After School Program

Award Winning After School Eco Explorers Club

*Voted 1st Place for Best Afterschool Program 2016-2021 by the Severna Park Voice

Picking up at: Benfield Elem, South Shore Elem, Oakhill Elem, Shipley's Choice Elem



this year since all elementary schools let out at the same time, we only have a certain amount of vans/spaces that can go to the schools with the most kids enrolled. As a result, prices are reflected upon this, staffing, and changes in pick up times.



Jr. Assistant/CITs.  Aspiring Counselor in Training (CITS) (ages 10+), Junior Assistants, (ages 11+) and Volunteers (ages 14+)

April 16th - June 11th (8 weeks session)  4:00 pm- 6:00pm

$25 per day

Feeding animals, including feeding animals such as: gators, lizards, tortoises, and hedgehogs, and more! Help clean enclosures, make enrichment toys, take weights and measurements and more! Prepare animal presentations for future events, camps, and Open Houses.


Covid Updates and other policies:

*Masks are optional. We still have HEPA filters, extra ventillation and social distance whenever possible. This policy may change as the pandemic changes.

*No refunds, make-ups only, if your child misses 3 days- you can make-up for one day camp during the school year.

* Please pack a peanut-free snack daily

*Please call if your child is absent or being picked up by someone else. Must show ID.


Sample Schedule: Camp-like activities
2:45-3:30 pm Arrive, homework assistance/ snack time /Assist with Chores/independent games/art/activities

3:30-5:00 pm outside/indoor game/themed activity

5:00-6:00 pm  Animal learning time, craft/experiment/fossil dig. (weather dependent)

*Note:  CIT's JA's have different activities from after-school elementary kids

Eco Explorers Policies

Eco Explorers Policies

  • Please note that some of our animals may eat peanuts and other varieties of nuts.
  • Please be on time to pick up your children. Parents will be subject to a late pick up fee after 5 minutes.
  • Do not bring any toys & electronics.
  • Notify us if your child will be absent (especially if your child is ill).
  • COVID POLICIES: See our summer camp policies. Sick Policy: Due to COVID- please keep your child home for any cold /flu like symptoms, fever, or stomach problems. Child must be symptom free for 24 hrs before coming back and/or a Dr. note. You may make up to 2 days of missed class anytime during the same session. You must give advance notice to make up class & it is dependent on availability. If there is a closing due to snow/weather you may make up the day. No refunds or credits.
  • Vacation Policy: You may make up to 2 consecutive days for miss vacation days. You must give advance notice to make up class & it is dependent on availability. No refunds or credits.
  • You may add on a day (a la carte). You must give us 2 days advance notice to do so & it is dependent on availability for that day.
  • Snow/Inclement Weather Policy: If Anne Arundel County Schools close, Eco Adventures is closed. If AACPS let out early, you are responsible for pick up. If AACPS cancels afterschool activities, Eco Adventures is still open unless we notify you otherwise.
  • Special Needs: We welcome special needs students to learn and thrive in our hands-on learning style at Eco Adventures. In order to maintain the quality of our programs and for your children's and animals' safety, we require parents notify us of special needs such as ADHD, autism, behavioral problems, physical or medical disabilities, or allergies) Failure to do so, may result in cancellation of registration without a refund if the child becomes disruptive or fails to follow program rules, safety rules, and policies. We are not special needs experts as stated in our camp policy form.
  • Payment plans must be paid in full before starting the next session. Must committ for the year.