Barrie Camp

Set on 45 acres just outside Washington, D.C., Barrie Camp provides a time-honored summer camp experience for children ages 4-14. Conveniently located minutes from the ICC and Glenmont Metro stop. Bus transportation available.

At Barrie Camp, we seek to develop your child’s best qualities and provide all of the things that are needed for kids to enjoy a fun and engaging camp experience. A Washington, D.C. area institution since the 1950s, Barrie Camp offers a safe, self-contained environment perfect for campers to freely explore and enjoy their favorite activities with friends old and new. Barrie Camp provides a range of traditional and new activities that make each summer unique. Through hands-on experiences, collaboration, and diversity of thought and culture, campers are encouraged to be themselves, try new things, explore, accept challenges, and find joy in all that they do.

 Outdoor Education is an important aspect of Barrie. The many natural habitats across campus provide a lush and wondrous environment in which campers can explore and play. Outdoor education is incorporated into many of our activities as well as weekly overnights for campers in the Middle or Upper camp groups.

Day camp groups provide a comprehensive mix of traditional camp activities, perennial favorites, and fun new offerings. All campers enjoy on-site swimming, canoeing, pony rides, sports, nature, arts and crafts, dance, karate, music, cooperative games, drama, and more! Middle and Upper campers are also offered archery, American Sign Language, outdoor living skills, computer sciences, and optional overnight campouts. Activity periods run 35 minutes in length. Most activities are scheduled once a week except for swimming which is scheduled daily. Groups are based on the grade a camper is going into during the school year following camp.

Specialty Camps are offered to children entering grades 2 and up. The schedule offers a half-day of specialty activity programming combined with a half-day of traditional camp activities. Specialty programs currently offered include Naturalists, Studio Art, Karate, Video Production, Just Girls, and Just Boys.

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Super Camps are single week programs offered throughout the summer, providing blasts of fun and learning. Each offering is unique and targets a specific interest and age group. Additional fees apply and vary depending on the program and length of the day. Eligibility varies by program.

Barrie is an extraordinary environment for summer learning, exploration, and fun – camping at its best!  With a wide variety of activities, a vibrant community, an abundance of multipurpose facilities, and a vast natural setting, campers are free to explore new opportunities, enjoy the outdoors, spend quality time with friends and benefit from encouragement provided by an exciting group of counselors and program specialists


Contact: Camp At Barrie School

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