The Learning Never Stops
During Summer, Winter, & Spring Break Camps!

School Age Summer Camp (5-12 Years) | Spring Break Camp (Preschoolers - 6th Grade)​ | Winter Break Camp (2-12 Years) | Serving McLean, VA

School-Age Summer Camp

Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Fun Activities & Academics For Guaranteed Excitement

Your camper loves the exciting weekly themes and field trips, daily reading, writing, and laughing time, leadership-building projects, brain games, ice cream socials, popsicle days, water sports, face painting, magic shows, balloon animals, achievement awards, and more!
Fun Activities & Academics For Guaranteed Excitement

Your School-Ager’s Tuition Includes Fun Take Home Projects, Weekly Themed Packets, & A Free T.E.A T-Shirt & Recycle Bag!

Delicious Breakfast & Snacks Included In Your Camp Tuition

Delicious Breakfast & Snacks Included In Your Camp Tuition

Your child enjoys a delicious catered breakfast and healthy morning and afternoon snacks included in your camp tuition. Meals adhere to all childhood nutrition standards and consider food allergies and sensitivities. Lunch is also available as an add-on.

Breakfast & PM Snacks Are Included!
Option To Add Lunches For An Additional Cost!

Daily Outdoor Play Boosts Physical & Mental Health

Your little one can’t wait for outdoor field trips, water days, and playground exploration. Nature adventures stimulate creativity, imagination, real-world learning, and social-emotional connections as they reap the benefits of good physical and mental health.
Daily Outdoor Play Boosts Physical & Mental Health
Weekly Field Trips For Fun, Hands-On Learning

Weekly Themed Field Trips For Hands-On Learning

Exciting, weekly themed field trips encourage your child to explore, learn, play, and discover in real-world environments outside the classroom. As they engage their senses in new experiences, they better understand the world around them.

Your Camper Should Arrive By 9:00 AM For Morning Field Trips!

Social-Emotional Skills Boost Their Confidence

Your little camper explores activities designed to improve their self-esteem and confidence. They build a great mindset for their next academic school year by developing self-regulation, taking on more responsibility, and learning strong leadership skills.
Social-Emotional Skills Boost Their Confidence
Time For Lasting Memories & Unforgettable Friendships

Time For Lasting Memories & Unforgettable Friendships

Summer camp is the perfect time to create lasting memories and unforgettable friendships while building strong physical, academic, and social skills. Engaging activities, playtime, and fun summer lessons enable your little leader to establish positive relationships.

Don’t Miss A Moment With Your Parent App

Be part of all the fun your child has with your handy Brightwheel™ parent app. Ask questions, direct message teachers, receive cheerful photos and videos that make you smile, pay tuition, and more.
Don’t Miss A Moment With Your Parent App
Exciting Weekly Themes Like Disney, Art, & More

Exciting Weekly Themes Like Disney, Art, & More

Your camper participates in fun weekly themes full of whimsical and playful activities, giving them a summer to remember! Themed camps include Entrepreneurship 101, Basketball, Architect, Sports, Art, STEM, Dance, Nature, Disney, and World Leadership.

Nature based curriculum and program to blossom the young mindful leader

Nature education is vital for fostering happy children and, subsequently, content adults. The World Happiness Report underscores the role of regular nature connection in personal well-being. Even in an Unburn neighborhood, the T.E.A. Center offers a nature-based holistic curriculum, aiming to instill environmental leadership in children. This equips them to be effective advocates and conservation leaders in their communities, contributing to a happier and sustainable future.

Session Dates for School-Age Summer Camp 2024

Week 1: June 17 - June 21
Entrepreneurship Camp

Week 2: June 24 - June 28
Architect Leadership Camp

Week 3: July 8 - June 12
Dance Leadership Camp

Week 4: July 15-July 19
Basket Ball Leadership Camp

Week 5: July 22 – July 26
STEM Leadership Camp

Week 6: July 29 – August 2
Nature Leadership Camp

All Camps Close Between July 3rd - July 7th - Happy Independence Day!

Week 7: August 5 – August 9
Art Leadership Camp

Week 8: August 12 – August 16
Space Leadership Camp

Week 9: August 19 – August 23(fcps open)
Dr. Seuss Camp

Week 10:August 26– August 30(fcps open)
Disney Camp

Session Dates for School-Age Summer Camp 2024

Week 1: June 12 – June 16
Entrepreneurship Camp 101

Your budding entrepreneur creates a business plan, including a portfolio with all the latest business methods, design tools, and personal advice from CEOs. Your imaginative student fosters big ideas, leadership, public speaking, positive thinking, and collaborative teamwork.

Week 2: June 19 - June 23
Basketballs & Hoops Camp

Expert coaches help build your camper’s character while promoting good sportsmanship and leadership skills. They learn the fundamentals of basketball, like dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding, and defense, as they stay active and work as a team.

Week 3: June 26 – June 30
Fundamentals Of Architecture

Your child meets and learns from some of the leading architects from NOVA. Some focus areas are designing and drawing plans, building styles and materials, and environmentally friendly LEEDS buildings.

Week 4: July 17 – July 21
Sports & Physical Activity

Through sports and physical activity, your little one learns to take risks and face challenges as they build collaboration, resiliency, confidence, leadership, agility, motor skills, and strength in a safe, supervised, supportive environment.

