Hermit thrush resting on tree branchIn addition to regular programs, Marshy Point offers a variety of fun, affordable summer camps for kids ages 4 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).

2021 Summer Camps

We are looking forward to offering in-person summer camps this year!

Due to popular demand, some summer camps are being offered more than once this Summer. However, there is a limit of one (1) week of camp per child. Below are the camps that are scheduled this year:

Camp availability is as of Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Please contact the Nature Center for the latest information.

Chesapeake Camp

Hike the Coastal Forests and Marshes, Explore Shallow Waters by Canoe, 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 19-23, 2021 — 3 spots left
  • Week 2: July 26-30, 2021 — 7 spots left

From Rivers to the Bay

Explore Our Watershed from the Upper Reaches of the Gunpowder River to the Coastal Plain
This adventure camp includes a travel day at other sites.
For ages 11, 12, & 13
9:30 am–2:30 pm
$225 for 1 week ($200 for MPNCC members)

  • Week 1: August 2-6, 2021 full, waitlist available
  • NEW! Week 2: August 23-27, 2021 — 17 spots left

Bay Explorers

Three kids use nets to look for fish et al in shallow waterGet Wet, Get Muddy, Get Ready for Adventure!
We’ll explore 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 5-9, 2021 (ages 6-7) — full, waitlist available
  • Week 2: July 12-16, 2021 (ages 8-9) — full, waitlist available
  • Week 3: August 9-13, 2021 (ages 8-9) — 2 spots left
  • Week 4: August 16-20, 2021 (ages 6-7) full, waitlist available

Pollywog Camp

The Perfect Camp for Little Ones Who Love Nature
Parents are welcome to stay, join in, and help out.
For ages 4 & 5
9:30 am–12:30 pm
$150 for 1 week ($125 for MPNCC members)

  • Week 1: June 21-25, 2021 — 10 spots left
  • Week 2: June 28-July 2, 2021 — 12 spots left

Tadpole Camp

Introduce Your Little Adventurer to the Great Outdoors
Parents are welcome to stay, join in, and help out.
For ages 3 & 4 (campers must have turned 3 by January 1, 2021, and be potty proficient)
9:30 am–12:30 pm
$150 for 1 week ($125 for MPNCC members)

  • Week: June 14-18, 2021 — 18 spots left

When to Register

Camp registration will begin at 9:00 am ET on Tues. April 6th for MPNCC members, and Tues. April 20th for non-members.

Want to register early? Become a Marshy Point member (at the $25 Family Membership Level or higher) on or before April 1, 2021! Members get early registration and a discount on camp registration fees. (If you were a MPNCC member in good standing for 2020, your membership has automatically been extended through the end of 2021.)

How to Register

If you would like to quick reference sheet about our camps, take a look at our 2021 Summer Camp Flyer!

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 (masks required), by phone, and by mail. The phone will be very busy and calls will be answered in the order in which they are received. Please do not leave voice mails. Mail-in registrations will be processed upon receipt, not by postmark date.

To print out this year’s registration form (for in-person and mail-in registrations), click here.

Full payment is due with registration. Payments can be made online (for in-person, mail-in, and phone-in registrations), by check (for in-person and mail-in registrations), and by cash (for in-person). 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 on the MEMO line and/or the copy of the info. sheet. 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).