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Summer 2015 Course Descriptions

Note there is Before Care 7:00am-9:00am and After Care 3:00pm-6:00pm for summer campers in grades K-8 on all campuses for an additional fee.

Youth Summer 2015 Programs listed by week:
Course Descriptions May June 15 June 22 June 29 July 6
Online Registrations July 13 July 20 July 27 Aug. 3 .
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Summer 2015 Youth Course Descriptions
Course Title Course # Course Description
3-2-1 Blast-Off! YOU114 This action-packed week will focus solely on rockets and the physics of rocket flight. After learning the model rocket safety code, you will build a number of different rockets and participate in the launching, mission control, propulsion, and recovery of the rockets you build. Campers will be divided into three groups: altitude trackers, launch preparation, and launchers. Every camper will have an opportunity to try all three.
3-D Geometry: Let’s Build a City YOU417 Do you love to draw and create? Do you have an appreciation for the structures and architecture around you? If so, this course is for you! Learn to draw, edit, and refine simple shapes and three-dimensional objects. Use your creativity to design a model city with pencil and paper. You don’t have to be an artist to join the fun. By the end of the course you’ll have created your very own model 3-D city. Instructor: Cordell Terry
A Sticky Situation: Duct Tape Art YOU497 Duct tape, an art material? Yes it is! This is your chance to explore the many uses for duct tape and how you can use it to create your very own artwork. We’ll use duct tape to create 2-D and 3-D fine art pieces—both functional and nonfunctional. Learn to make items like flowers, bags, and wallets, as well as other 3-D sculptures and 2-D collages. No previous experience is necessary. The sky is the limit! Instructor: Cynthia J. Smidt, BA Art History, BA Art Education, UMCP
Advanced Placement Readiness YOU466 Prepare for taking Advanced Placement courses. Analyze articles, essay prompts, and sample responses, and heighten your comfort with the testing situation. Learn to support your opinions using text and data. Using logical thinking, enhance your awareness of the structure of your arguments and avoid fallacies in reasoning. Practice time-management skills. Learn ways to use calendars to make more effective use of your time. Add rhetorical strategies to your repertoire of testing skills and improve your understanding of standards found in Advanced Placement courses. Instructor: Jennifer Bauer
Advanced Robotics - The Ultimate Experience YOU666 Build and take home the Jungle Robot, an advanced level robot. Learn the many steps in the assembly process, and learn how different types of gears mesh and are driven by a motor. Connect the motor, battery and microphone to a circuit board, which will program your sound activated (clap of the hand) robot. Put your imagination and skills to the challenge by reusing parts of a robot to build yet another robotic creation. Work in small groups to build different robotic creatures and vehicles. Test them for speed, strength and endurance in Sumo battles, tugs- of-war and vehicle distance timings, etc. Use your learning and creativity to produce some of the best “Free Building Robots.”
Adventures in Mathematics YOU723 This fun-filled basic math adventure boosts your basic math skills and confidence while you have fun. Learn math tricks, play games, explore online math games, and create palindromes with addition. See how simple strategies can help with basic facts and word problems. Learn tricks to help you memorize those pesky multiplication facts. Instructor: Terri Miller
Adventures in Robotics YOU688 Here’s your chance to explore the exciting world of robotics! Working in teams, construct and program robots, then compete in fun challenges to earn prizes. Learn the basics of design and programming and get hands-on experience in making your robots “see” and move. Invite your friends and family to come on the last day of camp to cheer you on at the final competition and awards party! No previous experience in robotics necessary. Instructor: Randall Grove
After Care for Summer Youth Programs YOU338 After Care offers caretaking services for children after the summer program day ends. The children are provided with a safe and relaxed environment in which to enjoy a variety of activities. Staff continuously strive to keep the program activities flexible and appealing. There are a limited number of spaces available, and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
After Care for Summer Youth Programs YOU339 After Care offers caretaking services for children after the summer program day ends. The children are provided with a safe and relaxed environment in which to enjoy a variety of activities. Staff continuously strive to keep the program activities flexible and appealing. There are a limited number of spaces available, and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Aggressive Learning for High School Athletes YOU683 Learn how to stay ON your team and OFF the ineligibility list...So you made the team! That’s great! This year is going to be a breakout season for you except you may not be academically eligible. Your Coach, Parents, Teachers, and Peers are expecting you to start next season but you struggle academically during the off season. Maybe you aren’t struggling to be academically eligible but you are thinking about playing sports in college. Any of this sounds familiar? If you answered yes then you should sign up for this class and learn how to learn. In addition, find out how study skills can help you in College.Instructor: Don Milner
Aggressive Learning for High School Athletes YOU684 Learn how to stay ON your team and OFF the ineligibility list... So you made the team! That’s great! This year is going to be a breakout season for you except you may not be academically eligible. Your Coach, Parents, Teachers, and Peers are expecting you to start next season but you struggle academically during the off season. Maybe you aren’t struggling to be academically eligible but you are thinking about playing sports in college. Any of this sounds familiar? If you answered yes then you should sign up for this class and learn how to learn. In addition, find out how study skills can help you in College. Instructor: Don Milner
Aggressive Learning I for High School Students YOU359 Are you a successful high school student? Are you afraid of feeling overwhelmed with the amount of homework in high school? Do you study hard but you don’t make the grades that you achieved in middle school? If you are experiencing this type of frustration, you should take this course. Learn strategies from an IRT and Team Leader. Learn how to better manage your time and work smarter. You are already working hard—now learn how to study efficiently and experience success. Instructor: Don Milner
Aggressive Learning I for Middle School Students SCH974 Are you a successful middle-school student? Do you feel overwhelmed with the amount of homework? You study hard but you still aren’t making the grades you’d like? If you are experiencing this type of frustration, take this course. Learn strategies from an IRT and Team Leader. Learn how to better manage your time, trick your teachers, and work smarter. You are already working hard-now learn how to study efficiently and experience success in middle school. Instructor: Don Milner
Aggressive Learning I for Students Entering Middle School SCH967 Do you want to make a successful transition into middle school? Are you afraid of feeling overwhelmed with the amount of homework in middle school? If you achieved good grades in elementary school but are now worried, you should take this course. Learn strategies from a sixth-grade IRT and Team Leader. Learn how to better manage your time, trick your teachers, and work smarter. You are already working hard-now learn how to study efficiently and experience success in middle school. Let us help you transition with ease. Instructor: Don Milner
Aggressive Learning II for High School Students YOU360 This course is specially designed for students who have had, or are currently enrolled in, Aggressive Learning I. Learning objectives reinforce the study skills taught in Aggressive Learning I and give specific study strategies for each core content area, like science, math, social studies, English, and foreign language. Learn tried and true study strategies that help you improve your academic standing. Learn the science behind learning and what motivates you to learn new information. Instructor: Don Milner
Aggressive Learning II for Middle School Students SCH970 This course is specially designed for students who have had, or are currently enrolled in, Aggressive Learning I. Learning objectives reinforce the study skills taught in Aggressive Learning I and give specific study strategies for each core content area, like Science, Math, Social Studies, English, and Foreign Language. Learn tried and true study strategies that help you improve your academic standing. Learn the science behind learning and what motivates you to learn new information. Instructor: Don Milner
Aggressive Learning II for Students Entering Middle School SCH968 If you have taken or are currently enrolled in Aggressive Learning I, this class is a great next step for you. Learning objectives reinforce the study skills taught in Aggressive Learning I and give specific study strategies for each core content area, like Science, Math, Social Studies, English, and Foreign Language. Learn tried and true study strategies that help you improve your academic standing. Learn the science behind learning and what motivates you to learn new information. Instructor: Don Milner
Algebra I SCH094 For students who will take Algebra I in the upcoming school year. Topics covered include exponents and radicals, linear equations and inequalities, ratio and proportion, systems of linear equations, factoring quadratics, completing the square, and the quadratic formula.
Algebra II SCH096 For students who will take Algebra II, Algebra II with Analysis, IB AAF in the upcoming school year. Topics include linear equations, systems of equations, quadratics, clever factorizations, complex numbers, graphing, functions, sequences and series, special functions, exponents and logarithms. Prerequisite: Algebra I.
All-Terrain Tracker Workshop YOU661 Join us for some land rover excitement! Build and take home your very own All-Terrain Tracker Vehicle that travels rough terrain overcoming objects in its path. Conquer the Sciensational Workshops’ own tracker course that includes sand, stones, twigs, and balls as part of the challenge. Hold a timed race and learn all about gears. Work in a group to design a robot you can control. Build a Sumo wrestler and be part of our battle box events. Loads of fun and education in store, the Sciensational way!
Anatomy and Physiology in Diversity YOU280 Throughout time, no issue has been of more interest than learning about our origins. Where did we come from? What did our ancestors look like? Where did they live? Explore information underlying recent ideas on human evolution and examine the evidence that links modern humans with other higher animals (primates). Learn to describe the parts of a modern human skull and distinguish between the skulls and the skeletons of modern male and female humans and apes. Come prepared to dissect animal parts—including eyeballs, heart, stomach, lungs—and learn their functions. Not for the squeamish!
