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Summer 2014 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.

Course Descriptions May June 16 June 23 June 30 July 7
Online Registrations July 14 July 21 July 28 Aug. 4 .
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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  
Adventures in Math SCH367 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: Shirley Upchurch 
Adventures in Robotics YOU064 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 YOU339 or 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. Parents must also fill out the Before/After Care Agreement Form (http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/wdce/youthpdf/daycare_agreement.pdf)
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 Students Entering Middle School YOU460 I have never met a student who didn’t work hard! I have however met students who didn’t work smart. 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 an award winning Middle School Content Specialist Teacher. 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 Students Entering Middle School YOU461 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 ABUZZ About Math YOU520 Are you interested in advancing your math skills while exploring a variety of manipulatives? Using math manipulatives help you to understand math ideas and build confidence in math reasoning. Make math interesting and fun while answering questions and solving problems. You’ll learn to sort, classify, sequence, compare, and graph using numbers, shapes, and other objects. Instructor: Dawn Cooper
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! 
Animated Books YOU478 ASAP, Inc. presents Animated Books. Calling all cartoon fans and budding authors! Learn to use your imagination to create stories and bring them to life. Learn how to use computer programming and animation to create characters, scenes, and even your own sound track. If you like to create and have fun while you learn, then this class is for you! This course provides a foundation in computer literacy skills and concepts while exploring elements of literature. Flash drives provided. Instructor Dawnielle Allen.
ASAP, Inc. provides programs that educate young minds while facilitating a natural inquisitive desire to learn through exposure to the sciences, arts, and technology. The animation program is a design-based program that introduces students to computational thinking through creativity.
App Adventures! The Next Level YOU475 Continue your quest to make the next viral app! Whether you want to move past the basic techniques learned in App Attack or want to jump right in, we are ready for you! Choose from a selection of different mobile app types and explore more in depth programming concepts.  Student created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer.  Parents may choose to publish apps if certain criteria are met, but final decisions on publishing are the sole discretion of Apple or Google. No prior experience is necessary and you do not need to own a smart phone or tablet to take the class. 
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 phone-based and tablet applications. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and games, 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. Parents may choose to publish apps if certain criteria are met, but final decisions on publishing are the sole discretion of Apple or Google. No prior experience is necessary and you do not need to own a smart phone or tablet to take the class. 
Architectural Design: An Introduction YOU479 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. Instructor: Marcus Lee
Before Care for Summer Youth Programs YOU341 or 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. Parents must also fill out the Before/After Care Agreement Form (http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/wdce/youthpdf/daycare_agreement.pdf)
Beyond Bricks - LEGO Hacks & Electronics Lab Course: YOU597 A hands-on beginning electronics class for LEGO® fanatics! Use raw components to assemble circuits, light LEDs, electrify motors, and integrate microcontrollers to bring LEGO® bricks to life! Design and build electrified creations to take home. Perfect for young makers who want to take building with bricks to a whole new level! 
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  
Breaking Bricks - LEGO Hacks and Mods YOU491 Learn to drill, cut, and modify plastic bricks to create customized LEGO® take-home projects. Novice and experienced builders are coached to use tools safely, experiment with materials, expand design skills and creativity. All materials provided! Perfect for plastic brick builders who are looking for unique and personalized design challenges! 
Build It! Furniture Fundamentals YOU598 In this awesome full-day workshop, master craftspersons coach novice and experienced woodworkers through the fabrication of a well-crafted, durable, and attractive chair or small table of their own design. You will sketch and produce a measured drawing and plan of procedure. You will safely and accurately measure, cut, shape, plane, sand, drill, and join furniture-grade materials. The workshop is equipped with professional workbenches and tools that are scaled to fit young makers. Projects are finely sanded and go home with tools needed to apply paint, stain, or clear coat. Returning participants are encouraged to design and build a more challenging personal project, developed with our coaches! 
Build it! Maker Tools and Materials YOU599 Young makers design and construct big structures and amazing inventions with cardboard, wood, plastics, and foam. You will safely and accurately use drilling, cutting, and joining tools to build big and small items to complete a series of personalized design challenges focusing on experimentation, exploration, and improving designs. This is an essential workshop for tinkerers, inventors, and engineers. All projects go home! 
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. 
