Summer Camps

Session I                                                  Session II

June 26- July 7                                    July 10-July 21

9:00-3:30                                              9:00-3:30

Art Studio - Visual Arts (Sessions I and II): Artist/campers will enjoy self-discovery and explore a multitude of media in a supportive environment. This camp is also a good place to develop an art school portfolio. Check out a blog post by New School Artist-in-Residence Ted Ramsey's blog post, "Art, an Extraordinary Expression of Self" at: http://tinyurl.com/pv9zwyx. Throughout the day, campers will also engage in sports and games, and go on a weekly field trip. Ages 11-18

Survival Camp (Session I): Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Do you know the science behind staying alive? At the The New School’s Survival Camp, you will:

  • Develop survival skills such as map-reading, water collection and purification and others while studying the science behind them.
  • Use games to hone skills in camouflage and communication.
  • Practice using resources creatively — build your own stoves and shelter!
  • Enjoy time outdoors practicing your new skills!

Scouting badge activity equivalencies will be provided on request. For more information contact New School Biology teacher Diana Gibson: dgibson@newschoolva.com. Ages 11 and up (but science-oriented younger students will be considered)

Oceanography Camp (Session II): Do you love exploring the ocean and learning about how it works? The New School’s oceanography camp will help you:

  • Test out physical science principles behind ocean currents, salinity, density, etc. through hands-on experiments
  • Explore how humans use the ocean’s resources and how we could do it more sustainably
  • Enjoy watching ocean-themed movies and documentaries
  • Head out into the world on field trips to the Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore Aquarium, and more!

Scouting badge activity equivalencies will be provided on request. For more information contact New School Biology teacher Diana Gibson: dgibson@newschoolva.com. Ages 11 and up (but science-oriented younger students will be considered)

Summer Camp Registration Form 

General Program Information

* Camp hours are between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm.

* There is no camp on July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

* Each session runs for two weeks; there is no refund for days missed.

* Campers must bring their own lunch each day but Friday, when pizza is provided.

*  Campers must bring appropriate sports clothing and footwear every day, plus a water bottle.