Summer Camps 2017

In addition to our Summer Travel Immersion Programs, Maret offers a wide variety of athletic and recreational camps for boys and girls ages five and up, including volleyball, soccer, basketball, coding, movie making, and more.

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Basketball Camp: Multiple Weeks

  • Leader: Chuck Driesell
  • Contact: cdriesell@maret.org
  • Dates:
    • June 26 - 30 (boys)
    • July 10 - 14 (boys and girls)
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon)
  • Ages: 7 to 15
  • Cost: $325.00 per week

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Chuck Driesell, Maret Boys Varsity Basketball Head Coach, will be offering two sessions of camps for various age groups and skill levels.

Camp Philosophy
We provide fundamental individual instruction to each camper through a variety of coaching techniques and then incorporate these fundamental into a team concept. Through guest lectures and a series of motivational speeches by Chuck Driesell, campers will be inspired to succeed not only on the basketball court, but also in the larger game of life. We feel each camper is special and deserves to be treated that way. Each day, campers will be exposed to skill instruction covering all facets of the game along with team play.

Camp Director
When it comes to teaching the game of basketball, Chuck Driesell is one of the best. Coach Driesell has been coaching college and high school basketball for over 30 years. After spending nine years as the associate head coach at James Madison University under the direction of his father, "Lefty" Driesell, Chuck spent six seasons as the head men's basketball coach at Marymount University, compiling an 88-72 record including the school's first NCAA Tournament appearance. He also coached at Georgetown University, University of Maryland, and The Citadel. Coach Driesell is now in his 31st year of running summer basketball camps.

Girl's Clinic ($200.00) ***CANCELLED
This clinic is for girls entering the 3rd-6th grade who are at the novice to intermediate skill level. Each clinic day lasts 2.5 hours Monday-Thursday June 26th-29th. Each day will start at 4:00pm and end at 6:30pm in the lower gym at Maret. This clinic will focus on the basic fundamentals of basketball. Campers will learn the proper techniques for passing, dribbling, shooting and defense. Through individual breakdown drills and small group instruction each camper will develop the basic skills to help them learn how to play the game of basketball correctly. This is a fun and interactive clinic that will build confidence and self esteem while learning the game of basketball.

*Refund requests are considered in the event of extenuating circumstances.


Elite Soccer Camp for TRAVEL and ACADEMY players (Coed - ages 12-14)

Mohan Telfer, Maret Boys ’ Varsity Head Coach & Middle School Head Coach will be offering TWO weeks of camps for Elite Travel & Academy players.

The full-day program will run from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and participants should bring a bag lunch (no refrigeration available). All campers should also wear proper shoes for both outdoor and indoor soccer; bring a ball, sunscreen, and a water bottle. Camp fees are $350/week.

  • Session 1: July 17-21: Coed - ages 12-14
  • Session 2: July 24-28: Coed - ages 12-14
    Questions & Inquiries: (240) 426-1949 or mohantelfer@gmail.com

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Boys & Girls Soccer: Multiple Weeks

Mohan Telfer, Maret Boys ’ Varsity Head Coach & Middle School Head Coach will be offering five weeks of camps for various age groups and skill levels.

The main goal of our camps is to improve the individual skills of every player within a team setting. The camps are designed to help individuals and teams improve their technique and tactics.

The full-day program will run from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and participants should bring a bag lunch (no refrigeration available). All campers should also wear proper shoes for both outdoor and indoor soccer; bring a ball, sunscreen, and a water bottle. Camp fees are $350/week.

  • Session 1: June 19-23: Coed Premiere for ages 7-14 & Girls Elite for ages 10-16
  • Session 2: June 26-June 30: Coed Premiere for ages 7-14 & Girls Elite for ages 10-16
  • Session 3: July 10-14: Coed Premiere for ages 7-14 & Girls Elite for ages 10-16
  • Session 4: July 17-21: Coed Premiere for ages 7-14 & Girls Elite for ages 10-16
  • Session 5: July 24-28: Coed Premiere for ages 7-14 & Girls Elite for ages 10-16
    • Goal Keeper Training Ages 8-14, available every week!
    • Striker and Defender Training Ages 8-14, available every week!

