Route One Fun’s 2018 Summer Camp Guide!


Drumroll, please….Route One Fun’s Summer Camp Guide is back by popular demand!
‚Źį It’s time to plan for summer, folks! And lucky for you, Route One Fun’s 2018 Summer Camp Guide will help you do just that! ūüĎŹ Featuring a variety of amazingly fun, artsy, sporty and creative camps, this Guide will help you find the perfect camp for your child! ūüėä

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Location: Day Camps: Greenbelt; Overnight Camps: Harpers Ferry WV
Phone: 240-832-5435
Ages: 7-17
Dates: June 18th РAugust 31st
Day Camp Hours: 9am-4pm (Day Camp)
Beforecare? N/A
Aftercare? Available until 6pm for $50/week

Description: Come explore our natural surroundings and make a deep nature connection as we wander and explore our local forests. This nature based program provides an exciting week of adventure, discovery and games. In this safe learning environment, with experienced instructors, our participants will learn several ancient & practical outdoor skills like; mindfulness through nature awareness, natural camouflage, proper fire building and lighting, natural cordage, animal tracking, carving, basic wilderness survival techniques, and lost proofing. The campers will work together in small groups honing their skills, awareness, and connecting with the natural world. Receive a 10% discount when you use the coupon code: RT1


Location: Art Works Now, 4800 Rhode Island Ave, Hyattsville, MD
Phone: 301-454-0808
Ages: 5 – 13 years old
Dates: June 18 – August 31st
Hours: 9am – 3pm
Beforecare? Available 8am Р9am (no additional charge)
Aftercare? Available until 6pm with additional fee ($100/week)
Description: Have an art-filled summer at Art Works Now. From June 18 – August 31, our littles and big kid campers will learn about contemporary artists and new techniques.


Location:¬†Prince George’s Stadium, 4101 Crain Hwy, Bowie, MD
Phone: 301-464-4813
Ages: Ages 7 Р14 (Camps 1 & 3), Ages 10 Р16 (Camp 2)
Dates: June 25th-June 27th; July 23rd-24th; August 14th-August 16th
Hours: 9:30am-12:30pm
Beforecare? No; parents/guardians welcome to sit in stadium seating during camp
Aftercare? No; parents/guardians welcome to sit in stadium seating during camp
Description: Learn from the pros this summer at a Bowie Baysox Youth Baseball Camp! Baseball Camp Sessions include three days of professional instruction from Baysox Players and Coaches, Youth Baseball Camp t-shirt, Baysox hat, autograph session with Baysox players, Baysox logo baseball, final day pizza party with Baysox players and coaches and (1) box seat ticket for the June 27th or August 16th Baysox games. Hitting & Defense Camp Session includes two days of professional instruction from Baysox players and coaches focusing on fundamentals and proper hitting techniques, drill work, weight transfer, situational hitting and more!


Location: Espaço Cultural Samba Trovao, 4318 Hamilton Street, Hyattsville, MD
Phone: 301-704-4703
Ages: 5 – 13 (Student Service Learning hours for 14+)
Dates: July 16th-July 20th; July 23rd-July 27th; July 30th-August 3rd
Hours: 9am Р5pm
Beforecare? Available for extra fee
Aftercare? Available for extra fee
Description: Let your kiddos experience the joy and depth of Brazilian culture this summer! In session 1, Flora and Fauna of Brazil and Beyond: Campers will learn how to make planters, art and instruments from gourds, campers will also learn about the animals in Brazil through crafts and stories; Session 2, July 23 РJuly 27: Stories of Resistance: Strength in Community: Campers will learn about the history of Zumbi and Dandara in Brazil as well as how to work collectively to support each other, through music and capoeira; and Session 3, July 30 РAugust 3: Carnaval! Music and Dance from Brazil: Campers will design their own Carnaval themed show and learn about the history of Carnaval in Bahia, Brazil. Each week of camp will be infused with Brazilian culture, Portuguese language, Capoeira, Samba, camper designed final performances, trips to the park and more!


Location: Brentwood Arts Exchange, 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood, MD
Phone: 301-277-2863
Ages: 6 Р12 years old
Dates: June 18th РAugust 10th
Hours: 9am Р4:30pm
Beforecare? Available 7am Р9am; $28/week (resident), $37/week (nonresident)
Aftercare? Available 4:30pm Р6pm; $28/week (resident), $37/week (nonresident)
Description: Create then celebrate! Each camp pursues a variety of artistic projects with themes such as fantasy, animals, nature and adventure. Expand your imagination, express your creativity, and sharpen your learning skills. Camps have a swimming pool visit in addition to the arts program. At the end of every camp there would be a festive exhibition, including light refreshments, to showcase your art project. Register here or at any Parks and Recreation Facility.


Location: Brentwood Arts Exchange, 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood, MD
Phone: 301-277-2863
Ages: 6 Р12 years old
Dates: August 13th РAugust 24th
Hours: 9am Р4:30pm
Beforecare? Available 7am Р9am; $28/week (resident), $37/week (nonresident)
Aftercare? Available 4:30pm Р6pm; $28/week (resident), $37/week (nonresident)
Description: Explore puppetry and theater through script writing, puppet creation, voice and body movement along with performance. Puppetry is helpful for boosting self-confidence, learning cooperative teamwork, improving motor skills and stimulating imagination. Join us and treat your friends to your own puppetry show at the end of camp! Register here or at any Parks and Recreation Facility.

