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Be sure to check on age eligibility and registration deadlines for the different summer camps. Even if a deadline has past, you may want to contact the camp director to see if space is still available.
- Hopkins' Center for Talented Youth
Our summer programs offer eligible students in grades 2-12 the opportunity to engage in challenging academic work in the company of peers who share their exceptional abilities and love of learning. While the focus is on rigorous academics and learning, the social experience that results from bringing these students together is an integral part of the program. Residential programs available for older students. Tuition begins at $3,300.
- Maryland Summer Centers for the Gifted
Sponsored by the Maryland State Department of Education, these residential and commuter programs provide opportunities for Maryland GT students to spend a week with their peers learning about one topic, such as robotics or ecology. There are creative arts programs. Summer Center camps are located across the state. A student does not need to be identified as GT through a public school to attend. These summer camps are open to homeschoolers. Various weeks throughout the summer. Residential programs available for older students. Tuition ranges from $200 to $1,200. Application deadline: April 15, 2012.
Anne Arundel County
- United States Naval Academy's Summer STEM Program
Engineering is all about creating, building, and making things better! Becoming an engineer requires hard work and a good education. Our summer program will be a great start to your career in science and engineering. All students selected to participate will receive a full scholarship to attend the camp, which includes your room and board, meals, as well as a variety of materials. Plan on bringing extra cash for snacks and souvenirs. Students must be entering 8th - 11th grade to be eligible to participate. This is a residential program. Tuition is $200.
- Summer Programs at Hopkins
Summer University allows qualified high school students to take undergraduate summer session courses at Hopkins. Discover Hopkins offers theme based credit courses designed to expose students to topics from different perspective. Residential and commuter options available for both programs. Tuition ranges from $2,160 to $7,350. Application deadline for residential students: April 14; For commuter students: May 21; And for financial aid: March 15, 2012.
- Towson University's College For Kids
The purpose of this program is to provide enrichment for children of exceptional intellectual ability. The program does not attempt to accelerate skill development in curriculum areas. Rather, the instructional focus is on extending children's existing fund of knowledge through first-hand and creative experiences. "College for Kids" courses are designed to provide children with an earlier, more in-depth, and more muthan is usually available in traditional educational settings. For 4 years old through entering 5th grade. Commuter program only. Tuition is $280. Application deadline: May 31, 2012.
- Hood Start Program
Hood College's Hood Start program allows exceptional high school juniors and seniors to get a jump on the college experience and to earn college credit. Hood Start students may enroll in Hood's fall, spring or summer semesters while still in high school. Students take a maximum of 11 credits in any semester and earn a maximum of 18 credits through the program. Commuter program only. Tuition is $140 per credit. Application deadline: April 15, 2012.
- Howard County Public School's G/T Summer Institutes for Talent Development
The G/T Summer Institutes provide interested students with advanced-level instruction and enrichment experiences
not regularly available during the academic school year. The curriculum is focused on talent development and
provides academically and artistically rigorous activities for grade 2 - 12. Commuter program only. Tuition ranges from $270-$300. Application deadline: May 15, 2012.
- StarTalk Summer Language Program for High School Students at Howard Community College
STARTALK is a government initiative to increase the number of Americans learning critical need languages. The STARTALK program pays tuition for high school students to learn Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Hindi, or Persian in HCC's World Languages Program during the summer months. Commuter program only. Tuition is $80. Application deadline: April 16, 2012.
- Summer Institute for the Gifted at Sandy Spring Friends School
The Summer Institute for the Gifted Day Program provides instruction in over 30 courses during its regular academic schedule and engages students in recreational activities every day. Courses are taught at levels appropriate for academically gifted students, covering humanities, mathematics and sciences, and multi-disciplinary courses. Every student selects three courses and has a recreational period. Each class meets five times a week for 90 minutes each. The Sandy Spring Friends School SIG Day Program is for students who are ages 4-12 as of the program start date. Commuter program only. Tuition is $1,995.
Prince George's County
- Goddard Space Flight Center's Summer Institute in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Research
The Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland is offering a free five day Summer Institute for middle school girls entering grades 7 & 8 with at least a "B" average in science or math. Student must be a U. S. citizen. The camp's purpose is to increase the awareness of and provide opportunities for middle school girls to explore non-traditional career fields with research scientists, mathematicians and engineers. Commuter program only. Tuition is FREE. Application deadline: April 20, 2012.
