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LIMITED AVAILABILITY REMAINING 

- Session 1 (June 14-18) - Alphabet Palooza, Grades 2-3 (1 spot remaining)

- Session 1 (June 14 - 18) - Sports Discovery, Grade 2-3 (1 spot remaining)

- Session 4 (July 5-9) - Myths, Tales, and Trails, Grades 2-3 (1 spot remaining)


Explore the sprawling Madeira campus as you make new friends and reconnect with old. Since 1973, Camp Greenway has been the summer home for campers in rising K-9th grade. Enjoy a variety of programs that blend hands-on learning, discovery, and fun. Choose from one-week theme-based camps, or from two-weeks of classic camp experience. All campers will get to participate in arts & crafts, swimming, outdoor activities and more. Campers will try new things and experience a sense of community that only Greenway can offer.

Summer camp in 2021 will look a little different but we are excited for campus to come alive again with laughter, fun, adventure, and friendship.

Safety is a cornerstone of Summer at Madeira. We are taking precautions to keep our campers and staff healthy, including increased cleaning measures, reduced capacities, adjusted program and operational procedures, and extended training for our seasonal and year-round staff. These updates will be in alignment with any requirements or recommendations established by the Center for Disease Control, the Virginia Department of Public Health, the American Camp Association, and The Madeira School.

Adherence to all safety procedures ensures that all campers get the summer camp experience they hope for. Thank you in advance for helping us keep camp healthy and fun.



Everything You Need to Know About Camp Greenway

Rising K-1st Grade

Little Snails 

Rising Kindergarten & 1st Grade

Back by popular demand, this camp is designed for rising Kindergarten-first graders. Each week Little Snails will focus on a different theme through exciting camp activities such as arts and crafts, mad science, music, drama, swimming, sports and games, nature, and more! During the day, our Little Snail campers will play while also learning how to be independent in a new setting. We will also have a quiet time during the day for our campers to rest.

Drop off for all programs is from 8:15-9:00 am. Pick up for all programs is from 4:00-4:45 pm. Due to COVID-19 and in order to maintain Pod-style programming, Extended Care will not be offered from the Summer of 2021. 

Dates Session Times Theme Cost
June 14 - June 18  GW 1 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Colors WAITLIST
June 21 - June 25   GW 2 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Numbers WAITLIST
June 28 - July 2 GW 3 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Shapes  WAITLIST
July 5 - July 9  GW 4 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Sounds WAITLIST
July 12 - July 16 & July 19 - 23 GW 5 9:00 am - 4:00 pm A to Z WAITLIST
July 26 - July 30 & August 2 - 6 GW 6 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Nature Play WAITLIST
August 9 - August 13 GW 7 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Senses WAITLIST
Rising 2nd - 3rd Grade

Each week we offer a variety of themes that will fit the interest of your rising 2nd - 3rd grader! All themes include theme specific activities along with other traditional Camp Greenway activities. Traditional Camp Greenway activities may include activities such as arts/crafts, swimming, STEM activities, music/drama, and sports/games.

Drop off for all programs is from 8:15-9:00 am. Pick up for all programs is from 4:00-4:45 pm. Due to COVID-19 and in order to maintain Pod-style programming, Extended Care will not be offered from the Summer of 2021. 


Alphabet Palooza 

Have you ever danced, drawn, dodged, and dove in a pool in the same day? This week is dedicated to taking a deeper dive into all things alphabet! Each day will be dedicated to a letter in the alphabet. Who thinks we can make it through the whole alphabet in a week? Join us this summer for Alphabet Palooza!

Date  Session Time  Cost 
June 14 - June 18 GW 1 9:00 am - 4:00 pm $500

Greenway Ten- Day

It is the Greenway 10-Day that you know and love! Come spend time with friends old and new as you explore the woods, fields, courts, and classrooms. Find out your Letter Group on the first day, and belt out American Pie on the last. Splash around the pool with friends, hike down to Black Pond for a day of nature, tye-dye a camp shirt, and much, much more. For the Summer of 2021, we are modifying all the Greenway traditions you might know and packing them into a fun-filled two-weeks of adventure complete with twists on lip-synch, Miner-49er, and Gnomes. If you do not know what those are yet - that's okay! New friends will teach you the Hey! Hey! Hey! Green-way. 

