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  • Coronavirus Update

    Our Summer at Severn 2020 camps and classes have been cancelled. The decision to cancel these programs has been very difficult to make, as we balance our love of serving you and your children with maintaining the physical health and well-being of our Summer at Severn community. The decision to cancel these classes was made with your family’s well-being foremost in our minds and with the most current guidance from the CDC, as well as from state and local health officials and authorities. We appreciate your family and look forward to serving you with Summer at Severn programming in the future. If you have any questions please email Jennifer Hayman
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 high five or a supportive helping hand. 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 2020. 
  • Little Admirals, preschool - prekindergarten (age 3.5-5)
  • Blue Crabs - kindergarten
  • Terps - 1st grade
  • Orioles - 2nd grade
  • Rockfish - 3rd grade
  • Osprey - 4th & 5th grade

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  • Week 1: Undersea Adventures Await

    June 22-26, 2020
    Dive into the world of marine life as we explore unique creatures from far-reaching depths of the world’s oceans. Campers will learn about the mysteries of the deepest darkest blue through interactive games, creative crafts, and...science! If the watery depths set your little one’s imagination spinning, Undersea Adventures Await!
  • Week 2: Full STEAM Ahead

    June 29-July 3, 2020
    Calling all inventors, designers, engineers and coders! Does your camper like taking things apart and putting them back together? Do they have an eye for design that makes you stop and do a double-take? Join us as we go full STEAM ahead with innovation and creativity!
  • Week 3: To the Moon and Beyond

    July 6-10, 2020
    Blast into the farthest reaches of outer space on a summer camp shuttle of adventures unknown! Through games, art and out of this world activities campers will learn all about our solar system and the great mysteries within. Prepare your imaginations for a spectacular week...future astronauts, let’s goooo!
  • Week 4: All Aboard the USS Severn

    July 13-17, 2020
    Hop aboard and help us navigate the seven seas for a week full of global adventure! Campers will sail around the world to explore different cultures, practice geography skills, and have a ton of fun along the way. Get your passports ready!
  • Week 5: Camp Going Green!

    July 20-24, 2020
    Every day is earth day at Camp Going Green! Campers will have a blast learning how to reduce, reuse and recycle their way toward creating a healthier world now and for the future.
  • Week 6: Summer Olympic Games 2020

    July 27-31, 2020
    Let the games begin! Campers will learn all about the history and culture surrounding this international, multi-sport event and participate in a mini-version of the summer games right here on Chesapeake Campus!

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. *Musical Theater camp spans two weeks.

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

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  • Week 1: EV3 Mindstorms Robotics Camp

    Dates: June 22-26, 2020
    Ages: rising 3rd-5th
    Instructor: Ms. Lisa Pellicani

    Campers will use their creativity, problem-solving, teamwork, and critical thinking skills to build and program EV3 Mindstorms robots! Our latest-edition sets make building and programming your own LEGO robots smarter, faster, and more fun than ever. You have all the elements you need to create and command your robots to walk, drive, spin, and slam — put your programming skills to the test! Learn to control speed and power using rotation, light, color, ultrasonic, and touch sensors to navigate obstacle courses, mazes, and slaloms. And for your final project: design your own driverless, automated wheeled robot!
  • Week 1: Folktales and Fairy Tales Camp

    Dates: June 22-26, 2020
    Ages: preschool-kindergarten
    Instructor: Ms. Renee Spears

    Campers will bring classic tales to life by exploring storytelling through art, games, and imaginary play worthy of kings and queens! We will read the stories of Cinderella, Jack in the Beanstalk, Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding hood, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Get ready to travel to a time long ago and a land far, far away!
  • Week 1: From Inspiration to Publication

    Dates: June 22-26, 2020
    Ages: rising 3rd-5th
    Instructor: Ms. Vanessa Cranford

    Campers will explore their creative potential through digital photography, photo editing, graphic design, and creative writing as they produce their own literary & visual arts magazine!
  • Week 3: Fabulous Fiesta!

    Dates: July 6-10, 2020
    Ages: rising 2nd-5th
    Instructor: Ms. Shaina Longway

    Bienvenidos a Latinoamérica! Join us on a journey through Latin America! With our Ms. Longway, middle school Spanish language teacher, leading the crew, campers will sample and make delicious food, 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 vamono!

