Please check our main Recreation & Parks webpage for all updates. 

  • In-person camps will begin on June 29. Due to safety requirements, many camps initially set to begin this month 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.
  • Click here for a list of our online/virtual camps.
  • 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.

2020 Sports Summer Camps

Archery

For a complete list of all Adventure & Outdoor Camps visit www.howardcountymd.gov/adventurecamps.  Camp names below direct you to the Adventure Camps page with more details, directions, sample schedules and more!

Lil’ Archers Camp (4-5 yrs)
Experience the sport of archery in a fun, safe and supervised environment. We use plastic arrows with rubber suction cups to teach the basics of archery. No experience necessary and equipment is supplied. Schedule subject to change. Info: Matt Medicus, 410-313-1769.

Archery Camp (6-11 yrs)
This is a basic-level course intended for those who are new to the sport and looking for a positive experience with archery. During the camp, archers become proficient in shooting a bow and also receive instruction in archery essentials such as range safety, equipment maintenance, self-analysis and archery etiquette. Additional activities include history of archery, fun shoots (ex: balloon shoots) and a competition on the last day. Fee includes equipment and activities. Schedule subject to change. Info: Matt Medicus, 410-313-1769.

Archery & Fishing Camp (9-12 yrs)
Try your hand at two lifelong outdoor activities in this beginner camp!  Discover and practice new skills in casting, fish identification and knot tying.  Learn the essentials of target archery such as range safety, equipment use and technique from USArchery certified instructors.  Camp includes trips to some special fishing spots where the fish are definitely biting!  Bring a non-perishable lunch and beverage each day (no nut products). Schedule is subject to change. Fee includes van or bus transportation, supervision, equipment and activities. Info: Matt Medicus, 410-313-1769.

Archery & Paddling Camp (12-14 yrs)
This is a beginner camp intended for those who are new to these activities and are looking for a positive experience with archery and kayaking.  Learn basic kayak skills on Centennial Lake to prepare you for a river kayak trip.  Archery instruction includes essentials such as range safety, equipment maintenance, self-analysis and archery etiquette.  Bring a non-perishable lunch and beverage each day (no nut products). Schedule is subject to change; camp will be held rain or shine. Fee includes van or bus transportation, supervision, equipment and activities. Info: Dawn Thomas, 410-313-1754.

Badminton

Badminton Camp (9-14 yrs)
Boys and girls, learn the fun, fast-paced game of badminton. Gain badminton skills and concepts through games and activities and compete in matches at the end of every day. You are grouped by skill level for matches. Fee includes T-shirt. Racquets and shuttlecocks are provided. Info: Will Dunmore, 410-313-1697 or wdunmore@howardcountymd.gov.

Baseball

Tim O’Brien’s Baseball Camp (5-15 yrs)
Come learn from the best! Director Tim O’Brien is an assistant coach at UMBC, former coach of the year at Long Reach HS, and former pitching coach for the USA Baseball Team. Instructors are current or former college coaches and players with years of experience. Rotate through different stations that emphasize skill. Finish the day with controlled practice games to work on in-game scenarios and situations. Quality instruction is our top priority. Info: Pat McGinnis, 410-313-4716 or pmcginnis@howardcountymd.gov

 

NEW! Al Bumbry Baseball Camps (6-16 yrs)
Join Baltimore Orioles’ Hall of Famer Al Bumbry and his staff as they provide a top-notch baseball experience for campers of all skill levels. Al played baseball with the Baltimore Orioles for 13 years, was named American League Rookie of the Year, and has been coaching players for over 33 years. Camp staff are current and former high school, college and Minor League baseball players. Campers are grouped by skill and work on all aspects of the game, including hitting, pitching, defense, base running and general game situations. Fee includes t-shirt. Info: Pat McGinnis, 410-313-4716 or pmcginnis@howardcountymd.gov.  

