News-Press Summer Camp Guide 2017


Camp Columbiacamp columbia logo

Camp Columbia is a summer day camp offering programs for preschool and grade school children. Each week is filled with themed projects including art, cooking, sports, science, field trips, and special guests. Our goal is to provide children with a fun, safe camp experience where they can learn of God’s love, form lasting friendships, and build self-confidence.

Columbia Baptist Church: 103 West Columbia Street, Falls Church, VA 22046

(703) 534-5700


Camp McLean

Welcome to the Jungle!Camp McLean logo
Our dynamic Camp McLean program provides a wide array of fun and challenging activities for your young ones. Children ages 3 to 10 can enjoy trips and performances, explore the world of fitness, have loads of fun and much, much more! During each two-week session, our staff of highly-qualified facilitators will lead campers on some unforgettable adventures and provide enrichment opportunities from making crafts to exploring nature to just having plain old summer fun!

The McLean Community Center
1234 Ingleside Ave. McLean VA 22101

(703) 790-0123


City of Falls ChurchCity of FC Parks and Rec

More than 100 different camp offerings, including art, outdoor excursions, sports and more! New for 2016: Singing Kidz, Innovation Lab, Science Magic, Adventures in Podcasting, Ninjaneering & more!
Registration begins February 1, 2016 for City Residents and February 8, 2016 for Non-Residents.

115 Hillwood Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22046

(703) 534-2221

Congressional School Camp



Congressional Camp is an ACA accredited coed day camp designed for ages 3-14. We’re located on a beautiful, 40-acre campus in Falls Church, Virginia at Congressional Schools of Virginia. Our diverse programs include day camp, travel camps, academic classes  and specialty camps which offer summers of new challenges, old traditions, friends and boundless FUN!

3229 Sleepy Hollow Road,
Falls Church, VA 22042
(703) 533-9711

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Guided by the belief that creativity is a fundamental need of the human spirit, Creative Cauldron is dedicated to providing affordable, enriching, and diverse experiences in the performing and visual arts to Northern Virginia and the greater Washington, DC community. Creative Cauldron gives people of all ages, incomes and backgrounds opportunities to connect and grow through the arts. We create original productions, present a broad array of art and artists, and offer transformative educational programs in an intimate and collaborative atmosphere.

410 S. Maple Avenue Falls Church, VA 22046

(703) 436-9948

Mathnasium Mathnasium logo

Matnasium is your neighborhood math-only learning center. We help kids in grades K-12 understand math by teaching the way that makes sense to them. When math makes sense, kids leap way ahead – whether they started out far behind or already ahead in math. Our formula for teaching kids math, the Mathnasium MethodTMhas transformed the way kids learn math for over a decade across 600+ centers in the US and Canada.

7395 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA 22042

(703) 573-6284 (MATH)

Mason Game & Technology Academy


Engage your future! One of the fastest growing and most transformational community programs in the region today, the MGTA integrates all of the STEM core competencies in a challenging, fun, and engaging way.

Computer Game Design, Programming, Next-Gen Technology, and Cybersecurity classes combine both the sciences and the arts, with creative & critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Commuter and Pre-College residential programs at George Mason University.  Classes in Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William.

MGTA is part of the Mason Computer Game Design Program, and the Virginia Serious Game Institute.


Marymount University Summer Programs


For the fifth year in a row, Marymount University is offering a 2-week, 3-credit summer course for high school students. This year’s course, The Global Village, will allow students to examine the degree to which people around the world are globally interconnected. The program will examine how increasing global interdependence impacts our daily lives and how our interdependence can affect the future.
Earn 3 college credits – transferable to most colleges and universities.
Study under renowned faculty who have extensive experience with globally networked learning and intercultural communication.
Meet students from across the country and around the globe while experiencing college life.

Marymount University Summer Programs
2807 North Glebe Road
Arlington, Virginia 22207
(800) 548-7638

Potomac School: Summer at Potomac


The Potomac School’s beautiful 90 acre McLean campus provides the back-drop for a creative mix of indoor and outdoor options including sports, theater, nature and the outdoors, art, technology, academics and more!

Potomac School: Summer at Potomac
1301 Potomac School Rd.McLean, Va. 22101
(703) 749-6317

The  Finishing School


In the heart of Falls Church, the Finishing School has gained a reputation for providing an outstanding place for learning sewing skills. Many children and adults have been privileged to receive instruction at The Finishing School.
Classes are offered all year. During the school year, hour-long children’s classes are available in the afternoons on weekdays and on Saturday mornings. Day camps during holidays and days off are also available.
During the summer months, there are weekly camps available for five days a week.
Mother/Daughter session are scheduled on Saturday afternoons, while birthday parties are scheduled for Sunday afternoons.
Students will thrive in a positive, social and creative environment. Students learn the basics of machine sewing, serging and understanding patterns. They will make fun and useful projects including: shorts, aprons, oven mitts, dresses, skirts, tops, pajamas, bath robes, bags, holiday decorations, pillows and quilts just to name a few!
The class structure allows new students to join at any time!
A variety of Adult sewing classes are also offered, from beginning to advanced levels. Choose from our collection or bring your own. Sign up for a series or one class at a time.

The Finishing School
609 Park Avenue
Falls Church, Virginia

Washington Sailing Marina Camp



Youth Sailing Day Camps are a great way to spend summer days having fun, making new friends, and building confidence while sailing on the Potomac River at Washington Sailing Marina in Alexandria, VA.
Hands-on experience is the best way to learn to sail, so our emphasis is on learning by doing. Weather permitting, kids will be sailing 90% of the time and should wear shorts, shirts, rubber-soled shoes (no flip flops), and bring other clothes appropriate for the forecast. Students may bring their lunch in a cooler or buy lunch at the café.
Students may also compete for trophies in a youth regatta held in August. Camp confirmations along with necessary paperwork will be sent out prior to the start of enrolled sessions. Completion of all paperwork is required for participation.
All camps are held at Washington Sailing Marina in Alexandria, VA and run Monday through Friday, 9:30am to 4pm and include five 6.5 hour sessions (32.5 hours total). All camps meet rain or shine. US Sailing curriculum is followed throughout each level and a textbook may be purchased the first day of class for $15 (purchase is optional).

1 Marina Drive at Daingerfield Island
Alexandria, Va. 22314
(703) 548-9027



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