One-week sessions 
Options available for rising Kindergarten through rising 6th graders

Cooking Around the World & Weird Nature Science
July 31–August 4

9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Rising Kindergarten through rising 2nd graders

August 14–18
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Rising 3rd through rising 6th graders

What to bring: Snacks, lunch with a drink, face mask (optional), sunscreen (labeled with name, and water bottle.

In the morning, campers learn about food: how to make it, how to make it safely, and how to use it for good! You'll learn about food safety, meet new friends, and cook some (oven-less) recipes from all 6 inhabited continents. Everything you cook will be easy to make and suitable for camp cooking: including Brazilian Brigadeiro (Chocolate Truffles), Japanese Onigiri (Rice Balls), and other finger-foods from Africa, Asia, and South America. During camp, you and your friends will play fun cooking games, learn a few words from another culture, and learn about local games from the country we are immersing ourselves in. *Please note that this is a microwave only class.

For the afternoon, campers will learn about physics and the natural world through fun, easy science experiments that you can take home. We'll learn about states of matter through building volcanos; we'll learn about sound through creating 'naturally occurring' speakers. Along the way, we'll be taking our experiments outside in order to improve environment at the school by planting simple gardens and making bird feeders. It's the perfect camp if you love science, nature, and engineering.

Chess: The Road to the Grandmaster & Dungeons and Dragons
August 711
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.,
Rising 3rd through rising 6th graders

What to bring: Snacks, lunch with a drink, face mask (optional), sunscreen (labeled with name, and water bottle.

In the morning, campers will learn the basics of chess, openings, strategy and several chess-variant games like zombie chess and two-time chess. Beginning with free play to evaluate familiarity and comfort level, we will layer in skills and work with kids to learn to apply them to game play. Next, variant games are a great way to keep learners interested, and chess extra fun and playful. Throughout this camp, we will work with your child to connect chess concepts, so they internalize the games’ rules and overarching framework. Total beginnings will have a blast without chess experience. Advance chess wizards will develop a deeper understanding of the game. Everyone will graduate with knowledge and joy of the game.

Have you ever wanted to play the nationally known game Dungeons and Dragons? In the afternoon, campers will stretch their imagination telling stories with their friends and build useful creative skills. Campers will explore collaborative storytelling through Dungeons and Dragons. Along the way, we’ll develop social and emotional skills that will service us well outside of the Role Playing-Game.

Company Bio: VAC Enrichment is a leading provider of summer programming in the DMV area. We teach specialty classes such as Coding, Cooking, Dungeons & Dragons, etc. Name a class subject, and we likely offer it! At VAC Enrichment, we care about how we teach just as much as what we’re teaching. Our instructors  are engaging, experienced, and fun. Instructors constantly challenge students’ thinking, and the small group environment lends to students learning from each other in addition to the instructor. Not only that, students are constantly thinking about the real-world applications of the skills they're acquiring. Thousands of students love our classes; check us out to see why.