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 May 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 begin with one three-week session and follow with six 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, water play, daily indoor and outdoor play, STEM activities, cooking, play-based learning, daily exploration and investigation, and so much more!
ACP Camp Calendar
Early Summer Kick-off!
|May 17 – June 4 (3 weeks)||Session 1: Art-O-Rama
(closed on Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day)
|June 7 – June 18||Session 2: Bugging Out!|
|June 21 – July 2||Session 3: Digging Up Dinosaurs|
|July 6 – July 16||Session 4: Under the Sea
(closed on Monday, July 5, in observance of the 4th of July holiday)
|July 19 – July 30||Session 5: Animals! Animals! Animals!|
|August 2 – August 13||Session 6: Outer Space Is the Place|
|August 16 – August 27||Session 7: Let’s Build It!|
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)
The teachers of A Child’s Place preschool program will be the assigned staff for the ACP summer camp.
- Room One: 3-year-olds (ratio 10 to 1; maximum 12 children/2 teachers)
- Room Three: 3 and 4-year-olds (ratio 10 to 1; maximum 16 children/2 teachers)
- Room Four: 5 and 6-year-olds (ratio 10 to 1; maximum 16 children/2 teachers)
Camp Fees & Payment
2-Week Session: $725
May 17 - June 4 (3-Week Session): $1,015
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 $5.00 per day.
How to Register
Make a payment on your remaining camp balance or purchase a lunch option.
How to Register
- Click on “Camp Registration.”
- 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.
- Read & sign off on waivers at the end of the registration.
- Submit registration form. (You will be redirected to payment upon finishing the registration form.)
- Download required PDF forms from the camp home page and email or mail in completed forms.
How to Make a Payment
- Click on “Make a Payment.”
- Select which sessions of camp you registered your camper for.
- If you are enrolling more than one camper for those same sessions, simply change the quantity.
- Discount codes can be found in the waiver section of the registration form.
- 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 #: 52-0591641
(New) Join the Lunch Bunch
A Child’s Place is excited to offer a new bagged lunch option for your camper! SAGE Dining will prepare bagged lunches that will be dropped off directly to A Child’s Place for your camper at lunchtime. Each bagged lunch will include (items may vary to appeal to the appetite of a preschooler):
- Sandwich or wrap
- Small bottle of water
- One side (examples: pretzels with hummus, chips & dip, carrots or cucumbers with ranch, celery with Sunbutter, or pasta salad)
- Piece of hand fruit
- Dessert (examples: cookie, brownie, apple sauce, fruit roll-up)
After you sign up for registration, you will be notified via email when the menu is live. At that time, you can sign your camper up to receive a bagged lunch during one or multiple sessions. Additional details:
- Bagged lunches cost $5.00/day.
- You must opt in for a full session at the time of purchase; missed camper days will NOT be refunded.
- Food allergies & dietary restrictions will be collected at the time of purchase.
- 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 for your child at the cost of $5! Lunches must be purchased for a full week ($25) 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. See the sample two seek menu below:
|Week 1||Week 2|
|Tuesday||Macaroni & Cheese
Hot Dog on Whole Wheat
|Thursday||Burgers on Whole Wheat
Mozzarella Cheese Stick
|Grilled Cheese on Whole Wheat
Mozzarella Cheese Stick
|French Bread Pizza/Pizza Bagels
*Water provided daily with SAGE lunch. Milk provided daily by A Child’s Place.
- Parents will be provided with A Child’s Place Parent Handbook – Summer Camp 2021 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 $5.00 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.
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
2021 ACP Parent Handbook, COVID-19 Addendum, and Policies Acknowledgement will be available soon.
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
Not allowed on Campus
MSDE Guidance for Child Care Facilities
Closure & Quarantine Recommendations
A child care program should enact closure and quarantine close contacts if:
- There is a person (child care staff, child, or other person) with laboratory confirmed or probable COVID-19 who was present in the child care program building within the 2 days prior to developing COVID-19 symptoms or while symptomatic, AND had close contact as defined by the CDC, with program staff and/or children.
- There is a person (child care staff, child, or other person) with laboratory confirmed or probable COVID-19 who is asymptomatic, was present in the child care program building within the 2 days prior to the date that they were tested, AND had close contact as defined by the CDC, with program staff and/or children.
- There is a person (child care staff, child, or other person) with COVID-19-like illness who was present in the child care program building within the 2 days prior to developing symptoms and does NOT receive a negative RT-PCR test or another specific diagnosis from a health care provider.
Note: If the person with confirmed or probable COVID-19 is a parent (or other household member) of a child in care and their only close contact with the child care program staff and/or children was with their own child, the child should quarantine BUT if the child is asymptomatic, the program should not need to close or quarantine any other persons.
If a COVID outbreak only impacts one class, other ACP Summer Camp sessions may continue uninterrupted if there has been no exposure. Parents of children in non-impacted or exposed summer camp classrooms who may wish to remove their child from camp may lose fees paid.
COVID-19 Exposure & Registration Fees
If a camper is exposed to COVID-19 at A Child’s Place by another camper or camp staff, the camper(s)’ legal guardians will be notified and camper will have to quarantine for recommended period of time per CDC guidelines, or until a negative COVID-19 test is received and the camper(s) do not exhibit symptoms.
- If the COVID-19 exposure happens during the first week of a session (first or second week of Session 1 which runs for three weeks) camp families will be given the option of a one-week credit to enroll their camper in a different session of A Child’s Place Summer Camp (Session 7 families could use that one week credit towards Summer 2022 camp enrollment).
- If the COVID-19 exposure happens during the second week of a camp session (third week of Session 1) we will be unable to offer refunds or switch the camper to a different session of A Child’s Place Summer Camp
- No refunds will be given for missed camp days due to COVID-19 exposure.
If a camper is exposed to COVID-19 outside of camp by someone in their household or someone they were in close contact with (as defined by the CDC), the camp family is expected to notify A Child’s Place staff within 24 hours and that camper will have to quarantine for the recommended period of time per the CDC guidelines, or until a negative COVID-19 test is received and the camper(s) do not exhibit symptoms.
- If ACP staff is notified 5 or more days prior to the start of the session the camper is enrolled in, camp families will be given the option of a two-week credit to enroll their camper in a different session of A Child’s Place Summer Camp. (Session 7 families could use that one week credit towards Summer 2022 camp enrollment).
- If the COVID-19 exposure happens during the first week of a session (first or second week of Session 1 which runs for 3 weeks), camp families will be given the option of a one-week credit to enroll their camper in a different session of A Child’s Place Summer Camp (Session 7 families could use that one week credit towards Summer 2022 camp enrollment).
- If the COVID-19 exposure happens during the second week of a camp session (third week of Session 1), we will be unable to offer refunds or switch the camper to a different session of Camp Notre Dame.
- No refunds will be given for missed camp days due to COVID-19 exposure.