Summer camps at the Smithsonian offer something for everyone. The Smithsonian Associates
sponsors full- and half-day summer camp programs for children in grades K-8 guiding them in the exploration of Washington, DC’s Smithsonian museums
, the National Mall
, and other regional sites. The camps focus on a specific theme such as computer technology, video arts, music & dance, exploration of other lands & outer space, theater, photography, and art. A teacher assistant program is offered for ages 15 and up.
Smithsonian Camp Schedules
Camps are offered in a one week sessions from Monday, June 24 through Friday, August 16, 2013. Half-day and Full-day programs are available. Half-day sessions are from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Full-day sessions are from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The full-day camps include a supervised brown-bag lunch hour. Half-day sessions include a snack time. An After-Camp Program is available from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Pre-registration is required.
For information about the specific programs, See the website for the Smithsonian Associates
Camp Meeting Location
Drop-off and pick-up place is the entrance of the Smithsonian's S. Dillon Ripley Center
at 1100 Jefferson Drive, SW Washington, DC. (202) 357-3030.
The Smithsonian encourages you to become a member of The Smithsonian Associates to receive a discount on summer camp tickets. (The cost of a one-year family membership is $55) Half-day camps are $185 for members and $243 for General Admission. Full-day camps are $370 for members and $428 for General Admission.
Registration for Summer Camp 2013 begins February 14! Online registration
is available. If you have questions, call (202) 633-3030.