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Since 1973, Camp Greenway has provided an outstanding traditional summer day camp experience for both girls and boys entering K-8th grade.

Camp Greenway

Explore the sprawling Madeira campus as you make new friends and reconnect with old. Since 1973, Camp Greenway, our traditional day camp, has been the summer home for campers in rising K-8th grade. Enjoy a variety of activities that blend hands-on learning, discovery, and fun. Situated on 376-acres overlooking the Potomac River,  campers will spend two weeks participating in camp activities like arts and crafts, games, swimming, outdoor play, and more. They'll trying new things and experiencing a sense of community that only Greenway can offer!

Summer 2019 Session Dates

Sessions Theme Grades Dates Cost
Session 1 Outer Space Rising K-8 June 17 - June 28 $910
Mini-Session Party in the U.S.A Rising K-8 July 1 - July 5* $370
Session 2 Under the Sea Rising K-8 July 8 - July 19 $910
Session 3 Around the World Rising K-8 July 22 - August 2 $910

*Camp will be closed on July 4 in observation of Independence Day.

Camp Open House

Sunday, June 2, 10 am-2 pm

Drop in anytime between 10 and 2 to tour campus, meet the staff, and shop the camp store! 

Program Details

To learn more, select a category below: 

Hours & Location
  • All Camp Greenway programs happen on the grounds of the Madeira campus. We spend most of our time outside, but do have some programs that take place in classrooms, the gymnasium, and the art studio. 
  • Drop-off begins at 8:20 am. Campers are marked absent beginning at 8:45 am. We do not offer before-camp care. Please do not drop your camper off prior to 8:20 am as there will be no staff to greet them. 
  • Pick-up begins at 3:30 pm. A camper is marked as late pick up starting at 3:45 pm. If you are late picking up your camper he/she will be sent to Extended Day and you will be charged the daily Extended Day rate of $35 per camper. 
  • Families have the option of enrolling in the Extended Day program. Campers in Extended Day can be picked up any time between 3:30 pm and 6:00 pm.

Detailed drop off and pick up instructions will be emailed to you prior to the start of camp. 


Our Policies

Payment & Cancellation

  • A $250 per-camper, per session deposit is required to secure your spot at camp. This deposit goes towards your camp tuition. In addition, a one-time $30 processing fee is due for each camper at the time of registration. All deposits and registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable
  • Full payment is due by May 1 for registrations made prior to May 1
  • Full payment is due at the time of registration for all registrations made after May 1
  • Summer at Madeira reserves the right ot charge the credit card on file for any outstanding balances

Cancellations & Withdrawls

  • If a registration is withdrawn prior to May 1, all payments except the deposit and registration fee will be refunded. Refunds will not be given for withdrawals or changes in status after May 1. 
  • Summer at Madeira reserves the right to cancel any camp. Should this occur, registered families will receive a full refund for the canceled camp, including their deposit.

Health & Medication


  • All campers must submit the appropriate health and medication forms prior to their arrival at camp. Campers who arrive at camp without these forms may be asked to return once their forms are completed. There are no refunds for days missed due to insufficiant or missing forms.
  • All camper forms and forms from doctors offices must be submitted to the Madeira health team in English. At this time, we are unable to accept forms in any other language. 


  • If your child has been prescribed medication he/she will need to bring onto the Madeira campus, you must complete the appropriate Care and Consent form, located under the forms tab.
  • All prescription medications must come to camp in their original pharmacy container, with the prescribing label attached. Please make sure your medication has not expired, as it will not be accepted.
  • The Madeira Health and Wellness Center is stocked with over-the-counter medications; therefore campers should NOT bring medications such as Acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol), Ibuprofen (e.g. Advil), Diphenhydramine (e.g. Benadryl), Antibiotic Ointment (e.g. Neosporin), and TUMS to camp. The Health Center will contact the parents/guardian directly to obtain permission to dispense over-the-counter medications to the camper if necessary.
  • No camper may carry, keep, or dispense for herself/himself or any other camper any prescription or over-the-counter medications.
  • Non-compliance with this policy may result in dismissal from camp.


  • Even though school is out and camp is on, head lice do NOT take a vacation. Please continue to be vigilant and check your child’s head frequently – especially if you observe scratching!
  • A child may not return to camp until treated and all nits are removed. Upon returning to camp, the camp nurse must verify that there are no nits in order for the camper to remain at camp. Refunds are not issued for days missed due to head lice.

Sick Camper

  • Campers should not be sent to camp if he/she is sick, including but not limited to: eye infection, diarrhea, vomiting, severe sore throat, bad cough, fever and/or skin rash. 
  • Campers may return to camp no sooner than 24 hours after last episode of diarrhea, vomiting, or fever.  Fever is defined as 100.0 F.  Temperature must be taken 24 hours after last dose of fever-reducing medication. 
  • A camper requiring any form of antibiotic treatment must refrain from attending camp for the first 24 hours of this treatment.  We reserve the right to require a note from your camper’s healthcare provider indicating he/she is no longer contagious prior to your camper’s return to camp.
  • For the safety and well-being of our camp community, campers presenting with any indication of communicable illness are forbidden from participating in camp-related activities and are required to be immediately picked up from camp. Refunds are not issued for days missed due to illness.

Behavior Expectations

  • Campers' attitude and behavior are critical for the sucess and enjoyment of summer camp. It is important that all campers agree to abide by the following:
    • Innaprorpriate language or behavior will not be tolerated at camp. This includes but is not limited to: the use of swear words, derogatory statements or gestures, refusing to follow safety instructions as outlined by the camp staff, defacing or inappropriately using Madeira property including buildings, supplies, and equipment, and any other behavior that could cause harm to onself, another camper, or Summer at Madeira staff.  
    • Intentionally harming or bulling another camper either physically or emotionally may result in immediate dismissal from camp. Parents will be notified by phone to assist in helping the camper to make more positive choices. If behavior does not improve, the child will be asked to leave camp. If a child is dismissed from camp as described, families understand that they are not entitled to and will not receive a refund.
    • Any use of tobacco, alcohol, or drugs will result in immediate dismissal from camp.
    • Cell phones, tablets, toys, electronic games, MP3 players, etc. are not allowed at camp, and if found will be held in the camp office until the end of the day and turned over to the parent. Summer at Madeira is not responsible for any belongings that are lost, stolen or damaged. It is our recommendation that you ensure these items are left at home.
  • In the event that a camper violates these terms, we reserve the right to dismiss the camper. As a result, the camper would forfiet all registration fees. 

Swimming Pool

  • Each camper is tested at the beginning of the session and will wear a wristband color-coded according to ability.
  • Those that are non-swimmers will be grouped together and remain one-on-one with a swim instructor until they learn to swim.


Health & Safety
  • Camper health and safety are our top priority.
  • We have a 14 bed Health and Wellness Center staffed by a team of nurses. 
  • All staff working with campers are CPR, First Aid, and AED trained. 
  • All Lifeguards and Pool staff are American Red Cross Lifeguard Certified and attend ongoing inservice training while camp is in session.
  • 24-hour campus security and a gated entrance.
  • For Camp Greenway Health Forms and Medication requirements, click here
Theme Days and Special Events
  • Theme Days and Special Events are one of the best parts of life at Camp Greenway!
  • A full list of theme days and special events will be sent to your family prior to the start of camp. 
  • Some camp sessions have special traditions that happen each year:
    • Session 1: Miner 49er - Our campers go back in time to the Wild West! We work together to collect as many pieces of gold to turn into the bank but be careful not to run into a bandit! 
    • Mini Session: Fourth of July Parade- Our campers and counselors show their pride by parading around campus in their red, white and blue! 
    • Session 2: Lip Sync - Come watch the performance of the summer. Each letter group works together to choreograph, reherse, and design costumes and props for a lip synch routine. Parents and friends are invited to watch this unforgettable show. Who will be the 2019 Lip Sync Champion?
    • Session 3: Olympics- Camp groups create a county and flag based on their group letter. Camp countries compete in competitions and challenges. At the end of the day we will see who takes home the bronze, silver, and gold! 
  • On the last day of each session, we organize a themed carnival day. Campers will play games, zoom down inflatable slides, enjoy an ice cream sundae, and much more. 
Snack & Lunch


  • One mid-morning nut/peanut free snack is provided for each camper. Snacks are things such as goldfish crackers, pretzels, nutrigrain bars, popcorn, etc. 
  • Campers enrolled in Extended Day are provided with one late-afternoon nut/peanut free snack. 
  • Campers with allergies or dietary restrictions may opt to bring their own morning snack. Please contact the camp director if brininging your own snack.


