With snow falling in buckets, it's hard to believe that it’s time to start making plans for when the school year ends. Frederick County has plenty of organizations offering camps, clubs, classes and other activities to save your kids from boredom this summer.Camps
Camp Monocacy – Camp Monocacy offers weekly programs from June 22 to August 21. You children will enjoy a variety of themes including Spirit Week, Survivor, and H2 Whoa! With multiple locations, including the Browning Building at Pinecliff Park, Centerville, Middletown, Tuscarora and Walkersville Recreation Centers, there’s surely something that will work for you and your family. For more information please visit Frederick County Parks and Recreation.
- Outdoor Adventure – Catoctin Creek Park’s Eco-Adventure Camp runs from June 22 to August 22 with different themes every week! If you want your child to learn more about the outdoors, this is a perfect choice for your children. Themes include Creek Explorers, Wilderness Skills Camp, and Junior Naturalist Camp. This Camp is open for children between the ages of 8 and 13. There’s even an Eco-Adventure Family Camp Out July 17-18! Get your kids out and exploring nature this summer. Catoctin Creek Park also offers camps for kids between the ages of 6 and 10, as well as for children between the ages of 4 and 6, so be sure to check out all their offerings. Visit Recreator.com for more information.
- Rose Hill Manor Park History Camp – Learning doesn’t need to end with the school year! If your children are interested in learning more about history, consider a camp at Rose Hill Manor. Don’t worry, there’s nothing boring about these history lessons! Filled with games, activities and exploration, there’s something for everyone. Kids can learn about the history surrounding their favorite American Girl Dolls at the Girls in History Camp, learn about Laura Ingall’s life at Laura’s Little House and Little House in the Woods, learn about the civil war and about American “superheroes.” There’s a camp for all ages and they continue throughout the summer.
These are just a few of the wonderful offerings in our area. There are also swim camps, art camps, theater camps, chess camps, cooking camps, science camps and so much more! Check out Recreator.com to view their summer camp brochure and find a good fit for your children.
Besides these camps we also wanted to highlight other local offerings during the summer in this area. Here are some more suggestions:
YMCA – Want to keep your kids healthy, active and entertained this summer? Check out the YMCA’s list of classes and camps this summer. Not only will they be at a safe place, but they’ll have lots of opportunities to run around and get rid of excess energy. The YMCA is also a great option if you have older kids looking for summer employment.
Library – Frederick County Public Libraries have great summer reading programs! This summer’s theme is “Every Hero has a Story” and the program encourages both students and adults to continue reading during the summer months. Check these programs out and share the love of reading with your children this summer.
Calleva – Calleva is a great resource for adventure-loving kids in our area! Calleva’s summer programs introduce kids to outdoor sports, activities, farming, and environmental responsibility. Check their programs out and go wild this summer! They have programs available for all ages, but spots fill up quickly so act quickly if interested.
We hope that these recommendations have helped you start to plan your child’s summer experience! Frederick County is a great place to raise a family, and there are plenty of opportunities for summer fun. Stay warm, and start thinking about summer!