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Summer Nature Camps

Hop, crawl or swim your way around Leight Park at one of our summer camps for kids ages 5-17. Paddle the watery world of Otter Point Creek, explore the forest habitat, track down the wild and green things that live around us, and investigate the mysteries of nature in our science lab. Dare to venture outdoors and see what fun nature exploration can be!

For more information, call the Center 410-612-1688 or email aclec@harfordcountymd.gov.

Campers bring a lunch and refillable water bottle each day (no glass)

All camps require registration. Space is limited so early registration is recommended.

HARFORD COUNTY SUMMER EXPLORATION NATURE CAMPS

Go to www.harfordcountymd.gov/225/Parks-Recreation and click the "County Program Registration" button

Aquatic Adventures I & III
Dates:   AA-I—Tues.—Fri. June 23—26
              AA-III—Tues.—Fri. August 11—14
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m..
Ages:    11 - 15
Fee:      $120.00

Explore the watery world of Leight Park and beyond. Dare to adventure with canoeing, fishing, kayaking, wading, tubing and other fun outdoor activities.

Science in Nature Explorers
Dates Mon.—Thurs. June 29—July 2
Time
: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Ages: 8 - 11
Fee: $110.00

Experience the excitement of discovery using scientific techniques to explore the natural world! Through wading, hiking, fishing, and more, campers will acquire new skills and memories that will last a lifetime. Canoe trip on last day of camp.  

Imagi-Nature
Dates Tues.—Fri., July 14—17
Time
: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Ages: 8 - 11          Fee: $110.00

Let your imagination run wild with Mother Nature! Spend time on the trails, in the water, around the gardens, and more while looking for inspiration to create, play, and explore. Canoe trip on last day of camp.

Aquatic Adventures II
Dates Tues.—Fri., July 21—24
Time
: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages: 13 - 17
Fee: $120.00

Explore the watery world of Leight Park and beyond. Dare to adventure with canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing and other fun outdoor activities.

Nature Niches
Dates Tues.—Fri., August 4—7
Time
: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Ages: 8 - 11
Fee: $110.00

Delve into the many different “jobs” found in nature through games, crafts, hikes, and more. Get up close and personal with the hard working plants and animals that keep the intricate natural world running. Canoe trip on last day of camp.

 

OPCA SUMMER NATURE EXPLORATION PROGRAMS

Around the World and Home Again
Dates    Mon.—Fri., July 6-10
Time
:    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Ages:     5 - 7
Fee:       $150.00

Catch the “travel bug”! Take a trip around the world to explore the animals and plants of another country, and then “fly” home the same day to compare them to animals and plants found right here in the park and your backyard. Each day will feature indoor and outdoor exploration.
To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/around-the-world-and-home-again-summer-nature-exploration-program-tickets-92752393907

Earth Day Every Day
Dates Mon.—Fri., July 27—31
Time
: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Ages: 5 - 7
Fee: $150.00

Explore the water, soil, plants and animals of Leight Park and learn what even very young people can do to help keep them all happy! Reuse, reduce, recycle, plant, play, wade, create, and investigate your way through the week!
To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/earth-day-every-day-summer-nature-exploration-program-tickets-92770100869

Summer Camp

Explore the watery world of Leight Park and beyond. Dare to adventure by canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling, and tubing off-site. Delve into the depths of Leight Park with fishing, stream-walking, hiking, and seining.
Critters of the Creek Mon. - Thurs., August 8 - 11
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Ages: 8 - 11 Fee: $99/M; $110/NM
Get up close and personal with the animals of the estuary, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians,
and fish. Canoe trip on the last day.

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday thru Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.

 

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OPCA is a non-profit organization
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Anita C. Leight Estuary Center / 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon MD 21009 / 410-612-1688