App Attack! Make Your First Game App YOU560 Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized game development tool, explore the world of web-based apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of Apps publishing functions. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. No prior experience is necessary and you do not need to own a smart phone or tablet to take the class. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.
Arabian Sindbads YOU735 Arabian Sindbads will visit the Arab world and learn about its language and culture through arts, fun and play. Get your hands, feet and brain busy with Arabic arts, music, dance and more. Fun, interactive games and hands-on activities will keep you entertained while exploring and learning all day long.
Architectural Design: An Introduction YOU694 Explore the design and construction of residential and commercial buildings. Review the historical aspects of civil engineering and architecture as well as current innovations being made in the industry today. This math and science based class aligns with the new federal education initiative of promoting S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in today’s classrooms. This class is also a project-based course which allows you to become a problem solver and learn from others’ ideas. Students will apply these skills by using the REVIT Architecture program. This program is used today by architecture firms across the world. Instructor: Marcus Lee
Before Care for Summer Youth Programs YOU340 Before Care offers caretaking services for children before the summer program day begins. The children are provided with a safe and relaxed environment in which to enjoy a variety of activities. Staff continuously strive to keep the program activities flexible and appealing. There are a limited number of spaces available, and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Biology: Life in the Ocean SCH862 Marine Biology is the study of marine life. Examine marine organisms from each of the major oceanic zones. Both live and preserved specimens will be available for observation, experimentation, or dissection (preserved only). Develop a greater appreciation and understanding of marine systems, specifically the role these representative organisms play in the ecosystem. Particular attention will be paid to the anatomy, reproduction, and ecology of representative organisms. Many of the labs will be messy. Not for the squeamish! Instructor: Dr. Ijeoma Otigbuo
Biology: Life In The Ocean SCH963 Marine Biology is the study of marine life. Examine marine organisms from each of the major oceanic zones. Both live and preserved specimens will be available for observation, experimentation, or dissection (preserved only). Develop a greater appreciation and understanding of marine systems, specifically the role these representative organisms play in the ecosystem. Particular attention will be paid to the anatomy, reproduction, and ecology of representative organisms. Many of the labs will be messy. Not for the squeamish! Instructor: Dr. Ijeoma Otigbuo
Biotechnology and Diversity YOU176 Biotechnology and diversity of organisms go hand in hand. Biotechnology allows scientists to establish diversity. In recent times, biotechnology techniques have enabled crime solving, paternity testing, cloning of cells leading to reproduction without male gametes, production of insulin for diabetics, and growth factors. Learn to extract DNA and solve paternity puzzles using agarose gel electrophoresis/DNA fingerprinting. Solve other genetic problems and bone mysteries. Master microscope use and care and discover the various organisms that share our planet. Develop critical thinking as you study world cultures through video workshops. Instructor: Dr. Ijeoma Otigbou
Blowfish Robocraft YOU662 It is loads of fun to build and take home a Robotfish with big, puffy cheeks. Watch it as it moves in a miniature pool. The Blowfish Robocraft is propelled forward by a left/right moving tail fin. Learn how its motor works as you have fun building it. Enter the Sciensational races and see how fast your Blowfish Robocraft goes. Learn about gears and circuits. Design and build other robots that can perform many tasks. Build a car for speed and go on the obstacle course. Join us for a lot of fun and education mixed together.
Calculus SCH098 For students who will take AP Calculus (AB or BC) in the upcoming school year. Topics covered include continuity, limits, derivatives of functions, and their applications. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus.
Can You Dig It? Fossil Hunt - Do you dig dinosaurs? YOU663 Archaeology and Paleontology seem like big words. In this class, we’ll make them come alive. Join in a simulated fossil excavation, uncovering the different bones of a dinosaur. Assemble the bones to form a completed 3-dimensional dinosaur to take home. Using excavation tools, labels and specimen bags, and geological time and fossil charts, make a plaster fossil replica of an ammonite, Tyrannosaurus rex tooth or choose from other molds. Identify 20-million year old shark's teeth and see other fossil replicas such as a cave bear tooth, an ammonite, a Tyrannosaurus rex tooth or a dinosaur egg. Work with our rock and mineral collection, identify different rocks and minerals, and see and hold our giant pumice rock specimen taken from Mt. St. Helens. It’s educational and FUN!
Cartooning, Comics, and Manga YOU178 Explore the many forms of cartoon drawings (caricatures, one-panel sight gags, editorial cartoons), comic strips/books (superhero comics, adventurous illustrations, westerns, sci-fi, and detective comics), long-form illustrated narratives (graphic novels, non-fiction subjects), and Japanese manga. Apply your powers of observation and imagination to a variety of projects: creating original characters, designing pages, drawing caricatures, making flip books, and developing a comic strip/book. You will be encouraged to experiment with various drawing media and techniques.Instructor either: Ellen Vartanoff or Coral Anderson
Chin Up, Girl! YOU476 Young STRONG ladies...discover your voice, what you stand for, what you believe in, and what truly makes you happy. Build confidence through self-expression and personal connections. Learn strategies to ease school stress, embrace leadership, and promote healthy friendships. Build mental and physical strength by exercising the mind and body: learn yoga, dance, gymnastics, aerobics, and group mediation alongside the instructor, Natalie Blank, a certified personal trainer, dance teacher, and CrossFit coach, who will motivate you to keep your chin up, girl!
Circus Camp YOU386 Step Right Up....Step Right Up...Be Amazed, Be Amused,and Be Excited to see what life is like under the Big Top!Take a turn on a tight wire! Walk on stilts! Learn to juggle! Explore the world of a circus performer--the traditions, and the feel of being under the Big Top. Take part in a non-competetive and challenging art form that combines physical activity with cultural arts. Activities include acrobatics, juggling, stilt walking, tight wire, and other circus experiences. Improvements in hand/eye coordination, balance, and self-confidence are just some of the benefits of this camp. Instructor: Michael Rosman, a graduate of Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus Clown College and veteran of many circus performances in both traditional American and Cirque style shows. Michael and his coaches have more than 20 years of experience teaching circus skills. Sneakers and comfortable clothing required.
Code Breakers YOU658 Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and daily design challenges and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in his bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.
Computer Animation with Macromedia Flash YOU301 Learn how to draw and animate using Adobe Flash CS6, a very popular web-based animation software. Learn about the tools of the trade for graphic and web designers. Get hands-on experience using top-of-the-line software to create frame-by-frame animations and “tweened” animations with sound and special effects. Learn basic animation concepts and procedures used by professional animators such as easing in, pose-to-pose animating, and straight-through animation. Learn about character design and illustration to create your own character in an animation. Instructor: John Overman
Computer Programming 1 YOU576 Use the MIT-developed programming language, Scratch, to investigate the foundations of computer programming. Through the creation of a variety of applications and games, you will learn essential common programming structures that can be applied to any future languages that you learn. An emphasis is placed on balancing rigor and fun, and you will have many opportunities to flex your creative muscles in the creation of your programs. By the end of camp, you will design a large-scale program of your own, and have the opportunity to share your application with the outside world over the Internet! Instructor: David Hill
Computer Programming 2 YOU578 Use the programming language, Visual Basic, to create a variety of applications and games, building on the foundational tools of programming introduced in Computer Programming 1. Learn the organizational advantages to using a visual programming language, and begin to work with writing your own code rather than dragging and dropping commands as you did in Scratch. Learn to deal with the syntax errors that this new freedom creates, and move on to explore the large ‘toolbox’ that Visual Basic provides it’s programmers. Emphasis is placed on creating applications that solve real-world programming problems, and you will have the opportunity to create a large-scale game or application of your own to complete the class. Prerequisite: Computer Programming 1 or Algebra 1.  Instructor: David Hill
Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) Using Autodesk Inventor YOU695 Learn to develop 3-D solids, parts, and assemblies using Autodesk Inventor. Explore the basics of CADD as a replacement for drawing and designing with pencil and paper. Start by drawing, editing, and refining simple objects, and progress to highly complex three-dimensional, interactive models. Autodesk Inventor is the engineering and manufacturing software used by Montgomery County Public Schools for all engineering programs. Students will be using Autodesk Inventor to utilize the skills listed above. Instructor: Marcus Lee
Cooking It Up with Kids SCH984 Learn to use fractions and measurement concepts, vocabulary, and reading to perform a task and complete a set of directions for a recipe. Create a wonderful snack or meal without using an oven, while reinforcing math and reading concepts and strategies. Get a copy of each recipe made in class to take home and make again later. These recipes can be used as an after school snack or fun for the whole family to make together. Learn the proper way to handle food and utensils to keep safe. Note: There will be no use of raw foods or sharp objects in this class.Instructor: Terri Miller
Creative Design and Robotics YOU378 The world of the future belongs to…Robots! Robotics is one of America’s fastest growing industries. Learn the fundamentals of motorized mechanisms and basic design principles in this unique class. Separate fact from fantasy by designing and building your first robot. After learning the basic principles of design, build prototypes and learn problem-solving techniques to improve how your robots function in a series of design challenges! Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.
