Baltimore, Maryland/Washington, DC/Pennsylvania

Kicking Camp / Punting Camp / Long Snapping Camp

Centrally located and easily accessible to the Mid-Atlantic Region, McDaniel College, in historic Westminster, Maryland is only 30 miles from Baltimore, 66 miles from Washington D.C., and 60 miles from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The beautiful 160 acre campus with its traditional buildings, classic charm, and on campus golf course, is surrounded by forests and fields. The hilltop campus offers breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. McDaniel College is an ideal site for a football kicking camp. The Baltimore Ravens conducted their summer camp there until 2010 when they built their own facility just down the road in Owings Mills, Maryland. The NKS camp utilizes the same facilities the Ravens enjoyed including the artificial turf stadium which was installed by the Ravens.

While McDaniel College competes (quite successfully) at the Division 3 level, the athletic facilities are those of a much higher intercollegiate level of competition. The overnight accommodations for the NKS camp are more of a luxury apartment than a typical college dormitory. The camp is housed in the “North Village Apartments” which provide campers modern suites with a complete kitchen and living room. It’s a short walk to the field, dining hall, and meeting rooms.

McDaniel College was founded in 1867 and known as “Western Maryland College” until 2002. It is a private liberal arts college with 60 undergraduate and more than 20 graduate programs. It is profiled as one of the 40 colleges in the book, “Colleges That Changed People’s Lives”. In 2011, The Weather Channel ranked McDaniel College 6th in the USA as “Best Tailgating Colleges” due to the ability for fans to park their cars practically on the football field and actually grill and drink, a tradition that dates back to the 1920’s. McDaniel College annually ranks in the “Top Five” for average Division 3 attendance.

Westminster, Maryland/Washington D.C. Capitol Area

Whether you’re staying in the Westminster area, venture off to the nation’s capital, take in a Baltimore Orioles game, or visit the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains, this special region of the USA offers a multitude of activities for all. And don’t forget Gettysburg National Park. While the park is visited by thousands yearly for its obvious historical significance, people come to the park for the sheer beauty of the rolling hills and sweeping vistas. Here is a short list of area attractions.

Blue Ridge Mountains
Gettysburg National Park
The Union Mills Homestead
Carroll County Farm Meadows
Local Westminster Farms

Washington D.C.

  • Smithsonian
  • National Monuments and Memorials
  • Tour the 3 Houses of Government
  • Walk through Georgetown
  • Explore Mount Vernon
  • Walking Tours of Old Town Alexandria

D.C. Area Sports

  • Baltimore Ravens Training Complex, Owings Mills, Maryland – Check out the tours and dates for mini-camps and summer training camp.
  • Washington Redskins Training Center, Richmond, Virginia – Check out the tours and dates for mini-camps and summer training camp.
  • MLB Baltimore Orioles
  • MLB Washington Nationals

Distances to:
McDaniel College
2 College Hill Hill
Westminster, Maryland  27514

Baltimore  30 miles
Washington, D.C.  66 miles

Taneytown, Maryland  12 miles
Frederick, Maryland  33 miles
Gaithersburg, Maryland  36 miles
Annapolis, Maryland  58 miles
Hagerstown, Maryland  58 miles
Cambridge, Maryland  106 miles
Lexington Park, Maryland  116 miles
Cumberland, Maryland  122 miles
Salisbury, Maryland  137 miles

Arlington, Virginia  62 miles
Fairfax, Virginia  64 miles
Winchester, Virginia  82 miles
Fredericksburg, Virginia  106 miles
Richmond, Virginia  161 miles

York, Pennsylvania  36 miles
Carlisle, Pennsylvania  52 miles
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania  53 miles
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania  60 miles
Lancaster, Pennsylvania  61 miles
Allentown, Pennsylvania  125 miles
Williamsport, Pennsylvania  144 miles
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  231 miles

Wilmington, Delaware  99 miles
Dover, Delaware  113 miles


Jul 13 – Jul 15 (Fri – Sun), 2018


Westminster, Maryland

Facility Name

McDaniel College

Camp Check-in Location

Gill Gymnasium

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