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ACAS Enrichment Camps

We offer a series of enrichment camps throughout the year that offer parents a safe and reaffirming place for their child(ren) while they’re at work or take a break; and where positive socialization happens for their children in an affirming way through play, creative expression, hands on experiences and critical thinking exercises using culturally sensitive and practical every day materials that expand reading and calculation skills.

Our staff members are professionals in the field of education and/or the performing arts. Our activities and classes are grounded in African and African-American culturally relevant values, and encourage collaboration to provide a well-structured, orderly environment. We capitalize on children’s growth and development and have tons of fun in the process.

REGISTER FOR OUR 2017 SUMMER CAMP: 2017 Summer Camp Dates: June 19th to August 11th (8 weeks)

Summer Camp Early Bird Registration ends June 2, 2017: (Waive registration fee w/ early bird Registration)

Summer Camp Late Registration begins June 3, 2017:(Additional $15 for late registration)

Camp Fees: $795.00 for the entire summer (only $99 a week) or $150 per week (if not registering for the entire summer)

  • Pay in full by early bird deadline and get 10% off
  • Registration fee (one time fee due) – $25
  • Additional sibling discount available – $50 off each additional child when enrolling for for full summer and $25 off each additional child when enrolling by week
  • Camp T-Shirts – $10
  • Field Trip Fee – $100
  • Before & After care available – additional $300
  • Payments can be made by Credit Card, Cash, Money Order, or checks made payable to The Adinkra Group

Click here to register for summer camp online

Click here to download the 2017 Summer Registration Packet

Summer Enrichment Camp Activities

  • All campers take West African drum, dance, movement and visual art classes weekly. We take weekly field trips, spend quality time outdoors being physically active and go swimming at least once per week. All campers participate in the opening morning circle where we discuss a black hero, this day in black history and word of the day.
  • 5 to 7 year old campers review basic math, phonics, and language arts skills through games, language experience charts, and cultural expressions, i.e., music, movement, arts and crafts.
  • 8 to 10 year old learners will play educational and constructively competitive games with each other for appropriate social skill development. They will maintain a journal and participate in cultural expressions classes, i.e. music, movement, arts and crafts.
  • 11 to 13 year old learners will spend two full days a week “in the field” visiting African American historical sites throughout the DMV. The remaining days at camp are spent working on group projects, cultural expression classes and earning leadership and mentor experience working with the 5 – 7 year olds under camp counselor supervision. **11–13 year olds required to have a Smart Trip Card for field projects

Summer Camp runs from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Before and After Care runs from 7 – 8:30 am and 4:30 – 6:00 pm