Kindergarten Summer Camp

Session 1: June 22 – July 2

An Artist’s Eye View

Through an in-depth look at specific artists, we will explore the artistic world of dots and lines, materials and media. As we learn more about each artist and their style, we will experiment with various materials such as paint, clay, and cut paper in search of our own personal artistic style. The session will culminate in an exhibit of our young artists’ work. [SEEC will be closed Friday, July 3rd, in observance of Independence Day.] Cost $913.18

Session 2: July 6 – July 17

DC on the Go-Go

In this fun-filled camp we’ll explore our very own hometown, Washington, D.C.! We’ll take a walk through the history of the city, all the way from the time when the Native Nacotchank people lived here until today. How was D.C. chosen to be the Capital of the United States? What music, food, and art make D.C. such a unique and vibrant place? How has the city changed over the years? We’ll take in the sights and sounds of our city as we explore the many cultures that make D.C. special. Cost $913.18

Session 3: July 20 – July 31

Can You Dig It?

Are you ready to get down and dirty as we explore the life of a paleontologist? Have you ever wondered how the dinosaurs got to the museums, where they came from, and how they died? Join us for a camp of epic proportions as we dig deeper into the story of the dinosaurs. We will learn about the important job of paleontologists, talk about the time periods various dinosaurs lived in, and explore how dinosaurs continue to live in our hearts today. Grab your spade and let’s get digging! Cost $913.18

Session 4: August 3 – August 14

Magic in the Museums

Calling all Wizards, Witches and Muggles! Welcome to the world of real and pretend where we will use the Harry Potter series to unlock the magic of the Smithsonian museums. We will learn about the history of Hogwarts and the Smithsonian museums. We will be sorted into houses, as objects are sorted into the museums. We will search for some real animals as well as some magical creatures. Are you ready to make some magic as we mix up a potion or two? We will also learn about key people of the Smithsonian and see how they connect to characters of the magical world. So have your wands at the ready as we embark on this magical journey through the museums! Cost $913.18

Session 5: August 17– August 21

Calling All Olympians

Are you an athlete or have you ever dreamed about going to the Olympics to compete? We will spend this week taking a look at various aspects of the Olympic games. We will learn some Olympic history and explore both winter and summer Olympic sports and some of the athletes who compete in them. We’ll also try some of the sports out ourselves. We will wrap up the week by learning about Olympic ceremonies and hold our own closing ceremony to say goodbye to summer. Cost $456.50

Kindergarten Camp Application


Grade Range: For rising 1st and 2nd graders.

SEEC Mailing Address: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center PO Box 37012 NMNH Room CE-G50 MRC# 184 Washington, DC 20013-7012

Camp Location: SEEC Natural History 10th and Constitution Ave. NW Washington, DC 20560 (202) 633-1399

Camp Day: 7:30am – 6:00pm [Camp day includes both before and after care.] Deposits: A $100 deposit is due at the time of registration for each requested session. The deposit will be applied to the cost of the session. Deposits are non-refundable and will not be applied to other sessions.

Non-Smithsonian Fee: All families who do not have at least one parent employed by the Smithsonian will be charged a non-Smithsonian fee for each camp session. An $80.00 non-Smithsonian fee will be added to all two-week sessions.

Financial aid: Financial aid is available for families with financial need. Families receiving financial aid for the school year will continue to receive the same level of aid through the summer.

Due Dates for Remainder of Camp Fees: Session 1: Monday, June 15 Session 2: Monday, June 29 Session 3: Monday, July 13 Session 4: Monday, July 27 Session 5: Monday, August 10

Paperwork: All paperwork including a current health and dental form (signed by your physician/dentist and dated after August 16, 2019) must be submitted to SEEC by the morning of the first day of camp. Children without current health & dental forms may not attend the program until they are completed and submitted. Paperwork will be accepted anytime in May or June.

Registration Dates: Applications for all children will be accepted beginning February 5, 2020. The enrollment process will begin and spaces will be allotted according to the priority schedule listed below. If the number of applications exceeds available space, a lottery will determine enrollment.

Confirmation of Enrollment: All applicants will receive notification of enrollment within two weeks of the applicable registration dates listed above. Deposits will be returned and children will be placed on a waitlist if sessions are filled to capacity (22 children).