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    The William S. Schmidt Center (Camp Schmidt) is an academic center that provides students with a meaningful outdoor experience that enhances as well as reinforces skills learned in the classroom. As a result, participants have a greater comfort level in being in the outdoors as well as a greater awareness of the environment and their responsibility as citizens in making informed decisions that make the environment better. Continue...

  • Upcoming Events

    • Summer Teacher Institute - Bridging the Watershed

      Dates for Alice Ferguson Foundation's Bridging the Watershed has been announced!

        July 11-13, 2017 BTW 7-11-17 Information PDF  

       July 25-27, 2017 BTW 7-25-17 Information PDF

    • Summer Camp Information
      The William S. Schmidt Outdoor Education Center (Camp Schmidt) is offering three opportunities for students to experience either an Overnight Summer Camp or Summer Day Camp (all grade level appropriate). Each camp will offer experiences such as woodland ecology, high and low ropes courses, building camp fires, and more, with instruction from certified staff.
       2017 Summer Camp Info  Registration opens on February 27th.
    • Natural Resources Careers Camp
      This summer students in grades 9-12 will be able to participate in the Natural Resources Careers Camp presented by The Maryland Association of Forest Conservancy District Boards.  This unique opportunity will allow students to learn about and participate in a variety of activities related to natural resources, all while having fun outside and making connections with other like-minded students from across the region.  For more information click here.  For information regarding scholarships contact james.roberson@pgcps.org.
    • Explore and Restore Maryland Streams Teacher Workshops

      April 10 at The William S Schmidt Outdoor Education Center
      April 21 at The Oregon Ridge Nature Center

      Register HERE or visit DNR's website to sign up.

    • Confidence Course Training with Green School Component April 10th
      The William Schmidt Center will host the next Confidence Course training on April 10th running from 9am - 3:30pm.
      Registration is found on ERO under Environmental Education. (SRN 44099170309)

      Training is held outside in the various weather conditions so please dress accordingly.

      Bring a bag lunch; time will not permit participants to leave campus for lunch .

      For further information or questions please email Travis Long or call 301-888-1185
    • MD Restore and Explore Stream @ Camp Schmidt

      Explore and Restore Maryland Streams Teacher Workshops

      April 10 at The William S Schmidt Outdoor Education Center
      April 21 at The Oregon Ridge Nature Center

      Click here for more information MD Explore and Restore Streams