Summer Camps

Choose from over 300 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.

For general camp questions, please call 301-600-2936. 


  • 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 partial 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.


A health profile is required to be completed for each camp participant, through CampDoc, in order to attend. Only one profile is needed per camper for the 2023 camp season. All of your child’s camp locations will be able to access their profile. 

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

Information about creating your CampDoc profile will be emailed to you before the start of camp. Here are some tips to get you started:

  1. Your answers will save as you type them. You do not have to complete the entire health profile at once.
  2. You can navigate between steps by clicking the Previous Step or Next Step buttons at the bottom of the page. You may also jump between steps by clicking the step name on the right of the page.


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 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 $25 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, May 26th. If payment is not received by the required deadline, your child’s registration is cancelled. Registrations made after May 26th must be paid-in-full at the time of registration.

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


We are able to offer reasonable accommodations, such as providing support staff to individuals with disabilities on an as-needed basis to assist in making the program a positive experience for the individual. If you have a child who needs accommodations, please call Nicole Cantwell, 301-600-2199 at least two weeks prior to your child’s camp start date.

Contact Us

  1. Frederick County Parks & Recreation


    355 Montevue Lane
    Suite 100
    Frederick, MD 21702

    Ph: 301-600-1646
    Fx: 301-600-2595


    Monday - Friday
    8 am - 4 pm