Summer Camp

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Spark your children’s imaginations at the 30th Barnesville School Summer Camp where your campers can explore arts, sciences, and a variety of other exciting programs. Our 50-acre campus, uniquely located in the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve, allows us to offer a wide array of camps that include STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), arts, sports, outdoor adventures, and fun themed-based offerings for children from age 3 years, 6 months through 9th grade.

We also offer before and after care, and free transportation from several locations in Upper Montgomery County.

Please join us as we explore the Arts & Sciences!

Camp Fees

One-week Full-day Camp: $330
Two-week Full-day Camp: $660
Half-day Theme Camp: $180
Half-day Rec Camp: $180
Adventure Bound (Calleva): $400

Middle School Michelangelos (entering 6th – 9th grades)

The Middle School Michelangelos is designed with pre-teens in mind. All camps are full-day, with three two-week sessions, and two one-week sessions. Students entering Sixth through Ninth Grade in Fall 2014 are eligible to attend.

Sports and Games: June 16-20, 2014 (Week 1)

This week is all about team and individual sports. Play basketball, soccer, kickball, and flag football. Learn some new games like Spikeball, Trangle Ball, and one of last year’s favorite games – Nine Square in the Air.

Drama and Set Building School House Rock: June 23-July 3, 2014 (Weeks 2 and 3)

During this two-week session, campers will be involved in all aspects of putting on a stage production. Ms. Valerie will be here to teach choreography and songs from School House Rock. Campers will work on their performance skills and learn about stage directions. Campers will also create the sets and props for the show. Basic carpentry skills will be introduced. Parents are welcome to join us for our performance at the Camp Wide potluck picnic on July 3. Camp is closed on Friday, July 4.

Adventure Bound: July 7-11, 2014 (Week 4)

Do you enjoy extreme sports and great outdoor activities? Join Barnesville and Calleva as we experience the low and high ropes courses, hiking through the Sugarloaf Mountains, or tubing and rafting down the Potomac River.

STEM: July 14-25, 2014 (Weeks 5 and 6)

This two-week session allows campers to explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Each day will bring new challenges. Explore Robotics using our Lego Mindstorm Robotics kits. Build a product to fill a need and find efficient ways to mass produce it. Experiment with chemical reactions. Play strategy games and solve logic problems. Join us for two weeks of STEM fun! 

Explore the Visual Arts: July 28-August 8, 2014 (Weeks 7 and 8)

Explore your creative side! Spend a few days drawing, painting, and sculpting. Choose activities you enjoy and take some time to learn new skills. Other days will focus on digital photography and graphic design. There will be many off-campus field trips during this two-week camp.

Lower School Leonardos (entering 3rd – 5th grades)

The Lower School Leonardos is a traditional day-camp designed for students entering Third through Fifth grade in Fall 2014. Each week has two different themes to choose from. Your camper can pick their favorite for the week. Please note: Drama Sussical is a two-week program during weeks 5 and 6.

There are three exciting options for your campers to choose:

  • Full-Day Camp: Sessions are held Monday through Friday and include Theme Camp in the morning, an hour lunch, and recess from Noon to 1 p.m., and Recreation Camp in the afternoon.
  • Theme Camp Only: Theme Camp is held Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to Noon and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Recreation Camp Only: Rec Camp is held Monday through Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fridays are Spirit Days; each day features a different full-camp theme.

June 16-20, 2014 (Week 1)

Barnesville Robotics
Lego Mindstorm Robotics returns to Barnesville this summer. Each day campers will be presented building and programming challenges that become increasingly difficult as the week progresses. Campers will work together to solve these challenges. Bring an open mind and your creative problem solving abilities. No previous experience required!

Shipwrecked
You are shipwrecked and you must find a way to live with only the few things you salvaged from your ship before it sank. Each day the campers will face a different set of challenges. Given limited resources, how would you live in different environments? You may find yourself on a tropical island or on the frozen tundra. Can you create a shelter and find food? Are you up to the challenge?

June 23-27, 2014 (Week 2)

Adventure Bound
Do you enjoy extreme sports and great outdoor activities? Join Barnesville and Calleva as we experience the low and high ropes courses, hiking through the Sugarloaf Mountains, or tubing and rafting down the Potomac River.

Puppet Parade
This camp combines the visual and performing arts. Campers will create different types of puppets from finger and sock puppets to marionettes. After creating their puppets, campers will write and perform puppet shows at our end of the day Pow Wow. Show off your creativity and imagination!

June 30-July 3, 2014 (Week 3)

Science Camp
Explore the science of motion this week. Activities will focus on movement, balance, and flight. Create a paper flying machine, play with bubbles, build and fly a kite… these are a few of the highlights of this week. Show off your creations at our camp-wide potluck picnic on July 3. Camp will be closed on Friday, July 4.

