Summer Camps Guide 2014

A list of just some of the camps in or near Maryland

Special Advertising Section -

Summer Camps Guide 2014

A list of just some of the camps in or near Maryland

Special Advertising Section -


SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

Yes, Junior, you’re going to camp

Think s’mores and wood smoke: It’s that time again—to pick the perfect summer experience for your kids.

If it’s early March, then it’s high time to reserve your kids’ spot in one of the region’s dozens of great summer camp programs, which offer something for everyone.

Following is a list of just some of the camps in or near Maryland, grouped in different categories, from academics, religious study, computer skills, and lacrosse to the traditional camps offering water sports, horseback riding, and wilderness experiences.

But remember: The most popular ones fill up fast.


Arts, Academia, and Skills

Aviation and Pilot Camp
Middle River Aviation
701 Wilson Point Rd., Ste. 402
Middle River, Md. 21220
410-574-3897
middleriveraviation.com

Contact: Timothy Tenne 843-822-6174, [email protected]

Middle River Aviation’s aviation and pilot camp for ages 13-18, operated from its location at Martin State Airport, offers flight lessons, training in navigation, and access to a full-motion simulator, as well as a trip to the Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., guest speakers, and swimming, as well. Dates are June 23-27, July 7-11, and August 11-15.

Community Art Center of Towson University
Summer Art Camp
On Campus, Towson University
Community Art Center of TU
Towson University
8000 York Rd.
Towson, MD 21252-0001
410-704-2351
towson.edu/cac

Campers ages 6-14, grouped by age, study drawing, painting, clay, and sculpture. An extended-day option is available. Later in the summer, there is also a computer-graphics workshop for high school students ages 14 through adults, including animee, cartoon, and game animation. Sessions run June 23-Aug. 8. Call for prices. All supplies and field trip fees included.

Cooking Camp Classic
99 Painters Mill Rd.
Owings Mills, MD 21117
410-356-1666
http://classiccatering.com/about-us/cookingcamp
Contact: Jackie Shugarman, [email protected]
 
Cooking Camp Classic will inspire apron-clad kids to create dishes that are fun for the whole family to prepare. Junior chefs ages 5-16 get their hands into the ingredients and bring home a dinner for four to share with family and friends. Camp runs for six weeks starting in June 2014. Children and teens will receive 1.5 hours of instruction, dinner buffet, T-shirt (one per child) and a meal prepared by the kids to take home. Cooking Camp Classic is $85 per class. All classes are 6-8 p.m.

Gilman Summer!
5407 Roland Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21210
410-323-3800
Gilman.edu/GilmanSummer

Contact: Maryann Wegloski, 410-323-3800, x279, [email protected]

Enrichment and skill-building programs for girls and boys grades 1-12 designed and taught by Gilman faculty and field experts. Courses include an extensive art program, S.T.E.M. courses, outdoor education, SAT prep classes, science, math, foreign language, and sports camps. Classes include Make your first Game App, LEGO Films and Animation, Young Engineers, Surf and Skate Art, Young Explorers Nature Camp, Studio Drawing and Painting, Summer at Hogwarts, Clay and Sculpture Course, and more. Sessions run June 16-July 25. 

Howard County Arts Council
8510 High Ridge Rd.
Ellicott City, MD 21043
410-313-2787
hocoarts.org

Council programs at held the Howard County Center for the Arts, which includes resident artists’ studios, 2 professional galleries, a dance studio, the black box theatre for performing arts and the offices of the Howard County Arts Council, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, The Columbia Orchestra and the Howard County Ballet. Students may select from age-appropriate visual and performing arts camps including pop art, shakespeare, recycled art, and much more.  Programs are open to the public, regardless of residency in Howard County, for grades K-7. June 23-Aug. 15.

Roland Park Country School
Kaleidoscope Lifelong Learning
5204 Roland Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21210
410-323-5500
rpcs.org

RPCS offers a variety of day camps and programs for both boys and girls ages 3-18. Offerings currently planned include arts, science and tech, nature, language, athletics, computer-oriented programs, and more. Program dates vary from June 16-Aug. 22. Call for a complete catalogue and prices.

