HAPPY HOLIDAYS CAMP FAMILY!
The spirit of Christmas has surely found us at Camp Sonshine! Our SHINE After Care students are having a blast participating in holiday-themed activities and our staff are continuing to diligently plan for our Spring Break and Summer Camp Programs!
If you have yet to register, do so now to utilize one of our automated installment plans!
You can register for summer 2024 by logging into your camp account and completing the 2024 application! Registering early allows you to make installment payments (either monthly or bi-weekly) towards your balance to have you paid in full by our payment deadline of April 24th. Our multi-week discount of $25 off each week if you register for 2+ weeks also ends on April 24th, so be sure to register and secure your spot before then!
SHINE After Care
SHINE After Care still has availability! We serve students K-5th grade from various schools in our after school program, and have full and half day drop-in opportunities. You do not have to be a regular attendee to register for Montgomery County Public Schools are not in session!
For more information regarding this program or the drop-in day, please email us at Shine@campsonshine.org
Monthly Teen Events
Winter City Lights
Saturday, December 9th | 5:30-10pm
Link to sign: December IMPACT Event
- Stay tuned to our Instagram: @sonshineimpact for the latest Teen Events!
5 Fun Things to do in the Month of December
Symphony of Lights
Nov 23 – Jan 1 | 5pm – 10pm | $25 per vehicle *(walkthrough prices & times vary)
Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia
The Symphony of Lights has been enjoyed by many for over 25 years! Set in historic Merriweather Post Pavilion and made up of more than 300,000 bulbs, this family-oriented spectacular is a dazzling display of larger-than-life animated and stationary holiday light creations. With the addition of new lights every year, your time through our course guarantees to be a night to remember.
District Wharf Holiday Boat Parade
Dec 2 | 6pm – 9pm | Free Admission
760 Maine Ave SW, DC WaterFront, Washington DC
A holiday event that features over sixty beautifully decorated boats parading along the Washington Channel. Get in the spirit with fun holiday activities including ornament decorating and face painting by Recreation Pier, holiday karaoke, family photos with Santa, fireworks and so much more.
ICE at the Gaylord National
Nov 19 – Dec 31 | 10am – 9pm | $27.99 *(prices may vary)
Step into a dazzling, immersive, story-driven Christmas experience with ICE!, featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Wander past larger-than-life ice sculptures, ride down thrilling frozen slides, slip through awe-inspiring tunnels and admire the resort’s snow globe exhibit.
United States Botanical Garden
Nov 23 – Jan 1 | 10am – 5pm | Free Admission
100 Maryland Ave SW, Washington DC
Annual holiday display “Season’s Greenings” will feature model trains in the gated outdoor gardens, festive lights throughout the Garden, and the Conservatory will feature poinsettias, holiday decor, and D.C. landmarks made from plants. On the lawn in the gated outdoor gardens, G-gauge model trains will circulate from 10:00-5:00 daily through displays of pollinators made from plant parts.
Enchant: Reindeer Games
Nov 24 – Jan 1 | Times are subject to change | $24+ (prices may vary)
Nationals Park, Washington DC
Bring your friends and family for a magical evening with over 4 million sparkling lights, a story themed walk through light maze, ice skating, and so much more! Adventure through Enchant’s immersive experience, Reindeer Games, a captivating, larger-than-life light maze as well as wandering through a village of tiny storefronts featuring artisan vendors, specialty crafters, and boutiques – perfect for holiday gift gathering. As you shop, satisfy your festive cravings and indulge in a tasty seasonal treat or delightful beverage. Parents of young ones can also escape and unwind in the Kid Zone at Enchant.