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  • Welcome Parents

    Welcome to the Williams S. Schmidt Outdoor Education Center (Camp Schmidt).  It is our pleasure to host your child's school this year.  This site is designed to help you better understand what to expect when your child arrives at the Schmidt Center  and how to prepare for the overnight trip.  If you have questions please contact the office between 8:30am - 4:00pm.  After hours communication should be directed to the specific location where your child is staying (Orme or Villages).  The Schmidt Center  Main Office: 301-888-1185 

     For a packing list, permission slip, and other important parent documents please click on the Parent Guide (English) or Parent Guide (Spanish)


     Green with blue tshirt 2019-2 T-shirts are for sale.  They are $10.00 each (includes tax).  

     All shirts are in adult size S, M, L, XL and XXL.





     For a list of the meals planned during your child's trip, please refer to the elementary lunch and breakfast menus that are available  at 



      NEW Administrative Procedure 4215: All chaperones must now complete full background check ($56.57*) at least 14 days before the trip.  For more information visit: or contact the Background Unit at 301.952.7831

    *Note: "Any parent/guardian who needs assistance covering the cost of a fingerprint background check, and whose child(ren) qualify for free and reduced priced meals, may request waiver of the background check fee by providing a copy of their eligibility letter from the PGCPS Department of Food and Nutrition Services."