Summer Camps in the Tri-State
Here is a list of summer camps in the Tri-State area:
Antietam Recreation Day Camp
9745 Garis Shop Road • Hagerstown
Ages 4-16 from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Open house May 11 1 – 6 p.m.
Counselor to camper ratio: average 1 to 10
Fingerprinting and extensive background checks on all staff members
Fun & exciting weekly themes
Located on 32 private acres surrounded by the Antietam Creek
Superior swimming instruction and water safety
Convenient distance from Interstate 70
Register for one week or all summer • Competitive pricing
Paper-free online registration • Money back guarantee
Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Summer Arts Academy
South Hagerstown High School
1101 S. Potomac St. • Hagerstown
This is the ninth year that the foundation has sponsored the Summer Arts Academy. This year the foundation is offering four half-day and seven full-day academies. Due to the construction of the new building, all Summer Arts Academy programs will be at South Hagerstown High School.
Visit barbaraingramfoundation.org/arts-camp/ for the complete listing of academies and information on how to apply.
BEACON House Summer Camp
Cascade Elementary School
14519 Pennersville Road • Cascade, Md.
June 17 - Aug. 8
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
BEACON House Classes
At HCC College for Kids
3D Design and Printing
DNA Detectives: Who Dunnit?
Art Attack • Backyard Ballistics • Tinker Tank • Good Eats: Head Chefs • Be the Change: Earth • SAT Prep • The Flying Physics of Catapults, Cannons, and Sling Shots STEM • VEX Robots: Engineer, Build and Code • ACT Prep • Good Eats: Sous Chefs
Chatty Chameleon language and robotics camps
27 Center Square, Greencastle, Pa.
Age or grade accepted: Language camp (Kindergarten-Eighth grades); Robotics camp (Third-Eighth grades)
Activities offered: Chatty Chameleon offers an exciting selection of language and robotics camps for kids of all ages! In each language camp, participants will learn basic phrases, vocabulary and simple conversational skills in a fun and interactive way! Because the camps are based on a theme, these camps are perfect for beginners or for children who already have some language experience. In our robotics camp, participants will learn how to build and program a robot to complete various challenges. Camps include: Journey to the Rain Forest (Spanish), Adventure in Space (Spanish), It’s a Small World (Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese), Under the Sea (Spanish), Under the Sea (French), Robotics.
301-667-5520 • firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Hagerstown Parks and Recreation
To register for camps, visit www.hagerstownmd.org/parksandrec
or call 301-739-8577, ext. 170.
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. - July 22- July 26. Participate in a hands-on archaeological excavation effort at the historic site of the Saylor House in Kiwanis Park by Antietam Creek. This program is in partnership with Washington County Historical Trust and Little Antietam Creek, Inc. $99/5 days.
Hula Hoop Camp
Monday-Friday, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. - July 29 - Aug. 2. Learn warm-up practices, basics of hooping, games and tricks. Make your own Hula Hoop and learn to twirl & toss. Hook-making materials included. Bring a snack and water bottle. Wear comfy clothes. $150/5 days.
Ninja Warrior Parkour Camp
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - July 15- July 19. Use props and natural elements to master tumbling, vaulting, jumping and more. Ages 9-14. $308/5 days.
Wilderness Survival Camp
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - July 8-12 Ages 6-9 years. Ages 10-14 years. Learn how to build shelters, stone tools and fires; track animals; identify useful plants; safely navigate and survive in the wilderness. City Park. $308/5 days.
13321 Cearfoss Pike • Hagerstown, Md.
Grace hosts a variety of summer camps from June to August. This is an excellent way to continue activities and learning during the summer months. We offer a safe, Christian and nurturing environment with the highest quality of professionalism. We invite your children to join us for a summer of fun. All summer camps are open for registration to the community.
Our camps feature:
- Day camp, Sports camps, Fine arts camps
- Biblically focused instruction
- Registered with the state of Maryland
- Excellent facilities
- Qualified counselors and coaches
- Affordable and weeklong
2019 Summer Day Camp
Before-care and after-care for our day camp • Weekly activities include: Bible, science, cooking, reading, art, recess, gym, computers, water day, games/relays, field trip
HCC’s College for Kids
June 17-Aug. 9
11400 Robinwood Drive • Hagerstown
Activities offered: College for Kids is a summer day camp at Hagerstown Community College where kids and teens will discover the magic of science, creative writing, engineering, cooking, computer programming, musical theater, and more! Of the nearly 100 camps offered, more than 20 are new this summer. Camps are led by highly qualified instructors in a small class setting with an emphasis on hands-on, interactive learning experiences. Camps include The World of Harry Potter, Good Eats: Head Chefs, Amazing Adventures with Magic Tree House, ACT Prep, Wicked: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road, Backyard Ballistics, Comics Collide: Marvel vs. DC, Mad Scientist, Creative Photography, Chocolate World, Graphic and Web Design, Vex Robotics, and many others.
