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Summer Program Directory

Elementary, middle, and high school programs
 

We are excited to offer a variety of programs for the 2022 summer for students in all grades. City Schools' free programs are a great way to have fun and keep learning throughout the summer. Please take a look and register below.

School Programs

New this year many more schools are offering programs just for students at your school. Please ask your school leaders for more information, including how to register. 

If you have questions about summer learning and registration, please call 443-984-2001, Monday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Elementary Programs
Summer Arts and Learning Academy
  • Grades: Pre-k-6
  • Overview: The Summer Arts for Learning Academy, Baltimore City Schools’ FREE program operated by Arts for Learning (formerly Young Audiences), gives students in grades pre-k to 6 a fun summer packed with creative exploration and arts-integrated learning in Math and ELA from the best teachers and professional teaching artists our state has to offer.
  • Dates: July 5 to August 11 (6 weeks)
  • Location: 9 sites: Graceland Park, Bay Brook, Pimlico, Wildwood E/M, Dorothy I Height, Henderson-Hopkins, Moravia Park, Francis Scott Key, Leith Walk
  • Cost: None for any City School student who attends a traditional, charter or contract school
  • Registration Find registration links for both English and Spanish applications

CTY Baltimore Emerging Scholars Summer Program
  • Grades: 1-6 grade (rising)
    • Students identified as gifted, advanced, talent development, or those who have not been identified as GAL but show signs of giftedness such as asking critical questions, showing creativity, or thinking deeply about content through abstract connections.
  • Overview: The CTY Baltimore Emerging Scholars Program is co-run by Baltimore City Public Schools and Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth in order to provide rigorous, gifted-level content to elementary students to support their rapid growth in science, reading, math, and critical thinking by enrolling students in a unique, engaging, and academically challenging environment where students explore topics such as story-telling, robotics, and solving mysteries alongside other bright kids who love to learn.
  • Dates: July 5-August 11; Monday-Thursday; 8:30 AM to 4 PM
  • Location: John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle and Calvin M. Rodwell Elementary/Middle
  • Parent Information Sessions: To learn more, register for one of the parent information sessions 
  • Cost: None for any City School student who attends a traditional, charter, or contract school
  • Registration: Register starting March 25 by completing this application
Great Kids Farm & Forest Camp
  • Grades: 3-5 (rising students enrolled in City Schools)
  • Overview: Great Kids Farm and Forest Camp offers BCPSS students the opportunity to engage with nature and their food system in ways that reinforce scientific concepts from the school year, spark connections with the environment, and promote social and emotional well-being. Students will spend most of their time outdoors, exploring the 33 acres of forest, fields, and stream at the district-owned Great Kids Farm.
  • Dates: Four Monday-Thursday sessions in Summer 2022: 7/11-7/14, 7/18-7/21, 7/25-7/28, 8/1-8/4
  • Location: Great Kids Farm (6601 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, MD 21228). Optional bus transportation from a school hub in the city will be offered for free.
  • Cost: None (including meals and optional bus transportation)
  • Registration: Registration form in English and Spanish
Elementary/Middle School Programs
Cadence Learning -NSSI
  • Grades: K-8 (current)
  • Overview: Students will receive math and ELA instruction every day (M-F) virtually with our identified best teachers. The program will hold 450 students.  
  • Dates: July 11 - August 12 (5 weeks)
  • Location: Virtual
  • Cost: None for any City School student who attends a traditional, charter or contract school
  • Registration: Register here
Elev8 Baltimore CDF Freedom Schools
  • Grades: 2-7 (current)
  • Overview: Freedom Schools is a literacy-intensive summer experience, rooted in the civil rights movement. Freedom Schools uses an intra-generational servant leadership model to expose students to culturally affirming common core aligned literature. Students engage in literacy-focused activities for approximately 3,960 minutes/ designed to minimize summer learning loss. This program holds 290 students. 
  • Dates: July 5 - August 11 (6 weeks); 9 AM - 3 PM; Monday-Thursday
  • Locations: Arundel, Abbottston, Cherry Hill, Edgewood, Patterson Park Public Charter School, City Neighbors Hamilton, Southwest Baltimore Charter
