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Summer Programs

Chesapeake Camps

Get Ready for the Best Summer Ever

Summer at Severn Chesapeake Camps are a magical mix of creativity, learning, and adventure for children entering preschool through 5th grade. Our week-long sessions are led by nurturing Severn School teachers, alumni and student counselors who know just the right moment to give an epic air-high five or an encouraging cheer. Chesapeake campers love to try new things, giggle with friends and squeeze the most fun possible out of each and every day!

Day Camps

Day Camps run from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday. All camps are $300/week.

When registering, select the camp that reflects the grade your child will enter in the fall of 2022. 
  • Little Admirals, preschool - prekindergarten (age 3.5-5) Maryland state regulations require that campers are 3 years and 6 months to be enrolled in camp.
  • Blue Crabs - kindergarten
  • Terps - 1st grade
  • Orioles - 2nd grade
  • Rockfish - 3rd grade
  • Osprey - 4th & 5th grade

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  • Week 1: Under the Sea

    June 21-24, 2022 (Rising Preschool-Grade 5)
    Dive down to the depths of the ocean in our first week of camp this summer! During this week, your camper will explore creatures that live at the surface of the water, and make their way down as far as their scuba gear will take them. Join us this week for some deep sea exploration! (Please note there will be no camp on Monday June 20th in observance of Juneteenth).
  • Week 2: Full STEAM Ahead

    June 27-July 1, 2022 (Rising Preschool - Grade 5)
    With STEAM programs becoming more prevalent throughout school systems across the country, join us for a week of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics! Have your camper learn the importance of each subject and how they use each of them in their everyday lives.
  • Week 3: "YOU" .S.A

    July 5-8, 2022 (Rising Preschool - Grade 5)
    Celebrate the USA this week and learn the history of how YOU got here today! Your camper will engage in USA-themed activities and crafts, and lots of red, white, and blue will be used. Come join us for some patriotic fun! (Please note there will be no camp on Monday July 4th).
  • Week 4: Blast Off Into Space

    July 11-15, 2022 (Rising Preschool - Grade 5)
    Blast off into the universe and explore what’s beyond our planet! Your camper will learn about the other planets in our universe, as well as other objects floating through space. You should expect plenty of space-themed crafts to come home with your camper by the end of the week!
  • Week 5: Into the Jungle

    July 18-22, 2022 (Rising Preschool - Grade 5)
    Join us for a week of wild animals and the jungle! Your camper is sure to enjoy a week of learning about what’s out there in the wild - including any endangered species. You’ll be seeing all sorts of animal prints by the end of the week!
  • Week 6: Around the World

    July 25-29, 2022 (Rising Preschool - Grade 5)
    As the summer camp season comes to an end, send your camper on a quick trip around the world! Your camper will see all sorts of infamous cities and countries, and will have a passport to showcase it all.

Chesapeake Specialty Camps

All Specialty Camps are full-day sessions from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday. All camps are $300/week. 

Age limits vary per camp, please see the descriptions for details.

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  • Week 1: Dance 1

    Dates: June 21-24, 2022
    Ages: Rising Kindergarten - Grade 2
    Instructor: Ms. King
    Bust a move this week! Campers entering Kindergarten through 2nd grade will choreograph dances under the instruction of Katie King, a local dance instructor. The songs used will be all sorts of genres, and dances are sure to get campers feeling the beat this week.
  • Week 1: Folktales and Fairy Tales

    Dates: June 21-24, 2022
    Ages: Rising Pre-K and Kindergarten
    Instructor: Ms. Spears
    Open to rising Pre-K and Kindergarteners, campers will enjoy a week of folktales and fairytales with Mrs. Spears! Have your camper come dressed in their favorite folktale/fairytale character to really get in the spirit. They are bound to come home with a new story each day!
  • Week 2: Clay All Day 1

    Dates: June 27-21, 2022
    Ages: Rising Grade 1 - Grade 5
    Instructor: Mrs. Friedman
    Campers will create unique and personal clay pieces throughout this week of camp. This camp will be led by Mrs. Friedman, our Severn School Chesapeake Campus art teacher. Campers will have the opportunity to make beautiful clay art, glaze it, and have it fired. Pieces will be ready to be picked up about a week later.

  • Week 2: Dance 2

    Dates: June 27-July 1, 2022
    Ages: Rising Grade 3 - Grade 5
    Instructor: Ms. King
    Bust a move this week! Campers entering 3rd grade through 5th grade will choreograph dances under the instruction of Katie King, a local dance instructor. The songs used will be all sorts of genres, and dances are sure to get campers feeling the beat this week.
  • Week 3: Paint Till You Faint

    Dates: July 5-8, 2022
    Ages: Rising Grade 1 - Grade 5
    Instructor: Mrs. Friedman
    Campers will be instructed by Severn School Chesapeake Campus’ art teacher, Mrs. Friedman, to paint beautiful pieces each day. While some pieces may be worked on throughout the week, your camper will also bring home unique paintings some days to show you their true artistic side!
  • Week 4: Fabulous Fiesta

    Dates: July 11-15, 2022
    Ages: Rising Grade 3 - Grade 5
    Instructor: Ms. Longway
    Bienvenidos a Latinoamérica! Join us on a journey through Latin America! With our own Ms. Longway, middle school Spanish language teacher, leading the crew, campers will learn lively and energetic dances, produce authentic arts and crafts, and explore the history through enchanting folklore and stories. We will also learn a little Spanish through our engaging week of learning and discovery! Grab your maleta and vámonos!
  • Week 4: Clay All Day 2

    Dates: July 11-15, 2022
    Ages: Rising Grade 1 - Grade 5
    Instructor: Ms. Friedman
    Similar to the first week of Clay All Day, campers will create unique and personal clay pieces throughout this week of camp. Pieces created this week will have new themes, so campers are more than welcome to join both weeks of clay camp! This camp will be led by Mrs. Friedman, our Severn School Chesapeake Campus art teacher. Campers will have the opportunity to make beautiful clay art, glaze it, and have it fired. Pieces will be ready to be picked up about a week later.
  • Week 5: Shutterbug

    Dates: July 18-22, 2022
    Ages: Rising Grade 4 - Grade 6
    Open to rising 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.

