Marshy Point Nature Center
Summer Camp

Summer Camp

Hermit thrush resting on tree branch 
In addition to regular programs, Marshy Point offers a variety of fun, affordable summer camps for kids ages 3 to 13. All camps are open to the public.

You can check out photos from our past camps on our Facebook page. There are also videos from past years on our Photos and Videos page (click on the ‘Summer Camp’ category).

About Our Camps

We are looking forward to offering in-person summer camps (again) this year! There is a limit of one (1) week of camp per child.

To learn more, see the camp overviews below. Or you can view and print our camp flyer for quick reference.

For current camp availability, please contact the Nature Center.

Chesapeake Camp

Hike the coastal forests and marshes, explore shallow waters by canoe, and research deep waters by workboat.
For ages 10 & 11
9:30 am–2:30 pm
$200 for 1 week ($175 for MPNCC members)

  • Week 1: July 18-22, 2022
  • Week 2: July 25-29, 2022

Rivers to Bay

Explore our watershed from the upper reaches of the Gunpowder River to the coastal plain.
For ages 11, 12, & 13
9:30 am–2:30 pm
$225 for 1 week ($200 for MPNCC members)

  • Week 1: August 1-5, 2022

Bay Explorers

Three kids use nets to look for fish et al in shallow waterExplore our freshwater wetlands, shallow creeks, and swamp forests.
For ages 6 & 7, and 8 & 9
9:30 am–2:30 pm
$200 for 1 week ($175 for MPNCC members)

  • Week 1: July 5-8, 2022 (ages 6-7) (no camp on July 4)
  • Week 2: July 11-15, 2022 (ages 8-9)
  • Week 3: August 8-12, 2022 (ages 8-9)
  • Week 4: August 15-19, 2022 (ages 6-7)

Pollywog Camp

The perfect camp for little ones who love nature.
Guardians are welcome to stay!
For ages 4 & 5
9:30 am–12:30 pm
$150 for 1 week ($125 for MPNCC members)

  • Week 1: June 20-24, 2022
  • Week 2: June 27-July 1, 2022

Tadpole Camp

Introduce your little adventurer to the great outdoors.
Guardian is required to stay.
For ages 3 & 4 (must have turned 3 by Jan. 1, 2022)
9:30 am–12:30 pm
$100 for week ($75 for MPNCC members)

  • Three-Day Week: June 15-17

When to Register

Camp registration began at 9:00 am ET on Tues. March 1st for MPNCC members, and at 9:00 am ET on Tues. March 8th for non-members.

Want to register early next year? Become a Marshy Point member (at the $25 Family Membership Level or higher). Members get early registration and a discount on camp registration fees. (Renewals and new MPNCC memberships will run for the calendar year [January to December 2022].)

How to Register

Reservations will be accepted Monday through Friday during Center hours (9 am to 4 pm) on a first-come, first-served basis. Before registering, please make sure that your child meets the age requirement for the camp s/he wants to attend. NO exceptions.

Registrations will be accepted in person and by phone. Phones will be very busy and calls will be answered in the order in which they are received. Voicemails are not accepted for registration.

To print out this year’s registration form, click here.

Full payment is due with registration. Payments can be made online –> (for in-person and phone-in registrations), by check (for in-person and phone), and by cash (for in-person only). Please do not mail cash. All payments are considered donations and are non-refundable unless camp is filled or cancelled by us.

If you are paying for someone with a different last name than yours: If writing a check, write the camper’s name and camp week on the MEMO line. If paying online, in the field provided, please list the name of the camper you are paying for.

If you require special accommodations (i.e., language interpreter, large print, etc.), please call 410-887-5370 (TDD: 410-887-5319).