STEVE & KATE'S ARLINGTON · DATES: Jun 24 - Aug 16, 2019 · ADDRESS:  Ashlawn Elementary, 5950 8th Rd N, Arlington, VA 22205

Camp is now over, but you can reference Summer 2019 info below. We'll be back in November with Summer 2020 updates.

Arlington Summer Camp

I believe that children should have the freedom and tools to explore what they are passionate about. And if they don't know what they're passionate about yet - all the more reason for us to give them the tools and support they need to feel confident in exploring all that camp has to offer! I am so excited to work with all of the fashionistas, coders, chefs, actors, directors, and singers at Steve & Kate's Camp in Arlington this summer!

Jules Hendrickson, Self-Director
Call or text: 571-384-2214 | arlington@steveandkate.com

THE BASICS

Contact and Location

Ashlawn Elementary
5950 8th Rd N
Arlington, VA 22205

Email Jules:
arlington@steveandkate.com

Call or text Jules:
(571) 384-2214

Camp Dates

June 24 - August 16, 2019

No camp on July 4, 2019

Need more camp? Day Passes and Memberships can be used at any location.

In cooperation with Arlington County Parks and Recreation.

Parking

Curbside Drop Off and Pick Up will take place in the circle at Door 1. If it's your camper's first day, please take advantage of the free street parking and come in for a tour!

SUMMER CAMP FEES THAT WORK AROUND YOUR SCHEDULE.

  • Buy any number of Day Camp Passes for our educational summer camps and use them anytime.
  • Get fully refunded for any unused Day Camp Passes, automatically.
  • Fees include lunch, snacks and all hours 7:30am to 6pm.

Buy 1 or more

$110 per day

Buy 5 or more

$100 per day

Buy 20 or more

$90 per day

Membership


$2,700 per child

To learn more about our summer camp fees and how refunds work, check out the fees page.
Fees for our mentorship program are a little different; you can find those details on the mentorship page.

Arlington Financial Aid will be available directly through the County. For more information and to request a fee reduction please click the button below to find instructions and next steps.

UNIQUE THINGS ABOUT THIS LOCATION

  • Weather permitting, we will have water activities twice per week. We recommend applying sunblock at home and sending campers with a bathing suit, change of clothes, and a towel if they would like to participate in water play.
  • Kindly keep all personal electronic devices and valuables at the homestead. We don't want them to get lost or damaged. If your child absolutely must bring an electronic device to camp, be sure to check it in at HQ upon arrival where we'll keep it safe and warm. Campers are always welcome to stop by HQ and access a cell phone whenever needed- and then check that puppy back in until departure.
  • Bicycles can be locked up on campus but cannot be used during the camp day, as well as rollerblades, skateboards, scooters, etc.
  • We are open July 5th!  We'll be offering a modified schedule with 4th of July-themed recreational offerings to celebrate the holiday and adjust to lighter than usual attendance. Some of our regular Studios may not be available. To find out more about programming, you can reach out to your Director.

REALLY IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Activities for every interest.

Whatever your child’s passion, they can push their limits at our camp.
Stop-motion animation, fashion, coding, breadmaking, sports, music, dance, and so much more.

RECREATIONAL FEATURES

Each Spring Camp, we offer at least one showstopper activity from our lineup of Recreational Features. Details coming soon.

  • ZORBS_SPECIALS_SUMMER

    Zorb Racing- Get your Zorb on! Climb inside of one of these giant 10' inflatable hamster balls, and race down our inflated track to see who wins!

  • NINJA_ARENA_SPECIALS_SUMMER

    Inflatable Obstacle Course- This pumped-up pop-up primetime-inspired arena is just the dual duel your camper was waiting for! Side-by-side lanes allow for head-to-head battles of Steve & Kate’s own Team Chuckie versus Team Kahali, but everyone wins when they’re climbing, tunneling, and bouncing their way through this fun-flatable course.

  • SLIP_N_SLIDE_SPECIALS_SUMMER

    Inflatable Slip and Slide- Cool off in style on our giant inflatable slip and slide. Check with the Director or look at the Daily Features schedule to find out when this will be scheduled, and bring a swimsuit and towel if your child would like to participate.

DAILY SUMMER CAMP FEATURES

Throughout each week, we'll spice camp up with featured workshops, special inflatables, art projects, performances and more!

June 24 - 28, 2019

WE TRUST KID TALENT

Maker Monday: Tools 
Details: Create a tool that helps you do what you love to do best! 

Thrilling Tuesday: Hula Hooping Lesson
Details: Learn the art of hula hooping and practice your skills for Wednesday's hula hooping competition!

Wacky Wednesday: Hula Hooping Competition
Details: Use those hula hooping skills you learned Tuesday in our hula hooping competition!

Theatrical Thursday: Dress Up Day: Rockstars
Details: Dress up as a rockstar and get ready to rock out at camp!

Funflatable Friday: Sports Bouncy House

July 1 - 5, 2019

WE TRUST IMAGINATION

Maker Monday: Imaginary Creatures
Details: Create your own imaginary creature with scraps in our Fashion Studio.

