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Therapeutic Recreation Camps

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Recreation and Parks has been offering specialized therapeutic summer camps for children for over 30 years. The combination of our dedicated, qualified and professional staff and innovated and specialized programs gives our campers a summer filled with fun activities the development of positive peer friendships and a continuation of therapeutic learning experiences.

Both camps are approved respite care providers and have full time nursing staff on duty, allowing for medication disbursement, non-delegated nursing duties and emergency care on the spot. A breakfast and lunch program sponsored by the Maryland State Department of Education Summer Food Service Program is also offered. Many children schedule their SMCPS approved extended school years services and/or specialized coordinated services to be conducted at camp.

New Horizons Camp

New Horizons is a five week, co-ed, day camp program for children and young adults 4-20 years old, with various intellectual and developmental disabilities. Campers enjoy a variety of activities that may include arts and crafts, music, swimming, and exercise, field trips and much more.

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Camp Inspire

Camp Inspire is a four week, co-ed, day camp designed specifically for children and young adults for children 4-18 years old, diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Our program is intended to develop your child's strengths and hidden abilities. We offer a very unique program of recreation activities, academic and social development. Activities may include, adapted PE, occupational Therapy, Art therapy, Social Stories, field trips and much more. No personal care provided.
Camp Registration: Form D
Welcome New Horizons
Youth Camps Medication Form
New Horizons Daily Schedule
New Horizons 2019 Trips
Therapeutic Summer Camps Parent Handbook
Peer Assistant Program Form
Peer Assistant Handbook
ADA Etiquette Book

Registration for Special Needs Camps must be done in person or by mail. A completed registration form must be completed and submitted with payment. Online registration is not available.


Camp Administrator: Christina Bishop 301-475-4200 *1802 christina.bishop@stmarysmd.com
Made possible by a partnership between St. Mary’s County Recreation and Parks and
SMCPS Department of Special Education

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