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Southern Carroll Adventure Camp at Piney Run Park



Our campers venture out to fantastic field trip sites on Tuesday AND Thursday of 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 Water Camp. 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 19th - August 18th. 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.

Special Week! July 3-7 Specialized Sports Week! One field trip this week to Sportsman's Hall for roller skating fun! Wednesday through Friday camp will focus on instruction, skill practice, and scrimmages in tennis, basketball, soccer and more.

Add on swim lessons: Weekly swim lessons will be at Cascade Lake Swimming Pool each Tuesday for the entire Summer (June 19 - August 18).

RETURNING THIS SUMMER! - Campers in grades 4-8 may choose to register for Marvelous Monday Field 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!

August 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!



"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

Southern Carroll Adventure Camp 2017

June 19-23 Here Comes the Sun
June 26-30 Stars and Stripes Forever
July 3-7 We Are the Champions
July 10-14 Let's Make Some Waves
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 our Piney Run Park Nature Camp this week!
August 28-September 1 Camp is CLOSED-Register for our Piney Run Park Nature Camp this week!


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

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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