Summer Camp 2020- Apply Now

The Outdoor Lab offers three, week-long camp sessions that provide a number of nature-related activities and experiences to Arlington Public School students.

Campers sleep outdoors in tents and are provided three meals and snacks every day. Activities include nature hikes, survival skills, night walks, games, skits, arts and crafts, animal exploration, boating, fish, and much more.

Sessions for 2020

  • Session A- Elementary School  (for students who just completed GR 4 or GR 5): June 22 to June 26
  • Session B- Middle School  (for students who just completed GR 6, GR 7, GR 8):  July  6  to July 10
  • Session C- Elementary School:  (for students who just completed GR 4 or GR 5): July 20 to July 24

Applications

APS students can apply for Outdoor Lab Summer Camp through the APS Summer School Program:

  • The APS Summer School Catalog, application forms, fees and deadlines can be found on the APS Summer School Resources page.
  • Applications are accepted from March 5 to April 3, 2020.
  • There is a separate form for the Elementary and Secondary (Middle School) sessions.
  • Applications are NOT accepted on a first come-first served basis. Once the registration window closes, if there are more applicants than available slots, a lottery will be held to determine enrollment.

More Info

More information about summer camp, including paperwork and a suggested packing list can be found at www.apsva.us/science/outdoor-lab/

Questions about camp registration should be directed to the Arlington Public Schools Science Office at (703) 228-6166 or chris.reid@apsva.us

Questions about camp activities or meals should be directed to Joanne Godwin at joanne.godwin@apsva.us

APS Summer Camp 2020 Brochure

Summer Camp 2016

Plans are already underway for the 2016 season at the Outdoor Lab Summer Camp! The dates for the three camp sessions are:

  • Elementary School: Session A
    for students who just completed GR 4 and GR 5
    June 27 to July 1
  • Middle School: Session B
    for students who just completed GR 6, GR 7, and GR 8
    July 11 to July 15
  • Elementary School: Session C
    for students who just completed GR 4 and GR 5
    July 25 to July 29

How to Apply:

The application for the Outdoor Lab Summer Camp is the same form used to apply for any of the APS Summer School programs. There is a separate form for the Elementary and Secondary (Middle School) sessions. These may be found in the Summer School catalog (distributed at the Elementary School Parent-Teacher Conferences) or through the Summer School web page (starting in late February).

Applications will be accepted from March 4 to April 8, 2016. Applications may be returned to the Main Office of your child’s school, and they will be forwarded directly to the Science office. Tuition and financial assistance have not yet been determined.

NOTE: Applications are not accepted on a first come-first served basis. Once the registration window closes, if there are more applicants than available slots, a lottery will be held to determine enrollment

More information and forms are available on the Arlington County Public Schools web site.