Elementary & Middle School Summer Camps 2018 (Grades K–8)

Camps for elementary and middle school students (rising K through grade 8) are fun, varied, and educational. For summer 2018, TNCS will again offer 4 weeks of language immersion camps; two Mandarin Chinese camps and two Spanish camps. Students are welcome to register for one or both weeks of each language.

We are also pleased to once more offer a range of specialty camps. We’ve added Theatrical Music Camp with Mr. Warren and are thrilled to be hosting our second year of American Music Camp, Baltimore. We also welcome back our standing favorite camps such as LEGO, Circus Camp Stars, Theatre, Art, and Camp Invention. See our schedule below.


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Summer 2018 Specialty Camps for Grades K–8

Please check the eligible ages and camp weeks carefully for specialty camps for rising-K through 8th-grade students; you may not enroll your child in more than one camp in the same week. Note that rising-K students may alternatively enroll in Primary Fun Camp sessions, which run the full 9 weeks of summer camp.

Weeks: 1–9
Dates: June 18 through August 17, 2018
Time: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Eligible Ages: Grades K–8
Tuition: $265 per week

About Art Camp by The Painting Workshop

This summer, we are pleased to once again welcome The Painting Workshop to TNCS. Open to children who are entering kindergarten through grade 8, these weekly themed camps will inspire your child to embrace the world of art.

The Painting Workshop has been offering fun, lively, quality art classes and workshops in Baltimore since 1995. The Painting Workshop believes that young or old, the art of creating is a joyous, exciting process. They provide guidance and materials for the artistic process to happen, encouraging students to try new things, be inspired by other artists, and find their artistic voice. For more information, visit The Painting Workshop.

Week 1: Art & Nature—Clouds, Wind, Earth & Sky
Week 2: Art Around the World
Week 3: Emojis, Comics, Cartoons & Illustration
Week 4: Poetry & Art
Week 5: Art & Science
Week 6: Whirligigs & Movable Art
Week 7: Awesome Animals & Fantastical Creatures
Week 8: Let’s Build: Art of Sculpture
Week 9: Art & Space—Galaxies, Stars, & Moons

Register Now for Art Camp by The Painting Workshop >

Weeks: 4, 5
Dates: July 9 through July 20, 2018
Time: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Eligible Ages: Grades 1–8
Tuition: $295 per week

About Mandarin Chinese Immersion Camp

Sign up for 1 or 2 weeks. In TNCS’s Chinese Immersion Summer Camps, students entering grades 1 through 8 can experience Mandarin Chinese. By listening, watching, and learning—and using the language throughout the day in a variety of modes—they will increase their knowledge and improve fluency. Cultural learning and activities, such as cooking, dance, and drumming, are also a big part of this fun, stimulating environment. Students will be divided into groups based on age and ability in Mandarin Chinese so that instruction can be tailored to individual needs.

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Weeks: 2, 3, 6
Dates: June 25 through June 29, 2018; July 2 through July 6, 2018; July 23 through July 27, 2018
Time: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Eligible Ages: Grades 1–8
Tuition: $320/week for Weeks 2 and 6; $256 for Week 3 (no camp on July 4, 2018)

About Circus Camp Stars

Seasoned circus coaches lead campers in a broad range of activities including juggling, stilt-walking, unicycling, tightrope walking, rolla bolla, walking globe, clowning, acrobatics, aerial arts, and the famous pie-in-the-face. Hand–eye coordination, balance, and self-confidence all improve as children realize that with practice and a positive work ethic, they can learn anything. Parents are invited to attend a show on the last day of the camp.

For more information, visit Circus Camp Stars.

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Weeks: 4, 7
Dates: July 9 through July 13, 2018; July 30 through August 3, 2018
Time: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Eligible Ages: Grades K–8
Tuition: $300 per week

About Parkour Camp by Urban Evolution

Parkour offers creative obstacle courses to challenge your child’s mental and physical abilities. It’s a great way to help kids change their ideas about fitness while helping them build self-esteem and encouraging them to work hard in a safe and fun environment! A typical day will start with an instructor-led warm-up and conditioning session, followed by learning parkour-related techniques. In addition to skill development, participants will take part in other fun activities and games, culminating at the end of the week with an obstacle course challenge or outdoor training (weather permitting).

On the last day of the camp, parents are invited to come watch the Ninja Graduation Ceremony, where aspiring ninjas will show off their newly acquired skills and complete a parkour obstacle course!

