Courses

Spend a week playing and learning about chess with the UMBC Chess Program & Silver Knights! Our summer chess academy has taught tens of thousands of children, including national champions. Most students are beginners looking to learn and have fun! Chess Academy players ...

Price: $250



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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




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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


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Whether you are a virtuoso or a novice trying to find your singing voice, this vocals course offers an opportunity to have a fun and rewarding musical experience that will expand your horizons. 

Students will receive group voice work, master repertoire class with students of similar experience and skill...
Price: $250


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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



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Are you someone who never met a Broadway tune they didn't love? Do you find yourself humming the melodies to Hamilton, Rent, and West Side Story? Who doesn't love a great Broadway show tune? Learn to sing your favorite Broadway songs with power and finesse! Hit those high notes like never before!

Price: $250


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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



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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


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Do you enjoy playing the guitar? Do you want to learn the basics or improve your skills and knowledge? Whether it's your first time picking up a six-string or you have been playing for years and are ready to go platinum, you will learn something new in this class. The SEA Summer Guitar Academy invites guitarists of any level of ability...Price: $250


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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



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Transform your drawings and personal objects!  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.

2 WEEK COURSE-1:00 to 4:00
Price: $495


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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 that is relevant to our times and will mimic the real thing in an actual mock trial courtroom.  

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


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Learn how to create your own website this summer with our Web Development summer program! In Web Development, students will learn how to build their own mobile-friendly, responsive website. Students will learn how to use HTML, CSS, and Javascript. By the end of the week, students will have the tools necessary to build their own websites!

Price: $250


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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 fluid?

ONE WEEK COURSE, FULL DAY 
Price: $495




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Do you enjoy watching Vlogs and Streams? 1.8 billion people watch over 5 billion videos each day! In a competitive viewing environment your videos have to stand out from everyone else's. Become a content creator and add to the 300 hours of video uploaded every minute on the internet.

ONLY FOR HIGH SCHOOL
Price: $250


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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 the 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


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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 the 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


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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 the 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


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What does it take to make a planet suitable for life? What is life? And how are we searching for life outside of our own blue planet? This dynamic course features hands-on, minds-on activities that develop STEM habits-of-mind. Using resources and data made available through NASA and the UMBC Observatory... 

Price: $250


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What separates social media rock stars from the rest? 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. You will learn the value of protecting yourself on social media, while learning how to develop your brand so that it gets noticed. 

Price: $250


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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 where to look.

Price: $250


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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, and build on the messages and themes that are being expressed

Price: $250


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The world needs great leaders now more than ever. What does it mean to be a leader. Regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or background, each of us have the capacity to lead and be an agent of change. LEAD is a set of interactive workshops and experiences designed to cultivate leadership excellence in young people and can help you become your best self.


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Do you enjoy watching Vlogs and Streams? 1.8 billion people watch over 5 billion videos each day!  In a competitive viewing environment your videos have to stand out from everyone else's. Become a content creator and add to the 300 hours of video uploaded every minute on the internet. 

ONLY FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
Price: $250


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What separates social media rock starts from the rest? 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. You will learn the value of protecting yourself on social media, while learning how to develop your brand so that it gets noticed.

Price: $250


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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'? Do you want to learn how to turn wasted environmental energy into electrical energy?

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


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Ever wonder what's behind your favorite video game? It's CODE! This course follows the Code for Life open source game as it starts from the introduction of programming concepts and moves slowly into more advanced skills and techniques. Stay engaged and challenged this year!


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