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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.

Arts Adventures & Jr. Arts Camp Weeks - Summer 2020

Week 1: June 22 – 26
Week 2: June 29 – July 3
Week 3: July 6 – 10
Week 4: July 13– 17
Week 5: July 20 – 24
Week 6: July 27 – 31

Arts Adventures Full Day Camps - Grades K-5

Spark your creative curiosity in performance, studio arts activities each morning with new projects in 2D and 3D visual arts, theater and dance offered every week. Then grab your sunscreen and sneakers for afternoons full of swimming, parks, museums, and games. Each camp week wraps up with an arts showcase for family and friends.

Grades K–5 • grade most recently completed
Monday through Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm
One Week • full day only
$475 per week
Before care/after care available
Click here for more info and to register!

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.

PreK 4 & 5 • grade most recently completed
Monday through Friday
9:00am – 12:30pm
One Week • mornings only
$250 per week
Click here for more info and to register!

August Specialty Camps

String Fling!-Violin Camp-GradeS k-6

08/24/2020 - 08/28/2020
Monday through Friday
Tuition: $320.00
A half day camp for young violin students. Activities include Suzuki method based instruction, including ensembles, creative movement, and music games. 6 months+ experience and instrument required. Students will have a fabulous week of beautiful music! Deadline for camp enrollment is Monday, August 3, 2020. Click here for more info and to register!


More info coming soon!

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

More info coming soon!

Photography Institute - GRADES 7-12

Two-weeks - 08/03/2020 - 08/14/2020
Monday through Friday
Tuition: $675.00

Lights! Camera! Shoot! CHAW's Teen Photography Institute is an opportunity for young photographers to locate themselves in the tradition of photography to ultimately create their own new and inspired twist on things. The two-week camp is designed to cultivate visual literacy and personal vision through the techniques and history of photography. Grades 7-12, grade most recently completed. Click here for more information and to register!

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!*