Summer Camp Letters and Information Packets

Every camper should print out the letter and supply list for each camp, posted here as soon as it is available. (Camps are listed in order of date.)

Each link will open a pdf file of the camp letter.

NEW: We will only mail the full packet upon request. Please email CypressSwamp@co.cal.md.us or call 410-535-5327 if you need a pack mailed to you.


Summer Camp Program Descriptions

    • 07/22/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/26/2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Varies, see description
    • 3
    Registration is closed


    Photography Camp LETTER 2019.pdf

    For children entering Grades 4-6

    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

    Members Registration opens February 18, 2019. Nonmembers Registration opens March 4.

    Daily Schedule: Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

    Photo Presentation for Families: Friday, July 26, 3:00 p.m. 

    Monday, Thursday, Friday Flag Ponds Nature Park 

    Tuesday, Wednesday Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

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

    • 07/29/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08/02/2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Varies, see description
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    AM newsletter and checklist early explorers 2019.pdf

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




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

    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: Summer Interns

    Members Registration opens February 18, 2019. Nonmembers Registration opens March 4.

    Daily Schedule: Monday, July 29 – Friday, August 2, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    Mon - Wed: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Thu & Fri: Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    • 07/29/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08/02/2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Varies, see description
    • 4
    Register
    Entering grades 6-8

    Does getting paid to be outside sound like the career path for you? Come explore the many different types of careers that nature can offer, including animal care, environmental education, and field research. Camp includes a trip to the Patuxent Environmental & Aquatic Research Laboratory.

    Naturalist in Charge: Kim Curren

    Daily Schedule: Monday-Friday, July 29- August 2, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m

    Monday - Tuesday: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Wednesday - Friday: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Fee per camper:

    Members:$150
    Nonmembers: $180
    • 07/29/2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • 08/02/2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Varies, see description
    • 2
    Registration is closed

    Welcome to Camp letter and packing list can be found here:

    PM newsletter and checklist Early Explorers 2019.pdf


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

    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: Summer Interns

    Members Registration opens February 18, 2019. Nonmembers Registration opens March 4.

    Daily Schedule:  Monday, July 29 – Friday, August 2, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

    Mon - Wed: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Thu & Fri: Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    • 08/05/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08/09/2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Varies, see description
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    For children entering grades 4th –6th grade

    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

    Members Registration opens February 18, 2019. Nonmembers Registration opens March 4.

    Daily Schedule: Monday, August 5 through Friday, August 9, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    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

    • 08/05/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08/09/2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 4
    Register
    For children entering grades 2-3

    Let nature be your inspiration as we spend the week creating works of art in many different forms! We will draw, paint, photograph, and sculpt our way through the park, and we will end the week with an art gallery exhibition walk-through for the parents to view all of our masterpieces.

    Naturalist in Charge: Kim Curren

    LocationFlag Ponds Nature Park

    Members Registration opens February 18, 2019. Nonmembers Registration opens March 4.

    Fee per camper: Members: $150; Nonmembers: $180

    Daily Schedule: Monday-Friday, August 5-9, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

     

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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