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Annapolis Summer Day Camp Guide 2013

Mar 13, 2013 10:48PM ● By Anonymous

Turns out, there’s a perfect place to combine physicality with frivolity…and we call it summer camp. Check out the list below to discover the wide variety of activities, themes, sports, pursuits, and locations. There is something that will fi t every child’s needs. Now if only we grown-ups could spend a few weeks at summer camp…

General Interest Camps

Annapolis Area Christian School Camps—109 Burns Crossing Road, Severn and 716 Bestgate Road, Annapolis. 410-519-5300;; email: Providing innovative summer programs in a fun, safe, and creative environment. What a selection of camping options! Every type of camp and activity you can image…and then some, including a wide selection of academic camps. See website to download the 20-page brochure or plan to attend AACS’s Summer Camp Expo on Tuesday, April 9th from 5 to 8 pm at the Severn Campus.

Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department Summer 410-263- 7958. Coed programs for kids age 6 to 12 (must complete first grade by June 2013). Loads of programs and possibilities—right in town at Truxtun Park. Visit website or call for all the fun facts. And remember to check that website year-round to find out about all kinds of family fun.

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Summer Programs—Various locations. Broad range of programs. Visit website for updated fees, programs, locations and dates.

Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks—410-222-7313; recparks. Summer Day Camps and activities every kid will enjoy…including arts & crafts, sports, music and drama, swimming, field trips and much more at various locations. One and two-week camps for K through 10th grades. Programs throughout Anne Arundel County (June, July and August) to fit your schedule and interests. Details on website or call 410-222-7313.

Arundel Bay Christian Academy— Lothian. 301-952-0123; Camp fun in Christian fellowship. See website for details.

Bayside Summer Adventure Camps—by Creative Community Resources, Crownsville. 410-266-6132;; email: Coed, ages 5–16. Details TBA.

Big Vanilla Summer Camps—Arnold. 410- 544-2525l and Pasadena, 410-437-4242; A wide variety of camp activities. See website for details.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County—Six locations. 410- 263-2542; Coed, ages 5–18. See website for details.

Camp Annapolis at St. Anne’s School of Annapolis—Annapolis. 410-263-8650; Traditional camp and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) camps. See website for details.

Camp Letts—Edgewater. 410-919-1410;; email: With more than 100 years of experience, multiple generations of area kids have grown and learned on the more than 200 waterfront acres at Camp Letts. Programs include traditional, equestrian, paintball, sailing, and water-skiing activities to name a few. Day or residential programs minutes from Annapolis. Camp Letts is what summer is all about. YMCA members receive a discount. Coed, ages 6–14. Early drop-off and late pick-up available. Open houses March 10, April 21, May 12, and June 2, 2013.

Camp Wabanna—Edgewater. 410-798- 0455;; email: info@ Traditional nondenominational Christian camp, residential and day. Coed, ages 4–13. Details TBA.

Camp Wright—Stevensville. 410-643- 4171;; email: Day and residential Christian-based programs right on the Chesapeake Bay, operating since 1930. Water activities, arts & crafts, sports, archery, are just a few of the available programs. Camp Wright offers activities every kid will love, with fl exible overnight and day camp options parents will love. Coed, ages 5–17. June 15 to August 17. Cost: $195/week for day; $635/week for overnight.

Chesapeake Academy Summer Camp— Arnold. 410-647-9612; chesapeakeacademy. com; email: vcranford@chesapeakeacademy. com; Ages 3 1/2–10. Details TBA.

Chesapeake Montessori Summer Day Camp—Annapolis. 410-757-4740; Ages 3–9. Extended care available. Details TBA.

Indian Creek School Summer Camps— Crownsville. 410-923-3660; You don’t have to be a student at Indian Creek to attend. Six weeks of summer fun! Terrifi c variety of programs from eco learning to dinosaurs to Broadway Bound to sports. Before and after care camp available. Coed, ages 3–16. See website for all the details.

The Key School’s Summer at Key— Annapolis. Jane Flanagan, 410-263-9231 x1269. Traditional day camp, Academic camp, Sports camp, and more. Fitness Academy, canoeing and kayaking, theater, soapbox racers, cooking, Rock n’ Roll, Spanish immersion, science and math are just a few of the varied programs. June 17 to August 16. Coed, ages 3 1/2 (potty trained) through 18. Costs TBA.

Le Petite Academy’s Extreme Summer— La Petite Academy, Bowie and Gambrills. 410-721-3354; Details TBA.

Newbury School Summer Camp— Gambrills. 410-721-7211;; email: Ages 6–8. Details TBA.

