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What’s Up?’s 2016 Summer Camps You Should Know

Mar 04, 2016 01:31PM ● By Cate Reynolds
We’ve got the details about some of the best summer camps on both sides of the Chesapeake Bay. And there really is something for every child—from energetic sports to engineering prowess to the best in dance and the arts. Kids are so lucky!

Annapolis Area Christian School Summer Programs

109 Burns Crossing Road, Severn. (Daily shuttle from/to Annapolis.) 410-519-5300, x3149.  Contact: Josiah Wolf at  Traditional day program, academic camps, creative arts camps, and sports camps offering basketball, soccer, baseball, volleyball, football, tennis, dance, theater, reading, writing, and STEM. Ages 3½ to 18, coed. June 13 to August 12. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., half day and extended day options available. Cost: $165 to $285/week. With 50+ 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 Summer Camps

Various Annapolis locations. 410-263-7958.  Contact: Caryn Walaski, Recreation Programs Supervisor, at Co-ed Day Camp Programs for kids age 4 to 12, offered June through August. Offers many programs for kids to keep fit and active during the summer months including traditional and special interest camps. Choices include boating, skateboarding, outdoor sports, indoor sports, rock climbing, dance, karate, fitness, nature, science, and art. Visit web site for details. Cost varies depending on specific camp and City of Annapolis residency.

Anne Arundel Community College’s Kids in College Summer Camps

101 College Parkway, Arnold. 410-777-1182. Co-ed day camps. Programs offered include traditional day camps, academic classes, sports, performance, general interest, art, basketball, dance, drivers’ education, engineering, math, robotics, science, technology, and theater. Half-day and full-day options for children ages 3 to entering 12th grade. June 13 to August 12. Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Costs: Vary per program. Please see website or call Kids in College at number listed for more information.

Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks

Various County locations. 410-222-7300.  Email:  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 through August. Cost: Varies depending on program and camp. Visit the website for details.


Archbishop Spalding Summer Camps

8080 New Cut Road, Severn. 410-969-9105.  A wide variety of programs including academic camps (Engineering Program, Skills for Success, Academic Writing) 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 the website or call at the number above.

Camp Letts/YMCA

4003 Camp Letts Road, Edgewater. 410-919-1410. Email:  Camp Letts is the region’s premier day and overnight camp. Whatever your interests are, with activities ranging from crafts to zipline to sailing, you are sure to have the experience of a lifetime! Join us for an unforgettable week of fun and adventure with global flair. Just minutes from Annapolis, Camp Letts is set on 220 unspoiled acres. Come see it for yourself at one of their Open Houses: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on March 6, April 3, or June 12, 2016. YMCA members receive a discount. Coed, ages 8–17. Early drop-off and late pick-up available for Day Camp. Cost: Day Camp from $275 Overnight from $749.

Camp Wabanna

is a non-denominational Christian camp located in Edgewater on the Chesapeake Bay.  From mid-June to early August we run a day camp program for boys and girls ages 4–13 and a traditional overnight camp for boys and girls ages 7–16. Campers have the opportunity to enjoy the climbing walls, dual zip-line, swimming pool, 50’ giant swing, banana boating, sailing, archery, kayaking, Bible studies, and more. Visit our website for more details,, or contact us at or 410-798-0455. 

Center of Applied Technology South Summer Camp

211 Central Avenue East, Edgewater, 410-956-5900. Contact: Jason C. Kahler at Co-ed daily camp offering career explorations with programs in Auto Collision, Carpentry, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Cybersecurity, Health & Medicine, Website Design and Video Production. Open to all students entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade in the fall of 2016. Bus service available from Crofton Middle School and Severn River Middle School. June 27th to 30th from 8am-1pm. See website for details.​


Colonial Adventures! Summer Camp

Historic London Town & Gardens, 839 Londontown Rd., Edgewater. 410-222-1919. Contact: Kyle Dalton, Public Programs Administrator, Co-ed day camp for kids who have completed 1st through 6th grade, offered June and July. At Colonial Adventures, campers live the lives of children 300 years ago by wearing period clothing, cooking over a fire, making colonial crafts to take home, playing lots of colonial games, and taking part in an optional overnight in our historic William Brown House for campers ages 10 and up. Discount available to London Town members and families registering multiple children.

Corsica River Yacht Club Junior Sailing Camp

Corsica River Yacht Club, 589 Conquest Road, Centreville. 410-353-8394, Contact: Joe Della Barba, Junior Sailing Program Director at Coed camp, ages 6 to 16, focused on teaching children and young adults how to sail and to improve their sailing skills through a safe, structured, and fun environment. June 20 through August 12; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Davy Dance Academy Summer Dance Programs

We offer classes for ages 18 months through adult in ballet, pointe/variations, tap, jazz, hip hop, pilates/yoga, lyrical, irish, contemporary, musical theatre, and a special needs movement class. Classes run through mid-June. Our camps (ages 21⁄2–18 years old) this summer will include Princess Ballet Camp, Angelina Ballerina Ballet Camp, Sofia the First Ballet Camp, Pinkalicious Ballet Camp, Fancy Nancy Camp, Summer Dance Intensive (6–8, 9–12, and 13–18 years old) with choreographers from around the Washington, D.C. area. Camp weeks include dance technique, crafts, movement games/improvisation, and an end of week showcase. For more information visit or call 240-476-6145.

