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13th Annual What’s Up? Summer Day Camp Guide

Mar 09, 2011 ● By Anonymous

As the snow melts and temperatures rise, images of summer come to mind: days on the beach, trips to D.C., and, of course, going to camp. Day camps maybe the best choice for the younger members of your family. However, there are so many camps to choose from. Our 2011 Day Camp guide is here to help find the best camp for your children. From sailing camp to sports camp, our guide has a wide selection of camps that guarantee a fun-filled summer for everyone. GENERAL INTEREST CAMPS Big Blue Marble Montessori School Summer Camp. Easton. Contact: Kathleen O’Donnell, camp director, 410-763-6953.; email: Fully licensed and accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education. Go on a tour around the world and learn about a new continent every week. Six-week program. Coed, ages 3–4. June 20 to July 29. Tentative cost: $300/week. Camp Grove Point. Earleville. Contact: Cathy Stafford, 410-742-5107., email: You don’t have to be a Girl Scout to join the fun. Day and short-term programs. Girls entering grades 1–12. June 20 to August 12. $150 and up. Camp Odyssey. Salisbury School. Salisbury. Contact: Dr. Harlan Eagle, 410-742-4464 x320;; email: Grades PK–12. Nine sessions. June 21 to August 19. Costs TBA. Camp Pecometh. Centreville. Contact: Richelle Darrell, 410-556-6900 x103.; email: Sponsored by the United Methodist Church. Day and overnight. Coed, grades 1–11. June 20 to August 12. $195/week. Camp Puh’tok for Boys and Girls. Monkton. Contact: Alexi Kousouris, 410-329-6590.; email: Coed, ages 5–9. June 19 to August 12. $295/week. Camp Wright. Stevensville. Contact: Julia Connelly, associate director, 410-643-4171.; email: Christian-based program on the Chesapeake Bay. Overnight and day camp options. Coed, K–11th grade. Sessions from June 27 to August 19. Day Camp: $150–395; Overnight Camp: $485–740. Gunston Day School Summer Programs. Centreville. 410-758-0620, x202; Variety of camps (sports, environment, technology, Honors Academy, etc.) for ages 6–16. Weekly sessions; half and full day; before and after care. June 27 to August 19. Cost: TBA. Kent County Parks and Recreation Summer Day Camp. Worton. Contact: Stacey Clough, 410-778-1948.; email: Four programs available: Kiddie Camp (ages 3 ½–5); Day Camp (ages 6–10); Summer Playground Program (ages 6–11); and Leaders Club (children entering grades 7 and 8). June 20 to August 12. $60 to $200. Extended hours care available. Kids Club at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Navy Point, St. Michaels. Contact: Helen Van Fleet, 410-745-4941.; email: Coed, camps separated into two age groups, ages 4–5 and 6–7. Sessions for ages 4–5: June 13 to June 17, June 27 to July 1, and July 11 to July 15. Sessions for ages 6–7: June 20 to June 24, July 4 to 8, and July 18 to 22. Costs TBA. Scholarships available. Salisbury Baptist Temple Summer Fun. Salisbury. 410-546-4455.; Coed, ages 6–17. Details TBA. Summer Daze at Camp Todd. Denton. Sponsored by the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council. Contact: Margo Moyer, 302-398-9206.; email: Girls entering grades 1–12. June 20 to July 15. $120 to $190. YMCA of Talbot County Summer Day Camp. Easton. Contact: Jim Fodrie, 410-822-0566.; email: Details TBA. ENVIRONMENTAL/NATURE CAMPS Eco-Adventure Camp. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Grasonville. 410-827-6694.; Coed, grades K–5. Details TBA. EcoCamp 2011. Pickering Creek Audubon Center, Easton. 