Above & Beyond STEAM Camp(5-10yr)-winter
Campers explore STEAM topics such as gravity, simple machines, or magnets through hands-on activities. Additional fun includes an intro to the 2018 winter games, plus arts & crafts, games, hikes, and for the multi-day camps, a talent show. Bring snack, lunch and drinks. Offered over winter break and teacher workdays. For Info 703-689-3104. Check camp length for days and times options. Download camp forms from website.
Animal Vets Workshop (6-11 yrs)
Spend time with our exhibit animals. Check their health, weight and size; clean and refresh their tanks and enjoy some fun animal activities and games. Bring snack, lunch and drink. Wear old clothes. Download camp forms from website.
Bash'Em Bots w/LEGO Camp (6-11yr)-winter
Learn how to make a massive motorized machine from LEGO parts while Play-Well instructors guide campers in this advanced engineering program. Re-engineer standard vehicles into mechanized machines that can traverse challenging obstacles and battle against fellow bots. Add morning STEM Challenge Camp for a full-day of fun. Bring snack, drink and lunch (full-day campers). Download camp forms from website.
Hidden Pond Explorers (5-9 yrs.)- winter
Venture out into the wonderful world of Hidden Pond and its surroundings. This new winter camp geared towards the younger crowd will be full of adventure and excitement. Download workshop forms from website.
JediCraft Survival Game Camp (6-11yrs)
Mine, craft, and build the Star Wars universe using LEGO! Roll the dice to gather Jedi resources. Then build a starship, craft light sabers, and use the Force to survive Empire attacks. This advanced Play-Well LEGO game is inspired by the Minecraft tablet game and the Star Wars fantasy setting. Add afternoon Jedi Master Engineering for a full-day of fun. Download camp forms from website.
JediMaster Engineering Camp (6-11 yrs)
The Force Awakens in this advanced engineering course for young Jedi! Discover key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, and eccentric motion. Build LEGO X-Wings, AT-AT walkers, pod racers, star destroyers, cloud cities, cettlements, cortresses, and other complex machines and structures from a galaxy far, far away. Add morning JediCraft Camp for a full-day of fun! Download camp forms from website.
Science in Motion (6-12 yrs)- winter
Discover how things move with Mad Science. Join a team of camper engineers and build bridges, domes, cubes and pyramids. Assemble and control pulleys, levers, catapults and simple machines. Bring snack, lunch and drink. Download camp forms from website.
Silver Knights Coding (7-12 yrs.)-winter
Learn to create stories, games, and animations using a visual programming language. Its as easy to use as snapping together building blocks! New coders learn to think creatively, work collaboratively and reason systematically while challenging more experienced coders to create increasingly complex programs. Bring snack, drink, and full day campers should bring lunch. Download camp forms from website.
Sleuths on the Scene (6-12 yrs)- winter
Mad Science secret agents learn how to process clues at a scene. Discover ways we use all of our senses to study and dissect debris for evidence. Our scientist spies experience the art of the inflatable fingerprint as they find perplexing partial and leftover latent prints. Bring snack, lunch and drink. Download camp forms from website.
Spy Academy (6-12 yrs.)- winter
Mad Science spies use spy gear such as metal detectors, spy ears and motion sensors to investigate ways of sharing classified information. Use new skills to write a message and digestively dispose of it before it gets into the wrong hands. Bring snack, lunch and drink. Download camp forms from website.
STEM Challenge w/LEGO (6-11yr)-winter
Level up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies thousands of LEGO parts. Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as gear cars, castles, airplanes and scissor lifts. Add afternoon Bash 'Em Bots for a full-day of fun. Bring snack, drink and lunch (full-day campers). Download camp forms from website.
STEM exCEL Fashion Illustration (6-12yr)
Create and present your own fashion line illustrations in the form of a mini portfolio using digital illustration technology. Develop 2D art in different styles learning to illustrate major articles of cl othing and accessories. Engage your artistic creativity while ut ilizing fashion terminology to explore the incredible world of fa shion design. Learn how to hone art style to create an ag e-appropriate fashion collection. Bring snack, lunch and drink. Do wnload camp forms from website.
STEM exCEL Gamer Adventures (6-12yrs.)
Build on fundamentals and concepts of game design and into the practical applications of these concepts. Learn the process of designing and building games and analyze the mechanics players experience using our 3D Game Engine. Bring snack, lunch and drink. Download camp forms from website.
STEM exCEL Minecraft & Computer Science
Solve problems in a multi-player game while advancing your programming skills writing and implementing large scale Minecraft modifications. Explore electronics in a virtual world and build constructs representing electrical circuits and computer projects built in the real world. Through behind-the-computer projects and other activities, campers learn algorithms, functions, variables, conditionals, abstractions and more in a fun environment. Bring snack, lunch and drink. Download camp forms from website.
STEM exCEL Robotics (6-12 yrs.)- winter
Learn how to design, build and program LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robots by constructing and programming a robot. Apply engineering concepts as well as advanced sensor programming skills to perfect design and solve a variety of challenges. A great camp for those interested in competing in robotics competitions. Bring snack,lunch & drink. Download camp forms from website.
Tumbling & Hip Hop Camp (5-12 yrs.)
Join Metro Movement & learn hip hop and tumbling skills from current and former NFL, NBA, collegiate, and other dancers. Campers put on a performance on the last day and all participants receive a free camp T-shirt. Bring lunch, drink and swimsuit/towel daily for an afternoon swim break. Camp requires signed waiver on the first day.
Winter Survival Camp (6-12 yrs)
Learn to survive and have fun with nature's most challenging season. Campers will make fire, build shelter, track animals,make crafts and more during this wonder-filled adventure into winter wilderness. Bring snack, lunch and drink. Camp forms available on website.
Winter Wetlanders (6-12 yrs.)
Discover winter water dynamics with science experiments, pond and stream studies, games, stories, crafts and activities. Learn about the magic of snowflakes and make your own crystal snowflake. Enjoy outdoor investigations, meeting live animals, fire making and creating your own winter journal. Bring lunch and drink. Download camps forms from website.