School Year – Since HCPSS 2020-2021 school year will be virtual from September 8 – January 28; Recreation and Parks is deferring the first child care payment (typically due on July 17) until Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Parents who feel they will need before and/or after care if children return to schools on February 1, 2021 do not need to do anything at this time. Please know we will continue to post updates here as necessary. If you have a question, our Registration Team can be reached at email@example.com.
We are researching the possibility of offering a fall program that meets the needs of parents. We are looking into ‘school day’ and before and after care options that would be a separate program and registration to our normal school day program that is on hold until February 1, 2021. We will reach out to current customers with updates when we have them and continue to post updates on this page too.
Camps - We are very excited to say that our Blast camps are rolling along and the children are really enjoying the time spent with their peers! They have had to chance to get creative; tye-dying shirts, creating their own dances and staying active with outside games (socially distanced of course). With schools beginning September 8, we have been able to an additional week of care at select locations.
Please see the list of locations and dates below:
Our camps run from 7am – 6pm, Monday -Friday at $299/week.
To register for any of these programs, you can use the links below or call our Registration Department at (410) 313 – 7275.
Mini Scholars Registration (Ages 4-5)
Summer Blast (Ages 5 - 11)
Teen Blast (Ages 11 - 13)
If your child(ren) are enrolled in a Blast camp and you would like to withdraw your child(ren) from the camp for a full refund, please just contact our Registration Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410.313.7275. Please include your child’s name, the name of the camp and weeks they were registered for. We thank you for your patience and understanding. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Stephanie Wise at swise@howardcountymd,.gov or 410.313.4712. Thank you for your time and be well!
School Year – With HCPSS’s announcement the 2020-2021 school year will begin on September 8; Recreation and Parks will be deferring the first child care payment (typically due on July 17) until Monday, August 17, 2020. The Department will continue to post updates as HCPSS decisions about the 2020-2021 school year are announced.
Camps - We are very excited to say that our Blast camps began this Monday, July 6 at select locations. It is great to see the kids be able to spend time together while engaged in a wide variety of activities. The Department has information on our HCRP Summer Camp COVID Safety Policies (updated June 2020). This link is updated as necessary.
Our camps run from 7am-6pm, Monday -Friday at $299/week at the following locations:
To register for any of these programs, you can use the links below or call our Registration Department at 410-313-7275.
Mini Scholars Registration (4-5 yrs)
Summer Blast (Ages 5-11)
Teen Blast (11-13 yrs)
Unfortunately, due to low enrollment we have had to cancel the Dayton Oaks camps (Mini Scholars and Summer Blast camp) for the week of July 13-17, 2020.
We’re excited to have the opportunity to offer our Blast camps this summer and can’t wait to see you and your child(ren) there! If your child(ren) were already enrolled in a Blast camp and you would like to withdraw your child(ren) from the camp for a full refund, please just contact our Registration Team at email@example.com or 410-313-7275. Please include your child’s name, the name of the camp and weeks they were registered for. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to make adjustments. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Thank you for your time and be well.
We are very happy to announce that we will be offering our Summer Blast camps, modified for the safety of our campers and staff, but it will still be a fun-packed summer! This is great news so we can try to get to some kind of normalcy – allowing children to have time with one another while engaged in fun activities, parents able to work and know their most precious gift, their children are well cared for. We have many safety protocols in place, including but not limited to temperature checks for children and staff, no visitors allowed in the buildings, small groups (maximum 13 kids with 2 staff), no field trips or swimming, face masks for all staff and physical distancing for all. Children will have to wear masks when arriving, leaving and when within 6 feet of another person as part of our Department’s Guidelines. Parents should provide the mask(s) for their child(ren). For the children it will be like wearing a mask when you’re on the move (e.g. arriving, leaving, going to the bathroom) or within 6 feet of another person.
This information is taken from a press release earlier today and addresses the camps we will be offering:
Starting Monday, July 6th:
Mini Scholars Camp | Preschoolers
Summer Blast Camp | Elementary schoolers