Spotlights

A Step Ahead Dance Center



4969 Mercantile Road
Suite E
Baltimore, MD 21236
(410) 661-1220
www.astepaheaddancecenter.com

Looking for fun? Or maybe more serious dance training? You’re covered at A Step Ahead Dance Center. Age and skill level appropriate classes provide a strong foundation for dancers with a wide range of goals. ASADC provides quality dance education for students 2-72, beginning to advanced a wide variety of dance styles. Come join our dance family and see what a difference ASADC dance classes can make in your child’s life (and yours)!

Abilities OT Services & Irlen Diagnostic Center



600 Reisterstown Road
Suite 600GHI
Baltimore, MD 21208
www.aotss.com

Staff are trained in a variety of therapy modalities and personal development programs to enhance patient’s ability to learn, work, perform daily activities, parent and actualize goals. Offering educational consultation, visual and sensory processing disorder assessment and recommendations. Our trainings are approved for CEUS/PDUS by many professional licensing boards and MSDE for educators, therapists, and physicians.

Arthur Murray Dance Studio



9176 Red Branch Road
Suite H
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 772-7880
dancecolumbia.com

Arthur Murray Dance Center has been changing peoples lives through dancing for 105 years, specializing in teaching adults social dancing. We are thrilled to add a children’s program that is designed to teach children American Style social dancing, communication, posture, poise, coordination, musicality and proper etiquette. We will offer classes for ages 4-18 as well as a mommy/daddy and me music, interpretive dance class for ages 2-4. Children may start classes at any time!

Baltimore Clayworks



5707 Smith Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21209
410-578-1919
www.baltimoreclayworks.org

Join Baltimore Clayworks for an exciting series of summer camps! Campers will become masters of their craft, while exploring hand-building and wheel throwing techniques to create their own inspired clay masterpieces! This summer, we are offering eleven weeks of full-day camps for children, ages 6-9 and 10-12, and half-day camps for teens, ages 12-15! All camps are for one week and run Monday through Friday. Class fees include all materials and firing.

Camp Rock



1607 Cromwell Bridge Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21234
(410) 665-7461
www.camprockmd.com

Camp Rock provides weekly theme-based activities for children ages 4-12 from June 11-August 24, 2018. Activities include: nature trails, water activities, swimming, swim lessons, games, crafts, performing arts, sports, team-building, academic enrichment, science, on-site field trips, delicious meals, friendships, special guest appearances and so much more! Activities are age-appropriate and led by our certified staff on campus. Camp Rock is a MCYC Certified Summer Camp.

Camp Watonka



PO Box 127
Hawley, PA 18428
(570) 226-4779
www.watonka.com

Camp Watonka offers a fully elective program of Sciences, Sports and Adventure with a full range of waterfront, craft, woodwork, dirt-bikes, marksmanship and archery activities. Our facilities include modern cabins, science buildings, great sports areas, private lake and one of the most extensive ropes adventure courses in the North East with a 50ft tower, 50ft wall, team building and two zip lines. Ours is a small personal camp with excellent long term staff and counselors; offering a unique program to campers who often return to us for many years. Accredited by the American Camp Association, we are the best choice for your summer.

Challenge Island



(443) 935-2414
www.challenge-island.com

Challenge Island is a red hot and fast growing international educational enrichment franchise on the forefront of S.T.E.A.M. Education and 21st Century Learning. Founded by award-winning educator, author, and freelance parenting/education journalist Sharon Duke Estroff, the program takes children on exciting imaginative journeys to an array of thematic islands. Each island is made up of numerous whimsical “destinations” where children work in collaborative tribes on action-packed challenges using only the materials in their treasure chests and their creativity. From chemistry to art, engineering to music, and geometry to mythology, the “island” format allows for enormous flexibility in offering cross curricular material while developing communication, collaboration, and flexible thinking skills for elementary school age kids.

Wrapped in whimsical trimmings (headbands, face paint, and the beat of the tribal drum), the Challenge Island program features an unmistakable spirit and flair. A sense of anticipation fills the air as kids enter new worlds of adventure and imagination through Challenge Island afterschool classes, in-school and in-camp field trips, camps, birthday parties, family fun nights and much more.

