Courses

ALIENS, ASTROPHYSICS, & THE SCIENCE OF LIFE: What does it take to make a planet suitable for life? Does life exist beyond earth and how are we searching for life outside of our own planet? This dynamic course features hands-on, minds-on activities that develop STEM habits-of-mind. The course uses resources and data made available through NASA and the UMBC Observatory.

Price: $250

Extended Early Bird Price: $225 (Thru 3/31/20)



July 13-17, 2020, Morning Session - UMBC Main Campus
WONDERS OF MATH: ALGEBRA, INFINITY AND BEYOND: What is math? Math is the language that we use to describe everything in our world and universe. Math is about communication, representation, relationships, networks, systems, ideas, and so much more. Spend a week discovering the art of problemsolving made simple, learning real world applications of algebra, visual representations of data, probability and statistics. Explore the functionality of math and how it applied through word problems, experiments and games.

Price: $250

Extended Early Bird Price: $225 (Thru 3/31/20)



July 13-17, 2020

ANIME & JAPANESE CULTURE: Anime is a cartoon, right? When you think of anime do you imagine large eyes, colorful hair, and funny outfits?  If only it were that simple. Anime has always been used to tell the story of Japanese culture and society. The Japanese culture reflected in anime is so pervasive, yet elusive, and this course guides you into the unique world of how anime has become a world wide phenomenon.

Price: $250

Extended Early Bird Price: $225 (Thru 3/31/20)



July 20-24, 2020, Afternoon Session - UMBC Main Campus
ANIME & JAPANESE CULTURE: DIRECTOR'S CUT: Imagination and skills merge in this exploration of Anime and Japanese Culture. Go deeper into the minds of groundbreaking Japanese anime directors, like Hayao Miyazaki, Mamoru Oshii, Shin'ichiro Watanabe, Isao Takahata, and Tezuka, to analyze the different interpretations, share opinions, and understand the hidden messages inside these films.

Price: $250

Extended Early Bird Price: $225 (Thru 3/31/20)



July 27-31, 2020, Afternoon Session - UMBC Main Campus

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED CHESS:

Do you play chess and want to grow as a competitive chess player? The summer Chess Academy teaches students of all skill levels and matches students up with other players of similar abilities. Grow as a player in this week-long workshop for players who want to be challenged and take their skills to the next level.

Price: $250

Extended Early Bird Price: $225 (Thru 3/31/20)



June 22-26, 2020, Afternoon Session - UMBC Main Campus
July 13-17, 2020, Afternoon Session - UMBC Main Campus
July 27-31, 2020, Afternoon Session - UMBC Main Campus

BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE CHESS: Chess teaches critical thinking and problem solving, giving students the mental discipline needed to succeed in school and in life. Spend a week learning chess from International Master level instructors. The summer Chess Academy teaches students of all different skill levels.

Price: $250

Extended Early Bird Price: $225 (Thru 3/31/20)



June 22-26, 2020, Afternoon Session - UMBC Main Campus
July 13-17, 2020, Morning Session - UMBC Main Campus
July 27-31, 2020, Afternoon Session - UMBC Main Campus

Coding: Accelerated Intro to CS1: Want to get a head start on learning to program? Interested in learning more about computer science before heading off to high school and college? Get a head start with this introductory course for middle schoolers. Students will develop the knowledge and reasoning skills they need in order to become self-taught programmers and give them an edge in any programming course.?

ONLY OFFERED IN SPRING

Price $250

Extended Early Bird Price: $225 (Thru 3/31/20)



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In the Financial Literacy and Investment Strategy class, students get a chance to try their own hand at making money. Students will increase their knowledge of financial literacy by examining various real world scenarios and investment strategies. Throughout the session, the class explores ways to invest money. Students role up their sleeves and jump in, as they take part in a stock market game competition.

Price: $250

Extended Early Bird Price: $225 (Thru 3/31/20)



July 27-31, 2020, Afternoon Session - UMBC Main Campus
FITNESS & NUTRITION: Get in shape, learn about your health and have fun doing it! This comprehensive wellness class includes fitness training for all levels and nutrition knowledge that empowers participants to make healthy choices to improve their overall fitness and function! The program designed to energize students who want to take control of their health and wellness to get fit, fast, strong, and learn to live healthier lifestyles.

