ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Children Play 2 Learn Robotics

Ages: Boys and Girls 8 to 13
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (M-F)
Dates: Weekly, June 23 to Aug 1
Tuition: $475 per week
(4th of July Week - June 30 to July 3 - $380)

A minimum of 8 students and a maximum of 20 students will be admitted per session.

Campers use LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT and EV3, to create innovative and challenging robotic designs. Working in a team or individually, they will use sensors, motors, and blue-tooth technology to program their robots to move, react to sound or light, and make decisions! Campers use the NXT-G programming language as they go about completing their robotic missions and may be challenged by a FIRST® LEGO® League-style robotics mission. Campers are encouraged to document their designs using animation, digital art, and video techniques available in camp. We boast a 1:1 camper to laptop ratio and a 7:1 camper to instructor ratio.

For more information, please visit our website www.ChildrenPlay2Learn.com. The programs conducted by the McDonogh School are not affiliated, sponsored, or endorsed by LEGO® Education or the LEGO® Group. LEGO®, the LEGO® logo, the Brick, DUPLO®, MINDSTORMS®, and WeDo™ are trademarks of the LEGO® Group. ©2012 The LEGO® Group



Children Play 2 Learn Technology

Ages: Boys and Girls 8 to 13
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (M-F)
Dates: Weekly, June 23 to Aug 1
Tuition: $475 per week
(4th of July Week - June 30 to July 3 - $380)

A minimum of 8 students and a maximum of 20 students will be admitted per session.

Our camp provides children with the chance to individualize their day camp experience. Campers are encouraged to design their camp experience as young entrepreneurs, creating their own logos and business cards to personalize their quest. Whatever they choose, children will complete applied technology adventures customized to their skill level. Campers will use LEGO® robotic equipment and exciting child-friendly software as they complete their missions. They will document their experience using animation, digital art, and video techniques available in camp. We boast a 1:1 camper to laptop ratio and a 7:1 camper to instructor ratio.

For more information, please visit our website www.ChildrenPlay2Learn.com. The programs conducted by the McDonogh School are not affiliated, sponsored, or endorsed by LEGO® Education or the LEGO® Group. LEGO®, the LEGO® logo, the Brick, DUPLO®, MINDSTORMS®, and WeDo™ are trademarks of the LEGO® Group. ©2012 The LEGO® Group



Children Play 2 Learn Video Game Design

Ages: Boys and Girls 10 to 14
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (M-F)
Dates: Weekly, June 23 to Aug 1
Tuition: $475 per week
(4th of July Week - June 30 to July 3 - $380)

A minimum of 8 students and a maximum of 20 students will be admitted per session.

Campers will use an object-oriented, GUI-based game design program as they learn the fundamentals of programming and game design. Completed games will be made available for at-home use. New this year, campers will experience the CP2L Game Lab, a hands-on, interactive lab environment hosting various Operating System (OS) platforms for video game design. Campers will also be introduced to popular, kid-friendly programming languages that can be used on multiple OS platforms, such as Mac, Windows, XBOX 360, and several mobile platforms. We have a 1:1 camper to laptop ratio, and the CP2L Game Lab will support 1:1 interaction for each platform during game development.

For more information, please visit our website www.ChildrenPlay2Learn.com.



Children Play 2 Learn Young Engineers

Ages: Boys and Girls 7 to 11
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (M-F)
Dates: Weekly, June 23 to July 11
Tuition: $395 per week
(4th of July Week - June 30 to July 3 - $320)

A minimum of 8 students and a maximum of 20 students will be admitted per session.

Campers will investigate the engineering principles of simple machines, mechanisms, and structures, using LEGO® building materials. They will explore hands-on activities using gears, pulleys, levers, and wheels and axles. This is the camp for LEGO® Lovers! Participants will each take home a unique collection of 200 LEGO® elements carefully selected to inspire and stimulate creative-thinking.

