Where can campers learn how to swim, paddle a canoe, play a variety of sports and learn the finer points of archery, all in two weeks? Nature Camp! All of that, plus campers sing songs, sleep under the stars, devour snow cones, create nature crafts, fish and participate in instructional swimming (Monday-Thursday) and recreational swimming at least once a week at a nearby CA pool. Campers are grouped according to age. Nature Camp is truly an outdoor camp, but don’t fret — campers are kept cool with swimming, popsicles, water games, snow cones and slip and slides. Relief from the sun can be found in our barn and boathouse as well.

A special activity day occurs on the last Friday of each session with a cookout, tie-dying and other themed activities. An overnight is scheduled for the first Thursday of each session. (If the first Thursday is rained out, there will be an overnight, rain or shine, on the second Thursday. Alternate locations may be used.) Overnight activities include parent and camper games, group songs, skits, roasting marsh­mallows and other camping activities that will be memories your camper keeps forever. A detailed overnight schedule will be handed out on the first day of each camp session.


Age GroupGrades K-5
LocationDrop off at boathouse; extended care at Wilde Lake Barn, 410-715-3049
Length of CampFour separate two-week sessions – Click here to see a sample camp schedule.
Dates of Sessions
  • June 24-July 5 (No camp July 4)
  • July 8-19
  • July 22-Aug. 2
  • Aug. 5-16  FULL
CA Member/CA Resident$580
Week of July 4 – CA Member/CA Resident$522
Week of July 4 – Non-Member/Nonresident$544.50

What to bring

Campers must wear closed-toed shoes, and it is suggested 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. A sleeping bag and pillow are needed for the overnight. Tents are provided for campers; however, personal tents are welcome.