All Camps Close Between July 3rd - July 7th - Happy Independence Day!

Week 5: July 24 – July 28
Express Their Inner Picasso

Your junior artist delves into a world of creativity and imagination as they explore art in all its forms. They work on 2D and 3D projects, learn from experts, bring masterpieces to life, and visit a leading art studio!

Week 6: July 31 – Aug 4
Hands-On STEM Camp

STEM integrates science, technology, engineering, and math into engaging hands-on activities that foster a love of learning. Your little scientist dives into exciting experiments you can participate in at the end of the week!

Week 7: Aug 7 – Aug 11
Dancing The Week Away

Your child learns cool choreography in multiple dance styles like jazz, hip-hop, modern, ballet, and more. Fun movement games inspire confidence and relationship building, and at the end of the week, you’re welcome to attend their dance party and ice cream social!

Week 8: Aug 14 – Aug 17
4-Day Nature Exploration

Your little explorer spends the week learning about nature with awesome outdoor adventures. After 4 days of exploration and discovery, your child emerges as an environmentally responsible citizen of the natural world.

Week 9: Aug 21 - Aug 25
Oh Boy! Everything Disney!

It’s every child’s dream to visit Disneyland, so let’s send them there through imagination and creativity! Each day your child experiences many fun Disney-related activities, including their very own Disney-themed tea party!

Week 10: Aug 28 – Sept 1
World Leadership Camp

Challenge your little camper to envision solutions, not problems, and empower them to turn those visions into reality. Through leadership training and group speaking exercises, they become confident global community leaders in the future!

Winter Break Camp

Winter Camp For 2 - 12-Year-Olds During Fairfax County Public Schools Winter Break!

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No School? No Problem! Sign Up For Winter Camp

Celebrate the season with hot chocolate, games, activities, stories, & much more holiday-related fun! Winter camp is a great way to keep your child’s mind and body active during the cold, dark winter days so they can return to school fresh and invigorated. Tuition includes:
No School? No Problem! Sign Up For Winter Camp
No School? No Problem! Sign Up For Winter Camp

Spring Break Camp

Spring Camp For Preschoolers - 6th Grade During Fairfax County Public Schools Spring Break!

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An Engaging Spring Break They Won’t Want To Miss!
An Engaging Spring Break They Won’t Want To Miss!

An Engaging Spring Break They Won’t Want To Miss!

Daily themes like writers workshop, world cultures, mindfulness, and leadership fill your child’s day with structured activities and fun. Age-appropriate movies, ice cream socials, yoga, and learning centers help your camper lock in everything they learned about the day’s theme. Tuition includes:

Parents Night Out

Enjoy “Parents Night Out” Once Every Month With Extended Care From 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM! Your Child Has A Blast With:

FAQs

Staff works diligently to keep spaces and surfaces clean and sanitized during the day, and a professional cleaning crew does a deep clean every evening. Air purifiers remove harmful dust, germs, allergens, and irritants to keep everyone healthy and happy.
NOT AT ALL! Most of our parents aren’t bilingual – but many pick up many words and phrases from their children! So if you’ve ever wanted to learn Spanish, French, or Mandarin, you get a little fringe benefit of having your child attend the T.E.A. Center!
Actually, it’s the opposite – studies show that learning additional languages at a young age creates new neural pathways in the brain, which has all sorts of benefits, including a greater ability to focus and task switching – both critical life skills that are a huge advantage in school and future work!
The younger you start with a second (or third!) language, the easier it will be for your child, and the greater the benefits. We begin our immersion program here in the Toddler program with 2 hours of instruction in each language per week.
Yes, there is 1-2 hrs per day. If your child does not nap we have quiet time activities.
Breakfast, Lunch and PM snack are all included.
Follows state licensing standards for each age group. 1 teacher for 10 students in preschool and Prek, however at the TE.A. Center – its 1 teacher for 7 students.

World Language begins at 2 years – toddler program
Spanish – 2 hours per week
Mandarin – 2 hours per week
French- 2 hours per week

No – regular school year – August 1 to June 30 of next year.


Summer camp – register by the week for the months of July and August (optional) and families can start later pending availability and the tuition is prorate by the later start date.

The center is closed on- labor day, Thanksgiving, Winter break (between Christmas and Jan. 1), Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, and Memorial day – for details Contact Us.

We open a limited number of spots – depending availability -Availability- Contact Us.
Please Contact Us to updated fee information.
Our lead teachers hold  PhD’s, Master’s, Bachelor’s degrees, Associate’s degrees in early childhood education or a minimum CDA.

Assistant Teachers- Holds Bachelor’s degrees, Associate’s degrees, or working towards a CDA. All Teachers and staff are certified in CPR and First Aid, and have Continuing Education and some have Food Handler certificates. All leads teachers have 100+ hrs of T.E.A. Center Standards and Curriculum training with continuing education of 40+ hrs annually.

Teacher qualifications
State T.E.A. Center Staff
12 hrs 40 +hrs
Lead education CDA PhD to CD’s
Lead Training hrs to start 0 100 hrs

The average tenure of teachers is 2+ years  

The average tenure of our leadership is 5+ years. Rest assured of the consistency of care and administration of policies and procedures.

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