OCEAN CITY — Registration is off and running for Ocean City’s summer youth camp season, as the Recreation and Parks Department is offering the largest variety of camps in the area.
Ocean City’s day camps – both Camp Horizon (ages 5 to 12) and Scamper Camp (ages 3.5 to 5) – continue to be the most popular among residents, as parents choose to rely on the heavy dose of entertainment and social activities administered to their children while they work. Yet, it is the large variety of sports, art, science and camps on both the beach and bay that has gained increasing attention over the past few years among both residents and visitors alike.
Back by popular demand are both boys’ and girls’ lacrosse camps, For the Love of Soccer Camp (led for over 30 years by former Baltimore Blast player and coach Bobby McAvan), and skate camp, held at the Ocean Bowl Skate Park downtown. Other returning favorites include beach volleyball, golf, tennis, flag football, basketball and fishing. Science camps round out the schedule, including opportunities to build both robots and rockets, as well as let imaginations run wild building Legos.
“There is a camp for anyone to enjoy depending on their hobbies and interests, whether they want to spend time on Ocean City’s beautiful beach or enjoy our many parks and attractions,” Recreation Superintendent Kate Gaddis said. “Even for those times when families would like to include some more structured ‘play’ or learning in their children’s schedules, we have lot to offer there too.”
On top of sports and science, OCRP offers several art programs, including Art Adventure Camp (sponsored by the Art League of Ocean City), drama camp (lead by Schoolhouse Theater Arts, Inc.), and dance.
Last, but certainly not least, water sport camps are especially popular during the hot summer months. Camps like surfing, boogie board, Junior Beach Patrol, kayaking and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) fill up fast.
The camps specifically referenced here are only a partial listing of the more than 100 camps, classes, programs, activities and events that OCRP offers both residents and visitors. More information can be found at www.OCSportsCamps.com