All About Academics!

Foster your love of learning with these outstanding academic camps and workshops.

Red Hot Reading Camp

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  • Ages 7–9, 9:00–12:00, $200

    Led by Lower School Teacher, Edwina Jones
    Program 1: July 10 – July 13
    Program 2: July 17 – July 20
    Program 3: July 24 – July 27
    *Attend One Week or All Three

    Summer is a great time to dive into a new book! In these fun and engaging programs, campers will learn new strategies they can use while reading and writing. Through a variety of varied activities each week, campers will learn and practice reading strategies related to comprehension, vocabulary, and reading fluency. Writing activities will also be incorporated into these four day camps. Campers are encouraged to sign up for one program or all three!

Environmental Science Summer Research Experience for Young Women (E.S.S.R.E.)

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  • 9:00-4:00, No fee for this program. See Description for Prerequisites.

    Now in its 17th year, E.S.S.R.E. is a unique, nationally recognized three-week research internship available to all high school girls from the greater Baltimore area. Participants explore the soil chemistry and organisms of the Roland Park Country School woodland campus, experience how to engage in self-directed field research and learn a wide range of general research skills such as statistical analyses and writing peer-reviewed scientific papers. 
    Working in research teams, the interns also learn how to author lab activities for studying soil ecology in other settings and they design web pages to disseminate these labs via the program’s website. For their time and training, each intern receives a stipend of $500.
    Prerequisites for participation in the program are completion of at least the 9th grade and a full year of science with a grade of “B” or better (preference is given to those with a year of biology or environmental science), along with a letter of recommendation from a current science teacher, and a completed application form.   
    Space in the program is limited, and admission is on a rolling basis.

Food System: Farm to Fork

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  • Ages 14–18, 9:00–4:00, $450

    Led by Garden Educator, Cheryl Carmona
    During this week-long course, you will use the Foodspan curriculum developed at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health’s Center for Livable Future to explore the food system, a complex network that is deeply connected to health, society, and the environment.
    You will study the layers of the food system from agriculture, transportation, and processing to marketing, eating and environmental sustainability through in-class discussion, hands-on field work, field trips to local farms and with guest lectures from local experts. You will also complete a food citizen action project by identifying a food system problem and designing an intervention to address it. 

SAT Prep Course

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  • Ages 16–18, 9:00–12:00 or 1:00-4:00, $595

    Led by Charles A. Eby

    Program One: 9:00 – 12:00 PM
    Program Two: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

    Start preparing for college by learning how to master the SAT! This 30 hour, 2 week course is designed to introduce you to not only the academic material, but also the strategies and techniques necessary to maximize scoring on the exam.  All aspects of the test will be covered, including the Math, Reading, and Writing components. 
    Actual SAT exams will be used as homework assignments to boost specific skills and assess performance. Ultimately the goal of the course is to maximize your confidence, familiarity, and score on the SAT.  Scheduling for this course is timed especially to benefit those planning to take the August 26 SAT, the October 7 SAT, or the mid-October PSAT.
    NOTE: Mr. Charles A. Eby, proprietor of CAE Associates, has advised families and helped Baltimore-area students improve their SAT scores for over 10 years; Mr. Eby will be assisted by Ms. Amanda Doran, who has taught Language Arts in the Baltimore County and City School Systems. Please note registration will be limited to maximize individual attention and participation.

Young Privateers Summer Program Aboard Tall Ship Pride of Baltimore II

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  • Ages 12–18, 9:00–4:00, $700

    Program 1: July 10 – July 14
    Program 2: July 31 – August 4

    Chart a course for adventure aboard Pride of Baltimore II, America’s “Star-Spangled Ambassador.” Join the crew and learn the workings of an authentic reproduction of a War of 1812 Baltimore Privateer. Relive the adventures of the brave crews who sailed these sleek ships. Explore Baltimore Harbor History from the War of 1812 through the present day, both aboard Pride II and at some of our port’s legendary landmarks.
    More than just a harbor cruise, Pride of Baltimore’s Young Privateers Summer Program is a voyage into history. During this weeklong day program, students will have the time of their lives sailing an authentic Baltimore Clipper while re-discovering Baltimore from a nautical perspective. Each day, students will help set sail and maneuver Pride II through the harbor. While underway, they will engage in interactive lessons in which they will track the role ships played in settling the Chesapeake Bay, investigate the personalities of a ship’s crew, and examine the innovations that made Baltimore Clippers the best ships of their time. With Pride II as a personal water taxi, students will also dock for guided tours of Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, historic Fells Point, and the Inner Harbor to learn how ships and shore worked together to make Baltimore great.
    In forty years as an ambassador of Baltimore, this incredible multi-day adventure is the first extended program aboard Pride II that has been offered. Building on our highly acclaimed half-day program, “Pride on the Chesapeake,” we are excited to offer two sessions of our inaugural Young Privateers Summer Program. Pride’s professional crew of twelve Tall Ship sailor-educators gives this amazing program a 3:1 student to instructor ratio.
    This summer, let your kids do more than just learn to sail, let them learn to “B’more” nautical!