Summer Programming

Summer Programming

Last updated: July 21, 2020

Acting for Young People (AFYP) at the Mason Community Arts Academy

Acting for Young People is providing summer online programs for students with all different levels of acting experience. Students will learn fundamental theater theories through live-stream and recorded presentations, individual and group activities, coaching from theater and film industry working professionals, and offline supplemental resources.


Artisans United

The Potomac Fiber Arts Guild includes members from all over the greater DC area including Fairfax County. We hold monthly meetings featuring fiber artists that will begin again in September. Please visit to see upcoming workshops and the many benefits of membership in our guild. Registration begins September 25, 2020.


BalletNova Center for Dance

BalletNova is holding its first ever International Summer Intensive!

From July 6th – August 7th, and held virtually, BalletNova has brought together one of the most robust line ups of teachers in the country. Students this summer will have the opportunity to receive training from some of the most world-renowned artists and institutions.


Blue Hyacinth Mosaics

Blue Hyacinth Mosaics will host summer art camps for children ages 6 to 12. In our fun-filled, 5-day camps, students delight in transforming their ideas into all sorts of wonderful artworks including but not limited to mosaics, sculpture, painting, art, etc.


Children’s Science Center

Children’s Science Center campers will embrace science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to build the skills that will serve as their tool set for the future. Our STEM Virtual Camps are half day adventures that keep children engaged, learning and having fun! Give your child a camp experience that will unlock their potential.


City of Fairfax Theatre (CFTC)

Reconnect with your friends this summer in City of Fairfax Theatre’s first ever online performance series! Join the staff from CFTC’s summer performance camp for virtual productions including “10 Ways to Survive Life in Quarantine,” “The Big One-Oh!” and “Appropriate Audience Behavior.” Camp will meet for two hours a day for two weeks, culminating in a livestream performance for friends and family. The first session begins on June 22!


Creative Cauldron

Creative Cauldron’s doors may be closed, but the Cauldron is still bubbling online! They’re committed to offering creative activities every day for as long as Covid-19 lasts and they aren’t slowing down for summer. Their summer 2020 online workshops and classes begins June 15.


D.C. al Fine: Conductors | Choirs | KIDS!

Immerse yourself in great choral literature by learning to CONDUCT! These 2-week (8 hour-long sessions) summer camps are geared toward high school and college students. No conducting experience required; all ability levels welcome. The program also offers online singing-based music instruction for children ages 5-12 and groups of siblings. Check out all the options at


Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE)

Greater Reston Arts Center is excited to announce their first Digital Summer Art Camp running June 29 – August 7, 2020. They are thrilled to offer fun and engaging content centered around the visual arts for your young campers to enjoy at home!


Mason Community Arts Academy

Mason Community Arts Academy strives to provide meaningful opportunities for their students to stay connected and continue their education while staying safe at home. They offer classes in theatre, art, photography, film, and music. Students will develop artistic skills through live-streamed interactive classes, individualized and group learning, and enriching video resources. Join the online learning community and start your creative arts journey!


McLean Project for the Arts (MPA)

MPA will be offering both in-studio camps and online program options for campers this summer! Each week will feature different art activities that will ignite your child’s creativity. Visit their website to register.


Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre

Join Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre as they take their summer camp adventure online! There will be three rounds of online summer camp as well as a workshop series and one-on-one coaching. The first round of camp begins on June 22.


Music for Life 

In response to the restrictions necessitated by COVID-19 our lessons are now offered virtually for guitar, keyboard or any other band or orchestra instrument. Registration is open for middle and high school-age youth. Lessons are free for those who financially qualify for our programs and will continue throughout the year. Visit our website for more information and registration.


NextStop Theatre Company

Introducing “NextStop Summer Theatre Escape!”

Beginning on July 6, this newly devised series features in person acting, musical theatre, and improv workshops for 1st – 12th graders. The program has been designed to adhere to the highest standards of health and safety recommendations.


Reston Community Center

Reston Community Center is reopening on July 6 with limited programming. While their traditional summer camps have been cancelled, they’ll be posting some virtual activities for young people on their Youtube channel. If you’re 18 years or older, you can register for in-person classes through the MyRCC portal. For more information about Reston Community Center’s enhanced social distancing and safe health practices, please visit their website.


Russell School of Ballet

The Russell School of Ballet is offering summer camps and Intensives. In-person classes are being held at the school starting 6 July through Aug 6th. Class sizes limited to keep everyone safe. please email if you are interested in attending.


The Vienna Jammers Percussion Ensemble, Inc

Register now for the “Jammers Summer Experience.”

Open to kids new to Jammers, these week-long, half day camps serve as an audition for our performance groups. Camp participants will experience the high energy, hands-on teaching style of award-winning educator David Reynolds, Jr. and the Jammers camp staff. Campers will have daily sessions in drum set, hand drumming, and mallet percussion ensemble. No prior musical experience is required.


Traveling Players Ensemble

Spend your summer with the Traveling Players Ensemble! They have crafted summer digital programming that will be fun, engaging, challenging, and rewarding. Students will learn about classical theatre and filmmaking as well as acting techniques for the stage and camera.


Vienna Arts Society

The Vienna Arts Society (VAS) invites everyone, young and old, to decorate their yard in July with signs of gratitude for those who have helped all of us to cope with the challenges of the past few months. Free blank signs — recycled from the recent Town election — are available for this project at the front door of the Vienna Community Center. Take a photo of your finished sign and submit it to or post it on Instagram and add @vienna_arts_society so we can share your art with the wider community. More info at


Workhouse Arts Foundation, Inc

Workhouse Arts Center is providing a variety of fine arts camps this summer. While the first few weeks of camp will be online, they’re expecting the following weeks to happen in person. Visit their website to browse through their offerings!


Young at Art

Beat the heat and summer boredom with fun, interactive art classes! Hosted on Zoom, registration is open for weekly and daily offerings, all designed especially for kids ages 5 – 10. Weekly classes run for five consecutive weeks and offer a variety of artistic adventures while the daily classes are themed. Classes are taught by Art Specialist, Pamela Saunders, an FCPS approved vendor who has been teaching art classes in FCPS and Private schools in McLean since 2004.