- University of Maryland, College Park Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
MSRE summer camps were established in 2001. The camps provide a venue to share cutting-edge science and technology, and to generate interest among budding young scientists. The camps also strive to build confidence in students' abilities in and perception of science and engineering. The camps are designed with teachers to meet STEM curriculum needs and standards, and to build appreciation for science and engineering. Students from partner schools and homeschool programs attend. Commuter program only. Tuition is FREE. Application information available in mid-April.
- University of Maryland, College Park Summer Girls
Summer Girls is sponsored by UMD- College Park. We do not ask for letters of recommendation or grades, but applicants are required to write a paragraph explaining why they would like to attend this day camp program. The 9th Grade Program runs daily from 8:30-4PM. In the mornings,attendees listen to lectures, participate in demos, write in journals and complete hands on experiments from a lab manual. Commuter program only. Boys may apply. Tuition is FREE. Application deadline: April 27, 2012.
The 11th grade program jumps into the world of modern physics and runs daily from 9-3. In the mornings, the girls will be introduced to the exciting world of modern physics. They will learn about Relativity, Antimatter, Quantum Mechanics, Physical Uncertainty, Quantum Computing and more. The afternoons will be filled with hands-on lab activities, visits to labs working ion modern physics, discussions with professors currently doing work in modern physics and a project to make our discussions of modern topics tangible. Students will be introduced to topics that they will likely not be offered in their high school classes, from the thought experiments of Einstein to current applications in code breaking. Commuter program only. Boys may apply. Tuition is FREE. Application deadline: May 18, 2012.
- University of Maryland, College Park Young Scholar Program
Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors select one three-credit course, devoting a large part of your time attending class, enjoying field trips or guest speakers, studying, working on projects, and preparing for exams. Learning during this three-week summer program continues beyond the classroom. College seminars, workshops, and social activities encourage the exchange of ideas and lend to the development of lasting friendships. You meet, live, and study with other talented high school students from around the U.S. and the world. Residential and commuter options available. Tuition begins at $1,850. Applications accepted on a rolling basis beginning in mid-February.
- University of Maryland, College Park Young Scholar Discovery Program
In Young Scholars Discovery, rising eighth and ninth grade middle school students select one course, devoting a large part of the two weeks to attending class, enjoying field trips or guest speakers, and working on projects. The learning continues beyond the classroom with interactive afternoon seminars and evening social activities. Residential and commuter options available. Tuition begins at $1,400. Applications accepted on a rolling basis beginning in mid-February.
- American University's Pre-College Program
AU offers two different academic pre-college programs, each with specific eligibility and requirements: Community of Scholars and Discover the World of Communication. Residential program only. Tuition begins at $1,500. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
- Catholic University's Experiences in Architecture Program
The Experiences in Architecture program is an intense three-week workshop for students interested in architecture or other design related fields. Students are exposed to both the academic and the professional sides of the architecture arena, as the city of Washington, D.C., becomes their classroom. Residential program only. Tuition begins at $1,900. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
- Catholic University of America's Summer College Program
In Summer College, you choose from CUA's freshman-level courses and take classes with college students. If students have completed the tenth grade with a grade of B or better in college prep courses, they are encouraged to apply to the Catholic University of America's Summer College program. Residential and commuter options available. Tuition begins at $550. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
- George Washington University's Pre-College Summer Program
GW Pre-College courses provide an exciting and unique opportunity for high school students to experience the academic rigors of learning in a college environment. Courses are taught by expert GW faculty and scholar practitioners. All non-credit sessions are open to high school students in 9th, 10th and 11th grade. Rising seniors are eligible to apply to credit courses. Residential and commuter options available. Tuition begins at $2,456. Application deadline is May 1, 2012.
- Summer at Georgetown
Georgetown offers 4 different academic pre-college programs for gifted high schoolers. The Institutes give you an accelerated, hands-on learning experience while focusing on a particular area of study within an eight-day comprehensive program. Fundamentals delve deeper into interests by investigating topics within a single subject for five weeks while earning up to 3 college credits. Summer Honors Intensive is a rigorous five-week program designed specifically for highly motivated students interested in earning up to 12 college credits. Or, high school students can take a regular Summer College Course over a 5 week period and earn 3 credits.
August 20, 2017