St. Columba's Episcopal Church

Summer at St. Columba’s

Our Mission

At St. Columba’s Nursery School, we believe that each child, each family, and each staff member has an infinite capacity to learn and grow. We cultivate their God-given and unique abilities in a joyful atmosphere of supported inquiry, sociability, and inclusion.

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Summer at St. Columba’s is a camp experience that provides opportunities 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, and without regard to race, color or national origin.

Dates and Times   |   Theme   |   Tuition  |  Counselors-in-Training   |   Applications

Dates and Times for 2017

We offer 3 (2-week) sessions from June 19- July 28, 2017. You can sign up for as many sessions as you like. A discount is provided if your camper signs up for all 3 sessions (6 weeks - approximately equivalent to the value of a week of camp). The regular camp day is from 9 am - 3 pm. 

* Camp is closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

* Please read the "Message from St. Columba's" after completing application.


All children need to bring lunches that will be refrigerated. A light mid–morning snack is provided.

NEW THIS SUMMER: Camp will now offer an extended day option, giving families the choice of extending their child's day to 6 pm. An enrollment form for this program will be sent to all families along with your camp invoice. If you plan to enroll in extended day, please return that form with payment to the school's main office.



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Theme for Summer 2017

This year's theme is “Fun in the Sun." In addition each session will bring a new area of water exploration and fun. Children will have ample time to slowly explore topics with the teachers in the classroom in addition to an abundant amount of time spent on our beautiful outdoor playspace, which includes Columba Creek and lots of water play.

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For the full-day program:
o Cost per session is $750. The price if you sign up for all 3 sessions is $640 per session.

For Camp Extended Day:

o Cost per session is $300. The fee for Drop-In Extended Day is $45/per day.

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We offer a limited number of 12- to 14-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 $200 per session. Due to the level of training required for CITs, we ask that CITs commit to a minimum of 2 sessions (atotal of 4 weeks) of camp.

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Please complete the following applications for both campers and counselor-in-training: ApplicationAll children must be potty trained by start of camp due to water play. If you wish to add the next camp session to your child's enrollment, you must do so by close of business on the Wednesday before so that session begins so we can ensure we have sufficient staff in place to provide your child a happy and safe camp experience.

Online registration is our preferred method, if you are having trouble or would prefer a paper application please contact our school office:

(202) 742-1980 or Contact: Ann Spruill (

*Please note that a deposit is no longer required. Once a camper's application has been accepted, an invoice will follow. Payment in full will be due May 1, 2017. After May 1, 2017 we will be unable to hold your spot without payment. Requests for withdrawl from camp must be made by June 13, 2017 in order to receive a refund of the camp fee.

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