Break Camps & Trips

Need something fun and engaging for the kids to do on ‘no school’ days while you’re at work?  Check out our program offerings for holiday breaks or during Arlington Public School Teacher Workdays and/or Parent-Teacher Conference Days.  This combination of full day programs, early release options, and even weekend trips is sure to find something for everyone! 

Arlington County is committed to all of its residents.  Families that qualify for fee reductions or campers who may benefit from inclusion support services can learn more at the links below.  These services are applicable to all of our break camp offerings, please inquire separately regarding trip programs. 

Camp Forms will be collected using ePACT.  ePACT Information Letter (for Families)(PDF, 144KB)

All camp locations are subject to change. Click on the tabs below to expand camp offerings.

Please check back often as we continue to add new break day camp offerings! Full lists of break camp listings are available no later than the Friday prior to the opening of Registration. For general questions please contact camps@arlingtonva.us 

Tuesday, March 5

Teen Trip -George Washington University Tour and Softball Game

Ages: 11-17
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $20
Extended hours: No extended hours
Location: Thomas Jefferson CC

Description:

Come and tour the campus of George Washington University. Get a glimpse of what college life GW would be and learn about programs they offer. Afterwards you will be able to enjoy a game of the women's softball team as they take on Boston College.

For more information about this camp, please contact Edson Bravo at ebravo@arlingtonva.us.

Register for Activity #720224-O

Art Extravaganza- Break Blast

Ages: 5-11
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $44
Extended hours: Yes, PM available for an additional fee
Location: Fairlington CC

Description:

In this one day, ALL ART break blast, participants will experiment with exciting techniques and materials!  We put an emphasis on creativity and imagination!  Spend the day creating with us! Participants must bring a lunch and snack to have at camp.

PM Extended hours from 4-6 p.m.

For more information about this camp, please contact Samantha Nuamah at snuamah@arlingtonva.us.

Register for Activity #710124-I

Momentum3: Spring Basketball Mini-Camp

Ages: 8-13
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fee: $80
Extended hours: Yes, AM & PM extended hours available for an additional fee
Location: Barrett ES

Description:

Join the Momentum3 coaches for a one day mini-basketball camp. A day of games, high quality basketball instruction, team and individual competitions, small sided game play. Learn something new and meet new friends—join in the FUN!.

AM Extended Hours 8-9am; PM Extended Hours 3-5:30PM

For more information about this camp, please contact Momentum3 at programs@momentum-3.com

Register for Activity #750134-A

Magnus Chess Academy: Chess Camp

Ages: 6-14
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $86
Extended hours: No
Location: Madison CC

Description:

In Chess Camp, campers play and learn chess with Magnus Academy! We've taught 100,000 children including national champions, but most students are beginners looking to learn and have fun! Campers are broken up in groups by skill level. Activities include learning the rules, openings, tactics, endgames, studying master games, and playing lots of games against other students. Campers will take breaks for snacks and fresh air, and have lunch and recess from 12:00 – 1:00. All equipment provided.

For more information about this camp, please contact Magnus Chess Academy at info@chessacademy.com

Register for Activity #750134-B 

Friday, March 15

Registration for camps begins on February 20, 2024 at 10:00AM

Registration for Teen Trips is open now

Teen Trip - Georgetown University Tour and Laser Tag

Ages: 11-17
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fee: $25
Extended hours: No extended hours
Location: Thomas Jefferson CC

Description:

Come and join us for a tour of the Georgetown University campus followed by a couple games of laser tag and after wards enjoy couple games of lase tag. Please bring extra money for lunch.

For more information about this camp, please contact Edson Bravo at ebravo@arlingtonva.us.

Register for Activity #720224-L 

Kids in Action - Break Blast

Ages: 5-11
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $44
Extended hours: Yes, PM available for an additional fee
Location: Carver CC

Description:

It's an APS conference day which means fun at camp! Enjoy a variety of activities including active play & games, dynamic play, and creative arts during the day! Participants must bring a lunch and snack to have at camp. Children must be in grades K-5.

PM Extended hours from 4-6 p.m.

For more information about this camp, please contact Samantha Nuamah at snuamah@arlingtonva.us.

Register for Activity #710124-J

Momentum3: Spring PTC Basketball Mini-Camp

Ages: 8-13
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fee: $80
Extended hours: Yes, AM & PM extended hours available for an additional fee
Location: Williamsburg MS

Description:

Join the Momentum3 coaches for a one day mini-basketball camp. A day of games, high quality basketball instruction, team and individual competitions, small sided game play. Learn something new and meet new friends—join in the FUN!.

AM Extended Hours 8-9am; PM Extended Hours 3-5:30PM

For more information about this camp, please contact Momentum3 at programs@momentum-3.com

Register for Activity #750134-C

Magnus Chess Academy: Chess Camp

Ages: 6-14
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $86
Extended hours: No
Location: Madison CC

Description:

In Chess Camp, campers play and learn chess with Magnus Academy! We've taught 100,000 children including national champions, but most students are beginners looking to learn and have fun! Campers are broken up in groups by skill level. Activities include learning the rules, openings, tactics, endgames, studying master games, and playing lots of games against other students. Campers will take breaks for snacks and fresh air, and have lunch and recess from 12:00 – 1:00. All equipment provided.

For more information about this camp, please contact Magnus Chess Academy at info@chessacademy.com

Register for Activity #750134-D 

Spring Break March 25-29

Registration begins on February 20, 2024 at 10:00AM

Registration for Teen Spring Break Camp is open now.