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: Ellen Vartanoff
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: Coral Anderson
Cheeseburger CSI YOU568 You gotta have your cheeseburger: juicy, beefy, delicious--but wait! Before you take that first bite, look closer! Could that innocent-looking burger be the scene of a crime? Where did the beef come from? What about the cheese, buns, veggies, and sauce? Is that really beef you’re tasting, or is it—gasp—artificial beef flavor? Become a burger detective and go behind the scenes of your favorite lunch food. Learn how to read the clues on food labels, keep food advertisers from pulling a fast one on you, and steer clear of salt, sugar, fat, and all their partners in crime. Learn how to choose and cook healthy alternatives to processed food. Help make the world safer for lunch-eaters everywhere!  Instructor: Julie Castillo
Chin Up, Girl! YOU476 “You can’t do that. You’re a girl. You’re not strong enough. You’re a girl. You’re too emotional to be taken seriously. You’re a girl.” Tired of hearing those words? Tired of feeling like you have no place in society? Tired of being told your dreams will never come true simply because you’re a girl? Young ladies, it’s time to overcome the stereotypes. Discover your voice, what you stand for, what you believe in, and what truly makes you happy. Learn strategies to ease school stress, embrace leadership, and promote healthy friendships. Enjoy activities such as yoga, dance, and aerobics. But most importantly, get a chance to speak openly about topics such as puberty, health, family, culture and peer pressure, and self-esteem. Instructor Natalie Blank, a certified personal trainer and dance teacher will remind 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 the tight wire? Walk on Stilts! Learn to Juggle! Explore the world of a circus performer--the tradition and the feel of being under the Big Top. Take part in a non-competitive and challenging art form that combines physical activity with cultural arts. Activities include acrobatics, juggling, improvisation, 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. 
Computer Animation with Macromedia Flash YOU301 Learn how to draw and animate using Adobe Flash CS4, 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 Animation with Macromedia Flash - Advanced YOU426 Continuation of the computer animation class using Flash. Build on the understanding of working with Flash software to build bones in characters for complex movement and for rapid production of animations. Topics include scene design and processes in animation. Learn to produce interactive media and web-based interactions and animations in class. A working knowledge of Flash or completion of Computer Animation with Macromedia Flash required. 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 its 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. Instructor: David Hill
Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) Using Autodesk Inventor YOU481 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. 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
Create a Fictional World YOU103 Do you love to read and write stories? Are your favorite stories the ones that take place in “worlds” of their own? If you love science fiction and fantasy like Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Eragon, this class is for you! Go behind the scenes of some of literature’s most famous fantasy/sci-fi settings, and create one of your own. Develop a “world” journal that will help you establish the rules of your own special fictional place. Design your world’s geography, history, weather, plants, animals—even the people. Then just add stories! You’ll do some writing, plus lots of hands-on activities like building a 3-D map, creating a diorama, and sculpting a creature or person from your “world.” Instructor: Julie Castillo 
Create It! Circuits, Light and Motion YOU613 Design, prototype, and fabricate unique electrical and electromechanical toys to take home.  Work alongside expert makers who’ll coach you to create custom projects that light up and move! Girls and boys develop STEM-ready design, tool, and electronics skills by drawing, building, testing, and improving their designs. Perfect for young inventors, engineers, and those who love to tinker. 
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 
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. 
