet's volcanoes, meteors and mass extinctions. Join us as we learn about dinosaurs, raptors, and mammals who came before us. We'll also explore the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic Eras. Wednesday is Water Day where we set up sprinklers and our water tunnel for half day campers and full/super day campers go swimming at Adelphi Pool. On Thursday, full/super day campers will visit the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. On Friday we invite parents to enjoy a special performance of Jurassic Adventure Theatre.
Tap into your creativity and step into the lush garden of your imagination. Play tag, soccer, frisbee, and more outside in the fresh air and sunshine. Help tend tomatoes, squash, carrots, and peas. Play improvised games, act out scenes, read stories in the cool shade of our favorite trees. Visit a local fairy garden, catch leaf-hoppers, pill bugs, caterpillars and more in the skim-net. Explore the garden theme through art, drama, music, dance, engineering projects, and creative play. Design a beautiful scene of giant flowers that we'll use in our final performance on Friday. Full/super day campers will travel to the National Botanical Gardens to enjoy Mother Nature at its finest. Bee there or Bee square!
Are you ready to save the World? We'll design our own costumes and make super gear from Batman's utility belt to Wonder Woman's magic lasso of truth. Help in daring rescues, enact chase scenes or just play outside on our two playgrounds and five acres of outdoor green space. Crawl through laser-beam giant Blue Block tunnels and build up courage by learning how to stand your ground against bullying. We'll read comic books, draw super sketches, and act out Choose Your Own Adventure stories. This camp will empower our campers to find the heroes within themselves. Our full/super day campers will go to American History Museum to get our hands and minds busy in their Spark Lab! Don't miss this week of Superhero and Comic inspired Adventure!
Do you have what it takes to be a great wizard or witch? Will the sorting hat place you in Gryffindor or Hufflepuff? Catch a chocolate frog, explore Diagon Alley, and grab some gold from the vaults of Gringotts. Get your perfect wand, but remember, the wand chooses the wizard! Play quidditch outside with your friends, learn spells and herbology, brew some polyjuice potion, care for magical creatures, and don't trust that defense against the dark arts professor! Create art, drama, music, and more as we explore this enchanting theme. Act out your favorite wizard, witch, house elf, or other fantastic creature in our Friday performance. Grab your invisibility cloak and a Nimbus 2000 in this magical week of wonder and excitement that you'll never for
Stop staring at the edge of the water and dive in as we sail beyond the lagoon into uncharted seas. We'll pretend to be Sailors, Mermaids, and Pirates, as we journey to the realm of Monsters and beyond. Learn about giant squids, whales, dolphins, sharks and many other marine animals. Leap through sprinklers and splash in water tables guaranteed to get you wet, or stay cool in the blue lagoon where you can create puppets, paint murals, and draw outside with sidewalk chalk. For our Friday show we'll create our own coral reef and sing "You're Welcome." On Water Wednesday, full/super day campers go swim at Adelphi Pool. Join us where the seaweed is always greener! Come explore, play, and learn with friends as we take the seven seas by storm!
If your young one loves anything with tails, scales, or feathers, then don't miss this Animal inspired week! Pet and feed baby goats, rabbits, ducks, and even ride ponies. Create beautiful animal inspired art including chalk drawings, sculpture, and watercolor. We'll hunt for animal tracks; follow our senses to explore the mysteries of animal adaptation, mutation, and specialization. We'll study habitats in everything from Aardvarks to Zebras. We'll sing songs, create our own animal orchestra, and practice our acting skills for Friday's Wild Safari Theatre Show. Full/super day campers go to the Smithsonian National Zoo to see Elephants, Cheetahs, Pandas and more. Don't miss this wild week of outdoor adventure and fun with cute furry friends.
Do you have a young musician? Do they sing in the shower and move to the music every time something catchy comes on the radio? Release your inner Rockstar this week; writing songs, rehearsing covers, practicing both real and air guitar for the week's final musical show. Design your Rockstar look, create choreography with your band mates and get ready to perform under the hot lights! Join the drum circle to feel the beat. Sit in with the Impulse City Rock N' Roll house band and get some instruction on your favorite instrument. Name your group, design your logo, make a band t-shirt and get ready to perform. Full/Super day campers go to the Museum of African American History and Culture. Join the band this week and unleash your musical side.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...there was a universe of starships, droids, aliens, and wookies. Join us as we fly x-wing fighters, board the Millennium Falcon, and destroy the Death Star! Make friends with adorable Ewoks and Porgs. Fix the hyperdrive with Han Solo and jump to warp speed to escape Darth Vader. Deliver secret plans and battle with Finn and Rey to stop the evil Kylo Ren. Explore exotic worlds including Tatooine, Cloud City, and the moon of Endor. Work on droid construction and maintenance on many models including C3P0, R2D2, and BB8. We'll make our own light sabers and practice force training. Full/Super day campers will travel to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum to learn about space, stars, planets, and more!
Follow your heart and the yellow brick road to the Marvelous Land of Oz! Explore the Emerald City with the Scarecrow and the Tin Man. Join the Cowardly Lion as he faces the terrible Tiger-Bears and travel with Dorothy and Toto to meet the Wonderful Wizard! Use the magic Powder of Life on the Sawhorse and make the magnificent flying Gump! Create Oz inspired art with good friends, play outside in the fresh air, and make your own flying monkey wings. Meet Glinda the good witch, use the ruby slippers, play games, and sing "Somewhere over the Rainbow." Visit Munchkins and the kingdom of the Winkies. Parents are invited to a special Oz inspired Friday show. Full/super day campers will take a field trip to the National Museum of American History.
Discover a world of buried treasure and unsolved mysteries in the tradition of Indiana Jones and Marco Polo. Step outside into the warm sunshine and solve ancient riddles with friends as we explore and follow hints to save the world from evil tyrants. Think outside the box and use all your senses to find hidden clues in this week full of scavenger hunts, puzzles, map reading, and secret treasures where X always marks the spot! We'll go on nature walks, finger paint, sing songs, play outside with good friends and as always, we'll jump in sprinklers on Water Wednesday. Full/super day campers will go to Adelphi pool and travel to the new National Children's Museum. We invite parents to our special Treasure Hunter Theatre performance on Friday.
Can you say yes to your friends' ideas, help create fun, laughter, and comedic moments? Channel Tina Fey, unlock your inner Robin Williams, sing and rap like Wayne Brady. Delight like Gilda Radner and learn the strategies that made Steve Martin and Martin Short household names. Play outside, make comedy inspired art, and as always jump through sprinklers and visit Adelphi pool (full/superday). Find your confidence and play games that sharpen your brain in a week of Improv and Sketch Comedy. Join us for a laugh out loud show on Friday. This camp is only available to returning campers (i.e. campers who have already attended at least 1 week of camp in 2019). Don't miss this chance to reunite with old friends and end your summer with a smile!