Summer Day Camp

The camp caters to children ages 5-12 with a Counselor in Training (CIT) program for youth ages 13-15. Campers spend their days in a safe environment under the guidance of experienced staff, with options for lessons in tennis and soccer. FREE swim lessons are included and are mandatory for your child’s safety. Swim lessons are held in the morning for ˝ hour while free swim is held in the afternoon for 50 minutes.


Camp Dates & Registration

Session Dates Days Member Rate* Non-Member Rate*
1 June 18 - June 22 5 $280 $380
2June 25 - June 295$280$380
3 July 2 - July 6 5 $280 $380
4 July 9 - July 13 5 $280 $380
5 July 16 - July 20 5 $280 $380
6 July 23 - July 27 5 $280 $380
7July 30 - Aug 035$280$380 
8 Aug 6 - Aug 11 5 $280 $380
9 Aug 13 - Aug 17 5 $280 $380
10Aug 20 - Aug 24$280$380 

**Bus service is available for an additional $75.

Before & After Care

  • Drop Off begins as early as 7:30 A.M and Pick up as late as 6 P.M.
  • M-F A.M. only - $100 (Cereal Included)
  • M-F P.M. only - $75
  • Both A.M. and P.M. - $160

CIT Program

The CIT program is available for children ages 13-15. CIT’s are required to submit the same forms as other campers. Please select "yes" when asked about being a CIT in the questions section during the enrollment process. In addition, they must write a letter at least two paragraphs in length and upload it to the Forms tab on the Parent Dashboard. The letter must answer the following questions:

  • Tell us about someone who has been a leader and role model for you in your life.
  • What are specific traits he/she has that you feel make him/her a strong leader?
  • What are some ways you feel you would be a good leader and role model for campers?
  • What are you most excited for about summer camp?

Additional Lessons

Tennis or soccer lessons are offered to campers for an additional $25 per session for members and $30 per session for non-members.
NOTE: Tennis shoes are required for tennis lessons.

Swim Lessons.  FREE!

We take our swim safety very seriously at Camp Bretton Woods. Swim lessons are included free of charge and are mandatory for your child’s safety. Swim lessons are held in the morning for ˝ hour and free swim will be held in the afternoon for 50 mins. Children are organized into small groups by age and ability. Each new camper will have a mandatory swim evaluation given by the lifeguards to determine their ability.  This evaluation will also determine which areas of the pool they may use during free swim. During lessons and free swim lifeguards and counselors are at posts around the pool scanning the water. Non-swimmers and those who are evaluated at the beginner level stay in the mushroom area of our pool, which is 2 feet deep; they wear neon bracelets to be easily identified. As swimming skills progress, campers have the opportunity to be reevaluated at the beginning of each session.

Tennis Lessons:  Additional $25 per session for members and $30 per session for non-members

Generally, lessons will be held in the morning Monday through Thursday for ˝ hour. Days and times may vary based on tennis pro's schedules. However, all campers will receive a total of four hours of instruction during the two-week session. If your child has a racquet please send it (clearly marked with his/her name). There are a limited number available for use. PLEASE have your camper wear tennis shoes for lessons. Flip -flops and sandals will not be permitted on the courts. If you would like to sign your child up for tennis lessons, please select the tennis option in the questions section of the enrollment process. 

Soccer Lessons: Additional $25 per session for members and $30 per session for non-members

Generally, lessons will be held in the morning Monday through Thursday for ˝ hour. Days and times may vary based on the soccer coaches’ schedules. However, all campers will receive a total of 4 hours of instruction during the two-week session. For safety campers are required to bring shin guards. Cleats are recommended, but not necessary. If you would like to sign your child up for tennis lessons, please select the soccer option in the questions section of the enrollment process. 
Note:  Soccer and Tennis Lessons are given at the same time in the morning, so campers can only sign up for one of these.

Archery, Ages 10 & up only.  FREE!

Bretton Woods will offer Basic Archery for some sessions in the afternoon for an hour. Led by staff trained in archery and archery safety, COMAR state regulations and safety standards will be strictly followed. If you would like to sign your child up for archery please fill out the “2016 Archery Permission Form” under the forms section on the Parent Dashboard.

