Adventure & Outdoor All-Day Camps Chess
Cooking Crafts & Fine Arts Culture
Dance Etiquette & Personal Development Hair, Makeup & Nail Design
Fitness History/Archaeology In-Character
Junior Counselors LEGO Magic & Circus
Music & Theater Arts Nature Preschool
Science, Tech & Engineering     Sports Therapeutic Recreation & Inclusion Services

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Camp Standards

The Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks is dedicated to providing outstanding summer camps. To achieve this goal we place value on children by offering exciting camp experiences with an emphasis on safety, convenience and affordability. The Department is committed to providing a superior level of service while maintaining the highest level of safety standards possible. All Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks Camps abide by our camp standards. 

The standards include the following: 

 • No peanut or nut products are allowed in camp.  

 • All staff hired have been through a criminal background check. 

 • At least one camp staff member must be certified in CPR and First Aid. 

 • Staff are knowledgeable and well-trained. 

 • All passenger van drivers have taken a van driving training course. 

 • All camp directors are over 20 years old.  

 • Weekly fire and emergency drills are conducted.  

 • Camps maintain the established staffing ratios appropriate for each camp. 

 • Safety procedures are followed through a daily check-in and check-out of participants.  

 • Exceptional customer service is provided. 

 • Parent, guardian or authorized person must sign campers in & out each day and must show a government or school-issued photo identification. Written authorization must be provided if a camper leaves early. Signatures are required (initials not accepted) by a parent, guardian, or authorized family friend picking up a child early. 

Our Federal Tax ID number is 52-6000965.