compiled by Heather Morris
Is your camper ready to have fun this summer?
Carroll County has camp options for all ages and interests – from sports to theater to nature and more! Help your child explore, learn, stay active and make new friends at the wide variety of camps offered in Carroll County this summer.
June 13-Aug. 31, Pre-K thru 8th grade. 9th-12th grade “Counselor in Training” (CIT) option. Full-day and extended-day camps at locations in Eldersburg and Westminster. Early Bird specials and discounts available. (Start date dependent on CCPS and inclement weather days).
South Westminster Location
ABC Care Deer Park Adventure Camp
Weekly swimming field trip to Coppermine Cascade Park in Hampstead. Weekly adventure field trips for roller skating, ice skating or bowling. Weekly themes, hiking, nature activities, sign language, sports, arts and crafts, and STEM activities. Lunch available for purchase on Friday. Deer Park United Methodist Church, 2205 Sykesville Road
ABC Care Eldersburg Adventure Camp
Swimming field trips once a week to Coppermine Cascade Park in Hampstead. Weekly adventure field trips for roller skating, ice skating or bowling. Weekly themes, hiking, nature activities, fishing, pedal boats, sports, STEM activities, arts and crafts, sign language and clubs. Lunch available for purchase on Friday. Piney Run Park (Pavilion 6), 30 Martz Road. Transportation from Watkins Park in Mt. Airy.
ABC Care Fierce Fabulous Friday Trips
Grades 4-8, with limited enrollment. Specific field trip locations for select Fridays to be announced. Fun day of field trips, team-building activities and adventure. Field trips leaving from both locations.
BETH TFILOH SUMMER CAMPS
400 Delight Meadows Road, Reisterstown, 410-517-3451, BTCamps.org
June 20-Aug. 12. Summer Camps for ages 2-14. A wide variety of activities, including sports, ropes and challenge course, arts and crafts, boating, nature center, theater and much more. Campers 5+ swim twice a day. The younger campers enjoy the playground, splash pad, music and Tarbut (Jewish culture). Sixty acres of outdoor fun.
Ages 2-4. Program includes structured activities such as physical education, water play with water tables and sprinklers, story time, arts and crafts, singing, nature and Friday Kabbat Shabbat.
Lower Camp-Day Camp
Pre-K to 5th grade. Art, singing, Tarbut, swim lessons, sports, dance, splash pad, boating, nature center and more.
Ages 4 through entering kindergarten. Provides many of the same activities as the Lower Camp, such as sports, swimming, and art, but with an abbreviated day to accommodate younger campers.
Upper Camp-Senior Camp
Grades 5-8. Archery tag, survival skills, ropes course, arts, sports, boating, nature. Daily swimming instruction. Senior campers participate in special events such as color war, talent show, field trips and carnival.
Grades 4-8. Skill building, competitive play and fun. Football, baseball, golf, soccer, tennis and more led by “Baseball Warehouse.”
Grades 3-8. Ceramics, copper enameling, jewelry making, mosaics, macramé, papier-mâché, quilling, stitchery, and more.
Grades 5-8. Hands-on program that includes fire building, knife skills, climbing rappelling towers, caring for animals, constructing a campsite, preparing and cooking food, riding zip lines, and camping out under the stars.
Grades 3-8. Acting lessons, audition tips, voice direction, character development, memorization skills, blocking, and more.
Four-day-a-week program taking daily field trips visiting amusement parks, water parks, laser tag, baseball games and more.
