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Bay Weekly's 2015 Summer Camp Guide

Greater Annapolis

1st Class Gymnastics

Co-ed gymnastic fun for ages 3+ up: Trampoline, Tumble Trak, water slide, parachute, music and dance. MiniKidz (3.5 to 5) 8:30am-2pm one- to five-day camps; FitKidz (5 years+) 8:30am to 2pm or to 5pm five-day camps. 1st Class Gymnastics, 451 Defense Hwy., Annapolis: 410-224-0721; www.1stclassgym.com.


Annapolis Area Christian School Summer Programs

Faith-based academic, creative arts and sports camps for ages 2 to 18 with over 50 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 15-Aug. 7. Offered at Annapolis Area Christian School campuses in Annapolis and Severn: 410-519-5300 x3149; www.aacssummerprograms.com.


Annapolis Community Boating Camps
Ages 6 to 15 go out on Back Creek in boats from canoes to powerboats to sailboats, learning skills, safe seamanship and getting to know life on the Chesapeake; Counselor in Training Camp targets high school students (ages 15-21). Weeklong sessions from June 22-Aug. 7. Sponsored by Annapolis Community Boating at Ellen Moyer Nature Park, Annapolis: 443-905-1075; www.AnnapolisBoating.org.


Annapolis Recreation and Parks Camps

Many choices for all ages offered at affordable prices June 15-August 21: 410-263-7958; www.annapolis.gov/recreation.

• For ages 4 to 5: 6-week Pre-School Recreation Enrichment Camp at Germantown and Tyler Heights elementary schools. Extended hours at Stanton Community Center offer sailing, art and local field trips.
• For ages 4 to 6: Four 2-week Kids Camps sessions at Germantown Elementary School.
• For ages 4 to 6: Twinkle Toe Dance Camps led by instructor Cheryl Mauck: June 22-15 and August 3-6.
• For ages 6 to 12: Morning or afternoon Boat Camps June 29-July 2 led by Annapolis Community Boating at Ellen O. Moyer Nature Park at Back Creek.
• For ages 6 to 12: Four 2-week Truxtun Park Day Camp sessions of summer fun with field trips, arts, crafts and swim lessons.
• For ages 6 to 12: 6-week Recreation Enrichment Camp at Georgetown East, Germantown or Tyler Heights Elementary schools.
• For ages 6 to 12: 26 weekly Splash Camps with ­specialized morning activities and afternoon free swim at the Truxtun Park Pool.
• For ages 11 to 15: Spirit of America Boating Camp August 3-7 at Ellen O. Moyer Nature Park at Back Creek.


Arlington Echo Camp
Rising K to 12th graders enjoy planet earth, eco-adventure, natural connections and swim camps. Four- and seven-day sessions from June 22-July 30. Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center, Millersville: 410-222-3822; www.arlingtonecho.org.
• Art Trek: 410-222-5450 (Nancy Baker)
• Spanish: 410-222-5425 (Jennifer Hernandez)


Beth Shalom Early-Childhood Camp

Tots 2 to 5 create, explore and experiment in 3 or 5 half-day weekly themed sessions, including books, art, scavenger hunts, junior chefs, drama and snow play; campers need not be potty-trained. June 8-Aug 14 at Temple Beth Shalom, Annapolis: 410-757-0552; Tbsns@comcast.net; www.annapolistemple.org.


Brendan Sail Training Camp
Teens and tweens of all abilities and learning styles develop sailing skills plus self-esteem and confidence in noncompetitive two-week day camps in Annapolis for ages 11 to 14 (sessions June 22-July 3 and July 6-17); or in day and overnight camp for ages 11-18 at St. Mary’s College July 20-July 31): 202-638-2788; www.brendansailing.org.


Camp Annapolis
Day camps for 3-year-olds to rising 8th graders; plus counselor-in-training programs for rising 7th-9th graders. Weekly sessions June 22-Aug. 7. St. Anne’s School of Annapolis; 410-263-8650; http://st.annesschool.org/info/camp-annapolis.