975 Indian Landing Road
Millersville, MD 21108
tel. 410-222-3822


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Summer seats are not guaranteed for all students and seats are NOT filled on a first come, first serve basis.  The federal funds used to support summer offerings require us to consider students’ unfinished learning and student needs as student selections are made.  If the student demand exceeds the number of seats available, we will need to make final student selections.  Once your student is selected to attend, you will be notified by the program facilitator with additional information. 

Elementary School Camp

Students currently in pre K- 4th grade are eligible for our free day and overnight camps held at Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center in Millersville, MD. Campers will experience 3-4 days of classic camp activities like canoeing, swimming, archery, hiking and more! Camp Arlington Echo is the perfect place to meet new friends, learn about the environment and enjoy the great outdoors. All meals will be provided. Limited transportation is available. Go to aacps.org/summer and login to see specific camp dates and information.

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Middle School Camp

Students currently in grades 5th- 8th are eligible for our free middle school overnight camp. Our middle school campers will stay in our cabins at Arlington Echo in Millersville, MD and also travel to Gunpowder State Park to sleep under the stars! If canoeing, hiking, eating smore’s, and making new friends sound like fun, this is the camp for you! All meals will be provided. Limited transportation is available. Go to aacps.org/summer and login to see specific camp dates and information.

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High School Camps

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High Adventure Backpacking

High Adventure Backpacking Camp is a free 7 day, 6 night backpacking experience for adventurous campers seeking to explore the natural world in the wilderness setting of Shenandoah National Park.  We’ll climb mountains, explore valleys, sleep under the stars, and splash through streams while making friendships and memories to last a lifetime. Interested students will need to submit a video or essay explaining why they wish to attend this camp as part of their application. Space is very limited due to the nature of the program. Parents will need to provide their own transportation to/from Arlington Echo.

High Adventure Canoe

Students in canoes on the water.High Adventure Canoe Camp is a free 7 day, 6 night canoe camping adventure. Campers will spend the first two days and nights building canoe and camping skills at AACPS’s Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center. Then we’ll board a bus and head to the headwaters of the Patuxent River where our real adventure begins! We’ll be exploring the river, sleep under the stars, and explore the environment all while making friendships and memories to last a lifetime. Interested students will need to submit a video or essay explaining why they wish to attend this camp as part of their application. Space is very limited due to the nature of the program.  Parents will need to provide their own transportation to/from Arlington Echo.

Counselor In Training opportunities

A Counselor in Training will assist the Camp Directors, and counselors in providing our campers a fun and safe week of camp. This is an opportunity for young adults to learn management and leadership skills in a fun camp setting. Tasks may include set up and break down of activities, assisting with supervision of campers, and ensuring camper safety. CITs are essential, and help to keep camp functioning smoothly! CITs can apply through the AACPS summer program portal at www.aacps.org/summer.

Summer Camp FAQ