Other ActivitiesU.S. Chess Center, 1501 M St., NW; 202-857-4922. Saturday lessons are offered for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade. The center also sponsors an elementary-school team league and several youth tournaments throughout the school year.
Sportrock Climbing Centers, 5308 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria; 703-212-7625. On Friday nights from 6:30 to 8, kids between 6 and 14 can hit the climbing wall and try out their rock-climbing skills under the guidance of an instructor. Kids’ Nite costs $20 and includes gear rental. Classes are capped at five participants, so register in advance here.
Young Chefs Academy, 5626 Randolph Rd., Rockville; 301-816-2433. This kid-friendly cooking school offers weekly classes for a variety of ages. The 90-minute sessions revolve around a monthly theme, such as a particular cuisine or recipes from famous chefs. Kids can participate in workshops on kitchen basics or sign up for single cooking classes. Packages of classes are also available with membership.