The Best Baltimore Summer Camps for Kids 2019By Kelly Green
Posted Feb 27, 2019
It's confirmed, too many snow days in the Baltimore metropolitan area have pushed back the start of summer. That's the bad news. The good news is there will still be plenty of summer days to fill and enjoy! So, don't get caught scrambling to keep the boredom at bay this year. There's no better time than now to start looking ahead and planning your child's summer camp experiences.
We have the inside scoop on some of the best summer camps for kids in the Baltimore area for 2019 (plus deals to save you up to 50% off!).
PREP FOR THE REAL WORLD
Idea Lab Kids STEAM Camp
This cutting-edge learning lab has a BRAND NEW location in Columbia, MD! Offering an innovative combination of STEAM topics in coding, game design, VR, robotics, engineering, 3D printing and so much more! Camps at IDEA Lab Kids Summer Camp provides the tools necessary for kids to question, learn and invent “out-of-the-box” solutions to today’s fast-paced technology driven environment using the Arts, Science, Math, Critical-thinking Skills and loads of imagination!
Ages: Grades K-8
Location: Columbia, MD
Dates: June 3rd - August 30th
CertifiKID Deal: $141.75+ (Regular Price: $175+)
STAR Academy STEM Camp
Turn your child into a STAR student and let them have fun while learning at STAR Academy STEM Camp! They'll enjoy making friends and mastering new tech skills, building and programming robots, imagining and designing their own Video Games, completing the "Drone Challenge", developing and printing their own 3D Creations and ultimately building skills that launch careers!
Location: Timonium, MD
Dates: June 17th - Aug. 23rd (no camp the week of July 4th)
CertifiKID Deal: $240+ (Regular Price: $300+)
Smart Fit Kids STEM, Adventure or Camp Invention Camps
Choose from one of THREE exciting, educational camps guaranteed to keep your children engaged all summer long. Go on an adventure with topics like WOW Science, CSI, Explosions, Slime, and Shark Tank. Or sign up for STEM Camp with themes like Operation Rescue Drop, Submarine Surprises, Marble Roller Coaster, Young Entrepreneur, Extraordinary Inventions, Robotic Arm Challenge, and The Power of Programming/Coding. Each camp offers practice in math and language arts, hands-on STEM learning and daily field trips for extra discovery and exploration. NEW THIS YEAR - Smart Fit Kids has partnered with CAMP INVENTION, a nationally recognized summer enrichment program to fuel a student's curiosity, engaging them with challenging projects that will develop them into innovative thinkers.
Location: Severna Park, MD
Dates: June 17th - Aug. 30th
CertifiKID Deal: $250 (Regular Price: $355)
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's Summer at the Studio Camp
Sharpen those acting skills with the experts at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company! Each week offers opportunities in performance, design, combat, comedy, tragedy, romance, and more! Campers also enjoy a weekly field trip to a location relevant to that week's theme. What sets this camp apart are the Teaching Artists who provide age-appropriate activities and a non-competitive environment for students to grow, learn, and laugh together. There are no auditions. Each week ends with a performance for friends and family on Fridays at 3 p.m. CSC benefits the whole family with their convenient location in the heart of downtown Baltimore, making it a great option for parents with offices in the city - as well as extended care available every week. And best of all - CSC gives you a summer vacation from the breakfast-making/lunch-packing routine! Summer in the Studio Camp provides your child with breakfast AND lunch EVERY DAY!
Ages: Grades 2-9
Location: Baltimore, MD
Dates: June 24th - Aug. 30th
CertifiKID Deal: $199 (Regular Price: $302)
Drama Kids International Camp
Act up with a unique and fun-filled summer camp experience of drama learning that will help your child build and improve confidence, speech skills, self-esteem, leadership, teamwork and, of course, acting abilities. Drama Kids has been recognized internationally for its creative drama curriculum and teaching methods that are great fun and highly developmental for all children.
Location: Reisterstown & Lutherville-Timonium, MD
Dates: July 22nd - Aug. 16th
CertifiKID Deal: $180+ (Regular Price: $225+)
SET SAIL ON THE HIGH WATERS OF THE CHESAPEAKE
Baltimore County Sailing Center Camp
There’s no better time than summer and no better place than the Chesapeake Bay to set your sights on becoming a sailor! On the doorstep of "The Sailing Capitol of the World" (yes, that would be Annapolis), your child will enjoy two full weeks of learning the ropes of sailing at Baltimore County Sailing Center Camp -- from rigging/derigging, capsizing/recovery, tacking and gybing to sailing on all points of sail. Personalized attention and hands-on experience ensures that your child receives the fundamental skills needed to take their sailing to the next level. And the next level is BCSC’s intermediate course where sailors undertake more advanced training including adventure sailing and racing.
Ages: Osprey (8-11) and Eagle (12-16)
Location: Rocky Point Park in Essex, MD (FREE Bus transportation available from prearranged pick-up and drop-off locations in Baltimore County and Baltimore City.)
Dates: June 17th – Aug. 16th (2 week sessions)
CertifiKID Deal: $759 for 2 Weeks (Regular Price: $835)
Ballet Academy Dance Camp
Let your little one dance their heart out this summer at The Ballet Academy! Choose from ballet, jazz, tap and modern dance - each area of expertise includes a technique class with fun exercises in strength and flexibility training, stage makeup and dance craft/activity. Each week of camp ends with a 4pm Friday performance, complete with costumes!
Location: Beltsville, MD
Dates: Select Weeks June 24th - Aug. 9th
CertifiKID Deal: $199 (Regular Price: $265)
Flips Gymnastics or Cheer Camp
Your child will flip with the summer camp programs at Flips Gymnastics! Help them achieve their gymnastics and cheer goals with their U.S. Gymnastics-designed program.Your child will receive loads of gymnastics and cheer training while also tapping into summer fun with games, obstacle courses, field trips and more! At Flips, they take summer fun seriously!
Location: Frederick, MD
Dates: Select Weeks June 24th - Aug. 30th
CertifiKID Deal: $180 (Regular Price: $225)
KidsRock Day Camp
Every day ROCKS at KidsRock Camp! Highlights of this awesome camp include 2-3 extraordinary field trips each week to top kid-favorite destinations from indoor skydiving to amusement parks to swimming pools and more. Plus kids will also take part in fascinating hands-on experiences, spanning cooking, science, arts, technology, live camp shows, sports and more!
Location: University of Notre Dame in Towson & St. Paul's School in Lutherville-Timonium, MD
Dates: June 17th - Aug. 16th
CertifiKID Deal: $230 (Regular Price: $328)
Kid's Time Out Camp
A field trip frenzy, your child will do the opposite of wiling away their days at Kids Time Out Camp. Instead, they will day-trip to area pools, local parks and playgrounds and indoor play spaces for loads of swimming, hiking and entertainment! Everyday offers a fun, new experience to keep your kids on their toes!
Location: Clarksville, MD
Dates: June 24th - Aug. 30th
CertifiKID Deal: $250 (Regular Price: $360)
Thinking about sending your kid to sleepaway camp, but feeling a bit apprehensive? Check out these 7 Benefits of Sending Your Child to Sleepaway Camp.
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