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Eastern Shore Summer Day Camp Guide 2013

Mar 18, 2013 05:47PM ● 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

Camp Grove Point—Earleville. 410-742-5107; gscb.org. Hosted by the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay, but you don’t have to be a Girl Scout to join the fun. Day and short-term programs; day and overnight. Girls entering grades 1–12. See website for details.

Camp Odyssey—Salisbury. 410-274-4464 x320; campodyssey.org; Ages 4–13. Academics, athletics, arts, and adventure programs. Also offers the nonprofi t Horizons program, which makes the camp experience possible for families without financial means. Oneweek sessions. See website for details.

Camp Pecometh—Centreville. 410-556-6900 x103; pecometh.org; email: campinfo@pecometh.org. Sponsored by the United Methodist Church. Day and overnight. Coed, grades 1–11. Details TBA.

« Camp Wright—Stevensville. 410-643-4171; campwright.com; email: associatedirector@campwright.com. 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.

Gunston School Summer Programs— Centreville. 410-758-0620 x202; gunstonschool.org. Variety of weekly camps for ages 6-14 on Gunston’s beautiful waterfront campus. See website for details.

Kent County Parks and Recreation Summer Day Camp—Worton. 410-778-1948; kentparksandrec.org; email: info@kentparksandrec.org. Kiddie camp; day camp; playground program; and leaders club for age 3 to entering 8th grade. Details TBA.

« Kids Club at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum—Navy Point, St. Michaels. 410-745-4941; cbmm.org; email: education@cbmm.org. Chesapeake-focused camp for kids ages 4–7 where they learn about the bay fi rsthand through activities, stories, games, and crafts. June and July, see website for details.



Kids on Campus @ Chesapeake College—Wye Mills. chesapeake.edu. continuing_ed/kidsoncampus; 410-827-5810, Contact: Anne Slater. Variety of exciting/educational courses for grades 1–11. Classes range from culinary to woodworking to photography. June 17 to August 9. See website for details.

Salisbury Baptist Temple Summer Fun—Salisbury. 410-546-4455; salisburybaptisttemple.com. Day camp with a western fl air. Coed, ages 6-17. See website for details.

Summer Daze at Camp Todd—Denton. 302-222-6856; gscb.org. Hosted by the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay, but you don’t have to be a Girl Scout to join the fun. Two-week camp, day and overnight. Girls entering grades 1–12. See website for details.

YMCA of Talbot County Summer Day Camp—Easton. 410-822-0566; talbotymca.org; Details TBA.

ENVIRONMENTAL/ NATURE CAMPS

Adkins Arboretum Summer Nature Camps—Ridgely. 410-634-2847 x0; adkinsarboretum.org. Introduce your children to an enchanted place with a variety of possible programs. Programs for children as young as two years old (Camp Bumblebee’s Planting Seeds) and up to age 12 (Camp Egret’s Wild Investigations). June 10 to July 12. See website for details.

Echo Hill Outdoor School—Worton. Contact: Andrew McCown, 410-348-5880; ehos.org; email: info@ehos.org. Three- and fi ve-day trips to explore the waters of the upper Eastern Shore. Ages 8 and up. See website for details.

Eco-Adventure Camp—Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Grasonville. 410-827-6694; bayrestoration.org; A hands-on, feet-wet approach to learning about nature. See website for details.

Pickering Creek EcoCamp 2012— Pickering Creek Audubon Center, Easton. 410-822-4903; pickeringcreek.org. “Nature could be the most important gift we can give a child for their life.” Many programs to help us share that gift. See website for details.

THE FINE & PERFORMING ARTS

« Academy Art Museum Summer Fun—Easton. 410-822-ARTS; academyartmuseum.org. Summertime fun, crafty and creative. Hands-on projects, exploring the world of art. See website for details.

Avalon Theatre Summer Programs— Easton. avalontheatre.com; 410-822-7299. “The presence of theater in a child’s life will bring confi dence, self-esteem, social skills, and heightened creativity.” Variety of programs including Petite Players, grades K–3; Curtain Call, grades 3–8; Summer Fame, grades 4–7, etc. See website for details.

Youth Theatre Workshop—Church Hill. 410-758-1331; churchhilltheatre.org. Ages 6–17. Various programs. Details TBA.

SPECIALTY CAMPS

Summer on the Creek—Radcliffe Creek School, Chestertown. 410-778-8150; radcliffecreekschool.org. Offers several summer enrichment programs that combine the elements of learning with play in a fun, energetic, and nurturing environment. Details TBA.

Extreme Summer School Summer Enrichment Program—Countryside Christian School, Cambridge. 410-228-0574; countrysidechristianschool.org. All school-aged children welcome. Cost TBA.

