Summer Programs

Summer

How will you spend your summer vacation?

The following programs are offered by or in conjunction with either Baltimore County Public Schools or the Maryland State Department of Education. Please direct any questions about these programs to the contact provided.


Extended Year Learning
Baltimore County Public School students recommended for high school credit recovery or credit advancement in this summer’s Extended Year Learning Program (EYLP). Seats are limited. Enrollment is on a first come basis.  For More Information visit the Extended Year Learning web site for complete details.

Math Academy
For information and complete details visit the Math Academy web site.

 

Learning Activities and Resources to Use Over the Summer
To support student learning over the summer, BCPS Parent University has compiled several learning-at-home and learning-in-the-community resources. These learning activities and resources include 100 things grandparents or parents can do with their grandchildren/children, fun science projects, reading lists, and suggested day trips. Please also visit NBC’s Education Nation Parent Toolkit for short videos about how to help children learn over the summer.

 

Service-learning opportunities for middle and high school students
Summer is a great time for middle and high school students to earn required service-learning hours – or to do additional service-learning to benefit the community and gain valuable skills. Parents and students are encouraged to explore the online BCPS service-learning resource directory and to visit the Baltimore County government’s volunteer link called TRUIST for ideas about additional opportunities and events.

 

Title I Extended Learning Opportunity (ELO) Program: STEM Camp
The Title I STEM Camp will reinforce students' mathematics and reading skills during the summer. Students will have access to project based programs.

For More Information visit the Office of Title I web site for complete details.

 

Summer Instrumental Music Festival
The Summer Music Camp is a day camp for Baltimore County Public Schools’ instrumental and vocal music students who are currently in Grades 5–12 and are enrolled in their school’s music programs. During camp, students will perform in a band, chorus, guitar, and orchestra at the appropriate grade level. In addition to large group rehearsals, students will participate in enrichment classes and receive instruction to enhance musical performance skills. All of the musical ensembles will perform in a public concert in the outdoor amphitheater at Oregon Ridge Park, the summer home of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, on the evening of Thursday, June 29, 2017.

For more information, details or questions regarding this event please contact the Office of Music or click here for complete details.

 

MSDE Summer Centers
The Goal of the Maryland Summer Centers is to provide opportunities for Maryland’s gifted and talented students to work with like-minded peers in an area of ability and interest. Many participants have reported these programs to be a life-changing experience, meeting for the first time others with interests and abilities like their own and forming lasting friendships.

For more information visit the Maryland State Department of Education web site.

 

Free Summer Meals
Baltimore County Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which provides free meals to all children (ages 18 and under) free of charge and without applications or registration. Lunch will be provided Monday through Friday at area branches of the Baltimore County Public Library from June 19 – August 25, and both breakfast and lunch will be served at select schools from July 5 – 28. Breakfast will consist of cereal, a breakfast bar, or a toaster pastry served with fruit or juice and milk. For lunch, the program offers a cold sandwich, fruit or vegetable, juice or frozen treat, and milk. Exact times and locations are available online.

 

National Summer Learning Day
As part of its Back to School Involves You, Too! campaign, BCPS is participating in National Summer Learning Day, Thursday, July 13. The day aims to spread important messages about the importance of keeping kids learning, safe, and healthy during the summer. On National Summer Learning Day, we encourage all Team BCPS members to share photos of summer learning on social media and to use the hashtags #KeepKidsLearning and #TeamBCPS.

 

Summer Mathematics Practice
The BCPS Office of Mathematics PreK-12 staff has identified online resources to help students practice mathematics skills during the summer. Parents are asked to encourage their children to avoid the “summer slide” by accessing resources designed to provide ongoing practice.

Summer Visual Arts Enrichment Program
From Monday, July 10, through Friday, July 21, the BCPS Summer Visual Arts Camp will provide students in Grades 3-12 an opportunity to develop and refine personal art skills via five-hour studio sessions and an art-related field trip. On the evening of Thursday, July 20, the program will hold an open house/reception, where students will exhibit works completed over the two-week period for viewing by families and teachers. The program offers three courses: An Exploration of Artists and Their Materials for students entering Grades 3-5, An Investigation of Media and Technique: Portfolio Development for students entering Grades 6-8, and Painting and Drawing from Observation: Portfolio Development for students entering Grades 9-12. There is more information on the summer program in the camp brochure and application.

Baltimore County Public Library Summer Reading 2017
The library’s annual summer reading program offers reading incentives, challenges, events, and more for children of every age and for adults. The theme for this year is Build A Better World, and the program runs from Wednesday, June 14 – Sunday, Sept. 3.

Family Learning Tips – Fun Things to do Every Day!
Did you know that the BCPS Parent University creates a family learning tip for every day of the year? The tips suggest fun and usually free ways that families can learn together at home, in their neighborhoods, or at nearby attractions. Don’t miss the calendars for June, July, and August 2017.

Back to School Festival at Boscov’s White Marsh
BCPS is hosting a free back to school festival on Saturday, August 26, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the lower parking lot of Boscov’s at White Marsh Mall. The intent of the event is to get students and families excited about the new school year and to introduce them to resources and opportunities to support learning.  Featured at the festival will be the BCPS Parentmobile and Mobile Innovation Lab, the library’s Bookmobile, student entertainment, giveaways, and lots of hands-on activities in addition to information about BCPS Athletics, College and Career Readiness/Mentoring, Early Childhood Education, English Language Arts, ESOL, Food and Nutrition Services, Human Resources, Magnet Programs, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science, and Visual Arts. The event is part of the larger, summer-long Back to School Involves You, Too! campaign, which includes National Summer Learning Day (July 13), a school supply drive (July 25 – Aug. 13), a Back to School workshop series for parents (mid-August), BCPS Day at Camden Yards (Aug. 20), and more.

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