Program Features

Kids Adventures has been at Carderock Springs since 2012. The Piney Branch program opens at 7:00 AM and closes at 6:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Carderock is open until 6:30 PM on all early release days and open all day on professional days. Kids Adventures follows MCPS Administration Offices for snow days and emergency closures.

The program offers sports, arts, games, and weekly clubs. The program features a flexible specialist schedule with different specialists attending on a monthly. Snack is served in the morning and afternoon.

In addition to our clubs curriculum, Carderock also features numerous specialists that visit once a week or once a month in a regular rotation. Almost all of our specialists are included in the tuition price and are optional for students. some specialists that have been featured over the years include:

  • Yoga
  • Zumba
  • Chess
  • Basketball clinics
  • Art
  • Flag football (two time KA tournament champions!)
  • Cheerleading
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Woodworking
  • Robotics and coding

Carderock offers several optional field trips throughout the year, five kids night out (parent date nights) and one overnight trip. All field trips are reasonably priced and Kids Adventures works with all families to make accommodations.


Kids Adventures accepts POC (Purchase of Child Care) and WPA (Working Parents Association) vouchers through the State of Maryland Child Care Subsidy Branch.  Click here to begin the process.

Kids Adventures offers a 10% discount to siblings and all MCPS Teachers.


Carderock is open daily, Monday - Friday from 7:00 AM until the school bell time and resumes at bell time until 6:30 PM.


Professional and early release days

Carderock is open on all professional and early release days.



We are open most holidays and breaks.  See our calendar for dates that we are open.

Daily Schedule

AM Activities:

  • Healthy snack
  • Arts and crafts
  • Group games

PM Activities:

  • Healthy snack
  • Club events - theater, dancing, yoga, chess, swimming, and many more
  • Choice - free play art, board games, playground, gym time, reading
  • Clean up

Meet Our Staff

Site Director – Alex Silvey has been with Kids Adventures for over four years.  He is State of Maryland Director Qualified, MSDE Credential Level 3 and his center is EXCELS Level 1, soon to be Level 2.

Assistant Director- Dan Salus was a former Kids Adventures student, attending when he was in elementary school.  He's now working on his Director qualifications and has been with the company for seven years.

Aide – Daisy Villavicencio is brand new at KA, she started at the beginning of the school year.  She loves being active and outdoors and brings a warm smile to the center.  KA loves Daisy!