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Teen Camps

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Howdy Partners!  

 

MCC's summer camp programs for 2021 offer your little critters days of learning and fun. From our acclaimed day camp, Camp McLean, to half-day and full-day camps dedicated to cooking, dance, computer coding and theater, the options are endless. Not only will they learn new skills, but they'll also meet a posse of new friends! No saddles or spurs are needed for your young ones to participate in these enriching programs, supervised by experienced MCC staff. 

 
Camp McLean 2021

Old Firehouse 2021 Summer Camp Trips
MCC Weeklong Camps for Children & Teens
Camp Shakespeare

For Rising 5th-9th Graders
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
June 14-August 6

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 2021 Participant Contracts should be submitted no later than Monday, June 4, 2021. 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. Campers may want to bring additional money each day for snacks and incidentals.

Please Note:

  • •  Trips may change due to the COVID-19 pandemic related concerns, weather conditions, location availability or other unforeseeable issues. The Old Firehouse will make every effort to ensure replace-ment trips are as similar as possible to the trips originally planned.
  • •  Trips marked with *** may become available for a la carte purchasing ($90/$80 MCC district residents) on the first day of the camp week, if additional spots are available.

    Key
    * Waiver required 
    ** Lunch included
    *** May become available for a la carte purchasing

 

Week 1: June 14–18          $425/$375 MCC district residents          8101.121
Monday: Laser Tag **
Tuesday: Paddleboating in Baltimore Harbor * **
Wednesday: Dave & Buster’s **teen trips hersey park
Thursday: Speedworld ** ***
Friday: No Camp (Juneteenth Holiday)

 

Week 2: June 21–25          $450/$400 MCC district residents          8102.121
Monday: Thrill Zone **
Tuesday: King's Dominion ***
Wednesday: St. James Entertainment Center * **
Thursday: Massanutten Waterpark *** 
Friday: Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Movie **

Week 3: June 28-July 2          $450/$400 MCC district residents          8103.120
Monday: National Harbor **
Tuesday: iPlay America ** ***
Wednesday: Treetop Zoofari at Richmond Zoo * **
Thursday: Ocean City, Maryland ***
Friday: Upscale Bowling and Movie **

 

Week 4: July 6-9          $425/$375 MCC district residents          8104.121
Monday: No Camp (4th of July Holiday)
Tuesday: Splashdown Waterpark **
Wednesday: Busch Gardens ***
Thursday: Schooner Woodwind
Friday: Roller Skating and Movie **

 

Week 5: July 12–16          $450/$400 MCC district residents          8105.121
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 19–23          $450/$400 MCC district residents          8106.121
Monday: Muse Paintbar **
Tuesday: Great Wolf Lodge ** ***
Wednesday: Funland Fredericksburg **
Thursday: Philly Food Tour ** ***
Friday: Double Feature **

 

Week 7: July 26–30          $450/$400 MCC district residents          8107.121
Monday: Paintball * ** ***
Tuesday: Indoor Go Karting * **
Wednesday: Bowie Baysox Baseball Game ** ***
Thursday: Ocean City, Md. ***
Friday: Medieval Times & Movie **

 

Week 8: August 2–6          $450/$400 MCC district residents          8108.121
Monday: Great Waves Waterpark **
Tuesday: Turkey Hill Experience & Magic Elm Skating **
Wednesday: Dave & Buster’s **
Thursday: Indoor Trampoline * **
Friday: Upscale Bowling and 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 2, 2021, will receive a full refund.
•  Requests for withdrawals and/or cancellations after Friday, April 2, 2021, 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 a 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.

•  Refunds may be granted only for medical reasons or for extenuating circumstances as determined by the General Programs Director and the Registrar. Medical requests must be accompanied by a doctor’s note (verification)

 

Dance Camps - Morning Sessions

 

Rapunzel’s Tangled Dance Adventure Camp
3-6 years

July 6-9, 9 a.m.-Noon
Activity No. 1700.121
$304/$236 MCC district residents

 

Join Rapunzel as she prepares to become the Princess of Corona in this dance adventure camp! The adventure continues along with Flyn, Maximus and Pascal! The adventure is filled with magical songs and dancing from the hit movie and TV series, activities, crafts, costumes and props! We will discover all the magic and adventures in the land of Corona in this thrilling dance camp!