Leadership training for teens entering grades 9 and 10. Program consists of developing skills and attitudes necessary to becoming a counselor or instructor.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF WESTMINSTER SUMMER FUN CAMP
Weekly from June 13-Aug. 19, Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with before and after hours available. Ages 6-13. Weekly themes, includes a weekly field trip, arts, sports, STEM, leadership, video game competitions, etc. Lunch/Snacks included (subject to change). $30 registration fee; $130/week (subject to change). Information: 71 E. Main Street, Westminster, 410-386-0135, www.bgcwestminster.org
A summer day camp designed for children and young adults of all ages and abilities. Activities include sports, fitness games, arts & crafts, table games, weekly field trips & more. Visit website for dates. Information: 443-398-8537, CampInclusion.org
CARROLL COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL
June 27-Aug. 5. Camps explore the arts from theatre to arts and crafts projects. All camps will be held in-person. Each camp will be tailored for a specific age range and interest. More details will soon be available on the website. Registration for CCAC members opens March 1 and the general public can register beginning April 1. CCAC members receive a 10 percent discount on all classes and camps. Families enrolling two or more children are eligible for a discount. Tuition assistance is available through the Tom Holder Memorial Arts Scholarship Fund. Information: 91 W. Main St., Westminster, 410-848-7272, www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org
CARROLL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1601 Washington Road, Westminster, 410-386-8000, carrollcc.edu
Summer!Kids@Carroll + Teen College
A Carroll Community College tradition for children and youth ages 5 to 15, will hold camps from June 27 through Aug. 19, on the College campus in Westminster. Choose from the nearly 150 full-day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) and half-day (9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.) formats. Select a morning and an afternoon with extended care hours to make a full day of fun. For dates and times, visit the website. These camps are recognized for engaging children and youth in a wide variety of educational enrichment topics, from art and creativity to science and technology, in a small group environment. Most camps have a 1 to 8 adult to camper ratio. Camp instructors, many of whom are professional educators, lead the camps as they have for the past 17 years. Lunch and snacks are not included. Campers bring their own food or purchase a week of lunches in our new Grub Club.
CARROLL COUNTY 4-H CAMPS
700 Agriculture Center Dr., Westminster, 410-386-2760, 888-326-9645, https://extension.umd.edu/locations/carroll-county/local-4-h-youth-education/camp-and-summer-programs
Younger Residential Camp June 20-23, ages 8-11 as of Jan. 1. Older Residential Camp July 11-15, ages 10-16 as of Jan. 1. Campers will join the youth-focused 4-H camp family at Hashawha Environmental Center, which features canoeing, archery, outdoor games, crafts, youth-led educational lessons, songs, campfires and other events and activities.
Clover Day Camps
Youth ages 5-7 years old as of Jan. 1 at the Carroll County Extension Office. Scholarship assistance available.
CARROLL COUNTY DANCE CENTER & BALLET CONSERVATORY
6300 Georgetown Blvd, #105, Eldersburg, 410-795-3255, www.carrollcountydancecenter.com
Summer Dance Camp
Aug. 1-5. Ages 6-12. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $325. Students experience a wide variety of dance forms, including ballet, jazz and more. They design and create fabulous costumes and scenery and practice the fundamentals of stage makeup. Families are invited to attend a performance held at the end of the week. In addition to dancing, children play games, tell stories and have a wonderful time! Dancers bring their own lunch. Morning and afternoon snacks are provided. Previous dance experience recommended.
Fairy Tale Pre-Ballet Camp
July 11-15 and July 25-29. Ages 4-6. 9 a.m.-noon. $185. Each day begins with a pre-ballet class, then dancers watch a professional video performance or read a book relating to the theme of the week. Dancers create a costume or prop as an arts and crafts activity and then have rehearsal for their performance dance at the end of the week. A snack is provided each day. Families are invited to attend a performance held on Friday.
Treasure, Rainbows & Unicorns Camp
July 18-22. Ages 5½ -10. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (extended care available for an additional fee). $299.Great for dancers and children new to dance! Spend each day dancing, making crafts, and playing games. Bring a sack lunch. Morning and afternoon snack provided.
Animal Planet Camp
July 5-8. Ages 5½ -10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (extended care available for an additional fee). $285. Great for dancers and children new to dance! Spend each day dancing, making crafts, and playing games. Bring a sack lunch. Morning and afternoon snack provided.
CARROLL COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION & PARKS
Offers many camp opportunities throughout the summer months to keep youth and teen minds and bodies active. A complete list and program details can be found in the Carroll County Department of Recreation & Parks registration website. The department’s camp guide and listings will be available on the registration site in February. Information: 410-386-2103, ccrecpark.org
CARROLL COUNTY FARM MUSEUM
500 South Center St., Westminster, 800-654-4645, www.carrollcountyfarmmuseum.org
Living History Camp
June 27-July 1, for rising 3rd and 4th graders; July 11-15, for rising 5th and 6th graders. Uses fun, hands-on experiences to teach children about rural life in the 1800s, including old-fashioned games, craft projects and historic skills.