Severn School Summer Camps— Severna Park. 410-647-7700. Laurie Wachs, Summer Programs Director, 410-647- 7701 x2344; Traditional camp programs (music, arts, athletics, and swimming), specialty camps (Animation Station, Beginning Guitar, Robotics, Junior Engineers, Chess), sports camps (boys and girls lacrosse, soccer, basketball, football), and Community Enrichment programs performing service learning projects. June 24 to August 2. Extended hours available before and after camp. Age 4 to those entering eighth grade. Costs range from $250/week to $400/two weeks.

Severna Park Racquetball & Fitness Club Camp—Millersville. 410-987-0980; Summer day camp for children ages 5—12. Activities include swimming, crafts, games, fitness, and fun.

St. Martin’s Day School Summer Fun— St. Martin’s in the Field Day School, Severna Park. 410-647-7055;; email: June 24 to August 5.

YMCA of Central Maryland Summer Camps—Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Severn, and Pasadena. 443-322-8000; Coed, ages 5-15. Four of the 19 YMCA of Central Maryland summer camps are located in Anne Arundel County: Camp Whippoorwill in Pasadena, Grace Point Pointe Community Church in Severn, Rippling Woods Elementary in Glen Burnie, and Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis. Wide variety of outdoor and indoor fun for tots to teens. Weekly sessions June 17 to August 23. Visit website for all the details.


Arlington Echo Summer Camps—Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center, Millersville. 410-222-3822; Coed, grades K–8. Part of Anne Arundel County Public Schools. See website for details.

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary—Lothian. 410-741-9330; Wonderful variety of eco-fun including Paddling the Patuxent Camp and Wetland and Wildlife Eco- Adventure Camp. Separate programs for children entering 5th–12th grades. Details on website.

The Fine & Performing Arts

Musical Theater Workshop—Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre. Theatre Under the Stars workshop will explore drama and vocal skills, monologues, cold readings, audition techniques and various styles of dance. Through theatre games, scene work, movement, improvisation and imagination, students will gain a better understanding of the art of musical theater. Workshop culminates in a Broadway-style musical revue with two final performances for friends and family on the Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre stage! August 5th to 9th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; final rehearsal August 12th, 5 to 10 p.m., Performances August 13th and 14th at 8:30 p.m. on stage at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre. Students must have completed seventh grade. Call Sharon Cimaglia at 410-266-6872 for registration information or email:

Annapolis Musical Theatre Company— Maryland Hall, Annapolis. 410-703-4484; Two week camp focuses on singing, dancing, and acting. Coed, ages 6–16.

Arts ’n Motion—Odenton. artsnmotion. com; 410-674-7001. A fun-filled summer with both dance and drawing. Sing, dance, paint, act, or put on a show—it’s all at Arts ‘n Motion. Variety of programs for ages 4 to 10. Visit website for details.

Chesapeake Arts Center Summer Programs—Brooklyn Park. 410-636-6597; Offers a variety of performing arts courses. Coed, ages 4–18. Details TBA.

Children’s Theatre of Annapolis Performing Arts Camps—Annapolis. 410- 757-2281. Contact: Kathleen Oulette, ctaisfun@gmail. com or Kathy Swekel, executive director by phone for information.

Choral Arts Academy—St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City. Contact: Krystal Rickard McCoy. Fostering the independent choral artist. July 8 to July 19. For rising 9th graders through high school graduates.

L’Ecole de Danse Summer Arts—Annapolis. 410-216-9112; Day programs of fine arts focusing on dance. Details TBA.

Maryland Hall Summer Programs— Annapolis. 410-263-5544 x20; marylandhall. org; email: A variety of entertaining and creative activities centered on the arts, from sculpting to ceramics to drama to dance. Details TBA.

Musical Artists Theatre Summer Camps—Locations in Annapolis and Glen Burnie. 410-837-0971;; email: info@ Full day, two-week sessions. Classes in singing, dancing, acting, costuming, and stagecraft. Along the way they perform, make friends and have fun. At the end of the two-week session, they put on a show for parents, relatives, and friends. Coed, ages 6–15. July 15 to July 26 at Chesapeake Arts Center, and August 5 to August 16 at the Key School in Annapolis.

Peabody Preparatory Summer Programs—Summer programs at campuses in downtown Baltimore, Towson, and Annapolis. 410-234-4630; peabody.jhu. edu/prep. Your talented child can be part of the world-renowned Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Programs run from June 20 to August 16 and include sessions for music and dance instruction including a fi veweek intense dance workshop, classical singer workshop, harp, and chamber. See website for details.

S Be Dance Camp—Crofton. 410-721-1753; Ages 5 and up. See website for details.

School of Rock Annapolis Summer Camp—Arnold. 410-349-1456; annapolis. Coed, Ages 7-17. See website for details.

