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What’s Up?’s 2017 Summer Camps You Should Know

Mar 02, 2017 03:39PM ● By Cate Reynolds

Indian Creek School Summer Camp Program

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, Summer Programs Director, at Traditional Day Program, Academic Camps, Creative Arts Camps, and Sports Camps offering basketball, soccer, baseball, volleyball, field hockey, football, tennis, dance, science, coding, math, robotics and STEM. Ages 3½ to 18, coed. June 12 to August 11. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., half day and extended day options available. Cost: $185 to $290/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 Summer Camps — 410-263-7958.  Contact: Caryn Walaski, Recreation Division Chief at Co-ed Day Camp Programs in Annapolis 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, fencing, nature and art. Many camps include swimming at Truxtun Park Pool. Cost varies depending on specific camp and City of Annapolis residency. Visit website for details.

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, culinary, dance, drivers’ education, engineering, math, robotics, science, technology, and theater. Half-day and full-day options for children ages 5 to entering 12th grade. June 12 to August 18. 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 Summer Camps—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, skateboarding, magic, art, performing arts, 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 and athletic camps (baseball, boys basketball, boys lacrosse, girls lacrosse, girls soccer, boys soccer, dance and cheer, field hockey, football, softball, girls volleyball, wrestling, cross country). For more information, including dates, times, ages, and pricing for each camp, please visit the website or call at the number above.

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Sea Squirts Summer Camp—213 N. Talbot St., St. Michaels, MD 21663. Contact: Allison Speight, Volunteer & Education Coordinator, 410-745-4941, Cost: $125 for CBMM members, $150 for non-members. Age range: ages 4–9. Explore the magic of the Chesapeake Bay’s people, animals, and environment through creative, hands-on activities, stories, games, and crafts. To register, visit

Chesapeake College Kids on Campus—Routes 50 and 213 in Wye Mills, MD 21679, 410-827-5810. June 24–August 11. Rising students in Grade 3–Grade 11. Each session is $125–$175 per week. Summer enrichment program for school-age children and teens. Fun, innovative courses cover a variety of topics including engineering, Lego robotics, cooking, boatbuilding, Minecraft, photography, drones, computer coding, Safe Sitter training, basic car maintenance and theatre. Before and after care sessions available.

The Country School716 Goldsborough St, Easton. 410-822-1935. Jump Start to Kindergarten for kids entering kindergarten program in fall 2017-2018 and I’m a Big Kid Now Camp for 4-year-olds close to entering kindergarten. Various dates. See website for more details.

Davy Dance Academy Summer Camps—2 locations: 1358 Cape St Claire Rd., Annapolis (240-476-6145); 222 Shopping Center Rd., Stevensville (410-627-2563).  Camps include: Princess Dance Camp, Princess Moana Ballet Camp, Fancy Nancy Ballet Camp, Pinkalicious Ballet Camp, American Girl Dance Camp, Elena of Avalor Ballet Camp, Ultimate Summer Dance Intensive. Camps run June-August. Cost: varies. See website for more details.


Elizabeth Seton High School Summer Camps 2017—5715 Emerson Street, Bladensburg, MD 20710, 301-864-4532. Camp Contact: Diane Billingsley. Sports Camp: June 19–23, girls in rising grades 2–9, $300. Campers will be instructed by varsity coaches and student athletes and will play basketball, soccer, volleyball, lacrosse, and more! The goal of Seton Sports Camp is to train and improve skills while incorporating a fun and meaningful camp experience. Photography Camp: July 10–14, girls in rising grades 6–9, $250. Seton’s photo boot camp will give students a hands-on, up-close-and-personal experience with digital DSLR photography. Cameras, computers, transportation and instruction are provided. Band Camp: July 10–14, girls and boys in rising grads 7–9, $65 (need-based scholarships are available). The Seton Summer Band program will be a week-long performance camp featuring sectional and full band rehearsals. Questions may be directed to Dr. Brad Tatum at or 301-864-4532 ext. 7512.

Indian Creek School Summer Camp Program—680 Evergreen Road and 1180 Anne Chambers Way, Crownsville. Contact: Kelly Bryant, Summer Camp Director, 410-923-3660 or email: Traditional day camps, specialty camps, blended learning camps, vendor specialty camps, athletic camps on two beautiful Crownsville campuses. Co-ed for ages 3 to 18, from June through July. Cost: Vary per program. See website for details.

