MCC 2023 Summer Camps & Trips Guide

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McLEAN COMMUNITY CENTER
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agical adventures await your child this summer at the McLean Community Center. These camp programs inspire creativity and a sense of wonder while providing enriching educational experiences that children can benefit from all year ’round. Whether you need a full-day, all-summer-long camp or just a few select weeks of a half-day camp, the wide range of options in this guide allow you to customize a plan that meets your family’s unique needs.

Message about COVID-19

McLean Community Center

CAMP PROGRAM Contacts

CamP McLean

Andrew Carter, Old Firehouse Manager

703-448-8336, T T Y: 7 11 andrew.carter@fairfaxcounty.gov

Weeklong Camps

Erin Bieger, Instructional Programs Manager 703-744-9351, T T Y: 7 11 erin.bieger@fair faxcounty gov Camp Shakespeare

Danielle Van Hook, Director, Alden Youth Theatre Programs 703-744-9368, T T Y: 7 11 danielle.vanhook@fairfaxcounty.gov

McLean Project for the Arts Summer Art Camps

Briana Clorey, Education and Ar tReach Operations Manager

703-790-1953, T T Y: 7 11 bclorey@mpaar t.org

These camp programs are being planned with the expectation that MCC will continue to be able to run its normal operations and that camp participants will be able to attend these camps safely in person. Programs may be adjusted or canceled based on current conditions and/or the operating status of MCC. Stay up to date on MCC’s operating status and COVID-19 protocols by visiting our website, mcleancenter.org

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Old Firehouse Summer Camp Trips

Andrew Carter, Old Firehouse Manager 703-448-8336, T T Y: 7 11 andrew.carter@fairfaxcounty.gov

McLean Community Center is an agency of Fairfax County Government and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all County programs, services and activities, and will provide reasonable accommo- dations upon request.

To request accommodations, call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY 711, 14 working days in advance of the start date of the camp you wish your child to attend.

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Center resident if you live within the following boundaries: North: The Potomac River. East: The Arlington County Line. West: Di cult Run. South: Route 66, Route 7 or Dulles Access Road (whichever is furthest north).
Still not sure? Check the district map on the center’s website, mcleancenter.org, or call 703-790-0123.

CAMP McLEAN 2023

cLean Community Center’s dynamic Camp McLean provides a wide array of experiences and fun for your children. Children ages 3 to 10 can enjoy trips and performances and explore the world of fitness, fun and much, much more! During each two-week session, our sta of highly trained counselors and specialists will lead campers on some unforgettable adventures and provide enrichment opportunities from crafts to music to just plain summer fun!

Camp will be held at a Fairfax County Public School in McLean (TBD).

SESSION I: June 26-July 7 (Closed July 3 and 4) SESSION II: July 10-July 21 SESSION III: July 24-August 4

9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

For children ages three to four years old.

Camp participants must be toilet-trained and have turned three years old by June 2, 2023.

Each session will have one in-house entertainment event and one to two days of water play per week. Campers will participate in arts and crafts, outdoor play, story time, singing, dancing, small group games and other activities. Campers always remain on site. The campers-to-sta ratio is one adult to six campers. Maximum enrollment is limited to 24 campers per session

Unicorns Session 1 8001.123 June 26-July 7 $400/$350 MCC district residents

Unicorns Session 2 8002.123 July 10-July 21 $425/$375 MCC district residents

Unicorns Session 3 8003.123 July 24-August 4 $425/$375 MCC district residents

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C A M P M c L E A N GRIFFINS 9 a.m.–4 p.m. For children aged five to six years old (by June 2, 2023). Each session includes two pool trips, one in-house entertainment event and one field trip. Each session, campers participate in specialist-planned activities. The camperto-sta ratio is one adult to six campers. Maximum enrollment is 24 campers per session. Gri ns Session 1 8004.123 June 26-July 7 $550/$500 MCC district residents Gri ns Session 2 8005.123 July 10-July 21 $575/$525 MCC district residents Gri ns Session 3 8006.122 July 24-August 4 $575/$525 MCC district residents DRAGONS 9 a.m.–4 p.m. For children aged seven to eight years old (by June 2, 2023). Each session includes two pool trips, one in-house entertainment event and one field trip. Each session, campers participate in specialist-planned activities. The camper- to-sta ratio is one adult to six campers. Maximum enrollment is 24 campers per session. Dragons Session 1 8007.123 June 26-July 7 $550/$500 MCC district residents Dragons Session 2 8008.123 July 10-July 21 $575/$525 MCC district residents Dragons Session 3 8009.123 July 24-August 4 $575/$525 MCC district residents PHOENIX 9 a.m.–4 p.m. For children aged nine to ten years old (by June 2, 2023). Each session includes two pool trips and two field trips. Campers will participate in specialist planned activities. The camper-to-sta ratio is one adult to eight campers. Maximum enrollment is 24 campers per session. Phoenix Session 1 8010.123 June 26-July 7 $565/$515 MCC district residents Phoenix Session 2 8011.123 July 10-July 21 $590/$540 MCC district residents Phoenix Session 3 8012.123 July 24-August 4 $590/$540 MCC district residents 2

Camp McLean Refund Policy

• All withdrawals, refunds and cancellation requests MUST be submitted in writing to registrar@mcleancenter.org

• The center will issue a full refund when a camp program is canceled by the center.

