Camp Opportunities this summer:

Lackey Summer Youth Camp
Nanjemoy Creek Camps
Science Center STEM Camps
Summer Enrichment Camps
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Summer Enrichment Camps

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Summer Enrichment Camps are for Charles County Public School (CCPS) enrolled students and residents of Charles County in grades kindergarten through nine, according to the student's 2018 - 2019 school year grade level.

Camps are offered in the AM (8:30 to 11:30) and PM (12:30 to 3:30).  Students staying for AM and PM camp sessions can be enrolled in the Lunch Activity Time session (11:30 AM to 12:30 PM) for $10/wk.  The Lunch Activity Time Session includes free lunch and supervision between camps.

Cost per camp session is $90.00 per week and some camps require an extra $10 fee to cover the cost of materials.

Financial assistance is available for families who qualify. Eligibility is verified through the registration process.

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Space is limited for each camp.  Camps that have low enrollment may be canceled with a refund. The camp schedule is subject to change. Please check this webpage for updates.

Notification must be made 2 weeks prior to the start of camp for a full refund.  $5 non-refundable, processing fee for all cancellations.

Camps for grades 1 through 9 will be offered at Benjamin Stoddert Middle School, 2040 St. Thomas Drive, Waldorf, MD.

Camps for Kindergarten will be held at Eva Turner Elementary School, 1000 Bannister Circle, Waldorf, MD.

FUN with the Food Groups and Living, Loving and Liking the Lingo!! for grades 7 through 9 will be held at North Point High School, 2500 Davis Road, Waldorf, MD.

The Summer Chef Cooking Camp for grades 6 through 9 and Eat Dessert First Cooking Camp for grades 6 through 8 will be held at Westlake High School, 3300 Middletown Road, Waldorf, MD.

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Summer Enrichment Camps brochure that includes the camp descriptions, times and locations. PDF 
Camp Schedule by Week. PDF

Registration is now open.

Step 1:  Sign Up/Log in to your  msb logo account. To be able to see the camps for your CCPS student(s) by grade-level and to be able to register CCPS student(s) receiving financial assistance, you must add each CCPS student that will be attending a camp to the account profile.  To add a CCPS student, click on the blue circle in the upper right-hand corner and select 'My Students' in the drop down menu.

Step 2:  Complete the Summer Enrichment Camp Registration Form.Registerhere

Step 3:  Choose the appropriate option(s) to select and pay for the camp(s):


Help with registration, or paying by cash or check:


Contact Ann Taylor at 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 301-934-7378 or Joyce Campbell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 301-934-7227 for Summer Enrichment registration questions.

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Nanjemoy Creek Camps

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at Nanjemoy Creek Environmental Education Center
 

Bus transportation is provided for the week of camp from the Gwynn Center, 5998 Radio Station Rd., La Plata, MD.  The bus leaves the Gwynn Center at 8:15 AM and returns at 3:45 PM. Parents may transport their child directly to and from the Nanjemoy Creek Environmental Center each day (please notify camp counselor).

Students should bring a lunch and beverage each day and dress for outdoor activities.

Enrollment is limited to 20 students per camp on a first come, first served basis.

Cost per camp session is $195 per week.  Financial assistance is not available for any of the Nanjemoy Creek Camps.  Notification must be made 2 weeks prior to the start of camp for a full refund.  $5 non-refundable, processing fee for all cancellations.
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Survival Camp:  June 18 - June 22   9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
for CCPS students entering grades 6 through 8 in the 2018–2019 school year


Activities: Shelter building, canoeing, fire making, tracking, and a whole lot more! 
This camp is for students who are interested in participating in exciting and challenging outdoor activities centered around surviving in the wild. The camp is designed to promote environmental stewardship by teaching campers how to observe, understand, enjoy, and respect nature.
   
fishing 300x284 Explorers Camp:  August 13 - 17  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
for CCPS students entering grades 6 through 8 in the 2018–2019 school year

Activities: Canoeing, Fishing, Nature Crafts, and a whole lot more! 
This camp is designed for students interested in participating in exciting and challenging outdoor activities. Campers participate in initiative and confidence activities which are designed to promote teamwork, creative problem solving, and self-confidence. Campers have the opportunity to develop skills in canoeing, birdwatching, fishing, and nature crafts.  Once they have mastered basic canoeing skills, they will have a chance to canoe on Nanjemoy Creek. The camp is designed to promote environmental stewardship by teaching campers how to observe, understand, enjoy, and respect nature.
   
birdwatching Birdwatching Camp: August 13 - 17  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
for CCPS students entering grades 5 through 12 in the 2018–2019 school year

Activities: Bird ID, Binocular use, Birding by ear, Habitat study.
This camp is for students who are interested in participating in birdwatching activities which will include bird ID, binocular use, birding by ear, habitat study, learning how to be citizen scientists with eBird and iNaturalist and mentoring with the Southern Maryland Audubon Society.  The camp is designed to promote environmental stewardship by teaching campers how to observe, understand, enjoy, and respect nature. Students can bring smartphones daily for use with birding apps and to record data.  


