Campers participate in STEM-based activities—archaeology, surveying, architecture, gardening, and more—to explore the estate and George Washington's life. They also meet people from George Washington's world, learn about everyday life in the 18th century, and meet some of the estate's heritage breed animals.
Throughout the week, campers contribute to the creation of an exhibition that showcases what they learned. Families are invited to the “exhibition opening” on Friday at 2pm to hear campers describe their creative process and celebrate other achievements such as landscape painting and music making.
Session 1: July 9-13, 9am-3pm - SOLD OUT
Session 2: July 23-27, 9am-3pm
Content is the same for each session.
Drop off begins at 8:45am. Camp activities begin promptly at 9am. Pick up is at 3pm.
On Friday at 2pm, camper families are invited to a camp exhibition opening.
Registration fee includes lunches, snacks, backpacks, and a Camp Washington t-shirt. Beginning in March, Mount Vernon will send to guardians a registration packet to collect important information about campers, such as allergies and meal preferences.
Mount Vernon reserves the right to cancel a session no less than two days before camp begins if registration is under eight participants. In this event, you will be notified by phone or e-mail and offered credit for another program, a full refund, or the option to donate your camp fee to Mount Vernon.
Camp Washington Scholarships
Two scholarships will be awarded to students who are interested in learning about the 18th century and have good behavior. The scholarship is available for the second week of camp, July 23-27, and covers the full cost of camp. In order to be considered, complete the application form and submit all requested materials by April 30, 2018.