America, the Beautiful
Join us as we celebrate the red, white, and blue all week long. We will play colonial style games, create red, white, and blue crafts, make mini apple pies, and play baseball. Families are welcome to join us on Thursday afternoon for a camp-wide potluck picnic. Camp will be closed on Friday, July 4.

July 7-11, 2014 (Week 4)

Time Travel
Each day campers will find themselves in a different time period. You never know where we will end up. We will visit Ancient Greece, the Jurassic Period, the 1950s, maybe even the future. Join us for our adventures in time!

Advanced Robotics
This session is for campers who have attended Barnesville Robotics camp. Improve your building and programming skills as you face more difficult challenges. One highlight of this week is the annual Barnesville 'Bot Battle. Previous Lego Mindstorm Robotics experience is required for this camp.

July 14-18, 2014 (Week 5)

If We Build It...
Explore architecture from the wonders of the ancient world to modern times. Campers will use a variety of materials—Legos, K’Nex, blocks, spaghetti—to recreate famous structures.  Then they will use what they learned to build creative structures of their own. Campers will create a photo album of all of their masterpieces.

July 14-25, 2014 (Weeks 5 & 6)

Drama Seussical
Explore your dramatic side! During this two-week session campers will learn songs and choreography from Seussical, the Musical. We will end with a camp wide presentation on Friday, July 25 as part of the second annual Barnesville’s Got Talent Variety Show.

July 21-25, 2014 (Week 6)

Explore the Ag Reserve
The Barnesville School has a unique location in the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve. This week campers will travel throughout this area and explore the resources it offers. We will hike Sugarloaf Mountain, bike or walk along the C&O Canal, and visit a working farm. Come explore the fun things to do in the Barnesville area. This is a travel camp and campers will spend most of the time off campus.

July 28-August 1, 2014 (Week 7)

Around the World in 5 Days
Celebrate diversity! Campers will travel the world exploring the various cultures that make each country unique and special. Have a Mexican Fiesta, learn some Irish dancing, and so much more. Get your passport ready as we go around the world in five days!

Movers and Shakers
This is a week of games and activities that will keep you busy! Play game show games like Minute to Win It, Family Feud, and Are you Smarter Than a 5th Grader? We will also spend time playing team games like volleyball and basketball. This week is all about challenging yourself and working together.

August 4-8, 2014 (Week 8)

Sports and Games
This week is all about team and individual sports. Play basketball, soccer, kickball, and flag football. Learn some new games like Spikeball, Trangle Ball, and one of last year’s favorite games —Nine Square in the Air.

Super Sleuths
Campers will become detectives as they try to solve the big camp mystery! A lesson from Sherlock Holmes and plenty of clues will help keep campers on their toes. Each day will bring a new mystery that campers will have to work together to solve.

Elementary Einsteins (age 3.5 - entering 2nd grade)

The Elementary Einsteins camp is a traditional day-camp designed for our youngest campers. Eligible students are entering Preschool (age 3 years, 6 months) through Second Grade in Fall 2014. Each week the Elementary Einsteins explore an exciting new theme through fun games, arts and crafts, and age appropriate field trips.

Campers must be 3 years, 6 months of age as of the first day of the week of camp in which they are enrolled.

Campers in Elementary Einsteins participate in Recreation Camp in the mornings and are divided into two age groups for the Theme Camp in the afternoon: Age 3.5 - PreK and Kindergarten - 2nd Grade.

There are three exciting options for your campers to choose:

  • Full-Day Camp: Sessions are held Monday through Friday and include Rec Camp in the morning, an hour lunch and rest break from Noon to 1 p.m., and the Theme Camp in the afternoon.
  • Recreation Camp Only: Campers can opt to participate only in the morning Recreation Camp, held Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to Noon and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Theme Camp Only: Theme Camp is held Monday through Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fridays are Spirit Days; each day features a different full-camp theme.

Beach Week: June 16-20, 2014 

Summer has finally arrived—it’s time to celebrate! This week is all about a favorite summer hot spot, the beach. We will create beach themed crafts and play beach games. Friday is Hawaii Day! Grab your Hawaiian shirt and grass skirt and come to our luau. Join us for a week of sun, sand, and water!
Friday’s Spirit Day: Hawaii Day 

Explore the Outdoors: June 23-27, 2014 

At Barnesville we love to spend time outside. This week campers will explore our big, beautiful campus. You never know what you will find when go walking in the woods or along a stream bed. It is all about nature this week. Friday is Wet and Wild Day, so bring your swimsuit and join us for a day of water play.
Friday’s Spirit Day: Wet and Wild Day!

