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2014 What's Up? Summer Camps You Should Know

Mar 14, 2014 01:26PM ● By Cate Reynolds
Camp, kids, and summer—three things truly made for each other. Fresh air and fun are just the beginning of the pluses provided by a summer camp experience. Think of camp as self confidence served with a healthy portion of relaxation. It’s a recipe for success. (Too bad we can’t all go to summer camp.)
—Sarah Hagerty

Academy Art Museum Summer Camps—106 S. Street, Easton. 410-822-2787. Contact: Constance Del Nero at Nonprofit day camp focusing on the Fine Arts. Programs include drawing, clay or computer graphics classes, new digital media lab. Coed, ages 4 to 18. Specific programs offered throughout June and July 2014 with a variety of durations, times, and costs. Visit website for details.

Annapolis Area Christian School Camps—Eagles Explorations, Severn, daily shuttle from/to Annapolis. 410-519-5300, x3149, Josiah Wolf;; email: Traditional Day Program offering Sports, Art, Science, Photography, Photoshop, Video Production, Tennis, Archery and Water Play. Ages 3 and a half to 16, coed. Eight separate one-week sessions, June 16 to August 8. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., extended day options available. Cost: $275/week. A diverse and structured program, in combination with weekly themes and a fun environment. Mature counselors experienced working with children. Campers of families of all faiths are welcomed. Call or visit the website for more information.
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Annapolis Area Christian School Camps—Summer Programs, Severn, daily shuttle from/to Annapolis. 410-519-5300, x3149, Josiah Wolf;; email: Sports Camps, Academic Camps, Creative Arts Camps, and Traditional Day Program offering Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Volleyball, Field Hockey, Dance, Sewing, Cooking, Math, Reading, Spanish and Engineering. Ages 4 to 18, coed. June 16 to August 8. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., extended day options available. Cost: $185 to $275/week. With 40+ programs to choose from, they encourage you to find out more and see how they can meet your family’s needs. Tours are available by appointment, just give them a call.

Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department Summer Camps— 410-263-7958; Contact: Caryn Walaski, Program Supervisor at Coed Day Camp Programs for kids age 4 to 12, offered June through August at a variety of locations around Annapolis. Lots of programs for kids to keep sharp and keep fit over the summer, including traditional and special interest camps. Choices include Boating, Skateboarding, Rock Climbing Wall, Dance, Karate, Fitness, Art, Outdoor Sports, Indoor Sports—just to name a few. Visit website for details. Cost: varies depending on specific camp and City of Annapolis residency.

Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks—410-222-7313;, Summer Day Camps and activities every kid will enjoy offered throughout the county, including Summer Fun Centers, Day Camps, Sports Camps, Adaptive Camps, Teen Camps, Specialty Camps. Activities include Dance, Enrichment, Martial Arts, Cheerleading, Skateboarding, Magic, Art, Performing Arts, Chess, Aquatics, and more. Coed for ages 6 to 21. June 16th August 22. Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Costs: Varies depending on program and camp. Visit the website for details.
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Archbishop Spalding Summer Camps—Severn. 410-969-9105, ext. 327. A wide variety of programs including Academic Camps (SAT Prep, Engineering Program, Skills for Success) and Athletic Camps (Baseball, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Boys Lacrosse, Girls Lacrosse, Girls Soccer, Boys Soccer, Dance & Cheer, Field Hockey, Football, Softball, Girls Volleyball, Wrestling). For more information, including dates, times, ages, and pricing for each camp, please visit or call at the number listed above.

Benfield Sportscenter Camp—Benfield Blvd., Millersville. 410-987-5100. Contact: Ben Pardew; Coed day camp, ages 6 to 14, focusing on sports such as soccer, football, dodgeball, basketball, volleyball, kickball, as well as arts and crafts. Week-long programs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 16–20, 23–27, 30–July 3, July 7–11, 14–18, 21–25, 28–August 1, August 4–8, 11–15, 18–22. Cost: Full week/$249; Multi week/$199; Single full day/$70; Full summer package/$1499.

