Campers visit the Davis Branch stream during Howard County Conservancy's summer nature day camp

Registration for Camp 2018 Sessions will be available soon!

Mt. Pleasant Weekly Camp Sessions – 2018

June 25 – 29:  Outdoor Odyssey

Do you like to splash in puddles?  Can’t wait to see what’s around the bend on a trail?  Love to sneak up on wildlife?  Join us for a week of exploring our wetlands, forests and meadows.  Plan to get wet and dirty while investigating many habitats.

July 2, 3, 5, 6: Chesapeake Discovery

Explore the seasons and regions of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.  Pick a Maryland animal as your mascot for the week, and celebrate a different season each day as you discover how wildlife adapts.  From Spring Break to Winter Solstice, this camp is fun in all seasons!  (No camp July 4; Session cost $210)

July 9 – 13:  Stream Superheroes

 Look for life beneath the water’s surface and discover the super-powered critters that can freeze solid, scuba-dive, build trap doors and more. Develop your own Superhero and show off your abilities in an all-camp game.

July 16 – 20:  Fossils and Feathers

Explore the connection between birds and dinosaurs as you investigate fossil evidence.  Look at bones, teeth, feathers and more.  Practice your paleontological skills of observation, description, and careful excavation in our soil pit.

July 23 – 27:  Backpack Adventures

Trek through the hills to track wildlife, build natural shelters, and explore the wide open areas surrounding our camps!  This camp also features nature photography, orienteering, and an optional Family Camp Out on Friday night.

July 30 – August 3:  STEM Camp

Grab your lab coat, goggles, and mad scientist laugh and join us in our outdoor lab!  Make potions, discover microscopic organisms all around us, and design and engineer devices to solve challenges. Use high and low-tech means to investigate habitats and learn how organisms engineer their environments to survive.

August 6 – 10:  Outdoors – Maryland!

Go back in time as you discover Maryland’s history written in the rocks, woven through native stories, and illustrated though Maryland’s state symbols.  Work with your team to reenact stories of Maryland’s history–and prehistory!  What will you discover in Maryland’s great outdoors?

August 13 – 17:  Birds, Bugs and Beyond

Can you spot camouflaged critters hiding in the forests and meadows?  Search for pollinators, log your evidence using digital photography, and assist scientists in identifying the pollinators that help our plants to grow.  Test out your aerodynamic understanding in a paper airplane contest!

August 20 – 24: Tracks and Trails

Hit the trails to walk where few have gone before. Locate deer trails, find woodpecker holes, roll logs and search for salamanders.  Wildlife may lay low in the summer heat, but campers will track them high and low through the forests surrounding our Camps.  Meet animal visitors each day in this special session of Summer Camp!

This session only:

  • $300
  • Camp Day is 8:30 – 4:00.  No Extended Day options available
  • Limit: 30 campers ages 6 – 12

Belmont Weekly Camp Sessions – 2018

June 25 – 29:  Stream Superheroes

Look for life beneath the water’s surface and discover the super-powered critters that can freeze solid, scuba-dive, build trap doors and more. Develop your own Superhero and show off your abilities in an all-camp game.

July 2, 3, 5, 6:  Chesapeake Discovery

Explore the seasons and regions of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.  Pick a Maryland animal as your mascot for the week, and celebrate a different season each day as you discover how wildlife adapts.  From Spring Break to Winter Solstice, this camp is fun in all seasons!  (Belmont campers will take a field trip to a local farm.  No camp July 4.)

July 9 – 13:  Fossils and Feathers

Explore the connection between birds and dinosaurs as you investigate fossil evidence.  Look at bones, teeth, feathers and more.  Practice your paleontological skills of observation, description, and careful excavation in our soil pit.

July 16 – 20:  Outdoors – Maryland!

Go back in time as you discover Maryland’s history written in the rocks, woven through native stories, and illustrated though Maryland’s state symbols.  Work with your team to reenact stories of Maryland’s history–and prehistory!  What will you find in Maryland’s great outdoors?

July 23 – 27:  Backpack Adventures

Trek through the hills to track wildlife, build natural shelters, and explore the wide open areas surrounding our camps!  This camp also features nature photography, orienteering, and an optional Family Camp Out on Friday night at our Mt. Pleasant location.

July 30 – August 3:  Birds, Bugs and Beyond

Can you spot camouflaged critters hiding in the forests and meadows?  Search for pollinators, log your evidence using digital photography, and assist scientists in identifying the pollinators that help our plants to grow.  Test out your aerodynamic understanding in a paper airplane contest!

August 6 – 10:  Outdoor Odyssey

Do you like to splash in puddles?  Can’t wait to see what’s around the bend on a trail?  Love to sneak up on wildlife?  Join us for a week of exploring our wetlands, forests and meadows.  Plan to get wet and dirty while investigating many habitats.

August 13 – 17:  STEM Camp

Grab your lab coat, goggles, and mad scientist laugh and join us in our outdoor lab!  Make potions, discover microscopic organisms all around us, and design and engineer devices to solve challenges. Use high and low-tech means to investigate habitats and learn how organisms engineer their environments to survive.