Summer Camps 2021

Open House NEW DATE: April 10th 10am-11:30am, must RSVP for a time slot.

Summer Camps 2021

Each of our award-winning specialty camps are themed and designed to get kids excited about our natural world. From Creature Careers, Marine Biology, Art camp, Survival, Animal Training and even Wizarding Worlds....At Eco Adventures, we believe in kids "doing" not watching. Whether it's through a hands-on encounter with one of our live animal ambassadors, an experience in our simulated rainforest, an activity in our outdoor classrooms, wild crafts, games/competitions, fossil dig, or a demo by visiting scientists...let your child ignite their passion for the outdoors! Let your kids "Go Wild" this summer.... at a rainforest near you! Experience the Extraordinary! We will continue to follow all COVID safety protocols and had a successful 2020 summer camp season. Schedule a tour today. Registration coming soon!
All camps include:
*Instructor and Jr. Assistant/CIT volunteer per group
* Sanitation team to sanitize between rotations
* Water Friday- with ECO sluice, fossil dig, and tonging for oyster pearls
*Green Screen Photo souvenir
*Snow cone snack
*At least one weekly entertainer or guest speaker depending on the theme

Scroll to Bottom of Page for Important Camp Info & Policies. Please email us your questions and concerns and we would be happy to answer them! 


IMPORTANT CAMP INFORMATION AT A GLANCE: Scroll down for more details on protocols

Camp Hours:
*All camps are 9am-4pm, Before Care begins at 8 AM and Aftercare ends at 5 PM ($10/day for one or $18/day for both)
* Extended after care is available until 5:30pm
*There is a yearly registration fee of $15
Age Groups:
Campers will be divided into groups: Trailblazers (ages 4-5) & (6-8) ECO Explorers (9-11) & Counselors in Training (ages 11+)
Each week is different price depending on theme. Daily camps are $95 per day unless otherwise noted

** $20 off each week of camp at April Open House (no other discount can be applied) ONLY valid for this day -and automatically be taken off
*Early bird discount of $10 off each week-long camp until March 15th .
*$20 off each sibling discount per WEEK of camp CODE: SIB20. CANNOT use on first child. Only siblings.
*Sign up for all 11 weeks of camp $300 per week/ $275 sibling * NO other discounts apply
*Please note adjustments will be made if there are two codes used. We will give you the better discount.

Eco Sampler Camp Week & One Day Camps

June 21st - 25th & August 30th - September 3rd

Start off your summer with a bang and see why we won the Best Summer Camp Award! Can’t choose just one camp, or want to try out a new theme? This week is the perfect week to explore all we have to offer and each day is a different theme, where you are able to sign up for individual days or the whole week. Each day will include creative snacks, crafts, and games to go along with each theme, Dept. of Nat Resources Rescue dog and guest speaker, and of course- our one of a kind animal interactions! Sign up now so you don’t miss out on this fun-filled week!
Monday: Wilderness Survival
Tuesday: Animal Trainer
Wednesday: Creature Careers
Thursday: Treasure Quest
Friday: Marine Biology
-June Eco Sampler: featuring a DNR service Dog visit
-August Eco Sampler: featuring guest entertainers - Dog Fly Ball team
$95 per day or $385 per week

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Wilderness Survival

June 21st

$95 per day


Animal Training & Enrichment

June 22nd

$95 per day


Creature Careers

June 23rd

$95 per day


Treasure Quest: Lost Idol

June 24th

$95 per day

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NEW Marvelous Marine Biology

June 25th

$95 per day


Art on the Wild side: Color Your World

June 28th - July 2nd


Animal X-Games

June 28th - July 2nd



Wizarding World: Fantastic Beasts

July 5th - 9th

OR NEW OPTION $325 for 4 day option Tues-Friday


NEW Marvelous Marine Biology

July 12th - 16th


Animal Training & Enrichment

July 19th - 23rd

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Wilderness Survival Camp

July 26th - 30th



Treasure Quest: Lost Idol

August 2nd - 6th

WAR HP 8965b-Large

NEW World of Wizarding: Triwizard Tournament

August 16th - 20th


Creature Careers

August 23rd - 27th


NEW Marvelous Marine Biology II

August 9th - 13th


*Eco Sampler II 8/30-9/3 (See info above) & Summer Fun Kindergarten Camp

September 8th - 11th
Ages 4-6
$85 per day or $300/Week

Specialty Summer Camps- more coming soon


Animal Keeper Apprentice

Every Friday in the Summer
Ages 9+
10 AM - 1 PM $65
10 AM - 4 PM $100

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Eco Explorers Outdoor Walk on the Wild side Fieldtrip Camp

