Please check our main Recreation & Parks webpage for all updates. 
Please call our inclement weather lines about the status of camps, programs, events, facilities, and parks: www.howardcountymd.gov/inclementweatherlines.

  • In-person camps have begun. Due to safety requirements, many camps 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.
  • HCRP Summer Camp COVID Safety Policies (updated June 2020)
  • Click here for a list of our online/virtual camps.
  • Click here for a list of our adult in-person programs.
  • Click here for a list of our youth in-person programs.
  • Click here for a list of our Family in-person programs.
  • 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
Robinson Nature Center Home School Participant Materials

Materials on this page are updated throughout the school year to include:

  • Meet your Teachers (document with teacher bios and photos)
  • Certificates of completion
  • Participant information forms & letters for each season
  • Add homeschool classes to your personal calendar using the Homeschool Class Google Calendar.

Please check back each month for materials you would like to access.

To preview the 2020-2021 home school class offerings, click here

Home School Calendar 2019-2020

 

Forms & Policies

  • Each participant enrolled in the home school program must read and agree to abide by the Code of Conduct.
  • Each season, a Participant Information Form must be filled out for each child participating in homeschool classes. The form should be brought to the first class of the season.

What to expect:

  • Meet Your Teachers! Click here to read about your child's teachers this year.
  • Sign-In/Sign-Out - Please know that you, or the parent/guardian responsible for your child, must walk the child to class each month and sign the child into class. At pick up you, or the parent/guardian responsible for your child, must sign your child out of class before leaving with the child. 
  • Younger siblings - Younger siblings are welcome to join an older sibling's class, but the parent/guardian responsible for the sibling must monitor them at all times and remove them if they become disruptive. Siblings are welcome to observe activities, but - out of fairness to enrolled participants - are not permitted to participate.
  • Options for parents - While your child is in class, you’re welcome to sit in on the class, leave the Nature Center and return for pick-up at 4 PM, or relax, socialize and network with other parents in our “Parent Lounge”. The Parent Lounge is located in the south end of the Auditorium. The lounge opens directly into the room for the 4-5 year old class. The lounge contains tables, chairs, small games or blocks for younger siblings, books and literature pertaining to the class topic, and information about upcoming programs.  Please assist your child in cleaning up toys before leaving. 
  • Photography - From time to time, you may notice a photographer in the home school class. When enrolling in the program, all participants must agree to the Howard County Recreation & Parks waiver that allows Recreation & Parks to photograph its programs and use those photos for marketing purposes. However, if you are a parent that is uncomfortable with the idea of your child's image being used in a printed brochure about the program or in any other marketing material about the program, please simply notify a staff member of your child/children's name, so that we may remove your child from any photos that might be used for marketing.  
  • Special Accommodations - If your child requires any special accommodations or has any severe allergies/health issues we need to be aware of, please call the Nature Center at 410-313-0400 and request to speak to your child's teacher so that they can discuss how we can best accommodate your child's needs. For Howard County residents, the Howard County Recreation & Parks Department has recently updated its inclusion process for residents requesting special accommodations. Please visit the following link to provide information about your child’s needs/complete your accommodation request. https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Therapeutic-Rec
Fall 2019 Info & Certificates
Winter 2019-20 Info & Certificates
Spring 2020 Info & Certificates