best summer camps & programs

Best Summer Camps & Programs in the DMV

Every year we ask you to vote for your favorite services, businesses, classes and offerings in the DMV across a wide range of categories in the annual Washington Parent Picks. In 2021 we received 8,273 nominations and over 14,000 votes from the community!

Summer Camps & Programs give children the opportunity to experience new things, learn skills and make friends they may not ordinarily come across. For children with specific interests, there are specialty camps in sports, arts & STEM. Those kids just looking for a new adventure might find themselves a good fit for general camps, both day and overnight. When looking for the perfect camp for your child, you can browse this list of favorites from parents across the DMV.

Here are the winners and finalists in the Summer Camps & Programs category.

Arts Camps:

Tiny Dancers (Winner) Northern Virginia

AFYP (Finalist) Fairfax, VA

Imagination Stage (Finalist) Bethesda, MD

Day Camps:

Tiny Dancers (Winner) Northern Virginia

AFYP (Finalist) Fairfax, VA

Summer at Sandy Spring (Finalist) Sandy Spring, MD

Overnight Camps:

Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital (Winner) N.W. DC

Camp Hidden Meadows (Finalist) Bartow, West Virginia

YMCA Camp Letts (Finalist) Edgewater, MD

Camps for All Abilities:

The Treatment and Learning Centers (Winner) Rockville, MD

B Social Therapeutic Summer Program (Finalist) Rockville, MD

Melwood Camp Accomplish (Finalist) Upper Marlboro, MD

Sports & Recreation Camps:

WeAquatics (Winner) DC, MD & VA

MSI Montgomery Soccer Inc. (Finalist) Rockville, MD

British Swim School (Finalist) Central Maryland

STEM Camps:

AoPS Academy (Winner) Vienna, VA

Children’s Science Center Lab (Finalist) Fairfax, VA

Code Ninjas – Germantown (Finalist) Germantown, MD

Idea Lab Kids (Finalist) Columbia, MD


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