Thrilling Tuesday: Tie Dye Workshop
Details: What are your favorite colors? Bring a piece of white clothing to tie dye at camp!

Wacky Wednesday: Dress Up Day: Imaginary Creatures
Details: Are you a Griffin or a Dragon? Come to camp dressed as your favorite imaginary creature!

Thursday: No camp - Fourth of July

Funflatable Friday: Fairly Odd Parents Giant 4-in-1 Inflatable

July 8 - 12, 2019

WE TRUST KID INVENTORS

Maker Monday: Instruments
Details: Use the materials in our Makerspace to design and build your own instrument! 

Thrilling Tuesday: Experiment Day
Details: Let's experiment with mentos soda, milk, and more!

Wacky Wednesday: Bubble Wands
Details: Learn how to make bubble wands out of pipe cleaners and spend the afternoon exploring.

Theatrical Thursday: Dress Up Day: Role Models
Details: Come to camp dressed as your favorite role model! 

Funflatable Friday (Pie-day): Transformers Bouncy House

July 15 - 19, 2019

WE TRUST KIDS' SUPERPOWERS

Maker Monday: Deconstruction and Reconstruction
Details: Pull things apart and put them back together in our Makerspace. Or try something totally new and build a time machine!

Thrilling Tuesday: Obstacle Course Race
Details: Show off your superpowers by racing your friends to the finish in an obstacle course race!

Workshop Wednesday: Homemade Ice Cream
Details: Learn how to make delicious homemade vanilla ice cream. Please note: the ice cream will have dairy, sugar, and vanilla in it. Please let us know at check-in if you would not like your camper to participate.

Theatrical Thursday: Dress Up Day: Superheroes
Details: Come to camp dressed as your favorite Superhero!

Funflatable Friday (Pie-day): Batman Giant 4-in-1 Bouncy House

July 22 - 26, 2019

WE TRUST KIDS IN THE WILD

Maker Monday: Wild Equipment
Details: Build your own "wild" equipment: Binoculars, accessories for animals, and more!

Thrilling Tuesday: Scavenger Hunt
Details: Hunt around camp for clues and find the treasure!

Workshop Wednesday: Coming Soon!
Details: Coming Soon!

Theatrical Thursday: Dress Up Day: Animals
Details: Dress up as your favorite animal.

Funflatable Friday (Pie-day): Bounce & Double Dip Water Slide - Bring a swimsuit, towel, and change of clothing!

July 29 - August 2, 2019

WE TRUST SUMMER(WEEN)

Maker Monday: Slime!
Details: Ooey-gooey-icky-sticky slime!

Thrilling Tuesday: Mummy Wrapping Competition

Workshop Wednesday: DIY Creepy Carrot Workshop
Details: Hear the story of the Creepy Carrot and make your own Creepy Carrot!

Theatrical Thursday: Dress Up Day: Summerween
Details: Come to camp sporting your best Halloween inspired costume! 

Funflatable Friday (Pie-day): Summerween Giant Obstacle Course

August 5 - 9, 2019

WE TRUST ADVENTURERS

Maker Monday: Wheels
Details: Build something on wheels - a vehicle or something totally new!

Workshop Wednesday: Sushi Workshop
Details: Let's get adventurous with our appetites! Preshia, our DC Director, will be bringing a DC activity over to our Arlington campus - sushi making! 

Theatrical Thursday: Dress Up Day: Outer Space
Details: Astronauts, Aliens, Asteroids, Oh My! Come to camp wearing your most stellar space-inspired outfits! 

Funflatable Friday (Pie-day): Incredibles Giant 5-in-1 Bouncy House

August 12 - 16, 2019

WE TRUST STORYTELLERS

Maker Monday: New Fairytales
Details: Rewrite and illustrate your favorite fairy tale with a twist.

Thrilling Tuesday: Mancala Tournament
Details: Use the mancala skills that you've been honing all summer in our final mancala tournament of Summer 2019!

Workshop Wednesday: Workshop Wednesday
Details: Coming Soon!

Theatrical Thursday: Dress Up Day
Details: Dress up as your favorite story character - book, film, or real-life!

Fri-yay: CARNIVAL!
Details: A day of camp unlike any other. We remove all camp items and bring in fun carnival games and activities... and, of course, prizes! Sorry parents, this day is only for campers!

