STEAM Focus Programs

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This summer, Park Camps is offering seven STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) Focus Programs for students ages 10-17. These exciting programs offer participants two weeks of immersion in STEAM topics. With approximately five hours devoted to STEAM exploration each day, as well as additional activities on Park’s beautiful 100-acre campus, both indoors and out (including pool time!), students will enjoy these engaging and challenging programs.

Program Details

Dates STEAM Focus Program Time Age Price
June 25–July 6 Magic: The Gathering 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. 10–15 $900 /2-week camp
July 9–July 20 Dota 2 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. 13–17 $900 /2-week camp 
July 9–July 20 Zine Workshop  8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.  12–15 $900 /2-week camp 
July 9–July 20 Beginner NXT Robotics 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. 10–15 $900 /2-week camp
July 23–August 3 Advanced NXT Robotics  8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.  10–15 $900 /2-week camp 
July 23–August 3  Game Theory  8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. 11–15 $900 /2-week camp  
July 23–August 3  Park School Summer Theater Intensive  8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.  11–17   $900 /2-week camp  


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STEAM Focus Programs:

magic: the gathering
Ages: 10-15
Dates: June 25-July 6 
Price: $900 per 2-week CAMP

Calling all Magic Mage’s. Do you revel in casting spells? Summoning an army or countering your opponent’s moves? Come join our legions of Magic players and learn to play on the next level. Each day, campers will spend four hours in clinic learning, participating in open play, and enjoying the thrill of battle with friends. Week 1 is a review and analysis of color characteristics, introduction to common mechanics, basic game play, and beginning strategy. Week 2 goes deeper with deck construction, principles of alteration, more complex win-condition strategies, combos, stack resolution, and metagame considerations.

Breaks for lunch and free swim are included each day along with time to explore Park School’s beautiful 100-acre campus and experience the Appalachian Challenge Course. Each week ends with a Standard format tournament where players draft and construct decks of their own.

dota 2
AGES: 13-17
DATES: JULY 9-JULY 20
PRICE: $900 PER 2-WEEK CAMP

Calling all Heroes! Park’s Dota 2 summer program introduces fundamental concepts and refines gameplay strategies for this rapidly growing and complex multiplayer online battle arena game (MOBA). Do you have a favorite lane? How about hero? If you’re playing now and want to deepen your understanding of how fundamental game mechanics synergize while also connecting with the Dota 2 community around Baltimore, this program is for you. 

Appropriate for beginner and intermediate D2 players ­— come on your own or as a team! Each day, participants will spend three hours in clinic learning and three hours participating in open play, enjoying the thrill of battle with friends. Week 1 of the program is an introduction to heroes, laning, resource management, early-game, and loads of free play matches. Week 2 goes deeper with purposeful hero combinations, maximizing game openings and laning mechanics, mid to late game strategies, and opposing team harassment.

Breaks for lunch and free swim are included each day along with time to explore Park School’s beautiful 100-acre campus. Each week ends with a mock TI tournament. The final Friday also includes a period of guided self-reflection on a player’s unique strengths and weaknesses. 

beginner nxt robotics
AGES: 10-15
DATES: July 9-JULY 20 
PRICE: $900 PER 2-WEEK CAMP

Centered on LEGO’s NXT robots platform, this session introduces beginners to robot design and programming. Participants will build multiple NXT robots, integrate sensors, and learn icon-driven programming that incorporates math, science, and computer coding. Small student teams will have their robots dancing, reading environmental cues, and navigating obstacle courses by the session’s end. Design thinking leads participants to understand, break down, and solve engineering problems with tenacity and imagination. Individual computers and NXT robot kits are provided.

Breaks for lunch and free swim are included each day along with time to explore Park School’s beautiful 100-acre campus and experience the Appalachian Challenge Course.

zine workshop
AGES: 12-15
DATES: JULY 9-JULY 20 
PRICE: $900 PER 2-WEEK CAMP

Express your creative self this summer in a Zine Workshop. Zines are self-published, small-circulation books filled with poetry, art, stories, essays, and other creative works. We’ll capture the power of these handmade memoirs as they allow us to share our passions, ideas, and voice with the world. In addition to exploring the history of zines, we’ll learn about creative writing, drawing, and bookmaking. All materials are provided. Students will share their finished products with friends in a “zine swap.”

Breaks for lunch and free swim are included each day along with time to explore Park School’s beautiful 100-acre campus and experience the Appalachian Challenge Course.

advanced nxt robotics
AGES: 10-15
DATES: July 23-August 3 
PRICE: $900 PER 2-WEEK CAMP

Centered on LEGO’s NXT robots platform, this session for advanced users explores complicated robot design and programming. With a focus on task-oriented designing, participants will focus on developing solution strategies and complex programming, including looping and sensory inputting. Design thinking leads participants to understand, break down, and solve engineering problems with tenacity and imagination. Individual computers and NXT robot kits are provided.

Breaks for lunch and free swim are included each day along with time to explore Park School’s beautiful 100-acre campus and experience the Appalachian Challenge Course.

game theory
AGES: 10-15
DATES: JULY 23-AUGUST 3 
PRICE: $900 PER 2-WEEK CAMP

Guided by Damara Austin, one of Park’s Upper School math teachers, this program offers the basic introduction to game theory — the study of human cooperation and conflict in competitive situations. Combined with studying logic (through studying and proving algebraic concepts), the science of correct reasoning, we will lay the framework for a strong mathematical intuition as well as learn the tools to assess when our intuition may be leading us astray.

Breaks for lunch and free swim are included each day along with time to explore Park School’s beautiful 100-acre campus and experience the Appalachian Challenge Course.

The park school summer theatre intensive
AGES: 11-17
DATES: JULY 23-AUGUST 3 
PRICE: $900 PER 2-WEEK CAMP

The Park School Summer Theatre Intensive is an exciting, two-week hands-on theatre workshop for students entering Grades 7-12. Participants will experience all aspects of theatre-making, including acting, directing, and design, culminating in a full performance at the end of the session. The Intensive is open to students regardless of experience.

Breaks for lunch and free swim are included each day along with time to explore Park School’s beautiful 100-acre campus.

Alan Rosenberg has taught theatre to students in Grades 9-12 at Baltimore City College for 14 years. In his capacity as Drama Club Advisor, he has directed 13 productions, including AntigoneThe TempestFabulation, and Cabaret, and worked with student actors, directors, stage managers, designers, and playwrights. He earned degrees in theatre and English from Cornell in 2001 and currently resides in Mt. Washington.