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 18 to July 27
Tuition: $495 per week
(4th of July Week - July 2 to July 6 - $395)

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 Video Game Design

Ages: Boys and Girls 10 to 14
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (M-F)
Dates: Weekly, June 18 to July 27
Tuition: $495 per week
(4th of July Week - July 2 to July 6 - $395)

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

Campers will use a popular 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. 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. New this year, all campers will develop a simple game that can be played on mobile devices! 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 6 to 9
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (M-F)
Dates: Weekly, June 18 to July 27
Tuition: $395 per week
(4th of July Week - July 2 to July 6 - $315)

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! Activities are carefully selected to inspire and stimulate creative-thinking. Campers will use LEGO® robotic equipment and exciting child-friendly software as they complete their learning missions. They will document their experience using animation, digital art, and video techniques available in camp.

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 18 to June 22
Dates: Session 2: June 25 to June 29
Dates: Session 3: July 2 to July 6 (4th of July Week)
Tuition: Session 1 and 2: $350 per session
Tuition: Session 3: $280

Campers 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.


Let's Debate! Camp

Ages: Boys and Girls 8 to 14
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (M-F)
Dates: Session 1: July 9 to July 13
Dates: Session 2: July 16 to July 20
Tuition: $350 per session

Debate is all around us! Whether it's arguing with a friend about the best basketball team, convincing a parent to let you go out with friends, or making an informed vote during an election, we all engage in it. Through fun activities and engaging topics, debaters at this camp will use evidence to substantiate their ideas, analyze and respond to other perspectives, and think critically about ideas presented. Let's Debate! also provides practical strategies for critical reading, text analysis, questioning, and developing well-constructed responses. Though the practice of policy debate, students will become familiar with how to use debate in their real and academic lives.

The Baltimore Urban Debate League will provide this camp experience utilizing knowledge from 16 years of providing debate-based education opportunities to elementary, middle, and high school students. We seek to help students find their voices and use them with power and purpose. Please see budl.org for more information on our programming.


Brilliant Brains

Ages: Boys and Girls 12 to 14
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (M-F)
Dates: July 23 to July 27
Tuition: $475
A minimum of 10 students and a maximum of 20 students will be admitted per session.

Led by McDonogh Upper School science teacher Dr. Sarah Stamper, this interactive camp will introduce students to the most complicated machine in the universe – the human brain. The budding scientists will go on a week-long journey to explore how the human brain is built and works. Each day, the students will conduct engaging, hands-on science experiments including dissecting a real brain! Other activities teach students about how their brain uses sensory information and controls their movement. The camp culminates with the students' acting as doctors to diagnose ficitious neurological patients.

The camp is designed to spark a curiosity about how the world works and give students a greater understanding of how science is connected to their daily lives. For more information, contact Sarah Stamper by email at sstamper@mcdonogh.org.


MGP Summer Enrichment Program

Ages: Rising Grades 6-8; McDonogh School and Mt. Royal Elementary/Middle School Students only
Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (M-F)
Dates: June 25 to July 27
Tuition: All costs covered by grants, donations are accepted

All Middle Grades Partnership programs—designed to stimulate, not remediate—embody these principles:

• Creative, exciting and experienced teachers from public and private schools leading each classroom
• Rigorous and rewarding academic and enrichment activities during 150 hours of summer programming, with a strong focus on building skills in algebra, writing and reading.

Students of the Mt. Royal Elementary/Middle School and McDonogh School partnership benefit from the use of McDonogh’s expansive campus. The exceptional teachers of this long-standing partnership balance rigorous academics with thoughtful activities that address the needs of the whole child. Because building relationships is the heart of this partnership, Mt. Royal students know that they are welcomed members of the McDonogh community.

In addition to Middle Grades Partnership’s core focus on algebra, writing and reading, this partnership engages students in:

• College visits
• STEM / robotics
• Chemistry
• Spanish culture
• Horseback riding
• Leadership training
• Outdoor education
• Swimming
• Life skills
• Rock Shop

For more information about the Middle Grades Partnership, please visit www.middlegradespartnership.org. For registration or specific information contact Willie Little at willielittle@mcdonogh.org.


SAT Prep Course

Ages: Boys and Girls 15 to 17
Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (M-F)
Dates: June 18 to July 10
Tuition: $1,995

The Capital Educators Summer SAT/ACT 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 redesigned SAT and ACT. As a result, the course is an excellent fit both for rising 11th and 12th grade students. The summer session includes 40 hours of classroom instruction as well as 4 full-length diagnostic tests 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 and winter in the weeks immediately preceding the PSAT and SAT.

For more information or to enroll, please call Capital Educators at 410-532-9400 or reserve a place online:
http://capitaleducators.com/reserveaplaceonlineform.



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 18 to June 22
(For rising 6th & 7th graders only)
Dates: June 25 to June 29
(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 443-544-7351.



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