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Our Auxiliary Programs team is happy to answer any questions you may have about our summer programs. Contact them at mclean-summer@basisindependent.com or  (703) 854-1253.

View our registration information and program policies on our main summer page.

Rising PreK and Kindergarten Camps

Our active and engaging PreK and Kindergarten (ages 3 through 5) camp program is structured around a weekly theme and includes crafts, songs, books, science projects, and other activities related to the theme. The full-day program runs from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Campers will have a 30-minute lunch and a one-and-a-half-hour nap time. (See lunch section.) For Rising Kindergarten campers who are no longer napping, please see our Grade K-5 camps.
  • Themes Each Week

    Fees:

    • Full Day programs: $500 per week, and $480 for all subsequent full day camp 

    Themes:

    • August 3-7: Ooey, Gooey Science  – Teacher: Lisa Dornan 
    • August 10-14: Planes, Trains, Cars, and More! – Teacher: Lisa Dornan 
  • Sample Schedules

    • 9:00-9:10 AM: Drop-Off/Library Books 
    • 9:10-9:45 AM: Outside 
    • 9:45-10:10 AM: Morning Snack/Bathroom 
    • 10:10-10:30 AM: 1st Project 
    • 10:30-11:10 AM: Free Choice (Theme-Related Centers – sensory bins, building blocks, etc.) 
    • 11:10-11:30 AM: Imagination Blocks 
    • 11:30-11:45 AM: Storytime 
    • 11:45AM-12:30 PM: Lunch/Bathroom 
    • 12:30-2:10 PM: Nap 
    • 2:10-2:30 PM: Afternoon Snack/Bathroom 
    • 2:30-3:20 PM: 2nd Project/Free Choice/ Outside (depending on weather) 
    • 3:20-3:25 PM: Pack Up 
    • 3:25 PM: Go to Lobby for Pick-Up

Rising Grades K-5 Programs

In grades K-5, campers choose from half day morning or afternoon sessions in many popular themes. Morning and afternoon sessions are priced separately. Supervised lunch is available at no additional cost for campers who will be attending both a morning and afternoon session. (Lunch is not provided.)
  • August 3-7

    DESIGNER DIY  

    Campers will transform into architects and interior designers in this immersive summer camp. Each day, the campers will learn different aspects of interior design, while also building model houses and developing their very own home designs. On the last day, campers will have the opportunity to make a “neighborhood” of homes to showcase to families. There is an additional $25 materials fee for this camp.  

    Grades: K-2; 3-5
    Dates: August 3-7
    Time: Grades K-2 9:00 AM-12:00 PM; Grades 3-5 12:30-3:30 PM 
    Fee: $250
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     FLOOR HOCKEY  

    Our Floor Hockey camp introduces players to the basic skills of “puck-handling”, passing and shooting during the first half of the class, followed by a fun scrimmage during the second half; age adjusted rules are used as necessary. Emphasis is on fun and learning.  

    Grades: K-2; 3-5
    Dates: August 3-7
    Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Fee: $325
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    PLAY HARD, GET SWEATY

    Show us what you’re made of at this ultimate fitness camp! Campers will hone skills through group games like Capture the Flag, as well as develop new skills like rock climbing and team building through ropes courses.  

    Grades: K-2; 3-5
    Dates: August 3-7
    Time: 12:30-3:30 PM
    Fee: $325
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    ROBOTICS

    Dive into coding and robotics in this week-long summer camp! Campers will have the opportunity to learn about robots such as OzobotsCubelets, and Sphero, while learning to program them as well. Enjoy robot rallies, races, and leave with a strong foundational understanding of the world of programming and robotics. 

    Grades: K-2; 3-5
    Dates: August 3-7
    Time: Grades K-2 12:30 PM-3:30 PM; Grades 3-5 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Fee: $250 

  • Week 8 - August 10-14

    OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CAMP

    Join us for one last hurrah filled with exciting outdoor adventures! Campers will take field trips to different outdoor destinations in the area, while also learning the basics of wilderness survival and enjoying traditional camping festivities. 

     

    Grades: K-2; 3-5
    Dates: August 10-14
    Time: Grades K-2 12:30 PM-3:30 PM; Grades 3-5 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Fee: $250 

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    BEST OF SUMMER 2020

    Get ready for a different camp experience filled with fun, fitness, and friendship! The Best of Summer 2020 round up will feature a sampling from many of our summer 2020 camps. 

    Grades: K-2; 3-5
    Dates: August 10-14
    Time: Grades K-2 9:00 AM-12:00 PM; Grades 3-5 12:30 PM-3:30 PM
    Fee: $250

Rising Grades 6-12

Grades 6-12 students have options for academic enrichment and sport camps during the summer.
  • Sport Camps

    Our summer Sport Camps for rising grades 6-12 are offered by seasoned professionals to provide a deeper understanding of the game, fundamentals, and necessary skills to grow as a player. Previous experience in the different sports is not required.    

    VOLLEYBALL CLINIC

    Grades: 6-12
    Dates: August 3-7
    Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Fee: $325