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Lego Architecture @ SHES

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How can skyscrapers be so high? How do you make a functional space like a house become a work of art? We’ll explore the fundamentals of design, engineering, and art through Lego architecture. Build recreations of famous buildings. Create your own inspired building designs. We’ll work together to create a Lego city filled with amazing […]

Lego Trains @ SHES

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We’re taking Legos mobile! Join the team for this hands-on, problem-solving, and creation-based camp. Build the fastest train. Build the train that can carry the heaviest load. Build a train that can do the craziest stunts. Work together to build a giant obstacle course of a town to race our trains. Our imaginations will be […]

Tennis @ One Life Fitness

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We are excited to partner with One Life Fitness at Skyline to offer this exciting Tennis Camp option. Campers will arrive at Congressional daily and be shuttled to One Life Fitness with access to multiple indoor climate controlled courts and One Life’s experienced camp staff.  The Skyline Onelife Fitness invites you to enjoy an unforgettable tennis experience—no […]

Cyber Security

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Join us as we explore the growing field of cyber security in this innovative new camp. We’ll learn about life in cyber security, how to be secure and aware when we are online, and practice some critical digital skills. Explore network fundamentals, program robots, and play with high-tech tools like drones. We’ll even take a […]

Congo Escape Room @ SHES

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Do you love to solve puzzle? Create tricks and traps? Think through complicated challenges? Do you like building? Then join us for the first ever Congo Escape Room! Work as a team to design, figure out, and bring to life your very own themed escape room. Will you be escaping from an airlock in space? Perhaps you want to break into a museum to liberate some fancy artwork. Put those thinking skills to the extreme test while you challenge yourselves and others in your own escape room challenge.

Fashion & Machine Sewing

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Do you love Project Runway? Do you have an eye for color, shape, and patterns? Are you creative person with your own personal style? Then you are in the right place! Spend the week exploring fabrics, designing clothes, and learning how to make your own fashion. This hands-on camp will teach you the basics of making clothing from start to finish, as well as the ins and outs of using sewing machines.

Breakfast Club

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In the simplest terms, this camp is everything you like best about breakfast. We have found that each one of us has a little love of eggs, breakfast meats, farm fresh vegetables, and in season ingredients inside of us. Put it all together under the careful guidance of the expertise of Congo Camp counselors, and you’ll have a great reason to get up early. Don’t forget about this camp as you plan for a tasty summer! (don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t you)

Take Home Cooking

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The camper becomes the master chef in this innovative new cooking camp. Campers will begin the week by cooking their way through a home delivery meal kit. They will then work together to awaken their culinary creativity and conceive of an original meal that can be packaged, with all of the necessary ingredients and instructions. On Friday night, you will be able to taste the learning as your personal chef and camper takes this culinary masterpiece from the camp kitchen to the home kitchen. Campers with serious food allergies, please contact the Camp Office prior to registering.

Pony Adventure Session 3

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Have you ever wanted to own a pony? Here is your chance to have a real pony experience without having to build a stable in your backyard. You and a partner will “adopt” a Congressional horse for the week. You will learn how to care, feed, groom, and take care of all of the needs of your pony. Campers will have a 45-minute personalized lesson each day. In addition to riding, you will learn about teamwork and the importance of safety when being around ponies. All equestrian activities are weather-dependent. In the case of inclement weather, certain activities may need to be postponed or cancelled without refund. Campers are required to bring long pants and close-toed shoes, and encouraged to bring riding boots with a low heel and a professionally fit helmet.

Pony Adventure Session 4

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Have you ever wanted to own a pony? Here is your chance to have a real pony experience without having to build a stable in your backyard. You and a partner will “adopt” a Congressional horse for the week. You will learn how to care, feed, groom, and take care of all of the needs of your pony. Campers will have a 45-minute personalized lesson each day. In addition to riding, you will learn about teamwork and the importance of safety when being around ponies. All equestrian activities are weather-dependent. In the case of inclement weather, certain activities may need to be postponed or cancelled without refund. Campers are required to bring long pants and close-toed shoes, and encouraged to bring riding boots with a low heel and a professionally fit helmet.

