At Lowell's eight-acre campus bordering Rock Creek Park, campers participate in a variety of activities, make new friends, and explore their interests. Our respectful and caring atmosphere encourages campers, ages 2-15, to grow in self-awareness and confidence, while learning to play & work well with others.
At the Lowell School Summer Camp, groupings are deliberately small. The low counselor/camper ratio creates a relaxed and informal environment where thoughtful counselors, who understand child development, expand campers' horizons purposefully and safely.
Our expansive campus with fields surrounded by towering trees provides generous space for games, sports, exercise, and water play. Campers explore and investigate plant and animal life in our spring-fed stream, a tributary of nearby Rock Creek. Our four-lane indoor pool, our fully equipped technology center, three art workshops, our library, and our large gymnasium are also available to campers.
Lowell School embraces a progressive philosophy of education in which puts children at the center of the learning process. We strive for a range of backgrounds within our school and camp community and are committed to promoting the principles of diversity and inclusivity in all that we do.
Summer programs are open to the broader community.
Teens who are 14–15 when camp starts are welcome to apply for acceptance into our Counselor-In-Training program. Counselors-In-Training will get hands-on experience caring for children and learn real-life lessons about early childhood development. In addition, they will gain invaluable experience as responsible, value-added employees— skills that will transfer to any and all future employment. Personal mentoring and CIT-only group meetings provide the opportunity for individual feedback on areas of strength and growth. Responsibilities are adjusted throughout the summer to align with proven abilities and interests and to ensure that each CIT gets the maximum learning and growth out of his or her experience at Lowell Summer Programs. This is an excellent path to possible employment as a Junior Counselor in future years. There is a minimum commitment of one full three-week session; a six-week commitment is preferred.