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Future Campers

Sending a child to Jewish sleepaway camp is a remarkable gift. You are providing your child the opportunity to make long-lasting friendships, enhance his/her self-confidence, and create wonderful memories. Moreover, your child will be challenged to try new things, to be independent, and to discover more about themselves. This can only happen when they are embraced in a warm, loving, first-class program, and surrounded by people who are committed to their success. We believe that the motivating factor for choosing us is our focus and determination to ensure that every child thrives.

We value and appreciate the trust you place in us to care for your child, and we will do whatever it takes to reinforce the great investment you make in registering your child for a summer at Capital Camps. Please fill out our Future Camper Interest form and we will be in touch!

Join us at camp and see the magic of Jewish sleepaway camp in person! These walking tours, led by our Camp Team, include plenty of opportunities to learn about camp, ask questions and soak in the atmosphere. You even get to enjoy a home baked snack from our Kosher kitchen! Space is limited and pre-registration is required. See our Events & Tours for upcoming tour information.

Our Rookie camp program is available to campers entering 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade. This action packed four-day adventure is the perfect introduction to the magic of Jewish sleepaway camp. All programmatic and emotional needs will be met as we immerse them in a world of new experiences from arts and crafts, swimming and sports, to our low ropes course and lake activities. Staff are chosen for their warmth and understanding of these younger children and our year round staff oversees this program to ensure success. Campers return home with pictures and a t-shirt, but most importantly a desire to return and experience our traditional summer camp program. Check out our Fun at Camp page to find out more about our other camp programs.

Our year round team are experts in understanding the developmental needs of children.  Sending a child to sleepaway camp for the first time can often be a daunting, overwhelming experience – for both campers and parents.  We are here to help guide the process and can provide handy tips to help your child get ready for camp.  In addition to our Rookie program, we welcome new campers of all ages and we have a nationally recognized inclusion (atzma’im) program to help campers with a variety of needs transition into and succeed within all camp programs.

Join us at camp for a special Taste of Camp during our camp sessions.  These walking tours start with families arriving mid-morning and end mid-afternoon.  Families will tour camp together, play in kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards and jump on our giant inflatables in our lake and enjoy lunch with our entire camp community. Our counselors in training (CITs) will occupy your kids at arts and crafts or play sports, while parents and members of our leadership team meet to discuss camp programs in more detail and answer your questions. Before you depart, we will enjoy a Kosher, nut-free snack! As summer approaches, check out our Events and Tours page for Taste of Camp dates.

Our Camp Director and/or one of our Assistant Camp Directors will come to you directly to talk about camp! We can arrange these meetings in your home with just your family and/or other families you know, or in the homes of one of our wonderful current camp families! More intimate than a community presentation and always very welcoming, a number of our current families love us so much they are willing to let us “camp-out” at their home to welcome potential new camp families. Often times, past counselors or CITs join us to help entertain your kids while we answer all of your questions. Contact us by email to schedule a visit or call us at 301-468-2267.

We offer several retreats throughout the year geared specifically for families. These retreats make it possible for everyone to have the opportunity to experience the magic that happens at Capital Camps. Bring your family to sit around a campfire together, make s’mores, fly on the zip-line, create in the art room, play on the sports fields and so much more. Come to learn, have fun, and share meaningful moments.  See year round programming for more information. Check our Family Retreats page for upcoming Family Retreats.