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

Breathing Space is happy to offer gift certificates, but does not have an automated system for redeeming them. Gift certificate purchases must be done in advance and cannot be redeemed in person at class. 

To redeem:

Step 1: Create your account in our registration system. Please add any relevant family members.

Details about our classes can be found at breathingspacedc.com 

Any “register” link will take you to our class registration system.

Step 2: Contact us to apply your certificate value. 

Simply send an email indicating the certificate number and your name and email to inquiries@breathingspacedc.com

If you include class or camp registration instructions in the email, we will set everything up and send you a confirmation. If not, we’ll send you a notice when your credit has been applied and you can 

Step 3: Register online

Please contact us if you have questions.

Please note that we process credits as quickly as possible, but it may take a few days to complete your request.

Breathing Space has had a chronic problem of last minute additions to camp aftercare. While accommodating one or two campers isn’t usually a problem, sometimes we get half a dozen last minute additions in the week before a camp and sometimes several on the morning of camp.

We get that life is sometimes unpredictable and last minute changes happen and want to help, but we suspect a fair amount of the last minute additions are caused by parents not being sure of their after camp plan when they sign up and then forgetting to do anything about it until days before or even the day of camp.

Last minute additions to aftercare sometimes leave us or the Labyrinth education director scrambling to add staff to aftercare or push us over our desired camper to staff ratios. 

Aftercare costs $16 per day until two weeks before camp. After that, it’s $20 per day. 

Yes, one adult can bring more than one child to class. (See below for special nanny share policies)

  • Baby Yoga & Play – Yes, you can bring twins. Because so much of this class hands on we charge the same for two babies as one baby if there’s only one caregiver attending. No need to register both babies, simply put them both in your account profile, sign one up, and join us.  If you are bringing two adults, you must register both children. Sibling discounts will apply.
  • Tot Yoga – Yes, twins, siblings. and nanny-shares are welcome, however all children between crawling-24 months must be registered and all children present must have accounts in the system. No need to register non-mobile younger siblings or share partners. They are welcome to tag along with parent/caregiver, just note them on the registration form (and have their parents create an account for them if they are not attending with a paying sibling). Sibling discounts automatically apply.See below for nanny-share discount.  
  • Little Family Yoga or Toddler Family Yoga– Again, twins, younger siblings, and nanny-shares are welcome. This is the age range we most often see younger siblings. All children older than 1 year must register for class. No need to register non-mobile younger siblings or share partners. They are welcome to tag along with parent/caregiver, just note them on the registration form (and have their parents create an account for them if they are not attending with a paying sibling). Sibling discounts automatically apply.See below for nanny-share discount.  
  • Family Yoga – Siblings up to one year younger or older than the target age range are welcome to register for Family Yoga classes. For example, 3-year-olds are welcome in classes with the stated range of 4-8 yrs. If you have any questions about the appropriateness of class for your child, please contact us. Sibling discounts are automatic. 

Please contact us with any additional questions or to discuss situations that don’t fit the above scenarios.

Nanny Share Registration

All children must be added to their own parent’s account in our registration system to attend class. Please do not add an unrelated nanny-share child to your profile. Their parents must set up an account and accept our terms & conditions.

If a nanny-share misses a class, the whole share is welcome to make up class on an alternate day or parents of the enrolled students my bring the child to do a makeup on the weekend, with or without their share partner.

Class specific policies:

  • Tot, Toddler or Little Family Yoga – Families registering as part of a nanny share (one caregiver bringing multiple unrelated children) are are eligible for a 10% discount with the code NANNYSHARE10. Discounts must be taken during registration and cannot be applied retroactively.
  • Baby & Me Yoga – Because so much of this class hands on we charge the same for two babies as one baby if there’s only one caregiver attending. However both families in a Nanny Share registration must create accounts and be reachable in case of emergency, so both families can use the discount code NANNYSHARE50 to take half off registration.
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Siblings attending the same class are eligible for 1/2 price registration. Children older than 1 yr must register (no charge for infants younger than that). See our pricing and discounts page.
Typically we can accommodate siblings 1 year younger than the stated age range, so 1 yr olds in Little Families Yoga (2-4 yrs) and 3 yr olds in Family Yoga (4-8 yrs).

The following discounts apply to full series registration of multi-week classes only:

  • Siblings – Siblings registering for the same class are eligible for a 50% discount after the first registration. See individual class descriptions for policies about younger and older siblings outside the stated class age range. All siblings older than 1 year must register for class.
  • Long series – When series are longer than 10 weeks, we offer a per class discount. Final price is posted. No code required.
  • Non-profit/fixed income/teachers/military discount – We offer a 10 percent discount to non-profit employees, military families, or persons on a fixed income if it makes attendance possible. Please contact us for the code.

Discounts codes do not combine. The registration system automatically applies the largest possible discount.  Staff are unable to retroactively add discounts.

Categories: class policies, pricing

Our public prenatal yoga classes welcome drop-in students.

  • All prices at subject to 6% DC fitness tax.

Please pay for your drop-in class, class pass, or registration in advance. Several of our class venues have limited point-of-sale options and instructors do not accept cash. Our registration site is mobile friendly and accepts payments right up until class starts.

What if baby comes early and I don’t get to use all my classes? Send us a note when baby is born and we’ll transfer unused class credits to your account so you can apply the value to future registrations.

Workshops, special multi-week courses, and camps have their own pricing and policies. See individual workshop pages for details. Class passes and make-up policies do not apply unless specifically noted.

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Breathing Space offers two kinds of Baby Sign Language classes: an occasional workshop for parents and a weekly parent-child class.

Baby & Me Sign Language: Parent Intro Workshop Pricing

$75 per two-adult family registration, babies welcome. $20 for additional family members or caregivers.

Bringing only one adult to the workshop? Use the discount code “oneadult” at checkout to reduce the price to $40.

Registration includes a handout reviewing signs covered and tips for incorporating sign language at home.

Baby & Toddler Signing Time: Weekly Class Series Pricing

Weekly Baby Signing Time class pricing and policies are the same as our weekly children’s and family yoga. Class is offered in multi-class series, like semesters, no drop-ins.

  • Prices for series are a based on a $18 per visit rate and vary depending length of the series, with a per visit discount for series longer than 10 weeks. For example:
    • 5 week series = $90
    • 7 week series  = $126
    • 10 week series = $180
    • 12 week series = $192

Up to two (2) caregivers may attend family classes with the registered child. The same adult need not attend every week.

Siblings must be enrolled with the exception of infants younger than 6 months by 2 weeks into the series.

Should you need to miss a class in your session, we have a very flexible makeup policy. Baby & Toddler Signing Time students are welcome to make up in any age appropriate class in the same semester.

Occasionally, we offer a pop-up style class to allow families to try out class with no commitment. Registration is $20 per child.

Children’s and family yoga (crawling babies to teen) is offered in multi-class series, like semesters, no drop-ins.

  • Scarf play in toddler yogaPrices for series are a based on a $18 per visit rate and vary depending length of the series, with a per visit discount for series longer than 10 weeks. For example:
    • 7 week series  = $126
    • 10 week series = $180
    • 12 week series = $192

Up to two (2) caregivers may attend family classes with the registered child. The same adult need not attend every week.

Siblings must be enrolled with the exception of non-walking infants or siblings on school-closed days.

Should you need to miss a class in your session, we have a very flexible makeup policy.

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