Camp Windward at The Odyssey School
3257 Bridle Ridge Ln.
Stevenson, MD 21153
410-580-5551
[email protected]
theodysseyschool.org

Contact: Robyn Wagner

Camp Windward, The Odyssey School’s specialized five-week summer program for children with dyslexia, for first grade through eighth grade, is held on the school’s 42-acre wooded campus in Baltimore County. Camp Windward incorporates an individualized, structured academic experience in the mornings, designed to promote ongoing skill development in the areas of reading, oral language, written language, and math, followed by afternoons of art, outdoor activities, and athletics.  Sessions June 23 to July 25.

JA BizTown Summer Experience
Junior Achievement of Central Maryland
10711 Red Run Blvd., Ste. 110
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Contact: Rebecca Golloub
410-753-3289

Imagine getting your dream job, operating a business, marketing it, honing your money management skills and running an entire city. Junior Achievement of Central Maryland offers 9-to-12-year-olds the opportunity to do all this and more during the 10th season of its summer camp, the JA BizTown Summer Venture, June 23-27. Children will learn important concepts for earning, spending and saving that will prepare them for a successful future. This year, kids will not only benefit from leaning fiscal fitness, but physical fitness as well, with the addition of special fitness activities from the Y of Central Maryland’s Fit N Fun van. June 23-27. Call for hours and prices.

Park School of Baltimore
Park Camps and Summer Programs
2425 Old Court Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21208
410-339-4120
Parkcamps.com

June 16 ­ August 1

This summer, children age 3 1/2 and up are invited to join us for dynamic experiences in the tradition of The Park School of Baltimore. Park¹s unique approach to learning and growing flourishes amid the beauty of our wooded 100-acre campus. 2014 sessions include general day camps (Cubs, Bears, & Bruins) as well as special-focus camps that provide opportunities for intrepid girls and boys (Are We There Yet? Excursion Camp), those interested in honing campcraft and outdoor leadership skills (Appalachian Adventure), any jazz, rock, and funk musicians (Music Ensemble Camp), soccer stars (World Cup Fever), and budding auteurs (Young Filmmakers Workshop). Go online for details and registration.


Nature Camps

Carrie Murray Nature Center Summer Camp
1901 Ridgetop Rd.
Baltimore, MD 2120
410-396-0808

West Baltimore is the perfect setting for this city-run day camp that specializes in Native-American and African-American activities and nature and environmental studies. The camp is situated on a 1,200-acre wilderness park. Coed for ages 5-13. June-August. (Call for information about dates and prices.)

Camp Puh’tok
17433 Big Falls Rd.
Monkton, MD 21111
410-329-6590
camppuhtok.com

This rustic camp has more than 60 years of experience to offer for boys and girls ages 5-16.  Campers learn Native-American culture, ecology, sailing, horseback riding, canoeing, hiking and American Heritage skills. Sessions from June 22-Aug. 15. Prices vary.

Irvine Nature Center
11201 Garrison Forest Rd.
Owings Mills, MD 21117
443-738-9200
explorenature.org

The Irvine Nature Center is a nonprofit environmental education organization providing a variety of year-round programs and special events for children, adults and families. This summer, Irvine will offer its expanded Summer Nature Camp at its location in Owings Mills. Week-long sessions are available for children ages 2-15 from June 9 through August 22. Activities include: hiking, biking, canoeing, aquatics, animal encounters, puppet shows, plant ecology, and story times. Register online, rates vary.


Religious

Beth Tfiloh Camps
400 Delight Meadows Rd.
Reisterstown, MD 21136
410-517-3451
btcamps.org

Every summer, hundreds of boys and girls ages 2-15 enjoy a variety of activities at this day camp, including outdoor living skills, a rope course, drama, music, sports, boating, swim instruction, and arts and crafts. Transportation is available. Two- to eight-week programs offered at various prices. June 23-Aug. 15.

Bricks 4 Kidz, Baltimore County
Goucher College, Towson, Md. (Full Day Camp)
St. James Academy, Monkton, MD (Half Day Camp)
443-636-0782
bricks4kidz.com/maryland-cockeysville-pikesville-towson/
Contact: Michele Rigatuso, [email protected]

Bricks 4 Kidz provides an extraordinary atmosphere for students age five and
older to build unique creations, play games, and have loads of fun using
LEGO® Bricks. The activities are designed to trigger young children¹s lively
imaginations and build their self-confidence. Campers will receive a T-shirt
and take home a custom mini-figure. June 23- August 8.

