Howard Magazine - Page 46 - Best summer ever! - Continued

Howard Magazine
- Page 46
Best summer ever! - Continued

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Columbia SportsPark


Whether you’re a kid or still a kid at heart, Columbia SportsPark has great outdoor and indoor activities for a range of ages and interests.


The 18-hole mini-golf course is both fun and challenging. When you’re done swinging golf clubs, try to hit home runs at batting cages for baseball and softball. There’s also a clubhouse with a snack bar and a mini-arcade, two pavilions with picnic tables, ping pong, an activity field, and a playground. Learn more at


Columbia SportsPark also includes Columbia SkatePark, which features 15,000 square feet of ramps and includes a combination of elements found in both street and vert courses. Looking to improve? Try private lessons with our trained instructors. Learn more at


Columbia Skate Arena at Supreme Sports Club


You can also strap on roller skates and enjoy an escape from the heat, with air-conditioning, a light show, and great music. Just head on over to Columbia Skate Arena, located at Supreme Sports Club at 7080 Deepage Drive.


The skate arena’s hours through June 16 are Fridays from 7-10pm, Saturdays from 1-4pm and 7-10pm, and Sundays from 1-4pm. All evening sessions feature a live DJ. And then from June 21-September 1, you can skate on Fridays from noon-3pm and 7-10pm — the night session includes a live DJ — and on Saturdays from 1-4pm. Learn more at


Youth and Teen Summer Trips


Youth and teens ages 9-18 are invited to join Columbia Association’s Youth and Teen Center on these great summer trips, held every Thursday from July 11 through August 22. Sign up for one, several or all.


July 11: Kings Dominion

July 18: Cascade Lake

July 25: Crofton Go-Kart Raceway

August 1: Columbia SportsPark and Centennial Park

August 8: Sky Zone Trampoline Park

August 15: Hersheypark

August 22: Ocean City, Maryland


Prices include transportation, admission and some meals. Kings Dominion and Hersheypark are $85 per trip for Columbia residents and $111 for nonresidents. All other destinations are $75 per trip for Columbia residents and $92 per trip for nonresidents.


Space is limited! Register by Friday, June 14 at For assistance, call the Youth and Teen Center at 410-992-3726.


Columbia DogPark


This is also a great time of year for our four-legged friends. Longer days means there’s more time to play at Columbia DogPark, located on Rivendell Lane in Harper’s Choice.


Columbia DogPark includes an area for small dogs (less than 25 pounds) and bigger dogs (more than 25 pounds) to exercise and socialize. There are benches, a watering station for dogs, and multiple waste-disposal locations.


The best value is an annual membership, which gives you unlimited access through December 31. That is just $35 for residents of CA-assessed property and $70 for nonresidents. If you don’t want a membership, you can still enjoy Columbia DogPark with a daily admission: $10 for residents of CA-assessed property and $20 for nonresidents.


For more information, including vaccination requirements, visit


Summer camps


There's still time to sign up for CA's summer camps. Visit for more information on any of these options:


• Access to Nature Camp, grades K-8
• Art Camp, grades 1-8
• Back to Basics Lacrosse Camp, grades 2-9
• Basketball Camp, grades 3-10
• Camp C.O.O.K., grades 3-5
• Camp Extra, grades K-5
• Camp Make a Difference, grades 6-8
• Grand Slam Tennis, grades 3-9
• Little Explorers, grades 1-3
• My First Camp, ages 3½-5
• Nature Camp, grades K-5
• Nature Extreme, grades 6-8
• Skateboard Camp, grades 2-7
• Sports Camp, grades 1-6
• S.T.E.A.M. Innovators, grades 3-5
• Tennis Golf and Swim, grades 3-9
• Trek, grades 3-8