Kent Island Federation of Arts Summer Arts Camp—Stevensville. kifa.us; 410-643-7424, Ellen Sullivan, office manager. Details TBA.

« Shore Kids Camp—Contact: Jennifer, 410-822-1000 x5231. Specialty day camp for children ages 7–12 who have either diabetes or asthma. Sponsored by Shore Health System and staffed by pediatric nurses and certifi ed diabetes nurse educators. Camp provides development of selfmanagement skills for their diseases in a safe and healthy environment. Children participate in games, swimming, and a fi eld trip. Details TBA.

SPORTS CAMPS

Future Stars Sports Camp— Chesapeake College, Chestertown. 410-822-5400, x5750. chesapeake.edu. Many disciplines featured, including baseball, soccer, girls basketball, boys basketball, tennis, flag football, summer games, and sports sampler. June to August. Before and after care available at no additional cost. See website for details.

Crew

Chesapeake Crew Camp for Boys— Washington College, Chestertown. chesapeakecrewcamps.com; crew-camps@verizon.net. Girls, middle and high school; all skill levels. Two sessions: July 8 to July 11 and July 29 to August 1. See website for details.

Chesapeake Crew Camp for Girls— Washington College, Chestertown. chesapeakecrewcamps.com; crew-camps@verizon.net. Girls, middle and high school; all skill levels. Two sessions: July 14 to July 18 and July 21 to July 25. See website for details.

Field Hockey

Revolution Field Hockey Camp— Washington College, Chestertown. 800-944-7112; fhcamps.com/washingtoncollege. July 21 to July 24. Girls ages 10–18. See website for details.

R. Hockey Time “Victory Week”— Washington College, Chestertown. 410-778-7236; Contact: Rachel Boyle; email: rboyle2@washcoll.edu. June 13 to June 16, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Girls, ages 8 and up.

Gymnastics

Chesapeake Gymnastics Summer Day Camp—Easton. 410-822-8633; chesapeakegymnastics.net; Girls ages 7–18. Details TBA.

Lacrosse

Instructional Lacrosse Camp— Washington College, Chestertown. shirklacrosse.com. July 11 to July 14. Boys ages 7–18. Day and overnight. See website for details.

Jed Prossner’s Lacrosse Camp—Easton. 410-310-5110; jedprossnerlacrosse.com. June 24 to June 26; boys and girls ages 7–15. See website for details.

Shore Shot Lacrosse Camp— Washington College, Chestertown. 410-778-7248; washingtoncollegesports.com/camps; email: jblankenship1@washcoll.edu. Girls, grades 3-12. Details TBA.

Southern States Elite Lacrosse Camp—Washington College, Chestertown. shirklacrosse.com. July 27 to July 28. High school boys. See website for details.

Sailing

« Corsica River Yacht Club Junior Sailing—Corsica River Sailing Center, Centreville. cryc.org. One-week-long, half-day, and full-day camps with onthe- water instruction to teach safety, technique, and confidence. PeeWee sailors ages 6–8 with a variety of times and dates; Juniors ages 8–16 with three sessions: June 17 to June 27, July 1 to July 18, and July 22 to August 1. See website for details.



« Summer Sailing Program at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum— Navy Point, St. Michaels. 410-745-4941; cbmm.org; email: education@cbmm.org. One of the treasures of the Eastern Shore offers their well-known Summer Sailing Program on the Miles River for ages 8-16 with Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Adult & Teen Basic Sailing Weekends. The museum’s programs help new sailors and old salts gain confi dence while learning the rules of the water. June 24 to August 16. See website for details.

Soccer

Coerver Coaching Soccer Camp— Washington College, Chestertown. coerverunited.com; Contact: Roy Dunshee; email: rdunshee1@washcoll. edu. June 27 to June 30. Boys ages 8–17. Details TBA.

Soccer Sessions—Salisbury University, Salisbury. 410-749-8615; soccersessionscamps.com. Three sessions: June 24 to June 28; July 22 to July 26; July 21 to July 25 (evenings). Day and advanced camps. Details on website.

College Soccer Training Center— Washington College, Chestertown. Contact Roy Dunshee, rdunshee2@washcoll.edu. High school boys. Details TBA.

Softball

Nike Softball Camp—Salisbury University, Salisbury. 800-645-3226; ussportscamps.com. Day, extended, and overnight options available. Details TBA.

Swimming

Gold Medal Swim Camp—Washington College, Chestertown. 410-778-7241; contact Kim Lessard; email: klessard2@ washcoll.edu. Boys and girls ages 8–14 who have been on swim teams before. June 15 to June 18. Details TBA.