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

Registration for Camp 2021 Sessions is now OPEN!

Mt. Pleasant Weekly Camp Sessions – 2021

June 21-25:  Green STEM Camp

SESSION FULL- WAITING LIST AVAILABLE 
Start your summer by exploring the science in nature around us! Join us in our outdoor lab and conduct experiments, participate in engineering challenges with recycled materials and discover microscopic organisms all around us. Use high and low-tech means to investigate various habitats and learn how organisms modify their environments to survive.

June 28-July 2:  Marvelous Mammals

SESSION FULL- WAITING LIST AVAILABLE  
Rabbits, Foxes, and Deer, Oh My! Spend a week learning about the fascinating mammals of Maryland. Search for signs of wildlife, identify animals’ adaptations, play games to understand predator/prey relationships and the web of life. Become an environmental steward by completing projects to protect and conserve local wildlife habitats.

July 6-9: Branching out

SESSION FULL- WAITING LIST AVAILABLE 
Did you know that trees can communicate with each other? Uncover these mysteries of the forest while working on your tree identification skills. Observe how plants and trees change throughout the seasons, and take home native plant seeds to help grow a new generation of natives in your community! (No camp July 5, session cost: $230)

July 12-16: Come Fly with Me

SESSION FULL- WAITING LIST AVAILABLE 
Go where few have gone before! Take to the skies and discover the fascinating flighted world. Butterflies, bees, birds and bats all can fly, but are very different. Join us for games, trivia competitions, hikes, crafts and more as we search the skies for our flighted friends discovering their unique traits along the way.

July 19-23: Stream Sleuths

SESSION FULL- WAITING LIST AVAILABLE 
Discover what can be found beneath the water’s surface. Frogs, tadpoles, fish and macroinvertebrates call lakes and streams home- see what organisms hang out at the Conservancy! Conduct scientific research to find out if your stream is healthy by identifying the species that live there. We will visit wetlands, paint with watercolors, and play water games!

July 26-30: Survive It!

SESSION FULL- WAITING LIST AVAILABLE 
Be ready to join us for a week that is all about Wilderness Survival! Learn how to use a compass, read a trail map, build a shelter and more! Master tying knots, preparing a fire circle, and using navigational tools. Learn how to track animals and identify plants that could help you survive in the wilderness.

August 2-6: Rockin’ Reptiles

SESSION FULL- WAITING LIST AVAILABLE    
Maryland is home to a variety of reptiles including lizards, skinks, snakes and turtles. Join the Conservancy for a rockin’ good time as we explore ponds, bogs, streams, rivers, meadows and woodlands in search of these wonderful hard to find creatures. Meet the animal ambassadors at the Conservancy for an up close encounter with these incredible reptiles!

August 9-13: Dirt Detectives

SESSION FULL- WAITING LIST AVAILABLE 
Discover the hidden world below your feet. Search for beetles, worms, fungi, moss; even many different types of mammals call dirt their home such as groundhogs and shrews. Unearth that not every rock is the same and observe the different colors and textures of soil. Plan to get dirty this week at camp!

August 16-20: Backwoods Explorers

SESSION FULL- WAITING LIST AVAILABLE 
Discover the hidden wonders of your own backyard while in ours. We will explore a variety of habitats including woodlands, meadows and streams in search of unique plants, animals and insects. Investigate how all these plants and animals are connected to each other and to us through experiments, games, and scientific observations!

August 23-27: Forest Forensics

SESSION FULL- WAITING LIST AVAILABLE    
Hit the trails to walk where few have gone before. Locate deer trails, find woodpecker holes, roll logs and search for salamanders. This camp will focus on exploring all of the different habitats and micro-ecosystems on our grounds!

 

  Belmont Weekly Camp Sessions – 2021

June 21-25:  Green STEM Camp

SESSION FULL- WAITING LIST AVAILABLE 
Start your summer by exploring the science in nature around us! Join us in our outdoor lab and conduct experiments, participate in engineering challenges with recycled materials and discover microscopic organisms all around us. Use high and low-tech means to investigate various habitats and learn how organisms modify their environments to survive.

June 28-July 2:  Marvelous Mammals

SESSION FULL- WAITING LIST AVAILABLE 
Rabbits, Foxes, and Deer, Oh My! Spend a week learning about the fascinating mammals of Maryland. Search for signs of wildlife, identify animals’ adaptations, play games to understand predator/prey relationships and the web of life. Become an environmental steward by completing projects to protect and conserve local wildlife habitats.

July 6-9: Branching out

SESSION FULL- WAITING LIST AVAILABLE 
Did you know that trees can communicate with each other? Uncover these mysteries of the forest while working on your tree identification skills. Observe how plants and trees change throughout the seasons, and take home native plant seeds to help grow a new generation of natives in your community! (No camp July 5, session cost: $230)

July 12-16: Come Fly with Me

SESSION FULL- WAITING LIST AVAILABLE    
Go where few have gone before! Take to the skies and discover the fascinating flighted world. Butterflies, bees, birds and bats all can fly, but are very different. Join us for games, trivia competitions, hikes, crafts and more as we search the skies for our flighted friends discovering their unique traits along the way.

July 19-23: Stream Sleuths

SESSION FULL- WAITING LIST AVAILABLE    
Discover what can be found beneath the water’s surface. Frogs, tadpoles, fish and macroinvertebrates call lakes and streams home- see what organisms hang out at the Conservancy! Conduct scientific research to find out if your stream is healthy by identifying the species that live there. We will visit wetlands, paint with watercolors, and play water games!

July 26-30: Survive It!

SESSION FULL- WAITING LIST AVAILABLE    
Be ready to join us for a week that is all about Wilderness Survival! Learn how to use a compass, read a trail map, build a shelter and more! Master tying knots, preparing a fire circle, and using navigational tools. Learn how to track animals and identify plants that could help you survive in the wilderness.

August 2-6: Rockin’ Reptiles

SESSION FULL- WAITING LIST AVAILABLE    
Maryland is home to a variety of reptiles including lizards, skinks, snakes and turtles. Join the Conservancy for a rockin’ good time as we explore ponds, bogs, streams, rivers, meadows and woodlands in search of these wonderful hard to find creatures. Meet the animal ambassadors at the Conservancy for an up close encounter with these incredible reptiles!

August 9-13: Dirt Detectives

SESSION FULL- WAITING LIST AVAILABLE    
Discover the hidden world below your feet. Search for beetles, worms, fungi, moss; even many different types of mammals call dirt their home such as groundhogs and shrews. Unearth that not every rock is the same and observe the different colors and textures of soil. Plan to get dirty this week at camp!

August 16-20: Backwoods Explorers

SESSION FULL- WAITING LIST AVAILABLE    
Discover the hidden wonders of your own backyard while in ours. We will explore a variety of habitats including woodlands, meadows and streams in search of unique plants, animals and insects. Investigate how all these plants and animals are connected to each other and to us through experiments, games, and scientific observations!

 

Session availability updated 02/12/2021