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April 2021 Chesapeake Family Life

This April issue is all about the outdoors, as we hope the warming weather, budding trees and need to get outside our homes again has you in the mood for outdoor adventures as well!

Check out the full digital edition or individual articles, which are linked below.

April 2021 Articles

Nature Camps

Nothing says kids and summer like a nature camp! Get your kids out into their natural habitat—the outdoors—this summer at these awesome nature camps, where kids can enjoy kayaking on local rivers, exploring marshes, and getting down and dirty in the mud!

Speaking of Camps

Try out our newly redesigned Camp Directory while you hunt for the perfect summer camp for your kiddos!

PLUS! Don’t miss our Free virtual Camp Fair on April 20! Preregister today! We’ll be hosting camps in virtual booths where you can talk directly to camp staff and find out about their programs.

Find the Best Places to Live

Check out our newest spring endeavor, our Best Places to Live in Maryland Directory! So many families have needed different spaces and the housing market is booming. But how do you know what community is best for you? We’ve highlighted some of our favorite communities in the region that have a diverse population, great amenities for families, reasonable prices and commute times. Happy Spring!

More from the April Issue

Kids of Summer
Enter your best shots of your kids having fun in the summer sun! Our winners will be shared in our June issue and throughout our social media. Plus our winner will win a $25 gift card to Franklin’s Toys, and one lucky kid could even land on our June cover!

Park Spotlight: Waterworks Park
Waterworks Park is a hidden gem in Annapolis, featuring miles upon miles of trails for hiking and biking through the woods, picnic spots, and three fishing ponds. Our family discovered Waterworks last summer and frequently visit when we need an outdoor adventure close to home.

Anne Arundel Trail Network
The Anne Arundel Trail Network is a new network of county trails that connects residents to area amenities. 

Autism Lite
In Kathryn Tucker’s new book “Autism Lite,” Tucker narrates the story of her daughter Janie, and her early and unexpected diagnosis of Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS), which has since been incorporated into Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Outdoor Apps
Get outside with these apps that help you find your local parks, hikes, routes, trails and more, and other apps that help you track your fitness progress, share routes with friends and generally keep you on track to exploring the great outdoors!

Fun All month Long
Check out our April Calendar of Events, which includes Easter Fun, Earth Day activities and more fun for the whole family.

More Outdoor Fun!

Hike the Eastern Shore
Maryland’s Eastern Shore has a wide and varied terrain, though it’s almost all flat, making for easy, but gorgeous hikes. Check out these six that are perfect for everyone in your pack.

Get your Farm Fresh Food
Want to up your family’s farm-to-table game? Try joining a Farm Share program, otherwise known as Community Supported Agriculture. Pick up a box once a week or month and get to cooking with the freshest ingredients around.


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