The Camp @ Cleveland Park Club

New! Extended hours in 2015

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

ages 5-10

ages 13-16

Director: Jason Velez
Read more about Jason here.

Information about rates and registration can be found here.

Join the Cleveland Park Club as a Social + Activity Member (new for 2015) and pay the member rate for camp. For membership information, click 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, 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 between 1:00 and 3:00pm 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.

Weekly Themes and Educators for 2015

June 15 - 19, TRAVEL THE WORLD with Eileen Langholtz, Eaton ES: Grab your “passport” and travel the world, exploring different countries through hands-on art projects, native foods, and storytelling.

June 22 - 26, MATHLETICS with Nate Stone, Maret School: Mathletics keeps you on your toes – literally – by actively connecting math with sports. This week promises to be an exhilarating workout for both brain and body.

June 29 - July 3, IT'S A PIRATE'S LIFE with Kelli Duvall Smith, Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School: Gather ‘round ye ‘earties and explore the bounty of pirate life – treasure maps, walking the plank, shipbuilding, and more!

July 6 - 10, LEAPING LIZARDS with Dorsey Keith, Murch ES: Learn about the world’s different lizards and meet some of them in the scaly flesh! Then test your knowledge on the Leaping Lizards quiz show.

July 13 - 17, PAGE TO STAGE with Shoshana Rosenbaum, Independent Filmmaker: With this playwriting and performance theme, you can try out the roles of writer, director, costume designer, set crew and actor. Choose your favorite, then get ready for Friday’s live performance.

July 20 - 24, RECYCLED ART with Kelli Duvall Smith, Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School: One kid’s trash is another kid’s masterpiece! Let your creativity soar and transform found and recycled objects into original works of art.

July 27 - 31, THE AMAZING RACE with Andrew Berman, Georgetown Day School: Ready, set, go! Team up to see who can be the first to complete this global relay race. Creative contests – Lego builds, chopstick time trials, and pysanka painting – are all part of the fun.

August 3 - 7, LEGO® TRANSPORTATION with Bricks 4 Kidz: Bricks 4 Kidz brings their “learn, build, play” recipe for fun to Cleveland Park. Explore the realm of transportation through one of the world’s most beloved toys, LEGO® Bricks.

August 10 - 14, SOCK PUPPET THEATER with Amber Walson, Amber Walson Music: Go behind the scenes to produce Broadway’s next smash musical starring your very own sock puppet creations. Encore, encore!


Swimming · Table Soccer · Jump rope · Spud · Kickball · 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 · 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 13 to 16 years old in June 2015

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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