Best Places For Kids’ Summer Activities In Baltimore

April 5, 2013 6:00 AM

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Baltimore offers a plethora of fun art classes, camps and events for kids throughout the summer. Regardless of age, young children through teens can add enrichment and excitement to their summers with programs offered by local organizations. From ballet classes for all ages to a music camp for older children and teens, the metro area offers plenty of activities to keep the summer days and evenings packed with artistic adventures.

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Summer Camps At Baltimore Clayworks
5707 Smith Ave.
Baltimore, Md. 21209
(410) 578-1919

Baltimore Clayworks gives creative minds the chance to get small hands dirty with full- and half-day clayworking camps. Baltimore Clayworks offers five weeks of full-day camps and six weeks of afternoon camps, all running for one week. Students will learn about ceramics, including artists and traditions. Camps run from late June to August and fees include all materials and firing. Full-day camps are $350 and half-day camps are $190. (Discounts are given to Baltimore Clayworks members.)

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Ballet Classes At Ballet Royale Institute Of Maryland
9147D Red Branch Road
Columbia, Md. 21045
(410) 977-5380

From July 1-22, children can take part in the Ballet Royale Institute of Maryland’s (BRIM) evening ballet classes. The BRIM is a premiere school for classical ballet and they follow the American Ballet Theatre’s National training curriculum. Pre-, primary, and intermediate ballet levels are offered on Monday evenings for children ages 3 and up. Classes are $100 for the 4-week session and there is a 10 student maximum per class. Registration is currently open.

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Photography Camp At Art Exposure
1410 William St.
Baltimore, Md. 21230
(410) 404-3587

Art Exposure offers an introductory photography class for children ages 5 to 10 in July. Children will learn the basics of camera operation and gain an understanding of composition, color, and light. They will take photos indoors and outdoors, including at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and Riverside Park. Children need their own digital camera and it instruction manual. Cost for the class is $125 and there is a $15 materials fee due at the first class.

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Rockstar Jam At The Park School
2425 Old Court Road
Baltimore, Md. 21208
(410) 296-1131

Rockstar Jam is dubbed as “the ultimate rock ‘n rock music camp” for kids 8 and up. From July 22-26, students will kick off the first season and learn from Baltimore’s best music teachers. They can choose from guitar, bass, drums, voice, or piano, and write and record their own songs and video. The best band will have a song played on Baltimore’s 98 Rock radio station. A special guest will perform and the week will be topped off with a Friday night concert. Rockstar Jam is $399 for the week and enrollment is currently open.

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Hiding In The Museum At The Walters Art Museum
600 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, Md. 21201
(410) 547-9000

The Walters Art Museum is an excellent learning adventure for kids of all ages and offers classes and camps throughout the summer. For children in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade can partake in “Hiding in the Museum,” where museum educators encourage participants to become detectives in the museum as they make their way through the “art zoo.” The camp runs from July 1-5 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (except on July 4th). The cost is $80 and is prorated for the holiday.

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Renee Libby Beck spends her days as a public relations and social media manager for Medifast, Inc. and any spare time that she can find as a freelance writer. Her work has been published in local and national publications. Renee also serves as the Baltimore Food Examiner for

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