Academic Camps - Summer Camps - McDonogh School

Academic Camps

Children Play 2 Learn Robotics (Ages 8-13)

Ages: Boys and Girls 8 to 13
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Dates: Session 1: June 21 to June 25; Session 2: July 6 to July 9; Session 3: July 19 to July 23
Tuition: $510 for Session 1 or 3; $405 for Session 2
*Optional Transportation Fee - $20 for Session 1 or 3; $15 for Session 2

A minimum of 6 students and a maximum of 15 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 Young Engineers (Ages 6-9)

Ages: Boys and Girls 6 to 9
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Dates: Session 1: June 21 to June 25; Session 2: July 6 to July 9; Session 3: July 19 to July 23
Tuition: $410 for Session 1 or 3; $325 for Session 2
*Optional Transportation Fee - $20 for Session 1 or 3; $15 for Session 2

A minimum of 6 students and a maximum of 15 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

Let's Debate Camp (Ages 8-14)

Ages: Boys and Girls 8 to 14
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Dates: Session 1: June 28 to July 2
Session 2: July 26 to July 30
Tuition: $375 per session 
*Optional Transportation Fee - $20 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.

MGP Summer Enrichment Program (Rising Grades 6-9)

Ages: Rising Grades 6-9; McDonogh School and Mt. Royal Elementary/Middle School Students only
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (M-F)
Dates: June 28 to July 29
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

This summer, our program will be virtual on Mondays-Thursdays. Depending on COVID-19 regulations, we plan to enjoy 2-3 Fridays where students of the Mt. Royal Elementary/Middle School and McDonogh School partnership will 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:

  • Science
  • Social Justice
  • Art
  • Cooking
  • Global Cultural Awareness

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. To learn more about the summer enrichment program, visit our Google Site at https://sites.google.com/mcdonogh.org/mcdmtroyalmgp2021/home

Writing Strategies (Rising Grades 6-9; McDonogh Students only)

Ages: Rising Grades 6-9; McDonogh students only
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (M-F)
Dates: Session 1 (Grades 6-7): July 12 to July 16; Session 2 (Grades 8-9): July 19 to July 23 
Tuition: $305 per session; No transportation available. 

2021 Summer Fun Awaits