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What you bring to camp may be one of the most important things about preparing for camp. Follow this ready to use checklist to make sure you come to camp well prepared!
things to pack
The Packing List
Use the checklist below by checking off things you have ready and then downloading the PDF so that you can remember what else you need to pack! Once you finish this checklist, you are one step closer to become a Mary’s Land Camper!!
Check items off the as you pack them to keep yourself organized!
Mary’s Land Farm is a working farm and orchard. The food that we grow is certified naturally grown and nurtures the land that it’s grown upon. More than just a sustainable farm system, we aim to build a farm system that regenerates man and nature. What makes us unique is that we also use our food and farming practices to educate adults and children regarding regenerative farming practices.
Frequently Asked Questions
We are located on Mary’s Land Farm in Ellicott City on Sheppard Lane, the road which connects Clarksville with Folly Quarter Road. Our greatest landmark is the eight foot fence to prevent deer and other predators from entering and destroying crops or animals.
4979 Sheppard Lane Ellicott City, MD 21042
While camp is in session, our regular hours are from 9am to 3pm. We have a before care (for an extra charge) which will begin at 7:30 and an after care (for an extra charge) until 6 pm.
We recommend that all parents send their campers with the following items:
- Sunscreen & sun protection (please arrive to camp with it already applied)
- Comfortable athletic clothing & sneakers (closed-toe shoes required)
- Swimming clothes, towel, water shows or sandals
- Bagged Lunch and snacks
- Water bottle (we provide plenty of water to refill at any time)
- A journal or folder (to keep handouts, worksheets, and notes)
- Backpack or Drawstring backpack
- Inappropriate or immodest clothing
- Weapons of any kind including pocket knives
We separate children by their age for appropriate activities.
To get the full experience and to really get to know the farm, we recommend that the camper spend more than a one week session at Mary’s Land Farm. It is completely up to the parents and the camper.
No, we do not accept walk up registrations.
The only required form for your child to participate is the participation form sent to you before the start of camp. The form must be sent in one week prior to the first day of camp.
We take pride in our counselor to camper ratio of 2:10.
In the case of heavy rain or thunderstorms, we have facilities were we will occupy the children. If the weather is life-threatening, like in the case of a strong thunderstorm or tornado watch, we will close down camp and send children home.