CARC to Host Adventure Day Camps for Kids

The Garrett College Community Aquatic and Recreation Complex (CARC) will once again host the Great Garrett Adventure Camps which are open to children who have completed any grade between kindergarten and fifth grade. Offered throughout the summer, these day camps will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Registration is already underway.

Kicking off the season will be a new offering on the Adventure Camp roster. Lights, Camera, Action will introduce campers to acting, set and costume design, as well as staging and lighting for a production. Campers will also write and produce a play. The following session, Treasure Hunters Camp, will offer a week full of scavenger hunts, geocaching, plus a camp mystery.

Next on the agenda will be To Infinity and Beyond, a camp experience that will take participants into space and below the ground to explore the solar system and geology. Campers with also conduct science experiments that deal with the earth’s atmosphere, and hear about what makes some rocks stay rocks while others become diamonds and crystals. A fossil hunt and archaeological dig are also on the agenda..

Water, Water, Everywhere will focus all activities on water and will include information of the earth’s watery ecosystems, water games, swim lessons in the CARC pool, plus on a trip to a water park.MACH I and MACH 2 (Multi-Adventure Challenge) will introduce campers to a ropes course, let them experience a mountain coaster ride, and take gem mining. During the It’s All Fun and Games session campers will team up to create games and learn sports and games from all around the globe. Campers will also hear about how their ancestors played games that became the sports played today.

Great Garrett Adventure Camp is staffed by one director and three to four counselors, depending on enrollment numbers. All staff have undergone and passed a criminal history record check in accordance with Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene standards. Great Garrett Adventure Camp is a State of Maryland Licensed Youth Day Camp, Certificate # 11-YC-9573.

More detailed information on camp sessions including costs is available online at or by calling the CARC at 301-387-3786.
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