At Circle Yoga Summer Camp, kids are encouraged to connect to their bodies, their minds, their creativity, and their camp friends. This is a camp where kids can be kids—free from competition, pressure, and strict scheduling. Through yoga and mindfulness-based activities, campers have fun and they learn skills for reducing stress, fully accepting and valuing who they are, and respecting others.
2020 Camp Weeks and Registration Fees
June 29-July 2*
*Fee for this 4-day week is $340.
Each day of Circle Yoga Summer Camp is full of movement, play, creativity, and self-expression. Campers get to spend time outside and be the active kids they are. They also have time to wind down with mindful practices including yoga, journaling, and relaxation. Because we are completely non-competitive and spend time in small groups, our campers develop friendships and connections that are truly special.
Circle Yoga has been offering this active and relaxing summer camp program since 2003. Parents love our high staff-to-camper ratio, with one lead teacher, a camp coordinator/assistant, at least one experienced teen assistant, and 1-2 teen helpers.
Follow the link below to send a note to our camp director.
Yoga and meditation are on the agenda at mindfulness-focused summer camps
The Washington Post Express
by Angela Haupt, March 14, 2018
...If mindfulness-oriented camps are gradually becoming more mainstream, Circle Yoga’s Summer Camp was ahead of the trend. The program has been offered for more than 15 years... “Many kids come back for several weeks each summer and return year after year,” instructor Linda Feldman says.
Kids kick off the day coloring mandalas, then sing mindfulness-themed camp songs so popular with families that the studio turned them into a CD. They do a playful yoga session, with moves like “yoga freeze dance,” plus breathing exercises, guided meditation and a foot massage. They have snacks in a Zen garden and free playtime in a local playground, and they spend time silent journaling. “You’d be amazed how they do this for 20 minutes — they love it,” Feldman says. “It gives kids the permission to just find some stillness, ease, creativity and joy.” More
A typical day at camp includes
Mindful Yoga & Movement
Creative & Mindful Arts
Play at the Park
Summer Camp FAQs
Questions about Circle Yoga Summer Camp? If you don't find the answer in our Frequently Asked Questions below, use our contact page to send us your questions. We do our best to reply within 1 business day. Or you can call the studio at 202-686-1104.
No. Our summer camp is a completely different experience than an adult yoga class. It’s playful and age-appropriate for kids. They’ll learn yoga and mindfulness techniques through play and social interaction—both of which are highly encouraged.
Absolutely. The kids have a range of experience with yoga. The counselors are always aware of the kids’ abilities and attentive to their needs.
Yes. We go outside multiple times per day, weather permitting. Full-day campers eat lunch at the park, where there is also time for water play and free play. All campers enjoy their snacks and various activities in our outdoor garden.
The camp is a single group of up to 16 kids, and varies week-to-week.
There is one lead teacher, a camp coordinator/assistant, at least one experienced teen assistant, and 1-2 teen helpers.
Unfortunately, we do not have the staff or space in the studio to accommodate early drop off or late pick up. Camp begins at 9am and ends at 3pm for full day campers and 12pm for half day campers.
Many children are shy when they first come to camp, but the Circle Yoga camp environment is very welcoming and inclusive. Not to worry; our experienced counselors and our unique curriculum will ensure that by the end of the week, your child won’t want to leave!
Kids should wear comfortable clothing in which they can move easily. They will also need comfortable walking shoes to go to and from the park. Shoes should be easy on/off, as we’ll be taking them off several times a day. A bathing suit or change of clothes and towel are required for outdoor water play at the park (full day camp only).
Kids should bring lunch (full day camp only), snack, and a water bottle. It’s best if they bring all of their belongings (bathing suit/change, towel, lunch, water bottle) in one easy carry backpack, as we’ll be walking to and from the park for lunch (full day camp only).
Cancellation and Refund Policies
Circle Yoga reserves the right to cancel any weekly session of camp due to low registration or extraordinary circumstances. Registrants will be informed of cancellations at least two weeks prior to the beginning of their registered camp week. In the case that Circle Yoga needs to cancel a week of camp, refunds will be provided in full to registered students.
For 2020 Circle Yoga Summer Camp registrants who need to cancel, refunds are provided, minus a $50 administrative fee, if cancellations are made by Monday, May 4, 2020, for both full-day and half-day campers. Sorry, no refunds after the deadline. Please note that camp registrations cannot be transferred to other campers.