This afternoon session will offer swim lessons, skill building, and pool games for campers already treading water and floating independently. Assessments on the first day of each camp session will ensure readiness for this program. Campers will be grouped and placed in ability groups.
Fabulous Friends campers haven’t tried everything, but they have serious opinions about what they like. We have created a range of developmentally appropriate courses that challenge them to stretch themselves. Campers choose two classes that will comprise their morning schedule for the entire three-week session. In the afternoon, they choose from new selections daily to ensure variety.
First-period Choices (8:30–10:00 am)
Codemaster: Campers learn the fundamentals of computer science, computer safety, sequences, loops, events, programming, front-end development, HTML, and CSS.
Cooking Craze: Campers will focus on breakfast foods while learning cooking basics, kitchen safety, and nutrition knowledge. This hands-on course is not recommended for campers with food allergies.
Keep it Krafty: Campers go beyond basic cutting and pasting and get their hands dirty in longer-term, more complex crafts. Creative expression, time with friends, and fun projects will get the imagination going and result in countless take-home treasures.
Lowell School News: Campers act as roving reporters to bring you the story firsthand each week. Fashion Week, Rock, Paper, Scissors All-Star Week, Mario Kart—you name it, these reporters will be live on the scene!
Sticks and Picks Structural Building: Campers study the design and integrity of various sculptures, then use their imagination and observation skills to create their own masterpieces to include in the Sticks and Picks Museum!
Sports Team Edition: Campers participate in inclusive group games like tag, capture the flag, soccer, basketball, and baseball to build confidence, athletic skills, and friendships. New games will be created, and old favorites will be on standby.
Second-period Choices (10:30 am–12:00 pm)
Cooking Craze: Campers focus on snack foods while learning cooking basics, kitchen safety, and nutrition knowledge are the recipe for fun and yum. This hands-on course is not recommended for campers with food allergies.
Critter Care: Campers learn to care for small critters such as frogs, hamsters, hermit crabs, and more while creating a maze for the mice, having a race with the turtles, and trying their hands at animal training! Special animal visitors will round out this experience.
Dance Machine: Campers focus on hip-hop while having fun with creative choreography, and learn dance moves and lingo on the big dance floor. They will help create a weekly dance routine for a performance every Friday.
Game Design: Campers develop their critical thinking skills while designing games using Stencyl’s user-friendly drag-and-drop coding software. They learn Scratch coding language and program every aspect of their game while learning the basics of object-oriented programming.
Sports Skating Edition: Campers get exercise indoors while rolling and bouncing to the beat in their traditional or in-line skates. Campers must bring their own skates, helmets, and knee pads.
Unconventional Art: Campers dabble in fun mediums like sculpey, jewelry making, mosaics, and more.
Yo Yarn!: Campers explore the weaving arts as they are introduced to everything you can do with a ball of yarn, including crochet, knitting, needlepoint, and more.
Campers design, create, and drive their go-karts in the mornings for Lowell’s greatly anticipated races! Hand tools and an introduction to power tools, including a sander, drill, and Dremel tools, are part of the experience. Projects provide a framework for campers as they create and design independently. In the afternoons, they will interact with other campers as they choose from a variety of activities.
Campers will spend their mornings speaking, listening to, and understanding Spanish through various activities. They will cook, perform music, dance, tell stories, and participate in games and arts-and-crafts projects. This is a heterogeneous grouping of skill levels. In the afternoon, they will choose from several non-academic options.
A 1.5-mile bus ride from Lowell yields access to beautiful horses, professional instruction, and grooming, tacking, comfort, and performance lessons. Beginners receive basic horse knowledge that forms a solid foundation for any discipline of future horseback riding. Intermediate riding instruction is also provided for students who have previous riding experience. Campers will enjoy activities on campus before leaving for the stable each day. Families can pick up directly from the stable, or campers can ride the Lowell bus back for a 3:45 pm arrival on campus.
Campers will explore parks and playgrounds in DC, Maryland, and Virginia for hiking, biking, and other fun activities. Inclement weather days will be spent participating in indoor activities on and off campus. Campers will start and end at Lowell each day.
Lights! Camera! Action! Campers will create their own destiny in this exciting course by picking, staging, and performing a musical theater showcase. With the help of seasoned counselors, all personalities and talents will have an opportunity to shine in a musical revue that will leave the audience in awe.
Campers will spend four days learning techniques for picking up choreography, building improv skills, and enhancing stage presence and performance skills. Lowell’s own dance teacher, Taylor, will share skills and tips while infusing friendships and fun. This camp is a great addition to the Gotta Have Glee! camp in Session 1.
Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. All campers will have a role in the show’s production. Pre-camp auditions for characters will be announced in early spring. Campers interested in backstage work will not be required to audition.
This full-day session will offer swim lessons, skill-building, and pool games. Assessments on the first day of each camp session will ensure readiness for this program. Campers will be grouped and placed in ability groups.
Oh, the places they’ll go! This group will undoubtedly be on the move, from tubing in Harper’s Ferry to zip lining at Adventure Park! Campers will report to Lowell in the morning and embark on a different adventure each day. Counselors will accompany the group on the Lowell bus. With a bit of pocket change and a pair of comfortable shoes, this group will be exhausted by the week’s end.
Lowell’s own Super Mario will lead campers on a week-long adventure bursting with thrills and excitement. Whatever you want...it’s in there! Woodworking, hiking in Rock Creek Park, soccer, board games, arts and crafts, and more!
Priority registration for Lowell families runs from 9 am on December 15 to 11:30 pm on December 31. Please use the priority link you received in the December 15 email. On January 1, registration opens to the public.
Session 1: June 20 to July 7 (closed on July 4)
Session 2: July 10 to July 28 (half day on July 28)
Lowell School is a private PK-8th grade school located in NW Washington, DC. At Lowell students gain the knowledge, skills, and social-emotional literacy to be the bold leaders and creative problem solvers our world needs.