Summer Camps - Parents - McDonogh School

Summer Camps

Fun, friendship, adventure, and discovery await children of all ages on our beautiful 800-acre campus! McDonogh Summer Camps offers over 80 camps, including traditional day camps, sports clinics, arts and educational programs, and overnight camps. 

For over 80 years, McDonogh has been offering quality summer camps, complete with stables and indoor/outdoor riding rings, three fully equipped playground areas, 20 tennis courts, two fishing ponds, and extensive outdoor athletic fields. Our outdoor adventure complex includes a state-of-the-art rock-climbing tower and a high and low ropes course with a team building development component. Indoor facilities include a 54,000-square-foot field house with seven basketball courts, an aquatic center that includes an Olympic-size swimming pool, two indoor batting ranges, a wellness center, and a wrestling room. Our fine arts center boasts an elegant 588-seat theatre with modern stage, lighting, and sound; a black box theatre; music room; and set design room. The McDonogh campus also includes multiple computer labs, art rooms, classrooms, and dormitory space. The Edward St. John Student Center features two dining halls as well as a lecture hall with stage, fine arts and dance facilities, the infirmary, offices, and meeting rooms.


Our Commitment

The staff of McDonogh Summer Camps is comprised of experienced and caring personnel dedicated to offering opportunities for our campers to achieve their highest potential. We are committed to quality and professionalism in everything we do. Our camps are conducted on the safe and serene grounds of the McDonogh School, with around-the-clock security.

Before and After Care

A Before and After Care Program is available for an additional fee for all full-day camper. The cost for Before Care is $50/week and for After Care the cost is $75/week. Children may be dropped off in the Before Care Program between 7:30 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. and picked up from the After Care Program any time between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Participants will engage in a variety of activities including games, sports, crafts, and outdoor programs.


McDonogh’s well-maintained bus fleet will provide transportation to and from community stops in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, and Howard Counties. There is no extra charge for transportation for full-day campers. Transportation applications are accepted on a first come first serve basis due to the limited number of seats on each bus.


All full-day (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) on-campus day campers receive lunch at no extra charge. The nutritious meals are carefully planned and prepared by our experienced food service staff. View the Sage Dining Menu and be certain to click on the dropdown in the top-left corner for the summer menu, which will be posted at the end of May.



  • If you register your child prior to January 31, 2019, a 10% discount will be applied for the following camps: Camp Red Feather, Camp Red Eagle, Senior Camp, Outdoor Adventure Camp, The All Sports Camp (not to be confused with individual week sports camps), and the McDonogh Tennis Camp 
  • The child must be enrolled for an entire session to receive the discount.



  • A 5% discount per child is offered to families who have two or more children enrolled in the following camps: Camp Red Feather, Camp Red Eagle, Senior Camp, Outdoor Adventure Camp, The All Sports Camp (not to be confused with individual week sports camps), and the McDonogh Tennis Camp.
  • The child must be enrolled for an entire session to receive the discount.



  • Returning campers are eligible for a 10% discount for each new camper they refer who registers for Camp Red Feather, Camp Red Eagle, Senior Camp, Outdoor Adventure Camp, and The All Sports Camp (not to be confused with individual week sports camps). A new camper is defined as a child who has never attended any of our summer programs and is not a sibling of a returning child.
  • The discount for a returning camper can only be applied for the aforementioned five programs. Returning campers will not receive the discount for any programs they may enroll in that are not one of the five listed above.
  • The discount is dependent on the new family declaring which family referred them on the initial online registration. They may do so by writing the referral family’s name in the comments section on the online registration form.
  • For the returning camper to receive the 10% discount, the new camper must be enrolled in one of the five aforementioned programs for at least the equal number of weeks as the returning child. For example, if the returning camper is signed up for three weeks of Camp Red Eagle, the new camper must be signed up for at least three weeks of one of the five aforementioned programs.

For more information, please call 443-544-7100 or email

Registration Information

Register for McDonogh Summer Camps online using our digital forms beginning November 6, 2018. To begin the registration process, please read the steps listed below to ensure an easy registration process. 



A $300 deposit is due with each camper's registration. If the program tuition is less the $300 then payment is due at time of registration. If you have to cancel a camp for ANY reason before June 1, 2019 you will receive a refund of payment, less a $300 administrative fee per child. There are no refunds for any reason after May 31, 2019 for absences including, but not limited to illness, family vacations, sports schedules, or  changes in campers personal schedule. Additionally, no refunds will be offered if camp is closed due to "Acts of God" such as a tornado, power outage, etc. or for any reason that would prohibit the camp from operating safely. If you switch to a different program within the McDonogh Summer Camps, there will be a $100 administrative fee per camper. All camps are subject to a minimum enrollment requirement. McDonogh Summer Camps is not responsible for any theft or lost items left unattended. Transportation is available on a first come, first served basis. McDonogh Summer Camps will be closed on Thursday, July 4.


For more information, call 443-544-7100 or email

  • To create a new account or access an existing account, go to our Online Registration Site.
  • If you used our online system last year, you will NOT need to create a new account. Simply click on the link and enter your user name. All information from previous years will carry over.
  • Make sure you fill out a registration form for each child.
  • Choose your own bus route. After you select YES for transportation, you will be able to choose your bus stop. There will be a list of all the bus stops available on your screen. If you do not need transportation, simply click the NO button to continue. Due to the limited number of spots on each bus, transportation can not be guaranteed after May 31, 2019 for safety and scheduling reasons. If you have a special request for bus service, please contact our Transportation Department at 443-544-7090.
  • If you need to make changes to your initial registration in the future, whether it be changing or canceling a program, please contact McDonogh Summer Camps at
  • You may return to the site to make future payments online. Simply log in and follow directions on how to make additional payments.


The staff of McDonogh Summer Camps is dedicated to helping campers achieve their highest potential while having fun. The online application will be available January 23, 2019. If you are interested in joining our team of caring professionals, please click here to fill out an application .

To ensure that we receive a completed application please make sure to fill in every section and finalize the application with your electronic signature. Prior to completing the application, please make sure to check out the entire web site to view all of our different programs. This will help provide you with a better idea of what position you might like to apply for.


For more information, call 443-544-7100 or email