Registration closed Friday, June 21 for Summer Steps with Step Afrika! 2024. We’ll see you soon at Arena Stage!

A 2023 “Best Summer Camp” Finalist with Washington City Paper, Summer Steps with Step Afrika! returns to Arena Stage August 5 – 10, 2024. Led by the award-winning and multi-talented artists of Step Afrika!, our camp combines core Step Afrika! values of teamwork, commitment, discipline, and academic achievement with excellent performance. Summer Steps with Step Afrika! is a week-long summer camp for rising 4th to 12th graders. Immersing students in stepping through the creation of their own Step Show performance, Summer Steps with Step Afrika! is not to be missed!


Summer Steps with Step Afrika! would not be possible without the support of parents, the outstanding Step Afrika! Board of Directors, and our extraordinarily generous funders and sponsors. 

Registration Details

Registration for Summer Steps 2024 closed on Friday, June 21. To inquire about late registration through June 24, email

Dates for Summer Steps

Monday – Saturday
August 5 – 10, 2024

Summer Steps Location

Arena Stage
1101 Sixth Street SW
Washington, DC 20024


Students entering grades 4 – 12 during the 2024-2025 academic school year are encouraged to take part in Summer Steps with Step Afrika! 2024.


Linked here is the official Summer Steps with Step Afrika! 2024 FAQ sheet.

Summer Steps Drop-Off, Pick-Up, & Transportation

Transportation to and from all camp sessions and performances is the sole responsibility of the participant’s guardian(s). Participants must be picked up no later than 4:00 pm; a late fee will be incurred for pickups after this time.

Drop-off and pickup should occur at the main entrance of Arena Stage, located at 1101 6th St, SW, Washington, DC 20024.

For participants using the Metro, the closest station is Waterfront on the Green Line, just a short, five-minute walk to Arena Stage.

Summer Steps Snacks

Step Afrika! will provide students with water bottles and nutritious snacks throughout the day. Please note that daily lunch will not be provided.

Summer Steps Tuition

$350 per student

  • Initial Registration Fee: $50
  • Remaining Fee: $300

*Payment in three installments of $100 is possible

Summer Steps Refund, Withdrawal Policy

The $50 registration fee is non-refundable. Tuition can be reimbursed until March 31, 2024, or transferred to another camper until June 21, 2024.

Summer Steps Scholarship Information

Step Afrika! offers need-based scholarships, providing $300 for each selected child. The $50 registration fee is mandatory for all participants and is not covered by the scholarship. To be considered for a scholarship, please email A sample scholarship form can be found here.

Summer Steps Health and Wellness Policy

After registration, Step Afrika! will distribute a Health and Wellness form to all participant guardians. This form must be completed by June 28, 2024. Guardians should specify any special health conditions, including required medications and activity limitations, which should be communicated to Step Afrika! staff. Guardians must acknowledge awareness of and acceptance of the inherent risks in the program activities. Additionally, they must provide advance consent for medical treatment at an appropriate facility in case of illness or injury. Authorization for Camp staff to administer basic first aid and obtain emergency medical services as necessary is also required.

Summer Steps COVID-19 POLICY

Step Afrika! prioritizes health and safety, following CDC recommendations to reduce COVID-19 spread. However, guardians must recognize that Step Afrika! cannot guarantee their child(ren) and those in contact won’t contract COVID-19. Attendance at the camp may increase the risk for their child(ren) and themselves.

Summer Steps Insurance

Step Afrika! Staff aside, Step Afrika! is not accountable for obtaining insurance coverage for Summer Steps participants. This includes but is not limited to all forms of general liability, and/or medical insurance. The guardian, representing Step Afrika!, must absolve and release Step Afrika! Staff, its partners, and their respective trustees, directors, officers, employees, and agents from all liability related to illness, injury, loss, damage, obligation, or penalties incurred by the participant in connection with this project.


Step Afrika! and its obligations for this program are subject to uncontrollable conditions, like illness, accidents, transportation delays, equipment failure, emergencies, strikes, or other unforeseen events. If the Summer Steps with Step Afrika! presentation is hindered due to any of these reasons, Step Afrika! is not obligated to compensate or refund any services or expenses associated with the activity.

Photography and Videography

Guardians permit Step Afrika!, camp facilities, partner agents, and employees to record or photograph their child, understanding that no compensation will be provided. The recorded material may be used for archival, educational, social media, or publicity purposes.

For all notices to Step Afrika!, please email


“This camp exceeded my and my child’s expectations. It is one of the most well-run, fun, and engaging camps we have ever experienced. It’s been 2 weeks and my kids are still stepping around the house. I hope to be able to find something that my boys can participate in year-round. We will definitely be back for 2024 and beyond!”

“As a parent of summer campers for over 13 years, I must say this camp continues to elevate itself. My daughter had a phenomenal time and she cannot wait to return next year!”

“My son said he’s definitely coming back next summer! This is his FAVORITE CAMP! As always the performance was AMAZING! I can’t wait to see what’s in store next summer.”

“This was my daughter’s first year participating with Summer Steps. She said she had a blast and wanted to do it again. She expressed that if she could only do one camp next summer, it would be this one. Thank you for providing space for children to explore their gifts and talents, learn discipline, and have fun!