Soccer Programs (Grades K-8)
DC Campus

At Sidwell Summer, dedicated and professional coaches lead soccer programs that focus both on cultivating a love of the game and enhancing technical skills.  Sidwell Summer Soccer Camp is designed for players of all levels in Grades K – 8. Campers are divided into groups by age and ability and each group has experienced coaches and counselors.  Both team play and individual skill development are emphasized as staff focus on various soccer techniques as well as game-like situations.

Soccer - Day Camps - Sidwell Summer Camp

Sidwell Summer Soccer Camp K – Grade 8

Dates/Hours/Fees

Location: 3825 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington DC, 20016

2017 Dates
Week 1 June 12 – 16
Week 2 June 19 – 23
Week 3 June 26 – 30
Week 4 July 5 – July 7 (3-day week)
Week 5 July 10 – 14
Week 6 July 17 – 21
Week 7 July 24 – 28
Week 8 July 31 – August 4
Week 9 August 7 – 11
Week 10 August 14 – 18

Hours
Full Day 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
AM Only 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Fees
Full Day $395 ($275 for 3-day week of July 5-7)
AM Only $295 ($195 for 3-day week of July 5-7)
AM Sports with PM Handworks: (Grades K-6) $545 ($370 for 3-day week of July 5-7)
AM Sports with PM Junior Explorers: (5-6 year olds) $445 ($295 for 3-day week of July 5-7)
AM Sports with PM S’More Fun: (Grades K-5) $445 ($295 for 3-day week of July 5-7)

Adding a PM Camp

Sidwell Summer has a number of afternoon options that can be paired with morning programs to create a full day of camp fun for your child! After a morning program, campers will eat lunch and be escorted by staff to the afternoon option you select.

PM Camp options are listed below:

Handwork Day Camp - (Grades K-6) The Handwork Day Camp option includes fun sewing, knitting and crafting projects lead by the experienced Handwork Studio staff. New projects will be introduced each week!

S’More Fun - (Grades K-5) S’More Fun is just as it sounds – an afternoon of S’more Fun after a structured morning program. The S’more Fun option includes LEGOS, Board Games, Art & Crafts and more!

PM Junior Explorers - (5-6 year olds – Only available June 26 – August 4) The Junior Explorer option includes a rotation of various day camp activities including art, cooking, science, water play, yoga, and more as part of the Junior Explorer Program!

Note: After selecting AM programs during registration, you will then be directed to choose from the above PM Camp options.

Sample Daily Schedule
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM Drop Off
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Morning Meeting and Warm-Up
9:15 AM – 11:45 AM Rotation through stations, breaks taken as needed, ending morning with small sided games
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM Transition to Lunch / Morning only Campers to carpool
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM Lunch in air-conditioned dining room
12:45 PM – 1:15 PM Choice – Game Rooms or back on Fields (occasionally gym time option)
1:15 PM – 2:45 PM Small sided scrimmages and additional stations
2:45 PM – 3:15 PM Pack Up and Dismissal from 37th Street
What To Bring & What To Wear

Please label all items with camper’s first and last name.

  • Lunch (For full day campers only)
  • Snack
  • Water bottle (campers can refill water bottles at the field)
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat, if desired
  • Indoor and outdoor footwear (cleats can be used on turf field but sneakers/flats are needed for indoor time)
  • Shin guards
  • Soccer ball with camper’s name

Campers will not need a lunch on Friday.  Sidwell Soccer will have pizza and Italian Ice every Friday at no cost to the campers.

*In an effort to build the kind of community that is so integral to a memorable camp experience, we ask that all cell phones, music players, e-readers, and personal gaming systems be left at home.

Drop Off/ Pick Up

Drop Off: 8:45 AM – 9:00AM

AM Only Pick Up: 12:00 PM – 12:15 PM

Full Day Pick Up: 3:00 PM – 3:30PM

Please review the procedures below and let us know of any questions. We realize the process can seem overwhelming, but our families become pros after a few days and the flow of traffic works well.

