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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 11: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 18th:Oriole Park and Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium
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 the 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! Visit the heart of Ravens Nation! See the purple stadium up close and personal as you take on a tour of the facility. See the actual locker rooms where the team suites up. Visit the areas that you may never see if you attend a game: the press box, club and suite levels. Stand on the 50 yard line and imagine you hear the roar of the crowd at a Sunday game. O's in the morning and Ravens in the afternoon makes for a Marvelous Maryland sports Monday!

July 25th: Red Zone, Timonium
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.

August 1: Hickory Falls Amusement, 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!

August 8th: Adventure Park USA, New Market
Adventure Park USA is Maryland's largest family fun center. Their attractions include 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.

Deer Park Sports & Swim Camp is open from June 20th-August 19th. 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-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. A third swim lesson is an optional add on!

Deer Park Adventure Camp is open August 22nd-26th. This camp includes 2 adventure field trips! The final week 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 Discount:
Registration fee, including specific choice of weeks and $50 security deposit per week, must be paid by April 8th in order to receive monies off per week! Families registering for 5 or more weeks are eligible for $20 off per week. Families registering for 3 or 4 weeks are eligible for $10 off per week.Early bird tuition for balance of June weeks is due May 20th. Early bird tuition for balance of July weeks is due June 10th. Early bird tuition for balance of August weeks is due July 8th.

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 towards 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 20th, 2016 by Check only, families will receive a 2% discount off of balance after discount! (Minimum of 7 weeks registration required.)

Please contact our office for our fees at 410-751-3700


Deer Park Sports & Swim Camp

June 20-24 The Great Outdoors
June 27-July 1 Crazy Concoctions
July 4-8 Extreme Exploration
July 11-15 "Sun"Sational Fun
July 18-22 In aGalaxy Far,Far,Away
July 25-29 Drip, Drip, Drop
August 1-5 Treasure Island
August 8-12 Going for the Gold
August 15-19 Aloha Splash

Deer Park Adventure Camp

August 22-26 Where the Wild Things Are


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. Courtney joined the ABC Care team in 2001. She will be returning back to Deer Park camp this summer as Co-Director. She has spent the past two summers Co-Directing our Eldersburg Adventure camp. Ms. Courtney holds a Associates of Arts degree in Teacher Education. Ms. Courtney and the Deer Park Sports & Swim Camp staff keep the days fun and exciting. Ms. Courtney enjoys going to Cascade Lake for swimming! When not a camp, Ms. Courtney is kept busy living on her farm, and enjoying family time with her three daughters.

Ms. Angie will be returning this summer as Co-Director of Deer Park Sports and Swim Camp. Ms. Angie is also the Camp Director for our Lake Keowee Camp in South Carolina. She joined the ABC Care team in 2011. She has her associates degree from Carroll Community College in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Angie and the Deer Park Sports and Swim Camp staff keep the days fun and exciting for campers. When not a summer camp, Ms. Angie enjoys spending time with her son, and daughter.

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

Please join us at our Deer Park Sports & Swim Camp Open House Days:
April 2, April 9, April 30, and May 14

10 am - 2 pm

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