  • Cost: None for any City School student who attends a traditional, charter or contract school
  • Registration: Submit the Elev8 application (paper applications are available at each program location, please see your Community School Coordinator or email info@elev8baltimore.org)
Baltimore Urban Debate League (BUDL)
  • Grades: 3-8
  • Overview: Provides in-person speech and debate techniques, STEM, and additional enrichment activities
  • Dates: July 5 - August 11 (6 weeks); Mondays - Thursdays; 9 AM - 3 PM
  • Location: Western, Walter P Carter, Cherry Hill EM, Waverly, Baltimore Montessori
  • Cost: None for any City School student who attends a traditional, charter or contract school
  • Registration: Register for BUDL
VIQC Robotics Advance Summer Camp
  • Grades: 4-8 (members of the 2021-2022 VIQC robotics teams)
  • Overview: Advance VIQC Summer Camp. Get a head-start for the 2022-2023 robotics season by designing and building advanced robots. Learn advanced programming, and set your team up for success this season!
  • Dates: July 25-28
  • Location: MERVO High School
  • Cost: Free
  • Registration: VIQC registration
Summer Fine Arts Camp
  • Grades: k-8 (200 students)
  • Overview: Summer fine arts camp. Students can engage and explore music, visual arts, dance and theater daily. 
  • Dates: 6 weeks: 7/5-8/11; full day program 8:30-3:30 M-Th. 
  • Location: TBD 
  • Cost: None for any City Schools student who attends a traditional, charter, or contract school.  
  • Registration: Registration link
Middle School Programs
Middle Grades Academic Recovery Program
  • Grades: 6-8 (retained, struggling or disengaged students)
  • Overview: Academic recovery for ELA & math with daily SEL lessons and the enrichment provided by Root Branch Media.
  • Dates: July 5 - August 11; (6 weeks); 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Monday-Thursday
  • Location: Stadium School
  • Cost: None for any City School student who attends a traditional, charter or contract school
  • Registration: In-person; Registration form and additional information
    • All students MUST register in person at the program site they wish to attend.
      • June 14-16th 3-6pm
      • June 21-23 9am-5pm
      • June 28-30 9am-5pm
      • Late Registration: July 5 to July 7 during normal school hours.
      • NO REGISTRATION AFTER JULY 7
Middle Grades Algebra I Recovery Program
  • Grades: 6-8 (students who failed Algebra I during the 2020-21 school year)
  • Overview: Algebra I credit recovery for middle school students
  • Dates: July 5 - August 11 (6 weeks)
  • Locations: Dunbar, REACH, MERVO, Frederick Douglass (Douglass will be a late start site)
  • Cost: None for any City School student who attends a traditional, charter or contract school
  • Registration: At site you wish to attend June 21-23 9 AM-5 PM; June 28 and June 30 9 AM -5 PM
    • No registration on Wednesday, June 29
Middle School Phys Ed Camp
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Overview: Physical activity enrichment with a focus on basketball and volleyball
  • Dates: 3 sessions (2-weeks) available
    • July 5-14 at Holabird
    • July 18-28 at Baybrook
    • Aug 1-11 at Calvin M Rodwell
  • Cost: None for any City School student who attends a traditional, charter, or contract school
  • Registration: 
Middle School Summer Career Exploration
  • Grades: Grades 6-8 (rising)
  • Overview: A fun five-week Summer Career Immersion Experience for middle school students to: 
    • -Build career awareness through hands-on career exploration and exposure in Career Technical Education pathway industries 
    • -Support students in identifying their talents, skills and interests as they plan for High School, College, and Careers 
    • -Engage students through work-based learning activities and experiences that strengthen team building, leadership,  literacy, writing, and mathematical skills and abilities
  • Dates: 5 weeks: July 5, 2022 - August 4, 2022, Monday-Thursday, 9 am - 4 pm (Breakfast begins at 8:30 am)
  • Location: Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School, 3500 Hillen Road, Baltimore, MD 21218
  • Register: Register by June 3rd with this link
  • Cost: No cost for any City School student who attends a traditional, charter or contract school
Verizon Innovative Learning Program
  • Overview: Every student deserves access to a better future. That’s why we are proud to offer the Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers program–an engaging, hands-on program developed to enrich learning through design thinking, 3D printing, augmented reality, social entrepreneurship and mentorship. This program creates a more diverse pipeline for future careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields; no prior knowledge or experience is required.