On Tuesday and Thursday, there will be all day field trips and the bus will not go to Nanjemoy. Therefore on those two days, all campers will have to be dropped off at the Gwynn Center at 8:15 AM and picked up there at 3:45 PM. 

Registration is now open:

  • Sign Up/Log in to your  msb logo account 
  • Under Featured Items, click on the View All button on the bottom right
  • Under Filter by category, select Nanjemoy Summer Camps
  • Select camp(s) View Details to register


Contact Timothy Emhoff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 301-743-3526 for Nanjemoy Creek Camp registration questions. 

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Lackey Summer Youth Camp

at Henry E. Lackey High School
for children entering the 2nd grade in 2018 - 2019 school year - 13-year-olds

June 18 - July 13  Monday - Friday  (Camp closed on July 4)

Times Cost
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. June 18 - July 13 $425 (all 4 weeks)   OR   $125 per week
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. June 18 - July 13 $500 (all 4 weeks)   OR   $150 per week


The Summer Youth Camp for boys and girls provides supervised activities in the following areas: soccer, touch football, basketball, floor hockey, swimming, kickball, arts and crafts, whiffle ball and other games.

Staff 
Coordinator - Don Layton - Aquatics Coordinator, Henry E. Lackey High School 
Director - Marty Margolis - 2004 - 2018 Henry E. Lackey Youth Camp Director 
Counselors - Local high school and college students

Facilities
 
225-yard indoor swimming pool; two gymnasiums; football, baseball, and softball fields; six tennis courts; arts and crafts room; cafeteria

What to bring

Bathing suit, towel, lunch (free hot lunch will be available starting June 25)

Lackey Summer Youth Camp Registration Form.
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Mail registrations to:
Henry E. Lackey High School
Attn: Don Layton
3000 Chicamuxen Road
Indian Head, MD 20646

Contact Don Layton at 301-743-5431 ext. 153702 for further information on the Lackey Summer Youth Camp.

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Science Center STEM Camps
James E. Richmond Science Center
5305 Piney Church Road, Waldorf, MD

Project-based Learning Camps available for grades 4 to 8
Qualified staff & certified classroom teachers to lead camps

- Before June 1, 2018 - 
Early Bird Registration: $225 per week

- After June 1 -
Weekly Sessions: $245 per week


$40 one-time non-refundable registration fee per student per summer

Before & After Care Available

  • Before Care begins at 6:30 a.m.
  • After Care: 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Important Information

  • Snacks & water provided
  • Students bring a lunch
  • Combined classes in grades 4/5
  • Combined classes in grades 6/7
  • A separate class for grade 8
  • Camp includes sessions on Tuesdays & Thursdays at the St. Charles High School indoor pool and alternative activities for non-swimmers
  • Swimmers must bring a towel and swimsuit 


Daily Schedule (subject to change)

7:45 Check-in
8:00 Engineering Challenge
8:30 Camp Activities
10:00 Restroom / Snack Break (snack provided)
10:15 Camp Activities
12:00 Lunch (from home)
12:30 Swimming (Tues. & Thurs Only)
2:00 Camp Activities
3:00 Dismissal

June 18 - 22  Starry Starry Night
Logo StarryStarryNight1Campers will let their creative sides shine as bright as a star!  Along with learning more about the night sky, including stars constellations, campers will have the opportunity to develop and present their own planetarium sky shows, using our state of the art Digistar 5 system.
June 25 - 29 Solar Quest
Logo SolarQuest1It’s time to get energized! The Sun is what provides our energy and gives life to planet Earth, and to the other planets in our solar system. Campers will learn how important the sun is and how the Sun powers all of Earth’s systems as well as ways to be safe in the Sun. Campers will learn Bright Author to develop original touch screen interactive displays.
July 9 - 13 Science Detectives
Logo ScienceDetectives1Learn about skills involved in medical pathology, forensic engineering, and forensic toxicology. Campers will use computer-based bridge construction software to develop a prototype bridge and then build an actual bridge, in order to reconstruct a crime scene. Campers will develop and present their own CDC-style report for the “School-itis” epidemic.
July 16 - 20 Chemistry of All Things!
Logo Chemistry2Learn all about the chemistry behind everything we do, from food and the air we breathe, to skin care and cooking. Campers will use their new knowledge to “market” their food and skin care products on social media and print advertising.
July 23 - 27 Extreme Engineering
Logo ExtremeEngineering1Campers will use a variety of tools and systems to explore various kinds of engineering, from bridges to robots.
Featuring: VEX IQ Robotics, LEGO EV 3 Robot obstacle course, Bridge design and build, and more.


Science Center Summer STEM Camps Registration


Before & After Care Registration


For further information contact via email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.