UMBC Summer Day Camp

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The UMBC Summer Day Camp operated by the UMBC Department Athletics and Recreation and licensed by the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene begins year number 39 of offering outstanding camp experiences for boys and girls within the greater Baltimore region. 

Designed for children ages 6-13, the camp curriculum has been created to offer a wide variety of programs to meet the interests, abilities, and needs of our campers. Camp activities invite participation, are fresh, interactive and lead by a staff that is enthusiastic, energetic, and fun to be around. Each camper’s day will be filled with a variety of age-appropriate sports, games, arts and crafts, and camp activities that will keep your camper active and engaged throughout the week.

Our weekly programs include twice daily swimming (instructional swim in the morning and free swim in the afternoon), arts and crafts, fitness and dance, tennis, reading time, Friday movies, recreational games, and specialty days. Campers are well supervised during all activities as safety is a first priority with every activity taking camper safety and welfare into consideration. All campers are given a camp T-shirt.

The camp is housed in the UMBC Retriever Activities Center, which features an indoor and outdoor pool, two air conditioned gyms, as well as several on-campus locations all air conditioned and outdoor play areas.

Our summer program emphasizes having fun in a positive, well structured, and exciting environment. 

Parent Info

Dear Parent or Guardian,

The UMBC Summer Day Camp offers children the opportunity to have fun, learn new things and reach their potential in a safe and positive environment. On this page you will find a number of resources to help parents register their children for camp, get ready for the first day, find answers to frequently asked questions and access important contact information.


Camp Staff

Christine Dougherty

Camps Director

Christine graduated from UMBC with a BA in Biology and a Secondary Education certificate. She currently teaches high school Biology in Baltimore County and is extremely excited to return to camp this summer. Christine absolutely loves camp! As a child, she was a long-time camper at local camps and later joined the counselor staff for two years in college. For the past three years, she has worked with the UMBC Summer Day Camp in both counselor and assistant director roles. This year, she will take on the camp director position, supervising the daily operations of camp, supporting counselors and campers, and being a contact for parent communication. Christine is looking forward to a great camp season!

Michael Kopajtic

Assistant Camp Director

Michael holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management from Towson University and Master’s degree in Sports Management from Liberty University. Mike has been involved with youth recreation programs for the past five years. He is currently the Intramurals Supervisor at UMBC having held this position for over a year and a half. Mike spend last summer as a program coordinator for the UMBC Summer Day Camp. He truly enjoys working with children, coaching and playing sports. 




Gary Wohlstetter

Summer Day Camp Administrator, Sr. Associate Athletic Director, Recreation and Physical Education

Gary has over 30 years of experience administering recreation and physical education programs. His camp experience includes over 29 years as a counselor, group leader, assistant director, director and administrator in New York and Maryland. He has spent 26 years at UMBC and currently directs the recreation, club sports, fitness/wellness, intramural and physical education program headquartered in the RAC, a 120,000 square foot facility.


Tom Maier

Summer Day Camp Administrator, Associate Athletic Director, and Coordinator of Physical Education

Tom has extensive experience as an elementary school physical education teacher in Wisconsin and Ohio. He returns to the UMBC Day Camp which he directed for several years before moving on to other administrative duties. Tom has served many roles in his 29 years at UMBC and welcomes the opportunity to once again be part of one of the best camp programs in the region.



Jasmin Walters

Fitness and Dance Coordinator

Jasmin is a UMBC Dance alum who has 7 years of fitness experience under her belt and has spent the last decade also teaching dance. Her camp experience began in Quincy, MA where she founded and directed a performing arts program through the Boys and Girls Club. After joining UMBC Recreation in 2012 as a dance fitness instructor, she joined our staff to enhance the camp program by teaching dance, fitness. Her amazing energy, always brings out the creative side of our camper while enhancing their Summer Day Camp experience. She has a genuine passion and love for the arts and movement and a special way with kids. She is happy to be joining UMBC Summer Day Camp for her third year.

Contact Us

UMBC Summer Day Camp
1000 Hilltop Circle, RAC 321A
Baltimore, MD 21250