Studio 180 Dance Camps—Annapolis. 410-268-5299; A variety of one- and two-week dance camps for all skill levels—My First Dance; Aerial Dance; Musical Theatre; Dance Intensive, to name a few. Ages 3–18. Visit website for all the details.

Summer of Dance—Maryland Performing Arts Center, Severna Park. 410-421-8960; Details TBA.

Summer Youth Music Camp—University of Maryland. Band Camp: July 21 to July 26; String and Vocal Camp: July 28 to August 2. for details.

Towson University Summer Art Camp— Towson. 410-704-2810. summerartcamp. Variety of opportunities for children ages 6 to 14 to create, explore and learn about art. June 24 to August 9. See website for details.


Adaptive Summer Day Camps
—Part of the Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks Department for youths ages 5–21 with disabilities. Call Wendy Scarborough at 410- 222-7313 for details. Youth volunteer options are also available for those entering grades 7–9.

Camp Attaway—Columbia. Dr. Saul Lieberman, 410-730-2633; campattaway. org; email: Therapeutic recreation programs for children with emotional and behavioral disabilities. Coed, ages 7–13. Details TBA.

The Summit School Summer Camp— Edgewater. 410-798-0005;; email: campdirector@ Four-week program combining academics with fun, creative activities. Grades 1–8 experiencing diffi culty in reading, written expression, math, or organizational skills are eligible.


Maryland Sportsplex Multi-Sport Summer Fun Camp—Millersville. 410- 729-0694;; email: info@ All camp activities with an emphasis on sports—soccer, football, baseball, etc. Ages 6–13; June 24 to August 23. See website for details.

Towson University Summer Sports Camps—Towson. Programs from Tiger fi eld hockey, football, men’s and women’s lacrosse, etc. See website for details.

UMBC Summer Sports Camps—Baltimore. 410-455-2188; camps. Many sports camps: swimming lacrosse, basketball, tennis, baseball, volleyball, etc. June 17 to August 16. See website for details.


Navy National Leadership/Baseball Camps—U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. 410-293-2831;; email: A one-of-a-kind experience. Day and overnight camp options available. Three programs grouped from grades 5–8, grades 9–10, and grades 11–12. July 14 to July 31. Cost: $510 to $685.

Palumbo Baseball—Annapolis Area Christian School, Severn. 410-519- 5300;; Coed, ages 5–12. See website for details.


Annapolis Area Christian School Camps—Severn and Annapolis. 410- 519-5300; Variety of basketball programs and dates for boys and girls. See website for details.

Navy Basketball Camp—U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. 410- 293-2627;; email: Details TBA.

Severn School Basketball Camps— Severna Park. 410-647-7700;; email: info@ Separate boys’ and girls’ camps. Grades 1–9. Details TBA.

St. Mary’s Basketball Camp— Annapolis. 410-263-2869; Details TBA.

Cross Country

Navy Cross Country Camp—U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis.; Coed, ages 12–18. Details TBA


Horse Day Camp—Equilibrium Horse Center, Gambrills. 410-721-0885; Summer programs for beginners, intermediate, and advanced. Ages 6–16. See website for details.

TLC Equestrian Camp—Davidsonville. 443- 497-1776; Multiple programs. Coed, all ages. See website for details.

Field Hockey

Revolution Field Hockey; Camps located in Baltimore, Chestertown, and Severna Park. See website for details.


Little Terps Camp—University of Maryland. Teaches young football players the fundamentals and techniques. Grades 1–8. Call 888-305-0224 for information.

Maryland Football Skills Camp—University of Maryland. Big Skill Camp and Team Passing Camp. June 15. Call 888-305-0224 for information.

Maryland Football Three Day Camp— University of Maryland. Individual and team. Grades 7–12. Day and overnight beginning. Call 888-305-0224 for information.

Severn School Football Camp—Severna Park. 410-647-7700;; Summer Program Director, Laurie Wachs, 410-647-7701, x2344. Call or visit website for details.

Triple Threat Football Camp— Annapolis Area Christian School, Severn. 410-519-5300;; Boys, ages 8–14. Both morning and evening session. July 15 to July 19. See website for details.


Docksiders Gymnastics Summer Camps—Millersville. 410-987-8780; Coed, ages 3 1/2 and up. Details TBA.

Rolly Pollies Gymbugs Summer Jam— Severna Park, 410-544-9002 and Crofton, 410-721-3780; Details TBA.


Greyhound Goalie Camp—Loyola University Maryland. 410-617-1470. loyolagreyhounds. com. Goalies only camp, July 3 to July 6. See website for details.

Navy Boys’ Lacrosse Camps— U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. 410-293- 5539;; email: lacrossecamp@ Evening camp, developmental camps, and overnight available. Boys, ages 6–19. Details TBA.

