Our summer camp provides children with a fun, creative, educational and enriching experience through yoga movement classes, mindfulness activities, relaxation, games, crafts, field trips and outdoor time.
We offer a non-competitive and supportive environment where kids can learn to work cooperatively as well as learn to care for and nurture themselves. Each week-long camp is sure to create lasting memories, new friendships, and a foundation for health and well-being!
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Summer 2018 Camp
We’ll repeat some of our most popular themes and do lots of new things.
- Camp will be at Christ Church, 620 G Street SE.
- Camp is very active, including at least one full yoga class each day, out door time, field trips and lots of walking.
Camp registration will open to returning campers in mid-January and toward the end of the month for everyone.
Update Jan 23: Returning camper parents should watch their emails Tuesday and Wednesday for enrollment notifications. When that has gone out, we’ll also update this page with final dates, age-ranges, and themes. Public registration will open on Monday, January 29. Breathing Space is attending the JO Wilson Camp Fair on Jan 25 and will be taking in-person registrations there.
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Who: Our camps are intimate compared to many. We cap most weeks at 18 campers and maintain a minimum 6:1 camper:staff ratio. Our PreK registration accommodates 6-8 campers most weeks; 10 during Early Childhood Transition Week. Both groups operate as one camp.
Age Ranges: We follow DCPS age guidelines for grade assignment. PK4 campers must be 4 years old by Sept 30, 2017 to be eligible.
Younger Siblings: We allow a limited number of younger siblings from one grade below the stated range. Rising PK3 siblings may only attend during weeks open to PK4. Please contact us before enrolling out-of-age-range siblings.
*Rising PK4 summer campers and younger siblings must also be fully bathroom independent, be able to stay with the group at parks and playgrounds, and have enough stamina to walk to public transportation for outings.
Rising 6th-8th graders are invited to participate while building leadership skills by helping younger campers: apply to be Counselors in Training (CITs) and register at a 50% discount. Teens 15 years or older are welcome to apply for paid positions with camp.
Where? Summer 2017 camps are at Christ Church, except for the week of June 19-23, which is at Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church
• 8:30 am-4 pm – Yoga Camp,
• 4-5:45 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.
Extended day $75 – Campers are welcome to join extended day with Games Club with Labyrinth from 4 pm – 5:45 pm. Camps meeting at Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church are welcome to do so as well. Staff will walk them to games and pickup would be at Breathing Space.
Waitlist: Each camp week has a waitlist in the registration system.
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 – mean an extended outdoor/lunch time and a shorter, very low key afternoon yoga time.
Please note that yoga camp doesn’t allow for half-day pickup and is not appropriate for campers not up for significant walking and activity during the day. All our outing destinations are reached by public transportation and/or walking.
Campers must be capable of carrying their own backpacks and/or lunches. Please pack accordingly.