Summer Camp

What Type of Camp Will Your Child Like?

When I was younger, I only had one choice for summer camp—the town camp. The town camp was a traditional all-day (6-hour) camp with a heavy emphasis on sports. I was more of a bookworm than an athlete, so this type of camp was not a good match for my personality. I remember coming home every day whining to my …

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Learn A Skill This Summer: Specialty Camps Give Kids Focus and Drive

With many summer camps closing their registration period only a few months into the year, you might be feeling the pressure to narrow down camp choices, but too many options can make it difficult. What if your child doesn’t find their niche? Day and overnight camps are dedicated to offering a large variety of activities in order to appeal to …

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Ask a Camp Director: Learn from Frederick Area Summer Camps

Camp season is quickly approaching and as parents, you want to do everything you can to make sure your child has a fun, safe and educational experience. So, we saved you the leg work and got in touch with local camp directors, asking essential questions so you can send your child to camp with peace of mind. Find out how …

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‘Raising a Little Hell’ at Camp Paul Newman: Local camps encourage kids with serious illnesses or disabilities to experience life to the fullest through inclusive camps

Camper Victoria Saunders loves swimming at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in the summer. It’s not an activity she usually gets to do. Living with sickle cell disease, 12-year-old Victoria can’t jump into a cold pool or lake, lest the sudden temperature change triggers a pain crisis. At Hole in the Wall Gang, the pools are heated, meaning …

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When to Register Your Child for Camp

Friends looking into the distance together at summer camp.

It may not be the first thing that comes to mind as the snow begins to pile up in the Mid-Atlantic, but winter may be the best time to lock in a summer camp program for your child. While there is “no wrong time to look for a camp,” according to the American Camp Association (ACA), open enrollment for many …

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Memories of Dining Hall at Thurmont’s Camp Airy Remain Strong After Fire

  As a 7-year-old at Camp Airy for Boys, Frank Blatt was introduced to the concept of dessert. His family “didn’t believe in dessert,” he said. Those desserts — and other good food, from french fries and grilled cheese to pizza — were served in the dining room known as the “White House.” Now a clinical pharmacist at the University …

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Days End Horse Farm Offers Legacy Camp for Youth

  Days End Farm Horse Rescue started its Legacy Summer Camp for juniors and youth (ages 7-17) a decade ago. The Woodbine-based nonprofit rescues and rehabilitates neglected horses and provides educational opportunities for the public to learn more about equine welfare and advocacy. “Our volunteer program is inclusive and open to getting youth involved, giving them responsibility on the farm …

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Medications at Summer Camp: What Do Parents Need to Know?

Summer camp is drawing near, and your kids are looking forward to a break from their regular routines. However, required medications aren’t something that can take a break during summer camp. Find out what steps you can take to ensure your child has a pleasant camp experience in light of his or her medication needs. Contact the Camp Director Contact …

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Discover the Benefits of Summer Camp

How many children attend camp each summer? According to the American Camp Association, 14 million kids and adults go to camp every summer. To understand why summer camps are so popular, Frederick’s Child asked several coordinators and directors from summer camps in the Frederick area to reflect on how going to summer camp helped shape them into the adults they …

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Glenelg Country School Offers Summer in the Country Camps 

  Want to make a fort in the woods? How about put together a recipe to cook with secret ingredients? Is your favorite sport calling to your child to get better at some skills? The Glenelg Country School has been offering Summer in the Country camps for more than 30 years. The program was first started by current Head of …

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