2020 Camp Green Zone
Online Registration NOW Open!
Welcome New Camp Director Ari Hirschhorn!
We are very excited to introduce our new Camp Director, Ari Hirschhorn! After a thorough search, we believe Ari will be the perfect Director to take our thriving Camp Green Zone to the next level! Ari has already begun working on scheduling, programming and everything else necessary to ensure that 2020 will be a great year for our camp.
We are committed to opening registration for camp in mid-January and we will work hard to make sure that members have all the necessary information to register and have a spot locked down for the summer. You can reach Ari at email@example.com, so if you have questions please feel free to reach out to him.
Ari is equally excited to join our community and sends along this introductory note!
Hello DSRC! I’m excited to join the DSRC community this year and look forward to planning a great summer! I am bringing over 15 years of childcare experience and a master’s in education to this position. Within those years, I’ve worked at several summer camps for a total of 9 summers. In addition to working in camps, I’ve coordinated after school programs, tutored, and I currently teach physical education in MCPS for elementary school children.
Working at summer camp is one of my favorite things to do during the summer. Camp is a transformative place where we can have a great time, try new things, learn new skills, meet new friends, and form life-long memories. Campers typically love working with me because I make them laugh and work hard to find new and creative ways to have fun. The more fun that they have, the more fun we all have!
This summer, I look forward to getting to know each camper as well as building lasting relationships with the families within the DSRC community. I hope to see you all outside, having fun under the sun in 2020!
More about me:
When I’m not at camp, you can find me on the tennis court, spending time with friends and family, watching comedies, or baking desserts.
Favorite Athlete: Michael Jordan
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
Cities I’ve lived in: Chicago, Philadelphia
Place I’d like to visit: Hawaii
Favorite Camp Food: S’mores
Favorite music: anything by Kidz Bop!
Camp Overview – Summer 2020
Camp Green Zone is a multi-sports program (swim, tennis, basketball, kickball, Frisbee golf, flag football and soccer) with arts-n-crafts, nature and games for children of members ages 4-13.
Camp runs in one week sessions from June 17-August 28, 2020, and is available:
- Full Day: 9am – 4pm
- Half Day: 9am – 12pm or 12 – 4pm
- Before and After Care: 8 – 9am and 4 – 6pm
Must be paid in advance of camp.
Session Dates: dates subject to change due to COVID-19
- 6/17-19 *pro-rated partial week, if schools get out on 6/15
- 6/22 – 26
- 6/29 – 7/3
- 7/6 – 10
- 7/13 – 17
- 7/20 – 24
- 7/27 – 31
- * 8/3 – 7
- * 8/10 – 14
- * 8/17 – 21
- 8/24 – 28 *tentative week
*Calleva pool kayaking available Tues/Thurs these weeks
Calleva Kayaking Online Registration & Waver
Click to register online. Calleva pool kayaking is available on Tuesdays for ages 5-9 and Thursday for ages 10+ for the three weeks of camp in August. Cost is $40 plus $5 processing fee.
Campers will need to provide their own snack/lunch (Lunch time is 11:45am-12:15pm,) and will be split up by age groups for some daily activities:
- Tiny Tots: Ages 4-6
- Junior Camp: Ages 7-10
- Senior Camp/CIT’s: Ages 11- 13
Special Offering of Camp Green Zone:
- CIT Program for rising 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th graders
- Discount Packages on camp for swim/tennis/camp package offer – $300 camp week
- Sibling Discounts of 10% on general camp only. Use code “SIBLING DISCOUNT” at registration
- Early Bird Registration Discount of $20/per camper, per week if registered by February 18th for full and half day general camp only. Does not apply to swim/tennis packages.
Weekly Program Full Day Half Day Before/After Care
5 Days of Camp $350 $180 $10/camper per hour
Drop-in Per Day $90 $65 $10/camper per hour
CIT Program $180
Camp w/swim/tennis $300
Family friends and relatives of members WELCOME to attend camp same session as host member (non-member registration fee will apply.)
Thinking of Camp Green Zone in August? Come Kayaking at the Pool!
We have partnered again with Calleva during first 3 weeks of August for kayak pool paddling! The morning only classes will be taught by kayak instructors and will include instruction, games and exercises. The 2 hour, 2 day instruction is $45.00/day and includes equipment, instruction and everything required for a safe and fun experience. The second day instruction will be extension of what they learned as well as learn new skills. Children can sign up for one or two day instruction.
Maryland Bluebird Society (MBS)
We are proud to be partners with MBS and honored to have their participation with educating our campers.
Audubon Naturalist Society Partners with DSRC!
Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS), a local non-profit environmental education and conservation advocacy organization, had generously donated an Eastern Blue Bird nest box to DSRC, which will be mounted on a pole in our field. This wonderful addition the the DSRC property will be used as a fun hands-on educational resource for Camp Green Zone campers, as they learn about its habitat, which was once threatened doe to deforestation, but is now coming back! Thank you, ANS!
Calleva’s mission is simple. Get people of all ages outdoors, providing educational and challenging environments that promote personal growth, group cooperation and leadership skills through outdoor activities. For over 20 years, Calleva has built a reputation for excellence and innovation in outdoor education and outdoor adventure programming. We are committed to continuing this tradition, building on the values that make us who we are. Calleva is the area’s leader in outdoor education. calleva.org
Leave No Trace
The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is a national organization that protects the outdoors by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy it responsibly. The Center accomplishes this mission by delivering cutting-edge education and research to millions of people across the country every year. Enjoy your world. Leave No Trace. https://lnt.org/
Earth Stewardship East
Earth Stewardship East is an organization led by DSRC member Merikay Smith. Merikay has offered to allow the campers to grow a vegetable garden on her property. She lives across the street from the club and over the years the camp has taken walking field trips to see her native gardens, ponds, trees, pollinators. It’s a special place that camp loves. Her website is http://eartheast.org/what-we-do.
Montgomery County Beekeepers
About Our Director
Our Camp Director, Ari Hirschhorn, brings over 15 years of childcare experience and a Master’s in education to this position. Within those years, he’s worked at several summer camps for a total of 9 summers. In addition to working in camps, Ari coordinated after school programs, tutored, and currently teaches physical education in MCPS for elementary school children.
Please reach out to Ari at firstname.lastname@example.org.