Summit Lake Camp

Summit Lake Camp’s 200 acres of wooded land and 5-acre lake provide groups with plenty of space to enjoy environmental studies programs and a variety of recreational activities. Facilities on site include meeting rooms, dining hall, playground, and more. Educational programs allow groups to study water-related organisms, learn about the environment, and walk the camp’s trails. Recreational activities include softball, football, kickball, foosball, baseball, soccer, lacrosse, boating, swimming (June 15-August 15), ropes courses, volleyball, fishing, ping pong, and snow tubing (when in season). Lodges designed as Swiss chalets, a conference lodge, and bunkhouses are available for overnight stay. 
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Contact Info
Address: 7610 Hampton Valley Road, Emmitsburg, MD 21727. Frederick County. Tel: 301-770-5338. Email: Website: Hrs: Vary. Contact: Kathy Coley.
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Overnight Trips, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Fee.
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Physical Education.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science, Physical Education.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.... Continue