Cost: Varies, $175 to $199
240-500-2236 • email@example.com • www.hagerstowncc.edu/kids
Joyful Arts Studio Summer Art Camps
21 E. Baltimore St. • Greencastle, Pa.
717-658-2177 • Susan@JoyfulArtStudio.com • www.JoyfulArtStudio.com
Ages accepted: 6-14 years old
Camp Dates: June 10-14, 10 a.m.-noon, 6-9 years old
July 22-26, 10 a.m.-noon, 10-14 years old
Aug. 12-16, 10 a.m.-noon, 10-14 years old
Activities offered: Our art camp will concentrate on teaching art, as well as a strong emotional connection. Through drawing and painting exercises, the kids will be challenged to express how creating makes them feel. Creating art is a true self-esteem builder. Drawing skills will be taught by using shapes, then by observational skill building. Painting is always very popular with the children. We will explore acrylic and watercolor painting. We will also do a day of fluid acrylic pouring, one of the latest new art trends.
Cost: Varies, $85 for one child, two siblings for $165, three siblings for $245
Mid-Maryland Volleyball Camp
Aug. 5-9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Boys and girls in grades 4th-12th
Cost is $200
St. Maria Goretti High School
Contact: Alexa Keckler, Head Volleyball Coach at Lehigh University
firstname.lastname@example.org • 484-895-9244
Open to boys and girls of all levels. Camp is staffed with college, high school and club coaches. The longest running camp in the Tri-State area. We will challenge your athlete in a fun and competitive environment. Our focus is on the fundamentals of the sport and increasing your volleyball IQ.
Penn State Mont Alto
MedCamp, June 17-21, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. $295, 9th and 10th graders
Learn about health care and visit health-care facilities
STEM Camp, July 8-12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $185, 9th and 10th graders
A week of discovery and fun exploring in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
Co-Ed soccer skills and training camp, June 10-14, $85,
Ages 7-12, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. • Ages 12-18, 6:45 - 8:45 p.m.
Mont Alto kiddie soccer camp, June 18-20, 5:30-7 p.m., $50, Ages 4-7
Nittany Lion volleyball summer skills camp, July 15-19, 9 a.m. - noon, $100
Open to female volleyball players in 7th through 12th grades
Women’s basketball prospect day, Aug. 3
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $60, 9th through 12th graders
Shepherd’s Spring Outdoor Ministry & Retreat Center
16869 Taylors Landing Road • Sharpsburg
301-223-8193 • www.shepherdsspring.org
Rapids, Waves, Spring, Splash! Ready for adventure?
Campers of all ages will enjoy a week full of friends, games, growth and excitement. Certified staff, great food and gaga ball are waiting for you. Come to the spring where the fun flows ....
Summer Camp 2019
Shepherd’s Spring Open House, June 1
Staff Training – July 1-5
Rapids Camp (Youth) – July 7-12
Spring Camp A (Middler) – July 7-12
Spring Camp B (Middler) – July 14-19
Wave A Camp (Junior) – July 14-19
Creative Arts & Music Camp – July 14-19
Splash Camp (Mini) – July 21-23
Wave B Camp (Junior) – July 21-26
Ripples Camp (Grand) – July 25-27
Head Waters Camp (Outdoor Adventure) – July 28-August 2
Bike C&O Canal Camp – August 4-9
Register before March 31 for the Early Otter Discount.
Registration closes June 30.
Contact Ben Skroban, summer camp coordinator
Food Services Director, Carey Heilman, is available to answer Food Services questions. Shepherd’s Spring is ACA Accredited. Visit the website,
www.acacamps.org, for additional information on the standards.
Washington County Free Library Summer Reading Club
June 1 - Aug. 31 (Sign up beginning in May)
All WCFL Branch Libraries
301-739-3250, ext. 250 • email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org • washcolibrary.org
Age or grade accepted: All ages
Activities offered: Summer Reading Club is an annual self-paced reading challenge for babies, children, teens and adults. There are prizes offered for progress in all age groups and chances to win bigger prizes at the end of summer! This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories” so let’s blast off and reach for the stars by reading all summer long! There will be fun programs and activities at each branch library, so be sure to check our calendar at washcolibrary.org or Main Street newsletter! It’s free to sign up the entire family — just visit any branch or sign up online. More information available at washcolibrary.org.
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
Camp dates: June 18 – Aug. 10
401 Museum Drive • Hagerstown
301-739-5727 • email@example.com
Ages 6 – 13
Activities offered: Watercolor painting; Stop-motion moviemaking; Art of Central America; Watercolor printing; Brilliant bird sculptures; Faux stained glass; Japanese ponds; Dyed silk scarves; Clay bead jewelry; Storybook illustration; Rousseau’s rainforest painting; Funky fish sculptures. Embrace and explore your artistic side! Go online for full details and registration.
Cost: Free - $165
13805 Blairs Valley Road • Mercersburg, Pa.
717-328-9400 • camps.skiwhitetail.com
Summer Adventure Camps
Our goal is to provide every camper with an experience that will last a lifetime. Whitetail summer camps provide each participant an exciting environment to try new adventures, expand their horizons and make long-lasting friendships. We know what it takes to give kids a great summer break, whether they attend our Kids’ Adventure Camp, a day camp for ages 7-12; or the Farside Camp, an overnight camp for ages 12-15! Each day brings new challenges and activities that help kids grow as individuals, while honing outdoor skills. Find out more at camps.skiwhitetail.com or call 717-328-9400.