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4/8/20 COVID-19 Response Update 
McLean Community Center is suspending registrations until further notice. MCC is currently assessing its ability to accommodate summer programs, which involves the hiring of staff, the availability and use of community-based facilities and making reservations at various venues. As soon as decisions have been made, we will inform our patrons. For now, we remain closed to the public and are adhering to the CDC guidelines of restricting group gatherings to less than 10 people.

A Resource for the McLean Community
Want to help others or need help yourself? The Fairfax County Community Covid Aid Project is a charity started at McLean High School to connect volunteers with those in need in our community during this difficult time. The organization runs a database where McLean residents can access services, like grocery shopping and online tutoring, by requesting help from a group of dedicated volunteers. All volunteers are Fairfax County residents, who have signed up through the website, https://www.fairfaxcountycovidaid.org.

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2020 Summer Camp Guide


Waves of Summer Fun!

Your child can soak up an ocean of new knowledge and experiences this summer by signing up for one of McLean Community Center's camp programs.

Dive into this brochure and you'll find a variety of enriching and affordable options to keep your child engaged and active all summer long.


Quick links:

Camp McLean

Camp Shakespeare

Camp Abrakadoodle
Old Firehouse Summer Camp Trips

MPA's Summer Art Camps

Vosler Young Artists' Studio

MPA's Counselor in Training Program (CIT)


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For Rising 5th-9th Graders
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
June 15-August 7

With the end of the school year quickly approaching, there's no need to worry about keeping your child active and happy this summer. The Old Firehouse Summer Camp has you covered with eight weeks of fantastic trips and memorable experiences. Be sure to sign up early as these weeks sell out fast.

For your convenience, there are three ways you can register: online, by phone or in person at the Old Firehouse. The Old Firehouse Summer 2020 Participant Contracts should be submitted no later than Monday, June 8, 2020. All other forms and waivers will be sent via email and will also be available at the Old Firehouse prior to your child's camp week.

Camp will be held Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. On certain trips, the return time will be later due to the trip location. Trips depart from and return to the Old Firehouse Center, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, Va., 22101. Campers may want to bring additional money each day for snacks and incidentals.

Please Note:

  • Trips may change due to weather conditions, location availability or other unforeseeable issues. The Old Firehouse will make every effort to ensure replacement trips are as similar as possible to the trip originally planned. 
  • Trips marked with *** may become available for single day purchasing ($90/$80 MCC district residents) on the first day of the camp week, if additional spots become available.

    * Waiver required 
    ** Lunch included
    *** May become available for single day purchasing


Week 1: June 15-19          $450/$400 MCC district residents          8101.120
Monday: Laser Quest **
Tuesday: Splash Island * ** ***
Wednesday: Dave & Buster’s **
Thursday: Speedworld ** ***
Friday: Double Feature **


Week 2: June 22-26          $450/$400 MCC district residents          8102.120
Monday: Thrill Zone **
Tuesday: Kings Dominion ***
Wednesday: St. James Entertainment Center * **
Thursday: Massanutten Waterpark *** 
Friday: Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Movie **

Week 3: June 29-July 3          $425/$375 MCC district residents          8103.120
Monday: Splashdown Waterpark **
Tuesday: Busch Gardens ***
Wednesday: Schooner Woodwind
Thursday: Roller Skating & Movie **
Friday: No camp on 7/3.


Week 4: July 6-10          $450/$400 MCC district residents          8104.120
Monday: National Harbor ** 
Tuesday: iPlay America ** ***
Wednesday: Treetop Zoofari & Richmond Zoo * **
Thursday: Ocean City, Md. ***
Friday: Upscale Bowling & Movie **


Week 5: July 13-17          $450/$400 MCC district residents          8105.120
Monday: Indoor Trampoline * **
Tuesday: White Water Rafting @ WISP Resort * ** ***
Wednesday: Dave & Buster’s **
Thursday: Speedworld ** ***
Friday: Deep Dish Pizza Making at Uno’s & Movie ** ***


Week 6: July 20-24          $450/$400 MCC district residents          8106.120
Monday: Muse Paintbar **
Tuesday: Great Wolf Lodge ** ***
Wednesday: Funland Fredericksburg **
Thursday: Philly Food Tour ** ***
Friday: Double Feature **


