Aidan Explorers 

Aidan’s 2024 Summer Program, Aidan Explorers, features summer camps for both Primary and Elementary ages! Both camps are held on Aidan’s campus with field trips scheduled throughout the summer. 

The majority of our camp staff are Aidan teachers and staff members during the school year. Their collective experience and alignment with Aidan's values provide a unique camp experience that is captivating, challenging and fun!

REGISTER FOR AIDAN EXPLORERS

Please note: camp registration is only available for current and incoming Aidan families. 

Elementary

Aidan’s Elementary Summer Program blends an exciting mix of on-campus activities with field trips throughout the Washington DC area! 

On-campus activities include baking, sports, art projects, and STEM-related challenges! Field trips take place three times per week and include activities such as rock climbing, exploring museums, and even attending a Washington Mystics game!

Primary

Aidan’s Primary Summer Program provides campers with exciting and enriching daily offerings and work cycles. Highlighted by weekly themes such as “Under the Sea” and “Outer Space”, this camp brings the world to all campers! Art, movement, cooking and much more are explored when the children are on campus. The campers also have the opportunity to explore the DC area with one field trip every week. We also celebrate all Fridays with one of our camper-favorite activities: Water Day!

Please note: this camp’s classrooms are not Montessori, although many elements of the program incorporate Montessori teachings and principles.

Summer Program Details

Summer News & Recent Posts

From the Head: Building Collaborative Communities

Strong communities and collaborative learning are essential in empowering children to dream big, take risks, and equip themselves for the future. Jamie Rue, Head of School, reflects on the profound impact of community in inspiring and fostering the growth of young minds.

 

Lower School Blog: The Art of Stepping Back & The Power of Observation

Katia Kozhakova, Dogwood Primary Guide, emphasizes the importance of stepping back while observing our children. While it may be challenging to witness their struggles, these moments offer invaluable opportunities for cultivating grit, resilience, and persistence. Learn more about how the art of observation holds significant power in nurturing these essential traits.

Montessori Moments: April 2024

April was brimming with activity. We hope you enjoy these photos showcasing our Young Children's Community, Primary, and Elementary children hard at work.