Kids Yoga Summer Camp – Capitol Hill
Breathing Space 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. Each week-long camp is sure to create lasting memories, new friendships, and a foundation for health and well-being!
Why Yoga Camp?
Yoga and mindfulness can help children build self-regulatory skills, resilience, social awareness, and confidence, as well as strength and fitness. Through yoga, children learn techniques for concentrating, reducing stress, and connecting to their bodies in a loving way while having fun.
Breathing Space Kids Yoga Camp takes the lessons we learn in our yoga and mindfulness practice and expand on them to a full week of activities. Of course we do lots of yoga and yoga games, but that’s not all.
- We’ll do arts and crafts or themed activities every day.
- We typically do at least one theme-based outing every week.
- Unless weather is terrible, we’ll walk to a nearby playground for lunch and outdoor time daily.
- We will have some form of quiet relaxation 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.
Camper Ages and Enrollment
Our camps are intimate compared to many. We cap most weeks at 18 campers and maintain a minimum 6:1 camper:staff ratio. Our campers and counselors get to know each other and make lasting friendships.
Our PreK (PK4) registration accommodates 6-8 campers on weeks open to 4-year-olds. Both groups operate as one camp unless noted.
See FAQs for our age policies, including younger sibling enrollment.
Camp Location & Hours
Summer 2018 camps are at Christ Church, 620 G Street SE in the parish hall.
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 $18 per day - - Campers are welcome to join extended day with Games Club with Labyrinth until 5:45 pm. We offer a snack (air popped popcorn) before games club and campers are welcome to eat anything left from their packed lunch at that time if they like.
Registration: Camp Dates & Themes
June 18 – DC Adventurer – K-3rd – FULL
Campers will explore the community in which we live and many of the fun, fabulous and things to do in and around our city. Register: K-3rd
June 25 – Long Ago & Far Way – PK-2nd
Knights, princesses, wicked witches, noble heroes and evil villains pervade this week as we explore yogic qualities in ourselves through classic children’s stories and fantasy. (Limited PK registration) Register: PK, K-2nd
June 25 – Girl Power – 3rd-6th
We’ll explore things our campers care about and how they can make a difference in their world. Girls will share yoga, art, creative activities and relaxation. Register: 3rd-6th Girls
July 30 – Superhero Me – K-3rd – FULL
Campers are invited to find their own superhero qualities as we explore classic stories and real-life heroes in our world. Register: K-3rd
Aug 6 – Colors – PK-K
With topics ranging from prisms to chakras, campers will explore a rainbow of colors with yoga, breath, and crafts. Register: PK-K
Aug 6 – Colors/Mindful Movement Masters – 1st-4th
In addition to color themes, we'll explore all sorts of ways to move: balancing and strengthening poses yoga postures, tai chi, obstacle courses as well as mindfulness and relaxation, art and creative expression, and outings. Register: 1st-5th
Need more details?
Summer Camp costs $400 per week. Games Club is an additional $18 per day for summer campers.
Registration Policies: Payment in full is required to hold space in camp. The first $100 of tuition is non-refundable.
- Families that pay in full before February 28 are eligible for a $20 early bird registration discount (prorated for early childhood week partial registration). No other discounts apply.
Multi-camp Discount: Signing up for multiple weeks of camp after the early bird discount has passed? Use discount code at checkout “MULTICAMP” to take $20 off each. (Note: discounts do not combine and multicamp does not apply during the earlybird registration period.)
School Year / Day-off Camp
Registration may be credited to a future camp or refunded (minus $10 processing fee) until 14 days before a scheduled camp.
Within 14 days of a camp day, refunds/credits are only available if a waitlisted camper takes the spot (processing fee still applies) Camps often sell out well in advance. The further in advance you tell us about your camper’s change of plans, the more likely it is that we fill your spot.
Registrations cancelled before May 31 will be issued minus the $100 non-refundable portion of tuition or switched to any other available week at no charge.
Refunds will only be issued after May 31 if a waitlisted camper takes the available spot, but switching weeks is still be option, space permitting.
Because your reservation represents a space in camp that was held for you and not available for purchase by other students, there are no refunds issued after the dates listed above. Under extraordinary circumstances, we will suspend registration to be used in a later session.
See Refund FAQs for more information.
The first time you enroll a child in camp, a signed liability waiver and photo release for each camper. This is a longer version of the waiver you complete when you register via YogaReg. If you haven’t ever filled one out, please bring a copy or plan to fill it out in the morning.
We also need you to update our participant questionnaire every summer and for each new school year. You’ll see it when you register for camp and can update it anytime in your Sawyer Profile where you can also update your contact info and emergency contacts.
You’ll find our questions in the “My Children” part of your profile. Include anything you think would be useful but especially:
- Allergies – Remind us about food allergies at drop-off on the first camp day of the week too please.
- Pickup notes/authorizations
- T-shirt Size
- Number of additional T-Shirts?
What’s this t-shirt thing? Order Extras!
Campers are required to wear either a camp t-shirt or bandana on all outings for safety reasons. No exceptions. Each camper will get a t-shirt (one per camper per summer, size requests are in the camper questionnaire).
But we do outings almost every day and t-shirts are unlikely to stay clean all week. We always have bandanas on hand (and those are required on water days because they can get wet), but if your camper would like to have an extra shirt(s), please indicate that in the camper questionnaire and we’ll charge the credit card on file. Extra shirts are $10 per child.
We put our Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) on all our receipts, so check there. The receipt may be all you need for reimbursement. If you can’t locate your receipt. Please send a request by email to have it resent.
If you need forms signed, you can
- Get them signed by any of our lead instructors on the day of camp. Please have them filed out with camper information, EIN, and date(s) of attendance.
- Mail them with a with a self-addressed stamped envelope for return to: Breathing Space, 713 14th Street SE, Washington DC 20003
Unfortunately, we cannot accept emailed forms or arrange for pickup of forms. We work with several hundred families and printing and mailing your forms adds up in administrative time.