Camp Information

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Age Appropriate Activities

To make participation fun, each camp provides activities that are designed for specific age categories. Campers must be the advertised age of the camp by the start of the program. For Summer Fun Centers, Summer Outdoor Adventure and TR Summer Fun Zone, campers must be six years old and entering the first grade.

Camp Staff

Camp staff are carefully screened and selected for their activity skills, level of enthusiasm, ability to work well with children, and good judgment. In addition, training is provided on safety procedures and expected conduct, as well as program planning and implementation. By state law, all staff undergo background checks. All camp directors are over 21 years of age.

Camper Behavior

Respecting others and the property of others is the key to having a great time at camp. To help create a positive camp atmosphere for everyone, campers and their parents must sign that they have read the Camper Code of Conduct.

Camper Security

For your child's safety, only the individual(s) designated on the Camper Health and Information Form can pick up your child. Additionally, the person completing the health form is the only one who can add or delete individuals with pick-up authority.

Food at Camp

Campers are expected to bring nonperishable peanut free food and drink for the entire day. Water is always available at camp. Any food allergies must be clearly identified on the Camper Health and Information Form to avoid problems. No refrigeration is available. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to download our Summer Camp FAQ sheet.

Inclement Weather

The safety of our participants and staff members is our number one priority. Outdoor camps will be held if there is light rain, however, in the event of unsafe weather or substantial rain, outdoor camps will be cancelled. In the event of sudden severe weather during the camp day, campers will need to be picked up quickly after you are notified. Depending on the situation, missed camp time will be made up or a credit will be issued to your ActiveMontgomery account. Camp will meet on code red days. For more information about our inclement weather policy, please visit here

Indoor vs. Outdoor Camps

For outdoor camps, 100% of camper's time will be spent outdoors. For indoor camps, while there is a substantial outdoor recreational component, 25% or more of camper's time may be spent indoors.

Pick-Up Policy

Designated individuals are expected to pick up children promptly at the close of the program. An overtime fee of $10 per child for each fifteen minutes (or portion of fifteen minutes) is assessed, regardless of the reason for being late. Payment is due at the time of pick-up (cash or check), and a child may not participate again until the late fee has been paid. If you would like your child to walk home, please complete the release section at the bottom of the Camper Health and Information Form.

Safety First

Because safety is our first priority, our summer camp program operates under the stringent Day Camp Standards established by the Recreation Department and inspected by the State of Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene. Camp staff are certified in CPR and First Aid.