August 2nd - 5th
4 days
Space is Limited to 10 campers 4


Fossil Beach Trip

July 15th
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Ages 7+

SUMMER CAMPS 2021-ARE YOU READY??.... BECAUSE your kids deserve some much-needed FUN !!!

April 10th 10-11:30am Camp Open House must RSVP for a time slot

30 min time slots

Space is limited!!

Each camp is themed and is designed to get kids excited about our natural world. Whether it's providing campers with a once in a lifetime experience with an endangered species, learn new skills from an expert, discover newfound confidence from one of our knowledgeable instructors, or simply make new friends in a safe and stimulating environment. From nature hikes, outdoor classrooms, animal interactions, crafts, games, field trips, guest speakers to learning about careers animal training, and animal care. Do your child a favor and let them take a walk on the wild side at Eco Adventures this summer!  Go ahead... "Experience the Extraordinary"!!  

* Scroll down for policies

Why Eco Adventures Camp? We are UNIQUE and like no other. Here is why:

Our Staff

Meet Eco Adventures staff who just so happen to be world-renowned explorers from National Geographic, scientists, vet techs, biologists/marine biologists, certified teachers, animal rescuers, animal trainers, and more! We are professional, trained educators. The Executive Director has 24+ years of experience with leading, organizing, and developing camps from the Miami Seaquarium, Parrot Jungle and Gardens, National Audubon Society, National Aquarium and more! Many of our Lead instructors are experts in their field: from Conservation education, herpetology, art, photography, field research, animal training, animal rescues, and more!

We also have mentored many previous campers and have now HIRED them to lead camps! We pride ourselves on our training from animal safety to first aide/CPR certifications and are certified with NO violations from the MD Dept. of Health Camp Association! Lastly, all of our staff has been additionally trained on the new CDC safety guidelines and safety procedures for preventing illness.

COVID-19 Protocols and Safety:

The safety of your children, our staff and animals are the upmost priority.  We had a successful 2020 summer camp with the new COVID protocols and procedures.  Here are just a few guidelines.

* 2021 guidelines will be updated as we get further into Spring.

Eco Adventures will only be accepting a very limited number of children for camps (far less than usual), and they will be placed into groups of students of about 11-14 max. Each group having the same instructor. If there are more than 2 groups, there will not be any mixing of groups and social distancing will be enforced in a competitive, but fun manner.
Eco Adventures staff will be the same staff the entire camp. All adults will wear masks and children are also required to wear masks indoors. We will go outside whenever possible in which case they can take off their masks when they are able to social distance.
The facility will be thoroughly disinfected several times throughout the day and after each rotation.
Every child will be screened/have their temperature taken at drop off, before admittance each day. Any child running a fever or showing signs of illness will not be admitted.
Parents will be required to sign a pre-screening health questionnaire.
All persons entering Eco Adventures will be required to use alcohol-based hand sanitizer before entry, which we will provide.
Hand washing will take place numerous times a day, in addition to other sanitizing procedures by our sanitation team.
There are many more changes, and safety procedures that we have implemented, to ensure a fun yet safe learning environment for all, in which the details will be forthcoming.

 Please join us for a virtual tour via ZOOM Feb 13th 2:30-3pm Must RSVP via email.
May meeting ZOOM MEETING ZOOM TBA: Summer Camp Meeting with guidelines, safety measures, activities, and Q A session with Director Mei Len Sanchez-Barr. 

or you can schedule a tour of the facility.

