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Congo Explorers – Session 10

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Ready to venture further outside out 40 acre campus? This program, specifically designed for our rising 3rd and 4th grade campers, will take you all over the DC, Bethesda, Air & Space Annex, laser tag, water parks, and many more. Each session is unique, so campers can sign up for multiple sessions and experience different destinations. […]

Fiber Arts (Primaries & Freshmen)

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Explore hand-sewing, embroidery, knitting, weaving, needle-felting and more by creating fun, one-of-a-kind fiber arts projects. Campers are guided by The Handwork Studio’s patient and skilled instructors to embrace their imagination and harness their potential through creation. Fiber Arts Day Camp meets each camper where they are on their creative journey, whether they are first-time creators […]

Colonials & Coasters

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Join us for this 4 day, 3 night Spring Break trip! Campers will start by visiting the Williamsburg area to go to historic Williamsburg to explore how Colonial Americans lived and worked before starting the Coasters portion of our trip by spending a full day at Busch Gardens. The group will end its trip by traveling to Kings Dominion to tackling the many Coasters there.

Camp Twin Creeks

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Spend a fun, transformative week at sleepaway camp with Camp Twin Creeks, our established partner in camping and child development!  Campers will spend a week living in a cabin with campers of the same age with them all arriving together on day 1!  Over the next week they will experience traditional camp activities including watersports, […]

Italian Cooking

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Some of the most popular dishes in the US are Italian! Spaghetti and meatballs, pizza, lasagna, and tiramisu are familiar dishes that campers will learn to make. We’ll also explore some lesser-known foods from different regions of Italy. After a week in Italian Cooking, campers will be saying, “Mangia,” as they transport their family and […]

Fruits & Veggies @ SHES

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Do you get the recommended daily amount of fruits and vegetables? This camp will help you discover new and delicious ways to get your daily intake up. Campers will explore how to these important foods to every meal, snacks, and even dessert! Some foods will be familiar, and some recipes may expand your thinking about everyday ingredients.

Blog Beat

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Are you an aspiring writer? Do you have a hobby or passion you’d like to share with others? Than blogging is the perfect way to start! In this new offering, campers will learn all about how to start a blog. From choosing a topic and selecting a platform such as wordpress or blogger, to taking their writing skills to the next level, campers will be eager to plan, write, and publish their first blog!

Street Cuisine

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Think that the food trucks you see throughout DC and VA are the full range of street cuisine? Think again. Countries and cultures around the world have their own versions of street cuisine – portable treats that can be prepped and sold from a cart or truck, and eaten on the go. Learn about a variety of dishes, and try your hand at making them. You may just find a new favorite meal or snack to make at home.

Visual Journaling @ SHES

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Rising 3rd – 6th Does your camper enjoy drawing and painting? Do they enjoy creative writing or poetry? Learn to create unique works of art that combine visual art and written words to create unique mixed media artwork. Campers will explore layering of imagery and media (paint, pencil, color pencil etc.) to build sophisticated layouts […]

Fishing

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From baiting to casting, campers are going to dive deep into the world of fishing. We are lucky enough to have Tripp’s Run Creek on campus for our campers to start on before having a collection of field trips to venture out to area lakes which will provide ample opportunity for campers to learn about different types of bait, fish, and fishing styles.

Small Plates @ SHES

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From Spanish tapas to Italian antipasti to Middle Eastern or Mediterranean mezze, small plates are a staple of many cuisines, and increasingly popular in American restaurants. Small plates allow you to sample many different dishes in one meal, or provide a buffet of snacks for a party. If you like cooking and trying foods from other cultures, and like shareable dishes, this camp is for you.

Badminton

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From “Drop” to “Rally”, learn the in’s and out’s of this popular backyard sport as campers will play both on grass and on the court. This fun and easy to learn sport is sure to be a blast for many campers. Throughout the week, campers will learn the basics before playing matches and other games and activities designed to hone their skills.

Great Wolf Lodge

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During this abbreviated week, campers will spend Monday locally before travelling to Great Wolf Lodge Tuesday – Thursday for 3 days and 2 nights with our Congressional travel camp staff. With water slides, lagoons, wave pools and more this unique offering is a great way to kick off July. All meals, hotel, activity and travel […]

E-Sports League Session 7

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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 […]

Adrenaline Rush

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Join this high-octane travel camp for a week of thrills! From roller coasters to go karts to ziplining and more, this camp will be great for adrenaline junkies! Campers will eat lunch and some snacks at variety of metro area restaurants and locations while off campus. We recommend campers with special dietary needs to provide […]

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 […]

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.

Breakfast Club @ SHES

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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)

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 Adventures

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In Pony Adventures, you will be immersed in the world of ponies! You will learn how to care, feed, groom, and take care of all of the needs of the ponies on campus. 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.

Congo Detectives @ SHES

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The world’s most famous detective might have lived at 221B Baker Street, but amateur sleuths will feel right at home as they unravel mysteries and solve complex cases at Congressional. Look for clues, question suspects, interpret evidence, and solve the case, all while learning about real and fictional detectives and their roles in history and popular culture.

Hawaiian Cooking

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Bring the flavors of The Aloha State back home in Hawaiian Cooking Camp! Hawaiian cooking introduces campers to the exotic food and drinks enjoyed in the Hawaiian Islands. Every day, campers will try exciting Hawaiian recipes, working together to cook and sample new foods, snacks, and drinks. Campers are sure to come home with some delicious recipes at the end of the week!

Fun with Fossils

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Unearth your inner paleontologist and discover a whole new world hidden right underneath our feet! Figure out how fossils were formed, why different fossils are found where they are found around the world, and set up an excavation site to dig up the history of the footprints, plants, gems, and animal species preserved throughout time, and take home your own real fossilized dinosaur bones. We’ll even take a field trip to Calvert Cliffs where we’ll dig and sift for real fossilized sharks teeth. This field trip will be a little late back to camp. Bus campers will be back in time to ride the bus home, and other campers can choose to stay in EHP for free on the day of the field trip.

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.

Mythbusters @ SHES

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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.

Fires, Forts, and Shelters

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Fires, Forts, and Shelters is the ideal camp for any outdoor enthusiast. Taking advantage of our beautiful 40 acre campus, our instructors will guide your campers as they explore the great outdoors. Over the course of the week, campers will learn different techniques for building and maintaining safe fires, navigate by compass, learn about knots, […]

Drone Obstacle 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.

Hula Camp

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Immerse yourself in the beauty and mystique of Hula Dancing, Hawaii’s traditional form of dance. In between practicing their dance move and playing traditional Hawaiian instruments, campers will learn how and why Hula Dancing originated in Hawaii, the significance of traditional Hula costumes, and how to interpret the meanings behind different forms of the dance.

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.

Science Seekers

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Are you a future rocket scientist? Do you find science fascinating and want to learn more? Join us on our science travel camp where we will travel around the Northern Virginia/ Washington D.C. area visiting science museums and other action packed science destinations. This travel camp has a science focus and encourages all those future scientists out there to join us!

Pokemon @ SHES

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The Congressional Pokémon Camp is designed to train young campers in their quest to become world class Pokémon Masters. Our Pokémon Trainers will learn the hugely popular and widely enjoyed Pokémon Trading Card Game played around the world, learning the league standards and official rules that are used in local and even global tournaments. For our trainers who are more interested in creating a collection of cards, the camp will cover where to get the best deals on Pokémon cards, how to properly care for their cards, the rarity of each card and what will make them more valuable in the future. The camp will also facilitate fair play and fair card trading.

Fencing by NOVA Fencing

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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.

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.