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A Medical Release Form MUST be completed for each camp participant.

ALL PROGRAMS WILL REQUIRE A MINIMUM ENROLLMENT TO RUN. The tuition is non-refundable unless the camp is canceled.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

2018 SMCPS Summer Activities

Cyber Camp | World Language | Arts AcademyAerospace | Tech Kids | Basketball | D.A.R.E. 

2018 Cyber Camp

Week 1: AFA Cyber Camp

This session is for students entering grades 7 - 9. Participants may choose to participate in either or both weeks of Cyber Camp. Please register for each separately if electing to participate both weeks.

  • Dates: June 18 - 22, 2018
  • Location: Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuition (In-County): $200.00
  • Tuition (Out-of-County): $250.00 (plus any applicable material fees)

REGISTER HERE

This summer SMCPS will host the Air Force Association’s CyberCamp. This five day camp introduces students to the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, cybersecurity career opportunities, cyber ethics, online safety, how computers work, and cyber threats. Campers will learn how to use a virtual machine to secure Windows and Ubuntu computers. On the final day, students will compete against fellow campers on Windows 10 and Ubuntu competition images.
This camp will help prepare students for the international CyberPatriot competitions held every school year, including those in SMCPS high schools. For more information about the camp: https://www.uscyberpatriot.org/special-initiatives/afa-cybercamp-program/standard-afa-cybercamp-information

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Transportation is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. Parents/guardians are responsible for ensuring students are picked up promptly at the conclusion of each day.
  • Students will be required to bring a sack lunch and a drink.
  • Spaces for the 2018 Cyber Camp are limited, wait lists will be formed after sessions are filled.

Thank you to the Patuxent Partnership and the ONR Grant for supporting this camp!

Week 2: Cyber Camp 

This session is for students entering grades 7 - 9. Participants may choose to participate in either or both weeks of Cyber Camp. Please register for each separately if electing to participate both weeks. 

  • Dates: July 9 - 12
  • Location: Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuition (In-County): $160.00
  • Tuition (Out-of-County): $200.00 (plus any applicable material fees)

REGISTER HERE

The Cyber Camp provides hands-on activities focused on computer science and cyber security topics. Attendees will learn and apply basic concepts of programming, forensics, and cryptography, from a series of gaming, modeling, and simulation activities, which explore the interconnections of science, math, technology, and computers. Camp activities include a guest speaker from CyberSecurity field and a field trip to the NSA Cryptological Museum.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Transportation is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. Parents/guardians are responsible for ensuring students are picked up promptly at the conclusion of each day.
  • Students will be required to bring a sack lunch and a drink.
  • Spaces for the 2018 Cyber Camp are limited, wait lists will be formed after sessions are filled.

Thank you to the Patuxent Partnership and the ONR Grant for supporting this camp!


2018 World Language Camp

This session is for students entering grades 2 - 6.

  • Dates: June 25-28, 2018
  • Times: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Leonardtown High School
  • Tuition (In-County): $90.00
  • Tuition (Out-of-County): $130.00

REGISTRATION OPENING SOON!

Students have the opportunity to learn Spanish or Chinese in an immersion environment through fun activities such as songs, role playing, and interactive games.

Select the language of choice to register:

Notes:

  • Parents are responsible for making transportation arrangements to have their students picked up promptly at the end of class.
  • For more information regarding this program please contact Wendy Tarr, Supervisor of Instruction for World Languages and ESOL, 301.475.5511, ext. 32118 or by e-mail at wmtarr@smcps.org.

2018 Summer Arts Academy

This session is for students entering grades 4 - 9.

  • Dates: June 25 - 28, 2018
  • Location: Leonardtown High School
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuition (In-County): $160.00
  • Tuition (Out-of-County): $200.00 (plus any applicable material fees)

At the Summer Arts Academy, students have the opportunity to explore multiple topics in the arts. Students will select one major area to study and two other areas for minors. Minor topics could include duct tape art, piano, dance, t-shirt design, glee club, etc.

Major classes (students choose 1) - REGISTRATION LINKED BELOW

Minor topics will be finalized and published for student selection at a later date.

  • Transportation is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. Parents/guardians are responsible for ensuring students are picked up promptly at the conclusion of each day.
  • Students will be required to bring a sack lunch and a drink.

2018 Summer Aerospace Camp

Elementary

This session is for students entering grades 2 - 6.

  • Dates: July 16 - 19 OR July 23 - 26, 2018
  • Location: Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuition: $100.00 per week
    • Scholarships Available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals

ELEMENTARY WEEK 1 REGISTRATION

ELEMENTARY WEEK 2 REGISTRATION

Camp sessions provide opportunities for students to participate in hands-on, minds-on activities in the areas of science, mathematics, technology, and engineering. Students will explore topics such as Aeronautics, Earth Science, Engineering, Rocketry, Space Citizenship, and Space Science through classroom activities.