Children's Chorus of Maryland & School of Music



320 E. Towsontown Blvd.
Terrace Level
Towson, MD 21286
(410) 494-1480
www.ccmsings.org

Dedicated to musical excellence, sensitivity, respect and diversity, CCM provides choral music education and performance opportunities for children since 1976. The Conservatory provides the foundations of music literacy in 10 sequential musicianship levels taught during the school year. In the Music & Imagination Summer Day Camp, in collaboration with American Kodály Institute at Loyola University Maryland, campers sing, play games, learn instruments, and dance. Crickets: Music & Play is a fun music & movement class for young children.

Columbia Academy



7425 Maple Lawn Blvd
Fulton, MD 20759
(301) 683-5352
columbiaacademy.com

At Columbia Academy, our comprehensive programs, individualized curriculum, and small class sizes provide the perfect environment for students, ages infants through 8th grade, to become creative thinkers and be prepared for the next steps in their educational journey. We believe that every child is unique and individuality should be encouraged and invested in every day. Children, naturally, thrive and flourish in our strong, supportive community. Call today for a tour of one of our locations, (301) 683-5352.

Easterseals Camp Fairlee



22242 Bayshore Drive
Chestertown, MD 21620
443-778-0566
www.de.easterseals.com/fairlee

Easterseals Camp Fairlee is located on the Eastern Shore and provides year-round respite and recreation for children and adults with all types of disABILITIES. Nine summer camp sessions run June through August, including two weeks for children with autism. Activities include canoeing, swimming, climbing tower, zip line, ropes course, horseback riding, arts/crafts, outdoor / indoor games and more. All new fully accessible facilities and cabins with A/C since 2015. Health Center with nurses. Specialized diets accommodated.

First English Lutheran Preschool & Kindergarten



3807 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 235-5887
www.felpkids.com

First English Lutheran Preschool and Kindergarten is an inclusive place where we nurture learning and quality relationships in the diverse world in which we live.

With small class sizes, low student:teacher ratio, well-educated staff, and classes for 2s, 3s, 4s and Kindergarten, we are able to offer an environment in which children can develop confidence, compassion and cooperation.

Our curriculum gives children time to explore, create, make choices, and solve problems at their own developmental level.

We cherish differences and continuously seek to broaden the perspective of our youth and staff.

Extended day options available.

Friends School of Baltimore



5114 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210
(410) 649-3200
Friendsbalt.org

Friends School of Baltimore is a private coeducational Quaker school founded in 1784 and serving students in Pre-K through 12th grade. At Friends School, our students receive a solid academic foundation delivered within a structure that promotes innovation, collaboration, and creativity. Come see for yourself how Friends develops not just great minds, but great people.

Garrison Forest School



300 Garrison Forest Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117
(410) 363-1500
www.gfs.org

Garrison Forest School is a girls’ K-12 school with a coed Preschool and a national and international boarding program. Located on a 110-acre campus in Owings Mills, Md. Garrison Forest’s curricular and co-curricular program balances high academic standards within a welcoming, spirited atmosphere. Since 1910, Garrison Forest has empowered girls to realize their full potential and live lives of purpose.

Genesee Valley Summer Camp



1717 Rayville Road
Parkton, MD 21120
(410) 343-0101
geneseevalley.org

Genesee Valley Summer Camp motivates campers to try new things and push themselves in traditional and adventurous camp activities. Utilizing our extensive ropes course, lakes, forests and fields, Counselors endeavor to facilitate an open and supportive environment. GV fosters a community that encourages campers to forge friendships and be creative. GV encourages healthy risk taking and teamwork in every activity, from boating to zip-lining.

Goldfish Swim School



9315 Snowden River Parkway Suite A
Columbia, MD 21046
(410) 983-3003
www.goldfishswimschool.com

Goldfish Swim School provides developmentally appropriate water safety and swim lessons in a safe, kid-friendly and fun environment. The Goldfish team prides itself on teaching children ages 4 months to 12 years to swim in a unique, tropical setting with highly trained and certified instructors, small class sizes (4:1 student-to-teach ratio) and a 90-degree pool, all in our state-of-the-art facility.

Greenspring Montessori



10807 Tony Drive
Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
(410) 321-8555
greenspringmontessori.org

Greenspring Montessori School is an independent, non-profit school serving children ages 18 months through 9th grade using the Montessori method. Offering toddler, primary, elementary, and middle school programs, as well as Spanish dual-language classes, music and art classes, after-school activities, and more. Founded in 1962, Greenspring Montessori is located on 7 acres of historic farmland in Lutherville-Timonium.