Navy Women’s Lacrosse Camp— U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. 410-293-8797;; email: Directed by Cindy Timchal. Variety of programs and multiple levels, day and overnight options. Youth Day Camp for ages 5–12, June 17–18 and June 19–20; Navy Elite Gold Clinic for rising freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors, June 19–20; Navy Open Blue Overnight Camp for grades 7, 8, & 9; July 1–3. Cost TBA.

Severn School Lacrosse Camps— Severna Park. 410-647-7700;; Summer Program Director, Laurie Wachs, 410-647-7701, x2344. Boys and girls lacrosse camps. Call or visit website for details.

St. Mary’s Boys Lacrosse Camp—St. Mary’s High School, Annapolis. 410-990- 4100; Call for details.


Annapolis Junior Rowing Association Learn-to-Row Camp—Camp Woodlands, 2744 Riva Road, Annapolis. Coach Amanda Purcell, email: Two sessions: July 8–12 and August 5–9; 9 a.m. to noon. Grades 8–12. $350.

Navy Rowing Camp for Boys— U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. 410-293- 3658; Boys, ages 13–18. Details TBA.

Navy Rowing Camp for Girls—U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. 410-914-7686; Girls, ages 13–18. Details TBA.


Annapolis Yacht Club’s Junior Sailing— Annapolis. 410-263-9267l;; Variety of half and full-day programs. Ages 5–15. Details on website.

Brendan Sail Training Program— Annapolis and St. Mary’s City. 202-638-2788; For youths with learning differences. See website for details.

Kids Club at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum—Navy Point, St. Michaels. Helen Van Fleet, 410-745-4941;; email: Sailing & more on the Miles River for ages 8–16 running June 11 to August 10. Cost: $200 to $225 per session. Scholarships available.

KidShip Sailing School—Annapolis Sailing School, Annapolis. 800-638-9192 or 410-267-7205;; email: Two and fi ve-day sessions, full and half-day programs at this renowned sailing school that has taught thousands to sail. A fun, non-competitive atmosphere that instills skill and confi dence. KidShip is an ideal way to share the celebration with your family. (The Annapolis Sailing School also teaches adults!) Ages 5–15. See website for details.

Maryland Yacht Club Sail Camp—Pasadena. 410-627-3093; for details.


Eagles Soccer Camp—Annapolis Area Christian School, Severn. 410-519-5300; Coed, ages 8–14. See website for details.

Navy Boys Soccer Camps—U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. 410-293-3153l Day and overnight programs. Details TBA.

Navy Girls Soccer Camps—Glenn Warner Soccer Facility, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. 410-293-5562; Carin Gabarra; email:; Details TBA.

Severn School Soccer Camp—Severna Park. 410-647-7700;; Summer Program Director, Laurie Wachs, 410-647-7701, x2344. Details on website.

St. Mary’s Boys and Girls Soccer Camp—St. Mary’s High School, Annapolis. Ages 7–14. Details TBA.


Navy Swimming Camps—U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. 410-293-3012 or 410- 293-5834;; See website for details.


Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks Youth Tennis Lessons—locations throughout Anne Arundel County. 410-222- 7313 or 410-222-7300; Ages 6–13. Call for details.

Navy Blue and Gold Tennis Camp—U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. 410-293-8709, Keith Puryear;; email: Day and overnight options. Coed, ages 7–17, at the U.S. Naval Academy. July 7 to July 12 and July 21 to July 26. Details TBA.

Navy Coed Tennis Camp—U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. John Officer, camp director, 410-293-5589;; email: Ages 6–16. Beginners to tournament level. Day and overnight options. June 17 to June 21 and June 24 to June 28. Details TBA.


Bay Area Volleyball Academy Camps— Truxtun Park.; info@ Variety of day programs including Beginners camp (two sessions: June 17 to June 20 & July 22 to July 25) for girls and boys in grades 4–9; one-day Server camp July 19; High School Team camp August 12 to August 14. See website for details.

Navy Volleyball Camp—U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. 410-293-5546; email:; navysports. com. Coed, ages 8 and up. Directed by Larry Bock, Navy head coach. Three sessions: June 30 to July 3; July 5 to July 8; July 11 to July 14; plus mini camp July 3 to July 5. Mini camp is only for campers who attended the fi rst two sessions. All sessions offer overnight options.

Volleyball Fundamentals—Annapolis Area Christian School, Severn. 410-519- 5300; Coed, ages 8–18. See website for details.

Water Polo

Navy Water Polo Camp—U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. Mike Schofield, 410-293- 5558 or 410-293-3152; navywaterpolocamp. com; email: schofi All skill levels. Coed, ages 10–19. Day and overnight. Visit website for details.