General Seasonal Programs Info

Valley Mill Camp has been serving families in the Washington area since 1956, combining closeness to home with the atmosphere of an away camp.  The Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association.

Bus transportation is provided from Capitol Hill in DC, McLean, VA, Northwest Washington, DC and nearby Maryland.  Children within our transportation area in MD are picked up and returned to their neighborhoods each day.  Pick-up points are provided for those families living in DC, VA or in MD outside of our transportation area.  Parents are sent a list of the pick-up points in their area when they are sent their acceptance letters. Transportation: Our goal is to pick up in the morning between 8:00 and 8:30 and drop off in the afternoon between 4:30 and 5:00.  Parents will be notified of more exact pick-up times and locations on the weekend before the camper starts. Transportation is included in the tuition.

Open House 2017 Dates:

2/12, 3/5, 3/19, 4/16, 5/7, 5/21 - 11:00am - 4:00pm,  or call 301-948-0220 to make an alternative weekday appointment.

Be prepared for a wak in the woods!

Seasonal Programs Sessions and Tuition 2017

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It’s a full day in the woods!

Your camper’s day begins between 8am and 8:45am when the bus picks him/her up at the designated neighborhood pick-up point. The camp day runs from 9am to 4pm, with a snack provided mid-morning. Your camper will then be dropped off at the pick-up point between 4:15pm and 5pm, ready to share with you his/her adventures of the day.


Canoeing and Kayaking:

Campers will be able to work on their canoeing and kayaking skills on our 2-acre lake. The slalom gates will be up, and we promise a challenging and thrilling week.


Archery provides campers time out from their active schedule and a chance to focus on their targets. Counselors maintain strict safety measures by using the guidelines set by the National Archery Association.

Rock Climbing:

Our 27′ training wall provides campers the opportunity to safely learn and practice rock climbing skills. Small class sizes mean more time on the wall.

Native American Indian Craft and Games:

This activity is a big hit with campers! Using materials found in our own woods, John Fishback teaches crafts and games in the manner of the Native Americans.


Dates & Prices for 2017:


$450.00 per week

A minimum of 15 campers is required for each week.

Program Dates Tuition
Spring Break (MCPS)  April 10 - April 14 $450.00 per week
Spring Break (DCPS) April 17 - April 21 $450.00 per week
Special Days March 31, April 7, April 17  $90.00 per Day

Registration fees are non-refundable after March 1st. Cancellation of any one session will result in a minimum of $250 forfeiture. This forfeiture includes cancelation of parts of sessions as well as entire sessions. Tuition is due on the following dates: 1st session Due April 1 2nd session Due May 1 10th week Due July 1 On these dates spaces not confirmed by payment will be offered to applicants on the waiting list.
WAITING LIST If we have no room in your child’s age group when you apply and send a deposit, we will automatically place his or her name on the waiting list for the session you applied for and hold your application fee..