Debate: Conversation, Persuasion, Competition YOU320 Are you outspoken? Do you like to debate and persuade others to agree with your opinion? If the answer is yes, then this class is for you! Come join us and learn the proper rules for debating and participating in Socratic Seminars. Through research and practice you will learn how to effectively prepare for a debate, clearly state your ideas, and develop a persuasive speech. Complete some writings, watch some videos, and learn to identify various types of speeches and debates. Even learn the techniques for speeches used by the President of the United States. By the end of class, you will make a video of yourself making a speech or participating in a debate. Have lots of fun while improving your reading, writing, and speaking skills. Instructor: Nikki Harrison 
Debate: Conversation, Persuasion, Competition YOU321 Are you outspoken? Do you like to debate and persuade others to agree with your opinion? If the answer is yes, then this class is for you! Come join us and learn the proper rules for debating and participating in Socratic Seminars. Through research and practice you will learn how to effectively prepare for a debate, clearly state your ideas, and develop a persuasive speech. Complete some writings, watch some videos, and learn to identify various types of speeches and debates. Even learn the techniques for speeches used by the President of the United States. By the end of class, you will make a video of yourself making a speech or participating in a debate. Have lots of fun while improving your reading, writing, and speaking skills. Instructor: Nikki Harrison 
Digital Art with Photoshop YOU484 Learn painting and drawing techniques in Photoshop. Master digital image manipulations, retouching, applications of filters, and picture preparation for the web. Instructor: Anatol Woolf 
Digital Game Design and Creation 1 YOU181 Learn to design your own board game and strategy game using GameMaker software. Uncover why award-winning games are successful, and how the design is taken from concept to final product. Share your ideas with other students while playing new games and learning about the different types of games. Create your own design of a game, produce the basic elements, and test the game while playing with other students. Instructor: John Overman 
Digital Game Design and Creation 2 YOU182 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 background and sprite animations, variables, and basic digital game structure. Find out how to develop your game concepts and strategies, and test them on your friends in the class. Learn to set complex, interactive game controls and actions while having fun! Instructor: John Overman 
Digital Media Arts/Photoshop and Illustrator YOU305 Explore contemporary digital art techniques for creating prints and art for the Web. Learn to use imaging tools and processes to create modern portraits, illustrations, and commercial/advertising art. An introduction to Adobe PhotoShop CS4 and Adobe Illustrator CS4 will include layers, tools and file formats. Learn to import and export files from devices like scanners and cameras. Produce a variety of unique works of art.  Instructor: John Overman, curriculum design lead for the School Board-approved digital art curriculum for MCPS. 
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 
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 
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 
Etiquette and Manners Are Cool! YOU589 Etiquette and manners are cool!  Join this class for exciting, hands-on experiences that help you to become self-confident and build leadership qualities. Activities include topics on Social Etiquette: making a WOW impression and building self-confidence in social settings; Communication Skills: using tools for effective communication, including learning to make telephone/cell phone calls and proper texting etiquette; Table Manners: learning the proper skills to feel comfortable in any dining situation, whether at home or away; and much more.  You’ll receive a certificate of completion and a workbook for additional practice at home. Don’t miss this chance to learn that etiquette and manners are cool! Instructor: Patricia Minor 
Eureka! The Inventor’s Camp YOU450 Creative Contraption Warning! This is a camp designed for you—the Inventor! Overcome a series of challenges using basic materials, simple machines, tips from world famous inventors, and the most important thing of all: your mind. With a little bit of ingenuity you’ll construct catapults and forts and then lay siege, fabricate a winning Egg Drop design, construct a dancing robot, and assemble a working light saber to take home. While Thomas Edison said invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration, this camp is 100% fun!
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
Exploration around the World YOU600 It’s time to travel around the world so pack your bags, campers! In this camp you will get the opportunity to learn more about geography and various different cultures around the world. You create your own passport and document your entire journey as you explore countries all over the globe! 
Exploration around the World YOU601 It’s time to travel around the world so pack your bags, campers! In this camp you will get the opportunity to learn more about geography and various different cultures around the world. You create your own passport and document your entire journey as you explore countries all over the globe! 
Explore the Magic of Reading, Writing, and Technology YOU076 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. Instructor: Shirley Upchurch 
Explore Timeline Writing YOU477 Have you ever been trapped, lost in your own thoughts, while trying to put your ideas on paper? Are you an aspiring writer, designer, musician, computer specialist, artist, or even scientist? Join us for an exhilarating, hands-on experience. Learn how to apply a unique shorthand method for organizing, analyzing, designing, and implementing creative or scientific methods. As an added bonus, design your own project using the skills you learned. Come prepared to create a project with a topic area or interesting idea in mind that will test your own smarts.  Instructor: Allega Coates Wallace
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. 
FUNdamentals of Biotechnology YOU566 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 made a living out of biotechnology. Investigate a wide variety of career choices and explore ways that Maryland organizations are researching and developing drugs, vaccines and diagnostics. Experience first-hand what biotechnology is all about! 
Future Einsteins YOU602 It’s time to get those brain cells flowing again! Our Future Einsteins camp will incorporate fun math and science activities/challenges to teach you how to better apply practical skills and concepts to everyday matters. At the end, you might even invent the next light bulb!
