Summer Camp at CMS

Our camp is a place where children can be themselves; where they are respected, valued, and allowed the freedom to explore and grow. Each daily schedule, activity, and environment is planned out intentionally to bring this vision to life. Set on seven lush acres, our camp gives children a priceless opportunity to connect with nature on our hiking trails, in our outdoor classroom, and under our famous magnolia climbing tree.

Summer camp activities are set up to foster independence, critical thinking, and, most importantly, to provide fun that keeps children naturally engaged! Each day will include free play, structured activities both indoors and out, and plenty of outdoor time.

The indoor environment will be set up with “green” practices in mind, using cloth napkins, real plates and cutlery, and cloth hand towels. Children will have an opportunity to support their camp community by participating in snack preparation and baking.

The CMS Summer Camp is guided by staff members using methods inspired by the teachings of Maria Montessori. Staff model kindness, respect, and a calm demeanor. Our staff are trained in CPR, first aid, and child abuse prevention, as well as areas of essential health and emergency response.


Quick Facts:

Quick Facts:

  • Cost is $275 per session per camper. There is no application or enrollment fee.
  • Each session runs Monday through Friday, from 8 AM to 4 PM.
  • Campers must be at least five (5) years of age to enroll. Camp activities will be best enjoyed by Elementary-aged children.
  • A healthy snack will be provided daily. Please have students pack a non-perishable nut-free lunch.
  • All activities will take place on-location at Chesapeake Montessori’s Main Campus: 30 Old Mill Bottom Road, N. Annapolis, Maryland 21409.
  • Summer Camp at CMS is staffed with three camp staff members and one camp director daily.
  • Enrollment for each camp session is capped at 30 students per session.
  • Specific detail on daily activities, forms, and needed supplies will be provided to those registered for each camp session.

2019 Camp Session Schedule

  • Day campers will spend the week immersed in all things nature! Children will enjoy our lush campus with outdoor time such as hiking and tree climbing. Educationally, children learn about nature through various activities such as nature journaling and sun printing. Expect children to come home dirty and full of experiential knowledge.


Registration and Payment

To register, download and complete application form and submit to CMS via email or postal mail along with payment. Registration paperwork will follow. Payment is due at time of enrollment. Checks can be made payable to Chesapeake Montessori, with “Summer Camp” and session number/s included in memo. Credit card payment is available (below) with a $10 convenience fee per session. Payment is non-refundable but can be transferred to another child. Questions can be directed to: Jenna Hornick, CMS Camp Director:, 410-757-4740, 30 Old Mill Bottom Road, North, Annapolis, Maryland 21409.