  • Week 3: Set Design

    Dates: July 6-10, 2020
    Ages: rising 2nd-5th
    Instructor: Ms. Jonnie Friedman

    New this year! Campers will paint and create props for a musical theater production set! Aspiring artists will also create their own masterpieces to take home. Their set designs will be used during Musical Theater Camp's production at the end of week 4 (2:15 on Friday, July 17). If your camper is not signed up for week 4, they are still welcome to come for the show! 
  • Weeks 3 & 4: Musical Theater Camp (2 weeks)

    Dates: July 6-10 & July 13-17, 2020 (both weeks)
    Ages: rising 3rd-5th
    Instructor: Ms. Holly Florian and Ms. Mary Gaylord
    Cost: $600

    Explore the fundamentals of musical theater while honing your acting, dancing, and singing abilities. Campers will develop performance skills, learn the value of teamwork and collaboration, and gain self-confidence - all while having a ton of fun learning about the world of musical theater! The camp will culminate in a performance of a short musical theater production at 2:15 on the last day.
  • Week 4: Clay All Day

    DatesJuly 13-17, 2020
    Ages: rising 2nd-5th
    Instructor: Ms. Jonnie Friedman

    A camper favorite every summer! 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 fine motor skills. We provide aprons to use for the week, but pottery can be messy, so dress for a day in the studio! Finished works of art will be available to pick the following week.
  • Week 5: Paint 'Til You Faint

    Dates: July 20-24, 2020
    Ages: rising 2nd-5th
    Instructor: Ms. Jonnie Friedman

    We all like to paint on paper and canvas but have you ever painted on rocks, wood or even sandpaper?! Campers will use brushes, sticks, spray bottles, fingers and more to make their painterly masterpieces and let their creativity shine. Dress for mess and get ready to splat and splatter, paint and play! 

Jumpstart Academic Camps

New this year...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 register for a week of "mini-day camp" sessions for the afternoon ($100 additional fee).

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  • Week 4: Math Morning

    Dates: July 13-17, 2020
    Ages: rising 3rd-5th
    Instructor: Ms. Stacy Shaener

    Do you love math? Do you want to get a jumpstart on math for the school year? Then come join us for a week of fun, math-filled mornings. Campers will review and preview key concepts appropriate for their grade levels through fun hands on games and activities. You will leave with some activities you can continue to review and practice throughout the rest of the summer.
  • Week 5: Jumpstart to Second Grade

    Dates: July 20-24, 2020
    Ages: rising 2nd grade
    Instructor: Ms. Gianna Ellis
  • Week 5: Jumpstart to Third Grade

    Dates: July 20-24, 2020
    Ages: rising 3rd grade
    Instructor: Ms. Lisa Ellis
  • Week 5: Jumpstart to Fourth Grade

    Dates: July 20-24, 2020
    Ages: rising fourth grade
    Instructor: Ms. Jennie Kantowski
  • Week 5: Jumpstart to Fifth Grade

    Dates: July 20-24, 2020
    Ages: rising fifth grade
    Instructor: Ms. Lauren Kitchin
  • Week 6: Jumpstart to Kindergarten

    DatesJuly 27-31, 2020
    Ages: rising kindergarten
    Instructor: Ms. Jackie Schubert
  • Week 6: Jumpstart to First Grade

    DatesJuly 27-31, 2020
    Ages: rising first grade
    Instructor: Ms. Lisa Custer

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.


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 are the guidelines and schedule for swimming at camp?

    Full-day and afternoon Chesapeake campers will travel to the North Severna Park Pool for an hour of supervised swim time. Campers who would like to swim should bring a swimsuit, sunscreen, and a towel. There will also be activities for those who would not like to swim.

    Scheduled swim days are as follows: 
    • Tuesday & Thursday: Little Admirals, Blue Crabs, Terps
    • Monday & Wednesday: All other campers including rising 2nd-5th grade Specialty Camps
    Transportation to and from the pool is in accordance with the Severn School Motor Vehicle Safety Policy and Maryland Youth Camp state regulations.
  • 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!
    12:30-12:50 Change for the pool
    1:00-2:00 Pool time (on assigned days) or afternoon activity
    2:15-2:30 Return from pool/change
    2:30-2:55 Afternoon camp meeting with games and songs
    2:55-3:00 Dismissal or escort to Extended Care program
  • 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

Middle/Upper School

Grade 6-12
Teel Campus
Severna Park, MD 21146