Not everyone fills up their kids’ summer schedule with camps months ahead — myself, included. But that doesn’t mean you missed the boat on all of the good ones. Far from it, in fact.
Montgomery Parks is proof, offering a huge selection of camps for all ages, tots to teens, at hundreds of locations across the county. From archaeology to tennis to farming to kayaking, there’s truly something to satisfy every child’s summer fun quotient!
Here are some highlights, just a few of many fun and enriching camps available:
Butterfly Flutterby Fun (Ages 8-11)
Campers will visit Brookside Gardens’ live butterfly and caterpillar exhibit Wings of Fancy, get a behind the scenes tour, create butterfly crafts, listen to stories, play games, and plant a butterfly container to take home.
Archaeology Camp for Children (Ages 9-13)
Campers work alongside the Parks’ archaeologists at Needwood Mansion and get hands-on experience with mapping, soil identification, and artifact processing. Plus, campers will take a field trip to an historic site and do some real excavating!
Lacrosse & Other Field Sports Camp (Ages 6-13)
Beginner and intermediate level campers learn and play lacrosse and other fields sports in one fun-filled camp at the Wheaton Sports Pavilion using games, personal instruction, and drills.
Golf and So Much More (Ages 6-13)
Campers enjoy a half-day of golf instruction from a Montgomery County Golf Academy instructor, practicing putting, chipping, driving, and using irons and woods at the South Germantown Driving Range. Afternoons for full-day campers will be filled with ‘so much more’: tennis, basketball, kick ball, mini-golf, and water fun at South Germantown Splash Playground.
Register for any of the above camps or find a multitude of other fantastic sessions on the Montongomery Parks Camps website. Search by keyword — you’re bound to find a camp that suits your child’s interests. Extended childcare is available at certain camps.