Below are some general day camps in Baltimore, but if your child has special interests you may want to consider looking into some themed camps taking place this summer, including:
- Sports-themed Summer Camps
- Art-themed Summer Camps
- Science-themed Summer Camps
Various locations; 410-448-5663
The idea behind the SuperKids Camp is to provide a fun and engaging summer program for children in Baltimore City that combines traditional summer camp activities with enriching learning experiences. The camp not only partners with some of the city's best cultural organizations, it also gives children daily lessons in reading and math. Children entering Baltimore City Schools in grades 2-4 in fall 2013 are eligible to enroll in this camp, which fills up on a first-come, first-served basis. Thanks to the camp's many partners, all SuperKids campers receive free transportation and meals. Scholarships are available for those for are eligible.
- Monday, June 24-Friday, August 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
4701 North Charles St.; 410-532-3588
Grades: Kindergarten-6th grade (ages 5-11)
At Camp Notre Dame, boys and girls have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of sports and art-related activities. Some options include softball, soccer, swimming, soft stick lacrosse, tennis, music, theater, and arts and crafts. Extended days are available. Registration information.
- Ages 5-11: Monday, June 17-Friday, June 28
- Ages 5-11: Monday, July 1-Friday, July 12
- Ages 5-11: Monday, July 15-Friday, July 26
- Ages 5-11: Monday, July 29-Friday, August 9
5407 Roland Ave.; 410-532-2300
Grades: Preschool-8th grade (ages 4-15)
ESF Gilman offers fully customizable day camps for boys and girls. More than 60 activities are offered, including swimming, art, sports, science, music, drama, and more. Camps are offered for durations lasting anywhere from two to nine weeks. The day camp, for ages four to eight, offers daily swimming plus hands-on activities. Sports camp, for ages six through 14, is designed for active kids looking to play baseball, soccer, basketball, hockey, lacrosse, and more. Senior camp, for ages nine through 15, is meant to build life skills through sports, martial arts, team initiatives, service learning, and more. More information.
- Weeklong sessions offered Monday, June 17-Friday, August 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays
Goucher College; 410-686-4920
Grades: Preschool-6th grade
Located on the campus of Goucher College, Camp Bravo offers swimming and other sports, arts and crafts, performing arts, and more. Two four-week sessions are available, each ending in an evening musical production where family and friends are welcome to attend. Although the camp takes places each weekday from , 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., extended day options are available for a small fee. More information.
- Session 1: Monday, June 17-Friday, July 12, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
- Session 2: Monday, July 15-Friday, August 9, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Price: $138/week and up
YMCA offers 19 camps throughout Central Maryland in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard counties. Each camp experience varies based on the camp setting. For example, at the Weinberg Family Center Y (900 E. 33rd St.), a variety of outdoor activities are offered, including arts and crafts, science projects, reading and journaling, games, and sports-related activities. More information.
- Weeklong sessions offered Monday, June 17-Friday, August 23