ALEXANDRIA SUMMER CAMP · DATES: 6/21-8/20 · AGES: 5–12 · ADDRESS: Alexandria Country Day School, 2400 Russell Road, Alexandria, VA · alexandria@steveandkate.com · 703-997-9147

Steve & Kate's

Alexandria Summer Day Camp

Kids Take Charge

At Camp, kids take chances and take charge, shaping their day, their way. More choices and fewer expectations creates more possibilities, more self-trust and less self-doubt. 

Our adaptability works to our advantage. Right now we can’t quite operate as usual, but we’ve made the most of mandates and modifications so that kids can make moves (or movies, or magic monster mittens) that matter to them.

Fair And Flexible Fees

Buy any number of days (or weeks, due to pandemic procedures) without worrying you’ll lose what you don’t use. If plans un-plan or cancellations crop-up, we’ll always issue refunds for any unused Passes after the Camp session wraps for the season. It’s how our enrollment rolls with the punches.

New Format, Same Flex

Modifications are required for both registration and rollout of activities as we navigate pandemic protocols. Booking by week instead of by day, and moving through Camp in smaller pod-like “Squads” will feel different than past years. But, these adjustments are temporary (and for everyone’s safety) and won’t compromise our commitment to featuring fan favorite programming and issuing fair, automatic refunds.

Activities

What The Day Will Look Like

After registration, but before attending, campers select and sign up for an interest-based, pod-like group, called Squads. At Camp, they’ll gather with their fellow enthusiasts in indoor or outdoor spaces, to immerse themselves in activities or pursue projects with an emphasis that speaks to their tastes (or, in Sampler Squads, a little bit of everything!). Each Squad will have related go-to supplies and equipment, as well as general goodies for games and artistic freestyling. 

Campers will also have the opportunity to enjoy outdoor classes, socially distanced indoor and outdoor rec, performances, fan-favorites like Gameshow, gaga, and wacky inflatables, or cruise a circuit of rotating activities featuring Lego blocks, dynamic marble runs and more. All activities are available to every camper, no matter their age.

Our current Squad list looks a little like this: 

Interest-Based Squads

Campers sign up for these "mini-camps" within the camp before attending.

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Stitching Society

Sewing with sewing machines, knitting, crochet, hand sewing and embroidery

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Maker Crafts

Basic maker kits, fort building, digital drawing with a stylus, and Rexlace

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Performance and Film

Improv, acting, dancing, singing, comedy, animation, filming and recording performances

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Coding and Gaming

Coding/computer building activities, iPads with a variety of coding and digital gaming apps, board games, and assorted card games

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Athletic Association

Sports, playground games, pillow polo, coneball, capture the flag, and obstacle courses

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Sampler Squad

Tastes and tries of sewing machine projects, animation, coding/digital games, board games, Rexlace, game tables, and arcade favorites

Rotating Activities

These activities cruise through Squads for more chances to choose.

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Food or Clay Activity

Campers can get their hands messy making something to eat or sculpting something to take home

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Dynamic Marble Runs

Marble sports are the in-thing this year and campers can create their own raceways that twist, turn and send marbles flying down the track

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Nintendo Switch™

When campers can't visit the camp Arcade, we bring it to them

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Sewing machine and Basic Supplies

For Squads that don't specialize in sewing, this kit makes the rounds for campers who want to get crafty

Animation

Animation Stations

Campers create their own stop-motion movies and shorts with our custom Animation Stations. Kids will run the entire show from designing the sets & story, to editing the final project

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Dominoes and LEGO

Building with blocks never goes out of style and doing it with your friends adds a whole other dimension

Classes, Specials, Water and Outdoor Play

Campers may choose to venture beyond their Squad and participate in socially distanced classes, performances and good ol' outdoor play. These will differ depending on location.

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Special Daily Events

Performances such as a magician, a dance troupe or a stunt bicycle rider

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Active Outdoor Classes

Possibilities include martial arts, yoga, and hip-hop dances

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Inflatable Slip ‘n Slide

Our classic slip-and-slide with an inflated track and a splash pool at the end

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Recreation Specials

A climbing wall, inflatable obstacle course, and other large active recreational equipment are all possible this summer

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Online Workshops

Campers will be able to log-in to a variety of Online sessions throughout the day

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Gaga

This camper favorite involves dodging, striking, running and jumping a rubber playground ball in an octagonal walled pit

Atomic Rock Wall & Slide

Extra Large Moon Bounce

*No Camp July 5th 2021

Sports Themed Bounce House

Monday - Thursday: Wrecking Ball Bounce House

Thursday: Slip n' Slide

Friday: Holiday Themed Dress Up Day

Monday - Thursday: Battle Axe Throwing Game

Thursday: Slip n' Slide Day

Friday: Superhero Day

Monday - Thursday: Sports Themed 4-in-1 Inflatable Moon Bounce & Slide 

Thursday: Slip n' Slide Day

Friday: Kahali's Safari Adventure Dress Up Day

Monday - Thursday: Inflatable Escape Obstacle Course

Thursday: Slip n' Slide Day

Friday: Decade's Day

Monday - Thursday: Sports Themed Bounce House

Thursday: Slip n' Slide Day

Friday: Summerween (dress up day)