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 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
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
Getting Ready for Kindergarten YOU229 Is your child entering kindergarten in the fall? Want them to get a head start on learning to interact and socialize with other children in an educational classroom environment? We will focus on reading, writing, and mathematical skills which are commonly learned in the kindergarten classroom. Join us to have fun while preparing to go to elementary school. Instructor: Lisa Rule 
Girls Basketball Camp YOU596 Elevate your game! Join the MC Raptors Basketball Camp, which focuses on fundamental skills such as shooting, ball-handling, individual moves, rebounding, screening, and passing.  Players will be divided based on age and ability level.  Scrimmages will be played to practice all of the important aspects of the game. Each camper will receive a camp T-shirt and a chance to win prizes. Campers should bring appropriate clothing, their court basketball shoes, and non-perishable lunch and drinks. Head Coach: Tarlouh Gasque
Global United Nations YOU603 We know how important teamwork and collaboration is! That is why in this camp you will learn how campers can bring their own unique skills and talents together to solve challenges and conflicts. You will practice working together, leading peers, group communication, and cooperating with one another to achieve larger goals. On the last day of United Nation’s camp, you will be faced with a camp-wide “challenge” in which all campers will need to work together to find a solution!
Go2College YOU623 Go2College camp is aimed at students who are underrepresented in higher education including low income as well as African American and Hispanic students. It is designed specifically to help as many as possible of our low income middle school students (and their parents) start the pathway to college. The camp curriculum, currently in development, will address students' and parents' college aspirations, expectations, and preparations through middle school and high school.
Going Green YOU581 We’re going green! Join us on a special adventure to learn about our environment and come up with cool ways to protect our world around us! You’ll learn about endangered animals, their habitats and ways to protect them—as well as our future. You’ll also construct art and toys using recyclable materials. Finish off your adventure with a self-authored environmental story book and a group video to share! 
Gurl Power SCH602 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 website 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: Christina Campo
Hawaiian Hullabaloo/Tropical Paradise YOU604 School is finally out and it is time to party! Let’s start the summer off right by celebrating the good weather. This camp will feature things like limbo, seashell jewelry making, and hula instruction. Campers will end the fun-filled week with a luau celebration!
High School: What’s Next YOU605 Who am I? What Do I Want? How Do I Get It? The answers to these questions can at times seem very simple and at others be a challenge. High school students who know who they are becoming, and what they want in life, have a better chance of achieving their idea of success and living a healthy, balanced lifestyle. In this course, you will explore your skills, interests, values, and the world of work to make informed education, career, and life decisions. Along the way, you’ll develop financial literacy skills  and time/stress management techniques that will help you navigate your way through high school in preparation for what’s next. Instructor Cassandra Morris
Incredible Amazon Adventure YOU580 All Aboard! Grab your passport, explorer hat, sunscreen, and shades and journey to the Amazon Rainforest! There’ll be jungles, treasure hunts, tropical birds, swinging monkeys, and fun to explore! Discover the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest via music, games, plenty of art, imagination, stories, and tremendous fun. At the end of your journey you’ll create and present your own exciting book to share. 
Introduction to Scrapbooking YOU619 Come explore Creative Story Writing and Scrapbooking Fun! Learn the art of creative scrapbooking techniques tied to the skill of authoring your own creative story. Capture the importance of sharing a photographic memory. Learn the basics of photo organization, choose a theme to match photographs, and apply layout strategies to create a scrapbook that will enhance your own creative story. Bring 10 photos from home to use in your scrapbook and story creation. Scrapbooking supplies will be available in the class. Instructor: Heather Spinella
Inventor’s Workshop YOU606 Let’s get our creativity flowing during this camp! Inventor’s Workshop teaches you the importance of “Going Green” while learning how to re-use and invent in an environmentally friendly way. Through the week, you will be provided with recyclable materials and supplies with which to build and create fun arts and craft projects to bring home!
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
Jazz Academy Advanced JAM Workshop YOU531 This one-week instrumental Jazz workshop is designed for advanced high school and college students who want the direct exposure and opportunity to study with preeminent visiting and touring artists. Students will study traditional and modern combo music and will be encouraged to write original music. The workshop will focus on enhancing improvisation, performance, and band leadership skills, as well as theory and jazz idiom. There will be a culminating concert at the end of the workshop.
