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Summer Camp

Summers Are CHAWsome!

CHAW summer camps provide just the right balance of creativity and recreation in a warm and welcoming community. Professional teaching artists and staff lead campers in artful exploration, technique development, and community building with programs and activities that meet a wide range of interests and abilities. CHAW is committed to providing accessible, affordable programming to all students: tuition assistance and payment plans are available to anyone who wants to participate.

Full Day Camps Grades K - 5

Campers spend mornings in the studio engaging creative curiosity in 2D and 3D visual arts. Each camp session offers new projects and performances and wraps up with an arts showcase for family and friends. Afternoons are full of swimming, parks, museums, fun, and games.

Arts Adventures-Grades K-5


More info coming soon!

Half Day Camps

Jr. Arts Adventures-Ages PreK4-5

Arts are the perfect creative backdrop for imaginative play spaces, social development, and curiosity driven activities. The week culminates in demonstrations for family and friends.

String Fling!-Violin Camp-k-Grade 6

Suzuki method based instrument instruction, ensembles, creative movement, theory and composition, and music games for young string players.

Middle and High School Institutes

Highly specialized instruction in applied and studio arts for students looking to learn and develop technique and skill in an arts discipline.

Ceramics Institute-Grades 6-8

Photography Institute-GRADES 8-12

More info coming soon!

Photo Institute

CIT Program and Leadership Training

Older students serve as mentors, classroom assistants, and counselors while earning volunteer credit hours. For more information, please visit our Youth Leadership Programs page.


Camp Cancellation Policy--- Final Full Refund Date: On or Before June 1st --- 50% Tuition Refund: On or Before June 15th --- No Refund or Credit: After June 15th All cancellations must be made in writing. Cancellations may be submitted to, in person, or via fax: 202.543.1723

Medical Notification--- Please inform the Education Coordinator of any medical or behavioral issues that the staff and faculty need to support the health and well being of your child, including any specific emergency instructions. CHAW is a nut free zone due to the allergies and special needs of many of our students, teachers, and staff. Please follow our “No Nuts” policy (no peanuts or tree nuts) when preparing lunch and snacks for CHAW campers.

*Check out our Tuition Assistance page!*