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 swim at a nearby swim center 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: Gunpowder State Park and Capitol KOA
Session 2: Rocky Gap State Park
Session 3: Luray, Virginia
Session 4: Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
|Age Group||Grades 6-8|
|Location||Lake Elkhorn (Drop off and pick up at pavilion; Extended care located at the camp site, 410-381-5824)|
|Length of Camp||Four separate two-week sessions|
|Dates of Sessions|
|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 is recommended for outdoor activities. Campers should bring a swimsuit and towel, a healthy, nonperishable lunch and a bottle of water. A sleeping bag and pillow are needed for the overnight. Tents are provided for campers, however, personal tents are welcome.