Not Just for Kids
Summer Camps: Just Around the Corner
Its not too late to sign your kids up for camp this summer
by James Clemenko
Through 2003s long and brutal winter, summer seemed far away. So, if youre not completely set on what to do for your kids this summer, weve come to the rescue.
Here grouped by activity type and date are a smattering of camps and programs still accepting kids for the summer. Next February, well help you plan ahead with a comprehensive guide to what to do with the kids come summer.
Join the Band at Sacchetti Music
All summer: Kids of all ages learn to play piano, guitar, bass, violin, cello and other instruments, which can be rented. @ Sacchetti Music, Huntingtown: 410/257-7620.
From Script to Stage at Childrens Theatre of Annapolis
June 23-27: Kids ages 9-18 learn the process of writing, planning and performing a one-act play. 9am-3pm @ Bay Head Park, 1661 Bay Head Rd., Annapolis. $125 w/member discount: 410/757-2281.
Make an Impression Camp at Battle Creek Nature Center
July 1-3; July 29-31: Kids entering grades 1-2 create fossil-like designs from natural materials at this arts and crafts camp. 1-3pm @ Prince Frederick. $40 w/member discount: 410/535-5327 www.calvertparks.org.
Ballet and Tap at Chesapeake Arts Center
July 8-17: Kids ages 7-8 learn the steps, movements, positions and choreography of ballet and tap. 4:50-6:20pm TuWTh @ Brooklyn Park. $110 w/member discount: 410/636-6597 www.chesapeakearts.org.
Mural Painting at Chesapeake Arts Center
July 8-Aug 12: Kids ages 14 and up learn techniques and shortcuts to master mural painting. 6-8pm Tu @ Brooklyn Park. $110 w/member discount: 410/636-6597 www.chesapeakearts.org.
Summer Arts Camp at College of Southern Maryland
July 21-25: Kids ages 8-12 learn to make designs with wax and dyes, create unqiue treasure box and make belts. Offered by Calvert County Cultural Arts Council. 8:30am-12:30pm @ the college, Prince Frederick. $70 w/member discount; rsvp by June 20: 410/257-7005.
Musical Theatre Summer Camp at Childrens Theatre of Annapolis
July 28-Aug 8: Kids ages 8-14 learn and create a mini-musical. Vocal technique, stage presence, characterization improvisation, stage layout and costumes taught in preparation. 9am-3pm @ Bay Head Park, 1661 Bay Head Rd., Annapolis. $300 w/member discount: 410/757-2281.
History of Animated Film at Chesapeake Arts Center
Aug 4-8: Kids ages 8-15 learn and study the history of animated motion picture. Students create their own animated film. 9-11am
M-F @ Brooklyn Park. $180 w/member discount: 410/636-6597
Elements Camp in Calvert County
June 24-27: Kids entering grades 2-3 learn about the four natural elements: earth, air, fire and wind thru crafts, games and experiments. Camps offered by Calvert County Natural Resources Division. 9am-2pm @ different locations in Calvert County. $75: 410/535-5327 www.calvertparks.org.
Blue Planet Camp in Calvert County
July 7-11: Kids entering grades 3-5 learn about aquatic habitats at the pond, creek, river, swamp and Bay. Camp offered by Calvert County Natural Resources Division. 9am-2pm @ Flag Ponds, Battle Creek and Kings Landing Parks in Calvert County. $75 w/member discount: 410/535-5327 www.calvertparks.org.
Family Dinosaur Camp at Chesapeake Childrens Museum
July 21-25: Take home your own fossils. Kids ages three and up w/adult work alongside a real paleontologist to hunt for dinosaurs and other fossils. Trips to Annapolis and Washington, D.C. area for museum exhibits and dig sites are part of camp. 9:30am-3:30pm @ Silopanna Rd., Annapolis. $300 one child and one adult w/member discounts: 410/990-1993.
Colonial Kids Camps at Historic St. Marys
June 24-27 and July 22-25: Children ages 6-8 learn what is was like to live in St. Marys City in the 1600s. Visits to museums, stories from interpreters and making crafts. Morning and afternoon sessions @ Historic St. Marys City. $30 w/member discount: 240/895-4980.
Hands-on History Camp at Chesapeake Childrens Museum
July 7-11: Students entering 3rd, 4th and 5th grades learn about Colonial life and times. This one week camp immerses kids in the culture by teaching them how to write w/quill pens, make toys, bind books and prepare traditional meals. 10am-3pm @ Silopanna Rd., Annapolis. $160 plus $30 materials fee w/member discount: 410/990-1993.
Kunta Kinte Camp at Chesapeake Childrens Museum
August 4-8: Kids ages 6-10 learn about Kunta Kintes West Africa by playing games, making crafts, dancing, eating African foods and dressing in authentic garb. 9:30am-11:30am @ Silopanna Rd., Annapolis. $50 w/member discount:
Summer Camp at Chesapeake Montessori
June 16-Aug 22: Kids ages 2-12 spend time with other children and play games. Field trips, too. @ Huntingtown: 410/257-0535.
Pre-Teen Camp at Mill Creek Middle School
June 23-Aug 1: Kids ages 10-12 learn to make arts and crafts, as well as play sports and games. Field trips included. @ Southern Community Ctr., Appeal Lane (off Rt. 765), Lusby. $546/child: 410/586-1101.
Yoga for Children at Chesapeake Yoga Ctr.
July 10-Aug 28: Kids ages 4-12 learn to stretch, relax and meditate thru yoga. Stories and games introduce kids to self-awareness and discipline. 3:15-4pm for kids ages 4-7; 4:15-5pm for kids 8-12 @ Chesapeake Yoga Ctr., Solomons. $60 for 8 weeks: 410/326-4421.
Fun on the Farm at Horizon Organic
July 14-18: Kids learn about and work with barnyard animals and discover what its like to be a real farmer. Half day sessions for kids 5-6, 9am-12:30pm. Full day sessions available for kids 7-12. @ 100 Dairy Lane, Gambrills. $150 for half day session; $235 for full day session: 410/923-7600 www.horizonorganicfarm.com.
Horse Camp at Canaan Farm
June 16-20; June 23-27; July 7-11; July 14-18; July 21-25; July 28-Aug 1; Aug 4-8; Aug 11-15: Kids ages 8-16 learn horsemanship and some arts. 9am-4pm @ 3381 Plum Pt. Rd., Huntingtown. $300/wk day camp; $500/wk overnight camp: 410/257-0706.
Multi-Adventure Camp at Tuckahoe State Park
June 23-27; June 30-July 4; July 7-11; July 14-18; July 28-Aug 1; Aug 4-8; Aug 11-15: Kids ages 8-11 learn to tent camp, hike, fish, ride horses, swim, canoe and practice archery during a 5-day, 4-night camp. Camps offered by Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources. @ Queen Annes County. $350/week: 410/260-8154 www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/outdoordisc.html.
Horsemanship Camp at Tuckahoe State Park
June 23-27; July 7-11; July 14-18: Kids ages 11-15 learn to care for horses and receive English-style riding instruction during this 5-day, 4-night camp and other activities for kids. Camps offered by Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources. @ Tuckahoe State Park, Queen Annes County. $400/week: 410/260-8154 www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/outdoordisc.html.
Sea Kayaking at Bay Paddlers
All summer: Kids of all ages learn to paddle, roll, and explore Chesapeake Country thru lessons and guided kayaking tours. Fly fishing, too. @ Bay Paddlers, 4055 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach: 410/286-3663 www.baypaddlers.com.
Tennis Camp at Naval Academy
June 16-20; June 23-27; June 29-July 3: Kids ages 6-16 learn the ins and outs of tennis, serving and strategy. Overnight option. @ U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. $380/wk for day session; $525/wk for overnight session: 410/293-5589.
Camp Bowlabunch at Lord Calvert Bowl
June 23: Kids ages 8-17 learn to bowl like professionals during 10-week session. 9:30-11:30am M @ Lord Calvert Bowl, Plum Pt. Rd., Huntingtown. $119/child: 410/535-3560 www.lordcalvertbowl.com.
Pee-Wee T-Ball Camp at Queen Anne School
June 30-July 3: Kids ages 4-6 learn the mechanics of swinging a bat and hitting the ball and the basics of baseball. 9am-3pm @ Upper Marlboro. $155/session: 301/249-5000 www.queenanne.org.
Soccer Camp at Queen Anne School
July 14-18; July 21-25: Kids ages 7-17 learn, improve, and refine dribbling, passing, shooting, heading, trapping and tackling. 9am-3pm @ Upper Marlboro. $155/session: 301/249-5000 www.queenanne.org.