Monday - Thursday: Inflatable Bounce 'N' Double Dip Castle 

Thursday: Slip n' Slide Day

Friday: School Spirit Day

Staff

Kid-thusiasts

Our sites are staffed with kids’ number one fans, hailing from all kinds of backgrounds but with the common denominator being they’re all about our campers. Curious, compassionate and creative, both our year-round and seasonal teams are eager and equipped to give kids just the right amount of structure and guidance.

All staff members are at least 18 years old, are background checked, and are trained in CPR and First-Aid. Counselors will wear masks at all times and are trained on all COVID-19 best practices.

Food

Lunch Is On Us

We provide lunch and snacks in alignment with the current state safety guidelines of our new normal. While more options will be added later, we know that we can provide caesar salad and sunbutter and jelly sandwiches daily, on top of campers' favorite item: pizza. Hot from ovens and in sealed boxes, we can get this item safely into kids' hands without worry. You can, of course, choose to pack something instead or as a supplement.

We’ll also offer an array of snacks for kids to nosh on throughout the day. All snacks will arrive to each squad pre-portioned. We’ll announce specific line-ups closer to the start of season, but rest assured, tummies will be full.

LUNCH INCLUDED

V = Vegetarian, VV = Vegan, GF = Gluten Free, DF = Dairy Free, SF = Soy Free, EF = Egg Free

No items contain nuts or nut products. However, some may have been prepared in areas that also produce items with nuts.

Monday

  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza (V, EG, can be made GF or DF)
  • Caesar Salad - Chopped Chicken Caesar Salad (can be V, GF,)
  • WowButter & Jelly Sandwich A modern twist on an all-time favorite (V, VV, DF, EF)
  • Hot Dog- American classic served on a soft bun (DF, EF, can be made GF)
  • Chicken Alfredo - Penne Pasta with a yummy alfredo sauce, topped with grilled chicken!
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Tuesday

  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza (V, EG, can be made GF or DF)
  • Caesar Salad - Chopped Chicken Caesar Salad (can be V, GF,)
  • WowButter & Jelly Sandwich A modern twist on an all-time favorite (V, VV, DF, EF)
  • Hot Dog- American classic served on a soft bun (DF, EF, can be made GF)
  • Nut Free Pesto Pasta - Yummy pasta covered in a nut-free pesto sauce. 

Wednesday

  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza (V, EG, SF, can be made GF or DF)
  • Caesar Salad - Chopped Chicken Caesar Salad (can be V, GF,)
  • WowButter & Jelly Sandwich A modern twist on an all-time favorite (V, VV, DF, EF)
  • Hot Dog- American classic served on a soft bun (DF, EF, can be made GF)
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich w/Potato Wedges - A BBQ Legend served up with a side of tasty potato wedges

Thursday

  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza (V, EG, can be made GF or DF)
  • Caesar Salad - Chopped Chicken Caesar Salad (can be V, GF,)
  • WowButter & Jelly Sandwich A modern twist on an all-time favorite (V, VV, DF, EF)
  • Hot Dog- American classic served on a soft bun (DF, EF, can be made GF)
  • Mac & Cheese w/Grilled Chicken - Ooey Gooey cheesy pasta with a side of grilled chicken (can be made V, GF)

Friday

  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza (V, EG, can be made GF or DF)
  • Caesar Salad - Chopped Chicken Caesar Salad (can be V, GF,)
  • WowButter & Jelly Sandwich A modern twist on an all-time favorite (V, VV, DF, EF)
  • Hot Dog- American classic served on a soft bun (DF, EF, can be made GF)
  • Penne w/Tomato Sauce - Penne pasta tossed in a delicious marinara sauce (V, DF, can be made GF)

Fees

Flexible and Fair

For as long as COVID regulations require it, registration will be in weekly blocks, instead of by the day (which is our norm). So, please think about your plans in weekly increments. That being said, we know that things happen. If you do miss a day, we’ll still refund it automatically—COVID may impact flexibility, but it won’t impact what is fair. Fees include lunch, snacks and all hours 8:00am to 6:00pm.

Day Pass

Registration will be in weekly blocks, instead of by the day (our norm). So, please think about your plans in weekly increments. That being said, we know that things happen. If you do unexpectedly miss a day, we’ll still refund it automatically at summer's end.

$105 per day

Summer Pass

For anyone attending more than 30 days, consider our Summer Pass, with one fee that covers the entire summer. If you end up coming to camp less, worry not. We’ll add up what you would have paid at the Day Pass rate and refund the difference automatically at summer's end.

