Summer Camp

Camp Letters and Information Packets 

Camp Letters are almost ready. Please download them and read them carefully.

Questions about Summer Camp? Send an email to the Natural Resources Division or call during business hours: 410-535-5327.

Camp Registration

Become a member today to take advantage of early registration and member discounts.

No phone or email reservations are accepted. Each child must be registered separately.

Summer Camp Forms

Due to Maryland Health Regulations, there are new forms and information required of every camper. We have a checklist to make sure you have all the information required for registration.

More information: Summer camp forms

Summer Camp descriptions can be found by clicking the camps below.

Members are not allowed to register non-members for summer camps. Each family must register under their own account.

Summer Camps by Grade (in Fall 2016)

 Pre-K, K Early Explorers 6/27-6/30
1st Grade
Creature Feature 7/5-7/8
Into the Wild 8/1-8/4
6th Grade
Mountains to the Bay 7/11-7/15
Nature Photography 7/25-7/29
2nd Grade
Creature Feature 7/5-7/8
Sons of the Forest 7/18-7/22
Nature Girls 7/18-7/22
Into the Wild 8/1-8/4
7th Grade
Adventure Camp 7/5-7/8
Mountains to the Bay 7/11/7/15
3rd Grade
Water World 6/27-7/1
Ornithology Camp 7/11-7/14
Sons of the Forest 7/18-7/22
Nature Girls 7/18-7/22
8th Grade
Adventure Camp 7/5-7/8
Mountains to the Bay 7/11-7/15
Bio Blitz Camp 8/1-8/5
4th Grade
Water World 6/27-7/1
Ornithology Camp 7/11-7/14
Sons of the Forest 7/18-7/22
Nature Girls 7/18-7/22
Nature Photography 7/25-7/29
9th Grade
Adventure Camp 7/5-7/8
Patuxent Paddlers 7/25-7/29
Bio Blitz Camp 8/1-8/5
5th Grade
Water World 6/27-7/1
Ornithology Camp 7/11-7/14
Nature Photography 7/25-7/29
10th grade
Patuxent Paddlers 7/25-7/29
Bio Blitz Camp 8/1-8/5

11 & 12th Grades
Patuxent Paddlers 7/25-7/29

Summer Camps by Date

    • 07/05/2016
    • 07/08/2016
    • 3 sessions
    • Varies, see description
    • 1

    Entering Grades 7-9

    Tuesday, July 5 – Wednesday, July 6, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
    Thursday, July 7, 4:00 p.m. overnight through Friday, July 8, 9:00 a.m.

    Come see the parks like never before as we explore the far reaches of our parks. Be prepared to travel by land and water as we set off on our adventures. We will end our week with a camp out at Flag Ponds Park. Food for the overnight and camping fees are included.

    Note: There is no camp before 4:00 p.m. Thursday or after 9:00 a.m. Friday

    Naturalist in Charge: Gene Groshon

    Location:
    Tuesday: Ward Farm Nature Park
    Wednesday: Kings Landing Park
    Thursday-Friday: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Fee per camper: Society members: $175
    Nonmembers: $200

    • 07/05/2016
    • 07/08/2016
    • 4 sessions
    • Varies, see description
    • 2
    Registration is closed

    For children entering Grades 1-2

    Tuesday, July 5 - Friday, July 8, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 

    Send your children outside to explore nature with us. They will have a blast playing games, catching animals, and having close encounters with the nature center's live animals.  Each day will feature a different group of animals: reptiles & amphibians on Tuesday, bugs on Wednesday, birds on Thursday, and fish on Friday.

    Camp Letters & Information

    Fee per camper: Society members: $150
    Nonmembers: $180

    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele

    Location
    Battle Creek Cypress Swamp (Tues)

    Kings Landing Park  (Wed)

    Flag Ponds Nature Park (Thurs, & Fri)

    • 07/11/2016
    • 07/15/2016
    • 4 sessions
    • Varies, see description
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Children entering grades 6-8

    Monday-Wednesday, July 11-13, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
    Thursday, July 14, 7:30 a.m. overnight trip to Western MD
    Friday, July 15, 6:00 p.m.


    This week we will explore all things aquatic while learning the basics of getting around on the water using a variety of watercraft like canoes, kayaks, and river rafts. We’ll explore different aquatic habitats as we retrace the path that water takes from the mountains to the Bay – in reverse. The last 2 days will be an overnight adventure to western Maryland - including tubing on Antietam Creek and rafting on the Shenandoah River. Come prepared to get WET and have fun!


    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    Fee per camper:  Society members: $250
    Nonmembers: $280

    Registration fee includes camping, tubing and rafting fees, and food for Thursday snacks, dinner and campfire, and Friday breakfast, lunch and snacks.

    Locations
    Monday – Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    Tuesday – Flag Ponds Nature Park
    Wednesday – Kings Landing Park

    Thursday meets at Kings Landing Park for overnight trip
    Friday pick up at Kings Landing park


    Waivers will be posted shortly:

    Please fill out waivers and return both before the first day of camp. A separate form is needed for each camper for each day.

        

     

       

     

    • 07/18/2016
    • 07/22/2016
    • 5 sessions
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 4
    For girls entering grades 2-4

    Monday-Friday, July 18-22, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

    Each day will bring a new adventure, wading in wetlands and exploring the forest to learn about the natural world. We’ll also do fun crafts, build survival forts and cook over a fire. The week ends with a challenge to the Sons of the Forest to show off the skills learned in camp.

    Camp Letters & Information

    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele

    LocationFlag Ponds Nature Park

    Fee per camper:  

    Society members: $150
    Nonmembers: $
    180


     


    • 07/18/2016
    • 07/22/2016
    • 5 sessions
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    For boys entering grades 2-4

    Monday, July 18 – Friday, July 22, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    We will leave no stone unturned as we learn about the natural world around us sloshing in the swamp and hiking through the forest We’ll also do fun crafts, build survival forts and cook over a fire. The week ends with a challenge to the Nature Girls to show off the skills learned in camp.

    Naturalist in Charge: Gene Groshon

    Fee per camper:

    Society members: $150
    Nonmembers: $180

    • 07/25/2016
    • 07/29/2016
    • 4 sessions
    • Varies, see description
    • 6

    For children going into grades 9-12

    Monday, July 25, Tuesday, July 26, Wednesday, July 27 - 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

    Thursday, July 28, 9:00 a.m. overnight through Friday, July 29, 9:00 a.m. (no camp after 9:00 a.m. on Friday, July 29)

    Each day of this camp will bring campers up-close and personal with the Patuxent River and the creeks that surround Calvert County. Campers will learn paddling fundamentals: safety, strokes, and rescues - as well as learning firsthand about water quality and the natural history of the river. We’ll end the week with a day-long paddle adventure and an overnight camp out.

    Dinner Thursday, breakfast Friday, all kayak equipment, and tents are provided.

    Naturalists in Charge: Tania Gale & Lindsay Hollister  

    Fee per camper:

    Society members: $210 per camper
    Nonmembers: $240 per camper


    Tentative Locations
    Monday – Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    Tuesday– meets at Kings Landing Park for transport to Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
    Wednesday – Jefferson Patterson Park (in front of MAC lab)
    Thursday - meets at Kings Landing Park
    Friday – pick up at Kings Landing Park


    Schedule may be changed due to the weather

     

     

    • 07/25/2016
    • 07/29/2016
    • 5 sessions
    • Varies, see description
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    For children entering Grades 4-6

    Monday, July 25 - Friday, July 29, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Photo Presentation for Families: Friday, July 29, 3:00 p.m.

    Your children will capture the natural wonders of Calvert County Parks on camera. In addition to fun camp activities, they will learn camera basics and picture-taking tips. After camp on Friday, families are invited to a presentation highlighting campers’ work. Campers must provide their own digital camera.

    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele

    LocationFlag Ponds Nature Park (Mon, Thurs, & Fri)
    Kings Landing Park  (Tues)
    Battle Creek Cypress Swamp (Wed)

    Fee per camper: Society members: $150
    Nonmembers: $180

    • 08/01/2016
    • 08/04/2016
    • 4 sessions
    • varies, see description
    • 7

    For children entering grades 1-2

    Monday, August 1 -Thursday, August 4, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

    You don’t need to go on safari to see wildlife – there’s a ton of wildlife to be seen here in Calvert County, if you know here to look. During this camp, we will take the time to look closely for life under logs, stones, even in the mud! Using tools like nets, buckets, and shovels, we’ll search high and low, on land and in the water for bugs, worms, fish and whatever else we can find. In addition to our outdoor explorations, games and journals will help us learn.

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    Location:
    Monday and Tuesday – Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    Wednesday and Thursday – Flag Ponds Nature Parkabout Calvert County’s wild things.

