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!

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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.

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Summer Camps on the Hill: Which Ones Take Preschoolers?

Adventures on the Hill summer camp serves kids 3 years old and up.

Does your preschooler need plans this summer? The camps listed below care for the littlest campers (see minimum age/grade for each).

For more details about these camps, go to CHK’s Summer Camps on the Hill, the most complete list of summer camps in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. The list includes age ranges, locations and links to the camp websites.

Under 3

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Updates on Summer Camp Registration

Did you know? Busy Bees is holding all camps at the Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE. CHK’s Summer Camps on the Hill has been updated with the current location.

I have updates here on summer camp registration. Several more camps have opened registration since I posted on Jan. 10, and many others have announced when registration will open.

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Weekend Roundup, Jan. 17-20: MLK Day Events and More

Here are few ways your family can observe MLK Day this weekend:

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School Daze: Get Help with the PK Lottery

Children at Maury Elementary playground.

Are you a Hill parent stressing out about the PK3 lottery? That was me last year. For all of you newbie lottery players out there, I wanted to share what I learned from my experience, answer some basic questions, and point you to resources. I am definitely not an expert, so at the end, I’ll introduce you to a couple of experts and tell you about upcoming events where you … Read the rest

It’s Your Move, Kid: Game Play for Preschoolers at Labyrinth

First Moves at Labyrinth

I have long loved Labyrinth Game Shop, but I figured it would be a few more years before my preschooler could really appreciate it beyond pulling Lego sets from the shelves. Not so! I recently learned that Labyrinth offers a special class that teaches game play to 3 to 5 year olds. “First Moves,” held 9:30-10:30 one Saturday morning a month, is designed to help children learn how to take turns, … Read the rest