Children's Center of North Harford offers summer camps

Registration is open for The Children's Center of North Harford's 2013 Summer Adventures Program.

Open to children ages 4 to 11, Summer Adventures is set to begin Monday, June 17 and offers 10 theme-based weeks of fun and learning. Weekly themes include The Rainforest, Prehistoric Times and Down on the Farm as well as many others. The program runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Before and after care are optional and run from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Summer Adventures Program will be held in the newly renovated school-age classroom.

Each week includes a theme-related field trip and guest speakers. During Weird Science Week, participants will be delighted by a visit from Margie Lynch, better known as the Bubble Lady, as she amazes campers with the science of bubbles. A visit from Richard Anderson of the Snyder Animal Foundation during The Great Outdoors Week will bring the children face to face with the animals of Maryland, including a skunk and some wide-eyed owls. Participants will visit the time when dinosaurs roamed the earth by making paper mache dinosaurs and acting as paleontologists as they dig through rock to find dinosaur bones. A visit from Scales and Tales will make learning fun.

Pirate Week includes a field trip to Inner Harbor to be entertained by the Urban Pirates of Baltimore. This exciting field trip will include a one hour harbor tour on the pirate ship "Fearless" with the Urban Pirates as our hosts. Other field trips include swimming at the Conowingo Pool and a visit to the Fire Museum of Baltimore.

Families can choose to enroll for one or more weeks of the Summer Adventure Program. Discounts will be given for families with multiple children. For more information or to register, please contact Christine Halliwell, 410-836-0444 or

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