Around Town and Beyond

Make Time to Play

  • Take aim in a game of laser tag
  • Practice your putts with a round of mini-golf
  • Take a jog along the Potomac River Trail
  • Find out who rules the court at the ACA 3-on-3 basketball tournament
  • Dive for the goal line in a game of touch football on the National Mall
  • Sprint up the famous Rocky steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Cool off during ACA’s pool party
  • Our national sport in our nation’s capital: check out Washington’s brand new stadium – a modern monument to America’s pastime
  • Hike or bike through Rock Creek Park, a D.C. urban oasis

Check Out the Scene

  • Get to know D.C. during ACA’s welcome national treasure hunt – our mad dash around the nation’s capital!
  • See the president’s home on our White House tour and then the box seat where Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford’s Theater
  • Admire the country’s most adorable ambassadors at the National Zoo
  • Explore the history, arts and culture in Philadelphia’s “Hipstoric” Old City District
  • Prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime experience for your “Whiz Wit” at Pat’s or Geno’s famous cheesesteaks

Kick Back and Relax

  • Take a commanding view of our national monuments from the feet of Abe Lincoln
  • Stroll the historic streets and sample the food at award-winning restaurants in Old Town Alexandria
  • Sip a latté while exploring the same roads Ben Franklin walked in Philadelphia

Magnificent Museums

  • Imagine your head on the wall at the National Portrait Gallery
  • Try your hand at espionage as you investigate the high-tech surveillance gadgets at the Spy Museum
  • Prepare for lift-off as you explore the aircraft at the National Air and Space Museum
  • See the freedoms we cherish as a country come to life at the National Constitution Center
  • Try to take in all the exciting exhibits at the many museums of The Smithsonian - our “National Attic”

National Treasures

  • Sit in the shadows of some of the most famous and infamous legislators in history while exploring the chambers of the U.S. Capitol Building
  • Feel empowered as you step back in history to where America literally “happened,” from the conception of freedom to the drafting of the Constitution at Independence Hall
  • Honor fallen soldiers at the World War II, Korean and Vietnam memorials
  • Read the original Declaration of Independence at the National Archives
  • Savor your sense of independence at the Liberty Bell Center

Shop and Explore

  • From Neiman Marcus to J. Crew, Lord & Taylor to Saks Fifth Avenue, you can’t beat the trendy upscale shopping in Friendship Heights
  • Take a step back in time as you shop along the historic streets of Old Towne Alexandria
  • Visitors and residents, teenagers and adults, preppies and punk rockers, artists and attorneys all mix seamlessly together as you shop on Philadelphia’s famous South Street
  • Trendy stores, cupcake bakeries and everything in between is at your fingertips in Georgetown’s shopping district

Be the Star of the Show

  • Step into the spotlight on Open Mic Night
  • Take center stage in the Skit Night & Talent Review
  • Boogie over to the Disco & Dancing Extravaganza

And When It’s Over...
Say goodbye at ACA’s catered Farewell Bash and Summer Slide Show


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