About Camp Bloom
Camp Bloom is a place where community is created and campers flourish. Our staff partner in planting positive seeds of encouragement and excitement for summer fun. Families connect with us for a great summer experience and our campers learn as we grow together.
For more than 25 years, Camp Bloom staff have created a safe and enjoyable experience for kids & parents alike throughout many programs in Howard County.
Charles Thomas III
With over 30 years of professional experience as a Camp & Recreation Manager, I founded Camp Bloom of Maryland in the Summer of 2022.
Prior to founding Camp Bloom of Maryland, I designed and led youth programs for Columbia Association
for over 26 years.
Formerly, I served as President of
the American Camp Association, Chesapeake Section.
In addition to sitting on the board
for Maryland's Youth Safety
Advisory Counsel and the
American Camp Association.
I believe recreation and leisure are essential to creating a well rounded individual. Adding the summer camp experience will help your child attain
a happier and healthier lifestyle.
My career spans over 15 years as
a elementary teacher for grades
K-6 in both the public and private
school sectors. I have taught in
various states as my husband
served in the United States
As a teacher, I have partnered
with programs to help students
develop and strengthen their
learning and social skills. I have
worked at summer camps, after
school programs, and an early
childcare center. My positions
within these learning
institutions include roles such
as lead teacher, director,
and program developer.
Serving in diverse communities
with multicultural families has
allowed me to connect with
students, meet new people, and
make lifelong friends. My time
away from work is filled with
volunteering, visiting friends,
and being with family.
I'm an Animal Sciences major on
the Pre-Vet track at
the University of Maryland.
As a camp counselor, I enjoy
watching our campers make new
friends, explore new places,
and create life-long memories!
I can't wait to engage with your
kiddos as we spend the summer
doing a variety of activities that
will grow their minds!
At summer camp, kids are given
the freedom to have fun in a
structured environment. It's a
time in their lives when they
make life-long memories.
I enjoy camp because everyday is different and unique. I can’t wait
to meet our new campers and
engage in outdoor games and
After high school graduation, I
decided to take a gap year. Since
then, I've enjoyed working,
hanging out with friends, and
trying new hobbies.
My career ranges over 40 years at the Community Action Council, in Howard County. I worked with children ages 3 to 5 and served school age students. My passion is teaching and developing the skills of our youth. My teaching extends into my personal life as a Sunday school teacher at my church.
I led Nature Camp at Columbia Association as their first supervisor for Nature Tots. I truly enjoy working with children and watching them bloom. Being retired has allowed me to enjoy traveling and being with family and friends.
Charles Thomas IV
Hi everyone, I am camp counselor Charles, and I will be working Camp Adventure and Camp Excursion!
I enjoy hobbies like fishing, hiking, sports, and traveling the world!
I have 7 years experience working with boys mentoring programs, youth camps and I also have a basketball training business for elementary through college players.
I look forward to going on new adventures and creating lots of new memories with this years campers!
Contact Us About Our Available Positions & Flexible Scheduling!
Call Us @ 443-535-1403 OR 443-535-1409
Email Us @ CampBloomofMaryland@gmail.com