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 2021. 
  • 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 21-25, 2021
    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,! If the watery depths set your little one’s imagination spinning, Undersea Adventures Await!
  • Week 2: Full STEAM Ahead

    June 28-July 2, 2021
    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 5-9, 2021
    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 12-16, 2021
    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 19-23, 2021
    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 2021

    July 26-30, 2021
    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.

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

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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.


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  • 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?

    Due to COVID-19 restrictions, 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

Middle/Upper School

Grade 6-12
Teel Campus
Severna Park, MD 21146