  • Grade 2: Destination Space - Students learn about space and space citizenship in order to establish planetary colonies.
  • Grade 3: Playtime in Space - Students explore Newton’s Three Laws, then apply them to the development and marketing of a toy that can be played in space. They will also learn and apply computer coding basics.
  • Grade 4: Forces of Flight - Students learn about weight, lift, thrust, and drag, and apply them to various flying machines. They will also explore the basics of electrical circuits.
  • Grade 5: Physics of Flight - Students will apply principles of aerodynamics and basic coding when building, programming, and flying various aircraft.
  • Grade 6: Applications of Engineering - Students will apply coding to the design, build, and flight of model aircraft and other electronic device

NOTES

  • Transportation is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. Parents/guardians are responsible for ensuring students are picked up promptly at the conclusion of each day.
  • Students will be required to bring a sack lunch and a drink.

Secondary

Two-week Camp

  • This session is for students entering grades 7 - 11
    • Dates: July 16 - 19 AND July 23 - 26, 2018
    Location: Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m
  • Tuition: $200.00 for two-week program
    • Scholarships Available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals.

SECONDARY 2-WEEK CAMP REGISTRATION

In this two-week program, students in grades 7 - 11 will participate in activities related to advanced aeronautics and quadcopters. Subject matter experts in these fields have been invited to work with students as they explore the implications of these topics for law enforcement, national security, and space exploration. 

NOTES

  • Transportation is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. Parents/guardians are responsible for ensuring students are picked up promptly at the conclusion of each day.
  • Students will be required to bring a sack lunch and a drink.

Thank you to the Patuxent Partnership for your ongoing support of this program!


2018 Tech Kids Camp

This session is for students ages 7 -14.

  • Dates: July 16 - 19,  2018
  • Location: Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center
  • Time: 8:30 a.m.  - 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuition: $160.00 
    • Scholarships Available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals

REGISTER HERE

Lights, Camera, Action (ages 10 - 14)
Campers will work in teams to come up with an original story. Each team will then turn their story into a script. You'll experience all three stages of video production as you write, star in, produce and help direct your “mini-movie.” The instructor or an aide will assist each team with shooting and editing. On the final day, you’ll be introduced to GarageBand and will be able to use the program’s loops to create your own music. Completed mini-movies may be posted on the Bulldog TV YouTube channel. Campers are encouraged to bring a thumb drive with them at the end of the week so they can bring home a copy of their completed mini-movie and GarageBand songs.

Calling All Aspiring Chefs! (ages 8 - 12)
Looking for a team of great chefs who are ready to learn how to prepare something exciting and new each day. Enjoy a sampling of your creations, and make your own recipe book. Wow your friends and family with your AWESOME cooking skills as you recreate these dishes at home.

S.M.I.L.E. (Stem, Messy, Imagination, Learning, Experiments) (ages 7 - 11)
Each day of the week we will explore different areas of your child's creative imagination. Students will do STEM experiments using unusual items for projects. Messy will involve painting/drawing on several projects. Endless imagination is needed to think "outside of the box". The projects will also teach kids about movement using air, wheels, balloons, straws, tissue paper, as well as a lot of other items. "Minute to win it" types of activities each day- what is summer camp without a few game challenges.

Spark the Imagination of a Young Graphic Artist (ages 10 - 14)
Students will unleash their creativity through art! Explore the world of digital art. Learn how professional artists make great designs and artwork. This course gives students the opportunity to learn the digital media basics and principles of art, using Adobe® Photoshop and digital photography. Every student will explore their creativity by using professional digital art techniques. Project work may include designing a pop art poster, photo montage, magazine or book cover, t-shirt design, or other type of digital media.

Nature Science Camp (ages 10 - 14)
How old is that tree? How do scientists use ROVs to explore underwater? How do forensic wildlife scientists figure out what critter that skull came from? Come explore the wonders of our natural world! In this Nature Science Camp, you will explore activities in Forestry and Soil Science, Water Water Everywhere, and Get Wild! Wildlife Science with actual critters! You will learn to use some real tools that the pros use to gather information about our natural world. We will spend a good portion of each day outside.

NOTES

  • Transportation is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. Parents/guardians are responsible for ensuring students are picked up promptly at the conclusion of each day.
  • Students will be required to bring a sack lunch and a drink.

Parents should provide sunscreen and bug spray.

 


2018 Basketball Camp

This session is for students entering grades 3-8

  • Dates: August 6-9 OR August 13-16, 2018
  • Location: Leonardtown Middle School
  • Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuition (In-County): $160.00
  • Tuition (Out-of-County): $200.00 (plus any applicable material fees)

REGISTRATION for Week 1

REGISTRATION for Week 2

The SMCPS Basketball Camp offers kids ages entering grades 3-8 an opportunity to learn and play the sport of basketball. This full day camp is designed to give our campers the tools that they need to become fundamental basketball players while still enjoying the game. Each day of camp involves a skills and drills section in which campers are taught and have the opportunity to practice the fundamentals of basketball (shooting, dribbling, passing, defense, etc.,).


D.A.R.E Camp

In partnership with the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office, this program is for students entering grades 5 and 6.

Camp D.A.R.E. will be on July 9 - 12, 2018. 

Registration is through the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office.