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Summer Camps at Oldfields

Oldfields is delighted to offer a wide variety of summer programs to our own students as well as those from the surrounding community. Our 130 acre campus and state-of-the-art facilities located in scenic North Baltimore County is the ideal place to enhance students’ learning opportunities, and of course, have fun! Click here for a campus tour > 

Oldfields has a unique combination of camps that are hosted by the school as well as external programs that serve children ages 5 and up. Opportunities include day camps as well as residential camps. Join us to discover new skills, dive into your passions, play what you love, and most importantly, make new friends. Check out which one of our Summer Programs is right for you!

Black Rocket Technology Camps – Day Program

Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12

App Attack & Make Your First Video Game

Time: 9 AM - 4 PM

Ages: 8-10 & 11-14

Cost: $400 (Lunch and After Program Care available for additional fee) 

App Attack!

Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app & game development tool, students will explore the world of web-based (HTML5) mobile apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of App publishing functions. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included. No prior experience is necessary and students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Make Your First Video Game

If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers, Mac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. 

Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19

Code Breakers & Make Your First 3D Video Game

Times: 9 AM - 4 PM

Ages 8 -10 & 11-14

Cost: $400 (Lunch and After Program Care available at additional fee) 

Code Breakers

Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in her bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years

Make Your First 3D Video Game 

This class allows you to develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes.  Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and story telling. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26

Minecraft Designers & Virtual Reality: The Future is Now

Time: 9 AM - 4 PM

Ages: 8-10 & 11-14

Cost: $400 (Lunch and After Program Care available for additional fee)

Minecraft Designers

If you love the game Minecraft, and always wanted to design your own world, this class is for you! Learn how to create a custom map, the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Virtual Reality: The Future is Now

Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At the end of the week, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created. VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but to use the VR headset a camper will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device. Students will work in pairs or teams and VR projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.There is an additional $19 lab fee for the VR headset.

Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2

Minecraft Modders & ROBLOX Makers-Coders-Entrepreneurs!

Time: 9 AM – 4 PM

Ages: 8-10 & 11-14

Cost: $400 (Lunch and After Program Care available for additional fee)

Minecraft© Modders 

Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

ROBLOX® Makers-Coders-Entrepreneurs!

Discover how to code in the Lua language while playing and designing worlds in ROBLOX®, an online universe where you can create anything you dream of. This new class combines game design concepts, coding, and fun! Young entrepreneurs will also learn how to navigate Roblox’s fast growing marketplace to publish their games. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Ages: 8-11 and 11-14

*If you have thin client computers please schedule a tech check before choosing this class. 

More information at www.blackrocket.com

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American Dance Training Camp/Mid-Atlantic – Residential

Dates

Sunday, July 28 - Saturday, August 3
Sunday, August 4 - Saturday, August 10

Residential Program

Ages: 8-17

The ULTIMATE Overnight Dance Camp! We believe you have to do what you love. And we believe the world needs strong & inspired girls like you who are doing more of what they love. At ADTC overnight dance camps, you’ll find a tight-knit, all-girl community; a place where you aren’t bombarded by confusing media images; and a unique opportunity to reconnect with your authentic “Self.” Our summer team is trained to empower girls – they just happen to be America’s greatest dance choreographers, too. And we’re inviting YOU to attend one of our dance camps this summer - come make new friends, learn cool moves and have a BLAST!

More information: https://www.americandancetrainingcamp.com/locations/md-dance-camp/

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Innovative Minds of Maryland STEM Camps – Day Program

Kids that Code

Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12

Time: 9 AM - 3 PM

Ages: Students entering grades 5-8 (for 2019-2020 school year)

Cost: $340 (Lunch and aftercare available for a fee upon request.)

Kids that Code: Computer Programming is basic literacy in this digital age. Students must be able to not only consume technology, but also understand and control it. In this program, students will develop their problem solving skills through hands-on exploration of coding basics. Students will explore Lightbot, code.org, and MIT’s Scratch to program basic animations and games. 

Animation Studio

Dates: Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19

Time: 9 AM -3 PM

Ages:  Students entering grades 5-8 (for 2019-2020 school year)

Cost: $340 (Lunch and aftercare available for a fee upon request.)

