Courses

ART OF STOP-MOTION ANIMATION : Transform your drawings and personal objects into animation! Bring them to life through dynamic stop-motion animations and learn the basics of sound design, storytelling and the fundamentals of story-boarding. This workshop will introduce the essence of video, animation and sound production that will result in a final group project.

FULL DAY COURSE-9:00 to 3:00
Price: $495

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



July 6-10, 2020, UMBC Main Campus

ASTROPHYSICS: COSMIC DISTANCES: How did our ancient ancestors know so much about the stars? How did they measure distances with such precision between the moon and the sun? This course explores the astrophysical theories, ideas and concepts determining distances between us and other planets, stars, star clusters and galaxies. Spend a week exploring the parallax effect, energy conversion, photometry, spectroscopy, thermal radiation, luminosity, stellar evolution, the Doppler Shift and more!

Price: $250

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



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

Bioterrorism 2020 Simulation: The year is 2020 and you have just been exposed to a bio agent in a bioterrorist attack. Who do you call? How do you protect yourself and your home or environment? Students identify and learn about the agencies responding to a bioterrorist attack. They develop their own plan and will be able to differentiate between a bioterrorist versus a terrorist attack. This hands-on course brings in industry experts from the field of bioterrorism and creates a fun learning platform... (and great dinner conversation each night!)

Price: $250

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



July 27-31, 2020, Morning 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

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

CYBERSECURITY 1: The security of information technology is a constantly evolving field, of which most people don't fully understand. As networked technologies become integrated into every facet of our lives, knowing how to protect our devices and networks is something we all need now more than ever. Cybersecurity and data breaches are in the news almost every day. Google, Uber, Target, and our government agencies are under constant attack.

Price: $250

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



June 22-26, 2020, Morning Session - UMBC Main Campus
July 6-10, 2020, Afternoon Session - UMBC Main Campus
July 13-17, 2020, Afternoon Session - UMBC Main Campus
Cyber 2: Exploring the challenges of modern cybersecurity builds on what students learn in Cyber 1.  This course explores the challenges that programmers are faced with in a rapidly changing, highly volatile environment.  This hands on course, challenges students to apply what they have learned into practical applications.

Price: $250

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



June 22-26, 2020, Morning Session - UMBC Main Campus
July 6-10, 2020, Afternoon Session - UMBC Main Campus
July 13-17, 2020, Afternoon Session - UMBC Main Campus
CYBERSECURITY 3: Deepen your understanding, competencies, and skills with this weeklong course in cybersecurity. Advanced Cybersecurity students will have a command of web application security, exploitation, and cryptography. Completion of Cyber 1 or 2 is required, and programming experience in C++, Java, Javascript, Python and/or PHP is highly recommended as prerequisites to this next-level course.  

 Price: $250

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



June 22-26, 2020, Morning Session - UMBC Main Campus
July 6-10, 2020, Afternoon Session - UMBC Main Campus
July 13-17, 2020, Afternoon Session - UMBC Main Campus

DATA SCIENCE AND THE POWER OF STATISTICS: As we move into the twenty-first century, the need for workers with statistics and data science experience is rapidly growing. Develop the ability to mine, manipulate and visualize data. Learn how to extract data from websites such as Wikipedia, GitHub and other data science websites.

Price: $250

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



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

In the Financial Literacy and Investment Strategy class, students get a chance to try their own hand at what it's like investing 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, Morning 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
GAMING DESIGN FOR ARTIST: Transform your passion for art and gaming into new tech skills while you create your own video game. Building new computer games takes cooperation between lots of different people with different skills. In this week-long course, you'll find out what it's like working as a digital artist in a game development team together with programmers to build your own video game.

FULL DAY COURSE-9:00 to 3:00
Price: $495

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



August 17-21, 2020, UMBC Main Campus
GAMING DESIGN FOR PROGRAMMERS: Transform your passion for gaming into new tech skills and create your own video game. Building new computer games takes cooperation between lots of different people with different skills. In this week-long course, you'll find out what it's like working as a programmer in a game development team together with artists to build your own video game.

