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

CHECK BACK IN MAY FOR MORE SUMMER 2021 DETAILS

Unless there are dramatic changes to public health recommendations, campers will be required to wear a mask at camp anytime they are not sitting and eating.

Masks must meet CDC guidelines. While we will not require nose-wire, the mask must be secure without significant gaps between the fabric and your child’s face and it must stay up over the nose during activities without constant adjustment.

Campers who cannot maintain appropriate face coverings will be sent home.

Campers should wear clothing for movement – shorts under skirts please! – and layers appropriate for the weather. Camp is very active and your camper may be warm during our yoga classes.

Your camper should also have walking and playground appropriate shoes – No flip-flops, no open-healed crocs or clogs, no ballet flats. If your camper arrives in in inappropriate shoes, you may be asked to bring an alternative pair before lunch.

Your camper needs weather-appropriate outer wear. Unless weather is dangerously terrible, we are going outside. In winter, that means hats, gloves, coats, long pants (yes, we’ve had campers show up with bare legs mid-winter), rain gear etc. If they are inappropriately dressed, they are going to be cold and/or wet.

All PK4 campers need a change of underwear, pants and socks! Even if you think they are completely reliable about their bathroom needs, accidents happen. We find campers caught up in the fun of camp don’t want to stop and go to the bathroom. Even with regular reminders, PK4 campers (and sometimes older ones) tend to overestimate how long they can wait, especially when we are out on the playground and bathrooms are not convenient.

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