• Written requests for withdrawals and/or cancellations received before Friday, April 7, 2023, will receive a full refund.

• Patrons who submit requests for withdrawals and/or cancellations after Friday, April 7, 2023, will be charged a $100 processing fee, which will be deducted from the total amount paid.

• If a replacement can be found to fill the space vacated by the cancellation and/or withdrawal, the $100 processing fee will be refunded to the patron.

• If a replacement cannot be found, a refund of the processing fee will not be issued.

Additional Requirements

Camper Forms

Camper forms should be submitted one month prior to the start of camp. This gives you time to complete any missing or otherwise incomplete forms prior to camp.

Please Note: All forms must be complete and on hand at camp before your child will be admitted to camp. No exceptions will be made.

Required Forms Include:

Documents and forms will be available for download on the Camp McLean webpage.

• Camp McLean Camper Information Packet

• A current and completed Certification of Immunization

• A Commonwealth of Virginia School Entrance Physical Examination Form signed by a physician. A copy of the form is acceptable. Any camper under the age of six years old must submit a Physical Examination form that is dated after August 1, 2022.

• In accordance with Virginia law, camp sta members are required to witness a document with proof of your child’s age. You must bring one of the following items in when you register your child for camp. Note: Please do not leave the originals.

Acceptable documents include:

1. A certified copy of his or her birth certificate

2. A U.S. Passport (or State Department-Issued documentation)

3. A Virginia-based school report card

All forms must be submitted in person. You may drop the completed forms o to:

The Old Firehouse Center

1440 Chain Bridge Road McLean, Virginia 22101

Parent Handbook

The Camp McLean Parent Handbook contains important information about our camp, its policies and the Campers’ Code of Conduct. It can be found online on the Camp McLean page at mcleancenter.org.

How to Register

Registration begins on Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. Spaces fill quickly, so please register as soon as possible to ensure your space.

Be first in line, register online! Online registration starts at midnight. Go to mcleancenter.org and click on the green “Register” button or the seven-digit activity code associated with the activity you seek. You also may register over the phone or in person at the McLean Community Center (703-790-0123) or the Old Firehouse (703-448- 8336).

Camp McLean registrations and camper forms will not be accepted prior to Monday, Feb. 6, 2023.

For additional information, please email oldfirehouse@ mcleancenter.org

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FOR CHILDREN & TEENS CHESS

Chess Camp

In this camp, campers play and learn chess with Magnus Academy (formerly Silver Knights Enrichment)! We've taught 100,000 children, including national champions, but most students are beginners looking to learn and have fun. Campers are divided in groups by skill levels. Activities include learning the rules, openings, tactics, endgames, studying master games and playing lots of games against other students. Campers will take breaks for snacks and fresh air and have lunch and recess from noon to 1 p.m. At the end of the week, campers receive a t-shirt and chess set. All equipment is provided.

Instructor: Magnus Academy.

6-13 years

5 lessons @ 7 hrs, $450/$370 MCC district residents 1951.123 M-F, 6/12-6/16 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

4 lessons @ 7 hrs, $360/$296 MCC district residents 1952.123 Tu-F, 6/20-6/23 9 a.m.–4 p.m. No camp on 6/19.

5 lessons @ 7 hrs, $450/$370 MCC district residents 1953.123 M-F, 7/10-7/14 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

5 lessons @ 7 hrs, $450/$370 MCC district residents 1954.123 M-F, 7/17-7/21 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

5 lessons @ 7 hrs, $450/$370 MCC district residents 1955.123 M-F, 7/31-8/4 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

CULINARY ARTS: Youth

International Breads and Baking

Monday:

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Instructor: Chef Joel Olson, Hemmachef.

8-12 years

5 lessons @ 3 hrs, $430/$355 MCC district residents 1300.123 M-F, 7/10-7/14 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Milk Loaf;
Japanese Hokkaido
Brazilian Cheese Bread; Venezuelan Arepa; Saboob (Egyptian Flatbread); New England Joe Froggers; Mac and Cheese.
Moroccan Khobz; Greek Pita; Irish Soda Bread; Naan; Berenji (Persian Rice Cookies); Cheese Pizzas.
Indian Parathas; Iranian Barbari Bread; Lemon Thyme Madeleines; Ramazan Pidesi (Turkish Flatbread with Sesame Seeds); Orange Biscotti; Baked Ziti.
Italian Focaccia; English Mu ns; Southern Cheddar and Chive Cornmeal Mu ns; Flatbrød (Norwegian Flatbread); Jamaican Island-Spiced Sugar Cookies; Jamaican Baked Rice and Peas.
Friday: Swedish Rye Flatbread; Italian Gooey, Three-Cheese Loaf; Southern Caramel Rolls; Wisconsin Cheddar Crackers; Scandinavian Sugar Crisps; Baked Potato Bar.
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Techniques of French Cuisine

Monday: Le Tourin d'Ail Doux (Smooth Garlic Soup); Ficelles (Thin French Baguettes); Quenelles de Brochet with Sauce Nantua (Fish Quenelles with Crayfish Sauce); Pomme Puree (Decadently Buttery Riced Potatoes); Tomates à la Provençale (Braised Tomatoes with Herbs); and Gateau Basque (Traditional Shortbread Basque Cake with Cherry Filling).