Price: $250

Extended Early Bird Price: $225 (Thru 3/31/20)



June 22-26, 2020, Afternoon Session - UMBC Main Campus

HOW GIRLS COD: MIND, BODY & CODING: HGC week-long summer camp inspires and empowers girls to explore the worlds of computer science and robotics and challenges them to go beyond the traditional molds. Girls make up half of K - 12 student population and nearly 60% of college enrollment. Yet, girls and women are far less likely than boys and men to study computing, earn degrees in engineering, or pursue careers in related fields.


Price: $425

Extended Early Bird Price: $400 (Thru 3/31/20)



July 13-17, 2020, UMBC Main Campus
July 20-24, 2020, UMBC Main Campus

HOW GIRLS CODE: MIND, BODY & CODING: HGC's week-long summer camp inspires and empowers girls to explore the worlds of computer science and robotics and challenges them to go beyond the traditional molds. Girls make up half of k - 12 student population and nearly 60% of college enrollment.  Yet, girls and women are far less likely than boys and men to study computing, earn degrees in engineering, or pursue careers in related fields.


Price: $425

Extended Early Bird Price: $400 (Thru 3/31/20)



July 13-17, 2020, UMBC Main Campus
July 20-24, 2020, UMBC Main Campus

INTRO TO THE WORLD OF PROGRAMMING Ever wonder what's behind your favorite video game? It's CODE! This course is designed with the aspiring programmer in mind! Have fun coding with the Code for Life open source game as it starts from the introduction of programming concepts and slowly moves up into advanced skills and techniques.

Price: $250 Extended Early Bird Price: $225 (Thru 3/31/20)


July 6-10, 2020, Afternoon Session - UMBC Main Campus

LEADERSHIP FOR POSITIVE CHANGE: The world more is complex and the next generation of change agents are needed to take on the new challenges. Today's world needs inspired, service-oriented leaders now more than ever. What does it mean to be a leader? Do you lead with your voice or with your actions? Each of us has the capacity to be an inspired leader and this course helps students identify their unique leadership strengths and core values. Cultivate the leader within you to become your best self!

Price: $250

Extended Early Bird Price: $225 (Thru 3/31/20)



July 6-10, 2020, Afternoon Session - UMBC Main Campus

Mock Trial: Are you interested debate, and want to experience what happens in a courtroom first hand? Do you think you have a future in law? Mock Trial is a simulation of a courtroom trial with, judge jury, prosecution and defense! This interactive course is designed to introduce middle school age students to the concepts of legal reasoning and argument in a fun and engaging platform.

Price: $250

Extended Early Bird Price: $225 (Thru 3/31/20)



July 20-24, 2020, Morning Session - UMBC Main Campus
GOSPEL CHOIR: This unique class gives students instruction in inspirational, religious and sacred music. We will predominantly explore the tradition of gospel from the African American experience. Students will get an introduction to a variety of musical styles including, traditional and contemporary gospel, spirituals, hymns and anthems. You will get individual and group instruction on vocal technique, posture, breath and resonance. Come and get your praise on!

Price: $250

Extended Early Bird Price: $225 (Thru 3/31/20)



July 20-24, 2020, Morning Session - UMBC Main Campus
GUITAR BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE Have you always wanted to learn how to play the guitar? Do you enjoy playing around on the the guitar with your friends? Do you want to learn the basics or improve the skills you already have? The SEA Music Academy invites guitarists of any level or ability to participate in an intensive, fun week-long course designed to help anyone improve their guitar skills.

Price: $250

Extended Early Bird Price: $225 (Thru 3/31/20)



July 6-10, 2020, Morning Session - UMBC Main Campus
GUITAR INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED: Do you love playing guitar and want to take your skills to the next level? This course is designed to help students move beyond the basics and hone their skills playing guitar. The SEA Guitar Academy invites intermediate and advanced guitarists to participate in an intensive, fun week-long course designed to challenge and improve their guitar skills.

