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Eldersburg Adventure Camp at Piney Run Park



When they aren't out on a field trip adventure, they are taking part in group activities, team games, drama, arts and crafts and exploring the 550 acre campus of Piney Run Park in Eldersburg.  The grounds of Piney Run Park feature large open areas for team games and sports, a covered pavilion picnic area and multiple shaded grove areas.  Children will love to spend time on the tennis courts, basketball courts, multiple playgrounds or fishing from the pier!

Every Tuesday each week (except week of July 4th and last week two weeks of August) we will be at the Cascade Pool. Enjoy the cool waters, a shaded pavilion with picnic tables available for all our campers. Swim in the zero entry pool or twist your way down the water slide.  Each week our campers will enjoy the fresh air and cool water at Cascade Pool.  Large, industrial sized fans are also available at the Pool Pavilion. Swim lessons available for each week.  

Every Thursday each week (except week of July 4th and last week two weeks of August) campers will set off on an adventure field trip roller skating, bowling or ice skating!  One Thursday, we take a break from activity and kick back to see a movie at the Carroll Arts Theatre! 

Days are fun filled at Eldersburg Adventure Camp at Piney Run Park. Campers will be making amazing memories throughout the summer at our Eldersburg location! Click on the "Camp Calendar" link (to the right) to see a day-by-day breakdown of activities at camp!

Eldersburg Adventure Camp at Piney Run Park is open from June 17th - August 16th. Camp is closed Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day.

Eldersburg Adventure Camp at Piney Run Park is for grades K-8 (must be age 5 by first day of camp attendance). This camp includes 2 fantastic field trips each week. Transportation for this camp is available from Watkins Park in Mt. Airy.

Sports Camp! At Piney Run Camp! July 1-5  We are closed Thursday, July 4thWe have numerous sports back this summer with instruction in TENNIS, KICKBALL, VOLLEYBALL, BASKETBALL and SOCCER as well as Skill Practice and Scrimmages! Reduced fees due to no field trips this week. (See Camp Snapshot for pricing)

THIS SUMMER! Campers in grades 4-8 may choose to register for Fierce Fabulous Friday Field Trips.Campers may add-on the Friday trip to a week they have already selected OR register only for the Fierce Fabulous Friday including the field trip. LIMITED ENROLLMENT so don't delay!

July 12: Red Zone
Experience the excitement of laser tag, a laser maze challenge, the light space play floor, basement game room and arcade. The state of the art laser tag system is housed in a 6,000 square foot multi-level, futuristic fog filled industrial city scape. Speed counts as you navigate 30 crisscrossing green beams; but don't break the beams or you lose points! Test your coordination and inner spy as your friends watch your adventure on the big screen television! 

July 19: Adventure Park USA
Adventure Park USA is Marylands largest family fun center. Their attractions include the West work Laser Tag, Hang Em High Ropes course, Rustlers Ridge Rock Wall, Crater Laker Bumper Boats, Mini Himalayas Roller Coasters, 2 mini golf courses, Blazing Trail Go Karts, Spin Zone Bumper Cars, Wild Cat Coaster, Wild West Express, the Rattlesnake Tilt-A-Whirl and the Road Runner Scrambler. Our full day pass does not include arcade coins. Children may add to their pass to include arcade play in the stampede Arcade area, if desired.

July 26: Escape Adventures & Sweet Frog Yogurt Tour and Treat
Escape Adventures is your passport to fun! Your wit and skill determine your success as you navigate the escape room puzzles with your team! Sign up for this Fierce Fabulous Friday Field Trip and get involved in the newest activity around! After escaping from the puzzle rooms, we will make a stop at the Westminster Pond for lunch. Our adventure continues with a Sweet Frog Tour and a sweet yogurt treat with your choice of toppings! Its sure to be an excellent adventure kind of day!

August 2: Hickory Falls Entertainment Center, Hanover
Just a short ride away in Hanover, PA - this Fierce Fabulous Friday Trip will include go karts, laser tag, & indoor maze! Children may bring money to use in the arcade or purchase a Ritas to cool off. This is sure to be a new favorite field trip!



Early Bird Registration and Discounts:

Current ABC Care Before and After School Members registering for 7 or more weeks, pay only $45 per family when registering on or before April 15, 2019.

