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 19 to July 28
Tuition: $475 per week
(4th of July Week - July 3 to July 7 - $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 Video Game Design

Ages: Boys and Girls 10 to 14
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (M-F)
Dates: Weekly, June 19 to July 28
Tuition: $475 per week
(4th of July Week - July 3 to July 7 - $380)

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 19 to July 28
Tuition: $395 per week
(4th of July Week - July 3 to July 7 - $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 19 to June 23
Dates: Session 2: June 26 to June 30
Tuition: Session 1 and 2: $325 per session

Dates: Session 3: July 3 to July 7 (4th of July Week)
Tuition: Session 3: $260

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.


Camp Jupiter

Ages: Boys and Girls 11 to 14
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (M-F)
Dates: June 19 to June 23
Tuition: $350
A minimum of 10 students and a maximum of 20 students will be admitted per session.

Love Roman culture and mythology? Interested in leveling up your English grammar and language skills through ANCIENT LATIN? Join Camp Jupiter and learn how Roman YOU can be.

Directed by McDonogh School Latin teachers Jennifer Jerger & Elizabeth Bartlett, kids will learn basics of English grammar, Latin language, and Roman culture and mythology via a progressive introduction to the foundations of Latin.

The Latin language provides great advantages for middle school students and entering Freshmen as they begin or continue to study world languages and solidifies their grasp of English grammar. The skills created in learning Latin translate to increased English vocabulary and an ability to decode unknown words, improve standardized test scores, not to mention develop a foundational understanding of western culture and history.

In the mornings, students will build English and Latin language skills through engaging games, songs, and Latin stories about Roman history and culture. In the afternoon, students will explore a different Roman cultural topic through fun projects that also incorporate their new language skills. By the end of the program, students will have a broad introduction to Roman culture and will be able to read and compose in Latin at a novice level.

Come join us to become the best Latin gladiator you can be!!

For further information please contact Jennifer Jerger (jjerger@mcdonogh.org) or Elizabeth Bartlett (ebartlett@mcdonogh.org).


Brilliant Brains

Ages: Boys and Girls 12 to 14
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (M-F)
Dates: June 26 to June 30
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.


Let's Debate! Camp

Ages: Boys and Girls 8 to 14
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (M-F)
Dates: July 10 to July 14
Tuition: $325

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.


SAT Prep Course

Ages: Boys and Girls 15 to 17
Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (M-F)
Dates: June 19 to July 7
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 19 to June 23
(For rising 6th & 7th graders only)
Dates: June 26 to June 30
(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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