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Bay Weekly's 2014 Summer Camp Guide

Greater Annapolis


Annapolis Area Christian School Summer Programs

Faith-based academic, creative arts and sports camps for ages 3 thru teens with over 40 specialties, including academics, cooking, creative arts, dance, sports, sewing and woodwork, plus weekly themed Eagle Explorations with field trips, swimming and optional overnights. Five-day sessions June 16-Aug 14. Offered at Annapolis Area Christian School campuses in Annapolis and Severn: 410-519-5300 x3149;


Annapolis Community Boating Camps
Kids 6 years-12th grade go out on Back Creek in boats from canoes to power boats to sailboats, learning skills, safe seamanship and getting to know life — and life forms — on the Chesapeake; the new Counselor in Training Camp targets high school students (ages 14-21). Weeklong sessions from June 23-Aug. 4. Sponsored by Annapolis Community Boating at Ellen Moyer Nature Park, Annapolis: 443-905-1075;

Annapolis Recreation and Parks Enrichment Camps

Six-week day camps fill summer with fun: outings, arts, crafts and swimming.
    Five-day camp for ages 6-12 (9-3 w/breakfast and lunch 4 days) at three elementary schools: Germantown (6112), Tyler Heights (6109) and West Annapolis (6111; no meals).
    Extended-hours five-day camp for ages 6-12 (8-5 w/breakfast and lunch) adds sailing, art and health education and more field trips at Stanton Community Center (6113).
    Four-day camp for ages 4 & 5 (M-Th 9-3 w/breakfast and lunch) at two elementary schools: Germantown (6114) and Tyler Heights (6115).
    All sponsored at bargain prices by Annapolis Recreation and Parks June 16-Aug. 10: 410-263-7958;


Back to Nature by the Bay
Grades K-8 spend the summer in the sun, exploring the Bay, hiking trails and meeting friends new and old, while learning about the environment through a hands-on, wet-feet approach that feels like playing. Five-day sessions (half- and full-day with one overnight camp) from June 16-Aug. 29. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Grasonville: 410-827-6694;

Beth Shalom Early-Childhood Camp
Little kids 2 years to 1st grade create, explore, experiment and splash with water play every day in half-day weekly themed sessions, including drama, dirt and wacky science. June 16-Aug 18 at Temple Beth Shalom, Annapolis: 410-757-0552;

Brendan Sail Training Camp

Teens and tweens of all abilities and learning styles develop self-esteem and confidence along with sailing skills in noncompetitive two-week day camps in Annapolis for ages 11-14 (sessions June 30-July 10 and July 11-22) or in overnight camp for ages 11-18 at St. Mary’s College July 24-Aug. 1): 202-638-2788;

Camp Annapolis
Day camps filled with exploration, field trips and fun for Starfish, Privateers and Explorers from 3-year-olds to 8th graders, plus STEM camps focusing on engineering, robotics and animation for 4th thru 8th graders, counselor-in-training programs for 7th-9th graders. Weekly sessions June 16-Aug 8 except musical theater drama camp Aug. 4-15. St. Anne’s School of Annapolis; 410-263-8650;

Club Scientific Camps
Day camps in deep history and space, human and animal medicine, robotics, science and video gaming for ages 4-14. Five-day sessions June 16-Aug 11. Offered at Key School Annapolis and Severna Park United Methodist Church: 443-928-6772;

Claybakers Camp
Kids 6-13 experiment with pottery painting, glass fusing, clay sculpting, tie-dyeing and mosaics in weekly morning sessions at The Clay Bakers, downtown Annapolis. Schedule TBA: 410-990-0244;

Compass Rose Theater Camps

Star-struck kids from 3 years to teens practice dramatic arts from bringing comic book to fantasy to Shakespeare characters alive … to creating and producing plays. Three-, five- and 10-day sessions June 23-Aug. 18 at Compass Rose Theater, Annapolis: 410-980-5857;


Cooking Camp
Kids 6 years thru 10th grade work in teams to learn the pleasures of cooking and eating good food plus good nutrition in weekly themed cooking camps, Food Adventurer for kids 6-10 June 23-Aug. 11, with after care. Chef’s Apprentice July 14 and 21 for kids 11-16. Run by Deliciously Nutritious in the commercial kitchen of Trinity United Methodist Church, Annapolis: 443-949-9496;

Aspiring movie makers grades 5-12 create, pitch and develop an original story idea, write a screenplay and make a film in week-, 10-day or 2-week camps graded by skill level and beginning Aug. 4 at Key School, Annapolis: 410-263-3023;

1st Class Gymnastics