Special Events

T-Shirt Design Contest

T-Shirt Design Contest

Attention all Boys and Girls:

Creative Summer is looking for amazing summer T-shirt designs! Each year, Creative Summer creates the ultimate Camper and Staff T-shirts using art work submitted by campers, often combining elements of design from multiple submissions!!

Entries must be received by Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Creative Summer's theme for 2020 is “Cruisin' the Highway.”

To enter the T-shirt Design contest:

  • Create an ORIGINAL design on an 8½” x 11” sheet of paper.
  • Write your NAME and AGE on the back
  • Mail or deliver it (no emails, please) to:
    Creative Summer, 7303 River Road, Bethesda, MD 20817
    by Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

All entries submitted must be original artwork created by the camper. All submissions become the property of Holton-Arms School. This contest is open to registered and wait-listed Creative Summer 2020 campers. Winners must be registered in Creative Summer at the time of the award.


Design Tips:

  • Keep the design simple
  • Use bold colors
  • Incorporate the theme

Your design must be received ON TIME by Tuesday, April 7, 2020 to be considered for the t-shirt design.

All artwork received will be scanned and featured here on our website and the Creative Summer Facebook Page!

Winning Submissions and Final Design Layouts for Creative Summer 2019 "Into the Woods"

Pre-Camp Visit

Pre-Camp Visit

Creative Kids (Ages 4 - 7)
Friday, June 19 from 1 to 2 p.m

Creative Campers (Ages 7 - 13)
Friday, June 19 from 1 to 2 p.m

The Pre-Camp Visit gives parents and campers the opportunity to explore and familiarize themselves with the Holton-Arms campus and facilities in a self-guided tour. Directional signs are posted around campus to assist you in locating your camper’s classrooms. Additionally, select Creative Summer staff will be on call to you help you find your way around, and counselors will be in their classrooms to greet you.

Medication Drop Off For All Campers
Friday, June 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

If your camper requires daily or emergency medication, it must be dropped off prior to the start of camp with the associated Health Form. Call 301-365-6003 to make an appointment to drop of your camper’s medication(s) at the Creative Summer Office from Monday, June 15, to Thursday, June 18. Or you may drop off medication to our Camp Nurse without an appointment on the Pre-Camp Visit day, Friday, June 19, from 11 :30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please contact the Creative Summer Office with any medication or health form questions.

Wacky Wednesday

Wacky Wednesday

Wacky Wednesdays are spirit days here at Creative Summer! Each Wacky Wednesday will have a theme, centered around the overall camp theme, "Cruisin' the Highway.” This time-honored camp tradition allows campers the opportunity to dress wild and crazy with their friends each week. We encourage parents to help their campers put together a weekly costume.

To celebrate Wacky Wednesday, each week of camp two Creative Campers Color Groups, two Creative Kids Classes, and two groups of Counselors are invited toWalk the Red Carpet," showing off their Wacky Wednesday outfits — the crazier the better!!

Session 1

June 24: Tourist Day
Wear your Camper T-shirt and accessorize with tourist gear - sunglasses, cameras, fanny packs,. and maybe even that white stuff on your nose!

July 1 : Be a Good Sport
Go Team! Wear your favorite sports team's apparel, whether it's a team you play for, or just one you love to watch.

Bonus: Thursday, July 2: Red, White, and Blue Day
Celebrate the good old USA dressed in your most patriotic red, white, and blue apparel.

July 9: Magical Creatures:
Faeries, trolls, mermaids, dragons, unicorns, elves, sprites, ogres, Yetis, genies, aliens, and anything Harry Potter!

Session 2

July 15: Comfy Day
Roll out of bed and come to camp dressed in your favorite pajamas or sweats. Comfort is key!

July 22: Career Day
Dress for success! Wear the uniform/apparel of a career you'd like to have.

July 29: Destination Unknown
Pick a place you want to go - another state, country, or even planet - and dress accordingly!



Carnival Showcase

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Carnival Showcase

For Creative Campers (Ages 7-13) and Creative Sixes and Sevens

The Carnival Showcase is a celebration that takes place after camp on the last Thursday and Friday of each three-week session. Participation in this camp tradition is optional but a fun way to end each session.

Thursday’s Carnival events take place in the Lewis Theater and begin with a Musical Revue performed by the Creative Sixes and Creative Sevens . Then two of the Creative Campers classes, Rising Stars (grades 2-4) and Curtain Call (grades 5-8), each present their version of a well-known theatrical musical.

Friday’s exciting Carnival events for the Creative Campers take place all around the Holton-Arms campus, and feature dance, music, and acting performances; a showcase of the visual arts; a Sports Hall of Fame; culinary tastings; class demonstrations; and a basketball game complete with halftime show.

Food service is available, provided by Meriwether Godsey.

Further information and a full schedule of activities will be sent home during each session of camp.

Session 1: Thursday and Friday, July 9 and 10
Session 2: Thursday and Friday, July 30 and 31