Are We There Yet?


Do you like exciting field trips with friends? If so, then it is time to start your summer adventure with Park Camps’ “Are We There Yet?” excursion camp!

Led by Park physical education teacher Stradine Harris, participants will travel off campus and enjoy recreational and educational expeditions at a variety of locations in Maryland, D.C., and Pennsylvania. Visiting a different location each day, our unique sessions ensure campers a rewarding adventure that builds self-confidence and fosters cooperation.

Campers may visit: Baltimore Museum of Industry, Shank’s Mare Susquehanna House for kayaking, Red Zone Adventures, Indian Echo Caverns, Washington Monument State Park and South Mountain Creamery, a bowling alley, a miniature golf course, and more!

Most trips will take place from 9 a.m.–4 p.m., but some will require early departures or late returns.

Camp Details

Dates Time Age Price
June 19-June 23 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. 8–13 $500


Tentative Itinerary

Monday, June 19

Railroad B&O Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Industry

We will head downtown to Railroad Museum for a journey from road to rails to learn about America's first railroad at the actual railroad roundhouse that was turned into a museum. We will experience and see some of the most historic, oldest, and largest locomotives. We will learn what helped transform transportation from horse-drawn wagons to steam engines on rails.  Then, we will cross over to the Baltimore Museum of Industry for a few hands-on activities of Needles and Threads to investigate Baltimore’s garment industry and imagining ourselves as garment workers for the Baltimore clothing company in 1929. Our final hands-on activity will be at the Kid’s Cannery as a worker in Mr. Platt’s 1883 oyster cannery where our campers will quickly grasp the value of a day’s work, and take home a can of “oysters” that each camper helped to create.

Tuesday, June 20

Plumpton Park Zoo and Kilby Cream* 


We will explore Plumpton Park Zoo, a small privately-owned zoo inhabited by mostly rescued animals.   There we will get an up-close view of all sorts of interactive activities, visit some really neat animals up close and personal and find out all about life at the zoo.  Then, we will venture to Kilby Cream for a fun and educational experience to hear the entire process from pasture fed certified organic cow to milk to cone, visit the milking parlor, a chance to meet some of the calves, and sit outside watching the cows graze while enjoying a delicious homemade ice cream...the only problem will be choosing which flavor we'll enjoy.

Wednesday, June 21

A Wild Day! Bowling, Miniature Golf, Go-Karts, and RedZone Adventures!

A wild day of bowling, miniature golf, Go-Karts, and Red Zone Adventures is in store for you! We will start the day with a total blast of bumper or extreme bowling at Stoneleigh Lanes! We will work up our appetites, refuel with lunch, and hop over to the Go-Kart Track to see who has the need for speed. We will have a chance to catch our breath and regroup with a fun and competitive game of miniature golf. But the day isn't over yet — time to enjoy a favorite sweet treat at Icy Delights before we head out for an active game of laser tag at Red Zone Adventures! A wild day of FUN, indeed! 

Please note that a waiver is required for this trip — please print and return the waiver below. 


Thursday, June 22

Kayaking at Shank's Mare Susquehanna House

At Shank's Mare, we will have an introductory lesson about kayaking. We will put our skills to use on the beautiful flatwater section of the river. During our journey, we will learn about the environmental, cultural, and historical bounty of the peaceful Susquehanna River. 

Please note that a waiver is required for this trip — please print and return the waiver below. 


Friday, June 23

Sport Tours
The National Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum and Oriole Park at Camden Yards

We will discover and relive the origins of America’s oldest sport and engulf ourselves in rare photographs, vintage equipment and uniforms. Then we will take a stroll behind the scenes of Oriole Park and see what happens beyond the field; and we’ll even get to try on some equipment…We will see things not many people get a chance too. 

About the Lead Instructor

Stradine HarrisStradine Harris has been the Lower School physical education teacher at Park School for over 20 years. Harris coaches the fourth and fifth-grade girls' field hockey and lacrosse teams. She was born in Haiti and moved to the United States at the age of 10. Along with her husband, she has three adult children and a beautiful granddaughter. She is passionate about running, and her favorite place to vacation is the beach.