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Terp Quest Summer Day Camp is a recreational day camp managed by University Recreation & Wellness. It is based in the Eppley Recreation Center on the north end of the University of Maryland campus and is open to all rising 1st through rising 7th graders.

Six themed camp weeks are offered - each include a wide variety of activities in top notch facilities with the highest quality staff. No two days at Terp Quest are ever alike, and our campers return year after year to try new games and activities, to participate in entertaining and educational encounters, and to see the University of Maryland campus in a whole new light.

We strive to create balance in your child's day by creating a varied schedule of active play, quiet games, special activities and special events to engage their bodies and minds. Terp Quest is focused on FUN!

TerpQuest 2020: Cancelled
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January 27

Registration Opens with Early Bird Discount

February 21

Early Bird Discount ends

May 25

Online camp profiles must be completed

June 12

Last day to register. Online camp profile must be completed at time of registration

June 29- August 7

Week 1 - June 29 (No Camp July 3)
Week 2 - July 6
Week 3 - July 13
Week 4 - July 20
Week 5 - July 27
Week 6 - August 3

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Regular Camp Hours

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Morning Drop Off

8:15 am - 8:45 am

Afternoon Pick Up

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Morning Care

7:30 am - 8:30 am (additional fee)

Afternoon Care

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm (additional fee).

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Children are placed in groups which allow them to interact on a daily basis with their academic and developmental peers.  Counselors plan games and activities appropriate to the age group.

Rising 1st and 2nd graders (Snapping Turtles) : For those children entering 1st or 2nd grade in the coming academic year. Our youngest campers must have completed a minimum of one full year of full-day kindergarten. These campers are typically either 6 and 7 years of age. These campers are broken into two sub-groups: A1 and A2

Rising 3rd and 4th graders (Tortoises)These campers will be entering 3rd or 4th grade in the fall after camp, and are typically 8 or 9 years old. These campers are subdivided into smaller groups: B1 and B2. 

Rising 5th - 6th graders (Diamondbacks): These campers are 10 - 12 years of age. Terp Quest accepts campers up to the age of 12 years old and this may include some campers who have just completed 6th grade and will be entering 7th grade. These campers are assigned to the C1 or C2 group. 

Important note: Age restrictions are set as part of the registration process to ensure appropriate group placement. Please contact if you experience difficulty in registering your child for the correct age group. Terp Quest will not allow campers to register out of age group unless such a placement is appropriate for that child. For example, a camper entering the 2nd grade cannot be placed with a sibling or friend entering the 4th grade.

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Parents may choose to purchase swim lessons for their camper. Lessons are held Mondays through Thursdays at the end of the camp day, and daily After Care for the entire week is included in the cost of lessons. For the safety of your child, dismissals (pickup) is not permitted from the pool deck. Campers must be picked up and signed out from After Care.

After camp swim lessons: $60/week




Monday - Thursday

Swim: 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm for our youngest campers (6 & 7 years old)

Swim : 4:45 pm is the earliest pick up time for 6 & 7 year olds

Monday - Thursday

Swim: 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm for our older campers (8 & 9 and 10+)

Swim: 5:15 pm is the earliest pick up time for campers 8 and above


no lessons

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm - Car line pick up time for ALL campers
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm - After Care walk in pick up time for ALL campers.

Children are supervised in Afternoon Care program of unstructured games and activities.

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Parents may choose to purchase tennis lessons for their camper. Lessons are held Mondays through Wednesday at the beginning of the camp day and daily Morning Care for the entire week is included in the cost of lessons. Morning care drop off starts at 7:30 am daily.

Lesson meeting times: 8 am - 8:45 am

Before camp tennis lessons: $60/week