Tuesday: Tarte Flambeau (Alsatian Bacon and Onion Tart made with Pate Brisée); Chicken Breast au Poivre with Lemon Beurre Blanc (Pepper-Crusted Sautéed Chicken Breast with Lemon Butter Sauce); Pommes de Terre Sarladaise (Sautéed Potatoes with Garlic); Courgette à la Boulangère (Zucchini Baked with Sliced Onions); and Floating Islands (Meringue Floating in Crème Anglaise).

Wednesday: Salmon Rillettes (Salmon Spread made with In-House Smoked Salmon, Fresh Salmon, Lemon, Mayonnaise and Herbs); Sea Salt and Thyme Crackers; Chicken, Goat Cheese and Chive Sou és with French Lentil Salad; Crème Carottes (Butter-Braised Carrots with Cream); and Clafoutis (Baked Cherries in a Light Batter with Powdered Sugar).

Thursday: Vichyssoise (Cold Potato and Leek Soup); Fougasse (French Flatbread); Coquilles St-Jacques (Gratinéed Scallops); Croquettes de Maïs (Fried Corn Fritters); Tian Provençale (Baked Layered Zucchini and Tomato with Cheese and Herbs); and Gâteau Mille Crêpes (Layered Crepe and Pastry Cream Cake).

Friday: Flamiche aux Poireaux (Leek and Onion Pie); Pain de Campagne (French Country Loaf) with Simple Garlic Confit; Boulettes de Porc with Caramelized Onion Sauce; Riz au Fromage (Rice with Cheese); Sablée Breton (French Butter Cookies).

Instructor: Chef Joel Olson, Hemmachef. 8-12 years

5 lessons @ 3 hrs, $430/$355 MCC district residents 1301.123 M-F, 7/17-7/21 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

CULINARY ARTS: Teens

International Breads and Baking

Monday: Japanese Hokkaido Milk Loaf; Brazilian Cheese Bread; Venezuelan Arepa; Saboob (Egyptian Flatbread); New England Joe Froggers; Mac and Cheese.

Tuesday: Moroccan Khobz; Greek Pita; Irish Soda Bread; Naan; Berenji (Persian Rice Cookies); Cheese Pizzas.

Wednesday: Indian Parathas; Iranian Barbari Bread; Lemon Thyme Madeleines; Ramazan Pidesi (Turkish Flatbread with Sesame Seeds); Orange Biscotti; Baked Ziti.

Thursday: Italian Focaccia; English Mu ns; Southern Cheddar and Chive Cornmeal Mu ns; Flatbrød (Norwegian Flatbread); Jamaican Island-Spiced Sugar Cookies; Jamaican Baked Rice and Peas.

Friday: Swedish Rye Flatbread; Italian Gooey, Three-Cheese Loaf; Southern Caramel Rolls; Wisconsin Cheddar Crackers; Scandinavian Sugar Crisps; Baked Potato Bar.

Instructor: Chef Joel Olson, Hemmachef. 13-17 years

5 lessons @ 3 hrs, $430/$355 MCC district residents 1302.123 M-F, 7/10-7/14 1:30-4:30 p.m.

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Techniques of French Cuisine

Monday: Le Tourin d'Ail Doux, (Smooth Garlic Soup); Ficelles (Thin French Baguettes); Quenelles de Brochet with Sauce Nantua (Fish Quenelles with Crayfish Sauce); Pomme Puree (Decadently Buttery Riced Potatoes); Tomates à la Provençale (Braised Tomatoes with Herbs); and Gateau Basque (Traditional Shortbread Basque Cake with Cherry Filling).

Tuesday: Tarte Flambeau (Alsatian Bacon and Onion Tart made with Pate Brisée); Chicken Breast au Poivre with Lemon Beurre Blanc (Pepper-Crusted Sautéed Chicken Breast with Lemon Butter Sauce); Pommes de Terre Sarladaise (Sautéed Potatoes with Garlic); Courgette à la Boulangère (Zucchini Baked with Sliced Onions); and Floating Islands (Meringue Floating in Crème Anglaise).

Wednesday: Salmon Rillettes (Salmon Spread made with In-House Smoked Salmon, Fresh Salmon, Lemon, Mayonnaise and Herbs); Sea Salt and Thyme Crackers; Chicken, Goat Cheese and Chive Sou és with French Lentil Salad; Crème Carottes (Butter-Braised Carrots with Cream); and Clafoutis (Baked Cherries in a Light Batter with Powdered Sugar).

Thursday: Vichyssoise (cold potato and leek soup); Fougasse (French flatbread); Coquilles St-Jacques (Gratinéed Scallops); Croquettes de Maïs (Fried Corn Fritters); Tian Provençale (Baked Layered Zucchini and Tomato with Cheese and Herbs); and Gâteau Mille Crêpes (Layered Crepe and Pastry Cream Cake).

Friday: Flamiche aux Poireaux (Leek and Onion Pie); Pain de Campagne (French Country Loaf) with Simple Garlic Confit; Boulettes de Porc with Caramelized Onion Sauce; Riz au Fromage (Rice with Cheese); Sablée Breton (French Butter Cookies).

Instructor: Chef Joel Olson, Hemmachef.

13-17 years

5 lessons @ 3 hrs, $430/$355 MCC district residents 1303.123 M-F, 7/17-7/21 1:30-4:30 p.m.

