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Be KIND. Be SAFE.

Have FUN!

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Sunny Smiles Summer Camp is a community start-up with a child and family centered approach to service.

Founded by two elementary school educators with a combined 20+ years of experience in the field, Sunny Smiles is the birthing of a passion project that strives to empower and enrich the lives of youth in Howard County, MD.

 

We are located at the epicenter of Savage, MD (conveniently located just outside of Laurel, Jessup & Columbia) at the historic venue that is Carroll Baldwin Hall.

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Who We Are:

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Our Core Values:

The values that are important to us as an organization are the same as those we strive to instill in the children we guide.

Acceptance: inclusivity, embracing differences, compassion, equality, tolerance

Gratitude: appreciation, generosity, kindness

Community: connection, friendship, teamwork, social-emotional development

Our Mission:

Our mission is to promote positive youth development through programming that supports The Six C’s - competence, confidence, connection, caring, character, and contribution.

 

Our motto is simple:

Be KIND. Be SAFE. Have FUN!

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Hey Beautiful People! My name is Selena and I’m originally from PG County Maryland.  My favorite part about working with children is watching them grow and learning from them.  They teach us so much if we would just slow down long enough to notice.  I enjoy spending my time working out, hiking, swimming, traveling, reading (definitely a book worm!) and listening to music. I have some of the funniest and most  embarrassing stories to share about my time playing basketball at the University of Pittsburgh, but you’ve gotta come to camp to hear them!  This summer, I am sooooo looking forward to connecting with new families and giving children an amazing experience!

Meet Our Staff

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My name is Sherri and I am originally from Queens, New York.  My favorite parts about working with children are nurturing and guiding them to fulfill their potential.  I love listening to music, spending time with friends and family, talking on the phone, traveling and shopping!  This summer I’m looking forward to meeting some amazing children and having a ton of fun!

Hello, My name is Ms. Chris and I am an elementary school teacher. I have two beautiful children and a wonderful husband. I love staying active and taking vacation with my family. My favorite parts about working with children are the random funny moments and the opportunity to help them grow. This summer is going to be another fantastic experience and I can't wait to meet all of our new and returning campers.

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My name is Ms. Jasmine. I have over 10 years experience in childcare and I am currently a home school teacher. I have an Associates degree in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelors degree in History and Government . I have a deep passion for working with children of all ages and aiding them in achieving their educational and developmental goals.

Hello, my name is Ms. Krystal and I work with elementary school students. Coffee saves my life every day and is always the perfect way to help me manage my dance mom duties. Oh, and the beach! I am excited to join SSSC for another year of summer memories.

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Hello, My name is Ms. E and I provide academic, behavioral and social-emotional support to elementary aged children. I'm a military wife with three little ones and I'm so excited to join the team this summer. I enjoy cooking, spending time outdoors and visiting my family.

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Pool & Water Play

Field Trips

Math & Literacy Enrichment

A Day at Camp

Cooking

Group Games & Activity of the Day

Science Experiments
 

Arts & Crafts

Biology Drawing Class

Why Sunny Smiles Summer Camp?

Our Staff

Not only do we take special pride in the programs we offer, but we also take special care in the people we hire! Sunny Smiles counselors are sensitive, caring, and enthusiastic leaders! At Sunny Smiles Camp your child will receive individual attention and you will experience the personal touch that has made our camp so special for over 30 years.

Staff Training & Background

Our counselors are all Educators serving children and their families in Anne Arundel County Public Schools.  This means they go through a rigorous background and training process. They have a combined experience of over 30 years in the field, are certified and have earned bachelor's degrees from accredited Universities. What’s more, they are required to attend our trainings on positive reinforcement, behavior management, camp safety, supervision, and anti-bullying.

Staff to Child Ratio

While we are mandated by the State to a 15 to 1 child to staff ratio, we provide ratios typically around 8 to 1, on campus and while on field trips. During water activities, our ratios are 5 to 1. This allows us to prioritize child safety and support campers who fare better in smaller group settings.

Anti-Bullying Initiative

 

 

Bullying and cyberbullying, harassment and intimidation, hazing and/or bias behaviors are unsafe and do not reflect our organizational mission or core values. When a situation that involves any of these behaviors is reported, staff members will respond quickly and appropriately. Campers also receive anti-bullying lessons weekly especially on how to be an upstander. Stay tuned for our anti-bullying page coming soon!

Activities

Throughout the summer your child will enjoy a variety of camp themed weeks and activities. Our days are carefully crafted and planned to suit the interest of a variety of interests. Campers can expect to participate in multiple weekly field trips, science experiments, arts & crafts, sports and outdoor activities, pool days and more! Our final week of camp is culminated with Spirit Week and a carnival themed farewell day. If you don't make it to any other week, you definitely wanna make it to this one!

Facilities

Did you know that many summer camps do not have access to indoor facilities the entire day? At Sunny Smiles, we have safe, kid-friendly, and climate-controlled facilities throughout the day—a necessity given the DMV's humid and hot summers.

 

These are just a few of the many ways Sunny Smiles Summer Camp stands out. And, if you haven’t already, give us a try. You and your child won’t be disappointed!

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Camp Hours
Drop Off
Pick Up

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 am

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Hours

Before care
Aftercare

7:30 am - 8:30 am
4:15 am - 5:30 pm

Calendar Highlights

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Registration
$90

(one-time fee)

(7:30 am - 8:30 am)

Extended AM

$40
per week / child

per week

$290

 Tuition

(4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Extended PM

$45
per week / child

Extended AM & PM

$80
per week / child

(7:30 am - 8:30 am)

(4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Please see our 2024 Camp Guide for more information.  Tuition covers snacks, t-shirts, drawstring backpack and all camp activities.  The registration fee is a one-time, non-refundable fee per child, per family.  Parents are able to pay in installments using PayPal's pay later features on the "Book Sessions" check-out page. All payments are due in full by June 21, 2024 for any session registered.  Accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis.

Activity Fee

The camper activity fee covers the cost of field trips, transportation, arts & craft supplies, water fun and daily food expenses.  This fee must be paid in full by June 30th. 

Extended Care
(Regular Camp Hours: 8:30AM-4PM)

one-time per camper fee

$120

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