MPD Camp for BACA children

5th District Citizens Advisory Committee President Robert Brannum spoke at the last civic association meeting about a two week sleepaway camp in the summer for children that is run by DC’s MPD and the Boys and Girls Club. The idea is to expose kids that grow up in the urban environment to a positive experience outside of the city.  The program organizers would like to target at-risk youth and give them a fun learning alternative during the summer months.  The program is subsidized, costing $100 per child for the entire two-week program. Please read about it below and consider identifying and/or sponsoring local youths in our area that would benefit from this program.

Use the contact information below for further inquiry or contact Mr. Brannum at

Camp Ernest W. Brown

Local Contact Information:

4103 Benning Road NE
Washington, DC
Phone (202) 540-2296
Fax (202) 397-1301
Contact: Carlene Meheux

Established in 1937, Camp Brown is located in Scotland, Maryland near Point Lookout in St. Mary’s County. Camp Brown is owned and operated by Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and serves boys and girls ages 7 to 13, who are residents of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. The 168-acre camp, along the widest section of the Potomac River, serves approximately 1,000 boys and girls during the summer camping season.

For over 70 years, Camp Brown has provided youngsters the opportunity to escape the bustle and heat of the city to enjoy a weeklong adventure in the countryside. Often the trip to Camp Brown is their first experience traveling outside the city. The youngsters experience the joy of a relaxing, waterfront setting and engage in structured and well-supervised programs and activities. The curriculum covers a variety of topics that nurture and re-enforce self-awareness, self-esteem, character and constructive decision-making.

Interested in spending your summer with us??? PRINT, COMPLETE, AND RETURN THE APPLICATION NOW!!!

Additional Information:
Campers stay in wood cabins equipped with bunk beds. Three daily meals plus an evening snack are eaten in the modern, fully equipped, air-conditioned Marriott Mess Hall. Meetings and workshops are held in the recreation hall and children play on the spacious waterfront grounds, courts, and the ball fields. Children also take advantage of the 150′ fishing pier for practicing their angling skills or just enjoying the breezes from the Potomac River.
To augment our staff, we will have 10-15 Metropolitan D.C. police officers including two lieutenants who will live at the camp five days per week to assist in certified programming supervision, first aid, and overall camp safety and security. In addition to the facilities listed below: 38 Cabins (with Air Conditioning and Electricity; Each Sleeps 8) Recreation Hall with Waterfront Deck Bathhouses (Male, Female, Pool House) Full Service Commercial Kitchen Waterfront Dining Hall with a deck Camp Brown Office (Telephone, Fax, Copier, and Computer w/ Internet Access)


  • Air Hockey
  • Archery Field
  • Arts & Crafts House
  • Basketball Courts
  • Biking Course
  • Boathouse
  • Computer lab
  • Foosball
  • Hiking Trails
  • Library
  • Nature Center
  • Open Sports Fields
  • Pavilion
  • Pool
  • Stage
  • Hours

    Open Season: March – October
    Teen Arts Performance (TAP) Camp 2010 Dates: June 21 – 25, 2010 and June 28th – July 2nd, 2010 Click for more on TAP CAMP 2010
    International Juilliard Jazz Summer Workshop (in partnership with The Juilliard School): July 5th – 10th, 2010 Click here for more info! Click here for an application!

    Open Enrollment 2010 Dates:

  • SESSION 1: July 12th – July 16th ;

  • SESSION 2: July 19th – July 23rd ;

  • SESSION 3: July 26th – July 30th ;

  • SESSION 4: Aug 2nd – Aug 6th ;

  • SESSION 5: Aug 9th – Aug 13th

2 thoughts on “MPD Camp for BACA children

  1. Greetings,

    Just a couple of corrections for the first paragraph: our registration fee is $150 for DC residents and $225 for non-residents. This fee is per child, per one-week session.

    Thank you,

    Carlene Meheux
    Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington
    Camp Ernest W. Brown Registrar
    Ph: 202-540-2307

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