2020 SMCPS Summer Activities

Check out the variety of summer activities available for students this summer.

Please be sure to check your calendars and mark down those dates.

Registration will open soon.

Spanish | Arts | Nature | TechVentures | Cyber | Tech Kids | Video Production | CulinaryGraphics | DARE

A Medical Release Form MUST be completed for each camp participant. A link to this form will be made available when registration opens.

  • If your student is attending more than one camp, a separate Medical Release Form needs to be completed for each camp.

The tuition is non-refundable unless the camp is canceled.

2020 Spanish Camp

  • Who: Rising 2nd-6th grade students
  • Dates: June 29-July 2, 2020
  • Location: Leonardtown High School
  • Time: 9:00-12:00
  • Tuition: $90.00 (in county) $130.00 (out-of-county)
    • Scholarships Available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals

Learn Spanish in an immersion environment through fun activities, songs, role-playing, and interactive games.

Summer Arts Academy

  • Who: students entering grades 4 - 9
  • Dates: July 6-9, 2020
  • Location: Chopticon High School
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuition: $165.00  (In-County); $200.00 (Out-of-County), (plus any applicable material fees)
    • Scholarships Available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals

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
  • ES Band
  • Chorus
  • 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.

2020 Elms Nature Camp 

  • Who: Children 8-12 years old
  • Dates: July 20-July 23, 2020
  • Location: Elms Environmental Center, Dameron MD
  • Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuition: $165.00 (in county) $200.00 (out-of-county)
  • Limited to 15 campers

Environmental Education focused outdoor nature camp for children aged 8-12. Students will explore, play and create in a variety of natural settings ranging from the chesapeake bay to marshes, ponds, forests and fields. Possible activities will include seine fishing in the Chesapeake, birdwatching, capturing insects, turtles, amphibians, games, and nature arts and crafts.

2020 TechVentures Camp 

  • Who: Rising 2nd-11th grade students
  • Dates: July 13-16, 2020 or July 20-23, 2020
  • Location: Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center 
  • Time: 8:30-3:30
  • Tuition: $100.00 
    • Scholarships Available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals

The summer Aerospace Camps will present a variety of courses in the STEM fields, offering opportunities for students entering grades 2 through 11. Students will explore concepts such as Engineering, Rocketry, Aeronautics, Coding, Robotics, Space Science and Space Citizenship. Each camp session will be held for four days, Monday through Thursday. 

2020 Cyber Camp 

  • Who: Rising 4th-7th graders (Week 1)  and rising 7th-9th graders (Week 2)
  • Dates: July 13-16, 2020 (Week 1) or July 20-23, 2020 (Week 2)
  • Location: Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center, IT Networking Academy 
  • Time: 8:30-3:30
  • Tuition: $165.00 (in-county)  $200 (out-of-county) 
    • Scholarships Available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals

The Cyber Camp provides hands-on activities focused on computer science, information technology, and cyber security topics. Attendees will learn and apply basic concepts of programming, game design, forensics, networking, computer hardware, hacking, and cryptography, from a series of gaming, modeling, and simulation activities. This camp is to provide exposure to numerous fields and subjects in information technology in a fun and interactive setting.    Camp activities include industry guest speakers, building computers, creating cables, and ‘unplugged’ projects.  

2020 Tech Kids Camp 

This session is for students ages 8-14.

  • Dates: July 13-16
  • Location: Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center
  • Time: 8:30-3:30
  • Tuition: $165.00 (in county) $200 (out of county)
    • Scholarships Available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals

Three different programs

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 aid will assist each team in 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, photomontage, and stenciled wood signs.

Additional Information

Each camp session will be held for four days, Monday through Thursday.


Transportation is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.

Students will be required to bring a sack lunch and a drink.

Camp D.A.R.E 

Your child is being invited to participate in the annual St. Mary’s County CAMP D.A.R.E. August 10th through August 14th at the Leonardtown Middle School. CAMP D.A.R.E. is a FREE five-day camp for incoming 5th and 6th grade students to the 2020-2021 school years. CAMP D.A.R.E. is being conducted by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with St. Mary’s County Public Schools. The camp will be held between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. each day.

Find out more about Camp D.A.R.E