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Nature Camp is all grown up! Take the next steps with our most popular Nature Camp activities and explore these skills in new environments. Campers will learn and refresh their skills with canoeing, archery and camping and then venture off-site to nearby state parks to put their skills to the test. Campers may canoe down the Patapsco River or on the Chesapeake Bay, shoot archery at Gunpowder State Park or build campfires. New nature activities may include geocaching, nature survival, no-trace camping, tubing, rock climbing or sailing and will vary from session to session. Campers will participate in recreational swimming at least once per week. An overnight will be scheduled, rain or shine, during the second week of camp where campers will put their camping skills to action, including building fires, pitching tents, cooking meals and more. A detailed overnight schedule will be handed out on the first day of the session.

Planned overnight locations (subject to change):

Session 1 Gettysburg Campground, Pennsylvania
Session 2 Rocky Gap State Park, Maryland
Session 3 Jellystone Park, Luray, Virginia
Session 4 Harpers Ferry, West Virginia


Age GroupGrades 6-8

Drop off and pick up at the boathouse

Extended care located at the camp site, 410-715-3049

Length of CampFour separate two-week sessions –  Click here to see a sample camp schedule.
Dates of Sessions
  • June 25-July 6 (no camp July 4)
  • July 9-20
  • July 23-Aug. 3
  • Aug. 6-17
CA Member/CA Resident$610
Week of July 4 – CA Member/CA Resident$549
Week of July 4 – Non-Member/Nonresident$571

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.

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