We will reopen Summer, 2025!

Summer Adventures Camp is temporarily closed due to construction on our campus.

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Adventure Awaits You This Summer!

Join us for a wonderful adventure!  Glenwood Country Day School’s Summer Adventures Camp is located on a 40-acre campus and is “The Best Small Camp” in Howard County for children ages 2 – 11.  Whatever your interests are… we have a summer for you!   

Glenwood’s Summer Adventures Camp offers many different opportunities for campers to learn, grow, and have fun all summer long.  Our counselors and low camper-to-staff ratio allow the campers to have fun in a safe, supervised environment.  Each day, campers will experience fun activities with their counselor.  The campers will have ample opportunities to explore on our 40-acre setting. They will love going to our pool frequently.  Your child will spend time with old friends and make new ones while exploring lively outdoor adventures.  Every Friday, we have a “Special Day.”  Parents will be emailed a calendar of “Friday’s Special Days”, such as Hat Day, Superhero Day, Pirate Day, etc.

SOMETHING NEW AND EXCITING:  There will be 3 options that you can sign up online for before camp begins.

  1. We will have Snow Cones every day that you can purchase.
  2. We will have pizza every Friday that you can purchase.
  3. We will have a snack pack (bag of chips, cookies, and a drink) every day that you can purchase.

Summer Adventures Camp employs fun dedicated counselors.  We choose individuals who enjoy working with kids in a camp environment. All summer camp counselors are qualified and carefully screened.  Mrs. Poland, the camp director, works along with the counselors to plan and carry out a fun-filled day of activities.  Counselors are trained in CPR, first aid & use of AEDs. Background checks are completed on all staff by MD State Police and the FBI.  In addition, we have two certified lifeguards who are at the pool.

Summer Adventures Camp is regulated and licensed by the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and fully meets all camp certification requirements keeping the safety, security, and fun of our campers as our top priority.





Glenwood Country Day School’s Summer Adventure Camp offers many different opportunities for campers to learn, grow and have fun all summer long.

  • All our counselors are dedicated staff with a wide variety of academic backgrounds.  They bring their knowledge and experience into all aspects of the day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any extra items at camp that my child would enjoy?


For $40.00 per week, your child can get unlimited snow cones every day, unlimited popcorn every day, unlimited snack packs (chips, cookies, and a drink) every day, and pizza every Friday.

You can order this online and pay with your credit card here before camp begins.

Does my child need to bring a lunch?

Your child does need to bring a lunch every day. Please NO NUTS.  We are a nut-free school.   Your child’s lunch can be in a lunch box with an ice pack inside the lunch box.




 How are Children Grouped?

  1. Their age as of the first day of camp, which is June 10, 2024.
  2. The children must stay in the same group all summer long.

What should my child wear to camp?

Campers should wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing with closed-toe and heel shoes. Most campers wear sneakers or Keen’s type of shoes. Campers at Glenwood’s Summer Adventures Camp need to have ALL belongings labeled with their names. They should bring lunch (please remember we are nut-free) with a drink and 2 snacks in a lunch box and a large backpack with the following:

  • A bathing suit and swim towel
  • A water bottle clearly labeled with your child’s name
  • A complete change of clothes in a gallon zip bag
  • Sunscreen (please apply before camp) and bug repellant




What should my child bring to camp?

Campers at Glenwood’s Summer Adventures Camp should bring the following:

  • backpack
  • lunch (please remember we are nut-free) with a drink and 2 snacks in a lunch box
  • A bathing suit and swim towel
  • A water bottle clearly labeled with your child’s name
  • A complete change of clothes in a gallon zip bag
  • Sunscreen (please apply before camp) and bug repellant

All items need to be labeled with your child’s name.

What happens in the case of inclement weather?

Campers will use the air-conditioned classrooms in case of bad weather.




This year’s calendar is packed full of fun themes including Friendship; Summer Olympics; Dinosaurs;  Red, White, and Blue; Under the Sea; Lost in Space; Creepy Crawlies; A Life on the Farm; Wild, Wild, West; Safari Adventures.




Extra Perks

We have extra food items available for your child. You can purchase Kono Ice on Wednesdays, pizza on Fridays, and a snack pack, that consists of cookies, a bag of chips, and a drink, which will be served every day.

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Camp Pricing

Ages 2 and 3 Anytime between the hours of 6:30 am and 6:30 pm. $425.00 per week

There are limited spots for this age group. It is on a first come, first serve basis. All applicants will fill out a paper copy of the weeks you want to register for if spots are available after calling or emailing.

Ages 4 - 11 Anytime between the hours of 6:30 am and 6:30 pm. $385.00 per week

All forms are completed online.


We teach children to swim in a safe, caring, positive, and fun environment. We recognize that each child is an individual with different emotional and developmental needs and abilities. We cater lessons to those needs. Beginners will focus on water acclimation, floating and kicking skills. Advanced swimmers focus on the various strokes such as freestyle and backstroke, then progress to butterfly and breaststroke. Your swimmers will also learn valuable safety rules and survival skills while we strive to encourage the development of your child’s self-esteem, confidence, responsibility and love of the water.

Parents should open the Swim Lesson Application and choose which camp weeks you would like your child to attend swim lessons.  This is to be mailed to Glenwood Country Day School with a check.  Circle the days that you would like for your child to attend. Please note that your child will need to be enrolled in our Summer Adventures Camp to attend swim lessons.  Swim lessons are on a first-come-first-serve basis.




Application & Important Forms


Welcome Letter (ages 2-3)

Welcome Letter
Download Form.


Welcome Letter (ages 4 - 11)

Welcome Letter
Download Form.


Immunization Certificate for ages 2-5

Immunization Certificate
Download Form.


