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. We offer an entertaining and age-appropriate educational and play-based experience for children ages 2 to 6 (those entering first grade in the fall). Our camp sessions will provide opportunities to stimulate curiosity, creativity, and imagination!

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. We'll experience water play, daily indoor and outdoor play, STEAM activities, cooking, play-based learning, daily exploration and investigation, and so much more!

How to Register

Make a payment to secure a spot for your camper, and then follow these steps to complete your registration.

Sessions, Dates & Descriptions

Bubbles, Balloons & Booms
June 12–23

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 26–July 7

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!

Let's Build It
July 10–21

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!

Animals, Animals, Animals
July 24–August 4

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!

Bugging Out
August 7–18

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.

​​2023 Camp Information


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)

Camp Fees & Payment

Deposit: A non-refundable $125 deposit is built into the overall session cost and is due at registration for each session.
Remaining Balance: Due one week before the session begins. See refund policy.
Optional Lunch: Purchase a bagged lunch provided by SAGE from the NDMU dining hall for $6.50 per day.


  • 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.
  • Room 2 has a maximum capacity of 1 lead teacher to 6 campers.
  • Room 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.

Classroom placement is based on child’s birthday.


Carnesha Banks, Director

A Child’s Place Tax ID #: 52-0591641

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