Fishing with handheld nets
Magnifying lens exploration
Hands-on sensory play
Arts and crafts
Tire Park Playground
Beach play by the river
Nature center access
5 to 7 years old
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Patapsco Valley State Park – Hilton Area (Monday – Thursday)
Patapsco Valley State Park – Avalon Area (Friday)
Cost of Camp
If you register before March 1st – $319
If you register after March 1st – $389
Sibling discount – Register 2 or more children and receive $50 off your total booking cost when you enter the code SIBLING2022 during checkout.
If you need to cancel your camp session, you can receive a full refund more than 30 days from the first day of your camp session. If you cancel within the 30 days leading up to the first day of camp, you will be issued a credit to use for another week of camp or another offering at our Adventure Park.
If you need to move your camp week to another week, we can do this with no charge to you (pending availability in the week you’d like to move to)
Our weight requirements are put in place by our aerial adventure course building for everyone’s safety. That being said, we understand that sometimes 8 year olds haven’t hit 60lbs yet. Any 8 year olds who are under the weight requirement are more than welcome to join us for camp by signing up for the Adventuroos or Acorn Nature Camp Programs!
We comply with all requirements set by our licensing agency. Currently, Masks are no longer required indoors or outdoors for children or staff, however, we encourage masks for anyone who would like to wear them.
Frequent handwashing is required throughout the day in our indoor bathrooms. When indoor bathrooms are unavailable, each group will have access to a generous supply of hand sanitizer.
Campers and staff who are not feeling well or are experiencing any coronavirus symptoms will not be allowed to attend camp. Additionally, campers and staff who have been exposed to someone who is positive will be asked to quarantine to keep everyone in our community safe.
At this time, we are not requiring vaccination for campers or staff, but we do encourage everyone to consider getting vaccinated before camp.
Each day all campers should bring a reusable water bottle that holds at least 24 ounces, a non-perishable lunch and snacks, sunscreen, and bug spray.
Some activities on your child’s schedule may require you to bring additional items, so make sure to check your child’s daily packing list so that you know what to bring each day. Terrapin Adventures will provide all of the specialized gear necessary for our unique activities!
In the springtime, the Camp Director will send out a buddy request form. This form will allow you to request that your child is placed in the same group as someone else who is attending camp the same week and is in their same program. Although we do try our best to accomodate every buddy request that we receive, sometimes we are unable to honor each request. We appreciate your understanding!
Camp is a great place to make new friends and try new things! Our camp counselors are excellent at making campers feel welcome in a group of new people.
At this time, we do not offer extended care for our camp programs. Drop off for camp is between 9:00-9:30 am. Pick up is between 3:30-4:00 pm.
Drop off is between 9:00-9:30 am.
Pick up is between 3:30-4:00 pm.
Transportation is not provided to campers enrolled in the Adventuroos or Kids Exploration Programs. Campers must be dropped off at the designated locations for their program.
Transportation will be provided for campers enrolled in the Teen Adventure, Wilderness Expedition, and Counselor-In-Training Programs for their trips, which are a bit further away from camp’s location.
We provide early bird pricing through the end of February. Please see the early bird prices higher up on this page.
We also provide a sibling discount. During checkout, please use the code SIBLING2022 to receive $50 off your booking. Please note that you must fit the criteria to claim this discount! If you do not have more than one child in your family registered on your booking you will be fully responsible for the remaining balance.
Although each program is a little bit different, most days will look like this:
9:00-9:30 Campers will arrive at camp! You’ll be greeted by our friendly Camp Counselors who will make sure you are ready for the day. While we wait for everyone to arrive, campers will play games with their counselors.
At 9:30, groups will start their scheduled activities for the day.
Lunch will happen each day at noon. For programs with campers under the age of 12, a snack break will happen at 10:30 am (please make sure to pack a snack!)After lunch, campers will have more scheduled activities.
At 3:30, we will start winding down for the day and enjoying some free play while we wait for everyone’s adult to arrive. Pick-up will run from 3:30-4:00 pm.
Please check your child’s daily schedule for detailed activities.
Absolutely! We have many campers that sign up for multiple weeks during the summer. Although some activities will happen each week, like our aerial adventure elements, other activities will change week to week in order to keep things fun and exciting!
That’s okay! Lots of kids feel nervous about heights. Our staff are patient, kind, and specially trained to help them work through their fears. That being said, we operate on a challenge-by-choice philosophy, which means that although we will encourage each child to try each activity, we will never force them to do any activity that makes them uncomfortable.
If your child will need prescription medication, over-the-counter medication, emergency medication, homeopathic remedies, vitamins, etc while they are at camp, they will need to be capable of self-administering their medication. Although our staff are trained to handle medical emergencies and oversee the health and safety of our campers, they are not able to administer medication.
Additionally, you must complete the medication administration form. This form must be signed by both the parent and the child’s physician.
Emergency medication will remain with the camper who needs it. A Camp Counselor will store the Epi-Pen, Inhaler, or other Emergency Medication in the medical backpack for the child’s group.
Non-emergency medication will be stored in a locked medicine cabinet inside of our office (or a locked box on field trips)
We operate rain or shine! Make sure to dress appropriately for the weather and have a waterproof raincoat on hand.
In the event of a summer thunderstorm, we have access to indoor spaces to do activities or appropriate weather shelter when off-site.
Some of our camp programs do include campfire meals. When you fill out your health form, please make sure to list all food allergies your child has so that we can make sure they have something they can eat the day(s) that they will be campfire cooking with us. We can accomodate almost all food allergies or dietary restrictions.
If your child’s food allergy is airbourne or a contact allergy, please make sure to note this on your child’s health form so that we can work as a team to keep everyone safe at camp.
Email – Campdirector@terrapinadventures.com
Phone – 301-725-1313