An All Inclusive Experience!
Inflatable Slip n’ Slide, Rock Wall, Extended Care and Snack all included in the weekly tuition.
The IDEAS Day Camp, the #1 Day Camp in Bethesda, will sell out each week.
Register today to secure your reservation. To preserve an incredible experience, certain to exceed the expectations of both parents and campers, this camp will sell out. Low ratio. Daily fun on the inflatable Slip n’ Slide. Day campers are split into grade appropriate groups. Safety is the top priority – always!
Why Attend an IDEAS Day Camp?
Led by experienced adults who work in education, children enjoy a safe, nurturing and fun summer camp environment. We aim for a 6:1 camper to counselor ratio (3:1 lifeguard to camper ration during Water Play), because every child deserves personal attention. IDEAS’ Day Camp offers stimulating and traditional weekly themes, complemented with an abundance of varied daily activities and traditions. Day campers also enjoy daily Water Play and the Inflatable Slip n’ Slide. Review the themes below and register today for multiple weeks, or better yet for the entire summer. Perfect for kids who are either experiencing camp for the first time or returning from a fun experience last summer. To be a kid again!
*Children must be fully potty-trained to participate in this program. For camper and counselor safety and health reasons, there are no exceptions.
2023 Date and Themes For IDEAS’ Day Camp
July 3: Star Spangled Celebration*
Oh say can you see…all the patriotic-packed games and crafts in store for campers as we celebrate our nation’s birthday along with Ozzie’s. Shhh! We are throwing Ozzie a surprise party! Campers create patriotic hats, construct firecracker shakers, decorate Ozzie’s birthday card, have a watermelon contest, and participate in the U.S.A.-themed fun and games. This is a jam-packed week full of celebrations!
*No Camp on Tuesday, July 4 in recognition of the Independence Day Holiday. Tuition will be prorated accordingly.
July 10: Star Wars Padawan Academy
Climb aboard the Millennium Falcon and set your sights for a Galaxy Far Far Away! See if you have what it takes to be the next IDEAS Camp Jedi as campers compete with fellow Padawans in StormTrooper Bowling. Our Day Camp Padawan program will blow campers’ minds as they build lightsabers and go through The Saber Training Academy with the great Ozzie-Yoda.
July 17: Superhero Adventure
It’s a Bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s superhero Ozzie! Join Ozzie and IDEAS campers as we discover our super powers and create superhero costumes. To become a superhero, campers participate in the superhero ultimate challenge. Remember, superheroes are healthy eaters and good helpers!
July 24: Silly Scientists
Campers, Welcome to the IDEAS Camp Laboratory! Put on your very own customized lab coat and step into a world of curiosity and discovery. Throughout the week, campers will conduct experiments that fizz, fly, stick, and even create artwork by manipulating the molecules of color in markers! This fun-filled week is sure to strike the curiosity of every little scientist.
Marvel, Captain Marvel, and Ironman are trademarks of the Marvel and The Disney® Group of Companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse IDEAS Camp or any of its classes. “Dr. Seuss” is a trademark of its respective owner which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse IDEAS Camp or any of its classes. Star Wars® is a trademark of the Disney® Group of Companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse IDEAS Camp or any of its classes
IDEAS’ Day Camp Weekly Activities Include:
GaGa and Backyard Sports
Traditional indoor and outdoor sports including: GaGa, Soccer, Volleyball, Beach Games, Cornhole.
Interactive Play-Fitness Games
Get your body moving and your steps in as campers experience the IDEAS Interactive Gaming Wall, LED climbing wall, and more.
Design, create, and innovate through exploration and discovery. Kids will be challenged to use their critical thinking skills.
Creative Visual Arts
Time to get the smock and open the “right” side of the brain during this relaxing and engaging part of the week.
Creative Culinary Design
Head to the “kitchen” to create your own Edible Craft such as Pretzel Rockets, Yummy Dr. Seuss Sushi and other allergy-free snacks.
Inflatable Slip n' Slide
Summer is hot so we like to cool down daily with Inflatable Slip n’ Slide and Water Play games.
A Typical Day At IDEAS’ Day Camp
Complimentary Morning Extended Care
(7:30am to 8:45am – included and free)
Normal Camp Hours
(8:45am to 9am)
Each Day Begins With:
Morning Meeting & Counselor Challenge Games
Theme of Week Morning Activity 1
Outdoor Backyard Sports
(Before 10:30am – included and free)
Theme of Week Morning Activity 3
Interactive Play and Fitness
Campers Bring Their Own Lunch
All of the above is an example of a daily schedule. Activity times and programs change week-to-week.