Admission to the JAM workshop is by audition only: Students must submit a video to be considered for admittance to the workshop. The audition video must include 3 selections. Artist submission can include accompaniment by a rhythm section or play along, or can be unaccompanied.  At minimum the selections must include a blues, up tempo swing and a tune of your choice.  The video submission must not exceed 8 min. The video must be sent via e-mail to inquiry@jazzacademy.org. Tuition payments will be refunded to applicants not accepted to the workshop. Led by renowned saxophonist and educator, Paul Carr, Jazz Academy of Music, a nonprofit corporation advancing and preserving Jazz music through education and outreach. Concert on August 8th from 7:00pm-9:00pm in the Rockville, TA Building
Joy of Art: Art and Animals -  Australia, New Zealand, and Antarctica YOU585 The animals of the dry Outback, the green hills of Tasmania, the mountains of New Zealand, and the icy coasts of Antarctica will be our inspiration as we explore the exciting wildlife of the southernmost parts of our planet through collage, masks, murals, and more! 
Joy of Art: Art and Animals: Africa YOU584 The animals of the desert, jungle, and savannah will be our inspiration as we explore the exciting wildlife of Africa through collage, masks, murals, and more! 
Joy of Art: Art of the '60s YOU586 Peace, love, and rock-n-roll await you as we create portraits in the style of Warhol, make far-out record album covers and colorful psychedelic posters, and tie-dye clothes.
Joy of Art: Parisian Impressionists YOU588 Build the Eiffel Tower! Think about The Thinker! Learn which one is Manet and which is Monet! Experiment with pointillism, pastels, and plein air. Impressionism remains one of the most popular art movements, and we will have fun while painting, sculpting, and building. 
Joy of Art: The Art of the Wild, Wild West YOU587 We will get our inspiration from the traditional cultures of the American West along with the settlers of the American frontier. Cowboys and ranchers, the Little House books, Remington and Russell, Navajo, Sioux, and Apache, all provide context for our creative expressions of life in the Old West. 
Jump-N-Flip POM and Dance Group YOU526 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 SCH416 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
Keyboarding for Computers SCH294 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 Janet Bergman
Knights and Princesses/Let’s Cook YOU607 Ever dream of being a knight or princess? Well now is your chance! This camp will teach you all about the importance of etiquette and cooking, just like knights and princesses learned at the Royal Court. Come prepared to learn the significance of table manners, phone etiquette, meal/dessert preparation, and more!
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 small conversion fee. 
Make It Go! - CARS YOU363 Imagine, invent, and fabricate unique wooden and plastic cars. Under the guidance of experienced woodworkers, you will design, fabricate, modify, and race a series of wooden models and self-propelled rolling vehicles. Learn to safely and accurately use hand tools to cut, shape, sand, and complete your projects to a high level of quality. Go home with durable wooden toys and experimental vehicles that spark the imagination and activate small hands with big ideas!
Make It Go! – FLYING MACHINES YOU370 Design, build, and launch zipline racers, copters, and rockets! Girls and boys become aviation engineers by safely and accurately using hand tools to fabricate working models using wood and plastics. Create a wooden plane model. Experience wind tubes, propeller power, and high pressure air propulsion! Perfect for developing imagination, design, and hand skills; everyone takes home three original, high quality flying machines. Family members are invited to attend our Friday TOP SECRET launch party! Perfect for you if you love to build with real tools! 
Make Your First 3-D Video Game! YOU563 By popular demand, we are now offering a 3-D game-design class. This experience allows you to develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes. Learn the physics behind 3-D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of game play, and story telling. Student-created games will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. 
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 crucial keys to designing your first 2-D game. Conceptualization, play experience, challenge levels, graphics and elements, music and sound, software, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that you’ll explore as you learn how to really get into the game because you made it yourself! 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 small conversion fee. 
