Camp opportunities this summer:

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Lackey Summer Youth Camp
Nanjemoy Creek Camps
Summer Enrichment Camps
Science Center STEM Camps

Summer Enrichment Camps 

Summer Enrichment Camps are for Charles County Public School enrolled students and residents of Charles County in grades kindergarten through nine, according to the student's 2019 - 2020 school year grade level.

Camps are offered in the AM (8:30 to 11:30) and PM (12:30 to 3:30).  Students staying for AM and PM camp sessions can be enrolled in the Lunch Activity Time session (11:30 AM to 12:30 PM) for $10/wk.  The Lunch Activity Time Session includes free lunch and supervision between camps.

enrichmentcamp6Cost per camp session is $90.00 per week and some camps require an extra $10 fee to cover the cost of materials. Financial assistance is available for children who attend Charles County Public schools who qualify. For eligibility requirements, contact Susan Dobbs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 301-934-7369.

Space is limited for each camp.  Camps that have low enrollment may be canceled with a refund. The camp schedule is subject to change. Please check this webpage for updates.

Notification must be made 2 weeks prior to the start of camp for a full refund.  $5 non-refundable, processing fee for all cancellations.

Camps for grades 1 - 9 will be offered at Maurice J. McDonough High School, 7165 Marshall Corner Road, Pomfret, MD
Camps for Kindergarten will be held at Dr. James Craik Elementary School, 7725 Marshall Corner Road, Pomfret, MD
Summer Chef Cooking Camp for grades 6 - 9 will be held at Westlake High School, 3300 Middletown Road, Waldorf, MD.

Summer Enrichment Camps Brochure PDF

enrichmentcamp7Help with registration or paying by cash or check,
visit the Jesse L. Starkey building, 5980 Radio Station Road, La Plata, MD on May 9 from 3 - 7 p.m.

For families requesting financial assistance
Before registering, contact Susan Dobbs at 301-934-7369 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to determine eligibility and to receive instructions for registration.

Payment submitted through PayPal as an account user or as a guest.  To pay by check or cash, call Susan Dobbs at 301-934-7369 to make an appointment to meet at the Jesse L. Starkey administration building.

Click here to register for Summer Enrichment Camps

For Summer Enrichment registration questions
, contact Ann Taylor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 301-934-7378 or Joyce Campbell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 301-934-7227.

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Nanjemoy Creek Camps

cropped pano2at Nanjemoy Creek Environmental Education Center
5300 Turkey Tayac Place, Nanjemoy, MD 20662

fossil 8 300x201Camps for students entering grade 6, 7 or 8 in the 2019-20 school year.

Camp is Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 3 PM.  
Bus transportation is provided
for the week of camp from the Gwynn Center, 5998 Radio Station Rd., La Plata, MD.  The bus leaves the Gwynn Center at 8:15 AM and returns at 3:45 PM. Parents may transport their child directly to and from the Nanjemoy Creek Environmental Center each day (please notify camp counselor).

Cost per camp session is $195 per week. Students should bring a lunch and beverage each day and dress for outdoor activities.

oasis 13 300x225Naturally Creative  June 24 - 28
Do you like crafts? Do you like nature? Then, this camp was designed for you. Campers will spend time outdoors exploring nature and then follow up with some nature-themed crafts. Activities include making nature journals, mud painting, canoeing, pottery, tree identification and more.

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Click here to register for Naturally Creative Camp


mason bee 3 300x256Nature Inventor's Workshop   August 19 - 23  *Camp is FULL
Full STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art & math) ahead! Campers will get to experience it all in this camp while exploring the outdoors. It really doesn’t get any cooler than this. We will be building solar ovens (and cooking s’mores), canoeing, catching fish, building kites, making mini-worm composting bins, solving mysteries and more.


Click here to register for Nature Inventor's Workshop Camp


Contact Timothy Emhoff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 301-743-3526 for Nanjemoy Creek Camp registration questions.  

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Lackey Summer Youth Camp

LackeyCamp5at Henry E. Lackey High School
for children entering the 2nd grade in 2019-20 school year - 13-year-olds.

The Summer Youth Camp for boys and girls provides supervised activities in the following areas: soccer, touch football, basketball, floor hockey, swimming, kickball, arts and crafts, whiffle ball and other games.

June 17 - July 12  Monday - Friday
  (Camp closed on July 4). No partial week registration permitted.  *WEEK 1, 2 and 4 are FULL.

Times Cost
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. June 17 - July 12 $425 (all 4 weeks)   OR   $125 per week
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. June 17 - July 12 $500 (all 4 weeks)   OR   $150 per week


LackeyCamp2Coordinator - Don Layton - Aquatics Coordinator, Henry E. Lackey High School 
Director - Marty Margolis - 2004 - 2018 Henry E. Lackey Youth Camp Director 
Counselors - Local high school and college students

225-yard indoor swimming pool; two gymnasiums; football, baseball, and softball fields; six tennis courts; arts and crafts room; cafeteria

What to bring
Bathing suit, towel, lunch (free hot lunch will be available starting June 17)


Contact Don Layton at 301-743-5431 ext. 153702 for further information on the Lackey Summer Youth Camp.

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