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About Park Camps

This summer, children ages 3 ½ – 15 are invited to join us for dynamic experiences in the tradition of The Park School of Baltimore. Park’s unique approach to learning and growing flourishes amid the beauty and wonder of our wooded 100-acre campus. Park Camps staff consists of caring, committed professional educators from The Park School and the greater Baltimore community who have created exciting programming to engage both mind and body. Summer 2023 sessions are June 26–July 28, 2023.

We look forward to welcoming you to Park Camps!

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NameAgesDatesDescription
Cubs Den

Full Day:
8:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m.
$460 / per week

Half Day:
8:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
$325 / per week
(limited space available)
3-1/2–5-1/2Week 1: June 26 to June 30

Week 2: July 3 to July 7

Week 3: July 10 to July 14

Week 4: July 17 to July 21

Week 5: July 24 to July 28
Cubs Den (ages 3-1/2-5-1/2) features a 1:5 staff to camper ratio. A typical day for Cubs includes stream exploration with greater attention to natural communities, nature sample collection for projects — and sharing — games led by Park Camps staff, and outdoor play time.
* No camp on July 4
NAMEAGESDATESDESCRIPTION
Bears Den

8:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m.

$460 / per week
2-week minimum
(choose any two weeks)
6–8Week 1: June 26 to June 30

Week 2: July 3 to July 7

Week 3: July 10 to July 14

Week 4: July 17 to July 21

Week 5: July 24 to July 28
Campers in the Bears Den (ages 6-8) will experience a summer full of adventure and fun focused on guided independence and responsibility, and building social skills.
* No camp on July 4
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Park Basketball Camp

8:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m.

$460 / 1-week camp
7–10
    July 24 to July 28
    (1-week camp)
    Young basketball players will enjoy a week filled with games and drills to improve individual basketball skills. This camp will help prepare players for school tryouts, travel teams, and recreation leagues.
    CAMPAGESDATESDESCRIPTION
    Lego Robotics Camp

    8:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m.

    $460 / 1-week camp
    8–10June 26 to June 30During this week-long camp, participants will use Robot Inventor kits to build robots with a computer brain, sensors, and motors. Campers will code the robots to move and complete tasks using a simple drag and drop programming interface. No experience necessary!
    Are We There Yet?
    Travel Camp


    8:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m.

    $550 / 1-week camp
    8–10
      July 3 to July 7
      Calling all adventure lovers and those who love to try new things! Grab a friend because the bus is leaving, and before you know it you’ll be asking “Are we there yet?” Each day will be a new adventure as we travel around Maryland visiting new places.
      Latin Cultures & Crafts Camp

      8:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m.

      $475 / 1-week camp
      8–10July 10 to July 14Do you enjoy cooking, eating, and trying new foods? Ever wonder what exactly goes into tostadas, empanadas, or flan? In this camp, you’ll experience new foods, new words, and new friends. Come for the culture, stay for the fudge!
      * No camp on July 4
      CAMPAGESDATESDESCRIPTION
      Bruins Den

      8:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m.

      $460 / per week
        9–12
        Week 1: June 26 to June 30

        Week 2: July 3 to July 7

        Week 3: July 10 to July 14

        Week 4: July 17 to July 21

        Week 5: July 24 to July 28

        Summer for Bruins will be exciting, empowering, and inspiring. Campers will pursue projects of personal interest and create lasting friendships that often continue long after summer camp ends.
        TTRPG Camp
        (Tabletop Roleplaying
        Games Camp)

        8:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m.

        $460 / 1-week camp

        9–12July 11 to July 14
        (1-week camp)
        TTRPG Camp is dedicated to learning to play tabletop roleplaying games such as Dungeons & Dragons, Mice and Mystics, or Pathfinder. It is our goal to create a safe and fun environment for campers to explore their creativity, regardless of their current familiarity with this genre of game.
        * No camp on July 4
        CAMPAGESDATESDESCRIPTION
        Creative Writing & Nature Fun Camp

        8:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m.

