The Summer of Fun children’s program is like a summer-long Vacation Bible School. Over the course of the summer, the program will teach 16 Bible lessons centered around the theme, In the Orchard! The program will run from June 23 – August 13, offering classes on Tuesday and Thursday each week from 9am – 12pm.

There will be two classes available throughout the summer. One for children 3 years (toilet trained) – 5 years, and a second for children 5 years – 7 years. Each class is limited to 15 children, so register ASAP!

Your child can be signed up for the full summer program, which consists of 16 sessions over 8 weeks, or can be signed up for any combination of individual weeks. There is a $100 savings for signing up for the full summer program.

The Summer of Fun program is designed to offer your child a summer of fun, learning, and socializing. It’s also designed to give you a couple mornings each week without the kids!

Whether you choose to use the time for work, grocery shopping, or self-care, take advantage of this summer-long morning program! Upon registration, you will be asked to sign a medical and photo release form.


The theme for this summer is In the Orchard! Throughout the summer, the children will learn about the Fruit of the Spirit. From patience and self-control, to peace and joy, the students will enjoy crafts, games, books, and other activities that center around the theme of In the Orchard. Each day will focus on a different Fruit of the Spirit, so whether your child attends one week, or all eight, they’ll be able to learn a variety of the fruits, and have a chance to connect in fun and creative ways to learn about the Fruit of the Spirit from simple Bible stories. Our teachers are paid-educators, who are connected with the church or the Washington Street UMC Preschool.


WEEK 1 – Tues, June 23 & Thur, June 25
WEEK 2 – Tues, June 30 & July 2
WEEK 3 – Tues, July 7 & Thur, July 9
WEEK 4 – Tues, July 14 & Thur, July 16
WEEK 5 – Tues, July 21 & Thur, July 23
WEEK 6 – Tues, July 28 & Thur, July 30
WEEK 7 – Tues, Aug 4 & Thur, Aug 6
WEEK 8 – Tues, Aug 11 & Thur, Aug 13
9:00am Drop-Off
30-40 minutes of outdoor playtime (weather permitting)
30 minutes of circle time (reading, Bible lesson, group games)
30 minutes of arts, crafts, or music
30 minutes for snack (children should bring a peanut-free snack each day)
30-40 minutes of indoor creative play
12:00pm Pick-Up


For those parents looking for a space to work in the mornings, the Washington Street UMC Café will be available while the children are in class. The Café offers a quiet space for teleworking or resting. The church provides free high – speed wifi access, and coffee and tea will be made available upon request. The Café is on the first floor of the building, while the students’ classrooms are located on the second floor, ensuring a quiet space removed from your child to work.


You can register for the full summer, or each week individually. The cost for the full summer schedule is $300 per child – a $100 savings over week-to-week registration. Each week individually is $50. There are discounts available for additional children. Contact the church office at [email protected] for more information, and before registering for a multi-child discount. All registrations are final; no full or partial refunds. You can register online at wst.church/summer20. To register by check or cash, download the “Summer of Fun” brochure, complete the paper registration form, and mail to Washington Street UMC, Attn: Summer of Fun, 109 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.


For more information, or for questions about registration, contact the church office at 703-836-4324, or email at [email protected].