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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.