Since 2014, Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens has provided spring break and summer break camps and to the children and families in our Ward 7 neighborhood. These camps are neighborhood and park-based programs that provides safe, high-quality programming when parents and caregivers need it most.

Junior Ranger Adventure Squad

Junior Ranger Adventure Squad at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens fosters a connection to nature, a sense of belonging, and inspires curiosity about the local watershed and its diverse array of plants and animals. During Spring Break and Summer week-long camps, Ward 7 students (and families!) explore and celebrate the park through hands-on activities and projects.  The program is in partnership between Urban Adventure Squad and Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens.

Where decades of disinvestment and infrastructure isolation have left many of these residents behind, Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is investing deeply in efforts to fill immediate community needs for safe, high-quality programming, as well as cultivate local champions and passionate stewards of this unique national park.

How To Enroll

Check back soon for information regarding registration for the 2024 season! 

Cost is $435 week or $105 with a no questions asked scholarship made possible by Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. If you need additional scholarship support, please email

 Spots are limited. 

To learn more about future camps or stay in the loop, please contact us at  or 202-996-2288.

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Our camps are made possible thanks to the generosity of individuals, organizations, foundations, and businesses. Want to learn more about how you can help? Contact Sheena at