CULINARY ARTS: Mini-Camps

Summer Sweets and Treats

Monday: No-Bake Raspberry Cheesecakes with Graham Cracker Crust; Coconut Cream Tarts with Pretzel Crust; Homemade Tootsie Rolls; Summertime Pastel Cream Cheese Mints; Fresh Berry Fools.

Tuesday: Chocolate Shortbread; Chocolate Tru e Cakes with Salted Caramel Sauce; White Chocolate Orange Pudding with Dark Chocolate Chards; Chocolate Chip Mousse with Mint Crème Chantilly.

Instructor: Chef Joel Olson, Hemmachef. 11-15 years

2 lessons @ 3 hrs

$144/$100 MCC district residents 1304.123 M-Tu, 7/17-7/18

5:30-7:30 p.m.

CME (Cooking, Manners & Etiquette)

Sign up now for this highly popular and e ective etiquette class. On day one, students prepare a variety of foods, then sit and enjoy the rewards of their labor while

discussing the concepts and rules of manners and etiquette. On day two, students will dine and share a four-course meal served to them restaurant style, while their dining etiquette is critiqued by Chef Joel in a lively and productive manner.

Day One: Herbed Garlic Flatbread; Turkey Meatballs with Fresh Tomato Sauce and Noodles; Scandinavian Sugar Cookies. Common Courtesy; Manners and Etiquette 101; Guest and Host.

Day Two: Bread and Butter Basket; Potato and Corn Chowder; Fresh Garden Salad with Homemade Dressing; Chicken Wellingtons with Classic Veloute Sauce; Rice Pilaf; Vegetable Side Dish; Fresh Fruit Napoleons. Manners and Etiquette 102; Recipes and handouts will be presented at the end of Day Two.

Instructor: Chef Joel Olson, Hemmachef. 8-13 years 2 lessons @ 2 hrs $130/$110 MCC district residents 1305.123 W-Th, 7/19-7/20 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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DANCE: Camps for Children d Teens!

Rapunzel’s Tangled Dance Adventure Camp

Join Rapunzel as she prepares to become the Princess of Corona in this dance adventure camp! The adventure continues along with Flynn, Maximus and Pascal! The camp is filled with magical songs, dancing from the hit movie and TV series, activities, crafts, costumes and props. We will discover the magic of Corona in this thrilling dance camp.

Instructor: Art in Motion Dance Sta .

3-6 years

5 lessons @ 3 hrs

$380/$295 MCC district residents

1700.123 M-F, 6/26-6/30 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Superhero Dance Camp

Become superheroes through training and dance! Your brave superheroes will discover superpowers while dancing to favorite songs, and enjoying activities, crafts, costumes and props! Campers learn how to work together to solve problems, how to spot a villain and to use their powers responsibly. Together the superheroes will save the world through dance!

Instructor: Art in Motion Dance Sta . 3-6 years

5 lessons @ 3 hrs

$380/$295 MCC district residents

1701.123 M-F, 6/26-6/30 1-4 p.m.

Cheer and Tumbling Camp

Rah! Rah! Rah! Your cheerleader will have the time of her life learning cheers, motions, chants, drills, stretches, jumps and a high-energy cheer dance with pompoms. This fun week also includes daily tumbling and focuses on strength, coordination and flexibility as well as mastering forward rolls, cartwheels, handstands, bridges, limbers and splits. Camp ends with a rockin’ spirit-filled cheer show!

Instructor: Art in Motion Dance Sta . 6-9 years

5 lessons @ 3 hrs $380/$295 MCC district residents 1704.123 M-F, 7/10-7/14 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Popstar Hip-Hop Camp

Here is your child’s chance to interpret movement with feelings, emotions and style. Campers will learn lyrical, contemporary, hip-hop and jazz dances to popular ballads and contemporary music. They will learn the moves to dance on stage like Ava Max, Sia, Taylor Swift, Harry Styles and Ariana Grande, among others! Camp ends with a marvelous showcase!

Instructor: Art in Motion Dance Sta . 6-9 years 5 lessons @ 3 hrs $380/$295 MCC district residents 1705.123 M-F, 7/10-7/14 1-4 p.m.

NEW! Dancin’ Through the Decades Camp

Get ready to groove through time with this super fun new dance camp! Campers will learn dances from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s while having the time of their lives! Each day will include a full dance class, craft time, dress up and rehearsal. This amazing week ends with a spectacular camper showcase on Friday.

Instructor: Art in Motion Dance Sta . 6-9 years 5 lessons @ 3 hrs $380/$295 MCC district residents 1706.123 M-F, 7/17-7/21 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Broadway Bound Camp

Your budding Broadway entertainer will learn exciting routines to hit musicals such as “Aladdin,” “The Lion King,” “Newsies” and “Annie.” Campers will spend this fun-filled week learning age-appropriate songs and dances that are currently playing on Broadway. Each day is filled with an energizing dance warm-up, Broadway routines, and acting games and exercises. This week concludes with a showcase on Friday that is sure to dazzle!

Instructor: Art in Motion Dance Sta . 6-9 years 5 lessons @ 3 hrs $380/$295 MCC district residents 1707.123 M-F, 7/17-7/21 1-4 p.m.

