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Deer Park Sports & Swim Camp



Our fantastic and fun Deer Park Sports & Swim Camp is located at Deer Park United Methodist Church, just a mile off of Route 97 on the corner of Route 32 (Sykesville Road) and Deer Park Road, Westminster, Maryland. The location backs onto Deer Park Recreation Park and features a beautiful outdoor pavilion, opportunities to venture into the park for activities on the playgrounds, tennis courts, large fields for sports and a small pond for fishing!

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, Deer Park Sports & Swim Camp will be attending Cascade Water Camp! Included in this camp are Tuesday and Thursday swim lessons conducted by Red Cross certified swim instructors with weekly progress reports to parents . During the three swim trips to Cascade Lake, they have the opportunity to take part in all the incredible activities offered. They can visit the Splash N Play zone and use the many fountains, sprayers and showering mushrooms to keep cool. With their counselors, they can explore the 70 acres of rolling hills with hikes, team games, exploration in the stream or they can choose to swim in the spring-fed lake, featuring a sloping bottom and guarded by Red Cross certified lifeguards. The children who pass the Cascade Lake swim test can make use of the 150 foot water slide. For others, short water tubes are available. On selected days, the zero entry pool and the pool water slide will be open for the enjoyment of our campers only.

Their days will be filled with swimming and lots of water activity but additionally, our campers have the opportunity to participate in group activities and team sports. Click on the "Camp Calendar" link (to the right) to see a day-by-day breakdown of activities at camp!

On Super Sports Activity Days campers will be given instruction on a new sport each week. Campers will participate in skill practice, scrimmages, and fun variations on the sport. This summer we will focus on tennis, soccer, golf, basketball and more. Got Game? You will after this Summer!

BACK AGAIN THIS SUMMER! - Campers in grades 4-8 may choose to register for Marvelous Monday Field Trips (Formerly Fierce Fabulous Friday Trips). Campers may add-on the Monday trip to a week they have already selected. LIMITED ENROLLMENT so don't delay!

July 10: Adventure Park USA, New Market
Adventure Park USA is Maryland's largest family fun center. Their attractions include the West World Laser Tag, Hang Em' High Ropes Course, Rustlers Ridge Rock Wall, Spin Zone Bumper Boats, Mini Himalaya, Roller Coasters, 2 mini golf courses, and the Stampede Arcade. Children can upgrade to include Go Karts,Tilt-a-Whirl, and Wildcat Roller Coaster.

July 17: Red Zone, Timonium
Experience the excitement of laser tag, a laser maze challenge, the lightspace 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 tv!

July 24: Maryland Science Center
Take in three floors of exhibits, hands on activities and demonstrations with highlights including more than a dozen full-size dinosaurs, a unique journey through the human body, and an exploration of Outer Space. Life Beyond Earth, Power Up, and the SciLab offer highly interactive discovery areas. Take a walk down the center's Main Street to discover how science interacts with everyday life.

July 31: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore
Take a stroll through the ballpark that forever changed baseball! Come see Oriole Park at Camden Yards from a whole new perspective. Enjoy the charm of the ballpark from club level suites,the press level and even the Oriole dugout! Here's your chance to go behind the scenes of this historic ballpark and learn more about how it has continued to change baseball fan's experience ever since!

August 7Hickory Falls Entertainment Center, Hanover
Just a short ride away in Hanover, PA - this Marvelous Monday may include go karts, arcade, miniature golf, laser tag, and water wars! This is sure to be a new favorite field trip destination!

Deer Park Sports & Swim Camp is closed July 4th for Independence Day.

Deer Park Sports & Swim Camp is for children Kindergarten - grade 8 (must be age 5 by first day attending camp). Deer Park Sports & Swim Camp is a Full or Part-time enrollment camp. Register for 1 week or all 9 weeks!

This camp includes 3 swim trips each week to Cascade Lake and 2 swim lessons per week at the Cascade Lake Pool.

Deer Park Adventure Camp is open August 21st September 1st. This camp includes 2 adventure field trips! The final two weeks of summer. Enjoy the spacious outdoor pavilion, multiple playgrounds, tennis courts, and large fields. Field trip to Piney Run Park to see Nature Center Program and explore all the park has to offer. Second Field trip to Thunderhead Bowling.



"When I used the Early Bird registration, the multi-week discount, referrals from another family and the pre-payment discount - the savings added up to getting a free week of camp!" ~ABC Care Parent comment

Early Bird Registration and Discounts:
NEW THIS SUMMER 2017: Current ABC Care Before and After School Members registering for 4 or more weeks, pay only $45 per family when registering on or before April 7, 2017.

