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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.

Photo Book Creators

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Do you have a passion for photography? In this Specialty Camp, campers will start by exploring campus and capturing photos of the excitement of camp or planning and creating a story to share through photography. Campers will then learn how to use photo book software to create their own photo books to take home.* *photo […]

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.

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.

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.

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.