For more information, please visit our website www.ChildrenPlay2Learn.com. The programs conducted by the McDonogh School are not affiliated, sponsored, or endorsed by LEGO® Education or the LEGO® Group. LEGO®, the LEGO® logo, the Brick, DUPLO®, MINDSTORMS®, and WeDo™ are trademarks of the LEGO® Group. ©2012 The LEGO® Group



MCDONOGH CHESS CAMP

Ages: Boys and Girls 5 to 14
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (M-F)
Dates: Session 1: June 23 to June 27
Dates: Session 2: June 30 to July 3 (4th of July Week)
Dates: Session 3: July 28 to Aug 1
Tuition: Session 1 and 3: $325 per session
Session 2: $260

Kids will be constantly challenged as they learn to play chess with national chess masters. Chess is gymnastics for the brain and studying the game is known to show significant improvement in school grades and academic activities.

Directed by national chess Master Arkadiy Frenkel, young players will be taught strategies and tactics that will help them on the board and in life. Frenkel has over 30 years of international experience and has taught at chess camps, schools and programs in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Several of his current students have won state and national tournaments, and the high school team he coached in 2010 placed second in the National Girls Team Championship.


SAT Prep Course

Ages: Boys and Girls 15 to 17
Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (M-F)
Dates: June 23 - July 11
Tuition: $1,695

The Capital Educators Summer SAT Prep Course mirrors the celebrated program that we run throughout the academic year. During three weeks of intensive study, students are introduced to a wide variety of test-taking techniques, time management strategies, and critical reading methods that are central to mastering the SAT and PSAT. As a result, the course is an excellent fit both for incoming 11th and 12th grade students. The summer session includes 36 hours of classroom instruction as well as 3 full-length diagnostic SATs that are administered under standard, testing conditions. Students are grouped into seminars of no more than 10 students and parents are regularly notified of student progress. After completing the summer program, graduates are invited to attend free refresher sessions in the fall in the weeks immediately preceding the SAT and PSAT.

For more information and an application, contact Capital Educators at 410-532-9400.



Writing Strategies

For McDonogh Middle School students only!

Ages: Boys and Girls 11 to 14
Hours: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (M-F)
Dates: June 23 - June 27 (For rising 6th & 7th graders only)
Dates: July 7 - July 11(For rising 8th & 9th graders only)
Tuition:$275 per session

McDonogh English teacher Cathy Schorreck will guide students through the elements of essay writing during this one week course. Students will review and practice the stages of the writing process including brainstorming, outlining, drafting, and revising. Students will learn strategies that will help them improve the structure, organization, and flow of their writing. They will also receive individual feedback at each stage of the process, and they will be expected to revise their work. Understanding and using rubrics in the planning and revision process will promote stronger proofreading skills. Students will write on word processors and be introduced to different technologies that are available that facilitate writing. For more information, contact Cathy Schorreck at 410-581-4786.


Biology

For McDonogh students only!
Dates: June 23 to Aug1

This for-credit course, taught by McDonogh faculty member Rob Smoot, covers the basic concepts of human biology. Specific topics include: ecology, evolution, cell structure, classical and molecular genetics, physiology and anatomy, biochemistry and taxonomy. The curriculum includes a broad range of labs, including dissection. Cost of course includes a lab fee. For more information on how to register, please contact the science department at 410-581-4757.

Chemistry

For McDonogh students only!
Dates: June 23 to Aug 1

This for-credit course, taught by McDonogh faculty member Carrie Crooks, examines the properties of materials in the world around us. Specific topics include: atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, the periodic table, chemical nomenclature, quantitative chemistry, nuclear chemistry, kinetic theory and the states of matter, acids and bases, oxidation-reduction reactions, organic chemistry, and an introduction to biochemistry. The curriculum includes a broad range of labs. Cost of course includes a lab fee. For more information on how to register, please contact the science department at 410-581-4757.


Physics

For McDonogh students only!
Dates: June 23 to Aug 1

This for-credit course is taught by McDonogh faulty members Bob Mahon and Eric Conn. Topics taught include mechanics, gravity, electricity and magnetism, wave motion, sound, and light. While a conceptual approach is followed, students are expected to apply and manipulate basic algebraic equations, interpret graphs, and draw and interpret vector diagrams. For more information on how to register, please contact the science department at 410-581-4757.


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