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
- 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
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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