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2021 Summer Camp

Summers Are CHAWsome!

Join us for a daily dose of CHAWsome art, sunshine, and new friends! These small-sized art camps will encourage learning and connection through each activity and art project. CHAW staff will be present on site to ensure campers' safety and well-being throughout each session. 

CHAW is committed to providing accessible, affordable programming to all students: tuition assistance and payment plans are available to anyone who wants to participate. Please email with any and all questions. 

CHAW's updated safety measures:
-indoor/outdoor hybrid model
-sign in and out of each camper for contact tracing
-contactless temperature checks at drop off
-small weekly groups limited to 12 students maximum
-staff will clean in between morning/afternoon sessions
-campers must wear masks at all times
-schedule includes built in time for hand washing/sanitizing
-social distancing will be observed
-material sharing will be limited
-camp will be cancelled and refunds issued given any increase in DC COVID cases

Arts Adventures CampS

Week 1: June 28 – July 2
Week 2: July 6 – 9 (no camp 7/5)*
Week 3: July 12 – 16
Week 4: July 19– 23
Week 5: July 26 – 30
Week 6: August 2 - 6

Monday through Friday
$215 per week (*week 2 is $170)

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Grades Pre-K 4 & 5, grade most recently completed)
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2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Grades K-5, grade most recently completed)
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Specialty Camps

String Fling!-Violin Camp-GradeS k-6

A half day camp for young violin students. Activities include Suzuki method based instruction, including ensembles, creative movement, and music games. 6 months+ experience and instrument required. Students will have a fabulous week of beautiful music! Deadline for camp enrollment is Monday, Aug 9th.

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Around the World Fiddle and Jazz is a summer music camp for violinists beginning in or at the Suzuki book 3 level. We will fiddle our way through Ireland, studying the history, legacy, technique, and application of Irish Fiddle! We will also study some bluegrass and American fiddle traditions. We will conclude our week with a performance session at a local Irish restaurant! We will learn improvisation which can be used in Fiddle as well as Jazz traditions. Get ready for some fun! Deadline for camp enrollment is Monday, Aug 9th.

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CHAW's Teen Photography Camp is an opportunity for young photographers to use their own voices to tell their stories! The two-week in-person camp is designed to encourage engagement with our physical surroundings through the interactive nature of analog photography. We'll support that with group discussions of the works of influential photographers. Students need no previous photography experience and will learn how to shoot, develop, and print black and white film photographs. All materials are provided. The camp will wrap up with a COVID-safe outdoor group exhibition curated by the students, and is open to friends and family to join. Grades 8-12, grade most recently completed.

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In person at CHAW
Join us this August for a two-week summer workshop series covering all things design! Girlz by Design (GBD) invites high school students (ages 14-18) to discover digital art fields and creative tech careers on weekdays from 2-5pm. The program is led by instructors from GBD, a nonprofit that works to empower, motivate, and educate young creatives in high schools across the DMV region by preparing them to succeed in the new digital era.

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Guided by some of the classics, students will have the opportunity to create a new art project each week from the comfort of their own home. We invite all our CHAWsome kids both near and far to join in this virtual space for laughter, friendship, and creativity. *Grades k-5.

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*Check out our Tuition Assistance page!*