For more information, and to watch a video about parkour, visit the Urban Evolution website.

Register Now for Parkour Camp by Urban Evolution >

Weeks: 1, 2, 3, 8
Dates: June 18 through June 22, 2018 and June 25 through June 29, 2018 and July 2 through July 6, 2018 and August 6 through August 10, 2018
Time: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Eligible Ages: Varies by Week; Grades K–8 (Week 1); Grades 2–8 (Week 2); Grades K–8 (Week 3); Grades K–8 (Week 8)
Tuition: $340 per week

About LEGO Camp

Hosted by Bricks 4 Kidz at TNCS, this popular full-day only camp has kids building and creating in themed morning and afternoon modules.

Week 1: June 18 to June 22, 2018

Bricks City Engineers (Morning): Let’s build a CITY! There are many different types of engineering jobs, and building is one of the most fun! What would a city be without the architects and engineers who come up with the ideas, plans, and building skills to make it all come together? Campers will put their engineering and architecture skills to work as they build city-themed models using LEGO® bricks. The sky’s the limit when campers are challenged to use their own ideas and skills to build a skyscraper taller than their heads! They’ll have a blast using custom-built cars to move the people of the city all around town—brick by brick! What an accomplishment to be able to proudly exclaim, “We built this BRICK City!”

Extreme Ninjas (Afternoon): Ninjas…GO! There is a new ninja on the block, and he’s ready to fight to defend his honor and establish peace! The team of five ninjas all have their own important role to play in carrying on the legacy of spectacular ninja skill, self-discipline, courage, and honor. Join the team by using LEGO® bricks technic pieces, gears, and motors to build the ninja domain of temples, dragons, awesome motorized ninja vehicles, ninja spinning machines, and more! Campers will use their imaginations and creativity to dive into the extreme world of ninjas!

Week 2: June 25 to June 29, 2018

Transformation Creations Camp (Morning): Get ready to build and discover how your model transforms! Campers will love the mash-up of combination models that can be rebuilt into something different. These awesome 2-in-1 models will include exciting characters, robots, vehicles, and more! Follow the step-by-step building plans and ignite your inner engineer by using your imagination to transform your model into something unique. Join us for this fun-filled camp where you’ll use your creativity and engineering skills to build and transform!

Space Adventures (Afternoon): Inspired by NASA and Star Wars™, our Space Adventures Camp is packed full of models that will make your imagination blast off! Each day, campers will learn about real-life space exploration and build models related to the NASA space program. In addition, the day includes LEGO Star Wars™–themed models, video games, group games, challenges, and more. Bricks 4 Kidz Space Adventure camp provides the spark for imagination and creativity to take off on an adventure that’s out of this world!

Week 3: July 2 to July 6, 2018

Amusement Park Camp (Morning): Get your ticket to ride at Bricks 4 Kidz’ very own Amusement Park! Campers will build a new ride each day, learning how to make things spin, roll, turn, and rock. Then they will take what they have learned to design their own thrills and challenges. Motorized models maximize the action and the fun. Each camp day includes carnival-themed games, group challenges, model-building, and more.

Bricks Critters Camp (Afternoon): Ever wonder what your pets do while you are at school? Join Max, an adorable dog, and Snowball the rabbit on this fun and furry adventure. In addition to imagining what pets do when left alone, build various critters, including motorized buzzing bees, fluttering butterflies, and more. Then, dive to the depths of the ocean with Dory to help her search for her family. Show off your take-home handbook displaying all the brick critters you built at this exciting camp.

Week 8: August 6 to August 10, 2018

Mining and Crafting Camp (Morning): Steve is jumping for joy as he introduces the newest members of his Minecraft® world. Whether your child has attended our first session or not, reward him or her with the creativity and excitement this new camp has to offer. Campers will be challenged to bring their virtual designs to life by building new mob figures, mosaics, and custom models, incorporating LEGO® bricks. So, are you ready for the challenge?

Super Hero Academy Camp (Afternoon): Join Bricks 4 Kidz for a week building Super Heroes with LEGO® bricks. Campers will recognize a family of incredible heroes; hero guardians in space; teen heroes; and, of course, their favorite classic heroes. Explore all the caped crusaders and discover their super powers. Build a fantasy world and protect it from enemies with custom contraptions made with LEGO® bricks. At the end of the week, all super hero campers will take home a custom mini-figure!

