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Robinson Nature Center Summer Camps

Have fun exploring your world at our nature summer camps:

  • Play in the river and meet live animals
  • Make new friends while having fun both indoors and outdoors 
  • Create nature-inspired crafts and learn survival skills
  • Take part in team nature and astronomy challenges 
  • Watch full-dome movies in our NatureSphere planetarium 

AND more....

Summer Camps 2019

Check out the camps we are offering by perusing the brochure above, or checking out the list below! Click on the blue hyperlinks to find out more about each camp and/or to register*.
2019 Robinson Nature Center Camp Descriptions (with links to on-line registration)
2019 Week-by-Week Robinson Nature Center Camp Chart
2018 Camp Photos

Summer Camp registration opens online Feb 6 at 6 PM for Howard County residents and online Feb 13 at 6 PM for the general public!

Parent/Child mini-camps for 2-3 year olds (by start date)

Lil' Acorns High in the Sky - Jun 5-7 from 9:30-11:30am
NEW! Lil' Acorns Winter in Summer - Jun 5-7 from 9:30-11:30am
Lil' Acorns In, Around & Under the Water - Jun 12-14 from 9:30-11:30am
NEW! Lil' Acorns Stars & Stories - Jun 19-21 from 9:30-11:30am
NEW! Lil' Acorns Winter in Summer - Jul 10-12 from 9:30-11:30am
NEW! Lil' Acorns Stars & Stories - Aug 28-30 from 9:30-11:30am

Half-day camps for 4-5 year olds (by start date)

Lil' Pine Cones Amazing Animals - Jun 12-14 from 9am-noon
NEW! Lil' Pine Cones Dinosaur Explorers- Jun 19-21 from 9am-noon
NEW! Lil' Pine Cones Outer Space Adventures - Jun 26-28 from 9am-noon
Lil' Pine Cones Amazing Animals - Jul 24-26 from 9am-noon
NEW! Lil' Pine Cones Dinosaur Explorers - Aug 21-23 from 9am-noon
NEW! Lil' Pine Cones Outer Space Adventures - Aug 28-30 from 9am-noon

Half- and Full-Day Camps for School-age children ages 6-11 yrs (by start date)

Nature Extravaganza (6-8 year olds) - Jun 26-28 from 9am-3pm
River Explorers (6-8 year olds) - Jun 26-28 from 1-4:30pm
Trailblazers (8-11 year olds) - Jul 10-12 from 9am-3pm
River Explorers (6-8 year olds) - Jul 10-12 from 1-4:30pm
NEW! Nature Makers (7-11 year olds) - Jul 17-19 from 9am-4pm
Forces of Nature (8-10 year olds) - Jul 17-19 from 9am-3pm
Nature Extravaganza (6-8 year olds) - Jul 24-26 from 9am-3pm
Nature Go! (6-8 year olds) - Jul 24-26 from 1-4:30pm
Forces of Nature (8-10 year olds) - Jul 31-Aug 2 from 9am-3pm
NEW! Nature Makers (7-11 year olds) - Jul 31-Aug 2 from 9am-4pm
NEW! Extended Experience Sensory-Friendly Nature Explorers* (6-10 year olds) - Aug 7-9 & Aug 14-16 from 9am-noon
* This camp is for children who require a one-on-one companion or need special accommodations
Nature Extravaganza (6-8 year olds) - Aug 7-9 from 9am-3pm
Nature Go (6-8 year olds) - Aug 7-9 from 1-4:30pm
Trailblazers (8-11 year olds) - Aug 14-16 from 9am-3pm
River Explorers (morning) (6-8 year olds) - Aug 14-16 from 9am-12:30pm
River Explorers (6-8 year olds) - Aug 14-16 from 1-4:30pm
Nature Extravaganza (6-8 year olds) - Aug 21-23 from 9am-3pm
River Explorers (6-8 year olds) - Aug 21-23 from 1-4:30pm

Camper Reminders and Important Info

Required Forms

  • Participant Information Form 
  • Medication Authorization Form - required if bringing epi-pens, inhalers or other medication to camp. Please note that a Physician's signature is required on the medication form. We cannot accept any medications without this signature. School medication forms are not accepted. 

Photo ID Requirement

In order to ensure the safety of children enrolled in camps, any adult picking up a child from camp must be listed on the camper's Participant Information Form as authorized to pick up the participant. This year, all camp staff are required to have you show a government issued photo ID (driver's license, passport, U.S. military ID, or permanent resident card) at pick up before they release campers to you. 

Nut-free Camps

When packing your child's lunch or snack for camp, please note that all camps are nut-free. Do not pack your child items with peanut butter or other nut-butters, or with nuts listed in the ingredients. 

Summer Camp 2018 photo album

 Click on the photo below to view pictures from last year's camps!

Robinson Nature Center Summer Camps 2017

Can't find what you're looking for? Call us at 410-313-0400 during business hours (Weds-Sat from 9AM-5PM and Sun from Noon-5PM). For more camps through Howard County Rec & Parks, click here.