$3,150 per child

Steve & Kate’s also offers limited need-based financial aid to qualifying families. For more information please see our Financial Aid page.

Please be sure to read our Things to Know Before Coming to Camp page for important information including COVID safety procedures and pick-up & drop-off instructions.

Camp Basics

Dates & Times

Jun 21 - Aug 20
*Closed July 5th
Mon. - Fri. 8:00am - 6:00pm

Location

Alexandria Country Day School,
2400 Russell Road,
Alexandria, VA 22301

Ages

4 – 12
In Virginia, campers must turn 5 years old by Sept. 30th, 2021 to attend

Meet Us

S&K General Events

Join us at an upcoming event to learn a bit about Steve & Kate's and meet some of our team! Sign up for an Information Session, where we'll give a quick presentation about our program, and then have time for an open Q&A. Or grab the kiddos for an interactive game or workshop at an upcoming Family Night! You'll get to meet some of our team, connect with other families, and experience a little bit of Steve & Kate fun!

These events are not specific to a given camp location, so please feel free to attend any day/time that works for your schedule. See ya there! 

Contact Us

Online...for now

We want to meet you and your camper. Our directors work year-round and would love to help you learn more about our program and at the same time learn more about you and your camper. To keep everyone as safe as possible, we're encouraging families to email, call, or schedule a virtual hangout with their director.

Call or text: 703-997-9147 | alexandria@steveandkate.com

Local Director

Essie

Essie is joining the Steve & Kate's team this year after years of experience directing preschool. Essie has taught herself how to bake and to do cupcake and cake decor. (It’s super fun!) When not at camp, you can usually find Essie shopping and/or eating tacos.

This summer Essie is most excited to see children passionate about their interests and having fun while exploring those ideas. She's also hoping to sew a 'cook outfit' and make some cool foods with the kiddos.

Still have questions? We’d love to chat and see how we can tailor camp to you! Get in touch with Essie by emailing  alexandria@steveandkate.com

Essie

Kind Words

Testimonials From Our Summer Camp in Alexandria

We loved Steve and Kate's for our eight year old.  We were new to the area and this was a great way for her to meet new friends and have a great time during the day!  Great camp opportunity for a good price!!!

Jessica K.

(S&K parent)

Hands down the BEST camp my daughters have attended. Extremely Caring counselors, [The Director] is awesome! Lots of engaging activities and highly flexible pass system. My girls are excited to get there in the morning and have stories about what they learned and did, for days! Not to mention, the menu is great! Cost wise, extremely great value for your dollar. You get quite a bite more than what you pay for!

Linda G.

(S&K parent)

Steve and Kate's has been our daughter's favorite camp the past two summers. We like the flexibility of being able to go for a few days during the week and not having to sign up in January.  She likes the freedom to choose her own activities.

Kasey W.

(S&K parent)

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Please Note

Really Important Camp Information

  • All campers are required to fill out and submit the 2021 Virginia Camper Paperwork. Click here for a fillable pdf version of the Virginia state required forms. And, click here for a basic version of the form in case you experience any technical issues with the fillable form.
  • The State of Virginia also requires all campers' age and identity are verified in-person to attend Summer Camp. In order to avoid lengthy check-in lines on your first day, we're giving families the opportunity to have their records verified prior to camp. Use the link below to schedule a time to come by the Bright Horizons at National Landing facility in Arlington, so we can verify your child(ren)'s birth certificate, passport, or school documents.

    Please note that we will not be able to accept any required paperwork at these verification appointments, and will only be confirming age and identity documents (birth certificate, passport, or school records). All other required state paperwork must be uploaded into your account prior to attending camp.

    Schedule Your Age and Identity Verification

  • If medication must be administered to your camper at camp, you will also need to complete the Medication Authorization Form. Print the document, follow all instructions, and bring it with the medication to camp on your first day. Click here for a fillable pdf version and click here for a basic version of the form. 

  • Due to state regulations, CAMPERS MUST BE AT LEAST 5 YEARS OLD by September 30, 2021 in order to attend our Alexandria camp location.

  • You can find additional really important information about attending camp in VA, here.
  • Squads will be “stable,” made up of 10-18 campers (depending on local regulations), and won’t mix with other groups on campus. Squads will be assigned consistent staff members, too. Squads will remain as stable as possible for the duration of camp. Squad equipment and materials will be sanitized throughout the day.

  • Staff and campers will have to complete a wellness survey and/or other screening to identify any potential health concerns upon arrival each day. 
  • You can expect the following at all locations: bathrooms cleaned between each group, equipment sanitized and disinfected before use each day, individual places to store camper belongings, and plenty of hand sanitizer, hand washing, and self-applied sunscreen to go around.
  • Check out our virtual camp orientation for details relevant to all of our camp locations, including how to check-in and check-out, what to bring (and not bring) and more.