        $920 / 2-week camp
        10–13July 10 to July 21 Do you love to go outdoors and spend time in nature? Do you also love to express yourself through creative writing? This camp will combine the best of both in a fun atmosphere.
        CAMPAGESDATESDESCRIPTION
        Park Basketball Camp

        8:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m.

        $460 / 1-week camp
        11–13June 26 to June 30Young basketball players will enjoy a week filled with games and drills to improve individual basketball skills. This camp will help prepare players for school tryouts, travel teams, and recreation leagues.
        Cultures of the Spanish Speaking World Camp

        8:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m.

        $830 / 2-week camp
        11–13
          June 26 to July 7
          (2-week camp)
          Campers will learn about the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world through music and food. They will learn some Spanish and will be able to sing and dance to music like salsa, merengue, and bachata. They will also learn about different Latin American foods and drinks like arepas, tostones, and horchata.
          Calling All Actors Theatre Camp

          8:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m.

          $830 / 2-week camp
          11–13June 26 to July 7
          (2-week camp)
          Calling all actors! If you enjoy singing, dancing, and acting, this camp is for you! Join us to expand and improve your theater skills and become a great performer!
          * No camp on July 4
          CAMPAGESDATESDESCRIPTION
          Leadership Development
          Counselor in Training (C.I.T.)


          8:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m.

          $830 / 2-week camp
          12–15
            June 26 to July 7
            (2-week camp)
            Do you want to learn more about working with young children, train to become a counselor at Park Camps, or do you have dreams of one day working with young people? If so, the Leadership Development Camp is for you!
            * No camp on July 4
            Dynamic camp experiences in the tradition of The Park School of Baltimore. Park’s unique approach to learning and growing flourishes amid the beauty and wonder of our wooded 100-acre campus.

            Cubs, Bears, and Bruins

            Campers are grouped by age into “dens,” which allows our staff to adjust activities to suit the interests and needs of individual campers, who enjoy a variety of activities on Park’s beautiful 100-acre campus, both indoors and out. In addition to excellent camp leaders and counselors, Park faculty and activity guests enrich the camp experience by offering workshops in a variety of special programs.

            Cubs, Bears, and Bruins
            Day Camp

            Ages: 3-1/2–12

            Dates: June 26 to July 28 (2-week minimum, choose any 2 weeks)

            Full Day:
            8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. / $460 per week

            Half DayCubs only (ages 3-1/2 – 5-1/2)
            8:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. / $325 per week (limited space available)

            * Campers can be dropped off at 8:10 a.m. Afternoon carpool ends at 4 p.m.

            Cubs, Bears, and Bruins Camp Weeks
            Week 1: June 26 to June 30
            Week 2: July 3 to July 7 (camp is closed on July 4)
            Week 3: July 10 to July 14
            Week 4: July 17 to July 21
            Week 5: July 24 to July 28

            Daily Activities:

            In addition to the daily activities (see sample schedules below) guided by our excellent camp leaders and counselors, Park faculty and activity guests enrich the camp experience by offering workshops in a variety of special programs, including Music and Movement, Nature Exploration, and Sports and Games.

            Music and Movement (June 26–July 28)
            Campers will immerse themselves in music and dance by learning new songs for lively sing-alongs and discovering how to make music using small instruments, such as tambourines, triangles, and xylophones. When not singing or making music, campers will learn basic dance moves with opportunities to participate in both guided and free dance activities with fellow campers.

            Nature Exploration (July 10–July 14)
            During Nature Exploration, campers will venture into the woods for scavenger hunts, plant/tree identification, and active play. This program is designed to foster the camper’s sense of adventure outside of the classroom. Campers will create and take home a nature journal filled with their explorations and will have the opportunity to participate in arts and crafts made with natural materials.

