Optional Activities

After 3 Club

Campers may pre-register for After 3 Club, our after camp care program. Staff members provide professional childcare from the end of the camp day until they are picked up at the parent’s convenience (any time between 3:00 and 6:00 pm). Children enjoy free time for play with friends along with a variety of planned activities including art, cooking, games, and water play. A snack is provided at approximately 4:00 pm each afternoon. If space is available, campers not pre-registered for After 3 Club may also participate on a drop-in basis.

Early Birds

Summer Horizons Camp offers an early drop-off program for all campers on Tuesday - Friday beginning at 7:30 am which continues until the regular drop off time of 8:30 am. Early Bird campers are supervised by Summer Horizons Camp staff and participate in quiet age-appropriate activities. A variety of cereal and granola bars is available for Early Birds who have not yet eaten breakfast. Campers may drop-in to the program as needed, or pre-register for the entire week.

Instructional Swimming

Bluebirds, Larks, Robins, and Hawks are encouraged to register for instructional swimming. Swimmers walk with Summer Horizons staff members to American University’s pool for lessons. Swim lessons will be provided by certified lifeguards of Nation's Capital Swimming, Inc., who will give 30-minute swimming instruction and supervision to small groups of campers. Robins and Hawks swim Monday through Thursday, while Bluebirds swim Tuesday through Thursday. For safety reasons, campers are tested on their first day of swimming and are divided into groups based on age and swimming ability. Our staff remain on the pool deck during the lessons. Each Thursday, parents receive a short summary of the week in a progress report.

Bluebirds, Larks, Robins, and Hawks not signed up for swimming take part in a variety of AM Adventures activities designed to complement the rest of the program and may include water play.

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