General Information

Hours and Directions


Camp Hours (unless otherwise noted in the camp description):
Morning Sessions ― 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Afternoon Sessions ―12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Full Day Sessions ― 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Please note: For full day campers registered for a morning and an afternoon session, there is a supervised lunch time from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m.

Extended Care Hours:
Before Care ― 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
After Care ― 3:40 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Camp Office Hours:
Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Health Office Hours:
Monday ― 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday ― 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
*There will be no camp sessions or office hours on Friday, July 3, 2020.



From Washington
Travel east on Route 50. Take the Aris T. Allen Blvd. Exit 22 (Route 665) to Forest Drive. Bear right onto Forest Drive east. Proceed 2.5 miles to the intersection of Forest Drive and Hillsmere Drive. Turn right onto Hillsmere Drive. Proceed on Hillsmere Drive approximately 1 mile.

From Baltimore
Travel south on I-97 to Route 50 east. Take the Aris T. Allen Blvd. Exit 22 (Route 665) to Forest Drive. Bear right onto Forest Drive east. Proceed 2.5 miles to the intersection of Forest Drive and Hillsmere Drive. Turn right onto Hillsmere Drive. Proceed on Hillsmere Drive approximately 1 mile.


Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Drop-Off on Mondays :

  • Campers may be dropped off between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. on Mondays only. Any camper arriving prior to 8:30 must be signed into Before Care. (see Extended Care for rate information)
  • Counselors will greet you outside the camp office next to the main parking lot where you will check in and be given your family code (see below). If your child is in Before Care, you will receive your code from an Extended Care staff member.
  • Counselors will be available to escort you to your camp. If your child is attending a different camp in the afternoon, they can also show you that location for pick-up at the end of the day.
  • The camp nurse will be available to speak with you about any issues or collect any medications.
  • If your camper is registered for the afternoon only, check in begins at 12:25 p.m. outside the camp office next to the main parking lot. 

Drop-Off on Tuesdays through Fridays:

  • Campers should go directly to their camps between 8:50 and 9:00 a.m. Any camper arriving prior to 8:50 a.m. must be signed into Before Care. (see Extended Care for rate information)
  • Campers registered in the afternoon only should arrive at their designated camp locations no earlier than 12:30 p.m.

Parking Lot Guidelines:

  • Please drive slowly when approaching and entering the Key School campus.
  • When parking, please be alert to the many children of all ages who may be walking near your vehicle.
  • Do not leave cars unattended with the motor running at anytime, anywhere on campus.
  • Do not park or turn around in residential driveways.
  • When entering the parking lot, please note there is only ONE ENTRANCE (enter from Carroll Dr.) and ONE EXIT (exit onto Hillsmere Drive). Please be alert to traffic patterns and signage on and around campus.

Pick-Up / Family Codes:

  • Campers age 3 1/2 through rising fifth grade must be signed out each day by a parent, guardian or authorized adult. The four-digit code assigned to your family on the first day you attend camp must also be given to the counselor at pick-up.
  • As a convenience, we provide one code for the entire family that remains the same throughout the summer. If you plan to have someone else pick up your child, you are responsible for giving them the code. Anyone picking up without a code will be directed to the camp office. If you lose your code, please contact the camp office for assistance.
  • Campers registered for the morning only should be picked up promptly at noon. Campers not picked up by 12:05 p.m. will be brought to the camp office where they will need to be signed out.
  • Campers registered for the afternoon only or full day who are not staying for After Care should be picked up promptly at 3:30 p.m. Campers not picked up by 3:40 p.m. will join After Care, and charges will apply. (see Extended Care for information)
  • Campers entering grades 6, 7 or 8 in the fall are permitted to sign out of camp on their own as long as a parent or guardian has completed the Self-Sign-Out Form ahead of time. Self-Sign-Out campers will be released from camp at 3:30 and will no longer be supervised by staff. They may not remain on the Key School campus unless accompanied by an adult. If you are running a little late but will arrive by 3:40, notify the camp office by 3:20 so your child can wait with their counselor. If you are going to be later than 3:40, your child will join After Care, and charges will apply. Campers without a Self-Sign-Out form will need to be signed out as described above.

Late Arrival / Early Pick-Up

  • If you are arriving late, you will need to come to the camp office. A counselor will be called to escort your child to camp.
  • If you plan to pick your child up early, contact the camp office with the time of pick-up. A counselor will bring your child and their belongings to the office. The parent, guardian or authorized adult will need to sign the camper out and provide the four digit code as described above.


Lunch and Snacks

All campers should bring snacks for the morning and mid-afternoon if they are staying all day. Campers staying for a full day should also bring lunch if they are not participating in our Lunch Program. Please keep in mind we do not have refrigerators available to store lunches. Non-perishable foods or insulated lunch bags with ice packs are recommended. Full day Traditional campers will have lunch with counselors in classrooms. All other campers will be walked by counselors to Katharine Hall for lunch and picked up by counselors to go to their afternoon camps. All lunches are supervised by counselors and staff.

  • Summer at KEY is a "nut-free" camp. No foods containing any types of nuts are allowed. Please carefully check the labels on the foods you send to make sure they are nut-free.
  • Birthday Celebration Policy: A camper's birthday is very special, and we understand children love to celebrate with friends. If you would like to celebrate a birthday at camp, please do not send in any type of food to share as a precaution for others who may have food allergies. Instead, consider sending in small tokens for your child to share like pencils, stickers, etc.

Lunch Program:

  • Click here for instructions about how to set up an account and place lunch orders.
  • If you have ordered through our lunch program before, click here to place lunch orders.
  • Orders must be placed during the "open ordering period" which is up to four days prior to the service date. For example, if you need lunch on a Monday, your order needs to be placed by end of day the prior Thursday. Lunches are not available for purchase the day of.
  • Lunch should not be ordered for campers only coming for a half-day camp or campers participating in full day camps that leave campus including Daytrippers, full day Daytripper Jr., Hiking and Climbing, Mountain Biking, and Podcasting 101.
  • Changes can be made to orders during the open ordering period (up until four days prior to date of service) on the Boonli website. Once the ordering period has closed, your order is final and cannot be cancelled. Credits for cancellations made during the open ordering period will be on your Boonli account and can be applied to a future order.
  • There are no refunds given for missed lunches due to absence or for unused credits on the Boonli account. Refunds will only be given if a lunch is ordered for a camp that is cancelled by Summer at KEY.

The cost for a meal is $6.00 and includes the entree, chips, fruit, cookies, and water. The menu below will remain the same each week of camp.


  • Sammy's Cheese Pizza (1 slice) with chips, fruit, cookies, and water
  • $2.00 for additional slice of pizza


  • Chick-fil-A Nuggets (6 pieces) with chips, fruit, cookies, and water
  • $3.00 for additional 6 nuggets


  • Choice of California Tortilla Cheese Quesadilla, Cheeseburger Taco or Mini Chicken Burrito with tortilla chips and salsa, chocolate brownie, and water
  • $3.00 for additional Cheese Quesadilla, Cheeseburger Taco or Chicken Burrito


  • Sammy's Cheese Pizza (1 slice) with chips, fruit, cookies, and water
  • $2.00 for additional slice of pizza

Friday (no camp July 3)

  • Chick-fil-A Nuggets (6 pieces) with chips, fruit, cookies, and water
  • $3.00 for additional 6 nuggets


















What to Wear & Bring

Please be sure to label everything your child brings to camp to avoid confusion and loss of belongings. Summer at KEY will not be responsible for loss or breakage of any items brought to camp.

All Campers:

  • Backpack for transporting belongings.
  • Tennis shoes or sandals that have a heel strap (no flip flops).
  • Comfortable clothing that can get messy. Summer at KEY t-shirts are available to purchase for $10 in the camp office.
  • Swimsuit, towel, water shoes, and a change of clothes for those involved in water activities.
  • Sunscreen - Please apply sunscreen to your child before arriving each day and send a labeled bottle with their belongings. Please review the Sunscreen Policy on the registration form.
  • Water bottle - Water coolers are available to refill bottles throughout the day.
  • Snacks for morning and mid-afternoon.
  • Lunch for full-day campers not purchasing lunch through our Lunch Program.
  • In an effort to ensure the enjoyment of all campers, please do not send toys, trading cards, personal gaming systems, or music players with your child.
  • Cell phones - If you choose to allow your child to bring a cell phone to camp, we ask that the phone remains in the camper's backpack throughout the day. Campers are not allowed to use cell phones to take photos without prior permission from their counselor.

Traditional Campers:

  • Traditional campers swim each morning and should arrive at camp wearing swimsuits and sunscreen. Not all campers go to the pool right away, so cover-ups are recommended to make the campers more comfortable. Be sure to send a beach towel and change of clothes.
  • We recommend sending an extra change of clothes that can stay in your child's back pack or cubby for the week.
  • Campers may be involved in outdoor water games. Since shoes must be worn at all times, be sure your child wears shoes that can get wet. You may also send in a pair of water shoes to leave at camp.


Health Information

The Summer at KEY Health Office is a place where students who become ill or suffer minor injuries at Camp may briefly rest while a decision is made whether they should remain at Camp or go home. The Health Office is staffed from by a camp nurse Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Tuesdays-Fridays from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. The nurse is responsible for administering minor first aid to campers and contacting medical professionals and/or parents in case of serious illness or injury.

From time to time, the nurse must determine whether to send a child home. In such cases the child’s health, as well as the risk to the other members of the camp community, is considered. When it is determined that a child cannot remain in camp, the nurse will contact the parent or guardian first. If they cannot be reached, the emergency contact will be called. The expectation is that the child will be picked up by the parent, guardian or emergency contact within thirty minutes. As a result, it is important to have pick up plans with emergency contacts in place.   

parents and alternates who are unable to meet this requirement, back up transportation plans are essential.

Medication policy: Parents are encouraged to administer medication at home when possible. If any medication (prescribed or over-the-counter) must be taken at Camp, a Maryland State School Medication Administration Authorization Form must be completed and signed by a medical professional and by a parent or guardian. It should be turned in to the Camp Nurse along with the medication. The only exception will be for the non-prescription medications of acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), and diphenhydramine (Benadryl). The Camp provides students with these medications, when necessary, if permission is given on the Registration Form, which will be filled out as part of the registration process.

Any medication to be given at Camp must be brought into the Health Office in the original container. The medication container should be labeled with the following:
• Name of camper
• Name of medication
• Dosage of medication to be given
• Frequency of administration
• Route of administration
• Name of authorized prescriber ordering the medication
• Date of prescription
• Expiration date (Expired medications cannot be accepted or administered by the Health Office personnel or designate. This includes inhalers and Epipens.)

Campers in grades five through twelve may carry and self-administer inhalers and Epipens, once the Camp Nurse has received the appropriate documentation. The camper’s health care provider must sign the designated space on the Maryland State School Medication Administration Authorization Form (see above).

All medications should be picked up on the camper’s last day of camp. If not picked up within one week of the close of camp, the unused and unclaimed medication will be disposed of properly.

Immunization records: As long as your camper is currently enrolled in a public or private school in the United States, simply supply the name of the school on the registration form. If your child has not yet entered school or is enrolled in a school outside of the United States, a complete immunization record must be submitted to the Health Office as soon as possible. The Camp Nurse must verify that the camper is in compliance with the immunization requirements for Maryland.

If the camper is exempt from immunizations due to medical contraindication, an immunization record signed by a licensed health care provider must be submitted. If the camper is exempt from immunizations due to religious objection, an immunization record signed by the parent/guardian under the religious objection section must be submitted.

Action plans for serious medical conditions: If your child has asthma, severe food allergies, seizures, bee sting allergies, diabetes, or any other serious medical condition, the appropriate Action Plan form is required to be returned to the Health Office at least two weeks prior to the start date of their first camp. These forms can be found on our website in "All Camp Forms" in the tab below.

The completed paperwork can be emailed to Nurse Katie Anderson at, faxed to 443.926.9394, or brought into the camp office. Campers will not be able to attend camp until this information is received.


Contact Information for the Health Office
Direct phone: 443.321.7852

All Camp Forms

No forms available at this time. Registration for Summer at KEY 2020 will open early February 2020.

Contact Us

Contact Us


Summer at KEY
Attn: Jane Flanagan
534 Hillsmere Drive
Annapolis, MD 21403