410-822-4903. Variety of weeklong programs from. Divided into three age groups: grades K–1, 2–4, and 5–7. Details TBA. Echo Hill Outdoor School. Worton. Contact: Andrew McCown, 410-348-5880.; email; Three- and five-day trips to explore the waters of the upper Eastern shore. Ages 8 and up. Details TBA. PERFORMING ARTS Curtain Call Theater Camp. Avalon Theatre, Easton. Contact: Kate Levy, 410-714-2420. Programs for grades K–11. Details TBA. Green Room Gang, Youth Theatre Workshop Camp. Church Hill. Contact: Steven Arnold, executive producing director at Church Hill Theatre, 410-758-1331.; email: Ages 6–17. Various programs mid-June to the end of July. Details TBA. Summer Camp at the Prince Theatre. Chestertown. 410-810-2060.; email: Coed, ages 8–15. July 5 to August 7. Cost TBA. SPECIALTY CAMPS Academy Art Museum’s Summer Camps. Easton. Contact: Janet Hendricks, 410-822-2787.; email: Full and half-day. Coed, ages 3–15. Details TBA. Chess and Rocketry Camp. Radcliffe Creek School, Chestertown. Contact: Catherin Bushby, 410-778-8150.; email: All levels of chess playing ability and rocketry experience welcome. Coed, ages 65. Details TBA. Extreme Summer School Summer Enrichment Program. Countryside Christian School, Cambridge. 410-228-0574. All school-aged children welcome. Tentative dates: June 14 to August 27. Cost TBA. Kent Island Federation of Arts Summer Kids Camps. Stevensville. Contact: Ellen Sullivan, 410-643-7424. Offering a wonderful assortment of art camps throughout the summer. Topics include Clay Class; Journey of Art; Celebrate! Make a Mask; How to Draw; Watercolor Scenes of the Chesapeake; Drawing—Still Life with Charcoal and Colored Pencils; World Art; Memory Keeper; Animal Art in 3D; Mosaics for Beginners; Fiber Art, and basket Weaving. Ages 3 to 18, depending on the class. Details and costs online. Kids on Campus Summer Enrichment Program. Chesapeake College, Wye Mills. Contact: Jane Thomas, 410-827-5850.; email: Various academic, extracurricular, and specialty camps. Coed, entering grades 1–10. Sessions from June 27 to August 13. $90 and up, depending on topic and materials. OC Coastal Bays Bioblitz Camp. Northside Park, Ocean City. 410-250-0125. Become a wildlife scientist and learn what you can do to make our world a better place for the coastal bays. Coed. Details TBA. Science and Technology Camp at Country Center. 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE. Contact: Carlyn Nelson, 302-234-6619.; email: Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council. Girls, grades 5–8. Details TBA. Top Chef and Camp Sampler at Camp Sandy Pines. Route 1, Riverside Dr. Extension, Fruitland. Contact: Mandy Hockenbrock, 443-880-5991.; email: Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council. Avariety of programs from cooking all week to studying dinosaurs or just enjoying a traditional camp experience. Girls, grades K–8. July 18 to August 19. $120 to $190. SPORTS CAMPS Frank Szymanski Baseball Camp. Chesapeake College, Wye Mills. 410-822-5400 x5750.; email: Ages 6–13. Details TBA. Ripken Baseball Camps. Ripken Academy, 873 Long Dr., Aberdeen, MD. 800-486-0850. Visit for complete listings. Salisbury Baseball Camps. Salisbury University, Salisbury. Contact: Doug Fleetwood, 410-543-6034. General, hitting, and pitching/fielding camps. Coed, ages 7–17. Details TBA. Basketball OC Sports Basketball Camps. Northside Park, Ocean City. 410-250-0125. Girls and boys, ages 7–17. June 27 to June 30 and August 1 to August 4. Cost varies, check website for details. Take it to the RAC Coed Basketball Camp. Washington College, Chestertown. 410-778-7258.; email: Coed, ages 7–17. Cost: $150. Dates TBA. Crew Chesapeake Crew Camp for Girls. Washington College, Chestertown. 410-810-2643; email: Girls, ages 13–18 of all skill levels. Two sessions. July 17 to July 21 and July 24 to July 28. Cost: $600. Wild Goose Rowing Camp. Washington College, Chestertown. 410-810-7468.; email: Boys. Details TBA. Field Hockey Revolution Field Hockey Camps. Washington College, Chestertown. Contact: Keri Hostetler, 800-944-7112.; email: Day and overnight. Girls, ages 10–18. July 26 to July 29. $405. Shore Stick Field Hockey Camp. Henry S. Parker Complex, Salisbury. 