It’s NOT too late for the BEST SUMMER CAMP in Reston!

Now enrolling rising Kindergarteners through rising 6th graders!

(for preschool summer programs please contact us here.)

Our newly redesigned program offers a perfect blend of experiential learning and the classic day camp environment we all loved as children.

Our Summer Camp focuses on outdoor challenges and experiences that children will remember for a lifetime.

Our Summer Camp focuses on outdoor challenges and experiences that children will remember for a lifetime.

reston's best non-profit summer camp

Because of our non-profit status, we put everything we have back into our camp.  Children experience a high-level of care and love that immerses them into our camp experience and has them never wanting to leave!  From 5 -12 years of age.

Our Program Includes:


Themed Sessions

Each week the children are immersed in our themed session activities.  Thematic learning helps to weave curriculum through different parts of your child's day and create a cohesive experience. 


snack provided

No need to pack a snack for your kiddo!  Common Ground has your back with healthy, fresh snacks prepared daily! *note for previous Common Ground families this is a change as lunch will NOT be provided.  


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Field trips and excursions

Each week the children attend one field trip pertaining to the theme.  A trip to the pool is also provided weekly and included in the camp pricing. 

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We have some of Reston's best talent visiting us this summer to support our themes!  Under new leadership, we have never been so connected to Reston's best.


session one - 6/17-21

Community Heroes - Campers will explore the world of superheroes and villains to teach them the importance of giving back and helping in their community.  It's a week of excitement and service!  You will not want to miss this one! 

Session two - 6/24-28

Nailed It! - Named after the wildly popular Netflix series, this session is all about learning the science and math in baking! At the end of the session, the campers will participate in their very own Nailed It challenge!

Session three - 7/2-5 (closed on 7/4 in honor of independence day)

Reston Nature - Campers will dive into the habitats, biomes, climate, and beauty of our little place called Reston.  With trips to Great Falls, and Walker Nature Center, this session is a great way to kick off our summer of amazing-ness! 

session four - 7/8-12

3 Cheers 4 Careers! - Campers visit a different profession each day to learn all about what others in our community do for a living.  This session's daily field trips include a restaurant, veterinarian office, fire house and much more!  The idea is to give the campers the understanding that no matter what it is, they can accomplish getting there through hard work! 

Session five - 7/15-19

Coders Unite 3D Printer - Campers will build their own 3D printer this year then learn to build and create using Tinker CAD! We will head to NOVA labs and the Building Museum to learn more about this exciting new medium!

Session six - 7/22-26

Outdoor Adventure - Your child will learn the basics of outdoor survival, build a lean-two, and explore Reston's wilderness! 

Session seven - 7/30-8/2

Space! - Campers will explore the wonders of our solar system! Build a Mars Shelter, create your own constellations, and end the week with a trip to the Air and Space Museum!

Session eight - 8/5-9

Wild Animal Adventure! - Campers will discover the world around them and far away alike! We will take a deep dive into the many species and habitats of our world! The campers will end their week with a trip to the National Zoo!

Session nine - 8/12-16

Trains, Planes, and Automobiles - How do you prefer to travel? What needs of man drove the innovation of amazing machines that get us from A-Z quickly? Campers will learn the 5W’s of the transportation world!

Session 10 - 8/19-23 (Common ground is closed on Friday 8/24)

Let’s Blow Of Some STEAM - Each day will represent the 5 parts that make up STEAM! Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics! We got them all! You won’t want to miss this session!

ENROLL TODAY - Fill out this form to get the registration process started! 

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