    This year we are excited to announce that our program welcomes all students from Baltimore Public Middle Schools! Students from surrounding counties may be accepted on a limited basis. All participants will be notified regarding the status of his/her acceptance within 2 weeks of registration.
  • Dates: June 20, 2022 - July 15, 2022 || 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Morgan State University, Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. School of Engineering
  • Cost: FREE
  • Registration: https://bit.ly/STEMAchievers
CAP Center: Females are Cyber Stars (FACS)
  • Overview: Calling all Baltimore area middle school females! Join us for a cyber-filled week of interactive cyber activities, personal development and engaging sessions with successful women in STEM!
  • Dates: June 27 - July 1 || 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Morgan State University, Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. School of Engineering
  • Cost: FREE
  • Registration: https://bit.ly/3L0k4xK
AileyCamp Baltimore/Peabody
  • Grades: 6-8 (60 students)
  • Overview: AileyCamp is an innovative summer program for youth ages 11-14, that uses disciplined dance training, creative writing instruction, personal development, and communication workshops, to help campers develop a respect for themselves and others that meaningfully impacts their lives. Alvin Ailey believed that “dance is for everybody,” and was especially dedicated to using dance to enhance the lives of underserved children. AileyCamp represents a vital continuation of Alvin Ailey’s vision, using the power of dance to enrich and positively alter the lives of children. Conceived by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and run locally, previously by Towson University and currently by Peabody Preparatory, AileyCamp combines professional-level dance training with personal development activities.
  • Dates: 6 weeks: July 5 - August 12, Full-day: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 3:30
  • Location: Peabody Preparatory - 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore MD 21202 
  • Register: Registration Link
  • Cost: None for any City School student who attends a traditional, charter or contract school
Middle School/High School Programs
VRC Robotics Advance Summer Camp
  • Grades: 6-12 (2021-2022 members of VRC robotics teams)
  • Overview: Advance VRC Summer Camp. Get a head-start for 2022-2023 robotics season by designing and building advanced robots, learn advance programming, and set your team up for success this season!
  • Dates: August 1-5
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: MERVO High School
  • Registration: Register for VRC
Spanish Immersion Theater Camp
  • Grades: 6-12 (Spanish language speakers)
  • Overview: Program supports Spanish heritage speakers or EL students who have an advanced levels of proficiency in Spanish speaking and listening skills and who are looking to improve their reading and writing skills in Spanish as well as their performance skills.
  • Dates: 6 weeks: June 28 to August 5; 8:30-3 PM; Monday-Thursday
  • Location: Holabird Academy
  • Cost: None for any City School student who attends a traditional, charter or contract school
  • Registration: Registration form
​​​​​​​High School Programs
High School Credit Recovery Program
  • Grades: 9-12 (prioritizing potential summer grads)
  • Overview: High School Credit Recovery will be offered as a 6-week course (no original credit will be offered)
  • Dates: July 5 - August 11; Monday-Thursday
  • Location: 4 sites - Dunbar, REACH, MERVO, Frederick Douglass (Douglass will be a late start site)
  • Cost: None for any City School high school students who attend traditional, charter or contract schools
  • Registration: MUST register in person at the site you wish to attend
    • Early registration for seniors and approved YouthWorks students: May 24-26 (3-6 PM); May 31-June 2 (3-6 PM); June 7-9 (3-6 PM)
    • Registration for 11th - 12th graders: June 14-16 (3 PM - 6 PM)
    • Registration for 9th - 10th graders: June 21-23 (9 AM - 5 PM)
