As I have mentioned in previous articles, I have been wanting to host a summer camp fair for a few years now and I’m excited that my site The Playful Parent has finally brought this dream to life! The summer camp fair was a huge success. This year marked the first summer camp fair in Charles County for over five years and over 70 families and 128 guests game out to the event. Just in case you couldn’t make it or maybe you had information overload…here are resources for summer programming in Charles County.




AR Workshop

317 Charles St Ste A,

La Plata, MD 20646


Summer art workshops are available all year round. Special programming is available this summer. Visit their website for more information and schedule.

ECA353B1-A543-4CB4-A1CB-0E38B2416125Camp St. Charles

9692 Meadowview Drive

Newburg, MD20664


Camp St. Charles is a Catholic, overnight summer camp and retreat center located in Southern Maryland.


Charles County Board of Education

5980 Radio Station Rd

La Plata, MD 20646


CCBOE has many programs to offer for grades Kindergarten and higher.

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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.


Cub Scout #423

Cub Scouts Link

Join your local cub scouts by visiting the website to locate a troop near you.

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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.


James E Richmond Science Center

James E Richmond Science Center

3503 Piney Church Road

Waldorf, MD 20602


STEM Summer Camps available for Grades 4 to 8


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


Port Tobacco Players- Camp Mockabee

Box 2030

La Plata MD 20646-2030


Summer Theatre Camp available to students ages 6 and up


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.


Royal Kids Childcare

4985 Hawthorne Rd

Indian Head, MD 20640

(301) 743-7098

Royal Kids is an early learning center that offers a summer camp for kids ages 2 to 12.



  • Escape Velocity Family Weekend Pass- Melissa G.
  • Day Out With Thomas Family Pack- Heather S.
  • Dinner for two at Texas Road House- Deonne J.
  • BlueOrange Super Genius Cards- Danielle S.
  • BlueOrange Eureka- Piper S.
  • Blue Orange Game- Kathryn P.
  • Chick-fil-a Basket- Erica S.
  • Home Depot Build Kit- Kristin S.
  • Dr.Seuss Activity Kit- Yvonne B.
  • Literacy Kit- Tanya B.
  • Corolle Doll- Anissa B.
  • Sports Package- Meghan C.
  • Counting Book & Puzzle- Jasmine M.0516D27E-39C0-4BB3-8DB0-6478787A045E


The playful parent’s table featured a few learning through play activities that I got many questions about.

EEE886A0-7811-483F-8337-706F8F4661C2.jpegThe sensory play activities were in honor of National Autism Awareness month. This is a great article about the SandsAlive toys:


The other activity was minute to win-it using our favorite board game Ubongo by Kosmos Games. The board games Make 7 and Word Search are great mathematics and literacy tools by Pressmen Toys.


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!


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.


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


Pump It Up

109 Post Office Rd Ste B

Waldorf, MD 20602


Summer programming listed soon


Fellowship Baptist Church 

Registration Link:

8011 Rosaryville Road

Upper Marlboro, MD

Cost: FREE

Ages: Preschool-5th Grade


First Baptist Church of St. Charles

Registration Link:

136 Stoddert Ave., Waldorf, MD

Cost: FREE

Ages: Preschool-5th Grade


First Baptist Church of Waldorf

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

12995 Church Road, Waldorf, MD

Cost: FREE

Age: Pre-k – 6th Grade


Grace Brethren

13000 Zekiah Dr., Waldorf MD

Cost: FREE

Ages: 4yrs – 5 Grade


Good Sheppard

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

7365 Indian Head Highway

Bryans Road, MD 20616

Cost: Free

Ages: Pre-k thru 6th grade


Peace Lutheran Church

401 E. Smallwood Drive, Waldorf, MD 20602

Cost: $5 Donation Requested

Ages: Pre-K through 5th grade


Sacred Heart Catholic Church

201 St. Mary’s Ave. La Plata, MD

Cost: $20 Per Child/$50 Family Max

Ages: Pre-K – 6th Grade


Union Bethel AME Church

6810 Floral Park Rd., Brandywine, MD

Cost: FREE

Ages:4 – 12 


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


***The Playful Parent is a non-fitting free resource page and is not paid to endorse any of the camps. Information is provided to help make summer planning easier for families.***