Stars & Stripes: June 30-July 3, 2014

This is short week of camp—we are closed Friday, July 4. Join us as we celebrate the red, white, and blue all week long. We will play colonial style games and create red, white, and blue crafts. Families are welcome to join us on Thursday afternoon for a camp-wide potluck picnic. Celebrate the 4th of July all week long! 
Thursday’s Spirit Day: All American Picnic

Eric Carle: July 7-11, 2014

Celebrate on of our favorite children’s authors this week. Eric Carle created some interesting characters—the hungry caterpillar, the grouchy lady bug, and the mixed up chameleon to name just a few. The crafts and games will be based on his enjoyable stories.  
Friday’s Spirit Day: Sock Hop

The Final Frontier: July 14–18, 2014

Look up at the night sky, what do you see? This week is all about stars, planets, comets, asteroids, and space travel. One of the highlights of this week will be a visit from the traveling planetarium. Do you have a twin somewhere in the universe? Friday we will celebrate this possibility with Twin Day! Plan to dress like one of your camp friends and enjoy a day of twin activities. 
Friday’s Spirit Day: Twin Day

Circus: July 21–25, 2014

Ladies and gentlemen! Children of all ages! Welcome to the Barnesville Summer Camp’s circus! There will be lots of clowning around this week. Join us for circus themed crafts, games, and activities. Parents are welcome to join us on Friday afternoon for the second annual Barnesville’s Got Talent Variety Show. 
Friday’s Spirit Day: Barnesville's Got Talent Variety Show

Rainbows: July 28-August 1, 2014

Is there really a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow? We may not find the answer to this question, but we will have fun with color this week. It’s a Color War! On Monday, campers will be placed on color teams. Each day there will be a team activity. Points will be tallied all week. Friday will be Field Day. Wear your team color for a day filled with fun games and contests.
Friday’s Spirit Day: Color War Field Day

Fur and Feathers: August 4-8, 2014

We end our summer with a week dedicated to our furry and feathered friends. This week’s activities are all about birds and mammals. One of the highlights of this week will be a trip to Meadowside Nature Center. 
Friday's Spirit Day: Gold Rush

Recreation Camp (half-day option for age 3 - 5th grade)

The Barnesville School Summer Camp offers Elementary Einsteins (Age 3.5 – 2nd Grade) and Lower School Leonardos (3rd – 5th Grade) a half-day Recreation Camp option each day. This fun camp is a combination of team sports, fun games, and personal fitness. Campers will learn new sports, participate as members of teams, and challenge themselves to reach new fitness heights.

Many of our popular games and activities from last summer, Wacky Water Wednesday, flashlight tag, and parachute games are joined this summer by some exciting games:

  • Trangleball: A popular game on Fire Island’s Ocean Beach, Trangleball is a strategy game is which players throw a ball at a pyramid. The goal is to get the opposing team to miss the ball while staying inbounds. There is also Trangleball baseball and Trangleball basketball.
  • Spike Ball: A combination of volleyball and Four Square. Players throw a ball on a mini-trampoline. Teams work together to get the other team to miss the ball. Like volleyball, players set and spike the ball. Like Four Square, players bounce the ball off the trampoline. Lots of fun!     
  • 9-Square in the Air: Another combination of volleyball and Four Square only this time it is above your head! Players stand in their own square and hit the ball through a 3 by 3 grid in the air. If the ball hits the ground in your square, you’re out!

Campers in the Elementary Einsteins (Age 3 – 2nd grade) are welcome to attend in the morning and the Lower School Leonardos (3rd – 5th grade) participate in Rec Camp in the afternoon. Many activities take place outside so please have your children dress appropriately. Bring a water bottle and a hat, and prepare for some fun!

Academic Camps/MS Math Camps

Give your student an edge for the next school year with our Academic Camps!

Kindergarten - Fourth Grade

Small-group enrichment sessions will help kids maintain their skills through the summer. One-hour classes are offered three times a week during our regular camp day and focus on maintaining and improving reading, writing, and math skills to prepare students for the challenges they will face in the new school year.

  • Kindergarten: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9:15-10:15 a.m.
  • First Grade: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10:15-11:15 a.m.
  • Second Grade: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 11:15-12:15 a.m.
  • Third Grade: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 1:15-2:15 p.m.
  • Fourth Grade: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 2:15-3:15 p.m.
Middle School Math Classes

Middle School Math Classes, offered on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 7:45-8:45 a.m., focus on algebra and problem solving skills while preparing students for the challenges they will face in next year’s math classes.

Fees

K-4th Grade Camps

  • $175 for the 8-week session (without camp registration)
  • $100 for the 8-week session (with camp registration)

Middle School Math

  • $175 for the 8-week session


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An independent private school in
Montgomery County, Maryland
offering  innovative preschool
through 8th grade programs.

Barnesville School

21830 Peach Tree Road
PO Box 404
Barnesville, MD 20838

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A BARNESVILLE EDUCATION

We offer a vigorous academic program for students as well as engaging, hands-on learning experiences.

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