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 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 in addition to visits to neighborhood playgrounds and water features.
  • Studio-based camps will have out-of-studio activities on Thursdays from 9 am-lunch.
  • Unless the weather is terrible, we’ll hold lunch and free play outdoors 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.

 

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Summer 2023 Camps

Enrollment just opened for:

  • Wed-Fri the week of July 3rd, open to rising K-3rd

As of Mar 1, 2023 all of our other camps are full. There are waitlists for every camp week (details links below). We cannot make predictions about waitlist movement. Sometimes camp weeks have no withdrawals, sometimes several. When there is an opening, we often go way down a waitlist before we find a family that has not made other plans. We’ve offered multiple waitlist spots this season already.

Camp Location & Hours

2023 Summer Yoga Camp will be held at

St Marks Church (301 A Street SE)
OR
Breathing Space Studio (641 Penn Ave SE, lower level)

  • 8:45 am-3:15 pm – Yoga Camp
    Camp may be structured in one of the following ways, see specific week titles for details:
    Yoga Camp for rising K-4th @ St Marks or Breathing Space Studio
    Yoga Camp for rising PK-3rd, broken into two sub groups: 1st-3rd, PK-K. @ St Marks
    Yoga Trapeze for rising 3rd-7th @ Breathing Space Studio

  • Campers not enrolled in aftercare should be picked up between 3 and 3:15 pm. Thanks.

  • 3:15 pm-5:30 pm - Aftercare
    When camp is held at both locations, studio campers will walk to St Marks for aftercare between 3:15-3:30 pm.
    We are excited to announce that
    Labyrinth Games & Puzzles will be partnering with us again to offer Games Club after camp this summer. 

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

*updated Jan 24, 2023

Tuition & Deposits

Tuition is $450 per week plus a $20 per student registration fee to cover camp t-shirts and other supplies. Registration fee waived for earlybird registrations, by Feb 10.

The first $100 of tuition is a non-refundable deposit (read more in FAQs and pricing policies).

Extended day $150 per week -  Campers are welcome to join extended day from 3:15-5:30 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 aftercare. An aftercare discount of $25 per child will automatically apply at checkout when you register before Memorial Day.

Group Sizes and Ages

Our camps are intimate compared to many. Studio-based camps are capped at 14 campers and most St Marks Church camp classes are capped at groups of 16-24 (at larger than 18 campers, we run most activities in smaller sub-groups). Camps maintain an approximately 6:1 camper:staff ratio. Our campers and counselors get to know each other and make lasting friendships.

All weeks of Yoga Camp are open to K-3rd.  Please note camper grade ranges. All summer camp grade ranges refer to Fall 2023 grades.

Yoga Trapeze Camp for 3rd-7th Gr
Trapeze Yoga camps are for grades 3 and up. Not all rising 3rd graders are ready for trapeze camp, which requires body awareness and verbal direction following as well as self-control for safety. If you have any concerns about your child's readiness for trapeze, please reach out.

Rising PK4
We have two weeks of camp - Aug 7 and 14 - open to rising PK4, who are 4 years old by Sept 30 and meet our camp readiness requirements.  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. 

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

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 $20 per visit rate and vary depending length of the series. For example:
    • 8 week series  = $160
    • 10 week series = $200

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

Classes described as kids, preteen or teen yoga or Yoga Trapeze are intended for the child participant only. We kindly request that parents not watch class to give your student the privacy to engage without worrying about you. If you have any concerns about your child’s behavior or class experience, please discuss it with the instructor. We will work with you to ensure your child has the best class possible.

Discounts (apply automatically):

  • 50% off for younger siblings attending family or early childhood yoga classes: Preschooler, Little Family, Toddler or Tot Yoga.
  • 10% off for siblings/family members attending the same kids, trapeze, or adult yoga class.
  • 10% off when registering 30 days before the series starts

Discounts are not cumulative.

Siblings must be enrolled with the exception of non-walking infants or siblings on school-closed days. Sibling discounts are automatic. See our nanny share discount policies.