Creative Speaking and Writing SCH738 Learn to create an impressive presentation that informs, persuades, inspires, and conveys a compelling message. Through practice and feedback, master the techniques for delivering consistent, successful presentations. Create powerful visual aids to add impact, and learn the tools and techniques needed to grab and hold the interest of an audience. Overcome your public speaking fears and gain the confidence to deliver polished presentations of any kind. Instructor: Nekesha Price
Creative Speaking and Writing SCH866 Learn to create an impressive presentation that informs, persuades, inspires, and conveys a compelling message. Through practice and feedback, master the techniques for delivering consistent, successful presentations. Create powerful visual aids to add impact, and learn the tools and techniques needed to grab and hold the interest of an audience. Overcome your public speaking fears and gain confidence to deliver polished presentations of any kind. Instructor: Nekesha Price
Creative Spirit YOU656 Develop your creative spirit in this adventurous workshop using paint, glitter, tissue paper, crayons, and a host of other art materials. Go off the beaten path to stimulate your creativity with inventiveness. Go from realism to abstraction, paint your emotions, or reverse the rules of realism. Learn new techniques of design with mosaic tiles and collage. Sculpty, clay, and bead work will also be explored. Be ready for an adventure into abstract art and bring your imagination with you. Bring an old T-shirt as spills and splashes are unavoidable when exploring new ground.Instructor: Myra Maslowsky
Crime Scene and Chemistry YOU679 Mad Science introduces you to life in the form of cells and organs and how the science behind life can help you solve a crime! Discover the secrets behind batteries and design marshmallow molecules! Conduct electricity and power a Mad Science whirligig. Experience blood pumping through the heart and air moving through the lungs. Use ooey-gooey ingredients to build a model cell and use your own traits to decode and decipher your DNA.
Crime Scene and Chemistry YOU115 Mad Science introduces you to life in the form of cells and organs and how the science behind life can help you solve a crime! Discover the secrets behind batteries and design marshmallow molecules! Conduct electricity and power a Mad Science whirligig. Experience blood pumping through the heart and air moving through the lungs. Use ooey-gooey ingredients to build a model cell and use your own traits to decode and decipher your DNA.
CSI - Crime Scene Investigation YOU664 You will be a super science sleuth. Have fun learning about forensics, crime scene investigations, and crime lab chemistry as you perform as many as 15 different experiments designed to show you just how those tricky cases are solved. Search for the evidence, gather clues, and discover how science can help solve a mystery. You will dust for fingerprints, analyze handwriting, test for blood type using simulated blood, examine hair and clothing fibers, practice chemistry to identify mystery substances, and much more. Then use your skills to solve crimes of the century!
Cultural Explorers: Arabic Language and Arts YOU727 Explore the Arab world and learn about its language and culture through arts, fun and play. Get your hands, feet and brain busy with Arabic calligraphy, geometric art, embroidery, Arabic music, dabke dance and more. Fun, interactive games and hands-on activities will guide you through learning some Arabic alphabets and greetings, writing your name in calligraphy, and discovering your favorite Arab musical instrument.
Digital Fab Lab Camp YOU739 The NEW Montgomery College Fab Lab is holding its first annual Digital Fab Lab Summer Camp. Using the college’s state-of-the-art machine tools, explore 3D printing (with support material), laser cutting, vinyl cutting, and woodworking capabilities. Learn the proper and safe methods for using these tools to fabricate…“almost anything.” Use SolidWorks, CoralDraw, and Inkscape software to program your chosen objects and create them using several different materials, including wood, acrylics, vinyl and plastics. Join us and learn to bring your ideas to “life.” Pre-requisites: Good math skills. Basic knowledge of computers.
Digital Game Design and Creation 1 YOU181 Learn to design your own interactive digital computer game using GameMaker software. Learn how gaming environments, sprites interactive actions are created to design your own game from concept to final product. Share your games with other students while playing new games and learning about the different types of games. Learn the basic principles of good game design while polishing your skills in computer imaging. Instructor: John Overman
Digital Game Design and Creation 2 YOU696 If you have taken Digital Game Design and Creation 1, or have a working knowledge of GameMaker software functions, this class is an excellent next step to create your own computer games on a computer. Students interested in gaming and how interactive computer games work will investigate different topics including platform games and variables, and special operations found in the software including gravity. Find out how to develop your game concepts and strategies, and test them with your friends in the class. Instructor: John Overman.
Digital Graphics Arts with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator YOU697 Explore contemporary digital art techniques for creating prints and art for the web. Learn to use imaging tools and processes to create modern graphics, illustrations, and commercial/advertising art. An introduction to Adobe PhotoShop CS6 and Adobe Illustrator CS6 will include layers, tools, and file formats. Learn to import and export files from devices like scanners and cameras and create original images. Students will leave with a printed portfolio of work. Instructor: John Overman
Digital Photo Editing YOU686 Learn how to use PhotoShop for digital photo editing. Learn to modify and correct your photos using Photoshop tools like Eyedropper, blur and spot healing brush, etc. to edit digital images. Topics will include use of tools, layers, filters, photo color correction, and file formats. Work on several projects creating and editing images. No previous experience with Photoshop is required.Instructor: Anatol Woolf
Dive into Summer Writing YOU682 A fun filled writing camp that will help increase your vocabulary and aid in composition writing. Learn basic grammar, write in daily journals, create a book review and play language arts hands-on games.Instructor: Anita Blank
Drawing for the Drawer: Connecting the Hand to the Brain YOU574 Drawing is a universal form of communication. In this class we’ll discuss how the physiology of the human eye/brain shapes our perception. Learn how binocular vision, depth of field, and rod and cone distribution all influence how we see the world. Find out how saccadic movement of the eye—the quick restless scanning from point to point—allows us to search for the things that are most useful or meaningful and filter out distractions. Study the fundamentals of the many different dialects there are in drawing from charcoal to pen and ink, from drawing life to image reproduction. This will help you in the development of your own personal language that you will carry with you for the rest of your life. Instructor: Coral Anderson
Drawing My Personal Super Hero YOU687 Learn how to develop your own personal super hero. Learn to develop an atmospheric sensitivity that will make your character of choice enter the story environment seamlessly. Using line weight and full value range, learn how to create a difference in the texture of fabrics for your desired character and the items used by your characters. Use advanced tools of illustration such as microns drafting pencils prisma color markers and many other tools in the development of your personal heroes and villains.Instructor: Coral Anderson
Earth, Space, and Beyond YOU680 Mad Science invites you to decipher the world around you. As a young astronauts, you will explore the mysteries of the solar system. How do astronauts live and work in space? The sun, moon, and stars are only a few of the things that must be dealt with on this Mad Science space mission! Use Morse code to send secret messages to your friends. Learn the basics of water pollution, acid rain, and the benefits of solar energy. Recycle your own garbage to make your very own paper to take home! Learn what football players, scientists, and ballet dancers have in common.
Effective Writing SCH964 Writing is one of the most important skills needed to succeed academically. Learn some of the practical skills for effective writing. Practice writing and gain confidence in recognizing and correcting grammatical errors and understanding the fundamentals of sentence structure, punctuation, and word usage. Learn techniques for generating divergent ideas for compositions and story writing. Instructor: Anita Blank
Electronic Lab YOU744 >Thirty(30) different projects and experiments are built with your own electronic kit to take home. The Science Electronics Lab will stimulate your mids by using easy to understand experiments to increase your knowledge of electronics. Sciene project ideas will come alive as you build 30 projects while working with Electronic Circuits. The electronics kit is reusable. Have fun designing your own projects once you've built all 30. Proceed at your own pace. Receive an 80 page manual, I solderless circuit board, 12 resistors, 2 capacitors, 2 light-emitting diodes, 2 transistors, 1 battery snap, 1 diode, 1 speaker, 1 timer, 1 photocell, 1 rectifier, 1 potentiometer, and 1 switch. Learn the ins and outs of how they work. Kids will be grouped by age.
Engineering FUNdamentals Using LEGO® YOU640 Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGOs! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as arch bridges, skyscrapers, motorized cars, and the Battletrack! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level.
Engineering FUNdamentals Using LEGO® YOU698 Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGOs! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as arch bridges, skyscrapers, motorized cars, and the Battletrack! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level.