 

Tim O’Brien’s Hitting Camp (8-16 yrs)
Become a better hitter! Learn physical and mental aspects of hitting with age-appropriate instruction. Enjoy instruction from Division I college and high school coaches assisted by college and high school players. Focus is on confidence and skill. Learn how to become a more consistent and powerful hitter! Drills and games offer opportunities for immediate and long-term improvement! Info: Pat McGinnis, 410-313-4716 or pmcginnis@howardcountymd.gov.  

 

Matt Sillers’ Baseball Camp (8-16 yrs)
Prepare for the upcoming season with hands-on instruction from Matt Sillers, former pitcher at Frostburg State U and current head varsity coach at Oakland Mills High, and other local coaches and college players. No two players are alike, so this camp focuses on your strengths and style. Work on techniques to help you improve your game. Info: Pat McGinnis, 410-313-4716 or pmcginnis@howardcountymd.gov
 

Basketball

Derrick Lewis’ Basketball Camp (7-14 yrs)
Welcome back! Join U of MD’s All-ACC Player Derrick Lewis. This camp is back again this summer as Coach Lewis brings his exciting basketball experiences to the courts! He has played and coached basketball for over 30 years (earning two Coach of the Year Awards). Coach Lewis and his staff pride themselves on the ability to teach basketball skills and fundamentals to young players. Visit www.derricklewisbasketball.com for info on Coach Lewis‘ coaching and playing experiences. Fee includes a camp T-shirt. Info: Patrick McGinnis, 410-313-4716 or pmcginnis@howardcountymd.gov.

 

Basketball & Swim (8-14 yrs)
Improve your basic and intermediate basketball skills in a positive and well-organized learning environment. Coaches use a variety of creative drills, challenging exercises, exciting games, and scrimmages. Special emphasis is placed on sportsmanship and teamwork. After playing on the court, cool off with a daily dip in the pool. Fee includes instruction, supervision, T-shirt, and pool entrance. Extended swim option available (allowing you to remain at the pool, but must be picked up by 5pm). Info: Carson Nickell, 410-313-4720 or cjnickell@howardcountymd.gov.

 

Coach Deb’s Basketball Camp (8-15 yrs)
No matter what your skill or experience level, take your game to the next level at this camp! Through skill development, games, team competitions, and contests, Coach Deb Taylor and staff ensure that you have fun and improve your game. Fundamentals are stressed daily. Coach Deb has 18 years of high school varsity head coaching experience. She led Reservoir to a Top 15 ranking for the 2018 Season. Many of Coach Deb’s players have gone on to play in college. Coach Deb played at the U of VT and was the all-time assists leader. Info: Coach Deb, triathlon32@yahoo.com or Patrick McGinnis, 410-313-4716 or pmcginnis@howardcountymd.gov.

 

Super Hoops Basketball with Chuck Nagle (8-13 yrs)
We put the “fun” in fundamentals. Chuck Nagle improves your skills by using training exercises, creative and challenging drills, intense scrimmages, and exciting games. Emphasis is on sportsmanship, teamwork, and the intangibles needed to elevate your game. Chuck has over 40 years of playing, coaching, scouting, recruiting, and on-court-skills training experience. Make up first rain date on Friday, except week of July 1. Fee includes a T-shirt. Info: Curtis Gore; 410-313-4705 or cgore@howardcountymd.gov.

 

HC Elite Basketball Camp - Skills Training (9-14 yrs)
This camp is designed for anyone trying to improve their individual skills, especially ball handling and shooting. HC Elite camps are known for their exceptional instruction. A variety of offensive skills are explained and demonstrated. Practice the skills and apply them in a variety of drills and games. You are put into groups by age and skill to ensure that you receive the appropriate level of instruction and attention. Info: www.hcelitebasketball.com or Camp Director Bill Napolitano, hcelitebasketball@gmail.com or Patrick McGinnis, 410-313-4716 or pmcginnis@howardcountymd.gov.

 

HC Elite Basketball Camp - Advanced Skills Training (9-14 yrs)
This camp is designed for the serious player trying to get to the next level and eventually play high school basketball. Most participants are middle school, travel or AAU players working to reach the next level. The focus is on developing and using advanced skills while helping you understand the skill set and attitude required to make it at the high school level. Info: www.hcelitebasketball.com or Camp Director Bill Napolitano, hcelitebasketball@gmail.com or Patrick McGinnis, 410-313-4716 or pmcginnis@howardcountymd.gov.

 

Ultimate Basketball Camp (10-14 yrs)
In this full-day basketball experience, certified HCRP basketball coaches provide you with all the Youth Basketball League (YBL) has to offer. Throughout the week, experienced coaches use a variety of creative drills, challenging exercises, exciting games, scrimmages and many other activities to help you elevate your game. Emphasis is placed on sportsmanship and teamwork. Learn, develop, and implement offensive and defensive skills; enjoy film sessions; and break into teams to play a mini-league schedule and end-of-camp tournament. After fundamentals sessions each day, teams play league games. There is down time during lunch and video sessions. Fee includes camp shirt. Info: Greg Meyd, 410-313-1162 or gmeyd@howardcountymd.gov.

 

Cricket

U.K. Elite Cricket and Multi-Sport Camp (8-14 yrs)

Let U.K. Elite’s professional British coaches teach you a myriad of uniquely British & Irish sports during this fun, engaging camp! Learn cricket, Gaelic soccer, rugby, soccer & others. Each sport is adjusted to make it easy to understand and enjoy! Curriculum focuses on teaching every player, regardless of age/ability and highlights the enjoyment of sports played in the United Kingdom for centuries. Info: Patrick McGinnis, 410-313-4716 or pmcginnis@howardcountymd.gov.

Fitness

Girl Fit! (4-13 yrs)

WKD Karate 4 Girls promotes fitness, nutrition and safety. Girls, have fun learning about healthier lifestyles through fitness and nutrition! In addition to creative fitness games, basic martial arts, anti-bullying discussions, girls are introduced to different ways to exercise, including yoga, Pilates, Zumba and more! Enjoy physical activity to promote balance, coordination and strength. This camp’s goal is to promote positive attitudes about food, fitness and body image. Info: Amanda Bartell, 410-313-1694 or abartell@howardcountymd.gov.

Fishing

For a complete list of all Adventure & Outdoor Camps visit www.howardcountymd.gov/adventurecamps.  Camp names below direct you to the Adventure Camps page with more details, directions, sample schedules and more!

Fishing Camp (7-12 yrs)
Enjoy the sport of fishing while learning why and when fish bite. Discover when to use natural and artificial bait, and prepare to go after the biggest fish out there! Bring your rod and artificial lures; natural bait is provided. Bring a snack and beverage (no nut products). For more information, contact Dawn Thomas at 410-313-1754.

Archery & Fishing Camp (9-12 yrs)
Try your hand at two lifelong outdoor activities in this beginner camp!  Discover and practice new skills in casting, fish identification and knot tying.  Learn the essentials of target archery such as range safety, equipment use and technique from USArchery certified instructors.  Camp includes trips to some special fishing spots where the fish are definitely biting!  Bring a non-perishable lunch and beverage each day (no nut products). Schedule is subject to change. Fee includes van or bus transportation, supervision, equipment and activities. Info: Matt Medicus, 410-313-1769.

Paddling & Fishing Camp (10-12 yrs)
Paddle your way through a fun and exciting introduction to two lifelong outdoor activities. Discover and practice skills in casting, knot tying and a variety of fishing techniques. Earn a flatwater basics paddling certificate from an ACA certified instructor, then combine those skills as you fish Centennial Lake by canoe! No experience necessary. Bring a non-perishable lunch (no nut products) and beverage. Camp is held rain or shine; schedule is subject to change. Fee includes van or bus transportation, supervision, equipment and activities. Info: Dawn Thomas, 410-313-1754.

