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Woodworking

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Can you build it? Of course, you can! Learn classic woodworking skills in a hands-on environment. Handwork Studio instructors will guide campers patiently and safely to create a variety of projects while learning to accurately design, measure, saw, drill and finish their projects properly.   Additionally, campers build on their confidence and love for working with […]

Outer Banks Week

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Congo Camp takes on the Outer Banks! Campers will spend the week in a rented beach house, enjoying the sun and sand during spring break. Join Dan, Gene and the Congo Camp Staff on this new offering for 2019. We will have a variety of activities at the house as well as in town activities like go karts and mini golf.

E-Sports League Session 5

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E-Sports is one of the fastest growing industries out there. Did you know that nearly $10 million dollars in college scholarships are currently being offered for E-Sports players? This new offering will work with our campers to help develop their decision making, self-confidence, focus and cognitive skills as we tackle a variety of games and […]

Teen Travel – West Virginia

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No adventure too great, no destination too far! This exclusive program offers our older campers an exciting choice of off-site activities. A sample of Teen Travel activities includes bowling, rafting, skating, Annapolis, IMAX films, Medieval Times and water parks. Each session is unique, so campers can sign up for multiple sessions and experience different destinations. This session will have a 2 day, 1 night overnight trip. The team will be headed to Harper’s Ferry for an outdoor adventure that may include everything from canopy tours to river rafting. We’ll stay in the campground and cook meals over an open fire! Admission tickets, snacks and accommodations for overnights are included at no extra charge.

Teen Travel – Lake House

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No adventure too great, no destination too far! This exclusive program offers our older campers an exciting choice of off-site activities. A sample of Teen Travel activities includes bowling, rafting, skating, Annapolis, IMAX films, Medieval Times and water parks. Each session is unique, so campers can sign up for multiple sessions and experience different destinations. This session will have a 3 day, 2 night overnight trip. The team will be headed to a nearby Lake House for relaxing fun in the sun, drifting on the lake, and living and cooking together! Admission tickets, snacks and accommodations for overnights are included at no extra charge.

Teen Travel – Busch Gardens

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No adventure too great, no destination too far! This exclusive program offers our older campers an exciting choice of off-site activities. A sample of Teen Travel activities includes bowling, rafting, skating, Annapolis, IMAX films, Medieval Times and water parks. Each session is unique, so campers can sign up for multiple sessions and experience different destinations. This session will have a 3 day, 2 night overnight trip. For this session, the team will be headed to Busch Gardens for a day of rollercoasters and amusements and stay spend the night in Williamsburg in a hotel! Admission tickets, snacks and accommodations for overnights are included at no extra charge.

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.

Teen Travel – Hershey Park

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No adventure too great, no destination too far! This exclusive program offers our older campers an exciting choice of off-site activities. A sample of Teen Travel activities includes bowling, rafting, skating, Annapolis, IMAX films, Medieval Times and water parks. Each session is unique, so campers can sign up for multiple sessions and experience different destinations. This session will have a 3 day, 2 night overnight trip. For this session, the team will be headed to Hershey Park for roller coasters and amusement fun and stay at a hotel nearby! Admission tickets, snacks and accommodations for overnights are included at no extra charge.

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.

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.

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.    

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.