This summer, we are offering both in-person summer camps and a limited number of "Camp Came to Me" experiences that allow you to bring the fun of camp home. Read on for more information.


Robinson Nature Center's "Camp Came to Me" Experiences

During the summer of 2020, we brought summer camp to your child. Children enjoyed camp activities from the comfort of their home with materials and online content provided by Robinson Nature Center. 

Camp Came to Me Experience - FAQs

What does the cost of these experiences include? 

These experiences are tailored for the age to which they apply. All experiences include a fully curated kit of camp materials organized for each camp activity and an optional camp schedule. Some experiences include pre-recorded videos that provide demonstrations, songs, puppet shows and nature lessons. Access to pre-recorded content is for three weeks and content can be viewed on participants’ own time. Kit materials are yours to keep. Other experiences include live sessions in which participants sign-on to Webex and participate in activities with other participants. Please see individual Camp Came to Me programs above for information on what each experience includes.

How do I pick up the camp materials kit for my child’s experience? 

Participants can pick up their camp materials kit on the date indicated during the window of time allotted from the front circle of the Robinson Nature Center. When arriving at the Nature Center, please pull into the front circle and contact the front desk at 410-313-0400. Give them your last name, and staff member will bring your kit to you.  

If you would like to participate in any of these camps, but are not able to pick up your kit during the specified window of time, please contact Meagan Downey at mdowney@howardcountymd.gov.

How do I access the pre-recorded online content? 

Enrolled participants will receive their “Camp Came to Me” welcome email two days prior to your material pick up date. In this letter, participants will be provided with a password that can be used to access pre-recorded content.  On the date of the camp kit materials pick up, you will receive an email with a PDF document including the video links to pre-recorded content. Your access begins on the date of the materials pick-up an dlasts for three weeks.  Participants will need internet access to stream pre-recorded videos. 

How do I access the live sessions? 

On the date of the camp kit materials pick up, you will receive an email with a PDF document including the link to the live session/sessions. For experiences with successive days of live sessions, we will also schedule an optional tech check for those who want to sign on prior to live camp sessions to ensure you will be easily able to get online for the live sessions. Live sessions take place on Webex. If you have never used webex before, we highly suggest using the following link: https://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html prior to signing on to live sessions to test out your device's compatibility. Participants will need internet access