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June 8 - July 17, 2020 (6 weeks)

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, outdoor education, SAT prep classes, science, math, foreign language, and sports camps.

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

Find Gilman Summer! and Sports Camp Programs:

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Spend a week playing and learning about chess from the Silver Knights chess coaches! Our coaches are highly-rated professional chess instructors. State and national champions have come from our programs, but most of our students are just looking to have fun! Campers are divided into groups by skill level, from total beginners to experienced players. Activities include learning openings, tactics, endgames, studying master games, playing games, and analyzing students' games. There are breaks for snacks and fresh air. A minimum of six students is needed for the course to run.
Session 1 Dates: June 22 - 26
Fee: $250
Session 2 Dates: July 13 - 17
Fee: $250
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Silver Knights Enrichment Instructor
Click here to register about Chess Camp (Coed, ages 6 - 12)
Session 1 Dates: July 6 - 10
Fee: $350
Session 2 Dates: July 13 - 17
Fee: $350
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Katie Thomas, Gilman Lower School fifth grade teacher
This course is for the student transitioning to the increased academic demands of the fourth and fifth grades. The students will focus on honing their skills in reading critically, writing, studying, and mathematics with an eye to giving them a boost for the upcoming school year. Each student will leave the course with a resource workbook to help them refresh and master skills prior to the upcoming school year.
Click here to register about Lower School Skills Refresher Class (Coed, entering grades 4 - 5)
Coed, entering grades 4 - 5
(if an entering 3rd grader would like to attend, please first contact the instructor)
Session 1 Dates: June 15 - 19
Fee: $175 ($300 if registering for both sessions)
Session 2 Dates: July 13 - 17
Fee: $175 ($300 if registering for both sessions)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Instructor: Kate Stratton, Bryn Mawr School Teacher (strattonk@brynmawrschool.org)
Lower School students will hone their writing and grammar skills through exposure and activities in a range of writing genres and review activities. Students will write to entertain, persuade, inform, and reflect. We will focus on these main aspects of a well-written piece: ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and presentation. Students will get to know themselves and their peers better while engaging in all facets of the writing process: brainstorming, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. Writing activities will vary in length, depth, tone, and topic. Students will also utilize visible thinking strategies in some brainstorming discussions.
Click here to register about Lower School Writing (Coed, entering grades 4 - 5)
Session 1 Dates: June 29 - Jul 2
Fee: $250
Session 2 Dates: July 6 - 20
Fee: $275
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Cecilia Eppler and Dia Matthews, Gilman Lower School teachers
Join the fun while you discover inspiring ways to imagine, design, invent, brainstorm, and create through hands-on projects, interactive challenges, and collaborative creations. This week-long camp stimulates creativity, builds confidence, and sparks interest in science, technology, engineering, math, and the arts. Every child can be a maker - so let’s start making! Each camper should bring a water bottle and an old t-shirt.
Click here to register about Maker Space Summer Camp (Coed, entering grades 5 - 11)
Session 1 Dates: June 15 - 19
Fee: $175 ($300 if registering for both sessions)
Session 2 Dates: June 22 - 26
Fee: $175 ($300 if registering for both sessions)
Time: 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Instructor: Adam Herb, Gilman School Mathematics Teacher (aherb@gilman.edu)
This will be a fun exploration and academic experience in which students will use their math and questioning skills in a range of problem-solving activities and small projects. We will spend time and persevere on puzzles, word problems, logic problems, and fun numeric scenarios while reasoning abstractly and quantitatively. Students will construct viable arguments, make use of models and strategic tools, attend to precision, and make use of structured thinking. We will also play some games to keep students on their toes.
Click here to register about MATH: Higher Elementary Problem-Solving (Coed, entering grades 4 - 6)
Spend a week exploring the world of Harry Potter. Campers will experience dueling, practice spells and enchantments, try their hand at potions class, create a new magical creature, and build their own mini Hogwarts. The day includes a mixture of outdoor games, indoor hands-on activities, and a camper created Harry Potter themed snack. Campers will have a chance to discuss these wonderful books with others who share the same passion for the magical world of Hogwarts. Cost includes a camp t-shirt, all supplies, and a snack. Campers will need to provide their own lunch.
Session 1 Dates: June 29- Jul 2 (No Camp July 3)
Fee: $275
Session 2 Dates: July 13 - July 17
Fee: $350
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Julia Holt, Calvert School teacher
Click here to register about Summer at Hogwarts (Coed, ages 6 - 12)