Registration fee, including specific choice of weeks and security deposit per week ($60 per week for 7 or more weeks & $70 per week for 4-6 weeks), must be paid by April 7th in order to receive monies off per week! Families registering for 7 or more weeks are eligible for $15 off per week. Families registering for 4, 5 or 6 weeks are eligible for $10 off per week. Early bird tuition for balance of June weeks is due May 19th. Early bird tuition for balance of July weeks is due June 9th. Early bird tuition for the balance of August weeks is due July 7th.

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 $10 discount applies to the price for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th child. If the children attend different camps with different prices, the sibling discount will be applied to the lowest price camp.

Referral Discount:
If you know of a potential new family who has never attended an ABC Care Summer Camp, please submit their information using the referral form. If the referral registers for 2 weeks at ABC Care Summer Camp this year, you will receive a $50 credit toward camp tuition. You must be a current registered family with your account in good standing when the referred family joins. Upon full payment by your referral, the referring family will receive their credit. There will be no cash refund of the referral credit.

Prepayment Discount:
When balance is paid in full by May 19th, 2017, by Check only, families will receive a 2% discount off the balance after discounts! (Minimum of 7 weeks registration required.)

Please contact our office for fees 410-751-3700


Deer Park Sports & Swim Camp

June 19-23 Here Comes the Sun
June 26-30 Let's Make Some Waves
July 3-7 Stars and Stripes Forever
July 10-14 We Are the Champions
July 17-21 Einstein Engineers and Silly Science
July 24-28 Diggin Up Dinosaurs
July 31- August 4 Slime and Grime
August 7-11 To Infinity and Beyond
August 14-18 Never, Never Land 

August 21-25 Camp is CLOSED - Register for Deer Park Adventure Camp

August 28-September 1 Camp is CLOSED - Register for Deer Park Adventure Camp


This camp features a large covered pavilion with picnic tables, playground and Deer Park Recreation fields & playground for active play. The above weeks will include art activities, science, team building, group games and sign language. Activities also include a time for reading and journaling. We encourage literacy activities all summer!

Special days to include: Bike and scooter days, dress up days, water play days, cookout 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 2 disposable drinks every Monday and Tuesday. Lunch Bunch is offered as an option (nominal fee) on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Lunch Bunch is a hot lunch from Cascade Lake snack bar or Domino's Pizza on Wednesdays and Thursdays. On Fridays, Lunch Bunch is prepared at camp.

Swim camp is all inclusive to include AM/PM snacks, field trips and daily activity supplies.

Staff Bios

Ms. Cara King is our Co-Director at ABC Care Deer Park and Swim Camp Ms. Cara returned to ABC Care in the Spring of 2015. She is a member of our Licensing and Regulations Committee. She is currently enrolled in the Education Program at Carroll Community College.

Ms. Emma Tillman is our Co-Director at ABC Care Deer Park and Swim Camp. This is Ms. Emmas first year here at ABC Car Ms. Emma has her Bachelors Degree from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania in Early Childhood Education. During the 2015-2016 school year Ms. Emma was a first grade teacher.

Luke is the Assistant Director at Deep Park Sports and Swim Camp. This is his 7th year working our Summer Camp Program. During the year his is a Physical Education Teacher at Govans Elementary School in Baltimore County. He is a graduate of Towson University. He has been the Sports Specialist at Deer Park and Cascade Sports Day. Luke is married with 3 children

ABC Care Center - Deer Park Sports & Swim Camp
2205 Sykesville Road
Westminster, MD 21157
(410) 751-3700 dir. (410) 984-3646

Daily 6:45 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Weekly Sessions Available!

Now serving ages K-8th graders

Our Deer Park Sports & Swim camp is filling up fast - please register today!

Full-Time Camp- Limited Enrollment

Deer Park Sports & Swim Camp is located at:
2205 Sykesville Road
Westminster, MD 21157

Open House events at the following Camp locations:

Cascade Lake
3000 Snydersburg Road Hampstead, MD  21074
Friday @ 3-6 pm April 7
Saturday @ 10-1 pm April 8 / May 6
Sunday @ 1-4 pm April 9, 23, 30 / May 21

Deer Park Sports & Swim Camp
United Methodist Church
2205 Sykesville Road Westminster, MD 21157
Saturday @ 10-1 pm March 25 / May 6
Sunday @ 1-4 pm March 26 / April 2, 23 / May 21

Piney Run Park
30 Martz Road Sykesville, MD 21784
Saturday @ 10-1 pm March 25 / May 6
Sunday @ 1-4 pm March 26 / April 2, 23 / May 21
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