Welcome! We are excited to offer camps for Grades 4-12 in one-week and two-week sessions, as well as six-week classes for academic credit. Simply scroll down to peruse classes, learn more, and register for 2020.

Grade Levels: Camp and class descriptions refer to the grade that the student will be entering in Fall 2020.

Before & After Care: Before Care (8-9 AM - $50/week) and After Care (3-5 PM - $75/week) is available for any courses that have elementary or middle school students.

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Important Note: At this time, we hope to run Summer at Burke programming as planned beginning on June 15. If we must make changes in the interest of public health due to COVID-19, we will alert you promptly via email and on our website; if we must cancel any courses or camps entirely, you are welcome to choose between a full refund or a credit on your account. We are also glad to discuss adjustments to any payment plans.
   

Academics

Looking to get a jump start on the 2020-21 academic year? Join us in the summer and be ready to roll by September!

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  • Advanced Biology (for credit)

    Teacher: Morgan Gargulak
    Tuition: $1700
    Grades: Pre-requisites, please inquire
    Dates: June 22 - July 24 from 9 AM to 1 PM
     
    Earn a full year's academic credit in one summer! This course is designed for highly motivated high school students who wish to accelerate through the science curriculum in order to take on more advanced coursework. It emphasizes molecular topics such as biochemistry, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, genetics, protein synthesis, genetic engineering and gene regulation. We will also study diversity among the five kingdoms. Forty percent of class time will be spent in the laboratory performing experiments that complement lecture material.
  • Advanced Geometry (for credit)

    Teacher: Chary Annaberdyev
    Tuition: $1900
    Grades: Pre-requisites, please inquire
    Dates: June 22 - July 31 from 9 AM to 1 PM
     
     
    Earn a full year's academic credit in one summer! This is an accelerated, intensive approach to Geometry designed for students who are strong in math and would like the flexibility to take more advanced classes during the regular school year. The course is challenging and students will be pushed to meet expectations. There will be daily class discussions, a considerable amount of homework, and two tests per week. Students are encouraged to stay after class is completed to work with the teacher reviewing material, working on homework, and preparing for tests.
  • Advanced Laboratory Techniques in Chemistry

    Teacher: Bob Kulawiec
    Tuition: $350
    Grades: 10-12
    Dates: June 22-24 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
     
    This course is designed to teach advanced laboratory techniques to students who have already completed a full year of Chemistry in high standing. The skills developed will prepare students for Advanced Placement Chemistry as well as college-level chemistry courses. Laboratory work will include experiments in chemical synthesis, qualitative and quantitative analysis (including spectrophotometric, gravimetric and titrimetric methods), stoichiometry, formula determination, thermochemistry, equilibrium, and chemical kinetics, as time permits.
  • Algebra 1 Prep

    Teacher: Jenn Chudy
    Tuition: $350 or $250 with another 1/2-day course
    Grades: 8-9
    Dates: August 10-14 from 9 AM to 12 PM
     
    Solidify your pre-algebra skills before moving up to Algebra 1. We will begin with a brief review of basic numeracy skills and mathematics vocabulary.  We will then solve linear equations, inequalities, and absolute value equations with one variable. Finally, we will study slope and intercepts in order to write and graph linear equations.
  • College Essay Writing

    Teacher: Alexis Martina
    Tuition: $400
    Grade: 11
    Dates: August 10-14 from 9 AM to 12 PM or 1 PM to 4 PM
    The college essay allows you the unique opportunity to present the most rich and truthful picture of yourself to a college or university. Choose a great topic and deliver your essay in fine, clear language. Students will have about one hour of at-home work each night of the course. Suggested pre-course and post-course work will also be offered. Write the best essay possible, before senior year begins! 
  • Executive Functioning through Project Based Learning

    Teacher: Viktoria Schofield
    Tuition: $350 or $250 when paired with another half day course
    Grades: 6-8
    Dates: July 13-17 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Students will discover their individual learning style(s) based on Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences.  Students will spend the week discovering how they learn best, including which activities and study methods enhance their learning.  Students will then practice executive functioning skills such as organization, planning, and time management to design a lesson on a chosen topic using their learning style, and will present to the class on the final day.
  • Key Concepts of Calculus

    Teacher: Chary Annaberdyev
    Tuition: $400
    Grades: 9-12
    Dates: August 3-7 from 9 AM to 12 PM
     
    Calculus is fundamentally different from the mathematics that students have studied previously: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, and Precalculus. It has particular techniques of reasoning. It concerned with continuous change and motion. It deals with quantities that approach other quantities. The fundamental objects that we deal in calculus are functions, and the idea of a limit of the function is the key concept that underlies the various branches of the calculus.
  • SAT Prep