            Sports and Games (July 17–July 28)
            Participating in sports and games is a great way to learn about teamwork, good sportsmanship, and the importance of hard work — all while having fun! Campers will enjoy playing different sports, including basketball, soccer, lacrosse, and flag football. Playing together in teams, campers will learn game fundamentals, develop skills, and gain an overall understanding of each sport. 

            Cubs Den (ages 3-1/2–5-1/2)

            Cubs Den features a 1:5 staff to camper ratio. A typical day for Cubs includes stream exploration with greater attention to natural communities, nature sample collection for projects — and sharing — games led by Park’s staff, and outdoor play time on developmentally-designed playgrounds and courtyards. Indoor activities include arts and crafts projects, music, and games.

            Always one of the most popular activities of the day, swim lessons are taught by certified lifeguards with assistance from den leaders and counselors. Cubs are divided into groups based on age and skill level, progressing from the learning pool to the big pool when ready.

            Cubs will have 30 minutes of recess and 30 minutes of rest time every day.

            Sample schedule for Cubs:

            TimeCamp Activity
            8:30 a.m.Welcome Circle
            9 a.m.Art or PE
            9:30 a.m.Pool time
            10:30 a.m.Change/Recess
            11 a.m.Den activities
            NoonLunch (1/2 day Cubs dismissal 12:45)
            1 p.m.Den activities/rest time
            1:30 p.m.Special workshop or project
            2:30 p.m.Playground
            3 p.m.Games
            3:30 p.m.Round up
            4 p.m.Carpool

            Sample schedule for Bears:

            TimeCamp Activity
            8:30 a.m.Welcome Circle
            9 a.m.Special workshop or project
            10 a.m.Games Room
            10:30 a.m.PE or Art
            11:30 a.m.Short hike on Park’s trails
            NoonLunch
            12:30 p.m.Choice (indoor/outdoor options)
            1:30 p.m.Pool Time
            2:30 p.m.Change/Playground
            3 p.m.Den activities
            3:30 p.m.Round up
            4 p.m.Carpool

            Bears Den (ages 6–8)

            Campers in the Bears Den will experience a summer full of adventure and fun focused on guided independence, responsibility, and building social skills. A typical day for Bears includes swim lessons followed by free swim, stream exploration, and burning off energy outdoors on our playgrounds, courtyards, and fields. Bears will participate in activities centered on teamwork, group problem solving, and goal setting. Indoor activities include more detailed short (and long) term arts and crafts projects, music, and games.

            Bruins Den (ages 9–12)

            Summer for Bruins will be exciting, empowering, and inspiring. Campers will pursue projects of personal interest and create lasting friendships that often continue long after summer camp ends. Our oldest campers explore projects and topics in greater depth while experiencing a variety of activities on Park’s beautiful 100-acre campus. Bruins also swim and burn off energy in outdoor games on our playgrounds, courtyards, and fields.

            Sample schedule for Bruins:

            TimeCamp Activity
            8:30 a.m.Welcome Circle
            9 a.m.Pool Time
            10 a.m.Short hike on Park’s trails
            10:30 a.m.PE or Art
            11:30 a.m.Special workshop or project
            NoonLunch
            12:30 p.m.Choice (indoor/outdoor options)
            1:30 p.m.Den activities
            2:30 p.m.Change/Playground
            3 p.m.Pool Time/Choice
            3:30 p.m.Round up
            4 p.m.Carpool/Dismissal

            Park Basketball Camp

            Ages: 11–13
            Date: June 26 to June 30

            Ages: 7–10
            Date: July 24 to July 28

            Time: 8:30 a.m.– 3:45 p.m.

            Cost: $460 / 1-week camp

            Young basketball players will enjoy a week filled with games and drills to improve individual basketball skills. This camp will help prepare players for school tryouts, travel teams, and recreation leagues. During this week-long camp, players will practice shooting, dribbling, passing, defense, rebounding, and much more. This is a great opportunity for young athletes to build sportsmanship and leadership aptitude; to form lasting bonds and strong character.

