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Fireflies (Rising Pre-K Ages 3&4)

2024 Camp Themes and Details Are Available Below!

(Registration for Beauvoir Summer is open!)

Our Fireflies program emphasizes emotional and social growth as campers prepare for Pre-Kindergarten.

Fireflies must be three years old by May 1, 2024, and fully toilet trained. No exceptions will be made.

Beauvoir Summer camps offer a safe, supportive environment where campers make meaningful friendships and explore weekly themes; through games, activities, stories, music, dramatic play, and arts and crafts, Fireflies strengthen their skills and build confidence.

Every day, campers spend time outside, among nature. Beauvoir Summer offers a singular experience to the Cathedral Grounds; counselors may visit the koi pond at Bishop’s Garden, picnic in the Amphitheater, or search for bugs on a hike through Olmstead Woods. Our one-of-a-kind educational play space is built into the camp’s daily schedule at the pool and Beauvoir Outdoors.

2024 Camp Session Dates

Week 1: June 17-21

Week 2: June 24-28

Week 3: July 1-3

Week 4: July 8-12

Week 5: July 15-19

Week 6: July 22-26

Week 7: July 29-August 2

Camp Hours

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (arrival begins at 8:50 a.m.)

*Extended day options available 

7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Morning Connections (before camp care)

3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ABC/Afternoon Beauvoir Connections (after camp care) 



Week 1: $556 / $316 Half Day

Week 2: $695 / $395 Half Day

Week 3: $417  / $237 Half Day

Week 4: $695 / $395 Half Day

Week 5: $695 / $395 Half Day

Week 6: $695 / $395 Half Day

Week 7: $695 / $395 Half Day

(There are no camp programs on    June 19, July 4, and July 5)


Fireflies Camp Pricing and Details

(Half Day in Bold)

9:00-9:15 a.m. Arrival and Free Play
9:15-9:25 a.m. Morning Greeting
9:25-10:15 a.m. Snack / Swim time
10:15-10:40 a.m. Morning Theme Activity
10:40-11:20 a.m. Outside Play
11:20 a.m.-Noon Lunch
Noon-1:15 p.m. Story time/Quiet Rest Time
1:15-2:15 p.m. Afternoon Theme Activity/ Outside Play
2:15-2:30 p.m. Story Read Aloud
2:30-3:00 p.m. Afternoon Farewell
3:00-3:30 p.m. Dismissal

Beauvoir Summer 2024 Themes 

Our themes are incorporated each week through various activities, projects, and conversations during the camp day, often culminating in a community-wide gathering each Friday. Campers will also explore much of the Washington National Cathedral grounds on scavenger hunt games and connecting with the outdoors. It’s a great place to be a camper! Daily swim instruction is part of the day, as well as a morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack–all included in the program price. 

Both half and full-day Fireflies will have 2-3 swim lessons per week. Lessons will occur with qualified instructors in the shallow end of the central Beauvoir Pool. In addition to this newly added swim lesson, all Fireflies will have a daily splash time at Beauvoir’s toddler pool. The Beauvoir Pool has certified lifeguards on duty throughout the camp day.

Swimsuit and Sunscreen Recommendations

We ask parents to send campers ready in their swimsuits (on their scheduled swim days) with sunscreen applied. A bathing suit with a separate top and bottom is preferred for ease of bathroom use. We also recommend sending in a sunscreen spray, reducing the need for counselors to assist with hands-on sunscreen application.

Learn more about camp care.

Registration for Beauvoir Summer 2024 is open!

New to Beauvoir Summer? You can set up an account through this link.