*Premier Camps are designed for current and potential travel players, and will include match analysis in the afternoon sessions. Elite Camps are open to travel players only. Questions & Inquiries: (240) 426-1949 or mohantelfer@gmail.com

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Coach Mohan Telfer, Maret Varsity Head Coach, DC Stoddert Girls Age Group Director 13-14, holds a USSF “B” license. Telfer has been a Travel Soccer coach for over 10 years. With DC Stoddert, he has over 6 years of experience working with boys and girls teams between U-9 and U-17. He spent 3 years with the Darryl Gee Soccer Academy where he excelled in introducing the game to young players between the ages of 3 and 5. His resume also includes 2 years with DC Parks & Recreation Summer Soccer programs. He trains numerous teams in the Stoddert Recreational League as well and enjoys the challenge of working with varying age groups and skill levels. Coach Mohan just guided his Maret Boys Varsity Soccer team to a league winning 8-3-1 record to secure top honors in the MAC. In the Spring of 2016, he led the Stoddert GU13 Blue Metros through an undefeated VYSA State Cup campaign where they finished with a record of 7-0 while scoring 19 goals and conceding only once. The victory was the first State Cup Champion trophy for Stoddert in over forty years. Mohan has been named Stoddert Travel Coach of the year 2016, an honor that he also received in 2008.

Staff Coaches

  • Mohan Telfer: Maret Boys' Varsity Head Coach, USSF "B" License, DC Stoddert Age Group Director, Stoddert Travel Coach of the year 2016, VYSA State Cup Champion 2016, MAC Boys Varsity Soccer Champion 2016
  • Mohammed Benani: USSF "A" License, DC Stoddert Age Group Director, U13/U15 DC Stoddert Age Group Director, VYSA 2013 coach of the year
  • Keith Neale: USSF C License
  • Elvis Hedji: USSF D License
  • Glenn Cadenhead: USSF D License
  • Tom Heath: USSF A License
  • Pierre Hedji: USSF “C” License, DC Stoddert Travel Coach, "D.C. Stoddert Travel Coach of the Year", National Youth License

*Refund requests are considered in the event of extenuating circumstances.

Wide World of Sports & Games

  • Leader: Nate Stone
  • Contact: nstone@maret.org
  • Dates: June 26-30, 2017
  • Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $420.00
  • Ages: Entering grades 3-6

Description:
If your child likes to play, have fun, and engage in friendly competition, then this is the camp for you! The bulk of the day will feature participating in a variety of sports games and activities, board games, friendly tournaments, and a short movie or sports clip. Basketball, soccer, football, dodgeball, Stone Tag, Capture the Flag, footgolf, and Spikeball are a sample of some of the outdoor games that will be played. Many of the classic board games will be covered, as well as new favorites like Ticket to Ride, Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow, Wits and Wagers, and Spy Alley. Finally, Mr. Stone will create and host a unique academic game show each day, including favorites like “Can You Build the Taj Mahal?” and “Race to the Top of Everest.”

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In addition to the joy of play, sportsmanship and teamwork will be a constant theme throughout the week. Participants will have many opportunities to practice their sportsmanship skills and reflect on how to be a more supportive teammate.

Participants will need a bag lunch and a water bottle each day. No athletic or game experience is necessary, and space is limited to the first 20 students on a first-come basis.

Blast From The Past

  • Leaders: Joanna Hughes, Mary Carbone, and Kate Skivington
  • Contacts: jhughes@maret.org mcarbone@maret.org kskivington@maret.org
  • Dates: June 19 - 23, 2017
  • Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $450.00
  • Ages: Entering grades 1-4 Maximum 40 participants. *CIT option for rising fifth graders. Inquire with Ms. Hughes and Ms. Carbone.

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Join Mrs. Hughes and Mrs. Carbone for a week of crafting, cooking, singing, dancing, and exploring! We will have fun learning songs, playing traditional camp games, creating artistic projects, doing hands-on science, and more!


(SOLD OUT) Girls Volleyball Camp

  • Leader: Liz Hall
  • Contact: lhall@maret.org
  • Dates: June 19 - 23, 2017
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Ages: Girls entering grades 6 through 10.
  • Cost: $325.00

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Full-day clinic is offered to athletes interested in sharpening technical and tactical skills as well as conditioning in preparation for junior varsity and varsity competition. Previous volleyball experience is not required.

