FAQ’s

Most Popular Questions

Frequently asked questions about BT Camps.

June 28 through August 13, unless there are lots of snow days that lengthen school calendars.

Our summer camp is located in Owings Mills/Reisterstown Area near Exit 7B, Franklin Boulevard West off of I-795.

During the off-season, we conduct tours of our campsite by appointment. We are available most weekdays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., but are closed on weekends. Call us at 410.517.3451 to schedule a tour, or request a tour on the Contact Us page.

Yes, if they’re in the same grade and program.

Most often a group of about 12-16 children who are in the same grade and program. Bunks are usually not coed, but many activities are.

Each bunk has a head counselor who is a college grad or a college upperclassman. The head counselor is assisted by college students or sometimes a high school upperclassman. The staff-camper ratio is 1:4.

The sole responsibility of the counselors is each child’s general welfare, and they spend all day with their bunk. Each of the day’s activities is led by a different team of specialized instructors, highly trained and certified in that activity.

With Extended Day  you can pick up your camper from the big camp as late as 5:45 p.m. There is a $1 per minute fee for each camper after 5:45 p.m. The Nursery Camp day may be extended as late as 5:00 p.m. at Beth Tfiloh on Old Court Road.

 

Yes, if you’re like most of our summer campers who live in Northwest Baltimore including Lutherville and Towson. Though we find most folks don’t like their lawn getting torn up by a bus coming all the way to the door, so the bus will stop as close as it can get! Howard County and Carroll County residents and those that live in remote areas meet at centralized points.

 

Most ride average about 35 minutes each way. If you have a longer ride in the morning, you’ll likely have a short ride in the afternoon, and vice versa. Our routes run the same both morning and afternoon so that the first camper on in the morning is also the first camper off in the afternoon.

Times fall between 8:00-9:00 AM and 4:20-5:15 PM. Exactly where your stop falls on the route usually can’t be predicted before May. Our Extended Day program is another option.

We always have a Registered Nurse on duty at our Health Suite who can administer medication, give first aid, and follow doctors’ instructions. For anything out of the ordinary, we contact the parents or, if necessary, the emergency contacts you list for us.

The counselors are in the water with the kids and a large aquatics staff is teaching and guarding at all times. At the lake everyone wears life jackets at all times and guards are on duty. There are also open-water and canoe 1 certified guards at the lake. Our pools are designed to meet the needs of all ages and swimming abilities, from the most timid through expert.

Nursery Campers may enroll for as few as 4 weeks but up to 8 weeks.

For Adventure, Arts & Crafts, Aquatics, Nature and Sports Camps as applicable:

Campers pre-k through entering 4th grade must register for at least 4 weeks of camp.

Campers entering grades 5 through 8 must register for at least 2 weeks of camp.

For Performing Arts Campers:

The production runs weeks 1 through 5. Campers should register for all 5 weeks of this program.

For campers enrolling in the L.T. Program, there is a 4 week minimum. To make the most of this experience we encourage enrolled weeks to be consecutive.

Since all activity areas have indoor space, the campers follow a near regular schedule if it’s just drizzling. If rain is torrential, the instructors come to the kids who are sheltered in bunk houses or covered program facilities.
Even though we are an outdoor summer camp, lots of activities take place in covered, open-sided pavilions and in the shade of our hundreds of trees. On especially hot days we limit strenuous activities and exposure to sun, and make sure campers drink often from our many ice water stations.
There is a gatehouse located at the summer camp entrance that is always staffed. All visitors have to sign in by presenting photo ID, receive permission to enter, and must leave their car keys with the gatehouse staff while on the camp grounds. Camp has extra security on site during arrival and dismissal.
sign up today!

Ready to discover amazing
camp adventure?

Follow Us