Staffed by our experienced preschool teachers, A Child’s Place offers an extended summer of fun-filled theme-oriented camp sessions to excite young campers. Opening in June and running through August, we offer an entertaining and age-appropriate summer educational and play-based experience for children ages 3 to 6 (6 year old children who will be entering first grade in the fall). Our camp sessions will provide opportunities to stimulate curiosity, creativity, and imagination!

We will offer five separate two-week sessions. We will ensure that children enrolled in A Child’s Place summer camps enjoy an exciting early learning summer experience. Let’s explore nature together on Notre Dame of Maryland University’s park-like campus as we take learning outside!

Join us for days filled with storytelling, music and movement, making art, nature and craft projects. They'll experience  water play, daily indoor and outdoor play, STEAM activities, cooking, play-based learning, daily exploration and investigation, and so much more!

ACP 2022 Camp Calendar

Dates Session Description
June 13-24 Bubbles, Balloons & Booms Join us for an exciting summer camp session featuring a combination of science and creative play! Each day features a new science experiment or play activity centered around bubbles, balloons, or booms! From basics such as “How do we create bubbles?” or “How can we turn a balloon into balloon art?” to more complex, “How can we make this paper mâché volcano explode with lava?” A summer camp session that does, in fact, aim to burst your bubble!
June 27-July 8 Art-O-Rama Join us for a summer camp session that explores multiple forms of art and art appreciation! Full of hands-on activities from drawing to painting, group art games, collaborative art projects, and creative sculptures; this session is sure to inspire your mini artist! For both indoor and outdoor experiences centered in paint, craft, dance, sing, and play!
July 11-22 Let’s Build It This summer camp session encourages hands on building and exploration! Using Rube Goldberg machines, Legos, obstacle courses, and toy cars, your child will explore the world using their own creations. *Pending element, Loyola library will host your child to 3D print toys using Makerspace applications. Can we build it? Yes, we can!
July 25-August 5 Animals Animals Animals For the animal loving camper, this summer camp session explores hands-on activities learning about animals! Featuring outdoor play to explore species native to Maryland throughout our beautiful university campus while learning about animals who hibernate and migrate through the seasons. Your wilderness explorer will track animal prints and signs of animals that naturally occur in our environment and create arts and crafts of their favorite species!
August 8-19 Bugging Out Join us for a summer camp session that explores the most abundant animal on earth-bugs! Bugs are essential to the world around us and are part of a vital relationship with humans. Campers will explore our beautiful university campus with hands-on and interactive activities to find bugs native to Maryland. Campers will learn above a variety of species and gain an appreciation of the value of creepy-crawlers.

Hours

Camp Day: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Before Camp Care: 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. (no additional cost)
After Camp Care: 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. (no additional cost) 

Ratios

Room 1 has a maximum capacity of 12 children with a lead teacher and an assistant teacher.  The average ratio is 1 adult to 6 campers.

Rooms 2, 3, and 4 each have a maximum capacity of 16 children with a lead teacher and an assistant teacher.  The average ratio is 1 adult to 10 campers.

Camp Fees & Payment

2-Week Session: $725

Payment Dates

Deposit: Non-refundable $125 for each session due at registration
$100 will be applied to the camp fee. The remaining $25 is the required registration fee for each child for each session.

Remaining Balance: Due one week before the session begins.
No refunds will be given after the first day of each session.

Optional Lunch: Purchase a bagged lunch provided by SAGE from the NDMU dining hall for $6.50 per day.

How to Register

Camp Registration

Make a payment on your remaining camp balance or purchase a lunch option.

Registration & Payment Instructions

How to Register

  1. Click on “Camp Registration.”
  2. Fill in each field; if you are registering two campers you have the option to register both on the same registration form. If you are registering more than two, you will have to submit more than one registration form.
  3. Read & sign off on waivers at the end of the registration.
  4. Submit registration form. (You will be redirected to payment upon finishing the registration form.)
  5. Download required PDF forms from the camp home page and email or mail in completed forms.

How to Make a Payment

  1. Click on “Make a Payment.”
  2. Select which sessions of camp you registered your camper for.
  3. If you are enrolling more than one camper for those same sessions, simply change the quantity.
  4. Discount codes can be found in the waiver section of the registration form.

