Summer Programs

Day Camp

Belonging. Creativity. Fun.

Summer at Severn Day Camps provide a safe and stimulating environment for students as young as age 3 1/2 through those entering fifth grade. Our week-long sessions are made up of fun and educational activities centered on a different weekly theme. Each group is led by Severn's own faculty and staff along with a team of enthusiastic counselors who provide constant and careful supervision from the first moment your child arrives to their last hug goodbye.
All of the counselors and other personnel were always so nice and responsive, it would be hard to find a better place to spend a summer! This place feels like a home.
— Summer at Severn parents

Day Camp Age Groups

Each age group will participate in the Summer at Severn weekly theme assigned to that particular week. Campers should select the grade they will be entering in the Fall of 2019. Day camp runs from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

  • Little Admirals - age 3.5-5 (preschool - prekindergarten)
  • Blue Crabs - Kindergarten - 1st grade
  • Terps - 2nd and 3rd grade
  • Orioles - 4th grade
  • Rockfish - 5th grade
If target camper enrollments are not met by the start of camp, some age groups may be combined.

2019 Camp Themes and Prices

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  • Week 1: Amazing Race Culture Challenge

    Dates: June 24-June 28 2019
    Cost: $250.00

    Grab your passport and let's race to our next adventure! Campers will travel around the world to compete in physical, mental and food challenges at each global destination. We'll explore different cultures, learn and practice geography skills, and decipher clues that lead to the last stop of this dynamic journey. Pack your gear, get ready to explore...and fill your passports with stamps!
  • Week 2: Gotta Love Bugs!

    Dates: July 1-July 5 (no camp Thursday, July 4)
    Cost: $200

    Discover the fascinating world of insects buzzing and squirming right under your feet!  Campers will learn about the creepy, crawly, cute and fuzzy critters that are all around us and why bugs are an amazing and valuable part of our ecosystem. Get ready to dig into their world with aphid art, grasshopper games, scavenger hunts and spider snacks. By the end of the week, we’ll be cheering, “Entomology is awesome!”
  • Week 3: Admirals Art Studio

    DatesJuly 8 - July 12
    Cost: $250

    With Severn School’s very own Lower School art teacher Mrs. Jonnie Friedman, campers will spend time in the art studio each day to create, paint, sketch, tie-dye and decorate everything from blank canvases, flower pots and bird feeders to pillowcases, t-shirts, and more. We’ll display your camper’s masterpieces in our “Admirals Art Museum” at the end of the week — family and friends are invited to join the museum opening on Friday!
  • Week 4: Future Me

    Dates: July 15-July 19
    Cost: $250

    What do you want to be when you grow up? A doctor, nurse, teacher or even an astronaut? Are you a veterinarian or coder when you dream about what the future holds? Let's explore career options and try on a few! Campers will learn about a variety of occupations from working with people and animals to science and tech jobs. If your little one has a special interest, we will explore that too! Campers, get inspired to create your future you!
  • Week 5: Full STEM Ahead!

    Dates: July 22-July 26
    Cost: $250

    Calling all scientists, inventors, engineers and coders! Does your camper like taking things apart and putting them back together? Then this is the camp for you! We’ll design, build and iterate our way to a fun-filled week of innovation. We’ll use imagination, critical thinking and teamwork to explore natural phenomenon with hands-on projects in and out of the maker lab. If the words wind tunnel, squishy circuits, and code sound like music to your camper’s ears, join us as we move full STEM ahead!
  • Week 6: Sea Ya in Atlantis!

    Dates: July 29- August 2
    Cost: $250

    Dive into the world of marine life as we explore unique creatures from far-reaching expanse of our oceans. Campers will learn about the mysteries of the deepest darkest blue through interactive games, creative crafts, Of course, the week wouldn’t be complete without some wild and wacky water games to beat the summer heat. If the watery depths set your little one’s imagination spinning, we’ll Sea Ya in Atlantis!

What to Wear and Bring

Campers should bring a *non-perishable lunch (no refrigeration provided), snack, and a refillable water bottle each day. Campers who are pre-registered for swimming should also bring a towel, swimsuit, and sunscreen. No open-toed shoes, please. Please include camper’s name on all items brought to camp. *Please note that the Chesapeake Campus is a nut-free campus. 

Transportation (to and from pool)

For campers that are pre-registered for swimming, transportation to and from the pool is in accordance with the Severn School Motor Vehicle Safety Policy and Maryland Youth Camp state regulations. The policy may be viewed at online registration.

Day Camp Daily Schedule

9:00 - 9:10 Camper Arrival & Attendance
9:15 - 9:30 Camp Happenings Instructors will announce the daily activities related to the weekly theme so campers are up to speed on everything that’s happening for the day and begin the first activity.
9:30 - 10:00 Attend Group Morning Meeting in Theater Our energetic counselor crew leads this vibrant session to rally the campers, with games, songs and "counselor of the day," a camper favorite each day!
10:00 – 10:15 Snack
10:15 - 11:00 Continue Morning Themed Activity
11:00 - 11:30 Mid-Morning Outdoor Play/Themed Games
11:30 - 12:00- Lunch
12:05 - 12:20 Change for the pool (or on-campus water activities) 
12:30 – 1:30 Pool time (Mon, Wed and Fri) Water Play (Tues, Thurs) ***optional archery instruction, see below for details
1:45 - 2:00 Return from pool/change/organize gear
2:00 - 2:55 Afternoon Group Activity/Campers' Choice
2:55 - 3:00 
Camper Dismissal or escort to the Extended Care Program

Back by Popular Demand...Archery!

Campers in the Oriole's and Rockfish day camp groups (4th and 5th grade only) ) will have the opportunity to experience the sport of archery using an indoor archery range. Archery will be taught by Mr. Dan Mahoney, Severn School Middle School PE Teacher, Licensed Athletic Trainer and Certified Basic Archery Instructor on Tuesday and Thursday's from 12:30-1:30 in the Flinchum Gymnasium on Chesapeake Campus.

Each camper who participates in the archery program will be instructed in safety procedures and the use of all archery equipment prior to participation. All equipment will be provided.

**Please note that parental consent form is mandatory for participation in this activity.

Outdoor Play for Every Child

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 weekly activities and games will be conducted outside, weather permitting.


Chesapeake Campus campers who would like to participate in swimming three times 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 Monday, Wednesday and Friday 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