Camp Annapolis—St. Anne’s School of Annapolis. 410-263-8650. Ellen Montoya, Camp Director; Traditional Day Camps for campers entering preschool through eighth grade, as well as S.T.E.M. Camps (Science, Technology, and Math) geared toward Engineering, Robotics, and Animation, and Musical Theatre Camp. Activities include exploration, field trips, swimming and fun. June 16 to August 8. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., before and after care available 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit the website or call for a full brochure.

Camp Letts/YMCA—Edgewater. 410-919-1410;; email: Day and Overnight Programs. With more than 100 years of experience, multiple generations of area kids have grown up on the Camp Letts experience—all on more than 200 waterfront acres. Programs include Traditional, Sporty and Crafty, including Horseback Riding, Waterskiing, Rope Adventures, and plenty of S’mores, to name a few. Just minutes from Annapolis. See for yourself at one of their Open Houses: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 9, March 2, March 30, April 27, May 18 or June 15, 2014. YMCA members receive a discount. Coed, ages 8–17. Early drop-off and late pick-up available. Cost: TBA, see website for details.

Camp New Dawn—Presented by the Hospice of Queen Anne’s. 443-262-4109. A very caring place for children and families to deal and heal. Held at Camp Pecometh in Centreville. Retreat for children and teens, August 9 to August 11. Retreat for families, August 11 to August 12. Space is limited, please call to register.
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Camp Wright—Stevensville. 410-643-4171;; email: Day and Residential programs right on Chesapeake Bay since 1930. Camp Wright is a nonprofit, American Camp Association certified, ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Easton. Activities include Sports (from tennis to archery to rugby to swimming and sailing), Dance, Yoga, and Journalism. Experience Adventure Camp with offsite A/T Trail Hiking and Whitewater Rafting; or Nature Camp with a focus on Chesapeake Bay Ecology and a visit to Flag Pond, or Night Owl Camp that views the world after dark including mapping the stars. Coed, as young as 6 for some programs and as old as 18. Call for details. Resident Camp offers eight weeks of seven-day sessions beginning June 22 to August 15 (see website for specific session dates). Day Camp has nine weeks of Monday through Friday sessions beginning June 16 to August 15. Cost: Day Camp $195/week—sibling rate $177. Resident Camp: $635/per seven-day session. See website for details.

CRYC Junior Sailing Camp—Corsica River Yacht Club, Centreville. 410-827-0159. Contact: Andy Wood, Junior Sailing Program Director. Email: Coed camp, ages 6 to 16, focusing teaching children and young adults how to sail and to improve their sailing skills through a safe, structured, and fun environment. June 16 through August 8; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Extreme Dance Camp—Maryland Performing Arts Center, 936 Ritchie Highway, Suite 11, Severna Park. 410-421-8960. Ages 6 and up. Classes in all genres of dance; from ballet and lyrical to vocal lessons and musical theater—they have it all. Hip Hop, Tap, Conditioning, Acro, and Nutrition are some of the classes offered. Students learn what’s going on in the world of dance and even how to prepare for auditions. July 7 to 11 and July 28 to August 1, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Also offering Petite Camp for ages 5 and under for aspiring dancers, with ballet and tap, arts, and crafts, and story time. Instruction by professional dancers. Call or visit the website for additional information.

Indian Creek School Summer Camp Program—Crownsville. Rachel Horak, Summer Camp Director. 410-923-3660, ext. 1122.; Everything from Academics to Traditional Day Camp activities on the beautiful Crownsville campus. Special programs offered in the Performing Arts, Little Creekers, Sports, and Visual Arts. Coed for ages 3 to 16. June 16 to August 1. Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $240 to $350/week.

