Summer Camps

Choose from over 350 summer camps for your child/children with Frederick County Parks and Recreation. We have a variety of camps including nature, history, day camps, sports, arts & crafts, chess, chorus, cooking, dance, fencing, horse riding, outdoor and science & discovery.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION


  • REGISTER EARLY! Many of our summer camps and programs fill up fast and registration is on a first come, first served basis. 
  • Participants must be the advertised age of the summer camp by the start of the program. 
  • Most of our summer camps and programs run in one-week sessions in various locations within Frederick County. Times vary from half days to full days. 
  • You will receive a registration confirmation via e-mail after your registration is complete so please make sure your e-mail is current in our system. Be sure to verify your receipt for accuracy. 

CAMPER HEALTH FORM


All camps require a camper health information form to be filled out and brought to camp on the first day. All campers must have a completed health information form on file at the camp location in order to attend. You may receive additional forms/newsletter that are specific to your child’s camp through email before the camp begins.

SIGNING IN/OUT


Parent, guardian or authorized person over the age of 18 must sign campers in & out each day and must show photo identification. Staff are required to ID all persons picking up children.

MEDICATION AUTHORIZATION


If your child needs medication during camp hours, download the Medication Authorization Form. Staff are not permitted to accept medications until the proper paperwork is complete.

LATE PICKUP POLICY


If a parent or authorized person is late picking up the camper, a late fee of $1 for every 3 minutes will be applied.

CHILDREN’S BELONGINGS


Please label all belongings. Personal belongings should be kept in a bag or backpack. Cell phones and electronic devices are allowed to be carried in the child’s backpack, but must be turned off during camp hours. We strongly discourage campers bringing these items to camp.

CAMP ATTIRE


Children are encouraged to dress comfortably in old clothing and sneakers. Please do not send your child to camp in open-toed shoes or sandals.

LUNCH


Campers are required to pack a non-perishable lunch, snacks and a water bottle for all full day camps. For half day camps, please pack a water bottle and snack.

CAMP STAFF


Camp staff are carefully screened and selected for their activity skills, level of enthusiasm, ability to work well with children, and good judgment. Training is provided on safety procedures and expected conduct, as well as program planning and implementation. By state law, all staff undergo background checks and must be certified in CPR and First Aid. All camp directors are over 21 years of age.

CAMP REFUND POLICY


Our refund policy encourages early decisions, so as to not affect other customers or our ability to deliver efficient programs. All requests for refunds must be made at least 10 business days prior to the start of the program. A 20% administrative fee will be charged per refund transaction. There are no refunds for missed days.

CAMP DEPOSITS


A $20 non-refundable/non-transferable deposit per camper, per week will hold your child’s space in the camps listed below. Balance of registration fees must be paid-in-full by 4 pm, Friday, June 1st. If payment is not received by the required deadline, your child’s registration is cancelled. Registrations made after June 1st must be paid-in-full at the time of registration.

  • Monocacy Day Camp 
  • Monocacy Adventure Camp 
  • Monocacy Sports & Games Camp 
  • Eco-Adventure Camp 
  • Nature Camp at Fountain Rock & Catoctin Creek Park (Full day only) 
  • History Camp at Rose Hill Manor Park (Full day only)

ACCOMMODATIONS


Frederick County Parks and Recreation provides reasonable modifications upon request for individuals with disabilities. If you have a child who needs accommodations, please call 301-600-2936 at least two weeks prior to your child’s camp start date.
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LIT / CIT PROGRAM



Beginning in our 2018 season:


If you are in Grades 6-8, you qualify for our Leader-in-Training (LIT) summer camp program. 

The LIT Camp Program is a great way for young adults who are interested in leadership and working with children, to work towards becoming a future Counselor-In-Training with Frederick County Parks and Recreation.

Our LIT camp is a week-long leadership training program that provides teen participants with a unique combination of formal leadership training and hands-on, practical job experience all while still enjoying the fun of summer camp. Participants will engage in exciting team-building activities, interactive workshops and fun games and activities in a social and educational environment.

Spaces are limited and are anticipated to fill quickly. For more information, view document linked above or click here.

If you are in Grades 9-12, you qualify for our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) development program.

Our CIT development program is focused on leadership, communication skills, team-building, goal-setting and, of course, having fun. As a CIT, you will be assigned to a summer camp for a 1 week session and will get to assist summer camp staff in operations of the week’s camp program.

The primary duty of a CIT is to assist the paid counselors with the overall supervision of an assigned group of campers to ensure their safety.  CITs are also responsible for planning, organizing and actively participating in a variety of fun camp activities including sports, games, arts and crafts and special events with their program participants.

Frederick County Parks and Recreation is now accepting applications for our CIT Program. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 6, 2018. Click HERE to apply.