Capital Camps and Retreat Center
12750 Buchanan Trail East
Waynesboro, PA 17268
717-794-2177
capitalcamps.org

This camp serves the Jewish community in Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia. Boys and girls (rising third graders through rising 12th graders) participate in a wide variety of activities that range from arts and athletics to activities celebrating Jewish culture. Three-week to seven-week sessions are available. Special-needs campers are mainstreamed into the regular program. June-August. Prices vary. (See website for specific details.)      

Camp Airy
14938 Old Camp Airy Rd.
Thurmont, MD 21788
301-271-4636
(See Camp Airy and Camp Louise for office information.)

Camp Louise
24959 Pen Mar Rd.
Cascade, MD 21719
301-241-3661
(See Camp Airy and Camp Louise for office information.)

The Camp Airy and Camp Louise Office
5750 Park Heights Ave., Ste. 306
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-466-9010
[email protected]
airylouise.org

Camps Airy and Louise have been serving Jewish children, for kids entering grades 2 through 12 for alomost 90 years. Both Camp Airy’s 450-acre site in Thurmont and Camp Louise’s 400 acres in Cascade are in the Catoctin Mountains of Western Maryland. Children enjoy a wide variety of athletic activities, rock climbing, swimming, drama, music, and more during two-to-eight-week sessions. June 22-Aug. 3. Prices vary.

Camp Pecometh
136 Bookers Wharf Rd.
Centreville, MD 21617
410-556-6900
pecometh.org

The mission of this coed Christian camp is to provide a faith environment that promotes life-changing experiences in a traditional camp setting, as well as archery, sailing, crafts, and games. For grades 1-11. June 22-Aug. 22. Call for prices.

Camp Wright
400 Camp Wright Ln.
Stevensville, MD 21666
410-643-4171
campwright.com

Operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Easton, this camp has day and residential programs that capitalize on its location on the Chesapeake Bay. While learning Christian ideals, campers in grades K-12 can sail, canoe, learn sports and nature studies, and even take wilderness-adventure excursions. June 22-Aug. 15. Coed. Call for prices.


Traditional

Camp Alleghany for Girls
Lewisburg, WV
campalleghany.com

877-446-9475
[email protected]

An overnight summer camp located in Greenbrier County, WV, Camp Alleghany offers programs to girls ages 7 to 16, with sessions of one or three weeks. Girls continue to enjoy the same customs and activities established 90 years ago, including archery, arts and crafts, canoeing, dance, drama, riflery, ropes, singing, sports and fitness, swimming, and tennis, with emphasis on the principles of sportsmanship, citizenship, cooperation, consideration for others, the honor system, and meaningful appreciation of the outdoors. Goals are achieved in a lively, relaxed, and fun setting, enhancing self-esteem and boosting confidence while the girls grow in leadership, maturity and responsibility.

Camp Friendship
P.O. Box 145
573 Friendship Way
Palmyra, VA 22963
800-873-3223
campfriendship.com

ACA-accredited Camp Friendship provides more than 50 activities to choose from in one- and two-week sessions, including junior and teen programs (co-ed), plus an equestrian program for girls ages 6-16, and sports-specialized programs (such as tennis, water-skiing, gymnastics). Call for dates and prices.

Camp Rock Summer Adventure
1607 Cromwell Bridge Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21234
410-665-7461
camprockmd.com
Contact: Julie Traut, Director
[email protected]

Camp Rock offers nine weeks of theme-based fun for children ages 4-12. The summer program runs from June 16 through August 15, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., offering nature trails, water activities, games, crafts, team building, on-site field trips, special guests, sports, horsemanship, and academic enrichment. Lunch and snacks included in all camper packages.  Call for prices, session dates.

Cape Cod Sea Camps
P.O. Box 1880
Brewster, MA 02631
508-896-3451
capecodseacamps.com

Contact: Dave Peterson

Established in 1922, Cape Cod Sea Camps, located on Cape Cod Bay, offers both co-educational resident and day camp for children ages 4 to 14 with approximately 300 day campers per week, and 400 overnight campers per session. Campers, who come from two dozen states and several foreign countries, are placed in eight units according to age, grade, and friendships. Activities include sailing, swimming, wind surfing, water skiing, archery, air riflery, arts and crafts, woodworking, cycling, tennis, team sports, and drama. Call for rates on overnight camp in sessions of 3.5 weeks and seven weeks. June 29-Aug. 16.

