Howard County Recreation & Parks offers preschool programs, camps and one day specials. Help your child get ready for Kindergarten. Follow this progression of classes that help your child’s social and emotional skills (you can start at any stage of this school-readiness program). More of Maryland children are school ready when they enter Kindergarten. Make sure your child is one of them.


To register call 410-313-7275 or Register Online



Tots Discovery Summertime Fun 
My First School Summertime Adventures
Animal Adventures from A to Z
Action Hero Adventure Kids
Little Scientist Camp
Kindergarten Jump Start
Junior Scientist Camp I
Junior Scientist Camp II
Junior Discoveries- Jammin in the Jungle
Junior Discoveries- Space, the Final Frontier
Junior Discoveries- Shipwrecks & Treasure Hunts
Junior Discoveries- Under the Sea
Junior Discoveries- Dinosaur Roar
Junior Discoveries- Gadgets and Goop


Mini Scholars


Wee Chefs Camp


ARTBLAST@ Steam Camp with Abrakadoodle
Beach Party Art with Abrakadoodle
Drawsters with Abrakadoodle
Fantasy Fairytale with Abrakadoodle
Kids on Canvas Art with Abrakadoodle
Let's Go Camping! Art Camp with Abrakadoodle
Studio Art with Abrakadoodle
SuperDoodle Art Camp with Abrakadoodle
Under the Sea Art Camp with Abrakadoodle
Art Adventure Camp with Art Exposure


Ballerina Basics Camp
Bon Voyage! Dance Camp
Dance Lab Discovery
Dancing Fairytales

Let it Go! Frozen Dance Camp

Etiquette Camp

Beary Good Manners for Boys and Girls

Science Camps

TECH Scientific: Adventure Stories
TECH Scientific: Amazing Mechanism
TECH Scientific: WeDo LEGO Play Soccer

Music & Theater Camps

Music Explorers Camps
STA's Drama Momma & Me
Broadway Babies Drama

Princess Power with STA

Sport Camps

Funfit's Summer Adventure Camp
Preschool Gymnastics
Mighty LAXers
Camp Sports-N-More
U.K. Elite Petite Mini Soccer Camp


Classes start again in September.
Please click on the “Camps” tab to see what great camps we have over the summer!



Classes start again in September.
Please click on the “Camps” tab to see what great camps we have over the summer!

One Day Specials

Classes start again in September.
Please click on the “Camps” tab to see what great camps we have over the summer!

Inclusion Services

Howard County Recreation and Parks strives to make programs available to all individuals with disabilities and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Inclusion Services provides a variety of supports to individuals with disabilities who choose to participate in any recreation program or class offered by the department. Inclusion accommodations may include financial assistance, accessibility, companions, additional training, medical, and interpretive services for the deaf or hearing impaired.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to register for general recreation programs of their choice. Howard County Recreation and Parks Department has developed an inclusion process to better accommodate citizens with disabilities. To ensure that we meet your program needs, please call 410-313-4628 or 410-313-4708 at least two weeks before the program begins.

The Inclusion Process:
Look through the brochure and find a class or program you like.
Register for the program. Let us know what you need to participate on the registration form or when you call to the person taking the registration.
Examples may include effective communication for the deaf or hearing impaired, improved signage, activity modification, additional staff training, companions, accessible equipment and facility features, and/or individualized planning for program or class participation. 
Therapeutic Recreation Staff will contact you to discuss strategies for inclusion and to offer an opportunity to share additional accommodation information. You will be asked to complete this confidential survey to help us better serve you.

Each request is assessed on an individual case by case basis. Additional information may be needed to address the request.
Modifications or accommodations will be made as needed.

Companion Services are not guaranteed.

Come live, learn, and choose your fun!

Contact Us

To register call 410-313-7275 or Register Online

Preschool: Cindy Ochs, Recreation Supervisor: 410-313-4681 / cochs@howardcountymd.gov


Financial Assistance is available by application on an individual basis. Please call 410-313-4659 for details.