  • Everyone eats lunch together in the Madiera dining hall; lunch is supervised at all times by Camp Greenway staff and admin. 
  • Campers may bring their own bagged lunch, or can opt to purchase a lunch plan. The lunch plan is $60 per camper per sesion, and offers healthy and delicious choices daily, including a vegetarian option. If you are interested in the lunch plan, and your camper has dietary needs you'd like to discuss, please contact the camp director.
  • The Madeira School is not a nut-free campus

We make every effort to accomodate your childs' dietary needs. Please indicate any allergies or food aversions on your camper forms so we may plan.

Field Trips
  • Rising 7th and 8th grade campers participate in one off-camp trip each session. Destinations could include mini golf, a water park, or an adventure course.

  • Off-camp trips are not offered during Mini Session
Sample Daily Schedule

Here's a taste of what a day might look like at Greenway! Each day is different, and campers will get to participate in a wide variety of activities when the visit different areas of camp. 




Lunch 1


Lunch 2


Lunch 3




   Rising K


Arts and Crafts




Sports and Games


   Rising   1st-2nd

Sports and Games



Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education

Arts and Crafts


   Rising    3rd-5th

Arts and Crafts


Sports and



Sports and




   Rising    6th-8th

Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education

Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts





Counselor in Training Program

Do you love Camp Greenway? Will you be in 10th grade next year? Camp Greenway Counselors-in-Training (CITs) are rising 10th graders who want to experience what working at Camp Greenway is all about. This program is designed for individuals interested in further developing leadership and communication skills, have a passion for working with young children, and love camp. Under the direction of the Assistant Camp Director, CITs will work alongside counselors and staff learning and assisting in various ways. 

Learn More

Frequently Asked Questions

To find answers to some of our most frequently called about questions, click here.

Camp Greenway Extras



Campers may bring their own bagged lunch, or can opt to purchase a lunch plan. Campers purchasing lunch enjoy hot lunch from the Madeira dining hall. All campers eat together in a shared space.

$60 per two-week session

$25 for the Mini-Session

Bus Transportation

Bus transportation is offered through cluster stops. Morning pick-ups are between 7:45 and 8:05 am, and afternoon drop-offs are between 3:50 and 4:30 pm.

Routes and Stops

  • McLean (McLean Hardware, Clemyjontri Park, Langley High School)

  • North Arlington (Chesterbrook Shopping Center, Yorktown High School)

  • Great Falls/Reston (Village Centre, Nike Park, Reston Public Library)

  • Tysons (Spring Hill Rec Center, Freddie Mac)

  • Vienna (Glyndon Park, Outback Steakhouse on Maple Ave.)

Stops may be cancelled due to low ridership. If bus transportation is cancelled, you will be refunded any money paid towards bus travel. 

$240 Round-Trip

$120 One-Way

Extended Day

Monday-Friday, 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

For a little extra time at camp, join us at Extended Day. This optional program is a time for campers to relax with their friends and participate in different activities like crafts, games, building challenges, swimming, or a movie. 

$300 per two-week session

$120 for Mini-Session

$35 daily drop-in rate

Swim Lessons

Tuesdays and Thursdays (for a total of 4 lessons), 4:00 - 5:00 pm.

If your camper wants or needs additional after-camp swim instruction, sign up for swim lessons. Lessons are provided by a certified swim instructor. In the event of inclement weather which requires our pool to shut down, every effort will be made to provide a group make-up lesson within the week. However, no refunds will be granted for missed days or cancellation due to inclement weather.

$120 for 4 lessons

Camper Cookouts

Grades K-4: June 20, July 10, July 25; 4:00-7:00 pm.

Grades 5-8: June 25, July 16, July 30; 4:00-8:00 pm. 

Cookouts are a classic Greenway tradition that happen once a session. Join your friends for some after-hours fun at camp. Swim in the indoor pool, try archery, adventure down to Black Pond (grades 5-8 only), cookout over a fire, and devour a tasty campfire treat. Sing songs with your counselors before you head home for the night.

$50 for rising K-4th

$60 for rising 5th-8th


Camp Questions?

Want more information about Summer at Madeira? Contact us at 703-556-8213 or email us.

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