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Summer Camp 2024

Enrollment Open until Fully Enrolled

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: Not Available Session 1 & 2

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: Not Available Session 1

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: Not Available Session 1 & 2

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 2:45-3:45 PM)

 

Summer 2024 Camp Sessions

Session 1: The Great Outdoors (June 3-June 14) No Space Available

Full Day Price: $1,562

Morning Only Price: $1,115

Get ready to jump into the environment around us! 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 7th and a full camp singalong on Friday, June 14th!  

Session 2: Journey to Space (June 17- June 28) No Space in Tiny Folks or Outdoor Adventure

No Camp on  Wednesday, June 19th in observation of  Juneteenth

Full Day Price: $1,445

Morning Only Price: $1,000

This camp session will be 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, June 21st and a full camp singalong on Friday, June 28th!

Session 3: Salute to Summer (July 1-July  12)

No Camp on Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th in observation of Independence Day

Full Day Price: $1,445

Morning Only Price: $1,000

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 Wednesday, July 3rd and a full camp singalong on Friday, July 12th!

Session 4: 2024 Summer Olympics! (July 15-July 26)

Full Day Price: $1,562

Morning Only Price: $1,115

In this brand new summer camp theme, children will try out a variety of sports from the 2024 Summer Olympics- golf, cycling, weight lifting, gymnastics and more! Children will also explore process art and cooking activities related to Olympic sports and Parisian culture. This session will include an Olympic-themed sports challenge from on Stupendous Events  Friday, July 19th and a full camp singalong on Friday, July 26th! 

Optional Add On- LFS Afternoon Swimmers: Beginning Session 2

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!

Save the Date for an Adult Summer Camp FUNdraiser on Friday, July 19th!

Ready to time travel back to the summer camps of your childhood? Get ready to experience being a "Big Folks Camper" for the night! Leave the kids at home and join us for art projects, an epic sports challenge, the famous LFS foam pit and more. All proceeds will benefit the Jeremiah Burch Walker Summer Scholarship Fund which enables many families to join us at Little Folks Summer Camp.  More information to come

 

Tuition & Enrollment Options:

Application Fee and Deposit* - $500

Full Summer (Full Day) - $5,650 NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Full Summer (Morning Only) - $4,000 NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Full Day Single Session - $1,562 * 

Morning Only Single Session - $1,115*

Optional Add On: Swimming Folks - $125 per session

*Session 2 and 3 are pro-rated due to holidays

Little Folks School offers financial support for summer programs through the Jeremiah Burch Walker Summer Scholarship Fund. If you have any questions about this fund and its uses, please reach out to Reka Keller, Director of Communications and Enrollment at rkeller@littlefolks.org

Little Folks School provides daily snack, Friday pizza lunch, frozen treats, a Little Folks Summer camper t-shirt and a specialty guest each Session!

Tuition and application fees are not refundable.

Arrivals & Departures:

  • 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 22, 2024 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 mdouglass@littlefolks.org

Questions about summer camp enrollment and tuition?  Email Reka Keller, Director of Communications and Enrollment at rkeller@littlefolks.org