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Summer Camps in the Tri-State

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 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   

June-July 2019  

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.  

Cost: $99  

301-667-5520  •   


City of Hagerstown Parks and Recreation

To register for camps, visit 

or call 301-739-8577, ext. 170.

Archaeology Camp  

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. 


Grace Academy 

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  

Grades: PK4-5th   

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  

2nd-12th grades  

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 • •  


Joyful Arts Studio Summer Art Camps  

21 E. Baltimore St. • Greencastle, Pa.  

717-658-2177 •  • 

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 • 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  


Academic camps  

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).  

Sports camps  

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 •  

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,, 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 • •  

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 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    

Cost: Free   


Washington County Museum of Fine Arts   

Art camps  

Camp dates: June 18 – Aug. 10  

401 Museum Drive • Hagerstown  

301-739-5727 •  

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  


Whitetail Resort   

13805 Blairs Valley Road • Mercersburg, Pa. 

717-328-9400 • 

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 or call 717-328-9400.

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