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Fiber Arts

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Picture your child in the care of energetic and imaginative counselors exploring the world of fiber arts. At Handwork Day Camp, you’ll find campers sharing stories and laughs while working on a wide array of unique fiber arts-based projects. Our goal is to teach useful skills such as hand-sewing, embroidery, knitting, weaving, needle-felting and much […]

Ultimate Drone Obstacle Course @ SHES Session 8

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This program is specifically designed for both the novice and experienced drone enthusiasts. This is week is filled with pure action as students enjoy one of the world’s fastest growing sports, Drone Obstacle Racing. Campers will first learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. From […]

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 […]

Ultimate Drone Obstacle Course @ SHES Session 7

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This program is specifically designed for both the novice and experienced drone enthusiasts. This is week is filled with pure action as students enjoy one of the world’s fastest growing sports, Drone Obstacle Racing. Campers will first learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. From […]

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.

Rapunzel’s Tangled Dance

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Join Rapunzel as she prepares to become the Princess of Corona in this dance adventure camp! The adventure continues along with Flyn, Maximus and Pascal! The adventure is filled with magical songs and dancing from the hit movie and TV series, activities, crafts, costumes and props! We will discover all the magic and adventures in […]

E-Sports League Session 2

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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 […]

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 […]

Fiber Arts

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Picture your child in the care of energetic and imaginative counselors exploring the world of fiber arts. At Handwork Day Camp, you’ll find campers sharing stories and laughs while working on a wide array of unique fiber arts-based projects. Our goal is to teach useful skills such as hand-sewing, embroidery, knitting, weaving, needle-felting and much […]

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 […]

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.

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.

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.

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)

Pony Adventure Jr.

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Our most popular specialty camp is now being offered for our Rising Kindergartners! Introducing Pony Adventures Jr! 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. See more at: http://www.congocamp.org/program/pony-adventure/#sthash.cYU4gHzg.dpuf

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.

Spy Camp @ SHES

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Discover a world of secrecy and intrigue in this camp perfect for any aspiring man or woman of mystery. Campers will learn about the history of espionage, real and fictional spies, secret codes and how to break them, hidden gadgets, and more. Spy Camp will also include a visit to the Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., where campers can immerse themselves in the world of espionage and experience the role that spies, real and fictional, have played throughout history and in popular culture.

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.

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.

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 @ SHES

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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.    

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.

Learn to Ride a Bike

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Say Good-Bye to the Training Wheels! This camp is for kids who want to transition off training wheels. Participants learn to ride without training wheels during camp. Learn how to get on the bike, find balance, stop, start, paddle, pedal, coast, basic riding skills, braking and steering. Daily activities include group and private instruction, the safety course & biking games. Participants receive a camp T-shirt and sticker. Required equipment: Bike without training wheels, helmet and water bottle.

Graffiti Art @ SHES

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This new camp will expose campers to the exciting world of graffiti artwork. From the Roman Empire to Banksy, artists have used graffiti throughout human history to express their creativity and comment on society. In Graffiti Art, campers will learn how graffiti techniques and styles have developed over time, practice with different paints, inks, and […]

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, […]

Bowls Cooking @ SHES

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If it fits in a bowl, you can create it in this new cooking camp. Food bowls, from Chipotle to Poké, combine delicious ingredients with convenience and portability. Campers will learn how to make popular classics like breakfast and burrito bowls, experiment with different foods and ingredients to see which combinations result in the most delicious bowls, and express their creativity in the kitchen by creating recipes of their own. Campers with serious food allergies, please contact the Camp Office prior to registering.

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.  

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!

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.

Animal Safari @ SHES

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Animal Safari is a great opportunity for campers who are curious and eager to investigate the world around them! Campers will set out on mini-expeditions around our campus to observe the different animals and species that call Congressional their home. Campers will transform into young naturalists as they study the animal world through fun, games, and hands-on exploration. Campers will also travel to the National Zoo to spend time with their favorite animals, while also learning about their habitats, behavior, and the efforts we make for their conservation.

Zippy’s Swim School

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Jump in the pool and learn to swim in Zippy’s Swim School! Our experienced lifeguards will work with your camper to develop the confidence and skills needed to have fun in the water. Campers will learn about safety in and out of the pool, basic swimming techniques and strokes, and how to dive in to the pool, tread water, and float. Our lifeguards will evaluate the campers and provide consistent feedback and encouragement throughout the session.

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.

Minecraft

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Design and build a world of your own in this new camp that offers an introduction to the exciting universe of Minecraft. Intro to Minecraft offers campers a structured environment to experiment and explore while they create characters, buildings, and worlds. Campers will also develop an understanding of the underlying ideas and mechanics that power the game, as well as an appreciation for architecture and design.

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 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.

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.