School’s Out

Need a place to bring your children when schools are closed?

Bring them to The Howard County Conservancy for our School’s Out Nature Program. TWO LOCATIONS AVAILABLE! Sign up for School’s Out at The Howard County Conservancy at Mt. Pleasant in Woodstock, Maryland or The Howard County Conservancy at Belmont Manor and Historical Park in Elkridge, Maryland. These educational programs are held on select days when Howard County Public Schools are closed to students. These programs will include educational games, activities, and crafts emphasizing all the wonders of the natural world. Children will discover and explore the variety of natural habitats as life flourishes all around them.


Children ages 5—12 welcome. You must register in advance. A limited number of students will be permitted each session, so sign your child up today!


Please note that the Conservancy reserves the right to cancel a program if registration is not met. View our brochure here!


Full day Programs:

9:00 am – 3:30 pm….$50/child
Before care is available starting at 8:00am for an additional $5
After care is available from 3:30 to 5:30 for an additional $10

Registration for the 2017-2018 School’s Out Programs will open on Wednesday, July 26th.


School's Out Sessions
Mt. Pleasant AvailabilityBelmont Availability
September 21: Beneficial NativesSpace availableSpace available
September 22: Lichen that Forest Fungi!Space availableSpace available
October 20: Myriad of MigratorsSpace availableSpace available
January 15: Wanderers of WinterSpace availableSpace available
February 16: Preparing for SpringSpace availableSpace available
March 30: Hop to ItSpace availableSpace available
May 18: Native American TraditionsSpace availableSpace available

page last updated 7/5/2017

For more information, please contact: Tabby Fique at 410-465-8877 or via email.

*A minimum registration of 7 students per session is required. The Conservancy reserves the right to cancel a session if registration does not meet the minimum.


Register via the online form below: Registration Will Open Soon for the 2017-2018 School Year