Camp HDS 2017

Friends, Field Trips, and Fun!

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Camp Overview


The mission of Camp HDS is to enrich the emotional, social and physical life of each camper while incorporating educational activities and skills through hands-on experience. We promote team-building activities and strive to create an atmosphere where campers feel a sense of unity and confidence. The Camp HDS staff is committed to ensuring each camper’s safety while promoting a fun-filled and educational day.


  • Multi-week camps for multiple age groups
  • 2017 Camp Sessions: July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, and July 31- Aug. 4
  • Onsite and Offsite field trips
  • Offsite swimming @ Conowingo pool for Dragonflies and Dragons
  • Conowingo wading pool for Snapdragons
  • Travel by bus to all field trips
  • Before and After Care
  • CPR and First Aid certified staff


Dragon Trainer (Rising 6th, 7th)

This program combines your child’s favorite camp activities and field trips with an introductory service learning component that focuses on teamwork, leadership, and community service within the camp. All Dragon Trainers will be issued a certificate for their service learning hours.

Counselor In Training (CIT) (Rising 8th-12th)

CIT’s will learn responsibility while participating in service learning activities focusing on character building, responsibility, and leadership. Under the teacher’s supervision, CIT’s will assist with younger camp groups and activity set- up while participating in activities with their peers. Lessons learned as a CIT at Camp HDS are valuable tools for future academic, personal, and professional endeavors. All CITs will be issued a certificate for their service learning hours. CITs are encouraged to volunteer for at least 2 weeks.

Explore Camp Sessions

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July 10-14: Beyond Camp!

Beyond Camp Week!

  • Dutch Wonderland
  • Skateland
  • Special Guest

Get ready, get set, and...Go on an exciting excursion each day with your friends at Camp HDS! Make your fondest summer memories as you explore beyond the HDS campus to the inside of Dutch Wonderland's castle walls. This week is filled with fun and excitement.

Camp Age Groups

Snapdragons: Ages 3 through rising Kindergarten (Campers must be toilet trained)
Dragonflies: Rising 1st and 2nd grades
Dragons: Rising 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades

Dragon Trainers: Rising 6th and 7th grades

July 17-21: Happy Campers!

Happy Campers Week!

  • Jellystone Park
  • Backyard Palooza

At Camp HDS we know what it takes to make campers happy! This week is packed with activities and field trips we have tried before and know they are TOTALLY AWESOME! The summer would not be complete without a fantastic trip to Jellystone, and a backyard water palooza!

July 24-28: Game Time!

Game Time Week!

  • Kinetic Youth Academy
  • Rockin Jump Trampoline Park and Climbing
  • Conowingo Pool

Be a good sport, and the let the Games begin! This week is dedicated to celebrating games of every kind from sports and group games to life-size games and game-making. At camp HDS, it's anyone's game, so bring a friend to join in the fun!

July 31- Aug. 4: In the Zone!

In the Zone Week!

  • Freestate Inflatable Water Park
  • Horizon Movies

Campers will Get in the Zone as we jump into a different themed zone each day of the week! Jump out of your comfort zone and into the spirit zone to make this week unforgettable. Every day is the best when you're in the Camp HDS zone!


July 10, 2017 - August 4, 2017

Camp day: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Before Care begins: 7:30 a.m.
After Care ends: 6:00 p.m.
Unlimited Hours:

7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.


  • Field Trips
  • Offsite Swimming
  • Before and After Care
  • Certified and
    Experienced Teachers
  • Themes and
    Exploration Stations


Registration Open Now!


Contact Karen Brown
Camp Director

Harford Day School
715 Moores Mill Road
Bel Air MD, 21050

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