Instructor/ Student ratio:

As per the CDC, we will be splitting up campers into age-appropriate groups of 14 or less with one instructor and one possible Counselor in training or Junior Assistant.  We try to accommodate sibling requests and friend requests when needed. Each group will be with their own instructor the whole time without mixing groups.  They will rotate from station to station (crafts, games/activity, animals, snack, inside air-conditioning downtime) following one way only directions and will travel to each station holding on to a rope with flags, spaced 6 ft apart so kids can social distance.    Instructor's aides, and trained staff/Jr. Assistants/volunteers will stand-by as "floaters" to get campers from a station and take them to the restroom inside/help with the next station set up and sanitation in between stations. Lastly, the Director will be there to oversee the camp and her administrative staff to assist with the logistics and safety of the camp. 

What to Expect

What to Expect Letter- ECO Camp (GENERAL)

We’re on our way to a FUN week! Here is additional information and reminders you need to know:

  • You must have filled out all ONLINE forms at prior to the first day of camp. You would have to accept an invitation we sent you via email  if you signed up with us over the phone. If you didn’t receive one, check spam (it’s from or email us and we can resend it.
  • CHECK IN: First day, we will open 8:50 after that regular drop off is 9am unless you have before care (8am)  If you need before care (7:45am) or after care (5:30pm) just let us know. After 4:05pm it is aftercare and $10 charge will take effect.   $10 for either before care or after care. $17 both per day.
  • Check in for Mini campers 9am-1:30pm. Please proceed straight into the Under water Discovery room.
  • CHECK OUT:  is at the front desk. We will call your children during check out.  If you have any other person picking up, please write their names on the notes/ROSTER.  When signing out –if your “out” box is highlighted –please ask a staff member.
  • WHAT TO BRING: *Apply Sunscreen before camp every day and bring a small backpack with a water bottle and peanut free lunch. Please do not bring any toys, electronics, or valuables.   Please LABEL everything with your child’s name on it and remember to pick up crafts daily. Any lost and found items after 2 weeks will be donated.  
  • We also need any old newspaper please and toilet paper empty rolls.
  • Tick season: Although we spray for ticks and mosquitos professionally, we put some off on camper’s shoes and do a tick check after they come in from the field. Please do a tick check every day after camp.
  • Who’s who:  We usually have at least one camp administrators to assist with registration, camp administration, boo boos, behavior/special needs/allergies,/anything parents need as well as camp rotations and supervision.  Tie dyed shirts or polo shirts are instructors, Black shirts are either Aides/volunteers/Jr. Assistants 2yrs+, white shirts are 1st year- JAs/ volunteers or Counselors in Training. If you need to give any information on your child, please go to the front desk. We will have some guest speakers and trainers throughout the week.
  • Special Needs/allergies/meds: Please let us know BEFORE camp of any special needs so we can be prepared and better assist your child and remind us during drop off time.  Any meds, you must have filled out an additional form signed by pediatrician.  Please write in the notes on the roster if any allergies and bring your own snacks or check our daily snack ingredients in the morning.

Water Wednesday & Field trip days:   We will have field games, sluice water stop and water play outside on Fridays. Please have them WEAR their bathing suits, cap/hat, and bring a change of clothes/towel and dry shoes.  Water shoes are preferred, or shoes they can get wet. NO FLIP FLOPS!! Don’t forget to apply suncreen before camp each day! Mr. Rob's Snow cones will help them cool off with snow cones (no $ needed).

Field trips-  Specific info will be emailed to you one week before camp  (Tues) before.

****If there are thunderstorms the day of an outdoor field trip, we will be taking the campers to a movie.
**Parent Chaperones are welcomed. Please let us know if you can drive behind the bus. There is an entrance fee you would have to pay. Please inquire. First come first serve.

JUNGLE SHOP:  At the end of the day on Friday, we will announce jungle shopping,  you may bring $ for small souvenirs  items are .50-$18 If you would like. Please label $ in a zip lock bag.  We will give those kids that do not bring anything something from the treasure box.

Don’t miss out on National Geographic’s Dr. Brady Barr (owner of ECO)  Nat Geo Chapter books “Scrapes with Snakes” or “Crocodile Encounter” ($7) “Chomp”  “Everything Reptiles” books ($13) personalized and autographed.  Award winning “After A While…Crocodile” ($10) .  Fill this portion out and bring with you before Friday.

