Led by Director JJ Velez, the Camp @ Cleveland Park Club returns for its fourth summer in 2017.  Weekly sessions are available from June 19 to August 11. 

“Sweetest summer camp around. Old time summer fun, with camp songs, swimming, arts and crafts, and big kids helping little kids. Both my children love it. Highly recommended!”

The Camp @ Cleveland Park Club offers a low-key, warm, and welcoming setting for campers, CIT's and counselors. This informal summer program combines old-fashioned, self-directed play with organized, hands-on activities.  

Campers, CIT's and counselors expand their horizons, make lasting friendships, and have fun in an atmosphere reminiscent of the days when neighborhood children of all ages spontaneously gathered for outdoor fun.

The camp is intentionally small, with a maximum of 40 campers and 10 CIT's and counselors per week.

Almost all activities take place outdoors. The Club has an expansive porch, sandbox, two-level fort and grassy lawn. 

Fun and educational projects vary with each week's theme. Campers may enjoy daily free swim in the Club's pool and/or participate in swim instruction (for an additional fee).

Daily Schedule

9:00    Arrival and informal play 
9:15    Theme educators (changes weekly)
10:30  Morning snacks and porch games
11:00  Options: 
            - Free swim in the CP Club pool
            - Sandbox
            - Ball games
            - Arts and crafts
            - Games and reading
11:45  Group game on the lawn
12:00  Lunch
12:45  Options:
            - Ball games
            - Arts and crafts
            - Games and reading
2:00  Optional free swim in the CP Club's pool
2:30  Snack, songs and stories
3:00  Departure

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June 19 - August 11, 2017
Eight 1-week sessions
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Director:  Jason "JJ" Velez

Campers:  ages 4.5-10
Members: $385/week
Non-members: $465/week

CIT's:  ages 11-12
Members: $195/week
Non-members: $235/week

Counselors:  ages 13-16
Members: $50 registration fee + $25/week administrative fee
Non-members: $75 registration fee + $35/week administrative fee

Swim instruction: For an additional fee, campers may participate in swim instruction. 

Questions? Email

Join the Cleveland Park Club as a Social + Activity Member and pay the member rate for camp. For membership information, click here.

Swimming · Ping Pong · Jump rope · Foosball · Corn Hole · Basketball · Soccer · Spud · Kickball · Reading · Painting · Chalk Drawing · Woodcrafts · Sand Castles · Macrame · Yarn and Fabric Crafts · Clay · Legos · Lanyards · 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 · Word Games · Four Square

Weekly Themes and Educators for 2017

Week 1:  June 19 - June 23, OUR FIRST LEMONADE STAND with Chuchi Arevalo, Spark Business Academy
Discover how to make tasty lemonade and earn money selling it! Campers become entrepreneurs developing their very own “business.” From designing flyers to estimating profits to experimenting with recipes, campers have fun while learning marketing, finance, operations and strategy.

Week 2:  June 26 – June 30, ACTING ON THE FLY! with Malcolm Scott, Maret School
Lights, camera, action! Campers will be introduced to the world of short-form improvisational acting through theater games and exploration of the different parts of a scene. An end of the week performance will highlight their improvisational growth.

Week 3:  July 3 - July 7, RIDDLE ME THIS with Courtney Fenner, Maret School
Nothing beats a fantastic, puzzling riddle - especially when you solve it! Campers will solve riddles, practice word play, and learn the art of the joke. By the end of the week, they'll have even worked to create their own Joke-lo-pedia!
Note: This is a full, five-day camp week.

Week 4:  July 10 - 14, BE OUR GUEST: MUSICAL THEATER 101 with Megan Fitzharris, Maret School
Ever wonder what goes into making a successful musical? Spend the week learning the in’s and out’s of musical theater: singing, choreography, props and costumes. Campers will focus on two Disney songs, "I Just Can't Wait to be King" and "Be Our Guest,” and showcase a mini-musical on Friday.

Week 5:  July 17 - July 21, GOING GREEN with Joshua Levin, Phoebe Hearst ES
Could water fuel your car? Could the sun power a city? These are some questions campers explore as part of a greener generation. Campers measure their carbon footprints, investigate alternative energy sources and try to reduce their use of fossil fuels. A great week for your budding environmentalist!

Week 6:  July 24 - July 28, EAT, PLAY, LIVE with Hunter Coleman, Phoebe Hearst ES
Campers learn about healthy foods, where food comes from, and how nutrition and exercise go hand in hand. Our mission is to prepare campers to apply their knowledge to promote healthy and active lifestyles. Enjoy a week of good food and good fun!

Week 7:  July 31 - August 4, ARTISTS AT WORK with Jill Sanderson, DCPS
Using the work of famous artists as creative springboards for their own projects, campers will explore a variety of artistic styles such as Pablo Picasso's abstraction and Georges Seurat's pointillism. You will be amazed by the results! View your camper's masterpiece on Friday at a lemonade and cheese reception.

Week 8:  August 7 - August 11, MUSIC IS OUR LIFE with Shaun Moe, DCPS
Campers learn and sing some of their favorite pop songs. They also explore proper singing techniques in order to find their own voices in music. In addition, campers have the opportunity to express music through movement with original choreography. The week culminates with a Friday performance. This is a can't miss opportunity for all your radio sing-along kids!

Club Mission

"To promote social intercourse, recreation and sports, literature and the arts and for mutual improvement." Club Certificate of Incorporation, November 21, 1922

Contact (preferred)
Clubhouse  (202) 244-9332 
Pool  (202) 363-6300

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For over 90 years, the Club has been the spot where neighbors get together.  We welcome new families and members.  Join us and make memories!

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