Date  Session  Time  Cost 
July 12 - July 16 & July 19 - July 23  GW 5 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  WAITLIST
July 26 - July 30 & August 2 - August 6  GW 6 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  WAITLIST

Can We Build It? 

Do you think we can build it? Let's learn about the design, build, and create process of building. We will use different types of materials to build all types of structures. Some examples of what we will build are nature forming forts, bridges out of toothpicks, buildings out of recycled materials, the ideas are endless! We will spend this week discovering the creativity behind building and test our limits. Are you ready for the challenge of Can We Build It camp?  

Date  Session Time  Cost 
June 28 - July 2 GW 3 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  WAITLIST
July 5-9 GW 4 9:00 am - 4:00 pm $500

Critter Craze 

Are you wild about animals? Join us for this week filled with all things animals. We will learn all about different animals including those you can find on Camp Greenway's campus! We will have a jungle lunch where we go into the forest to find our (packed) lunch! This week will include taking a trip to the barn to meet some of our horses, learn and build different habitats, learn about rescue organizations, and more!  

Date  Session Time  Cost 
June 21 - June 25  GW 2 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  WAITLIST
August 9 - August 13 GW 7 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  $500

Dabble in the Arts 

Love all things art or want to grow your artistic skills? Try out our Art sampler camp! Our 2nd-3rd graders campers will explore different techniques of drawing, painting, sculpture, create their own comic book, make wearable art, and a project of their choosing. Grab your smocks and come dabble in the arts with us!   

Date Session Time Cost 
June 21 - 25  GW 2 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  WAITLIST
August 9 - August 13 GW 7 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  WAITLIST

Greenway Basics 

Are you excited for camp but do not know what to choose? Come join us in our Greenway Basics camp where we give you a taste of everything throughout the week! Each day is filled with new and exciting activities that will fill the interest of all our campers. This camp is great for those first-time campers who are new to Greenway or for returning campers who want to do a mix of everything. 

Date  Session Time Cost
June 21 - June 25  GW 2 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  WAITLIST
July 5 - 9  GW 4 9:00 am - 4:00 pm WAITLIST
August 9 - August 13  GW 7 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  WAITLIST

Myths, Tales, and Trails 

Ready to explore our enchanted forest? We will spend the week digging into all things mythical. Join us to find clues that take us into the woods to catch a fairy tale creature! We will spend our week learning about fairy tales and mythical creatures and then we will get to create our own.  Come find out what makes our campus magical and enchanted this summer!  

Date  Session  Time Cost 
July 5 - July 9  GW 4 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  $500

Out of this World 

Interested in the extra-terrestrial world of outer space? Join us this week as we blast off to discover the world beyond our world! We will dive deep into exploring our planets and solar system while also creating our own rocket and eating our own astronaut ice cream. Grab your jetpacks and shoot for the stars during this week of space pack adventures.  

Date  Session Time Cost
June 14 - June 18  GW 1 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  WAITLIST
June 28 - July 2 GW 3 9:00 am - 4:00 pm WAITLIST

Sports Discovery 

Our Sports sampler is just what you are looking for to engage your active, outdoor, sports enthusiast camper! Each day we will explore a new sport by learning the rules, how to play, and then spend the day playing. No skill level needed for any sport! Come out, learn something new, and have fun! Examples of sports that we will play are soccer, basketball, tennis, soft/base/kick ball, flag football and campers’ choice.   

Date Session Time Cost 
June 14 - June 18  GW 1 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  $500
June 28 - July 2 GW 3 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  WAITLIST

 

 

 

Rising 4th - 6th Grade

Each week we offer a variety of themes that will fit the interest of your rising 4th - 6th grader! All themes include theme specific activities along with other traditional Camp Greenway activities. Traditional Camp Greenway activities may include activities such as arts/crafts, swimming, STEM activities, music/drama, and sports/games, canoeing, archery, and ropes. 