Fossil Dig/ECO Mining Sluice

Campers will experience the ECO Mining Co. a “Wild West Water Stop” feature just out back of the ECO Bunkhouse, where we have our sluices set up and the ore is rich (we hope…). Prospectors will learn all about gold/silver mining, how to prospect, pan for gold and look for fossils, how to use a sluice, introduction to critters we may run into in the wild west, different ways to excavate, and even how to identify precious gems and real fossils!! At the end of their shift, the lucky miners (everyone) will get to weigh their findings at the Gold Dust Gulch Trading Post, where they can swap their nuggets for something they can actually take home!! The sluice boxes are a little leaky and the old Water Stop is unpredictable at best, so on this day, bring your swim suits and prepare to get wet!!

New this year:   ECO Oyster Reef!

Participants will putting on their waterman hats and tonging for Oysters at the all new Eco Oyster Reef!  Utilizing, age old techniques and tools, campers will test their skill at bringing up oysters, shark teeth, and other fossils with their tonging skills.  Many of our oysters contain pearls, so if campers get lucky, you will find an oyster with a pearl!  Learn about how it makes this precious jewel and learn about its anatomy! 

NEW “CIT” (Counselor in Training) Program:

For ages 11+ . Does your child have a high interest in animals, assisting with children, developing real world skills, (teamwork, leadership, responsibility), and learning about creature careers? We open up 5 spots for each camp and pair them up with an ECO Jr. Assistant that will help mentor them. Each CIT and Jr. Assistant will assist the Lead instructor in a group rotation. CITS will also participate in all the activities such as snack, craft, games, interactions etc while assisting with the group. Do you have what it takes? This is requirement for aspiring Jr. Assistants. Fee is the same as the themed camp. Call to inquire. Must attend a ZOOM meeting training prior to camp in June 5th 9:00-11:30am. MUST be 11 years old or older.


Each of our AWARD WINNING specialty camps are themed and designed to get kids excited about our natural world. Our expertise is a hands on, up close and personal, interactive approach to learning. At Eco Adventures we believe in kids "doing" not watching. Whether its through a hands-on encounter with one of our over one hundred live animal ambassadors, an experience in our simulated rain forest, an activity in our outdoor classroom, wild crafts and games, fossil dig, a demonstration by a visiting scientist, or guided lesson by one of our professional staff members, will all ignite your child's senses and passion for our natural world. Let your kids "go wild" this summer, at a rainforest near you...Eco Adventures...they may never come home!

2020 changes:  *Due to Covid-19 and CDC requirements some activities will be changing to meet the safety guidelines. *Subject to change as restrictions lessen.

*This year we are committed to making this summer- EXTRA special, EXTRA FUN for the kids! They deserve and need it!  On top of the weekly themes, we will have friendly competitions between groups/teams to encourage spirit, fun, and following the new rules such as social distancing.   Teams/groups can gain points for good behaviors, following rules, spirit, and teamwork, but can also get deducted points for not following rules (such as social distancing). Perhaps this will encourage them to try! Winner gets extra special treasure box gift at the end of the camp. (all of them get something at the end) and a picture with their group and trophy to post winners on our FB page.

Most of the camp will be conducted outside.  We will have water at each station Tarps/tent coverings for shade and wherever possible may be able to provide fans.  There will be two air-conditioning stations inside with only one group at a time downstairs and one upstairs with down time such as a movie for 30 mins during snack. 

*Field trips unfortunately are cancelled for the summer but in lieu of FTs, we will be bringing in some FUN entertainment, whether it is a Magician, guest speaker, a submarine, Rescue Dogs, or Dog Show... kids won't know what they are missing!

*Fridays will be FIELD Days- where kids can play fun, outdoor field games and have Mr. Rob's Famous Snow cones!

Snack Time:

This year, unfortunately due to COVID restrictions, we ask that parents pack one snack and a lunch.   We feel the kids deserve a little cooling off and break from the norm.  As a result, we will be providing a daily afternoon "pop" for kids to cool off. Should you not want this, please make sure you pack an extra snack.  As always, let us know if your child has allergies.  Fridays- Mr. Rob will be coming with SNOW CONES!


