Bulldog Day Camp
For more than 20 years, Bulldog Day Camp has provided exciting, summer experiences for campers through a wonderful variety of daily activities. This popular program offers campers a nurturing and stimulating environment where they run, play, paint, swim, dance, laugh and make lifelong friends. Activities include age-appropriate sports and recreation, arts and crafts, all-camp relay games and field trips off campus.
Each week, campers enjoy a field trip to sites such as the National Zoo, the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and Butler’s Orchard. Three times a week, campers go to the pool, which features options for both beginners and more experienced swimmers. Campers are closely supervised at the pool, on field trips and throughout the camp day by a team of outstanding counselors with a low staff-to-camper ratio. Campers may enroll for as many one-week sessions as they wish, and each week features a different field trip. Campers have so much fun that many return to Bulldog week after week, year after year!
Director: Michael Stephenson, a graduate of Berry College in Rome, Georgia, is in his second year as Bulldog Day Camp Director. He is a certified Middle Grades instructor in ESOL, Language Arts and Social Studies. In addition to being a classroom educator, he spent five summers as a counselor/lead counselor at Falling Creek Camp for Boys in Tuxedo, NC and as Assistant Director of Camp Lovett at the Lovett School in Atlanta, GA. Michael was born and raised near Athens, GA and is very excited to experience living and working in Maryland. He loves hiking, traveling, fishing and spending time with friends and family.
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Bulldog Day Camp Jr.
Bulldog Day Camp Jr. allows campers ages 3½ to 5 to take part in the Bulldog experience! A fun and engaging camp, Bulldog Day Camp Jr. offers a nurturing and educational adventure for the youngest campers. This camp blends age-appropriate Bulldog activities such as Tie-Dye Tuesday with arts and crafts, games and more.
Bulldog Jr. introduces campers to the typical day camp environment in half- or full-day sessions, while giving them time to grow into Bulldog Day Camp and its off-campus adventures. The low staff-to-camper ratio ensures that the smallest of campers get the attention and support they need to have a blast this summer!
Bulldog Day Camp Jr. remains on the Bullis campus, opting out of Bulldog Day Camp’s weekly field trips and pool visits.
Director: Golnaz Ziaee, a graduate of Marymount University, is in her second year as Bulldog Jr. Director. She has dual certification from both the Commonwealth of Virginia and State of Maryland specializing in early childhood and elementary education. Golnaz was born and raised in the Washington D.C. area and knew she wanted to work with children locally; she worked at Bulldog Day Camp for seven years as a counselor and lead team assistant. She has taught all elementary level grades and is currently a kindergarten teacher in her fifth year at MCPS. Golnaz enjoys traveling, playing basketball and tennis, and volunteering in the DC area. She also loves spending time with her family and friends.