Transport & Bus Schedule

Non-Bus Applicants

Morning drop off time is 9:30 am at the picnic pavilion near the tennis courts. Pick-up time begins at 4:15 pm at the swimming pool (in the case of inclement weather, drop-off or pick-up may be moved to the clubhouse). There is a 30 minute grace period until 4:45 pm for pick-ups. After this time you will be charged a fee for additional daycare. All children being picked up must be signed out.

If special drop off or pick up arrangements are needed, please contact the camp staff no later than noon that day.

Bus Applicants

The bus begins its route from the IMF to BWRC and has several stops along River Road. See the schedule for locations and times. It is advisable to be at least 10 minutes early to the bus stop for both pick-up and drop off. The driver cannot wait beyond the scheduled pick-up time. The bus will stop at all the regular bus stops.

Juniors must be met by an adult when dropped off. If no one is waiting for your junior, he/she will be taken to the IMF. It will then be your responsibility to pick him/her up. For all juniors arriving at the IMF, pick-up by parents must be made by 5:55 pm or you will be charged an additional fee for daycare.

Bus Delays/Changes

If the bus is significantly delayed, call the BWRC camp office at 301-948-3357 x 1319. If a permanent change is to be made to your junior’s bus stop, please notify the camp office in writing. If the change is for one day only, please notify us in writing or email by noon the day of the requested change. If arrangements are made for your child to be left at a different stop at the end of the day, please be aware that he/she must be met by an adult.

STOP #AM DeparturePM Arrival
18:15IMF – 19th Street entrance5:45
28:30Reno and Tilden Street5:25
38:404101 Yuma Street (front of Oakcrest School)5:15
48:45River Road and Garrison Street5:12
58:50River Road and Willard Avenue5:10
68:53River Road at entrance of Kenwood Country ClubAM ONLY
6PM ONLYRiver Road and 4th Street (Presbyterian Church)*5:05
78:55River Road and Pyle Access (across from Braeburn Parkway)AM ONLY
7PM ONLYRiver Road and Orkney Parkway5:00
89:00River Road and Cabin John Fire Station4:55
99:10River Road and Counselman Road (Potomac Shopping Center)AM ONLY
9PM ONLYRiver Road and Potomac Shopping Center (gazebo)4:50
 9:30Arrival/Departure Bretton Woods4:30
*Note: The 4th Street Presbyterian Church drop off point will be at the steps leading from River Road up to the church parking lot.

Health & Safety

The State has new regulations for camper health history. The new form does not require a tetanusshot date or Immunization forms for campers who live in the United States, a United States Territory or the District of Columbia. For campers who live outside these areas immunization records are still required. All forms must be mailed, delivered, or e-mailed to

  • All allergies and other important medical information must be reported on the camper health history form. A registered nurse will review all medical information and disseminate the information to the Camp Director and staff.
  • Please note that on most days campers are outdoors all day. However, in the event of inclement weather there are two storm centers available to the campers. If there is a rain storm with winds less than 15 miles per hour, the campers are moved to the picnic pavilion. If there is a rainstorm with winds above 15 miles per hour, the campers are taken to the Southard Room in the clubhouse. The golf course is equipped with an early warning device in case of lightning.
  • On days of severe heat (code red) all physical activity is kept to a minimum and the afternoon activities are moved to an air-conditioned area.
  • To ensure the safety of our campers, the Camp Director and General Manager reserve the right to set behavioral rules and standards for campers to follow. Those who endanger themselves or others by their persistent misbehavior may be dismissed from camp.

What to Bring

Lunch and Snacks

The camp provides lunch for all campers on a daily basis. Campers are also provided with a snack before departure every day. The lunch menu includes a main course, salad, vegetable, dessert and drink. The snack includes a fruit and an additional snack item like popcorn, pretzels or a cheese stick. Please do not let children bring their own food to camp as there are many children with allergies. If you have questions or would like an exception please contact the Camp Director. The camp does not provide refrigeration. If your child is given permission to bring lunch you must include a Cold Pack. We are a nut-free camp due to severe nut allergies. Do not pack or send food that contains nuts or nut products and is not made on equipment that processes nuts.

What should my camper bring?

  • Water bottle
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Change of clothes (in the case of inclement weather)
  • Water shoes or old tennis shoes for creek walking
  • Backpack that holds all belongings

What should my camper wear?

  • Loose fitting/comfortable clothing
  • Tennis shoes

What should my camper NOT bring?

  • Electronic equipment
  • Valuables

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