July 18-22, for rising 4th, 5th and 6th graders. Lets children experience living off the land as farmers for a week — caring for animals, gardening, cooking and more.
CAMP T.R. CARROLL HOSPICE
A weekend grief camp for children ages 7-15 who have lost a loved one). June 3-5; held annually the first weekend in June. Overnight camp, arrive Friday evening and leave Sunday afternoon. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Camp T.R. offers outdoor adventurous activities throughout the weekend, including swimming, hiking, and canoeing. The camp has grief-related activities such as making memory books, a grief play, and a butterfly release. Each child is paired with a volunteer throughout the weekend. Meals are provided throughout the weekend. Camp T.R. is free. Registration is required; Applications are due May 10. Information: Hashawha Environmental Center, 300 John Owings Rd., Westminster, Jessica Roschen, M.S., Bereavement Counselor at Carroll Hospice, 410-871-7656, firstname.lastname@example.org
CARROLL INDOOR SUMMER SPORTS CAMP
June 20-Aug. 26. All day sports camps for ages 6-13. Prepared lunches, daily or weekly rates. Drop off as early as 7:30 a.m., pick up as late as 5:30 p.m. Age specific activities in an indoor climate-controlled environment. Multiple sibling discount. Information: 515 Old Westminster Pike, Westminster, 410-857-5098, www.carroll-indoor.com
COPPERMINE 4 SEASONS
2710 Hampstead-Mexico Rd., Hampstead, Jessica Dannettel: 410-239-3366, Coppermine4Seasons.com
June 6-Sept. 2 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for ages 4-5. Young campers will have a blast with highly trained staff in engaging age-appropriate games, arts and crafts, sports, swimming, nature walking, themed activities (Everyone’s Birthday, Backwards Day, Dinosaur Invasion, etc.), splash pad, inflatables and so much more! Early rate of $250/week and final rate of $275/week. Before and after-care are available.
June 6-Sept. 2 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for ages 6-7. Scouts participate in a wide variety of activities that will engage them all summer long. Campers will participate in age-appropriate games, arts and crafts, sport lead up games, swimming, hiking, themed activities (Mario Kart Day, Spy Day, Learn Magic), splash pad, inflatables, and more. Early rate of $250/week and final rate of $275/week. Before and after-care are available.
June 6-Sept. 2 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for ages 8-9. Is your camper ready to be challenged and explore new things? Explorers will participate in sports, swimming, hiking, archery, obstacle courses, and team building with occasional roller skating trips to Sportsman’s Hall and laser tag. Themed days (Ninja Warrior, Minecraft, Shaving Cream Battles) along with other fun and silly adventures await. Early rate of $250/week and final rate of $275/week. Before and after-care are available.
June 6-Sept. 2 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for ages 10-11. Trailblazers are experienced and ready to have fun. Campers will spend their summer engaging in sports, games, team building, obstacle courses, archery, shelter building, and swimming with occasional roller-skating trips to Sportsman’s Hall. They’ll also enjoy themed activities (Olympics, Game Show, Minute to Win It) and one field trip per week. (Hickory Falls, Laser Tag, Dave and Busters, etc.) Early rate of $250/week and final rate of $275/week. Before and after-care are available.
Ultimate Sports Camp
June 20-Aug. 19 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for ages 6-11. Ultimate Sports Camp gives campers the opportunity to engage in high energy games that reinforce skill fundamentals, sportsmanship, teamwork, and dedication while developing an all-around athlete. Camp will feature age-appropriate instruction in baseball, basketball, soccer, NFL Flag Football, Capture the Flag and kickball. All campers will have daily swim time. Early rate of $250/week and final rate of $275/week. Before and after-care available.
