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.
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 Summer at Severn 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. Camps run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Daily activities are planned for age-appropriate camper skill levels.

2019 Teel Campus Specialty Camps

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  • Week 1: Chess Camp

    Dates: June 24-June 28
    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. Total beginners through experienced and highly-rated tournament players are all welcome. Activities include learning openings, tactics, endgames, studying master games, playing games against fellow students, and analyzing 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 2: Curtain Call

    Dates: July 1-July 5, 2019 (no camp July 4)
    Grades: 5-8 
    Cost: $240

    Young thespians will learn basic stagecraft, speaking, and movement techniques by participating in drama games and improvisational theatre. Students will also write their own one-act play, which we will perform at the end of the week at the Curtain Call 24-7 One Act Play Festival!
  • Week 3: Art-Ability 1

    Dates: July 8-July 12
    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 and enjoy the outdoors while painting'll even create and construct a puppet! We’ll experiment with familiar art forms and discover new favorites. Campers, get ready to express yourself in and out of the studio — draw, design and discover! (All materials and supplies are provided.)

  • Week 4: Get Fired Up!

    Dates: July 15-July 19
    Grades: 5-12
    Cost: $300

    Create unique pieces using the wheel and traditional clay building methods in our fully equipped pottery studio. Campers will discover and improve techniques on the wheel while learning to center, throw, trim and glaze the medium of clay. We’ll form works by hand, select and apply glazes, learn firing techniques and refine your style. Designed for all skill levels. Let's get messy in the studio! (All supplies and materials provided.)

2019 Chesapeake Campus Specialty Camps

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  • Week 1: Clay All Day

    Dates: June 24-June 28
    Grades: 2-5
    Cost: $250

    A camper favorite every summer! Little artists and aspiring potters will pinch, roll, pull and paint a variety of clay projects, exploring 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 2: Paint 'Til You Faint

    Dates: July 1-July 5 (no camp Thursday, July 4)
    Grades: 2-5
    Cost: $200

    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!
  • Week 5: Fabulous Fiesta!

    Dates: July 22-26
    Grades: 2-5
    Cost: $250

    Bienvenidos a Latinoamérica! Join us on a journey through Latin America! With Middle School language teachers Mrs. Diana Talbott leading camp, we'll sample and make delicious food, learn lively and energetic dances, produce authentic arts and crafts, and explore history through enchanting folklore and stories. We will also learn a little Spanish through our fabulous week of Latin American culture! Grab your maleta and vamono!

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