Pony Adventure Session 6

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Have you ever wanted to own a pony? Here is your chance to have a real pony experience without having to build a stable in your backyard. You and a partner will “adopt” a Congressional horse for the week. You will learn how to care, feed, groom, and take care of all of the needs of your pony. Campers will have a 45-minute personalized lesson each day. In addition to riding, you will learn about teamwork and the importance of safety when being around ponies. All equestrian activities are weather-dependent. In the case of inclement weather, certain activities may need to be postponed or cancelled without refund. Campers are required to bring long pants and close-toed shoes, and encouraged to bring riding boots with a low heel and a professionally fit helmet.

British Baking

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Are you as obsessed as we are with the baking show from “the other side of the pond” that has become a staple of American public television? If so, put on your apron, roll up your sleeves, and join us in the Congo kitchen to create a variety of traditional British baked goods. Campers will explore the sweet and the savory, trying their hand at treats both familiar and unexpected using recipes straight from the popular television show. Campers with serious food allergies, please contact the Camp Office prior to registering.

Go Baby Go

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Calling all pit crews! Engineers needed! Join us for an exciting collaboration: Congressional Camp is teaming up with Go Baby Go to custom modify powered ride-on cars for little kids that experience limited mobility. Each pit crew will meet a family and learn about the unique needs of their little driver. Then the team will custom modify a toy Mercedes, Lightning McQueen, or Ferrari for the driver. You rewire the car’s electrical system, create a one-of-a-kind driver’s harness, and hack the accelerator and ignition. By the end of the week, the drivers will drive off in their very own car, donated free of charge to the family, and designed specifically for the needs of their child. Watch their faces as they zoom around and play in ways that weren’t possible before. Grow a connection with your pit crew, as well as your little driver. This camp will teach practical and cool engineering skills, as well as contributing in a real way to our community.

Artist Books & Paper Engineering

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Explore a myriad of processes available to create unique hand-made books. Campers will learn various bookbinding methods, how to create pop-ups, and how to turn previously unwanted books into works of art. Learn precise cutting and folding techniques to improve paper craft skills. Art Show on the last day of the session.

Tripps Run Trail Crew

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Calling all burly outdoorsy campers! We need your help to build a cross-camp trail. Bushwack through camp’s 40 acres. Plan and mark a new trail system. Learn how to use tools like saws, loppers, drills, and more to cut trees, move boulders, and build bridges and water bars. This hands-on camp will teach real-life building and outdoors skills with a keen eye towards safety. Contribute to creating something that improves camp for decades to come! No prior experiences outside or with tools are necessary.

Adventure Movie Making

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Lights! Camera! Action! Cue the stunts! In Adventure Movie Making, campers will use iPads to learn how to shoot and edit video footage, create their own stories, and explore our campus for the best locations to shoot their films. Once they’ve finished recording, campers will use a variety of special effects apps to enhance their films with dramatic sequences or little touches of creativity. This camp will put Hollywood in the palm of your hands!

Pony Adventure Session 7

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Have you ever wanted to own a pony? Here is your chance to have a real pony experience without having to build a stable in your backyard. You and a partner will “adopt” a Congressional horse for the week. You will learn how to care, feed, groom, and take care of all of the needs of your pony. Campers will have a 45-minute personalized lesson each day. In addition to riding, you will learn about teamwork and the importance of safety when being around ponies. All equestrian activities are weather-dependent. In the case of inclement weather, certain activities may need to be postponed or cancelled without refund. Campers are required to bring long pants and close-toed shoes, and encouraged to bring riding boots with a low heel and a professionally fit helmet.