What's a camp without games? Our dynamic and fun games encourage cooperative learning, physical activity, and team-building skills. We provide outdoor relay games and obstacle courses, creative games, as well as trivia games for the mind all while social distancing. Campers will be put in a colored group (we will provide colored bandanas) where they will compete with the other groups by gaining points throughout the week for good behavior, team spirit, chants, challenges, and more! The winners get to take a picture with the infamous trophy and their picture posted on Facebook.  

Arts and crafts:

At Eco Adventures, kids are encouraged use their imagination and allow their inner Picasso to shine as they create crafts, art projects, and experiments to take home. We try to encourage recycled materials for crafts. The Art Camp provides them to get more in-depth with various mediums of art forms.

Guest Speakers:

We provide guest speakers that provide demonstrations from various institutions such as DNR, National Geographic, National Aquarium in Baltimore, animal trainers, marine biologists, divers, Dog training shows, and this year anything goes- with possible performers, fire truck visit, magicians, submarines, and more!

All guests entering the building will be prescreened, temp checked and masks will be worn.


*$30 off each week-long camp at February Open House online all day or live Discount ONLY valid for this day -and automatically be taken off
* $20 off each week of camp at March Open House (no other discount can be applied)
*Early bird discount of $10 off each week-long camp until March 15th . Will automatically be taken off.
*$20 off each sibling discount per week of camp CODE: SIB20. CANNOT use on first child. Only siblings.
*Sign up for all 11 weeks of camp $300 per week/ $275 sibling * no other discounts apply
*Please note adjustments will be made if there are two codes used. We will give you the better discount.


We have a limited number of scholarships for those in financial need. Please send us an email explaining why your child is in need and deserves a chance at the scholarship. First come first serve. Deadline is April 1st, 2020.  

Camp Policies

Registration/Cancellation/refund Policy:

Registration closes on the Thursday before the week of camp begins. If trying to register for a camp after the Thursday before, please call 410-987-1300 for space availability.

Due to restrictions from CDC, SPACE IS LIMITED now more than ever! and we like to be organized and prepared! If possible, we ask that you please register at least two weeks in advance so we can make the appropriate staff/materials/supplies preparations. We do take last minute registrations but know that it is based on space availability and not sure how likely that will be this year since we are operating at less capacity

2021 guidelines TBA.
*We charge a $15 registration yearly campdocs fee.

*There is a $50 cancellation or change fee if you cancel within 3 weeks of the camp as you were taking up a spot.

Eco Adventures 2021 Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy- see top of the page and click on the button

If the need arises to cancel a registration, no refunds will be given at this time. However, you can change to a different camp based on availability OR a credit will be issued for our future programs such as one-day camps or summer in-house camps, birthday parties, Earth Day/any special events, Scout sleepover programs, Open Plays/Jungle Expresses, Behind the scenes "Feeding Frenzies", and Jungle Plays.  Cancellation insurance IS available through camp docs. Please note this policy may change at any time. We thank you for your understanding during the temporary closure of our facility and these difficult times for all of us.  We will keep you updated as the situation unfolds.  Our Eco Family, staff, and animals would like to thank you for your continued support and understanding.  We welcome concerns and questions via email.

Inclement Weather cancellation: Should there be any camp closings due to weather, you must make up the day within the 2021 camp season. Please note this is not credited to your account to use for any program. It is a CAMP make-up day and it is based on space availability. Please email us to inquire. It also expires before summer ends.

Due to Covid protocols and over a hundred credit spots to fill... space is extremely limited. If you need to cancel a camp, kindly let us know as soon as possible so we can release your space. If you are unsure of registration during COVID pandemic, please do not hold the spot. You can always use credit next year. If you must cancel, with less than 3 weeks before the camp, there is a $50 cancellation/administration fee. If you have additional credit, the $50 fee will be taken out of your credit. If it is less than 1 week, you lose half the value of the camp credit as you have taken up an eligible spot. If we are able to fill your spot, (on a waitlist) we will not take ½ your credit and only a $50 cancellation fee will apply. We thank you for your understanding.

Sick policy/health prescreening:

This year as well, our sick policy is extremely rigid in order to keep your children and our staff safe. We will be prescreening campers and temperature checking daily. If a child shows up exhibiting cold or flu-like symptoms such as runny nose, coughing, fever, or stomach bug we cannot let your child participate.

