St. Mary’s County Public Schools is pleased to announce the registration period for the 2017 Summer Activities is now open and will remain open until Friday, May 26, 2017. For more information regarding these programs and/or to register for an event, please visit the St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ Summer Activities page at http://www.smcps.org/strategic-planning/summer-activities.
Cyber Camp (This session is for students entering grades 7-9)
This 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. Cyber Camp will run June 26 – 29, 2017, or July 24 – 27, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center.
Spanish Camp (This session is for students entering grades 2-6)
This camp provides students with an opportunity to learn Spanish in an immersion environment through fun activities such as songs, role-playing, and interactive games. Spanish Camp will run June 19 – 22, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Leonardtown High School.
Summer Arts Academy (This session is for students entering grades 4-9)
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): Dance, Drama/Theatre, ES Band, ES Orchestra, ES Visual Arts, Secondary Band, Secondary Orchestra, Secondary Visual Arts. The Summer Arts Academy will run June 19 – 22, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Leonardtown High School.
Summer Aerospace Camp – Elementary (This session is for students entering grades 2-6)
This camp provides 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. Aerospace Camp will run July 10 – 13, 2017, or July 17 – 20, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center.
Summer Aerospace Camp – Secondary (This session is for students entering grades 7-11)
In this two-week program, students 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. Selected students will also be able to extend their camp experience in order to complete Part 107 of the FAA requirements for earning their Commercial UAV License. No prior knowledge of these topics is required. Aerospace Camp will run July 10 – 13, 2017, and July 17 – 20, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the
Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center.
Tech Kids Summer Camp (This session is for students ages 8-14)
Tech Kids Summer Camp will run July 10 – 13, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center. (An additional week of camp may be added the week of July 17 – 20, 2017 if enrollment exceeds capacity for week 1).
Bits, Bytes, and Game Design (ages 8 – 12): Like playing video games? Interested in computers? Learn how they work in this workshop designed to teach campers how to build a computer and design video games through coding. This is a great opportunity to learn about computers while having a lot of FUN!
Digital Storytelling (ages 10 – 14): Work in teams to come up with two original stories. Each story will then be made into a script. You will experience voice acting and produce sound effects when you make one of your stories into a radio theater episode. You will experience all three stages of video production as you make your other story into a “mini-movie”. Completed radio theater episodes will be posted online on TC Radio and the completed mini-movies will be posted on the Bulldog TV YouTube channel. Students are encouraged to bring a thumb drive with them so they can bring home a copy of their digital stories at the end of the week.
Model Building – Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (ages 8 – 12): Ever wish you could make a miniature version of your favorite plane, train, rocket, car or truck? Maybe you have your own rad design in mind! In this camp, students have the opportunity to learn model assembly and building of a model of their choice. Campers will learn design, pin stripping, and painting skills. Models will be available or students may bring their own!
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.
DIY Crafts and Creations (ages 8 – 12): In this class, campers will use their creativity and style to create a variety of Do It Yourself projects. We will work with a variety of mediums to create all kinds of fun and interesting projects. Campers will leave the class with at least two or three cool new projects along with ideas and the know how to make many more! We will be working with many different substances that can permanently stain clothing so please dress accordingly.