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3-Year-Old "Young Explorers"

For children who turn three by 9/1.

Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Optional Programs: Culture Club; Extended Day "PLUS"

Whether it’s your child’s first summer with us or they’re old pros, Young Explorers is the place for relationships, self-esteem, and curiosity to grow! Our 3’s program challenges campers to investigate themselves and their friendships while empowering them to become little leaders themselves. And did we mention that it was a blast? Campers will be busy as bees with days chock full of opportunities for growth, exploration, and silliness. They aren’t called Young Explorers for nothing!

Young Explorer Dates and Fees

The Young Explorers program meets five days/week (Monday - Friday), and we offer several options to extend your camper's day.


Core program:

9am - 1pm

PLUS (extended hours):

9am - 3:30 pm
9am - 6pm
7:30am - 6pm


Session I: 6/5 - 6/14
Session II: 6/17 - 7/5 (camp is closed on 7/4)
Session III: 7/8 - 7/26
Session IV: 7/29 - 8/9

Core Program Tuition:

There is a discount for Washington Hebrew Congregation (WHC) members

Session I (6/5 - 6/14):

$435 - WHC members
$500 - Non-members

Session II (6/17 - 7/5; camp is closed on 7/4):

$800 - WHC members
$930 - Non-members

Session III (7/8 - 7/26):

$800 - WHC members
$930 - Non-members

Session IV (7/29 - 8/9):

$535 - WHC members
$620 - Non-members

Daily Options for Core Campers:

If you need a longer day every so often, we have several options to help. Once Camp begins, simply sign up in the Camp office at least 24 hours in advance.

Breakfast Club (7:30 - 9am): $20/day
Early Bird (8:30 - 9am): $10/day
Stay from 1 - 3:30pm: $35/day
Stay from 1 - 6pm: $65/day

PLUS Program Tuition:

For families who prefer or need a longer camp day, Camp Keetov can extend your child’s day until 6:00 pm – either on a daily or weekly basis.

Session I (6/5 - 6/14):

$520 - 9:00am - 3:30pm
$650 - 9:00am - 6:00pm
$690 - 7:30am - 6:00pm

Session II (6/17 - 7/5; camp is closed on 7/4):

  $965 - 9:00am - 3:30pm
$1,215 - 9:00am - 6:00pm
$1,295 - 7:30am - 6:00pm

Session III (7/8 - 7/26):

  $965 - 9:00am - 3:30pm
$1,215 - 9:00am - 6:00pm
$1,295 - 7:30am - 6:00pm

Session IV (729 - 8/9):

$645 - 9:00am - 3:30pm
$810 - 9:00am - 6:00pm
$865 - 7:30am - 6:00pm

Options to Extend the Day

The fun at Camp Keetov now continues all day! We are thrilled to offer extended day options for campers wanting to spend more time with friends (and for families needing a longer day for their campers).

Extend the day with "PLUS"!

We are here every day from 7:30 am – 6:00 pm.

When their regular camp days end, our "PLUS" Pioneers, Young Explorers, and Adventurers will relax with some quiet time and refuel with an afternoon snack before they take on the rest of the day.
Our lively and loving staff will explore everything from cooking and messy art to construction in a fun filled afternoon program. Don’t be surprised if it’s hard to get them out the door at the end of the day!

Sample Day

A Sneak Peek into Our 3s' Sensational Days

Morning Free Play

Campers will begin their days in their camp room, where they can see friends and get ready for the fun to come.

Meeting Time & a Resounding Rendition (or two!) of the Camp Keetov Song

Outdoor Explorations
    • Water table and sprinkler play to enjoy the sunshine
    • Playground time
    • Outdoor art
    • Field games
    • Nature walks and so much more!

Refuel & Recharge with a Healthy Snack Provided by Camp Keetov!
Indoor Adventures Where the Possibilities Are Endless
    • Exploring our intriguing indoor spaces
    • Art, science, cooking, building… you name it!
    • Special classes and shows
    • Theme days (because who doesn’t love a good dress up day)
    • Free play and relaxation time
    • And the list goes on…
Friendship Circle & Goodbyes (until the next day!)


Shows and Theme Days and Shabbats, Oh My!

Some of most memorable experiences for campers are our specialty days which feature shows and demonstrations from around the city. The fun comes to us with a wide range of visitors from aquariums to puppet shows! Past shows have included:

Petting Zoos

No summer would be complete without some zaniness! We love theme days and dress-up days and never say no to the chance to be silly. Whether that means we have camp-wide cowboy style Shabbat or a Wacky Wednesday crazy hair day, our campers have the opportunity to enjoy the carefree summer days in style! Stay tuned for weekly themes and other amusing additions to our summer lineup.

Young Explorer Registration

To register your child for Camp Keetov's "Young Explorer" program for three-year-olds at the D.C. Campus, please complete the application below.

Young Explorer Registration

Camper Information
  • One of the benefits of WHC's "Fair Share" membership is discounted Camp Keetov tuition.

Camp Keetov
  • Wednesday, June 5 - Friday, June 14

  • Monday, June 17 - Friday, July 5 (camp is closed on July 4)

  • Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 26

  • Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 9

Parent/Guardian 1
Parent/Guardian 2
  • If none, please enter "N/A"

Application Agreement
  • I wish to enroll my child in Camp Keetov's "Young Explorers" program for the summer of 2019. I understand that non-refundable and non-transferable tuition deposit(s) and $50 application fee must be included with this signed agreement to complete my child’s registration. I understand that I will be assessed and agree to pay a $75 fee to offset the ongoing cost of security personnel. I further understand I will be billed for, and agree to pay, the balance of the camp tuition by May 15, 2019. I also understand that any WHC accounts must be current in order for this application to be processed. If my child is accepted into Camp Keetov, all payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. All programs are pending sufficient enrollment.

  • A $50 application fee and a deposit for each Session that your child will attend Camp Keetov ($100 for Session I; $300 for Session II or III; $200 for Session IV) will complete your child's application. You will be billed for the balance.

    You can pay the application fee and deposit online with a credit card after clicking "submit." If you prefer to pay by check, click "submit" then contact Amy Sklaire ( for further information.

  • Application Fee

  • Base price: $50.00
  • Session I

  • Base price: $100.00
  • Session II

  • Base price: $300.00
  • Session III

  • Base price: $300.00
  • Session IV

  • Base price: $200.00