Preschool and Elementary & Middle School Summer Camps
Columbia Academy
5 locations in Howard County
866-483.3911
Discover.ColumbiaAcademy.com

Preschool camp is offered in four locations: Thunder Hill, Kendall Ridge, Kings Contrivance, and Maple Lawn. In this 13-week camp, children will read, learn, swim, and play. Elementary and middle-school campers come together at the elementary and middle school in Columbia for a summer of science experiments and activities including swimming, cooking, art, weekly field trips, games, and mental challenges with a S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) focus.

Grier Summer Camp
Route 453 South at the Grier School
P.O. Box 308
Tyrone, PA. 16686
814-684-3000, ext. 113
griertcamp.org

This all-girl residential summer program at the Grier School in Central Pennsylvania offers horseback riding, dance, art, drama, swimming, camping, and sports in one- to three-week sessions for girls ages 7-17. Also offered is an equestrian program for riders of various abilities. June 23-Aug. 2. Prices vary.

Columbia Association Camps
10221 Wincopin Circle
Columbia, MD 21044
410-715-3165
columbiacamps.org

The Columbia Association operates 20 camps that have something for every child, whether it is art, basketball, nature, skating, or sailing. The various day camps provide activities for boys and girls in grades K-12. Dates and prices vary.

Echo Hill Camp
13655 Bloomingneck Rd.
Worton, MD 21678
410-348-5303
echohillcamp.com

This coed residential camp offers traditional camp activities and specializes in water sports such as sailing, windsurfing, and water-skiing. Ages 7-16. June 22-Aug. 27. Call for prices.

Coppermine Fieldhouse
1400 Coppermine Terrace
Baltimore, MD 21209
410-337-7781
copperminefieldhouse.com

Coppermine Fieldhouse, a 42,000-square-foot indoor facility on 12 acres, offers age-appropriate day camps for children 3 1/2 to 17 years of age, including a starter program, lifetime sports camp, team sports clinics, and a performing arts seminar.  Gymnastics, rock climbing, team building, biking, archery, tennis, sailing, and other specialty programs with swimming. June 2-Aug. 29.

JCC Camps at Milldale
5425 Mt. Gilead Rd.
Reisterstown, MD 21136
410-559-3512
campmilldale.org 

Campers enjoy lake and nature activities, cooking, arts, sports, science, Israeli culture, award-winning swim lessons, and much more. Day camp for grades K-6, arts and sports camps for grades three through eight, LIT and CIT program for grades nine and 10. Two-eight week options and extended-day available.

Noah’s Ark Camp at the JCC
5700 Park Heights Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-500-5936

3506 Gwynnbrook Ave.
Owings Mills, MD 21117
410-559-3557
jcc.org/camps

The JCC offer a nurturing environment for preschoolers, ages 2-5 to explore, discover and grow. Both locations offer swim lessons, music and movement, amazing playgrounds, Israeli culture, Shabbat programs, and professional educators. Half and full day, and four-, six-, and eight-week options available.

Maryland 4-H Camps
(in various counties)
8020 Greenmead Dr.
College Park, MD 20740
301-314-9070
extension.umd.edu/4-h

Every county and Baltimore City has a 4-H camp offered at various locations. The camps are open to all youths, boys and girls, ages 8-18. Resident and day programs provide the traditional camp experience. June-August. Prices vary.

McDonogh School Summer Programs
8600 McDonogh Rd.
McDonogh, MD
410-998-3519
mcdonogh.org/c/summer-programs

For over 75 years, McDonogh has been offering summer programs for ages 4 to 18, including traditional day camps, academic experiences, and day and overnight sports clinics. The camps are conducted on McDonogh’s 800-acre campus, which includes stables and outdoor riding rings, two fishing ponds, two fully equipped playground areas, 20 tennis courts, and outdoor athletic fields, as well as rock-climbing tower and ropes course. Indoor facilities include a 54,000-square-foot field house with seven basketball courts, an aquatic center that includes an Olympic-size swimming pool, two indoor batting ranges, a wellness center, and a wrestling room. A fine arts center boasts a 588-seat theater with modern stage, lighting and sound, black box, music room, and set design room, and there are multiple computer labs, art rooms, classrooms, and dormitory space to accommodate over 100 students. Call or go online for programs, dates, and rates.