Athletes must wear appropriate athletic shoes, knee pads and provide their own lunch and water bottle. Due to limited enrollment, preference is given to Maret athletes.

(SOLD OUT) Outdoor Exploration Camp

  • Leader: Will Nisbet
  • Contact: wnisbet@maret.org
  • Dates: June 19-23, 2017 from 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $450.00
  • Ages: Entering Grades 4-8

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Outdoor Exploration Camp is designed for students to explore the opportunities for outdoor enrichment within and beyond the borders of our city. Through collaboration and personal challenge, students develop an understanding of the natural world around them. Our goal is to promote personal growth through exposure to new and exciting environments and situations, ultimately leading to an appreciation for what the outdoors has to offer. Emphasis will be on how to safely have fun in the woods.

For this five day camp, students will participate in a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, bouldering, orienteering, and survival skills/first aid. All day trips will be within a short drive of Maret, and utilize the public spaces in the District, Maryland, and Virginia. No outdoor experience is necessary, but an open mind is a must! Participants will bring a bag lunch and water bottle each day. Space is limited to 27 students on a first-come basis.

(CANCELLED) G.E.A.R.S: Girls in Engineering and Reaction Science

  • Leader: Jolene Wu
  • Contact: jwu@maret.org
  • Dates: June 19-23, 2017
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Ages: Rising 5th through 9th graders. Maximum 20 participants
  • Cost: $425.00

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Calling all girls who are curious about exploring the secrets of chemistry, and physics! As a community of scientists, we will learn the science behind some bubbling, freezing, gooey, and stinky chemical concoctions! We will also learn and practice proper scientific techniques that will prepare us to approach all experiments with confidence. Get ready to launch canister rockets, make your own invisible ink, and develop a method to reliably test the strength of your own glue recipe! Participants will bring creative ideas, an open mind, a bottle of water and a bagged lunch every day.

(CANCELLED) Robotics Camp

  • Leader: Jolene Wu
  • Contact: jwu@maret.org
  • Dates: June 26-30, 2017
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Ages: Rising 5th through 8th graders. Maximum 20 participants. *CIT option for rising 9th and 10th graders - inquire with Ms. Wu
  • Cost: $425.00

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How does a car park itself? Is it really possible to have packages delivered to your door by drones? Learn the fundamentals of programming and practice designing your own functioning robot! Using computers and Lego Robotics hardware, we will practice programming with different sensors and complete a variety of missions as a team. This camp will run from 9-3 and will include breaks to play outdoor games. Participants will bring a bag lunch and water bottle every day.

(CANCELLED) Minecraft and Game Creation Camp

  • Leader: Mike Engelberg
  • Contact: mengelberg@maret.org
  • Dates: July 17-21, 2017
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Ages: Rising 3rd through 8th graders. Maximum 20 participants.
  • Cost: $440.00

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This camp gives students the opportunity to play Minecraft in a group environment while learning team building skills and group collaboration. Students are split into teams on daily basis and given a list of challenges to build for that day. They are taught new methods to build and work to create the best possible worlds each day. Students do not need a Minecraft account or prior experience. We will also spend time creating our own video games! We will use various coding software such as Scratch and Swift to build these games. Each student will present their video game at the end of the week. For rising 3rd-8th graders. Contact Mr. Engelberg with your questions at mengelberg@maret.org.

(CANCELLED) Filmworx Movie Making Camp

  • Leader: Mike Engelberg
  • Contact: mengelberg@maret.org
  • Dates: June 19-23, 2017
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Ages: Rising 3rd through 8th graders. Maximum 20 participants.
  • Cost: $440.00

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Lights...camera...action! Learn how to direct, star in, and produce your own movie, sports highlight tape, or rock video. Under the direction of Maret School Technology Educator Mike Engelberg, this camp will teach you all the things you need to know to be on your way to Hollywood stardom. Working with the latest in digital camera, laptop, and camcorder technology, campers are organized into younger and older groups to learn basic principles of movie-making and animation and then spend the week creating their own movies using top of the line software. At the end of the week, you will go home with a copy of your finished product to cherish forever. Spaces are limited, so enroll now! For rising 3rd-8th graders. Contact Mr. Engelberg with your questions at mengelberg@maret.org.
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