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★★★★★
Best camp ever!!
My daughter has attended Bayside the last 2 summers and she absolutely loves it! The owners and counselors are fantastic! She enjoys karaoke and dance, mad science, hair and nails, bug hunting and finding fossils, just to name a few activities. For older kids they offer fishing, canoeing and paddle boarding! It truly is a camp where kids can be kids!
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★★★★★
Great camp!!
Bayside was a great summer experience. We had attended another Sandy Point camp in the past which was OK, but this was different. The counselors want to be there, are fun, interesting, good to the kids, and want to be there. It is a family run camp, of which all are involved, and it shows in the level of care and dedication. We felt very welcome there and felt like part of the family. Plus - they do camping sleepovers! Highly recommend. Thank you Mike and Georgia and family.
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★★★★★
Bayside is the best!!
My daughter was 4 when she started at Bayside, this summer will be her 3rd year and she absolutely loves it! Mike and Georgia who runs the camp are simply amazing! The counselors they have working with them are fantastic. Some of my daughter favorite activities include music, karaoke, dance, mad scientist, kids cooking, crabbing and beach fun.

I highly recommend this camp!
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★★★★★
Awesome experience
My son Connor is in is 4th year at Bayside this year. It truly has been one of the best decisions we have made sending Him each of the four years. Connor starts talking about Bayside camp right after the Christmas break, Because as he explains it, Christmas and Bayside are the highlights of the year for Him. We will always be indebted to The team at Bayside and will continue to recommend the experience to all. Keep up the great work.
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★★★★★
Bayside Summer Adventure Camp
I really enjoy working with kids and love the outdoors. I think I was given a gift of being able to work with a variety of different people.
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★★★★★
Bayside is a Simply Wonderful Summer Camp!
Bayside Day Camp (at Sandy Point State Park) is a wonderful, local camp that our son has loved attending for 5 years now. Our younger son has started to attend and thoroughly enjoys it, too.

Mike and Georgia (Rafiki and Sierra to the kids) are the couple who run the camp and they are, quite simply, the most energetic, creative, kindest, dedicated people you could ever hope to meet. They hire warm, engaging counselors, many of whom are former campers.

The activities they have are fun and exactly what kids should be doing all summer (campers get to chose ahead of time) - swimming, kayaking (for older kids), crabbing, sports, crafts, nature hikes and more. Each morning, Mike and Georgia bring a trailer-full of equipment for the kids to have free rein.

About 3-4 times throughout the summer, they hold an overnight camping session on a Thursday night for a small amount additional (about $25). Included are all the tent set-ups, dinner, activities, and breakfast and lunch the next day.

Overall the cost of the camp is under $200 a week - extremely reasonable for what is provided. Since this is a homegrown venture, it's not necessarily the most technologically advanced. Their website is not slick and the information comes out when they can get it out. However, the communication - from enrollment to the emergency phone at the camp - is always great and we have never had a problem.