FULL DAY COURSE-9:00 to 3:00
Price: $495

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



August 17-21, 2020, UMBC Main Campus
GAME DEVELOPMENT: Have you ever wondered how video games like Fortnite are made? It all starts with coding! Students will learn Java and C++ as they explore the foundations of game design. Students will build on these skills to develop their own game and plot their own takeover of the billion dollar gaming industry.

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

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

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, Morning Session - UMBC Main Campus
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING: THE MAGIC OF FLUIDS: The Magic of Fluids is a unique one-week academic summer program on fluid mechanics for junior and senior high school students who have a thirst for knowledge and love to learn by doing. Not only will you be exposed to state-of-the-art research and facilities in the Computational Mechanics Laboratory, but you will also learn foundational science of fluids.

ONE WEEK COURSE, FULL DAY
Price: $495


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



July 6-10, 2020, UMBC Main Campus
MOOT COURT: Do you like to argue your point of view? Are you curious about the Constitution? If so, Moot Court is for you. You will learn how to argue before the Supreme Court using a fictitious case based on current events. and will mimic the real thing in an actual mock trial courtroom.

2 WEEK COURSE-9:00-3:00
Price: $850

Extended Early Bird Price: $825 (Thru 3/31/20)



July 6-17, 2020, 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
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: How do you make a meme? How do social media rock stars become rock stars? Students will get professional lessons in Photoshop, digital and video editing to help them reach a level that not only can help on social media, but better prepares them for tasks as they reach higher levels of education. HIt's not just what you have to say, it's how you put your content out there.

Price: $250

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



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

POLITICAL DEBATE: Did you know that UMBC has one of the top 5 debate teams in the country? Learn the art of persuasion and how to craft a winning argument. This session will explore debate strategies and techniques. Have a fantastic time arguing, discussing current events and engaging in spirited debates over all kinds of topics... including freedom of speech!

Price: $250

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



July 20-24, 2020, Afternoon Session - UMBC Main Campus
RECORDING STUDIO: If you ever wondered why your favorite song sounds so good and wished you could learn how they do it, then this class is going to blow your mind.  Whether your interest is in rock, hip hop, metal, jazz or classical music, this week-long educational summer workshop will teach you the fundamentals of capturing and producing? 

ONE WEEK COURSE, ALL DAY, 9:00-4:00
Price: $495

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



July 6-10, 2020, UMBC Main Campus

RETRIEVER TALKS: DYNAMIC TED-STYLE SPEAKING: Would you like to learn how to deliver a powerful talk that will help you build communication, leadership and influence skills, and may even help you ace your college entrance interviews?If so, we invite you to join us for Retriever Talks: Dynamic TED-Style Speaking - an immersive, experiential TED-style speaking program designed JUST for high school students.


Price: $795

Early Bird Special Price: $750 (Ends 3/31/20)
This course will only be offered in the Spring. 6 Week Saturday Course, 10:00-2:00 - Performance held on May 23rd 2020 at UMBC's state-of-the-art Performing Arts and Humanities building!


April 18, 2020 to May 23, 2020, UMBC Main Campus
SAT TEST PREP COURSE: This 4 week, 8 sessions in-person workshop prepares high school students to take the SAT undergraduate college entrance exam. Taking the SAT can be very stressful, but it doesn't have to be. With so much riding on your score, taking an SAT preparation class is something every student should consider.

Price: $495

Early Bird Pricing available six weeks prior to start of session: $470



May 11, 2020 to June 3, 2020, UMBC Main Campus

SIMULATED HISTORY & CURRENT EVENTS: What better way to learn about social studies and current events than to actually get 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, Morning Session - UMBC Main Campus

STUDIO AND TV PRODUCTION: Do you want to become a content creator? Over 300 hours of video are uploaded every minute on the internet. In a competitive viewing environment, your videos have to stand out from the others. Stream and contribute to the almost 3 million Twitch streams each month (including Fortnite Twitch stream). These online platforms are rapidly becoming more popular than traditional video outlets and will soon bypass television in viewers and content produced.


Price: $250

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



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