Engineering: An Introduction YOU389 Invention is the process of turning ideas and imagination into devices and systems. Innovation is the process of modifying an existing product or system to improve it. Learn to design, construct, test, and evaluate a model. Refine and modify your original ideas to perfect the model. Explore the steps involved in design, and experiment with the different sequences used to create design. Instructor: Randall Grove
Equity and Equality Challenge YOU708 How much do you understand about Equity vs Equality? Come and join us for a mature examination of the historical, social, economic, and cultural issues of our day. Discuss vocabulary, write observations, examine films and other media to investigate how society and cultures are influenced by systemic biases. This course is designed for a respectful, mature, and thought provoking discussions. Instructor: Allega Coates Wallace, a selected Train-the Trainer instructor and Peer Facilitator for the Montgomery County Government and the Department of Health and Human Services, Equity Work Group, and has received over 34 hours of training in the delivery and facilitation of the equity knowledge workshops.Instructor: Allega Coates Wallace
Etiquette and Character Education Enrichment YOU731 The middle grades can be a time of awkwardness and curiosity. This hands-on, fun and exciting program gives girls the information and practice needed to push through these years and be prepared for the events high school will bring. Girls/Boys will learn how to greet and introduce people, properly shake hands, maintain confident posture, dress appropriately for various occasions, show respect and courtesy to other people, communicate appropriately via phone, text, and social media, be a good sport, improve dining skills, and more! Instructor: Patricia Minor
Everyone’s a Star SCH965 Experience first hand what it’s like to work with a team to put on a play that’s fun and educational at the same time. Go through auditioning, rehearsing, creating costumes, putting on makeup, gathering props, building sets and, finally, performing—all within the boundaries of fun and direction. Each student gets an on-stage part, and is part of the performance process. Fun guaranteed! ACTORS: Please dress comfortably for each rehearsal; wear shoes that have backs (for safety); and bring a small, healthy snack (ex. fruit or pretzels) and a water bottle with your name on it. Instructor: Natalie Blank
Experience the Smithsonian YOU524 Explore the heart and art of Washington D.C. Travel by subway to the American Art Museum, the Hirshorn, the National Gallery of Art, and many more. We’ll talk about color, contrast, shape, texture, and themes and take advantage of educational programs. Please bring your lunch and your walking shoes as we will visit two museums a day!Instructor: Mary Margaret Delaney; Assistant: Katie Gibbons
Explore the Magic of Reading, Writing, and Technology YOU689 Authors of children’s books often include hidden meanings, a mystery, amazing facts, or an interesting effect through art. Come explore these fascinating books by a variety of authors including Chris Van Alsburg, Eric Carle, and Mary Pope Osbourne. Improve your reading and writing skills while adding a touch of technology to enhance your author study. Plus create your own 3-D board game based off your favorite book!Instructor: Natalie Blank
Financial Fitne$$ for Teens YOU271 Have you ever wanted to buy an iPod, iPad, or a video game, but couldn’t afford it? Here is your chance to learn how to use your allowance wisely, buy the things you want, and still have money in the bank! Participate with your friends in many exciting activities, including financial bingo and Jeopardy. Play skill-building board games like Real-World Math which unlocks your goal-setting, savings, and money management skills. On the last day, show what you’ve learned by competing with your classmates in Team Financial Horse Race. Invest in this special program today and learn to manage your money like an expert. This dynamic program meets State and National Personal Finance Standards.Instructor: Afarin Homer
Flight Academy YOU681 Calling all pilots! As a Mad Science flight cadet in training, you will discover how airplanes fly. Test your airplane's performance in a wind tunnel. Build your own kite, stunt plane and model rocket. Ride the air on a Hovercraft. Discover how hot air balloons, blimps and parachutes work.
Flying Machine Construction Lab YOU671 Design, build, and launch zipline racers, prop copters, parachutes, and high powered air rockets! Use real hands-on engineering tools and materials to take home four unique, high quality flying machines.
Follow Me Robot YOU665 Build and take home a robot that has four built-in microphones. Your robot will detect the sound source and will move and turn accordingly. It flashes and plays Do-Re-Me. Make it move the way you want it to move. It is so smart, it will even move in its own routine if it does not get a signal in 1 minute. It goes to sleep if you do not issue any commands in 90 seconds; however, you can wake it up. Learn about the different gears and sensors and build other robots working in groups. Join in our Sumo wrestling and obstacle course events. See everything happening as you build. That’s the Sciensational way!
French is Fun YOU713 A fun, laughter filled program designed to enhance foreign language interests and skills. Find the fun in the French you are learning in school. Each day, you'll play games and do various camp activities (music, art; sports games; French and Francophone games; scavenger hunts; skits) that allow you to use the French you know, learn from scratch, or supplement what you already know. Choose a project (building skits, writing rap music, researching your interests on the internet). One or two projects will be chosen by the class, according to interests. Mixed levels and ages allows you to learn to work in groups and to share your strengths.
Geometric Animals YOU709 Join us to explore methods of creating an animal collage. Practice drawing techniques with a variety of pencils, marker, charcoal pencil, colored pencils, and conte.Instructor: Jennifer Pawlak
Geometry SCH095 For students who will take geometry or honors geometry in the upcoming school year. Topics covered include properties of two- and three-dimensional geometric shapes and development of mathematical arguments about geometric relationships.
Germantown Baseball Summer Camp YOU086 The Montgomery College Germantown Baseball Camp stresses the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, pitching, throwing, base running, and all of the important aspects of the game. All levels of abilities are welcome. Teamwork and sportsmanship will be stressed. Campers will be placed with their appropriate level of play. Come join us at Raptor’s Park for an exciting week of baseball, swimming, games, and fun. Head Coach: Dan Rascher
Germantown Baseball Summer Camp YOU087 The Montgomery College Germantown Baseball Camp stresses the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, pitching, throwing, base running, and all of the important aspects of the game. All levels of abilities are welcome. Teamwork and sportsmanship will be stressed. Campers will be placed with their appropriate level of play. Come join us at Raptor’s Park for an exciting week of baseball, swimming, games, and fun. Head Coach: Dan Rascher
Germantown Baseball Summer Camp YOU088 The Montgomery College Germantown Baseball Camp stresses the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, pitching, throwing, base running, and all of the important aspects of the game. All levels of abilities are welcome. Teamwork and sportsmanship will be stressed. Campers will be placed with their appropriate level of play. Come join us at Raptor's Park for an exciting week of baseball, swimming, games, and fun. Head Coach: Dan Rascher
Germantown Baseball Summer Camp YOU089 The Montgomery College Germantown Baseball Camp stresses the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, pitching, throwing, base running, and all of the important aspects of the game. All levels of abilities are welcome. Teamwork and sportsmanship will be stressed. Campers will be placed with their appropriate level of play. Come join us at Raptor's Park for an exciting week of baseball, swimming, games, and fun. Head Coach: Dan Rascher
Germantown Basketball Skills Camp YOU617 The Germantown Basketball Skills camp is for boys and girls, from beginner to advanced varsity high school athletes, who wish to work on the fundamental skills of the game of basketball. Shooting, ball handling, defense, and conditioning will all be covered each day to help develop the skills needed to enjoy the game of basketball at any level.Head Coach: Stu Wilson
Germantown Basketball Skills Camp YOU616 The Germantown Basketball Skills camp is for boys and girls, from beginner to advanced varsity high school athletes, who wish to work on the fundamental skills of the game of basketball. Shooting, ball handling, defense, and conditioning will all be covered each day to help develop the skills needed to enjoy the game of basketball at any level. Head Coach: Stu Wilson
Gurl Power SCH601 Explore the wonderful world of the Internet. Create and publish a website with your signature personality! Design with pro tools like Adobe Dreamweaver® and Adobe Photoshop®, as well as Wacom® pen tablets. Make your Web site come alive with animations created in the powerful motion graphics world of Adobe Flash®. Create stunning, high-resolution 3D game environments and characters. Using the intuitive tool set featured in Autodesk Maya®, the software package used in top game development and film studios, build your own 3D models and characters, and receive an introduction to character animation. Instructor: Jo Doerrman
Hyper Peppy Robotics - A look into the past and the future YOU667 Build and take home your own Hyper Peppy Robot. It is sound activated, so just clap your hands to get it moving. Your robot is fast and very sensitive to touch/sound. It will automatically goes in reverse and turns left whenever it comes in contact with an object. See first-hand how easy to assemble the mechanical drive system is and to use the many gears, circuit board, and microphone. Build other robots as a part of a small group, and become a part of robotic technology. Join us to have fun investigating the future effects robots will have on our lives.
Inside and Outside of Antibodies YOU699 Antibodies are your main defense against infection! Find out how antibodies work and how they are used to make tomorrow’s medicines and the most sophisticated detection systems in the world today. Work in modern biotechnology laboratories to make and test your own antibodies that can be detected with a flash of light. Meet scientists who work with antibodies and find out from them why antibodies are the future of medicine.
Intensive Creative Writing Workshop YOU057 Taught by an authentic, award winning author/illustrator who has published 17 titles, this Intensive Creative Writing Workshop is designed to introduce enthusiastic, self-motivated young writers to new concepts in writing which allow them to express themselves as creatively as possible. Learn new ideas about developing imagery, rhythm and voice from your own experiences and imagination. Above all, gain a lifetime love of writing as well as ways of viewing what you read from the perspectives of writers. You'll focus on the genre of writing of your choice, and pursue and develop creative ideas through writing games, computer time and critiques. Prior to the class, you will be sent one of the author’s books as a jumping off point for questions and discussions. Discover how authors approach writing and what it takes to publish a book. Instructo: Sallie Lowenstein has been publishing for more than 20 years and writing for most of her life. Her novels and picture books are illustrated, because she is also a fine artist with works in museums and private collections around the world. In addition to writing and illustrating, she designs and typsets books, runs ongoing private young writers workshops, and speaks about art and writing across the country.
