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Southern Carroll Adventure Camp at Piney Run Park



Our campers venture out to fantastic field trip site on Monday and Tuesday in June and July and Tuesday and Thursday in Augustof each week. When they aren't out on a field trip adventure, they are taking part in group activities, team games, drama, cooking, arts and crafts and self selected clubs on 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.

Each week our campers will enjoy the fresh air and cool water at our Cascade Lake. While at Cascade Lake, they will have full access to the zero entry pool and water slide. They may choose to visit the Splash N Play area where they can keep cool in the fountains or take a hike along the spring fed lake side trails. Some campers may choose to go with their counselors to the spring-fed lake for a dip in the water or just to play on the sandy beach area. This is purely optional for those visits to Cascade Lake.

Days are fun filled at Southern Carroll 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!

Southern Carroll Adventure Camp at Piney Run Park is open from June 18th - August 24th. Camp is closed July 4 for Independence Day.

Southern Carroll 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 per week, including one swim trip to Cascade Lake. Transportation for this camp is available from Watkins Park in Mt. Airy.

Sports Camp! At Piney Run Camp! July 2-6  We are closed Wednesday, 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).

NEW THIS YEAR! Two days a week (except week of July 4th and last week of camp August 27-31) we will be at the Cascade Lake pool and Splash N Play. 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! Large, industrial sized fans are also available at the Pool Pavilion. Swim lessons available for both days each week.

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  or the Fierce Fabulous Friday including the field trip. LIMITED ENROLLMENT so don't delay!

July 13: 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! It's sure to be an excellent adventure kind of day!

July 20: Adventure Park USA
Adventure Park USA is Maryland's 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 27: 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 Rita's to cool off. This is sure to be a new favorite field trip!

August 3: 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!



"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 2018: 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 6, 2018.

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 6th 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 25th. Early bird tuition for balance of July weeks is due June 8th. Early bird tuition for the balance of August weeks is due July 6th.

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. 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 $25 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 25th, 2018, 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

Southern Carroll Adventure Camp 2018

June 18-22 Splish, Splash! (June 18 & 19 = pool all day)
June 25-29 Into the Great Outdoors (June 25 & 26= pool all day)
July 2-6 Born in the USA
July 9-13 Ocean in Motion (July 9 & 10 = pool all day)
July 16-20 Super Science & Summer Stem (July 16 & 17 = pool all day)
July 23-27 Lego Mania (July 23 & 24 = pool all day)
July 30- August 3 Oh the Places You ll Go (July 31 & August 2 = pool all day)
August 6-10 Fly Me to the Moon (Aug 7 & 9 = pool all day)
August 13-17 Treasure Island (Aug 14 & 16= pool all day)
August 20-24 Going Green (Aug 21 & 23 = pool all day)
August 27-31 Camp is CLOSED - Register for Piney Run Nature Camp


The above weeks will include art activities, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, team building, team games and sign language on the 550 acre campus of Piney Run Park. The schedule also includes 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!

Transportation is available from Watkins Park in Mt. Airy.

Children need to bring their own lunch in an insulated lunch tote and 2 disposable drinks each day. Each Friday Lunch Bunch is offered as an option (nominal fee). Each Friday is optional pizza lunch day. On field trip days children must bring lunch in a plastic disposable bag and 2 disposable drinks.

Camps 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. Meghan joined our ABC Care team in 2005. She has worked in school age child care since 1998. Ms. Meghan will be returning as Director of Southern Carroll Adventure 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 Southern Carroll Adventure 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 - Southern Carroll Adventure Camp at Piney Run Park
30 Martz Road
Eldersburg, MD 21784
(410) 751-3700 dir.(410) 984-0807

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

30 Martz Road  Sykesville MD 21784


Weekly sessions available

Full or Part Time Camp

Now serving K-8th

2018 Open House events at the following Camp locations:
Cascade Lake
2844 Snydersburg Road Hampstead, MD 21074
Saturday @ 10-1 pm April 7 / May 5
Sunday @ 1-4 pm March 25 / April 8, 22 / May 20

Deer Park Sports & Swim Camp
United Methodist Church
2205 Sykesville Road Westminster, MD 21157
Saturday @ 10-1 pm April 7 / May 5
Sunday @ 1-4 pm March 25 / April 8, 22 / May 20

Piney Run Park
30 Martz Road Sykesville, MD 21784
Saturday @ 10-1 pm April 7 / May 5
Sunday @ 1-4 pm March 25 / April 8, 22 / May 20

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