Health History

Health History


Admission Process

View the Admission Process for Enrolling in Summer Camp
Download Admission Process.


Summer Adventures Camp Welcome Letter

Welcome Letter
Download Welcome Letter.


Summer Medical Release Form

Medical Release
Download Medical Release.


2023 Swim Lesson Application

Private or Group Lessons at Summer Adventures Camp
Download Swim Lesson Application.


Summer Speech and Language Therapy

Speech and Language Therapy
Download Speech and Language Therapy Form.


Camp Handbook

Download Handbook.

  • Mrs. Poland, We really appreciate you taking the time yesterday on a holiday to meet Parker! Thank you again for the thoughtful transition. Susan
  • Mrs. Poland, The boys had a really good summer. You all did such a great job with selecting amazing camp counselors, coordinating everything, and just ensuring they all had a safe summer. Thank you, Mikella
  • Mrs. Poland, I got a phone call from Sam right after his assessment and he was all smiles and happiness. I couldn't be more relieved. What a complete 180 from getting him out the door to go. I could not be more grateful and relieved that it ended up being a positive experience for him. Thank you!!!! See you next week at the open house! :) Kristen
  • Hi Mrs. Poland, I just wanted to say thank you for a great summer. It was Mads' first time at Glenwood and he loved it! We look forward to returning next summer. Have a great year! Danielle
  • I read to these friends every Tuesday and they are the most polite, caring and attentive children for this age group that I have ever worked with. Jeannie
  • Love the place, they treat my kids like family. Nick
  • When Mrs. Poland gave me a tour of GCDS, I felt like she was the owner of the school. Her compassion shown through. Beth
  • Being a resident of Columbia, it was refreshing to place my child at Summer Adventures Camp. Lee
  • It was refreshing to have my child at Summer Adventures Camp on 40 wooded acres. Jonathan
  • Having a class size of only 6 is why my child goes to GCDS. Jennifer
  • We want to thank you for your hard work in creating engaging lessons and meeting with students every day. As a teacher, I know how difficult it is to facilitate meaningful interaction with students in the current circumstances. Evelyn looks forward to circle time and loves watching your videos every day. Scott and Katherine
  • I've said it before to Mrs. Poland, but I'll say it again...my kids LOVE camp. I asked Ollie all kinds of questions on Saturday about it and he was getting very excited about everything he was telling me. He loves lunch outside. He also told me this weekend that he hurt his leg, but it was ok, Mrs. Harp would clean it and make it better at camp. Vivian usually dreads the idea of swim lessons, but because of camp, she thinks maybe she could handle swim lessons, and when I ask her if there is anything she doesn't like at camp, she told me she likes everything! Thank you for all of your hard work! Katie
  • I can't believe we're already signing up for the last week :( We are all so sad to see camp ending after next week. The kids really enjoyed it - they loved the activities and their teachers. Thanks for putting on a great camp, especially considering the pandemic! Erin
  • Ms. Poland, Following up with you via email after our parent/teacher conference last night. We want to thank you and the entire staff at Glenwood Country Day School (GCDS) for enduring the risk of the current pandemic by providing in-person education to our daughter. This summer, she was a rising Kindergarten student with learning delays with her speech. The virtual experience of the Spring of 2020 turned her off from learning and we saw her regress. We made the decision to enroll her in GCDS's Kindergarten program in the Fall of 2020 and it was the best decision we ever made. Our little girl, who was struggling with learning and turned off from the concept of online school, is now flourishing. Every day she is excited to go to school and most importantly her learning and comprehension is on par with other Kindergarten students. The other night, she read a sight word book to us and the look of pure joy and satisfaction on her face was something we will never forget. We are tremendously grateful to you and the rest of the GCDS staff for helping our daughter find her confidence and desire to learn. With many thanks, Matt & Tess Wiley Matt and Tess
  • Thank you for an amazing school year- the kids had a blast and learned so much! You guys are really awesome! Kristen
  • Thank you GCDS! When all other schools were virtual or hybrid this year, you made the courageous decision to go fully in person 5 days a week! And we made it through a whole school year with no COVID closings! On behalf of all working parents, THANK YOU!!!!! Darren
  • Hi Mrs. Poland, I wanted to let you know we are going to get a head start on our traveling for the 4th of July weekend. So the boys will not be at camp on Friday. I want to thank you & everyone at the camp! The boys are having a BLAST and we will definitely be back next summer!!! Stay cool, Kelly
  • Thanks to you and your great staff for once again doing a great job keeping our kids engaged and safe. Darren
  • Hi Mrs. Poland, My son had a great experience at Glenwood Country Day Camp this summer. It was his first summer at the camp and he didn't know anyone. After the first day, he felt very comfortable and met lots of friends. He enjoyed swimming, crafts, and field time. He can't wait to come back next summer and I'm looking forward to my youngest child being able to enjoy camp at Glenwood as well! Thank you! Kori
  • Just a quick note to let you know how much my son is enjoying camp this week. When I picked him up on Tuesday, I asked him how his day was and he replied that it "was the best day ever." I learned that his best buddy (also a camper) told his mom the same thing that afternoon! Yet, when I picked my son up yesterday and asked him the same question, he answered that his day "was even better than yesterday". You all must be doing something right to keep these 7 year old's so happy! Thanks and keep up the good work, Beth
  • Hi Mrs. Poland, We're all sad that the kids are missing their last day this summer at Glenwood. I wanted to thank you for everything this summer, specifically for your help in making sure Clark's camp experience ended on a good note. We hope you have a great rest of the summer and we hope to see you again next year. Thanks again! Kori
  • Madison ranked her teachers… Kindergarten= 9/10 First=9/10 I asked her what a 10 was and she said. Mr. Dameon! Kara