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A Progressive Education for 3 Months to Grade 12


Camp Overview

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Inviting all kids ages 3 1/2 to 14 to find their sense of adventure this summer!

Set on 45 acres just outside Washington, D.C., Barrie Camp provides a time-honored summer camp experience for children ages 3.5-14.

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 summer 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. We offer 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. We also offer a Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program for older campers, who can acquire leadership skills while earning community service hours.

Our Philosophy

Barrie Camp emphasizes social competence and friendship, positive values and inner growth, and cognitive and physical development. We create an environment where campers learn to work together as a team, respect and value others, develop practical life skills, expand their interests, assume responsibility and most importantly, be themselves.

The unique character, strengths, interests, fears, and needs of each camper are respected. Campers are encouraged, but not forced, to give everything a try. Finding a way of doing with support, acceptance, and encouragement from friends and counselors is the goal.

Barrie Camp is conveniently located minutes from the ICC and the Glenmont Metro stop. Bus transportation is available at select stops throughout Montgomery County and Northwest Washington, D.C.

Save these dates for summer 2024!  

  • January 10: Registration Opens at 12 pm!
  • March 1: Last day of Early Bird rates
  • May 31: Cancellation Deadline
  • June 1: Med Forms Due
  • June 17: Camp Opens
  • August 9: Last Day of Camp

Come see us in person!

Winter Open Houses:

Jan 7, Feb 4, March 10
12 pm to 2 pm

Learn about our program, get a tour, and meet some of the staff!

Read all about it!

Read through our website and then download our comprehensive guide for detailed information about our programs. sUMMER cAMP

Camp Weeks

Week 1 - June 17 - June 21
Week 2 - June 24 - June 28
Week 3 - July 1 - July 5
Week 4 - July 8 - July 12
Week 5 - July 15 - July 19
Week 6 - July 22 - July 26
Week 7 - July 29 - August 2
Week 8 - August 5 - August 9

Have Questions?

Contact the camp office!

Barrie Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association.

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