    Teacher: Julia Andrews
    Tuition: $1500
    Grades: 10-12
    Dates: August 3-14 from 9 AM to 12 PM
     
    This two-week prep course, taught by a veteran SAT instructor, will cover the writing and language, reading, and math portions of the SAT. The course will focus on content, strategies, and timing. There will be a thorough math and grammar review. The main book for the course will be The Official Guide to the SAT. Students will take a practice test at the beginning and end of the course to chart their progress.
  • Spanish for Middle School

    Tuition: $350 or $250 when paired with another half day course
    Grades: 6-8
    Dates: August 10-14 from 1 PM to 4 PM
    Students will be fully immersed in the Spanish language through fun, interactive activities and field trips carefully designed to encourage the use of the Spanish language in a natural way. Each day is carefully planned to give students the opportunity to learn and practice the use of complex grammatical structures in the target language. All lessons are delivered with enough flexibility to allow each student to develop the specific skills they need to advance in their knowledge of the Spanish language.
     
  • Study Skills

    Teacher: Susan Feldman
    Tuition: $300 or $200 when paired with afternoon session
    Grades: 5-7
    Dates: August 17 - 21 from 9 AM to 11:30 PM
    In Study Skills students will learn how to:

    1. organize materials
    2. record assignments & use SIS to find or check assignments
    3. manage their time for daily assignments and setting up a schedule for long term assignments
    4. take notes from written materials and from lectures
    5. how to make note cards - both written & with the help of Noodle Tools

    The class will also do a general review of how to read texts and a review of basic mathematics; students will be provided with binders, papers, note cards, post its, pens/pencils

Arts & Communications

Calling artists, activists, and journalists: expand your mind this summer and stretch your creative muscles at Burke this summer!

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  • Band Camp

    Teacher: Phillip Hough
    Tuition: $350
    Grades: 8-12
    Dates: June 15-19 from 1-4 PM

    Come rock the day away in Burke's Band Camp! This one week camp with Burke's own Phillip Hough will bring together students with different instruments to create a rocking jam session culminating in a parent performance on Friday.
  • Chess Camp

    Teacher: Chess Wizards
    Tuition: $450
    Grades: 6-8
    Dates: July 27-31 from 9 AM to 3 PM
     
    Join us this summer for tons of challenging chess lessons, exciting games, and cool prizes. You'll improve your chess skills, meet new friends, and work out your most powerful muscle - your brain! Our camps include fun team chess games (like bughouse), recess time (of course), snacks, tournaments, and puzzles. Each camper receives a T-shirt, trophy, and puzzle folder. Unleash your brain power and spend part of your vacation with Chess Wizards!
  • Dungeons & Dragons

    Session 1:
    Teacher: Sarah Schriber
    Tuition: $450
    Grades: 5-8
    Dates: June 15-19 from 9AM to 3PM

    Session 2:
    Teacher: TBA 
    Tuition: $450
    Grades: 6-9
    Dates: August 3-7 from 9AM to 3PM

    Session 3:
    Teacher: TBA
    Tuition: $350 ($250 when paired with morning course)
    Grades: 6-9
    Dates: August 17-21 from 12PM to 3PM


    Spend a week this summer going on amazing adventures! Dungeons and Dragons camp will teach students how to play the classic tabletop game, as well as have them practice their writing and narrative skills by writing their own adventures and campaigns. We will explore dungeons, rescue villages, discover treasure, and vanquish foes, all while working on our writing, collaboration, and problem solving skills! We look forward to having you join in the quest!

    * Before & After Care Available
  • Fashion Design

    Teacher: Cecily Habimana
    Tuition: $500
    Grades: 8-12
    Dates: July 20-24 from 9 AM to 3 PM
     
    Students will work with local fashion designer, Cecily Habimana, and her team from Sew Creative Lounge to sketch, design and create works of art from various fabrics. This course, due to its nature, will include a materials fee of $25 to cover machine rentals, fabric, thread and other sewing supplies.
  • Graphic Design for Social Media

    Teacher: Jadéa Asante
    Tuition: $450
    Grades: 9-12
    Dates: July 27-31
     
    In an age of social media, it’s all about eye catching and creative content. Learn how to create professional graphics, fun memes, creative videos, and more! Taught by our own marketing guru and Instagram Queen Jadea Asante, this course covers the basics of traditional graphic design and how to bring it into the modern world. (All experience levels are welcome)
  • Journalism

    Teacher: Sam P K Collins 
    Tuition: $900 (two week course)
    Grades: 9-12
    Dates: June 29 - July 10 from 9AM - 3PM
     In the world of a 24 hour news cycle, being an educated news consumer has become more and more important. This two week course will cover how to create and edit original news stories within the expansive culture of Washington D.C. Students will get the chance to work under an experienced local journalist to hone their skills.
  • Maker Space Camp

    Teachers: Amy Cataldo & Morgan Gargulak
    Tuition: $450
    Grades: 6-12
    August 17-21 from 9AM to 3PM
    Maker Camp is a choose your own adventure style camp! This summer we have put together a variety of unique maker experiences each one focusing on a different creative theme. Participants can register for one day, two days or the whole week. 
     