KidShip Sailing School—Annapolis Sailing School, Annapolis. 800-638-9192 or 410-267-7205;; email: Two and five-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 confidence. 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.
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Lillie Pad Studios—Millersville. 443-494-8008. Michelle Jones-Lillie, Director of the Arts;; Something different for kids 10 and up: working in the creative art of glass making, including jewelry and sculptures. Learn Glass Blowing (ages 13 and up), Glass Sculpture, Glass Fusing, Glass Bead-Making, Mixed-Media Sculpture, Glass Casting, Resin Casting, Small Metal Casting. Session I: June 23–June27; Session II: July 7–July 11; Session III: August 11–15; Session IV: August 18–22. Day Camp. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $150 to $380/week. Discounted tuition when you register with a friend. Qualifies to fulfill the PVA Summer Bridge requirement. See website for details or email above.

Musical Theatre Summer Camp—Coed two-week day camp offered at Key School in Annapolis and Chesapeake Arts Center in Glen Burnie. 410-837-0971;; Ruth Hulett, Camp Director. Coed day camp focusing on the Performing Arts. Programs include Singing, Dancing, Acting, Costuming, and Stagecraft. Lead by the professional staff, campers will learn songs, rehearse scenes, make costumes, design sets, and perform a Broadway-style review; all while having fun, making friends and working together. Ages 6 to 16. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Glen Burnie: July 14 to 25; Annapolis: August 4 to 15.

Navy Blue & Gold Tennis Camp—U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. Day and Overnight. 410-293-8709. Directed by Keith Puryear, head women’s tennis coach, USNA., Coed, ages 7 to 17. Two sessions: July 6 to July 11 and July 20 to 25. See website for details.

Navy Coed Tennis Camp 2014—U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. 410-293-5589. John C. Officer, head men’s tennis coach. Eight to one student/teacher ratio. Session I: June 16 to June 20, day only; Session II: June 23 to 27, Day and Overnight. Ages 7 to 17, beginners to tournament level. See website for details.

Navy Women’s Lacrosse—U.S. Naval Academy. 410-293-8797. Liz Schaffner, Director of Lacrosse Operations,; Girls lacrosse camp, day and overnight, for girls ages 5 to 18. Session I, Youth Day Clinic: June 16 & 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., ages 5 to 12. Cost: $160. Session II, Youth Day Clinic: June 18 & 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., ages 5 to 12. Cost: $160 or $300 for both sessions. Session III, Elite Gold Clinic: June 18 & 19, all day, grades 9th to 12th. Cost: $325. Session IV, Open Blue Camp: June 25 to June 27, Overnight, grades 6th to 9th. Cost: $510.

Navy Volleyball Camp 2014—U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. Directed by Navy head coach, Larry Bock. For information contact associate director Mike Schwob, 410-293-5546. Boys and girls ages 8 to 18. New volleyball day camp for beginners ages 8 to 12. All sessions offer overnight. Session 1 (girls only): Performance Camp, June 30 to July 3 and Mini Camp July 3 to July 5. Session 2 (girls only): Performance /Position Camp, July 5 to July 8. Session 3 (coed): Performance Camp, July 10 to July 13. Cost: $535 Residential; $200 Mini Camp. Mini Camp included if enrolled in both Sessions 1 and 2.

Peabody Preparatory Summer Programs—Summer programs at campuses in downtown Baltimore, Towson, and Annapolis. 410-234-4630; Your talented child can be part of the world-renowned Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Programs include music and dance instruction; classical singer workshop, harp and chamber. See website for details.
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Rolly Pollies Summer Camps—Two locations: 476D Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, 410-544-9002; and 1612 Professional Blvd., Suite C, Crofton, 410-721-3780. Rolly Pollie Gymbug Summer Blast campers enjoy three hours of Fitness, Frolic, and Fun under the supervision of highly-trained staff in an air-conditioned facility. Activities include Art, Music, and Gym programs all tied together. June 18 to August 19, coed, ages 3 to 8 years old. Flexible hours and pricing, weeklong camps for $180 or $40 per day.

Sports Camps at Washington College 2014—Chestertown. Offering a wide variety of athletic camps in a collegiate setting. Day and overnight, boys and girls programs. Sports include lacrosse, soccer, swimming, field hockey, crew, softball, and volleyball. Expert instructors. Many options from which to choose. Visit for details and links.

