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Cascade Water Camp


ABC CARE offers families many choices for an EXCITING summer!

Our camp at Cascade Lake in the beautiful rolling hills of Hampstead, Maryland, just 7 short miles from Westminster, offers wonderful summer fun opportunities for our campers.

Set on 70 acres, the camp features a spring-fed lake with a gentle sloping bottom, guarded by Red Cross certified life guards. The lake includes a 150 ft. water slide and two smaller water tubes. Your camper can also enjoy pedal boats, fishing, hiking and exploration in the creek.

Lake swimming not for you? Then enjoy the Splash N Play Zone that features water fun but no standing water. Also available every Tuesday is use of the zero entry pool and water slide. Included in this camp are swim lessons conducted by certified Red Cross swim instructors with weekly progress reports to parents.

Click on the "Camp Calendar"
link (to the right) to see a day-by-day breakdown of activities at camp!

Choose from 0-2 swim lessons per week. Campers must be 9 years and up to choose no swim lesson option.

Cascade Water Camp
is open from June 19- August 18. Camp is closed July 4th for Independence Day. Camp is Full or Part time enrollment. Register for 1 week or all 9 weeks!

Cascade Water Camp is for children Kindergarten - grade 8 (must be age 5 by first day camp attendance).

Again this summer, we have a transportation stop convenient for Reisterstown area families at Sacred Heart School of Glyndon - in the parking lot by the playground, on Sacred Heart Lane, 1/4 mile off of Butler Rd.

AGAIN THIS SUMMER! Mondays are Super Sports Activity Days! Cascade campers travel to Deer Park Camp each Monday for instruction in 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, basketball and more. Got Game? You will after this Summer!

RETURNING 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 OR register only for the Marvelous Monday including the field trip. 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
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! O's in the morning makes for a Marvelous Maryland sports Monday!

Aug 7: Hickory 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!

Not only do our campers enjoy various water activities, but their day also includes games and sports on one of the many open fields of Cascade Lake, arts and crafts, team activities or just time to sit under a tree and read a good book! It's the best place to spend the summer!



"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


Cascade Water Camp
June 19-23 Here Comes the Sun
June 26-30 Lets Make Some Waves
July3-7 Stars and Stripes Forever
July 10-14 We Are the Champions
July 17-21 Einsteins 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

Mondays are Super Sports Activity days. Campers take a field trip to our Deer Park Camp location to participate in sports instruction and skill practice. Each week we focus on a different sport including TENNIS, SOCCER, BASKETBALL AND MORE! The Deer Park Recreation Fields offer many possibilities for this new addition to our Cascade Camp.

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

Special days to include: Fishing, pedal boats, dress up days, water play days, special treat days and theme parties. Click on the "Camp Calendar" link (top of page, right side) 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.

Swim camp is all inclusive to include AM snack, swim lessons and daily activity supplies. Children have the option of packing a PM snack or purchasing from the Cascade Lake Snack Bar. This camp features a huge lake with water slide, zero entry pool with water slides, Splash N Play Zone, large covered pavilion with picnic tables, grassy fields for active play, stream exploration, fishing, and hiking.

Staff Bios

Ms. Amanda joined our ABC Care team in 2012. She is returning as Director of our Cascade Water Camp. Ms. Amanda has her Bachelor's Degree from Stevenson University in Teacher Education. Ms. Amanda and the Cascade Water Camp staff keep the days fun and exciting! She enjoys swimming with the kids. When not at camp, Ms. Amanda enjoys working on the Sprint Car and playing softball.

ABC Care Center - Cascade Water Camp
3000 Snydersburg Road
Hampstead, MD 21074
(410) 751-3700 dir. (443) 340-3556

Visit our summer camp location:

Hours are from 7:00am - 6:00pm Monday through Friday

Weekly sessions available - Full or part time camp

K-8th grade

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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