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MCLEAN, VA

McLean Summer Day Camp

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Kids Take Charge

Every aspect of our program is designed to put kids in charge of their own learning experience. At Steve & Kate’s, campers choose from a variety of activities in real-time, as they design their day at camp. As kids try, fail, and learn on their own–they learn to trust their own judgment. These will ultimately be the kids who are prepared to tackle the challenges of an ever changing world with creativity and confidence.

Buy Any Number of Days. Use Them Anytime. Get Refunded for Unused Days.

Buy any number of Day Passes to use any day we’re open this summer. You don’t even need to tell us when you’re coming–just show up! Or, if you need more camp, we have a Summer Pass, which covers the entire camp season. All Passes include lunch, snacks, activities, and all hours (8am–6pm), so there are no surprise fees later on.

And if for any reason your plans change, we’ll refund your unused Passes automatically in full at summer’s end.

Camp Details

DATES

Jun 13 - Aug 5

NOTES

Closed July 4th

HOURS

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

AGES

4-12 | In Virginia, campers must turn 5 years old by Sept. 30th, 2022 to attend

ADDRESS

BASIS Independent McLean
8000 Jones Branch Dr.
McLean, VA, 22102

DIRECTOR

Jordan

CALL/TEXT

571-200-2976

Activities for Every Interest

With the trajectory of child vaccinations and loosening regulations, campers will, once again, design their day in real-time by choosing from a variety of activities offered at once. In the early morning and late afternoon, campers ramp up and wind down with recreational choices. For the bulk of the day, children will choose from the activities listed below. While we can’t say exactly what the day will look like, one thing is for sure: The campers are in control.

MEDIA LAB

MEDIA LAB

Campers use scaffolded coding apps to build & play games. They'll also create stop-motion animations, movies, & music, as well as have access to other design tools.
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PERFORMING ARTS

Jump into the spotlight with dancing and karaoke, as well as performing art games, performances, & specials.
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SEWING SALON

Hand & machine sewing are available for campers of all ages as well as options for embroidery, knitting, & other artistic flare.
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WEEKLY SPECIALS

Each week we'll bring in a show-stopping special such as a performance, workshop, or game. Weekly Special schedule coming soon.
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BAKERY

Experienced bakers & professional taste-testers unite to experiment with different bread recipes & creations. Kids choose from a variety of fillings, spices, & add-ons to customize the flavors before & after they bake
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SPORTS & REC

Campers and staff join together to play soccer, gaga, capture the flag, or whatever games children are interested in that day.
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MAKERY

Imagination is the limit on what campers will create with a mix of basic maker kits, crafts, and art supplies.
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WATER PLAY

When the weather gets hot, we'll cool down with water games & activities such as water tag, sprinklers, or water balloons.
Pie day

PIE THROWING

At Steve & Kate's, Fridays are Pie Day! Our 40+ year tradition continues of ending the week with a whipped cream pie to the face.

Testimonials From Our Summer Camp in Virginia

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.

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)

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)

Fees

With vaccine availability on the rise and pandemic regulations opening up, we believe Summer 2022 will be back to our traditional, free-range programming, without requiring advanced weekly reservations. We’ll email all registered families if regulations change prior to summer.

Buy any number of Day Passes or a Summer Pass, and use them whenever you’d like during the summer. You don’t even need to let us know when you plan to join–just show up! If for any reason your plans change, we’ll refund your unused Passes automatically in-full at summer’s end. We also offer need-based financial aid to qualifying families. Learn more or submit an application, here.

All fees include lunch, snacks and all hours 8:00am to 6:00pm. 

Includes: Lunch, snacks, activities, and all hours, 8am–6pm

  • Buy any number of Day Passes and use them anytime
  • Unused Day Passes are automatically refunded in mid September
  • You can upgrade to a Summer Pass whenever you want by purchasing 30 Day Passes per child
  • Day Passes can be transferred between siblings if they are each on the Day Pass plan

 

Includes: Lunch, snacks, activities, and all hours, 8am–6pm

  • One fee covers the entire summer–That’s up to 39 days of camp in McLean!
  • Upgrade to a Summer Pass from a Day Pass plan at any point
  • If you don’t use enough days to justify a Summer Pass, we’ll calculate what you would have paid at Day Pass rate and refund the difference automatically in mid September

 

Staff

Tireless child advocates, who balance structure and guidance with staying out of campers’ ways. All staff members are background checked and trained in CPR & first-aid.

Food

We provide daily lunch options from a rotating variety of local restaurants and caterers. We’ll also offer an array of snacks for kids to nosh on throughout the day. Check out the daily menu below.

S&K General Events

Learn more about Steve & Kate’s Camp philosophy and activities at one of our upcoming virtual events! The Information Sessions are not specific to any camp location, so please feel free to attend any day/time that works for your schedule!

Details About Camp in McLean

Virtual Camp Orientation & Drop-off/Pick-Up Procedures

Check out our virtual camp orientation before your first day of camp! This page includes important camp details such as check-in/check-out procedures, what to bring (and not bring), and anything else you need to know for your first day!

Mandatory Wellness Survey

Staff and campers will Complete a Wellness Surveyand/or other screening to identify any potential health concerns upon arrival each day.

Mandatory Paperwork

At our McLean site we require all campers to have these completed forms submitted and reviewed before their first day of camp

Daily Menu

VG= 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.

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AND DOZENS MORE!

Contact Your Local Director

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.

Jordan

Jordan is joining the Steve & Kate team this year, after years of experience working in childcare. When not at camp you can find Jordan reading, crafting, or watching super hero movies with the family.

This summer Jordan is most excited to watch campers problem solve and learn new skills along the way!

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