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Please note: Registration for on-campus camps or classes will close two weeks before the first day of camp.


Programming available in JuNe through august 2021

Enrichment and skill building programs for girls and boys grades K-12 designed and taught by Gilman faculty and field experts.

Courses include art programs, SAT prep classes, science, math, and foreign language.

Gilman School Summer Session does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, or disability.


Should you have any questions concerning Summer Session courses or enrollment, please call or write:

Kip digges

Director of Summer Session
ext. 627

Click on the following summer program title for information:

Would you like to enter your Junior and Senior years equipped with an ancient tool to help with greater clarity, concentration, focus, calmness, and purpose? Duke University professors developed a specific type of meditation for highly motivated, yet stressed students. This consecutive week course will introduce participants to Koru Meditation and will integrate class sessions with an App for guided practice. Pay by Paypal here

Dates: July 9, 16, 23, 30
Time: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Cost: $100
Gender: Coed
Age: 15-18 
Participant Capacity: 12 students

Have you ever wondered how crime is solved? How can a single hair land a person in jail? How can DNA exonerate a person from a crime? These are some of the questions we will explore using the science behind forensic investigations. Students will learn how to process crime scenes, analyze hair and fibers, fingerprints, and documents left at the scene. We will look at some landmark cases that have shaped the way we process crime scenes. In this course, students will learn about forensic techniques used and applied at crime scenes. The content, while advanced, is challenging but created in a way that is interesting and engaging with age-appropriate topics for students. Register here.

Coed, ages 10 - 14
Capacity: 15
Session Dates: June 21 - 25

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fee: $125
Location: VIRTUAL

Instructor: Taushaunna Patience, Gilman Middle School Science Teacher

In this course, students will create characters, solve puzzles, fight monsters, and work with other students in typical dungeons and dragons fashion. We will use the main website for dungeons and dragons, D&D Beyond, to kick start the adventure with character creation. The first day mostly will revolve around ensuring all camp members are set and ready to go.
If possible, campers should try to create their characters before camp begins. Click here to get started. 

Also, students will need to access the Dungeons and Dragons online dice roller site if they do not own a set of dice on their own. - Click here for information on the dice. Each week will feature its own unique adventure for registered students. Register here
Coed, ages 11 - 15 or entering grades 6 - 10
Capacity: 7
Week 1 Dates: June 14 - 18
Morning Session: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Afternoon Session: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Week 2 Dates: June 21 - 25
Morning Session: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Afternoon Session: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Fee: $100
Location: VIRTUAL
Instructor: Zack Anderson, Gilman Alum ‘20
*Zack Anderson has facilitated Dungeons and Dragons sessions for the past few years. He is excited to share his gaming knowledge with interested students whether they are beginners or have prior experience.
Rising Seniors - Would you like to have at least three essays and one college application completed before school begins? The Gilman Application Essay Writing Workshop will help you to complete a significant amount of application work within one week. Students will be guided through the primary Common and Coalition Application essays, college-specific supplemental essays, and admission applications. Actual essays and writing examples will be used to help advise students on the process of crafting the most effective writing for their applications Register here.
Coed, entering grade 12
Session 1 Dates: August 16-19 (No class Friday)
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Fee: $300
Session 2 Dates: August 23-26 (No class Friday)
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Fee: $300
Location: Virtual
Instructors: Sarah Ross, Director of College Counseling at Gilman; and Justin Baker, Anna Follensbee, and Matt Herman, Associate Directors of College Counseling at Gilman
This enrichment course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of chemistry and to prepare students for the year-long laboratory course. The course will emphasize the topics of atomic theory, atomic structure, periodicity of the elements, molecular structure and behavior, gas behavior, and stoichiometry. Enrolled students must attend the entire week. Register here
Gilman students entering grades 10 and 11
Dates: August 16-19
Time: 12:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Fee: $250
Location: VIRTUAL
Instructor: Alex DeWeese, Gilman Upper School Science teacher