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!

Refunds are permitted up to 21 days prior to the School’s Out Program date. Refunds less 30% fee up to 14 days prior to the program date. There are no refunds given less than 14 days prior to the program date unless the child suffers medical emergency, attested to by a physician, which keeps the child from attending. Refunds are not given for absence.

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 is open!


School's Out Sessions
Mt. Pleasant AvailabilityBelmont Availability
September 21: Beneficial NativesFULL!FULL!
September 22: Lichen that Forest Fungi!FULL!FULL!
October 20: Myriad of MigratorsFULL!FULL!
January 15: Wanderers of Winter1 space availableNo space available
February 16: Preparing for SpringFULL!Space available
March 30: Hop to It3 spaces availableSpace available
April 2: BioBlitz!Space availableSpace available
April 3: Recycle RelaySpace availableSpace available
May 18: Native American TraditionsFULL!
Space available
June 15: Summer CelebrationSpace available
Space available

page last updated 1/16/18

For more information, please contact: Tabby Fique at 410-465-8877 or via email. More  School’s Out dates may become available during the Spring Break week. However, those dates will be added in March once the inclement weather make-up days have been determined.

*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.

View the Belmont Parents Guide to School’s Out

View the Mt. Pleasant Parent Guide to School’s Out


Register via the online form below: