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Support Local Business by Giving Your Child a Local Summer Camp They Won’t Forget

Summer is on its way, and you want it to be endless. Why? Because there are so many awesome kids camps to pick from! Annapolis business has choices that go beyond the norm with programming and themes you can’t find just anywhere. From DIY rockstar to Yoga to voyaging through African culture, the activities at these camps are as original as your kid. Click through to discover them all.


This martial arts academy camp focuses on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a grappling based martial art (no punches or kicks). The camps will be based mainly on learning the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (core movements and techniques.) Two training sessions a day. In between the training there will be games (on the mat and off), free time for movies, naps, etc, and field trips. There will be two field trips per week. Camp dates are: July 20th - 24th; August 3rd - 7th; and August 17th - 21st. Discounts available for registering for multiple weeks.

For more information, visit Randori Fight Club.


Children are naturally creative, and MFA wants to encourage creativity and artistic expression in artists of all ages. For the past two summers, MFA artists have run free art classes for children at the Stanton Community Center in Annapolis teaching a variety of artistic techniques and media, exposing children to art in the community and exhibiting art created by the children for the public in a gallery setting. Click HERE to see 2010 video or HERE to see the 2011 video.

For more information, please visit the Stanton Community Center website.


This workshop will explore drama and vocal skills, monologues, cold readings, audition techniques, and various styles of dance. Through theater games, scene work, movement, improvisation and imagination, students will gain a better understanding of the art of musical theater.Workshop culminates in a Broadway-style musical revue with two final performances for friends and family on the Annapolis Summer Garden Theater stage.TO PARTICIPATE, STUDENTS MUST HAVE COMPLETED THE 7TH GRADE
(A limited number of rising 7th graders with musical theater experience will be considered.)

For registration information, call Sharon Cimaglia at 410-991-8341 or email

ARTRAGEOUS SUMMER CAMP! Clay Bakers of Annapolis

All campers will create fun projects ranging from pottery painting, glass fusing, clay sculpting, tie dye and mosaics. Camps are designed to encourage children to try new art media, promote creativity and imagination. The projects are chosen to allow each artist the chance to be creative and successful in all they do.

For more information, please visit the Claybakers website.


Through workshops, clinics, and private instruction, our comprehensive camp experience is designed to hone music performance and ensemble skills in a creative and fun environment. We know from experience that playing in a band situation speeds learning and creates “seasoned” musicians. Even relatively advanced musicians are amazed at the amount of progress they make when regularly playing with other musicians.

For more information, please visit the School of Rock website.


Does your child love to play and perform? Do they enjoy the spotlight and look for chances to show off their talents? Here is the perfect opportunity to develop the dramatic abilities of your child. This class will build their confidence and find their voice as a young performer. In this class, your child will explore their imagination and cultivate their talents through song, movement, visual arts and storytelling. Camp culminates in a sharing of favorites from their week at Compass Rose Theater for family and friends! This class takes place at Compass Rose Theater located at 49 Spa Road in Annapolis.

For more information, please visit the Compass Rose Theater website.


Explore the Bay! The Annapolis Maritime Museum's Summer Camp engages campers with the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay and the maritime history of Annapolis. At our waterfront location, campers will explore Back Creek and Annapolis through hands-on nature activities, exciting games, crafts and songs. 

For more information, please visit the Annapolis Maritime Museum website.


Studio17 is an exploratory movement dance program that serves the fulfillment of all dance desires, recreational and furthering the career aspect. Studio 17 offers up to 4 classes daily between 10:30am-2:30pm. June 22-July 17, 2015. Ages 4-14.

For more information, contact Gemini at 301.613.7189 or sign up online: Gemini Online


This camp offers sports, games, field trips, swimming, sailing and fun activities! Campers receive on-site educational presentations such as dental hygiene, nutrition, drug prevention and specialized art classes conducted by the Maryland Federation of Art. Visit Assateague Island, the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum at Dulles Airport! Age 6 – 12

Click here for more information.


This twice a week, summer time practice is for teenagers only, and includes classes set to edgy, current music, and poses appropriate for both beginners and advanced students. These 60-minute sessions will tone the core, strengthen the upper and lower body, while improving balance and flexibility. We will also explore tools for reducing stress and anxiety including a secret breathing technique to help improve test-taking. Additionally, each week there will be a nutrition focus with a handout included to help implementation.

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Chesapeake Children’s Museum is offering several hands-on learning through several camps this summer.

Culinary Passports: Around the World in 6 meals Cook up tasty dishes from other countries and stretch your taste buds! Time included for exploring the museum. Ages 5-10 years

Chess Camp: Keep your chess skills sharp over the summer with National Chess Master, Greg Acholonu.  For rising second through sixth graders already familiar with the rules of chess.  Parent volunteers are appreciated.  Register with Mr. Greg: 410-212-1780.

Baby Sign Language: Learn a basic vocabulary to reduce the frustration of trying to communicate before speech. For 0 to 24 month olds and their accompanying adults.

Camp Kunta Kinte: Take a pretend trip to the childhood home of Kunta Kinte, the character in Alex Haley’s historical novel, Roots – An American Family Saga. Ages 4 to 10 years

For registration and more information, call 410-990-1993 or email:


The City of Annapolis is a growing community consisting of an increasingly diverse population. This diversity provides for a vibrant community that promotes growth. The City of Annapolis believes that all of its citizens should benefit from this economic growth, without regard to race, color, religion or economic status.

The city is committed to increasing the opportunities for participation of existing and new small, minority-owned businesses, and women-owned businesses located in the City of Annapolis to ensure diversity in its procurement activities. 

The mission of the Small/Minority Business Enterprise (SMBE) Program is to create an environment that stimulates greater procurement participation from all parts of the community with particular emphasis on small and minority owned businesses. The Small/Minority Business Enterprise Program strives to create an environment that expands the prosperity of small/minority businesses, cultivates mutually beneficial partnerships, and engages the community to improve the quality of life for all citizens of the city.

On a continuous basis the Small/Minority Business Enterprise Program conducts outreach efforts to identify and register small, women and minority businesses interested in supplying goods and services to the City. These businesses are encouraged to respond to all Invitations for Bids and Requests for Proposals.  In addition, the city strongly encourages each contractor and/or supplier with which the city contracts to actively solicit minority-owned businesses, women-owned businesses and businesses located in the city as subcontractors/suppliers for their projects.

A list of potential vendors in the above categories can be identified at the following Web sites: