Who We Are

We understand that a meaningful camp experience starts with quality staff. All of our staff members, many of whom have been campers, along with Congressional Schools’ faculty or staff, are carefully composed of outstanding high school and college students, Teachers and professionals that strive to share Congressional’s Core Values and become encouraging role models that mold the young minds we meet everyday.

The Great Adventures division and travel camp groups are led by college-aged or older staff members. In all other programs, the groups are led by college-aged or older staff members who are assisted by Junior and Co-Counselors who are rising sophomores through graduates of high school.

All program areas are managed by one or more trained specialists who provide a progression of skills during the camping season. All of the Congressional Camp senior staff members, including travel camp, specialty camp and athletic camp instructors, are experienced and well trained.

A registered nurse is available during the regular camp hours. The nurse oversees any medication required by campers and contacts parents if a child becomes ill during the camp day.


Congo Camp has many different openings available – See what interests you!!

  • JC
  • Counselor
  • Specialist
  • Teacher
  • Professional Specialist
  • Administrator
  • Social Media/Photographer
  • Inclusion + Special Education

Congressional Camp has provided countless memorable summers for me as both a camper and counselor. I keep coming back to work here because when I was a camper, I always remember I had great counselors who always did everything they could do to make sure we were having the best time possible. Now as a counselor, I hope to give campers the same experience my counselors had given me.

Maya

Meet our Director and Assistant Director

Dan O’neil

Congressional Camp Director

Dan originally joined Congressional as a seasonal staff member with the summer camp in 2004. After serving in a variety of leadership roles with the summer camp, Dan joined Congressional full time in 2007 as Co-Curricular Director overseeing the Camp and After School Programs. Dan currently serves on the American Camp Association Virginias Leadership Council, Chairs the annual CampCon event and presents at a variety of local and national conferences each year. Prior to joining Congressional, Dan spent six years as a teacher and also ran a tour and travel operator in the DC Area.

When he’s not working, Dan enjoys playing soccer, rooting for our local sports team, spending time with his wife Kim and their three young daughters, Kendra ‘23, Kinley ‘25, and Kaila ‘28.

Camp Director, Dan O'neil, with a camper.

Gene Giammitorio

Congressional Camp Assistant Director

Gene has been working with Congressional School and Camp since 2005. As Assistant Director of Auxiliary Programs he oversees after school programming, camp registration and outdoor specialty areas. Gene also leads clubs like team building and outdoor survival skills.

Away from Congressional, Gene likes spending time with his really big family, hanging out with his friends, hunting, fishing, biking, kayaking, and basically anything else outdoors.

Gene Giammitorio, Congressional Camp Assistant Director.

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