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Summer Camp 2023

Enrollment Open Until Spots Are Filled!


Little Folks has an exciting camp planned for students ages 18 months to 7 years. This year we are offering three different options for campers based on their ages, interests, and physical stamina. In addition, there are four fun camp themes, sing-alongs, and special activities and guests! Little Folks will provide a pizza lunch for all full day campers every Friday. We look forward to welcoming our current, incoming, and alumni students as well as community children to Little Folks School Summer Camp!

Summer Camp Program Descriptions

Tiny Folks Toddler Camp:

This gentle introduction to school is for campers ages 18 months to 2.5 years old. Children engage in sensory activities, water play, and classroom explorations in a nurturing environment. The youngest campers participate in camp-wide activities as much as possible! Camp will occur daily at Little Folks School. 

Little Folks Signature Summer Camp:

Children between the ages of 2.5 to 5 years old will have a blast in this arts-based summer camp. Children will engage in water activities, art explorations, music, and outdoor fun! Camp will occur daily at Little Folks School.

Outdoor Adventure Camp:

Children ages 3.5-7 years old* will explore nearby parks, trails, creeks, and learn all about the nature in our neighborhood! Campers will need to be able to walk up to two miles during the day and will be responsible for carrying their own backpack back to Little Folks. As much as possible, camp-wide art activities will be adapted to be done outdoors. Outdoor Adventure Camp is for FULL DAY campers only. Drop-off points may include Montrose Park, Rose Park, Dumbarton Oaks, and Glover Archbold Park. Drop-off points will be communicated in advance via email. Campers will return to the school building during the afternoon and pick-up will always occur at Little Folks School! In the case of inclement weather (rain, storms, or extreme heat), Outdoor Adventure Camp will take place in the Little Folks School building at 3247 Q Street NW. *Enrollment in outdoor adventure camp is at the discretion of LFS administration. 

Camp Hours

Morning Only: 8:45 AM - 11:45 AM (not available for Outdoor Adventure Camp)

Full Day: 8:45 AM - 2:45 PM

(After Care Option TBD)


Summer 2023 Camp Sessions

Session 1: The Great Outdoors (June 5th-June 16th)

Full Day Price: $1,487

Morning Only Price: $1,041

Children will explore elements of nature through art, music, dance, sensory play, and cooking! This session will include a visit from The Reptile Guy on Friday, June 9th and a full camp singalong on Friday, June 16th! 

Session 2: Showtime! (June 20th-June 30th) 

Full Day Price: $1,487

Morning Only Price: $1,041

Let your child shine! Campers will explore the performing arts with music, dance, and theatre activities. A highlight of this session will include a fashion show where campers walk down the LFS catwalk! This session will also include a very special performance by The Great Zucchini on Thursday, June 22nd and a full camp singalong on Friday, June 30th!

Session 3: Salute to Summer (July 5th-July 14th)

Full Day Price: $1,145

Morning Only Price: $845

All your childhood camp favorites make a comeback in this special session! Campers will be tie-dying t-shirts, making a lemonade stand, and going on a treasure hunt. This session will also include an outdoor foam party on Friday, July 7th and a full camp singalong on Friday, July 14th!

Session 4: Journey to Space (July 17th-July 28th)

Full Day Price: $1,487

Morning Only Price: $1,041

Activities planned for camp this session are out of this world! Get ready for robot building, rocket launches, and a celestial ice cream celebration. This session will also include a space themed science show by Eric Energy on Friday, July 21st and a full camp singalong on Friday, July 28th!

Optional Add On- LFS Afternoon Swimmers: 

With parent permission, children ages 3.5 years and older will be able to swim at either Volta Park Pool (1555 34th Street NW) or Jelleff Pool (3265 S Street NW). Please note that this is an optional add-on to summer camp at LFS. Campers swimming at Volta Park must be enrolled in Full Day camp as Volta Park's pool does not open until 12pm. Campers swimming at Jelleff Pool will need to be able to walk to and from the pool from LFS (same distance as Montrose Park). 

In order for your child to be able to go to the pool, they will need BOTH a signed Swimming Folks Waiver and a signed Swimming Folks Travel & Activity Authorization Form. All children will need to wear a floatation vest OR pass a lifeguard issued swim test. Vests are available at the pool or you may send in one from home (labelled). The required ratio for camp groups at the city pools is one adult per three children. At Little Folks, we plan to have more adults than the required minimum ratio. Please know that the safety of our campers is our number one priority! Our goal is for Swimming Folks to provide additional programming for our older campers and use the wonderful resources that surround our city school!

Tuition & Enrollment Options

Application Fee and Deposit* - $500

Full Summer (Full Day) - $5,400

Full Summer (Morning Only) - $3,750

Full Day Single Session - $1,487 *

Morning Only Single Session - $1,041*

Optional Add On: Swimming Folks - $125 per session

*Session 3: Salute to Summer Pro-rated due to July 4th Holiday

Tuition and application fees are not refundable.

Arrivals, Departures, and Lunch

  • Campers in the Tiny Folks Toddler Camp and the Little Folks Signature Camp will arrive daily at Little Folks School on Monday-Friday.

  • Families in the Outdoor Adventure Camp will receive communications via email the day before about local drop-off locations (parks in the surrounding area). In inclement weather, Outdoor Adventure Camp will meet at Little Folks School. If you have questions about where to drop off your child, you may call Little Folks School at (202) 333-6571. 

  • ALL students will be picked up from Little Folks School. 

  • FULL DAY students will bring a lunch Monday - Thursday and enjoy a pizza lunch on Friday!

Summer Camp After Care

Summer after care sign up

Application Procedures

Apply online 

Tuition must be paid in full by May 6, 2023 to reserve a place for your child.

The deposit or full fee can be paid online. If you wish to avoid the online convenience fee, please send or bring a check to Little Folks School.


Questions about summer camp programs and session activities? Email Melanie Douglass, Director of Programming at

Questions about summer camp enrollment and tuition? Email Reka Keller, Director of Communications and Enrollment at