Indian Creek School Summer Camp Program

680 Evergreen Road and 1180 Anne Chambers Way, Crownsville. Contact: Rachel Horak, Summer Camp Director, 410-923-3660 or email:  Everything from academics to traditional day camp activities on two beautiful Crownsville campuses. Special programs offered in the performing arts, visual arts, athletics, blended learning. Coed for ages 3 to 18, from June through July. Cost: Vary per program. See website for details.


Kids Club Chesapeake Summer Camp

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, MD. 410-745-4941.  Contact: Allison Speight, Education & Reservation Coordinator. Co-ed half day camp for kids ages 4–9. This hands-on Chesapeake-focused camp offers the chance to learn about the Bay firsthand through activities, stories, games, and crafts. Program runs 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, June through August. $125 for CBMM Members and $150 for non-members. Visit for more information. 

KidShip Sailing

7001 Bembe Beach Road at the Annapolis Sailing School, Annapolis. 410-267-7205.  email:  Five-day full- and half-day age (5–15) and ability (beginner to advanced) grouped sessions of sailing lessons. Over 8,000 young sailors have graduated from this renowned sailing school that provides a fun, non-competitive atmosphere that instills skill and confidence. KidShip is an ideal way to share the wonder that is sailing with your family. The rest of the family can take lessons at the same time at the Annapolis Sailing School. See website for details.

Maryland Performing Arts Center Dance Camp

836 Ritchie Highway, Ste. 11, Severna Park. 410-421-8960.  Fun filled week in classes from ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary, to musical theater, hip hop, voice, and more. July 11–15, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Call or visit web site for details.

Miles River Yacht Club Junior Sail Program

24750 Yacht Club Road, St. Michaels. 410-745-9511.  Coed, ages 6–18. Instruction for beginning, intermediate, and experienced sailors. Program includes multiple full-day sessions, which run from mid-June to the beginning of August. Call or visit web site for details.

Musical Theatre Summer Camp

locations in Annapolis, Glen Burnie and Parkville. 410-837-0971.  Two-week full-day camp for ages 6–15, $450. Classes in singing, dancing, and acting taught by professionals. Activities include costumes, stagecraft, learning and practicing scenes, songs, and dances from great Broadway musicals. Kids grouped by age are guided by experienced counselors, emphasizing teamwork, building confidence, and having fun, as they prepare and perform their show on the final day.

2016 Navy Baseball National Leadership Camps

U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. Contact:, 410-293-2831. Youth Day Camp: July 11 to July 14, ages 8 to 12, $455. Futures Overnight Camp: July 16 to July 20, ages 13 to 15, $695 overnight/$625 day. Junior/Senior Overnight Camp: July 23 to July 27, rising high school juniors and seniors, $695 overnight/ $625 day. 

Navy Blue & Gold Tennis Camp

U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. Day and Overnight. Coach Puryear 410-293-8709.  Coach Garner 410-293-8725. Session two and three directed by Keith Puryear, head women’s tennis coach, USNA. Session one by Chris Garner, head men’s tennis coach, Coed, ages 8 to 17. Three sessions: June 19 to June 24, July 3 to 8 and July 17 to July 22. See website for details. 


Navy Girls Lacrosse Camp

U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. Liz Schaffner, Director of Lacrosse Operations,, 410-293-8797. Day or overnight. Girls, ages 5 to 18. Elite Gold Clinic: June 15 & June 16; Youth Day Clinic Session I: June 20 & June 21; Youth Day Clinic Session II: June 22 & June 23; Open Blue Overnight Camp: July 5 to July 7. Elite hours & cost: Day 1: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Day 2: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. $415; Youth Clinic hours & costs: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., $175 or $325 for both; Open Blue: Overnight, all day, check in/out at noon, $560.

Navy Wrestling Camps

U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. Joel Sharratt, Camp Director. 410-293-4631. Youth, grades 3–12. Technique Camp, June 19–23, June 26–30, and July 6–10; Competition Camp, June 26–30; Father/Son Camp, June 18–19 and July 9–10; and SEAL Training Camp, June 26–30 and July 4–10. Costs: $75–795. See website for full details.

