QA’s Recreation Office to offer summer camps
CENTREVILLE — It’s planning time for summer camps and Queen Anne’s County’s Recreation Department is again offering traditional favorites and has added new specialty camps as well.
“Our new camps include an Adventure Camp, a coed Home Economics Camp, Cheerleading Camp along with the popular camps from previous years,” Recreation Manager Joan Brooks said.
Summer camps for 2017 are posted on the department’s website, www.parksnrec.org, and lists all of the new and old camps for the year.
Books said because camps can be a drain on family budgets, the department strives to offer affordable programs without sacrificing quality. Pre-registration is now accepted with a payment plan, which guarantees a child a slot. Brooks said families don’t have to pay until the week before the camp begins.
“What is really family friend is the fact that if your plans change, you are not committed,” brooks said. “You just notify us and we take your children off the registration list.”
Queen Anne’s County’s day-long Traditional Camps are geared toward kids ages five through 12 as of December 31, 2017. This camp is great for working parents as the camp hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This unique outdoor camp will provide daily activities that are designed to provide enriching, structured leisure activities. These one week camps are staffed by experienced instructors, and recreation leaders supply creative and carefully planned age appropriate activities in arts, crafts, sports, games, music an field trips.
Campers must bring a bag lunch, two snacks and drinks or a water bottle each day. Sun screen and bug spray are also recommended.
The cost is $100 per week for the first child and $75 for each additional sibling.
The Traditional Camps are offered from June 19 to Aug. 11 and are offered at Mowbray Park, Church Hill Park, Centreville Elementary School and Pinkey Park.
Queen Anne’s County’s Summer Days Youth Disability Camp, for ages six through 21, is offered at Centreville Middle School. Camp hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and cost $130 per week.
This camp is designed to provide the campers with enriching and structured leisure activities. All campers will participate in daily activities, such as sports, games, arts and crafts, music, drama, nature and team building.
Weekly field trips will be offered with transportation to and from the program site. Transportation to and from camp is the responsibility of the family.
Campers must bring a bag lunch, snacks and drinks each day.
The Health Inventory and Special Survey must be filled out and returned by Wednesday, June 14.
Queen Anne’s County’s Specialty Camps include Kidzart Camp, Play Well Lego Camp, Adventure Camp, Home Economics Camp, Little Chefs Camp, Madd Scientist Camp and Little Scientist Camp.
“Our sports camps are always very popular and well attended,” Brooks said.
Contact Brooks at 410-7580848, ext. 2709, to begin the registration process.