• Children attending Glen Echo Park Camps - art camp with girls working


    At Glen Echo Park, WE ARE HAPPY CAMPERS! Glen Echo Park offers camps for children & teens in visual arts, music, theater, and nature & aquatic life. We present day camps all summer long, as well as several spring break and winter break camps.

    We hope to be back in-person in Summer 2021. We will be excited to welcome your family back to the park! Check back for more information. 


    Spring Break Fine Arts Camp (Ages 6-12)  | March 29 - April 2

    Each day draw in an art journal and work on a main project. Learn various drawing techniques, and explore watercolor producing paintings and cards. Our sculptural project combines collage and found objects to create a Box Environment. Examine the Glen Echo Park Carousel, then create a Cuna Mola (felt/fabric panel) based on a favorite carousel animal. Design a Family Crest and enjoy the simplicity of paper cutting, taking inspiration from many cultures. Supply list and sources provided before the camp. This camp takes place via Zoom, and the link to participate will be provided to registered students only by instructor prior to the first day of camp. Info: katherinetandrle@mac. com or 301.980.1538.


    Story to Stage Puppetry Spring Break Camp (Ages 8-11)  | March 29 - April 2

    Create a new show with your peers and professional puppeteers, Penny Russell and Elizabeth Dapo. Design the sets, make the puppets, and devise the dialogue. Explore all the elements that go into making a puppet show, learn how to puppeteer from professionals, and get a behind the scenes tour of the Puppet Co. We will record the performances on the final day for your family to watch at home. This camp is scheduled to be in-person but subject to change due to the Covid-19 pandemic. If held in-person, students must wear masks, social distance, and adhere to CDC and local health and safety guidelines. Supplies: bring a snack, water, and an extra mask. Info: pennyspuppets@hotmail.com.


    You can find all spring children's classes & camps in our Spring 2021 digital catalog on the Classes page and on the Children's Classes page.


    We're working with our experienced instructors to finalize our summer camp offerings! We're looking forward to welcoming you back to the Park for a safe and fun summer. We will offer a hybrid option for families: onsite and virtual. Stayed tuned for details in the coming weeks. Registration will open in April.

    Summer Camp dates:

    June 21-August 27, 2021  |  Weekly & Bi-Weekly camp options

    Onsite camps: 9am-2pm

    Virtual camps: 1.5-2hr sessions, varying times

    Ages 6-17.


    Due to COVID-19, Summer 2020 Camps were virtual!


    View our Summer Camp photo gallery to see some HAPPY CAMPERS!