Price: $250

Extended Early Bird Price: $225 (Thru 3/31/20)



July 6-10, 2020, Afternoon Session - UMBC Main Campus
PIANO INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED: If you are serious about the piano, this week of workshops, master classes and events will accelerate your progress dramatically! Students will learn new skills at the keyboard, get to know other pianists, and share their progress through in-class performances. The focus of this course is on building technique, increasing students understanding of music, and developing new tools for students to express themselves at the piano.

Price: $250

Extended Early Bird Price: $225 (Thru 3/31/20)



July 20-24, 2020, Afternoon Session - UMBC Main Campus

VOCALS: Whether you are a virtuoso or a novice trying to find your singing voice, this program provides a fun and rewarding musical experience that will expand your horizons. Students will receive group voice work in a master repertoire class with students of similar experience and skill....

Price: $250

Extended Early Bird Price: $225 (Thru 3/31/20)



July 27-31, 2020, Morning Session - UMBC Main Campus
POP VOCALS: Do you enjoy singing Pop Tunes and Pop Ballards? Do you have the Top Ten Hits in your YouTube or Spotify playlist? Do you love old pop tunes from the 80s, 90s or 2000s? If you said yes to any of these, this class is for you. We will perform many of your favorites. Learn to sing your favorite Pop Songs with power and fitness! Hit those high notes like you never have before. Posture, breath, resonance, voice placement and character building are all the areas that students will have a chance to improve. Open to all levels skills and experience.

Price: $250 Extended Early Bird Price: $225 (Thru 3/31/20)


July 27-31, 2020, Afternoon Session - UMBC Main Campus

PHOTOSHOP FOR SOCIAL MEDIA: What separates social media rock stars from the rest of the pack? How do you take your content and make it stand out? How do you get more clicks? It's not just what you have to say, it's how you put your content out there. Learn the foundations of photoshop, digital and video editing to help develop content that gets noticed.

Price: $250

Extended Early Bird Price: $225 (Thru 3/31/20)



July 20-24, 2020, Afternoon Session - UMBC Main Campus
SCIENCE & ENGINEERING: EXPERIMENTING WITH BASIC CONCEPTS: This challenging and fun academic summer camp course aims to introduce and reinforce the basic concepts of physics and thermodynamics to middle school students with a college twist. What is the alternative energy application of Faraday's induction principle? Through experiential learning and testing you will find out.

Price: $250

Extended Early Bird Price: $225 (Thru 3/31/20)



July 27-31, 2020, Morning Session - UMBC Main Campus
August 17-21, 2020, Morning Session - UMBC Main Campus

SIMULATED HISTORY & CURRENT EVENTS What better way to learn about social studies and current events than to experience them? Through this exploratory learning platform, students take part in simulations and have fun, all while learning about important moments in history and current events. The class uses simulations designed by the U.S. State Department to engage students in high interest topics, grow their critical thinking and verbal communication skills.

Price: $250

Extended Early Bird Price: $225 (Thru 3/31/20)



July 13-17, 2020, Afternoon Session - UMBC Main Campus

TECH & ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Cutting edge technology is infused into all facets of our lives. The next big technology frontier is going to be found in what you wear. The Tech and Entrepreneurship course is a hands on innovative, experiential learning workshop for middle school students. Daily STEM modules focus on innovation "leadership entrepreneurship" wearable tech. Students will engage in coding and circuit design to develop technology infused apparel. At the end of the week, students will present their own wearables creation and business plan.

Price: $250

Extended Early Bird Price: $225 (Thru 3/31/20)



July 27-31, 2020, Morning Session - UMBC Main Campus
THE SCIENCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENERGY: Our planet's fossil fuel resources are running out. Our electronic devices are becoming more efficient, but energy is wasted all the time. Sunlight, vibration, waves and heat can all be turned into useful electrical energy if you just know how. What is 'Energy Harvesting'? Join this course to learn how to turn wasted environmental energy into electrical energy?

ONE WEEK COURSE, ALL DAY, 9:00-3:00
Price: $495

Extended Early Bird Price: $470 (Thru 3/31/20)



June 22-26, 2020, UMBC Main Campus