The Registration Process

  1. Please explore all of our program offerings to find the best fit for you and your child. Once you have decided you can click on the “Register Now” button which will take you to our registration site. If you are a current GDS family or have participated in a summer program or break camp with GDS in the past, you will already have an account. If you have trouble accessing your account, try Password Reset and if that does’t work, contact us. If you are a new family you will need to create an account.
  2. Follow the directions on the registration page. If you are applying for financial aid you MUST complete that application before registering for a class. You will receive a response about financial aid in early March. Financial aid will not be provided retroactively.
  3. After selecting your programs, please complete all necessary participant and health forms, as well as paying your balance. Please see our deadlines page for more information.
  4. You will receive a confirmation email after registering. You will also receive an email one week prior to the start of your program with more information. Should you have any questions or need support when registering, please reach out to us at or 202-295-1091.

 *GDS and GDS Auxiliary Programs reserves the right to cancel or change any program based on enrollment or other circumstances. Should GDS cancel a program in which your child is enrolled, you will be offered a 100% refund or credit to another camp or program.