            * Campers can be dropped off at 8:10 a.m. Afternoon carpool ends at 4 p.m.

            **A minimum enrollment of 12 campers is required in order for this camp to proceed.

            Calling All Actors Theatre Camp

            Ages: 11–13

            Date: June 26 to July 7
            (camp is closed on July 4)

            Time: 8:30 a.m.– 3:45 p.m.

            Cost: $830 / 2-week camp

            * Campers can be dropped off at 8:10 a.m. Afternoon carpool ends at 4 p.m.

            **A minimum enrollment of 12 campers is required in order for this camp to proceed.

            Calling ALL actors! If you like to sing, dance, and act, come expand and improve your theatre skills to become a great performer! Over two weeks, we will learn basic acting techniques and principles through a wide variety of theatre games and exercises. In addition, we will rehearse various scenes and songs from Broadway shows for our final showcase. Together, we will have tons of fun while also creating a great ensemble of performers!

            Leadership Development / CIT(Counselor-in-Training) Camp

            Ages: 12–15

            Date: June 26 to July 7
            (camp is closed on July 4)

            Time: 8:30 a.m.– 3:45 p.m.

            Cost: $830 / 2-week camp

            * Campers can be dropped off at 8:10 a.m. Afternoon carpool ends at 4 p.m.

            Calling all young people interested in working with kids! Do you want to learn more about childcare, train to become a counselor at Park Camps, or do you have dreams of one day working with young people?

            Through Park’s Leadership Development Camp, campers will receive extensive training in childcare, including discovering fun games and activities to do with kids, what to do in an emergency, and even tips on how to get a babysitting job. Participants will gain hands-on experience working with young children at Park Camps.

            During the second week of the camp, campers will have the opportunity to apply their training from the previous week by directly working with campers in the mornings. In the afternoons, campers will be asked to process their experience with each other and a lead instructor. Through this experience, campers will learn to become stronger leaders. After completing the two-week Leadership Development program, campers may apply to intern for the remainder of the summer.

            ** Completing the Leadership Development program does not guarantee participants will be hired as future paid counselors at Park Camps.

            Lego Robotics Camp

            Ages: 8–10

            Date: June 26 to June 30

            Time: 8:30 a.m.– 3:45 p.m.

            Cost: $460 / 1-week camp

            * Campers can be dropped off at 8:10 a.m. Afternoon carpool ends at 4 p.m.

            **A minimum enrollment of 12 campers is required in order for this camp to proceed.

            During this week-long activity, participants will use Robot Inventor kits to build robots with a computer brain, sensors, and motors. Then, they will code the robots to move and complete tasks using a simple drag and drop programming interface. No experience necessary!

            Cultures of the Spanish Speaking World Camp

            Ages: 11–13

            Date: June 26 to July 7
            (camp is closed on July 4)

            Time: 8:30 a.m.– 3:45 p.m.

            Cost: $845 / 2-week camp

            * Campers can be dropped off at 8:10 a.m. Afternoon carpool ends at 4 p.m.

            **A minimum enrollment of 12 campers is required in order for this camp to proceed.

            In this class, students will learn about the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world through music and food. They will learn some Spanish and be able to sing and dance to music like salsa, merengue, and bachata.

            They will also learn about different Latin American foods and drinks like arepas, tostones, and horchata, and how to make them. They will learn about ingredients that are native to the Americas and reflect on the impact of those ingredients in the cuisines of the world (the concept of decolonizing food). Who’s ready to have a great time? 

            Are We There Yet? Travel Camp

            Ages: 8–10

            Date: July 3 to July 7
            (camp is closed on July 4)

            Time: 8:30 a.m.– 3:45 p.m.

            Cost: $550 / 1-week camp

            * Campers can be dropped off at 8:10 a.m. Afternoon carpool ends at 4 p.m.

