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Camp St. Charles Bowl-a-thon!

Bowling.Sunday, May 17, 2020
6:30 – 8:30 PM

AMF Waldorf Lanes, Waldorf, MD


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Beat The Heat

Staying Cool and Safe at Camp


In recent years, we have been concerned by a significant number of dangerously high heat days so we are looking at additional ways to keep our campers and staff safe and cool. 


We will preserve the rustic nature of the CSC experience and also prepare for extreme heat, we want to add mini-split systems to our cabins to meet this goal.  


The mini split units will provide air conditioning on high heat camp days and heat for retreat groups who are using camp on cool spring and fall dates.  Our goals is NOT to run the air conditioning all the time but to have the option to cool down when temps are extremely high during siesta and overnight on high heat days only. 


We are asking for your support for adding the mini-splits systems to all cabins, this will cool us on hot summer days and expand our ability to host more guests during rental season by heating more areas of camp.  We will also be adding insulation and other modifications to efficiently heat and cool our cabins. 


Click here to give to the Beat The Heat Fund!



2019 Pool Renovation-Phase 1 is complete

The camp pool was installed in 1964, much to the delight of campers and counselors who has been dodging jellyfish in the river for swim lessons. The pool is a favorite place to cool off on a hot day and many children have learned to swim during their time at Camp St. Charles. Swim lessons remain part of our summer program and the pool is open at least twice daily for free time swimming.


Our campers love the pool but they don't all love wearing swim shoes and crocs in the pool.  We have required pool shoes to protect camper toes from the rough patches in the pool surface. We completed phase 1 of the pool renovation and bare feet were invited back into the CSC pool. Thank you for your support!


Click here to give to the pool renovation fund!

Camp St Charles Swimming Pool Renovation Fund on Crowdrise


Bunk Bed Fundraiser-All Phases are complete

Thank you!! We did it!  All of the camper beds and mattresses were replaced and our campers and retreat guests are loving the upgrade!

Here is a video about Cabin 2's new bunk beds!



Amazon Wish List

Here is a list of items that we'd love to receive for our summer camp program. Your order will be shipped directly to Camp St. Charles. We have added notes to the items so that you know how your gift will help us.  We have really been blessed by this program but it is difficult to determine who sent us the gift.  We really want to be able to thank you for your generousity to camp.  We'd love it if you could let us know if you are sending a gift to CSC. Thank you!

Camp St Charles


Donations 1Thank you for your support of Camp St. Charles. Your gifts are used to purchase and maintain equipment, to sponsor campers, to fund training for our staff, and to continue our ministry.  Your gifts help us to invite more campers who would not otherwise have this powerful opportunity.


The summer camp and retreat programs at Camp St. Charles are self-supporting. Our program is funded by camp tuition, retreat rentals and donations.


Our donors provided camperships (full or partial) to 90 campers in 2015, 92 campers in 2016 and 86 in 2017. Thank you for your generosity! Every donation is used at Camp St. Charles to benefit our campers and retreat guests.


Donors have also funded special projects at Camp St. Charles including bringing back the ceramics program, creating a new escape room activity in 2018 and providing transportation for our mentor program day of service.


We have been blessed to receive a generous grant from the Family Foundation. The Family Foundation matched gifts up to $25,000. We met the match for 2014 and 2015! Thank you to all of our generous donors who helped us to maximize the grants!


If you have a passion for Camp St. Charles and would like to get more involved, contact Laura Hall at director@campstcharles.org or 301-934-8799.


Camp St. Charles is a 501(c)3 non profit.


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