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 4-14.
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.
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 available.
Save these dates for summer 2022!
- June 13: Camp opens!
- July 1: Olympic Day
- July 15: Klondike Day
- July 29: Neptune Day
- August 12: Barrie Beach Bash (last day of camp)
Thank you to all of the campers, counselors, and families who made our summer 2021 a success!
Returning camper registrations are available on a families CampInTouch account. New families to Barrie Camp should apply via the new camper application.
Read through our website and then download our comprehensive guide for detailed information about our programs.
Contact the camp office!
Barrie Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association.
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