ESF provides a fun-filled camp experience with a variety of exciting, hands-on activities; an action-packed, multi-sports camp; or a camp designed to broaden the horizons of the older camper. ESF has camps (for boys and girls ages 3-16) that will pique the interest, spark the imagination, and ignite the adventurous spirit of your child. Campers can also enjoy unique specialty camps in science, technology, design and the arts. All camps feature an experienced staff of teachers, experts in various fields, graduate students and college students. Optional extended day program, after-camp enrichment and lunch program are also available.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) offers day programs at Gilman School for bright students currently in grades two through six who qualify through an above-grade-level test. CTY's one-week and three-week advanced courses in math, science, writing, and the humanities challenge students and connect them with other bright kids who share their interests so they can learn and have fun together. Courses at Gilman this summer include Science Spoilers, Through the Microscope, Writing Workshop: Modern Fantasy, Inductive and Deductive Reasoning, and United Nations and Advanced Geography. Program dates are July 1-20, 2018. Before and after care is available and lunch is included.
Every Bridges student participates in the five-week Summer Institute on the Gilman campus, an intensive academic and social enrichment program that emphasizes study skills, athletic participation, and character development. Master teachers from local private and public schools conduct challenging classes in reading, writing, math, and art, and weekly field trips broaden students' awareness of the city and region. Gilman, Bryn Mawr, and Roland Park Country School students serve as volunteers by providing classroom support for Summer Institute teachers and valuable assistance for our head counselors.
Gilman is a founding partner in the Baltimore Community Foundation's Middle Grades Partnership. Our public school partner is Southwest Baltimore Charter School.
In programs conceived and taught jointly by independent (including Gilman) and public school teachers and college interns, MGP endeavors to equip 600 academically promising Baltimore City public school students with the skills needed to succeed in a rigorous college preparatory high school.
All MGP students study writing, reading and mathematics, while some programs also offer music, art, dance, sports, field trips both in and out of Baltimore and high school choice guidance and college readiness instruction.