There’s a Whole World of Adventure Waiting at Summer Camp!

June 8, 2020 Update: Thank you so much for your continued patience and understanding as Baltimore Woods tries to navigate the very different world of operating a summer camp program this year. After weeks of research and discussion and very careful thought, we have decided to move ahead with our plans to open our Summer Nature Day Camp as scheduled. We believe that your children need camp, and need our kind of nature-play based camp in particular right now.

That said, we are closely monitoring the evolving requirements at the state and local level related to summer camp operations and need to be transparent that there is a chance that a decision is made at one of these levels that alters our plans or means we cannot offer camp. We are, however, diligently updating our camp safety protocols based on the most recent guidelines offered by the CDC and the American Camp Association and are confident that we can meet existing guidance.

Part of these updated safety protocols include the need for us to closely evaluate and reduce our weekly camp capacities to maintain camper and staff safety. For this reason, registration – including waitlist registration – is currently closed while we communicate with currently registered families. We will only re-open registration for any weeks that we have space following this communication, which we will announce in an email to our camp families, members, and on our webpage. Waitlist registrations will also resume at that time.  If you are unsure if you are on our email listserve, please email sue@baltimorewoods.org with your email and we will be sure that you are sent the announcement if registration resumes.

Please click here to read an important message from our camp director that outlines the initial modifications surrounding our summer camp programs and the steps we are undertaking to prepare for a successful and safe summer camp experience for our members.

Special FAQs for COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Summer Nature Day Camps start just after 4th of July and continue through the summer until the end of August. Choose from traditional camp to specially-themed camps designed to focus on specific areas of nature exploration. Our camps are for children in grades preschool through 8th. Camp runs from 9am-3pm Monday-Friday. Our Nature’s Little Explorers camp (4- 5 year olds) runs from 9am-12pm. Before/after care is available along with multi-child and multi-week discounts.

Traditional Camp
For Children in Grades K-8

This is the core of our summer camp programming, week long day camp adventures that promote discovery, physical fitness, problem-solving skills, social interaction, and awareness through direct contact with the natural world. Campers will find crayfish in the streams, build forts on Peanut Hill, explore the wonders of the beaver pond, catch frogs at Phillips Pond, build a campfire, roast hot dogs, get up close and personal with the swamp, play classic Baltimore Woods camp games like Camouflage and Kick the Can, make new friends, learn about the trees and birds, and get connected to the natural world in real and meaningful ways. Click here to learn more about our traditional summer camp activities for 2020.

Nature’s Little Explorers
Half Day Camp for Children Ages 4 and 5

Our experienced counselors are caring and dedicated to providing safe adventures for your child. Each day’s activities will nurture your child’s sense of wonder and connection to the environment, helping them to feel at home in nature. Limited to no more than 11 campers per session, campers will explore Baltimore Woods, learn about the various plants and animals found in the woods, play nature-related games and make nature crafts. This program runs from 9am-12pm. Click here to learn more about the weekly themes for 2020.

Voyager Camp
For Children in Grades 5-8

Baltimore Woods is offering special themed camp sessions for experienced campers looking to try something new or delve deeper into natural history and science concepts.  Led by our experienced staff educators, these camps promise to be packed with fun and discovery. Camps meet daily from 9am-3pm, before and after care are available if needed. Sessions are limited to 11 campers per week and will be filled on a first come first served basis. Click here to learn more about the weekly themes and session dates for 2020.