Kids Yoga Summer Camp: DC Adventurer – K-3rd Gr
DC is a great place to be a kid. Campers will do several outings this week to explore the community in which we live and many of the fun, fabulous and things to do around our city.
Depending on the optimal timing of outings, we may do our yoga activities in the morning or the afternoon. There will be less emphasis on arts and crafts during this camp week as compared to most.
Campers will get to outings by public transportation or on foot. Campers must be prepared for a decent amount of walking and be able to carry their own backpack containing their lunch and water bottle.
We won’t set our agenda for the week until much closer to camp kickoff so we can take advantage of any special events scheduled. Past outings have included:
- National Zoo
- Smithsonian Museums
- Air & Space
- American Art
- American History
- American Indian
- Natural History
- Portrait Gallery
- Postal Museum
- National Gallery of Art
- Discovery Theater
- DC Aquatic Resources Center
- Eastern Market
- Museum of Women in the Arts
- Fire House Engine 18 (Eastern Market)
- Kingman Island
and of course
- Garfield Park
- Tyler Elementary
- Watkins Elementary
Water featuresCanal Park
- Kennedy Rec Center
- Yards Park
and no doubt we will try some brand new outing destinations this year.
We will do lots of yoga and yoga games, but that’s not all. We’ll do arts and crafts or themed activities every day. Unless weather is terrible, we’ll walk to a nearby playground for lunch and outdoor time. We’ll have quiet time every day for both nappers and non-nappers. We work a lot of free-play time into our camp between organized activities as well.
Sample Camp Day
- 8:30 – Drop-off and free play
- 9:30 am – Morning snack
- 10 am – Morning Yoga class and/or themed activity
- 11:30 am – Outside time – walk/bus to park, playground for lunch and free time
- 2 pm – Yoga class or themed activity (K+) or stories and rest time (PK4)
- 3:30 pm – Closing circle
- 3:30-4 pm – Freeplay and pickup for campers not staying for games
- 4 pm – Afternoon snack
- 4:30 pm – Games Club
- 5:30-5:45 pm – Pickup
Camp schedule varies depending on activities of the day. Most field trips will be Tuesday-Friday. Occasionally we will need to depart for a trip by 9 or 9:30 am and be gone through lunch, meaning our main yoga class those days will happen in the afternoon. Water play days – typically Yards Park or Canal Park, but sometimes we head out to Kennedy Rec Center or other city spray parks – mean an extended outdoor/lunch time and a shorter, very low key afternoon yoga time.
Camp schedule varies depending on activities of the day and if we have a field trip scheduled. For camps that enroll PK, we may separate younger and older campers for some activities and outings.
School Year Camp Schedule Variations: Field trip outings during the school year are most common in the afternoons and on bad weather days.
Summer or Spring Break Schedule Variations: Occasionally we will need to depart for a camp trip by 9 or 9:30 am and be gone through lunch, meaning our main yoga class those days will happen in the afternoon. Water play days – typically Yards Park or Canal Park – mean an extended outdoor/lunch time and a shorter, very low key afternoon yoga time.
• 8:30 am-3:45 pm – Yoga Camp,
• 3:45-5:45 pm – Aftercare with Games Club class by Labyrinth Games & Puzzles
Campers not staying for games should be picked up between 3:45-4 pm so we can start snack promptly at 4 pm. Thanks.
Campers enrolled in extended day programming will have an afternoon snack between 4-15 pm (we provide air-popped popcorn to supplement packed snacks) followed by Good Moves Games Club by Labyrinth at 4:30 pm. Extended day pickup is between the end of that class at 5:30 pm and 5:45 pm