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 20 to July 29
Tuition: $475 per week
(4th of July Week - July 5 to July 8 - $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 20 to July 29
Tuition: $475 per week
(4th of July Week - July 5 to July 8 - $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 20 to July 29
Tuition: $475 per week
(4th of July Week - July 5 to July 8 - $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 6 to 9
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (M-F)
Dates: Weekly, June 20 to July 29
Tuition: $375 per week
(4th of July Week - July 5 to July 8 - $300)

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



SAT Prep Course

Ages: Boys and Girls 15 to 17
Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (M-F)
Dates: June 20 - July 8
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 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 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 20 - June 24 (For rising 6th & 7th graders only)
Dates: June 27 - July 1 (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.


MCDONOGH CHESS CAMP

Ages: Boys and Girls 5 to 14
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (M-F)
Dates: Session 1: June 20 to June 24
Dates: Session 2: June 27 to July 1
Dates: Session 3: July 5 to July 8 (4th of July Week)
Tuition: Session 1 and 2: $325 per session
Session 3: $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.


Brilliant Brains

Ages: Boys and Girls 11 to 14
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (M-F)
Dates: June 20 to June 24
Tuition: $475 per week
A minimum of 10 students and a maximum of 20 students will be admitted per session.

Led by McDonogh Science Teacher, Sarah Stamper, this camp is designed to spark a curiosity about how the world works and give participants a greater understanding of how science is connected to their daily life. This fun, interactive camp will introduce students to the most complicated machine in the universe – the human brain. The budding scientists will go on a week journey to explore how the human brain is built and works. Each day 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 student's acting as doctors to diagnose fictitious neurological patients.

Chinese Extravaganza

Ages: Boys and Girls 8 to 14
Hours: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (M-F)
Dates: Session 1: June 20 to June 24 (For rising 1st and 2nd graders only)
Dates: Session 2: June 27 to July 1 (For rising 3rd and 4th graders only)
Tuition: $275 per session
A maximum of 20 students will be admitted per week.

Chinese camp is designed for the camper who wants to learn more about the Chinese culture and language through play.  Campers will participate in activities that are engaging and age appropriate. Daily activities will include increased Chinese vocabulary, culture and music, cooking, and public speaking. This is an opportunity to build on the language learned during the school year and apply that knowledge in fun ways.  At the end of each session, children will participate in a Chinese performance.

For more information and registration, contact McDonogh Lower School teachers Robyn Little at 443-544-7233 or Fangfang Ma at 443-544-7228. We can also be reached by email at rlittle@mcdonogh.org and fma@mcdonogh.org.


Let's Debate! Camp

Ages: Boys and Girls 8 to 14
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (M-F)
Dates: July 11 to July 15
Tuition: $325 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.


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