Name: On the Fly Lacrosse Camps
Dates: July 24th to 27th
Gender: Girls; Age Requirements: Grades 3–12
Phone Number: (w) 410-778-7257 (c) 410-699-1756
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Name: Positional Skills Lacrosse Academy at Washington College
Dates: July 14th to 16th
Gender: Boys; Age Requirements: 7-17
Phone Number: 410-778-4738
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Name: Southern States Elite Recruiting Camp
Dates: July 26th to 27th
Gender: Boys; Age Requirements: High School
Phone Number: 410-778-4738
E-Mail Address

Name: Coerver Coaching Boys’ Soccer Camp
Dates: June 29th to July 2nd
Gender: Boys; Age Requirements: 9–16
Phone Number: 410 507-7-37
E-Mail Address:

Name: College Soccer Training Center
Dates: July 27th to 30th
Gender: Boys; Age Requirements: High School 
Phone Number: 410 507-7037
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Name: Gold Medal Swim Camp
Dates: June 14th to 17th
Gender: Boys & Girls
Age Requirements: 8–14
Phone Number: 410-778-7241
E-Mail Address:

Name: Revolution Field Hockey Camp
Dates: July 20th to 23rd
Gender: Girls
Phone Number: 800-944-7112
E-Mail Address:

Name: Victory Week Field Hockey
Dates: June 22-25 (5-9 year olds, 9 a.m.-Noon; 10-17 year olds 5:30-9 p.m.)
Gender: Boys & Girls; Age Requirements: 5 and up
Phone Number: 410-778-7236
E-Mail Address:

Name: Women's Soccer College ID Camp
Dates: July 10-12
Gender: Girls; Age Requirements: 13-18
Phone Number: 410-810-5882
E-Mail Address:

Camp Name: Chesapeake Crew Camps
Dates: July 7-10 (B); July 14-17 (G); July 21-24 (G); July 28-31 (B)
Gender: Boys & Girls; Age Requirements: 13-18
Phone Number: 410-810-7468
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Camp Name: Be the Best Softball All Skills Camp
Dates: June 23-25
Gender: Girls; Age Requirements: 7-14
Phone Number: 410-810-7463
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Camp Name: Volleyball
Dates: TBD; Gender: TBD; Age Requirements: TBD
Phone Number: BD ; E-Mail Address: TBD

Step Up Lacrosse Camp—Two Locations: Severna Park and Catonsville. 215-206-6338, Jennifer Collins;; email: stepuplacrosse@gmail. Severna Park (Severn School [turf field], 201 Water Street): July 14 to 17; Hours: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Open to boys and girls (separate camps) ages 5 to 13, Little Steps (grade K–5) and Middle Steps (grade 6–8). Cost: $150. Catonsville: July 7 to July 10; Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Open to Girls Only ages 5 to 13 Little Steps (grade K–5) and Middle Steps (grade 6–8). Cost: $150. Staff includes University of Maryland players, Division I players, All-Americans and more. Boys camp will be run by Jake Baxter, Maryland ’08, Jacksonville University coach. Camps are designed for every level of player—from beginners to highly skilled.
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St. Mary’s Day Camp—St. Mary’s Elementary School, Annapolis. 410-263-2869. Coed camp for kindergarten through 8th grade, focused on Sports, the Performing Arts, and Science. Hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. please visit 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 at KEY—Key School, 534 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis. 410-263-9231, ext. 1269. Jane Flanagan,, Coed Day Camp Programs offered include Traditional Day Camp, Academic, Sports, Performance, General Interest, and more. Activities include Visual Arts and Crafts, Cooking, Swimming, Canoeing, Drama, Dance, Music, Academics, Drivers Ed, Technology, Robotics, Science. All sorts of optioned offered for children age 3 and a half to 12th grade. June 16 to August 15. Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Costs: Vary per program. Please see the website for more information.

*Be sure to check back soon for a list of additional summer camps