Currently our Before/After School Care Program is limited to our Perry Hall and Lutherville locations; however, check back as we continue to add schools to our pickup and drop-off schedule.


Bel Air
  • Bel Air Elementary
  • Prospect Mill Elementary
  • Red Pump Elementary
  • Fountain Green Elementary
Perry Hall
  • Perry Hall Elementary
  • Joppa View Elementary
  • Chapel Hill Elementary
  • Seven Oaks Elementary
  • Gunpowder Elementary
  • Villa Cresta Elementary
  • Honeygo Elementary
  • Harford Hills Elementary
  • St. Joseph Fullerton
  • Lutherville Laboratory
  • Pinewood Elementary
  • Hampton Elementary
  • Timonium Elementary
  • Riderwood Elementary

Structured Activity Stations

Students are placed into groups based on age and interest. Students pick activities they would like to participate in. Each group will get a chance at each activity as groups are cycled through stations at given intervals (i.e. 15-20 minutes).

Activities Include:

  • iPads
  • Kinetic Sand / Playdough
  • Art Projects
  • Barbie’s / Babies
  • Action Figures
  • Building
  • Board Games / Puzzles
  • Crafts (seasonal/non-seasonal)
  • Basketball
  • Outside activities and games
  • ...much more!

The girls love Kinetic Sand!
The girls love Kinetic Sand!

Whole Group Activity

Pumpkin Painting
Pumpkin Painting

Students will participate as a whole in a group activity, these include:

  • Movies & Ice Cream Sundaes
  • Amazing Glaze Pottery
  • The Voice (Karaoke)
  • Minute 2 Win It!
  • Guest Speaker Series
    • The Dinosaur Hunter 
    • The Reptile Man 
  • Science and Math Projects
    • Designed to engage kids in the science behind metrology and botany students will take data as groups/individuals and learn about graphing and data analysis based on grade level.  

STEM Challenge Program

Each afternoon of aftercare is begun with a STEM challenge. These are challenges for groups, partners or individuals. The problem forces kids to think outside of the box, work as a team and communicate while designing or engineering a solution to the problem! It is a great way to start the afternoon.

Pictured: Groups solving a problems without verbal communication!

Learning Centers

Learning Centers offer students computers to access BCPSone for homework, Dreambox, Edutyping, and iReady. All students participate in the daily learning centers after school.

Learning Centers offer students computers to access BCPSone for homework, Dreambox, Edutyping, and iReady.

Students are grouped two ways. First, students needing help on reading, writing and mathematics will be grouped based on grade (K-1, 2-3, 4-5). Our Mathematics and Reading/Writing specialist will work directly with students guiding and addressing content-related issues.

Service Learning Program

Students will be engaged in a service learning program that has kids learn about an issue, take action, and then reflect on what they have learned through the experience.

Kids taking action on their Earth Day Clean Up
Kids taking action on their Earth Day Clean Up!

Special Field Trips

On scheduled school closings and holidays, Active Minds uses this opportunity for both engaging educational field trips as well as field trips that get kids out and active!

                 Liberty Bell              

Pictured (from left to right): Campers seeing the excitement of Big Apple Circus on Spring Break, Campers visiting Thomas Jefferson’s home at Monticello on President’s Day and Campers Snow Tubing on Winter Break.

The Active Minds Family

Our Active Minds Families are part of a community that goes beyond aftercare or summer camp.  From Trunk-or-Treat to our monthly Parent Date Night, we create an Active Minds community for all of our families.

Trunk or Treat 2
Trunk or Treat 2
Swimming on Parent Date Night
Swimming on Parent Date Night

Field Trip Calendar for 2022-23

10/05/22Yom KippurGeorge Washington’s Mt. Vernon
10/21/22Professional Development DayBeachmont Corn Maze
10/24/22Professional Development DayFall Cupcake Decorating w/ The Wedding Cottage
11/08/22Election DayPinocchio (Disney 2022)
12/23/22 -
Winter BreakSuper Mario (Movie 2022), Indoor Swimming, Snow Tubing, Senior Center Christmas Dinner: Service Learning Project
01/16/23Dr. Martin Luther King Jr DaySmithsonian’s National African American Museum of History and Culture
01/23/23Professional Development DaySky Zone
02/20/23President's DayTBD
03/03/23 -
Spring BreakEarth Day: Service Learning Project, Indoor Swimming


Sample Dailey Program Schedule

Before Care Schedule

  • 7:00am – 8:10am
    • Structured Activity Stations (or)
    • Learning Center
  • 8:10am – 8:20am - Clean Up
  • 8:20am – 9:05am - Transport

After Care Schedule

  • 3:20pm – 4:00pm – Pick up students from school
  • 3:50pm – 4:15pm – Arrive at Active Minds
  • 4:00pm – 4:45pm – Snack and Homework Check/Help
  • 4:45pm – 5:00pm – Classroom Book-A-Day
  • 5:00pm – 6:00pm
    • Structured Activity Stations (or)
    • Whole Group Activity