 

Instructor: Art in Motion Dance Staff

 

Super Hero Dance Camp
3-6 years

July 12-16, 9 a.m.-Noon
Activity No. 1701.121
$380/$295 MCC district residents

 

Become super heroes through training and dance! Your brave superheroes will discover super powers while dancing to favorite songs, activities, crafts, costumes and props! Learn how to work together to solve problems, how to spot a villain and to use their powers responsibly. Together the super heroes will save the world through dance!

 

Instructor: Art in Motion Dance Staff

 

Dance Camps - Afternoon Sessions

 

Descendants Dance Adventure Camp
3-6 years

July 6-9, 1-4 p.m.
Activity No. 1702.121
$304/$236 MCC district residents

 

Get ready to groove with your favorite Descendants characters and all of their hit songs in this fun-filled week of dance and exciting activities. The adventure continues with Mal, Evie and Uma as your camper will learn funky dance moves, make adorable crafts and get to dress up as their favorite villains! Join the magic of this thrilling camp! This amazing week ends with a spectacular camper showcase on Friday!

 

Instructor: Art in Motion Dance Staff

 

Magical Frozen II Ballet Adventure Camp
3-6 years

July 12-16, 1-4 p.m.
Activity No. 1703.121
$380/$295 MCC district residents

 

Join Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven as they embark on a new journey to find out more about Elsa’s powers in this magical dance camp! The adventure is filled with amazing new songs, beautiful dancing activities, costumes and adorable crafts. A final performance on Friday will give the ballerinas a chance to show off all of their hard work!

 

Instructor: Art in Motion Dance Staff

 

Popstar Hip Hop Camp
6-9 years

July 19-23, 1-4 p.m.
Activity No. 1704.121
$380/$295 MCC district residents

 

Here is your chance to interpret movement with feelings, emotions and style. You will learn lyrical, contemporary, hip-hop and jazz using popular ballads and contemporary music. We’ll teach you the moves to dance on stage like Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Adam Levine! Camp ends with a marvelous showcase!

 

Instructor: Art in Motion Dance Staff

 

Zombie Cheer & Tumbling Camp
6-9 years

July 26-30, 1-4 p.m.
Activity No. 1705.121
$380/$295 MCC district residents

 

Rah! Rah! Rah! Your cheerleader will have the time of her life learning cheers, motions, chants, drills, stretches, jumps and a high-energy cheer dance with pompoms. This fun week also features daily tumbling. Focusing on development of strength, coordination and flexibility as well as mastering skills such as forward rolls, cartwheels, hand stands, bridges, limbers and splits. Camp ends with a rockin spirit filled Cheer Show!

 

Instructor: Art in Motion Dance Staff

 

Chess Camps

 

Chess Camp
6-13 years

July 12-16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Activity No. 1252.121
$340/$315 MCC district residents

 

6-13 years
July 19-23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Activity No. 1253.121
$340/$315 MCC district residents

 

Silver Knights has taught chess to 100,000+ children including national champions! A great camp for everyone from brand new beginners to tournament players. Activities include learning the rules, openings, tactics, strategy, endgames, playing games and outdoor breaks. Bring snack, drink and lunch. Campers receive a t-shirt and chess set. 

 

Coding

 

Coding Camp: Mazes & Monsters
7-13 years

August 9-13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Activity No. 1256.121
$430/$405 MCC district residents

 

Learn to code using Scratch! Program your own maze games, platformers, and side scrolling games. The Silver Knights curriculum teaches new coders the basics, while challenging more experienced coders to create increasingly complex programs. All computers provided. All campers receive a t-shirt and USB with all their programs on it.

 

Coding Camp: Art & Animation
7-13 years

August 16-20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Activity No. 1257.121
$430/$405 MCC district residents

 

Learn to code using Scratch! Animate your own adventure stories, quiz games, and visual art. The Silver Knights curriculum teaches new coders the basics, while challenging more experienced coders to create increasingly complex programs. All computers provided. All campers receive a t-shirt and USB with all their programs on it.

 

Coding Camp: Arcade Action
7-13 years

July 6-9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Activity No. 1259.121
$344/$324 MCC district residents

 

Learn to code using Scratch! Make your own takes on classic arcade games like Pong, Tanks and Snake. The Silver Knights curriculum teaches new coders the basics, while challenging more experienced coders to create increasingly complex programs. All computers provided. All campers receive a t-shirt and USB with all their programs on it.

