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Where to Play on the Weekdays: January 23-27

Visit the stables at the Rock Creek Horse Center

Visit the stables at the Rock Creek Horse Center





Monday – Keep the momentum from the weekend going and visit the National Museum of Women in the Arts. See the current “Wanderer/Wonderer: Pop-Ups” exhibition and more wonderful art from the permanent collection. Hours are 10am – 5pm, and admission is $10/adult, free for ages 18 and under. Note: This museum is sophisticated for young children, but I do think there’s always something for every age to appreciate on some level. 🙂

Tuesday – Volunteer at the DC Diaper Bank, one of the best places in the area to actively give back with your kids. There are still spots left to sign up and help out with diaper bundling, organizing, and inventory this week. And if they fill up, then sign up for a later date and check out The Great Indoors list to find another activity for the day.

Wednesday – Go to Story Time in the ReSource Room at the National Archives. The monthly series welcomes children aged 3-5 with accompanying adults to enjoy a book reading, participate in group activities, and create a craft — all with a well timed Rosie the Riveter theme. The session takes place 10-11am in the Boeing Learning Center. Admission is free.

Thursday – Learn about the area’s wildlife, enjoy hands-on activities in the Nature Center, take a hike, and visit horses at Rock Creek Park. The Nature Center is open Wednesday – Sunday, 9am – 5pm, and admission is free. You can also visit the equine residents at the nearby Horse Center for free – hours are 10am – 6pm. (Unfortunately, pony rides are not offered on weekdays this time of year, but staff at the stables always welcome visitors.)

In the evening, the JO Wilson Elementary School PTA is hosting their 3rd Annual Summer Camp Fair! It’s a chance to visit over 30 camp exhibitors representing a wide variety of summer activities, ranging from traditional camps to academic, arts, music, sports, early childhood, and special interest camps. There will also be opportunities to sign up for camp sessions and drawings to win free weeks at camps! The Fair is from 6-8pm, and admission is free. JO Wilson Elementary is located at 660 K St. NE on Capitol Hill.

Friday – See a show on strings at The Puppet Co. where Goldilocks is the current Main Stage production. Showtime is 11am, and tickets are $12. Plan to stay after to picnic (BYO or buy from the Praline Cafe on premises) and romp on the Glen Echo Park playground.


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A Discount on RDUTennis Camp for KFDC Readers!

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Want to ace it on the summer camp sign-up? RDUTennis, a new camp coming to DC in June, is offering both full and half-day sessions for kids ages 5-14. Even better, they’re giving KFDC readers a discount on registration! (Advantage: You.)

RDUTennis, LLC has already established itself as a leader in tennis instruction in North Carolina, offering both youth and adult programs year-round. They’re taking it north this summer, partnering with Trinity Washington and American Universities, to bring their programs here to the nation’s capital.

Trinity Washington University camp will operate for five weeks as a full or half-day camp option in week-long sessions June 22-26, July 6-10, July 13-17, July 20-24, and August 10-14. This location will serve as a tennis camp with other sports and amenities offered as a break from the courts. Cost for the full day is $375 for non-members of the facility and $300 for members. Half-day fees are $200 for non-member of the facility and $175 for members.

American University camp will operate for two consecutive weeks, July 27-30 and August 3-6, as a half-day camp option from 9am – 1pm daily. Cost is $200 per child with a sibling discount of $175 per child.

KFDC readers can get a discount on both camps simply by mentioning KidFriendly DC — $50 off the full-day camp at Trinity Washington and $25 off the half-day camp at American. Just send an email to Brian Rosenthal at brian@rdutennis.net when you register and let him know you heard about his camp here.

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Want to get a pre-summer sample of the camp? RDUTennis is hosting a Free Play Day and Clinic on Saturday, May 9, from 10am – 12pm at Trinity Washington University (125 Michigan Ave NE). Get some tips, meet the staff, learn about their programs, and have fun! Brian Rosenthal and staff will be on court for two hours to provide instruction and answer questions. RSVP to Brian@rdutennis.net with the name of your child, age, skill level, and when you plan to arrive. Go for the whole two hours or just a few minutes. Participants should bring their own racquets, but RDUTennis will have all the balls ready.


