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Teen Travel – Beach

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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 Virginia Beach for sun, sand, and waves and stay at a hotel nearby! Admission tickets, snacks and accommodations for overnights are included at no extra charge.

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.

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.

Survival Junior

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What would you do if you found yourself stranded on a deserted island? Would you know how to find safe water, build a shelter, and find your way to help? We’ll dive into the woods at Congressional and practice basic survival skills like building shelters, navigating off-trail, preparing water to drink, and managing a safe fire. Campers must willing to be outside and get a little dirty and wet, but do not need any prior outdoor skills or knowledge.

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.

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.

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.

Tinker Lab

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Come join Tinker Lab and become a mini maker in our new class! Each of us is born creative, and creativity will manifest itself in so many ways — through painting, writing, inventing, experimenting, designing, singing, and building to name a few. Tapping into this creative energy can get harder as we grow out of childhood, and this class is designed as a source of inspiration.

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.  

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.