Barrie Day Camp, located on the 45-acre wooded campus of the Barrie School, offers quality programming for children age four to fourteen. The award-winning camp is just minutes away from Washington, DC.
The outdoor summer camp experience, particularly the kind Barrie has to offer, has never been more important for today's child. Barrie provides a rare opportunity for children to be themselves, safely explore new things and the outdoor world, spend quality time with friends, and be guided by caring staff. The activities offered are often a means to an end and a vehicle to our main goals and expected outcomes. These include the development and strengthening of self-esteem and confidence, peer relationships, friendship skills, independence, adventurousness and exploration, leadership, environmental awareness, values and decision making, and confidence.
Barrie Day Camp provides outdoorsy, developmentally appropriate activities that kids really need in the summer. Our environment is the perfect oasis of woods, fields, ponds, and streams. It looks much the same as it did when the Layhill “ranch” became the camp's home in 1956. Facilities include a pool, riding stables, pavilions and an assortment of school buildings, including a full size gymnasium and black box theater.
Campers enjoy a wide variety of activities in our day camp or focus on a specific interest in a specialty camp. Our campers are hands-on, exploring new things all the time. We offer on-site riding, swimming, boating, and overnight programs. Children of all ages can saddle up, take a dip, paddle a canoe and sit by a campfire under the stars. Our campers who are fourteen years old participate in our C/CIT program where they spend half of their day in leadership training activities and service as a counselor-in-training. They learn great skills while earning community service hours.
With our wide variety of activities and our perfect camp setting, we know that each camper will have at least one moment of spontaneous exhilaration each day. Where better to let summer be summer and kids be kids!
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CAMP open houseS ARE SCHEDULED
FOR THE FOLLOWING SUNDAYS FROM 1:00 PM TO 3:00 PM:
jANUARY 20, 2013; FEBRUARY 24, 2013; AND MARCH 17, 2013