Registration is Closed for Summer 2024

This Summer join Elderberry Outdoor School!

Looking for an enriching program in Baltimore County this summer?

Elderberry Outdoor School’s Summer Program is designed to embrace childrens’ natural curiosity and wonder, empowering them to direct their own learning.

Perfect for children ages 5-13 who love being outdoors, hiking, gardening, science, art, imagining, tinkering, and most importantly, PLAY.

Time in the dirt is good for a growing child!

At Elderberry Outdoor School, we make sure that outdoor play is at the center of our programs. Our focus is on self-directed, emergent learning, following the lead of the children. The beautiful grounds of Wishing Star Farm offer an abundance of opportunities to explore wooded trails, streams, creeks, and wildlife!

Our facilitators will work to identify individual and common interests to help plan adventures and projects!

We incorporate a multitude of opportunities for creativity and innovation. We will integrate open ended-materials for loose parts play, games and activities, art, math and measurement, science and ecosystems, reading and collaborating, nature exploration and water play!

Join us this summer — a unique and educational Baltimore County summer program!

To Plant a Garden is to
Believe in Tomorrow

– Audrey Hepburn

person holding green plastic shovel

Summer Session 2024 Details

Ages: 5-13

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays


  • Week 1 – June 4-6
  • Week 2 – June 11-13
  • Week 3 – June 18-20
  • Week 4 – June 25-27

Location: The summer session takes place at Wishing Star Farm, a beautiful local farm and wellness center in Glen Arm, Baltimore County. (11323 Glen Arm Rd, 21057)

Daily Rhythm:

The curriculum for the day IS the children, and will be planned according to their ideas and interests!

We primarily support free, unstructured play as a mainstay of our summer session.

Rather than fit in some free time, we fit in guides’ planned activities around the students’ priorities. Here’s a great article by the American Camp Association all about it. We highly recommend the references listed at the bottom, too!

Time to have some old-school, summertime fun! Join us!

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Summer Session Registration

Join us for up to 4 Weeks!

Offering flexible weekly sign-ups

We know in summer time families have trips, sports, events, and vacations to fit into a few short months! That is why we offer weekly registration. You can sign your child up for as many weeks as you would like, or for the entire 4 week period. There is a discounted rate for registering for all 4 weeks.

Cost per student is $180/week, $630 for all 4 weeks, 25% discount for subsequent siblings.

We must grow to bloom.

Every interaction with nature is an opportunity to grow.

Join Us

For Summer Fun!

Give your kids a summer experience they will never forget!

Contact Us to Register