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Nature Summer Camps

Robinson Nature Center Camps

Kinder Tykes, Snails & Tales Camp

  

  

Robinson Nature Center Camps

Robinson Summer Nature Camp Guide

Have fun exploring your world at our nature summer camps! We have camps for children and youth ages 2 to 14. At nature camp you can:

  • Play and explore in the river 
  • Meet live animals 
  • Make new friends while having fun both indoors and outdoors 
  • Create nature-inspired crafts 
  • Learn survival skills 
  • Take part in team nature and astronomy challenges 
  • Watch full-dome movies in our NatureSphere planetarium 
  • Overnight/sleepover options 

AND more....

Click on the links below to discover more in Robinson's Summer Nature Camp brochure.

Below are nature summer camps held at the Robinson Nature Center. Camps are listed in order by date with links to more information on each camp. Camps that are full are noted below. You can call 410-313-0400 to be added to the wait list for full camps. As summer approaches, we often are able to accommodate wait-listed participants.

To attend these camps, each camper must register and bring in a Participant Information Form as well as a Medication Authorization Form if bringing medication to camp. Please note that a Physician's signature is required on all medication forms for prescription medications. We cannot accept any medications without this signature. Finally, children attending nature summer camps at Robinson must adhere to the Code of Conduct while at camp.

  

Robinson Nature Center Summer Camps  

 

Dates 

 

Ages 

 

Lil’ Pine Cones Mini-Camp - Amazing Animals (morning session) (FULL)

6/8-6/10  

4-5 yrs  

Lil’ Acorns Mini-Camp (Parent/Child) - Forest Friends (FULL)

6/8-6/10  

2-3 yrs  

Lil’ Pine Cones Mini-Camp - Amazing Animals (afternoon session) (FULL)  

6/8-6/10  

4-5 yrs  

Lil’ Pine Cones Mini-Camp - Water Wonders (FULL) 

6/15-6/17  

4-5 yrs  

Lil’ Acorns Mini-Camp (Parent/Child) - In, Around & Under the Water (FULL)

6/15-6/17   

2-3 yrs

River Explorers I Mini-Camp  

6/15-6/17

6-8 yrs

Lil' Pine Cones Mini-Camp - Water Wonders  (FULL)

6/22-6/24

4-5 yrs

Lil' Acorns Mini-Camp (Parent/Child) - Forest Friends (FULL)

6/22-6/24 

2-3 yrs

River Explorers I Mini-Camp (FULL) 

6/22-6/24

6-8 yrs

Animal Trackers Mini-Camp (FULL)

6/29-7/1

6-8 yrs

NEW! Lil' Pine Cones Mini-Camp - Nature Puppets & Play (FULL)

6/29-7/1

4-5 yrs  

Supervised Camper lunches and movies (Add-on)

6/29-7/1

6-8 yrs  

River Explorers I Mini-Camp (FULL)

6/29-7/1

6-8 yrs

Nature Games - It's On  (FULL)

7/5-7/8

7-9 yrs

Epic Water Ventures Mini- Camp (Only 1 spot left!)

7/6-7/8

8-10 yrs

Surviving Off the Land Camp (Only 5 spots left!)

7/12-7/15

10-12 yrs  

Nature's Mysteries Overnight Mini-Camp (Only 1 spot left!)

7/13-7/16

8-11 yrs

Nature Games - It's On (Only 1 spot left!)

7/19-7/22

7-9 yrs  

NEW! Nature - the Next Generation  

7/20-7/22

9-11 yrs

Surviving Off the Land Camp (FULL)

7/26-7/29

10-12 yrs

River Explorers I Mini-Camp (Only 2 spots left!)

7/27-7/29

6-8 yrs  

NEW! Lil' Pines Cones Mini-Camp - Nature Puppet & Play (FULL)

8/3-8/5

4-5 yrs

Lil' Pine Cones - Amazing Animals (JUST ADDED!)

8/3-8/5

4-5 yrs

River Explorers (JUST ADDED!)

8/3-8/5

4-5 yrs

NEW! Surviving Off the Land Camp - Expedition (CANCELLED)

8/3-8/5

12-14 yrs

Animal Trackers Mini-Camp (FULL)

8/10-8/12  

6-8 yrs  

Lil' Acorns Mini-Camp (Parent/Child) - Forest Friends (FULL)

8/10-8/12  

2-3 yrs  

Supervised Camper lunches and movies (Add-on)

8/10-8/12

6-8 yrs

River Explorers I Mini-Camp (FULL)

8/10-8/12

6-8 yrs  

NEW! Sensory Friendly Lil' Nature Explorers Mini-Camp (FULL)

8/17-8/19

4-6 yrs

River Explorers I Mini-Camp (Only 1 spot left!)

8/17-8/19

6-8 yrs

NEW! Sensory Friendly Nature Explorers Mini-Camp (Only 2 spots left!)

8/17-8/19

6-8 yrs

Lil' Acorns Mini-Camp (Parent/Child) - Forest Friends (Only 1 spot left!)

8/24-8/26  

2-3 yrs

Lil' Acorns Mini-Camp (Parent/Child) - In, Around and Under the Water (Only 2 spots left!) 8/24-8/26 2-3 yrs

  

  

Kinder Tykes, Snails & Tales

4-5 yrs / 1 week, start dates below / $120
Enjoy wildlife and water wonders while doing hands-on science and nature activities. Create rainbows and gigantic bubbles. Learn about park wildlife and caring for the park. Fee includes special take-home surprise on Friday. Bring a snack and beverage (no nut products). Information: Dawn Thomas 410-313-1754.
Cedar Lane Park-West Area
RP9946.801     June 13       9:15 AM-12:15 PM     M-F
RP9946.802     June 27       9:15 AM-12:15 PM     M-F
RP9946.803     July 25         9:15 AM-12:15 PM     M-F

Daily Routine:
The camp will run 9:15 AM until 12:15 PM each day.  Registration verification and camper check-in will take place on Monday morning as campers arrive.  Each day a parent must sign in their child in the morning and sign them out at the end of the camp day.

What to Bring:
On the first day of camp, please bring a light colored t-shirt for your child to paint.  Also send a nature picture (animal, flower, tree, etc.).  The campers will talk about their pictures during circle time.
The recommended attire for camp is a t-shirt, shorts, LONG white socks and old sturdy sneakers.  These clothes will sometimes become muddied and wet during the activities.  Billed caps and sunscreen are advised (Please apply sunscreen and/or bug spray prior to camp).  We will go out on a hike each day, rain or shine. Shoes should be securely closed (laced or Velcro) and must be worn at all times during the camp program.  NO SANDALS PLEASE!  On creek day, Thursday (rain date Friday), you may pack old shoes or boots for your child to wear.
Send a water bottle and a snack for your child each day.  Please do not bring any snacks that contain peanut or nut products (other children may be allergic).  Avoid apple juice and apples as they attract BEES!

Directions:
Cedar Lane Park West: 5081 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD 21044
Take Route 29 to Route 108 West.  Follow Route 108 for about 3 miles.  You will go past Centennial Park (on your right), past Centennial Lane, past the entrance to Cedar Lane Park East (on your left), to Cedar Lane.  Turn left on Cedar Lane and follow to the park entrance on the left.  The camp will meet around the right side of the building near the playground.

  

 

Can't find what you're looking for? Call Robinson at 410-313-0400 during business hours (Weds-Sat from 9AM-5PM and Sun from Noon-5PM) or the Adventure & Outdoors unit at 410-313-1754 (for Kinder Tykes Camp). For more camps through Howard County Rec & Parks, click here.