Introduction to Sculpting and Plaster Casting YOU700 Clay modeling, Plaster of Paris castings, and an introduction to traditional sculpting techniques will be used to create relief sculptures and portraits in this sculpting class. Learn the fundamentals of creating an armature, sculpting a portrait, and working in relief to create realistic art work. Traditional techniques of creating waste molds for reproducing clay works into plaster casting will be covered. Instructor: John Overman
Introduction to Sewing YOU716 Learn how to use a sewing machine in this intensive 5-day camp. Learn to sew some basic yet fun projects, and how to make some essential hand-stitches. Also learn about different fibers and materials, how to use a pattern, and other fundamental sewing skills. All materials and machines will be provided.Instructor: Anne LeVeque
Introductory Theater YOU701 Have you ever been to a movie and thought: I want to act! Or have you ever wanted to write? Well here is your chance! Introductory Theater is designed to teach you basic acting techniques. Join us to learn basic skills related to acting and playwriting—including voice, movement, characterization, and improvisation techniques. Learn how to work as an ensemble as you perform in your very own play! So, if you have thought about learning to act, this is the class for you! Instructor: Stacey Brooks
It’s Up for Debate YOU590 Learn the many skills and procedures for holding an orderly and lively debate. Learn to conduct research that will help you to present an informed argument. Learn how to properly support and defend a point of view. View an argument from all sides, not merely from a single perspective. Practice public speaking and learn to work successfully in a group environment. Instructor: Kraig Bauer
JAMZ Basketball Camp YOU525 The Montgomery College JAMZ Basketball Camp stresses the fundamentals of all of the important aspects of the game: speed, agility, footwork, conditioning, offensive and defensive ball handling, shooting, passing, and dribbling. All levels of abilities are welcome. Preparation, dedication, hard work, teamwork, and sportsmanship will be stressed. Come join us for an exciting week of basketball, games, and fun.Head Coach: James Fowlkes
Java Programming Introduction YOU737 Learn Java programming in Montgomery College’s hands-on computer labs. Learn Object Oriented Programming (OOP) essentials and use Java’s Software Development Kit (JDK) to compile and run programs. Topics include data types, operators, loops, classes, objects, methods, arrays, and class inheritance. Use AWT and Java Swing packages to develop Graphical User Interface (GUI) web applications, including event listeners, text boxes, radio buttons, check boxes, menus, and images. Instructor-led in-class exercises and textbook exercises will be emphasized for hands-on teaching of programming skills. Pre-requisites: Grades 9-12 AP students; Algebra skills. Basic knowledge of computers - starting programs, saving files). Interests in science and computing.
Jimmy Potter's Workshop YOU657 This is a pottery class that offers an innovative approach to arts through the craft of ceramics. Explore your creativity while learning the basics of clay through hand building. This course enhances many lifelong skills, such as increasing your focus and your attention to detail, improving your creative problem solving skills, instilling a sense and pride of accomplishment, and increasing self confidence. Be sure to wear clothes that can handle getting dirty, because working with clay can get messy. All materials are provided.
Joy of Art: Art of Japan YOU721 Manga! Origami! Animé! Come discover different kinds of Japanese art. Learn how to draw Manga cartoons, fold beautiful origami, and paint delicate cherry blossoms. You will even learn about Japanese culture and even how to speak some Japanese!
Joy of Art: Art of Mexico YOU717 Get inspired by artist such as Olmec, Aztec, Diego Rivera, and Frida Kahlo and make great art in the tradition of Mexico. You will make terra cotta figures, paint great murals, and much more!
Joy of Art: Art of the 60's YOU720 Peace, love, and rock-n-roll await you as we create colorful psychedelic posters and groovy tie-dye clothes. Peter Max and Andy Warhol will inspire us to make our own "Happening".
Joy of Art: Art of the Ancient World YOU719 The Great Pyramids of Egypt and the MUMMIES within them, the Parthenon, and Stonehenge! Be inspired by these ancient cities and the ancient art they hold. Create art in the style of our distant ancestors all over the world.
Joy of Art: Fiber Arts YOU718 Use cloth, yarn, and other fibers as the basis for our artistic expression. Colorful batik (wax-resist dyeing), fabulous prints on cloth banners, sculptures, and tie-dye will help us learn about artists like Christo, Judy Chicago, and Faith Ringgold.
Jump-n-Flip POM and Dance Group YOU702 Join us in our Pom and Dance camp to learn the fundamentals of Pom performance, dance technique, and flexibility training. Topics include proper Pom motions, jumps, turns, leaps, and kicks. Invite your family and friends to our closing event—our Pom Performance Party! This is one camp you cannot afford to miss! Instructor: Stephanie Dews-Fowlkes
Junior Writing Institute YOU493 Learn about exciting writing techniques that will encourage you to develop and deepen your writing pieces. Construct more complex sentences through the use of specific questioning. Strengthen your skills in word choice, including the use of adjectives and adverbs. Learn to use pictures and your surroundings to develop greater sensory word vocabulary. Explore interesting and new approaches to paragraph structure and development. Become an imaginative author! Instructors: Natalie Barna and Katie Sims, National Board Certified Teachers acknowledged as outstanding teachers of writing
Keyboarding for Computers SCH062 It’s not too soon to learn basic keyboarding skills. Don’t get caught in the hunt-and-peck method trap! Using state-of-the-art computer tools, learn correct finger position so you will be an efficient computer operator. One student per IBM-compatible computer.Instructor: Jodi Mailman or Janet Bergman
Keyboarding for Microcomputers SCH294 It’s never too soon to learn basic keyboarding skills. Don’t get caught in the “hunt-and-peck” method trap! Learn correct finger positions so you will be an efficient computer operator. One student per IBM-compatible computer. Instructor: Janet Bergman
Keys to Algebra Success YOU734 Develop the skills needed to be successful in Algebra I, and learn test taking strategies for the HSA/PARCC assessment. Both are Maryland State high school graduation requirements. Learn such skills as how to solve equations, rules related to patterns and functions, evaluating expressions, and graphing. Develop problem solving and risk taking strategies needed to "attack" real world math stiuations.
Keys to Algebra Success YOU733 Develop the skills needed to be successful in Algebra I, and learn test taking strategies for the HSA/PARCC assessment. Both are Maryland State high school graduation requirements. Learn such skills as how to solve equations, rules related to patterns and functions, evaluating expressions, and graphing. Develop problem solving and risk taking strategies needed to "attack" real world math situations.Instructor: Nicole Turner
Kinetic Art & Engineering Studio YOU672 Dream, design and construct kinetic sculptures, eccentric structures, and your own amazing advanced creations in our makerspace. Cut wood, vacuum form plastic, drill, slice foam, and add motors and electronics! Perfect for artists, tinkerers, and budding engineers.
Knockout Punch Rug Needlework YOU693 Rug work is a time-honored American Folk Tradition. Using simple tools such as yarn and cloth, learn how to make stunning punchwork rugs! Join Jennifer Raymond on a weeklong exploration of this fun and expressive tradition, creating art with both beauty and utility! Supplies are included, and bring your projects home at the end of camp!
Legal Eagles: Trial by Jury YOU703 Imagine for a moment you were going to determine whether or not someone is innocent or guilty. Take turns being a prosecutor, judge, and jury in this intriguing introduction to law and the court system. Within this course you get to hear cases, present testimony, and decide the verdict in a mock trial. To do this however, you will learn the basics of being a lawyer and the tools and tactics that they use. In this course, you will become familiar with identifying problems with legal arguments, how to use evidence to prove your case, the art of debate, and how to interpret different laws to defend your clients. Additionally, you will also learn some of the stranger laws that are still on the books and how they got to be there. Instructor: Paul Kio
LEGO® Games YOU325 Combine your two favorite activities: LEGOs and Video Games! Create your own LEGO universe, characters, and adventures in an interactive 2-D Video Game. Everyone is welcome in this one-of-a kind class. At the end of the program, you'll have a finished LEGO Video Game that can be shared with friends and family through a password-protected Black Rocket website. Games are only compatible on PC computers; Mac versions can be created after the program for a $15.00 conversion fee. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.
Magic of Line Drawing YOU728 Learn the basic concepts of line drawing while working with still life objects. Gain confidence using a variety of materials, and explore techniques of form, shape, and perspective using angle and curve lines to develop contour and continuous contour to free line blind contour that gives tone and structure to still life objects.Instructor: Jennifer Pawlak
Magnetic Levitation for Future Transportation YOU668 Build and take home your own “futuristic Maglev” car to race. In 1999 a Japanese five-car maglev train set a record of 345 miles/hour. Yours won’t go that fast, but have fun building it and learning how it operates. Learn about the relationship between magnetism and electricity. You will also get to build a simple maglev track as well as a cool electromagnet. Learn how motors and generators work. Build and take home the world’s simplest motor. Make your own compass and take part in many other magnificent magnetic activities!
