Summer on Campus

You might think that Gilman School would be a ghost town after graduation, however, summer on campus is anything but quiet.

Throughout the summer, boys and girls in grades K-12 participated in more than 50 enrichment and skill building programs offered by Gilman Summer! Nearly 400 campers got in touch with their inner artist, visited Hogwarts, explored nature, joined the drum line, learned to cook, built and flew drones, and much more. Athletes played basketball, football, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, volleyball, water polo, and wrestling in sports camps for a variety of ages. Academic courses allowed students to avoid ‘summer slide’ and brush up on science, math, and foreign language, prepare to take the SAT, and work on their college essays. Campers came from nearby neighborhoods and as far away as Japan (a brother and sister from Japan enjoyed the Young Chefs and Young Scientists sessions while their family visited Baltimore. 

Two year-round community programs held intensive multi-week summer sessions as well. The Summer Institute of Bridges at Gilman School offered an intensive academic and social enrichment program for fourth- through ninth-grade students from several Baltimore City public elementary schools. Through Middle Grades Partnership (MGP), teachers from Gilman and partner Southwest Baltimore Charter School offered academic and enrichment activities to middle school students from both schools to prepare them for success in high school. 

Rounding out activity around campus, NFL players (and Gilman alumni) Brandon Copeland and Cyrus Jones each held football camps, a concert truck paid a visit to the Lower School playground, the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth offered advanced academics courses in July, and ESF summer camps continue through mid-August.