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Education and fun rolled into one! We are the ideal camp for first-time campers in the primary grades looking to learn through play. 

Camp highlights: 

  • Engaging weekly themes
  • Swim lessons and recreational swimming
  • Arts and crafts, games and themed activities
  • Parent showcase; 
  • Potential field trips to the National Zoo, Maryland Science Center, Urban Pirates, Adventure Park USA and other destinations




Session 1: Scientific Discovery and On the Farm

Session 2: At the Zoo and Blast Off into Space

Session 3: A Week at the Theater and Under the Sea

Session 4: Water, Water Everywhere and Imagination and Adventure

Age Group Grades 1-3
Location Columbia Gym, 6151 Daylong Lane
Time 8:30am-4pm
Length of Camp Four separate two-week sessions – Click here to see a sample camp schedule.
Dates of Sessions
  • June 22-July 3 
  • July 6-17 
  • July 20-31 
  • August 3-14
CA members/Columbia Cardholders $495 (early bird price)
Non-members $517.50 (early bird price)
Extended care located at the facility 7-8:30am, $130 

4-6pm, $140

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.