 

Lego Robotics Camp: Extreme Machines
6-13 years

June 21-25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Activity No. 1262.121
$430/$405 MCC district residents

 

Explore the world of mega-machines in this WeDo 2.0 LEGO Robotics camp. Build and program robots that get the job done. Build over-the-top vehicles and real-world engineering marvels. Campers receive a Silver Knights t-shirt.

 

Lego Robotics Camp: Wild Safari
6-13 years

June 28-July 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Activity No. 1263.121
$430/$405 MCC district residents

 

Explore the animal kingdom in this WeDo 2.0 LEGO Robotics Camp where you will build and code swinging monkeys, fierce Silverback gorillas, cute Koalas and more robots that climb, move, bite and roll! At the end of the week, campers receive a T-shirt.

 

Logo Robotic Camp: Bot vs. Bot
6-13 years

June 14-June 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Activity No. 1266.121
$344/$324 MCC district residents

 

Explore the world of mega-machines in this WeDo 2.0 LEGO Robotics camp. Build and program robots that get the job done! Build over-the-top vehicles and real-world engineering marvels in this fun camp!

 

Culinary Arts

 

Techniques of French Cuisine TEEN
13-17 years

August 2-6, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Activity No. 1301.121
$385/$350 MCC district residents

 

Taught by Chef Joel Olson, Hemmachef


Monday: French Onion Soup Gratinée with Fresh Baked Baguettes; Chicken Roulade with Red Pepper, Basil and Citrus Boursin; Pommes Boulangere-French Potato Gratin; Seasonal Vegetable Fricassée; White Chocolate Mousse Roulade with Mixed Berries.

 

Tuesday: Tomato Bisque with Lemon Thyme Madeleines; Bifteck Hatché (French-Style Chopped Beef with Onions and Thyme); Fougasse- French Flatbread with Olives and Herbs; Tartiflette-Cubed Potato and Cheese; Tarte Tatin with Cinnamon Crème Chantilly?

 

Wednesday: Quiche Lorraine with Pâte Brisée; Fish en Papillote with Fresh Rolled Pasta; Sautéed Ratatouille Salad; Crème Brûlée with Petit Fours?

 

Thursday: Tourin-French Garlic and Onion Soup with Roasted Garlic Boule; Spinach and Parmesan Soufflés; Boeuf aux Carottes-Beef Stew with Carrots; Chocolate and Strawberry Profiteroles

 

Friday: Flamiche aux Poireaux (Leek and Onion Pie); Pain de Campagne (French Country Loaf) with Simple
Garlic Confit; Boulettes de Porc with Caramelized Onion Sauce; Riz au Fromage (Rice with Cheese); Sablée Breton (French Butter Cookies)

 

International Street Food YOUTH
8-12 years

August 9-13, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Activity No. 1302.121
$385/$350 MCC district residents

 

Taught by Chef Joel Olson, Hemmachef

 

Monday: Pakistani- Chapli Kebabs (Spiced Beef Kebabs) with Naan; Crispy Onion Pakora (Onion Fritters) with Chutney Ketchup; Bun Kebab (Spiced Lentil and Egg Pattie); Aloo Kay Kababs (Potato Kebabs); Chicken Shawarma with Flatbread; Nankhatai-Buttery Cardamom Cookies

 

Tuesday: South American-Argentinian Empanadas with Chicken, Cheese and Spinach; Bolivian Trucha- Trout with Rice and Slaw; Peruvian Causa- Layered Mashed Potato and Vegetable Cakes; Pao de queijo-Brazilian Cheese Bread; Carne en Palito- Meat on a Stick; Cinnamon Sugar Sopapillas

 

Wednesday: Greek: Chicken Souvlaki with Fresh Pita and Tzatziki Sauce; Tiropita- Feta Cheese Pies; Dolmadas-Vegetable and Rice Stuffed Grape Leaves; Kolokithokeftedes (Greek Zucchini Fritters); Koulouria-Sesame and Honey Sweet Bread

 

Thursday: Vietnamese: Bahn Zeo- Crispy Crepe with Pork and Shrimp; Goi Cuan- Fresh Vegetable and Rice Noodle Spring Rolls with Soy Ginger Dipping Sauce; Bahn Mi (with Bahn Mi Tay)- Vietnamese French Bread Sandwich with Tofu or Pork and Quick Pickled Vegetables; Saigon Cinnamon Ginger Cookies