410-548-4900, x108. Grades 2–12. Details TBA. Victory Week Camp. Washington College, Chestertown. Contact: Rachel Boyle, 410-778-7236. Girls, ages 8 and up. June 19 to June 22. Registration as a team or individual. Team registration: $35/person, individual registration: $90/person. Football Ravens Youth Football Camp. Northside Park, Ocean City. 410-250-0125. Coed, ages 7–16. August 1 to 4. Cost varies, check website for details. Gymnastics Chesapeake Gymnastics Summer Day Camp. Easton. 410-822-8633.; email: Girls ages 7–18. June 19 to June 23 and June 26 to June 30. Costs TBA. Lacrosse Nike Girls’ Lacrosse Camp. Salisbury University, Salisbury. 410-250-0125. Girls, grades 3 – 12. Details TBA. Ocean City Parks Camp: Girls’ Lacrosse. Northside Park, Ocean City. 410-250-0125. Girls, ages 6–16. July 18 to July 21. Cost varies, check website for details. Ocean City Parks Camp: Boys’ Lacrosse. Northside Park, Ocean City. 410-250-0125. Boys, ages 8–16. July 5 to July 8. Cost varies, check website for details. Shore Thing Lacrosse Camp. North East Park, Easton. Contact: Trey Rider, 443-786-0235.; email: Coed, ages 7–14. Details TBA. Shore Shot Lacrosse Camp. Washington College, Chestertown. 410-778-7248. Girls, grades 4–12. Overnight/day options. July 21 to July 24. Cost: $300. Washington College Lacrosse Camp. Chestertown. Contact: J.B. Clarke,; email: Boys, grades 2–12. Details TBA. Sailing Corsica River Yacht Club Junior Sailing. Corsica River Sailing Center, Centreville. 410-490-0331.; email: One-week-long, half-day camps for PeeWee sailors ages 6–8. Two or three-week-long camps for Beginner/Intermediate sailors ages 9–16. Details TBA. SummerSailing Program. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. Contact: Helen Van Fleet, 410-745-4941; email: Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Adult & Teen Sailing Classes with sessions during the week and weekend. Coed, Ages 8 and up. June 13 to August 14. Cost: $175/week for members and $200/week for non-members. Soccer Ocean City Parks Camps – Soccer. Northside Park, Ocean City. 410-250-0125. Coed, ages 6–14. Cost varies, check website for details. Soccer Sessions. Salisbury University, Salisbury. 410-749-8615. Day and advanced camps. Coed, ages 6–8. Details TBA. Washington College Soccer Camp. Chestertown. Contact: Drew Hoffman, head soccer coach, 410-778-7240.; email: Coed, grades 9–12. Girls: July 10 to July 13; Boys: July 17–July 20. Cost TBA. Softball Nike Softball Camp. Salisbury University, Salisbury. Contact: Dr. Tom Stitcher, camp director, 410-543-6349 x36349. Day, extended, and overnight options available. July 26–July 30. Girls, ages 10–18. Cost: Day $275; Extended Day $385; Overnight $485. Tennis Gaby & Dave’s Washington College Tennis Camp. Chestertown. Contact: Dave Marshall, 302-462-0062.; email: Details TBA. Ocean City Parks Camps: Pee Wee Tennis. Ocean City Tennis Center, Ocean City. 410-250-0125. Coed, ages 4–7. June 27 to June 30, July 5 to July 8, July 11 to July 14, July 25 to July 28, and August 8 to August 11. Cost varies, check website for details. Ocean City Tennis Academy. Ocean City Tennis Center, Ocean City. 410-250-0125. Coed, ages 6–15. June 27–June 30, July 5 to July 8, July 11 to July 14, July 25 to July 28, and August 8 to August 11. Cost varies, check website for details. Nike Tennis Camp. Salisbury University, Salisbury. Contact: Randy Halfpap, 410-543-6248 x36248.; email: Coed, ages 9–18. Details TBA. All camps are located in the state of Maryland, unless otherwise noted. Every effort was made to make certain these listings were accurate and current. Any changes received after publication will be updated here on our website.

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