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Magical “Frozen” Ballet Adventure Camp

Join Elsa, Anna, Kristo , Olaf and Sven as they embark on a new journey to find out more about Elsa’s powers in this magical dance camp! The adventure is filled with amazing new songs, beautiful dancing activities, costumes and adorable crafts. A final performance on Friday will give the ballerinas a chance to show o their hard work.

Instructor: Art in Motion Dance Sta . 3-6 years 5 lessons @ 3 hrs $380/$295 MCC district residents 1708.123 M-F, 7/24-7/28 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

NEW! “Encanto” Dance Camp

Join us for this magical new dance camp as we dance the week away with Mirabel, Isabela, Luisa, Dolores and of course, Bruno! Along the way, campers will love dancing to all their favorite “Encanto” music, dressing up like all their favorite characters, creating adorable crafts and making new friends. A final performance on Friday will give your little dancers a chance to show o their hard work and all the new, cool moves they learned in camp this week.

Instructor: Art in Motion Dance Sta . 3-6 years 5 lessons @ 3 hrs $380/$295 MCC district residents 1709.123 M-F, 7/24-7/28 1-4 p.m.

FENCING

Pre-Teen Dance Camp

This camp is geared towards preteens who would like to keep up their technique over the summer while exploring all genres of dance. We will focus on a variety disciplines each day to make sure students experience all forms of dance. Styles include ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical and musical theater. The week will conclude with a fabulous showcase where campers share with parents everything they have learned throughout this fun-filled dancing week!

Instructor: Art in Motion Dance Sta . 9-12 years 5 lessons @ 3 hrs $380/$295 MCC district residents 1710.123 M-F, 7/31-8/4 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Teen Dance Camp

This camp is for teenagers who would like to keep up their technique over the summer while exploring all genres of dance. We will focus on a variety of disciplines each day to make sure students experience all forms of dance. Styles include ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical and musical theater. The week will conclude with a fabulous showcase where campers share with parents everything they learned throughout this fun-filled dancing week!

Instructor: Art in Motion Dance Sta . 13+ years 5 lessons @ 3 hrs $380/$295 MCC district residents 1711.123 M-F, 7/31-8/4 1-4 p.m.

Fencing: Introduction to Olympic Sport Foil, Sabre and Epee

No previous training needed. Known as the “physical game of chess,” Olympic sport fencing provides a tremendous physical and mental workout for students of all ages and athletic abilities. As one of the safest sports, fencing makes fitness fun! It builds muscle strength, provides greater cardiovascular workouts, endurance, coordination and speed. Campers learn the fundamentals, footwork, handwork and strategy, using safety-tipped swords, protective jackets, masks and gloves. A registration form must be completed and signed by a parent/guardian.

Instructor: Virginia Academy of Fencing. 9 years+ 5 lessons @ 3 hrs, $275/$210 MCC district residents. A $49 equipment rental fee is included in class registration.

Week 1: 1650.123 6/26-6/30 1-4 p.m. Week 2: 1651.123 7/10-7/14 1-4 p.m.

Week 3: 1652.123 7/24-7/28 1-4 p.m. Week 4: 1653.123 8/7-8/11 1-4 p.m.

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ROBOTICS SCIENCE

LEGO Robotics: Wild Safari

Explore the animal kingdom in this WeDo 2.0 LEGO Robotics Camp where campers build and code swinging monkeys, fierce silverback gorillas, cute koalas and more robots that climb, move, bite and roll! At the end of the week, campers receive a T-shirt.

Instructor: Magnus Academy.

6-13 years

Session I - 5 lessons @ 7 hrs

$530/$450 MCC district residents 1253.123 M-F, 6/26-6/30 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Session II - 5 lessons @ 7 hrs

$530/$450 MCC district residents 1256.123 M-F, 8/7-8/11 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

LEGO Robotics: Bot vs. Bot

Take the WeDo 2.0 LEGO robot challenge with Magnus Academy in this fun camp. You’ll build and program Sumo wrestling bots, bots that play ball and bots that compete in a demolition derby! At the end of the week, campers receive a T-shirt. Campers should bring a lunch, snack and drink each day.

Instructor: Magnus Academy. 6-13 years

5 lessons @ 7 hrs

$530/$450 MCC district residents 1254.123 M-F, 7/10-7/14 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

LEGO Robotics: Extreme Machines

Explore the world of mega-machines in this WeDo 2.0 LEGO robotics camp. Build and program robots that get the job done! Build over-the-top vehicles and real-world engineering marvels in this fun camp. At the end of the week, campers receive a T-shirt.

Instructor: Magnus Academy. 6-13 years

5 lessons @ 7 hrs

$530/$450 MCC district residents 1255.123 M-F, 7/31-8/4 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Mad Science: Flight Academy

Calling all pilots! As a Mad Science flight cadet in training, you will discover how airplanes fly. Test your airplane’s performance in a wind tunnel. Build your own kite, stunt plane and model rocket. Ride the air on a Hovercraft. Discover how hot air balloons, blimps and parachutes work.

Instructor: Mad Science Sta . 6-11 years 4 lessons @ 7 hrs $380/$304 MCC district residents 1102.123 Tu-F, 6/20-6/23 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Eurekas! The Inventor’s Camp

Children will overcome a series of challenges using basic materials, simple machines, tips from famous inventors and most important of all—their minds. With a little bit of ingenuity, children will create catapults and forts, construct working light sticks to take home and assemble a set of circuits with batteries and light bulbs. While Thomas Edison said, “Invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration," this camp is 100% FUN!