Pony Adventure Session 8

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Have you ever wanted to own a pony? Here is your chance to have a real pony experience without having to build a stable in your backyard. You and a partner will “adopt” a Congressional horse for the week. You will learn how to care, feed, groom, and take care of all of the needs of your pony. Campers will have a 45-minute personalized lesson each day. In addition to riding, you will learn about teamwork and the importance of safety when being around ponies. All equestrian activities are weather-dependent. In the case of inclement weather, certain activities may need to be postponed or cancelled without refund. Campers are required to bring long pants and close-toed shoes, and encouraged to bring riding boots with a low heel and a professionally fit helmet.

Pony Adventure Session 9

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Have you ever wanted to own a pony? Here is your chance to have a real pony experience without having to build a stable in your backyard. You and a partner will “adopt” a Congressional horse for the week. You will learn how to care, feed, groom, and take care of all of the needs of your pony. Campers will have a 45-minute personalized lesson each day. In addition to riding, you will learn about teamwork and the importance of safety when being around ponies. All equestrian activities are weather-dependent. In the case of inclement weather, certain activities may need to be postponed or cancelled without refund. Campers are required to bring long pants and close-toed shoes, and encouraged to bring riding boots with a low heel and a professionally fit helmet.

Pony Adventure Session 10

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Have you ever wanted to own a pony? Here is your chance to have a real pony experience without having to build a stable in your backyard. You and a partner will “adopt” a Congressional horse for the week. You will learn how to care, feed, groom, and take care of all of the needs of your pony. Campers will have a 45-minute personalized lesson each day. In addition to riding, you will learn about teamwork and the importance of safety when being around ponies. All equestrian activities are weather-dependent. In the case of inclement weather, certain activities may need to be postponed or cancelled without refund. Campers are required to bring long pants and close-toed shoes, and encouraged to bring riding boots with a low heel and a professionally fit helmet.

Learn to Ride: Skateboarding

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Radical Dude. Extreme Fun. This fun-filled skateboard camp is packed with safe, thrilling activities for beginner to intermediate riders. Camp is held outdoors in a “skate park on wheels,” a mobile skate park with equipment designed for beginner to intermediate riders. The skate park has mini-quarter-pipes, grind box, fun box, launch ramps, wedge ramps, grind rails and more. Separate groups, determined by age and ability are formed. Under the supervision of American Inline instructors and coaches, skateboard campers receive instruction to safely ride, tack turn, olly, grind, stall, drop in, and get air in a safe environment. Each day includes instruction, skating games and jam time. Participants receive camp t-shirt and stickers. Campers are required to bring: a skateboard, helmet, knee and elbow pads, and wrist guards.

Ropes Adventure Session 2

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With low elements and a high ropes course, this program provides campers with a unique opportunity for team building and gaining self-confidence. Our elaborate course includes a zip line and a 40-foot, three-sided climbing wall with 6 different approaches. You will go through a progression of initiatives ranging from simple to complex as you challenge each obstacle. All activities are supervised by our well-trained staff who will participate through demonstrations and individualized instruction.

Ropes Adventure Session 4

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With low elements and a high ropes course, this program provides campers with a unique opportunity for team building and gaining self-confidence. Our elaborate course includes a zip line and a 40-foot, three-sided climbing wall with 6 different approaches. You will go through a progression of initiatives ranging from simple to complex as you challenge each obstacle. All activities are supervised by our well-trained staff who will participate through demonstrations and individualized instruction.

Ropes Adventure Session 5

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With low elements and a high ropes course, this program provides campers with a unique opportunity for team building and gaining self-confidence. Our elaborate course includes a zip line and a 40-foot, three-sided climbing wall with 6 different approaches. You will go through a progression of initiatives ranging from simple to complex as you challenge each obstacle. All activities are supervised by our well-trained staff who will participate through demonstrations and individualized instruction.

Ropes Adventure Session 6

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With low elements and a high ropes course, this program provides campers with a unique opportunity for team building and gaining self-confidence. Our elaborate course includes a zip line and a 40-foot, three-sided climbing wall with 6 different approaches. You will go through a progression of initiatives ranging from simple to complex as you challenge each obstacle. All activities are supervised by our well-trained staff who will participate through demonstrations and individualized instruction.

