Arts Programs

Acting: Acting for Young People

Contact: Mary Lechter,, 703-554-4931

Acting for Young People provides actors of all ages with professional-level training in a supportive and fun environment. Through this training, our actors develop skills that will serve them in all walks of life, on stage and off. Our faculty is made up of working professionals in the industry – actors, directors, and teaching artists who are constantly honing their skills through their creative endeavors and bringing those skills back to share with our students.

(Fairfax Campus)


Dance: Boyle School of Irish Dance

Contact: Boyle School of Irish Dance,, 703-791-0800

The Boyle School offers fun-filled and challenging summer camps in June and July. Our camps are a great way for children to experience Irish dance for the first time! Summer camp is for brand-new beginners as well as returning champions. All camps fill up quickly.

(Science and Technology Campus, Manassas)


Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center (located at Science and Technology Campus)

Contact:, 703-993-8513

The Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center provides a broad range of year-round recreational, educational, social, and cultural programs and activities. The facility is designed to attract and serve a variety of individuals and groups, including, but not limited to, the general public, youth, school and community groups, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.

The Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center offers a wide variety of camp options at Mason’s Science and Technology Campus, located in Manassas, Virginia. Camp topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Aquatics
  • Art
  • Cooking
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Engineering
  • Game and Technology
  • Leadership
  • Nature
  • Recreation
  • Science
  • Sports

(Science and Technology Campus, Manassas)


Potomac Arts Academy – Summer Arts at Mason

Contact:, 703-993-9889

Mason’s Potomac Arts Academy offers exceptional camps, workshops, and intensives for kids and teens throughout the summer. Multiple program and date options are available, including a residential option for teens the week of July 31. Give your child the opportunity to perform in a concert, act in a play, create a short film, and much more. Create, learn, and explore something new in summer 2017!

Summer programs available in the following areas:

  • Music
  • Acting
  • Art
  • Photography
  • Film and Video

View the complete list of camps (over 30 offerings!).’

(Fairfax Campus)

Writing: Northern Virginia Writing Project

Contact: Northern Virginia Writing Project,

The Northern Virginia Writing Project (NVWP) Student Summer Institute (SSI) is an enrichment program for students to write and share their work with other writers. We run two-week institutes for young writers, rising grades 5–12 (Fairfax and Arlington), and one-week camps for early writers, rising grades 1–4 (Arlington only). The NVWP offers time for students to grow as writers and to help other writers grow. This enrichment program is designed for students who enjoy writing poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and other genres, have a serious interest in it, and are willing to help others with their writing.

(Fairfax Campus, Arlington Campus)