I have recommended Bayside to several friends and their kids have all loved it. Bayside really is a fantastic place that fulfills what a truly great summer day camp experience should be for a child.
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★★★★★
Parent
Bayside offers flexible, family centered programming to match your child's unique needs and interests. The staff is incredibly kind and knowledgeable, celebrating each child and welcoming families with great joy! Our family looks forward to the family camp out night offered each summer. My son loves creating his interest inventory each session! He has a hard time selecting his first choice activity as he is interested in all the offerings. This past summer he loved crabbing and fishing! My daughter enjoys the many cooking and science related activity themes.
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★★★★★
Great Camp!!!
My kids (son and daughter, 11 years old) had such a great time last summer at Bayside! It is a great all around camp that offered a lot of activities and keeps the kids busy all day. They are worn out at the end of each day! The staff was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back again this summer!
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★★★★★
Mom
Hi, I just want to express my complete satisfaction with Bayside Summer Adventure Camp. We heard about the camp through friends and we are SO glad they shared this information with us. Our two girls have been going since Kindergarten. Every summer they want to go back. Now our two nephews are hooked on the camp as well. What a great outdoor experience! In addition, my children have severe peanut allergies, they have always taken wonderful care of them. I feel very safe to have them there in the Summer. You have to try this camp!
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★★★★★
Mom of Two
My kids have gone to this camp for years. In fact, most of the kids in our neighborhood attend Bayside. Fishing, sports, crafts, cooking, crabbing, canoeing, paddleboarding, swimming.... the children come home utterly exhausted every night, with smiles on their faces that stretch from ear to ear. If your kids are older, Bayside has a wonderful leadership/youth counselor program. My oldest can't wait to qualify! Now, how to get the smell of the stinky kids out of my car....
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★★★★★
Wonderful Summer Camp
Bayside Summer Adventure Camp is wonderful. Summer outside at the bay, what could be better! Love the incorporation of science and nature into the camp and the exceptional counselors.
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★★★★★
We love Bayside Summer Adventure Camp
My son has attended this summer camp for three years and we intend to send him and my middle son again this summer. He comes home each day from camp with a smile and stories about their adventures. They have a wide variety of activities and the owner and counselors truly care for the kids who attend. My son loves it so much he wants to return as a teen leader and counselor when he is old enough. I feel confident that my child is safe and happy at this camp and I love knowing that he is outside all summer and active. The bus transportation is a huge perk and very convenient. We can't wait for summer and Bayside to start!
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★★★★★
Bayside is great
My kids (9 year old son and 6 year old daughter) have been going to Bayside summer camp and their Annapolis School Out Camps for the past 2 years. They love the people and activities - always doing something new across a multitude of subjects. The counselors do a nice job managing each kid specifically and helping them to grow. They use nice manners and encourage the kids to do the same. They also have an overnight program one night a week which my son has enjoyed. We love Bayside and will be coming back again this summer.
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★★★★★
Bayside Summer Camp - We love it!!
My kids love Bayside. Why would you want to be sweating it out at another camp when you can spend all summer on the beach and all it has to offer.

My daughter is always excited to tell me that they canoed under the Bay Bridge and Paddle Boarded in the Bay.

I don't know many camps that offer fishing and crabbing and they obviously offer inland fun too.

This camp has a very personal feel to it and it is great value for all that it offers.

I would highly recommend this camp!
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★★★★★
Great outdoor camp
My son attended Bayside's Summer Camp at ages 8, 9, and 10, and had a very good experience all three years. The counselors do a great job connecting with, and engaging the kids. My son came home dirty and tired every day. The camp takes full advantage of Sandy Point State Park's great features...woods, hiking trails, beach, water, meadows, mud, wildlife, etc. Camp owners Mike and Georgia are very involved in day-to-day operations, and it shows. The mid-week overnights (offered several times over the course of the summer) were great fun and well-organized. A daily Tick check is a must, though, as the woods are full of deer.
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★★★★★
Love Bayside Summer Camp!
Our daughter has been going to Bayside Summer Camp since the summer of 2013 when she was 5 years old, and was one of the youngest campers. She loved every minute of it! The campers get to chose the activities they want to do and the counselors are very energetic and caring. The owners seem to be very picky in their hiring of counselors and very hands on themselves. During the school year my daughter talks about Bayside constantly and can't wait for the summer. The camp has been a great experience and we look forward to every summer - I know she's well taken care of and has a great time!
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★★★★★
Summer Fun
My two boys, now 11 and 14, have been attending Bayside Summer Adventure Camp for the past three years. When I ask where they would like to go each summer, the first thing out of their mouths is that they would like to spend several weeks at Bayside. They are eager to leave in the mornings and tired when they get home.

As a parent I really enjoy the ease of dropping them off and picking them up at a convenient bus stop. I also like knowing they are spending the day outside.

I highly recommend the experience.
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★★★★★
Bayside Adventure Camp
My two boys enjoyed the camp very much. Transportation to camp was perfect for me and eliminated a long drive. Kids enjoyed picking their activities and they were busy all day long. They would be exhausted when they got home from all they did during the day. Much better then them spending a day on the couch!
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★★★★★
Best Camp Ever!!!
It would not be summer vacation without a couple of weeks at Bayside
For the kids. They love the adventure, the activities and mos of all
The staff! We return every year!!! Thanks Bayside!
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★★★★★
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My kids were reluctant to hop on the bus and head to Bayside for their week of day camp for the first time. They returned happy the first day and ready to get back on the bus to go back. Both talked non-stop about their day and insisted on going back next summer. Nothing but great things to say about Bayside. The counselors were very nice and made it fun for the kids. The owners were also involved and made sure all of the kids had a good time. We are looking forward to seeing the Bayside team again this summer!

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