Ropes Adventure Session 7

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With low elements and a high ropes course, this program provides campers with a unique opportunity for team building and gaining self-confidence. Our elaborate course includes a zip line and a 40-foot, three-sided climbing wall with 6 different approaches. You will go through a progression of initiatives ranging from simple to complex as you challenge each obstacle. All activities are supervised by our well-trained staff who will participate through demonstrations and individualized instruction.

Ropes Adventure Session 8

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With low elements and a high ropes course, this program provides campers with a unique opportunity for team building and gaining self-confidence. Our elaborate course includes a zip line and a 40-foot, three-sided climbing wall with 6 different approaches. You will go through a progression of initiatives ranging from simple to complex as you challenge each obstacle. All activities are supervised by our well-trained staff who will participate through demonstrations and individualized instruction.

Print Shop

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Join Congressional’s Visual Art faculty to experience the expressive possibilities of printmaking. A combination of technical instruction and open studio time, campers will take away skills and techniques in time-honored artistic practices. Topics covered will be mono-printing (ink and paint); relief prints (collographs and blocks); etchings; and screen-printing (fabric and clay). Campers will be using materials that require focus, attention to detail, and good safety practices. Art Show on the last day of the session.

Congo BBQ

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Light the fire and grab your spatulas; the grill is getting hot! Unleash your inner chef. We’ll learn fire and grill safety before delving into the smoky world of cooking by fire. We’ll cook on open fires in fire pits, on grills, and even on a slow smoker. We’ll learn about camping food, BBQ meats, and creative vegetarian dishes over open flame.

Ropes Adventure Session 3

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With low elements and a high ropes course, this program provides campers with a unique opportunity for team building and gaining self-confidence. Our elaborate course includes a zip line and a 40-foot, three-sided climbing wall with 6 different approaches. You will go through a progression of initiatives ranging from simple to complex as you challenge each obstacle. All activities are supervised by our well-trained staff who will participate through demonstrations and individualized instruction.

Lake Anna

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Come spend your last week of summer relaxing with Congo Camp on the beautiful shores of Lake Anna! This new trip is being led by our Camp Directors Dan and Gene. Campers will spend the week in a rented lake house, where they will enjoy home cooked meals, go swimming in the lake, special events, evening programming, games, and take advantage of everything that Lake Anna has to offer. Campers will depart for Lake Anna on Monday morning, and return to Congressional on Friday afternoon.    

Tennis

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Take advantage of our Sport Court and join us to learn all about the sport of Tennis. Our Tennis counselors will work with campers of all abilities to expand their game and teach them new techniques. Beginner players will be introduced to the rules of the sports and practice their basic backhand and forehand shots, and learn how to keep score, while more advanced campers will refine their court movement and shot placement, learn why different shots are appropriate for different situations throughout a match, and perfect their serves. Racquets and balls will be provided, but campers are free to bring their own if they prefer.

Mythbusters

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Can lightning strike the same place twice? Will a hot sidewalk actually fry an egg? What really happens if you swallow your chewing gum? It’s time to find out if myths like these make sense, or just go bust. Campers will separate fact from fiction by picking some of life’s strangest mysteries to put to the test. Just like on the popular TV show, our campers will work together to safely plan and conduct experiments to prove or disprove these urban legends.

Go Kart Building

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Get behind the wheel and put the pedal to the metal in Congo Karting! Campers will compete in individual and team races around campus, play creative games using our pedal karts, and learn how to follow the quickest racing line, efficiently brake and accelerate, and when to overtake other drivers. Throughout the session, campers will hone their driving skills as they challenge their friends and race to set the fastest lap times on campus.

Drone Camps Racing & Obstacle Course Challenge @ SHES

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Jump into the fast paced, exhilarating world of drone racing in this exciting new camp! Drone Racing, which recently began as an amateur sport and is rapidly growing across the country, involves pilots, who wear first person goggles to see the world from the drone’s perspective, racing their creations through unique courses and obstacles. Campers will be given an introduction to the sport, after which they will develop their own courses, design creative obstacles, and show off their skills as they race across campus.