Instructor: Mad Science Sta . 6-11 years 5 lessons @ 7 hrs $460/$380 MCC district residents 1103.123 M-F, 6/26-6/30 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Crazy Chemworks

Shake up a flask of fun in the lab and become a junior chemist! Learn to recognize chemical reactions and mix up a few reactive ingredients for some sensational results. Check out the colors of chemistry with the power of PH paper and create a stopper-popping reaction. Probe the properties of light and discover some unusual applications of glow-in-the-dark technology. Campers have a blast as they make crazy concoctions and step inside a real cloud created by dry ice.

Instructor: Mad Science Sta . 6-11 years

3 lessons @ 7 hrs, $304/$228 MCC district residents 1104.123 W-F, 7/5-7/7 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Science in Motion

Discover how things move with science. Take apart pellets to see what an owl cannot digest! Join a team of camper engineers and build bridges, domes, cubes and pyramids. Assemble and control pulleys, levers, catapults and simple machines. Make your own sidewalk chalk, crystal gardens and chromatography-dyed T-shirt!

Instructor: Mad Science Sta . 6-11 years

5 lessons @ 7 hrs, $460/$380 MCC district residents 1105.123 M-F, 7/17-7/21 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Dinosaurs & Ancient Worlds: Underground Explorers

Dig up dinosaurs and the ancient past! Solve real-life mysteries! Kids learn about archaeology and the techniques scientists use to excavate fossils and long-lost cities! They also study bone fragments, pottery shards, amber deposits and fossils to understand what they can tell us about history. What’s more, each class includes a make-and-take-home project, like a fossil reproduction, an amber time capsule and coins from around the world!

Instructor: Mad Science Sta . 6-11 years

5 lessons @ 7 hrs, $460/$380 MCC district residents 1106.123 M-F, 7/24-7/28 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

NASA: Academy of Future Space Explorers

Blast o with the only camp designed and created specifically by NASA engineers! Set your future space explorers on a trajectory from our earth’s atmosphere to the outer reaches of our solar system. This hands-on program will bring children closer to the stars, planets, comets and more. Learn about living in space, getting away from gravity, looking for space phenomena and participate in a rocket launch!

Instructor: Mad Science Sta . 6-11 years

5 lessons @ 7 hrs, $460/$380 MCC district residents

1107.123 M-F, 7/31-8/4 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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K L O N

SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY’S

YOUTH

Campers will discover how to bring Shakespeare’s words to life by examining scripts to create characters, learning the fundamentals of stage combat and performing selected scenes. Camp will culminate with a performance for friends and family.

“Twelfth Night”

Music, love, laughter and merry deception mingle in one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies.

June 20-30, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $850. 10% discount for MCC district residents. Please call 202-547-5688 to register and receive the MCC resident discount.

AGES 9–11 AGES 12–14

TeENS

Visit Shakespeare Theatre Company’s website for FAQs, other information and non-resident registration:

qrco.de/theatrecamp23

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Campers will investigate how Shakespeare guides actors through text and exercise the actor's toolkit to explore multiple characters in an ensemble performance. Camp will culminate with a performance for friends and family.

Shakespeare’s classic story of bickering lovers, a kingdom of fairies and some rude mechanicals who just want to put on a play.  July 3-14 (no Camp on July 4), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $850. 10% discount for MCC district residents. Please call 202-547-5688 to register and receive the MCC resident discount.

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MPA and Abrakadoodle Art camps will be following current COVID-19 guidelines to hold camps in person, per Fairfax County and CDC recommendations.

CamP Abrakadoodle

3-6 years

Morning and afternoon sessions o ered each week.  Monday-Friday (Wednesday-Friday on Week 2)

Morning Sessions: 9:30 a.m.–noon

Afternoon Sessions: 1:30–4 p.m.

M P A S U M M E R A R T C A M P S McLEAN PROJECT FOR THE ARTS (MPA)

Tuition: $205/$185 MCC district residents. Week 2: $125/$110 MCC district residents. Materials fee is $35/Week 2: $21. Make check payable to Abrakadoodle. Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of camp.

There are no full-day options for Abrakadoodle camps. Children must be fully potty trained to attend. Parents, please remember to send a snack and drink each day (no nuts, please).

To register or for more detailed descriptions of Camp Abrakadoodle, visit MPA’s website, mpaart.org

Sign up for morning or afternoon sessions.

Week 1: June 26-30

Little Kids on C vas

Little Kids on Canvas is designed for curious artists who like to explore paint using fingers, sponges, brushes, rollers and more.

Week 3: July 10-14

Super-Tastic C toon Camp

From superheroes to super-pets, we will learn about the art of cartooning and its di erent expressions. Improve your skills and learn new ones while you create a comic strip, a graphic novel or a single-panel comic!

Week 2: July 5-7

Mother Goose & Me

Rhyme, sing, play and create with Mother Goose! Your favorite nursery rhymes come to life in this fun-filled art camp.

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Week 4: July 17-21

Our Pl et, Our World Art Camp

If you love our planet this camp is for you. Our camp includes artwork projects that inspire people to care for nature. Create a wind sculpture, a sea globe, a trash can that smiles and art inspired by endangered animals. Explore exciting concepts and be part of caring for our planet!

