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2018 Summer Camps You Should Know

Mar 01, 2018 07:00AM ● By Brian Saucedo

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: Cedrick Dickens, Summer Programs Director, at Traditional Day Program, Academic Camps, and Sports Camps offering basketball, soccer, volleyball, field hockey, football, tennis, cheer, science, coding, drones, and STEM. Ages 3½ to 18, co-ed. June 11 to August 3. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., half day and extended day options available. Cost: $185 to $295/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 Maritime Museum and Park Camps
Back Creek Nature Park Campus, 7300 Edgewood Road, Annapolis. 443-214-5872. Contact: Candice Hilliard. Catch of the Day (K-1st): July 9-13 and August 6-10. Books on the Bay (K-1st): July 16-20 and August 20-24. Animal Investigators (2nd-3rd): July 9-13 and August 13-17. Water, Water Everywhere (2nd-3rd): July 16-20 and August 20-24. All Aboard! (2nd-3rd): July 23-27. Gone Fishin’ (4th-5th): July 9-13 and August 13-17. Anchors Aweigh (4th-5th): July 23-27 and August 20-24. Go Wild! (4th-5th): August 6-10. Back Creek Adventures (6th-7th): July 16-20 and August 6-10. Nature Art (6th-7th): July 23-27 and August 13-17. Cost: Museum Members $275, Non-Members $315. At the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park, we foster a culture of growth and discovery. Nestled in the city of Annapolis, Back Creek Nature Park is a window to the Chesapeake Bay. Campers will develop their connection to the natural world and maritime culture as they investigate 12 wooded acres, a secluded cove, nature trails, marsh habitat, and more! Programs are led by an experienced staff and feature both instructor-led and child-driven exploration.

Annapolis Recreation and Parks Summer Camps
410-263-7958. Contact: Kathryn Owings, Sports Supervisor, 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 but are not limited to: traditional day camps, academic classes, sports, performance, general interest, art, culinary, dance, engineering, magic, math, robotics, science, technology, and theater. Half-day and full-day options for children in kindergarten to entering 12th grade. June to August.  Hours: Varies per program. Cost: Varies 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. Co-ed for ages 6 to 21. June through August. Cost: Varies depending on program and camp. Visit the website for details. 

The Country School 

Archbishop Spalding Summer Camps
8080 New Cut Road, Severn. 410-969-9105. A wide variety of programs including academic camps and athletic camps are available. For more information, including dates, times, ages, and pricing for each camp, please visit the website or call at the number above.

Camp Pecometh
401 Jack Elliot Way, Centreville. Contact: Julie Lutz, Registrar 410-556-6900 x128 or Faith, fun and friendship on the Chester River. All programs include traditional activities such as canoeing, arts & crafts, music, challenge course, swimming, nature activities, and Bible study. Specialty programs also include a specific focus in a particular area such as crabbing, sailing, crafts, inner tubing and floating inflatables, high ropes, worship band, photography, horseback riding, and archery. There is also a one-week session for adults with disabilities. Eight one-week sessions beginning June 17 and ending August 10. Day camp for grades completed K-6. Overnight camp for grades completed K-11. Go to for program descriptions, to download a brochure and to register.

Camp Wabanna

101 Likes Road, Edgewater.  410-798-0455. 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-foot 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.  

The Country School

716 Goldsborough Street, Easton. 410-822-1935 x130, “I’m a Big Kid Now!” Camp for children one year from kindergarten. June 18-22, 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Call for more details.

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, athletic camps on two beautiful Crownsville campuses. Co-ed for ages 3 to 18, from June through July. Cost: Varies per program. See website for 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. to 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.

Miles River Yacht Club Junior Sail Program

24750 Yacht Club Road, St. Michaels. 410-745-9511. Contact: Marshall Patterson, Registrar. Sessions run June 18 to August 10, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., ages 6-18. $300-$450/week depending on class. The MRYC Junior Sail Program provides hands-on sailing instruction in seamanship, sportsmanship, and water safety for kids 6-18. We’re expanding our classes with a new racing track for sailors who want to get more involved. Plus, our Adventure Sailing program is also expanding to prepare sailors for cruising as well as learning to sail. Need-based scholarships are available! 8080 New Cut Road, Severn. 410-969-9105. A wide variety of programs including academic camps and athletic camps are available. For more information, including dates, times, ages, and pricing for each camp, please visit the website or call at the number above.

