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Saturday, July 13, 2024 - 7:00 p.m., to Sunday, July 14, 2024 - 9:00 a.m. ET
In-Person Sleepovers

In-person Program: Go on an interactive exploration of the Natural History Museum and participate in hands-on crafts projects and games. Then roll out your sleeping bag and dream away in the darkened halls of one of the world’s most famous museums! Geared for children ages 8 to 14 years old, accompanied by an adult.


Sunday, July 14, 2024 - 7:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET

Travel to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond with historian Justin M. Jacobs for an awe-inspiring look at Japan’s exquisitely crafted samurai armor from one of the largest collections in the world. More than 140 works from the collection of Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller offer a glimpse of samurai history with a focus on the flourishing culture of the Edo period. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)


Sunday, July 14, 2024 - 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. ET
Online Studio Arts Course

This introductory course teaches the basic skills needed for drawing. Working with a variety of materials and techniques, including charcoal and pencils, students explore the rendering of geometric forms, volume, and perspective, with an emphasis on personal gesture marks.


Sunday, July 14, 2024 - 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET
Online Studio Arts Workshop

Bring your beaded creations to the next level with multi-strand clasps, cones, and spacers to create multi-strand designs with strung beads and decorative finishing.


Sunday, July 14, 2024 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Online Studio Arts Course

For centuries, religious and secular Islamic manuscripts have contained beautiful geometric decorations. Explore the history and construction of these traditional designs before creating ones of your own with opaque watercolors and gold; outlined in black ink.


Sunday, July 14, 2024 - 1:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET
In-Person Studio Arts Course

Great shoots start with great locations—and Washington offers plenty of unbeatable visual inspiration. Learn to capture this vibrant city and sharpen your way of thinking about shooting outdoors as you deploy a minimal amount of equipment and a lot of fresh perspective.


Sunday, July 14, 2024 - 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. ET

As the threat of World War I loomed over them in the opening decades of the 20th century, German artists turned to raw and uncompromising art that reflected their interpretations of a tumultuous world. David Gariff of the National Gallery of Art explores the vital role that German and Austrian Expressionism played in a period of volatile contradictions—providing a fertile ground for the emergence of the new visual language of artists including Max Beckmann, Gustav Klimt, Wassily Kandinsky, and Egon Schiele. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)


Monday, July 15, 2024 - 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. ET
In-Person Camp - Before/After

Parents must bring campers to the assigned Before-Camp room in the Ripley Center to sign in daily. At 9 a.m., campers will be brought up to Drop-off and then to their camps.


Monday, July 15, 2024 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

Pack your space gear and blast off to outer space! Campers spend the week in Smithsonian museums exploring all the wonders beyond our rocky planet. They plan their own Milky Way journeys by learning about the planets in our solar system, stars and their life cycles, and the structures of galaxies. They make their own space gear, enjoy space ice cream, and explore exhibits for objects that are “out of this world.” A Friday showcase offers a peek into their adventures.


Monday, July 15, 2024 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

This week is all about artistic experimentation! Young artists mix, dip, splatter, roll, brush, dab, and spread paint over rough, smooth, wet, and dry surfaces with sponges, string, utensils, found objects, and brushes. Using visits to the Hirshhorn, American Art, Asian Art, and African Art museums as springboards, campers explore the creative world of color theory, patterns, and texture, and learn to make their own custom-color paints.