Upcoming summer day camps open to area children

June 13, 2005

Following is a sampling of summer day camps in the area:

Preschool Play Camp (Hagerstown Community College)

Ages: 3-5, must be potty trained

Description: Young children explore arts and crafts, storytelling, music, and games. Activities are planned to help promote socialization, learning, and fine motor skills. Children are fully supervised by trained, qualified staff.

More information:

Washington County Recreation Department 240-313-2805.

Kinder Camp (Hagerstown YMCA)

Ages: 5-6

Description: Educational activities, swimming, nature, games, crafts, gym, field trips and more.

More information:

Lynn Suter 301-739-3990

Art Camp In the Park at Doub's Woods

Ages: 5-12


Description: A broad spectrum of arts activities in drawing, painting, sculpting, performance, music and more. Taught by some of the area's most talented artists, this camp is administered by the Washington County Arts Council.

More information:

Contact Kevin Moriarty at 301-791-3132 or

Farm Fun Day Camp (Washington County Agricultural Education Center)

Ages: 7-11

Description: Campers do hands-on activities while studying daily themes of crops, food and nutrition, animals, horticulture and natural resources.

More information: Call 301-791-1404

Audubon Discovery Day Camp

Ages: 6-12

Description: Hikes, nature games, and art projects. Weekly themes such as "Clues from the Clouds" and "Whatology???"

More information:, 304-676-3397 or send e-mail to

Horsemanship Camp at C&M Farm in Sharpsburg

Ages: 6+

Description: Campers of all experience levels learn about horses and how to ride them and care for them.

More information: Call Melanie at 301-432-5053 or send e-mail to

Antietam Day Camp

Ages: 7-13

Description: Themed one-week sessions incorporate canoeing, swimming and other sports. Optional classes include arts and crafts, drama, baking and horseback riding; a wide range of free time activities such as fishing, archery and roller skating are also available.

More information: or 301-797-7999 or 301-797-3733.

Youth Sports Camp (Hagerstown YMCA)

Ages: 8-13

Description: Each session emphasizes skill development in a specific sport including: nutrition, swimming, aerobic exercise, care and prevention of athletic injury, fitness evaluations, games and more.

More information:, Dan Prescott 301-739-3990, ext. 4216.

Totem Pole Playhouse Summer Theatre Camp (Fayetteville, Pa.)

Ages: 8-13

Description: Campers create their own production from start to finish, rehearsing and designing the costumes and set and playing theater and improvisation games in their spare time. No experience is necessary and all campers who want to act will get a part; others can work behind the scenes.

More information: 717-532-2164

College for Kids (Hagerstown Community College)

Ages: entering grades 1-12

Description: Science, art, and cultural themed classes organized by grade level.

More information: or call 301-790-2800, ext. 236 or ext. 355.

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