Harford Day School



715 Moores Mill Road
Bel Air, MD 21014
(410) 809-2398
www.harfordday.org

Harford Day is a private independent school in Bel Air, Maryland enrolling over 275 students from 3-years-old to Grade 8. The oldest independent school and only AIMS accredited PK-8 school in Harford County, Harford Day is known for a challenging, inquiry-based, academic program, and for building strong character in its students.

Inner Harbor Wellness



5802 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21210
(443) 801-0841
www.innerharborwellness.com/children

PRISM is a holistic program which brings mindfulness, art, and community to children ages 6-14. In PRISM, children are able to unplug from daily stresses and to tune into wellbeing with learning experiences in mindfulness, creative arts, yoga, movement, music, drama, and community projects. Mindfulness has been found to enhance focus in children and reduce attention problems, improve mental health and wellbeing, improve social skills, and provide tools for emotional self-regulation. Check our website for Adult and Summer classes.
Spring Session: March 20-May 24, 2018
Summer Session: June 19 – July 19, 2018
Tuesdays, 4-6pm for 6-10 yrs. and Thursdays, 4-6pm for 10-14 yrs.

It's All Fun and Games



1810 Valleybrook Dr
PO Box 175
Kingsville, MD 21087
(410) 879-4460
www.FunAndGamesCamp.com

A camp for grades 1-8, mixing old-fashioned, outdoor fun with learning through new experiences and friends. Five pools, two air-conditioned buildings, field trips, swim & tennis instruction, and arts & crafts, are just some of the ways our camp goes above and beyond. Twenty acres and small, age-appropriate groups give children what they love! Weekly sessions available! Everything a Camp Should Be!

Jemicy School



11 Celadon Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117
(410) 653-2700
jemicyschool.org

Jemicy School, accredited by AIMS and the International Dyslexia Association, is a co-educational, independent school that provides a highly individualized, flexible, and challenging program for talented and bright college-bound students with dyslexia or other related language-based learning differences. Jemicy serves students in grades 1-8 at the Lower and Middle School campus and grades 9-12 at the Upper School campus. Both are located in Owings Mills.

Maryland EXCELS

Maryland EXCELS is the Maryland State Department of Education’s Quality Rating and Improvement System for licensed child care and early education programs. The Maryland EXCELS website and app help families identify programs that have attained one of five Quality Ratings. By choosing a published program, families know the program is committed to quality and continuous improvement by meeting standards that exceed the state’s licensing requirements.

Maryland Learning Links

Maryland Learning Links provides online educational resources and connections for parents and educators to support children with diverse development and learning needs. The website is a dynamic community where families and educators can learn, share information, and communicate with each other. Maryland Learning Links works by letting families and educators access information through articles, videos, interactive tools, and forums.

MICA – Maryland Institute College of Art



1300 W Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
(410) 669-9200
www.mica.edu

The youngest artists can let their creativity blossom at MICA’s Summer Art Camp, the region’s only camp completely devoted to the visual arts.

MICA’s classes and workshops provide a nurturing atmosphere for kids to build confidence while expressing themselves, develop skills and just have fun.

MOUNT PLEASANT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL



6000 Radecke Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21206
(410) 325-4827
mpcsonline.org

MOUNT PLEASANT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL is a vivacious learning community that seeks to inspire academic and spiritual excellence. Its mission is to develop spiritually-minded students who will influence those around them for Jesus Christ. The curriculum includes The A Beka Book, the core component, as well as art, music, technology, and physical education. Enrichment opportunities are afforded through AfterSchool Clubs, Extended Care, and Summer Camp.

Nature Camps, Inc



17433 Big Falls Rd
Monkton, MD 21111
(410) 935-1545
www.naturecamps.com

Nature Camp is the kind of place you thought didn’t exist anymore. A place where kids are free to make choices, roam free in nature, explore, build, ask questions and figure out solutions. Kids explore the woods, carve soapstone, canoe, swim, make Nature journals, swing on giant rope swings and climb the ropes course, play in the mud, sing songs, learn to identify various flora and fauna. My son is at his happiest at camp, and I am so grateful for Don Webb and the incredible counselors for creating this haven in the woods.-Karen Levin

Our Lady of Perpetual Help



4801 Ilchester Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 744-4251
olphschool.org

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School is a Catholic co-ed Pre-K to grade 8 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, located in Howard County. Our school is dedicated to educating the heart, mind, and soul of every child entrusted to its care. We provide individualized attention in a nurturing, Christ-centered environment. Students receive a values-based education, enriched by interactive learning, and rooted in the fundamentals.

