St. Columba’s Day Camp provides an opportunity for children ages 3 to 8 to interact as members of a group in a non-competitive atmosphere. Through a balance of adult-directed activities and child-initiated play, children are encouraged to play cooperatively, to learn about their world and to appreciate the wonderful diversity and common threads of life. The camp offers recreational activities to children of all faiths, without regard to race, color or national origin.
June 24 – August 2* (Six–week program)
Session I: June 24 – July 12*
Session II: July 15 – August 2
9 am to 3 pm for 4- to 8-year-olds
9 am to noon for 3-year-olds
* Camp is closed on Thurs., July 4.
All children except for 3-year-olds years bring lunches that will be refrigerated. A light mid–morning snack is provided.
Please note: Groups for children ages 4, 5 and 6 are fully subscribed for both sessions. The 3-year-olds group for Session II is likewise filled. We are still accepting applications for the waiting lists, however.
This year's theme is “All Creatures Great and Small.” We will circle the globe to find adventure in other cultures’ literature, celebrations, creatures and places. We will appreciate the diversity and beauty of the world through music, art and literature. We will continue the old favorites that make St. Columba’s a throwback to the camps of our youth: singalongs, Water Field Day, picnics, cooking, plus our visiting artists’ program. In past years we have had exotic animal shows, musicians, dancers, storytellers from far and near, magicians and more! Our 7- and 8-year-old group will extend their exploration of the world with weekly field trips by Metro or bus to museums and other sights around this exciting city.
Four- to eight-year-olds
$1,550 for both sessions
$825 for one session
$930 for both sessions
$500 for one session
We offer a limited number of 12- and 13-year-olds the opportunity to work with young children, receive training from our professional staff and head counselor and earn a certificate helpful for future job applications. The cost for this training opportunity is $400.
Mail the application to:
St. Columba’s Day Camp
4201 Albemarle Street NW
Washington, DC 20016
Please note that a deposit is no longer required. Once a camper's application has been accepted, a bill will follow. Full payment is due before camp begins.
Contact: Timothy Welsh (firstname.lastname@example.org)