Summer at Bryn Mawr
109 W. Melrose Ave.
410-323-8800, ext. 1268
brynmawrschool.org/summer

The Bryn Mawr School runs half- and full-day sports and creative camps for boys and girls, ages 3-15, from mid-June to mid-August. Held on their sprawling north Baltimore campus, programs include sports like field hockey and soccer, plus art, music, dance and enrichment programs, including such unique offerings as manners instruction, a doll camp, and a pets camp. Call or go online for details, dates, and rates.

Summer Fun at Montessori
10807 Tony Dr.
Lutherville
410-321-8555
greenspringmontessori.org/programs/summer-fun

Contact: Shari Wolf

The Montessori School’s Summer Fun program, located on the school’s campus at the corner of Falls and Greenspring Valley Roads, offers a nurturing, non-competitive learning environment in a farm-like setting. Programs are for children ages 18 months to 12 years and include recreational sports, nature, music, arts, science, toddler preschool and Summer Montessori. Call for rates. June 23-Aug. 8.

Summer Magic at Mercy Camps and Workshops
Mercy High School
1300 E. Northern Pkwy.
Baltimore, MD 21239
410-433-8880
mercyhighschool.com

Mercy High School’s annual Summer Magic at Mercy camps and workshops will be held mid June through early July for girls entering grades 6, 7, 8 and 9, and include basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, and volleyball.  Call or email the school for more information.

Nature Camps
(winter offices)
516 Rowland Dr.
Port Deposit, MD 21904
(summer address)

P.O. Box 418
Manheim, PA 17545
410-343-0223
naturecamps.com

For over 39 years, Nature Camps has offered a unique family based program for both parents and children ages 4-16, with an emphasis on outdoor adventure and environmental education. Programs are set  on 230 acres of woodland bordering the Gunpowder River in Monkton. Prices/programs vary.

The Open Door
518 Virginia Ave.
Towson, MD 21286
410-825-6300
opendoorcare.com

The Open Door, a licensed child-care provider, has summer-camp programs offering swimming, field trips, music, clubs, crafts, nature, and sports activities. Weekly themes have included Mardi Gras, American Idol, and Down the Ocean. Locations are in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County, and Anne Arundel County. Call for dates and prices. 

Summer at Friends
5114 North Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21210
410-649-3218
fscamp.org

Friends School of Baltimore offers kids ages 4-13 a variety of programs and day camps in technology, dance, drama, and sports.  Extended-day hours are available. Call for precise dates; camp sessions planned for June 16-August 8. Parents choose the length of sessions up to eight weeks. Fees vary.

Sandy Hill Camp
3380 Turkey Point Rd.
North East, MD 21901
410-287-5554
sandyhillcamp.com

This camp offers sailing, water-skiing, a rope course, zip line, horseback riding, sports, art, crafts, and more on 211 acres on the Chesapeake Bay. One- and two-week sessions are available for boys and girls in grades 2-10. June 22-Aug. 15. One-week session/$975, two weeks/$2,175.

Summer Camp at the Zoo
Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
1876 Mansion House Dr.
Druid Hill Park
Baltimore, Md. 21217
410-396-7102
hmarylandzoo.org/edzoocation/summer-camp/

Campers experience a unique, week-long day camp that allows them to explore the natural world of animals and their habitats. Each camp is conducted by a zoo educator assisted by two adult camp counselors, with each session limited to 20 campers. Students entering grades three through eight can discover "A Day in the Life of a Zoo Keeper." They will learn how some of the animals are cared for, what they eat, and how their exhibits are maintained, as well as studying how exhibits reflect natural habitats and meet animals¹ needs. A Day in the Life of a Zoo Keeper for grades 3, 4 and 5 runs Week One: July 7 ­ July 11, Week Two: July 14-18, Week Four: July 28 ­ August 1 and
Week Five: August 4 - 8. A Day in the Life of a Zoo Keeper for grades 6, 7 and 8, runs Week Three: July 22-26. The Zoo Detectives Camp for 2nd graders is offered during Week Six: August 11 ­ 15. Camp runs from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily. The one-week summer camps cost $410 per child; zoo members receive a discounted rate of $345.

Ultimate Watersports Summer Camps
Various locations throughout Maryland
Offices at: 7340 Greenbank Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21220
410-207-8601
ultimatewatersports.com

Ultimate Watersports offers weekly sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, and environmental summer day camps for boys and girls ages 9-16. Offerings include watersports, rock climbing,and river boating. Call for more information and pricing.

