Registration begins January 1, 2020!
Summer camp allows children to play and wonder as they explore the world around them with friends, old and new! Campers will get their hands wet and feet muddy while exploring our 12-acre Park campus with wooded-trails, a secluded cove, and marsh habitat on the shores of Back Creek. This summer, join us as we play in the woods and water, discover more about our local maritime heritage, and become inspired environmental stewards!
Check out our summer camp sessions for campers entering pre-Kindergarten through 10th grade. Activities are specifically designed with each age group in mind. Our youngest campers will enjoy hands-on animal investigations, water play, arts and crafts, and stories, while campers in 4th-10th grade are challenged with additional water-based adventures including kayak and boat excursions, standup paddle boarding, and fishing.
Here’s an example of what your camper might do on a typical day at AMM Summer Camp! Activities vary daily according to the camp theme and age.
The staff to camper ratio is 1:8.
Campers will be in groups based on their age and enrollment for the week. pre-K and Kindergarten groups typically have 12 campers. All other groups typically have 16-18 campers. In sessions with high enrollment, campers will be split into smaller groups based on their age.
Yes! Before-care runs from 8-9am Monday-Friday and is $35/week. After-care runs from 3:30-5:30pm Monday-Friday and is $65/week. We offer a drop-in rate per day of $10/before and $18/after care.
Campers need to bring a non-perishable lunch each day. We will provide an afternoon snack during camp and an additional snack for campers staying for after care. Snacks will vary daily and may include fresh fruit, pretzels, crackers, popsicles, or s’mores.
After registering you will receive a confirmation email with additional information attached. Please read the “Summer Camp Parent Information Packet.” Additional information and reminders specific to your child’s camp session will be sent approximately 1 week before the start of that session.
All required health and emergency contact information is collected electronically during the registration process. HOWEVER, if your child must bring medication to camp (either for emergencies or daily administration), you must complete the MedicationAdministrationAuthorizationForm. This form must be signed by a parent/guardian AND the child’s physician. This form must be completed for any prescription AND over-the-counter medications. This form should be turned in to the Camp Director with the medication on the first day of camp.
Campers entering grades 4 and above will also need to complete waivers to participate in excursions with providers, such as Capital SUP and Chesapeake Bay Foundation. These forms will be emailed and can be found here as well. Additional waiver forms for campers participating in a travel camp will be sent to those campers. Waivers must be turned in in person on the first day of your child’s camp session (only once per summer). Note: campers are continuously supervised by AMM staff while participating in these programs.
If your child must bring medication to camp (either for emergencies or daily administration), you must complete the MedicationAdministrationAuthorizationForm. This form must be signed by a parent/guardian AND the child’s physician. This form must be completed for any prescription AND over-the-counter medications. This form should be turned in to the Camp Director with the medication on the first day of camp.
Yes, our camp is licensed to run through Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Each year our camp is inspected by DHMH and has passed with flying colors every year!
Safety is a top priority! All camp staff are First Aid and CPR trained.
All kayak staff are ACA Level 2 Kayak Instructors.
Our camp is located at the Ellen O. Moyer Nature Park at Back Creek. The Park campus has 12 wooded acres, a dingy dock, secluded cove, large parking lot, convenient camper pick-up loop, indoor classrooms with AC, restrooms with indoor plumbing, and is on city water. The park is conveniently located on Edgewood Road, two minutes from the Bay Ridge Giant grocery store. This property is maintained year-round by the Annapolis Maritime Museum.