 

Friday: North American: Poutine (Homemade French Fries, with Wisconsin Cheese Curds and Homemade Gravy); Corn Dogs (Homemade sausage dipped in rich cornmeal batter and fried); NavajoTacos

 

International Street Food TEEN
13-17 years

August 9-13, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Activity No. 1303.121
$385/$350 MCC district residents


Taught by Chef Joel Olson, Hemmachef

 

Monday: Pakistani- Chapli Kebabs (Spiced Beef Kebabs) with Naan; Crispy Onion Pakora (Onion Fritters) with Chutney Ketchup; Bun Kebab (Spiced Lentil and Egg Pattie); Aloo Kay Kababs (Potato Kebabs); Chicken Shawarma with Flatbread; Nankhatai-Buttery Cardamom Cookies

 

Tuesday: South American-Argentinian Empanadas with Chicken, Cheese and Spinach; Bolivian Trucha- Trout with Rice and Slaw; Peruvian Causa- Layered Mashed Potato and Vegetable Cakes; Pao de queijo-Brazilian Cheese Bread; Carne en Palito- Meat on a Stick; Cinnamon Sugar Sopapillas

 

Wednesday: Greek: Chicken Souvlaki with Fresh Pita and Tzatziki Sauce; Tiropita- Feta Cheese Pies; Dolmadas-Vegetable and Rice Stuffed Grape Leaves; Kolokithokeftedes (Greek Zucchini Fritters); Koulouria-Sesame and Honey Sweet Bread

 

Thursday: Vietnamese: Bahn Zeo- Crispy Crepe with Pork and Shrimp; Goi Cuan- Fresh Vegetable and Rice Noodle Spring Rolls with Soy Ginger Dipping Sauce; Bahn Mi (with Bahn Mi Tay)- Vietnamese French Bread Sandwich with Tofu or Pork and Quick Pickled Vegetables; Saigon Cinnamon Ginger Cookies

 

Friday: North American: Poutine (Homemade French Fries, with Wisconsin Cheese Curds and Homemade Gravy); Corn Dogs (Homemade sausage dipped in rich cornmeal batter and fried); NavajoTacos

Camp Shakespeare
For Rising 5-9 Graders
July 6-16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Final Performance: Saturday, July 17, 10 a.m.
$750/$675 MCC district residents

 

Note: If this session is unable to meet in-person due to the coronavirus pandemic, it will switch to a virtual session: this decision will be made 30 days prior to the session start date.

 

Young players will investigate how Shakespeare guides actors through text and will exercise the actor's toolkit to explore multiple characters in an ensemble performance. Under the guidance of theater professionals from the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), 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.

 

This year, Camp Shakespeare will explore “Julius Caesar,” a story of political upheaval and betrayal leading to the death of Rome’s leader at the hands of his closest allies.

 

Registration Information
Full tuition is due upon registration. STC is unable to refund missed class time or individual days of camp, but if you need to withdraw your registration for any reason, the following options are available to you:


• You may donate your tuition to STC as a tax-deductible charitable contribution. This will help STC survive the coronavirus pandemic, allowing it to provide meaningful education programs like Camp Shakespeare for many years to come.
• You may keep a credit in the amount you paid to register for Camp Shakespeare 2022. This credit would remain on your account until you contact STC to register for next summer.
• You may request a full or partial refund to the credit card used at registration.

To register or find out more about Camp Shakespeare, visit: www.shakespearetheatre.org/camp-shakespeare or call 202-547-5688. Please email CampSTC@ShakespeareTheatre.org to register with a discount.

No previous training needed. Known as the "physical game of chess," Olympic sport fencing provides a tremendous physical and mental workout for students of all ages and athletic abilities. As one of the safest sports, fencing makes fitness fun! It builds muscle strength, provides greater cardiovascular workouts, improves endurance, coordination, and speed. The instructor teaches the fundamentals: footwork, handwork and strategy using safety-tipped swords, protective jackets, masks, and gloves.

 

Instructor: Virginia Academy of Fencing.

IN-PERSON

9-13 years

5 lessons @ 3 hrs, $225/$210 MCC district residents. Rental equipment fee: $49; make check payable to Virginia Academy of Fencing. Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class.

Week 1

1952.121          M-F, 7/19–7/23          1–4 p.m.

Week 2

1953.121          M-F, 8/9–8/13            1–4 p.m.