Teen Camp - Spring Break  

Ages: 11-17
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $150
Extended hours: No extended hours offered
Location: Thomas Jefferson CC

Description:

Attention All Teens! Spring break is almost upon us and you can spend it having fun at camp! This week long camp features plenty of time for sports, board games, arts, and much more. This camp also takes a trip each day to a variety of places around the area to heighten the adventure!

For more information about this camp, please contact Edson Bravo at ebravo@arlingtonva.us.

Register for Activity #720534-A

 Kids in Action - Spring Break Blast 

Ages: 5-11
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $184
Extended hours: Yes, PM available for an additional fee
Location: Carver CC

Description:

It's Spring Break which means fun at camp! Enjoy a variety of activities including active play & games, dynamic play, and creative arts during the day! Participants must bring a lunch and snack to have at camp. Children must be in grades K-5.

PM Extended hours daily from 4-6 p.m.

For more information about this camp, please contact Samantha Nuamah at snuamah@arlingtonva.us.

Register for Activity #710124-K

Momentum3: Spring Break Basketball Camp

Ages: 8-13
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fee: $300
Extended hours: Yes, AM & PM extended hours available for an additional fee
Location: Williamsburg MS

Description:

Momentum3 Spring Break Basketball Camp is a great place for any young basketball player who is looking to improve their skills, work hard, make new friends and have fun! Each day is filled with high quality basketball instruction, team and individual competitions, and small sided game play. This camp is open to campers of all skill levels.

AM Extended Hours 8-9am; PM Extended Hours 3-5:30PM (No PM Hours on Friday 3/29)

For more information about this camp, please contact Momentum3 at programs@momentum-3.com

Register for Activity #750134-E

SheEO: BuildHER Business

Ages: 7-12
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $359
Extended hours: No
Location: Fairlington CC

Description:

She can be a GIRL BOSS by learning to make, map out, market, manage and monetize a real product with SheEO Academy! Every girl goes home with a product and a plan in a reusable bag after a powerful week of enrichment. Visit sheeoacademy.com to view the agenda and complete her waiver.

For more information about this camp, please contact SheEO at fairfax@sheeoacademy.com

Register for Activity #750134-G 

Tiny Chefs: Cupcake Wars

Ages: 5-9
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fee: $450
Extended hours: No
Location: Lubber Run CC

Description:

Cupcakes are all the rage and it’s a trend that’s clearly here to stay! If you’ve ever been curious about how the pros make those cupcakes so precious and ornate, and if competition is your middle name, then this is the week for you! We’ll spend three days on cupcake basics - measuring, mixing, baking, and frosting, and then finish the week with two days of baking battle! Small teams will face off with one another to compete for the title of “Best Cupcake!”. May the best cupcake win!

For more information about this camp, please contact Tiny Chefs at info@tinychefs.com

Register for Activity #750134-H 

Love the Ball: Soccer Camps (Full & Half Days)

Ages: 6-14 (Full Day) or 4-14 (Half Day)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.(Full Day) or 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Half Day)
Fee: $319 (Full Day) or $219 (Half Day)
Extended hours: Yes, For an additional fee
Location: Kenmore MS

Description:

Do more than just play soccer! Campers will make friends, learn about teamwork and have positive, memorable experiences while learning about the game of soccer. Drills, skills, moves and scrimmages are just a small portion of this camp; soccer will be used as a medium to achieve happiness, enjoyment and self-confidence!

Campers will be primarily outdoors weather pending and should come prepared for outdoor and indoor activities.; AM Extended hours 8-9am; PM Extended Hours 4-5PM

For more information about this camp, please contact Love the Ball at lovetheballusa@gmail.com

Register for Full Day Activity #750134-I

Register for Half Day Activity #750134-J

SPARK Business Academy: My First Lemonade Stand

Ages: 6-9
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $525
Extended hours: No
Location: Madison CC

Description:

Let's sell lemonade! Young campers become "lemonade entrepreneurs" and learn how to make yummy lemonade and earn money selling it! From designing marketing flyers to estimating profits to experimenting with recipes, campers have fun all week while developing business savvy. As an optional showcase event, campers launch the lemonade stand on Friday to raise money for a charity they select!

For more information about this camp, please contact Spark Business Academy at catalina.contreras@sparkbusinessacademy.com

Register for Activity #750134-N 

Wednesday, April 10

Please check back prior to registration on March 11, 2024 for the full list of camps. Elementary Break Camps will be posted March 1.

Registration for Teen Trips is open now.

Teen Trip - Artechouse and Go Karting

Ages: 11-17
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fee: $30
Extended hours: No extended hours
Location: Thomas Jefferson CC

Description:

Experience a world where art and technology can come together! Artechouse is an immersive art space that showcases full room visuals and other forms of technology-driven art. End the day racing your friends in go-karts!

For more information about this camp, please contact Edson Bravo at ebravo@arlingtonva.us.

Register for Activity #720224-N

Monday, April 15

Please check back prior to registration on March 11, 2024 for a full list of camps. Elementary Break Camps will be posted March 1.

Registration for Teen Trips is open now.

Teen Trip - Shadowland Laser Adventures

Ages: 11-17
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fee: $35
Extended hours: No extended hours
Location: Thomas Jefferson CC

Description:

Enjoy an afternoon of fun at Shadowland Laser Adventures! Play a few games of laser tag in their multi-level arena or practice your putting in a round of glow-in-the-dark miniature golf. Bring extra money for concessions if you would like.

For more information about this camp, please contact Edson Bravo at ebravo@arlingtonva.us.

Register for Activity #720224-M


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