Ultimate Fishing: Shore & Boat Adventure (11-14 yrs)
Calling all intermediate and advanced anglers! Enjoy the sport of freshwater fishing on lakes across Maryland. Go fishing in and on (by boat!) Centennial Lake on Monday. The real excitement begins on Tuesday while traveling to Western Maryland, hitting fishing hot spots along the way! Shoreline fish Deep Creek Lake and Herrington Manor State Parks on Wednesday and conclude this fishing adventure by boat fishing Deep Creek Lake on Thursday. Bring your rod and artificial lures; natural bait is provided. Fee includes most meals, transportation (bus or van), two nights tent camping at Deep Creek Lake State Park, supervision and activities. Schedule subject to change. For more information, call Dawn Thomas at 410-313-1754.

Flag Football

Flag Football & Rugby Camp (6-14 yrs)
Enhance your skills and experience some thrills in this camp. This is a noncontact football camp designed to introduce beginner players to flag football basics and hone the skills of intermediate players. Work on passing, catching, running routes and general offensive and defensive schemes (no blocking/tackling drills). Enjoy the opportunity to learn basic rugby skills for one of the fastest growing international sports. Apply your skills in daily scrimmages. Fee includes a T-shirt. Info: Will Dunmore, 410-313-1697 or wdunmore@howardcountymd.gov.

 

Flag Football Camp (7-14 yrs)
Enhance your skills and experience some thrills in this camp. This is a noncontact football camp designed to introduce beginner players to flag football basics and hone the skills of intermediate players. Work on passing, catching, running routes and general offensive and defensive schemes (no blocking/tackling drills). Apply your skills in daily scrimmages. Fee includes a T-shirt. Info: Will Dunmore, 410-313-1697 or wdunmore@howardcountymd.gov.

Golf

Junior Golf Camp (7-14 yrs)
This camp introduces you to basic concepts and the fundamentals of golf, including the grip, aim, alignment, stance, posture and swing as they relate to putting, chipping, pitch shots, iron play and tee shots. The positive and fun atmosphere includes instruction in safety, basic rules and etiquette. The last day includes play on the course and course management instruction. Must bring your own set of clubs. Golf balls provided. No experience is necessary. Info: Krista Billingsley, 410-313-4637 or kbillingsley@howardcountymd.gov.

Gymnastics

Preschool Gymnastics (3-6 yrs)

Stay cool while having fun! In the comfort of an air-conditioned facility, campers enjoy the vault, beam, ropes, trampoline, bars, springboard, tumbling floor and foam pit. Develop motor skills, strength and flexibility with age-appropriate activities. Campers must be at least 3 years old when the program begins. Staff does not change diapers. No pull-ups allowed. Info: Will Dunmore, 410-313-1697 or wdunmore@howardcountymd.gov.

 

Beginner-Intermediate Gymnastics (6-13 yrs)

Flip through summer in a full – or half-day camp. In an air-conditioned facility, you are introduced to USA Gymnastics skill levels. Develop strength and flexibility, and use the vault, bars, beam, ropes, trampolines, springboards, tumbling floor and foam pit. Campers develop confidence, fitness, strength, flexibility and gymnastics skills in a fun, supportive environment. Campers also enjoy a variety of games, crafts and activities throughout the day. Info: Will Dunmore, 410-313-1697 or wdunmore@howardcountymd.gov.

Jump Rope

Jump Rope by Kangaroo Kids (6-17 yrs)

Want to learn basic single rope, Double Dutch and long rope skills? This camp is all about fun and fitness. Come improve your cardio-respiratory endurance, balance, coordination and muscular strength. Bring your beaded jump ropes, or purchase one at camp for $9. Info: Will Dunmore, 410-313-1697 or wdunmore@howardcountymd.gov.

Lacrosse

Preschoolers have fun in this exciting introduction to the sport of lacrosse! Learn the basics of scooping, passing, catching, cradling and shooting while having a blast in a team environment. Experienced coaches use age appropriate games and activities to encourage active involvement and development of social skills. Info: Amanda Bartell, 410-313-1694 or abartell@howardcountymd.gov.

 

Lax Rats Lacrosse Camp for Boys (7-17 yrs)
Lace up your cleats and grab your lacrosse stick for this great new camp. Run by the Holmes brothers (who are current and former University of MD Lacrosse players), this camp has a lot to offer the rising lacrosse player. All skill levels are welcome. Events scheduled include a lacrosse combine, daily work on lacrosse skills specific to each player’s position and team concepts including EMO, Man Down Defense, riding, clearing and offensive and defensive strategies. Info: Ricky Dubois 410-313-4736, rdubois@howardcountymd.gov.

 

Shooting Stars Lacrosse for Girls with Erin Schade (7-17 yrs)
All-American Erin Schade is directing this camp. Novice or experienced players, come build fundamental skills and enjoy one of the fastest games on foot. Receive instruction in proper stick handling, offensive and defensive techniques and strategies from some of the country’s top college coaches and players. Participate in daily scrimmages, drills, games, contests and fun! Goal-keeping instruction offered. Fee includes T-shirt. Info: Ricky Dubois 410-313-4736, rdubois@howardcountymd.gov.

 

T25 Lacrosse Camp with Coach Mike Machiran (8-14 yrs)
Coach Mike Machiran is bringing his nine years of HCLP Coaching experience onto the fields at Blandair for one week of high energy and Lacrosse excitement! Novice or experienced players, build fundamental skills and enjoy one of the fastest games on foot. Receive instruction in proper stick handling, offensive and defensive techniques and game strategies and teamwork. Coach Mike grew up in Howard County, played at Mt. Hebron HS and Towson U and has been an HCLP volunteer for nine years. Participate in daily scrimmages, drills, games, contests and fun! Info: Coach Mike Machiran or mmachiran@underarmour.com or Patrick McGinnis 410-313-4716 or pmcginnis@howardcountymd.gov.

 

 

Multi-Sports

Planet Recreation (Grades K-5)
Need fun, exciting, and safe full-day child care for the last weeks of summer break? Participate in a variety of activities, including sports, fitness, arts and crafts, nature, games, and field trips. Activities take place both indoors and outdoors. Pool and swimming activities included! This camp’s focus is on having fun, staying fit, building character, and boosting self-esteem. Instructors are American Sport Education Program certified coaches. Fee includes bus transportation, supervision, activities and a snack. Campers must be entering grades K-5 in Fall 2019. Info: Greg Meyd, 410-313-1162 or gmeyd@howardcountymd.gov.

 

U.K. Elite Multi-Sport & Activity Full-day Camp (5-14 yrs)
Let U.K. Elite’s professional coaches teach each camper a myriad of uniquely British sports during this fun, engaging camp! Learn cricket, rugby, soccer and others. Each sport is adjusted to make it easy to understand and enjoy! Curriculum focuses on teaching every player, regardless of age/ability and highlights sports played in the United Kingdom for centuries. Info: Patrick McGinnis, 410-313-4716 or pmcginnis@howardcountymd.gov.

 

Ultimate Junior Sports & Games (5-7 yrs)
This is a mini version of the Ultimate Sports & Games camp. Young athletes, develop your skills in basketball, flag football, kickball, tee ball, soccer, tennis and court hockey at this co-rec camp. Sports and games are adapted to the size and abilities of children, making learning fun and fostering the development of motor skills. Curriculum includes sports, fitness activities, teambuilding exercises, exciting group games, and more! Attend one or all seven weeks. The focus is on having fun, staying fit, building character and boosting self-esteem. Instructors are American Sport Education Program certified coaches. Fee includes a T-shirt. Fridays are reserved for rain dates (except the week of 7/1). Info: Greg Meyd, 410-313-1162 or gmeyd@howardcountymd.gov.

 

Junior Sports, Swim and Activities (7-14 yrs)
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