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Robinson Nature Center

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 2018 Camps

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*.
2018 Robinson Nature Center Camp Descriptions (with links to on-line registration)
2018 Week-by-Week Robinson Nature Center Camp Chart
2017 Camp Photos

*Registration opens Jan 31 at 6 PM online for Howard County residents and opens on February 7 at 6 PM online for out-of-county residents.

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

Lil' Acorns Forest Friends - Jun 6-8 from 9:30-11:30am
NEW! Lil' Acorns Dynamic Dinosaurs - Jun 6-8 from 9:30-11:30am
Lil' Acorns Forest Friends (afternoon) - Jun 6-8 from 2:30-4:30pm
NEW! Lil' Acorns Crawling Critters - Jun 13-15 from 9:30-11:30am
NEW! Lil' Acorns Dynamic Dinosaurs - Jun 13-15 from 9:30-11:30am
Lil' Acorns Forest Friends - Jul 18-20 from 9:30-11:30am
NEW! Lil' Acorns Crawling Critters - Aug 8-10 from 9:30-11:30am
NEW! Lil' Acorns Crawling Critters - Aug 22-24 from 9:30-11:30am
NEW! Lil' Acorns Dynamic Dinosaurs - Aug 29-31 from 9:30-11:30am

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

NEW! Lil' Pine Cones Bug Buddies - Jun 20-22 from 9am-noon
NEW! Lil' Pine Cones Summer Winterland- Jun 27-29 from 9am-noon
Lil' Pine Cones Water Wonders - Jun 27-29 from 9am-noon
NEW! Lil' Pine Cones Bug Buddies - Jul 25-27 from 9am-noon
Lil' Pine Cones Water Wonders - Aug 8-10 from 9am-noon
NEW! Lil' Pine Cones Summer Winterland - Aug 15-17 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 20-22 from 9am-3pm
River Explorers (6-8 year olds) - Jun 27-29 from 1-4:30pm
NEW! Forces of Nature (7-9 year olds) - Jul 11-13 from 9am-3pm
Epic Water Ventures (8-11 year olds) - Jul 11-13 from 9am-3pm
NEW! Nature Go (6-8 year olds) - Jul 18-20 from 1-4:30pm
Trailblazers (8-11 year olds) - Jul 18-20 from 9am-3pm
Nature Extravaganza (6-8 year olds) - Jul 25-27 from 9am-3pm
River Explorers (6-8 year olds) - Jul 25-27 from 1-4:30pm
NEW! Forces of Nature (7-9 year olds) - Aug 1-3 from 9am-3pm
Epic Water Ventures (8-11 year olds) - Aug 1-3 from 9am-3pm
NEW! Nature Go (6-8 year olds) - Aug 8-10 from 1-4:30pm
River Explorers (6-8 year olds) - Aug 15-18 from 1-4:30pm
Sensory-Friendly Nature Explorers* (5-8 year olds) - Aug 15-18 from 9am-noon
Trailblazers (8-11 year olds) - Aug 22-24 from 9am-3pm
Nature Extravaganza (6-8 year olds) - Aug 29-31 from 9am-3pm

* This camp is for children who require a one-on-one companion or need special accommodations

  

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 2017 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.