LUNCH

VG = Vegetarian, 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

  • Mac & Cheese - Noodles topped with a delicious cheese sauce (VG, EF, SF possible to make GF)
  • Baked Chicken Tenders with Broccoli  - Chicken baked with a side of broccoli (SF, EF, GF, DF)
  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza from Cafe Pizzaiolo (VG, EG, can be made GF)
  • Sandwich - Choice of nitrate and nitrite free turkey, ham, and cheddar on a ciabatta roll with condiments on the side. (EF, possible to make VG, GF and DF)
  • Hot Dog - All-beef dog raised w/o antibiotics and free of phosphates, nitrates and nitrites. Condiments on the side. (EF, DF, possible to make GF)
  • Caesar Salad - Antibiotic-free grilled chicken breast tossed with romaine, parmesan and croutons (possible to make VG, GF, EF and DF)
  • Daily Snacks & Sides

Tuesday

  • Spaghetti & Meatballs - Spaghetti topped with sauce and beef meatballs (EF, SF, DF, possible to make GF)
  • Cheese Quesadilla with Guacamole (on side) - Tortillas filled with melty cheese and a side of mild guacamole (VG, EF)
  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza from Cafe Pizzaiolo (VG, EG, possible to make GF)
  • Sandwich - Choice of nitrate and nitrite free turkey, ham, and cheddar on a ciabatta roll with condiments on the side. (EF, possible to make VG, GF and DF)
  • Hot Dog - All-beef dog raised w/o antibiotics and free of phosphates, nitrates and nitrites. Condiments on the side. (EF, DF, possible to make GF)
  • Caesar Salad - Antibiotic-free grilled chicken breast tossed with romaine, parmesan and croutons (possible to make VG, GF, EF and DF)
  • Daily Snacks & Sides

Wednesday

  • Ziti with Tomato Sauce - Penne baked with tomato sauce and cheese (VG, EG, SF, can be made GF and DF)
  • Loaded Baked Potato - Warm baked potato topped with cheese and turkey chili with beans (EG, GF, SF, can be made VG)
  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza from Cafe Pizzaiolo (VG, EG)
  • Sandwich - Choice of nitrate and nitrite free turkey, ham, and cheddar on a ciabatta roll with condiments on the side. (EF, possible to make VG, GF and DF)
  • Hot Dog - All-beef dog raised w/o antibiotics and free of phosphates, nitrates and nitrites. Condiments on the side. (EF, DF, possible to make GF)
  • Caesar Salad - Antibiotic-free grilled chicken breast tossed with romaine, parmesan and croutons (possible to make VG, GF, EF and DF)
  • Daily Snacks & Sides

Thursday

  • Tortellini with Cheese Sauce - Our cheesy version of a classic. (VG, EF)
  • Chicken Burrito - Grilled chicken, rice, black beans, and cheese all wrapped up in a warm tortilla (EF, SF, possible to make GF and VG)
  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza from Cafe Pizzaiolo (VG, EG)
  • Sandwich - Choice of nitrate and nitrite free turkey, ham, and cheddar on a ciabatta roll with condiments on the side. (EF, possible to make VG, GF and DF)
  • Hot Dog - All-beef dog raised w/o antibiotics and free of phosphates, nitrates and nitrites. Condiments on the side. (EF, DF, possible to make GF)
  • Caesar Salad - Antibiotic-free grilled chicken breast tossed with romaine, parmesan and croutons (possible to make VG, GF, EF and DF)
  • Daily Snacks & Sides

Friday

  • Pesto Pasta - Penne pasta topped with a delicious nut-free pesto sauce (VG, DF, SF, EF, possible to make GF)
  • Hamburger with Potatoes - An American classic served with a side of roasted potatoes. (DF, SF, EF, possible to make GF)
  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza from Cafe Pizzaiolo (VG, EG)
  • Sandwich - Choice of nitrate and nitrite free turkey, ham, and cheddar on a ciabatta roll with condiments on the side. (EF, possible to make VG, GF and DF)
  • Hot Dog - All-beef dog raised w/o antibiotics and free of phosphates, nitrates and nitrites. Condiments on the side. (EF, DF, possible to make GF)
  • Caesar Salad - Antibiotic-free grilled chicken breast tossed with romaine, parmesan and croutons (possible to make VG, GF, EF and DF)
  • Daily Snacks & Sides

TESTIMONIALS

This is a wonderful, wonderful camp!  Our 7-year-old was exposed to things we hadn't done at home before such as... baking bread and sewing a vest!  The counselors are all really positive and friendly.  In addition to the camp content itself, Steve & Kate's has really great (read: extended) hours and provides all food during the day!  There is also a refund policy in case your child doesn't use all the days you purchased in advance.  I signed up my 10-year-old, too, but he ended up getting off a wait list for another camp so I got my fee refunded to me.  I feel like this is a camp designed by parents because it is so easy to work with.  I'm really hoping they continue to offer an Arlington location!!

Anna L.

(S&K parent, Yelp)

Our five-year-old daughter has had a fantastic time at Steve and Kate's Camp - Arlington this summer. My husband and I love the flexible hours, the fact that breakfast, lunch, and snack are provided, and the myriad of activities offered. Additionally, Jules, the Director, is wonderful as are all of the counsellors. Today was my daughter's fifth day at Steve and Kate's - Arlington and in that short amount of time she has constructed a small robot, made a short stop action film, ridden go-carts, learned to crochet a bracelet, made bread, and engaged in coding activities. Recently I had a day off of work and my daughter said she still wanted to go to Steve and Kate's because she's had so much fun there. I also really enjoy being able to log into my account and see photos of what my daughter is doing at camp during the day. 

Heather P.

(S&K parent, Yelp)

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