KidShip Sailing—Annapolis Sailing School, 7001 Bembe Beach Road, Annapolis; 410-267-7205. Email: Full and half day, week-long sailing camps for children ages 5 to 15, beginner to advanced levels. Over 8,000 young sailors have graduated from this renowned sailing school with the lowest student-to-instructor ratio in town. We provide a fun, non-competitive atmosphere that builds skills and instills confidence. Sailors are always supervised, yet as they progress through the levels, the ability to sail with a buddy or even single-handed is possible. Full-day camps $449; half-day $275. Visit for details.

Monsignor Slade Catholic School120 Dorsey Rd, Glen Burnie. 410-766-7130. Summer program care available for children in Pre-K4 through 8th grade. See website for more details.

Musical Theatre Summer Camp—locations in Annapolis, Brooklyn Park, and Pikesville. 410-837-0971. Two-week full-day camp for ages 6–15, $495. Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 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.

2017 Navy Baseball National Leadership Camps—U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. Contact: 410-293-2831. Little League Day Camp: July 17 to July 20, ages 8 to 12, $455. Futures Overnight Camp: July 22 to July 26, rising 8th, 9th, and 10th graders, $695 overnight/$625 day. Overnight/Leadership Training Camp: July 29 to August 2, rising high school juniors and seniors, $695 overnight/ $625 day.

Navy Volleyball Camps—U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. 410-293-5845.  Contact: Mike Schwab, Associate Camp Director, Ages 10–18. Session 1: Girls’ Position Camp, July 7–10. Girls’ Mini Camp, July 10–12. Session 2: Girls’ Training Camp and Boys’ Training Camp, July 12–15. Navy Team Camp, July 10–11. Contact for details.

Navy Wrestling Camps—U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. Joel Sharratt, Camp Director. 410-293-4631. Technique Camps: June 19–23, June 24-28, and July 5-9; Youth & Beginners Day Camp: June 26-28; Marine Week Competition Camp: July 6-9; Father/Son Camps: June 17-18 and July 8-9; SEAL Training Camp: June 24–30 and July 1-7; and GI Jane Wrestling Camp: July 5-8. Cost varies. See website for full details.

Saint Andrew’s Summer Camp—4B Wallace Manor Road, Edgewater, 410-266-0952,  Email: Our new Herons Day Camp features traditional summer camp programs for campers age 3 ½ -11. Campers will enjoy activities within a supportive, structured, and enriching environment, all on our campus between Annapolis and Edgewater. June 19 to August 4. Costs: weekly/$250.

Saint Martin’s Lutheran School Summer Camp—1120 Spa Road, Annapolis. 410-269-1955. Youth summer day camps offered. Call or see website for updated details as offerings become available.

Severn School—Severn School Coed Day Camps. 410-647-7701, ext. 2344. Contact: Laurie Wachs, Summer Programs Director, email: Co-ed Day Camps. On our Chesapeake Campus, we offer traditional weekly themed co-ed camps and specialty camps (pottery, painting, drama and our new Culture Club) for ages 3 ½ to 5th grade. Extended care is available before and after camp. On our Teel Campus, we offer the popular Community Enrichment Program for grades 5–9, and specialty camps (Tech and 3D printing, pottery, art, and Survivor-Teel Island) for students entering 6 -12 grades. Daily swimming is an option offered to all campers. Six weeks of exciting camp selections, beginning June 19 and continuing through July 28. Hours: 9 a.m.–3 p.m. See website for more details and updates. See Summer Programs at

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 Fun in-the Field at St. Martin’s 375-A Benfield Road, Severna Park, MD 21146, 410-647-7055. Dawn Bathras, Director of Auxiliary Programs, Monday–Friday June 19th thru July 28th, ages 3 through 8th grade, Range $125–$185 (varies depending on supplies). We offer a wide variety of camps for ages 3 through 8th grade including STEAM, cooking, sports, art, music, and imagination.