Animation Studio: Love Disney/Pixar movies? Have an interest in animated characters on tv? Then join the animation studio. In our studio students will learn the art of animation. Students will explore different methods of animation and experiment with each before working in cooperative groups to create a final project. Animation methods include flip books, clay-mation, stop-motion, and simple computer animation. Imaginations will be put to the test in this fun and creative camp.

Lego Robotics

Dates: Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26

Time: 9 AM - 3 PM

Ages: Students entering grades 5-8 (for 2019-2020 school year)

Cost: $340 (Lunch and aftercare available for a fee upon request.)

Lego Robotics: Building with Legos is fun! Programming Legos is even better! In Lego Robotics, students will use Lego Wedo 2.0 and Lego Boost to plan, build and program their own robotic creations using special motors and sensors. Little hands will make big creations all while practicing their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

More information: http://innovativemindsofmd.com/summer-camps/

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Brazilian United Soccer Academy – Day Program

Monday, June 24 - Thursday, June 27

Ages: 12 to 18

Cost: Day - $330

Brazilian United Soccer Association and Oldfields School have partnered to create an intensive four-day soccer summer camp. In addition to outdoor field work, the camp will include indoor skill work through futsal and fitness testing as well as classroom opportunities to understand strategy and tactics. The camp features highly qualified licensed coaches with extensive age-appropriate instructional experience. Many coaches have professional or collegiate playing and coaching experience.

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Download the Brazilian United Soccer Camp Flyer (PDF)

Equestrian Athlete Training Camp – Residential

Equestrian Athlete Training Camp

July 15 - July 18
  • EQUESTRIAN MENTAL COACHING: Learn to boost your confidence, courage and concentration
  • RIDER FITNESS AND CROSS FIT: Build strength, stamina and suppleness in the elite US gym
  • TEAM-BUILDING WORKSHOPS: Lean how camaraderie is just as important as confidence
  • ATHLETE NUTRITION AND HEALTH: Learn leading-edge ways to fuel your body for success
  • YOGA AND INJURY PREVENTION: Discover many other ways to
  • PRACTICE like an athletes!

Residential Program

Ages: 12-17

Questions? contact HEAD COACH DANIEL STEWART: rideright1@gmail.com

Cost: $995

Four day non-mounted camps at Oldfields state-of-the-art riding facilities featuring 35 hours of mental coaching, fitness workshops and workouts, athlete nutrition, yoga, team-building, and more. Please note that these camps are unmounted – not only to minimize the cost of travel to the center – but to maximize the amount of time you can focus on your own development as an athlete.

Open to riders of all disciplines, and levels. More information and registration at https://pressureproofacademy.com/equestrian-athlete-camps-3/

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Download the Equestrian Athlete Training Camp Flyer (PDF)

Oldfields Riding Experience

Oldfields Riding Experience

“BRING OUT YOUR EXTRAORDINARY”
July 21 - July 27
ALL LEVELS WELCOME FOR A WEEK OF LEARNING AND FUN. 
Camp runs from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Daily lessons and afternoon activities. Morning snack and lunch are provided.
  • A week of horsemanship and riding dedicated to you learning at your own individual pace with the experienced Oldfields instructors.
  • 2 lessons per day from Monday through Friday and an additional lesson on Saturday.
  • Additional activities such as yoga and swimming included.
Ages 14 and up (Residential)
Ages 10 and up (Day)

Questions? contact Ann Thal at ThalA@oldfieldsschool.org, 941-730-1165 (mobile), 443-662-1061 (office)

Cost: $1,450

 

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Please direct specific questions about camp programs to the contact information listed on the respective camp websites. All other questions about Summer Programs at Oldfields should be directed to Summer Program Director Austen Hannis at HannisA@OldfieldsSchool.org.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Facilities Include

David Niven Theatre (seats 180)

McCulloch Commons Dining Hall

William Rockefeller Board Room

Miss Nan’s Library
(perfect for formal receptions!)

Brougher e-Learning Center
(12 PCs and 12 Macs)

Free Wi-Fi

Graduation Hill
(ideal for outdoor weddings!)

Full size gymnasium

Dance studio

Indoor riding ring

2 outdoor riding rings

Challenging equestrian cross country course

2 Full sized field hockey / lacrosse / soccer fields

2 recreational fields

5 miles of scenic cross country trails

Northern Central Railways trail that provides 20 miles of hiking, biking, and running

 

1500 Glencoe Road
Sparks Glencoe, Maryland 21152
410.472.4800
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