On March 9, 2020 Charles County Parks and Recreation and The Playful Parent partnered together to host this years Annual Summer Camp & Activity Fair. Two years ago 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. This year marks the third year in a row for The Playful Parent hosting a summer camp fair! I was excited that some many families came out and were able to collect information from more than 30 different camps and programs. Just in case you couldn’t make it out to the event or maybe you had information overload; here’s all the information you need to plan out summer.
CAMPS & ACTIVITIES FEATURED AT THE FAIR
Address: 3261 Old Washington Rd. Waldorf, MD 20601
Details: The Going Places Summer Camp uses the power of storytelling and hands-on STEAM learning to help cultivate creative problem-solvers and foster critical 21st-century skills – including communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.
Address: Waldorf, MD
Details: Capital Clubhouse is offering summer camps and programs for children of all ages.
Charles County Parks, Recreation & Tourism
Address: 8190 Port Tobacco Rd. Port Tobacco, MD 20677
Details: The Charles County Department of Community Services offers many summer camps and programs for children ages 4 and up.
Charles County Public Schools
Address: 5980 Radio Station Rd. La Plata, MD
Details: 4-Week engaging camp sessions for kids ages K-8th grade.
College of Southern Maryland- Kids & Teens Programs
Address: 8730 Mitchell Rd, La Plata, MD
Details: Camps and programs offered June 15- August 17 for kids ages 5-17.
Address: 3350 Middletown Rd. Suite 104, Waldorf, MD
Details: Summer camp available June 22-August 28 for kids ages 4-12 years old.
Fab Camp & Major Moves Men Camp
Address: Upper Marlboro, MD
Details: Camp available June 29-July 3, 2020 for age groups 6-16.
Ferguson Foundation – Outdoor Adventure Camp
Address: 2001 Bryan Point Rd, Accokeek, MD
Details: 6-Week overnight camp June 21-July 31 for kids ages 4th through 8th grade.
Girl Scouts of America
Address: Different camps available through out the DMV area.
Details: The Girl Scouts of America offer summer camps and programs all summer long for girls ages 5-17.
Humane Society of Charles County
Address: 71 Industrial Park Dr. Waldorf, MD
Details: Animal themed day camps available kids ages 5-15 years old.
KIDS FIRST Swim School
Address: 3307 Crain Hwy, Waldorf, MD
Details: Swim lessons available for all ages infant to adult.
Kindercare Learning Center
Address: 2011 Smallwood Dr. Waldorf, MD
Details: Offering summer camps running June 16th through September 4th for ages 5-12 years old.
Address: 3022 Festival Way. Waldorf, MD
Details: Camps and programs available all year round for ages 2-16.
Melwood Camp Accomplish
Address: 9035 Ironsides Rd, Nanjemoy, MD 20662
Details: Day camps and overnight camps for kids ages 5-18. Camps run June 14th through August 21st.
My Gym Waldorf
Address: Waldorf, MD
Details: Programs available kids ages 3-12.
Neighborhood Creative Arts Center
Address: 106 St. Mary’s Ave. La Plata, MD
Details: The Neighborhood Creative Arts Center offers summer camps and programs featuring enrichment, academics, music and the arts. Programs run June 16-August 25, 2020 for children ages 4-12.
Pump It Up
Address: 109 Post Office Rd ste b, Waldorf, MD
Details: Day Camps through out the summer for ages 4-12.
Address: 2960 Technology Pl #106, Waldorf, MD
Details: Family entertainment all year long. Enjoy in-door miniature golf and arcade.
Address: 4390 Crain Hwy. White Plains, MD
Details: Camps and programs available June – August for kids ages 5-12.
Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
Address: 11765 St Linus Dr, Waldorf, MD
Details: Family friendly fun, seasonal baseball games.
Southern Maryland Summer Camp Explosion
Address: 2- Locations in White Plains, MD
Details: Day camp summer programs June through August for kids ages 4-14.
Email: Camp Director- TashaWilliams51@yahoo.com
Address: 2290 Old Washington Rd #201, Waldorf, MD
Details: Summer enrichment camps, tutoring and test preparation for kids ages 6-17
Address: 2407 Old Gate Ct. Fort Washington, MD
Details: Theater camp for kids ages 7-12 focused on learn basic acting techniques, fundamentals of public speaking, auditioning skills, etc.
Unique Sport and Health
Address: Post Office Rd. Waldorf, MD
Details: Camps and programs available June – August for kids ages 4-12.
TOP EDUCATIONAL TOYS FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES
While attending the 2020 New York Toy Fair this past February, I had the honor of meeting toy inventors and touring different booths. This provided the perfect opportunity to see all the new and amazing toys on the market this year. I’m excited to share all about what toys promote learning through play. It’s so important to invest in toys that engage kids and create a love of learning. These toys are so much fun that your little ones wont even catch on that they are learning literacy or STEAM skills. These are all great toys to think about getting for the summer to prevent summer slide. Summer slide is students start to forget or lose some of the knowledge and skills they learned through out the school year while on vacation over summer. These were some of the toys donated to share about and giveaway as door prizes at the Summer Camp Fair on Monday!
INFANT & TODDLER
PRESCHOOLERMAGNATILES – ERIC CARLE SET
AGES 5 AND UP