Camp Greenwell

What’s your favorite summer memory? We try to create those memories for your children at Camp Greenwell. Kayaking on the river, sitting with your friend under the shade of a tree, meeting a horse for the first time, and creating an adventure are all part of the planned and spontaneous fun at camp.

Camp Greenwell is an inclusive camp which means all children participate and all belong.

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Camp fees support all of the inclusive programs of the Greenwell Foundation.


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All camps, except Nature Time Camp, run 9am – 4pm
Extended Care available for all camps (except Nature Time Camp)

Group photo of Adventure Camp at Greenwell

Camp Greenwell (ages 5 -12 by June 1, 2015)
Frequently Asked Questions
(Please note: Children must have completed kindergarten by the beginning of camp.)

Camp Greenwell is an outdoor inclusive day camp for all children. Inclusion means all participate and all belong. Camp is located in Greenwell State Park, a perfect waterfront environment for hiking, kayaking, and exploration.

Camp Greenwell offers archery, kayaking, water activities, hiking and plenty of free time to explore and create, and make new friends. There are air-conditioned clubhouses for breaks from the heat.


Hiking the river trail at Greenwell's Nature Time Camp

Nature Time Camp (ages 4-5)
Frequently Asked Questions

This camp is for children ages 4 years old (at time camp begins) and 5 years old who have not yet attended kindergarten. Each session is limited to 10 campers.

Based on Greenwell’s Nature Time program, your child can enjoy outdoor fun with Nature Time Camp! Each session is four hours per day, three days a week.

Nature Time Camp is housed at Greenwell’s air-conditioned Nature Center. From there campers will embark on outdoor adventures and discover their natural world through games, crafts, short hikes, exploration and more.

This camp runs from 10am-2pm. Extended care is not available for this camp.



Horse Camp (ages 7-14 by June 1, 2015)
Frequently Asked Questions

Would you love to spend an entire week immersed in learning all about horses? This summer we are combining our two popular horse camps. All riders choose a horse camp convenient to their schedule and Greenwell will be differentiating the instruction.

Riders will be given challenges whether they have never ridden a horse at all or have some experience. Campers will ride once per day with a qualified riding instructor. Riding lessons will occur in the mornings. We have shady inside-the-barn activities during the afternoon heat.

Horsemanship is emphasized by allowing campers to saddle their own horses, helping care for them, and learning all about horse health. First time riders will be taught safety, comfort in the saddle and control of the horse. Riders who can control their horse independently, and are able to walk, trot, and canter will be challenged with pre-jumping skills, some gymnastic exercises, simple lead changes and leg yielding.

Various horse disciplines will be explored and of course, we will make horse arts and crafts. We will also make opportunities available to go hiking and explore nature at horse camp. Please contact Equestrian Program Director Julie Raley if you have any questions about the suitability of horse camp for your child.


Boat visit 10

Fishing Camp (ages 7-12 by June 1, 2015)
Frequently Asked Questions

Kayak Fishing Camp (ages 8-12 by June 1, 2015)
Frequently Asked Questions

Fishing Camp teaches fishing skills, responsible catch and release, and crabbing. Campers who already enjoy fishing will join those who have never fished in enjoying the beautiful Patuxent River.

We will attempt to find the “sweet spots” along Greenwell’s shores for fishing and learn the “ins and outs” of fishing. We are looking for a few good fishermen and enthusiasts to join us for some summer fun.

Kayak Fishing Camp – In this camp, we will have the unique opportunity to fish from kayaks. We have a lot of adventures planned for this camp!


Kayaks on the beach at Greenwell

Adventure Camp (ages 8-12 by June 1, 2015)
Frequently Asked Questions

Campers will explore their environment on land and water. They will learn camping skills such as building a shelter, building a campfire and compassing. Camp also includes beginner kayak instruction with stroke improvement, safety instruction and how to navigate on a trip. We will also make opportunities available to go hiking and explore nature.

On Thursday of this camp (Wednesday for the Week 3 session), Adventure Camp has an extended day until 9pm. Campers will have pizza for dinner, take a moonlight kayak trip, and enjoy a campfire (with s’mores!). Parents and guardians are invited to join us for dinner!



Extended Care (Available for all camps with the exception of Nature Time Camp)
Extended care is available before and after the camp day. Camp counselors supervise extended care and provide games and activities.
AM: 7:30am-9am PM: 4pm-5:30pm
Fees: TBA for summer 2015
Late Fees: $1.00 per minute per camper past 5:30pm


Session Transfer Fee: If you must change your registration you will be charged a transfer fee per transfer/per camper of TBA for summer 2015.


Withdrawals/Refunds: Prior to June 1, 2015, campers can receive a full refund, less a $50 processing fee per session/per camper if requested in writing to the Foundation’s Executive Director (PO Box 198 Hollywood, MD 20636). No refunds will be issued after June 1, 2015 for any reason.


Late Fees (without Extended Care):
The regular camp day ends at 4:00pm. Late fees are $1.00 per minute per camper past 4:00pm. Nature Time Camp ends at 2:00pm. Late fees are $1.00 per minute per camper past 2:00pm.


Waiting List
If a camp is full, the registration system will allow you to join a waiting list. We will contact you if a space becomes available. There is no charge to join a waiting list.


Greenwell Foundation camps are made possible in part thanks to the financial support of individuals, organizations and businesses. The Greenwell Foundation is an independent entity, funded solely by program fees, donations, gifts, grants, sponsorships and rental revenue.