Drop off for all programs is from 8:15-9:00 am. Pick up for all programs is from 4:00-4:45 pm. Due to COVID-19 and in order to maintain Pod-style programming, Extended Care will not be offered from the Summer of 2021. 


All You Can Eat 

Want to know what grilled cheese tastes like over a fire? What about a smores creation of your own? Join us for Outdoor Cooking Over Fire where we will learn how to build and fire and then cook delicious meals over it. Not only will you get to learn about cooking, but you will learn what types of materials you can use to make food when camping! We will be having competitions to see which groups makes the most delicious dish over fire! At the end of the week, you will go home with a cookbook of yummy outdoor treats. 

Date Session Time Cost
July 5 - July 9 GW 4 9:00 am - 4:00 pm WAITLIST

Greenway Ten-Day

It is the Greenway 10-Day that you know and love! Come spend time with friends old and new as you explore the woods, fields, courts, and classrooms. Find out your Letter Group on the first day, and belt out American Pie on the last. Splash around the pool with friends, shoot an arrow on the archery range, tye-dye a camp shirt, and much, much more. For the Summer of 2021, we are modifying all the Greenway traditions you might know and packing them into a fun-filled two-weeks of adventure complete with twists on lip-synch, Miner-49er, and Gnomes. If you do not know what those are yet - that's okay! New friends will teach you the Hey! Hey! Hey! Green-way. 

Date  Session Time Cost
July 12 - July 16 & July 19 - July 23  GW 5 9:00 am - 4:00 pm WAITLIST
July 26 - July 30 & August 2 - August 6 GW 6 9:00 am - 4:00 pm WAITLIST

Dabble in the Arts 

Love all things art or want to grow your artistic skills? Try out our Art Sampler camp! At Art Sampler Camp our 4th-6th graders will try their hand at painting, clay work, wearable art, sketching, mask making, and more. Grab you smock and come dabble in the arts with us!  

Date Session Time  Cost 
June 21 - June 25  GW 2 9:00 am - 4:00 pm WAITLIST
August 9 - August 13 GW 7 9:00 am - 4:00 pm WAITLIST

Gadgets & Gizmos 

Interested in building? Whether it is building the tallest tower or the sturdiest bridge, our building campers will explore and discover what goes into creating and building everything around us. We will look at the plans that go into the process, materials to create it, and then build our creation. Our campers will learn the technical process of creating something from nothing!  

Date Session Time Cost
June 28 - July 2 GW 3 9:00 am - 4:00 pm WAITLIST

 Green Ambassadors 

What does it mean to "go green"? How can you become a Green Ambassador? This camp is great for those that love the outdoors and want to help protect it! Come explore all the different ways you can go green by repurposing material, gardening & composting, and so much more! Campers will also explore the outdoors through canoeing and hiking to see what they are working towards protecting. Join us as we discover ways to use everyday materials to help preserve the natural resources here at Greenway!  

Date  Session  Time Cost 
June 14 - June 18  GW 1 9:00 am - 4:00 pm WAITLIST

Greenway Basics 

Are you excited for camp but do not know what to choose? Come join us in our Greenway Basics camp where we give you a taste of everything throughout the week! Each day is filled with new and exciting activities that will fill the interest of all our campers. This camp is great for those first-time campers who are new to Greenway or for returning campers who want to do a mix of everything. 

Date Session Time Cost
July 5- July 9 GW 4 9:00 am - 4:00 pm WAITLIST

Greenway Investigation 

Are you ready to become the detective and solve the case? Follow the clues to discover who did it! Campers will take a crack at solving crimes around campus including tracking down Greenways missing Gnomes. They will continue to just their investigative skill to make it out of our very own Escape Room! Grab your notepad and magnifying glass to join us in solving these Greenway mysteries.  