YMCA Camp Letts
4003 Camp Letts Rd.
P.O. Box 208
Edgewater, MD 21037
866-963-6000 (toll free)
campletts.org

The coed camp takes children ages 6-16 in day and residential programs. Its location on the Bay encourages campers to learn sailing, water-skiing, swimming, horseback riding, sports, paintball, and archery. June-Aug. Sessions range from one to two weeks. Prices vary.

Camp Tall Timbers
Winter office: 3735 Spicebush Dr.
Urbana, MD 21704
800-862-2678
camptalltimbers.com

Contact: Glenn Smith

Founded in 1970, Camp Tall Timbers in West Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains has offered co-ed campers in grades 1-10 aerobics, drama, athletics, horseback riding. Accredited by the American Camp Association. Prices vary.


Sports

Amazing Grace Equestrian center
Summer Horseback Riding Program (Day Camp)
2642 Mount Carmel Rd.
Parkton, MD 21120
443-528-7521
ridewithamazinggrace.com

Amazing Grace Equestrian Center offers a Summer Riding Program (Day Camp) for ages 8 - 15. Participants will learn about the history of the horse, breeds, colors, markings, horse care, grooming, and riding (equitation, games and etiquette). Both English and Western disciplines are offered, beginner thru advanced. Camp is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and before/after care is available. Weekly programs offered during the month of July.

All America Lacrosse Camp
P.O. Box 157
Fruitland, MD 21826
410-742-8411 (evenings)
Contact: Pat Lamboni
Allamericalacrossecamps.com

Boys ages 9-17 participate in one of two overnight All America Lacrosse camps. Campers stay at McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland and home of the Baltimore Ravens Training camp), where the fields have been expanded. Call for dates and prices.

Black Bear Lacrosse Camps
c/o Jon Heisman
P.O. Box 2348
Wilmington, DE 19899
Camp locations in various states
215-421-9170
blackbearlax.com

This day lacrosse camp strives to provide instruction within a supportive and nurturing environment for boys and girls ages 5-15. Each camper receives a reversible tank top, as well as eligibility for scholarships. Counselor positions are filled by some of the best college, club, and professional players in the game who aim to inspire lacrosse players at all skill levels. Sessions June-Aug., check site for prices.

Brick Bodies Summer Camps
Brick Bodies Padonia
2430 Broad Ave.
Timonium, MD 21093
410-252-5280
BrickBodies.com  

Located at the Brick Bodies Padonia 58,000-square-foot health club facility, Brick Bodies Summer Camps offer coed sports and fitness camps focusing on team sports games, as well as lifetime activities with a mixture of cardio and skill development. Basketball camps focus on fundamentals of the game, shooting, team play, contests, and competition. Call for dates and prices. Discounts available for Brick Bodies/Lynne Brick's members.  

Cool Meadows Farm
3811 Jarrettsville Pike
Jarrettsville, MD 21084
410-557-7442
Contact: Kathleen Gowl Almony
coolmeadowsfarm.com

If your child shows a propensity for paddock life, Cool Meadows offers horseback riding instruction for budding equestrians ages 7-16. Best of all, mom and dad don't need to foot a fat equipment bill—it's all provided by the farm. In addition to riding, the camp also offers tennis and swimming. Call for dates and rates.

Downtown Sailing Center
1425 Key Hwy., Ste. 110
Baltimore, MD 21230
410-727-0722
downtownsailing.org

Licensed Junior Camp runs weekly from June through mid- Aug. for children ages 8-16, offering kids expert instruction on sailing and boating safety. Lessons for adults also available.

Five-Star Baltimore Basketball Camp
P.O. Box 155
Timonium, MD 21094
410-426-2230
Contact: Steve Baker
fivestarbaltimore.com

Five-Star, a day camp in its 18th year,  serves girls and boys from third grade up to high-school with one-week sessions held at Park and Roland Park Schools, June-Aug., $320 per session, additional sessions discounted.

Tennis & Aquatics Camps at the JCC
3506 Gwynnbrook Ave.
Owings Mills, MD 21117
410-559-3536
jcc.org/camps

JCC Tennis Camps provides a daily blend of skill-building, competition, and recreational activities. Programs are available for ages 3-14 on a weekly basis. The JCC also offers several aquatics camps for experienced swimmers who are looking to develop a competitive edge. Options, including a CIT program, are available for ages 9-16.