Location:¬†Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mt. Rainier, MD
Phone: 301-699-1819
Ages: 4 Р13 years old (no after care for 4 year olds)
Dates: June 18th РAugust 31st
Hours: 9am Р3pm
Beforecare? Early drop off at 7:30am included in camp price
Aftercare? Available until 6pm; $50 per camper per week
Description:¬†A world of arts awaits your child at Joe’s Movement Emporium this summer. Camp Joe’s kids are exposed to world cultures through our diverse and creative instructors who reinforce traditional academic concepts. Foster appreciation, imagination and exploration in your child at Joe’s. Sign up for a week or for a full summer of fun in the largest, independent performing arts center in Prince George’s County. Our Maryland State Certified arts education staff provide a safe learning environment where we nourish empathy and creativity through the arts. Your child will blossom in Mt. Rainier, MD this summer at Camp Joe’s.


Location:¬†Bishop O’Connell High School, 6600 Little Falls Rd, Arlington, VA
Phone: 908-418-6310
Ages: Rising 1st Р5th graders (Youth Camp); Rising 5th -9th graders (Skills & Development Camp)
Dates: July 9th – 13th (Youth Camp); July 16th – 20th (Skills & Development Camp)
Hours: 9am – 3pm
Beforecare? Available 8am for additional fee
Aftercare? Available until 4pm for additional fee (Before & aftercare for $50 total)
Description:¬†Youth Camp:¬†This camp is designed to teach basic fundamentals in all positions creating a strong foundation for years to come. This no-pad, no-helmet camp offers instruction in 8 individual positions: QB, WR, RB, TE, OL, DL, LB and DB. Most importantly we want our campers to have fun and learn the essence of teamwork and sportsmanship.¬† Skills & Development Camp:¬†This camp is designed to help each individual take there game to another level. Whether it’s skill development, ‘chalk talk’ or actual flag games, this camp has the positive, supportive environment every kid needs to step up his game. Kids will come home each day with new friends, new skills and even an understanding of some basic defensive coverages.


Location: 6800 Adelphi Rd, Hyattsville, MD
Phone: 202-549-6354
Ages: 3 -12 years old 
Dates: June 18th РAugust 31st
Hours: 9am – 12pm (half day); 9am – 3pm (full day); 9am – 6pm (super day)
Beforecare? Available 8am Р9am: $40/week
Aftercare? Available until 6pm: additional $120/week
Description: Will it be Imagination Garden, with improvised games, gardening and a trip to the National Botanic Gardens or perhaps Superhero Adventures, where we’ll design superhero costumes and crawl through laser-beam-filled tunnels or maybe Animal Kingdom Camp, where we’ll use a mix of science and creativity to explore the ecosystems of living things?! With over 11 different camps to choose from, your child will have a blast at Impulse City this summer! All weeks include daily adventures in creative play and Water Wednesday (outdoor water play). All children must be potty-trained to attend.


Location: Link Education, 5109 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD
Phone: 240-71-5539
Ages: Rising K-8th grade 
Dates: July 2nd РAugust 10th
Hours: 9:00am – 3:30pm
Beforecare? Available 7:30am Р9am: $25/week
Aftercare? Available 3:30-5:30pm: $40/week (buy both before and aftercare for $50 total)
Description: Embark on a musical journey in Spanish and French! Every student will have a part in a Broadway style musical play and will help make scenery and costumes. Each day our artist campers will sing, create visuals, move and act. We will begin and end the day together to create a bond of cooperation and collaboration to create something special. All levels welcome; no prior language experience necessary.


Location: 3018 Hamilton Street, Hyattsville, MD
Phone: 240-714-3551
Ages: 8-15 years old
Dates: June 18th РAugust 17th
Hours: 9am Р4:00pm
Beforecare? Available 7am Р9am for an additional fee
Aftercare? Available 4:00pm Р6pm for an additional fee
Description: Sign up NOW for MDPAA’s Musical Theater and Dance Summer Intensives!! The Dance Intensive features classes in hip-hop, jazz, African dance, and more!! The Musical Theatre Intensive offers training in acting, voice and musical theatre movement. Each intensive is 3-weeks long, and all intensives end in a special performance for family and friends!!!  


Location: Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, 5200 Annapolis Rd, Bowie, MD
Phone: 301-446-3232
Ages: 9 – 16
Dates: June 18th РJuly 13th
Hours: 9am Р4:30pm
Beforecare? N/A
Aftercare? Available 4:30pm Р6pm; $28/week (resident), $37/week (nonresident)
Description: A rigorous 4-week program focused on advanced performance skills for young actors, singers, and dancers. Discover and explore various dance techniques and choreography through the Dance Concentration (Barcode: 16666) or express yourself through Broadway-style training in singing, acting, and dance in the Musical Theater Concentration (Barcode: 16667) . The intensive will end with a final Broadway-style performance for family and friends. Register at or at any Parks and Recreation Facility.


Location: 276 Carroll St. NW, Washington, DC
Phone: 301-518-6982
Ages: Generally 11-17, but we are open to a little younger and older
Dates: July 9th РJuly 27th
Hours: 9am Р4:30pm w/ concert directly following camp on Friday
Beforecare? N/A
Aftercare? N/A
Description:¬†Takoma Groove Camp is a musical day camp focusing on creating a peer-to-peer environment where young musicians form bands, compose original music, write lyrics, learn musicianship, collaborate, improvise, jam, have a ton of fun and put on a live concert at the culmination of each session. A typical day may consist of playing improv games, working through team-building exercises, taking a break for lunch, getting a little physical exercise and fresh air and then getting back to making music in the bands. Every camper is given the opportunity to really explore the range of their instrument and find their own voice. The concert at the end of each session is a wonderful showcase of the amazing raw talent and creativity the campers bring and how much incredible work can be done in just a week’s time when the focus is fun!

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