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

Categories: class policies, pricing

In Person Mat Classes

  • All prices at subject to 6.75% DC fitness tax

Makeup Policies for Adult / Prenatal / Postnatal Yoga

If you miss a class, you may attend any other appropriate class one within a month.

  • To schedule another in-person class during the same semester, use our makeup scheduler. Email if you have any questions.  
  • Parents may makeup missed classes in early childhood or family yoga or send another family member to a kids or adult class. The only class not open to makeups from other types of classes is Yoga Trapeze – only trapeze students may make up in other trapeze classes.
  • Most of our classes have a few recorded classes available in the student registration portal for you to use between classes or as a makeup.

Please pay for your drop-in class or registration in advance. Our class venues have limited point-of-sale options and instructors do not accept cash. Our registration site is mobile friendly and accepts payments until 30 min before class starts.

What if baby comes early and I don’t get to use all my prenatal 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.

Our trapeze-based classes for kids, teens, and adults are offered in multi-week series. Drop-ins are welcome in our adult classes only.

All trapeze classes are limited to ages 8 and older because students must be able to follow directions for safety on the rigs. See the title for specific class age requirements. Class is limited to a maximum of ten (10) students. 

  • Prices for series are based on a $22 per visit rate and vary depending length of the series. For example:
    • 8 week series  = $176

Late registration is possible and prorates. New students are encouraged to take an Intro to Yoga Trapeze class before joining a session that is underway.

Discounts (apply automatically):

  • Family member discount – 10% discount for siblings or additional family members is automatic.
  • Early registration discount – 10% off when registering more than 30 days before the series starts.

Intro to Yoga Trapeze

Intro to Yoga Trapeze is our orientation class. Students will learn parts of the rig, vocabulary, how to come in and out of positions safely, and the core positions of a Yoga Trapeze practice so they can confidently join an ongoing class.

Find an Intro to Yoga Trapeze class.

Adults: Get started with a drop in OR take an intro class

Intro to Yoga Trapeze is recommended for all new students, even those who have done aerial yoga somewhere else because there are different kinds of rigs. The intro class is an ideal introduction for anyone with any hesitations about going upside down because we can go at the new student’s pace for introducing skills.

However, our adult classes are taught in a way that makes it possible for a new student who is generally comfortable with going upside down to join in a drop-in format. We use the rigs in a variety of poses, including many with our feet on the ground. The trapeze rig is used as just another prop for changing our experience with the poses. Modifications are provided to allow students to work at their own pace on any given day.

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

  • Siblings in Child-Caregiver Classes – 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. Read more.
  • Siblings/Family Members in Other Classes – Family members automatically receive 10% discounts for multiple registrations. No code required.
  • Nanny Shares in Child-Caregiver Classes  – Share partners are eligible for 20% discount but both families must register separately. Read more.
  • Twins or Nanny Shares in Baby Yoga & Play – Siblings and nanny shares pay for only one registration when bringing twins or two non-mobile share partners with one adult. Nanny share partners must register both children separately. Read more.
  • Long series – When series are longer than 10 weeks, we offer a per class discount. Final price is posted. No code required.
  • Early registration – When registering more than 30 days before a semester starts, an automatic 10% discount applies.
  • 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.

Pay What You Can Registration

We don’t want a difficult economic situation to take yoga from your life. If paying full price for class is not possible for you at this time, find out about our pay what you can enrollment option.

Categories: class policies, pricing

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

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

 

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.

Nanny shares are treated like twins for pricing purposes, but registration is different (see below).

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.

Sibling discounts automatically apply during checkout. See below for nanny-share registration and discount.

No need to register non-mobile infants – whether 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).

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.

Sibling discounts automatically apply during checkout. See below for nanny-share registration and discount.

No need to register non-mobile infants – whether 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).

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 20% discount with the code NANNYSHARE20. Discounts must be taken during registration and cannot be applied retroactively.
  • Baby Yoga & Play – 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.

Each family in a nanny share should sign up with the discount code and note their share partner during registration.

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. 

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.

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