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Summer Camp

Come join us this summer for Camp MSNV, where fun and learning meet! Camp MSNV will be held at our Hillbrook campus and feature a variety of themes for children ages three and up. Get ready friends for a camp experience you won’t forget!
Camp MSNV will run from June 15-July 31 for children ages 3-12.

All sessions of Camp MSNV will be held at the Hillbrook Campus.
  • Primary half-day camp is from 9:00-12:30 p.m.
  • Primary full-day camp is from 9:00-3:30 p.m.
  • Elementary camp is from 9:00-3:30 p.m.
  • Extended day is available from 7:30-9:00 a.m. and in the afternoon until 5:30 p.m.
Camp MSNV Overview:

Camp MSNV will feature weekly themes of study that will be reflected across all areas through activities, studios, in-house field trips, and going outs. For example, our Primary campers will explore a theme related to its location, such as the workshop, city, or farm. Our Elementary camps will explore the occupation of the people you would find in the location. Think of our Elementary camps as a mini-internship where students get to learn what it takes to work in that profession.

Weekly in-house (Primary) and going-out (Elementary) field trips will accentuate these locations and professions, while also giving campers unique opportunities for entertainment, adventure, and fun.

Campers at all levels will have a classroom that will serve as their homeroom throughout the duration of their experience at Camp MSNV. Children will have the opportunity to engage in weekly-themed activities here as well as during studio time small group visits. *Please note that Primary students are always accompanied in studio by one of their classroom teachers.

Check out this year's listings of studios:
  • Art Studio: Let your creativity take flight as you paint, draw, and mold with a variety of media and supplies.
  • Cooking Studio: Explore a variety of flavors, ingredients, and techniques as you help create a special dish celebrating the week's theme.
  • Innovation Studio: Build, create, tinker, and test as you explore each theme through engineering and technology.
  • Games Studio: From board games to those on the big screen, learn how games work, design your own, and bring your imagination to life.
  • Garden Studio: Enjoy the outdoors, tend to our school's garden spaces, and discover what it takes to make plants grow and thrive.
  • Performance Arts Studio: What if you could do musical theater camp every day? Singing, dancing, instrumentation, costume design, makeup, stage building, Performance Arts Studio has it all! Join your friends in workshopping scenes, skits, and other performances, as you see what it takes to put on a show, both on stage and from the wings.
  • Science Studio: Mix, measure, and pour your way through the summer as you do your own science investigations.


Half-Day $305.00         Extended Day AM $95.00
Full-Day $450.00 Extended Day PM $130.00
ELEMENTARY CAMP Extended Day Full (AM & PM) $215.00
Camp $450.00

Special Early Bird registration discounts are available to MSNV families when they register before April 3.
  • Get $75 off/week when you register for any regular camp
  • Save $100/week when you register your child for the Performing Arts Musical Theater Showcase Cabaret.
*The pricing above is the cost per week of camp.


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  • The Workshop (June 15-19, 2020)

    Our workshop is filled with a slew of tools and kits ready for you to use as you tinker and create. Join us as we welcome a local craftsperson to teach us all about making things by hand and then find your inner artisan.
  • The City (June 22-26, 2020)

    From buildings to transit hubs, parks to bridges, join us as we explore the various places and parts that make up a city. Bring your reusables to camp and we’ll even build our own Trash City.
  • The Farm (June 29-July 3, 2020)

    (We will be open on Friday, July 3)
    Learn all about the place where animals live and crops grow. Help us welcome our furry friends as they visit us from a local farm, and then have fun creating your own farm puppet play.
  • The Ocean (July 6-10, 2020)

    Come get the 411 on everything H2O when you discover what lives and grows below the ocean’s surface. Welcome a special visitor direct from the Smithsonian, complete with a collection of marine specimens for everyone to explore.
  • The Lab (July 13-17, 2020)

    Grab your goggles and smocks get ready for a full week of hands-on chemistry experiments. Join us for our first MSNV Mobile Lab as we create a festival of scientific wonder.
  • The Garden (July 20-24, 2020)

    Get ready to learn all about the delicious and nutritious vegetables, fruits, and greens that grow in gardens. Then we’ll take an exciting field trip just over the hill to our neighbors at Greenspring Gardens to learn more about what goes into the perfect patch.
  • The Jungle (July 27-31, 2020)

    Learn what slithers, roars, and calls the jungle home as we explore the unique characteristics of this lush environment. Look out as we welcome a local specialist with seriously slithery, slippery reptiles and amphibians for our naturalist’s wonderment. 


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  • Inventor (June 15-19, 2020)

    Get ready to put on your thinking cap when you use everyday objects and tools to make your own solutions to some fun engineering challenges. Join us for what’s becoming a Camp MSNV tradition: the kickoff field trip to visit our friends at UpCycle as well as a trip to the Spark Lab at the American History Museum.
  • Architect (June 22-26, 2020)

    Do you love drawing and big buildings? Well, we have the perfect camp for you! Discover what it takes to design and construct the buildings we enter everyday. We’ll journey downtown to the National Building Museum for a civic engineering workshop before using what we learn to design and create our own architectural masterpieces.
  • Veterinarian (June 29-July 3, 2020)

    (We will be open on Friday, July 3)
    Learn what it takes to raise, train, and keep our animal friends healthy. Trips to the pet store, a vet’s office, and a local animal shelter are sure to foster the desire to love and care for our furry companions for a lifetime.
  • Oceanographer (July 6-10, 2020)

    Strap on your snorkel and grab your scuba gear as we investigate what lies beneath the ocean’s surface. A very special trip to the Smithsonian Oceans Hall with a collection manager is sure to awaken the Cousteau in each of us.
  • Scientist (July 13-17, 2020)

    Bring your clipboard and conduct week-long experiments as we learn what it’s like to practice empirical science in the lab. A trip to the Children’s Science Center Lab will be just the thing to get us going in our own MSNV lab, creating experiments and demonstrations to share with everyone.
  • Performing Arts Musical Theater Showcase Cabaret (Three weeks: July 13-31, 2020)

    Elementary campers are invited to sign up for our traditional end-of-summer Musical Theater Camp, featuring an in-depth examination of all things stage and show. New this year, every camper will have the chance to be center stage, in the wings, or both, as the group puts together their own showcase of scenes from popular plays, self-made skits, and a variety of additional performances. Campers will be instrumental in every piece of the production, including scene and skit selection, casting, costumes, makeup, stage design, and lighting and sound. Showcase performances at the end of the last week are sure to be a hit (and a hoot)!
  • Gardener (July 20-24, 2020)

    Meet us in the garden and grab your hat. It’s time to harvest, gather, examine, and work with all the delicious fruits of our hard labor. A trip out to the country to visit a real farm, pick our own fruit, and enjoy the summer sunshine will be the perfect treat for this week’s fun.
  • Explorer (July 27-31, 2020)

    Map? Check. Binoculars? Check. Specimen jars? Check. Let’s go on the hunt for the next big find on our jungle adventure. Geocaching, National Geographic, and more await us on our adventure into the unknown.