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Smithsonian Summer Camp — Inspiring Kids for 50 Years!



There’s no more exciting place to be than Smithsonian Summer Camp, now in its 50th year. Where else can campers blast into space or take center stage, create a masterpiece or invent a fantasy world, relive history or learn to shape the future of the planet?

The rich and exciting world of the Smithsonian is all theirs to discover in these one-of-a-kind learning experiences that spark the imagination—and offer plenty of great fun. A limited number of summer camps are still available!

Camps for children in kindergarten through ninth grade are held from June 17 through August 16 at the Smithsonian’s S. Dillon Ripley Center at 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. Camps take place Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 4:3pm. Before-camp (8am to 9am) and after-camp (4:30pm to 6pm) activities are also available.

Smithsonian Summer Camp is also looking for responsible and highly motivated teens to assist camp instructors. Students entering ninth grade this fall or who are 14 years old can learn the skills needed to become an outstanding future Youth Teaching Assistant (YTA) in a one-week intensive training program. Participants learn how to successfully work with young campers, build a toolkit of games and activities, practice navigating busy Smithsonian museums with groups, and gather other practical tips to help campers get the most out of their experience. Completing the boot camp offers applicants a priority for YTA selection the following summer.

Call 202.633.3030 for more information or visit SmithsonianAssociates.org/Camp.


This post is sponsored by Smithsonian Associates, however, I only promote programs, places, and events that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.


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Giveaway: Enter to Win a Week of Summer Camp with RDUTennis!



Want to serve up some summer fun for your kids? Sign them up for a camp that they are sure to love! RDUTennis launched in the DC area just a few summers ago and has since grown into one of the area’s premiere tennis programs for kids, with instruction now offered during aftercare at many local schools along with their seasonal camps.

Once again, tennis camps will be offered for ages 5-14 at American, Catholic, and Trinity Washington Universities throughout the summer. Both full-day and half-day camps will be available at all three locations — and the American University location is the only tennis camp in Northwest DC to run from 8:30am – 5:30pm (and that doesn’t include aftercare).

While tennis is the main focus of camp, kids can enjoy a variety of other activities, too. Campers can participate in soccer, basketball, arts & crafts, and swimming. And for the first time this year, swimming will be offered everyday for full-day campers as well as for half-day participants at the AU location.

Also if you’re still looking for Spring Break activities for your kids, camp is being held April 15-18 at Trinity Washington University — a great opportunity to experience RDUTennis ahead of the summer sessions.

For more camp details, including descriptions, pricing, schedules, and registration, visit the RDUTennis website. Inquiries can also be addressed to Brian Rosenthal at [email protected]

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Giveaway: For a chance to win a week of camp with RDUTennis at the American University location this summer, simply leave a comment below, telling me your child’s (or your) favorite pro tennis player — past or currently playing. To be eligible, be sure to follow RDUTennis on Facebook. Get an extra chance to win by entering on the KidFriendly DC Facebook Page. This giveaway will run through Wednesday, April 17, 2019, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!


This post is sponsored by RDUTennis LLC, however, I only promote programs, services, and events that I genuinely believe in and think would appeal to KFDC readers.


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Summer Camp for Pre-K to 12th Graders at Washington Waldorf School!



This post is sponsored by the Washington Waldorf School, however, I only promote programs, places, and events that I genuinely believe in and think will be of interest to KFDC readers.


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Registration is Open for Concord Hill School Summer Preschool Camp!



This post is sponsored by Concord Hill School, however, I only promote programs, places, and services that I genuinely believe in and think will be of interest to KFDC readers.


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