Camper &

parent info

It’s time to get ready for day camp! The what, when, why and how to prepare for the ultimate summer day camp experience.



Camp Whatakid welcomes children age 4 or 5 entering kindergarten (in the upcoming school year), through the age 12, (children coming out of sixth grade the previous school year).

Open Door Policy

At Camp Whatakid, we pride ourselves in running an amazing program that our children, parents, and staff are thrilled about. We strive to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for everyone and invite families to stop by and visit our program. Please email us at, if you are interested in visiting Camp Whatakid.


To keep you informed about weekly CWAK events, pool trips and field trips, an informative email is sent out prior to each camp week. You will also receive daily texts to your cell.

Camp Whatakid - Summer at the Silo Center admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to children at the center. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its instruction, admissions, or other childcare administrated programs.

What to Bring!

Children should dress and bring with them items necessary for the scheduled events of their camp day. Don't forget your lunch box and a morning snack. On water play days your child will need a swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, and/or a change of clothing. Please label all of your children's clothing and items.

Please leave iPods, headphones, gaming gear, and favorite toys at home. Use of a cell phone is permitted with staff permission and only to contact parents.

The most important item needed for camp each day is a healthy attitude ready to discover new things while interacting with others.

Food / Snacks / Lunch

Lunch Program & Snacks

Campers need to bring their lunch to camp each day. Pack plenty of food that does not require refrigeration or heating. We recommend quick and healthy foods, a healthy snack for the morning and remember to pack a water bottle each day. Afternoon snack is provided by camp.

NUT FREE: We are a nut free program. Do not send any food items that contain any type of nuts or that are manufactured in a plant that produces nut products.

Children are encouraged to dress comfortably and appropriately to the activities of camp and to our standard of modesty. Sneakers are preferred for most events for safety reasons. Flip flops, pool shoes, or sandals are OK to wear for pool trips only. Modest shorts and tops are common attire. For pool trips; girls' bathing suits that expose midriff and boys' Speedos are inappropriate. Swim shoes for pool trips are recommended since the bottom of most pools can be rough and injure soft little feet.

Pool Safety

This year, Camp Whatakid has made the decision not to take the campers to the pool. This decision is based off of the fact that COVID-19 will still be an active threat to our community and it poses too much of a risk. We will however, be planning water activities here on campus for the campers to participate in, we know how much fun the campers have when getting wet. We hope that you understand the reasons behind our decision and if you have any questions pertaining to it, please feel free to reach out to our camp staff at

Camp T-shirts

A Camp t-shirt will be given to all campers. Why? Because they look super and we like our kids looking sharp; they bring uniformity and camaraderie to camp trips, and they help our staff by making it easy to locate and supervise our campers at all times. Children are required to wear their CWAK t-shirts on all field trips.



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Lorton, VA 22079


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