    Campers will learn about camera operation, photo composition, and editing techniques while working on a variety of indoor and outdoor photography projects. At the conclusion of the club, each camper will take the week's photos home on a flash drive.  
    Cameras and all necessary equipment will be provided.
     
    May I bring my own camera if I prefer? 
    Yes! Campers may bring cameras from home if they prefer. Registration for this camp indicates acknowledgement of the following:
    • Severn School is not responsible for damage or loss.
    • Accompanying memory cards, batteries/chargers, and cords must be sent in along with the camera.
    • Campers will need to leave their cameras and other items with Ms. Cranford for the week. All items will be stored in a secure location.
    Please contact Ms. Cranford with any questions at v.cranford@severnschool.com. 
 

Jumpstart Academic Camps

Ready to get a jump on learning and fun? Check out our Jumpstart Academic Camps for rising kindergarten through 5th grade! Each Jumpstart will give campers an opportunity to brush up on their reading, writing, and math skills. Third through fifth-grade classes will begin reading the required Severn summer reading book.

All Jumpstart camps are half-day sessions from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Monday through Friday. All camps are $200/week. If your Jumpstart camper would like to spend the full day with us, they are welcome to sign up and join the traditional day camps for their afternoon activities. ($100 additional fee)

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  • Week 6: Jumpstart to Kindergarten

    Dates: July 25-29, 2022
    Ages: Rising Kindergarten
    Morning camp only. Jumpstart will give campers an opportunity to brush up on their reading, writing, and math skills.
  • Week 6: Jumpstart to First Grade

    Dates: July 25-29, 2022
    Ages: Rising Grade 1
    Morning camp only. Jumpstart will give campers an opportunity to brush up on their reading, writing, and math skills.
  • Week 6: Jumpstart to Second Grade

    Dates: July 25-29, 2022
    Ages: Rising Grade 2
    Morning camp only. Jumpstart will give campers an opportunity to brush up on their reading, writing, and math skills.
  • Week 6: Jumpstart to Third Grade

    Dates: July 25-29, 2022
    Ages: Rising Grade 3
    Morning camp only. Jumpstart will give campers an opportunity to brush up on their reading, writing, and math skills. Campers will begin reading the required Severn summer reading book. 
  • Week 6: Jumpstart to Fourth Grade

    Dates: July 25-29, 2022
    Ages: Rising Grade 4
    Morning camp only. Jumpstart will give campers an opportunity to brush up on their reading, writing, and math skills. Campers will begin reading the required Severn summer reading book. 
  • Week 6: Jumpstart to Fifth Grade

    Dates: July 25-29, 2022
    Ages: Rising Grade 5
    Morning camp only. Jumpstart will give campers an opportunity to brush up on their reading, writing, and math skills. Campers will begin reading the required Severn summer reading book. 

Info and FAQs

Before and After Care

We offer before and after care run by our expert staff through the Extended Care program. Registration is available for morning, afternoon, or both. A limited number of drop-in spaces will be available, payable on a daily basis.

Morning hours: 7:30 - 9:00 am
Cost: $45/week
Drop-in: $12

Afternoon hours: 3:00 - 5:30 pm
Cost: $75/week
Drop-in: $20/day

If not preregistered, campers who are brought to camp 15 minutes early or left 15 minutes after camp will be entered into the Extended Care program and parents will be billed at the drop-in rate listed above. The program ends promptly at 5:30 pm. If campers are not picked up at 5:30, parents will be billed an additional late fee of $40 per quarter hour thereafter. Families must preregister and prepay for the Before & After Care plans.
 

FAQs

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Do campers spend time outside?

    Yes! It is important for all children to be active and outside each day. Campers will have free time on our playground and sports fields several times a day. Many themed activities and games will be conducted outside, weather permitting.
  • What does a typical schedule look like for day campers?

    9:00-9:15 Camper arrival and attendance
    9:15-9:30 Camp announcements
    9:30-10:00 Morning theme activities
    10:00-10:30 Snack/morning recess
    10:30-12:00 Continue morning themed activities
    12:00-12:30 Lunch!
    12:30-1:00 Recess
    1:00-2:30 Afternoon activities
    2:30-2:55 Afternoon camp meeting with games and songs
    2:55-3:00 Dismissal or escort to Extended Care program
  • Will there be swimming at camp this year?

    We are not currently offering swimming as part of our roster of camp activities. Should that change, we will update our campers and their families with new information.
  • What should my child wear and bring to camp?

    Campers should bring:
    No open-toed shoes permitted. Please include your camper’s name on all items brought to camp.

Lower School

Preschool-Grade 5
Chesapeake Campus
1185 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Arnold, MD 21012
410-647-7700

Middle/Upper School

Grade 6-12
Teel Campus
Severna Park, MD 21146
410-647-7700