Date  Session Time Cost
June 14 - June 18 GW 1 9:00 am - 4:00 pm WAITLIST

Green X-Treme 

Have a passion for adventure? Love canoeing, going on the ropes course, fire building, fort building, etc.? Then this is the camp for you! Our Adventure campers will spend the day exploring Camp Greenway's 364-acre campus and all it has to offer. Some days we will spend on Black Pond paddle boarding, canoeing, and other water activities. Other days will be spent exploring the woods while building forts, fires, archery, and adventure!

Date  Session Time Cost 
June 21 - June 25 GW 2 9:00 am - 4:00 pm WAITLIST
July 5 - July 9 GW4 9:00 am - 4:00 pm WAITLIST
August 9 - August 13  GW 7 9:00 am - 4:00 pm WAITLIST

Sports Discovery 

Our Sports Discovery is just what you are looking for to engage your active, outdoor, sports enthusiast camper! Each day we will explore a new sport by learning the rules, how to play, and then spend the day playing. No skill level needed for any sport! Come out, learn something new, and have fun! Examples of sports that we will play are soccer, basketball, tennis, soft/base/kick ball, flag football and campers’ choice.  

Date  Session Time Cost
June 14 - June 18  GW 1 9:00 am - 4:00 pm WAITLIST
June 28 - July 2 GW 3 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  WAITLIST

Wildlife Explorers 

Have you ever wondered what makes nature tick? Come and explore Camp Greenway's 364-acre campus and learn about the living things that make it flourish! Join in as we explore different habitats on the water while canoeing and in the 'tree top canopies' on our ropes course. Campers will spend the week making observations as they hiking to identifying wildlife, build habitats for the animals we find, and more! Grab your boots and become a wildlife explorer with us!   

Date Session Time Cost
June 21 - June 25 GW 2 9:00 am - 4:00 pm WAITLIST
August 9 - August 13 GW 7 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  WAITLIST

 

 

Rising 7th - 9th Grade

Each week we offer a variety of themes that will fit the interest of your rising 7th - 9th grader! All themes include theme specific activities along with other traditional Camp Greenway activities. Traditional Camp Greenway activities may include activities such as arts/crafts, swimming, STEM activities, music/drama, and sports/games, canoeing, archery, and ropes. 

Drop off for all programs is from 8:15-9:00 am. Pick up for all programs is from 4:00-4:45 pm. Due to COVID-19 and in order to maintain Pod-style programming, Extended Care will not be offered from the Summer of 2021. 

Greenway Ten-Day

It is the Greenway 10-Day that you know and love! Come spend time with friends old and new as you explore the woods, fields, courts, and classrooms. Find out your Letter Group on the first day, and belt out American Pie on the last. Earn your Golden Arrow on the archery range, hike down to Black Pond for a day on the water, tye-dye a camp shirt, and much, much more. For the Summer of 2021, we are modifying all the Greenway traditions you know and love and packing them into two fun-filled weeks of adventure complete with twists on lip-synch, Miner-49er, and Gnomes. If you do not know what those are yet - that's okay! New friends will teach you the Hey! Hey! Hey! Green-way.

Date  Session Time  Cost
July 12 - July 16 & July 19 - July 23  GW 5 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  WAITLIST
July 26- July 30 & August 2 - August 6 GW 6 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  WAITLIST

Greenway Basics 

Are you excited for camp but do not know what to choose? Come join us in our Greenway Basics camp where we give you a taste of everything throughout the week! Each day is filled with new and exciting activities that will meet the need of every camper. This camp is great for those first-time campers who are new to Greenway or for returning campers who want to do a mix of everything. 

Date    Time Cost
June 14 - June 18  GW 1 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  WAITLIST
July 5 - July 9 GW 4 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  WAITLIST

Green X-Treme

Have a passion for adventure? Love canoeing, going on the ropes course, fire building, fort building, etc.? Then this is the camp for you! Our Adventure campers will spend the day exploring Camp Greenway's 364-acre campus and all it has to offer. Some days we will spend on Black Pond paddle boarding, canoeing, and other water activities. Other days will be spent exploring the woods while building forts, fires, archery. and adventure!  

Date Session Time Cost
June 21 - June 25  GW 2 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  WAITLIST
June 28 - July 2 GW 3 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  WAITLIST
August 9 - August 13 GW 7 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  WAITLIST

 

Counselor In Training

Camp Greenway CIT Program 

The 2021 CIT Application is opening soon! 

The Program 

The Camp Greenway Counselor in Training (CIT) Program is for rising 10th graders who are enjoy interacting with young children and are interested in further developing leadership and communication skills. This program will teach participants how to be a role model and responsible leader while working alongside counselors and other camp staff. CITs will learn to lead and motivate campers, the importance of communication, gain self-confidence, and gain work experience. There will also be dedicated time during the session when they meet with the Leadership Coordinator and have discussions around topics including professionalism, effective communication, and tips on how to best work with children of different ages. 

A CIT's general tasks can include assisting a group’s Counselor and Junior Counselor and their campers, helping with events for theme days, carpool, camp logistics, and more. In addition, CITs may have the opportunity to complete leadership projects, teach campers a new game or a group chant, or assist with camp logistics/admin. CIT’s should demonstrate a positive, friendly attitude, be flexible, and follow all camp policies. Please keep in mind that CITs are not technically staff and will not be responsible for supervising children on their own. 

In order to be considered, CITs need to commit at to the full three weeks we are offering this program. CITs will receive a formal evaluation on their performance from the Leadership Coordinator mid-way through and at the end of their commitment. This experience can give CITs a significant edge the following year should they choose to apply for a Junior Counselor position, however completing the CIT program does not guarantee future employment at Camp Greenway. 

Goals of the Program: 

Develop leadership skills 

Build self confidence  
Demonstrate the ability to facilitate activities  Gain hands-on experience working with kids 
Learn camper age characteristics Learn to manage conflicts  
Make new friends and have fun 

Develop new professional skills to aide future career endeavors 

 

Steps to Apply 

  • The application opens on January 25th for families that were registered in 2020 and February 8th for all other families. 
  • Complete and submit the online application by May 3rd. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. You should allow 20-30 minutes to complete the application. Please complete this application with your parent/guardian. 
  • Once we have reviewed your application, we will contact you within 5-8 business days about the next steps of the interview process if selected. 
  • If accepted, caregivers have up to two weeks to complete the program registration and submit the deposit. Full payment is due by June 4th 

CITs will be considered on a rolling first come, first served basis. An application to the CIT program does not guarantee acceptance into the program. We will close applications once all spots are filled or by May 3rd, 2021.

 

Time Commitment

There is one three-week session of our Counselor in Training program for the summer of 2021. Potential CITs must be able to attend all three weeks, Monday-Friday to be considered for this program.  

Session Date Price 
Session 4 & 5 July 5th - July 23rd $1000

After reviewing your online application, you will be sent an email with the next steps in the interview process. Our interview this year will require applicants to send a video of themselves answering situational camp-based questions.

Helpful Tips for Applicants 

  • Check your email regularly and respond in a timely fashion. All communication regarding interviews, application status, etc. will be done by email, so please provide us with an email address that you check on a regular (at least 3-4 times a week) basis. 
  • Be prepared to talk about why you are interested in being a CIT at Camp Greenway. Before recording your answer, practice with a parent or friend! It's okay to be a little nervous. We also encourage you to ask us questions so that you can gain a better understanding about our program! 

 

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Meet the Staff

Casey Palmer, Director 

Casey has just recently joined the Summer Programs team as the Assistant Director of Summer Programs. She comes to Madeira with 9 years of experience developing and managing informal education programs. Casey holds a Bachelor's degree in Biological Science from Towson University. Her most recent work was at Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach, FL as the Community Outreach Coordinator where she managed their summer & seasonal camp programs, outreach, hotel partnerships, and developed hands-on STEM programming for all ages. Previous experience included working for the National Park Service, the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, The National Aquarium, and The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Casey has a passion for the environment and the outdoors and is excited to share that passion with our campers at Madeira! Her favorite camp activities include kayaking, hiking, nature scavenger hunts, and arts & crafts.  

 

 

Camp Questions?

Want more information about Summer at Madeira? Contact us at 703-556-8234 or email us.

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