Jr. Counselor Camp
June 7-Sept. 2 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for ages 14 and 15. Early rate of $150/week and $175/week final rate Coppermine’s Jr. Counselor Camp is an excellent way to get hands-on experience in a supervised setting as they learn from our experienced child development leaders. Campers will work directly with our senior counselors and staff, demonstrating character development skills and leadership while providing enthusiasm assisting younger campers each day. To be accepted for the Junior Counselor program at Cascade Park individuals must complete our online application.
June 20-Aug. 19 for ages 12-14. Early rate of $350/week and $375/week final rate. This includes an off-site fun-filled day camp designed for teens ages 12 to 14 with all activities led by on-site facilitators. Campers will attend daily field trips that include amusement and water parks, ninja warrior and climbing courses, and high energy activities such as laser tag and water tubing. No two weeks are the same.
June 20-29 for ages 13-15. Early rate of $370/week and $395/week final rate. Nature is where we go to become who we are meant to be. CopperTrek gives your teen the opportunity to develop leadership skills while learning to camp, paddle, and navigate the outdoors. Transformational adventure and fun featuring low and high ropes, day trips, team-building, swimming, wilderness first-aid, hiking, orienteering, and an overnight under the stars at Cascade Park. Overnight experience is Thursday to Friday.
Specialty Sports Camps
Half-day and full-day. Camps include field hockey, volleyball, basketball, soccer, and lacrosse. Campers bring a packed lunch, and can bring or purchase snacks.
FULL MOON FARM
June 20-24; July 11-15; Aug. 8-12 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Ages 5-12 Tailors each day based on the campers’ interests and abilities, as well as the weather. Camp activities include morning/afternoon riding lessons, horse care lessons, crafts, nature hikes, games, demos featuring our advanced riders, and guest speakers. Activities range from learning how to properly groom, tack, and bathe a horse, to listening to guest speakers, to horse-related games and crafts. Campers learn about breeds, markings, tack, barn management, horse health, and horse care and safety. Campers bring their own lunch in a cooler and a water bottle. Water refills and two daily snacks are provided. Cost: $425 per week (Early-bird price). Price increases to $455 ten days before the first day of each camp week. Information: 4326 Louisville Rd., Finksburg, Christine Hryzak: email@example.com, FullMoonFarm.com
THE GODDARD SCHOOL OF ELDERSBURG SUMMER PROGRAM
June 13-Sept. 2. Enroll for individual days, full weeks or for the entire summer. Open 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday Ages include all children who have completed kindergarten through age 12. Field trips, entertaining visitors and shows, arts and crafts, theme weeks, and sports. Morning and afternoon snacks are provided; lunch is provided by the parents. The rate is $72/day; families may choose as many or as few days as they wish. Information: 6300 Goddard Park Dr., Eldersburg, DEldersburgMD@GoddardSchools.com, GoddardSchools.com
GRACE UNITED LEARNING CENTER SUMMER CAMP
Offered weekly, all summer, for ages 5-8 and offers activities including field trips, water days, sports, bike days, crafts and fun for all. Information: 49 W Baltimore St. Taneytown, 410.756.2696, Crystalb@graceunitedlc.com
McDANIEL COLLEGE SUMMER CAMPS 2022
Green Terror Basketball Camp-Boys Day Camp
Session 1: June 13-17; Session 2: Aug. 1-5. For ages 7-17. The camp teaches the basic fundamentals of basketball that may be applied individually, and in a team setting. Teamwork will be stressed. The camp is directed by Kevin Curley, men’s head basketball coach at McDaniel, and McDaniel men’s basketball players work as coaches and counselors to ensure that each camper receives quality individual instruction. Information: mcdanielathletics.com/information/camps-clinics/index
Harmony College East
June 16-19. Some of the top vocal and performance coaches across the U.S. and Canada provide classes and coaching for individual singers, quartets as a group, choruses and also directors and prospective directors for those interested in barbershop singing.