Please Note:

  • You cannot apply a discount code to deposits. They can only be used if you are paying in full up front or if you are paying the remaining balance.
  • The discount will be applied to each session.
  • One discount code per family – discount codes cannot be combined.
  • The sibling discount can only be applied to one of your camper's session fees.
  • You can pay by e-check/ACH or credit card.

Information for Tax Purposes: A Child’s Place Tax ID #: 52-059164

New: Join the Lunch Bunch!
  • Parents are required to pack a lunch daily for your child. A Child’s Place provides morning and afternoon snacks as well as milk at snack times and at lunch.
  • A Child’s Place is excited to offer a new Optional bagged lunch program for your preschooler this year! SAGE Dining will prepare bagged lunches that will be delivered directly to A Child’s Place for your child at lunchtime.
  • SAGE will provide a delicious lunch of your choosing for your child at the cost of $6.50! Lunches must be purchased for a full two week session ($65) by the Monday prior to start of the session.
  • Dietary restrictions and selection of a vegetarian option can be requested when placing your order weekly.
  • Each bagged lunch will include a variety of items to appeal to the appetite of a preschooler. Menu will be emailed to families to make meal selections.

Lunch Bunch Payment

Camp Requirements

Camp Information

  • Parents will be provided with A Child’s Place Parent Handbook – Summer Camp 2022 and a COVID-19 Addendum and are required to sign and return the “Policies Acknowledgement” indicating that you have read and understand all  policies and procedures of ACP and agree to comply with them.
  • All children must be fully toilet trained.
  • Full-day camp includes morning and afternoon snacks and beverages.
  • Campers are required to bring lunch or purchase a bag lunch from SAGE at NDMU’s dining hall (fee $6.50 per day).
  • All 3 and 4-year-olds will have a daily afternoon nap (1 to 3 p.m.).
  • All children must have provided ACP with proof of immunizations and a completed Health Inventory before they attend their first camp session.
  • Parents must send in sunscreen for their child and a Medical Authorization form for its use. The plastic tube or bottle of sunscreen must be labeled with the child’s name.
  • Parents must provide pertinent medical information, e.g., asthma, allergies, and/or other medical conditions, when registering your child as indicated on the ACP Summer Camp online registration. Medications required during the day at camp must be provided in the original prescription bottle along with a signed Medication Authorization form from the child’s physician. Over the counter medications must be submitted to the ACP office in the original unopened packaging with the signed Medication Authorization form.
  • Parents must complete all the required documentation for summer camp and submit it to A Child’s Place no later than one week before the camp sessions begins.
  • All fees due must be paid in full before the camp session begins.
  • A personal schedule for drop-off and pick-up will be published. Parents must adhere to their assigned schedule. Late fees will be charged if a child is not picked up by 5:30 p.m. 
Policies, Forms, and Handbook

Refund and Cancellation Policy

  • The ACP Summer Camp fee is $725 per two-week session and $1015 for the three-week session.
  • A non-refundable $125 deposit for each session in which you enroll is due at time of online enrollment.  $100 will be applied to the camp fee for the session. This includes a $25 registration fee for each child for each session.
  • The remainder of the Camp fee is due one week prior to the beginning of each session. There will be no refund of the Camp fee after the first day of each session.

Summer Camp Forms and Documentation

2022 ACP Parent Handbook, COVID-19 Addendum, and Policies Acknowledgement are available here.

COVID-19 Procedures

COVID-19 ALERT

At this time, we are proceeding (cautiously) with in-person summer camp programming. We are carefully in step with CDC and state guidelines and will be sure to make you aware if something changes that prohibits or recommends a change in our programming plans.

Notre Dame of Maryland University (“NDMU” or “the University”) adheres to federal, State, and Baltimore City COVID-19 related laws, regulations, and health guidelines and if for any reason the University makes the decision not to allow in-person summer programming for 2021, payment will be fully refunded on a pro-rated basis if activities have already begun.

Daily Health Check

Each day, parents or caregivers will be required to complete a self-screening COVID assessment for their child prior to arriving on campus and show the “green” clearance to attend school that day. If the self-screening indicates the child is not clear to attend campus activities (e.g., a “red” not clear notification), the child will not be allowed on campus until a green clearance indicator is presented.

Allowed on Campus

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Not allowed on Campus

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Details regarding COVID protocols, quarantine procedures, and health guidance can be found in the COVID Addendum.