    • Open registration for all grades (if seats available): June 28 and June 30 (9 AM - 5 PM)
      • No Registration on Wednesday, June 29
      • No Registration at REACH on June 9
    • Late Registration (if seats available): July 5-7 during regular summer school site hours
  • Students who wish to have their YouthWorks assignment be a high school credit recovery program please click here for more information.
  • Find more information about the credit recovery program
  • High School Credit Recovery Program Registration Form
High School English Learners Program
  • Grades: 9-12 (EL students with interrupted learning can take ESOL courses for both original & credit recovery)
  • Overview: 6-week program designed to support English-Learner students with interrupted education who are overaged and under-credited
  • Dates: July 5 - August 11
  • Location: Dunbar and Patterson
  • Cost: None for any City School high school students who attend traditional, charter or contract schools
  • Registration: Must contact your school counselor to register
APEX Credit Recovery Night School
  • Grades: 9-12 (students in need of credit recovery)
  • Overview: APEX credit Recovery will be a 6-week program. Students can recover up to 3 credits. Courses are offered in the late afternoon/evening.
  • Dates: July 5 - August 11
  • Location: Virtually
  • Cost: None for any City School high school students who attend traditional, charter or contract schools
  • Registration: Western High School
    • Early registration for seniors: May 31-June 2 (3-6 PM), June 7-9 (3-6 PM)
    • Registration for 11th-12th graders: June 14-16 (3 PM - 6 PM)
    • Registration for 9th-10th graders: June 21-23 (9 AM - 5 PM)
    • Open registration for all grades (if seats available): June 28 and June 30 (9 AM - 5 PM)
      • No Registration Wednesday, June 29
    • Late registration (if seats available): July 5-7 during regular summer school site hours
    • Note: APEX is not a YouthWorks site
    • Find more information about APEX Recovery Night School
    • Registration Form
AOP High School Credit Recovery Program
  • Grades: 9-12 (students currently enrolled in an AOP school or program)
  • Overview: High School Credit Recovery will be offered as a 6-week course
  • Dates: July 5-August 11; Mon-Thurs
  • Location: Excel and Achievement (Achievement will be a late start site)
  • Cost: None for any City School high school students who attend traditional, charter or contract schools
  • Registration: Must register in person at the site you plan to attend.
AP Summer Academy
  • Grades: 9-12 
  • What? Designed to prepare high school students for Advanced Placement and/or honors courses to support academic advancement & college-career readiness; students can earn a stipend at this YouthWorks site if successfully registered. This program holds 200 students. 
  • Dates: July 5 - August 5; 8:30 AM - 2 PM; Monday-Thursday
  • Location: Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
  • Cost: None for any City School high school students who attend traditional, charter or contract schools
  • Registration: Please contact your school guidance counselor, any AP teacher at your school, or Maureen O’Neill at mroneill@bcps.k12.md.us
Program name: Summer SAT Prep
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Audience: Students that are interested in raising their SAT score
  • Location: Western High School and Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
  • Dates: July 5-August 4
  • Time: Mon-Thur 9-330
  • POC: Mavis Jackson (mjjackson@bcps.k12.md.us)
  • Registration Link: https://bit.ly/summer22-SAT-app (Deadline June 27 at 5pm)
Program name: College Boot Camp
Program name: Summer Dual Enrollment
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Audience: Students that are interested in taking college courses while still in high school
  • Location: Baltimore City Community College
  • Dates: June 16-August 12 and June 30-August 5
  • Time: Class times vary by course.  
  • POC: Mavis Jackson, (mjjackson@bcps.k12.md.us)
  • Information Session: May 25, 4:30 p.m - 6 p.m. Join the Zoom Meeting