Questions? CampAchva@theJ.org, 703.537.3092
No school? No problem! The J has you covered! From themed days to field trips, we’re here to entertain, educate, and energize! In-house activities include arts & crafts, gym, swim, and more. Sign up for one, or sign up for them all!
Vacation Days run from 7:30am–6pm, with the bulk of our programming occurring between 9am-4pm. Remember to send your child with a nut-free and dairy or meatless lunch, swimsuit and towel, and weather-appropriate attire.
Friday, August 30
School might be back in session, but here at the J we are still soaking up the sun! Throw on a pair of shades, grab your flip-flops, and jump on into this vacation day filled with your favorite summer activities. A swimsuit is a must. See ya then!
Monday, November 4
Roar like your favorite dinosaur as you make your way to the J for Dinosaur Day. Join us as we travel through time, partake in fossil hunting, and have a DINO-mite day!
Tuesday, November 5
From astronauts and spaceships to UFOs and aliens, join us for a day of extraterrestrial fun as we blast off for a day filled with outer space activities.
Monday, November 11
Monuments, Museums, and Memorials galore! Join us for a day in the city to explore. But wait, there’s more! We’ll even stop to get milkshakes at the store. Join us as we venture out to Washington, D.C. for a day full of fun.
Tuesday, November 12
Spend your day off from school at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, DC! Remember your swimsuit for a splash in the pool when we’re back at the J.
Wednesday, November 27
Gather ‘round the colorful tables and have a “Thanksgiving feast” with your VDP friends and counselors. We’ll cook, decorate, and celebrate! So turkey-trot on over and join us for a day of thanks; remember your swimsuit and towel for a splash in the pool.
Monday, December 23
Israel, France, and Germany galore; Italy, Mexico, Spain and more! Join us on this multi-cultural day of games, cooking, and fun! Remember your bathing suit and a towel for our swim across the ocean!
Friday, December 27
AARGGHH. Learn to walk and talk like a pirate, search for lost treasure, swab the deck, and more as we put on our eye patches and embark on a pirate adventure. Remember yer bathin' suit and towel for when we walk the plank at the pool.
Monday, December 30
Join us as we bowl down Bowl America Lanes in Burke in the morning. Afterwards, we’ll head over to the University Mall Theatre and catch an afternoon movie! The movie will be rated G or PG.
Tuesday, December 31
We’ll supply the party hats and snacks as we ring in 2020 in style with party games, music, and your favorite J activities including playing in the gym and swimming. Please note: The Pozez JCC closes at 5pm this day.
Thursday, January 2
Whether you want to be a princess, save your people from the bad guy, or just go on an adventure, everyone can find a Disney® character to relate to. Please come to VDP dressed as your favorite character as we enjoy a day filled with Disney® fun.
Friday, January 3
Spend your last day of winter break doing everything puzzles! From solving riddles to making our own puzzles, your child(ren) will have a blast piecing together their last day of VDP!
Inclusion at Camp Achva VDPs:
We support the inclusion of all children in camp, regardless of one’s physical, social, or emotional needs. Camp is a place to learn, grow, and have fun! If your child needs additional support to ensure success at VDP’s, we can arrange for an Inclusion Support Staff (Shadow) at an additional cost. Contact Arlene Lechner or call 703.537.3032, to arrange for an Inclusion Support Staff or for any other accommodations.
Camp Achva and
Before- & After-School Care (BASE), Camp, Vacation Day Program