Maryland Boys State
June 19-25. This program of the American Legion is for boys who have completed their junior year of high school with numerous activities to participate in, which includes legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, chorus, and recreational programs. Participants who complete the full Boys State Program and are admitted to McDaniel College will automatically be considered for a $10,000 annual merit scholarship. Participants also have the option to receive two college credits by attending the camp. Information: mdlegion.org/boysstate
Summer Science Academy
Session 1: June 19-24; Session 2: June 26-July 1; Session 3: July 10-15. For students in Grades 9-12. Summer camp for science-oriented high school students, offering a variety of courses in each session. Students who successfully complete at least one session of the Summer Science Academy and who have not already been admitted to McDaniel College will receive a guaranteed minimum $40,000 scholarship to attend McDaniel College as an undergraduate. Information: summerscienceacademy.com
Green Terror Softball
Session 1: June 20-22. Session 2: July 10-13. For ages 7-18. Directed by Phil Smith, head softball coach at McDaniel, players develop fundamentals and increase skill level with areas of focus including throwing, infield, outfield, hitting, base running, sliding and bunting. Information: mcdanielathletics.com/information/camps-clinics/index
Ray Campbell Adult Tennis Camp
June 24-26. Camp offers instructors and coaches with years of professional playing and coaching experience to help improve the participants’ tennis game by explaining and demonstrating strokes, serves, spins and strategies in actual game situations. Information: peterlr58.wixsite.com/campbelltenniscamp
Nike Field Hockey Camp at McDaniel College
June 24-26. For ages 11-18. The camp prepares players at any skill level, providing the chance to master the fundamentals and develop proper mechanics through a mix of drills, games and competitive play. The camp is directed by McDaniel field hockey coach Caitlin Ashley. Information: www.ussportscamps.com
Point Guard College
Session 1: June 27–July 1; Session 2: July 5-9; Session 3: July 18-22; Session 4: July 25-29. For high school students entering Grades 9-12. This basketball camp helps players develop the skills and habits to become the smartest player on the floor. Sessions are limited to 80-120 players with a 12:1 player-to-coach ratio. Information: pgcbasketball.com
Common Ground on the Hill Traditions Week
July 10-16. In-depth courses in art, dance, a variety of musical instruments, film, writing, songwriting, spoken word and literary arts, and a broad range of discussion courses are offered, as well as evening art lectures, concerts, dances, and jams. College credit available. Information: commongroundonthehill.org
Nike Volleyball Camp at McDaniel College
July 11-13; July 14-15 For ages 12-18. This overnight camp offers All Skills and Position Specialty programs, designed to help players fine-tune their skills through drills and competitive play. The camp is directed by McDaniel women’s head volleyball coach Jennifer Feldmann and assisted by current McDaniel volleyball assistant coaches and players. Information: ussportscamps.com
Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp
July 18-21. For ages 9–18. Players are immersed in the sport of lacrosse, learning the fundamentals as well as new techniques. McDaniel women’s head lacrosse coach Kristin Ramey directs the camp. Information: ussportscamps.com
Green Terror Men’s Soccer Camp
July 21-23. For ages 11-19. Directed by Steve Corrieri, head men’s soccer coach at McDaniel, players participate in technical and tactical training sessions to experience competitive play and develop their skills. Information: mcdanielathletics.com/information/camps-clinics/index
Green Terror Women’s Soccer ID Camp
July 24. For ages 14-19. Camp is designed for players to improve technical skills and play in small-sided and full-field environments to get a feel for the college level of play. The camp is directed by Sandy Lagana Bly, head women’s soccer coach at McDaniel, and assisted by current McDaniel women’s soccer staff and players. Information: greenterrorsoccercamps.com
Nike Soccer Camp at McDaniel College
July 25-28. Day Camp for ages 8-16. Camp is designed to provide players with the support to improve technically and tactically with individual and small group training, plus full-field matches. The camp is directed by Sandy Lagana Bly, head women’s soccer coach at McDaniel College, and assisted by McDaniel women’s soccer staff and players. Information: www.ussportscamps.com
MERRITT CLUBS IN ELDERSBURG
June 20-Aug. 26. Camps run weekly from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with before- and after-care available. Offering themed camps throughout the summer for all children ages 4-14. There is pool time in the family fun pool, water games, or recess daily in all camps to ensure that campers get fresh air and exercise throughout the week. There are specific half-day camp times available for Pre-K to 2nd grade campers each week. Campers pack their own lunch and snacks as well as bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, and closed-toe shoes. Camp themes include Amazing Race, American Girl (Be Strong, Be Brave, Be-YOU-tiful), Around the World, Art, Carnival, Cheer Camp, CIT (Counselor in Training), CSI, Dance, DIY, Fairy Tale, Jedi Training, Junior Zookeeper, Little Picasso, Mini Splashers, Mini Sports, Outdoor Adventure, Secret Agent Spy, Splash and Swim, Sports and More, Superhero, Survivor, Weird Science and more. Information: 1388 Progress Way, Eldersburg, 410-549-8855, MerrittClubs.com/camps
MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF WESTMINSTER
June 20-Aug. 5. Camps run from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (full day) or 8:30-11:50 a.m. (half day) with before- and after-care available. Ages 2-11.