Peabody Preparatory Summer Programs

Summer programs (part of the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University) at campuses in downtown Baltimore, Towson, and Annapolis. 410-234-4630.  Contact: Sherry Berlow, Programs offered: music and dance instruction for all ages and abilities; Summer Dance Intensive; Pre-Season Refresher Dance Intensive; Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance Summer Intensive; Glissando Summer Harp Fest; Chamber Week; Allegro Strings. See website for full details.

Saint Andrew’s Summer Camp

4B Wallace Manor Road, Edgewater. 410-266-0952.  email: Pre-, elementary-, and middle-school day camps specializing in weekly themes such as: wizards, potions, and magic; spy school; mad science; game show mania; heroes and villians; and barnyard palooza. June 20 to July 29, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Costs: weekly/$240, extended a.m. and p.m. care available for extra cost.

Saint Martin’s Lutheran School Summer Camp

1120 Spa Road, Annapolis. 410-269-1955.  Youth summer day camps offered. Call or see web site for updated details as offerings become available.

St. Mary’s Summer Camps

113 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis. 410-990-4236.  Many summer camps offered including basketball camp, performing arts camp, camp invention, and soccer/basketball camp. In addition, St. Mary’s High School offers athletic camps to students of all ages and St. Mary’s Faith Formation offers vacation bible camp. Call or visit web site for full details.

Studio 180 Summer Dance Camps & Classes

131 Gibralter Avenue, Annapolis. 410-268-5299.  Contact: Katie King at info@studio180dance. Dance camps for all skill levels—My First Dance, Aerial Dance, 4 & 5 Day Dance Camps, Dance Intensive, Competitive Preparation Camp, to name a few. Ages 3 to 18, male and female. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (My First Dance Camp, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.). Class hours 3–9 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday. Visit website for exact dates and details.

St. Vincent Pallotti Summer Camps

113 St. Mary’s Place, Laurel. . 301-725-3228.  Summer camps are available during June and July for three-week long sessions. The camps offer athletic, band, and science themes for ages 6 to 14. See website for details.

Summer at KEY

Key School, 534 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis. 443-321-2575.  Contact: Jane Flanagan at email: Co-ed day camp. Programs offered include traditional day camps, academic classes, sports, performance, science and technology, art institute, creative camps, fun and games, cooking, swimming and water activities, day trippers, and drivers’ education. Half-day and full-day options for children ages 3 1/2 to entering 12th grade. June 20 to August 12. Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Costs: Vary per program. Please see website for more information.

Summer at Severn

Severn School Coed Day Camps. 410-647-7701, ext. 2344.  Contact: Laurie Wachs, Summer Programs Director, email:  On our Chesapeake Campus, we offer traditional weekly themed coed camps and specialty camps for ages 3 ½ to 5th grade. Extended care is available before and after camp. On our Teel campus, we offer the Community Enrichment Program for grades 5–9, and specialty camps, up to students entering 12 grade. Daily swimming is an option offered to all day camp participants. Before Care will be available on Teel campus for all camps, including sports camps. June 20 through July 29. Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. See website for details.

The Summit School Camps

664 East Central Avenue, Edgewater. 410-798-0005. In addition to Camp Summit, a month-long academic and recreation camp in July, The Summit School offers specialty camps: Energy in Motion (June 27–July 1) campers will kick-off their summer with Archery, Robotics, and S.T.E.A.M. camps! These recreation camps are sure to engage your child through hands-on learning and fun! (For Rising 4th through 8th grade students.)  From July 11–15, we offer Executive Function and Writing Skills courses for students entering grades 7th to 9th. Details and applications available online.

Washington College Sports Camps

Southern States Elite Prospect, June 15–16, high school boys, 410-778-4738,
Gold Medal Overnight Swim, June 16–19, coed ages 8–14, 410-778-7241,
Victory Week Field Hockey, June 19–22, ages 6–17, 443-350-2868,
Women’s Instructional Soccer Camp, June 19–22, girls ages 12–18, 410-810-5883,
Be the Best Softball–All Skills, June 20–22, girls ages 7–14, 410-810-7463,
Shoremen Baseball Youth Day, June 20–22, boys ages 8–12, 410-778-7239,
Shoremen Basketball Youth, June 27–30, boys ages 6–15, 410-778-7258,
Coerver Boys’ Residential Soccer, July 6–9, boys ages 9–16, 410-507-7037,
Softball Prospect Clinic, July 9–10, high school girls, 410-810-7463,
Positional Skills Lacrosse Academy, July 11–13, boys ages 7–17, 410-778-4738,
Chesapeake Crew, girls ages 13–18, July 11–14 and July 18–21; boys ages 13–18, July 25–28,
On the Fly Lacrosse, July 24–27, girls grades 3–12, 410-778-7257/443-480-8935,
College Soccer Training Center, July 28–31, high school boys, 410-507-7037,
Victory Week Field Hockey Prep, July 29–31, high school girls, 443-350-2868,
Victory Week Evening Field Hockey Development, August 7–9, girls ages 6–17, 443-350-2868,