Summer Camp is for rising Kindergartners through rising 6th graders. Registration is open to current NLC families only through Sunday, March 13th. Registration is open to the public starting Monday, March 14th.
Senior Camp (SC) and Junior Camp (JC) will each take two field trips every week. We require registration for full weeks only. Campers will need to pack lunches on most of their field trip days.
June 16 & 17: Go Wild and Blast Off into Summer! Who wants to ease into summer…let’s BLAST our way in with a smorgasbord of activities! A preview of the summer fun ahead is in the works this week, so come ready to leap feet first into summer! SC will visit Camp Highroad for a day of teambuilding and a picnic.
June 21-24: Go Wild and Say Aloha to the Islands! We might not be on the Hawaiian Islands, but we can pretend! How about making leis, seashell crafts, and sand art? No island trip is complete without water and fun in the sun, so we kick off the week with a giant water slide and keep the energy going by having the kids squirt, splash, and spray while in-house all week long. Campers will travel to Volcano Island Water Park and another day will explore Cunningham Falls State Park in Thurmont.
June 27-July 1: Go Wild about the World of Animals! We will start the week with a visit from our friends at Wildlife Ambassadors who will bring some of our local wildlife to educate and entertain. Campers will continue going crazy about animals by visiting with farm animal friends on a field trip to Great Country Farms one day and then playing on the dinosaur themed playground at Ashburn Park another day.
July 5-8: Go Wild about the USA! Visiting Franklin Park Pool and enjoying a picnic is a fantastic way to cool off as we celebrate July 4th week! We will also tour the Purcellville Fire Station to visit some of our local heroes followed by a stop at Franklin Park’s playground for a picnic and some summer fun. Ice cream, apple pie, and hot dogs will be on the menu this week – nothing more American than that!
July 11-15: Go Wild about the Arts! We will go wild for different kinds of art including music, drama, painting, drawing, sculpting, and maybe even a little photography and videography! A One-Man Band will perform at the NLC – wow! Campers will travel to one of their favorite places for paint-your-own pottery, The Polka Dot Pot in Winchester, followed by a picnic in Jim Barnett Park. We will also observe the art of cinematography by taking a trip to the movies, enjoying a picnic at Douglas Park in Leesburg on the way back.
July 18-22: Go Wild for STEM! Science + Technology + Engineering + Math = AWESOME! Brainiacs will visit to bring Legos and cool experiments. Campers will travel to the Shenandoah Discovery Museum in Winchester with a stop at Berryville Park for a picnic on the way back. Also, this week, campers will explore the Children’s Science Center in Fairfax with a picnic at Algonkian Park to follow.
July 25-29: Go Wild about Cooking in the Kitchen! On Monday, Heritage Farm Museum will present “Grandma’s Kitchen,” teaching us about what kitchen tools were used a generation ago, and then the kids will try their hand at baking up some biscuits! Campers will visit JK Farms in Round Hill to learn about where our food comes from and to lend a hand on this working farm whose produce all goes to local food banks. The second field trip will be a visit to Vocelli’s Pizza to tour the kitchen and make their own pizzas for lunch which they will enjoy eating at Hamilton Park.
Aug 1-5: Go Wild about Earth Science! Master Gardeners will visit the NLC on Monday to teach us about seeds and plants and to get our hands dirty by helping us plant some ourselves. The campers will visit Blandy Farm to learn and explore the world around them, from insects and birds to trees and rocks! A trip to Clemyjontri Park in McLean for play and a picnic wraps up this wild week.
Aug 8-12: Go Wild about the World of Sports! Amazing Athletes will visit on Monday to kick off this wild week with games and activities on our front field, and all sorts of games and sports will abound throughout the week! In addition to going bowling, JC will head to Monkey Joe’s in Winchester for some climbing and bouncing, and SC will make their way to JayDee’s Fun Zone in Inwood for some swimming.
Aug 15-18: Go Wild and End Summer with a Splash!
The giant water slide returns to end the summer with a splash, and campers will visit Volcano Island Water Park in Sterling for one last summertime swim. Popsicles, snow cones and water games all week long!
Aug 22-24: Go Wild about the Last Lazy Days of Summer! These last days before school starts means spending time with friends, relaxing while watching movies and munching popcorn, and revisiting some favorite activities from the weeks before.
NOTE: Field trips are subject to change.