Advertisement

Shades of the old West

Antietam Recreation has camps, more

Antietam Recreation has camps, more

September 24, 2006

Antietam Recreation offers summer camps for youths and Wild West dinner entertainment for all ages at its outdoor facility south of Hagerstown, spokeswoman Susanna Allen said.

For 12 weeks each summer, Antietam Recreation opens up its 9745 Garis Shop Road site to campers between the ages of 7 and 13, she said.

Rates per week range from $90 to $125, she said. Campers can take advantage of canoeing, kayaking, field sports, games, tennis, horseback riding, archery, forting, cable rides and boat slides, Allen said.

Each week of camp has a separate theme, such as Crazy Critter Week, which this past summer featured animal demonstrations, according to Allen.

Advertisement

Antietam Recreation begins taking reservations as early as January for the camps, which are booked quickly, she said. Discount rates, which vary per package, are offered through April 15, she said.

Also during the summer, Antietam Recreation offers The Summer Showdown on Saturdays for 12 weeks, a dinner theater that includes access to the center's outdoor activities.

The dinner theater is in a Western saloon setting, featuring horseback riding and roping tricks.

For adults, tickets cost $24. The price for children older than 12 years old is $18 and for senior citizens, $22.

Antietam Recreation also holds a similar dinner theater called the Old Fashioned Cowboy Christmas for about six weeks in November and December. Instead of outdoor activities, this features wagon rides and square dancing.

The park is available to host company picnics and reunions on Saturdays. There is a $1,400 minimum to book a picnic or reunion. Groups must be made up of at least 200 people, Allen said.

Antietam Recreation will reserve the park and grant access to the park's facilities if a reservation is made, Allen said.

The Herald-Mail Articles
|
|
|