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 boats, fishing, sports instruction on the tennis courts, specialty clubs and scavenger hunts!
Only2 weeks in August (August 21-25 & August 28-September 1) are 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 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.
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.
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.
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.)
August 21-25 It's A Jungle Out There (Pavilion #6)
August 28-September 1 Bugging Out (Pavilion #6)
Transportation is available from WATKINS 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.
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:
WATKINS PARK / MT AIRY
Visit Piney Run Park's website at
Open House events at the following Camp locations: