Breathing Space Family Yoga Summer Camp

Why Yoga Camp?

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!

Yoga and mindfulness can help children build self-regulatory skills, resilience, social awareness, and confidence, as well as gross-motor skills, 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.
  • Summer 2021 pending public health guidance/regulations: No field trips other than walking visits to local playgrounds. 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.

 

Please read this page fully to understand the changes we’ve made to Summer Yoga Camp for 2021 and the COVID protocols we have put into place to keep our campers and staff safe and healthy.

 

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Summer 2021 Camps

Camp Location & Hours

 

2021 Summer Yoga Camp will be held at Christ Church (6th & G SE). 

  • 9 am-3:00 pm – Yoga Camp
    Campers not enrolled in aftercare should be picked up between 2:45-3pm so we can begin snack for expended dat campers promptly at 3pm. Thanks.
  • 3 pm-5:00 pm - Aftercare
    Unfortunately, our friends at Labyrinth Games & Puzzles are unable to offer Games Club this summer. Any extended day programming, it will be staffed by Breathing Space instructors the summer.

    We are currently maintaining a waitlist for aftercare.  We must meet a minimum enrollment of 6 campers to offer aftercare on any given week. Registered campers should join the waitlist if they would like extended day programming. Please do not join the waitlist until you have a confirmed spot for camp that week.  

    Aftercare is confirmed for the weeks of June 28 and August 9.

2021 COVID Precautions*

 Campers will be required to wear a well fitted face covering that seals securely above the nose and below the chin at all times except when they are sitting and eating. No gaters, bandanas, or mesh. 

 Adult staff will be fully vaccinated. 

Camp will be held outdoors whenever possible.  We have large tents available for shade and will make plenty on on-site water play available for hot days. We have indoor space available for especially inclement weather or specific activities, but expect your camper to be outside a lot.  

 We will follow all DC public health guidance and protocols as well as any rules set by the venues.  

 It is highly likely that parents will not be allowed to enter the buildings and that late arrivals or early pickup will not be allowed.

 Please review our refund policy prior to registering your campers.  It has been expanded to cover instances of COVID exposure.

*updated June 2, 2021

Tuition & Deposits

Tuition is $400 per week plus a $20 per student registration fee to cover camp t-shirts and other supplies.

The first $100 of tuition is a non-refundable deposit (read more in FAQs and pricing policies). If you elect to pay the deposit-only during registration, you must save your payment card to your profile and the balance will be charged on June 1.

MAY NOT BE OFFERED IN 2021: Extended day $80 per week -  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.

Please register early for Games Club. Extended day pricing increases to $100 2 weeks before camp.

Group Sizes and Ages

 

Our camps are intimate compared to many. Typically, we cap most weeks at 16 or 18 campers and maintain a minimum 6:1 camper:staff ratio. Our campers and counselors get to know each other and make lasting friendships. Camp is for rising K-4th graders unless otherwise noted.

All summer camp grade ranges refer to Fall 2021 grades.

With pre-approval, we also allow a very limited number of rising PK4 younger siblings who have experience with Breathing Space classes to attend weeks open to K-4th graders. See FAQs for our age policies, including younger sibling enrollment. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate rising PK3 students. 

SUMMER 2021: Camps are capped at 16 campers with 3 fully vaccinated adult staff. 

 

Waitlists

Waitlist registration opens automatically when camp fills and may not be reflected in the table above. Please DO NOT enroll in aftercare if you do not have a confirmed spot in that week.

 

 

Counselors in Training: 5th-8th Gr

 

Rising 5th-8th graders are invited to apply to be a counselor in training. CITs are campers enrolled at half price who participate in all activities and help counselors prepare activities and help manage younger campers. Learn more. 

 

Common Questions

NOTE that 2021/22 school year camps are K-4th. We are not accepting PK4 campers unless they are younger siblings of a K-4th camper also attending.

Age requirements vary by camp and by season. During the school year, grade designations are the grade in which your camper is currently enrolled. During summer, grade designation is the grade in which they will enroll that fall.

Relaxation at PreK Camp 2013, kidsWe have limited space available for 4 year old (PK4) campers. We love 4 year olds, but they have different needs and abilities than 8 year olds in yoga class or arts and crafts and they require more attention and assistance for things like bathroom visits, managing shoes, following directions, staying with the group on outings, keeping track of and carrying their belongings, etc.

School Year Camps

Overall, our day camps are small – 16-20 kids. When we enroll just a few 4 year olds, we find everyone has fun. The older campers and staff are able to help the little ones keep up during activities and outings while still doing the activities that the older campers enjoy. When we enroll lots of 4 year olds, it completely changes the camp dynamic. That’s why we limited the number of 4 year olds – same camp, separate roster – during single-class camps during the school year.

on location children's yoga classPlease note we do not have a dedicated rest time scheduled during school-day-off camps, so yoga camp is best for non-nappers. Our school year camps are most appropriate for younger siblings (used to tagging along with older kids and being helped by them) or PK campers with Breathing Space experience (so know our routine and we know them).

Summer Camps

During the summer, we offer a PK-1st grade camp completely focused on the needs and interests of 3.5-6 year olds. During those weeks, we run with different expectations and on a different schedule, enabling our younger campers to have lots of fun, but also have dedicated afternoon rest time, for example. (Rising PK3 younger siblings are welcome during these camp weeks with prior approval.)

We also offer a few camps that will be noted as double-class camps when we enroll a full class of PK/K and 1st-4th grade. During those weeks, we will do some activities as a big group, but also lots in our smaller groups. PK/K campers will be offered rest or quiet time activities in the afternoons while 1st-4th campers will do longer outings and themed activities in the afternoons.

Requirements for 4 year olds

NOTE that 2021/22 school year camps are K-4th. We are not accepting PK4 campers unless they are younger siblings of a K-4th camper also attending.

PK4 campers should have a year of full-time schooling under their belt and be reliably potty trained and bathroom independent. Campers must have the stamina to walk to public transportations and outing destinations while carrying their own backpack/lunch.

Our camp is not appropriate for students unable to follow basic safety instructions or with a strong tendency to run away from the group or leave a designated area without permission.

Please respect our age minimum. We recognize that it is challenging to find an enriching camp experience for preschoolers, but need to be sure we are offering a quality experience for all our campers. The needs of a 3-year-old – attention-span, interests, verbal abilities, physical coordination, stamina – are very different for that of a 7-, 8-, or 9-year-old. A 3-year-old needs more assistance with nearly all tasks and is unlikely to be able to do – or be interested in – the same craft projects as older campers, pay attention to the same stories, or follow the same game rules . . . .  Our only exception is 3-year-old younger siblings and we require pre-approval before enrollment. Thank you.

Younger Siblings: We do take a very limited number of younger siblings, one year younger than the stated age range, so PK4 for camps marked K+ or PK3 for camps marked PK4+.  Pre-approval is required. Contact us if you are interested.

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