Make Your First 3-D Video Game! YOU563 Try this new version of a Black Rocket classic! By popular demand, we redesigned our 3-D game design class from beginning to end. This new class allows you to develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2-D game design classes. Learn the physics behind 3-D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and story telling. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in teams for most of the program.
Make Your First Video Game YOU384 If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the keys to designing your first 2-D game. Conceptualization, play experience, challenge levels, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that you’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student-created games will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are compatible on PC computers; Mac versions can be created after the program for a $15 conversion fee. Students will work in teams for most of the program.
Maker Tech: Light, Motion and Sound Lab YOU673 Design and build interactive sculpture and electronic instruments using microcontrollers, motors, LEDs, and maker materials. MaKey MaKey microcontroller available for take-home purchase, but all supplies are provided.
Master Your Presentations SCH740 Wow your classmates! Learn to write and present your speeches using the latest technology. Working individually and in small groups. Learn to inform, persuade, and entertain while mastering Microsoft PowerPoint, Publisher, and inspiration software. Instructor: Anita Blank
Mastering Writing Techniques SCH523 Are you an avid reader or a serious writer? Do you want an opportunity to master your writing skills? This course will teach you the techniques you need. Examine samples of children’s books by famous writers. Learn how they use figurative language to create masterful works of art. Share ideas and critique works by your peers. Then, create your very own masterpiece. Instructor: Anita Blank
Mathematics in the Real World YOU726 Learn the importance of using mathematics in the real world through the project based learning (PBL). Examine math and how it relates to the real world by learning about checking and savings accounts, how to write checks and balance a checkbook using a check ledger. Discuss the benefits of a savings and establishing a savings account. Complete two major projects, one completed by the whole class and the second one selected from two options offered. Write your reflections at the end of the projects, stating what was learned, your likes and dislikes, and your struggles. Instructor: Nicole Turner
Mindcraft: The Makerspace for Gamers YOU674 Take your Minecraft and gaming experience off of the screen! Design and build custom game controllers. Explore the sound of stuff by building interactive electronic objects. Play, design, and build on and off-screen.
Minecraft Designers YOU561 If you love the game Minecraft, but always wanted to design your own characters and buildings for your games, then this class is for you! Learn the basics of creating 3-D modeling using a new software to design your very own objects, create skins for characters and import them into your favorite Minecraft games. To access your project at home, you must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent e-mail address is required to use 3-D modeling software. Students will work in teams for most of the program.
Minecraft for Makers YOU675 Bring Minecraft into the real world! Invent electrified creatures that creep, spin, and glow. Build avatars and custom game gear using plastic, foam, wood, and hand tools.
Minecraft Modders YOU659 Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and the foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mod! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. To access their project at home, students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in teams for most of the program.
My Money MatterZ - I YOU281 Jump-start into lifelong financial responsibility! Boost yourself above most adults by discovering money smarts in this activity-packed class. Learn basic economics: how to make and spend money, how it works in the real world, and what it’s good for. Develop personal responsibility and practical knowledge while having fun with games, stories, and big ideas, like human capital and opportunity cost. Now is the best time to begin understanding money to create a lifetime of financial peace. Sign up now and bring your friends along too! This dynamic program meets State and National Personal Finance Standards. Instructor: Afarin Homer
Mysteries in History YOU704 Who built Stonehenge and why? Where are the Seven Wonders of the World, and who decided they were wonderful? What happened to the people of Easter Island? How did the Egyptians build the pyramids without using pulleys? These and other mysterious events in history make learning an exciting process and introduce you to intriguing events from the past. This class is a historic version of “Unsolved Mysteries” and promises to be just as entertaining. Instructor: Paul Kio
Next Step Needlecraft YOU692 Calling students interested in the fiberarts, those who enjoyed String Theory, and those curious how yarn is made. Join us for an adventure in Next Step Needlecraft! Learn how to crochet, spin yarn, create needle-crafted wonders and how to use a punch rug needle.
Paint-A-Rama YOU499 Come and make a splash in the art world while you learn drawing and painting basics, tricks, and techniques. Let your imagination fly and your creativity shine through as we experiment with watercolor and acrylic paints. We’ll create amazing realistic paintings, mosaics, and musical paintings! All you’ll need to bring is your enthusiasm and a smock. Instructor: Cynthia J. Smidt, BA Art History, BA Art Education, UMCP
Painting With Acrylic YOU743 Join us to learn about classical and contemporary painting, techniques and concepts. Develop an understanding of its formal language and the fundamentals of artistic expression. Learn to paint from still-life, landscape, and life models from observation. Create abstract and pop art works, and explore color theory, linear perspective, compositional structure, figure/ground relationships, visual perception, and spatial concepts. Analyze major painting styles and movements based on painting techniques. Experience personal growth and enhanced creativity while improving your critical thinking skills.Instructor: Malina Owens
Play in Chinese YOU714 A fun, laughter-filled program designed to enhance foreign language interests and skills. Each day you'll play games and do various camp activities (music, art; sports games; Chinese games; scavenger hunts; skits) allowing you to use the Chinese you know, learn from scratch, or supplement what you already know. Mixed levels and ages allows you to learn to work in groups and to share your strengths.
Play in French YOU712 A fun, laughter-filled program designed to enhance foreign language interests and skills. Each day you'll play games and do various camp activities (music, art; sports games; French and Francophone games; scavenger hunts; skits) allowing you to use the French you know, learn from scratch, or supplement what you already know. Mixed levels and ages allows you to learn to work in groups and to share your strengths.
Play in French YOU712 A fun, laughter-filled program designed to enhance foreign language interests and skills. Each day you'll play games and do various camp activities (music, art; sports games; French and Francophone games; scavenger hunts; skits) allowing you to use the French you know, learn from scratch, or supplement what you already know. Mixed levels and ages allows you to learn to work in groups and to share your strengths.
Play in Spanish YOU711 A fun, laughter-filled program designed to enhance the foreign language interests and skills in you. Each day you'll play games and do various camp activities (music, art; sports games; Spanish games; scavenger hunts; skits) allowing you to use the Spanish you know, learn from scratch, or supplement what you already know. Mixed levels and ages allows you to learn to work in groups and to share your strengths.
Pre-Algebra SCH001 Topics covered include order of operations, decimals, fractions, percents, pattern, relations, and introduction to functions. Questions from Math Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools, MATHCOUNTS, and AMC 8 are also covered in class.
Pre-Algebra Power YOU416 Are you skilled at recognizing patterns? Do you enjoy the challenge of solving math problems? If so, this course is for you! Get the tools you need for success. Come and learn problem-solving strategies, solve math riddles, and explore number patterns. Learn the fundamentals of Pre-Algebra through math games, word problems, and hands-on activities. Get ahead of your peers and have fun while learning. Join us in getting Pre-Algebra Power! Instructor: Cordell Terry
Pre-Calculus SCH097 For students who will take Pre-Calculus, honors Pre-Calculus, IB Pre-Calculus, or IB Math Studies. Topics covered include trigonometry, vectors, sequences, and series. Prerequisite: Algebra II.
Pre-Calculus SCH097 For students who will take Pre-Calculus, honors Pre-Calculus, IB Pre-Calculus, or IB Math Studies. Topics covered include trigonometry, vectors, sequences, and series. Prerequisite: Algebra II.
Pre-Engineering FUNdamentals Using LEGO® YOU706 Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO®! Build engineer-designed projects such as boats, bridges, mazes, and motorized cars-and use special pieces to create your own unique design! Explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. This is an ideal way to prepare for the challenge of the Engineering FUNdamentals course.
Pre-Engineering FUNdamentals Using LEGO® YOU705 Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO®! Build engineer-designed projects such as boats, bridges, mazes, and motorized cars—and use special pieces to create your own unique design! Explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. This is an ideal way to prepare for the challenge of the Engineering FUNdamentals course.
Prospectors Mystery Rock Workshop YOU669 Want to be a Prospector - you know, those people who were always looking for gold? Experience the thrill of discovery, much as prospectors did. In this class you’ll excavate for valuable gems, fascinating rocks, and some ancient fossils. All are yours to keep. Identify each of the 10 specimens found in your Mystery Rock. Specimens are packed in a hard clay material; learn to remove them without breaking or scratching them. Use excavation tools, a specimen brush, log book, sorting trays and labels, and learn to record the color of your specimen, the wet and dry texture, and its ability to float. Determine whether each specimen is a rock, gem, or fossil. Enjoy hands-on science...Prospectors style: Fun, Educational, Exciting!
