Please check our main Recreation & Parks webpage for all updates. 

  • In-person camps will begin on June 29. Due to safety requirements, many camps initially set to begin this month have been cancelled.
  • This spreadsheet is a list of camps that are ready to run. This list will grow weekly, so please check back often.
  • Click here for a list of our online/virtual camps.
  • If you are uncertain as to the status of an upcoming camp or program, please contact our registration staff at 410-313-7275 or registration@howardcountymd.gov.

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About

Howard County Recreation & Parks offers a variety of all-day camps during the summer. All-day camps are run through the department's childcare, recreation and sports divisions. 

Child Care

Creative 360 Jr.: Art, Dance & Theatre Academy

Create a one-of-a-kind camp. The day is divided into four sessions. Choose
between Studio Art (drawing & painting with various materials); Dancing
Like a Star (routines to pop songs); Acting 101 (acting & drama games);
Dance Break (hip hop & jazz); Sculpture & 3-D Art (clay, paper, wire and
more); and Showstoppers (sing and dance to musical numbers). 7:1 camper-
to-instructor ratio. Last day features performances and gallery show.

 

GEMS: Girls EmpowHERment Camp

This just-for-girls camp cultivates creativity and builds a positive self-image.
Participate in science & engineering activities, crafts, yoga, dance, leadership,
and team-building activities! Join us for a Friday performance.

 

Kidz Pick

Customized your days by choosing between Krafty Kids (make one-of-akind
crafts); Amazing Artists (paint, draw, sculpt & more); Brilliant Bakers
& Creative Chefs (create desserts & meals, learn measuring & manners);
Spectacular Sports (play games like basketball, flag football and floor
hockey); Great Games (enjoy frisbee golf, Steal the Bacon, Sharks and
Minnows and traditional games); Science Superstarz (conduct experiments
and games); or Engineering Experts (explore engineering through activities).

 

Kidz S.P.A.C.E.

Come experience Sports, Play, Arts, Creativity & Engineering (S. P. A. C. E.).
It’s a perfect mixture of excitement, education and fun-filled activities.
You are grouped by age and rotate through with energetic and caring staff.

 

Fashion & Modeling Camp

Explore the world of age-appropriate fashion and modeling with an emphasis
on a positive body image. Develop confidence learning model walks, poses
and presentation. Create a board to find your personal style. Make “no-sew”
fashions in our design challenges. Become a stylist with our field trip to a
local thrift store to learn to up-cycle and style on a budget. Gain photography
basics. Join us for a fashion show on Friday!

 

Creative 360: Visual and Performing Art Academy

Discover, create and express yourself through visual and performing arts. Love
acting? Explore improv, drama games and musical theater. Budding artist?
Paint, draw, sculpt, and more. Select five sessions each week (drama
101, hip hop dance, sculpture, drawing with pencil & pastel, vocal workshop,
creative writing, photography, musical theater, acrylic & watercolor painting,
or cartooning)! Change activities until 2nd day of camp. 5:1 camper-to-instructor
ratio. Last day features performances and gallery show.

 

NEW! August Inside-Out

Enjoy the best of both worlds in this indoor/outdoor camp. Daily activities
include science, art, games, nature hikes, and fun challenges. Group games
and icebreakers help you make friends.

 

CLIMB: Teen Leadership Camp

Take your leadership skills to the next level! Connection, Leadership,
Inspiration, Motivation & Balance (CLIMB) explores how your principles and
personalities affect your work in groups. Daily activities include leadership
games, workshops, and team-building exercises. Gain confidence in this welcoming
environment. Create vision boards to plan your goals; work in groups
on mini-challenges; and learn how to make a positive impact on others.

 

NEW! Kidz Spy School

Ready to become a spy? Open your dossier to find out which character you
will become. Use codes to decipher and send secret messages. Work in small
groups to complete daily interactive missions. Camp features a field trip to
the National Cryptologic Museum.

Recreation

Creative 360 Jr.: Art, Dance & Theatre Academy

Create a one-of-a-kind camp. The day is divided into four sessions. Choose
between Studio Art (drawing & painting with various materials); Dancing
Like a Star (routines to pop songs); Acting 101 (acting & drama games);
Dance Break (hip hop & jazz); Sculpture & 3-D Art (clay, paper, wire and
more); and Showstoppers (sing and dance to musical numbers). 7:1 camper-
to-instructor ratio. Last day features performances and gallery show.

 

GEMS: Girls EmpowHERment Camp

This just-for-girls camp cultivates creativity and builds a positive self-image.
Participate in science & engineering activities, crafts, yoga, dance, leadership,
and team-building activities! Join us for a Friday performance.

 

Kidz Pick

Customized your days by choosing between Krafty Kids (make one-of-akind
crafts); Amazing Artists (paint, draw, sculpt & more); Brilliant Bakers
& Creative Chefs (create desserts & meals, learn measuring & manners);
Spectacular Sports (play games like basketball, flag football and floor
hockey); Great Games (enjoy frisbee golf, Steal the Bacon, Sharks and
Minnows and traditional games); Science Superstarz (conduct experiments
and games); or Engineering Experts (explore engineering through activities).

 

Kidz S.P.A.C.E.

Come experience Sports, Play, Arts, Creativity & Engineering (S. P. A. C. E.).
It’s a perfect mixture of excitement, education and fun-filled activities.
You are grouped by age and rotate through with energetic and caring staff.

 

Fashion & Modeling Camp

Explore the world of age-appropriate fashion and modeling with an emphasis
on a positive body image. Develop confidence learning model walks, poses
and presentation. Create a board to find your personal style. Make “no-sew”
fashions in our design challenges. Become a stylist with our field trip to a
local thrift store to learn to up-cycle and style on a budget. Gain photography
basics. Join us for a fashion show on Friday!

 

Creative 360: Visual and Performing Art Academy

Discover, create and express yourself through visual and performing arts. Love
acting? Explore improv, drama games and musical theater. Budding artist?
Paint, draw, sculpt, and more. Select five sessions each week (drama
101, hip hop dance, sculpture, drawing with pencil & pastel, vocal workshop,
creative writing, photography, musical theater, acrylic & watercolor painting,
or cartooning)! Change activities until 2nd day of camp. 5:1 camper-to-instructor
ratio. Last day features performances and gallery show.

 

NEW! August Inside-Out

Enjoy the best of both worlds in this indoor/outdoor camp. Daily activities
include science, art, games, nature hikes, and fun challenges. Group games
and icebreakers help you make friends.

 

CLIMB: Teen Leadership Camp

Take your leadership skills to the next level! Connection, Leadership,
Inspiration, Motivation & Balance (CLIMB) explores how your principles and
personalities affect your work in groups. Daily activities include leadership
games, workshops, and team-building exercises. Gain confidence in this welcoming
environment. Create vision boards to plan your goals; work in groups
on mini-challenges; and learn how to make a positive impact on others.

 

NEW! Kidz Spy School

Ready to become a spy? Open your dossier to find out which character you
will become. Use codes to decipher and send secret messages. Work in small
groups to complete daily interactive missions. Camp features a field trip to
the National Cryptologic Museum.

 

Sports

Check back soon for descriptions of our 2019 camps.