ABC Care Deer Park Adventure Camp, located at Deer Park United Methodist Church, provides fun in the sun for active campers! Each week, campers enjoy art activities, science, team building, group games, immersive sports activities, and sign language, as well as time for reading and journaling as we encourage literacy activities all summer! Our program offers field trips for swimming and water fun, nature experiences and more!
ABC Care Deer Park Adventure Camp is a fully outdoor program with activities held under a pavilion and on picnic tables. The air-conditioned Fellowship Hall is utilized during occurrences of Code Red and severe weather alerts.
Mondays are Sports Days! Campers learn and practice basketball, soccer, tennis, kickball and more! Got Game? You will after this Summer! Campers cool off on Mondays with a visit from the Kona Ice Truck each week.
Each Tuesday, campers take a field trip to the Cascade Pool for swimming, swim lessons, water fun and active games (weeks 1-10) or Piney Run Park to experience all the fishing, basketball, tennis, playgrounds and hiking trails the park has to offer (weeks 11 & 12).
Campers are immersed in hands-on science activities on Wednesdays with STEM Day!
Our field trip on Thursdays takes us to various local recreation sites and adventure trips including bowling, roller skating and ice skating.
Wrap up each week with a unique Fun Friday Event and optional Lunch Bunch!
June 15 – Sept. 2, 2020
• Camp start depends on school system snow day makeups.
• Closed July 3 for Independence Day (observed), and September 3 and 4 for staff training
View our Camp Calendar to see a day-by-day detailed breakdown of activities at camp!
Jessica Madsen is Site Director at ABC Care Westminster. She has worked in child care for more than six years with school age children and will be credentialed through the Maryland State Department of Education later this year. Jessica is part of ABC Care’s Professional Development Committee and Programming Committee. She enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her fiancé and son.
Cara Kishbaugh is site director at ABC Care Friendship Valley and is Co-Director at ABC Care Deer Park Adventure Camp. Ms. Cara has worked with school-age childcare since 2010 and currently serves as co-chair of ABC Care’s Licensing and Regulations Committee. She earned an associate of arts degree in education from Carroll Community College. She is credentialed through Maryland State Department of Education. Cara enjoys trips to the beach and spending time with her husband and young daughter.
ABC Care school-based and summer camp programs hire supervisors and staff members who demonstrate necessary experience and skills for working successfully with children, including enthusiasm, compassion, patience, and respect.