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 summer, Camper's t-shirt designs are merged together to create the ultimate Camper and Staff T-shirts!!

Entries must be received by Monday, April 8, 2019

This year’s theme is “Into the Woods.” All entries submitted must be original artwork. Don’t forget to write your name and age on the back of the design! All designs become the property of the Holton-Arms School. The contest is open to registered and wait-listed Creative Summer campers. Winners must be registered in Creative Summer at the time of the award.

Submit your design on an 8½” x 11” sheet of paper. Don't forget to write your name and age on the back! Mail to: Creative Summer, 7303 River Road, Bethesda, MD 20817.

Design Tips:

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

Your design must be received by Monday, April 8, 2019.

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

2019 Submissions

Pre-Camp Visit

Pre-Camp Visit

Creative Kids (Ages 4 - 7)
Friday, June 21, 1 - 2 p.m.
Creative Campers (Ages 7 - 13)
Friday, June 21, 1 - 2 p.m.

The Pre-Camp Visit gives parents and campers the opportunity to explore and familiarize themselves with the 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 (for both sessions)
Friday, June 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If your camper requires daily or emergency medication for either session, 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 off your camper’s medication(s) at the Creative Summer Office from Monday, June 17, to Thursday, June 20, 2019. Or you may drop off medication to our Camp Nurse without an appointment on the Pre-Camp Visit day, Friday, June 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please contact the Creative Summer Office with any medication or health form questions.

Carnival Showcase


Carnival Showcase

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

The Carnival Showcase is the celebration that takes place at the end of each three-week 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 11 and 12
Session 2: Thursday and Friday, August 1 and 2

Wacky Wednesday

Wacky Wednesday

Wacky Wednesdays are spirit days here at Creative Summer! Each Wacky Wednesday will have a theme, centered around the overall theme, "Into the Woods.” 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 their weekly costume.

To celebrate Wacky Wednesday, each Color Group and set of Counselors are invited toWalk the Red Carpet," showing off their Wacky Wednesday outfits — the Crazier the better!!

Session 1

June 26: Wear your Camper T-shirt and favorite camping gear!

July 3 : Red, White, and Blue Day

July 10:

Session 2

July 17:

July 24:

July 31: