Fall Program Registration

Registration Opens* July 8 for Members. Nonmembers may register starting July 22. Join today to take advantage of the early registration and member discounts.

Fall 2019 Program Listing (pdf)

*October-December programs; Registration for September programs is open.

Camp Registration

  • Become a member today to take advantage of early registration and member discounts.
  • Member Registration Begins February 18; Nonmembers can register starting March 4.
  • No phone or email reservations are accepted. Each child must be registered separately.

Summer Camp Forms
Due to Maryland Health Regulations, there are 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.

Camp Letters and Information Packets will be available around June 1.

Member Registration Opens 2/18

    • 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
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    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.

     

Past events

07/15/2019 Summer Camp: Mountains to the Bay
07/08/2019 Summer Camp: Birding Adventures
07/08/2019 Summer Camp: Where the Wild Things Are
06/24/2019 Summer Camp: Creature Feature
06/24/2019 Summer Camp: Marvelous Mud
08/06/2018 Summer Camp: Outdoor Skills
07/30/2018 Summer Camp: Early Explorers PM
07/30/2018 Summer Camp: Early Explorers AM
07/23/2018 Summer Camp: Nature Photography Camp
07/16/2018 Summer Camp: Mountains to the Bay
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