New List: Coop Play Groups on the Hill

Capitol Hill Cooperative Play School is one of several cooperatives on the Hill.

A reader wrote to Capitol Hill Kid:

I wondered if you’ve compiled a list of all the cooperative play groups on the Hill? I keep bumping into people who have their kids in different ones — G Street, Capitol Hill Cooperative Nursery School, Capitol Hill cooperative Play Group, etc (those names might not be exactly right…) But it got me thinking — are there some out there that

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Weekend Roundup, Jan. 31-Feb. 2: Rock the Rink, Learning Festivals and a Sleepover at the National Archives

This weekend’s picks include a sleepover at the National Archives.

This weekend’s picks include opportunities for young fans of the Caps, STEM, reading and the National Archives.

  • Rock the Rink, Friday, 5-8 p.m., Wharf Ice Rink. Join fellow hockey fans to skate and show your Caps pride. Event features a DJ, trivia, gear giveaways and a visit from Slapshot. The away game against the Ottawa Senators will be broadcast on a jumbotron. Fans wearing
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Summer Camp Registration: New Info and Updates

Did you know? Joy of Motion on H Street offers summer camps.

Here’s an update on summer camp registration on the Hill. A couple of notes:

  • Joy of Motion has been added the the Summer Camps on the Hill list. Joy of Motion offers dance camps at it H Street NE location as well as Friendship Heights and Bethesda locations. Registration is open.
  • Capitol Hill Day School (CHDS) will open camp registration on Feb.
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Little Gym on Capitol Hill’s Opening Tentatively Delayed to Late February

The Little Gym on Capitol Hill was originally scheduled to open this month. Due to permitting delays, the gym says it expects to open in late February at the earliest.

I’ve had my eye on the Little Gym on Capitol Hill, which is under construction at 625 Pennsylvania Ave SE in the large space where Mattress Discounters used to be. Pre-enrolled members of the new Little Gym received the following email that says opening is … Read the rest

Get Ahead of the February Break: Day-Off Camps on the Hill

DC-ICE is one of the camps on the Hill that covers the February break. Did you know? DC-ICE also offers door-to-door transportation.

If you need coverage for the DCPS days off this Monday and Tuesday, I hope you’re already sorted. As a new PK3 parent this year, I was shocked by the number of days off in the school calendar, and especially that there is a February break (the four days following President’s Day) as … Read the rest

Learn More About Camps at DC Camp Fair, Jan. 30 at JO Wilson

Studio One Dance is among the Hill camps that will be at the DC Camp Fair.

Want to learn more about summer camps? JO Wilson Elementary School PTA is putting on its 6th annual DC Camp Fair on Thursday, Jan. 30, 6-8 p.m. at the school, 660 K St NE. At this fair, you can talk to camp representatives and gather information. Who’s going to be there? Many familiar names from the Hill, including the … Read the rest

Weekend Roundup, Jan. 25-26: Chinese New Year Parade and More

Saturday, Jan. 25 is the first day of the Chinese New Year, ushering in the Year of the Rat. While it may not sound auspicious, the Rat is in fact associated with new beginnings and wealth. If you have a Rat baby this year, your child is expected to be clever, positive and industrious. Here’s how you can celebrate the new year with your family:

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Did You Hear? Captain Cookie Is Coming to Eastern Market

Spring and summer will be sweet. Captain Cookie and the Milkman, purveyor of freshly made cookies, milk and ice cream sandwiches, has announced it will open its newest location this spring next to Peregrine Espresso, in the space formerly inhabited by Pitango Gelato.

Captain Cookie at Eastern Market will be a great place to stop for treats with the kids–a Mommy-or-Daddy-and-me outing in the making!

Captain Cookie currently has stores in Brookland and Foggy … Read the rest

Summer Camps on the Hill: Which Ones Cover August?

Cooking Thyme camp covers all weeks in August.

The DCPS proposed first day of school for 2020-21 is Monday, Aug. 31 (charters may vary), but some summer camps end weeks before, leaving us with August to cover. Luckily, a good list of summer camps on the Hill are covering August weeks. See camps below with ending dates.

To see all camps, go to CHK’s Summer Camps on the Hill, the most complete list of … Read the rest