Registration fee, including specific choice of weeks and security deposit per week ($60 per week for 7 or more weeks), must be paid by April 15th in order to receive monies off per week. Families registering for 7 or more weeks are eligible for $10 off per week.  Early bird tuition for balance of June weeks is due May 31st. Early bird tuition for balance of July weeks is due June 14th. Early bird tuition for the balance of August weeks is due July 12th.

Sibling Discount:
Applies for ALL camps! If more than one child from the same family attends the same week of ABC Care Summer Camp, a $5 discount applies to the price for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th child

ABC Care Camp Tuition Values

Daily Before and After Care = INCLUDED in cost of weekly tuition

Two Field Trips per week = INCLUDED in cost of weekly tuition

Daily Supplies / Special Events = INCLUDED in cost of weekly tuition

Two Snacks daily = INCLUDED in cost of weekly tuition

Kona Ice Treat Weekly = INCLUDED in cost of weekly tuition

Please contact our office for fees 410-751-3700


Eldersburg Adventure Camp at Piney Run Park (Pavilion #6)

 June 17-21 Welcome to the Jungle

June 24-28 Mud pies & S'mores in the Great Outdoors

July 1-5 Party in the USA (Super Sports Week

July 8-12 Maryland Madness

July 15-19 Friends that Build Together, Stick Together

July 22-26 BE a Super Hero

July 29-Aug 2 Secret Spies

August 5-9 Island Explorer

August 12-16 Double Dare - Minute to Win It Challenge


The above weeks will include art activities, science, team building, team games and sign language. Activities also include a time for reading and journaling. We encourage literacy activities all summer!

Special days to include: Dress up days, water play days, special treat days and theme parties.

Click on Camp Calendar
link (right side, top of this page, red text) to see a day-by-day breakdown of activities at camp!

Children need to bring their own lunch in an insulated lunch tote and a refillable water bottle each day. Each Friday, Lunch Bunch is offered as an option (nominal fee). Each Friday is optional Pizza Lunch day.

Camp fees are all inclusive to include AM/PM snacks, field trips and daily activity supplies.

This camp features a large spacious pavilion, shaded picnic groves and grassy fields for active play.

Staff Bios

Ms.Vicki joined the ABC Care team in 1993. Ms.Vicki will again be Director of our Eldersburg Adventure Camp at Piney Run Park. Ms. Vicki's college background includes courses in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. She enjoys her time spent at summer camp and going on field trips. Ms. Vicki and the staff at Eldersburg Adventure Camp keep the days fun and exciting! When not at Camp, Ms. Vicki and her husband enjoy spending time with their beautiful daughter and son.

Ms. Meghan will be returning this summer as the Camp Manager and Camp Director at Eldersburg Adventure Camp at Piney Run Park. Ms. Meghan joined our ABC Care team in 2005. She has worked in school age child care since 1998. Ms. Meghan will be returning as Co- Director of Piney Run Park Nature Camp. Ms. Meghan has her Associates Degree in General Studies and has additional college credits in Early Childhood Education from the University of Maryland. Ms. Meghan has twin boys who attend summer camp. Ms. Meghan and the staff at Piney Run Park Nature Camp keep the days fun and exciting! Ms. Meghan enjoys fishing at Piney Run Park. When not at camp, Ms. Meghan enjoys spending time with her twin boys and husband.

ABC Care Center - Eldersburg Adventure Camp at Piney Run Park
30 Martz Road
Sykesville, MD 21784
(410) 751-3700 dir. (410) 984-0807

Daily 7:00a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Weekly Sessions Available!

Full or Part Time Camp

Kindergarten thru 8th (Ages 5 through 13)

2019 Open House events at the following Camp locations:

Deer Park United Methodist Church
2205 Sykesville Road Westminster, MD 21157
Saturday @ 10-1 pm April 6 / May 4
Sunday @ 1-4 pm April 7, April 28 / May 19

Piney Run Park
30 Martz Road Sykesville, MD 21784
Saturday @ 10-1 pm April 6 / May 4
Sunday @ 1-4 pm April 7, April 28 / May 19

We are glad you have chosen ABC Care's Summer Camp for your child!

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