Go West Tennis @ Sleepy Hollow Bath and Raquet

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Throughout the session campers will work on developing stroke production, accuracy and athleticism in a supportive and focused environment.  Each day will start with a dynamic warm up followed by a progression of drills to improve stroke production.  Stroke production drills are designed to ensure that each student is learning the proper grip, footwork and form associated with each stroke (Forehands, Backhands, Volleys, Overheads and Serves).  In addition, to stroke production, campers will participate in a variety of games designed to introduce them to point play in a fun environment.  Match play will be organized and encouraged for campers who are able to rally and serve consistently. This unique program takes place on the pristine courts at Sleepy Hollow Bath & Raquet (SHBR) which is just 1.2 miles from our campus. Campers will also have the opportunity to swim daily at SHBR. Boxed lunches will be provided. We do ask that campers be dropped off and picked up at Congressional and we will shuttle campers to SHBR.

Zippy’s Encore

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Returning for its third summer, Zippy’s Encore is the result of Congo’s most creative staff designing their dream week of camp. Campers joining us for this fun filled encore to our Day Camp program will have the chance to participate in a variety of traditional Congressional activities including sports, arts, and swimming, but also some exciting new activities and special events. Each day will end with a special assembly and performance and we will cap the week with an all camp field trips on Thursday and Friday to a local water park, movie and Dave and Busters. This is the week you don’t want to miss!

Farm to Table Cooking

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Interested in natural and organic cooking? Want to use fresh ingredients straight from the farm? This camp is for you. At Farm to Table Cooking, campers will learn about organic farming and will be creating dishes and meals focused on fresh, seasonal ingredients. Trips to the grocery store, farmers market, and a farm will help campers understand the various options for finding and buying the foods we cook with.

Congo Food Trucks

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Do you like getting food from food trucks? Have you ever thought about what goes on behind the scenes to serve all of that delicious food out of the back of a truck? In this fast and furious camp, we will taste test some food from the variety of food truck options we have here in the greater DC-Metro area. As a final challenge, campers will work in groups to create and execute their own food truck concepts – including devising a menu, selecting ingredients, cooking the food, and serving it to camp staffers.

Fused Glass & Jewelry

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Students in this camp will explore the basics of kiln formed glass and jewelry making. The first two days of camp, students will create using frit and many colors of clear and opaque glass. They will explore multiple techniques such as layering, slumping, and kiln carving and learn to safely cut glass. Then students will use a variety of beads and techniques to create jewelry, including metal stamping. Art Show on the last day of the session.

Fencing by NOVA Fencing Club

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En Guarde! Participants will learn modern Olympic Fencing, including footwork, blade work, and bouting. You even get to compete in a real tournament! All fencing equipment is provided. Fencing takes place in a real fencing club with raised floors, regulation length strips, and electrical scoring equipment. Each week we end with Glow-in-the-Dark Fencing Fridays. The day is fencing- focused, but includes traditional camp activities like swimming. Campers will spend half the day at The Fencers Club studio in Baileys Crossroads and half the day at Congressional. All pick up and drop offs take place at Congressional and campers will be transported via Congressional Bus to and from the fencing studio.

Best Eats

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Hungry for a new taste of adventure? Come join us as we explore the region’s top restaurants and take a behind-the-scenes look at the journey from the fridge to the table. We will visit a new eatery each day and discover all that Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C have to offer the culinary world. Campers with serious food allergies, please contact the Camp Office prior to registering.

Bike Riding

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This camp provides a hands-on, educational way for children to master the art of bicycle riding, even beginners. Increase skills and confidence by improving steering, braking and stopping. Learn about gears, shifting, pedal cadence, rules of the road and how to stay safe when riding. Daily activities include group and private instruction, riding safety courses, confidence course and mini tours around campus when ready. In addition to improving skills, this bike camps gives children a chance to socialize and interact with their peers getting away from the TV an into the great outdoors this summer. Participants receive camp t-shirt and stickers. Required equipment include: Bike without training wheels, helmet and bike gloves.