Carpe Diem Arts Sleepaway Camp 2023 are in full swing!
Registration for 2024 will start in December 2023, so please mark your calendars!
2023 Camp Dates
Ages 10-12 ~ Dates: July 23-29
Birthdates between 12/1/10 and 12/31/13
Ages 12-14 ~ Dates: July 30-August 5
Birthdates between 10/1/08 and 7/30/11
Ages 13-16 ~ Dates: August 6-12
Birthdates between 1/1/07 and 12/31/09
For any other registration questions: 805-824-8211
Financial Aid is available at 25% discount.
Some spots for Full Sponsorship are available.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss financial aid, age of camper, etc.
"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.
NEW TIMING: Camps run from 4 pm Sunday to 1 pm Saturday. The expectation is that all campers will arrive by 4 pm 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, Beth & Vinny 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 Arts' 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.
I (Beth) am currently a private dance teacher, yoga therapist and spiritual guide. I am excited to be a part of Milburn Stone Theater’s production of “Godspell” in March (come and see it!) and get to sing the meaningful song “Day by Day.” Vinny is working as a Filmmaker, Editor, Business Creative Marketing Consultant, Teacher (photography, dance, STEM) and both of us work for Yoga Mouth Studio in Dundalk.
We have also both taught at summer camps in the past, and fun fact--at one camp I was the photographer and music leader. Now I leave most of the photography to Vinny. We loved getting to know the campers the last two years and watch them all interact with Ocean. A highlight for me last year was laughing and dancing the night away with the Virginia Reel and dance parties. 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!
- Beth Mwano