Summer Programs

Specialty Camps

Choose your Summer Adventure

Each camp features a captivating week-long narrative that’s crafted to keep kids giggling and engaged — every year we introduce new themes to spark imagination and let creativity soar. Whether your child is brand new to the camp experience or already knows the ropes, our camps offer great opportunities for kids to gain confidence, make friends, explore their passions and try something new.

Camp Announcements

Severn offers an array of Specialty Camps for hands-on learning, giving students the chance to explore their passions (or develop one!) in areas ranging from chess, puppet making, and pottery to outdoor adventure and survival skills. Combine Day camp and Specialty camp by alternating weeks for a customized camp experience.

For campers grade 1-5, specialty camps are located on Chesapeake Campus. For campers grade 6-12, specialty camps are located on Teel campus. Daily Activities are planned for age-appropriate camper skill levels.

2018 Teel Campus Specialty Camps

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  • Week 1: Art-Ability 1

    Dates: June 25- June 29
    Grades: 5-9
    Cost: $300

    Let your imagination and creativity soar! Explore the techniques of elegant calligraphy, learn to sketch and draw animal forms, make prints, enjoy the outdoors while painting landscapes ... you'll even create and construct a puppet! Experiment with familiar art forms and discover new favorites. Get ready to express yourself in and out of the studio — draw, design, and discover! (All materials and supplies are provided.)
  • Week 2: Art-Ability 2

    Dates: July 2-July 6 (no camp Wednesday, July 4)
    Grades: 5-9
    Cost: $240

    Let your imagination and creativity soar! Explore the techniques of elegant calligraphy, learn to sketch and draw animal forms, make prints, enjoy the outdoors while painting landscapes, and create and construct a puppet. Experiment with familiar art forms and discover new favorites. Get ready to express yourself in and out of the studio — design, draw and discover! (All supplies and materials provided.)

  • Week 3: Chess Camp

    Dates: July 9-July 13
    Grades: 5-12
    Cost: $300

    Spend a week playing and learning about chess from one of our chess coaches! Campers are broken up into groups by skill level, so we invite anyone from total beginners through experienced and highly-rated tournament players. Activities include learning openings, tactics, endgames, studying master games, playing games against fellow students, and analyzing the students’ games.

    Campers will take periodic breaks for snacks, fresh air, lunch and recess from 12:00 – 1:00. Please bring a non-perishable lunch (no refrigeration provided), a snack and a refillable water bottle to camp each day. Please have camper's name on all items.

  • Week 4: Get Fired Up!

    Dates: July 16-July 20
    Grades: 5-12
    Cost: $300

    Create unique pieces using the wheel and traditional clay building methods to create art in our fully equipped pottery studio. Discover and improve your techniques on the wheel while learning to center, throw, trim and glaze the medium of clay. Form works by hand, select and apply glazes, learn firing techniques and refine your skills. Designed for all skill levels. Let's get messy in the studio! (All supplies and materials provided.)
  • Week 6: Survivor, Teel Island

    Dates: July 30-August 3
    Grades: 6-9
    Cost: $300

    Compete in physical, mental and teamwork challenges to show your allegiance to your "tribe." Food challenges, obstacle courses, best camouflage, survivor skills, scavenger hunts and team races are just some of the fun-filled competitions you will enjoy in this fast-paced week of adventure!

2018 Chesapeake Campus Specialty Camps

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  • Week 1: Clay All Day

    Dates: June 25-June 29
    Cost: $250

    Little artists and aspiring potters will pinch, roll, pull and paint a variety of clay projects. They will explore functional and abstract ceramic art. This is a great opportunity for expanding the imagination while developing small motor skills. Pottery can be messy, so dress for mess! Aprons will be provided to use for the week. (Finished works of art will be available to pick the following week.)
  • Week 2: Paint 'Til You Faint

    Dates: July 2-July 6 (no camp Wednesday July 4)
    Cost: $200

    We all like to paint on paper and canvas and we will be doing just that .. and much more! We will also be painting on rocks, wood, and sandpaper. We will use brushes, sticks, spray bottles, fingers and more for paint application. Dress for a mess, as we splat and splatter, paint and play!
  • Week 3: Draw, Paint, Sculpt!

    Dates: July 9-13
    Grades: K-3
    Cost: $250

    An ART summer camp designed for the creative and curious elementary child. Campers will experience the art process and get hands on use of various art materials.  During the five day camp campers will draw, paint and sculpt with clay, tempera, watercolor, graphite and paper mache to create a number of projects while enjoying a creative journey. Don't miss out!  Come join the creativity!
  • Week 3: Language Detectives

    Dates: July 9-July 13
    Cost: $250

    Let's go on an adventure in Argentina! We'll explore the natural beauty of the country, sample foods like alfajores, get creative with arts and crafts, learn to tango, and practice our fútbol skills. Along the way, we'll work together as a team to solve a mystery, each day answering a new question: who, what, how, where, why? And, we'll do it all in Spanish!

Outdoor Play for Every Child

It is important for all children to be active and outside each day. Campers will have free time outside on our playground and sports fields several times a day. Many weekly activities and games will be conducted outside, weather permitting.


Chesapeake Campus campers who would like to participate in swimming twice a week must sign-up during registration. Campers will not have the option of adding swimming to their registration after camp has already started. 

For campers who have pre-registered for the activity, we will travel to North Severna Park Pool on Tuesday and Thursday for an hour of supervised swim time. Campers who would like to swim should bring a swimsuit, sunscreen and a towel. We will also have supervised activities on Chesapeake Campus for campers who are not registered to swim.

Chesapeake Campus Before and After Care

Extended hours are offered from 7:30 - 9:00 am and 3:00 - 6:00 pm at the Chesapeake Campus.

Registration may be for the morning, afternoon, or both. A limited number of drop-in spaces will be available each day for a fee of $11 per hour, payable on a daily basis.

If not pre-registered for Extended Hours, campers who are brought to campus 15 minutes early or 15 minutes after camp, will be entered into the Extended Hours program. Parents will be billed the "drop-in" fee of $11 per hour. The Extended Day program ends promptly at 6 pm. If campers are not collected by 6 pm, parents will be billed an additional late fee of $40 per quarter hour after 6 pm. Families must pre-register and pre-pay for the Extended Hours plans.

TIMES             RATE (per camper per week)
7:30 - 9 am     $68
3:00 - 6 pm     $135
3:00 - 5 pm     $90
3:00 - 4 pm     $45
“Drop-in”          $11

*** There is no before and after care for Teel Campus camps

Lower School

Preschool-Grade 5
Chesapeake Campus
1185 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Arnold, MD 21012

Middle/Upper School

Grade 6-12
Teel Campus
Severna Park, MD 21146