Summer Camps

  1. Current Parks and Recreation Openings and Closings

    Frederick County Parks and Recreation is continually updating cancellations and closings. Please understand that these decisions are evolving as new information and/or directives come through State of MD, FCG, and FCPS. Click here for the most up to date information
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Choose from over 350 summer camps for your child/children with Frederick County Parks and Recreation. We have a variety of camps including nature, history, day camps, sports, arts & crafts, chess, chorus, cooking, dance, outdoor and science & discovery.


  • REGISTER EARLY! Many of our summer camps and programs fill up fast and registration is on a first come, first served basis. 
  • Participants must be the advertised age of the summer camp by the start of the program. 
  • Most of our summer camps and programs run in one-week sessions in various locations within Frederick County. Times vary from half days to full days. 
  • You will receive a registration confirmation via e-mail after your registration is complete so please make sure your e-mail is current in our system. Be sure to verify your receipt for accuracy. 


All camps require a camper health information form to be filled out and brought to camp on the first day. All campers must have a completed health information form on file at the camp location in order to attend. You may receive additional forms/newsletter specific to your child’s camp through email before the camp begins.


Parent, guardian or authorized person over the age of 18 must sign campers in & out each day and must show photo identification. Staff is required to ID all persons picking up children.


If your child needs medication during camp hours, download the Medication Authorization Form. Staff is not permitted to accept medications until the proper paperwork is complete.


If a parent or authorized person is late picking up the camper, a late fee of $1 for every 3 minutes will be applied.


Please label all belongings. Personal belongings should be kept in a bag or backpack. Cell phones and electronic devices are allowed to be carried in the child’s backpack but must be turned off during camp hours. We strongly discourage campers from bringing these items to camp.


Children are encouraged to dress comfortably in old clothing and sneakers. Please do not send your child to camp in open-toed shoes or sandals.


Campers are required to pack a non-perishable lunch, snacks and a water bottle for all full day camps. 


Camp staff are carefully screened and selected for their activity skills, level of enthusiasm, ability to work well with children, and good judgment. Training is provided on safety procedures and expected conduct, as well as program planning and implementation. By state law, all staff undergo background checks and must be certified in CPR and First Aid. All camp directors are over 21 years of age.


Our refund policy encourages early decisions, so as to not affect other customers or our ability to deliver effective programs. All requests for refunds must be made at least 10 business days prior to the start of the program. A 20% administrative fee will be charged per refund transaction. There are no refunds for missed days.


A $20 non-refundable/non-transferable deposit per camper, per week will hold your child’s space in the camps listed below. The balance of registration fees must be paid-in-full by 4 pm, Friday, June 5th. If payment is not received by the required deadline, your child’s registration is cancelled. Registrations made after June 5th must be paid-in-full at the time of registration.

  • Monocacy Day Camp 
  • Outdoor Adventure Camp 
  • Eco-Adventure Camp 
  • Nature Camp at Fountain Rock & Catoctin Creek Park (Full day only) 
  • History Camp at Rose Hill Manor Park (Full day only)


Frederick County Parks and Recreation provides reasonable modifications upon request for individuals with disabilities. If you have a child who needs accommodations, please call 301-600-2936 at least two weeks prior to your child’s camp start date.