We’re bringing back School Day Off Yoga Camp! We had a great 5 weeks of summer yoga camp, and are excited to spend more time with your campers exploring yoga, mindfulness, crafts, games, and local playgrounds. Whether you’re a veteran camper, please be sure to read this information thoroughly to be aware of the changes we’ve made to our programming. If you’re a new camp family, this will answer many of your questions about what to expect. Check out this page for specific information about our refund policies.
Our camp day will run from 8:45am-3:15pm at Christ Church Capitol Hill. We will follow all DC public health guidance, as well as any rules set forth by the venue. COVID has been a rapidly evolving situation, so things may change between when you register and when camp happens. We ask for everyone to practice flexibility and grace as we navigate keeping our campers safe as a community.
Extended day programming will run from 3:15-5:30pm. We can’t yet commit to offering Labyrinth Games Club as part of our extended day programming, but if they are offering off site activities, we want them to join us! Otherwise, our camp staff will oversee aftercare and will include extra playground outings, building toys, crafts, and board games.
Camp groups will remain small–16 kids–for the school year, with three fully vaccinated adult staff. (If you know you want to send your camper to a week that is full, please join the waitlist!)
Depending on the weather, group dynamics, camp theme, specific staff strengths, and activity, campers may remain as one group or may be split into two cohorts. However, in inclement weather, know that your child will be indoors (masked) with up to 15 other children.
Enrollment will be limited to rising K-4th graders. A VERY limited number of PK4 younger siblings may be given special permission to attend if they have previously participated in Breathing Space classes. (If this is you, please send an email.)
Check-in will take place outdoors near the courtyard gate. Children should not leave their caregivers or enter the shared space until they have completed a verbal health screening with one of our staff members. Caregivers should expect to answer a list of questions regarding recent health symptoms including fever, cough, sore throat, headache, new loss of taste of smell, and GI distress. Additionally, campers should not have been exposed to COVID-19 or be waiting to receive COVID-19 test results due to previous exposure or symptoms.
We require all campers to follow the latest DC Department of Health travel guidance. As of this writing (8/21/21) and since May 2021, that guidance is for all unvaccinated people who have traveled outside of DC/MD/VA to self quarantine for 7 days and receive a COVID test after being quarantines for 3-4 days. People who opt not to take a COVID test should self quarantine for 10 days. Until children under 12 are able to be vaccinated, we cannot allow campers to attend camp if they have traveled outside the local area in the past 7 days.
Camp will be held outdoors whenever possible. We have large tents available for shade, and our outdoor space occupies the church courtyard which is largely shielded bu buildings on three sides, which helps to block the wind. We are able to move indoors to the large parish hall (with high ceilings and ceiling fans) if it is especially cold or wet, but expect your campers to be outside a lot and dress them accordingly.
Over the summer, our only field trips were walking outings to local playgrounds. This will not change for single or two-day school year camps. Depending on area COVID rates and DC public health guidance, we may add indoor trips to museums or other places where physical distancing is possible and masks are required if the week will be terribly cold.
As of this writing (8/21/21), EVERYONE, regardless of vaccination status, is required to wear a well fitted face covering that seals securely above the nose and below the chin at all times INDOORS except when they are sitting and eating. Gaters, bandanas, or mesh masks are not appropriate face coverings. Masks are optional outdoors, so long as a physical distance of at least arms length is possible at all times. Masks will be required on public transportation and any time campers are unable to maintain arms length distance, such as on playground structures or when walking two-by-two in lines. Additionally, campers who show us they are unable to maintain sufficient distance from other campers outdoors will be required to keep their mask in place.
Single and two-day camps remain priced at $80 per day. Week long camps remain $400. Single day registration is not available for multiple day camps. Aftercare is $20 per day. Register or join the waitlist here.