Camp Summit


Naptown Sings and Plays! Summer Camps
The Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge (Second Floor Venue), 175 West Street, Annapolis. 410-279-3208. Contact: Sophia Hardesty. July 9-13 and July 6-20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., ages 6-12. Cost for one week: $300 per week (5 days + 1 concert). Use the Code SUMMERFUN for a $50 Early Bird Discount! Cost for both weeks: $250 per week (10 days + 2 concerts). For the fourth year in a row, Naptown Sings and Plays! will be having its BIG Summer Camps. These fun and educational summer camps are for kids who are interested in music, music, and more music. Students will have the opportunity to learn to sing through the songs they love, as well as become acquainted with an instrument of their choosing: guitar, piano, or world drumming.  Highly qualified instructors will be at the camp to ensure a well-rounded educational experience and an exciting week. In addition to group instruction in voice and instruments, students will make friends, play games, and have an all-around musical good time!  In addition to our BIG camps, we will be offering a number of mini-camps at the Naptown Sings and Plays Studio! Visit our website for details.

2018 Navy Baseball National Leadership Camps
U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. Contact:, 410-293-2831. Little League Day Camp: July 16-July 19, ages 8 to 12, $455. Futures Overnight Camp: July 21-July 25, rising 8th, 9th, and 10th graders, $715 overnight/$645 day. Overnight/Leadership Training Camp: July 28-August 1, rising high school juniors and seniors, $715 overnight/ $645 day. Visit  website for full details.  

Navy Wrestling Camps
U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. 410-293-4631. Father-Son Camps: June 16-17 and July 7-July 8. Technique Camps (grades 6-12): June 18-June 22, June 23-June 27, and July 4-July 8. SEAL Screener Camps (grades 8-12): June 18-June 22 and July 4-July 8. SEAL Elite Camps (grades 8-12): June 23-June 29 and June 30-July 6. SEAL ULTRA Camp (grades 9-12): June 23-July 6. GI Jane Camp (grades 7-12): July 4-July 7. Cost varies. Visit website for full details.

Saint Martin’s School of Annapolis 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.

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.  

Severn School Summer Programs
Various locations. 410-647-7701, ext. 2344. Contact: Laurie Wachs, Summer Programs Director, Co-ed day camps for ages 3 ½ to entering 5th grade with various weekly themes.  Extended care is available before and after camp. Camps run from June 25 through July 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Co-ed specialty camps are available for campers entering grades 1-5 (Chesapeake Campus) and grades 6-12 (Teel Campus). Specialty camps at Chesapeake Campus run from June 25 through July 9; at the Teel Campus, specialty camps run from June 25 through July 30. Community Enrichment Program is offered at the Teel Campus from June 25 through July 30 for grades 6-10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Various sports camps are also available. Please visit website for details.

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Studio 180 Dance, Inc. 
131 Gibralter Avenue, Annapolis. 410-268-5299. Contact: Katie King. My First Dance Camp: June 25-June 29, ages 3-6 years, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., $275. Aerial Camp: July 9-July 13, ages 7-18 years, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., $500. One Week Dance Camp: July 16-July 20 and July 23-July 27, ages 7-18 years, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $400. Dance Intensive Camp: July 30-August 3, ages 7-18 years, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $450. DC Auditions (auditions for our competitive team): Friday, August 10th and Saturday, August 11th, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $50. Before and after care is available. $10 for before care from 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.; $15 for after care from 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.  Must be scheduled in advance. There is no before or after care available for My First Dance Camp.

Sultana Education Foundation
Headquarters: 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 17th season, the Sultana Education Foundation’s Summer Programs provide children and young adults with extraordinary opportunities to experience the Chesapeake Bay in ways that most people can only imagine. 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 Saint Andrew’s
4B Wallace Manor Road, Edgewater. 410-216-2660. Email: With full- and half-day programs for campers age three to 14, Summer at Saint Andrew’s offers an unforgettable summer of fun! New for 2018: STEAM Camp and CIT program. June 11-August 10. Join us for our open house on Saturday, March 17th from 9-11:30 a.m.!

Summer Camps at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
213 N. Talbot Street, St. Michaels. Contact: Laurel Seeman, Programs Administrative Assistant, 410-745-4947, Age range: 4–15. Explore the magic of the Chesapeake Bay’s people, animals, traditions, and environment! Weekly camp offerings rotate between age groups, with an emphasis on a fun, hands-on learning environment that includes on-the water and environmental activities, stories, games, crafts, and other creative projects. Scholarships available. For more information and to register, visit

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 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 18 to August 10, 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. 

Camp Wabanna


Summer-in-the-Field at St. Martin’s
375-A Benfield Road, Severna Park. 410-647-7055. June 18-22, June 25-29, July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-27. Come and explore a variety of one-week enrichment camp offerings including courses in technology, cooking, sports, drama, and art. All courses will be taught by instructors from Club SciKidz or St. Martin’s own teachers. Half and full Day offerings along with Before and After Care will be available. Cost: $180-$330 per week. Learn more at

Camp Summit
664 East Central Avenue, Edgewater. 410-798-0005.  Camp Summit (July 2-27) 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. Make sure your child is ready for back to school success!  In addition to Camp Summit, a month-long academic and recreation camp in July, The Summit School offers specialty academic camps in August: Executive Function (Grades, EmPOWER Writing, and Math Boost (Grades 1-6)!  Details and applications available online at

Temple Beth 
Shalom Preschool
1461 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. Arnold. 410-757-0552. Contact: Missy Levin, ECP Director. Check out our summer camp for ages 2-PreK in June and August! We have five fun-filled weeks of different themes, sprinklers and water fun every day, snack provided, trained teachers are our camp leaders, and NO Potty Training needed! Ages 2 years-K.