Peabody Preparatory of The Johns Hopkins University



21 East Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
(667) 208-6640
peabody.jhu.edu/Preparatory

Whether you are ready to try an instrument for the first time or an advanced musician or dancer, Peabody Preparatory is the perfect place for you! The Preparatory offers music and dance instruction for all ages and skill levels. We have a wide range of lessons, classes, and ensembles, for the budding artist to the serious student.

Perry Hall Children's Center



9534 Belair Road
Perry Hall, MD 21236
(410) 529-8224
www.phcccoop.org/

Perry Hall Children’s Center is a co-op preschool located in Perry Hall, MD. The cooperative philosophy is based on parent involvement while providing developmentally appropriate programs in a nurturing, loving, safe and stimulating environment, in which parental involvement enriches the learning process. A long side teacher parents participate in their child’s classroom monthly, and assist in the running of the school by volunteering. Our class sizes are limited to 14 students for the 3 year old class, and 18 students for the 4 year old class with am and pm session for both age groups.

Email for 3 year old program: phcc3s@gmail.com
Email for 4 year old program: phcc4s@gmail.com

SPSG Summer at St. Paul’s School for Girls



Shannon Duckett, Director of SPSG Summer
11232 Falls Road
Brooklandville, MD 21022
(443) 632-1083
www.spsfg.org/summer

Summer is a priceless time, and at SPSG Summer, we are excited for your child to experience the magic of child-centered, hands-on, and well-crafted fun! Our programs allow both boys and girls to experience preeminent facilities and our spacious green campus under the guidance of carefully selected and trained counselors and teachers. Whether your child is interested in arts, athletics, or enrichment, safety and supervision are essential components of each program. We offer a variety of coed & all-girls summer camps from June-August.

St. Paul's Independent Day School



11152 Falls Road
P.O. Box 8100
Brooklandville, MD 21022
(410) 825-4400
www.stpaulsschool.org

St. Paul’s School is a kindergarten through twelfth grade college-preparatory day school in Brooklandville, Maryland, conveniently located on Falls Road off I-695. We are coeducational in the Lower School (grades kindergarten to four) and all-boys in the Middle and Upper Schools (grades five to twelve). St. Paul’s School is an Episcopal school, providing education with a uniquely global perspective in a caring community that grounds academic excellence with an international consciousness.

Summer at Loyola Blakefield



500 Chestnut Avenue
Towson, MD 21204
www.loyolablakefield.org/summer

Summer at Blakefield features activities to keep your son or daughter engaged all summer long. The program blends academic, creative, cultural, and physical pursuits, whether it’s taking part in one of our competitive sports camps, or something more recreational such as robotics, cyber security, theater, art or cooking camps.

The Catholic High School of Baltimore



2800 Edison Highway
Baltimore, MD 21213
thecatholichighschool.org

Empowered by Gospel values and rooted in the spirit and tradition of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi, The Catholic High School of Baltimore, a sponsored institution of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, is dedicated to the education of young women in an environment that fosters Christian attitudes of dignity and respect for the human person and all of creation.

Therapy Solutions for Children, Inc



Rita A Patterson OT/L
Executive Director
(410) 421-8920
www.therapysolutionsforchildren.com

Therapy Solutions for Children, Inc, is an outpatient occupational therapy practice specializing in providing OT services for children of all ages, of all levels of abilities and disabilities. We specialize in pediatric occupational therapy services for children with sensory processing disorders, autism spectrum disorders, motor coordination disorders, cerebral palsy, closed head injuries, hemiplegia, genetic disorders, and any other neurological disorder, and / or learning and behavioral challenges. We are a group of highly trained and skilled occupational therapists who are passionate about working with children and making a difference in each child’s life. Our goal and mission is to help each child make his/her potential real while having fun getting there.

Hours: Monday thru Thursday 10 a.m till 8:00 pm, Fridays: 10 to 7:30, Saturdays: 9 till 4:30

Unbridled Rehab



Contact info:
Katie Roe, MS, OTR/L
Office: 410-970-2400 x700, Email: info@unbridledrehab.com unbridledrehab.com

Unbridled Rehab brings occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy to everyday living environments. Our holistic practice, unique settings and integrated treatment style inspire deep learning and realistic application of new skills to ensure carryover to the home and school environments. We provide personal therapy using a wide range of techniques for powerful results. Additional enrichment opportunities offered include handwriting improvement, balance bike program, social groups, and much more!