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A progressive education for 12 months - grade 12


Camp Overview

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COVID-19 Update for Summer 2022

With the well-being of our entire community in mind, the Barrie School COVID-19 Task Force has made the decision to require COVID-19 vaccination for all eligible campers for the 2022 season.

The Barrie School Vaccination Policy includes details for campers who are currently age 5 and older, and how medical and religious exemptions will work. Children who are currently 4 years old will only be required to be vaccinated once the vaccine is approved by the FDA for this age group.

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 available.

Save these dates for summer 2023!  

  • June 20: Camp opens!
  • June 30: Olympic Day
  • July 14: Klondike Day
  • July 28: Neptune Day
  • August 11: Barrie Beach Bash (last day of camp)

Thank you to all of the campers, counselors, and families who made our summer 2022 a success! 

Camper applications for summer 2023 go live in early January! 


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


Have Questions?

Contact the camp office!

Barrie Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association.

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