Mandala Art Adventure YOU595 Join us in this meditative art class that will help you learn to paint or create mandalas. This ancient yogic art helps you connect to and awaken your inner creativity. If you can draw circles, triangles, rectangles and squares, you are ready to create your own spiritual masterpiece. You will be able to see the connection of the essence and spiritual nature on celestial geometry, patterns present in nature and its sacredness as a whole, while practicing your yogic pranayama technique. This sacred art helps to focus your attention for long periods in class meditation. Instructor: Gaya Mohan-Iyengar
Master Your Presentations YOU152 Wow your classmates! Learn to write and present your speeches using the latest technology. Work 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 
Math Logic SCH691 Develop math skills in logic and problem solving with challenging activities and games. A variety of hands-on activities will sharpen mathematical wits and deepen critical-thinking, problem-solving, and logical-reasoning skills. Have fun with math, use calculators and computers, play with math games, and explore real world mathematics problems. Graphing projects, manipulatives, cooperative activities, and learning math through art are included. Instructor: Anita Blank 
Mathematical Circles YOU622 An outreach program that brings mathematicians into direct contact with pre-college students. These students, and sometimes their teachers, meet with a mathematician or graduate student in an informal setting, after school or on weekends, to work on interesting problems or topics in mathematics. The goal is to get the students excited about the mathematics they are learning, and to give them a setting that encourages them to become passionate about mathematics. Instructor Dr. Zhou Dong
Middle School: Drama Free! YOU608 It’s not always easy to be a girl in middle school, there’s so much DRAMA. You’ll be going through a number of changes--from stress to body image to BFFs, frenemies, and enemies; now add boys, parents, teachers, school work, and activities to the mix and surviving middle school can feel like the biggest challenge you’ll ever encounter. Whether you’re transitioning from elementary school, a 7th grader really stuck in the middle, or an 8th grader getting ready to leap into high school, this course will help you navigate the situations experienced as a tween girl. Empowered girls become successful women. The trick is to learn what matters most is what you think of yourself. Engage in activities designed to promote inner awareness, body and overall confidence. Explore strategies that will help you juggle the demands for your time and attention. So, step out to center stage, step out into the lights, and SHINE without the drama/trauma! Instructor: Cassandra Morris
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 3D modeling using a new industry-grade software to design your very own characters and import them into your favorite Minecraft games. You must have Minecraft at home to import characters and parent e-mail address is required to create student accounts. 
Mock Congress YOU518 Learn how the legislative branch of our government functions.  Learn how our Congress works and the basics of how laws get passed. Do research in an effort to come up with a law you’d like to get passed. Defend and debate your bill and the bills of your classmates to get the legislation with the proper merit passed through Congress. This will surely be the part of the class that you will enjoy the most. Don’t miss it! Instructor: Kraig Bauer 
Music: Private Instruction, 30 minute lessons YOU221 Private instruction in either piano, guitar, violin, viola, cello, flute, percussion, drum set, or voice for ten 30-minute sessions. Lessons are taught by faculty members who excel in their craft of teaching and performing. The schedule of all lessons will be arranged with the instructor. 
Music: Private Instruction, 45 minute lessons YOU166 Private instruction in either piano, guitar, violin, viola, cello, flute, percussion, drum set, or voice for ten 45-minute sessions. Lessons are taught by faculty members who excel in their craft of teaching and performing. The schedule of all lessons will be arranged with the instructor. 
Music: Private Instruction, 60 minute lessons YOU222 Private instruction in either piano, guitar, violin, viola, cello, flute, percussion, drum set, or voice forten 60-minute sessions. Lessons are taught by faculty members who excel in their craft of teaching and performing. The schedule of all lessons will be arranged with the instructor. 
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. 
MythMania YOU569 Discover unknown worlds, take on ferocious beasts, and walk among the gods! Explore the mythical worlds of the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Vikings, and Celts. Get to know the monsters, heroes, gods, and goddesses of each of these legendary civilizations. Compete in Olympics, race a chariot, wrap a mummy, build a Viking longboat, and lay siege to a castle—all while enjoying some of the greatest stories ever told! Instructor: Julie Castillo 
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 
Pre-Algebra SCH001 For students who will take Math A, B, C, or IM (or other similar courses) in the upcoming school year. It is also a good review course for future Algebra I students. 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. 
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 
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 
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. 
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: Pedro Braz
Rockville Summer Soccer Program 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: Pedro Braz
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. 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.  
