Category Archives: Gradeschoolers

Keep Kids Moving this Summer with CityDance Online Camps!


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Make it! Summer Camp with KID Museum


This summer, let KID Museum bring their special brand of hands-on learning to you!

KID Museum is excited to introduce Make it! Summer Camp for rising 2nd-7th graders — creative, half-day, virtual maker camps streamed right to your home. Choose from sessions in electronics, coding, 3D design, wizard magic, space exploration, and more. Campers will gain new skills, engage with kids online, and build confidence as they design projects at home.

Why choose Make it! Summer Camp?
* Led by KID Museum’s popular maker educators with a focus on curiosity and imagination
* Choice of morning and afternoon sessions, to suit your needs
* Mix of online instruction and off-screen projects for active engagement


Make It! Summer Camps Camps run through August 14. To register and learn more about the programs, visit the KID Museum website.

Make it a summer of fun and invention. See you in Summer Camp!


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Adventure Theatre Goes Digital with Musical Theatre Summer Camps!


As the school year comes to an end for students around the DC area, many parents are wondering how to keep their kids engaged and active this summer. Adventure Theatre is offering a great option: Digital Musical Theatre Summer Camps! And if the quality of their past onsite camps and wonderful stage productions for children are any indication, this will be an excellent way for kids to have fun as they learn new skills and interact with peers and instructors.

The camps are specifically created for an online and screen-based medium with a live teaching artist to guide kids step-by-step through the process of acting, music, dance, and improvisation. Students will explore their surroundings and create new worlds with the objects they have around them. They will dive into their individual characters and receive personalized attention from each teaching artist.

This new way of “going to camp” may seem odd, but there are benefits, too. There’s no traffic to contend with since you don’t need to drive kids there, classroom size is smaller than in-person camps, and they are now accessible to kids who may have lived too far from camp locations in previous years. Even more, as the camps are designed for kids to work independently from parents, they give you time to relax, work, and get other things done.

All camps are held Monday to Friday on the dates and times listed, with options for kids in Kindergarten through 12th Grade. Each camp is tailored to the age it serves through time commitments, goals, recommended screen-time, and subject material of the class.


Camp sessions, which are two and three weeks long, begin June 16 and run through late August. Online registration is now open — learn more and sign up your child today!

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*All images used in this post are screenshots from Adventure Theatre’s Zoom programs this spring, which garnered the following testimonials from parents:

“You were proactive, and stayed in touch with the students, set up classes, provided homework, communicated, every step along the way, whilst maintaining a certain amount of normalcy, which I recognize is great for our children, not just from a theatre perspective, but in their lives.”

“I just signed up our daughter again for the next acting course. She really liked it. Kudos to (the instructor) who did a great job.”

“It’s been great for my child to continue with conservatory and to maintain those connections. Thank you so much for making that work and to you and everyone at ATMTC for adapting to this unimaginable world we find ourselves in at the moment.”


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Giveaway: Enter to Win Online Enrichment Classes with Flex Academies ONE!


Is your kid (and you) missing their after school enrichment classes since they’ve been social distancing? Flex Academies, a DC area provider of aftercare programs and summer camps can help with that!

Flex Academies ONE is the new virtual version of the service, so kids everywhere can now learn about the things they love through live streamed classes. Imagine someone who teaches music lessons, hip hop dancing, soccer, or coding coming to your home every weekday to work with your child. While that’s not possible right now, Flex Academies ONE offers the next best thing: Scheduled online learning experiences with certified instructors in different areas of interest.

A variety of classes are available for kids in Pre-K through 6th grade, from theatre to arts & crafts to sports to chess to martial arts — and much more. Even better, you have a chance to win a 10-pack of classes for your child!

Learn more about Flex Academies ONE here, and be sure to check out the FAQ for answers to many common questions.

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Giveaway: For a chance to win a 10-class pack from Flex Academies ONE, simply leave a comment below telling me your kid’s favorite at-home activity since social distancing began. Get an extra chance to win by entering on the KidFriendly DC Facebook Page, too. This giveaway will run through Sunday, April 26, 2020, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified on Monday, April 27. Good luck!


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