Week 7: July 27-31          $450/$400 MCC district residents          8107.120
Monday: Paintball * ** ***
Tuesday: Indoor Go Karting * **
Wednesday: Bowie Baysox Baseball Game ** ***
Thursday: Ocean City, Md. ***
Friday: Medieval Times & Movie **


Week 8: August 3-7          $450/$400 MCC district residents          8108.120
Monday: Great Waves Waterpark **
Tuesday: Turkey Hill Experience & Magic Elm Skating **
Wednesday: Dave & Buster’s **
Thursday: Indoor Trampoline * **
Friday: Upscale Bowling & Movie **


Old Firehouse Summer Camp Trips Refund Policy
• All withdrawals, refunds and cancellation requests MUST be submitted in writing to registrar@mcleancenter.org.
• The center will issue a full refund when a camp program is canceled by the center
• Requests for withdrawals and/or cancellations received before Friday, April 3, 2020, will receive a full refund.
• Patrons who submit requests for withdrawals and/or cancellations after Friday, April 3, 2020, will be charged a $100 processing fee, which will be deducted from the total amount paid.
• If a replacement can be found to fill the space vacated by the cancellation and/or withdrawal, the $100 processing fee will be refunded to the patron.
• If a replacement cannot be found, a refund of the processing fee will not be issued.


Questions? Please contact Camp Director Andrew Carter at andrew.carter@fairfaxcounty.gov.


McLean Project for the Arts
Counselor in Training Program (CIT)  (
For ages 13–17 years
Monday–Friday, 8:45 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
$395 for a two-week program. A minimum commitment of two weeks is required.

MPA's new Counselor in Training (CIT) program has been developed to enrich the experience of older campers at our summer art camps. C!Ts chosen by MPA to participate will experience working with younger children in a day-camp setting. This program is designed to encourage teaching and leadership skills. C!Ts will assist in planning and leading activities for our young campers. This opportunity is ideal for students interested in art, teaching and developing their leadership style under the supervision of MPA's master faculty.

C!Ts who are 13-14 years old, will be paired with campers ages 6-8 years old, while C!Ts who are 15-17 years old will be paired with campers ages 9-12 years old.

For more detailed information or to apply for a CIT position for MPA’s 2020 Summer Art Camps, please visit MPA's website, www.mpaart.org.

For Rising 6th–9th Graders

Monday–Friday, July 20–July 31, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Final Performance: Saturday, Aug. 1, 10 a.m.

$725/$652.50 MCC district residents


Under the guidance of theater professionals, participants stage a performance of a Shakespeare play.


At Camp Shakespeare, young actors dive into the world of the greatest playwright in history: William Shakespeare. Under the guidance of theater professionals from the acclaimed, Washington, D.C.-based Shakespeare Theatre Company, participants unravel his plays with text analysis; transform into Shakespeare’s characters through voice, movement and improvisation work; wage battles against mortal enemies with stage combat; and develop fundamental acting skills using classical theater techniques. To culminate the session, participants stage a performance for friends and family in the Alden Theatre of the McLean Community Center.


This summer, Camp Shakespeare at the McLean Community Center will explore “Macbeth,” where witches’ prophecies lead to endless tragedy for Macbeth, Lady Macbeth and all who disrupt their ambitions to be King and Queen of Scotland.


To register or find out more about Camp Shakespeare, click here or call 202-547-5688. 

McLean Project for the Arts
Vosler Young Artists' Studio (6601.120)
For teens, ages 13–18 years  •  Full-Day, Week-Long Session
Monday-Friday, August 10–14, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
$460/$435 MCC district residents

For any young artist with the desire to learn classical drawing. No previous experience is necessary.

Join us as we welcome back Kerry Vosler and her highly regarded atelier studio for the fifth year! This in-demand workshop will introduce the young artist to a classical atelier program of instruction. Students will learn to draw through direct observation of and critique by master instructor, Kerry Vosler.

Students will draw a series of pictures in charcoal throughout the week, including work from the late 19th century Bargue-Ger6me Drawing Course, culminating in a session with a live model on Friday afternoon. Students will have at least two finished portfolio drawings by the end of the week. Parents and families are encouraged to attend the closing certificate ceremony on Friday.


Stay tuned for all the details on our website.