2018 Summer Camp

Camp Registration

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

Member Registration begins February 12, 2018; Nonmembers can register after February 26, 2018.

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.

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

Summer Camps by Grade (in Fall)

Pre-K, K 
Early Explorers 7/30-8/2 AM
Early Explorers 7/30-8/2 PM

1st Grade
Creature Feature 6/25-6/28
It's a Wet, Wild World 7/09-7/12

5th Grade
Marvelous Mud 6/25-6/29
Nature Photography Camp 7/23-7/27
Outdoor Skills 8/6-8/10

2nd Grade
Creature Feature 6/25-6/28
It's a Wet, Wild World 7/09-7/12


6th Grade
Birding Adventure 7/9-7/13
Nature Photography Camp 7/23-7/27
Mountains to the Bay 7/16-7/20
3rd Grade
Marvelous Mud 6/25-6/29
Outdoor Skills 8/6-8/10

7th Grade
Birding Adventure 7/9-7/13
Mountains to the Bay 7/16-7/20
4th Grade
Marvelous Mud 6/25-6/29
Nature Photography Camp 7/23-7/27
Outdoor Skills 8/6-8/10

8th Grade
Birding Adventure 7/9-7/13
Mountains to the Bay 7/16-7/20 

Summer Camps by Date

    • 07/16/2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/20/2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Varies, see description
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Children entering grades 6-8 in Fall 2018

    Monday-Wednesday, July 16-18, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
    Thursday, July 19, 7:30 a.m. overnight trip to Western MD
    Friday, July 20, pick up at 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: $275

    Nonmembers: $305

    Registration fee includes camping, tubing and rafting fees, 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 here in early June

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

        

     

       

     

    • 07/23/2018
    • 07/27/2018
    • 5 sessions
    • Varies, see description
    • 7
    Registration is closed

    For children entering Grades 4-6

    Monday, July 23 - Friday, July 27, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Photo Presentation for Families: Friday, July 27, 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)

    Battle Creek Cypress Swamp (Tues, Wed)

    Reservations are required by Monday, July 16. Register online, by emailby mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

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

    • 07/30/2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08/03/2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Varies, see description
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    For children ages 4-5 years old by time of camp

    Monday, July 30 – Friday, August 3, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    We will set out on mini adventures throughout the park to explore our natural world. From the pond to the fields who knows what we may find. Parents are not required to stay during the camp. No younger or older siblings allowed.

    Naturalist in Charge: Calvin Crunkleton and Keri Budd

    Location:  

    Mon - Wed: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Thu & Fri: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Registration Deadline: Monday July 16

    Fee per camper: 
    Society members: $60
    Nonmembers: $75

    • 07/30/2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • 08/03/2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Varies, see description
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    For children ages 4-5 years old by time of camp

    Monday, July 30 – Friday, August 3, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

    We will set out on mini adventures throughout the park to explore our natural world. From the pond to the fields who knows what we may find. Parents are not required to stay during the camp. No younger or older siblings allowed.

    Naturalist in Charge: Calvin Crunkleton and Keri Budd

    Location:  

    Mon - Wed: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Thu & Fri: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Registration Deadline: Monday July 16

    Fee per camper: 
    Society members: $60
    Nonmembers: $75

    • 08/06/2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08/10/2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • Varies, see description
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    For children entering grades 3rd –5th in Fall 2018

    Monday, August 6 through Friday, August 10, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Whether your child is already at home outside or needs a little encouragement, this outdoor skills camp introduces campers to some of the basic skills necessary to keep them safe and self-reliant in the “wild.” We’ll spend the week exploring the natural resources of Calvert County while learning important outdoor skills like: navigation, animal tracking, shelter building, and fire safety.

    Naturalist In Charge: Tania Gale

    Location varies by day. The schedule below is tentative and subject to change. 

    Monday: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Tuesday: Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm

    Wednesday: Kings Landing Park

    Thursday: Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park

    Friday: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

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

    Please register by June 1

Past events

07/09/2018 Summer Camp: Birding Adventures Camp
07/09/2018 Summer Camp: It's a Wild, Wet, World
06/25/2018 Summer Camp: Marvelous Mud
06/25/2018 Summer Camp: Creature Feature
07/31/2017 Summer Camp: Early Explorers PM
07/31/2017 Summer Camp: Outdoor Skills
07/31/2017 Summer Camp: Early Explorers AM
07/24/2017 Summer Camp: Nature Kids
07/17/2017 Summer Camp: Native American Camp
07/11/2017 Summer Camp: Lives of Reptiles & Amphibians
07/10/2017 Summer Camp: Mountains to the Bay
07/05/2017 Summer Camp: Patuxent Paddlers (CANCELLED)
07/03/2017 Summer Camp: Nature Photography Camp
06/26/2017 Summer Camp: Marvelous Mud Camp
06/26/2017 Summer Camp: Creature Feature
08/01/2016 Summer Camp: Bio Blitz Camp
08/01/2016 Summer Camp: Into the Wild
07/25/2016 Summer Camp: Nature Photography Camp
07/25/2016 Summer Camp: Patuxent Paddlers
07/18/2016 Summer Camp: Sons of the Forest
07/18/2016 Summer Camp: Nature Girls
07/11/2016 Summer Camp: Mountains to the Bay
07/05/2016 Summer Camp: Creature Feature
07/05/2016 Summer Camp: Adventure Camp
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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