Drop Off

Drop off for campers is between 8:45 AM – 9:00 AM in the parking garage located at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Rodman Street. To drop off please pull into the furthest entrance, and staff will be in the parking garage to help open doors and walk campers to their program meeting area. If you prefer to walk your child to the program meeting area, please pull into the middle entrance of the parking garage and park in any available parking space. The program meeting area for Soccer Camp is in the Arts Center Courtyard.

Late Drop Off

Campers arriving after 9:15 AM must be brought to the Sidwell Summer office (located next to the Fox Den) to be checked in. Sidwell Summer staff will then walk your camper to their program.

Pick Up

Early Pick Up

If your camper needs to be picked up early from camp, please call the Sidwell Summer office at 202.537.8133 or email summer@sidwell.edu ahead of time to alert us about an early pick up.

*Note: For early pick up, please arrive before 2:00 PM. We cannot accommodate early pick ups after 2:00 PM due to carpool and scheduling constraints.*

Pick Up/Carpool

AM Only Pick Up: Located in the parking garage at 12:00 PM

Full Day Soccer Pick Up: Located on 37th Street (in front of Sidwell Friends Middle School and Athletics Center) between 3:00 PM– 3:30 PM. There is a 30-minute window allotted for pick up to help spread out traffic so please feel free to utilize this pick up window. Staff will walk participants to their cars as they arrive.

Please note: Older siblings are brought to younger siblings to allow parents easy pick up at only one location. Please pick up your campers where your youngest child’s pick up is located. Campers will not be allowed to leave camp on their own without written authorization from parents.  Please email summer@sidwell.edu to authorize campers to use public transit or walk home.

Late Pick Up Policy at the End of the Camp Day

At 3:30 PM, any campers remaining at carpool is considered a late pick up.  Campers will be taken to the Sidwell Summer Office until a parent or designated person picks up the camper(s).

Late Pick-Up Fees:  Our staff’s time is valuable to us as is the time of our families. Therefore, late pick-up fees are incurred beginning at 3:30 PM. Payment is due at the time of pick up – no exceptions. Payments can be made by cash, check or credit card in the office. If a camper is picked up within 15 minutes of the designated pick-up time, it is a flat fee of $15.00. Campers picked up between 3:45 PM – 4:00PM from the camp office are charged a fee of $50.00. Campers pick up after 4:00 PM are charged $75.00. Please note charges are per camper and will apply to each child.

Note – Campers are not taken to the Camp ‘til Six program. This program is for pre-registered campers only. Campers will be in the summer office for pick-up.  Serious infractions, either based on frequency of late pick-ups or duration of any single pick up, may result in dismissal from camp program.

Forms & Health Information

All mandatory medical information is captured through the online application. However, if your child has medication to be distributed while at camp, you would like the nurse to administer over the counter medications to your child during the camp day, or your child has allergies or asthma, please click here to access the necessary forms.

Soccer CAP Program (Grades 9 -10)

Dates/Hours/Fees

Location: 3825 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington DC, 20016

2017 Dates
Week 1 June 26 – 30
Week 2 July  5 – 7 (3-day week)
Week 3 July 10 – 14/td>
Week 4 July 17 – 21
Week 5 July 24 – 28
Week 6 July 31 – August 4
Week 7 August 7 – 11
Week 8 August 14 – 18
Hours
Full Day 8:30 AM – 3:15 PM
Fees
Full Day $250 ($150 for 3-day week)
Sample Daily Schedule

The Soccer Counselor Assistant Program (CAP) is a hands-on leadership program that provides soccer players with leadership experience through working with young children in a familiar setting – the soccer field!  The soccer CAPs will work with experienced coaches and counselors. Soccer CAPs will be able to experience, first hand, the role and responsibilities of acting as a counselor for campers. Such responsibilities include greeting campers in carpool by opening car doors and walking soccer campers to the meeting area, helping put away lunches, helping younger campers get shinguards and shoes on, setting up cones for drills, assisting during breaks and lunch time, playing games with campers during rest time, etc. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to create coaching sessions including planning drills and activities. These skills help serve as a foundation for working in a camp and professional coaching environment.

