2019 SMCPS Summer Activities

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

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.


2019 World Language Camp

2019 Spanish and Chinese Camp

This session is for students entering grades 2-6.

  • Dates: June 24-27, 2019
  • Times: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Leonardtown High School
  • Tuition (In-County): $90.00
  • Tuition (Out-of-County): $130.00

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

  • 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.

2019 Spanish Camp Registration

2019 Chinese Camp Registration


2019 Summer Arts Academy

This session is for students entering grades 4 - 9.

  • Dates: June 24-27, 2019
  • 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)

  • Drama/Theatre
  • Chorus
  • ES Band
  • ES Orchestra
  • ES Visual Arts
  • Secondary Band
  • Secondary Orchestra
  • Secondary Visual Arts

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

2019 Summer Arts Academy Registration


2019 Summer Aerospace Camp

Techventures: Think. Create. Innovate

  • Dates: July 15 - 18, OR July 22 - 25
  • 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

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.
  • Grades 4 - 6
    • Option 1: Forces of Flight - Students learn about weight, lift, thrust, and drag, and 22electrical circuits.
    • Option 2: Coding - Circuitry and Robotics: Students will apply principles of basic, electronics and coding to program robots and design their own functioning circuits.
  • Grades 7 - 9
    • Option 1: Aeronautics - Students will participate in activities related to advanced aeronautics and quadcopters.
    • Option 2: Coding - Electronics and Program Design: Students will learn and apply principles of electronics and programming to design a project of their choice.
  • Grades 10 - 11
    • Option 1: Engineering - Students will participate in activities related to advanced aeronautics and quadcopters, applying coding principles to design, build, program, and fly model quadcopters.
    • Option 2: Coding and Cybersecurity - Introduces students to cybersecurity career opportunities, cyber ethics, online safety, how computers work, and cyber threats.

In addition, an elective block will be included with topics from a variety of the above topics and are designed to provide exposure and initial understandings of the various topics in the STEM fields. The elective block is designed to spark interest for future experiences and course selections.

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

2019 Aerospace Camp - Week 1 Registration

2019 Aerospace Camp - Week 2 Registration


2019 Tech Kids Camp

This session is for students ages 8-14.

  • Dates: July 15-18
  • Location: Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center
  • Time: 8:30-3:30
  • Tuition: $160.00 (in county) $200 (out of county)
    • Scholarships Available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals

Lights, Camera, Action (ages 10-14):  

Campers will work in teams to come up 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 aid will assist each team with shooting their videos. Campers will be introduced to iMovie so they can edit their own videos and Garage Band so they can create your own music to use in their videos.  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-movies 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.

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, stenciled wood signs, and cyanographs.

2019 Tech Kids Camp Registration

Parents should provide sunscreen and bug spray.


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 22-25, 2019.

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