            **A minimum enrollment of 12 campers is required in order for this camp to proceed.

            Calling all adventure lovers and those who love to try new things! Grab a friend because the bus is leaving, and before you know it you’ll be asking “Are we there yet?” Each day will be a new adventure as we travel around Maryland visiting new places.

            We will tour the Baltimore Ravens stadium, Camden Yards, and visit other Baltimore treasures. We will also use our senses to explore delicious food factories, and spend a day exclusively outdoors kayaking in nearby Pennsylvania! * This is a tentative schedule.

            Latin Cultures & Crafts Camp

            Ages: 8–10

            Date: July 10 to July 14

            Time: 8:30 a.m.– 3:45 p.m.

            Cost: $475 / 1-week camp

            * Campers can be dropped off at 8:10 a.m. Afternoon carpool ends at 4 p.m.

            **A minimum enrollment of 12 campers is required in order for this camp to proceed.

            Do you enjoy cooking, eating and trying new foods? Ever wonder what exactly goes into tostadas, empanadas, or flan? In this camp, you’ll experience new foods, new words, and new friends. Come for the culture, stay for the fudge! Explore the unique and tantalizing flavors of Latin food as we create and enjoy traditional Latin dishes including empanadas, tostones, Mexican fudge, and much more! In this immersive, hands-on class, you’ll learn about more than just food. We’ll dive into various crafts, pastimes, and activities such as piñata making, movies, and music to discover the warm and welcoming qualities of Latin culture. We will also learn about cooking terms, techniques, and safe kitchen practices. Come along for a chance to broaden perspectives and learn a few Spanish words or phrases along the way as we learn, laugh, and cook together! Please note: This class is not vegan friendly. Recipes included in camp may contain any of the following allergens: milk, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, soy, and wheat. We will try to accommodate dietary restrictions, but may need to give alternative activities to avoid contact with allergens.

            TTRPG (Tabletop and Roleplaying Games) Camp

            Ages: 9–12

            Date: July 10 to July 14

            Time: 8:30 a.m.– 3:45 p.m.

            Cost: $460 / 1-week camp

            * Campers can be dropped off at 8:10 a.m. Afternoon carpool ends at 4 p.m.

            **A minimum enrollment of 12 campers is required in order for this camp to proceed.


            Bruins TTRPG Camp is dedicated to learning to play tabletop roleplaying games such as Dungeons & Dragons, Mice and Mystics, or Pathfinder. It is our goal to create a safe and fun environment for campers to explore their creativity regardless of the familiarity with this genre of game.

            Campers will use collaborative storytelling to engage in puzzles, quests, and social interactions with their peers. By the end of camp, they will have the tools to design and build their own worlds and continue to foster a culture of inclusion, exploration, and confidence.

            Creative Writing & Nature Fun

            Ages: 10–13

            Date: July 10 to July 21

            Time: 8:30 a.m.– 3:45 p.m.

            Cost: $920 / 2-week camp

            * Campers can be dropped off at 8:10 a.m. Afternoon carpool ends at 4 p.m.

            **A minimum enrollment of 10 campers is required in order for this camp to proceed.

            Do you love to go outdoors and spend time in nature? Do you also love to express yourself through creative writing? This camp will combine the best of both in a fun atmosphere.

            Each day, we will enjoy multiple ways to get our creative energy flowing for our writing including notebook-making, music, games, yoga, and cooking. We will explore the beautiful, wooded 100-acre campus by walking the trails, enjoying the stream, and drawing inspiration from the beauty around us. Excerpts from both favorite and new-to-us writers of fiction, poetry, drama, and non-fiction will serve as models and inspiration. We will bring the ideas, experiences, and materials of our outdoor living into our writing. Campers will grow as writers by experimenting with different forms and designing their own solo and collaborative writing projects. Each camper will have one-on-one conferences with a writing educator, as well as the chance to share their writing with peers in a supportive, upbeat atmosphere.