Sultana Education FoundationHeadquarters: 200 South Cross Street, Chestertown; programs have various meeting locations, 410-778-5954,  Summer Program Admissions Contact: Liza Brocker. Program Dates: June 19–August 17. Programs range from three to eight days. Both day and residential programs are offered. Age Range: Programs serve 5–18 year olds. Pricing: Program tuition ranges from $275–$900. Now in its 16th season, the Sultana Education Foundation’s Summer Programs provide children and young adults with opportunities to experience the Chesapeake Bay. The Foundation provides a variety of options for students from five to 18 years of age, including live-aboard Tall Ship excursions on the schooner SULTANA, week-long kayak camping trips on the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, as well as science and paddling-based day-programs for younger children. Please visit for additional details.


Summer at KEY—Key School, 534 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis. 443-321-2575. Contact: Jane Flanagan at email: Co-ed day camp. Summer at KEY offers a wide variety of camps that include academic and Art Institute classes, science and technology camps, cooking and performance camps, and sports and swimming camps to children to children ages 3 ½ years old to those entering 12th grade. Camps are running from June 19 to August 11 with both half day and full day options. Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Costs: Vary per program. Please visit the website for more information.

Summer on the Creek at Radcliffe Creek School — 201 Talbot Boulevard, Chestertown. 410-778-8150, Contact: Meg McClary. Summer on the Creek Program, June 12–August 18 (three and five-day options available). Little Creek Crusaders, July 31–August 18 (weekly options). Our Summer on the Creek features programs for both preschoolers (ages 2–5) and school-aged children (rising kindergarten through second graders). Both center around project-based learning, where children will participate in daily crafts, games, and water play. Our school-aged program will allow opportunities for children to maintain basic academic progress. Our Summer on the Creek themes are Space is the Place, Super Safari, and Shipwrecked on the Chesapeake Bay. Our Little Creek Crusaders program are three week-long adventures in August for children ages 2–6, featuring themes of Fairy Tale Adventures, Pirate Adventures, and Animal Kingdom Adventures.

Camp Summit  664 East Central Avenue, Edgewater. 410-798-0005. Camp Summit (July 5–28) offers a nurturing environment where students build self-confidence and get the academic boost they need for back-to-school success. Campers, grades 1–8, avoid summer learning loss while having fun and making new friends. Morning academics followed by afternoon fun.

The Summit School Specialty 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 26– 30) campers will kick-off their summer with Soccer, Archery, Robotics, and S.T.E.A.M. camps. For Rising 5th through 8th grade students. July 10th–14th, Summit offers Executive Function and Writing Skills courses for students entering grades 7th to 9th. Details and applications available online.

Tech Camp 2017!—Sponsored by AACPS. 211 Central Ave. East, Edgewater. 410-956-5900, Director Jason C. Kahler, June 19th–22nd, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Tuition: $150. Currently in Grades 6–8. Co-ed daily camp offering exciting hands-on explorations of the programs offered at the Career of Applied Technology South in Edgewater. Offerings include: Culinary Arts, Website Design, Cybersecurity, Automotive Engineering, First Aid, and many more. Call 410-956-5900 and ask for the Camp Director or visit for more details.

TGA Premier Youth Tennis Camps—Locations: Annapolis, Crownsville, Crofton. 
703-556-6120 x7029, Umarah Mughnee,
The USTA Mid-Atlantic’s TGA Premier Youth Tennis Camps offer an unforgettable experience for your child by combining expert instruction, daily matches, tennis-themed STEM experiments and exciting activities that kids love! Campers develop their skills and passion for tennis while learning life skills such as respect, honesty, and sportsmanship. TGA tennis camps are ideal for beginners and are available as half or full day camp options for children age 5 to 12. First-time campers receive a hat and water bottle and all participants have a chance at great prizes! Discounts and free racquet promotions are available so register today!

Thrive Gymnastics2305 Katcef Ave., Annapolis. 410-995-8130.  Specialty combo camps available including: Art-nastics, Martial Arts/Gym Combo, Dance/Tumbling Combo, Cheer-nastics Camps. Full and half day camps; register for a day, the month, or a whole summer. Ages 3 years and older. Call to register.

YMCA of Anne Arundel CountyVarious county locations. 410-544-2525.  Programs offered include science, sports, creative arts, outdoors camps, teen programs, and more. Traditional camp add-ons available. Ages 5–17. June through August. Prices vary. See website for more details.