Summer Camp

Join us for Busy Bees Music & Art Summer Camp!
Serving ages 24 months – 9 years old
General hours:
Full Day 8:30 am-6 pm (early drop-off available for extra fee and with reservation)
Half Day  9 am-1 pm
Monday, June 18 – Friday, August 24, 2018

Busy Bees Music & Art Playgroup will be holding a summer camp for children ages 2-years-old to nine-years-old for summer 2018. There will be 3 programs: Busy Bees for ages 24-48 months, Buzzing Bees for ages 4-6 years, and Bumbling Bees for ages 6-9 years. Full and part time days, weeks, and sessions are available. There will be daily Spanish activities, music class, and an art project for all campers plus trips to local playgrounds and field trips (age and weather permitting).

For our littlest campers, the Busy Bees, there will be daily outings to our local playground, conveniently located just 1 block away. Our Buzzing Bees will, ability permitting, venture to farther away playgrounds (Watkins, Rosedale, Garfield) and go on field trips. The Bumbling Bees group will be headed out on a field trip every single morning.

Field trips for the Buzzing and Bumbling Bee groups will include special presentations at the Air and Space Museum, trips to the National Zoo, visiting the Botanical Gardens, story and activity times at local libraries, and more. All kids have water play on Fridays — Busy Bees play with water at the Busy Bees headquarters while the Buzzing and Bumbling Bees will head to Yards Park or a similar destination. Our kids take the bus, subway, or simply walk to all of the ammenties Washington has to offer.

For questions, please e-mail

For registrations completed prior to February 10, will be given priority. The reservation and the deposit must be completed by Feb 10. Registrations received after February 10 are subject to availability as many weeks fill up quickly.

Discounts & Fees: There will be a 5% discount given for children that register for 4 our more weeks of full day camp (not including Week 1). There will be a 5% discount given for siblings. There will be a change fee for each and any alterations between weeks. There will also be a change fee per day on changes schedule after the employee schedule gets set on the Thursday at 5 pm prior to the week.

Deposits: Nonrefundable deposit due for each week of camp booked — 0/week (either four day or five day, any age group); /week (if scheduling by the day). Your deposit will hold your space for each day/week you book and ensure that the appropriate staff is in place to properly care for your child(ren). There will be no refunds of deposits for any reason, but, subject to our flexibility (how long in advance you notify us of changes to your schedule), you may be able to transfer the deposit to different days/weeks. Changes are subject to a change fee.

Balances: Each week’s balance will be due on the first day of each week your child attends camp; balances are nonrefundable; any camper who has a remaining balance from a previous week can be denied attendance at camp until the balance and that week’s balance have been paid.


Week 1 (June 18-June 22):  Welcome to Camp (getting to know one another)
Week 2 (June 25-June 29): All around the world
Week 3 (July 2-July 6): Celebrating America (*All Programs Close at 3p on July 3, No Camp July 4)
Week 4 (July 9-July 13): Animals
Week 5 (July 16-July 20): Yoga Camp
Week 6 (July 23-27): Cooking Camp
Week 7 (July 30-August 3): Nature
Week 8 (August 6-August 10):  Water
Week 9 (August 13-August 17): Sports Camp
Week 10 (August 20-August24): All About Me

Busy Bees Group (Ages 24-48 months)

Sample Daily Schedule:

8:30 am-9:15 am — drop off time, free play
9:00 am-10:00 am — welcome, circle time, music class (Spanish and English)
10:00 am-11:00 am — outdoor time (weather permitting), free play
11:00 am-12:00 pm — potty, free play, art project
12:00 pm-1:00 pm — lunch, free play,
1 pm —  1/2 day campers leave; full day campers nap
3:00 pm-4:00 pm — awaken from naps, potty, snack, free play
4:00 pm-5:00 pm — outdoor time (weather permitting), free play
5:00 pm-6:00 pm — free play, pickup time

Face painting — Wednesdays
Yoga — Thursdays
Water Play — Fridays

Teacher/Student Ratio: approximately 1:5


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4-day week full day — 5
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Buzzing Bees — ages 4-6 years old

Sample Daily Schedule:

8:30 am-9:30 am — welcome, circle time, music class (Spanish and English)
9:30 am-10:30 am — art project, Spanish class
10:30 am-12:00 pm — outdoor time (weather permitting), free play
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm — lunch, free play
1 pm  1/2 day campers leave; full day campers nap or quiet activity
3:00 pm-4:00 pm — awaken from naps, potty, snack, free play
4:00 pm-4:30pm — music class
4:30 pm-5:30 pm — outdoor time (weather permitting), free play
5:30 pm-6:00 pm — free play, pickup time

Teacher/Student Ratio: approximately 1:8


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Bumbling Bees: ages 6-9 years old

For our older children who like to be out and about, this camp will involve daily outings to museums, splash parks, and other city highlights — campers must be able to walk long distances and be responsible on public transit (SmartTrip card required, If your child has a DC 1 card please bring to camp daily)

Sample Daily Schedule:

8:30 am-9:30 am — drop off, bathroom, ready for outing
9:30 am — out the door to activity
12:00 pm-1:30 pm — lunch and return to Busy Bees facility
1:30 pm-3:00 pm — quiet activity, art project, rest
3:00 pm-5:00 pm — out to neighborhood playground
5:00 pm-6:00 pm — back at Busy Bees for pickup time

Teacher/Student Ratio: approximately 1:10


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3-day week full day — 5
4-day week full day — 0
5-day week full day — 5

6-year-olds can be either in Buzzing Bees or Bumbling Bees, depending on personality; 7-year-olds can be accommodated into Buzzing Bees as appropriate. In both cases, the price will be according to their actual age.

Register for Bumbling Bees Group

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