a little boy being hugged by camp assistantAccess to Nature Camp is a specially designed inclusion program for campers with disabilities that offers modified versions of camp activities. Access campers participate alongside their similar-aged peers with our certified staff. All new campers will be contacted by the director prior to the camp to develop reasonable modifications of daily activities.





Camp highlights: 

  • 2:1 camper to counselor ratio
  • Most staff are special education teachers
  • Canoeing, archery, sports, crafts
  • Stay cool with recreational swimming, snow cones
  • Field trips, indoor climbing, nature activities
Age Group GRADES K-8
Location Wilde Lake Park (Extended care at the campsite; Drop off and pick up at the Wilde Lake Barn, 10027 Hyla Brook Road, 410-715-3049)
Time 8:30am – 4pm
Length of Camp 4 separate one-week sessions –Click here to see a sample camp schedule.
Dates of Sessions July 20-24

July 27-31

August 3-7

August 10-14

*Dates subject to change based on the Howard County Public School System calendar.

CA members/Columbia Cardholders $675 (early bird price)
Non-Members/Non-Residents $688.50 (early bird price)
Extended care located at facility 7-8:30am $65 • 4-6pm $70

What to bring

Campers must wear closed-toed shoes, and it is suggested that campers wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing and socks. A hat and sunscreen are recommended for outdoor activities. Campers should bring a swimsuit and towel; a healthy, nonperishable lunch; and a refillable water bottle.