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& Events



Shake N Wake

How do we start our camp each day? Each morning all the staff and campers meet in the main auditorium to kick off the day with music, singing, dancing, games, special teaching, and instruction for the events of the day. Shake N Wake is guaranteed to kick off the day correctly.



Let your creative juices flow. Express yourself, paint a picture, and build a masterpiece. Each activity is designed to allow individual growth and personal accomplishment, whether constructing your own project or performing in front of your fellow campers. Can you imagine, oozing lava from a volcano, or launching two-liter soda bottle rockets high in the sky? Creativity is definitely a hands-on messy experience but all controlled and safe, of course. Campers have a blast exploring how things work and enjoy this interactive and captivating activity.


What is better than creating yummy, colorful, delicious treats that you will eventually eat, all while learning about foods, cooking, kitchen equipment, safety, and how to clean up?  Campers absolutely love the scrumptious chaos that they can produce while in the kitchen. 

Physical Activities

We stay on target by focusing on fun, participation, physical fitness, skill development, and teamwork.


Activities suitable to the physical abilities of the various age groups include Archery, Basketball, Soccer, Football, Frisbee, Gaga, 9 Square in the Air, Wall Ball, Street Hockey, Volleyball, Tetherball, Badminton, Obstacle Courses, Four Square, Kick Ball and trips to Burke Lake Park, just four miles north of campus.

Water Activities

Summer just wouldn’t be the same if we weren’t getting drenched from head to toe. Last summer, we invested in an 18-foot water slide. This summer, we have added an industrial slip-n-slide and a foam pit. These three activities, paired with our water games and an occasional trip to the pool, will make for a fantastic summer.

Pool Safety

Camp Whatakid staff takes pool safety very seriously. We understand the potential risk with water activities and prepare our staff to provide quality supervision and care. All children must complete a swim test administered by pool lifeguards before being permitted to swim in deeper water. Children will swim in water depths appropriate to their size and swimming ability.


Children who have not learned to swim will stay in the fenced-in 1-foot pool or the 3-foot pool while wearing a life jacket.


Parents, life jackets are available at the pool (you cannot bring your own life jacket- the parks will not allow it).

Special Event Days
Fantastic Fridays

Are we having fun yet? You'll be amazed at the number of special activities and events that go on each summer at Camp Whatakid. The spirit, energy, and genuine emotion found in each camper inspire us to create unique and exceptional camp events. Fridays are an adventure in themselves. Can you imagine...


  • Wet and Wild Days

  • Field Day - Sports

  • Carnival Day

  • Crazy Kids Obstacle Course

  • Independence Day Picnic 

  • Glow Dance Party

  • Bingo

Way Out Wednesdays [W.O.W.]

Every Wednesday, the campers take part in this incredible event. It's an explosion of dynamic media-driven, choreographed dancing, dramatic object lessons, crazy games, and inspirational and virtuous teaching. Our campers rave about this event and love dressing up for each week’s theme.


At Camp Whatakid we believe in the value of engaging children's minds, bodies, and hearts with activities and trips away from campus.


At Camp Whatakid we believe in the value of engaging children's minds, bodies, and hearts with activities and trips away from campus. Due to COVID-19, last year we invested in tons of new activities ranging from, laser tag, knocker balls, nerf blasters, glow-n-the dark putt-putt, and so much more. This year we are adding to this and will continue to do some of our field trips on campus in what we call “Not So Field Trips.” Depending on what the status of COVID-19, some of the following trips might be booked.

Field trips for this summer may include:


  • Gymnastics

  • The St. James Athletic Center

  • Bowling

  • National Zoo

  • ​International Spy Museum

  • Putt Putt Golf

  • Wolf Trap Children's Theater in the Woods

  • Nature Centers

  • Discovery Theater

  • National Air & Space Museum & IMAX Theater

  • National Harbor

  • Ice Skating

  • Frying Pan Park

  • National Museums

  • Laser Tag

  • Fountain Head Regional Park Boating

  • Imagination Stage

  • Boomerang Pirate Ship Adventure

Community Connect

Let's not overlook the value of having the kids connect to their local community. Each summer our kids and their families join together with The Silo Center to help support some needs in our community. A mid summer food collection and a get ready for school Backpack- school supplies collection are two of our favorites. We are always amazed at how much the kids collect and how they rally together as they give and care for others.

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