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Piney Run Park Nature Camp

ABC Care's Piney Run Park Nature Camp is located just 5 short miles off Rt. 26 in Eldersburg and is one of Carroll County's treasures! Campers will explore the beautiful 550 acres including a 300 acre lake, over 5 miles of hiking trails, tennis courts, multiple playgrounds, fishing piers, nature center and outdoor amphitheater.

Campers will enjoy a program from the Piney Run Park Naturalists as well as a visit from the Carroll County Public Library. Our daily camp activities include guided nature hikes, pedal boatsfishing, sports instruction on the tennis courts, specialty clubs and scavenger hunts!

Only 1 week in August (August 27-31) is available for this outdoor nature extravaganza!

Choose from Part-time or Full-time enrollment.

Piney Run Park Nature Camp is for grades K-8 (must be age 5 by first day of camp attendance).

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

Transportation is available from Watkins Park in Mt. Airy.



"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


August 27-31 It's Aloha Time (Pavilion #6)

Transportation is available from : WATKIN'S PARK / MT AIRY


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

Special days to include: sports days featuring kickball and volleyball, dress up days, hiking, 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 each day. Lunch Bunch is offered as an option on Friday which will be pizza (nominal fee).

Camp is all inclusive to include AM/PM snacks and daily activity supplies.

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 Co- Director of Piney Run Park Nature 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 Piney Run Park Nature 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.

Ms.Vicki joined the ABC Care team in 1993. Ms.Vicki will again be Co-Directing our Piney Run Park Nature Camp at Piney Run Park. Ms. Vicki's college background includes courses in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. She enjoys her time spent at summer camp and going on field trips. Ms. Vicki and the staff at Piney Run Park Nature Camp keep the days fun and exciting! When not at Camp, Ms. Vicki and her husband enjoy spending time with their beautiful daughter and son.

Ms. Taylor will be Assistant Camp Director this summer at Piney Run Nature Camp. She has been with ABC Care since 2010. She is currently taking early childhood education courses at Carroll Community College. Ms. Taylor enjoys her time she spends at summer camp and loves the children. Ms. Taylor and the staff at Piney Run Nature Camp keep the days fun and exciting.

ABC Care Center - Piney Run Park Nature Camp
30 Martz Road
Sykesville, MD 21784
(410) 751-3700 dir.(410) 984-0807


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

Two Weekly Sessions Available!

Full or Part Time Camp

Kindergarten thru 8th (Ages 5 through 13)

Transportation available from:

Visit Piney Run Park's website at

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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