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Camp Invention

Week: 1
Dates: June 18 through June 22, 2018
Time: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Eligible Ages: Grades K–6 (campers ); Grades 7–9 (CITs)
Tuition: $295 (payable through Camp Invention—link is coming soon)

About Camp Invention

Camp Invention is the only nationally recognized, non-profit elementary enrichment program backed by the National Inventors Hall of Fame. During the past 40+ years, in partnership with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, these programs have encouraged nearly 2 million children, teachers, parents, college students, and independent inventors to explore science, technology, and their own innate creativity, inventiveness, and entrepreneurial spirit.

Note that registration with both TNCS’s camp registration and via the Camp Invention website is required.

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2018 “Fast Forward” Program

Let’s invent the future today! Fast Forward to Camp Invention’s new 2018 program where campers will explore with fun, hands-on activities that encourage creative problem solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship and curiosity.

CIT Program for Grades 7 and 8

Students in Grades K to 6 should register for the regular camp program. Students entering Grades 7 and 8 should register for the Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program. The CIT program offers a week of creativity and hands-on fun, but with leadership training and goal-setting skills built in. CITs gain real world experience in how to be a positive mentor and coach while they guide Camp Invention participants through their day-to-day activities during the week.


Weeks: 6, 7
Dates: July 23 through August 3, 2018
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Eligible Ages:
Grades 1–8
Tuition: $295 per week

About Spanish Immersion Camp

Sign up for one or both weeks. The TNCS Spanish Immersion Summer Camp program for elementary and middle school students offers a fun-filled learning environment where differentiation is built in to daily learning. We offer a challenging and inspiring program to children of different language abilities, from novice to advanced. The entire day will be spent immersed in the Spanish language, experiencing culture through art, literature, cooking, and recreational sports.

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Week: 9
Dates:  August 13 through August 17, 2018
Time: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Eligible Ages: Grades 1–8
Tuition: $500 when you register by 2/15/18; $510 when you register by 4/1/18; $600 after 4/1/18
Requirements: Students must have at least 6 months instruction on one of the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, bass, piano, or guitar; students must have and bring their own primary instrument (violin, viola, cello, bass, keyboard, guitar) every day.

About American Music Camp Baltimore

From old-time music from the Appalachian Mountains to traditional Bluegrass, students in AMC Baltimore benefit from learning from faculty who perform American Music in all parts of the country. Students have the opportunity to play in ensembles and learn how to improvise—no improvisation experience needed.

American Music Camps have locations throughout the east coast, and AMC Baltimore is the newest addition to the family. While every American Music Camp has traditional American music at its core, each camp location has its own unique experience to offer.

AMC Baltimore is proud to include a bucket band and beat boxing in its curriculum, bringing a musical facet that is unique to this region. No matter what your experience level is to American Music, any student will fit right in with tune packets of the jam session tunes sent weeks beforehand to prepare. Each class is taught by world-class faculty and performers from Baltimore and throughout the country.

For Students Studying Under the Suzuki Method

AMC Baltimore offers children who normally study under the Suzuki Method the chance to hone their skills and continue with daily practice while exploring music that is outside the Suzuki Method repertoire. Students are encouraged to apply their hard work in an engaging and fun musical environment.

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Week: 8
Dates: August 6 through August 10, 2018
Time: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Eligible Ages: Grades 2–8
Tuition: $285

About Theatre Camp

Join actor, storyteller, and teaching artist Alexandra Hewett for an exploration of The Wizard of Oz and The Wiz. Enter the classic stories of Dorothy, The Lion, The Scarecrow, and The Tin Man and their search for home. Children will be introduced to vocal and movement exercises, improvisation, and character development. Participants collaborate in writing and performing their own version of this classic story. Parents are invited to attend a final presentation on the last day of the camp.

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Week: 5
Dates: July 16 to 20, 2018
Time: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Eligible Ages: Grades K–8
Tuition: $285

About Theatrical Music Camp

This camp focuses on allowing campers free self-expression through music, exploration in set design, pairing dialogue with music and movement, and exploring the technical aspects of the performance stage!

Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance. The story and emotional content of a musical—humor, pathos, love, and anger—are communicated through the words, music, movement, and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole.

Although musical theatre overlaps with other theatrical forms like opera and dance, it is distinguished by the equal importance given to the music as compared with the dialogue, movement, and other elements.

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Add Extended Care

TNCS offers Before Care beginning at 7:30 am as well as After Care until 6:00 pm. You can add these options during online registration.

Add Lunch

Let us provide lunch! You can add our healthy, delicious school lunch during online registration.