Regional Camp Guide


Camp Horizons Harrisonburg, VA; June 17–August 18; Five different sessions ranging from 2-4 weeks;; 540-896-7600 or

Camp Carysbrook for Girls
Riner, VA; June 17- August 5; 1-7 weeks sessions available;; 540-382-1670 or

Camp Friendship
Palmyra, VA; June 17-August 18; 1-5 week sessions available;; 1-800-873-3223 or

Camp Mont Shenandoah for Girls
Millsboro Springs, VA; June 23-August 4; 1-6 week sessions available;; 540-997-5994 or

West Virginia:

Camp Hidden Meadows Bartow, WV; June 24-August 18; 2-4 week sessions available;; 800-600-4752 or

Camp Rim Rock for Girls
Yellow Spring, WV; June 24-August 11; 1-4 week sessions available;; 347-746-7625 or

Camp Tall Timbers
High View, WV; July 1-August 18; 1-7 week sessions available;; 301-874-0111 or

Camp Greenbrier for Boys
Alderson, WV; June 24- August 4; 3-6 week sessions available;; 304-445-7168 or

Timber Ridge Camp
High View, WV; June 16-August 10; 2-8 week sessions available;; 410-833-4080 or 

Camp Twin Creeks
– Marlinton, WV; June 24- August 18; 2-4 week sessions available;; 1-800-451-8806 or


Camp Cayuga Honesdale, PA; June 24-August 18; 1-8 weeks sessions available;; 908-470-1224 or 

Lake Greeley Camp
Greeley, PA; June 24-August 18; 2-8 weeks sessions available;; 570-842-3739 or

Camp Lohikan
Lake Como, PA; June 24-August 18; 1-8 weeks sessions available;; 908-470-9317 or

Camp Green Lane
Green Lane, PA; June 23-August 11; 4-7 week sessions available;; 215-234-9211

Camp Kweebec
Schwenksville, PA; June 24- August 12; 3.5-7 week sessions available;; 610-667-2123 or

Trail’s End Camp
Beach Lake, PA; June 23-August 12; 7 weeks;; 516-781-5200

Camp Canadenis
Canadenis, PA; June 23-August 11; 7 weeks;; 484-674-1941 or 

Chestnut Lake Camp
Beach Lake, PA; June 24-August 9; 3-7 week sessions available;; 866-621-2267

Camp Nock-A-Mixon
Kintnersville, PA; June 23-August 11; 7 weeks;; 610-941-0128

Tyler Hill Camp
Tyler Hill, PA; June 23-August 12; 7 weeks;; 516-656-4220 or

Camp Weequahic
Lakewood, PA; June 23-August 5; 3-6 week sessions available;; 877-899-9695 or

Camp Lindenmere
Henryville, PA; June 24- August 5; 3-6 week sessions available;; 570-629-0240

The Susquehannock Camps
June 23-August 11; 3-7 week sessions available;; 570-967-2323 or

Grier Summer Camp for Girls
Tyrone, PA; June 24-August 4; 3 week sessions;; 814-684-3000

Camp Saginaw
Oxford, PA; June 24- August 12; 3-7 week sessions available;; 856-428-6256 or

Pocono Springs Camp
East Stroudsburg, PA; June 23-July 27; 5 week session;; 570-218-5800 or

Camp Netimus for Girls
Milford, PA; June 24- August 11; 2-7 week sessions available;; 570-296-6131 or

Lake Bryn Mawr Camp for Girls
Honesdale, PA; June 23-August 10; 7 week session;; 973-467-3518

Camp Equinunk & Blue Ridge
June 24-August 11; 7 week session;; 631-329-3239 or

Pine Forest Camp
Greeley, PA; June 23- August 11; 7 week session;; 267-639-2488 or

Camp Towanda
Honesdale, PA; June 23-August 10; 7 week session;; 570-253-3266 or

Camp Deer Creek
– Cheswick, PA; June 18-August 10; 2-8 week sessions available;; 412-767-5351 or


Echo Hill Camp Worton, MD; June 24-August 18; 2-8 week sessions available;; 410-348-5303 or

Camp Wright
Stevensville Maryland; June 23-August 29; 1 week sessions;; 410 643-4171 or

Camp Puh’tok
Monkton, MD; June 24-August 17; 1-2 weeks sessions available;; 410-329-6590 or

YMCA Camp Letts
Edgewater, MD; June 17-August 17; 1-8 week sessions available;; 410-919-1400 or