Sleepaway Camp 2023 Registration Opens December 28 at 7 pm ET
Carpe Diem Arts Summer Sleepaway Camps
Ages 10-11 ~ Dates: July 23-29
Ages 12-14 ~ Dates: July 30-August 5
Ages 14-16 ~ Dates: August 6-12
Financial Aid is available
"Camp was fun because we did a lot of things and I made new friends, the campers were really nice and the staff too. One part that I loved about camp was that we always had the chance to speak freely and give our opinions on topics that we were learning and also because there were a lot of fun activities to do."
-- Summer sleepaway camper 2021 and 2022
For the safety of campers and staff, everyone attending camp must have proof of current Covid vaccination. "Current" means fully vaccinated (and boosted, if available)---before camp begins.
Camps run from 3pm Sunday to 3 pm Saturday. The expectation is that all campers will arrive by 3pm on the first day of camp and will not leave until after the closing program on the last day.
We have excellent camp staff who have experience working with children in camp settings.
Carpe Diem Arts will not tolerate bullying, violence, smoking, alcohol, illicit drugs, or any other behavior that jeopardizes the emotional and physical well-being of our campers. Loss of camp privileges may result, depending on the circumstances, bearing in mind our primary goal is the positive development of young girls.
2023 Sleepover Camp Fees
Room, board & tuition: $935
10% sibling discount
Payment options: Pay in full or pay in 5 installments
Limited financial aid is available; liberal payment plans; partial barter arrangements possible, if needed; full sponsorship on a case by case basis. Contact us for more details, if needed.
Refund policy if camper must withdraw:
• 100% refund* if notice received on or before May 1
• 50% refund* if notice received before June 1
• 25% refund* if notice received before July 1
*Refund of actual dollars received by Carpe Diem Arts, which would reflect the registration fee less credit card processing fees for those who pay by credit card.
A Message from the 2023 Camp Directors, Vinny & Beth Mwano
I am thrilled to be the director of camp again this year, along with the help of Vinny as assistant director. We are excited to bring you some new art and field trip activities, as well as some faithful traditions.
Some of you might remember us from the past two summers at Carpe Diem sleep-away camps on the Shore. We are creative beings who use dance, film, music, photography and more to explore ideas that are challenging and inspiring us. We have both been dance teachers for a while and have partnered with several non-profits as artistic collaborators, including Dance Exchange in Takoma Park, BodyWise Dance, and now, Carpe Diem Arts. Beth currently is a private dance teacher, yoga teacher and spiritual guide. She is also attending Maryland University of Integrative Health to get her M.S. in Yoga Therapy. Vinny is working as a Filmmaker, Editor, Business Creative Marketing Consultant, Teacher (photography) and is a guest teacher at Dance Exchange.
We have also both taught at summer camps in the past, and fun fact--at one camp Beth was the photographer and music leader! Now Beth leaves most of the photography to Vinny. We loved getting to know the campers last year and watch them all interact with Ocean. A highlight for Beth was watching the campers develop their own choreographies based on inspiring prompts about nature. A highlight for Vinny was seeing the campers use their cameras to tell their own stories through photography.
We can't wait to play, make art, be in awe of nature, bike, boat, make new friendships and go deeper with old ones, ask challenging questions and think creatively about their possible solutions, have good food, be nurtured by amazing artists and have a blast!
If you have any questions, please reach out to us at email@example.com.