G.G. Smith Basketball Camp
Loyola University Maryland Athletics
Attn: Basketball Office
4501 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21210
410-617-2767
loyolagreyhounds.com

Run by Loyola University Maryland Head Coach G.G. Smith, this camp is for boys and girls, ages 7-17, in the Greyhounds' Reitz Arena. Campers will learn from Smith and the Loyola coaching staff in a day filled with fun, skill enhancement and fundamentals. The camp runs June 16-20, and more information can be found at www.LoyolaGreyhounds.com.

Ripken Baseball Camp
1427 Clarkview Rd., Ste. 100
Baltimore, MD 21209
888-747-5361
ripkencamps.com

Day and overnight camp sessions are available for boys and girls ages 7-18. This is your young player’s chance to learn baseball "The Ripken Way." June-August. Call for pricing. Camps will be held at the Ripken Experience in Aberdeen.

Sports Broadcasting Camp
College of Notre Dame
Off-season offices: Sports Broadcasting Camps 100 Leverington Ave., PH18
Philadelphia, Pa. 19127
215-487-1106.
800-319-0884
playbyplaycamps.com

Boys and girls age 10-18 will have an opportunity to learn from the pros, meet sports celebrities, make sports-anchor tapes from a TV studio and reporting tapes from pro stadiums, and record play-by-play tapes of the Super Bowl and NBA playoffs.  Kids will have an opportunity to host their own sports talk radio shows, participate in PTI, trivia, and Stump the Schwab contests, and more. If you have always dreamed about calling a last-minute, game-winning shot, then the sports broadcasting camp is for you. Sessions June 23-27. Check out camper videos online at playbyplaycamps.com.


Medical/Special Needs

Camp Friendship at the Carol Jean Center Foundation
Elk Neck State Park
North East, MD
410-531-0758
cjcf4kids.org

Camp Friendship, the premier program of the Carol Jean Center Foundation, was founded in 1991, as a place to let kids with cancer enjoy a care-free summer at camp without the worry of medical care or a financial burden. The camp is free to all its campers, ages 7-17, and includes a staff of medical personnel. A physician is on site everyday and several pediatric oncology nurses are there day and night. Campers enjoy swimming, boating, zip-lines and arts and crafts. One five-day session will be offered August 4-8.

Camp Jemicy
11 Celadon Rd., Owings Mills, MD 21117
410-753-8033
[email protected]

jemicyschool.org

A five-week summer day program for students ages 6-14 who experience difficulties associated with a language-based learning difference (dyslexia). We offer Orton-Gillingham-based tutoring based on 1:1 or small-group math and writing instruction. In addition, outdoor activities, art, craftsd, drama, and swimming instruction are offered. June 30-Aug. 1. Call for pricing and dates. Students must apply.

Camp Superkids
New Freedom, PA 17349
Contact: Heather Dougherty
717-578-0465
marylandlung.org

Camp Superkids is designed to provide a fun summer experience for Maryland children ages 7 ½ to 12  with asthma. In addition to asthma education, campers enjoy swimming, teambuilding, and arts and crafts. Scholarships are available. July 13-18 at Summit Grove Camp in New Freedom.

Lions Camp Merrick/Camp Glyndon
P.O. Box 56
3650 Rick Hamilton Pl.
Nanjemoy, MD 20662
301-870-5858
lionscampmerrick.org

Children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing (or children of deaf adults), ages 6-16, and campers with diabetes enjoy fun times at Lions Camp Merrick/Camp Glyndon, located on a 320-acre campsite. This camp offers an educational approach to preventative health care. Children develop and enhance skills that encourage independence. For the diabetes camp, a nursing and catering staff provide nutritious meals tailored to the children's special needs. Children also enjoy outdoor activities including swimming, theater, archery, campfires, and more during one-week sessions. June-August. Prices online.

The League at Camp Greentop
Office: The League for People with Disabilities
111 E. Cold Spring Ln.
Baltimore, MD 21239
410-323-0500

Greentop in Sabillasville provides girls and boys with a traditional sleepover camp experience in a beautiful setting with the added benefit of a 1:2 staff-to-camper ratio. Campers with physical and mental challenges including Epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, Cerebral Palsy and Autism participate in diverse activities in a safe and nurturing environment.  There is also a weekend-long family camp offered in the spring. Summer sessions June-August (call for exact dates). Call for pricing.


Camp consultants

Tips on Trips and Camps
Contact: Eve Eifler
www.tipsontripsandcamps.com

866-222-TIPS


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