*If your child has seasonal allergies (and thus a runny nose) or an underlying medical condition, we must have a doctor's note stating this and permission to participate. No exceptions.

*If your child gets sick during camp, the child will be isolated in the triage tent where he/she will wait with an adult to be picked up.

*In the past, we have been very flexible with make-ups but this year, we are not allowing make ups unless the child has a doctor's note to come back and there is availability in another camp. No refunds or credits will be given. You may still purchase camp insurance should your child get sick during the camp (not COVID related reason to cancel). Please see for details.

*Make-ups are NOT credit and must be made up by the end of the summer camp season and do not apply to camp days throughout the year.

*If your child or family member has tested positive, please contact us ASAP.

*If a family member has contracted COVID- but your child is negative, you still have to keep your child home 2 weeks after the family members have completely recovered. We thank you for your understanding as we enforce this rule as so much is at stake.

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this very serious policy.

Before & After Care

Before Care from 8am Or After Care until 5pm

New Before & After Care Hours For Summer Camps:

Before Care from 7:45 am- After Care until 5:00 pm- this will be indoors. A movie will be provided- campers will be at least 6 feet apart . Please let us know if you need until 5:30pm.

Price is $10/day or Both for $18/day

Tax Information

Our TAX EIN # 80-0921094. You can print out your campdocs account receipt with our tax ID number.

If you need a customized receipt for tax purposes, please give us at least 2 weeks notice due to the high amount of requests.


Please let us know of any allergies in advance on the form. Must have Doctor's form filled out for any epipens or oral medications.  We ask that children with peanut/nut allergies and multiple allergies bring snacks from home. Please note that we do have some animals that eat peanuts/nuts but will not be around any human eating areas.   Parents must check the ingredients for that day to make sure it is OK for their child to eat.

Special Needs:

Parents MUST notify us upon registration (prior) to the camp if your child has ANY special needs (ADHD, autism, or any physical or behavioral problems), allergies, or any other special requirements so we can be prepared and staffed appropriately. Although we have had experience with, we are not trained professionals for special needs. Please note that this high energy camp may not be for everyone. Some of our rotations may switch thirty minutes at a time. Children with difficulties in making transitions, noise, high stimuli, may not respond well to this camp. We recommend to continue school routines with your child: If your child has ADHD medication, a weighted vest, or is in a program at school we recommend you continue the routine.

Failure to do this or improper/unmanageable behavior during camp can result in cancellation of your child's registration WITHOUT a refund as your child has taken up a spot. Thank you for your understanding.



*For example: you can use either sibling or early bird whichever is greater.   As a small family business, we thank you for helping us keep our costs down. Receive 2 free open play/Jungle Express/Earth Passes if you pay by cash or checks. (value of $26) Payment plans are available, please call to inquire.

    *Sibling Discount: $20 off for ADDITIONAL siblings for week long camps (not first child).
    *Open House Disscount: April 10th $20 off each week-long camp online all day ONLY valid for this day -and automatically be taken off.
    (no other discount can be applied)
    *Early Bird Discount: of $10 off each week-long camp until March 15th . EB10 code
    *Sign up for all 11 weeks of camp $300 per week/ $250 sibling * no other discounts apply
    *Please note adjust.
    ments will be made if there are two codes used. We will give you the better discount.

COVID SICK policy/of of state travel policy

Out of State travel policy:

If your child is exhibiting any cold-like symptoms, nausea, or fever, or has traveled outside of the state, please keep your child home. If your child is fever/symptom/vomit-free after a full 24 hrs, (and all family members are not sick), he/she may return. If symptoms continue, since we do not know if it is a cold/stomach bug or COVID, we would need for your child to sit out for 7-10 days from the first sign of symptoms or upon return of travel OR bring us negative COVID test results.

If your child or family member has tested positive, please contact us ASAP.

If a family member has contracted COVID- but your child is negative, you still have to keep your child home 2 weeks after the family members have completely recovered.

There are no credit/refunds applied to your account but your child can make up the week of camp during the summer season of 2021 if space is available. please note: There may be a price difference.
Thank you for your understanding and your honesty.