    Day 1:  Dedicated to all things D&D! Do you want to create your own dice? 3D print your own miniature figure? Paint your own miniature figure that you bring in from home or select from figures that we will have available. Do you want to work on creating your own maps? We will laminate finished products for you!
     
    Day 2: We will recreate an exciting challenge from the hit TV series "Making It"! 
     
    Day 3: We will learn to work with epoxy resin! You could decide to create jewelry, coasters, or small models. You can learn how to dye into your resin or inject pops of color with dye. 
     
    Day 4: Dedicated to steampunk! Make your own top hat and goggles.
     
    Day 5: All about cosplay! Learn how to use special effects makeup. Have a costume in mind for a convention or Halloween? Let’s make it! Or you can learn how to create a mask &/ ears.

Partner Programs

From June 22 to July 19, the Levine School of Music will be offering Summer Performance Camp presents "School of Rock!" on the Burke campus! 

Learn more online.

Athletics

Brush up on your basketball and soccer skills, while building strength and endurance and meeting some news friends.

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  • Basketball - Offensive Skills

    Teacher: Dwane Samuels
    Tuition: $450
    Grades: 6-11
    Dates: June 22-26 from 9 AM to 3 PM
    Having coached and recruited at the college level, I know that coaches look for athletes who can score in 1 on 1 situations and who have a complete offensive game. This week long camp will focus strictly on improving your child’s offensive game from passing, shooting techniques and drills to one on one footwork drills and an increased offensive IQ to better enable a translation of success on the floor. Camp will include video sessions and breaking down each component of the offensive side of the floor. The students will leave camp with an increased confidence level as it relates to their offensive skills and basketball
     
  • Basketball Camp

    Teachers: Dwane Samuels & JD Sand
    Tuition: $450
    Grades: 5-11
    Dates: June 15-19 from 9 AM to 3 PM
     
     You'll receive instruction in the fundamentals of offense, defense, passing, shooting, dribbling, and rebounding. There will be informative lectures and films. Past guest speakers at the camp have included former NBA players Steve Blake, Richard Hamilton, Roger Mason Jr. and Pops Mensah-Bonsu. Speakers have also included NBA Head Coach Ryan Saunders (Minnesota Timberwolves) and Assistant Coach Pat Sullivan (New York Knicks). JD Sand is entering his eighth summer as the Director of Burke Basketball Camp. He began his coaching career at Burke Basketball Camp when he was 18 years old. He was Burke’s Boys Varsity Head Coach for 6 years and has experience coaching the Girls Varsity, Boys JV and Boys Middle School basketball teams. JD spent 2008 as an assistant coach with the Southern Connecticut State University Women’s basketball team (National Champions 2007). He has worked as a camp counselor at Georgetown basketball camp and was an intern in the NBA’s Washington Wizards video coordination office.

    * Before & After Care Available
  • Soccer Skills Camp

    Teacher: Branden McGarrity
    Tuition: $450
    Grades: 4-7
    Dates: July 6-10 from 9 AM to 3 PM
     
    This course is for rising 4th-7th graders who are interested in dedicating a week of their summer to playing and learning about soccer. Participants will learn the fundamentals of the sport, improve skills, and play soccer games in a positive and fun environment.  A portion of each day will also be spent interacting with the sport on an academic level in a classroom setting.

    * Before & After Care Available

Explorations

Let's discover all that Washington, DC has to offer in the summer! Learn, explore, and have fun in the process. 

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  • DC Explorations - 1/2 Day

    Teacher: Viktoria Schofield & Jenn Chudy
    Tuition: $350 or $250 when paired with another half day course
    Grades: 6-8
    Dates: July 12-13 and August 10-14 from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
     
    Students will help plan the week exploring popular and lesser-known D.C. attractions including, but not limited to, the Smithsonian museums, famous landmarks, memorials, and the National Zoo. We will travel via the D.C. Metro, which will provide students the opportunity to practice using public transit to navigate the city.

    * Before & After Care Available
  • DC Explorations - Full Day

    Teacher: Sean Felix
    Tuition: $450
    Grades: 4-7
    Dates: June 22-26 from 9 AM to 3 PM
    Students will get the chance to explore popular and lesser-known attractions while learning about the history and culture of Washington D.C. We will travel via the D.C. Metro, which will provide students the opportunity to practice using public transit to navigate the city.

    * Before & After Care Available
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