Week 6: July 31-August 4

Dreamy Art Camp

Sweet dreams. ExploreMake-the-world-betterDaydreams.dreams. dreamy art while discovering cultures, mythical creatures and new art experiences. Dream big with Abrakadoodle!

Week 5: July 24-28

Kid-Tastic Art Camp

Kids are talented artists! Be inspired by the techniques and styles of well-known child prodigies from around the world. Explore paint pouring, radial drawings, plein air paintings, masking, line work and more.

Week 7: August 7-11

Masters & Me

MPA 2023 Summer Art Camps

Week 1: June 26-30

Mask-Querade!

Masks are an important aspect in storytelling and expression around the world. Campers will explore various cultures around the world and create masks inspired by animals and figures through mediums like paper mâché, clay and more!

Explore artwork by "The Masters" (Van Gogh, Kahlo, Pollock and more!) while having fun with a variety of art media.

Week 2: July 5-7

Crazy Wacky Sculptures

Create sculptural creatures and marvelous mobiles using upcycled everyday materials in this fun mini session. Beads, fabric, feathers, sequins, yarn, cellophane and other cool materials will all be used to create your most unique sculptural inventions. We will explore the works of El  Anatsui, Debra Butterfield and Judy Pfa .

M P A S U M M E R A R T C A M P S
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Morning Sessions   Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–noon  Two Age Group
6-8 years or 9-13 years  Tuition: $295/280 MCC district residents. Week 2: $180/$170 MCC district residents Full-Day Option
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Week 3:  July 10-14

Dynamic Art

Art is beyond stagnant processes such as still life. In this camp, we will explore the dynamism of art through techniques that focus on motion and fluidity. Campers will engage in projects such as flipbooks, spin art, art pours and much

Week 4: July 17-21

Exploring Color

Campers will delve into the world of hue, shade, tint, value and intensity. Starting from the “color wheel,” we will draw and drip paint on paper and canvas with colorful layers of paint, oil pastel and collage. We will experiment with di erent types of 2D printing and use pencil, pen, watercolor, acrylic and mixed media. Learn about exciting artists such as Jackson Pollock, Morris Louis and other contemporary artists who used various techniques in their works.

Week 5: July 24-28

H d Building with Clay

Explore the exciting world of hand building with clay. We also will create beautiful decorative patterns with various sculpting tools and stencils and learn a variety of techniques, including slab, pinch and coil construction. Campers will take projects home as we are using non-firing clay.

Week 7: August 7-11

Celestial Art

Explore all things planetary and alien during this week of artistic space travel. We will look closely at some of the beautiful and colorful photographs of space. Deriving our inspiration from the plants, stars, galaxies and other celestial bodies, we will create our own intergalactic masterpieces using new techniques.

Week 6: July 31-August 4

Pop Art

Campers will explore works by “pop” artists Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg and others of the 1960s and 1970s. Campers will then create their own pop art works using found objects, commercial packaging (save those candy wrappers and soup can labels!) and other everyday commercial symbols. Discover color and composition working from everyday objects using drawing, painting and collage techniques.

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MPA 2023 Summer Art Camps

Afternoon Sessions

Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.

Two Age Group Options: 6-8 years or 9-13 years

Tuition: $295/280 MCC district residents. Week 2: $180/$170 MCC district residents

Full-Day Option Available

Campers should bring a snack and water. Campers who are attending a full-day camp should pack a lunch each day. No nuts please.

Week 1: June 26-30

Comic Book

Delve into the world of comic books by making your own and looking at the work of professional authors. We will learn what works both from a compositional and storytelling perspective. Campers will look at some of the most famous heroes and villains in comic book history for inspiration. Beginning with pen and ink drawings for our storyboards, we will add sequential and close-up images as part of creating our own exciting comic books. In addition to classic comic books, we will construct flip books to show our own comic style in motion.

Week 3: July 10-14

Under the Sea

There is so much that we don’t know about what’s under the sea, which allows for an abundance of creative freedom. In this camp, we’ll explore nautical themes such as animals, mythos and nature. Campers will work with watercolors, sand, recyclable materials and more throughout the week.

Week 2: July 5-7

STEAM, Art+N@ure

This camp focuses on the interrelations of art with science, technology, engineering and math. Campers will explore nature and biological imagery through watercolor, ink and acrylic.

Campers will take supervised nature walks into McLean Central Park for plein air sketching sessions of flora and fauna. They also will have the opportunity to collect leaves, flowers and other natural found objects to incorporate into their works.

Week 4: July 17-21

Surrealist

This camp is perfect for our campers with large imaginations and creativity, as the surreal art movement is all about creative expression. Students will learn about the Surrealist movement and look at works by Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo and other movement pioneers. Campers will create artworks that could only exist in their dreams through 2-D and 3-D means.

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Week 5: July 24-28

Screen Printing

Join us for this first step into fabric design. Campers will dive into the world of screen printing and design their own shirts, fabrics and more!

Week 6: July 31- August 4

Unconventional Cre@ions

Week 7: August 7– 11

Magical & Mythical Cre@ures

Do you love stories about dragons, fairies, unicorns and other magical and mythical creatures? We will recreate some of these characters in our own imaginative masterpieces!

