It’s time to plan for camp. Hooray! We’ve come a long way from the days of Camp Wabeewawa <—literally the name of a sleep-away camp in White Mountains of New Hampshire in the 1930s. However, there is still Band Camp. There will always be a Band Camp, and stories from Band Camp. (Fist pump! Fellow glockenspielers!)
In Baltimore City, the county and beyond, there’s the right fit for every child in your family from camps for sylvan sleep-away experiences to day camps right in your neighborhood for lacrosse fans to tennis stars to craft-happy rugrats.
Check out the Press Box Camps Guide. There are Girl Scout Camps. There are camps specializing in outdoor education and adventure. McDonogh School offers an Ultimate Watersports Camp — fun in the water and sun and on Hobie Cats and paddleboards on the Dundee Creek and Gunpowder River, tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay.
There’s even a Sports Broadcasting Camp offered by Play By Play. Imagine your precocious youngest pacing with a mic, looking like a pro on the field, calling a game. Or your middle child learning some fancy footwork for the beautiful game at Pete Caringi’s All Maryland Soccer Camp. Caringi of UMBC was 2014 NSCAA National Coach of the Year.
Or just think of all four kids not bickering but instead playing doubles? The Mast Tennis Academy offers tennis camps for ages 4 -16 in four locations throughout the city and county, one of them certainly near you. Love? Love.
In addition to basketball, soccer, tennis, lacrosse, field hockey, baseball and other sports camps and clinics this summer in Maryland, visit Press Box Camps Guide for academic camps. They also abound. There’s an Elementary School Computer Programming Camp at Loyola Blakefield. Loyola also offers a camp for Pre-Engineers, that is, middle schoolers. They learn to program using Play-Well TEKnologies and “tens of thousands of Legos.” That phrase alone will inspire certain kids to leap for joy.
Gilman’s summer enrichment programs (all taught by Gillman faculty) include “Grossology Camp” which is probably just the ticket for the ten year old boy in your life. Visit Press Box Camps Guide for more information.
In addition to Academic Edge camps, including “Life in Camelot” which explores the myth of King Arthur and his court, and Specialty Camps including “Woodworking Beyond The Basics” St. Paul’s School offers Classic Day Camp to campers age 3 – 7. Perfect for working moms and dads who in addition to great child care, can know their kids are also having their first s’mores and camp experience. S’mores!