Water Play & GaGa
Tech Time or Creative Visual Acts
Theme of the Week Afternoon Activity 7
Innovation Lab or Digital Arts
Each Day Concludes With:
Afternoon Meeting & Counselor Challenge Games
All of the above is an example of a daily schedule. Activity times and programs change week-to-week.
Normal Camp Hours Pick-Up
(2:55pm to 3:15pm)
Complimentary Afternoon Extended Care
(3:15pm to 5:30pm – included and free)
About IDEAS Day Camp
Led by experienced adults who work in education, girls and boys enjoy a safe, nurturing and fun summer camp environment. There will be no shortage of stories being shared when your son or daughter returns home each day from IDEAS Camps! This program provides young boys and girls with stimulating and traditional weekly day camp themes, but adds a healthy offering of appropriate age-level interactive activities into each summer camp day. Experiences should be as diverse as a child’s growing interests, therefore,
IDEAS’ Day Camp offers a variety of hands-on activities for curious young minds. Our variety of offerings sets the stage for exploration, activity, creativity, discovery, and innovation. Movement and experimentation are the building blocks for this young group of campers and IDEAS Camps delivers with eye-opening activities to uncover talents and establish new friendships. Through a mix of art, music, crafts, technology, introductory science, and performing arts,
IDEAS’ Day Camp is unlike any other camp experience in the area. Our leadership team ensures a safe, experimental, nurturing and stimulating traditional camp environment with a new themed-session each week – encouraging campers to enroll in multiple weeks, if not for the entire summer.
Activities & Philosophy
IDEAS Day Campers will sleep well at night after a fun-filled, action-packed camp day! We believe there is a direct correlation between the movement of the body and an enhanced capacity for the developing mind to innovate and create. Therefore, there is no shortage of daily indoor and outdoor activities and play for all young campers attending IDEAS’ Day Camp.
At IDEAS’ Day Camp, we provide a safe, nurturing and fun-filled environment for our younger campers. Our well-trained and experienced teacher/early childhood counselors foster personal growth and development each every child. Our primary focus in Day Camp is for campers to: meet new friends, learn new skills, try new things, and gain confidence that will benefit them for years to come.
Each day, all Day campers participate in a variety of play, from the enjoyment of traditional sports and games to IDEAS’ interactive art, music, introductory science and performing arts. All activities and games are team-based and challenge campers in a positive manner to either beat the clock or even their own counselors!
Rest assured parents, because we are obsessed with the details of sourcing, hiring, and training excellent instructors and counselors to work at IDEAS Camp. Our company has 23+ years of experience sourcing, hiring and training well-qualified professionals to lead your children, who are entrusted under our supervision and care, each and every day. All IDEAS Day campers are led by experienced and creative adults who have extensive experience working in education and/or working in a camp setting. Each IDEAS Camp instructor who works with your son or daughter is fully vetted and has passed local and nationwide criminal background checks, in-depth reference checks, and a behavioral personality test – all to ensure that our company core values are upheld and our expectations are fully met each and every camp day.
Moreover, we have a dedicated team at IDEAS’ Winter Camp Headquarters who work year-round to ensure each camp team member is a proper fit and represents our high level of standards including: safety, experience, courtesy, respect, professionalism, flexibility, and enjoyment. Our entire team of full time and seasonal professionals is filled with persons who lead-by-example, put others before themselves, serve as mentors and friends, and lastly celebrate your camper’s effort over results.
IDEAS’ dedicated full time Talent Acquisition team works year-round at our Winter Headquarters, all of whom have children of their own and obsessed with the execution of a proven and extensive professional hiring process. Moreover, we work throughout the year to develop an immersive multi-day, 30+ hour training experience, which includes teachings, materials, professional development, and lessons presented: online, during webinars, in-person and on-the-job.
“All 3 of my girls appreciated the opportunity you provided them with last week. Jennifer (pre-k) now wants a rolling robot for Christmas, Julie (1st grader) said she wants an Ozzie birthday party (do you even do that?) and Billi (6th grader) told me last night she wants to become a space engineer because, as she told me, “we need more girls in space!” Incredible job. Thank you for inspiring my 3 girls. See you next summer.”
“As a single dad of two twins the school year becomes exhausting. When I heard you guys provide free snack and extended care I was ecstatic. I signed Bryan and Caleb up for your IDEAS Camps program because I knew they would love it. Well, they not only loved it, but I LOVED IT too. No lunch making, no rushing to pick them up or drop them off. You have made my summer so much more simple with all you offer and I want to thank you for that. Thank you.”