What To Bring & What To Wear
  • Bagged Lunch – Campers will not need a lunch on Friday. Sidwell Summer will provide pizza and Italian ice every Friday at no cost to the campers.
  • Snack
  • Water bottle (campers can refill water bottles at the field)
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat, if desired
  • Indoor/Outdoor footwear (cleats can be used on turf field but sneakers/flats are needed for indoor time)
  • Shin guards

*In an effort to build the kind of community that is so integral to a memorable camp experience, we ask that all cell phones, music players, e-readers, and personal gaming systems be left at home.

Drop Off/ Pick Up

Drop Off: 8:45 AM – 9:00AM

Pick Up: 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Drop Off

Beginning at 8:30 AM campers arriving by car should be dropped off in the parking garage on the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Rodman Street. CAPs will help with morning carpool by opening car doors and directing campers to the proper meeting location – which for the Sidwell Soccer program is the Art Center courtyard.

Late Drop Off

If you arrive late to drop off your camper, please walk your child to the Sidwell Summer Office to check in for the day. All late arrivals will be escorted to their group by camp staff.  Please make every effort to arrive before 9:00 AM to ensure that your camper will have a full day at camp.

Pick Up

Early Pick Up

Please notify us by calling 202-537-8133 or emailing summer@sidwell.edu in advance if you plan to pick up your child early from a camp program. Campers should be picked up directly from the Sidwell Summer Office. To ensure the safety of all campers, a parent or designated adult must check out with the camp staff before leaving campus. Campers will not be permitted to wait alone or in the front of the school or in other pick up locations.

*Note: For early pick up, please arrive before 2:00 PM. We cannot accommodate early pick ups after 2:00 PM due to carpool and scheduling constraints.*

Pick Up/Carpool Information

The Sidwell Soccer program will be dismissed from 37th Street.  Soccer program participants with younger siblings in other programs will be walked to the other program location for dismissal.

If you are running late, please alert the Sidwell Summer Camp Office as early as possible.  If you arrive after 3:30 PM you will need to pick your child up from the camp office.

Any camper not registered for Camp ‘til Six and who is not picked up by 3:30 PM, is considered a Late Pick Up.

Late Pick Up Policy at the End of the Camp Day

After 3:30 PM, campers remaining at 37th Street are considered late pick-ups.  At 3:30 PM campers are taken to the camp office until a parent or designated person picks up the camper(s).

Late Pick-Up Fees:  Our staff’s time is valuable to us as is the time of our families. Therefore, late pick up fees are incurred beginning at 3:30 PM.  Payment is due at the time of pick up–no exceptions. Payments can be made by cash, check or credit card in the office.  If a camper is picked up within 15-minutes of the designated pick up time, it is a charge of $15.00. Campers picked up between 3:45 PM – 4:00 PM from the camp office are charged a late pick up fee of $50.00. Please note charges are per camper and will apply to each child.

Please note: Campers are not taken to the Camp ‘til Six program. This program is for pre-registered campers only. Campers will be in the summer office for pick up.  Serious infractions, either based on frequency of late pick ups or duration of any single pick up, may result in dismissal from camp program.

Forms & Health Information

All mandatory medical information is captured through the online application. However, if your child has medication to be distributed while at camp, you would like the nurse to administer over the counter medications to your child during the camp day, or your child has allergies or asthma, please click here to access the necessary forms.

DC Stoddert Girls Summer Academy Development Program with Karen Kelser (GU9- 14) DC Campus

Dates/Hours/Fees

Location: 3825 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington D.C. 20016

2017 Dates
Week 1 June 12 – 16
Week 2 June 19 – 23
Week 3 July 17 – 21
Week 4 July 24 – 28
Hours
Full Day 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

All Stoddert Girls Summer Academy campers must register through Stoddert Soccer (Karen Kelser) AND through Sidwell Summer’s online registration system.  There is no fee for registering with Sidwell Summer, but it captures required medical and emergency contact information.

For more information about pricing and how to register, contact Karen Kelser directly at (703) 969-5669 or kckelser@yahoo.com

Pick-Up Policy for DC Stoddert Campers: Pick up is at 3:30 PM. Adults MUST park in the lower level of the parking garage and walk up to the turf field to sign their campers out.