The Camp @ Cleveland Park Club

New! Extended Hours in 2015!

June 15 - August 14, 2015
9:00am - 3:00pm

ages 5-10

ages 14-16 (new CITs)
age 13 (returning CITs)

Director: Jason Velez
Read more about Jason here.

Information about rates and registration can be found here.

Camp Philosophy and Daily Schedule

The Camp @ Cleveland Park Club offers a low-key, warm, and welcoming setting. This informal program combines old-fashioned, self-directed play and organized, hands-on, guided activities.  Campers expand their interests, increase their skills, and make lasting friendships in an atmosphere reminiscent of the days when neighborhood children of all ages spontaneously gathered for jump rope and Capture the Flag.

The camp is intentionally small. Each week, a maximum of 40 campers attend and 10 Counselors-in-Training (CITs) volunteer to play, teach, and help. All activities, with a few exceptions, take place outdoors.

The morning begins at 9:00am when campers and CITs gather on the wrap-around porch. Together with guest educators, they participate in fun and educational projects that vary with each week’s theme (see full list below).

At 10:30am, snacks are accompanied by word games, storytelling, and reading aloud. The remainder of the morning is structured to provide flexibility and variety and to allow campers to go at their own pace. They may choose to master an individual skill, join a group game, play quietly, or exercise vigorously in running games. CITs supervise activities such as tag, jump rope, tumbling, stilt-walking, hopscotch, and colorful chalk-drawing. Around 11:00am, free swim is offered. During pool time, campers may choose also to make crafts projects or play in the large beach-like sand area.

At noon each day, campers gather to eat their BYO lunches, visit, read, and play with Legos, puzzles, board and card games, jacks, ring toss, and table soccer. Group swim classes are available from 1:00 to 2:30pm at the Cleveland Park Club's pool. Campers may enroll in swim classes for an additional fee. More information about swim lessons can be found here. Other campers will enjoy an additional free swim period and more afternoon fun including games, crafts, and group and individual play.

Full Schedule of Weekly Themes and Educators coming soon!

A sneak peek at some of the fun includes:

TRAVEL THE WORLD with Eileen Langholtz, Eaton ES

MATHLETICS with Nate Stone, Maret School

LEAPING LIZARDS with Dorsey Keith, Murch ES

and more...!


Stilt-walking · Tumbling · Swimming & Diving · Table Soccer · Rope Jumping · Spud · Kick ball · Reading · Drawing & Painting · Chalk Drawing · Woodcrafts · Sand Castles · Macrame · Yarn & Fabric Crafts · Clay · Lanyards · Plaster Casts · Legos · Puzzles · Hop Scotch · Jacks · Board & Card Games · Charades · Singing · Twister · Circle Games · Storytelling · Red/Green Light · Skits · Pogo Stick · Puppetry · Hula Hoop · Mother May I · Octopus Tag · Ring Toss · Sewing · Word Games · Four Square



You are just right to be a CIT at the Camp @ Cleveland Park Club if you:

  • Like working with younger children (ages 5-10)
  • Are respectful and responsible
  • Like to have fun and be a positive role model
  • Like to be playful and get along well in group settings
  • Will be 14 to 16 years old in June 2015*

*If you will be 13 in June 2015 and you have already served as a CIT at the Camp @ Cleveland Park Club, you are welcome to reapply.

CIT hours are 8:00am to 3:30pm during camp days. CIT positions are available week to week, but multiple week participation is encouraged. CITs are trained in team cooperation, responsibility, group management, motivation, and safety during orientation meetings before and during camp. CITs must be certified in First Aid/CPR/AED. The Cleveland Park Club will offer a class for those who need it. The fee for the class will be approximately $70.

Registration and payment information for CITs can be found here.

For more information, email


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