Secret Agent Lab YOU308 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 
Sensory Writing Experiment YOU618 Today, tomorrow, and always we will be exposed to a variety of stimulating sensory experiences.  How well will you interpret these experiences and effectively communicate them to others as a writer?  Well…come and share the mystery of this unique writing experience.  Each day a different sensory experiment will unfold and present its own dynamic opportunity for you to explore and translate your own experience as a creative writer. There will be a new creative writing assignment each day. Close your eyes and let’s GO!  It may be true that “Imagination is more important than Knowledge.” Instructor Allega Coates Wallace 
Sew It! Innovate and Create YOU615 Learn to design and machine-sew things for storing, working, and wearing! Work alongside resident fiber artists to design, pattern, prototype, and perfect your creations. This camp focuses on design thinking, exploring machines and materials, and building confidence. No prior experience required—perfect for young designers and makers. Each participant has their own sewing station and will take home original projects. For boys and girls seeking an awesome first sewing experience, or to further develop their skills. 
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.
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.   
SOS for High School Students YOU071 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 Middle School Students YOU554 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 Middle School Students YOU555 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 YOU462 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 
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
Strings Summer Camp for Young Musicians YOU593 The Strings Summer Camp for Young Musicians will enhance students’ musicianship and technical ability. The 2014 camp will have a strong emphasis on sight-reading, with opportunities to improve their sight-reading every day of the camp. In addition, the camp will include ensemble practice and orchestra rehearsals. Students will also experience music history, and theory through hands-on sessions. The camp will end with a Saturday concert open to the public. Note: Music History content will be different from prior editions. Camp faculty: Jorge Orozco, Maria Montano, Pablo Saelzer, Zamira Briceno, and Seth Castleton. Required: Participants must have taken private lessons for at least four years for Violins and at least three years for Viola, Cello, and Bass. All musicians should be able to read music. Musicians will be placed in chamber group and orchestra according to ability. All participants should bring their own lunch-bag and snacks. Contact: summercamp@stringsavenue.com/www.stringavenue.com 
Strings Summer Camp for Young Musicians Junior Level YOU594 The Strings Summer Camp for Young Musicians will enhance students’ musicianship and technical ability. The 2014 camp will have a strong emphasis on sight-reading, with opportunities to improve their sight-reading every day of the camp. In addition, the camp will include ensemble practice and orchestra rehearsals. Students will also experience music history, and theory through hands-on sessions. The camp will end with a Saturday concert open to the public. Note: Music History content will be different from prior editions. Camp faculty: Jorge Orozco, Maria Montano, Pablo Saelzer, Zamira Briceno, and Seth Castleton. Required: Participants must have taken private lessons for at least two years and  should be able to read music. Musicians will be placed  All participants should bring their own lunch-bag and snacks. Contact: summercamp@stringsavenue.com/www.stringavenue.com 
Summer Dinner Theatre (Age 16 -18) 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. Our shows for 2014 will be Seussical and Les Miz. 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 a performer or interview as a technician for the course. Scholarships are available. Students can earn back some of the tuition costs through a work option which includes working during dinner (waiting tables, setting-up, etc.). Please go to our website www.montgomerycollege.edu/sdt for complete information and student calendar. If you prefer, you may call 240-567-7676 for information. Performance auditions and technical position interviews will be held May 9 -11, 2014. You must audition and/or interview prior to registering for class.
Audition/Tech Interview dates are as follows:
• Friday, May 9, 2014: Auditions 5-9 p.m., Tech Interviews 6-8 p.m.
• Saturday, May 10, 2014: Auditions 1-7 p.m., Tech Interviews 2-4 p.m.
• Sunday, May 11, 2014: Auditions 2-7 p.m., Tech Interviews 3-5 p.m.
If called back, choice of:
-Actor's Call Back Prep Session A: Tuesday, May 13, 6:30pm-9:30pm
-Actor's Call Back Prep Session B: Wednesday, May 14, 6:30pm-9:30pm
-Call Backs: Saturday, May 17, 2014 beginning at 11:00am
Classes and rehearsals are held Monday through Friday in the evening with additional rehearsals scheduled on weekends before performances begin. Public performances will be on weekends, June 20 through July 27, 2014. Sumer Dinner Theatre is held in the Theatre Arts Building on the Rockville Campus. Times and Schedule arranged by instructional staff.




