Adventure Camps

See what measures we are taking to help ensure your camper’s safety this summer!

Our programs provide campers with action-packed days filled with adventure. Give your child a new experience that they’ll remember for years to come.

Based in Howard County, Maryland between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. we offer four incredible life experiences for your child that are uniquely designed to challenge them physically and intellectually — and we’re also pleased to offer a Counselor-In-Training program for 2020!

Check out our Summer Day Camp Comparison Chart!


Five Great Summer Camp Programs

Click on the Following *camp Program* to learn more about each adventure-filled week!

*Camp Program*

Age Range

Overnight Experience

Cost (per camper)

Junior Explorer

5-8 years old None $275

Ultimate Adventure

8-12 years old 1-night at Terrapin Adventures $445

Adventure Expedition

12-15 years old 2-day, 1-night at Patapsco State Park $499

Wilderness Explorer

12-15 years old 2-day, 1-night on the Appalachian Trail, followed by caving in West Virigina $549

Counselor-In-Training (CIT)

*2-week program*

15-16 years old Week 1 – Patapsco Valley State Park
Week 2 – at Terrapin Adventures
*Early Bird Pricing not applicable*


Important Information

Discounts & Early Bird Pricing

Sibling Discount: $25/refund for each child’s registration.

2nd Week of Camp Discount: $25/refund per camper. For any camper attending more than one week of Summer Camp.

Refer-A-Friend Reward: $25 Gift Card to Terrapin Adventures. Make sure your friend denotes you as the friend, in order to receive your Gift Card.

Early Bird

– Book by April 30th and save 5%

Cancellation & Rescheduling Policy

31 Days or More Before 1st Day of Camp = Receive a full refund, with no cancellation fee.

15 to 30 Days Before 1st Day of Camp = Receive a 50% refund

14 Days or Less Before the 1st day of Camp = no refund will be issued.

Changing registration, after initial sign-up | Subject to a $50 rescheduling fee.

After Care Coverage

After Care Coverage is available for Ultimate Adventure and Adventure Expedition Summer Camp Programs only. NOTE: You will not have to pick up your camper on Thursday night as that is the night of our overnight experience.

We will provide additional coverage for your camper from 4:00 – 5:30 PM for $60/week per camper. You could potentially be charged a late fee of $15/camper for every 15 minutes after your scheduled pick-up time. After Care will run IF AND ONLY IF a minimum of 2 campers are signed up for it, on a given week.

Safety First

All of our Adventure Camps are designed with your child’s safety and enjoyment in mind. We maintain a ratio of one Camp Counselor for every six campers, providing encouragement, support and a helping hand when needed.



“Wow! After experiencing the Terrapin Challenge my niece and nephew were hooked! I enrolled them in the summer adventure camp and both kids (ages 11 and 14) loved every single minute. The counselors were engaging and fun (funny!) and made the experience — camping, archery, kayaking, games, crafts, mountain biking — unforgettable for them. Both want to participate again next summer. Appreciate the wonderful pictures the staff took during their adventures.  They’ll have this to treasure and remind them of one of their best childhood memories!” — Michelle

“I just picked up my son , Alex, from the last day of camp and want you to know he had a FANTASTIC time. The activities each day were fun and all of the counselors were wonderful. He came home sweaty, dirty, exhausted and happy every day and is ready to return next year. This was everything I want in a summer camp program for an 11 year old boy. Thanks to everyone at Terrapin Adventures for running a great camp.” – Kathy Lawler

Our nine-year-old son had a fantastic experience with Ultimate Adventure Camp.  It was everything we wanted for him – a day camp that teaches outdoor leadership skills and environmental values, and it was close to home.  It really was an adventure and a valuable learning experience for our son, who loved each activity more than the next, from zip-lining to wall climbing to floating down the river.  He couldn’t wait to go back each day, and this year we’ve signed him up for three weeks.  When I asked him if he might get bored at the same camp for three weeks, he said, “Mom, you can’t get bored when you’re having the time of your life.”  Thanks for your excellent staff, facilities, and summer camp programming.  We’re already looking forward to it again” – Laura

We're Open for Adventure!

Here's how we're keeping the fun safe...

  • Guests and staff will be required to wear a face covering.
  • We will enforce social distance guidelines—with the exception of helping you gear up and keeping you safe on the course.
  • We have a free 48-hour cancellation policy. Cancellations made within 48 hours of your tour may be rebooked at no charge.
  • Book your adventure and complete waiver online for a touch free process!