1055 Montessori Drive, Westminster, 410-848-6283, montessorischoolofwestminster.org/summer-camps
RVR (River Valley Ranch)
Ages 4-17 Since 1952, RVR offers local day and sleepaway camps, with activity options including horseback riding, archery, tag, zip lines, ropes course, paintball, giant pool and more. RVR offers unique challenging experiences, quality caring staff, and meaningful life impact. Information: 4443 Grave Run Rd., Manchester, 443-712-1010, RiverValleyRanch.com
TAMI GEE’S STUDIO OF DANCE
July-August; Ages 3-teen; girls and boys. Themed dance camps, workshops and classes. Camps and workshops are offered for half and full days. Classes and workshops include ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, hip-hop, musical theatre, and acro. Snack provided. Information: 3000 Gamber Road, Suite #7, Finksburg, 410-861-8385, TamiGees.com
WESTMINSTER DOWNTOWN YOGA KIDS SUMMER CAMP
July 11-15; 12:30-4 p.m., Ages 7-11, Cost is $200. Children will stretch, strengthen, and energize their minds and bodies. Every day, campers will learn yoga poses, play games, create crafts, and participate in team-building exercises. Snack included (a daily mindfulness snack) Information: 13 Liberty St., Westminster, 443-293-7423, WestminsterDowntownYoga.com
THE Y IN CENTRAL MARYLAND
1719 Sykesville Rd., Westminster, 410-848-3660, YMarylandCamp.org
June 21-Sept. 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with free before- and after-care (7-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.). Start and end dates subject to change and may vary by camp location. Locations include Camp Hashawha Overnight Camp and Y Camp at the Hill Y in Westminster. Camps are co-ed and are for campers entering kindergarten through Grade 10. Campers must bring their own lunch, drinks and snacks to day camp. Cost varies by camp and will be available in January 2022.
Traditional Day Camp
Entering Grades K-6. Choose from a range of camp experiences that allow campers to explore new opportunities and natural environments.
Summer Magic Preschool Day Camp
Entering Grades Pre-K-1. Specifically designed for our littlest “big kids,” young campers will have fun with age-appropriate games and activities, arts & crafts, camp songs and more. Takes place in its own dedicated space to learn, make friends, and experience the magic of summer together.
Ultimate Overnight Camps
Entering Grades 3-10. Age ranges differ by camp location. When children are away from home, they learn how to trust themselves more as they expand their horizons and find their sense of wonder and adventure! Overnight camp available at Camp Hashawha in Carroll County.
Entering Grades 1-6. Specialty camps zero in on a specific area of interest such as STEM, art, sports and more. Camps include Solar System Science, Paint & Pottery, Fun-gineering, Creatures & Critters, as well as community discovery camps like In Your Community and even Virtual Field Trips!
Young Life camping is full of high adventure, crazy fun and incredible food… and it promises to be an amazing week. Teens (and families and adults) are treated to resort-quality facilities as they escape from the pressures of everyday life to have fun with friends and Young Life leaders, and hear the message of God’s love in terms they can understand. Young Life camping this summer promises to be filled with lasting memories and life-changing moments! Information: CarrollCounty.YoungLife.org
Note: The camps, activities, and programs included here may not include all options that are open to the public and are based in Carroll County. This listing includes organizations which responded to questions, by or before the publication deadline. This list does not represent referrals or recommendations. It is compiled for informational purposes only.