What better way to experience the outdoors than at the Eldersburg Adventure Camp at Piney Run Park? Campers experience all that nature has to offer at Carroll County’s most welcoming park and a schedule packed with fun and adventure. Campers enjoy being grouped by age into groups including Clownfish, Big Tunas, Barracudas, and Narwhals.
ABC Care Eldersburg Adventure Camp is a fully outdoor program with activities held under a pavilion and on picnic tables. The air-conditioned Piney Run Park Nature Center is utilized during occurrences of Code Red and severe weather alerts.
Mondays are STEM Days! Campers enjoy a variety of STEM based activities including art projects, nature hikes, fort building and sign language instruction.
On Tuesdays, we visit the Cascade Pool for free-swim, swim lessons, water slide, Splash ‘N’ Play, volleyball, basketball and team games (weeks 1-10) and extra nature activities and a naturalist program (weeks 11 &12).
Wednesday is Sports Days! Each week, campers enjoy time on the water fishing and pedal boating. We also feature instruction on different sports including lacrosse, soccer, basketball, kickball, volleyball and tennis. There’s always a related art project and fun team events! And, campers cool off on Wednesdays with a visit from the Kona Ice Truck!
On Thursday Trip Days, we venture to a local venue for a fun filled day of bowling, ice skating, roller skating.
Fun Fridays feature games and competitions like Minute to Win It, skill building, an optional Lunch Bunch and more!
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!
Stop at the gatehouse and let the attendant know you are with ABC Care. Proceed to pavilion #6. Make your first left after leaving the gatehouse and another immediate left towards pavilion #4 & #6. Follow signs to pavilion #6. Park in the gravel lot and ABC Care will be under the pavilion.
30 Martz Road
Sykesville, MD 21784
7:00 am – 6:15 pm
Transportation provided to and from Watkins Park (nominal fee).
Since 2009, Meghan Murphy has served ABC Care as a District Manager, overseeing the Mt. Airy locations and the Licensing and Regulation Team for ABC Care. She also serves as Site Director at the Parr’s Ridge location, a position she has held since the center’s opening, and serves as Manager and Co-Site Director for ABC’s summer camp in Eldersburg. Employed with the company since 2005, Meghan served previously as Site Director at the Eldersburg Elementary location. Meghan earned an Associate of Arts degree from Montgomery College and has completed coursework in child development and psychology. She resides in Mt. Airy with her husband and middle-school-age twin sons, and enjoys spending time with family, watching her sons’ sporting events and walking their twin dogs.
Vicki Timberman joined ABC Care in 1993, and ascended the ranks to District Manager in 2005. In this capacity, she oversees the Eldersburg sites as well as the Programming Team for ABC Care and serves as Site Director at Piney Ridge Elementary, a position she’s held since 1999, and Co-Site Director at the ABC summer camp in Eldersburg. Vicki studied at Carroll Community College and completed numerous continuing education and professional development training programs. A resident of Eldersburg, Vicki enjoys spending time with her husband, and middle-school-age daughter and elementary-school-age son, both of whom attended ABC Care programs, and her beagle. She enjoys hiking, photography and volunteering at Piney Ridge.
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.