    Fee per camper: Society members: $150 per camper
      Nonmembers: $180 per camper
      
     
    • 08/01/2016
    • 08/05/2016
    • 5 sessions
    • Varies, see description
    • 6

    Entering Grades 8-10

    Monday, August 1- Thursday August 4; 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

    Friday, August 5 7:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.


    The Maryland Biodiversity Project was created to help catalog all of the living things in Maryland. As citizen scientists we will search different habitats to document what plants and animals we find. Be prepared to venture through creeks, look under logs and hike through forests as we go on our safari. We will even visit some parks outside of Calvert County.

    Naturalist in Charge: Gene Groshon

    Location:
      Monday: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
      Tuesday: Flag Ponds Nature Park
      Wednesday-Friday: Kings Landing Park

    *Thursday and Friday we will be traveling to other parks but pick up and drop off will be at Kings Landing Park
       

    Fee per camper: Society members: $150
      Nonmembers: $180

Past events

06/27/2016 Summer Camp: Early Explorers PM
06/27/2016 Summer Camp: Water World
06/27/2016 Summer Camp: Early Explorers AM
08/03/2015 Summer Camp: Nature Photography Camp
07/27/2015 Summer Camp: Wild Things
07/27/2015 Summer Camp: Early Explorers Session B
07/20/2015 Summer Camp: Sons of the Forest
07/20/2015 Summer Camp: Outdoor Adventure Camp for Girls
07/13/2015 Summer Camp: Adventure Camp
07/13/2015 Summer Camp: Ornithology Camp
07/06/2015 Summer Camp: Mountains to the Bay
07/06/2015 Summer Camp: Herpetology Camp
06/29/2015 Summer Camp: Wet, Wild, and Wonderful
06/29/2015 Summer Camp: Early Explorers Session A
08/04/2014 Summer Camp: Wild Things (1st-2nd grades)
07/28/2014 Summer Camp: Nature Photography Camp (4th-6th grades)
07/21/2014 Summer Camp: Water Watchers (9th-11th grade)
07/14/2014 Summer Camp: Outdoor Adventure Camp for Girls (grades 2-4)
07/14/2014 Summer Camp: Sons of the Forest (2nd-4th grades)
07/07/2014 Summer Camp: From the Mountains to the Bay (6th-8th grade)
07/07/2014 Summer Camp: Herpetology Camp (1st-2nd grades)
06/30/2014 Summer Camp: Hooked on Fishing (6th-8th grades)
06/30/2014 Summer Camp: Backyard Explorers (4-5 years)
06/23/2014 Summer Camp: Adventure Camp (7th-9th grades)
06/23/2014 Summer Camp: Wet, Wild, and Wonderful (3rd-5th grades)
04/16/2014 Salamander Soiree - Teen Spring Camp
01/18/2014 Winter Camp 2014
11/11/2013 Trial by Fire (for girls, 12-16 years)
08/05/2013 Summer Camp: From the Mountains to the Bay (6th-8th grade)
08/05/2013 Summer Camp: Our Animal Friends (4-5 years)
07/29/2013 Summer Camp: From the Mountains to the Bay (6th-8th grade)
07/22/2013 Summer Camp: Nature Photography Camp (4th-6th grades)
07/22/2013 Summer Camp: Yuckology (1st-2nd grades)
07/15/2013 Summer Camp: Sons of the Forest (2nd-4th grades)
07/15/2013 Summer Camp: Outdoor Adventure Camp for Girls (grades 2-4)
07/10/2013 Summer Camp: Hand in Hand – Discovery Trails (ages 3-5 with adult)
07/08/2013 Summer Camp: Camp Skills: Earth, Air, Fire, Water (3rd-5th grades)
06/24/2013 Summer Camp: Herpetology Camp (1st-2nd grades)
06/24/2013 Summer Camp: Walk on the Wet Side (3rd-5th grades)
06/17/2013 Summer Camp: Junior Rangers (5th - 8th grades)
01/21/2013 Winter Adventures Camp

Calvert Nature Society is dedicated to the protection and preservation of Calvert County’s natural heritage and the creation of an environmentally literate and aware community. We provide opportunities for appreciation and understanding of our natural world through our outreach initiatives and in support of the mission of the Calvert County Natural Resources Division.  The Society is a 501(c)3 organization.

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Mailing address: PO Box 122, Port Republic, MD 20676. info@calvertparks.org
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