Psych: What It All Means YOU467 The taste of watermelon—the memory of your birthday—the wonder of optical illusions—the meaning of dreams—understanding this is all made possible through psychology. In this hands-on class, learn the regions of the brain and construct a model brain. Discover and test the functions of the five senses. Create optical illusions, learn the stages of sleep, and explore the meaning of dreams. Learn ways to improve your memory and discover techniques to train people and pets. It all happens here in “Psych: What It All Means.” Don’t miss it! Instructor: Jennifer Bauer
Python: A Practical Introduction to Programming YOU730 Learn to program with Python. Python is an open-source, contemporary programming language that is widely used not only in colleges and high schools to teach introductory programming, but also in development of software and cyber-security programs, among other things. Learn to solve problems and apply standard programming concepts such as variables, math operators, data types, decisions, loops, functions, objects, Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs), and modules. Develop, games, random functions, graphic animations and other programs in this hands-on class. The course will be taught in Montgomery College’s Gaithersburg Business Training Center computer labs. Prerequisites: Grades 9-12 AP students; Algebra skills. Basic knowledge of computers - starting programs, saving files). Interests in science and computing.
Reading Adventures SCH909 Travel to many exciting places through the magic of books. Reading, vocabulary, and comprehension skills will be increased through discussions, writing, and art projects. Come journey through the adventures of reading! Instructor: Natalie Blank
Reading for the SAT/ACT YOU729 Prepare for the reading section of the SAT and ACT. Analyze typical SAT/ACT reading prompts and sample responses. Heighten your comfort with the testing situation, and enhance your confidence and speed in reading. Learn the common types of questions asked and how to best answer them. Add rhetorical strategies to your repertoire of reading skills and improve your understanding of Standard English usage through direct instruction and practice. Instructor: Kraig Bauer
Red Hot Robots YOU112 Learn about the uses of robots in the world. Spend time playing with our supercool, red hot robots. Use your skills to build your very own working robot to take home to “live” with you. Topics you will explore during this fun camp include robot concepts, robot basics, robot building, red hot robots, and robotic science. These are only a sample of some of the activities that you will be doing each day. The topics will not necessarily follow this order, but each of these topics will be included at some point in the camp.
Ribbon Landscapes YOU736 Study drawing and painting concepts using a multimedia approach that helps you gain confidence with using varied materials. This course covers the fundamentals of composition, design, perspective, and construction. You’ll learn to work in charcoal, pencil, watercolor, and acrylic.Instructor: Jennifer Pawlak
Rockville Summer Soccer Program YOU582 The Montgomery College Men’s Soccer program stresses the fundamentals of speed, agility, and foot-skills development. Scrimmages are played to practice all of the important aspects of the game. All levels of abilities are welcome.Head Coach: James Fowlkes
Rockville Summer Soccer Programs YOU583 The Montgomery College Men’s Soccer program stresses the fundamentals of speed, agility, and foot-skills development. Scrimmages are played to practice all of the important aspects of the game. All levels of abilities are welcome. Head Coach: James Fowlkes
Rockville Tennis Camp YOU614 Students will be taught fundamentals and strategies depending on their level of play. We will include tennis drills, games, and match play. Please dress comfortably with tennis shoes, hats, and sunscreen. Bring a tennis racket and a water bottle; balls will be provided. Some rackets are available for sale. Come to the tennis courts at the Rockville campus prepared to learn tennis for a lifetime of fun. Students are grouped by age. All tennis classes will be taught by Montgomery College men’s and women’s tennis coach and USPTA pro Bob Finney, and his staff. For more information, call Bob at 202-680-3268 or e-mail at RFtennis4u2@yahoo.com.
Science in Motion! YOU116 Discover how things move with science. Take apart pellets to see what an owl cannot digest! View the world through a camera obscura that you make yourself. Join a team of camper engineers and build bridges, domes, cubes, and pyramids. Assemble and control pulleys, levers, catapults, and simple machines. Make your own sidewalk chalk, crystal gardens, and chromatography dyed T-shirt.
Secret Agent Lab YOU216 Suspects! Schematics! and Sleuths! Connect the dots using science to help solve a crime in this hands-on investigation of the science of sleuthing. Uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis and fingerprinting detection. Enhance your recall and observation skills and learn how to use spy equipment.
Senior Writing Institute YOU494 Explore various forms of story structure, paragraph organization, figurative language, poetry, and idea development including the use of a personal writer’s notebook. Master strategies and techniques which will expand and enhance their writing pieces. Instructors: Natalie Barna and Katie Sims, National Board Certified Teachers acknowledged as outstanding teachers of writing
Smart Money Counts - Financial Mapping for Your Future YOU573 Have you ever felt that the adult world is sometimes overwhelming and complicated? If so, this course is for you. It takes smart money management to confidently navigate through our complex world of consumerism, debt, credit, investments, and budgets. Now is a perfect time for you to develop the financial skills critical to mapping out a lifetime of financial independence. Join now and take advantage of this great opportunity! This program meets State and National Personal Finance Standards. Instructor: Afarin Homer
Smart Money for Savvy Teens I YOU279 Make your home in the world of investment and personal finance! You’ve heard that people make or lose millions in the stock market. Why and how? How do “individuals,” “bonds,” and “mutual funds” work? How can you use them to grow your money and secure your future? Explore these topics and more in a hands-on class designed to find the fun in financial fundamentals. Discover how sweet it is to taste the challenging, mystifying, exhilarating world of high stakes money. Don’t just sit there...sign up! This course meets State and National Personal Finance Standards. Instructor: Afarin Homer
SOS for High School Students YOU317 Learning good study habits now will lay the groundwork for successful work habits as an adult. SOS is designed to provide background knowledge, resource materials, and suggestions that will relieve academic distress and help you optimize your success as a lifelong learner. This course is academic relief at your fingertips! Learn to use academic and practical tools to increase your likelihood for success, including organizational tools, time management techniques, test preparation and test-taking strategies, note-taking guidance, and personal responsibility tips.
SOS for Middle School Students YOU319 Learning good study habits now will lay the groundwork for successful work habits as an adult. SOS is designed to provide background knowledge, resource materials, and suggestions that will relieve academic distress and help you optimize your success as a lifelong learner. This course is academic relief at your fingertips! Learn to use academic and practical tools to increase your likelihood for success, including organizational tools, time management techniques, test preparation and test-taking strategies, note-taking guidance, and personal responsibility tips. Instructor: Don Milner
SOS for Students Entering High School YOU361 Learning good study habits now will lay the groundwork for successful work habits as an adult. SOS is designed to provide background knowledge, resource materials, and suggestions that will relieve academic distress and help you optimize your success as a lifelong learner. This course is academic relief at your fingertips! Learn to use academic and practical tools to increase your likelihood for success, including organizational tools, time management techniques, test preparation and test-taking strategies, note-taking guidance, and personal responsibility tips. Instructor: Don Milner
SOS for Students Entering Middle School YOU318 Learning good study habits now will lay the groundwork for successful work habits as an adult. SOS is designed to provide background knowledge, resource materials, and suggestions that will relieve academic distress and help you optimize your success as a lifelong learner. This course is academic relief at your fingertips! Learn to use academic and practical tools to increase your likelihood for success, including organizational tools, time management techniques, test preparation and test-taking strategies, note-taking guidance, and personal responsibility tips. Instructor: Don Milner
Spanish is Fun YOU710 A fun, laughter filled program designed to enhance foreign language interests and skills. Find the fun in the Spanish you are learning in school. Each day, you'll play games and do various camp activities (music, art; sports games; Spanish games; scavenger hunts; skits) that allow you to use the Spanish you know, learn from scratch, or supplement what you already know. Choose a project (building skits, writing rap music, researching your interests on the internet). One or two projects will be chosen by the class, according to interests. Mixed levels and ages allows you to learn to work in groups and to share your strengths.
Special Effects with Adobe AfterEffects CC YOU738 Adobe After Effects is a powerful application used to create motion graphics and visual effects for film and video. Learn how to use After Effects to create sophisticated motion graphics-using video shot in class, and adding audio and effects. Learn how to set keyframes on a timeline and work with transform properties, motion paths, masks, and effects, developing a solid foundation in this increasingly popular and versatile program. Instructor: John Overman
Spectacular Sculpture: Plaster, Clay, and Wire, Oh My! YOU496 If you like to experiment, this class is for you! Join us as we explore the stupendous world of sculpture and its many different forms! Learn to work with clay, wire, and plaster, just to name a few. Bring your imagination and a smock, and leave with your own precious works of art. Instructor: Cynthia J. Smidt, BA Art History, BA Art Education, UMCP
Start Your Own Business YOU715 Have you ever thought of a cool invention that you would want to bring to life? Have you ever wondered how people like Steve Jobs or Bill Gates got their start? Start Your Own Business is an interactive two-week course in which you'll learn what goes into making your dream job a reality. Through this high-energy, fun, and engaging course, you'll brainstorm your very own business/invention idea and discover the next steps to make it happen, turning your own ideas into reality! Instructor: Travis Mitchell
Storybook Theatre YOU691 A perfect introduction to literature! Look at stories in a new way by recognizing characters, conflicts and plot. Become an ice queen like Elsa or sail on a pirate ship with Captain Hook. Climb a beanstalk with Jack or help keep Snow White safe from the Evil Queen. Create your own props, costumes, and set pieces to make the story really come to life. Also learn presentational skills, as well as how to follow directions from a director, how to participate with others as a good team player and listener, and how to be comfortable being in front of an audience. Young campers will conclude the week with a short presentation of all their favorite stories.Instructor: Natalie Blank
String Theory: Understanding Knitting, Sewing and Yarn YOU591 Do you know the difference between string and yarn? Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit or sew, but didn’t know where to start? Want to create art that is wearable and versatile? Experience fiber crafts that are rich in history yet practical and portable. Learn how to spin your own yarn, dye it in a variety of colors, read a pattern, knit, and sew. Supplies are included and you will bring your projects home at the end of the camp.
