On March 11, 2019 The Playful Parent held it’s Annual Summer Camp & Program Fair at the Waldorf West Library. Last year the dream of hosting a summer camp fair finally came to life and was the first time in over five years that Charles County residents had a summer camp fair. Once again the program was a huge; over 150 families were in attendance at the event and were able to collect information from more than 20 different organizations. Just in case you couldn’t make it out to the event or maybe you had information overload…here are resources for summer programming in Charles County.


AR Workshop

Website Link

Address: 317 Charles St Ste A, La Plata, MD 20646

Phone: 301-804-9357

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


Website Link

Address: La Plata, Md 20646

Phone: 301-751-8037

Details: Adventureach mentors youth through experiential learning opportunities. Their goal is to develop communities where youth are encouraged to play, learn and grow.

Charles County Parks, Recreation & Tourism

Website Link 

Address: 8190 Port Tobacco Rd. Port Tobacco, MD 20677
Phone: 301-934-9305
Details: The Charles County Department of Community Services offers many summer camp programs for children ages 4 and up.

College of Southern Maryland- Kids and Teen College

Website Link

Address: 8730 Mitchell Rd. La Plata, MD 20646

Phone: 301-934-2251

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

Edutainment Learning Center

Website Link

Address: 9300 Livingston Rd. Suite- B, Fort Washington, Md 20744
Phone: 301-684-2265

Details: Edutainment strives to give children ages 6-13 the education they need to grow academically and as good citizens; by providing quality programs that motivate and challenge students, while providing for individual needs.

Family Place to Play

Website Link

Address: 3443 Rockefeller Ct. Waldorf, MD 20602

Phone: 202-276-4628

Details: Family Place to Play has a variety of summer programs for youth ages 6-12.

Ferguson Foundation- Summer Exploration Camp

Website Link

Address: 2001 Bryanpoint Rd. Accokeek, Md 20607

Phone: 301-292-5665

Details: The Alice Ferguson Foundation Summer Exploration Camp is a day camp for children entering the 4th, 5th, or 6th grades. During the camp, explorers will interact with the different parts of the campus through hands-on, science oriented programming.

Humane Society of Charles County

Website Link

Address: 71 Industrial Park Dr. Waldorf, MD 20602

Phone: 301-645-1063 ext. 1

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

KIDS FIRST Swim School

Website Link 

Address: 3307 Crain Hwy. Waldorf, MD 20603

Phone: 301-638-7964

Details: KIDS FIRST Swim Schools are year round, warm water swimming facilities dedicated to teaching children (and adults!) to swim in a safe, warm, and loving environment. KIDS FIRST has summer programs for kids of all ages!

KidSTREAM Summer Camp

Website Link 

Address: 1282 Smallwood Dr. #454, Waldorf, MD 20603

Phone: 301-392-7052

Details: We are a non-profit out-of-school program that academically and socially prepare the youth to excel in the fields of science, technology, research, engineering, arts and mathematics (STREAM).


Website Link

Address: 3011 Festival Way, Waldorf, MD 20601

Phone: 301-310-7482

Details: When math makes sense, kids leap way ahead – whether they started out far behind or already ahead in math. Summer programs available for kids 1st  grade to 12th grade.

Melwood Camp Accomplish

Website Link

Address: 9035 Ironside Rd. Nanjemoy, MD 20662

Phone: 301-870-3226 ext. 2550

Details: Camp Accomplish offers options for day and overnight camps, as well as several new specialty camp options. Campers enjoy a variety of different activities including swimming, wall climbing, ropes course, archery, creative arts, canoeing, horseback riding, campfires, talent shows and much more.

Ms. Georgia’s Creative Arts Academy

Website Link

Address: 7454 Woodhaven Dr. La Plata, MD 20646

Phone: 301-542-9359

Details: Whether you are the parent of a toddler, preschooler, elementary aged student, high schooler, or just looking to improve your own music or art skills, Ms Georgia’s Creative Arts Academy offers an affordable program just for you! In our warm and upbeat environment, you will receive personalized attention in a highly professional environment.

Pump It Up

Website Link 

Address: 109 Post Office Rd. Waldorf, MD 20602

Phone: 301-638-5867

Details: Pump It Up offers 6 camp sessions the week of June 24- August 26, 2019.

R U Ready School of Etiquette 
Location: 10603 Knollwood Ct. Waldorf, Md 20603
Phone: (301) 802-4325
Details: R U Ready School of etiquette is designed to help boys and girls ages 5-10 develop social etiquette skills and self-esteem. Camp dates are set for June 24-28, 2019.

Sharon’s Studio of Dance- Princess Ballerina & Summer Play Zone

Website Link 

Address: 70 Industrial Park Dr. Waldorf, MD 20602


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

Southern Maryland Martial Arts Academy

Website Link

Address: 140 Drury Dr. La Plata, MD 20646

Details: 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

Website Link

Address: 109 Post Office Rd. Waldorf, MD 20602

Phone: 301-396-4934

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


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

Camp St. Charles


9692 Meadowview Drive

Newburg, MD20664


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

Camp Mockabee- Port Tobacco Players


Box 2030

La Plata MD 20646-2030


Summer Theatre Camp available to students ages 6 and up

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 of Education

Website: http://www.ccboe.com/index.php/summer-camp-2018

Address: 5980 Radio Station Rd. La Plata, MD 20646

Phone: 301-932-6610

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

Cub Scout #423

Cub Scouts Link

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

Dharma Kids Yoga

Website: http://dharmakid.com

Address:  La Plata, MD

Phone: 240-538-6842

Details: Yoga Summer Camp for kids ages 4-14.

Girl Scout Camps
Summer camp for girls! 45.00 for the week. June 24th through the 28th, 9 to 4pm! Held at st. Marys fair grounds, but bus stops in Charles, St. Marys and Calvert Co.! Transportation and snack included! Register at www.surveymonkey.com/r/cb-camper or call 301-861-5862!

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.

James E Richmond Science Center

Website Link http://www.ccboe.com/sciencecenter/camps/

Address: 3503 Piney Church Rd. Waldorf, MD 20602

Phone: 301-934-7464

Details: 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

Royal Kids Childcare

Website Link www.royalkidschildcare.com

Address: 4985 Hawthorne Rd. Indian Head, MD 20640

Phone: 301 743-7098

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


Fellowship Baptist Church 

8011 Rosaryville Road

Upper Marlboro, MD

Cost: FREE

Ages: Preschool-5th Grade

First Baptist Church of St. Charles

136 Stoddert Ave., Waldorf, MD

Cost: FREE

Ages: Preschool-5th Grade

First Baptist Church of Waldorf

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

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 in June 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 throughout the summer

Xcape Theatre Free Summer  Kids Movies


Free movies weekdays through out summer

***The Playful Parent is a 501c3 Non-profit that provides free resources to the community and is not paid to endorse any of the camps listed above. Information is provided to help make summer planning easier for families. ***