It is important to keep children engaged over the summer… Here are a few recommended programs available for families in Charles County Maryland.

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(Photo: Charles County Parks and Recreations- Campnastics)


Black Belt Academy

11754 Pika Dr
Waldorf, MD 20602
(301) 645-9571

Full day martial arts camp for kids of all ages.

Camp Kidz

2960 Technology Place

Waldorf, MD 20601


Engaging and enriching camps for kids ages 5 to 15

Capital Club House

3033 Waldorf Market Place

Waldorf, MD 20603


When it SIZZLES outside come to the Capital Clubhouse for a COOL variety of Summer Camps!

Charles County Board Education

James E Richmond Science Center

3503 Piney Church Road

Waldorf, MD 20602


STEM Summer Camps available for Grades 4 to 8

Charles County Parks, Recreation & Tourism

8190 Port Tobacco Road

Port Tobacco, MD 20677
The Charles County Department of Community Services offers many summer camp programs for children ages 4 and up.


College of Southern Maryland

8730 Mitchell Road

La Plata, MD 20646


A variety of camps are available for children ages 5 to 14.

Girl Scout Camps


The Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital is proud to offer Day Camp Programs and sleep away camps designed to explore the wonderful world of Girl Scouting!

Greenwell Foundation- Adventure Camp Greenwell
Rosedale Manor Lane
P.O. Box 198
Hollywood, MD 20636
Camp Greenwell is an outdoor inclusive day camp for all children ages 5-12.


Humane Society of Charles County

71 Industrial Park Drive

Waldorf, MD 20602

301-645-1063 ext. 1

Full  day and half day summer camps available for children ages 4 to 14.

KidsStream STEM Summer Camps

3825 Leonardtown Rd #2

Waldorf, MD 20601

Summer Camp open to kids ages 4-13 years old

Melwood Camp Accomplish

5606 Dower House Road

Upper Marlboro, MD


Camp accomplish is a fully inclusive program for youth and teens ages 5-18

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My Gym

1148 Smallwood Drive

Waldorf, MD 20603


Campers ages 3.5 to 6 participate in energizing fitness games, gymnastics and sports that are fun and educational

The Port Tobacco Players, Inc.- Camp Mockabee

Box 2030

La Plata MD 20646-2030


Summer Theatre Camp available to students ages 6 and up

Pump It Up

109 Post Office Rd Ste B

Waldorf, MD 20602


Summer programming listed soon

Sharon’s Studio of Dance

70 Industrial Park Drive

Waldorf , MD 20602


Dance camps available to little ones starting at 18 months to high school

Southern Maryland Martial Arts Academy

140 Drury Drive

La Plata, MD 20646

Summer Camp Program is designed to instill discipline, confidence, self-control, honor, respect, and FUN in all of students of all ages.

Unique Sports Academy

109 Post Office Road

Waldorf, MD 20602


Sports/gymnastic camp available to kids ages 4- 12.

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(Photo: Charles County Public Library Summer Reading Program)


Charles County Public Library

Exceptional summer reading program

Crafts for Kids AcMoore

Free crafting classes during summer months

GR8 Times Kids Club  at AMF Lanes

Starting Saturday May 27th 9:00 AM for 13 Weeks- Kids pay $10 per week to bowl. (Price includes shoe rental, 3 games per week, Gr8 Times t-shirt, pizza party final week.)

Home Depot KidsWorkshops

Free monthly build workshops for kids through out the year

Michaels Kids Club

Kids Crafting classes for a small fee under $5

Town of La Plata- Summer Kids Shows

Monthly free summer kids shows at La Plata Town Hall through out the summer

Xcape Theatre Free Summer  Kids Movies

Free movies Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays through out summer


Fellowship Baptist Church 

June 19-23, 2017 (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

Registration Link:

8011 Rosaryville Road

Upper Marlboro, MD

Cost: FREE

Ages: Preschool-5th Grade

First Baptist Church of St. Charles

June 26-30, 2017 (9:00 AM – 12:30 PM)

Registration Link:

136 Stoddert Ave., Waldorf, MD

Cost: FREE

Ages: Preschool-5th Grade

First Baptist Church of Waldorf

July 17-21, 2017 (9:30 AM – 12:30 PM)

Registration Link (Open until July 11th)

10045 Bunker Hill Rd., Waldorf, MD

Cost: FREE

Ages: 4 years old by 9/1/2017 – 6th grade

Forest Park Baptist Church

June 26-30, 2017 (6:00 PM – 8:30 PM)

12995 Church Road, Waldorf, MD

Cost: FREE

Age: Pre-k – 6th Grade

Grace Brethren

Date: TBA

13000 Zekiah Dr., Waldorf MD

Cost: FREE

Ages: 4yrs – 5 Grade

Good Sheppard

June 26-30, 2017 (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

Registration Link:

305 Smallwood Dr., Waldorf, MD

Cost: $20 per child / $40 for families with 2 or more children attending

Ages: Kindergarden- 5th Grade

Lutheran Church of Our Savior

Date TBA

7365 Indian Head Highway

Bryans Road, MD 20616

Cost: Free

Ages: Pre-k thru 6th grade

Peace Lutheran Church

July 10-12, 2017 (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

401 E. Smallwood Drive, Waldorf, MD 20602

Cost: $5 Donation Requested

Ages: Pre-K through 5th grade

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

June 19-23, 2017 (8:45 AM -11:45 AM)

201 St. Mary’s Ave. La Plata, MD

Cost: $20 Per Child/$50 Family Max

Ages: Pre-K – 6th Grade

Union Bethel AME Church 

June 12- 16, 2017 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

6810 Floral Park Rd., Brandywine, MD

Cost: FREE

Ages:4 – 12 


***The Playful Parent is not paid to endorse any businesses or churches listed. The 2017 Summer Camp/Program Guide was created to help families navigate programs available in Charles County. If you have additional questions about camps please contact the camp you are interested in. Stay tuned for information on great summer fun as I will update this article as new information is found. If you would like something added to this list please email me at***