Session 4: July 10-14
Learn to Ride ($250)
* Half-day Camp from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; Please note that lunch is not included.
Age 3.5 to Rising 3rd Graders
In partnership with PedalPower Kids
Say goodbye to training wheels! Participants in PedalPower Kids’ top-rated Learn to Ride programs will learn to ride safely and confidently over the course of the camp week. Participants master balance and gliding first, then easily transition to riding independently, starting/stopping, speed control, turning, steering, riding in groups and around obstacles and hazards. Even the most reluctant riders will be beaming by week’s end, encouraged by our expert instructors and caring staff, specialized equipment and lots of practice through games and fun. Note that our camps are held outside, heat, rain or shine, so please be prepared for summer in Maryland!
Campers must bring a helmet. Sunglasses and bike gloves are highly recommended. Families may opt to rent bicycles directly from PedalPower Kids, which are super lightweight and easier to learn on, or may supply their child’s own bicycle, which must be well-maintained, have training wheels removed, and be small enough to allow child to get feet flat on the ground while sitting on the seat.
Stars and Planets ($410)
Age 3.5 to Rising Kindergarteners
Let your curiosity soar beyond the confines of our home planet! Then come to Stars and Planets to study everything there is to know about our universe…and beyond. Campers will learn about the responsibilities of astronauts, interesting facts about the stars and planets, the ins and outs of tools used to study space and will enjoy hands-on experiences in the life of an astronaut.
Nature Rangers ($410)
Rising 1st – 3rd Graders
Each day, campers will travel by ICS mini-bus to explore some of the most fun outdoor destinations that our area has to offer! We will head to parks heralded as fun for little ones, where we will enjoy organized activities and free-play time. We will hold scavenger hunts, play in the sand, go on hikes, visit wildlife sanctuaries, participate in cleaning and conservation efforts, talk to park rangers, and more! Campers will create a keepsake journal of their best pictures and memories of the week. Our destinations may include Watkins Regional Park, Downs Park, Ft. Smallwood Park, among others. The week’s final itinerary and special instructions will be emailed the week before camp begins.
Kitchen Science ($410)
Rising 4th & 5th Graders
Campers should roll up their sleeves to prepare for an incredible, edible week of science and culinary fun. A different field of science will be discussed each day and corresponding experiments will be sure to inspire giggles and grins.
Summer Strings Serenade ($410)
Rising 4th – 7th Graders
Engage in a week of musical fun at the Creek! Strings players of all age levels are invited to come improve your string skills, while learning together. We will experiment with movement games for rhythm, tackle new skills that build into our songs and our own compositions. Campers will work in small groups and in a larger ensemble to build our musical community. We may even work with special guest artists and hold daily music raffles as a bonus! An informal performance will be held at the end of the week.
Studio Photography ($410)
Rising 4th – 8th Graders
Come learn about the various aspects of studio photography. In this camp you will learn about the various forms of lighting – ambient, one light, two light, three light, and even a four-light setup! We will also explore general portraits, low-key lighting, and high-key lighting and various photography tricks that can be used in studio photography to kick your photography up to the next level. Different aspects of studio gear will be discussed and explained. Every camper will get an opportunity to do several studio photography sessions with a professional grade camera.
Entrepreneurship Camp ($410)
Rising 8th – 12th Graders
During this interactive program, participants will develop their own a business venture, by identifying a problem, establishing an idea, defining the service audience, assessing their competition, designing a logo, creating a product to market, and branding their business. Participants will gain leadership and life skills through activities! Exclusive Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Youth (EEOY) Program is a youth program founded by Exclusiveekicks, LLC.
Field Hockey Camp ($380)
Rising 1st – 8th Graders
Come discover field hockey at the Creek! Campers will play on the fast turf fields of the Eagles Athletics Complex in the mornings, and train in the air-conditioned Eagle Dome in the afternoons. There will be lot's of hockey balls, lot's of small games, and lot's of feedback for every player.
Soccer Camp ($380)
Rising 1st – 8th Graders
Indian Creek Soccer Camp is a fun and positive learning environment where players can explore the fundamentals of soccer and further develop their competitive soccer skills. Throughout the week we will provide opportunities for players to discover habits of mind such as collaboration, curiosity, and persistence. Our morning session will include demo lessons, instruction, and skill development. Our afternoon will be filled with activities and games. Every camper will find moments of success and joy at Indian Creek Soccer Camp!
Broadway Bound (Week 1 of 2) ($840)
Rising 1st – 9th Graders
ICS Broadway Bound camp is proud to present Finding Nemo, JR during this two-week acting opportunity for campers entering grades one through nine. Whether you love to be a star on stage or prefer mastering the arts behind the scenes, this is a fun and exciting experience. Campers will work on singing, dancing, acting, and stagecraft each day. Each age group will work on its portion of the production and will be an important part of the creative process and the final performance. Every camper will have at least one solo singing or speaking line and will participate in full-cast production numbers. Mornings are spent in separate dance, singing, and acting classes, and afternoons are for large group rehearsals on stage preparing for the big day! Actors of all experience levels are welcome. Grab a friend or two and swim on over for a great Broadway experience!
Co-ed Basketball Camp ($380)
Full day camp from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Rising 1st – 9th Graders
Indian Creek Summer Basketball Camp is designed for players looking to develop and strengthen their individual and team skills. Each day campers will develop/strengthen their fundamentals of basketball by participating in team/individual skill sessions, receiving instructions from knowledgeable coaches, lectures from speakers and competitive individual/team games. The Coaches’ goal is to provide these services but also provide each camper with an enjoyable experience.
Counselors in Training (CIT) ($215)
Rising 8th – 10th Graders
Indian Creek’s prestigious Counselor in Training (CIT) Program operates throughout the full summer program and offers flexibility to campers to commit for as few as one week or as many as all six weeks. The camper is expected to commit to the full week(s) they have chosen.
Counselors in Training (CIT) will begin with situational training and role-playing focused on review and enforcement of rules and guidelines. As a CIT progresses in each session, there will be an observation log/journal kept by both the instructor and the counselor-in-training to document different experiences and situations. There will also be an evaluation process completed by both the instructor and the different camp session leaders.
CITs will be able to test their strengths and hone their skills in a variety of camp-themed sessions and with different ages of campers. Daily group discussions and check-ins will monitor a CIT’s progress and experience. There will be daily sessions with the instructor as well as daily time with campers.
Basic topics and focus areas include safety awareness, interpersonal skills, dealing with difficult campers, rules and procedures, troubleshooting, taking initiative, general first aid, and transitioning from camper to counselor. All campers will receive a pass or fail grade at the end of their session indicating whether they may or may not advance in the program. Campers who receive a passing grade will get preferential consideration for hiring as a Junior Counselor position once they are of age, as well as 10 service hours per week.