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Howard County Conservancy - Mt. Pleasant
Woodstock, Maryland

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Howard County Conservancy: 410-465-8877
10520 Old Frederick Rd.
Woodstock, Maryland 21163



CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: The Conservancy offers full-day nature camps in one week sessions at our Mt. Pleasant location in Woodstock, MD and our Belmont location in Elkridge, MD. Our nature camps encourage children to learn about Howard County’s natural history through hikes, experiments, stories, and hands-on exploration of our nature centers and parkland.

Science, Academics, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Ecology, Water Quality, & Natural History.

TOP MARYLAND SUMMER CAMP: Howard County Conservancy - Mt. Pleasant is a Top Summer Camp located in Woodstock Maryland offering many fun and enriching camp programs. Howard County Conservancy - Mt. Pleasant also offers CIT/LIT and/or Teen Leadership Opportunities, too.

CAMP LOCATION: Headquartered at the 300 year old, 232-acre Mt. Pleasant Farm in Woodstock, Maryland, our camp offers 4 miles of trails through wetlands, forests and meadows. We are delighted to offer programs on the eastern portion of the county as well at the Belmont Manor and Historic Park in Elkridge, Maryland.

CAMP FACILITIES: The Conservancy is steward to Mt. Pleasant's farmhouse, circa 1692, as well as its eight farm outbuildings, circa 1900. We are also home to Montjoy Barn, thought to be the oldest barn in Howard County. Montjoy was saved from demolition, disassembled and rebuilt on the grounds of the Conservancy.

Modern amenities are located in the newly-expanded and renovated Gudelsky Environmental Education Center. Campers will use the classroom as well as barns and open space.

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CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The Conservancy offers full-day nature camps in one week sessions at our Mt. Pleasant location in Woodstock, MD and our Belmont location in Elkridge, MD. Our nature camps encourage children to learn about Howard County’s ecology and natural history through fun and exciting hikes, experiments, stories, and hands-on exploration of our nature centers and parkland. Camps will include outdoor skills and all-camp activities as well.

Nature camp runs from 9:00am – 3:30pm with Before and After Care options available. Campers must be between the ages of 5 – 12.

The Conservancy’s camps are designed to nurture respect for the natural world, increase awareness of environmental issues and instill a sense of stewardship. Campers will hike, explore the landscape, participate in stewardship projects, play nature games and create earth friendly arts and crafts!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We are actively seeking Assistant Counselors ages 16 and above who are interested in leadership and service opportunities. There is no application fee.

Students age 13 - 15 and above are invited to apply for a Junior Counselor position, which has a reduced camper fee.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: The Howard County Conservancy is a partner with the Howard County Public School System. We offer field trips, school outreach programs, School's Out programs, adult trainings, and public events throughout the year. Please see the events website for up to date information at: Our Camp Website Link:

Nature Day Camps are held in 1-week sessions from June 22 - August 21, 2020. Please see our website for updated session information: Our Camp Website Link:

Camp is $270.00 per session ($210.00 for the 4-day week of July 4 at Mt. Pleasant). Payment is due at the time of registration.

June 22 - 26: Green STEM Camp
June 29 - July 2: Talons and Teeth
July 6 - 10: Aquatic Odyssey
July 13 - 17: Earth Day, Every Day
July 20 - 24: Extreme Animals
July 27 - 31: Expedition: Base Camp
Aug 3 - 7: Water Wizards
Aug 10 - 14: Pollinators Paradise
Aug 17 - 21: Tracks and Trails

Camp counselors and students interested in the Environmental Education Internship are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume to camp[AT]  This summer, we will be hiring counselors and interns for two locations: Mt. Pleasant camps, located in Woodstock MD, and Belmont camps, located in Elkridge, MD.

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