Break Camp @ GDS

School’s out so camp’s in! GDS offers several school break camps on days when school is out for campers age 5 to 5th grade. These day camps are open to GDS and non-GDS students alike and are designed to get campers thinking, moving, doing, learning, having fun, and making friends! Field-trip based camps will take advantage of the many community resources to get students thinking about the world in different ways while school-based camps will delve into a variety of themes aimed at getting kids to be creative, explore new ideas, and think critically. We hope you’ll join us!
GDS Break Camps take place at the Lower/Middle School campus, unless otherwise noted!

Break Camp FAQs

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

Break Camp Policies

List of 6 items.

  • Break Camp Extended Day & Late Pick Up Policy

    Camp ends at 3:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Campers remaining on campus at 3:30 p.m. will be enrolled in the extended day program and charged a fee of $28. Campers remaining on campus after 6:00 p.m. will be charged $15 for each 10-minute period, rounded up, by the School’s clock.
  • Break Camp Cancellation Policy

    GDS and GDS Break Camp Programs reserves the right to cancel any camp or program based on enrollment or other circumstances. Should GDS cancel a program in which you or your child are enrolled, you will be offered a full refund or credit to another camp or program.
  • Break Camp Refund Policy

    When you register, you will be asked to pay at least 50% of the camp fees up front. These fees are non-refundable.

    If you have paid in full, should you decide to cancel your child's participation in a GDS break camp at least 14 days prior to the start of the camp, you will recieve a refund equivalent to 50% of the camp fees.

    No refunds will be given if cancellation occurs fewer than 14 days before the camp start date and unpaid balances must be paid.

    Tuition payments lost due to withdrawal or absence from a program may not be transferred to a sibling or applied to a future program. If the school asks a child to go home early due to behavior or illness, no refunds will be given.
  • Break Camp Delayed or Inclement Weather Policy

    In the case of inclement weather, if the Federal Government or DC Public Schools are closed, GDS will be closed. If a break camp is canceled due to inclement weather, this information will be e-mailed out and posted online at by 6:00 am. You will receive a refund for the day only in the event the program is canceled due to inclement weather. (No refund or credit will be given in case of a late-start.)

  • Break Camp Financial Aid Information

    Limited financial aid is available for children receiving financial aid at GDS during the school year. There is a flat fee for financial aid recipients. Families who recieve financial aid during the school year will pay
    • $75 instead of $125 for break camps involving field trips
    • $65 instead of $105 for break camps that do not involve field trips
    • $13 instead of $28 for after-camp care
  • Anti-Discrimination Policy

    GDS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, or any other characteristic protected by law in the administration of its educational, admissions, and personnel policies, financial aid programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.


4530 MacArthur Boulevard, NW, Washington, DC 20007


4200 Davenport Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016

Georgetown Day School is a coed, preK-12, non-sectarian private school in Washington, DC with small class sizes and a diverse school community. Our comprehensive, innovative curriculum includes hands-on learning, honors and AP classes, as well as advanced-level math and STEM courses. An education is not just college prep and SAT scores. GDS teachers focus on providing the best education for each child, from elementary grades through high school. The school performing arts program includes theater, dance, and music. The athletics program offers competitive sports for student athletes, including cross-country, track, soccer, lacrosse, and crew/rowing. With our strong commitment to financial aid, an independent school tuition is affordable.