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
The Yoga Experience YOU592 Yoga encourages self-esteem and body awareness with a physical activity that’s noncompetitive. Join us to explore the basics of yoga asanas, the gentle stretches and everyday practice and benefits of yoga. Learn techniques for self-health, relaxation, and inner fulfillment; improve concentration, balance, strength, and flexibility; and refine both large and fine motor skills. By integrating storytelling, games, music, language, and other arts into a program that engages the “whole person,” you’ll discover yourself, your inner strength, and energy as you explore the healing world of Yoga. Instructor: Gaya Mohan-Iyengar 
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 
String Theory: Understanding Knitting, Sewing and Yarn YOU591 String Theory: Understanding Knitting, Sewing and Yarn. 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. 
Watercolor Painting YOU470 Learn the basics of watercolor painting. Focus on developing watercolor techniques as an introduction to classical training in painting. Work on observational paintings and learn how to control the balance between water and paint to make paintings that are vibrant and lifelike. Final artwork will be discussed and critiqued. Instructor: Anatol Woolf 
Web Design for Boys and Girls YOU575 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 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 Belyea-Doerrman
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 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 David Hill
Where the Wild Things Are YOU611 Summer is officially in full swing, and there is no better way to celebrate summer than taking advantage of sunshine and fresh air! In this camp, you will have the opportunity to explore the outdoors and all that nature has to offer. Come prepared for some great outdoor games and activities! 
Whose Line Is It Anyway? YOU388 Do you enjoy watching “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Do you ever wish that you could be a pro at improvisation, just like those actors? Well, look no further! Join us and learn the secrets behind great improv, as well as techniques to become better at the craft of acting! If you want to learn how to develop characters, play cool games, and ace your future acting auditions, this course is for you! Breathing techniques, method acting, and film analysis will also be reviewed. What are you waiting for? Sign up today! Instructor: Natalie Blank 
Writer’s Project: Five Stories in 5 Days YOU620 For five full-filled days, we will examine Mystery, Suspense and Sci-Fi writings. Journals will be used to focus on the development of ideas, and photographs, drawings, films and music will be  used to enhance the writing experience. We will discuss our favorite authors and the techniques used to rewrite a story. We will also examine critical thinking strategies and how they can be applied to plot development. Working individually and in small groups, we will create characters, clues, imagery and mood, and be critiqued by the instructor and classmates. End the week by presenting your project to the class. Join us for a summer to remember...a Writer's Project designed to inspire creativity. Instructor: Allega Coates Wallace
Writing Club 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 YOU572 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 
X-Games: Collaborate-Create-Compete in the Ultimate Video Game Experience YOU562 For serious gamers only! Beyond 2-D and 3-D now it’s time to take it to another level by competing with the world! With a partner, develop games using a unique game engine. Learn advanced level editing, simple figure modeling, intermediate event scripting, and the impact of game play on user experience. Although the program ends on Friday, your experience is just beginning! You can continue to compete and play with students in other Black Rocket programs around the country and get guidance on their projects year round through a unique online community of professional Black Rocket gamers. System requirements for home experience: 2GB of RAM and 2.0GHZ processor. 
You Are What You Eat YOU567 Half of the food on the market has been subjected to genetic manipulation. The Science of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) studies and tests foods to determine if and how they have been modified. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll test GMOs yourself using the latest techniques, such as DNA isolation, polymerase chain reactions (PCR), gel electrophoresis, and fluorescence imaging. Discover which half of the food on the market has been modified. Find out how and why we modify our food. Determine what genes have been added and what they do to our food. Determine if GMOs can escape into the wild. Pick a GMO, investigate it and learn how to separate the science from the crabgrass. This is a workshop you don’t want to miss! Instructor: Dr. Michael D. Smith
Young Artist Program Grades 4-6 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 be also featured in this workshop.  Bring an old T-shirt as painting can be messy when having fun. Instructor: Myra Maslowsky
Young Artist Program Grades 7-8 SCH140 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 our 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.  Bring an old T-shirt as spills and splashes are unavoidable when exploring new ground.  Be ready for an adventure into abstract art and bring your imagination with you.  Instructor: Myra Maslowsky
Young Einstein YOU621 In this action-packed week you will learn about the different types of weather and animal/plant life cycles. Learn about different habitats of animals and discover how/why they live where they do. Examine the life of butterflies, ladybugs, and spiders, and make models of the different stages of their life cycles. Discuss the changes that occur in weather, and how it affect our activities and clothing. Learn the different parts of a plant, and what they need to survive. Make several small projects to take home. Instructor: Dawn Cooper

 

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