Summer Camp

Camper Information packets are now on on the Information Packet page as pdfs

Camp Registration

For Summer Camps, Members-only registration begins on March 3. Nonmembers can register beginning March 17. You may register online, by mail, or in person. Please note that Mail In and In Person registrations will not be processed until after March 3 for members or March 17 for nonmembers.

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

Online Registration does not allow for waitlists. If a program is full, please email (include your name, child's name and the name of the camp) and you will be contacted if space becomes available.

See the Registration Information page for details.

Make sure your membership is current by logging in and checking your membership status. If you can log in but there is no information about membership, it means you are not a member. Contact the office 410-535-5327 or email if you have questions and we can check for you.

Information Packets will be mailed around June 1. Each camper will receive an information packet about the camp. We will post the pdf onthe Summer Camp Information Page.

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

Print out the Summer Registration Form

Upcoming events

    • 07/28/2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08/01/2014
    • 3:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds, Cypress Swamp, and Kings Landing Parks
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    For Children entering grades 4-6

    Mon: Flag Ponds Nature Park  9am-3pm
    Tues: Kings Landing Park  9am-3pm
    Wed: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp 9am-3pm
    Thurs: Flag Ponds Nature Park 9am-3pm
    Fri: Flag Ponds Nature Park 9am-3pm followed by a potluck feast and photography exhibit.

    Immerse yourself in nature as you capture the wonders of Calvert County Parks on camera.  In addition to the typical fun camp activities, you will learn camera basics and picture-taking tips, and will have a blast exploring the bay, the river, the cypress trees, and much, much more.  There will be endless opportunities to photograph wildflowers and animals, including special appearances by the nature center's live animal collection. 

    After camp on Friday families are invited to a potluck feast to celebrate and admire campers' work. 

    Campers are required to provide their own digital camera.

    Fee per person:BCNES members pay $150; nonmembers pay $180

    Photography Camp LETTER 

    • 08/04/2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08/07/2014
    • 2:00 PM
    • Varies
    • 1

    "Welcome to camp" letter and packing list can be found here:

    wild things letter and list 2014.pdf

    Children entering grades 1-2 Fall 2014


    Monday and Tuesday – Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Wed and Thursday – Flag Ponds Nature Park

    No camp on Friday

    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 about Calvert County’s “wild things.”

    Members: $100

    Nonmembers: $130

Battle Creek Nature Education 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.
BCNES is a 501(c)3 organization.

Copyright Battle Creek Nature Education Society.
Mailing address: PO Box 122, Port Republic, MD 20676.
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