Strings Summer Camp for Young Musicians - Junior Level YOU724 The Strings Summer Camp for Young Musicians- Junior Level will enhance students’ musicianship and technical ability through chamber music coaching sessions, master classes, and daily recitals. In addition, the camp will include ensemble practice with faculty and orchestra rehearsals with Maestro Jorge Orozco. Musicians will also experience music history and theory through hands-on sessions. The camp will end with a concert open to the public on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 3:30 p.m., and will also have an honor recital in which selected students will perform with a pianist.

Note: Music History content will be different from prior editions. Camp faculty: Jorge Orozco, Maria Montano, Pablo Saelzer, Seth Castleton, and Jamie Chimchirian. Required: Participants must have taken private lessons for at least three years for violins and at least two years for viola, cello, and bass. All musicians should be able to read music.
All participants should bring their own bag lunch and snacks (refrigeration is not available).
Strings Summer Camp for Young Musicians - Senior Level YOU725 The Strings Summer Camp for Young Musicians will enhance students’ musicianship and technical abilitythrough chamber music coaching sessions, master classes, and daily recitals. In addition, the camp will include ensemble practice with faculty and orchestra rehearsals with Maestro Pablo Saelzer. Musicians will also experience music history and theory through hands-on sessions. The camp will end with a concert open to the public on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. and will also have an honor recital in which selected students will perform with a pianist. This year we will also hold a concerto competition for all participants. The winner will perform as a soloist in the Friday 3:30 p.m.concert, open to the public. Details for this competition will be posted on our website: stringsavenue.com.

Note: Music History content will be different from prior editions. Camp faculty: Jorge Orozco, Maria Montano, Pablo Saelzer, Seth Castleton, and Jamie Chimchirian. Required: Participants must have taken private lessons for at least five years for violins and at least four years for viola, cello, and bass. All musicians should be able to read music well.
All participants should bring their own bag lunch and snacks (refrigeration is not available).
Summer Dinner Theatre SDT001 Summer Dinner Theatre is an educational experience that focuses on producing musical theatre in a dinner theatre setting. In this intensive 11-week course, we present two major musicals, give 15 public performances, and serve more than 5,000 meals. Summer performances are: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Legally Blonde, the Musical.  We look for students who are talented, willing to work hard, and have some theatrical experience. Although Summer Dinner Theatre is a college-level course, we encourage talented high school students and interested community members to audition as performers or interview as technicians. Scholarships are available. Students who are age 16 and above can earn back some of the tuition costs through a work option. This includes such thinks as setting-up and clearing tables during dinner. Beginning in February, please go to our website www.montgomerycollege.edu/sdt for complete information and the student calendar. If you prefer, you may leave a voice mail message at 240-567-7676 and we will return your call. Auditions for performers and interviews for technical positions will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 8 -10, 2015. You must audition and/or interview prior to registering for class.• Students will be told specific day(s) and time(s) for call backs.
Super Software Mania YOU487 Do you want to maximize your time and effectiveness in school? Come learn about the three most commonly used programs in school and beyond—Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Learn to use these programs by creating your own fictional business in this exciting program! Design a budget for your business by finding real-world information on the web. Create flyers to advertise your business. Design a presentation about your business to show to potential ‘investors.’ Other topics like effectively searching the web and how to use image editing programs will also be covered.Instructor: David Hill
Theatre Arts and Design YOU049 Have you ever seen a play and wondered how that amazing set was built? How those costumes were put together? How they made the makeup look so real? Have you ever wanted to try creating those things for yourself? Then, look no further! This course is designed for you! Explore the theatre arts and learn the basics of costumes, makeup, and scenery. Work on individual and group projects such as designing costumes for a play of your choice, putting on stage makeup, and drawing three-dimensional sets. A brief history of theatre will be given and you will be encouraged to develop both your skills and imagination. Instructor: Natalie Blank
Unlock Your Hidden Potential YOU722 Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn ways to bring out the best in you. Discover your strengths, learn healthy coping skills to use for stressful times, and practice assertive communication so people “HEAR” you. Experience how powerful positive thinking and acceptance really are. Explore ways to positively express yourself with a variety of easy-to-learn hands-on techniques. Learn about strategies like meditation, journaling, role playing, and visualization to enhance your SELF and become more resilient. Bring snacks break time. Instructor: Marilyn Spenadel, MS, LCPC, NCC from Authentically U Counseling, LLC
Vehicle Invention Lab YOU676 Design, fabricate, and race original wooden cars and self-propelled rolling vehicles! Use real hand tools and makerspace materials in your take-home projects.
Web Design for Boys and Girls YOU489 The worlds of Web and visual arts collide in this cutting edge introductory course. Learn to make your own website and how to take professional pictures and import them to your site. Explore the basics of color theory and make your website pop with dynamic animations created in Adobe Flash. Create anything from a basic web page to an innovative, artistic site with interactive functions. Then publish your vision online to share with friends, family, our summer web camps and the world to see! In order to publish your projects on free web space, you will need an e-mail account prior to the first day of class. Please remember to keep your password in a safe place.Instructor: Jo Doerrman or David Hill
White Light Lasers Galaxies and Then Some YOU670 Explore science as a fun and exciting process of investigation. Conduct daily experiments, discover the amazing, and test your own ideas. Learn all about LASERS. Dancing, swirling, pulsating laser light is part of a Laser Light Show. Work with a light blitzer as a laser light flashes to music. Experiment with a laser pointer plus lenses and mirrors as you have fun while learning. Build and take home your own kaleidoscope, spectroscope, periscope, and constellation watcher. Watch the constellations in the room and learn about all the planets as you take a 3-D adventure into outer space! This workshop is a De-Light-ful hands-on experience.
Whose Line Is It Anyway? YOU388 Improvisation uses teamwork, trust, acceptance of others, and a "Yes, and…" attitude. These skills not only apply to life, but also build character, creativity, and confidence. So get wacky, play exciting games, meet new friends, and learn the secrets behind great improv, as well as techniques to ace your future acting auditions. Actors will end the week with a “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” performance (based off the popular TV show) to showcase their new skills for family and friends.Instructor: Natalie Blank
Woodshop: Basics to Boxes YOU678 Master woodworking basics in three take-home projects: an elegant cutting board, a gift box, and an indestructible toolbox. Follow plans, measure, mark, cut, drill, shape, and finish with hand tools. Returning students create advanced projects!
Woodshop: Tools to Tables YOU677 Design and build a well-crafted table from plans you design. Safely and accurately measure, cut, join, and finish softwoods using hand tools. No prior experience required. Returning students build advanced projects!
Writing Club Grades YOU579 Do you want to be a better writer—or would you just like to write more? If keeping up with school assignments doesn’t give you enough time to develop your creative side, join “The Club.” If you don’t have the self-confidence it takes to be a more successful writer, join “The Club.” Here you will have many varied opportunities to compose pieces that are fun and that meet your interests. Your club-mates will provide informal feedback, and your instructor will offer one-on-one conferences at whatever level you find helpful. All writing will be done during the class. Please bring a drink and a healthful snack—no peanuts, please. Instructor: Geraldine Knasko Green
Writing for the SAT Grades YOU468 Prepare for the writing section of the SAT. Analyze typical SAT essay prompts and sample responses, and heighten your comfort with the testing situation. Learn to support your opinions by using your own experiences and readings to accomplish the task of writing to a persuasive prompt. Using logical thinking, enhance your awareness of the structure of your arguments and avoid fallacies in reasoning. Practice writing the parts of an essay, composing entire essays, and revising and evaluating your own writing and that of your peers. Increase your ability to write in timed situations. Add rhetorical strategies to your repertoire of writing skills and improve your understanding of standard English usage through direct instruction and practice. Instructor: Jennifer Bauer
Young Artist Program SCH140 Using paint, colored pencils, crayons, tissue paper, inks, and other materials explore the principles and elements of design. Learn to use flexible rules and guidelines to add interest and uniqueness to your art work while developing your distinctive style. A playful line or unusual pattern can enhance your painting. Come ready to explore your compositions through line, movement, texture, tension, value, color, pattern, shape, contrast, harmony, repetition, gradation, and rhythm. Clay and bead work will also be featured in this workshop. Bring an old T-shirt as painting can be messy when having fun.Instructor: Myra Maslowsky
Young Science Explorers

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Explore the world of Science and Technology. Spend a week using the latest bioscience laboratory techniques taught by experienced scientists. Take field trips to local Maryland science organizations and leading companies and talk to real-life scientists that make a living out of biotechnology. Find out about a wide variety of career choices and explore ways that Maryland organizations are researching and developing drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics. Experience first-hand what life science is all about!

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