Summer We have an awesome camp program this summer. But, sign up early because these camps fill up fast.

Nature Adventure Day Camp* Ages: 7-12

Location: John's property - 640 Echo Cove Drive, Crownsville, MD 21032

Activities: hiking, Native American crafts, archery, nature observation, awareness exercises, water and fire activities, survival skills, identification of wild edible plants, animal habitat construction, fishing, and other outdoor activities. Because of limited camp size, registration will be based on first payments received. You can pay through Venmo (@John-Fishback-5) or hand delivered cash or checks to John's address.

To register print out the on line form, medical and waiver forms. (Med and Waiver are located at the bottom of the On-Line Form.) Fill out, print and mail the On-Line Form to John with the full fee to John's address.

Send your payment directly to John: John Fishback, 640 Echo Cove Drive Crownsville, MD 21032. Payments can also be sent via Venmo using @John-Fishback-5. Be sure to add a note with your payment describing the camp dates and if a deposit or balance

*NOTE: Due to COVID-19, the following safety precautions will be in place: 10 kids or less, clearly labeled individual food and drinks, at-home temperature checks prior to camp, and I will be calling each registered family to discuss any possible exposures or symptoms.

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Children learn about Indian crafts,and play outdoor games at the Nature Adventure Day Camp


John Fishback Nature Co-Ed Adventure Camp at Olde Severna Park's Hatton Memorial Beach
Spend a fun week with John and his counselors learning outdoor skills and finding adventure in nature for boys and girls ages 6-13. Nature Adventure Day Camp explores the natural world through American Indian and Naturalist perspectives. Children will enjoy learning through a multidimensional approach which utilizes Indian crafts, survival skills, awareness exercises, wild plants, outdoor games and nature observation. Children return home each day with many treasures and great memories. Campers will enjoy the amenities of Olde Severna Park Beach, pavilion, and playground where they will kayak, canoe, and swim in the Severn River. Campers will travel midweek to Gunpowder Park to go tubing in the Gunpowder River. This is a very popular camp so donít wait to sign up. There is a limit of 30 campers!

Send checks should be made out to "OSPIA-Fishback Camp" and sent to OSPIA, box 345, Severna Park, MD 21146. Be sure to add a note with your payment describing the camp dates and if a deposit or balance

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Week-long Camp: John at Valley Mill Summer Camp in Montgomery County

29 March to 2 April 2021, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

26 - 30 July 2021, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

2 - 6 August 2021, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

9 - 13 August 2021, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

16 - 20 August 2021, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

23 - 27 August 2021, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

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July and August

John will be the Native American Craft counselor at Valley Mill Camp for five weeks. Call or email John at for a brochure or more information. To learn more about Valley Mill Camp, click on the Logo below to go to the Valley Mill Web Site.

Here are some pictures from recent summer camps.

Hear from some of our satisfied kids:

Coming back from a great campout in Shenandoah National Park, we ate the Pizza Hut right out of pizza. It was great! - Jeffrey -

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I liked the kayaking best of all. - Jason -
Paintball games were awesome! - Max -

Hear from some of our satisfied Parents:

Go to a Fishback Class (as our kids call it) and you’ll see youngsters of all ages learning authentic Native American lore: playing stalking games, identifying edible plants, or sitting around a fire crafting bone knives, wooden utensils, drums, bows, rattles, and deerskin pouches. His groups have made debris huts, teepees, and a dugout canoe. John’s ability to teach, play, and instill a sense of reverence and stewardship toward the earth have had an enormous impact on our two kids, and they keep going back. - Barbara Johnson -

I can't resist adding to the accolades being showered upon the John Fishback Nature Programs. My son, now 13, has been lucky enough to participate in many of John's programs since he was 8. I've never found a child drawn to nature that didn't think John was the greatest. He knows and understands and transfers his enthusiasm for nature like no one I have ever seen. He is especially familiar with our geographic area. I think he spends more time in nature than indoors, and probably has for most of his life. Not only does he transfer information and knowledge about the flora and fauna, the kids absolutely inhale a respect and sense of responsibility about the earth and care for it at the same time.Cynthia Kamman

The kids came home from camp exhausted and fell asleep early every night. All of the kids respect John, and listen to him. John takes safety seriously and the kids follow his safety rules. - Lisa Cox-

Call John to sign up now or for more information at: 410-440-9356.

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