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

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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One Response to Smithsonian Summer Camp — Inspiring Kids for 50 Years!

  1. This is really great. The activities in the Smithsonian summer camp are really incredible.

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