Campers will use color pencils, markers, paint, beads, feathers, special papers and other materials to construct 2D and 3D artworks starring our favorite characters either from literature or entirely from our imaginations.

MPA’s Counselor in Training Program

14-18 years   Monday-Friday, 8:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m.  $395 for each two-week program. Minimum commitment of two weeks required. MPA’s Counselor in Training (CIT) Program has been developed to enrich the experience of older campers at our summer art camps. CITs, chosen by MPA to participate, will experience working with younger children in a day camp setting. This program is designed to encourage teaching and leadership skills. CITs will assist in planning and leading activities for our young campers. This opportunity is ideal for students interested in art, teaching and developing their leadership styles under the supervision of MPA’s master faculty.

For more information or to apply for a CIT position at MPA’s 2022 Summer Art Camps, please visit MPA’s website, mpaart.org

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Campers will spend this week exploring a wide variety of unique methods in creating works of art. They will have the opportunity to create projects with methods that are di erent from the usual  norm and be introduced to innovative new

FOR RISING 5TH-9TH GRADERS

he end of the school year is quickly approaching. Not to worry! The Old Firehouse has a summer program that will keep your child active and happy all summer. The Old Firehouse Summer Camp o ers your child eight weeks of fantastic trips and memorable experiences. Be sure to sign up early as these weeks sell out fast.

There are three convenient ways to register: online, by phone or in person at the Old Firehouse Center, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, Va. 22101.

The 2023 Old Firehouse Summer Participant Contract should be submitted no later than Friday, June 9, 2023. All other forms and waivers will be sent via email and will also be available at the Old Firehouse prior to your camp week.

Camp will be held Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Return times on certain trips will be later due to the distance of the trip’s location. Trips depart and return to the Old Firehouse Teen Center. Campers may bring additional money for snacks and incidentals each day.

Please Note: Trips may change due to weather conditions, location availability or other unforeseeable issues. Old Firehouse camp sta will make every e ort to ensure replacement trips are as similar as possible to the trips originally planned.

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JUNE 19–23 $475/$425 MCC DISTRICT RESIDENTS MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY JUNETEENTH SPEEDWORLD DAVE & BUSTER’S BUSCH GARDENS SPLASHDOWN WATERPARK KEY WAIVER REQUIRED LUNCH INCLUDED
18 O F C S U M M E R C A M P T R I P S JUNE 26–30 8102.123 2 $450/$400 MCC DISTRICT RESIDENTS MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY INDOOR TRAMPOLINE PHILLY FOOD TOUR THE RAGE ARENA WHITE WATER RAFTING INTERACTIVE MUSEUM & MOVIE JULY 5–7 8103.123 3 $450/$400 MCC DISTRICT RESIDENTS MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY 4TH OF JULY HOLIDAY (NO CAMP) 4TH OF JULY HOLIDAY (NO CAMP) HERSHEY PARK CRAYOLA FACTORY CITY CRUISE DC/BALTIMORE JULY 10–14 8104.123 4 $475/$425 MCC DISTRICT RESIDENTS MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY BALTIMORE AQUARIUM & SCIENCE MUSEUM OCEAN CITY SANDY SPRING ADVENTURE PARK TURKEY HILL & TIMELINE ARCADE AUTOBAHN
19 O F C S U M M E R C A M P T R I P S JULY 17–21 8105.123 5 $475/$425 MCC DISTRICT RESIDENTS MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY PIZZA UNIVERSITY SPLASH ISLAND DAVE & BUSTER’S PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES BASEBALL ULTIMATE ARCHERY & MOVIE JULY 24–28 8106.123 6 $475/$425 MCC DISTRICT RESIDENTS MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY FUNLAND FAIRFAX KINGS DOMINION TREE TREKKERS MASSANUTTEN WATERPARK ROLLER SKATING & MOVIE JULY 31–AUGUST 4 8107.123 7 $475/$425 MCC DISTRICT RESIDENTS MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY UPTOWN ALLEY & SPLATTER PAINT SPEEDWORLD TUBING iPLAY AMERICA INTERACTIVE MUSEUM & MOVIE

Old Firehouse Summer Camp Refund Policy

• If a camp program is canceled by the center, a full refund will be issued.

• Requests for withdrawals and/or cancellations received before Friday, April 7, 2023, will receive a full refund.

• Requests for withdrawals and/or cancellations received after Friday, April 7, 2023, will have an $100 processing fee deducted from the total refund paid to the patron.

• If a replacement can be found to fill the space vacated by the cancellation and/or withdrawal, the $100 processing fee will be refunded to the patron.

• If a replacement cannot be found, a refund of the processing fee will not be issued.

20 O F C S U M M E R C A M P T R I P S AUGUST 7–11 8108.123 8 $475/$425 MCC DISTRICT RESIDENTS MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY CLIMB ZONE OCEAN CITY DAVE & BUSTER’S BALTIMORE ORIOLES BASEBALL TOP GOLF & MOVIE
All withdrawals, refunds and cancellation requests MUST be submitted in writing to oldfirehouse@mcleancenter.org.

Please make checks payable to McLean Community Center.
Staple check for camp fees to this form.
faxing form, complete credit card information.
Mail, fax, or bring form to: McLean Community Center,
Ingleside Ave.,
TTY: 711
To register online or to submit an application by email, visit our website:
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