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by RDUTennis LLC, however, I only promote programs, services, and events that I truly believe in and/or think would appeal to KFDC readers.


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Giveaway: Enter to Win a Week of Tennis Camp from RDUTennis!

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Do your kids want to take a swing at a new sport or hone their skills on the tennis court? A new camp coming to the DC area this summer will give them just those opportunities. Even better, you have a chance to win a weeklong session for your child to attend!

RDUTennis, LLC has already established itself as a leader in tennis instruction in North Carolina. The organization is the largest tennis management service in the Tarheel State, offering both youth and adult programs year-round. And now they are expanding north, partnering with American and Trinity Washington Universities here in DC this summer. Both venues will be offering tennis instruction from RDUTennis staff members, all of whom possess tremendous background and knowledge of the game.

American University camp will operate for two consecutive weeks as a half-day camp option from 9am – 1pm daily. Trinity Washington University camp will be operating for five weeks as a full or half-day camp option in weeklong sessions. Trinity Washington will serve as a tennis camp with other sports and amenities offered as a break from the courts.

For pricing, camp details, schedules, and registration, visit the RDU Tennis website. Inquires can be addressed to Brian Rosenthal at brian@rdutennis.net.

Giveaway: To enter for a chance to win a week of tennis camp at Trinty Washington University with RDUTennis simply leave a comment below, telling me your favorite summer activity (remember that season when it’s warm and ice-free?). The winner can choose from any of the camp session weeks of 6/22, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, and 8/10. To be eligible, you must like KidFriendly DC on Facebook and subscribe to the blog (enter your email address in the “Sign me Up!” box on the left side bar). This giveaway will run through March 15, and a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by RDUTennis LLC, however, I only promote programs, services, and events that I truly believe in and/or think would appeal to KFDC readers.


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Enter to Win a Week of Summer Camp from The Creative Difference

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Still looking for activities to keep your kiddos busy this summer? The Creative Difference is offering camp for ages 6-12 during June and August. The weekly sessions will include exciting and original hands-on, open-ended creative activities, dramatic play, LEGO free-building, and plenty of outside time!

LEGO fans ages 6-12 don’t want to miss the week of August 4th, featuring LEGO Robotics. Campers will explore the fun and exciting world of Robotics as they work in teams to design, create, build, and control their own robots. Whatever your child’s current ability level, LEGO’s WeDo® Robotics and MindStorm® systems offer the opportunity to advance their knowledge in numerous mechanical, electrical, and computer programming skills. There will also be plenty of free build time and outside play throughout the day.

Additional summer themes include Up-cycled Art, Camp Craft Classics, and LEGO Cosmos among others. For more information on all of them, visit The Creative Difference website.

And enter below for a chance to win a FREE week of camp!

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Creative Difference LLC, however, I only promote events, services, and activities that I truly believe in and/or think would appeal to KFDC readers.


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Win a Week of Camp from Creative Difference

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Spring Break is practically right around the corner, and summer will be here before we know it. For many parents, it’s time to start thinking about how to keep the kids engaged and entertained during the breaks from school. Yep, it’s time to sign up for camp. If you’re still researching options, here’s one to consider — you could even win a free week for your child!

The Creative Difference is an educational enrichment program, focusing on out-of school opportunities for children to broaden their learning experience through hands-on and creative activities. Hosting camps during the summer, school holidays, after school, and even parents’ night out, camps are offered for children ages 3-10 years old. Programs are designed to inspire children in creative thinking, problem solving, self-direction, discovery, higher-order thinking skills, and the courage to create something different.

And something unique about Creative Difference from many other camps is the flexibility in registration. You aren’t obligated to enroll by the week; you can sign up your child for individual days.

Sessions have different themes, catering to a variety of interests. Star Wars, Mixed Media, Art Extravaganza, LegoTopia, The Way of the Jedi, Wacky Crafts, and Up-cycled Art are just some of the concepts that campers can focus on during their sessions. Rates vary by week, and half-days are available during some sessions, as are early and aftercare.

You can read more about Creative Difference camps on the registration page. And for a chance to win a free week, simply enter the giveaway below.

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Creative Difference LLC, however, I only promote events, services, and activities that I truly believe in and/or think would appeal to KFDC readers.


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