Specific Interests

Art supplies

For Artists:

Baltimore County Public Schools Office of Visual Arts Enrichment Camp  A variety of courses offered to meet the varied interests of the student whether the student is seeking to improve his or her skills or is preparing a portfolio for consideration for entrance into a GT program, magnet program, college program, or for an Advanced Placement Exam.

Community College of Baltimore County Summer Camps  Performing and visual arts, academics, languages, and more.

Exploration Art School  Individualized instruction to meet the child’s needs.  The instructor has experience instituting gifted and talented art programs at a variety of schools, including a visual arts magnet school.

Harford Community College  A variety of arts and crafts programs are available.

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)  For High School Students: Accelerate your preparation for a career as an artist or designer by studying at MICA. Spend your summer or time after school releasing your creativity by doing what you love at the home of one of America’s top two studio arts programs, as ranked by Parade magazine.  For Elementary and Middle School Students: Young People’s Studios  and Summer Camp: Young People’s Studios Summer Art Camp

Towson University Community Arts Center  Classes for children and teens.  Creative thinking will be encouraged by exploring a variety of media, including collage, paint, clay, pastel, and found objects.


For Dancers:Instructor Lifting Ballet Dancer's Leg

To the Point. Dance Studio  Member of the Honor Society for Dance Arts.  Located in Ridgely, Caroline County, MD.


For Foreign Language Learners:

Fun with Foreign Language  We help children realize many of the benefits that learning a foreign language can provide.  Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

Baltimore International Academy  Summer camp offers full immersion in your choice of Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish.  Summer camp is open to all children entering grades K-8.  Useful Websites for Languages


For STEM Programs:

(Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

NASA DEVELOP  Internship opportunities are available during the spring, summer, and fall.  Applications are encouraged from students interested in science, technology, and policy, age 16 and older, and enrolled in a U.S. accredited school.  Students can apply to one of twelve NASA DEVELOP sites.Science Boy

NSA Gifted and Talented Program STEM for High School   The National Security Agency’s (NSA) Gifted and Talented Program is only open to high school seniors.  The program is designed for high school students who have demonstrated an aptitude for Engineering, Math, and Science.  This program provides a tremendous opportunity to gain valuable experience in the area of STEM.

USA Science & Engineering Festival  Our mission is to re-invigorate the interest of our nation’s youth in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by producing and presenting the most compelling, exciting, educational, and entertaining science festival in the United States.  There are also school programs.

West Point Center for STEM Education  The mission is to design and implement programs that inspire, attract, and develop the STEM talent essential for meeting the Nation’s current and future challenges.

WKU Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science  We’re not typical high school students.  Our junior and senior years are spent at Western Kentucky University taking college classes in math, science, and lots of other subjects.


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For Writers:

American University Discover the World of Communication  You will learn to build a digital portfolio, script, shoot and edit a film, write a news story like a pro, speak with confidence, persuade, inform, educate, and entertain.  View live television and radio broadcasts at local studios, cover a Nationals baseball game or WNBA game from a press seat, and tour local attractions and museums.

Asian American Journalists Association JCamp  (multiple sites)  Aspiring journalists of all racial and ethnic backgrounds in grades 9-11 receive training in writing, broadcasting, and photography.  Free.

Merlyn’s Pen Mentors in Writing Program  The Mentors program matches student writers, grades 6-12, with published writers and editors from the Merlyn’s Pen staff for personalized, one-on-one writing tutorials.  There’s no travel involved, no juggling of busy after-school schedules.  Students work at home, at their own pace.  Assignments and follow-up critiques are sent by email or through the mail.

Theater 2Young Playwrights Festival National Competition  Writers younger than 18 years submit plays and finalists attend the Young Playwrights Writers Conference where they work with theater professionals and have the chance to have their play produced Off-Broadway.